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Mega Man will get a new animated series in 2017

Animation fans may recognize the name Man of Action. This is the group (consisting of Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, and Steven T. Seagle) behind such animated shows as Ben 10, Generator Rex, and Marvel's Avengers Assemble. Now it looks like the group is setting their sights on Capcom's Mega Man.

According to Deadline, Man of Action and Dentsu Entertainment USA will partner up on 26 episodes of an animated series based on the Blue Bomber. The show would look to air in 2017, which would coincide with Mega Man's 30th anniversary. Details on distribution, whether it be a standard TV deal or a digital distribution deal via channels like Netflix, were not revealed.

Mega Man, of course, is no stranger to television. He, along with his supporting cast and rogues gallery, were featured in a mid-90s animated series that ran for two seasons. It faithfully recreated the atmosphere of the games, highlighting many of the series' favorite characters (including Proto Man and Mega Man X) throughout its run.

With Man of Action's pedigree, there's good reason to believe that they can create a series that does the Mega Man franchise justice. Whether this means that there are other plans for Mega Man's 30th anniversary (whether creator Keiji Inafune is on board or not) remains to be seen. In the meantime, let's look at that old 90s theme song together.

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