Comic-Con International to Premiere Mega Man: Fully Charged Animated Show

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Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, Man of Action, Logan McPherson to present premiere of game-based series

The official website of the Comic-Con International: San Diego convention revealed through its schedule that the convention will host the premiere of Mega Man: Fully Charged, the new animated television series of the Mega Man (Rockman) games. The premiere will take place on July 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

CAPCOM producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, the Man of Action group's members, and DHX Studios' Logan McPherson will present the premiere, along with a talk discussing the series' background and development.

This year's Comic-Con International: San Diego will take place on July 20 to 23 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.

Dentsu Entertainment USA (Monsuno, LBX) revealed in April 2017 that the series will premiere on Cartoon Network in 2018 or later.

The series is aimed at children 5 to 11 years old, "as well as their parents who grew up loving the videogames [sic]." The show will introduce "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." The series will also bring back characters such as Rush and introduce more new characters such as Mega Mini.

DHX Media has agreed to develop, co-produce, distribute and jointly manage licensing for the new series.

Dentsu Entertainment and DHX describe the story:

The new animated Mega Man series focuses on a normal, upbeat schoolboy robot, who discovers that deep within his programming lies secret protocols that can transform him into the powerful Mega Man. And, as the world's first robotic super-hero, Mega Man must face the threats of Silicon City, while trying to preserve his secret identity and maintain a regular robot boy life.

Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX are jointly managing all global rights. DHX is handling distribution and licensing in the United States in collaboration with Dentsu Entertainment USA. Dentsu Inc., parent company of Dentsu Entertainment USA, is managing distribution and licensing in Asia. DHX is managing distribution and licensing in all other territories.

Dentsu Entertainment USA and Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Generator Rex) are developing the 26-episode animated Mega Man series. The staff was originally aiming for a "target air date of 2017" for the series, which marked 30th anniversary of the game franchise. Man of Action is creating and writing the series, as well as serving as the executive producer.

The members of Man of Action Entertainment — Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle — created Cartoon Network's Ben 10 and Generator Rex television series, as well as Marvel's original Big Hero 6 comic series that inspired Disney's animated film of the same name. DHX Media is involved in other brands such as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the live-action Degrassi television franchise.

Capcom's original game franchise began in 1987 and has since spawned numerous games and several anime adaptations. Discotek Media released the 1994 Japanese-American animated television series Mega Man (pictured right) in 2014. Viz began streaming the Mega Man Star Force (Ryūsei no Rockman) anime's English dub on its Neon Alley service last year.

Source: Comic-Con International: San Diego schedule

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