Battle Story #2

Artists: Keijima Jun & Asada Miho
Publication: Shogakukan
ISBN: ISBN4-09-149508-7
Where to Buy: Anime Nation, eBay

Characters Included: Netto, Rockman, Enzan, Blues, Meiru, Roll, Dekao, Gutsman, Yaito, Glyde, Seiji Hikawa (Froid), Iceman, Yuuichirou Hikari, Haruka Hikari, Cutman, Arashi, Airman, Daisuke (Dave), Quickman, Shuryou, Shun, Gospel, Princess Pride, Knightman, Gauss Magnets, Magnetman, Freezeman, Wily, Elec Hakushaku, Madoi, Stoneman, Bomberman

Basic Storyline: Whereas the first Battle Story manga centered around the World 3 characters, volume #2 introduces the Gospel Mafia. The first chapters begin with Meiru becoming trapped in her house which is filling with gas, caused by Arashi and Airman. Rockman and Blues go to save her and Roll, only to meet up with Airman, Quickman and Cutman! Seiji Hikawa is also investigating some disturbances, and plugs in Iceman into the network. Rockman and Iceman face off against Cutman, while Blues goes head to head with Quickman. (Note: Quickman looks uber evil in the manga. >:D)

After these chapters, Shun, Shuryou and Gospel make their entrances, and a short fight with the Gospel dog ensues. Afterwards, Rockman faces off against an interfering Freezeman. There's also a funny short chapter where Netto tries out the Prism chip for the first time, but has no clue how to use it, as neither does Rockman. ^_^; Rockman just stares at the prism until he's attacked by a hoarde of viruses, and eventually finds out that if he fires at it, his shot will bounce back in many directions, hitting everything at once. After they see how powerful it is, Netto dumps out an entire box of battle chips so they can try those out too. ^_^;; Poor Rockman..

In the second half of the manga, a multitude of Navis decide it's their job to wipe Rockman off the face of the planet. Stoneman, Bomberman, Elecman, Coloredman, and Magnetman all make appearances. It should be noted that Princess Pride is NOT evil in this manga, in fact she is an Official Net Battler. o.o; The manga ends with the return of the dog Gospel, in which Rockman's new style changes Wood Shield and Heat Guts cannot even defeat. The manga leaves off at a cliffhanger.

Ryouko's Comments: I really liked the second volume a lot more than the first, this one's story had a lot of funny moments, plus it seemed to have a bit more of continuity to the plot. ^_^ Not to mention it had Quickman. >:D *rabid Quickman fangirl* The next volume brings in Forte!

(( - Samples from Battle Story #2 - ))

If you have the chance, I highly reccommend these mangas for any Rockman.exe fan!
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