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Mega Man: Official Complete Works [Paperback]

Capcom
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Dec 29 2009 Mega Man
With over 100 video games to his name, Mega Man is one of the most recognizable icons of gaming. Mega Man: Official Complete Works showcases 20 years of artwork from this classic series and features character designs, box art, promo art, and loads of rarely seen art pieces. No Mega Man fan would dare miss out!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great tribute to Mega Man Jan. 9 2010
By Parka HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Mega Man: Official Complete Works is actually a half of the 336-page Japanese art book "R20" which was published in March 2008 to celebrate Mega Man's 20th anniversary. It's nice to have Capcom translate the book into English. The other half is Mega Man X: Official Complete Works.

This book retains the paperback format, low gloss pages and layout. The cover has a glossy embossed Mega Man printed against a matte cover. It's very beautiful and Mega Man pops out nicely.

There are both good and bad in releasing the original book as two volumes in English. The bad, of course, is the higher price. The good is the it's thinner and more friendly to the book spine. By comparison, my 320-page "SF20: The Art of Street Fighter", also from Capcom, has slight spine creases when I open the book wide.

The art inside is arranged by chronological order and game platforms. The book is filled with colourful character designs, sketches and illustrations from game covers, manga and other merchandise. The variety is amazing. The pages are packed with so many versions of powered up Mega Man, the bosses and enemies. Whatever you can think of is probably found in this book.

It's nostalgic looking at some of the art, especially those that I've played so many years ago. There are a few comic strips behind and one interesting one is on the birth of Mega Man. There aren't any screen shots of the game itself though.

Accompanying the designs are lots of quotes from the Japanese artists. They talk about the characters, ideas, and you can gain some interesting insight into their working environment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY MegaMan Dec 20 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Im not goin to write a review but Im just gonna say that if your Rock fan u gotta buy this. I dont usually buy books and stuff like that but with the MegaMan 25th anniversary comin I had to get something since Capcom decided that MegaMan isnt important to them anymore.

Well, lets just say that this is probably one of best thing I bought in years. So like I said if u are MegaMan fan, do yourself a favor and get this NOW.

A 200 pages High Quality book just for 26 Bucks, what
thats nothin
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5.0 out of 5 stars i've always wanted a megaman artbook March 10 2010
Format:Paperback
been looking at getting this for a while, and amazon was selling it for half the price the stores were. couldn't pass it up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for fans March 22 2011
Format:Paperback
Very nice book that not only contains tons of art from all the megaman games, but also notes and comments by series creator Keichi Inafune about the development of the various games. You will definately learn alot by reading them. Recommended to any Rockman fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great tribute to Mega Man Jan. 9 2010
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Mega Man: Official Complete Works is actually a half of the 336-page Japanese art book "R20" which was published in March 2008 to celebrate Mega Man's 20th anniversary. It's nice to have Capcom translate the book into English. The other half is Mega Man X: Official Complete Works.

This book retains the paperback format, low gloss pages and layout. The cover has a glossy embossed Mega Man printed against a matte cover. It's very beautiful and Mega Man pops out nicely.

There are both good and bad in releasing the original book as two volumes in English. The bad, of course, is the higher price. The good is the it's thinner and more friendly to the book spine. By comparison, my 320-page "SF20: The Art of Street Fighter", also from Capcom, has slight spine creases when I open the book wide.

The art inside is arranged by chronological order and game platforms. The book is filled with colourful character designs, sketches and illustrations from game covers, manga and other merchandise. The variety is amazing. The pages are packed with so many versions of powered up Mega Man, the bosses and enemies. Whatever you can think of is probably found in this book.

It's nostalgic looking at some of the art, especially those that I've played so many years ago. There are a few comic strips behind and one interesting one is on the birth of Mega Man. There aren't any screen shots of the game itself though.

Accompanying the designs are lots of quotes from the Japanese artists. They talk about the characters, ideas, and you can gain some interesting insight into their working environment. There are 7 artists doing the designs and they are Ryuji Higurashi, Hayato Kaji, Keisuke Mizuno, Tatsuya Yoshikawa, Hideki Ishikawa, Shinsuke Komaki and Yoshihisa Tsuda.

This book is a great tribute to the Mega Man franchise, highly recommended to all fans.

If you like this book, check out Mega Man X: Official Complete Works also.

