Round 4’s theme was “The Magic School Bus,” where we had to present something educational.
I grew up with Schoolhouse Rock, so as soon as the theme was announced, I knew I’d use one of their songs. I settled on Nouns partly because it seemed like it could work as a direct narration (many of the others are a bit too specific lyrically) as well as being one of my absolute favorites.
For the video, I tried to think of anime that involved a train robbery, and the only one I could remember was the episode of Rurouni Kenshin with the ridiculous horse jump, so that was what I went with, adding the “Science Lesson” frame from Gunbuster for the explanation pieces in homage to the frame in the original video.
People got a good laugh out of it, so I’m glad it worked.
Anime – Rurouni Kenshin, Gunbuster
Audio – Schoolhouse Rock – A Noun is a Person, Place, or Thing
Completed October 2020