‘Mega Man’ Video Game Franchise Heads To TV As Animated Series
Dentsu Entertainment USA is partnering with Man of Action Entertainment to develop a 26-episode animated series based on Capcom’s Mega Man video game franchise for the global market. Under the deal, Dentsu holds worldwide broadcast and licensing rights for the new TV series. It has a target airdate of 2017, coinciding with the franchise’s 30th anniversary. Man of Action Entertainment will create, write and executive produce the series.
Launched in 1987, the Mega Man vidgame franchise features battles fought by the eponymous blue robot protagonist and an ongoing cast of allies and enemies. The Mega Man multiverse has spawned 130-plus games on multiple systems, selling more than 30 million copies worldwide, as well as toys, comics and collectibles. A Mega Man TV series aired for several seasons in the U.S. in the 1990s.