Friday, July 30, 2010

Rush Rider

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Rock and Rush try some role reversal. I wanted to go to Otakon this weekend, but it looks like I probably won't make it. This has been a pretty lame week for me and Mega Man related things.

Monday, July 26, 2010

I answer some questions

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Hey guys. I know it's Monday, but I don't really have anything for you. Sorry, I've been kinda busy with other things. So instead, I think I'll answer a few of the questions I've been getting lately.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sealab 20XX

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On sinking Dr. Wily, and a few other random bits about MM:RM.

Midsummer Greetings from the Capcom Sound Team

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This appeared on the splash page for Capcom's Cyber Channel web site, sometime in the mid to late 90s. I believe they had at least one Mega Man and Roll picture for every season, but I sadly only have two of them saved.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Bots Aquatic

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Alternate titles: "The Mega Man and the Sea", "The Hunt for Rush Marine", "20,000 More Leaks Under the Sea"

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dr. "I'm Always" Right Breaks It Down

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It's time for another edition of Dr. Right's "Ask Me!"

Previously in Club Capcom Magazine, Dr. Right had resolved to set aside some time in his busy schedule to devote to solving your questions. Jumping at the chance to get their burning questions answered, Capcom fans from all over Japan submitted their questions for the good Doctor to answer in the next issue. Some of these were outside the scope of even Dr. Right's wisdom, but Right perseveres and always attempts to give at least some kind of answer. Will knowledge prevail?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mega Man Universe Teaser Trailer

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It came out today. Having watched it 10 times now, I still have no idea what to expect for the actual game. Inafune's interview with Gamespot on the subject sounded like the "Mega Man" part of "Mega Man Universe" could be merely incidental.

"This time, I have included a lot of new gameplay concepts into this game. If we were to make a completely new game, people wouldn’t focus on these new concepts as they would be more focused on the new characters. By choosing Mega Man, a character that already has a strong following and is a character I’m personally attached to, this will allow people to focus on what is new about this game and what special gameplay opportunities can come from these new features."

He also mentions an ongoing 80's theme and stresses the importance of imagination in this title, asking how we think the worlds of Mega Man, Street Fighter and Ghosts 'n' Goblins might intersect. I felt compelled to answer.

I'm predicting a "Mega Man comes out of the game world" concept, maybe entering other game worlds as well, the way Gumby used to enter the worlds of books. (Remember that?) Right now, that's the only thing that really comes to mind.

More news is supposed to be forthcoming, and maybe some Rockman Universe news too. We'll see what happens!

Free Teaser Friday

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Rounding out the topic of the week, here's a two page spread from the back of the Rockman & Rockman X Himitsu Daihyakka (Big Encyclopedia of Secrets).

Text reads:

Rockman has become an anime phenomenon in America!
And it's called MEGA MAN!!

Amazing! Rockman has been very busy in America! Check out all this awesome! (Whether this will ever be presented in Japan is unknown.)

Published in April of 1995, these images from the cartoon's intro would represent nearly all of what the average Japanese Rockman fan would see or know of the Mega Man cartoon, until that CFC article we looked at on Monday. Thanks to YouTube, they've gotten to see a lot more since then.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Mega Man Cartoon: A Japanese Perspective

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One staple of the CFC-Style Fan Books was the feature "Uchihirano 3rd Block General Store". Named after Capcom's headquarters in Osaka, Japan, this continuing column provided Japanese fans a chance to look at rare Capcom paraphernalia, forgotten things from Capcom's early years or merchandise that was only released in certain parts of the globe.

Narrated by Capcom's own Ma-chan, the section usually included a bonus giveaway contest at the end where you could enter to win rare Capcom-related goods. In CFC's third volume that released around the springtime of 1997, "U3GS" did a feature on the Ruby Spears Mega Man cartoon. You might be surprised... or not.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Day of Sigma?

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While perusing the Compendium of Rockman X recently, I was reminded of an obscure fact. In the American manual for the game Mega Man X, Cain's journal entry date for Sigma's rebellion was the fourth of June. Meanwhile in the Japanese version of Cain's journal that appeared first in the Rockman X PC game manual, Sigma's rebellion was recorded on July 4 instead.

So, to all the rampaging repliroids of the Far East, have a happy and safe rebellion day. Go bag yourself a human! I'll be celebrating tomorrow with more Rockman X concept coverage from Club Capcom.

Rockman Storytime

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Mega Man Network brought out their own version of this book, done the way I originally wanted to as a scanlation. It's probably better than mine, I must say. (I realized at least one mistake I had made in mine!) Go lookie.

Happy Independence Day

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Roll-play: Caskett Style

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From CAP! Volume 6. Front, side, and back view of Roll's outfit, and even her underwear. Imitators welcome!