Video Information


  • Member: Melichan923
  • Title: Sayonara
  • Premiered: 2008-02-20
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  • Song:
    • Michelle Branch Goodbye to You
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    Video Information:
    Date Completed:
    January 17, 2008
    Time spent making: I worked on this off and on for about two weeks. It may have taken me about 30-40 hours.
    Programs used: AviSynth, VirtualDubMod, Vegas 6.0, Particle Illusion 3.0 (very small section near the end) Photoshop 6.0 (for the disappearing person next to the tree at the very end of the video)
    Length (Including Credits): 4:14

    Another Anime Con 2008 - *Winner of Best Romance*
    Youmacon 2008 - Finalist For Drama
    Anime Milwaukee 2008 - Finalist for Drama/Romance
    All-Con AMV Contest 2008 - Finalist for Drama/Romance
    Sakura-Con AMV/OVA Contest 2008 - Finalist for Drama/Romance
    Tekkoshocon 2008 - Finalist for Drama
    Matsuricon 2008 - Finalist for Drama

    It took me longer than expected to pick a song for this anime series. I knew I wanted to do a drama/romance video involving Takayuki and Haruka, but I was having a hard time deciding on a song. After going through my music collection and re-listening to "Goodbye to You" by Michelle Branch, I immediately began planning out the video. *Spoilers below*
    There were just too many similarities between the song and anime to not do this AMV. Some of the lines are stronger in meaning than the others, but the lyrics were exactly how Takayuki was feeling about his relationship with Haruka. A couple of the most meaningful lines in my opinion are:

    "The last three years were just pretend" - Haruka was in a coma for three whole years. During this time and even after the time she woke up, those three years Takayuki was just pretending that they could just go back to what they had before. I chose the scene when Takayuki was stopped on the street remembering Haruka. The scene is him envisioning the smiling Haruka he once knew while the rain pours down around her, knowing he would have to say goodbye to what they once had.

    "Goodbye to everything I thought I knew. You were the one I loved, the one thing that I tried to hold on to" - While watching Haruka in rehab for the first time, Takayuki realizes the girl he once loved before the accident was gone. Through his hardships, he had grown to be a different person than what Haruka used to love as well. While talking to Akane, Haruka's siter one night at the hospital before he says goodbye to Haruka, he admits to Akane: "Ever since she woke up she's been an entirely different person." He held onto the girl he knew for so long and once they realized their struggles had changed them, they decided they'd leave each other.

    Of all the things I've believed in
    I just want to get it over with
    Tears form behind my eyes
    But I do not cry
    Counting the days that pass me by

    I've been searching deep down in my soul
    Words that I'm hearing are starting to get old
    It feels like I'm starting all over again
    The last three years were just pretend
    And I said,

    Goodbye to you
    Goodbye to everything I thought I knew
    You were the one I loved
    The one thing that I tried to hold on to

    I still get lost in your eyes
    And it seems that I can't live a day without you
    Closing my eyes and you chase my thoughts away
    To a place where I am blinded by the light
    But it's not right

    Goodbye to you
    Goodbye to everything I thought I knew
    You were the one I loved
    The one thing that I tried to hold on to

    And it hurts to want everything and nothing at the same time
    I want what's yours and I want what's mine
    I want you
    But I'm not giving in this time

    Goodbye to you
    Goodbye to everything I thought I knew
    You were the one I loved
    The one thing that I tried to hold on to
    The one thing that I tried to hold on to

    And when the stars fall
    I will lie awake
    You're my shooting star

    Important note about downloading: Please download the MP4 file instead of the XviD if possible since it's smaller in size, will take less time for you to download, has better video and audio quality and plays a lot smoother. ^_^ It's very simple to get it to play on your computer (If for some reason you can't already). You can do either of the two below:

    Download the CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) here - This will allow you to play any type of file on any type of windows player. The codecs were put together by people who know a lot about codecs, so there will be absolutely no codec conflicting and nothing unsafe.

    If you prefer not to install codecs there are some media players out there that can play many different types of files without codecs. These types of players are great for any of you who download soft-subbed anime footage! I suggest:

    VLC Player - Most commonly used for MP4, OGM, and MKV files, easy to use.
    KMPlayer - Excellent player. It plays files without codecs and even allows you to change the style and words of softsubs.

    The local is the MP4 version and the indirect is a RapidShare link for the XviD. If the link expires for the XviD, please let me know and I will upload it ASAP.

    Please, please do not upload this video to other websites like YouTube. I would appreciate it so much if no one does that! ^_^

    Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy the video!

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