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Rockman X (ロックマンX) is a 1994-1998 manga series illustrated by Iwamoto Yoshihiro and published by Kodansha's Comic BomBom based on the first four games of the Mega Man X series.

Release information


RockmanX1v1
Rockman X vol. 1
PublisherKodansha Release dateJune 1994
CountryJapan ISBN4-06-321704-3
Contents Chapters 1-5
RockmanX1v2
Rockman X vol. 2
PublisherKodansha Release dateOctober 1994
CountryJapan ISBN4-06-321716-7
Contents Chapters 6-9
RockmanX1v3
Rockman X vol. 3
PublisherKodansha Release dateMarch 1995
CountryJapan ISBN4-06-321735-3
Contents Chapters 10-13
Rockman X vol. 1
PublisherChingwin Publishing Group Release date
CountryTaiwan ISBN
Contents Chapters 1-5
Rockman X vol. 2
PublisherChingwin Publishing Group Release date
CountryTaiwan ISBN
Contents Chapters 6-9
Rockman X vol. 3
PublisherChingwin Publishing Group Release date
CountryTaiwan ISBN
Contents Chapters 10-13
RockmanX2v1
Rockman X2 vol. 1
PublisherKodansha Release dateJuly 6, 1995
CountryJapan ISBN4-06-321747-7
Contents Chapters 1-4
RockmanX2v2
Rockman X2 vol. 2
PublisherKodansha Release dateDecember 6, 1995
CountryJapanISBN4-06-321759-0
Contents Chapters 5-8
RockmanX2v3
Rockman X2 vol. 3
PublisherKodansha Release dateApril 5, 1996
CountryJapan ISBN4-06-321770-1
Contents Chapters 9-13
RockmanX3v1
Rockman X3 vol. 1
PublisherKodansha Release dateAugust 6, 1996
CountryJapan ISBN4-06-321779-5
Contents Chapters 1-5
RockmanX3v2
Rockman X3 vol. 2
PublisherKodansha Release dateJanuary 8, 1997
CountryJapan ISBN4-06-321794-9
Contents Chapters 6-9
RockmanX3v3
Rockman X3 vol. 3
PublisherKodansha Release dateJuly 4, 1997
CountryJapan ISBN4-06-321811-2
Contents Chapters 10-14
RockmanX3v4
Rockman X3 vol. 4
PublisherKodansha Release dateNovember 6, 1997
CountryJapan ISBN4-06-321821-X
Contents Chapters 15-16 and Zero chapters 1-2 (stories featuring Zero between X3-X4)
RockmanX4v1
Rockman X4 vol. 1
PublisherKodansha Release dateFebruary 6, 1998
CountryJapan ISBN4-06-321830-9
Contents Chapters 1-5
RockmanX4v2
Rockman X4 vol. 2
PublisherKodansha Release dateJuly 6, 1998
CountryJapan ISBN4-06-321843-0
Contents Chapters 6-10
RockmanX1
Rockman X
PublisherFukkan Release dateJanuary 2005
CountryJapan ISBN4-8354-4154-0
Contents All Rockman X chapters
RockmanX2
Rockman X2
PublisherFukkan Release dateApril 2005
CountryJapan ISBN4-8354-4155-9
Contents All Rockman X2 chapters
RockmanX3-1
Rockman X3 vol. 1
PublisherFukkan Release dateJune 2005
CountryJapan ISBN4-8354-4156-7
Contents Unknown
RockmanX3-2
Rockman X3 vol. 2
PublisherFukkan Release dateJuly 2005
CountryJapan ISBN4-8354-4157-5
Contents Unknown
RockmanX4
Rockman X4
PublisherFukkan Release dateSeptember 9, 2005
CountryJapan ISBN4-8354-4158-3
Contents All Rockman X4 chapters (Chapters 11 and 12 were only released in this version)

Rockman X

Rockman X is a manga based on the first Mega Man X game. It was serialized in Comic BomBom from January 1994 to January 1995 and later compiled in three volumes. In 2005 the manga was released in a single volume.

Awakening

Awakening (目覚め) is the first chapter from the manga, originally published on January 1994.

The story begins with a Maverick called Pierrot attacking the city, which is defeated by X and Zero. In the Hunter Base, Sigma begins a rebellion against humans, convincing several Maverick Hunters that humans are inferior to them. They attack the city and some Reploids try to convince X to shoot a human, but instead he shot the Reploids and tries to protect the city, passing through a highway and confronting Vile.

Friend

Friend (旧友) is the second chapter from the manga, originally published on February 1994.

