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Reviews for "Black Silhouette Genesis"


Great art style. Perfect movie poster. And I love it. And, on top of that, Advertise-Play sounds a bit like a hater.


Really nice line art on this one, love the combination of black/white and red, that always works out in pieces like this. Font on the top looks a bit off, not the best choice, IMO. Story seems a bit weak, but it has serious potential.

I love the artwork.

But the storyline seems pretty weak. If Japan went into an arms race on the scale necessary to rival the US, NATO, and the UN, it'd end up being annihilated in a matter of days; it'd take them years to build up to the point to rival China, let alone the US. Not to mention Japan's economy is heavily based in American economic interests; cutting off contact would destroy them far more than it'd destroy anyone else.

The art style is gorgeous, and I LOVE the designs here, but the storyline you're building up sounds like it's trying to work with things you don't understand. But that's neither here nor there; this review is scored for the art, after all. :P

exokopaka responds:

Thanks, but just to let you know, a lot of the story is based on scholarly accounts of Japanese culture. Sure, at this current day and age, Japan would topple over. However, as my story takes place in the future, a lot of other variables are put into play. Just note that what's written above is only a fraction of what my universe entails.

As the story is also a social commentary on both Japanese and American cultures, it combines a lot of historical events together in a futuristic setting. If you're wondering where my influences came from, the Meiji Restoration lasted 40 years. Yes, that's a mere 40 years it took them to go from primitive Samurai to businessmen, and modernized their military on the same level as every other nation fighting at that time, which took them a few hundred years to even get to. The Japanese were quick to exploit the best naval, flight, and ground vehicle schematics from the best manufacturers in the world to stand on the same technological level, and then had the nerve to cut them off. Such is still the Japanese ideology today, which can be seen in a lot of their products. In studying the politics, I know that the Japanese are very ambitious and prideful people.

I understand where you're coming from, but just note that Black Silhouette is a social commentary in a fictional world. Yes, I take real life events, names, and places to be used in my story, but just note that things are logically skewed for dramatic purposes. Trust me, everything that I've written has been thoroughly researched, and everything said has a particular purpose.

Great art and premise

Pretty sure China would of a made a more realistic hegemonic asian country though.

exokopaka responds:

Yeah, I would to. However, I've done great research into the Japanese culture and society, and I do think they make a more devastating enemy.

Let me givit a ten

Let me givit a ten becuz its freking sexy