Battle Story #3

Artists: Keijima Jun & Asada Miho
Publication: Shogakukan
ISBN: ISBN4-09-149509-5
Where to Buy: Anime Nation, eBay

Characters Included: Netto, Rockman, Enzan, Blues, Meiru, Roll, Dekao, Gutsman, Yaito, Glyde, Forte, Shadowman, Rei Saiko, Flashman, Shun, Shuryou, Gospel, Quickman, Cutman, Magnetman, Freezeman, Yuuichirou Hikari, Dr. Wily, Madoi, Coloredman, Elec Hakushaku, Elecman, Hinoken, Fireman, Mahajarama, Dream Virus, Tamako, Metalman, Masa-san, Sharkman, Meijin Eguchi, Gateman, Proto, Serenade, Drillman

Basic Storyline: Part 3 of this manga begins with Forte and Shadowman. Forte has sealed himself away because he knows he is too powerful. However, the seal becomes broken, and Forte is set free! It's hard to tell whether or not Forte is actually a bad guy in this, since he seems to keep having an inner conflict within his own mind. The fact that he sealed himself away in the first place shows the fact that he does not really wish to harm anyone. Rockman and Shadowman each battle Forte, who eventually seals himself up again, only this time underground.

The story then moves on to Shun, Shuryou and Gospel. Shun-chan, being the little brat he is, is bound determined to destroy everything. Netto eventually knocks some sense into him (literally, he actually punches him :P), which leads to Netto offering him his friendship so he won't be lonely anymore. Afterwards, it's the return of the WWW! (surprise) All of Wily's cronies take a crack at defeating Rockman, Roll, Gutsman and Glyde, but still can't quite overcome them. Wily then releases his big secret project, the Dream Virus! It's takes a multitude of help and style changes for Rockman to eventually defeat the giant monster.

In the 3rd part, we are given a small preview glimpse of both Proto and Serenade, which will most likely come in Battle Story #4. However for now, the story introduces Tamako, Metalman, Meijin and Gateman! A cute little story where everyone goes to enjoy a swim at a pool follows, but trouble breaks out when little Proto spawns decide to attack the servers. Metalman proves invaluable in helping Rockman defeat them.

Ryouko's Comments: Ooh, another good volume. Like I mentioned before, this manga moves at a VERY rapid pace. But as a result, you get to see many of your favourite characters. ^^ Next volume will be introducing some characters from Battle Chip GP!

(( - Samples from Battle Story #3 - ))

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