Ariga's April Fools' gag

Manga artist and devout Rockman otaku Hitoshi Ariga has been working on a new Rockman Megamix, as we know. However, it is (or was, rather) also April Fools' Day in Japan. So to stay in the spirit of the day, Ariga wrote up this very unfortunate news concerning the new Rockman Megamix: For starters, the new Rockman Megamix will not be releasing on May of this year. It will not be in A5 large comic format, and the volume will certainly not entail roughly 300 pages.

Furthermore, there will not be a postscript manga at the end of each volume, the "Rockman Development Secrets" will not be included with the book, and no revisions and corrections will be made of the original version.

Very unfortunate news indeed.

Ariga plans "Rockman Development Secrets" in next Megamix

Hitoshi Ariga, creator of the Rockman Megamix manga series, recently updated his blog, apologizing over not talking about the new Megamix in the works for a while and announcing a feature he intends to include. It is a special digest called "Rockman Development Secrets - The Men who Created Rockman-" which will presumably reveal information about Rockman's development. Ariga states he's wanted to make a separate book along these lines for as long as 15 years ago, but due to various circumstances he is only able to now publish the information like this. Additionally Ariga plans to make a bonus comic, "Secrets of the Rockman Development Secrets -The Man who Depicts the Men who Created Rockman-" which seems to be a fictionalized account of working with Inafune and Rockman's other developers. Naturally Ariga is very excited, and hopes to bring more info sooner than later. It should all be pretty interesting.

News Credit: Rock Miyabi