In this 5 Centimeters per Second AMV, I focused primarily on taking Rider4Z's great feedback from my last AoT AMV seriously:
Rider4Z wrote:The whole video from the very beginning focuses on Eren. He is our character, he is the one we are to follow emotionally. I was totally with you the whole time on this. But then in the last act suddenly Annie was a critical element in the story. Where did that come from? I don't recall seeing her in the beginning at all. You tried to cram her whole story into the finale. And the last scene you leave us with is her falling from the wall to the ground in defeat. Your ending should always come full circle. You should have ended with Eren in triumph, not so much having defeated Annie but having tackled the titans in general and surviving. If you leave your ending open ended like this then your story won't (and doesn't) feel finished.
While there is certainly limited footage in 5CPS, I dropped the entire Kanae arc and tried to weave the child, teenage, and adult Takaki/Akari's perspective into a coherent narrative with Rider4Z's criticism in mind.
As always, I am very interested in getting better, so please don't hold any honest thoughts back -- just try to keep it constructive if you can. The AMV Forum's opinions mean a ton to me, so thanks in advance for making me better !
Some love for the forgotten emojis: