Not long after the small delay for Mega Man Battle Network: Official Complete Works, word has it Japan is seeing their own set of delays in the form of the reprinted editions of Shigeto Ikehara’s Rockman 7 and Koji Izuki’s Rockman 8 manga adaptions.
Online retailers such as Tanomi and even the books' publisher, Wedge Holdings, have chosen to delay both titles until a little later this Spring. Originally scheduled for a February 22 release, Rockman 7 Volume 1 is now set to ship towards the end of March followed by Volume 2 in late April. Rockman 8, being released in a single volume, won't hit store shelves until late May. A reason behind the delays wasn't disclosed.
We've yet to hear if these reprints will offer any additional content to set them apart from the original prints. At best, I think we can expect some new cover art by Ikehara/Izuki, and perhaps some commentary or a nice conceptual art section, or two.
And who knows, maybe UDON will translate and release these some time later. One can only hope!