Ganbare Goemon 2 & 3 now available on Japanese eShop
23 Aug 2017

Konami has recently released both GG2 & GG3 for the New 3DS Virtual console. That now makes Wii, Wii U and 3DS virtual console!

Here's the official videos:







20th anniversary of 'Ganbare Goemon: Neo Momoyama Bakufu no Odori'
07 Aug 2017

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Ganbare Goemon: Neo Momoyama Bakufu no Odori! This title was the first to introduce us to 3D Goemon, and paved the way for the international release a year later which introduced the franchise to many.

To celebrate this, I've made a small 3D diorama which you can view here:



Peace oot.



Goemon getting re-release on Super Famicom Mini
27 Jun 2017

Hello friends!

With the exciting announcement of the SNES Mini for US and EU just yesterday, today we learn that there's also going to be a Super Famicom mini.



Unlike its Western counterparts however, the Super Famicom comes with a copy of Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki (がんばれゴエモン〜ゆき姫救出絵巻〜) built in!

We've seen this title appear on the virtual console, but to have it actually built into the hardware shows that there's still a fondness for Goemon. Shame it's Japan only!

For more info, see Nintendo Japan's official article: Click here!



Ganbare Goemon Gaiden English Translation
18 Jun 2017

Hey! Today I drop by the spread the news of a Ganbare Goemon Gaiden translation that has just been released. Awesome stuff:



Ganbare Goemon Sound Treasure Box - 10 Disc Compilation coming in May
03 Feb 2017

Hey guys!

As reported on Famitsu, a whopping 10 Disc CD compilation of Goemon music is being produced by Egg Music Records, due to be available from May 26th, 2017. This CD set boasts over 600 Goemon-tastic tunes, featuring music from most of the non-3D entries in the franchise.

The production will be limited, and will come to hefty sum of ¥14,500 (roughly £100.)



That's all for now. If you haven't checked out already, we now have a YouTube channel. I recommend checking out the Fan-music playlist, as it is constantly growing.

Until next time, adieu!



Goemon appears in Mahjong Fight Club Sp
18 Sep 2016

Keeping with KONAMI's recent business practices, we yet again see Goemon make a cameo in an App - Mahjong Fight Club Sp.

Find more out here and here.

EDIT: It has been brought to my attention that people are having issues registering on the forums due to not receiving the Validation Email. If you sign up, please sent me an email from the 'Contact Us' section on the left, and I'll approve your account for you.



30th Anniversary of Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū
30 Jul 2016

Hey! Popping in to say that today marks the 30th anniversary of Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū on Famicom.

Released just a few months after the Arcade release of Mr. Goemon, Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū delighted Famicom owners all over Japan and instantly became a classic. Thanks to this success we saw the Goemon franchise grow strongly in the 90's & early 00's, and to this day Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū has been made available on over 8 different platforms!

If you can, load up a copy today and pay tribute to our Mystical Ninja. Peace!



Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon Kiseru on Wii U!
21 Oct 2015

Hey! Update to say that Goemon Gaiden 2 has been released for the Japanese VC, see the trailer below:



More fan Goemon music for your ears
06 Oct 2015

Hey! Does anyone still visit this site? I hope so!

Popping in again to push some more fan-made Goemon covers, this time from Nigato:





Plenty of other great Goemon remixes on their channel, so check it out!

Nothing new on the Goemon front I'm afraid, except that Konami has recently backed out from creating AAA games to focus on IP based Pachiko games. Well, Goemon was the first to suffer that, then Silent Hill, Contra. No doubt we'll be seeing Metal Gear Solid machines soon. Such a shame.

As for the site, can't say I have much planned at the moment. I'm aware it's in need for some modernization and TLC. I'll see what I can do, given limited time. Feel free to post on the forum, it lets me know people still visit. Forums are so 2005 though, it's all about them thar tumblrs these days.

Anyway, that's enough from me. Have a good day, peeps.



KONAMI survey about their heritage game franchises
21 Aug 2015

KONAMI are currently holding a survey asking us which of their heritage franchises should be revived. Mystical Ninja is listed among other Konami classics like Pocket Knight Adventures and Suikoden.

