Category Archives: Videos

Kimi ni Todoke – Review

What better series to review for Halloween?

I was wondering whether to keep the “Mary Sue” section or not, but I figured it should be addressed, if only a little. The original version was longer and more in-depth, but it didn’t need to be too long to get the point across.

Hey, I actually made a video in 2 weeks. Sadly, the next one will probably take a bit longer, as school takes priority for a while. I’ll still try to work on it when I can, but I can’t make any promise on the release date.

Kenichi vs Change 123 – Review

Because if there’s one thing they know, it’s competition.

I managed to make this one in half the time of the previous review, despite it being two manga. It’s still a little short of 2 weeks, which is the time I’d like these to take. So while I was going to do Chobits next, I decided to pick a series I knew back and forth. It still might be a little more than 2 weeks because of my English work, but we shall see.

In terms of actual production, I learned that I need to be a little more careful during recording. At one point, I accidentally gave the protagonist of Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi (or whatever it’s called today) the wrong last name, and it caused a rather noticeable difference in my voice where I edited it. Also, gathering the pictures for this was annoying as hell. Two series, and I own neither. Should have thought that one through a little better.

Deadman Wonderland – Review

As you may have noticed, I’ve seen the “murder for shock value” twist a few too many times.

Well, even though it took a month and a half to make, it was still faster than the last video. Most of my problems were in the writing, as it had been a long time since I’d written the Black Cat review. After that, the actual recording didn’t take long, and the editing was mainly held back by problems with my new video editor. I went back to MovieMaker for this one, and I’ll probably stay there until I get used to making videos in general. It looks alright, though, since I stopped trying to abuse the zoom mechanics.

I’m still a little apprehensive about this video, but considering the positive response to the last one, I shouldn’t let it bother me. The one issue I will bring up is the camera. The view window on the side doesn’t show the entire field that will be recorded, so it was difficult to tell what I would get. I’ll try to fix that for next time.

The next review should still take more than two weeks, since I have English work that needs to take priority for a bit. Plus, it’s gonna be a little more complex then these last two.

Black Cat – Review

I’ve been waiting to do this for months, and the day I complete it, Mayoi Neko Overrun gets canceled. Huh. I guess overall, it didn’t affect much, but it’s still an odd thing to think about.

This is my first review, and I’ll be honest and say it isn’t the best. I mostly made it to see what a finished Youtube/Blip video would look and sound like so I would know what to fix. Already I can see problems with the microphone feedback (you may want to lower the volume), and Windows Movie Maker is not the best program to make manga reviews in. I should have After Effects for the next video.