Trivia: Did you know Capcom had actually planed a ZX animated adaption?
According to various ZX staff*, This “animated promo” on the Rockman ZX Special DVD (handed out as a pre order item) was actually used for not only promoting the game but also served as a pilot for a planned animated version of ZX. *(Interview with said information is long gone, formerly hosted at Dengeki Online.)
So, how did the project fall flat on it's face? Three potential reasons:
-Networks showed no interest.
-Capcom realized that they couldn't afford to fund two animated productions at the same time; funding Ryuusei no Rockman TV adaption at the time.
-No “free” time slots available at the time. Obtaining free space on Japanese television networks is no easy task, companies have to have enough funds to back up a time slot and obtain sponsors.
Whatever the reason, it's very nice to know that Capcom felt ZX was worthy enough to have an animated version, although I personally would prefer an X series or an Original series adaption...