Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rockman Day Kicks Off Tomorrow; Surprise Awaits

Tomorrow, June 9th, is Rokku Day in Japan. As outlined by Devroom liaison Greg, the ninth day in June yields the following pun: "in Japanese, "6" (roku) and "9" (ku) are pronounced "rokku" when combined. Moreover, MegaMan's name in Japan is "Rokku."

Rockman Day has quickly become a bit of a holiday amidst the Japanese fanbase. Beginning as an internet meme around two years ago, a variety of fansites and blogs recognize the day, albeit without a specific means of celebration. Nevertheless, the Devroom, in honor of the day, is planning a surprise.

Rockman DASH 3's main composer, Uratani, was appointed as the "Chief Rokku Day Stirrer-Upper", a task that will take him off of his regular composing duties to try his hand a running the devroom tomorrow. As such, according to Kinako, he'll be preparing a treat for Rokku Day.

With Uratani leading Rockman Day, there's a subtle implication tomorrow's surprise is music related. A taste of the game's soundtrack, perhaps? We'll find out in less than twenty-four hours!

Source: Capcom Unity

16 comments:

  1. Would be awesome if the fanbase managed a traditional way of celebrating Rokku day.

    Protodude, do you have a bigger size resolution of that pic? :D

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  2. I wish I did! It's from the end credits of TMOTB; that's as big as it gets I'm afraid

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  3. I'll play X1 in celebration.

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  4. New Rockman for Wii U ?? :)

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  5. Here's hope for a Rockman 25th anniversary project.

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  6. According to my sources, we missed Roll (RORU) Day earlier this week. (06/06) I'm pretty sad about that. :(

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  7. It's going to be a little surprise, guys.

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  8. Your HYPE friendly Neighborhood HYPE Metool. HYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!June 8, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Guys, of course it's gonna be that the MegaMan 9 secret will be revealed when you transfer data from X9, MM11, Zero5, BN7 and MegaMan's soccer 2 (on the 3DS) to Super Ultra Hyper Mega Giga Omni MegaRockman giant heart pounding mech battle super deluxe (on the Wii U). And that the secret is that if you beat MM9 without losing health while blindfolded and having your hands tied behind your back, the game cures cancer.

    Anything less and i'll be dissapointed.

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  9. Honestly, if this isn't about an announcement of a new game, then I couldn't care less.

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  10. i like how everyone is jumping to conclusions without having read pd's last paragraph.

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  11. 6/9

    Forever alone? Poor Rock.

    lol

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  12. Professor MegamanJune 8, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    Not much to celebrate this year, huh?

    I wonder if the Japanese fan base have any interest in Archie's MegaMan comic, aside from a few figures in production, there's little else bearing the name Rockman/Megaman that's worth giving a crap about.

    Damn shame....

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  13. @hypersonic: Forever alone? I thought the song went "forever young, oh to be forever young".

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  14. @Rock-X

    "Forever Alone" is a common phrase on the internet.

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  15. Uh... Something is happening over at the Devroom right now...

    Some kind of blurry screen? Google Translations indicate that it might be a wallpaper. Obviously it could be way off though.

    Something about an interview and Comic-Con too. I think they're asking us to drop off questions at the blog?

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  16. 6/9 is like a broken yin-yang. Ever notice that people? :D

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