Uematsu's Blik-0 1946 e-book has robots, feelings

Uematsu's Blik0 1946 musicstory thing out now
Blik-0 1946, an e-book penned by contributing musician to the Final Fantasy series Nobuo Uematsu, is now available to iPad owners for $10.

Protagonist Blik-0 is designed by artificial intelligence scientist Dr. Mabuse to be capable of emulating the human heart and brain. As Blik-0 experiences life, it begins to struggle with anger, sadness and love. Sounds uplifting!

Blik-0 1946 includes three songs composed by Uematsu that can be played while reading the story to supplement the experience. The e-book is illustrated by Hiroki Ogawa, director of Uematsu's recording studio, Dog Ear Records. Uematsu wrote the book to help readers "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."

Blik-0 1946 will reach the iPhone "soon" according to publisher Acittl.
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BLIK-0 1946 BY NOBUO UEMATSU AVAILABLE TODAY ON ITUNES!
LOS ANGELES, CA., August 1, 2013
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Acttil is excited to announce that Blik-0 1946, 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, is now available for a purchase on iTunes® Store for iPad® users for $9.99. The iPhone® version will become available soon.

Fans of Nobuo Uematsu's music will also be able to enjoy his three original music tracks, two of which come with lyrics written by Nobuo Uematsu.
*The Japanese version will be also available on iTunes Store for both iPad and iPhone devices soon.

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.

*If you play the music while reading the eBook, the music may stop as pages turn

This article was originally published on Joystiq.