- Member: Ashyukun
- Studio: Electric Leech Productions
- Title: Unlikely Star
- Premiered: 2007-07-06
- Hirano Aya, Katou Emiri, Fukuhara Kaori, & Endo Aya Motteke! Sailor Fuku
- AnimeNEXT, AnimeNEXT (2007-07-06)
'Unlikely Star' was created largely on a whim because I really wanted to do something with the absurdly addictive Lucky Star opening theme song (the full version just rocks, picking up the CD was well worth it). Since the Lucky Star opening animation itself is parodying the Haruhi ending animation, it seemed like it would be fun to combine the two.
Editing of the actual footage took around 2 hours or so... adding the subtitles took a good bit longer than that. I was lazy and didn't take the time to create appropriate integrated titles for it, but the song subtitles (in timing and translation) were based on the a.f.k. fansubs of Lucky Star, with a bit of tweaking on my part from looking at the lyrics in the CD booklet. I also got to play around with Particle Illusion a bit for this.
It would have been great to have been able to use the footage of Haruhi and Mikuru cheerleading for the cheerleader section of the song- but there just wasn't enough footage of them, and in the end the 'star tunnel' segment worked out rather well (it's barely time-adjusted, the break in segments fell just about perfectly). Having the full version of the ending animation at my disposal would probably have been useful- but it made for a bit more of a challenge as it was, and all told I am pretty satisfied with how it turned out.
In the end, it's a short, fun little video, which are the kind I've come to like doing the best. Hopefully you'll enjoy it!