Anime – Rurouni Kenshin OVA 1
Song – Steeleye Span – Corbies
Completed August 2001
Premiered November 11, 2001
This video was fun to do, though the long instrumental at the end was quite difficult to find suitable video clips for. Steeleye Span is a British folk-rock group that has been around for more than 30 years and have done many really great songs that, unfortunately, are too long to make AMVs for con entry out of (7 to 15 minutes long). This video came from me wondering what would happen if Kenshin had been set in feudal Europe instead of in the end of feudal Japan. Then came the idea that Kiyosato might be the knight slain in the early verses, and the rest of the lyrics suggested video clips all by themselves. The instrumental took a lot longer, but eventually came together in mid-August 2001, as I was getting ready to go back to college. This is also the first video since Raiyuki that used digital effects other than transitions, in the sequence of the flaming swordfights, where I overlayed it with the opening shot of the moon from the series. I think it worked well, as did the rest of this video on the whole.
MindWarp 2001 Fall/Winter AMV Contest – Entrant