Cover of Mega Man Gigamix vol. 1.

Mega Man Gigamix, known as Rockman Gigamix (ロックマンギガミックス Rokkuman Gigamikkusu) in Japan, is a Mega Man manga drawn by Hitoshi Ariga and a follow-up to Mega Man Megamix. It features a brand new story based on Mega Man 3 and stories based on Mega Man Battle & Chase and Mega Man V that were originally conceived during the serialization of Megamix. The manga was first published by Wedge Holdings in three volumes between 2009-2010 in Japan and by Udon Entertainment in 2011 in the United States. From April to June 2015, published a partially revised reprint of the manga, and this version was published in France by nobi nobi ! in 2017.

Release Information

Rockman Gigamix vol. 1
Publisher Wedge Holdings Release date September 30, 2009
Country Japan ISBN 978-4-904293-25-X
Contents Stories: Asteroid Blues, Burning Wheel
Others: Summaries of Rockman Megamix stories and comments from Hitoshi Ariga and guests
Rockman Gigamix vol. 2
Publisher Wedge Holdings Release date February 27, 2010
Country Japan ISBN 978-4-904293-28-X
Contents Stories: White Nightmare, Dark Moon
Others: Comments from Hitoshi Ariga and guests
Rockman Gigamix vol. 3
Publisher Wedge Holdings Release date September 27, 2010
Country Japan ISBN 978-4-904293-44-X

Stories: To a Shining Morrow

Others: Special Thanks by Hitoshi Ariga (back cover)

Box Set
Rockman Megamix & Gigamix Box Set
Publisher Bunendo Release date February 1, 2011
Country Japan ISBN 9784904293485
Contents A box set with Rockman Megamix vol. 1-2 and Rockman Gigamix vol. 1-3
Mega Man Gigamix vol. 1
Publisher Udon Entertainment Release date May 4, 2011
Country North America ISBN 978-1926778235
Contents Stories: Asteroid Blues, Burning Wheel
Mega Man Gigamix vol. 2
Publisher Udon Entertainment Release date August 10, 2011
Country North America ISBN 978-1926778273
Contents Stories: White Nightmare, Dark Moon
Others: Comments from Hitoshi Ariga
Mega Man Gigamix vol. 3
Publisher Udon Entertainment Release date November 2011
Country North America ISBN 978-1926778310
Contents Story: To a Shining Morrow
Vol 1
New Edition Rockman Gigamix vol. 1
Publisher Release date April 24, 2015
Country Japan ISBN 9784835451749
Contents Stories: Asteroid Blues and Burning Wheel with small art improvements
Others: Guest comment from Ryuji Higurashi, "Afterword Gigamix 2009," "Afterword Gigamix 2015"
Vol 2
New Edition Rockman Gigamix vol. 2
Publisher Release date May 23, 2015
Country Japan ISBN 9784835451756
Contents Stories: White Nightmare and Dark Moon with small art improvements
Others: "Afterword Gigamix 2009," "Afterword Gigamix 2015," guest comments from Shigeto Ikehara and Kōji Izuki
Vol 3
New Edition Rockman Gigamix vol. 3
Publisher Release date June 20, 2015
Country Japan ISBN 9784835451763
Contents Story: To a Shining Morrow with small art improvements, new panels, 18 new pages, and extended story
Mega Man Gigamix 1 (2017).jpg
Mega Man Gigamix tome 01
Publisher nobi nobi ! Release date February 8, 2017
Country France EAN 9782373490893
Contents Same as the 2015 release.
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Mega Man Gigamix tome 02
Publisher nobi nobi ! Release date April 19, 2017
Country France EAN 9782373491050
Contents Same as the 2015 release.
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Mega Man Gigamix tome 03
Publisher nobi nobi ! Release date May 31, 2017
Country France EAN 9782373491135
Contents Same as the 2015 release.


Asteroid Blues


Asteroid Blues (アステロイドブルース Asuteroido Burūsu) is a story from volume 1 based on the events of Mega Man 3, taking place between the stories "R Destruction Order" and "Metal Heart" from Mega Man Megamix.

Dr. Wily has finally been arrested. Some months later, an asteroid with mysterious ruins was located, and they contained eight powerful Energy Elements (also called Energy Crystals), but they were heavily guarded by ancient alien technology. The expedition managed to obtain only one of the Energy Elements. Dr. Wily was taken out of prison to help Dr. Light in creating Gamma, a powerful robot to face the alien machines. The two doctors create Gamma in a spaceship, and are accompanied by Mega Man and some security robots watchin over Wily. Sometime during or before Gamma's creation, Dr. Light created Rush to make company for Mega Man while the doctors are busy, and Dr. Wily also made a pet for him, Reggae. Unfortunately, Dr. Wily planned a escape and uses eight robots to attack the ship while he teleports to Earth and uses Doc Robots to steal the Energy Element.

