Blik-0 1946 is a picture e-book written by the renowned video game composer, Nobuo Uematsu, best known for his musical scores in the Final Fantasy® series of video games. The e-book will be available on iTunes® Store for $9.99 in August, 2013. “I wanted readers to recognize the happiness you can find in everyday life, which you often ignore because they are too close to you, and the importance of kindness and respect to others,” says Nobuo Uematsu. Fans will be excited to know that Blik-0 1946 also features three original music tracks, two of which will come with lyrics written by Nobuo Uematsu.
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Nobuo Uematsu’s [Blik-0 1946] comes to life with his original music composition and the delicate earth tone illustrations of Hiroki Ogawa.
Blik-0 1946 is a story about a robot named “Blik-0,” created by a reputable artificial intelligence scientist, Dr. Mabuse. Blik-0 is a robot built with functions that let him emulate the human heart and brain. As he experiences life the way humans do, he starts to struggle with feelings and emotions like sadness, heartache, anger, and love.
The original music written by Nobuo Uematsu featured in the story are “Blik-0 1946,” “Ah, But Why?,” and “So Close.” Readers can have these expressive and thematic tracks play while they read the story to enhance their experience.
Hiroki Ogawa (music producer/director at Dog Ear Records Co., Ltd.) grew up in the United States, and began drawing after being heavily inspired by American comic books. After returning to Japan, Ogawa studied composition and arrangement at music school, and entered the music industry upon graduation. His passion for drawing, however, never faded. In 2011, Ogawa designed and illustrated the EARTHBOUND PAPAS' official character, which is featured on the jacket of the band's debut album, Octave Theory. In August of the same year, he also created illustrations for the anime & manga that accompanied the music track "Panini,“ produced by Japanese artist,