The Blue Bomber's 25th anniversary is just ten days away. Ten days! So to get into the spirit of things, we're looking back at one of the largest celebrations in the franchise's history: the Rockman 20th anniversary event in Sunshine City, Tokyo.
On November 18th, 2007, Sunshine City's Bunkakan Convention Hall in Ikebukura played host to the event; one of the largest fan congregations in the franchise's history. Attendees took a trip through the history of Rockman, view exclusive production illustrations from the series, buy some paraphernalia, and sample the then-upcoming Ryuusei no Rockman 2. Below, you'll find a heaping ton of photos from the event. It's a pretty neat blast from the past, If I do say so myself.
It remains to be seen if Capcom will hold a similar event to honor the 25th anniversary. At the rate things have been going lately, it's highly doubtful. At the very least, I anticipate some small celebration. Maybe a live stream of birthday party at the Capcom U.S offices. I dunno.
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Sources: OMfire, GameWatch