- Member: BigshotSpike
- Studio: Industrial House of Light and Morons
- Title: Exodus 2: Shadows Of Rainbow
- Premiered: 2002-12-28
- X-Japan TEARS ('93 Tokyo Dome Live version)
This video will serve as a sequel to my epic and well recieved 'Exodus: The Long Destiny'.
The music in this video will also be instrumental, keeping true to the original. The music is not from Jin-Roh though, because even though the rest of the soundtrack is excellent, there isn't another song on the soundtrack that can quite measure up to the emotional chaos featured in the ending theme.
Another thing is that the mood of the second OVA series is quite different from the first OVA series.
Instead of being dark and depressing, the second OVA series is light and depressing.
The reason why I chose music from Jin-Roh in my first Kenshin video was because it was dark and depressing music, which matched the mood and atmosphere of the animation and artwork.
Tears, by X-Japan, is undoubtably one of the saddest songs ever. It was written by Yoshiki for his father, who committed suicide when he was very young. It was later co-dedicated to hide after he did the same thing in late 1998.
One thing that sets this apart from most songs about death is that, although it's in a minor key, it uses mostly major chords, giving it a yearning and yet somehow hopeful mood. It's not dark and depressing, it's light and depressing (just like Kenshin). This is one song where it's not hard to find yourself crying along.
The version I decided to use was the intrumental version (performed by the London Philharmonic). This version can be found off the CD Eternal Melody, which I highly reccommend if you are a fan of epic sweeping melodies.
I didn't use the regular version not only because it's over 10 minutes long, but because only this instrumental version could convey the message I wanted to get through.
Hey Sep! if you're reading this, this one's for you babe! ^o^