Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Superchic[k] True Heroes Video

Found this on YouTube (of course), and felt it was really worth sharing, especially in light of the recent school shootings and what-not. It's by a guy named NeoMikey, a Christian, and it's set to videos from Evangelion.

Evangelion is considered one of the greatest animes of all time, even with its bizarre and depressing ending. Even with that (or perhaps because of it), I've always felt that Eva had a positive message buried beneath all the weirdness (granted, it's a LOT of digging). Apparently, this guy felt the same way. Now, it should be noted, Evangelion is NOT a Christian anime by any means, but it does have many different ideas and themes that will "preach". There ARE a lot of Christian symbols in the show, but they are simply included because the creative team thought they looked cool. Remember, this is Japanese, and they have VERY little exposure to Christianity. Anyway, it's nice to see Christians involved in the AMV scene, as there is so much out there can be used to reach people. If the comments on Youtube about this vid are any indication, he may have reached a few people with it. Hope so. Anyway, take a look. I think you'll like it, even you don't give a fart in a windstorm about anime.

Oh, also notice the few subtitles that are used. VERY effective.

Edit: Mikey also does that cool lip-synching trick on this video, too (as mentioned in the FLCL post above). I didn't notice it at first, but it's definately there.


Jodie said...

nicely done

Greatmoose said...

I thought so, too. The show itself is extremely good, but you have to invest a lot of thought in it, or you will throw your hands up in confusion and walk away. It's a chore. I remember the first time I finished all 28 episodes, I was completely drained. It's an experience.