Naoto Oshima and art director Toshihiko Masuda recently posted cutscene storyboards for Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space on Twitter (on the 17th and 18th of October respectively). Pleasently surprised that fans are being blessed with Blinx content even after the surge in content in 2017. All the storyboards were drawn by Masuda.
Upon translating the storyboads of the Time Goddesses, we can confirm that they are indeed based off the Norns in Norse mythology. Urðr spins time, Verðandi measures it, and Skuld cuts it.
For some time, the contents of the WELCOME to the BLiNX WORLD! DVD has remained a mystery to the Blinx community. The only background information known about the interestingly named DVD was that it was distributed as a special good at the Commemoration Release Event. Copies are hard to come by and when it comes to Blinx merchandise, it wasn't the most sought-after item in comparison to the NTSC-J versions of the games and promotional posters.
That is, until Emmett Eon over on the Blinx Corps discord recently bought it, ripped the contents and uploaded the files to archive.org and the video to YT.
It's a worthwhile watch for any Blinx fan. I highly recommend watching the whole thing, at least for potential cursed imagery and dubbed Catherine.
After you watch it, feel free to read my time-stamped notes on the video below.
0:23 - Opening clip.
2:32 - Main showcase of Blinx: The Time Sweeper. Dubbed Catherine is a thing now. Catherine briefly explains the Time Controls.
3:35 - Slideshow of key art.
3:31 - Catherine, producer Katsunori Yamaji and test lead "super player" Utako Tanaka talk about the game.
5:26 - Shiny 3-D renders of the time crystals.
7:14 - Cursed imagery.
7:40 - Demonstration of two solutions to the first double door puzzle.
8:56 - Slidey boy.
10:04 - Renders of the Time Monsters.
11:05 - Backflips for days.
12:18 - Message from Katsunori Yamaji on the game's development.
16:00 - Game's introduction cutscene.
19:30 - Promotional clip, primarily focusing on Time Controls. Blinx appears to be doing the voiceover.
24:27 - The making of the TV commericials that aired in Japan, Christmas magazine spread and DVD cover.
24:41 - The Blinx cosplay seen at Tokyo Game Show 2002, holding one of the TS-1000s used at the Commemoration Release Event.
25:33 - High-quality boards of Blinx's "emote" renders.
25:51 - Closing slides. Features key art including some of the Blinx emotes and never seen before key art.
Below are scans of the DVD cover.
And finally, some screenshots of the key art seen in the video. Some of the artwork has been previously seen in cropped or lower resolution forms. These images can be found at TTS Key Art.
Hello fellow Time Sweepers! Hope you're having a good day so far.
So as you've noticed, this month's featured art is a bit different. Normally I would feature one piece from last month (linked to the source) on the Home page. This has worked well so far until this month where I was having difficulty choosing what to feature.
So my solution to this was to still feature one piece on the Home page but have it link to a blog which featured more artwork (which you are reading right now)! I plan to make this the standard routine in the following months.
So without further ado, here's this month featured art!
Blitz 2018 by Noxivaga
Noxivaga's fan characters
NPC Squad by naomi2321
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