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Dentsu Entertainment announced last night that the upcoming Mega Man animated series will kick off in 2018. Additionally, the show will air on Cartoon Network.

An official English announcement has since come in, providing an overview of the series. It includes the first mention of a character called Suna Light.

Here’s the full interview:

“Aimed at kids 6 to 11, as well as their parents who grew up loving the video games, the new Mega Man animated series will feature exciting new technologies and robots, as well as the introduction of Mega Man’s alter-ego, Aki Light. Aki is a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot who has nano-core technology that allows him to transform into the mega powered super hero Mega Man! With his Mega Buster arm cannon and iconic helmet, Mega Man battles the wickedest villains Silicon City has to offer. Beloved characters, such as Mega Man’s robotic dog, Rush, will return – while new characters, like Mega Mini™ and Suna Light, will make their debut!”

This latest announcement also confirms that the Mega Man animated series will air on Family CHRGD in Canada.

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The Mega Man animated series was originally set to debut this year. However, an announcement made by Dentsu Entertainment today indicates that it will premiere in 2018 instead.

Also, the show will officially be airing on Cartoon Network. It was previously thought that Disney XD would be the home of Mega Man’s upcoming cartoon.

Dentsu Entertainment, DHX Media, Man of Action, and Capcom are all working together on the project. It sounds like plans are in place for merchandising as well with a focus on toys as well as a global business development.

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Our first real look at the Mega Man animated series has come through via a brief video that has surfaced online. It’s only about 30 seconds long, but shows Aki Light transforming into Mega Man through nano-core technology. See the teaser below.

Thanks to Jack for the tip.

An image has been floating around of what seems to show an updated look for Mega Man in the character’s upcoming animated series. Twitter user HeatPhoenix posted the photo, but deleted it soon after.

The new look is above. To compare, here’s how Mega Man looked previously:

The new Mega Man animated series is supposed to debut sometime this year. There hasn’t been a ton of news about the show, but that could be changing soon.

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Fans picked up on some footage from the Mega Man animated series during the weekend. Film Roman shared the first look, but it wasn’t intended for public consumption. Dentsu Entertainment informed Rockman Corner that the footage wasn’t final, and was based on internal animation tests.

Mega Man’s look in the show is apparently still evolving. The design shown in the clip doesn’t represent the final product.

One other note: despite what we heard previously, the Mega Man animated series doesn’t have a set network. It isn’t guaranteed to air on Disney XD.

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At some point this year, a new animated series based on Mega Man will be debuting on Disney XD from Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX Media. We hadn’t seen it until motion – until today that is.

A reel from Film Roman posted in November has a few seconds showing the Mega Man cartoon. It was originally uploaded at the very end of November, but fans came across the clip today. Take a look at the footage below.

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Nerdist posted a new interview yesterday with some of the creators behind the new Mega Man animated series. Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau, Joe Kelly, and Joe Casey from Man of Action all participated in the discussion. Aside from talk about Mega Man as a character (focusing on optimism), the art style, and other topics, Nerdist also says that the show will air on Disney XD next year.

Per usual, we’ve rounded up some of the comments below. You can read the full interview on Nerdist here.

The Mega Man animated series was made entirely official this past week. Some concrete details about the show were announced, and we were even given a first look at the character’s appearance. Unfortunately, the fan reception wasn’t too hot.

Joe Kelly is one of the writers involved with the new Mega Man animated series. Likely in response to the harsh reception thus far, he put up a few messages on Twitter on Thursday.

Here’s what Kelly shared:

Update: Capcom-Unity has a tiny bit extra:

The new animated Mega Man series will follow Aki Light – a normal, upbeat, and above all optimistic young school-aged robot living in Silicon City. He soon learns that deep within his programming are secret protocols that allow him to transform – giving him nanocore armor, a Mega Buster, and the iconic helmet to turn him into a superhero – Mega Man!

Promising exciting new technologies and new robots, the series will follow the adventures and trials of Aki Light – a.k.a. Mega Man – as he faces off against threats to Silicon City, while trying to keep his superhero identity a secret and maintain a normal robot schoolkid life.


DHX Media and Dentsu Entertainment USA have reached a global deal to develop, co-produce, distribute and jointly manage licensing for the new Mega Man animated series. With today’s announcement, the first piece of promo material (above) has been revealed alongside details.

Here’s the official overview:

Aimed at kids 6 to 9, as well as their parents who grew up loving the videogames, the animated series will feature exciting new technologies and robots, as well as the introduction of Mega Man’s alter-ego, Aki Light, a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot. When activated, his skin re-forms – in a flurry of computer code and visual pyrotechnics – into a suit of impenetrable nanocore armor, including the iconic Mega Buster arm cannon and helmet. Beloved characters, like Rush, will return – while new characters, like Mega Mini, will make their debut!

The new Mega Man animated series will debut next year to coincide with the series’ 30th anniversary.

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A Deadline report from last year revealed that Dentsu Entertainment USA had teamed up with Man of Action Entertainment to create a new Mega Man animated series. We haven’t heard much about the project since then, but it still appears to be happening.

Destructoid came across an updated landing page from Dentsu Entertainment USA which reconfirms Deadline’s original article. The cartoon is on track for a 2017 launch in line with Mega Man’s 30th anniversary. A logo has also appeared, which you can get a look at above.

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