Sunday, February 10, 2008

Rockman ZX: The Animation That Almost Was

Trivia: Did you know Capcom had actually planed a ZX animated adaption?

Remember this?



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...

3 comments:

  1. Wow, that dissapoints me to no end. Ugh... *facepalms* Must move on now... bitterness... OVERTAKING... UUUGGGHHH!!! X( This could've been so much cooler than stupid RYUUSEI! The fricken BIG FOUR!? IN ANIMATED FREAKIN FORM?!!! Gphhabbllhaaaaa....

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  2. So... they couldn't set it aside and write scripts at lunch or something until Ryuusei died off?

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  3. The intro was so cool it's a shame that they canceled it. Oh well, at least we will still have the intro... ROCK ON forever!!!

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