Dentsu Entertainment USA Inc. and DHX Media Ltd. struck a deal to develop, co-produce, and distribute and jointly manage licensing for a new Mega Man animated series based on the Capcom Mega Man video game franchise.
Under the terms of the deal, Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX will manage all gloval rights for the new Mega Man animated series. DHX will handle distribution and licensing in the U.S. in collaboration with Dentsu Entertainment USA. Dentsu Inc., parent company of Dentsu Entertainment USA, will manage distribution and licensing in Asia. DHX will manage distribution and licensing in all other territories. Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX will both participate in all revenue streams related to this agreement.
Aimed at kids 6 to 9, as well as their parents who grew up loving the video games, 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. Characters, such as Rush, will return, while new characters, such as Mega Mini, will make a debut! The new Mega Man animated series has a target air date of 2017, coinciding with the franchise’s 30th anniversary.
Man of Action Entertainment, creators of the $4.5 billion franchise Ben 10, Generator Rex, the team and characters in the Academy Award-winner Big Hero 6, and the executive producers/writers who launched Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, will executive produce the all-new Mega Man.