Thursday, April 25, 2019

Bandai Announces Rockman X Giga Mission: New Cards, New Story Between X5/X6


Bandai have announced Rockman X Giga Mission, a brand-new trading card series that succeeds 2018's highly successful Rockman X 25th Anniversary Memorial Carddass set.

Due to release in August, the Rockman X Giga Mission box set includes 24 all-new cards designed by Yoshihiro Iwamoto, an exclusive 10-page manga (by Iwamoto) that tells an "untold" story between Rockman X5 and Rockman X6 featuring new characters, mechs and armor, and a clear file to safely store the cards in a binder.

Additionally, Bandai will be holding a contest to design a special Giga Mission armor for Zero (Japan only). The winning design will be turned into a real trading card, illustrated by Iwamoto himself. In case you forgot, this was the winning design from last year's contest.

Pre-orders for the Rockman X Giga Mission box set are now available exclusively through Premium Bandai. There are no current plans for an English release, so you'll have to get a little creative to obtain this one. Premium Bandai don't ship internationally; you're best bet might be to wait for it show up on Yahoo! Auctions and grab it via proxy.

Source: Premium Bandai (Thanks, Vhyper1985!)

27 comments:

  1. Whatever happened to the English Mega Missions from Udon?

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    1. http://www.rockman-corner.com/2019/04/udon-explains-delay-of-mega-man.html

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  2. Very nice artwork. Magma Dragon went full blown Chinese dragon and Slash Beast turned a rather sexy light royal purple (which totally fits how he was in the manga, short as his onscreen time was).

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    1. Is that what that is? I thought they were new original characters.

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    2. the coloring is great, but the linework isn't all that great. Everything on their helmets are off center, proportions are strange,and perspective is inconsistent.

      Great example is zero's right shoulder in the image above. the shoulder guard's top is facing the viewer, and is tilted in such a way to suggest the arm is going backward, but it goes forwards, toward the viewer. the other shoulder, based on how the torso is arced, is waaaaaaay to high. The right should looks like it's tilted up, and based on perspective, should be higher up than the left shoulder.

      If you really pay attention to the art, the fills are very pretty, but the linework is just terrible.

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    3. no wait, was looking at the shoulder wrong, it's actually turned completely sideways, which makes it even weirder, as the should armor seems to be inside his torso (we should see some of the inner edge of the shoulder guard).

      his shoulder ball joint is too far from the torso, and his arm is too inward, which is why his right booblight isn't where it should be, because the arm is occupying that space. further arm is bigger than closer arm too.

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    4. Nah. Basically the Carddass stories bring back the stage bosses with new colors and designs, as well as increased combat power.

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    5. I've never been a fan of Iwamoto's art.

      Maybe the stories are great (haven't read them), but other than that, I think he is way overrated.

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    6. The Maverick bosses are given unique personalities in the manga compared to their game counterparts, which is a plus, though Crush Crawfish is still a bloodthirsty maniac either way. XD

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  3. But.... Zero is dead between X5 and 6....

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    1. I think this is following the X5-IF Manga from Iwamoto

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    2. This probably explains how Zero followed the trail of the Nightmare Virus solo-style and without HQ's aid in order to find X/Nightmare Zero (after hiding himself to repair himself, of course).

      Thematically, I would imagine that Zero fights Magma Dragoon in Metal Shark Player's junkyard, just before emerging as X scraps Nightmare Zero.

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  4. curious to see how the repliforce aligned reploids will react to being revived

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  5. Now it makes sense that Copystrike to the Gigamission fangame. Capcom had this in wraps for a while!

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  6. I will translate this when I get the scans ._.

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    1. in advance, thanks. i was just wondering if someone would do it.

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  7. These have been some crazy active couple years for carddass rockman X!

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  8. Are Megamission and Gigamission series both stories as official as X1~X8? Or they are If Stories and are beyond the time line of X1~X8?

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    1. Thank you. It's so helpful.

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    2. how official are X7 and X8? the X series is very strange about what is canon and what's not.

      Multiple endings of X5 and X6 don't help at all

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    3. X7 and X8 are completely canon and although the X5 and X6 have several endings, only one is true. The canonical end of the X5 is shown in the opening of the X6 and the direct ending of the X6 is where X finds to Zero and so the story continues with X7 and X8. Note: the ending of Zero where he goes to sleep 100 years this happens but not directly after the X6 else a lot of time later because according to the dramatrack "Rockman Zero Telos - Retrospect 1: Elf Wars" X and Zero fight against Omega in the Elf Wars and they defeat him using the Final Strike, after that Zero seals himself 100 years.

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  9. Wait a sec... I TOTALLY MISSED MEGA MISSION 4!!!!!!!

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  10. All I'm really hoping for with this is that it contains the scrapped Limited forms that were gonna be in Mega Mission 4 (probably as EX versions like Slash Beast).

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