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CoroCoro Comic Update!  [Site]

Posted: 2020-03-30 10:55:19

 The August 2018 issue of CoroCoro Comic has been added to articles! I've decided to go ahead and start uploading the non-manga scans for the Zoids Wild time period of CoroCoro. These include some amazing diorama images for you to check out!

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CoroCoro Limited: Liger The Arthur!  [Official]

Posted: 2020-03-19 03:45:20

 We've seen a bit more of Liger The Arthur! Aside from appearing in the BCH commercial (below), we also saw an article from CoroCoro, which showed a profile image and one of the new images from CoroCoro Comic. We're still waiting to hear more about the application process.

 Interestingly, we received a couple of concept sketches from Moritya, the designer of the Arthur and the manga artist for Zoids Wild and Zoids Wild 2. He showed us 2 different concepts for potential ligers. Liger The Arthur was shown with a giant metallic silver lance ((Purification??) Gungnir), and matt dark blue armor. The second concept, Galaxy Liger, showed a Light Saber type Beam Sword, metallic silver equipment, clear light blue armor, red clear visor, and white matt secondary armor.


CoroCoro Limited: Liger The Arthur!  [Official]

Posted: 2020-02-15 10:25:51

 This month's issue of CoroCoro announced an interesting Zoid: A Rising Liger variation called Liger The Arthur. They also posted an article showing off the full image for it on their website!

 The Arthur is a limited kit obtained through a "paid service", scheduled around the May issue of CoroCoro. The closest comparison for this seems to be the Black Rhimos and Bearfighter from the NJR, where people could mail in their forms from CoroCoro to purchase the kits. Although, it's worth noting that back in the day, these kits weren't listed as "Limited", and were available to all who submitted an application. We don't know yet how limited the Arthur will be, or if Limited simply means "limited to everyone who submits an application, during the relevant time" which is certainly a possibility.

 When it was first announced, we speculated that this might refer to the Pal-Shop, also known as CoroCoro Premier (Shogakukan's mail-order site). However, after comparing the double page spread to the one where the Death Rex Purple Dragon Form was announced for rerelease (in the same shop), this seems unlikely. The Rex made multiple direct references to CoroCoro Premier, including photos of the shop. If this were going to be the outlet used, it seems likely that it would specify this clearly, as they did before. At the moment, it may end up being an actual physical mail-order item.

 On a positive note, Arthur has a lot of additional parts! This includes a basic Rising Liger with silver armor, blue secondary armor, and blue caps. The Liger also includes a new armored visor, a huge lance-like weapon on the back, new tail armor, new paw armor, etc. We'll post more as we get more information!

- CoroCoro Translation

 A special Liger with the [???] of a proud knight!!
 A super-limited new Liger that merges a Zoid with the strength and figure of a "knight" that fought in the Middle Ages!! Its armour and weapons give rise to a new storm!! Wait for entries to open in the May issue!!

 Zoids development team comments: If you take Zoids, which are mecha + lifeforms, and add the coolness of armoured knights... A Liger even greater than expected has been born!!

 An Evo Blast gimmick that pierces everything...!?
 Its body uses the strongest materials in history...!?

 The next issue will contain a special manga featuring Liger The Arthur!!

 A new Coro Coro limited Zoid will be offered as a limited-quantity paid service for applicants in the May issue!! Liger The Arthur sets out for the front!!

 We've learned that a new Liger with new parts and new colours will be sold as a Coro Coro limited! It's a super masterpiece that fans and even beginners will definitely want to obtain!

* Translations were done by Falcarius! Thank you! Because some characters were not visible in the source image, there are a couple of words missing. These will be updated as soon as a personal copy of CoroCoro has been received.


CoroCoro Comic Update!  [Site]

Posted: 2020-02-12 04:54:23

 The July 2000 issue of CoroCoro Comic has been uploaded! These scans are from purchased cutouts, so some pages weren't able to be repaired. This is also why some have cut off text, and we are missing a page. My apologies! On the plus side it contains a lot of cool Geno Breaker imagery, and a piece of concept art for it. It also includes the Death Stinger's concept art, the fan-submitted sketch it was based off of from the Idea Contest, and the prototype of the model kit.

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Unknown Zoid Teased in CoroCoro!?  [Official]

Posted: 2020-01-11 23:03:04

 The February issue of CoroCoro will come with a "Real Size Zoids Calender 2020", a special calender featuring Zoids in 1/1 scale around Shibuya in Japan. While this is cool, CoroCoro has also pointed out an unknown Zoid that will be featured in the calender. It's a little difficult to tell what type it's even supposed to be, but as far as I can tell, it doesn't match any of the leaked Zoid designs that we've seen so far.


