Rockman Ultrabook Package Contest Opens

illust_sample The Rockman Ultrabook endeavor has moved from polls to a contest. There is now a contest open for designing the package for the fan-fueled laptop PC. The winner, not surprisingly, will get their own Rockman Ultrabook. The rules are as follows:

-Can contain any Mega Man character from any series (classic, X, Zero, ZX, Legends, Battle Network, Star Force or Xover). It cannot contain any other characters. -Your work must be in Photoshop PSD format, using CMYK coloring. It must be in A3 (297mm x 420mm) in 350 dpi. -After making this graphic, you may submit it as a GIF, JPG or PNG that is compressed to under 10MB. -Those under 20 must have approval from a guardian to enter the contest.

The contest is running from now until April 22nd. Of course, I don't really imagine readers here will have much interest in entering, but there's the info just in case.

The Rockman Ultrabook goes on preorder March 29th, next week. No details about the poll results or price have been revealed still.

Fans Culminate to Create Zero 10th Anniversary Compilation

Following in line with Mega Man Zero's 10th anniversary, passionate fans in Japan are putting together something pretty special. It's a community collaboration called the "Rockman Zero 10th Anniversary Anthology." This self published book (aka doujinshi), contains 110 pages of short comics and illustrations by talented Zero fans. What's more, it also has an interview with Serou, the person behind Yama Tai Koku - one of the most prominent makers of Rockman garage kits.

The Anthology is set to go on sale next week via a couple upcoming conventions in Tokyo: COMIC1 on the 30th and SUPER COMIC CITY 21 on May 4th. Later on it will also be available at Comiket 82. The A5 sized compilation will run for ¥1,200. With any luck, it will also see reprinting at major doujin retailers. Otherwise it might become a bit of a rare item.

A tiny bit more of the compilation can be seen on this Pixiv entry, teasing a 16 page comic about Zero fighting Copy X. All in all, what a great way to celebrate Zero's 10th!