Mighty No. 9 Animated Series Announced, New Crowd-Funding Campaign Launched
Written Monday, July 07, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Having raised a whopping $3.8 million via Kickstarter, Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune and his studio Comcept will be taking to PayPal with a second crowdfunding campaign for Mighty No. 9 that promises to add bonus content to the game, including full English voice acting for $100,000. Inafune also announced a Mighty No. 9 animated series during the 2014 Anime Expo in Los Angeles.
Billed as "an action-packed comedy aimed at kids 6-11," the Mighty No. 9 animated series will be handled by animation outfit Digital Frontier, whose previous work includes Appleseed (2004), Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina (2007) Summer Wars (2010), and Wolf Children (2012) as well as animated CG features for Metal Gear Solid 4 (2008), White Knight Chronicles (2008), Tekken: Blood Vengeance (2011), Resident Evil: Damnation (2012), and Metal Gear Rising (2013).
Digital Frontier won't be using funding from the Kickstarter or PayPal campaigns, instead seeking international partners for merchandising, broadcasting and production. Mighty No. 9's Kickstarter commenced in September 2013, and raised $1 million in its first 24 hours. The game is positioned as a spiritual successor to Mega Man, and stars transforming combat robot, Beck, on a mission to stop the Mighty Numbers from destroying mankind.
Mighty No. 9 is tentatively pencilled in for an April 2015 launch, and you can check out the animated series teaser and a message from Keiji Inafune below.