Before hitting it big with Eyesheild 21 and One-Punch Man, manga artist Yusuke Murata was but a child when he won the Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5 boss design contests. His winning sketches became Dust Man and Crystal Man, respectively. He was 12-years-old at the time.
Years later, Murata has found international acclaim. And yet he will be a fan of Mega Man no matter where his career takes him.
Taking to Twitter, Murata shared a couple fun Mega Man sketches: the Blue Bomber himself and his future alter-ego Quint.
前描いたロックマン pic.twitter.com/RvYuV1NJcq— 村田雄介 (@NEBU_KURO) October 26, 2016
ちょっと前に落書きしたロックマンワールド2のクイント pic.twitter.com/GPKY0QxW2d— 村田雄介 (@NEBU_KURO) October 26, 2016
And here's a piece he did in 2015:
Needless to say, cool stuff. I think it's great when artists not only remember but honor where they came from!