Nobuo Uematsu & Hiroki Ogawa
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Blik-0 1946, written by renowned video game composer Nobuo Uematsu. He illustrates the love and friendship shared between a robot and a human being.
Dr. Mabuse, a reputable artificial intelligence scientist, created a robot named [Blik-0] (pronounces “Buliko”). As Blik-0 develops and matures, he begins to experience the human condition. Blik-0 struggles with new feelings of emotions such as sadness, heartache, anger and love.
Nobuo Uematsu’s [Blik-0 1946] comes to life with his original music composition and the delicate earth tone illustrations of Hiroki Ogawa.
Soundtrack [Blik-0 1946] (Approx. 2 minutes 40 seconds) [Ah, But Why?] (Approx. 4 minutes 30 seconds) [So Close] (Approx. 5 minutes)
*In the Apple version (iBooks), if you play the music while reading the eBook, the music will stop as pages turn.
*Soundtrack, [Ah, But Why?] and [So Close] are in Japanese. The translated lyrics (English) are included in the main story.
*Compatibility: The iBooks version of Blik-0 is compatible only with the iPad.
A Heartwarming Tale of a Lonely Robot
Many know Nobuo Uematsu as the main composer behind the Final Fantasy series, but Blik-0 1946 is a chance to experience another side of his creativity.
The story is simple but bittersweet. It has the charm of a children's book, but can be appreciated by readers of any age. The accompanying music has that distinguishable Uematsu appeal, and Ogawa's illustrations do a wonderful job painting the lonesome world of this little robot.
The story is short, so don't expect a novel. But I personally found myself revisiting Blik-0 shortly after I finished it. If you like short stories and enjoy Uematsu's compositions, I highly recommend this small gem.