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Q-bans³

Third time’s the cliché. Let’s get into some X3 Q-bans!

The Familiar Familiar

Time for another topic from the Lav archives. This one revolves around a most interesting tidbit on Rockman’s first helper robot in 2008’s R20 Official Complete Works book: early concept art showing an early draft of Rush, as well as a hawk-like bird said to have been considered for the supporter role around the same […]

Food for the troops!

I began this post in 2011. Every time I started working on it I went to a dark place and couldn’t go on. That year had that profound an effect on my life. It changed me. Most of the people around me couldn’t even fathom being that upset over a few cancelled video games, of […]

More Q-bans!

They’re back!

A Most Irregular Manga

When most fans think of Rockman X manga, they think of Yoshihiro Iwamoto. And quite rightfully so, as his work is iconic and the way it established a clear separation of tone between the original Rockman and Rockman X was mind-blowing at the time. I want to write about those mangas in-depth someday, but today […]

Q-bans!

Pretty soon Capcom is going to be selling cutesy Rockman stickers. Would you believe there was slightly similar merchandise for sale 20 years ago? Wow, what a segue.

Infinite Remix

As has occurred quinquennially since time immemorial (aka roughly every 5 years since the late nineties), Hitoshi Ariga is hard at work putting out yet another repackaging of his Rockman Megamix manga series. These latest versions of Megamix 1 and 2 and Gigamix 1 and 2 are already available in Japan, while Giga 3 is […]

Not just another day.

6/9 is Rokku Day! And the day Rockman 2 happens. I wasn’t expecting too much this year, but we already had a TV show announcement this month and now there’s another game collection coming! Not bad. Now, let’s look at a 20 year old Carddass Card because that’s the kind of thing you came here […]

Comic to Card: Ikehara x Adali

Back around 1996 when China ran out of Japanese Rockman Carddas cards to import, they decided to make some of their own. Collectible card kingpin Adali took images from Shigeto Ikehara’s popular Rockman mangas (most of which had been released in China already), colored them, slapped some holographic foil on there and ba-da-boom, you’ve got […]

Pile Up Pipe Dreams

Hey, here’s a thing.