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ICHIDO - The Young Monk by kasai ICHIDO - The Young Monk by kasai
ICHIDO - the one way
BOOK ONE: "Without death there can be no heroes"

In the far future a young monk chose love over duty
betraying his brotherhood and unleashing an evil sorceror from the distant past.

During the final dance of her wedding,
the princess of Nihon
was the first to die.

The Shogun lost his mind as his eldest daughter passed away in the arms of her new husband
and the Empire of Nihon erupted in civil war.

His sons now feud over an abandoned throne.

Maintaining control over the West, the First Son wields an army of post-human biomechs from the forge city of Nara.

Amongst the ashes of the Tokyo Wastes the Second Son dominates the East with forsaken black magic.

Although officially declared slain during the Nagashino incident, the body of the Third Son was never recovered and to this day his mon appear on the armor of rebel terrorists.

Ten years have past and in a moment of anger the monks mental defenses abandon him
and he draws the attention of the sons of Nihon.

Our story begins in New Edo, the last remaining free city.

On this day where do your loyalties lie?

ICHIDO is a sci-fi/jidai-geki tale set in a Japan of the distant future where a fallen hero struggles to find redemption across an empire of ruin.

Story by Tomas Overbai :iconfallen-sun-asylum: [link]
Art by :iconkasai:
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jealousy can only begin to describe...
Awesome work!
Wackyjax Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I apologize for my naivete, but what is jidai-geki?
tomasoverbai Jul 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Jidaigeki (時代劇) is a genre of film, television, and theatre in Japan. The name means "period drama" and is usually the Edo period of Japanese history, from 1603 to 1868.

Basically it is a sci-fi samurai comic.
Wackyjax Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thanks! :)
tomasoverbai Jul 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Its where George Lucas got the name for jedi's in his Star Wars Universe. He loved early Japanese cinema particularly Akira Kurosawa whom did some of the greatest samurai films of all time. Hidden Fortress(which Star Wars was loosely based on), 7 Samurai, Ran, Yojimbo etc...
Wackyjax Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I didn't know that. It's a good day when I've learned something. Thanks! :D
Sireih Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Love the way you did his outfit.♥
alexandresama Jun 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it seems that the style I liked to see in you has come back! keep up the good stuff 8D
Your lines are A-MAZING!
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