Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Some Updates From Udon Entertainment

Matt Moylan over at UDON Entertainment has shot over some small news-bites about their Mega Man products. If you have follow-up questions about the following, drop them in the comments and I'll see if Matt can get back to you.

Mega Man: Robot Master Field Guide
"This project has been through a lot! It turned out to be a lot more work than expected, has got through a couple total overhauls, and also had a lengthy approval process. But the book is now completed. We have rescheduled the book for January 2012. It could be ready a bit earlier, but because the book is so late we want to give comic shops the chance to adjust their orders on the book. Thanks all for being patient on this fun little book!"

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 3
"The final book in Hitoshi Ariga’s ultimate Mega-manga series is now at the printer. It’s expected to hit stores early November. A more precise date and previews will be coming closer to the release."

"Just a note, if you haven’t picked up this book and want a copy before X-mas (for yourself or for a gift) I’d suggest you order early. Due to some miscommunication, our printer shorted us on this title about 20% less than we wanted for the first printing. We do still have a decent amount in stock, but that could sell out quick closer to the holiday season. Whenever MM Tribute sells out we will do a new printing, but it’s not likely to make it in time for X-mas, so just a heads up!"

Mega Man: Official Complete Works/Zero: Official Complete Works
"We are reprinting both of these titles, and they’ll be back in stock before the end of the year. So don’t pay any crazy reseller prices! ;) "

The Future! 
"Also, we have a few new Mega Man projects in the works! Hopefully we can announce some of them soon."

New projects, eh? That's always exciting! I'm personally holding out for Maniax -- a very fun read that's practically begging for localization. Stay tuned for future updates!

Thanks again to Matt Moylan for keeping us in the know.


  1. I want one of their projects to be of Shigeto Ikehara's manga. But sad reality says that won't happen...

    Nice to hear about Zero CW reprint... I loved the art in that series.

  2. I'm crossing my fingers for the X manga.

  3. Snakeman likes Toadman: Confirmed for Field Guide?

  4. sweeeet! MOCW and MZOCW are ridiculously priced now and hard to find.

  5. As long as the new project isn't the Zero manga, I'm up for everything, lol

  6. I'd like to see some of Izuki or Iwamoto's work translated, myself.

    Most of Ikehara's work suffers from being tied TOO closely to the games. To the point where you can recognize individual parts of individual stages. Some of them almost read like comic adaptations of game guides. That's probably not his fault, but the storylines are not as good as they would be otherwise.

  7. I'm aware of how closely Ikehara's manga is to the games. However, I prefer his artwork over the others, to be frank.

    Besides, I hear that formula had started to improve over the course of the manga series.


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