Link to the survey: http://mobilesurvey.blicx.com/?



Goemon's not -totally- dead
12 Jul 2015

Hey guys (if any!), it's been a while.

I've not forgotten about GI, and I'm aware it's in need of some major TLC. This is just a short update about a cameo Goemon has in a mobile app called 'Kingdom Dragonian'.



He's got the same awesome style and the look as the Pachi slot games, which makes it an even bigger shame he doesn't have his own title!

That's all for now. If you read this, thanks for sticking with us.



Let's race through the night
16 Sep 2014

HULLO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ymvRTaMqvU

That is all.



Ganbare Goemon Gaiden hits Japanese 3DS VC next week
29 May 2013

Hey everyone! Just a quickly to say that Ganbare Goemon Gaiden is being released on the Japanese 3DS Virtual console next week. You can see the official page here.

Ganbare!



Ganbare Goemon 3 and 4 translation
21 Jan 2013


Hey everyone, how's it going?

Just a news post to let you know that there's currently a projectigoing on which plans to translate GG3 and GG4. Here's some videos showing progress:





If you're interested in joining the translation team, then post in this forum thread

I know GI is in a bit of a mess at the moment, and the news comments are still broken. Maybe one day... one day.

Peace out.



Tak Fujii Takes to Twitter!
28 Aug 2012


Hey Goemon fans!

This is just a shout out... I've recieved a couple of emails alerting me that Tak Fujii, a producer at Konami has taken to Twitter and recently asked:

'Are you missing GOEMON (Mystical Ninja) ?'

After some fan responses, he then tweeted:

'OK, I hear your love... But I wonder why. Why Goemon is so special for you, compare to other huge side scroll action franchises?'

This is interesting as it shows Goemon has been on his mind... Could something be in the works??? What's also interesting, whilst also frustrating... I asked him if he happened to have any news to share... He then deleted my post a few hours later... What could this mean then!?

It's too soon to get overly excited, but its significant & it's important us fans show our support and make it heard we want to see more Goemon. So be sure to check out his twitter and post some responses!

@TakFujii

I personally feel something could be on the horizon & will keep my eyes wide open should anything more happen! Time will tell...!

Tweet1

Tweet2

Thats it for now, will be back with an update soon... with some new media goodies, which you're all gonna love!

UPDATE:

Tak Fuji - 'Thanks for so many HOT messages about our classic IP. I will take them seriously and hope I can do something extreeeeme to thank your love.'



Konami Krazy Kart Racing (iPhone/Android Game)
09 May 2012


I just thought I'd point this out, as i've just discovered it myself...

It seems that Wai Wai Racing or otherwise known as Konami Krazy Racers actually had a sequel created in 2009 for iphone & Android phones!



This is known as Krazy Kart Racing!



It's good to see based on videos i've seen that Goemon is included and again has his own themed race track level. I must say the model of Goemon is slightly ropey but I guess they had to watch it with the graphics... I've not had time to try the game out for myself but it is still available on the app-stores, so be sure to check it out for yourself!



Also, congrats to Jeff from the U.S for winning the Yae Gashapon! Sorry for the late announcement on here to those who also entered...



Small Gashapon Competition!
16 Apr 2012


Couldnt resist putting this image up... to mark the 100th year anniversary of the Titanic, Goetanic style!


Well, the Auction has come to an end! Thankyou for everyone who showed their interest!


First off, Like i said previously... is my small competition to win this lil Yae gashapon! All you gotta do is answer this easy question:

What's the name of the first Goemon game ever created?

A.) Legend of the Mystical Ninja

B.) Mr Goemon

C.) Ganbare Goemon: Karakuri Douchuu

Email me using the title 'Goemon Comp' and start your email with your answer; A, B or C and include your name and address!

Winner will be selected at random and will be announced when the Competition closes on 22nd April!

Lastly, I will leave you with these uploaded TVCM clips:

Ganbare Goemon Monoke Sugoroku - TV Commercial



Ganbare Goemon N64/PSX/GB Group - TV Commercial



Ganbare Goemon Neo Momoyama Bakufu No Odori - TV Commercial 2



Don't Forget to Enter That Competition! Ganbatte Kudasai!



