Sunday, January 9, 2022

Yoshihiro Iwamoto's Rockman X4 Manga Finally Available in English


Following the English translation of Hitoshi Ariga's The Men Who Made Rockman, our friends at Azure Wind Productions (lead by Windii Gitlord with the invaluable help of Speeps) are back with the full scanlation of Yoshihiro Iwamoto's Rockman X4 manga.

Up to this point, nobody took on the challenge to translate the last volume of Iwamoto's manga. Rockman X1 to X3 were previously translated by other groups over the years, though. Azure Wind Productions not only got the job done, but they also translated the last two chapters from Rockman X3 that never got translated: Mars and Ikaros. These chapters act as bridge between Rockman X3 and Rockman X4.

What's more? They also translated the short story "Holiday" that was never made available outside their serialization in the pages of Comic BomBom but included in the 2005 reprints. 

Azure Wind Production's work doesn't stop here. They also intend on re-translating Rockman X1, X2 and X3 volumes! It'll take some time, but you've got a lot of translated material to tide you over. Hit up links above to read everything or check the translation group page for a few more Rockman manga translations!

9 comments:

  1. Nice, I hope they release X1 to X3 aswell (and X5IF)

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    1. The article mentions that translations were already done, but a do-over would be nice, as those translations show their age.

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  2. "Azure Wind Production's work stop here." I hope that's a typo! Haha.

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  3. When I first read the X1 manga in English that in 2013 I think. Then someone translate the final ch of X1, then X2 and X3 in 2020. Now I finally X4. The Mangas are great. Thats great that X1-X3 will get a retranslation. After reading X4 it feels rush, kind wonder what was going there. Wonder if you guys will translate or retranslate some of the other Megaman X mangas like X5(not X5IF) or the X7 4koma.

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    1. The X4 manga was canceled by the magazine's editors.

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    2. Indeed. Iwamoto never even got to the Sigma battle, for example.

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