Mega Man has trouble against the robots, and Reggae is destroyed by Break Man, who challenges Mega Man for a one on one fight, making the robots leave. During their battle, Dr. Light appears on a screen to contact Mega Man, and Break Man is distracted when he sees Light, being hit in the face. Dr. Light tells Mega Man that Rush is able to transform to help him, and he must use him to fly outside and stop the ship, as it is going to collide with the asteroid. As Break Man's mask falls, Light recognizes him as Proto Man, and Mega Man wonders if Dr. Light knows the red robot. Mega Man goes out and attempts to avoid the crash, but it is too much for him. Fortunately, Proto Man goes out and helps him by firing a powerful charge shot to change the ship's angle, and it slides roughly in the ground. This alerts the alien robots protecting the asteroid, many of them appearing to attack the ship and forcing Mega Man, Rush, and Dr. Light (in a space suit) to run away and hide. Gamma comes out from the ship and destroys the guardians, and Dr. Wily appears to tell Dr. Light about his plan, teleporting away with his robots, leaving Gamma to do the job.

Without a choice, Mega Man tries to stop Gamma, and Dr. Light tells him that he left a weak point on Gamma because he didn't completely trust on Wily. Despite knowing its weakness, Mega Man and Rush have trouble against the giant robot, but manages to defeat it with Proto Man's help. After repairing the spaceship, Dr. Light and Mega Man return home, with the two having a conversation while Light makes some repairs on Mega Man. Proto Man enters the damaged teleporter used by Wily, going to his hideout. Wily, angry with Gamma's defeat, orders his robots to attack Proto Man, who simply smiles as the story ends.

Burning Wheel


Burning Wheel (バーニングホイール Bāningu Hoīru) is a story from volume 1 based on Mega Man Battle & Chase and Mega Man 7, taking place after the story "The Greatest Enemy in History" from Mega Man Megamix.

A large bridge connecting Japan and the United States was recently completed, and to commemorate, a race of robots called "Battle & Chase" is held in the bridge. Roll decides to participate and Kalinka assists her. At first Mega Man didn't wanted to race, but Shade Man and Slash Man persuade him to do so by saying that Dr. Wily is going to enter the race. Other robots in the race include Auto, Guts Man, Ice Man, Bass, Quick Man, Shadow Man, Napalm Man and Spring Man.

White Nightmare

White Nightmare (白い悪夢 Shiroi Akumu) is a story from Mega Man Gigamix volume 2 based on Mega Man V and Mega Man 8, its events taking place after "Burning Wheel".

A powerful alien robot is after the evil Dr. Wily to destroy him, and he defeats anything that tries to stop him, including Bass and the Wily Numbers from Mega Man 2, 3 and 7 (excluding Shadow Man and Shade Man) in Wily's fortress. Wily and Shade Man escape the base in a Hogale, but despite the efforts of his robots, the ship is destroyed by the alien robot, along with Wily. However, the Wily in the Hogale is actually a decoy. The real Wily escaped from his base with Shadow Man and went to Dr. Light's laboratory to ask for help. When the alien robot arrived, Mega Man (with the Super Adapter) and Dr. Light's robots managed to harm him, but suddenly hands appear around his body and he explodes, and nine robots appear from his body, the Stardroids led by Terra. Mega Man and Dr. Light's other robots are defeated by them and the laboratory is destroyed.

Dark Moon

Dark Moon (暗黒の月 Ankoku no Tsuki) is the continuation of White Nightmare.

The Stardroids spread around the world, attacking and defeating several robots, including the eight bosses from Mega Man 5 and Mega Man 6. Terra, in particular, is shown to be able to defeat over 100 robots without effort. Mega Man, Elec Man, Cut Man and Rush go after the Stardroids to stop them while Light and his other robots, along Wily and Shadow Man, stay in the ruined laboratory. Light's lab is suddenly attacked by Venus and Jupiter, and somewhere else, Mega Man and the others face Mercury, Saturn and Uranus. Terra summons Dark Moon, which flies to the sky and covers the Earth into darkness. Both groups have a rough battle against the Stardroids, and when Venus attempts to attack Light and Wily, Roll jumps in the front to protect them, but before Venus can do any harm, he is suddenly destroyed by a mysterious robot called Duo.

