Japan. They get all the cool stuff.
This is the raddest thing ever. Just picked up “R20 Rockman & Rockman X Official Complete Works”. It’s a major chunk of my childhood condensed into a giant, 300 page art book.
Mega Man (Rockman in Japan) games were my absolute favorite when I was a kid… I loved the music, I loved the predictable sequels every year, and I especially loved the artwork in the game manuals… those had a huge impact on my drawing style. Was this close to putting a spring on Dan’s back. Remember desperately trying to program my own Mega Man game back in grade school… got much further on the drawings than the code.
To celebrate Mega Man’s 20th anniversary, R20 collects hundreds of late-eighties, early nineties video game art from the series. There’s concept sketches from the team at Capcom, artwork of every single enemy and device in all 20+ games, box art from around the world, and lots more. The book features only the first two Mega Man series (Original and Mega Man X,) but any series beyond those two are kinda boring to me. Once Capcom began spinning off spin offs, they totally lost me. Bring back the optimistic bug-eyed robots and mad scientists!!
So group, what’s your favorite Mega Man game? Favorite robot master? Favorite series?