Hello friends, this is thesaiyanjedi here with my latest fanfiction idea.
I am writing this forward chapter to let you know that this story is going to be very different than what I normally do. How so? Because this one really isn't going to be a story at all, so much as a series of transcripts from a fictitious news program airing on television in Konohagakure.
The show is called Konoha Tonight, hosted by accomplished investigative news anchor Daisuke Kishiyama. In the series of ongoing weekly episodes, Daisuke will be interviewing and doing profile pieces on a number of characters, both familiar and new, concerning the events following "Shinachiku's First Adventure," and leading into its forthcoming, still untitled sequel. Think of it as kind of the viral marketing campaign for the sequel story.
In speaking of which, that brings me to my major inspiration for this idea. Remember back in 2008 when The Dark Knight was coming out and the amazing viral marketing campaign that was launched to get fans involved in it? Well, my favorite part of that campaign was a series of six webisodes originally released through Comcast called Gotham Tonight, starring Anthony Michael Hall reprising his Mike Engel character seen in the film. These short episodes were a fantastic setup for the movie and actually served to enhance my already incredible experience when I saw the film for the first time.
...On a personal note, that weekend was a truly amazing one for me because, not only did I get to see The Dark Knight that Friday, but I saw the debut of "Sozin's Comet," the four-part finale to Avatar: The Last Airbender, the very next day! AWESOME!
For those of you who have never seen the Gotham Tonight episodes before, I am not sure if they can still be found online or not, but I can tell you that they are all available on the special three-disk Blu-ray edition of The Dark Knight as bonus features.
The reason I am telling you all of this upfront is because, to not break up the different format of this story, I will not be posting author's notes at the beginning and end of each of these chapters.
For those of you who have been following my stories up to this point, I encourage you to pay close attention to what is said in these weekly Konoha Tonight episodes and how it will set up the SFA sequel.
Thank you all for your time. So, with all of that said, lets get to reading!