To a Shining Morrow

To a Shining Morrow (光る明日へ Hikaru Asu e) is the only story from volume 3 and the conclusion of Mega Man Gigamix, continuing where the Dark Moon chapter left off.

After defeating Venus, Duo fights against Jupiter, and he retreats. Meanwhile, Dr. Cossack's seven robots appear to help Mega Man's group, but for some reason they are out of control and attacks everyone present, and Uranus is destroyed when the seven attack him at the same time, which makes the other Stardroids retreat. When the seven Cossack Numbers harm Mega Man, they look confused and remove seven crystals from their bodies. Dr. Cossack appears with a helicopter and takes them to Dr. Light's lab, also taking the remains of the Mega Man 5 robots with him. The three doctors and their robots work together inside Big Eddie, repairing injured and broken robots. The Stradroids talk about their defeat partners and Terra takes Saturn's power, teleporting inside Big Eddie to attack. Terra teleports Duo to the other six Stardroids, where he is defeated by their combined attacks. Mega Man is fatally wounded, and Terra attacks everyone before leaving. When Shadow Man regains consciousness, he sees that the robots from Mega Man 2, 3 and 7 that were in Wily's base appeared and are assisting them. In other place, Proto Man decides to fight against the Stardroids, despite being alone and injured. While Light and Wily are repairing Mega Man, Cossack explains to the robots about Duo and the seven Energy Elements that were with his robots. Bass snatches four Energy Crystals for himself and goes after the Stardroids with Treble Boost, and the remaining three crystal are given for Mega Man, Shadow Man and Ring Man. They use one of Wily's remaining skull rockets from the Mega Man Megamix story R Destruction Order to send the three to space, with Star Man protecting it with his barrier.

In space, Bass tries to attack Saturn, but all of his attacks are taken by his Black Hole. Angry, Bass takes away his four energy crystals and throws them at Saturn, blasting them afterwards, causing a powerful explosion that destroys Saturn. Ring Man has a tough battle against Pluto, but he manages to defeat him. Mercury, Mars and Neptune attack Shadow Man, but as the three are too much for him he retreats with a kawarimi, hiding into one abandoned station. Mega Man destroys Jupiter and goes after Terra. Inside the station Shadow Man finds Proto Man injured, and the three Stardroids appear. Shadow Man stabs Neptune and Mercury and throws himself in Earth's direction with them, apparently burning them when entering the atmosphere. Quick Man appears and rescues Shadow Man with the Mecha Dragon, but Mercury suddenly appears and punches through Shadow Man, taking his energy crystal. Mercury is finally destroyed by Quick Man, which appears to slice Mercury continuously at high speed, leaving him unable to regenerate himself. Proto Man stops a missile from Mars' head with his own buster, exploding both of them. Mega Man defeats Terra, and Sunstar (Sungod) emerges from Dark Moon for the final battle.


List of characters introduced in Mega Man Gigamix. See Mega Man Megamix for returning characters.

Wily Numbers

Fourteen of Dr. Wily's robots preparing to battle the alien robot in White Nightmare.

Stardroids and related

Other characters

Asteroid Blues:

Burning Wheel:

White Nightmare, Dark Moon and To a Shining Morrow:



  • During the writing process, Ariga suffered an arm injury, and as a result, a number of manga artists and illustrators who were friends with him (including his wife Ayano Koshiro and Yoshihiro Iwamoto, author of the manga version of Rockman X) helped with the drawing and other aspects of the second and third volumes. As a result, there are many scenes where the illustrations differ from Ariga's original style.[1]
  • The "Burning Wheel" and "Dark Moon" stories feature a number of background character robots based on designs submitted by readers, and these designs were publicly solicited at the time on Ariga's website, "Ariga Megamix," under the name "Call for Defeated Robot Participants."[2] On the back of the cover of Vol. 3, there is a Special Thanks message listing usernames of the appointed contributors (according to Ariga's blog, this was suggested by Ayano Koshiro).
  • The final story, "To a Shining Morrow," shares its title with that of the vocal version of the staff roll theme of Mega Man 9 featured on the Arrange Soundtrack.
  • In the 2021 interview, Ariga stated that he had planned stories focused on Sniper Joe and Pharaoh Man that were also supposed to be serialized in Megamix but never drawn.[3]
  • Gamma was mistranslated as Omega in some parts from the third volume.

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