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.