Mega Man New TV Series

Mega Man's New Look Revealed: See First Photo From 2017 Animated Series

Everyone’s favorite “super fighting robot” is returning to television with a brand-new look — and trust us, you’re going to have some strong opinions.

Nearly a year after announcing that a new Mega Man animated series, appropriately titled Mega Man, was in the works, Capcom on Thursday released the first photo of the little blue fighter. Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Ben 10) will executive-produce.

In this latest incarnation, Mega Man is Silicon City resident Aki Light, a kid robot who discovers that accessing a secret code in his programming will grant him strong armor, a powerful weapon and — most importantly — that always stylish blue helmet:

Mega Man New TV Series

Mega Man, slated to premiere in early 2017, marks the video game icon’s third official series to date. He made his small-screen debut in Mega Man (pictured above), which ran for two seasons in 1994; then graduated to Mega Man NT Warrior, which aired stateside from 2003 to 2004; and enjoyed additional success with Mega Man Star Force from 2006 to 2007.

The new series will coincide with Mega Man’s 30th anniversary celebration; he was introduced via his self-titled Nintendo game in 1987.

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  1. Joe says:

    Amazing!! Always excited to see Mega Man on tv!

  2. Bryce says:

    And yet they can’t give him a proper game franchise. Truly disappointing. His new look is a natural progression for him, but Capcom has done a criminally bad job managing a gaming icon. Sigh.

  3. steven says:

    I’d like to see a new Captain N.

  4. David says:

    I think he looks great! It’s not a departure from his classic look (video game or tv) and is stylish enough for today’s audiences. Nice work.

  5. Steve F. says:

    Looks good – now can we get a proper Mega Man video game for the 30th anniversary, Capcom?

  6. peterwdawson says:

    Eh, I can live with it. Helmet still looks right as does the basic bod. Dunno about all the stylistic features but overdetailing has always been the name of the game with redesigns so you kind of have to expect it now.

  7. JJ says:

    On what channel is this show gonna be on?

  8. Diz says:

    Makes me think of Juno in Jet Force Gemini.