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  • Member: SQ
  • Title: Grievous
  • Premiered: 2019-01-26
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  • Song:
    • The Everlove Cruel
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  • Comments: Grievous AKA The Girl Who Travels Samsara AKA Cruel

    Incubators conduct experiments to contradict the effects of entropy. There are many universes (anime) in which this took place, perhaps several outcomes before the use of magical girls were decided.
    Now what if Kira (from Death Note) is but one such type of previous contract? The girl who travels samsara will end him, and incubators, and all.

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    I'm not entirely happy with this, but I have let it sit for so long, I wanted to get it to "finished, not perfect" status so I could move on to other projects. (I started this September 2018.)

    Personal goals:
    - No blood
    - No gore
    - Don't go the easy route (overused popular/obvious scenes)
    - If I do use a popular scene/anime, infer most the action to avoid use of said specific scene. Or change it some way.
    - Homage to some of my most liked moments in old anime
    - Retain some semblance of story rather than just a cruel montage

    I think I did okay. The blood thing proved especially limiting.
    I wanted to avoid Death Note entirely in the beginning, but to focus on story I re-added it. I have avoided almost all the expected scenes, however.
    I've remade portions of this at least 3 times, several anime were considered, added, then removed. In the end I am mostly happy with this. My biggest complaint is that the cruelty of the Dildandau character in Vision of Escaflowne (my favorite anime) is not conveyed well in animation and so likely gets lost among the madness of the AMV unless you're familiar with the anime. This "implied cruelty" is the same for some other points, but I think those specific anime are so well-known that the message is clear anyway, even among those who have not seen those anime, they probably know what it refers to.

    Overall this was a challenge, it is my first full-length AMV in many years, and is also one of my first various anime AMVs. I think I will stick to single anime AMVs from now on, hah.


    There is an unaccounted for video source in here. The "game start", dice, game stat page things, and a couple random scenes are from a Korean webtoon called "DICE: The Cube That Changes Everything".

    Special thanks to Tirazel, Requiett, Replay, and Mango.

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