Mega Man, or Rockman in Japan, is a video game character made by Akira Kitamura and also serves as one of Capcom’s mascots. The first Mega Man game was released in 1987; it gained a wide gaming audience and became hugely successful. On July 8, 2018, a Mega Man rock concert will be held at Nakano ZERO in Tokyo to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the character. Chosen music from every Rockman series will be played. Check it out!
Mega Man is the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Japanese video game developer and publisher Capcom. Its first video game was released in 1987 with the help of Keiji Inafune, a Japanese video game producer, who provided a detailed character art based on the pixel design of Kitamura.
In the original story, Mega Man’s original purpose was to be an assistant to Dr. Light, who was his creator. However, since one of Dr. Light’s colleagues went mad, he decided to give Mega Man a different purpose, which was to battle Dr. Albert W. Wily, or simply Dr. Wily.
Dr. Wily used to be Dr. Light’s partner and friend. He created several robots in order to help mankind. Unfortunately, his contributions were ignored, leading him to become jealous. Because of this, Dr. Wily started reprogramming robots for combat to use them as weapons in taking over the world. Nevertheless, he was defeated by Mega Man in the end.
Due to Mega Man‘s continued success, a yearly celebration is held to honor the franchise. For its 30th anniversary this 2018, a live rock concert entitled, “Rockman 30th Anniversary Live,” will be held at Nakano ZERO in Tokyo. The concert will play several Rockman music composed by Noriyuki Iwadare, a Japanese video game composer who is also known for his work on Ace Attorney, Lunar, Grandia, Langrisser, etc. The rock band will be composed of Miyazaki Daisuke (guitar), Enomoto Atsushi (bass), Kaimura Noriyuki (keyboard), Yamauchi Yu (drums), and MOS (various horn parts).
The event will also feature the next sequel to the franchise called “Mega Man 11,” which is an upcoming action video game developed by Capcom. Considered as the 11th main entry in the original Mega Man series, Mega Man 11 is planned to be released in late 2018 on Microsoft Windows, the Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Other titles will also be presented such as Mega Man X and Mega Man Legends.
There will be two concerts on July 8, 2018: one in the morning at 11:30 AM, and another in the evening at 4:30 PM. There will also be special Mega Man merchandise available for purchase including limited items. Ticket for the event costs 7,500 yen.
The upcoming Rockman 30th Anniversary Live is going to be exciting for Mega Man fans. As a legendary icon in gaming history, Mega Fan will surely never lose popularity among its audiences. If you’d like to enjoy Mega Fan music performed by special guests, then don’t forget to attend this event this summer 2018 in Japan!
Rockman 30th Anniversary Live Website *Japanese only