Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mega Man Gigamix Heading Stateside

Well, well, this is a pleasant surprise. According to a listing over at Diamond Book Distributors, UDON's North American distributor, Mega Man Gigamix -- the followup to Hitoshi Ariga's popular Megamix series -- will release in the U.S in May, 2011.

"The original blue bomber is back for more action-packed adventures in Mega Man Gigamix! In this volume, Mega Man travels to outer space to tangle with Dr. Wily’s Robot Masters, as well as the mysterious Break Man! Then, it’s the ultimate race! Mega Man, Bass, Roll, Proto Man, Ice Man, Guts Man, and even Dr. Wily himself go head-to-head in a race that spans halfway across the globe!”

Gigamix Volume 1 is said to span 224 pages, retailing for $12.95, and has an expected shipping date of May 4th, 2011. Gigamix 2 and Gigamix 3 will ship bi-monthly thereafter.

The Gigamix manga series recently wrapped in Japan, so it was only fitting for it to make the jump stateside.

Rockman Gigamix, written and illustrated by Hitoshi Ariga, made its debut in 2009 as a bit of a homage to the revitalization of the classic series with Rockman 9. Gigamix 1 contains all new stories based off of the events of Rockman 3, Rockman 7 and Battle & Chase. Gigamix 2 and 3 focuses heavily on an intergalactic battle of epic proportions, featuring the likes of Duo and the Star Droids.

Needless to say, this is exciting news. UDON seems very, very committed to getting us more manga-goodness. I wonder what's next?

Credit: The Mega Man Network


  1. AWESOME!!!!! I love you UDON.

  2. YES! I knew it was only a matter of time. And that's a sexy American cover.

    May, huh? In which case we probably won't see it until early 2012 at the earliest.

  3. Rumor says Ariga is working on a newer series that is based on MM 8. That would probably be UDON's next focus after Gigamix, should the new series becomes a reality.

    Otherwise, wonderful news. I was looking forward to this.

  4. Yeeeeeaaaahhhhh!!! XD

    I was wondering IF and WHEN this was gonna happen!

    I'm really enjoying the Mega Man Megamix manga, so this will be SHWEEET! Exciting indeed!

    Now, we just need the Mega Man X manga to come to the states next. But knowing I'll be getting Mega Man Gigamix stateside made my morning! :D

  5. This I will buy!

    *crosses fingers* Come on Rockman X manga!

  6. I've been waiting for this!! Yes!!

  7. The Rockman X wasn't very faithful to the games, and the drawing style, for me anyways, is too different. At least the Ariga version looks so much alike and its aesthetic is more akin to the games.

    Anyway, is this in original right-to-left format? 'Cause that'd be awesome!

  8. YES!!!! Now I don't have to scan 200+ pages!! Thanks Udon. Actually I'm wondering if I should continue scanning for Tanjou, maybe I should just be scanning the older manga...

  9. Looks like fun.

    Maybe after this, they'll consider bringing the X mangas here?...

  10. Sweet, Thanks Udon! Keep'em coming!


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