After the highway incident, Zero asks X to investigate a series of earthquakes that are happening near the base of the Maverick Hunter's 13th Polar Region Unit in Alaska. Once there, he discovers Mavericks took over the base and are using it to cause the earthquakes, which can create an avalanche and destroy the nearby city. At first, X wonders if this is being done by his friend Marth, but inside the base he discovers Marth was frozen by the one responsible, Chill Penguin. X obtains the Foot Parts in the base.

Dignity

Dignity (誇り) is the third chapter from the manga, originally published on March 1994.

X fights against Chill Penguin and defeats him with the help of his friend Marth. Some hours after Chill Penguin's defeat, X goes to a city that had a sudden loss of energy and is being attacked by Mavericks. The power plant was taken over by the Mavericks, and X enters there to defeat them. Inside the power plant, a shadowy Reploid observes him.

Potentiality

Potentiality: (潜在能力) is the fourth chapter from the manga, originally published on April 1994.

X fights against Thunder Slimer, and after his defeat he fights against Spark Mandrill. After Mandrill's defeat, an hologram of Sigma appears to finish Mandrill and talk with X.

Requiem

Requiem (鎮魂曲) is the fifth chapter from the manga, originally published on May 1994.

Sting Chameleon took over a wildlife reserve and brainwashed the animals with machines, also equipping them with weapons and using them to attack the nearby cities. Zero prepares to burn the forest to avoid more problems, but X asks to give him a chance to help the animals, going after the one responsible for this. Zero says he has until sunset to do so, and X rushes into the forest to find a way to help them. Along the way, he fights against RT-55J and finds the Armor Part, which protects him from the trap set by Sting Chameleon. X manages to free the animals and fights against Chameleon.

Samurai

Samurai (サムライ) is the sixth chapter from the manga, originally published on June 1994.

X defeated Sting Chameleon, but his buster became unusable because of the damage it suffered in the battle. When he meets with Zero again, they where surrounded by several Mavericks, but Armored Armadillo order a Met to repair X's buster and dispenses the minions, saying he wants to fight against X one-on-one in a duel in a mine.

Successor

Successor (継承者) is the seventh chapter from the manga, originally published on July 1994.

X and Armored Armadillo battle one-on-one. At the end of the battle, Armadillo gives some explanation to X, and gives his life to protect him from Vile.

Inferno

Inferno (地獄) is the eighth chapter from the manga, originally published on August 1994.

X goes to a robot factory and fights against Flame Mammoth.

Hope

Hope (希望) is the ninth chapter from the manga, originally published on September 1994.

X fights against Storm Eagle with the help of Zero.

Mermaid

Mermaid (人魚) is the tenth chapter from the manga, originally published on October 1994.

Sigma's army mounted a base in the ocean, and X is sent there to investigate. There he meets Marty, a mermaid Reploid that helps him. X fights against Launch Octopus.

Babel

Babel (バベルの塔) is the eleventh chapter from the manga, originally published on November 1994.

Zero found Sigma's base and went there, and X tries to find him to help. Suddenly, a giant tower appears from the ground of the city X was passing by, and it destroys a large area around it with energy, and is charging to cause more destruction. X climbs the tower to stop it and fights against Boomer Kuwanger before it can destroy what was left of the city. Having trouble in the battle, X uses the energy of the tower in his buster to fire a powerful shot, destroying Boomer Kuwanger, part of the tower and his own buster with one shot. After this, Sigma's flying fortress appear and challenges X to fight against him.

Farewell

Farewell (さらば、友よ) is the th chapter from the manga, originally published on December 1994.

In Sigma's fortress, X passes through several defeated Mavericks, and finds Zero aprisioned by Vile. X can't fight against him with his damaged buster, but Zero manages to break free and explodes on Vile, damaging him and his Ride Armor.

Victory

Victory (勝利) is the last chapter from the manga, originally published on January 1995.

The final showdown between X and Sigma begins in Sigma's throne room. Though overwhelmed by Sigma's power, X managed to defeat his first form. As Sigma morphed into his gigantic final form, X had not enough energy to fight him again but instead, send Sigma's fortress crashing to the atmosphere by disrupting the controls aboard. The fortress including Sigma was destroyed during the atmospheric entry. X was protected by the protective coat left by Sigma and survived.

Sequels

Rockman X2

Main article: Rockman X2 (manga)

A manga based on Mega Man X2 that was published from February 1995 to February 1996.