CoroCoro News!   [Official]

Posted: 2019-09-14 11:00:00

    CoroCoro has posted a few new articles for their Super Picture Book series, showing off the remainder of major Zoids lines from 2004 to now! It's a great way to look back on the old kits.

    Part 5: Combine With Zoids BLOX!
    Part 6: Genesis Joins The Second Phase!
    Part 7: The Great Revival After 12 Years!

- Geno Spino Paper Diorama

    The November issue of CoroCoro will also include a special cardboard diorama for the Geno Spino! We haven't had many things like this before, so it'll be neat to see.

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New CoroCoro Articles Section!   [Site]

Posted: 2019-08-26 09:00:00

    With the rise of interesting interviews on CoroCoro Online I've decided to add a page to our Articles section specifically for dissecting these articles. Please note that these are based on automatic translation, so there are bound to be some mistakes, but most of it should be relatively straight forward. These pages are striving only to provide a slightly more coherent alternative to reading the raw auto translate and I hope that they can provide an easier avenue to learning about the development process of Zoids.

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CoroCoro Online Updates!   [Official]

Posted: 2019-08-26 05:00:00

    The hype for Zoids is well underway, and CoroCoro Online is steamrolling ahead with at least one new article a day. As part of their "Zoids Fest" event, they've published brand new artwork from Takao Aoki, one of the earliest manga artists to ever work on Zoids! This mostly features the Gold Liger from the earlier manga.

    Image 1: Post
    Image 1: Update
    Image 2: Post
    Image 2: Update

- Zoids Wild 2 Artwork

    In the same vein, Moricha, the artist of the Zoids Wild manga as well as the upcoming Zoids Wild 2 manga, is posting artwork as part of Zoids Fest. This includes a scene with the two series of Wild characters getting together for a fun day at the beach, with updates piece by piece each day. It surprised us with Shuuza (Kai's big brother) having such bright blue hair! It also introduces us to the heroine of Wild 2, Toujou Elly, seen by Penne.

    Image: Base
    Image: Update 1
    Image: Update 2
    Image: Update 3

- History of Zoids in CoroCoro

    CoroCoro has continued its article series "The Thorough Dissection of the History of Zoids", which looks back over the years and years of CoroCoro content for the franchise. We've included a list of articles below. CoroCoro has some cool pictures in the magazine that may interest older fans!

    Part 6: (2000 ~ 2001) Let's go, Liger! Liger Zero, nicknamed the "New Beast King!"
    Part 7: (2001 ~ 2002) Zoids BLOX, which allow transformation and unison appear!
    Part 8: (2004 ~ 2005) "Unison" and "Evolt" change Zoids into new forms!
    Part 9: (2018) "Zoids Wild" starts with a big impact!
    Part 10: (2018) "Zoids Wild" goes to a new stage!

- Zoids Super Picture Book

    The afforementioned articles aren't the only thing of note. CoroCoro also posted a new article set consisting of two parts, titled "Zoids Super Picture Look Looking Back At Earlier Kits!!" These articles showed off clean digital box art from the earlier series, providing an excellent look at Zoids of the past. Phase 1 Series (1983 ~ 1990) includes much of the "OJR". The article includes commercials that've been uploaded to CoroCoro's channel over the years, with a by-year release list. The Phase 2 (RZ - EZ) Series article, spanning from 1999 ~ 2000 covers stock photos for much of the NJR, also organized by year.

- Special Interview

    A final series running at the moment, but by far one of the most interesting is the article series "Zoids Wild Planning And Development Special Interviews", which is so far a 3 part series that talks to the staff of Zoids Wild. This includes so many interesting facts about the series, such as Fang Tiger being the originally intended hero Zoid. Even if you're using automatic translation it is well worth a read!

    Part 1: Link
    Part 2: The Latest Work Is Related To Zoids of Past Series!?
    Part 3: Past Revealed? The Future To Be Spun? Discussing Anime "Zoids Wild ZERO" & Manga "Zoids Wild 2"!!

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CoroCoro & Articles!   [Official]

Posted: 2019-08-26 01:00:00

    CoroCoro has started a new article series called the "Thorough Dissection of the History of Zoids", where they go over their history with the franchise. This includes pictures of earlier volumes of corocoro and a look at some of the kits, manga, models, etc. Older fans may find it interesting to flip through, and it brings back memories! We'll continue to update this list as more are added.

    - Article 1: (1984) Mechanical Life Forms "Zoids" Land In CoroCoro Comic!
    - Article 2: (1985) Clash!! Helic Republic Vs. Zenebas Empire!
    - Article 3: (1987) Zoids Appear In TV and Videogames! The World View of Zoids Appears To Be Expanding!
    - Article 4: (1988) Make Your Own Zoids!?
    - Article 5: (1999) New Manga, Hobby Restart! The 2nd Zoids Series Is Starting With The Anime "ZOIDS!"

