- Member: Kitsuner
- Studio: Icon Tsiyur Videos
- Title: Mia
- Premiered: 2005-08-27
- Mitsumune Nobuyoshi Dangerous Zone
Alternate Title: Haunted Mansion
This is the first Ai Yori Aoshi horror video to be made (or listed, at least). I tried to avoid silliness in this one, but a couple scenes may seem a little funny. It's also very short, clocking in at just under a minute, and using only the fourth episode of Enishi.
The basic plot of the video involves Mayu entering a spooky mansion and getting chased by the exorcists who were hired to rid the place of ghosts and monsters.
Since the Archon Contest needed more Horror videos, I decided to make a short one so that the catergory would have enough participants to be shown. After scanning my music collection, I found a song on the Negima soundtrack that seemed to work pretty well. The only thing I had trouble deciding was the anime. I had considered using Memories, Wolf's Rain, Riddick: Dark Fury and Mahoromatic, but for most of them, I just couldn't really see the video that well. Mahoro might have worked better (using the ghost episode from the second disc), but I didn't think of it until Thursday night, which prevented me from getting access to my friend's Mahoro DVDs. So, I settled on Ai Yori Aoshi. I'd actually intended to use more than just one episode, but the other two episodes I wanted were on the second disc, which I won't get back until next Tuesday.
My original plan for this video was to use a lot of cuts and scene changes to match all the high notes. The trouble with that was, by Friday afternoon, I had barely done any work on it except write the basic story and toss in a few clips. After realizing this when I got home around 4:30, I knew I had to simplify it, so the video became a lot mellower than my original vision. There were also a few scenes with unwanted lipflap which I started to remove, but I gave up for lack of time. The final note was another big pain, since it seemed drag on for at least 20 seconds. I cut out the middle half, but it still feels a little long.
Hope you enjoy it!