Quantcast
Mega Man Megamix artist now has a deviantART account - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Mega Man Megamix artist now has a deviantART account


11:00 PM on 10.16.2011
Mega Man Megamix artist now has a deviantART account photo



I don't know how many of you will care about this bit of news, but it involves one of my favorite manga artists, Hitoshi Ariga, and I'd like to try and share some of my joy with all of you.

Ariga has served as a graphic designer for various videogames in addition to his work as a mangaka -- his output includes a Star Wars one-shot and the manga adaptation of The Big-O. However, he's most well known for his contributions to Mega Man, in particular the Megamix and Gigamix mini-series. If you are a fan of the Blue Bomber and have not heard of much less read any of these fantastic comics, you need to move your little mouse pointer to those Amazon links above and purchase all six volumes right away.

In the West, the only way to get your Mega Man fix outside of the games was through Captain N (Green Smurf Mega Man) or the Ruby-Spears cartoon (Teenage Roided Mega Man). The less said about the former, the better, though the latter was decent if a tad on the silly side. Still, every hot-blooded fan in the 90s wished for a darker, more action-oriented adaptation that took the series to untold heights. Those wishes come true in Megamix and Gigamix, which take an adrenaline-pumping spin on the mythos and keep raising the stakes. Ariga's character redesigns are fresh yet familiar, and while the villainous Robot Masters are more threatening than ever, each retains a healthy dose of levity for balance.

I could go into greater detail, but I need to reel it all in and address the reason for this post. Ariga has recently opened up a deviantART account in order to gain wider exposure in English-speaking territories. So far, his posts have ranged from monster designs he provided for a children's book to Terra from Teen Titans. On the Mega Man front, he's posted a little Roll number as well as a portrait of the bosses from Mega Man Zero 3, the Eight Gentle Judges. I can't wait to see what he uploads next, and hope you all will follow the man and start supporting his work.

HitoshiAriga [deviantART]

Mega Man Megamix artist now has a deviantART account photo





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Artsy Fartsy

1:30 PM on 07.21.2014
Even more characters in that classic Bubble Bobble style

Well, my Monday is off to a good start. Yours will be too, if you liked Paul Robertson's Taito-style pixel art series. It continues with another hundred characters, viewable below. Without a doubt, my favorite this time around is the Cacodemon from Doom. It looks so friendly! Who's yours? 100 Taito style sprites part 3 [Paul Robertson]more



7:00 AM on 06.04.2014
Farts 'N' Crafts: Watch Dogs Vs. Mortal Kombat Vs. Garfield

Here on Farts 'N' Crafts, we tackle a lot of hard-hitting issues. And by hard-hitting issues, I specifically mean "bodily fluids," which is almost ironic considering the show's title. We've done dog feces, we've gone hedgeho...more



11:00 PM on 05.27.2014
All characters should be redone in the style of Bubble Bobble for maximum cuteness

Hamza and I are huge fans of Paul Robertson's pixel art and animation, though the same could be said of everyone here at Destructoid, I suspect. He's one of the best. Trips to Robertson's blog are always a treat, albeit for d...more



View all Artsy Fartsy






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more