Venerable composer of the Final Fantasy series Nobuo Uematsu has written a picture eBook that acttil will be publishing digitally through the iTunes digital bookstore. The book will be accompanied by original music composed by Mr. Uematsu to go along with the story, including lyrics he has written himself. Additionally, illustrations have been provided by artist Hiroki Ogawa.
The story follows a robot namke Blik-O (Pronounced Buliko) built by a renowned scientist specializing in artificial intelligence. As Blik-O continues to live amongst humans, it begins to deal with human emotions and all the complexities that come with it.
Uematsu has said that “[He] 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.”
The eBook will go on sale this August for $9.99 on iTunes.