The full list of game titles included are:

* Mega Man 1 to 8
* Mega Man & Bass
* Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge
* Mega Man II to V
* Mega Man: The Wily Wars
* Mega Man: The Power Battle
* Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters
* Wily & Light's Rockboard ~That's Paradise~
* Mega Man's Soccer
* Mega Man Battle & Chase
* Super Adventure Rockman
* Rockman Complete Works (PS)
* Rockman (PS)
* Rockman 2: The Secret of Dr. Wily (PS)
* Rockman 3: The End of Dr. Wily!? (PS)
* Rockman 4: A New Ambition!! (PS)
* Rockman 5: Blues' Trap!? (PS)
* Rockman 6: The Greatest Battle of All Time!! (PS)
* Rockman Battle & Fighters (NGP)
* Mega Man & Bass (GBA)
* Rockman Power Battle Fighters (PS2)
* Mega Man: Powered Up

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5.0 out of 5 stars For any fan of classic Mega Man! Jan. 5 2010
By Ryan Carlo - Published on Amazon.com
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It's hard to explain the joy of seeing this after watching the product page for months and enduring a minor delay. I'll make it simple, Mega Man: Official Complete Works is a translated art book that features classic Mega Man art of all sorts. Well, it's half of a Japanese artbook anyway. The other half being what we have as the Mega Man X: Official Complete Works, I'd think it's more convenient for different sides of the fanbase that way, and at a lower price point.

Anyhow...Promotional art, enemies, bosses, anniversary pictures, international covers, level sketches, you name it! I can't believe the the amount of pure art that's packed within these pages, all beautiful enough to look at again and again. One of the best parts of any art book, at least for me, are the comments from the original artists saying how they thought about a particular piece. You really get to see the passion put into what seems like 'standard' promotional art. Other things like a mini manga showing the origin of Mega Man and an interview with Keiji Inafune help round out an already great release.

Udon obviously put heart into bringing this over, and it shows. The translation seems pure yet recognizable to any Mega Man fan, with art that isn't messed with at all. For example, for each section by game, it uses the original 'Rockman' Japanese logos with translation notes put to the side, and it saves what could be messy editing as well as pleasing any art purists. The book is printed gorgeously as well, with plenty of full color art on really nice paper in a nice paperback binding. This is my first art book from them, and well, I'm very impressed! I'll be looking into their other art books for sure.

All and all, I say get this art book if you have even a shred of interest! If you are a classic Mega Man/Rockman fan who wants to see some great art and more, in a nice complete and shiny package, it's worth every penny.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book for the fans March 25 2010
By Ian Dimas De Almeida - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a complete must for MegaMan fans. Containing every official artwork from the series up to 2007, when this book was originally released (the exception being some of the american covers, but I'm actually glad those were left out, since I really don't feel like looking at the hideous US Megaman 1 and 2 covers ever again :P), also present are comments from some of the staff and tons of sketches and early concepts.

The book format is great, the cover is beautiful, and it's an overall great presentation. The reason I gave it 4 stars though, is because I have zero tolerance for censorship, and unfortunately, Udon decided to use the American/European color scheme for Oilman, even in the sketches. It's very inconsistent though, as there's 2 ilustrations that use his normal color scheme (one of them even being in the cover), but still, it's very sad to see this kind of thing. If you personally don't have a problem with that, consider this a 5 star review, because that's really the only thing I can complain about ;)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars for Mega Man history buffs Feb. 24 2010
By Joseph K. Garrahan Barrera - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is completely amazing, full of behind the scenes info from all the artists. High quality paper and printing. I am replaying all the games again, just to see the art in context. Covers every original mega man game up to 8, with concept art & sketches. Mega Man 9 & 10 are not here, since they are brand new games.

I never thought I would be able to see so much mega man art, my only thing is that Mega Man 8, which has the most hand drawn art, doesn't have as much images as 7, for example. I'm sure you could fill a whole book with just 8. But it is incredible anyway. Thanks for making it!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Dec 24 2009
By Video Game History - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Mega Man fans finally are getting the ultimate book! I'm glad it's finally in stock! We've waited a long time for this, and it's finally here!

My recommendation is that you pick up a copy today, since the availability of these books is fleeting, at best. I bet the whole lot will sell out within days now
that it's finally been released.

I also recommend the Mega Man X book, that is very similar to this one (except it's devoted to that series) The same principles apply!

5 stars, completely awesome for all Mega Man/Rockman fans! A must have! Fans of great art should also check this out!

Highly recommended!
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