Young Forever: Notes
Video: Grave of the Fireflies
Audio: Young Forever (Rebecca)
This is not a joke.
I was listening to tracks for DDR 4th Mix to see which one I would pick
for the 3rd DDR Project. When I heard this song, I immediately thought that
Studio Ghibli films would be an obvious choice for the song. Then I thought
for a moment, "oh, better not use Grave of the Fireflies, because that's a
sad movie!" Then I thought, "hmm... It's a short song. Perhaps
there are enough happy scenes for it to work."
I couldn't wait for the 3rd Project to start. (DDR Project 2 hadn't been
completed yet) The next day I went searching for the GotF DVD. I completed
the video quickly, and showed it at a local anime club. One friend of mine
told me that it "looked like crap". Literally. The first release of the R1
GotF DVD is awful, but it's what I had to work with. Thankfully, he lent me
his R2 DVD and I redid the video. (I've read that the re-released R1
version looks much better than the first R1 release)
Anyway, although the video could be interpreted as an attempt at black
humour, it wasn't intended that way. I prefer to think of it as remembering
the happy times in their short lives.