The Circle Breaks




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Published on Nov 10, 2010

This video follows Fair-Use Rules The video was only made for Artistic Expression, it is purely fan-made. This video is in no way associated with the musical artist or the film company. All rights belong to their respective owners.

*SPOILER ALERT* Don't watch this AMV or read the description unless you have watched Trigun. This AMV deals with the most serious moments of Trigun, as well as the ending, and backstory of the characters Vash and Knives. Do not ruin this amazing anime for yourself.

This was a spur of the moment AMV idea, one of those ideas you know is just absolutely perfect the moment it pops into your head. I had been watching the Trigun DVDs my friend Zach let me borrow, and Tonofyr had recently introduced me to Hourglass. And the moment I heard "The Circle Breaks" I just knew it would be perfect. I noticed it was over 6 minutes long, so I just cut off a tiny bit from the intro, which is un-noticable since the intro leads up to the real start of the song. Anyways, I ended up ripping all the Trigun DVDs (all 8 volumes, which took up almost 40gb of hard drive space) and decided I'd finally try to edit the raw DVD footage without compressing it first (going for maximum quality). I hadn't been able to do this before because Ulead Media Studio 8.0 would not read .avs scripts. But then I came across this lovely program (which I actually spent money on) called Link2. It turned all those nastly little .avs scripts into tiny .avi files which loaded perfectly into Ulead Media Studio 8.0. Voila, I had perfect quality raw footage at my editing fingertips.

So I knew the entire story I was going to use the moment I heard the song. It had to be serious, and it had to be about Vash, and his feelings for Rem and Knives. No comedy in this AMV, I avoided Vash's comedic personality at all costs (except his playfullness around Rem). No dancing Vash in this AMV... no way in hell.

The story is very deep, and displays Vash's love and sorrow for Rem, and his hatred and compassion for his brother Knives. This video is about Vash's past and about his ways of showing his emotions. The end is about Vash's way of dealing with Knives, and about the hard choices he must make in order to protect himself, his friends, and his brother. The lyrics of the song strongly describe Vash's emotions, and in great detail show the hardships Vash has overcome, and what he is willing do to transcend.

Brick Williams' (Hourglass guitarist) comments on the video:

"First of all Jeff, wow, that is amazing and the time that you put in is
obviously immense. I'm always appreciative to hear from fans of our
music and it inspires me to keep going and working at Hourglass. The
Anime was very cool and it did fit the lyrics quite well. Would it be OK
if we put a link up to the video on our website? I'm sure many of our
fans would appreciate it."

Check out Hourglass for more of their music

  • Category

  • Song

    • The Circle Breaks
  • Artist

    • Brick Williams/Jerry Stenquist/Jonathan Berrett/John Dunston/Chad Neth/Eric Blood
  • Album

    • The Journey Into
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    • CD Baby


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