Mighty No. 9 animated series announced
posted on 07.06.14 at 01:42 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Plus, Comcept launches second fundraiser for bonus content.

Mighty No. 9 Animated Series

An animated series based on Mighty No. 9 is in production at Digital Frontier for release in Q2 2016, Comcept announced.

Digital Frontier’s previous works include CG production and composite work on popular titles such as Wolf Children and Summer Wars. It also did the entire CG work for the Resident Evil: Damnation movie, as well as motion and facial capture for the Yakuza series of games, Binary Domain, Metal Gear Rising, and others.

Comcept made clear that none of the funding raised from the game’s Kickstarter campaign is being used for the animated series. Digital Frontier is seeking investment separately “across a range of industries.”

Here is an overview of the series from Digital Frontier, which says it’s being targeted at viewers ages six to 11.

“Half human, half robot, all Mighty”

In the year 2099, humans have become dependent on robots not just for manual labor but also entertainment. The most powerful robots in the world fight in front of humans in a popular league called the Battle Colosseum.

Beck is a small combat robot made to fight in the Battle Coliseum as a part of the Mighty Numbers, the strongest robots in the world. But since Beck is the only robot in the world with a human heart, he’s also the only robot that gets scared in combat. The good news is that he also possesses the ability to turn into any other robot. The bad news is that since his emotions are wired to his abilities, he often finds himself malfunctioning in battle.

One day a notorious engineer named Dr. Blackwell releases a virus that infects every robot in the world…everyone except Beck. Dr. Blackwell remotely controls the infected Mighty Numbers to lead a rebellion to destroy mankind. Beck suddenly becomes the only robot available to stop the Mighty Numbers.

As Beck tries to save the world, he will be joined by Call, his overly serious robotic sidekick; Dr. White, the young but socially inept creator of the Mighty Numbers; and Dr. Sanda, the lazy but wise team leader. With each of their help, Beck will learn how to deal with his emotions and become the hero they need him to be.

A two-minute CG teaser, as well as a pair of promotional artworks, were released alongside the announcement. See them below.

Mighty No. 9 Animated Series Mighty No. 9 Animated Series

Outside of the animated series, Comcept also launched a new funding campaign for Mighty No. 9 focused on bonus content. The first stretch goal, at $100,000, is full English voice acting. You can fund the new campaign here.

Mighty No. 9 is planned for release across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, 3DS, and PS Vita in April 2015.

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  • Sae-Won Yoon

    So apparently in order to bring back Not-Megaman we also need a TV show just like Megaman did.

    ….I’m starting to wonder why Capcom kicked him out.

  • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

    Yay…? It won’t be as good as that old Mega Man cartoon anyhow. <_<

  • bloodiOS

    • Elvick

      Dat shade

    • Hidayat246

      is he always like that????

      • Bob Obb

        Kamiya’s probably even more overrated than Inafune

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          That’s probably why he sounds bitter here, lol.

      • Gojira Twit

        No he’s usually more abrupt and less polite.

    • Budgiecat

      Coming from an ex Capcom employee….this harshness might have some historic truth to it……or lingering bitter grudge…

      • Anime10121

        likely both :P

  • Shidou

    It’s easy for people to misinterpret the motives behind all of this. However, as stated by Comcept this animated series was something they got
    approached by Digital Frontier to make, meaning the funding for the
    game remains for game development and nothing else.

    As for this new campaign, it’s clear it was done for the purpose of giving a
    chance to people that weren’t able to back before to have the
    opportunity to now, or add another copy or such if they weren’t sure
    about it before. Completely optional and as stated the game is already
    complete without it. This is merely to add in even more bonus content into an already pretty packed game.

    People can think of this as Comcept and Inafune being greedy for more money, but I guess it can’t be helped if you aren’t informed about the whole picture.

    • bloodiOS

      Exactly! This came straight from the kindness of Comcept’s heart out of the consideration for the fans and so wanting more money is most definitely not what Comcept is after.

      • Shidou

        It was done with good intentions, I might not sure why you are trying to paint him as something he really isn’t. He most certainly is a respectable games creator, and the whole reason this project started was indeed from the kindness of his heart out of consideration for the fans longing for more of his games, and by extension his company, Comcept.

        • Elvick

          He did projects in secret at Capcom so by the time they were found out/shown it would be too late to cancel.

