Thursday, March 11, 2010

Durarara!! Ending Parody

You can guess from the title and picture that this will be about the ending song from Durarara!! using Figma in the animation. Well you guessed right... Unless you guessed that I'm making a Saber Lily Can-can dance video, that is. Which I'm not.

But first let's get some things out of the way. Durarara!! is a new anime that started airing in January. I've only started watching it in the middle of February because of all the parody that has been made out of the ending animation. The anime is quite good actually. Different individuals with different background stories all live in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo and somehow their lives are all connected in one way or another. The ending song, Trust Me, is done by Yuya Yamashita and a lot of parodies have been made out of this video.

So after seeing so many parodies on YouTube and NicoNicoDouga, I decided to make one of my own. Since I can't draw to save my life I use what I have available; my Figma (and one Revoltech). I needed 15 of them which I do have, but I decided to use one Revoltech because I wanted to use Rei and the Figma isn't out yet. Also, the purpose of making this video is to make a promo video for The Melancholy of Saber Lily comics, lol. So the characters that are in this video is either in the comics or will be there eventually.

Yes, I keep all my Figmas in their original boxes... Which was quite a hassle for this project. Anyway, enough talk... I'll show you the video first.

The Melancholy of Saber Lililily

I started this last Thursday and it took a few hours just to get all the characters off the original background. Taking the pictures took a couple of hours as well. And then I wanted to time the pictures to the song as well. Quite a pain, I tell you. I added the pictures in the beginning instead of the scenery ones in the original video. I also had to change Rei's hands position so it fits properly so that it looks like she's holding Ryomou's legs.

I used this Maria-sama ga Miteru parody art as a basis for my sizing and template for the pictures. I changed the colour a little bit in my version to fit Nanoha and Fate's colours ^^

This is an unused picture for Cute. She's one of the new Figmas that I have to open for this project. She'll be in the comics soon. I have quite the plan for her... Mwahahaha! Oh the MEIKO was supposed to be a size reference, but I didn't really use the reference point, lol.

Nanoha gave me the most trouble! First... I couldn't find her at all! I searched high and low and I decided to give up and created a new roster for the video. It would've worked too, but I think a lot of people made me look for it and I finally found it. Then when I started to pose her, her shoulder started to stiffen up... Seriously, what a pain. I took off her arm to "massage" the shoulder joint.

Another thing I have to add is that even though I thought about making this video on my own, there was already a Durarara video made with Figmas. Ah well... I made it according to my storylines, lol. But anyway, to be fair to MrKammy, here is his version:

Anyway that's it for me... I'm really tired and this project really wiped me out! "Trust Me!"


  1. @GREW: Ha-Hayai! Fastest comment ever! Thank you very much! ^^

  2. Awesome! XD Too bad I have no 15 Figmas... Yet... ^^;

  3. Oh rob, making awesomely elaborate stuff like this is why your backlog balloons in size. Stop outdoing yourself, you'll explode one day.

    Seriously though, great work. I can only begin to imagine how long this took. I too went through the pain of timing music to visuals in my com tech class, so I can sympathize a little...
    Really liked the Fate at the end. Slick.

    It'd be cool if were in higher res though.


    And didnt know you had cute, got more ninjaed stuff?

  5. @yunamon: Thanks! You can mix it with Nendoroids!

    @Tim: Yeah... this is why the backlog. I think this will be the last big effort I'll have in a while, lol. Thanks! I thought Fate looked real good at the end too. Works well because of the scythe. I was using the low-res JPG as a template instead of just a reference, so unfortunately I only have that copy -_-

    @GunStray: Thank you, thank you! LoL I don't really reveal what I own all the time, so a lot of these never before seen unless you come to my house, lol!

  6. The first thing that pops up my mind upon seeing Cute is... Nia from TTGL...

  7. Wow Dude thats pretty,pretty Slick!

    I like how your grouped Rei and Mou-chan togther.Basically a Clone Party XD

  8. Wow that was really really cool. I love that long strip of Marimite parody.
    Really truly awesome!

  9. @bd77: Haha ya, cuz of her eyes... And I really gotta pop in to your blog again. I still haven't caught up.

    @Blowfish: I gotta catch up on your blog too ^^; Thank you! And yes, there's a reason why Rei and Ryomou is grouped ^_^

    @Yi: Thanks very much! That MariMite Durarara parody doesn't seem to exist in Youtube or NicoNicoDouga unfortunately. Maybe I should make it too :D

  10. Holy crap that was amazing! *no words... no words...*

  11. @Darky-sama: Thank you very much!

    @Yaku: I humbly accept your speechlessness ^_^ Thank you, thank you!

  12. I love watching Durarara parodies! :3 Should probably pick up the anime too. I think I'd most likely enjoy it.

  13. @Coco: I loved watching the parodies on YT and NND too! So much so that I had to make my own XD Did you watch the one with only one character in it? That was great! The anime might be a bit confusing at first, but it's very intriguing! Go watch it!