As much as I didn't want it to happen, it looks like I'm gonna miss my projected completion dates for FV. Kinda got stuck on some creative editing blocks, and collage kinda comes before doing stuff for fun.
BUUUUUUUTTTT!!! I do have some good news! Ikki GG us up for preorder on Amazon! ...Again! ...But this time by FUNimation, because, they have the licenses for seasons 1, 3 and 4. ...while Anime Works still has 2, but, they're mainly selling Queen's Blade...
But anyway, yeah. Regular and limited editions are both priced at around $60, which despite my fandom is a bit too much considering that you're only getting the 12 episodes and maybe the OVAs, and the English voice acting that I'll never listen to, since hearing Ryomou talk about fight orgasms is much more charming in Japanese compared to English. But on the other hand, fuck it, since I'm glad that Fun is actually doing something with the series and I don't have to spend hundreds of dollars importing the Japanese editions. Plus I'd rather spend $60 on something Ikki related instead of the next Cock Off Duty- I mean! Call of Duty game. ...Aaaaaand (moving along) as for the AMV, this means that I can use OP and ED for GG without the karaoke hard subtitles that fansubs always have, and all at DVD resolution so none of my footage will be below 480p. (And before anyone asks, the AMV will not be in any form of HD since DD and GG were produced in 480 widescreen and I'm not going to further ruin the footage by upscaling it.) So when I get my hands on the DVDs, I'll rip 'em and work them into the AMV since, for those who watched the demo, probably noticed that I mainly used the OP for Dragon Destiny compared to GG and XX. Didn't like the limitation, so it's always nice to have more footage to play around with. Though Amazon is giving their usual December 31st placeholder release date, I'm hoping that the DVDs will come out early next year, as late as March, and not end up getting canceled again.
So, now that this has turned into a eight month long project (not that I've actually spent eight months worth of time working on it), I might show off come screenshots of how it looks now a days. Since the demo, I have changed and refined a few things about the video in terms of composition, which characters I'll focus on, and other things like that to make it the best video I can produce with the tools I have at this time. And instead of just talking about it, I kinda wanna show off those new things, like, certain effects I'm using, how many video tracks I'm mixing together to make one scene. Y'know. mainly some behind the scenes stuff that you all and probably look at and still be excited about it, but won't totally spoil the video. So if my humble laptop with less than 2 GBs of RAM will allow me to run Vegas and Photoshop, I'll try to show off some stuff, especially for those who don't read journals and are totally oblivious to what I'm talking about at the moment because they aren't reading it because I don't have a tumblr account full of my naked lovely lady lumps.
So, again. Video delayed unfortunately, but it looks like Fun is getting the rest of Ikki out of Japan so to speak. Some bad news. Some good news. And aside form the usual thanks for all of the views, favorites and watches I get, that's about it for now. I'll go back into lurk mode.