By Spencer . April 17, 2007 . 1:37pm
A day after announcing that they picked up the license for Blue Dragon, Viz Media announced they picked up the rights to the Mega Man Star Force anime series.
In the year 220X, a new technology has been developed to enable contact with extraterrestrial life forms. A mysterious accident occurs during the first communication attempt and Geo Stelar’s father, an astronomical scientist, disappears. After the accident, Geo is determined to follow his father’s footsteps and unravel the secrets surrounding the disappearance. Geo finds his father’s visualizer, which allows him to see invisible electromagnetic waves, and soon after witnesses a fight between two sporadic waves, one of which unexpectedly rushes toward him!
Geo learns that what he’s seen isn’t an electromagnetic wave, but an extraterrestrial life form – Omega-Xis, and FM-ian who has escaped his home Planet FM with the mysterious Andromeda Key. Other FM-ians are determined to destroy Planet Earth and release FM viruses to succeed in their cause. When Geo and Omega-Xis merge by exchanging electromagnetic waves, they become Mega Man – the only one who can protect humankind and save the planet!
Something to note is Viz Media only ordered thirteen episodes, while over twenty have been shown in Japan. It’s possible that they are going to “test” run the thirteen episodes on TV before getting more or they may mash up the series like Mega Man NT Warrior. Other licenses that Viz has are Honey and Clover (26 episodes), Zoids Genesis (50 episodes) and Death Note (37 episodes).