- Member: dokidoki
- Studio: Doki Doki Productions
- Title: Young Forever
- Premiered: 2002-09-28
- Rebecca Young Forever
- AWA Master's Contest, AWA Master's Contest (2002-09-27)
This is not a joke.
I was listening to tracks for DDR 4th Mix to see which one I would pick for the 3rd DDR Project. When I heard this song, I immediately thought that Studio Ghibli films would be an obvious choice for the song. Then I thought for a moment, "oh, better not use Grave of the Fireflies, because that's a *sad* movie!" Then I thought, "hmm... It's a short song. Perhaps there are enough happy scenes for it to work."
I couldn't wait for the 3rd Project to start. (DDR Project 2 hadn't been completed yet) The next day I went searching for the GotF DVD. I completed the video quickly, and showed it at a local anime club. One friend of mine told me that it "looked like crap". Literally, the first release of the R1 GotF DVD is awful, but it's what I had to work with. Thankfully, he lent me his R2 DVD and I redid the video.
Anyway, although the video could be interpreted as an attempt at black humour, it wasn't intended that way. I prefer to think of it as remembering the happy times in their short lives.
Original notes at http://www.doki.ca/notes/yf.html