Good call, Gamer! here are some other ideas to latch onto/ my thoughts inspirations from other films/media in addition to your observations:
- so does Lord of the Rings and the classic, Chrono Trigger
2.thats a classic emotional plot device for all heirs of royalty in real life and in fictional stories:) :no life outside of their responsibilites/ a longing to just “get away” , ie; Princess Jasmine in “Alladin”
- Battle Angel, A.I.
4.Conan the destroyer( Wilt Chamberlan as the big, black, oversized captain of the guard/protector of the princess)
O’Din, is TOTALLY inspired by the Summons of FF!!!
Skies of Arcadia, Sky Gunners, Zone of Enders2, Chrono trigger (party poopers) (dont forget the Wizard of OZ, which is the inspiration to the overall spine of the story: girl gets lost, tries to finde her way back home, encounters 3 others who also wish to get where she’s headed and agree to help her for different reasons).
haha, yup, but also, remember there were thousands of kingdoms thats existed within japanese/eauropean time periods at once. i’ve borrowed from concepts of history, multimedia and ideas of my own and skewed them to fit this one concept of a world. if you see an influence from something, chances are you’re right! some are vague, others are straight-up homages, paying tribute/respects to the stuff thats inspired/entertained me and sparked my imagination as a child.
Cannon Busters, is my “geek-out” to all the RPGS i’ve played on a console. from the very first that inspired me, Sega Master Sytsem’s “Phantasy Star” all the way to Square Soft’s Final Fantasy 3 and on…Cannon Busters, like the Street Fighter and Darkstalker comics, is drawn from videogames mainly aside from other media. there are a LOT of references in this series, anime, hip hop, videogames, some pop and heavy film.
there’s a slew of other concepts that you’ll soon see in upcoming issues that are inspired and turned on its head. To even compare my creaion to some of my favorite and the industry’s classic RPGs is a compliment. thanks for the interest y’all!
P.S. to my knowledge, rey has an RPG concept, so those thirsting for “Rey-PGs” (copywritten! dont steal that term, corey!,lol) will someday get their fix! thanks anyways. i’m hoping those willing to stick around will be pleasanty surprised with what i have lined up, issue#1 is just a jump off. much more is in store!