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Battle Story MegaMan 1

Cover art of French version.

Battle Story MegaMan NT Warrior, known as Battle Story Rockman.EXE (バトルストーリーロックマンエグゼ) in Japan, is a manga from the Mega Man Battle Network series illustrated by Keijima Jun and Miho Asada. It was serialized in Japan in Shogakukan's publications Shogaku Ninensei, Shogaku Sannensei, and Shogaku Yonensei. It was later published in four volumes by Shogakukan in Japan between 2002-2004, and by Kurokawa in France in 2005-2006.[1]

Release information

EXE
Battle Story Rockman.EXE vol. 1
PublisherShogakukan Release date July 25, 2002
CountryJapan ISBN4-09-149507-9
Contents Chapter 1-19
EXE
Battle Story Rockman.EXE vol. 2
PublisherShogakukan Release date February 25, 2003
CountryJapan ISBN4-09-149508-7
Contents Chapter 20-37
EXE
Battle Story Rockman.EXE vol. 3
PublisherShogakukan Release date November 25, 2003
CountryJapan ISBN4-09-149509-5
Contents Chapter 38-55
EXE
Battle Story Rockman.EXE vol. 4
PublisherShogakukan Release date September 25, 2004
CountryJapan ISBN4-09-149510-9
Contents Chapter 56-71
Battle Story MegaMan 1
Battle Story MegaMan NT Warrior tome 1
PublisherKurokawa Release date August 9, 2005
CountryFrance ISBN2-351-42024-1
Contents Same as Japanese version
Battle Story MegaMan NT Warrior 2
Battle Story MegaMan NT Warrior tome 2
PublisherKurokawa Release date October 11, 2005
CountryFrance ISBN2-351-42025-X
Contents Same as Japanese version
Battle Story MegaMan NT Warrior 3
Battle Story MegaMan NT Warrior tome 3
PublisherKurokawa Release date December 1, 2005
CountryFrance ISBN2-351-42034-9
Contents Same as Japanese version
Battle Story MegaMan NT Warrior 4
Battle Story MegaMan NT Warrior tome 4
PublisherKurokawa Release date September 11, 2006
CountryFrance ISBN2-351-42035-7
Contents Same as Japanese version
New Edition Battle Story Rockman EXE 01
Shinsō-ban Battle Story Rockman.EXE vol. 1
(新装版 バトルストーリー ロックマンエグゼ 第1巻)
PublisherFukkan.com Release date March 24, 2017
CountryJapan ISBN
Contents
New Edition Battle Story Rockman EXE 02
Shinsō-ban Battle Story Rockman.EXE vol. 2
(新装版 バトルストーリー ロックマンエグゼ 第2巻)
PublisherFukkan.com Release date April 22, 2017
CountryJapan ISBN
Contents
New Edition Battle Story Rockman EXE 03
Shinsō-ban Battle Story Rockman.EXE vol. 3
(新装版 バトルストーリー ロックマンエグゼ 第3巻)
PublisherFukkan.com Release date May 26, 2017
CountryJapan ISBN
Contents

Summary

Volume 1

There's not much continuity to the storyline, basically it's introducing all of the major characters. The World Three members each take a crack at causing mayhem around the city in various ways, and each time are defeated by Lan Hikari and MegaMan. Lan also meets Chaud for the first time, while MegaMan and ProtoMan become acquainted with each other. It should also be noted that NumberMan is evil in this manga, and a member of the World Three like the games. ShadowMan is also included, but he seems to be an ally of MegaMan.

Volume 2

Whereas the first Battle Story manga centered around the World Three characters, volume #2 introduces the Gospel mafia. The first chapters begin with Mayl becoming trapped in her house which is filling with gas, caused by Arashi and AirMan. MegaMan and ProtoMan go to save her and Roll, only to meet up with AirMan, QuickMan and CutMan. Dr. Froid is also investigating some disturbances, and jack in IceMan into the network. MegaMan and IceMan face off against CutMan, while ProtoMan goes head to head with QuickMan.

Volume 3

Part 3 of this manga begins with Bass and ShadowMan. Bass has sealed himself away because he knows he is too powerful. However, the seal becomes broken, and Bass is set free. It's hard to tell whether or not Bass is actually a bad guy in the manga, since he seems to keep having an inner conflict within his own mind. The fact that he sealed himself away in the first place shows the fact that he does not really wish to harm anyone. MegaMan and ShadowMan each battle Bass, who eventually seals himself up again, only this time underground.

Translation into other languages

An official translation of Battle Story Rockman.EXE was released in Europe between 2005-2006, all four volumes being translated into French and distributed by Kurokawa Books. The series was distributed throughout Europe via online vendors, such as Chapitre.

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