Auction
05 Apr 2005

My Auction Has Begun...! (NOW ENDED)



The Auction has now Ended, thankyou for your interest:


I also have a small gashapon of Yae from the Goemon Anime era, it looks like a early uncoloured version. I decided I wont be selling it. Instead i'm going to have a small competition! The update for that competition will be very soon!






My Goemon Auction... 6th April
02 Apr 2012



Hello Everyone... Hope you are all well...

I'm afraid I don't have an update for the site but it's just to let you know that i'm going to be having an auction soon which will contain some Rare Goemon stuff... I've been putting off doing this for some time now...

It feels really wrong for me to be doing this... But I'm at a point where I really need to make some money (otherwise this wouldnt be happening...!) ...Oh the joys of being a student in this economic climate!

Everything you see in the photo will be available on ebay starting 6th April until 14th April, all listings ending approximately 20:30. This auction will be running for 10 days.

Just to make things clear... I'm still and ALWAYS will be a fan of Goemon and I'm keeping my most valued items such as the games. I'm parting with these things because 1.) I don't have a NTSC VCR... 2.) I can't read or understand Japanese and 3.) I feel these items would be better with someone who didn't keep these sealed away in a dark storage. I've just not had any use out of these and would love to give other fans the oportunity to own these... I'm becoming less materialistic.

I am one who does take care of things and like to keep things in the best condition possible... For example, I was always afraid to have the animation cels on display incase of sun damage... So they're wasted on me!

The VHS tapes for the Goemon OVAs are also bit hard for me to let go of, since these were so hard to obtain. But ultimately I did what I wanted to with them, which was share them online with you all and I was the FIRST to ever get these OVAs online! I know I can always watch these versions so i've never had the need to even buy an old VCR.

I will post another update when these items are available (6th April), alongside with ebay links. Don't miss out this oportunity, if you are looking for any of these... as some of these things are VERY RARE... especially outside of Japan!

If you have any questions, please let me know under comments of this update. Also if you are only interested in one or two of the mangas and would rather these individual, we can come to an agreement if before auction ends.

...This is it!



Goemon arrives to 3DS Virtual console - In Japan
29 Feb 2012

Just a small update: Ganbare Goemon: Kurofune Tou No Nazo due to arrive on the 3DS virtual console in Japan next week. One could expect this game to be released in Western territories later on as it was one of the few that originally made it overseas, being released along side the N64 games.





Not dead.
08 Feb 2012

Howdy, long time no see.

First of all, I want to apologize to you guys for lack of site content and the general dead atmosphere. I am still aware GI exists, I still love Goemon, and I'm still proud to run this site for Sonicdude.

However, the usual lame excuse surfaces again: "I'm busy IRL". Sadly, it's true. I'm currently doing a Masters course for 3D Design, and this semester I have 6 courseworks. 6. Anyone who has tried to model, render and animate large projects shall know what a weight 6 courseworks can be.

Due to this workload, getting my new content ready the site falls to the bottom of my priorities. My apologizes for this.

I also want to apologize for the site's state. I want to get the comments fixed soon, but it's a tricky job. We had a major spambot issue, and it was basically 100223 spam messages Vs 3 legitimate messages. I really can't delete 100223 messages manually, so I have to delete all messages at once, losing the good stuff. In order to prevent this happening again, I disabled the comments. They will return when I have the time to install a proper captcha system.

I have some stuff I will share with you guys eventually, it's all just a time thing. Think of it as a mini-hiatus. I'll still be about though, and am definitely am not ditching the site. Pace is just slower than normal.

Imagine the site's status to be like Goemon information today: Slow. Despite this, don't lose hope and GI will be have new content soon. I promise!

I'll leave you with this image of some awesome guys as a treat



If you want to contact me, staff page has our emails. Until next time, Adios!

P.S: Happy new year and all that stuff.



Bug fix
21 Oct 2011

Just a short update to say that comments are now fixed. I noticed that they captcha system had broke, making it impossible to post. Hopefully I've fixed this now.

Post a comment and I'll find out!


Edit: And as soon as comments were back, they were gone until further notice. Spambots are to blame, I'll create a solution when I'm not bogged down with uni work, which I currently am. Sorry guys.