  1. Revival (復活) - After Sigma's defeat, various incidents erupted in the next six months and it was found that the culprit was the rebirthed Sigma. X had no choice but to fight once again.
  2. Wiseman (賢者) - Dr. Cain is introduced. X fights against Wire Sponge.
  3. Duel (決闘) - X fights against Flame Stag.
  4. Glittering Death (輝ける死) - X fights against Crystal Snail.
  5. Antlion (蟻地獄) - X goes after Overdrive Ostrich.
  6. Illusion (幻) - X fights against Overdrive Ostrich and Chop Register.
  7. Possibility (可能性) - X fights against Magna Centipede.
  8. Pirates (海賊) - X and Marty fight against Bubble Crab.
  9. Weakness (心の弱さ) - X fights against Morph Moth.
  10. Healing (いやし) - X fights against Wheel Gator and completes his armor.
  11. Hidden Weapon (隠されし武器) - X fights against the X-Hunters (Serges, Agile, Violen).
  12. Inevitable Battle (避けえぬ闘い) - X fights against Black Zero.
  13. Miracle (奇跡) - The final battle against Sigma.

Rockman X3

Main article: Rockman X3 (manga)

A manga based on Mega Man X3 that was published from March 1996 to June 1997. Also includes the Rockman X Zero chapters published between July–August 1997.

  1. Malfunction (故障) - The new Hunter Base in Dopple Town is attacked by Mavericks led by Dr. Doppler.
  2. Snowman (雪だるま) - X fights against Blizzard Buffalo.
  3. Cocoon (繭) - X and Zero fights against Tunnel Rhino.
  4. Strength (強さ) - Zero fights against Blast Hornet.
  5. Conscience (良心) - X fights against Neon Tiger.
  6. Peace (平和) - Dr. Cain analyzes the four Reploids defeated by X and Zero to discover why they went out of control, discovering that a worm-like machine is responsible. The Hunter Base is attacked by Bit and Byte.
  7. Sniper (狙撃者) - X fights against Crush Crawfish.
  8. Big Bang (ビッグ・バン) - X fights against Volt Catfish.
  9. Remain (遺跡) - X and Zero fight against Toxic Seahorse.
  10. Vengeance (復讐) - Gravity Beetle wants to avenge Boomer Kuwanger and attacks the city with a giant beetle-like machine.
  11. Funeral (葬儀) - Bit and Byte defeat and capture X and Zero.
  12. Comrade (同士) - Bit announces that X and Zero are scheduled to be terminated by a drill, and a Maverick outbreak happens in Dopple Town. Marty appears to assist and Cain asks her to take four chips to X, freeing him.
  13. Hatred (憎悪) - Doppler merges Bit and Byte into Godkarmachine O Inary.
  14. Wrath (激怒) - Dr. Cain tries to repair Dr. Doppler, but Doppler decides to destroy himself.
  15. Oni (鬼) - X fights against Vile MK-II in Sigma's fortress.
  16. Shine (輝き) - X fights against Sigma in his most powerful body.

Zero 1. Mars (赤き闘神) - Zero has a nightmare with Sigma. He meets the Repliforce and befriends Colonel.
Zero 2. Ikaros (イカロス) - The Maverick Hunters and the Repliforce work together in one mission.

Rockman X4

Main article: Rockman X4 (manga)

A manga based on Mega Man X4 that was published from September 1997 to August 1998. The last two chapters were not included in the 1998 compilation due to complications with Comic BomBom, leaving the story incomplete until the 2005 re-release from Fukkan, which included the missing chapters and new pages to the penultimate chapter.

  1. Suspicion (疑惑) - Sky Lagoon is attacked by Mavericks, and it's believed Repliforce was behind it.
  2. Uprising (蜂起) - Repliforce announces their wish for independence.
  3. Jungle (密林) - X fights against Web Spider.
  4. Ocean (大海原) - Zero fights against Jet Stingray.
  5. Conviction (信念) - X fights against Split Mushroom and Zero meets Iris.
  6. Ice Fang (氷の牙) - X and Blizzard Buffalo fight against Frost Walrus, but are defeated.
  7. Strength (力) - X fights against Frost Walrus again.
  8. Big Tree (大樹) - Zero fights against Colonel.
  9. Diving (潜行) - Zero is in a virtual training program when something goes wrong. He see strange images of Reploids killed by him, Sigma screaming, and a mysterious scientist. He fights against Cyber Peacock.
  10. Running (疾走) - X defeats Slash Beast.
  11. Fate (運命) - Zero fights against Colonel and Iris, and X against Storm Owl and Magma Dragoon.
  12. Tears (涙) - X fights against Double. General sacrifices himself to stop the weapon.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Zero is often seen without his helmet in the manga series. X is also shown to be able to remove his helmet, although he is always out of view when he does.

See also


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