and they helped fund and develop it along with Ronzor Labs
The rest of the world seems to think this guy is Rozner. (I guess no one ever got in touch with him to ask him about his experiences..? Maybe it's not a very interesting story.)
The oddest part is that, while every mention of Rozner Labs in the article and infoboxes appears as Ronzor, the designer section on both DOS Mega Mans has the correct name (as Stephen Rozner). Odd, really.
Finally, a better quality rip of the original Ruby-Spears' pitch has surfaced.
The article had a few submitted screengrabs before, but prior tapes were multi-generational fuzzy footage. Compare the difference:
Only snippets of this pitch video was used in the cartoon's intro, along with about a second or two in the Mega Man 7 Japanese commercial. It's said to think that this design was scrapped to "Americanize" the Ruby-Spears show.
Post by drpepperfan on Feb 10, 2016 12:49:43 GMT -5
New translated interview, and it's a good one: The Birth of Mega Man shmuplations.com/megaman/ And it's not with Keiji Inafune. It's with Akira “A.K” Kitamura, the creator of Mega-Man, his only interview about Mega Man so far. And it's long and in depth too.
Post by edmonddantes on Dec 11, 2017 10:01:36 GMT -5
Sorry I haven't read all 17 pages of discussion so my apologies if I'm repeating what has been said before.
His only limits and weaknesses are his strict following of Asimov’s Law of Robotics, his heroic naïveté, and his utter inability of shooting directly upward. And spikes.
You sir are comedy genius.
A housekeeper robot who acts like a little sister to Mega Man, serving as a parallel to Astro Boy’s Uran.
Not a very strong parallel though. Uran's whole thing was being tomboyish and wanting to get into fights and being a bit of a troublemaker. Roll herself only ever had such traits in spinoffs like Marvel vs Capcom and, ironically, the western Mega Man animated series.
Also, is it just me or do Roll and Kalinka look very similar?... is Dr. Light hiding something?
Post by edmonddantes on Mar 21, 2018 3:23:59 GMT -5
Hey, bumping this topic because I noticed an error in the part about Mega Man 5 (NES):
QUOTE FROM ARTICLE: Even if someone actually would buy into Proto Man being a bad guy in the game (as Ruby-Spears obviously did for the American cartoon)...
ACTUALLY! There was an interview where Joe Ruby claimed the idea came from Capcom. I recall reading another version where he or someone said that Capcom specifically wanted Megs to have some sort of rival (Bass didn't exist yet) but I can't find that one, if it even existed. Either way, the idea that Ruby-Spears made a goof here is... a logical belief, but its factually false.
EDIT: Speaking of Mega Man and cartoons... is it just me, or do the "trademark googly eyes" look a lot like the eyes of Inspector Gadget? (Who, now that I think about it, totally seems like he should exist in the MM universe...)
EDIT 2: Incidentally, what is with the strange order of the reviews when you go through them in order? Why is Mega Man II GB placed between MM8 and 9 and actually is placed to be read before the first Game Boy game, even though the text clearly expects you to have read Dr. Wily's Revenge first?