          He’s manipulative. And people like you are why he continues to get away with manipulating someone (this time gamers).

          Par for the course for him.

          • Shidou

            Even if I were to assume what you said to be true, this is a completely unrelated matter and does not correlate with the current situation. Oh man, he sure must be disingenuous with this project, considering he was “manipulative” before by your logic.

            How about actually looking at the facts and assessing them instead of throwing labels and filtering whatever doesn’t fit with your mindset about him?

            People like you are the reason why some games continue not getting the support that they deserve, especially a phenomenal project like this one, all for pitiful reasons like Inafune being “manipulative”.

            Par for the course for Capcom.

            • Elvick

              He’s manipulative here, because he is. The Capcom stuff is just evidence it’s nothing new for him. I’m done with this.

    • deutrino

      Regardless, this is too soon and I’m not sure if anyone even asked for this.

  • Kuro-Law

    What if the game crap dow….

    • tokyobassist

      Doesn’t mean the show can’t be good. Street Fighter and Resident Evil had awesome games and awful movies.

      • Kuro-Law

        It ends up degrading the counter part.

        • DukeMagus

          Nah, resident evil games became horrible without the movies’ help

  • BizarreJelly

    Ask for $900,000
    Receive just under 4 mil
    Ask for more money


    • DukeMagus

      Ask for money to do stuff.
      Commit to do sutff
      People wants more stuff on it and is willing to pay for it
      Grants them the chance, and even if they don’t get the extra features, everyone gets the game.

      Seems reasonable

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Yeah, usually when you set a budget and get more than enough money, you don’t go back to your investors to ask for more :/

        • tokyobassist

          Isn’t this what Capcom essentially does? Pandora’s Box has been opened…


        • DukeMagus

          I guess you never checked the stretch goals on the kickstarter right? Every extra penny they got will be used to expand the initial goal.

          but there are more people that want to buy the game early and want things that weren’t on the initial stretch goals (English dub, for example). So they added a second campaign for those that want to buy the game AND if there is enough purchases, they’ll ad an extra feature to the game, just like the stretch goals on the initial campaign.

          Even if no one buys the game now, the product will be delivered with all the extra stuff conquered on kickstarter.

          Your bad example is what they did on beast fury kickstarter, and it is not the same situation.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            There are so many things wrong with this project, I’d just rather distance myself from it.

      • deutrino

        Stuff that haven’t even materialized.

        It may seems reasonable for you but let’s see if this will even succeed. Heck there are lots of example about popular series being turned into other media utterly fail, lots of people are not even familiar with Beck.

    • tokyobassist

      I love Mega Man and I’m looking forward to this but this is overdoing it. I know Dust had less money involved and had VAs. Plus why not just get the community involved and hunt for VA’s there and let the community decide what they what these characters to sound like considering we FUNDED the game several times over.

      I supported this project because it was a project that involved many of the former Mega Man personnel and Keiji Inafune helped bring the team together but truthfully, I don’t like dude. He’s like the George Bush of Capcom and just fucked up the whole business there with that “Westernization” stint that’s essentially is putting them up for sale at the moment.

      Dunno who’d want to buy Capcom AND their debt though.

    • Bob Obb

      Yeah they definitely didn’t need $4M to make a 2.5D sidescroller, I’m sure they used some of that for this

  • Dinoshock

    “Super Mighty Robot, Number Nine!”

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Just stop… You’ll never be as good as the original. You’ll always be the bastard son, Mighty No. 9. Try as you might, you will not be accepted as Megaman’s replacement :|

    • tokyobassist

      Always a new sub-series of the franchise in my eyes. I don’t expect it to be exactly Mega Man but it carries enough similarities.

      Nothing will be as good as the X series in my opinion. Hate to say it but I’m looking more forward to the Mega Man X Corrupted fan project than this game but I definitely welcome Mighty No. 9.

    • Djkarl Pierre

      No need to go Protoman on this man.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Someone’s gotta be Protoman :)

        • tokyobassist

          Protoman is my boy!

          I always preferred his design because he wasn’t wearing that underwear looking thing classic Mega Man has lol.

    • MrFinalgamer

      I don’t know, maybe if you do somethings for father, like conquering all of the north, you’ll no longer be a bastard. ;)

    • deutrino

      Don’t stop but stop counting your chicken before they’re hatched, nay you don’t even have any fekkin egg yet.

