Minasaaan! Bomberman desuyo!!

Title (Japanese)

みなさ~ん! ボンバーマンですヨ!!
Minasaaan! Bomberman desuyo!!

Minasaaan! Bomberman desuyo!! (which roughly translates to "It's Bomberman, Everybody!") was a comedy adventure comic authored by Gen Sato (佐藤元) and serialised in Comic Bom Bom (コミックボンボン). It ran from September 1995 to June 1998, totalling 34 episodes.

A light-hearted adventure series with an ever-changing focus; while some instalments were based off new video game releases, most stories were original and put Bomber Kid (from Super Bomberman 3), Akabon and Honey in starring roles. The series largely takes place in Japan, featuring battles in notable locales and references to local pop culture, including fan-submitted Bombermen based off music idols of the late 90s.


#6 Kid vs. Bagura: Akihabara Cyber Battle

The series was cancelled prematurely by the management at Comic Bom Bom, according to the author's website, leaving the series without a proper conclusion (and the final three episodes without a reprint).
The series was collected in four volumes.

第1話 サッポロ・タウンの決闘
Sapporo Town Showdown
第18話フクシマ流スキーはおスキ?
第2話モリオカ・シティの死闘
Big Trouble in Morioka City
第19話NYミュージック対決
第3話アキタ・シティは思い出タウン
Akita City: The Town of Memories
第20話最強!? チャカポコ攻撃
第4話オーサカ・キャッスル・タウンはタコ焼きの香り
Osaka Castle Town: That Takoyaki Smell
第21話ギャンブルな方々
第5話ヨシムネの故郷ワカヤマの秘宝を守れ!! 第22話強烈ぷりぷりボンバー登場!
第6話キッド対バグラー アキハバラ電脳大決戦
Kid vs. Bagura: Akihabara Cyber Battle
第23話みごとボン検合格!?
第7話ウエスタン村 最後の決闘 第24話男を上げる旅スタート!
第8話原始時代でボバったれ1 第25話トーノシティは妖怪がいっぱい!
第9話原始時代でボバったれ2 第26話温泉ランドでアロハオエ
第10話大江戸爆烈大作戦1 第27話原発問題を考える
第11話大江戸爆烈大作戦2 第28話ギャグ爆弾で美女とウハウハ
第12話レディボンバー登場
Lady Bomber Appears
第29話爆裂! ギャグ爆弾
Kaboom! Gag Bomb
第13話どとーの爆烈三連発 第30話おくさ~ん! バグラーさまですヨ!!
第14話ボンバーグレート登場
Great Bomber Appears
第31話ナガノ金メダル対決!
Nagano Gold Medal Showdown!
第15話みなさ~ん! バグラーですヨ!!
It's Bagura, Everybody!!
第32話(episode #34)
第16話ボン検1級をめざせ! 第33話(episode #35)
第17話ハワイでアロバボエ!
Hawaii, Aloha Oe!
第34話(episode #36)

Published September 1995.
Bagura and the Five Dastardly Bombers outmatch Bomber Kid.

Published October 1995.
The baddies continue to dupe Bomber Kid with explosive versions of Morioka's local cuisine.

Published November 1995.
While Bagura and Gattaider cause a ruckus, an amnesia-stricken Honey finds Kid strangely familiar.

Published December 1995.
Magnet Bomber tries to trick the gang while disguised as Kuidaore Taro of Dōtonbori.

Title (Japanese)

みなさ~ん! ボンバーマンですヨ!!①

Pages

116

Publisher

Kodansha (講談社)

ISBN-10

4063196992

ISBN-13

978-4063196993

Published

02 May 1996 (Japan)

Published under Kodansha's KC Deluxe banner (コミックボンボンデラックス). This volume reprints episodes #1 to #7, and includes two Picross puzzles at the end of the book.
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Title (Japanese)

みなさ~ん! ボンバーマンですヨ!!②

Pages

134

Publisher

Kodansha (講談社)

ISBN-10

4063197719

ISBN-13

978-4063197716

Published

08 January 1997 (Japan)

Reprints episodes #8 to #15. In addition to a plug for his old website, an annotated look at Gen Sato's studio is included at the end of the book.
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Title (Japanese)

みなさ~ん! ボンバーマンですヨ!!③

Pages

136

Publisher

Kodansha (講談社)

ISBN-10

4063198316

ISBN-13

978-4063198317

Published

06 August 1997 (Japan)

Reprints episodes #16 to #23. Includes six pages of reader-submitted character designs at the end of the book, many references to other media including Mega Man, Samurai Shodown and Evangelion.
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Title (Japanese)

みなさ~ん! ボンバーマンですヨ!!④

Pages

131

Publisher

Kodansha (講談社)

ISBN-10

4063199258

ISBN-13

978-4063199253

Published

06 April 1998 (Japan)

Reprints episodes #24 to #31.
View it on MEGA!

Gen Sato Official Homepage / さとうげんのホームページ

The mangaka's online portfolio and blog. The Comics List has a list of all his manga work, with additional comments on the process making them:

自分の中で大好きだったゲームを漫画に出来たので非常に嬉しかったし、楽しかったけど、担当がTVとかを見ない人でCMギャグとかを理解出来ない上、編集長が替わったときに「好み」の問題等で打ち切りになったので最終回まで描けなかったのがファンにも悪いし自分でも不満が残った作品になってしまった。
アンケート人気最高順位9位
満足度70%

I was excited to make a game I'd loved into a manga, and had a lot of fun. However, my boss didn't watch TV so my pop culture gags flew over his head, and when the editor-in-chief was replaced, they didn't look fondly on the series and cancelled it. Fans were disappointed as I couldn't draw the final episode, and I had my own complaints about how it turned out.
Ranked #9 in reader popularity questionnaire
Satisfaction rating: 70%

The colour cover collection features a romanisation of the manga's title, the source of the 'official' English title used on this page.

Ore-tachi Bom Bom-dan / おれたちボンボン団

An author page for Gen Sato on a Comic Bom Bom reference site. It quite helpfully lists all the episode titles from the collected editions!

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