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The last Ronin

by Benoit Godde

Benoit Godde is a French concept artist and illustrator providing visual development for AAA next-gen game titles, films and commercials. List of projects His include video game titles such as Beyond: Two Souls, Heavy Rain and Eight Days.


A Fistful of Yen

As this week’s post does not have a specific theme, other than a continuation of Oriental Fantasy month here at the buffet, and contains a handful of different figures, I settled on the above title. 958 more words


It Begins...

This is my first entry into the journal I call the 21st Century Ronin, Why am i writing a Journal in the form of a Blog? 1,179 more words

Deadlier Than the Male

I’m a big fan of pre-painted plastic miniatures, as they’re readily available to buy as singles, easy to re-paint and convert and, best of all, they’re pretty damn cheap. 908 more words


The Bamboo Ronin: Kobayashi Masaki’s ‘Harakiri’

Photo credit: David Martínez

Kobayashi’s 1962 period piece is one of the most visually eloquent stories ever put on film. Much more than a samurai movie, this black-and-white masterpiece simultaneously evokes a 17th century Japan steeped in courtly traditions and a timeless story about loyalty and vengeance. 432 more words