Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Rarely-Seen Mega Man 8 Art Unearthed and Preserved

If you're a fan of Hayato Kaji's work, I've got a neat treat for you. I recently obtained an issue of Famimaga from November 1996, which showcased Mega Man 8 as its cover story. Obscured behind a sea of text lies an exclusive piece of original artwork featuring Mega Man and Duo, never republished before.

Regrettably, extracting the image from beneath the text proved challenging. However, with Game Vacanti's assistance, we successfully located a clean version hiding within the issue's pages. We've scanned both the original cover and the clean version for your pleasure. You can view them above or directly download them here.

Additionally, this issue includes an extensive interview with former Capcom staff involved in the game's production. We're actively working on translating the interview and plan to make it available soon. Stay tuned!


  1. Is there a link without the password protection? I'm an oddball without a google account. :)

    1. Should be fixed now. Try again!

    2. Sweet. Got em. Thanks for the fix. :)

  2. Looking forward to this translation.

  3. Thanks so much for finding this and making the art available to see. I'm looking forward to the interview too. It does make me wonder what the development team went through, making all those new sprites and other assets for the game's release. It must have been quite an experience in those days.


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