They totally revitalize pop songs that were overplayed in their first week by enmeshing them with meaningful content. Of course, it helps that this vid is probably the best editing job I’ve seen in quite some time. Coming from me that means something; I probably watch at least a vid or two a day on average, with frequent binge sessions when I’m trying to figure out something in a story without consciously thinking about it. In fact, the one con I’m sad I missed this year is VividCon, and I don’t even edit the things.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time ripped my heart out completely, the first time I watched it. It’s a fairly flimsy tale about time travel, the choices that come after high school, and the everyday coincidences that can change our lives. As SF is fails on the level of, say, the latest Star Trek movie. But as a work of art, and a work of truth, it succeeds utterly. I defy you to watch it and not be at least a little bit moved.