I understand that more than one video in a category could win it. After watching contest videos i can usually figure out how it was possible for a video to win, but Sword&Sorrow was a video that shouldn't have been a finalist. All the vid was was a recap/summary of the OVA (focused on the girl's part in the storyline) with less happy elevator music. I've seen the OVA and considering previous kenshin vids winning, i'm gonna go out on a limb here, and say that most people attending have probably seen it as well. I don't need a refresher. Winning amv's usually keep your attention, tell a good story, express emotion, have really pretty special effects, have mass fanboy/girl appeal and/or any combination of these. Sword&Sorrow did none of the above. So again, how?
maybe someone who voted for it could try and explain why they thought it was good, because this is the first time i've been at a complete loss for why a vid would win.
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