I'll make it up to ya somehow.





Ganbare Goemon Pachislot 2
09 Sep 2011

Long time no news, readers! I apologize for the lack of updates recently. Goemon information is slow as ever, and I've been too busy discovering PC gaming. However, I've got some news and manual scans for you guys today.

First off, I'd like to show you guys the new Pachinko game, Ganbare Goemon Pachislot 2. Goemon International also now has a youtube account, so expect some of the sites videos to be popping up on there over time:



While it's not quite the game we'd like, it's nice to see that Konami still somewhat acknowledges the existence of Goemon, which is always a good thing. Seems more or less the same deal as the first Pachinko machine, though we see some old characters re-animated in 3D, which is always a bonus. Hopefully there will be a OST released of this machine too, and if there is, you'll be able to hear it here.

As for the Goemon International, I've got 2 sets of scans for you. One set for Goemon Gaiden 1 and Goemon Gaiden 2. Hope you enjoy these.

I've got some other goodies to come, but I'll leave them for future updates.

I also bring to your attention that Sarahsuke - who joined the site staff in 2009 - has decided to leave the site. It's a shame, but we wish you the best!

That's all for now guys. Leave me a comment, lets me know people still visit our site!



OVA Flash Player
09 Apr 2011

I'm back with the next update i've been meaning to do. I've now given the same treatment to the OVAs with a Flashplayer/Downloader as I did in my previous update with the Anime Episodes. I feel this player is more appealing to look at also. I got to admit that sadly these aren't re-captured files from the original tapes. I attempted this but was having issues with my device as for some reason it's no longer accepting NTSC properly...

They did appear, but in Black & White. I will look into that further, later on down the line. Whilst viewing these tapes, I was gutted to realise that the 2nd OVA tape is damaged to a degree which is noticeable in the current capture, where frames would freeze and the tracking would be lost for some periods. I guess the original owner of the tape, played it too much! Hopefully another tape will surface and we can get them both captured to the best quality possible.

So you can check out the new OVA Player right now, I hope you enjoy it! When you select the video box art, It takes you to a synopsis page in Japanese & English. I wasn't able to figure out the Kanji from the 1st ova case so that's not the original discription unfortunately. The 2nd ova however is exactly whats written on the back of the box and I "attempted" to translate it for the English discription. I may change it later on, as It doesn't look completely right. It's been quite hard to work out what these were saying, due to language barrier and I was having to rely on some google translation as well as my own interpretation from watching the OVAs. If anyone is able to type up the 1st ova discription or give better translations then that'd be very appreciated!

Also, when I get back home later this week, I'll upload this CD single from Ganbare Goemon: Derodero Douchu Obake Tenkomori. It has four tracks consisting of Smile Again and Double Impact in Vocal & Karaoke versions. I'll update this news section once it's available.

I hope you enjoy the OVA Player, Its currently being Hosted with somewhere that i'd like to think will be temporary until we can find a new host, as our current has unfortunately let us down. But for the time being this should be working with no problems occuring.


And before I go, I'd just like to give my condolences to all those in Japan that had been experiencing the traumatic Earthquake and Tsunami. Our thoughts go out to you all and we hope things will be picking up for you very soon... Ganbare Nippon!!



Ganbare Goemon: Neo Momoyama Bakufu no Odori Manual
13 Jan 2011

Hey all, hope you had a happy holidays and continue to have a good new year.

With this update, I provide the gift of manual scans. (Not like I gift much else!) Today we have the Japanese version of Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, aka Ganbare Goemon: Neo Momoyama Bakufu no Odori. I've actually had these for a while now, but finally got round to scanning them. Sorry for that.

Not much in the terms of news on the Goemon front, really. Here's hoping for a Goemon 3DS title in the future.

That's all for this short update really, so I leave you with this Minecraft Goemon Skin made by zargon19. Bye!




Anime Flash Player & More!
10 Nov 2010

Hello Everyone! Sonicdude here! It's been quite some time...!

