Graves of the Children

My first and only attempt at an anime music video. Looking back, it’s not terrible, but there are definitely things that I would do differently today. Like not using the same flame shit over and over again.

Here is my original YouTube comment from 2009 when I uploaded it:

Uploaded on Dec 14, 2009

WARNING – SPOILERS in the video: Don’t watch this unless you’ve already seen Grave of the Fireflies or never intend to.

This video is a product of love and pain, all at the same time. The film is amazing, and I recommend it to anyone. It’s not a happy tale but it’s a POWERFUL story. It was extremely hard for me to go through this movie again to find the clips, even without the audio. But that just shows how powerful the film really is.

Just as powerful is the music of the band Savatage, a brilliant band that is sadly virtually unknown. If you like this video, I recommend buying their albums Dead Winter Dead (where this song is from) and The Wake of Magellan.

I just hope that my very first music video did justice to them both.