Japanese language version, is an anime and manga series based on the video game of the same name. The anime premiered in Japan war thunder aces.exe October 7, 2006, two months before the game’s Japanese release, and concluded March 29, 2008 with a total of 76 episodes.
The anime was licensed by Viz Media and first premiered in English on the online streaming video service Toonami Jetstream on July 23, 2007. Mega Man Star Force follows the adventures of Geo Stelar and his extraterrestrial partner Omega-Xis, a duo capable of merging through “Electromagnetic Wave Change” to become Mega Man. Together, they combat various EM wave beings that threaten to conquer or destroy the Earth, especially the invading FM Planet’s forces. On April 17, 2007, VIZ Media announced that they acquired the rights for an English anime release titled Mega Man Star Force. The series is no longer being shown on Toonami Jetstream as the service is currently defunct. It was later added to Neon Alley on June 1, 2015. As of October 6, 2007, the time-slot that had been held by Saru Getchu was replaced with the Zero Duel Masters anime.
On March 29, 2008, Tribe concluded with 21 episodes, and its time-slot was replaced with A Penguin’s Troubles. Although the entire Rockman EXE series was distributed in Japan on DVD, there is no word on Star Force receiving the same treatment in Japan or in the United States. However, Manga Entertainment released a Region 2 box set in the UK on November 3, 2008. Mega Man Star Force’s Electromagnetic Wave Change sequences take after the Cross Fusion sequences of its predecessor. Depicted here is Geo at the beginning of his transformation. Mega Man Star Force’s animation is overseen by XEBEC, with musical arrangements by Naoki Maeda.
The title sequences of each series are sung by Misato Fukuen as Sonia Sky. Several characters appearing in the original series opening are colored incorrectly. Easter eggs referencing other series within the Mega Man franchise are also inserted into the program on occasion. With the premiere of the English version, it was revealed that two Japanese version episodes are combined to create one English version episode to fill a 30-minute time slot.