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Rockman 8 (ロックマン8 Rokkuman 8?) is a Japanese manga drawn by Kōji Izuki based on the game Mega Man 8 that was serialized in Kodansha's Comic BomBom. It was released in two tankōbon volumes between 1997-1998, each volume having five chapters. The two volumes were also released in Taiwan. The manga was released by BN Comics in a single 512-page volume in May 27, 2011. Chapters 11 and onward were not released on the two 1997-1998 volumes, only in the 2011 release.
Note: The chapters have different names in the 1997-1998 and 2011 releases. As the original is missing chapters, the 2011 names are used first.
__ Rock Ball
__ Rock Ball, originally Rock Ball Shot ~Wily Fukkatsu~ (ロックボールショット ~ワイリー復活~? roughly "Mega Ball Shot ~Wily's Comeback~") is the first chapter from the manga, starting with two beings in space falling on the direction of Earth. Meanwhile, Rock is playing soccer with his friends, and for the surprise of Auto, the goalkeeper, Rock manages to make a goal by making the ball go down and later up.
The game is interrupted by Bass and Treble, and Rock changes into Mega Man and jumps on Rush, starting an aerial battle between the two in the city. During the battle, Bass sees something falling from the sky and is distracted by it, and he falls from Treble when Mega Man attacks him. Roll appears with a flying transport to pick Mega Man and the two go in the direction of the unknown space object with strange energy readings while Dr. Light explains the situation on a screen.
Mega Man arrives on a skull-shaped island, and before he leaves, Roll gives him the Weapon Chip of the Mega Ball. Mega Man explores the island, and after passing by a dinosaur-like creature, he is attacked by several of Dr. Wily's robots. Seeing he is in disadvantage, Mega Man shots rapidly with his buster to destroy them, leaving only a big hermit crab-like robot (Yadokargo) that has a resistant armor. After some attempts to hit robot, it mocks Mega Man, and he remembers Auto's movements in the soccer game. Mega Man uses the Mega Ball to pass by the robot's defense and destroys it. After defeating the robot, Mega Man sees Dr. Wily leaving with an unknown energy.
__ Flash Bomb
__ Flash Bomb, originally Battle Valentine ~Grenademan Bouhatsu~ (バトルバレンタイン ~グレネードマン暴発~? Roughly "Battle Valentine ~Grenade Man Outburst~") is the second chapter from the manga. Dr. Wily manages to escape with the unknown energy, and nearby Mega Man finds two robots, one of them intact and the other damaged. Dr. Light arrives and takes the intact robot to Dr. Light's Laboratory to be analyzed and repaired.
Mega Man asks Auto where is Roll, and he says she went to the city to buy chocolate. As Roll and Beat are leaving the shop Fancy Chocolate with a chocolate box, an explosion occurs in the shopping area. Roll and Beat assist the persons in the area and sees that the responsible was one of Dr. Wily's robots, Grenade Man, which is exploding shopping areas in the Valentine's Day to destroy the chocolates. After talking with Roll, Grenade Man calls himself an idiot and leaves the area to destroy chocolate factories. Roll follows him to the nearest factory. Later, Mega Man arrives in the shopping area and Rush uses his nose to follow Roll.
Roll finds Grenade Man inside the factory and the two argue. Grenade Man asks Roll to hand over the chocolate box she bought for Mega Man, but she refuses and he takes it by force, crushing it with his feet. Roll is both sad with what happened to the chocolate and angry with Grenade Man, who decides to throw a bomb on her. Mega Man arrives on time to save her from the explosion and fights against Grenade Man. While they fight, Roll tries to repair her chocolate by warming it inside her body with her main power source.
The Mega Ball is useless against Grenade Man's Flash Bomb, which also blinds Mega Man and makes him miss his shots with the buster. An explosion throws Mega Man inside a tank of chocolate, and he uses the opportunity to trick Grenade Man by thowing a Mega Ball covered with chocolate. Grenade Man uses the Flash Bomb again, but for his surprise it passes through the explosion. As the chocolate falls, he notices Mega Man used his helmet to protect the Mega Ball, which explodes and defeats him. Mega Man leaves the tank complaining of the chocolate, and both Rush and Beat give him a grim look. Roll opens the chocolate box to see if she managed to fix it, and is happy with result as it gained a heart shape and has the world love ("3.Y0J" backwards) written on it.
__ Tornado Hold
__ Tornado Hold, originally Kuuchuu Dai Gekitou (Zenpen) ~Tenguman Hirai~ (空中大激闘 (前篇) ~テングマン飛来~? roughly "The Aerial Great Fierce Fight (First Part) ~Tengu Man Flying~") is the third chapter. In Dr. Light's Laboratory, Dr. Light, Rock and Roll see in a newspaper that an energy research institute had mysteriously disappeared one night, a large crater appearing where it was located, and the whereabouts of both Dr. Cossack and Kalinka are unknown. Meanwhile, Dr. Wily is talking with Dr. Cossack, and he shows the unknown energy he had found, which surprises Cossack. In Dr. Light's Lab, the unknown robot (Duo) that was being repaired awakens and leaves. Rock changes into Mega Man and goes after the robot with Rush.
Tengu Man is creating a giant hurricane in the ocean to hide Wily's hideout, the hurricane also serving as a wind barrier to avoid intruders. He is surprised when the unknown robot suddenly appears and easily passes through his wind barrier at high speed and talks with Wily. Mega Man and Rush soon reach the hurricane and try to enter it.
