- Member: Kai Stromler
- Studio: Shin Hatsubai/Kuroi Kenshi
- Title: weiß nix wie ich sagn soll
- Premiered: 2009-10-10
- Fettes Brot Yasmin
"...the more complicated a video you try to pick up after a long layoff, the more likely it is that that video never gets finished at all."
-- Kai, 2 January 2009
Famous last words, indeed. A month and a half after that sentence was written, I effectively stopped working on this video for a span of almost exactly seven months. It took nearly another month after that restart to actually finish this damned thing, but here it is, SH111, completely finished.
As a romance video built around a hip-hop song and driven by a gigantic amount of digital effecting, this is like very few past SH videos and probably does not indicate any new directions for the future. It is probably also functionally the same as any other UmiKiko video that exists, as there's only so much you can do with a 70-minute OVA with no subplots. All in all, it is what it is, and hopefully that will be satisfactory to those who watch it.
This video quite oddly set a "speed record" for SH videos due to including more than twice as many individual video elements as the next-closest contender, SH102. Romance videos do not normally cut this fast, so this may be worth watching if you are into process or stuff.
Shin Hats self-grade: A-. It's not perfect, and the effects aren't AKROSS, but it's a good video, and there are worse ways to restart.
stats: # clips: 650. average length: 0.46 seconds. total time: 40 hours.
About the music: Fettes Brot is a German hip-hop group from Hamburg and among the "OGs", if you will, of German rap. This song is from their 2005 album Am Wasser Gebaut. The music under the title card, as on SH110, is by Autumn Above, this time excerpted from "Endeavor, Endless", the first song on their To The Inferno... "EP" (which will net you like 40 minutes of music, so it's a full record fercryinoutloud).
Other stuff: The title is a reference to a lyric in "Glaub Dran", a later song on Am Wasser Gebaut. There is a certain cut in this video inserted only as a reference to SH032, another romance video that in its day, for me, was fast-cut. There are no Only Yesterday spoilers in this video, despite showing the entire end of the other anime, because if I did my job right, viewers shouldn't notice that about 90% of the OY shots aren't actually from UmiKiko.
It should be noted that this song is sung in German and as a result will probably be completely inaccessible to non-German speakers.