      At least deliver the original promise first.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Anybody looking for this to be a replacement for Megaman will be sorely disappointed. That’s just all there is to it, honestly.

  • PrinceHeir
  • Pyrofrost

    Might want to add this video as well concerning the next segment of funding @salromano:disqus


  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJG980wYNJwltAB3JeT5euA SegaSaturnSNK

    And soon we’ll get a campaign for an actual movie, 10 million dollars. HURRY UP AND BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    I srsly think Capcom should save all the Megaman fans the trouble and sell off the entire Megaman Franchise to Keiji Inafune. He’d make far better use out of it than Crapcom has.

    • Pyrofrost

      Capcom is open to buyout, so someone will have access to a bevy of IPs soon enough. I would honestly like to see it go to SEGA or Nintendo.

      • tokyobassist

        Sega straight up cancelled Bayonetta 2 despite the first selling well and being a critical success (which is why Nintendo is funding it), hasn’t localized the Yakuza games that are worth any self respecting fans hard earn dollar (butchered Yakuza 3 port and bringing a lame zombie spinoff nobody wanted), giving Phantasy Star Online 2 fans the silent treatment regarding it’s cancellation and has been shitting on their mascot character Sonic for ages now.

        No THANK YOU on Sega or Konami because those fools are neglecting their own goldmines.

        • Budgiecat

          good someone realizes

  • ayb_91

    This is so Megaman. <3

    Shame on you crapcoM. :3

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      agreed. Am I the only one who thinks Crapcom should sell the entire Megaman Franchise to Comcept. I know Inafune will do a better job than Capcom did.

      • ayb_91

        I don’t care which company is going to buy Megaman franchise. All I care about is that crapcoM will receive its heavenly punishment. Dear god !! How many times we have begged them to make a Megaman game !? And so many other requests that have been ignored by them.

        Sorry, I’m dramatic these days. XD

  • AdamBoy64

    So, the $100k is to get English VA’s in for the game?
    That’s something I can support. I love English.

  • SOforever

    to entire internet community JUST STOP with whole “CRAPCOM” slang enough already!!!! bashing Capcom with HATE comments on YouTube & various forums isn’t going to help :) sure I was upset about Legends 3 getting cancelled but I’m over it. I will always ♥ mega man that will never change and is WHY I supported Mighty NO. 9 :) Capcom is allowing “fan made” games to be made

    I want everyone to watch this video :)


    • Budgiecat



      • SOforever

        that’s NOT funny man

        • Budgiecat

          *gives you a wedgie and runs away*

          • SOforever

            I would appreciate no replies from ya then

            • Budgiecat

              give me a huggy

  • Paul Rodriguez

    No thanks. CG animation is terrible. I do not see what people like about it. I skipped out on so many years of animated films because it’s CG dreck (that includes the highly overrated Frozen). Look at those sausage fingers. Funny how the art for the animated series looks better than the series itself.

    • Charlie

      You’ve missed out on a TONNE of great films.

      • Elvick

        And a lot of mediocre ones. :P

    • SOforever

      I think people set EXPECTATIONS for things way too high. I’m not even going to touch the “movie review critic” subject

    • Budgiecat

      CG I liked:

      Wreck it Ralph
      Appleseed movies
      FF VII AC complete
      Berserk (mixed it up)

      .Hack movie

      • PrinceHeir

        I’m not sure about Applesseed :(

        I was hoping it would be 2D animation ala Ghost in the Shell T__T

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Thank you Gematsu for listing some of the stuff that DF has done. More than a few outlets have done this story, but never mentioned what this studio has done. So I Googled it myself since I was curious – it looks kind of cheap, doesn’t it?

    If this looked like Iron Kid or something, it would be much better. But this is super early, I get it. The art looks a ton better though (just like with Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: Rebels)… makes me wish it was 2D. I just don’t think this will be great. But then again, like with the game, I can’t help but compare it to Mega Man. In which case, it has a *very* high bar to hit :D


    • SOforever

      saw various mega man animes over the years. Even the NT warrior series on Kids WB was good for its time

  • SOforever

    had an awesome idea (assuming) Capcom allowed Inafune to do this just say mega man got sucked into beck’s universe and they had to team up :) that would be VERY COOL

  • 0nsen

    CG? Urghs…
    Won’t be as awesome as this: