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A listing of the Japanese books and publications referenced on The Reploid Research Lavatory, ordered by collection and category. This is not a complete list (yet).

Capcom Magazine
Club Capcom
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP!
Capcom Secret File Series
Capcom Art Books
Comic Bon Bon Special Series
Kodansha Manga Encyclopedia Series
Televi Magazine Great Encyclopedia Series
Rockman Commemorative Books
Rockman Magazine
Rockman X Materials
Rockman Zero Materials
Rockman ZX Materials
Rockman DASH Materials
Other

I repeat: This is still a work in progress!


Capcom Magazine

Precursor to Club Capcom, these mags were actually ~50 page inserts that came with certain issues of the Japanese bi-weekly video game publication Family Computer Magazine (aka FamiMaga). The first issue contains mostly maps and strategies for popular Capcom games, but the second is very similar to Club Capcom with its special interest columns, giveaways and game previews. After Club Capcom’s debut, they went right back to being game hint booklets.


カプコンマガジン
Capcom Magazine
1990 September
カプコンマガジンII
Capcom Magazine II
1991 June
カプコンマガジン ’93
Capcom Magazine ’93
1993 May

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Club Capcom

Capcom’s official magazine that ran for three issues from 1993 to 1994. In addition to featuring Capcom game news, artwork, ads and behind the scenes development info, this magazine ranged from all sorts of topics from sports, books, movies, and television. Each magazine also included a two-page pull-out poster and a chance to win free stuff by filling out and submitting a survey card. Find out more!


クラブ・カプコン
Club Capcom Vol. 0
1993 Spring
クラブ・カプコン
Club Capcom Vol. 1
1993 Autumn
クラブ・カプコン
Club Capcom Vol. 2
1994 Spring

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CFC Style Fan-Book CAP!

The Capcom Friendly Club’s official newsletter and mini-magazine that ran for 15 issues (3 per year) between 1996 and 2001. It featured upcoming game information, Capcom art, fan art, comics, games, puzzles, event highlights, goods and merchandise announcements, articles, promotional campaigns and other Capcom news. The fourth issue was reworked to feature different cover artwork with larger page dimensions and introduced the simpler new moniker of “CAP!” Find out more!


カプコン・フレンドリー・クラブ スタイルファンブック
CFC Style Fan-Book Vol. 1
1996 Summer
カプコン・フレンドリー・クラブ スタイルファンブック
CFC Style Fan-Book Vol. 2
1996 Autumn
カプコン・フレンドリー・クラブ スタイルファンブック
CFC Style Fan-Book Vol. 3
1997 Spring
キャップ
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP! Vol. 4
1997 Summer
キャップ
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP! Vol. 5
1997 Autumn
キャップ
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP! Vol. 6
1998 Spring
キャップ
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP! Vol. 7
1998 Summer
キャップ
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP! Vol. 8
1998 Autumn
キャップ
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP! Vol. 9
1999 Spring
キャップ
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP! Vol. 10
1999 Summer
キャップ
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP! Vol. 11
1999 Autumn
キャップ
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP! Vol. 12
2000 Winter
キャップ
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP! Vol. 13
2000 Early Summer
キャップ
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP! Vol. 14
2000 Winter
キャップ
CFC Style Fan-Book CAP! Vol. 15
2001 Spring

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Capcom Secret File Series

Game fliers used to promote Capcom arcade games in the mid to late 90s. Each contains comics, artwork, developer comments and other game-specific trivia.


ロックマン 大博覧会 ’96
Grand Rockman Exposition ’96
Rockman Daihakurankai ’96
Rockman 2 The Power Fighters
Secret File
1996 Summer
バーサスヒーローズ
ヴァリアブルクロスセット
Versus Heroes: Variable Cross Set
Marvel Vs Capcom
Secret File
1998

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Capcom Art Books

Books compiling official Capcom artwork with commentary by the artists themselves.


カプコンイラスト作品集
Capcom Illustrations
Capcom Illust Sakuhinshuu
GAMEST Mook Vol.17
1995 December
カプコンデザインワークス
Capcom Design Works
2001 August
カプコンデザインワークス アーリーデイズ
Capcom Design Works Early Days
2004 April

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Comic Bon Bon Special Series

A series of books geared towards children, hobbyists and manga enthusiasts. Rockman was featured 6 times between 1993 and 1998.


ロックマン 大図鑑
Rockman Big Reference Book
Rockman Daizukan
Comic Bon Bon Special #87
1993 April
最新版 ロックマン 大百科
Latest Edition
Rockman Big Encyclopedia

Saishinban Rockman Daihyakka
Comic Bon Bon Special #96
1994 December
決定版 
ロックマン7 & ロックマンX3 超百科
Definitive Edition
Rockman 7 & Rockman X3
Ultra Encyclopedia

Ketteiban
Rockman 7 & Rockman X3 Chouhyakka

Comic Bon Bon Special #99
1996 February
最新版 ロックマン スーパー大百科
Latest Edition
Rockman Super Big Encyclopedia

Saishinban Rockman Super Daihyakka
Comic Bon Bon Special #110
1997 May
ロックマンX4 最強大図鑑
Rockman X4
Strongest Big Reference Book

Rockman X4 Saikyou Daizukan
Comic Bon Bon Special #116
1997 October
ロックマン 10年史 大事典
Rockman 10 Years History Book
Rockman 10 Nenshi Daijiten
Comic Bon Bon Special #118
1998 March

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Kodansha Manga Encyclopedia Series

A collection of hard cover encyclopedias for children, ranging on popular topics from dinosaurs to sports to popular characters from comics, television and video games. Each one includes a special bonus manga inside.


ロックマン&ロックマンX 大図鑑
Rockman & Rockman X
Big Reference Book

Rockman & Rockman X Daizukan
Manga Encyclopedia #6
1994 November
ロックマン&ロックマンX ひみつ大百科
Rockman & Rockman X
Big Encyclopedia of Secrets

Rockman & Rockman X Himitsu Daihyakka
Manga Encyclopedia #24
1995 April
ロックマンX 超百科
Rockman X Ultra Encyclopedia
Rockman X Chouhyakka
Manga Encyclopedia #34
1996 April

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Televi Magazine Great Encyclopedia Series

The Great Encyclopedias from Televi Magazine were another popular children’s entertainment “encyclopedia” series made by Japanese publisher Kodansha. They covered various subjects from TV, manga and video games. Each volume weighed in at around 40 pages. The pages themselves were large and colorful and also quite thick, making them very sturdy. They often came packaged with stickers, posters, collectible cards, or other gimmicks for entertaining younger readers.


テレビマガジン グレート百科56
ロックマン7 ひみつ大図鑑
Rockman 7 Secrets Reference Book
Rockman 7 Himitsu Daizukan
Televi Magazine Great Encyclopedia #56
1995 July
テレビマガジン グレート百科86
ロックマン8 スーパー大図鑑
Rockman 8 Super Reference Book
Rockman 8 Super Daizukan
Televi Magazine Great Encyclopedia #86
1997 March
テレビマガジン グレート百科103
ロックマンX4 ひみつ大図鑑
Rockman X4 Secrets Reference Book
Rockman X4 Himitsu Daizukan
Televi Magazine Great Encyclopedia #103
1997 December

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Rockman Commemorative Books

Books that celebrate the Rockman series for some particular landmark or occasion. The Rockman Character Collection was a prize sent only to those who had entered the Rockman 4 boss character design contest in Japan. The other volumes commemorated the different anniversaries of the release of Rockman 1. R20 was translated into English by Udon Entertainment and released in 2009 as two separate volumes (Mega Man Official Complete Works and the Mega Man X Official Complete Works) and is scheduled for a revision at the end of 2012 for Rockman’s 25th anniversary.


ロックマンキャラクターコレクション
Rockman Character Collection
1991
愛蔵版 ロックマンメモリーズ
Favorite Edition
Rockman Memories

Aizouban Rockman Memories
1997 November
ロックマン パーフェクトメモリーズ
Rockman Perfect Memories
2002 December
R20 ロックマン&ロックマンX オフィシャルコンプリートワークス
R20 Rockman & Rockman X Official Complete Works
2008 March
ロックマン20周年記念 アートファイル
Rockman 20th Anniversary Art Files
Rockman 20 Shuunen Kinen Art File
2007 October

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Rockman Magazine

Rockman Magazine, or Rock Maga for short, is a series of free pamphlets that Capcom distributed between 2003 and 2008. Each was approximately 12 pages in length and would cover story and game play information for a specific Rockman game, as well as listing general upcoming merchandise and promotions. There are 13 in all, plus an Extra edition to be used as a folder to house them all.