I'm back with some updates, firstly... Me and Jingleboy spoke a while back about developing how the anime episodes were accessible. I noticed many people liked the Wii version of our site because of the option to video stream. So in the past two weeks I took some time to create a flash video player which allows you to view better quality video, select both languages and also download the original episode files. Admittedly, I would have uploaded even higher quality episodes but I pushed fileden's limits to its max. It will always be upgradeable should an even more generous file host appears.

So you can check out the new Episode Player right now, I hope you enjoy it! The OVAs are also going to have a Flash Player once I have Re-encoded the Videos. Also uploaded two TV commericals into the videoclips page, or you can see them below:

Ganbare Goemon Karakuri Douchu - TV Commercial

Ganbare Goemon 4 Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake - TV Commercial

And finally, below are the Mangas that I own and plan on scanning for the site. There'll be a series of updates for these and some more media content will join, please have patience with me on getting all these done. I'm trying to get everything else online which I never had the chance to do so. I feel it's really important considering we are one of the last Goemon resources on the internet...

I'm also going to point out that I have now removed the Wii version of the site, because it deemed to be more a short term gimmick and it wasn't used to its full potential on the Wii. It's a shame but I don't feel it's needed anymore as most browsers will support this main site anyway. Also the Email account for the Wii message board has somehow been hacked and you may have noticed Spam appearing on your console... I'm really sorry about this, the account has now been closed. Please be sure to also remove the address from your Wii contact list.

That's all for now... In the mean time, enjoy the new Episode Player and keep an eye out for my next series of updates!



Pia-Com II and more
14 Aug 2010

Hello dear people! Long time no update, and I apologize. You don't need to worry though, I've not forgotten this website and I certainly haven't lost my interest in Goemon! Been enjoying summer out and about, though I have had GI in my thoughts.

Site-wise, nothing is new and again I apologize. I do have some manual scans on the way, but I don't think that'd really make up for the 3 month-lapse. At least I'm a staff member who updates... right? ...Right?

In general Goemon news, those people out there who own an Xbox 360 with Xbox Live or Windows PC can now have access to the arcade game Mr. Goemon, which has been added to the Game Room. The Game Room is basically a virtual arcade, with such classics as Asteroids, or Atari games, such as Pitfall.

Another interesting thing to note is Pia-Com II, which is the 2nd in the series of piano collaborations of Famicom games. Produced by famous video game musicians, it will include a piano version of the Ganbare Goemon! theme tune. More information here.

On the subject of Goemon piano, I'm sure some of you already know of the wonder of FLAP03's Goemon melodies. If not, please please please check out his channel which is full of amazing tunes, and my personal favourite:



Hopefully I'll make an update before this month ends, but we'll see how it goes. If you've got any ideas for the site then please don't hesitate to suggest.

Until next time!



Just a quick notice
02 May 2010

This month over at Dwelling of Duels they are having a Ninja-themed month. So if there are any skilled musicians out there, now is your chance to show off your skills and Goemon love.

For those of us who don't know what Dwelling of Duels is, it's a website that hosts music contests each month to see who can create the best video game remixes. There was a Goemon contest back in June of '06, which is still worth checking out to this day.

Since we all can't create music, we can still hope to see potential Goemon-mixed music posted on the 28th of May. Check here for more information.

Brief update, but I'll be back with more Goemon things soon hopefully.

Until next time.



Bouken Jidai Katsugeki Goemon scans
13 Apr 2010

Hello there! It's me again with more Goemon-related stuff.

The main feature of this update is the Bouken Jidai Katsugeki Goemon manual scans, kindly provided by forum member arturcorreia! This makes Bouken the first Goemon title on GI to have both the official game manual AND the official game guide as well.



Since today's update is mainly focused on BJK, I also reuploaded 2 beta footage videos of the game which were shown at Game conventions, but got lost from GI over the years. They are under the video section.

Moonwulf - another forum member- has added his review for Legend of the Mystical Ninja for you guys to read.

Due to current life, GI updates may be behind, but I'm not forgetting you guys! See you next time.



Quick status report
09 Mar 2010

Hey all, just a heads up that all 3 servers have been restored now. Sorry about the inconvenience beforehand.

