Rockman.exe #3

Artists: Takamisaki Ryo
Publication: Shogakukan
ISBN: ISBN4-09-142873-8
Where to Buy: Anime Nation, eBay

Characters Included: Rockman, Netto, Enzan, Blues, Meiru, Roll, Dekao, Gutsman, Yaito, Glyde, Miyuki, Skullman, Elec Hakushaku, Elecman, Bomberman, Forte, Gateman, Pharoahman, Shadowman, Mariko-sensei

Basic Storyline: Volume 3 begins with the introduction of Miyuki and Skullman. Rockman is approached by a cloaked Navi, then kidnapped! When he comes to, he is greeted by Skullman. When Netto finds Rockman missing, he investigates in the nearby fortune shop, where he meets Miyuki. She challanges Netto to find his precious Rockman, and he eventually succeeds, much to her surprise.

Awhile later, Netto visits the "Stamina House" for a bite of lunch. Who else does he run into, but Enzan! The two eventually chow down (which is -hilarious- XD), until a large explosion erupts in the resturaunt! They plug in both Blues and Rockman into the server to check things out. They soon come upon a suspicious hole in the net. Before diving in, Enzan and Blues go into 100% synchronization! Determined to not be outdone by his rival, Rockman and Netto do the same.

Netto and Rockman are warned of the dangers ahead: this gate leads directly to the Undernet. The worst of the worst lie down there! However, both Rockman and Netto are unafraid. In fact, they've been -wanting- to find the Undernet! As soon as they jump into the hole, they're greeted by the WWW navis, Elecman and Bomberman. Oddly enough the two don't get along, causing Rockman and Blues to burst out laughing at their antics. Eventually they get over their differences, and a battle begins! Rockman takes on Elecman while Blues tackles Bomberman straight on.

Things suddenly go awry when a powerful being disrupts their battle. It's Forte! Elecman and Bomberman sneak away while Rockman and Blues turn their battle to the newcomer. However Forte proves too strong, resulting in Blues logging out and Rockman battling until he is utterly defeated. Both Rockman and Netto swear to be strong enough to win against him someday.

The next day, Netto receives a message from Shadowman, describing an incredible power. Gateman escorts Rockman and Gutsman to a mysterious pyramid. Once inside, Rockman sends Gutsman through a gate that Gateman had given to him, to send him away from so many dangerous viruses.

Rockman is then confronted by Pharoahman, who is the gaurdian of the ultimate power. However, first Rockman must pass a test! Pharoahman produces 4 copies of Rockman for him to battle, each possessing a unique style change ability: Heat Guts, Elec Brother, Aqua Custom and Wood Shield! Can Rockman get through this test of survival?

Ryouko's Comments: This is my most favourite volume where humor is concerned. Gateman's scenes are pure hilarious, as are Elecman and Bomberman! And of course, I don't think I even have to mention that I love this volume because of Forte. FORTE. >:D

(( - Samples from Rockman.exe #3 - ))

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