ロクマガ Vol.01
Rock Maga Vol.01
ロクマガ Vol.02
Rock Maga Vol.02
ロクマガ Vol.03
Rock Maga Vol.03
Side A
ロクマガ Vol.03
Rock Maga Vol.03
Side B
ロクマガ Vol.04
Rock Maga Vol.04
ロクマガ Vol.05
Rock Maga Vol.05
ロクマガ Vol.06
Rock Maga Vol.06
ロクマガ Vol.07
Rock Maga Vol.07
ロクマガ Vol.08
Rock Maga Vol.08
ロクマガ Vol.09
Rock Maga Vol.09
ロクマガ Vol.10
Rock Maga Vol.10
ロクマガ Vol.11
Rock Maga Vol.11
ロクマガ Vol.12
Rock Maga Vol.12
ロクマガ Vol.13
Rock Maga Vol.13
ロクマガ EX.
Rock Maga EX.

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Rockman X Materials

Other books related specifically to the Rockman X series of games.


ロックマンX 大全書
Compendium of Rockman X
Rockman X Daizensho
2005 January
ロックマンX8 公式設定資料集
X8 Prototype Gallery
Official Set Material Collection

Rockman X8 Koushiki Settei Shiryoushuu
2005

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Rockman Zero Materials

Other books related specifically to the Rockman Zero series of games.


ロックマンゼロ オフィシャルコンプリートワークス
Rockman Zero Official Complete Works
2006 August

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Rockman ZX Materials

Other books related specifically to the Rockman ZX series of games.


ロックマンゼクス オフィシャルコンプリートガイド
Rockman ZX Official Complete Guide
2006 July
ロックマンゼクス アドベント オフィシャルコンプリートガイド
Rockman ZX Advent Official Complete Guide
2007 July

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Rockman DASH Materials

Books related to the Rockman DASH (Mega Man Legends) series. The first four are from V-Jump, the rest from various publishers.


ロックマンDASH 
カプコン公式設定資料集 
大冒険ガイド
Rockman DASH
Capcom Official Creation Material Collection Great Adventure Guide

Rockman DASH
Capcom Koushiki Settei Shiryoushuu
Daibouken Guide

1998 January
ロックマンダッシュ 完全攻略本 
Rockman DASH Complete Capture Book
Rockman DASH Kanzen Kouryaku Bon
1998 March
ロックマンDASHシリーズ
トロンにコブン お宝ガッポリガイド
Rockman DASH Series
Tron ni Kobun Treasure-Trove Guide

Rockman DASH Series
Tron ni Kobun Otakara Gappori Guide

1999 August
ロックマンDASH2
ファイナル ディグアウターズ ファイル
Rockman DASH 2 Final Digouter’s File
2000 May
ロックマンDASH 公式 ディグアウターズ マニュアル
Rockman DASH
Official Digouter’s Manual

Rockman DASH
Koushiki Digouter’s Manual

1998 March
ロックマンDASH 完全攻略ガイド
Rockman DASH
Complete Capture Guide

Rockman DASH Kanzen Kouryaku Guide
1998 February
ロックマンDASH 必勝攻略法
Rockman DASH
Winning Capture Method

Rockman DASH Hisshou Kouryaku Hou
2000 December
ロックマンDASH2 完全攻略ガイド
Rockman DASH 2
Complete Capture Guide

Rockman DASH 2 Kanzen Kouryaku Guide
2000 June
CAPCOM SPECIAL SELECTION
ロックマンDASH2
CAPCOM SPECIAL SELECTION
ROCKMAN DASH 2

2009 September

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Other

Cross-overs, fighters, collections and other miscellaneous works.