Some of you keen users may have already noticed a new section was added to the site a while back. If you didn't not, then the Anime section under Downloads is now called Anime/Manga. Wonder what that means? :P

We will be hosting the manga eventually, when I'm not busy/procrastinating. We also have one more manual scan coming in the near future.

At least on the brightside, I make an update post once a month! Beats every 6 months. (I'll probably regret saying this in 6 months)

I'll post again soon!



Scan du la manual
02 Feb 2010

Only took a while, but I've finally taken the time to upload some manual scans of Ganbare Goemon: Sarawareta Ebisumaru! You can view these here. Enjoy!

I've been thinking about the site a lot recently, and stay tuned for new content. If all goes well within the next week or two, the 3 downed servers will be restored, as well as new section added to Goemon International! I could tell you more about that, but I wouldn't want to spoil it. wink

Another matter recently is that of the Wii version of Goemon International. For those who don't know it exists (And the poll confirms there are many), it was a version of GI made in 2007 by Sonicdude_UK optimized for viewing on the Wii's internet channel. After a while, it was not supported as Sonicdude_UK had less time to manage GI, and when I took over in 2008 I had no means of control over it. Recently I finally got the control over it, and was wondering if it should be removed as an abandoned development, or maintained and fixed up like the original GI. The poll below has given me an insight but I'm still not 100% sure what to do with it. View the site below.



Give it a check and then get back to me. Just to clarify, it is NOT a GI mirror or alternative, and is supposed to only be viewed on the Wii.

Hope to post soon!



What do you want?
21 Jan 2010

Hey peeps, just a quick information-gathering news post! More content will come with the next update, I swear!

Please help by taking part in this poll:



POLL HAS ENDED!


Also, I ask YOU the Goemon fan - what would you like to see on GI? Leave a comment on what you'd like to see added to the site.

Thanks and see ya later!



Happy Holidays!
25 Dec 2009

Just a quick post to wish you all Happy holidays and the best in the new year! We're not dead, just hit a bit of a lapse, but it'll pick up in January! After repairing the server loss we'll have new manual scans to share and maybe some other things.

Of course, what would the holiday season be like without the classic Santa Ebisumaru image:



Have fun all, and thanks for sticking with us!



Gone
29 Oct 2009

Hey all, got some bad news I'm afraid. 3 of our file servers have been deleted, which has caused some media to become inaccessible. Known affected media are the Manual scan downloads, screen savers, Japanese anime episodes and anime previews.

I'm truly sorry for the inconvenience, we'll try get these up and running before the year ends.

I leave you now with this amazing Lego Goemon! Made by Pierre Import as part of his CubeDudes creations.

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Translations and Projects
16 Oct 2009

Long time no see! Just popping in to let you all know that Greegar's Ganbare Goemon 2 translation is finally finished!

I've also been working on a couple of site projects involving the characters page and the addition of episode summaries for the anime. I can't say for sure when they'll be finished, but you can look forward to it!

by Sarahsuke



Actual update
07 Oct 2009

Hey everyone!

Now that the excitement over GI V2 has died down it is time for some real updates and news. Sorry for the wait!

First of all, all the ISO links have been fixed. That means everything ever should work. If you find something, be it a broken link, image or typo, please get in touch. Paranoia!

I'd like to mention Greegarr's Ganbare Goemon 2 translation! Been in the works for about 2 years now, and it's beginning to reach completion. You check out more info by clicking the image below. Must say, done a great job. It's great to finally have another Goemon game in english!



TehResearchGuy over at Deviantart made an interesting Smash Bros. Brawl texture hack that I'm sure some of you might enjoy! There are some more interesting hacks in his gallery, check them out.

I think that's all for now, keep on truckin' peeps!



Goemon International V2
28 Sep 2009

Hello, and welcome to Goemon International V2!



Bound to be some problems in the new transition, so please report all errors you might encounter. Thank you for continually visiting here, it really means a lot to us!

This redesign has done the following:
- Fixed 99% of dead links
- Removed the fan section
- Made the site more organized
- Add some extra content in the Library section
- RSS feed address has CHANGED
- More

GG3 was released for Virtual console in Japan around the 16th of September as well.

We hope you like the new design and if you encounter a problem, please contact me. Don't forget to update to the new RSS feed address!

See ya!



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