Friday, February 15, 2019
"Dr. Light's Research Journal" Now Available in English!
My first Patreon-backed project has reached its conclusion! "Dr. Light's Research Journal" – a 52-page collection of notes from the good doctor taking place before, during and after the events of Mega Man 1 – has been translated into English. You can download the PDF from the links above!
These notes were originally included in the mini 2016-2017 planner that came with the out-of-print, e-Capcom exclusive Rockman Classics Collection Limited Edition Package (for Nintendo 3DS). The notes provide a bit of backstory on the birth of the six DLN Robot Masters, among other things. We learn about how Dr. Light was commissioned to design six robots by an "administration", the development of his patented "Ceratanium", and the eventual crisis that leads directly into the events of Mega Man 1.
The notes also provide us with some cute slice-of-life moments, too. For instance, did you know Cut Man shaved Dr. Light's beard in his sleep? Or how about the time Light invited Rock and Roll out to karaoke? Or that time Reggae spied on the Light family? And did you know about Dr. Light's penchant for fighting games? He wants to master the Shoryuken and Hadouken for real, you know.
This project couldn't have happened without my Patreon supporters. Thanks to you, we were able to obtain the physical journal, scan it, translate it, and clean it up. Translation credit goes to my old friend Midori Woodley. Typesetting and imaging honors go to the great Reploid_21XX! You guys rock.
More Patreon-backed projects surrounding the documentation and research of various pieces of rare and lost Mega Man history are coming down the pike. As always, your support is very much appreciated. It's a dollar to start; no paywalled content. Learn more here!