- CoroCoro Twitter Gift Campaign!

    CoroCoro has also launched a twitter campaign called the 12 Days Consecutive Zoid Super Present Festival, where they're giving away rewards to people who retweet and comment on their campaign article posts. These presents are almost certainly limited to Japan, but their progress will be noted below! This post will be updated as we get more information. So far there are only a couple winners per post.

    - Day 1: Death Rex Purple Dragon Form (2 winners)
    - Day 2: Wild Liger (2 winners)
    - Day 3: Gilraptor
    - Day 4: Gannontoise
    - Day 5: Gabrigator
    - Day 6: Grachiosaurus
    - Day 7: Knuckle Kong
    - Day 8: Triceradogos
    - Day 9: Stegosage
    - Day 10: Beast Liger
    - Day 11: Cannon Bull
    - Day 12: Zoids New Century /Zero BRBox + Limited Liger Zero


CoroCoro Official Articles!   [Official]

Posted: 2019-08-17 06:00:00

    CoroCoro is in full on Zoids Festival mood! They recently posted an article showing off some of the earliest Zoids content published in CoroCoro magazines. This includes an evolutionary tree of the early Zoids species. They also posted a customization video of a Beast Liger repaint, "Metallic Red Ver."

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Zoids Wild Decals!  [Official]

Posted: 2019-04-27 07:00:00

    The May issue of CoroCoro was packaged with decals for the Wild Liger and Death Rex! These shiny decals could be used to create the "Wild Liger Thunder Lion Form" and the "Death Rex Burning Dragon Form". TakaraTomy has a tweet here showing them both off. CoroCoro also has a blog entry about it.

- New Campaign Decals

    TT has announced a new set of campaign stickers. The Wild Liger Blue Thunder Version and the Gil Raptor Black Dragon Version. Starting from April 27th, these decals can be obtained by purchasing 2,000 yen or more worth of items at participating stores. You can see them both applied to Zoids here, and there's a campaign page on the official site. TakaraTomy's youtube channel has a video showing them off in better detail.


A New Challenger: Chocolate Death Rex!  [Official]

Posted: 2019-01-08 04:00:00

    During the holidays, CoroCoro published a video in which they made a beautifully crafted chocolate Death Rex! Though the incredible beast was not long for this world.

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CoroCoro Illustrations!  [Official]

Posted: 2019-01-08 02:00:00

    CoroCoro has continued its habit of posting last minute drawings from the manga artist on their website. This was skipped over for the special, understandably, but there are plenty of others! Let's see... Gallagher and his Death Rex, Gannontoise Wild Bike Version, our team dressed up in Death Rex Costumes, Death Rex eating some zoids cookies, Gallagher not pulling off the Zoid plushie nearly as well as Caviar, Salt and Hunter Wolf, Christmas Liger & Rex, Arashi, A fancy Death Metal Catalga, and finally a nice game of jenga~


Awakened Wild Liger Guren!  [Official]

Posted: 2018-10-08 07:00:00

    The latest CoroCoro silver-peel limited is the Awakened Wild Liger: Guren Version! This Liger uses the Awakened Wild Liger as a base, which sports an improved motor with 20% higher speed than the normal model kit. The Guren replaces all of the blue parts with translucent red. It retains the gold chrome blades and gold painted claws/teeth, which are also seen in the upcoming standard Awakened Wild Liger.


CoroCoro Updates!  [Site]

Posted: 2018-06-19 03:00:00

    Now that its been a little bit of time since the manga first began, we've gone ahead and uploaded the April and May issues of CoroCoro Comic! These volumes first eluded to the fact that we'd be getting a new type of raptor Zoid, including a preview of the model kit that at that time hadn't been seen elsewhere. We've now seen proof of those motorized kits in the trailers.

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CoroCoro Update!  [Site]

Posted: 2016-04-28 01:00:00

    There was a previous issue with CoroCoro not being linked in articles, in spite of being added. This has been fixed and you can now view! Along with this we've added the July, September, October, November, and December 2005 issues, as well as the 2006 January issue.

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New CoroCoro Magazine Article!  [Site]

Posted: 2016-04-17 03:00:00

    We've also had the privilege of adding a new Article section for the CoroCoro Magazine! Right now it's mostly 2006 and some of 2002. It has revealed a couple minor facts about earlier contests, which is fun~ We've still got a lot to add and we'll update again once we've got the next batch of scans up.

    Since we accidentally removed some pages from the packets before documenting the dates please let us know if any scans are out of order or from the wrong month! We'll try to keep it all relatively coherent.

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