オールカプコン1991
1991 All Capcom
1991 November
A.A.GAME HISTORY SERIES Vol.1
ALL ABOUTカプコン対戦格闘ゲーム1987‐2000
All About Capcom Head-To-Head Fighting Games 1987-2000
ALL ABOUT CAPCOM Taisen Kakutou Game 1987-2000
2000 September
enterbrain mook ARCADIA EXTRA Vol. 12
エス・エヌ・ケイVS.カプコン エスブイシーカオス エクストリーム エンカウンター
SNK vs. CAPCOM SVC CHAOS Extreme Encounter
2003 September
タツノコ VS. カプコン
クロス ジェネレーション オブ ヒーローズ
オフィシャル キャラクター ガイドブック
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
Cross Generation of Heroes
Official Character Guidebook

2008 December
ナムコ クロス カプコン
オフィシャルナビゲーションガイド&イラストブック
Namco x Capcom
Official Navigation Guide
& Illustration Book

2005 June
ナムコ クロス カプコン
オフィシャルガイドブック
Namco x Capcom Official Guidebook
2005 July
Project Cross Zone Official Guide Book プロジェクト クロスゾーン 
オフィシャルガイドブック
Project X Zone
Official Guidebook

2012 November
マーヴルVS.カプコン
クラッシュオブスーパーヒーローズ
公式ガイドブック
MARVEL VS. CAPCOM
CLASH OF SUPER HEROES
OFFICIAL GUIDE BOOK

1999 May
マーヴルVS.カプコン2
ニューエイジオブヒーローズ
公式ガイドブック
Marvel VS. Capcom 2
New Age of Heroes
Official Guide Book

2000 June
PS2&Xbox版
マーヴルVS.カプコン2
ニューエイジオブヒーローズ
公式ガイドブック
PS2 & XBOX Edition
MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2
NEW AGE OF HEROES
OFFICIAL GUIDE BOOK

2002 November

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14 Comments to "The Source"

  1. 2011/02/14 Monday - 1:41 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to include the club fan books on Capcom Database. When you have the time, look it up. Any info would be appreciated!

  2. 2011/02/14 Monday - 1:42 pm | Permalink

    More specifically, the official Capcom magazine and newsletters.

  3. 2011/02/16 Wednesday - 9:10 am | Permalink

    Just thought of something important that would be of great help. Out of all the stuff I’ve dug up on the net over the years on the differences between Capcom Design Works Early Days and Gamest Mook No. 17, nobody seems to know anything. I’ve heard they’re identical in every way (except for the cover) from some, and others says the mook has more illustrations. Who’s right?

  4. 2011/02/16 Wednesday - 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Okay, question is: is it worth buying the Gamest Mook? I’ve got Early Days already. I should also mention that I am a Capcom completist. There are times when I will buy an entire book just for a few rare images. BTW, thanks for the lengthy commentary. Very informative!!!

  5. 2011/02/16 Wednesday - 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Also, the link for the fanzines is here: http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Magazines
    If you can contribute, I would be most grateful.

  6. 2011/02/16 Wednesday - 8:36 pm | Permalink

    I consider myself more informed! Your time and patience responding to all this “nonsense” has been greatly appreciated. I love this blog. Expect to hear more from me. You’ve been warned! Thanks again, my friend.

  7. KROnyx2021's Gravatar KROnyx2021
    2011/05/31 Tuesday - 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Long live the capcom/rockman -Street fighter generations!

  8. Joel's Gravatar Joel
    2011/08/12 Friday - 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone know why they stopped running the Club Capcom magazine? My friend got all three issues and was very disappointed when she found out they were no longer being issued.

  9. 2012/03/24 Saturday - 10:08 am | Permalink

    I Want That, how can I get it in Indonesia?

  10. Random reader's Gravatar Random reader
    2012/09/26 Wednesday - 11:59 am | Permalink

    Sorry for asking, but could you scan all your books #20? (Even if only 1 or 2 per year) I’d love to see their content, specially the Comic Bon Bon Special Series, Kodansha Manga Encyclopedia Series, Rockman Memories, Rockman Perfect Memories, and the ZX, DASH and Crossover materials, among others. 😛

  11. DWN009MetalMan's Gravatar DWN009MetalMan
    2013/03/16 Saturday - 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi #20! May I ask for a source of where Dr. Light called Metal Man “the dentist from the future”?

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