- Member: Kai Stromler
- Studio: Shin Hatsubai/Kuroi Kenshi
- Title: show us your grace
- Premiered: 2002-11-08
- Old Man's Child The Millennium King
The song for this, Shin Hatsubai video #47, was starred out in all progress updates because I had mentioned Kanon as source for this video in passing earlier, and thus couldn't keep it under wraps. Even more than on #37, this combination is sure to draw ire from both fans of the anime and the music. BLACK METAL'S NOT SUPPOSED TO GO WITH DATING SIMS! But it does, it does, and this video is the proof. The solo section from this song used here is real cool, and manages to capture all sides of the anime. I really enjoyed making this video, as it allowed me to JUST do what I really like about AMV editing, namely mixing video over instrumental music basically on the fly. I didn't really want the last riffsection to turn just into a profile of Mai, but that's how the edits fell, and it works all right with the rest of the video.
This was an odd video that just popped up and due to sufficient nift got made. It's not an "art-video", it's gestalt. They said it shouldn't be done, couldn't be done, but here it is, the proof in the pudding: dating sims and black metal are indeed two great tastes that taste great together. However, the videography is not 100% original; there is a sequence of three clips in this video identical to one in video #42, and it works just as well, if completely differently, here.
Shin Hats Self-Grade: A. If the end had cut a little differently, this would have been the first A+ video in Shin Hats history. Even if this had happened, I still would have had the onus of reusing a sequence from video #42. There's also a minor burp near the start of the first solo that'll need to be ironed out.
Stats: #clips: 49. avg length: 2.71 sec. total time: 129 hours.