I seem to have hit somewhat of a creativity slump this week when it comes to my posts. And with the supposed lack of Penguindrum, I’m going to be a post short. Rather than miss two days, heaven forbid, I decided to take a short break from episodic writing to give tribute to five of my favorite AMVs, because I’m allowed to indulge myself from time to time in filler. Good AMVs have the ability to make bad shows seem watchable, mediocre shows good, and good shows absolutely god-like when pulled off very well. Nothing exhibits this more than the gag opening to Sacred Seven posted above, that I missed sorely in this week’s episode.
Some of these you may have seen, some of these you may have not, but all of them continue to make me laugh or otherwise amuse me long after I’ve seen them. Not only that, but they discourage me from honing my horrible video editing skills for the purpose of AMVs. I wish I could say I’ve done something resembling them, or even made these, but I simply haven’t. Alright, enough self deprecation, let’s get this show on the road.
1. K-ON! set to Puritania by Dimmu Borgir
I don’t care for Dimmu at all. Especially now, they’re incredibly bland, bloated musicians that do a horrible job at maintaining a dark persona. I could go on and on about why they suck, but that wouldn’t be productive. I feel much the same about K-ON!, considering it just a step above having my internal organs gnawed on by pitbulls on the scale of tolerableness. Yet, when the two are combined, we have some nice editing and a surprisingly fitting combination. Then again, being the metalfag that I am, anything properly set to metal regardless of how tr00 or kvlt it is, is an automatic victory in my book.
2. Azumanga Daioh set to Little Girls by Oingo Boingo
What’s not to love about a creepy song about little girls fitting a character with a fixation toward teenagers? In most cases, everything. In this case though, absolutely nothing is out of place.
3. Panty and Stocking set to Na3 (Na9) by My Chemical Romance
One of the better videos I’ve come across, as far as a fitting song and excellent editing go. I don’t care much for either, but this was just a really great AMV in all that entertained.
4. Elfen Lied set to The Touch by Stan Bush
It isn’t the best around by any means, quality or editing-wise, but I don’t think anything could’ve provided as much juxtaposition with the almost hilariously grim Elfen Lied.
5. Death Note set to Schadenfreude from the Avenue Q soundtrack
I’m running out of stuff to say, so just enjoy the video without reading my increasingly incoherent commentary.
Honorable Mention: Shiki set to Dragula by Rob Zombie
I would’ve put this higher, but the pulsing hurts my eyes, and it’s a mite too short. Not a bad effort at all though.
Well, there you have it. Five of my favorite AMVs, and a post that’ll likely be pointless in a few months when these inevitably have the links cut off. But for now, enjoy these videos and share some of your favorites if you want to. The more the merrier, and all that.