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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:42 pm
Silicon CreaturePosts: 51Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:55 am
I think Blade Runner has a lot of scenes similar to Blame!'s (actually the manga has someting simialr to the movie). Even the main character Deckard could recall Killy or Detective Mosubi Susuno.

Watch it keeping this in mind....


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:14 am
ExterminatorPosts: 105Location: Frankfurt am MainJoined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:08 pm
Hi,

this thread is really interesting for blame fans and so I took some information and put a section "inspiration" on http://www.blamesphere.de under "nihei".

But...its in german!
I found many interesting pictures from Beksiński and M.C.Escher is missing, but will join it soon.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:00 am
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chromax wrote:
Hi,

this thread is really interesting for blame fans and so I took some information and put a section "inspiration" on http://www.blamesphere.de under "nihei".

But...its in german!
I found many interesting pictures from Beksiński and M.C.Escher is missing, but will join it soon.


Very nice website, maybe an english version could be appreciated tho.

P.S.: add Blame!² to the "Nihei's Worx" section, I think it's the only one missing on the list.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:19 pm
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very good site I knew it since old layout
did nihei replied at your mail?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:24 pm
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thanks,

Oh, I forgot Blame²...I will put it in.

I also want an english version, but to translate it all is much work and my english is not perfect enought.

No answer from nihei :(


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:49 pm
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Lebbeus Woods... google it...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:49 pm
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Gasp assult doll? Or safeguard?

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No on posted this already, did they?


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graveur français P.Mohlitz (cavalier, 1979)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:50 pm
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Black Summer (Warren Ellis, 2007)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:46 pm
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warning: contains Texhnolyze spoilers

I heard Nihei is an architect so i'm not surprised futuristic and sci fi buildings have a lot in common. As for references...idk if someone pointed this out so i'm not sure i'm right, i heard blame! finished in 2003 and if i remember right that's the same year Texhnolyze aired on japanese tv.
Again i'm not sure, but since both blame! and texhnolyze are cyberpunk maybe i'm not going too far by stating at that time Blame! left a vivid aesthetic idea in japanese people minds to the point it earned some homages in Texhnolyze. For example Ichise and Killy' character designs and attitudes are very similar. Ran and Doc also both cover the role Cibo had in the Blame! manga: at start they are both a support and save Ichise's life more times like Cibo did with Killy. This until their actions and roles become so important they just can't stand behind the main character. And all three of them, Ran Doc and Cibo, share the same destiny.
And finally the most important element is the first episode, which has almost no dialogues. Like in the Blame manga and anime art is the language. But probably this is where similarities end. Texhnolyze is very different on everything else.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yHvFVHgsK0


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ps: Cibo merges with Sanakan so i'm not sure i can say Cibo dies: i remember there was a diver going to rescue Killy in the final pages and probably that was the new being. Anyway Doc, as Cibo, dies and part of her memories (the ones she wanted to leave;probably some confessions) turns into "data" (to play on a radio).



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hey btw...doesn't this artwork remind anyone of Genocyber?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:46 pm
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I think that any similarities between Blame and Txhnolyze would be superficial only, mostly because they both are cyberpunk. In Texhnolyze the whole history develops around what means to be human, with the people from Lux being almost animals, including Ichise, while the people from surface are "ghosts", humans devoid of a real life.

The mais inspiration for the aesthetics of Texhnolyze is the work of Edward Hopper, with some of the scenes from the surface being almost iddentical replicas os his paintings. In the surface there is an office that is a replica of the "Great Workroom" of the Johnson Wax Headquarters building:

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This office was designed by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In Bladerunner, Deckard's apartment is based on a work by Wright. And Nighthwaks, the most known painting of Hopper, was a great inspiration of Ridlcey Scott.

So, I think that Texhnolyze has more in common with Bladerunner than with Blame. Nihei's influence are Giger, Beksinski, Sant'Elia (I think), furturists and surrealists. Texhnolyze is more realistic and Bladerunner is noir.

Anyway, Hopper is one of my favorite painters, because of Texhnolyze. ;D



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:34 am
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Above, Craig Mullins art for the game Marathon 2 by Bungie. Seeing how much Nihei loves Halo, I'd be really surprised if he hasn't played it/seen this!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:17 am
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Wang Zi Won seems to like safeguards. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:30 pm
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just finished reading the whole jiraishin 8-)
kyoya iida gives not even one single solitary fuck 8-)

also, killy is total rip off of kyoya iida


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