Tengu Man appears to introduce himself and mocks Mega Man. Mega Man than decides to try entering from above the hurricane, and a Hogale appears and drops several Metalls on him. The Metalls disturb Mega Man and Tengu Man laughs of him. The remaining Metalls desperately hold on Mega Man to avoid falling from the high area, and to get hid of them he flies in the direction of the hurricane. Tengu Man is distracted by one the Metalls caught by the wind and Mega Man uses the wind to go in Tengu Man's direction and hit him, damaging him and stopping the hurricane, revealing Wily's hideout.
__ Tornado Hold (2)
__ Tornado Hold (2), originally Kuuchuu Dai Gekitou (Kouhen) ~Duo Kakusei~ (空中大激闘 (後編) ~デューオ覚醒~? roughly "The Aerial Great Fierce Fight (Sequel) ~Duo Awakening~"), is the fourth chapter of the manga. Now that the hurricane stopped, Dr. Wily's hideout is revealed to be the missing energy research institute in a large landmass, which is flying with the assistance of machines powered by the energy Wily had found. As Tengu Man is no longer busy making the hurricane, he now fights against Mega Man, starting by using his Tornado Hold and kicking Mega Man away. Rush appears to save Mega Man and he turns into Super Mega Man, starting an aerial battle against Tengu Man. Meanwhile, the power of the unknown energy is increasing and acting strangely. Tengu Man knocks Mega Man down on the flying landmass, but before he felt he separated from Rush, which distracts Tengu Man enough for Mega Man to fire a charge shot that makes Tengu Man fall.
The landmass suddenly begins to shake, and Wily tries to control the increasing energy. Duo somehow manages to avoid the energy from going out of control, and he falls from the landmass. Without the energy and with the landmass damaged, it begins to crumble and fall. Wily escapes with the energy and Dr. Cossack goes after his daughter Kalinka. After finding her, the two are found by Auto and Beat and they are taken to a transport piloted by Roll. Mega Man and Rush also enter the transport, and as they are preparing to leave, a damaged and enraged Tengu Man falls in front of the transport. Roll shakes the machine in an attempt to make him go away, and Mega Man falls, Tengu Man pursuing him at full speed. As Rush doesn't has enough jet energy, he can't leave the transport to help.
Tengu Man holds on Mega Man and speeds up to crush him on the impact. Mega Man uses Flash Bomb to blind Tengu Man, making him release Mega Man. As Tengu Man opens his eyes, he sees Mega Man ready to fire a charge shot, which destroys him. Mega Man floats on the water tired and is taken by Roll and the others.
__ Thunder Claw
__ Thunder Claw, originally Wonder Wild Park ~Clownman Itazura~ (ワンダーワイルドパーク ~クラウンマン悪戯~? "Wonder Wild Park ~Clown Man Mischief~") is the fifth chapter from the manga. Someone is causing mischief in the city, such as drawing large graffiti and placing objects such as submarines, airplanes and feathered wings on buildings. Several pamphlets fall around inviting to visit the "Clown World" circus. Mega Man is surprised with the madness going on in the city and a small king robot, Antonio Takeda the Third (アントニオタケダⅢ世?), introduces himself and the wonder park to Mega Man. While they talk, Antonio mentions "Clown Man", and that to see him he must take a bus. Guts Man appears and asks Mega Man to hold on a cable, which pulls him a long way to a bus sign in the Amusement Dome.
In the dome's entrance Mega Man is attacked by three Guts Men (one of them resembling Guts Man G), but the real Guts Man appears and angrily attacks the impostors, which are revealed to be controlled by Metalls on their heads. Guts Man than enters the dome to find the responsible. Roll arrives in the bus stop and talks with Mega Man as their enter the dome, finding inside a large amusement park, "Clown World". Antonio reappears and takes Mega Man and Roll to a ride in the roller coaster, separating his car from theirs and making the two fall in a place filled with water. Mega Man manages to keep Roll away from the water, and after placing her in a dry area he angrily runs after Antonio. Inside a tent Mega Man finds him above a beaten Guts Man, and Antonio reveals that he is Clown Man, starting a battle between the two.
Mega Man knocks Clown Man out of the trapeze, and he uses his Thunder Claw to hold Mega Man's leg and electrify him. As Mega Man tries to shot, Clown Man uses his other hand to hold Mega Man's arm, leaving him defenseless as he can't move and attack, but Mega Man changes his other arm into a buster and attacks Clown Man. Clown Man manages to avoid the attack and releases Mega Man, and he attacks with Thunder Carnival, turning into an electric sphere that falls on Mega Man. Mega Man uses Tornado Hold to throw Clown Man away from him, and prepares a charge shot to finish him. As he is about to shot, Roll appears and asks Mega Man to wait. The shot hits centimeters near the scared Clown Man, who runs behind Roll. Roll slaps Clown Man's face and scolds him, and he starts crying. Guts Man awakens and talks with Mega Man while Roll tries to calm down Clown Man.
__ Ice Wave
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__ no __ (2)
__ no __ (2), originally Zen wo Shiru Mono Tachi ~Duo Gekido~ (善を知る者達 ~デューオ激怒~?), is the eighth chapter from the manga. Mega Man meets Duo.
__ Water Balloon
__ Homing Sniper
__ Flame Sword
__ Astro Crush
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