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Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:10 am
by Omnificent
Self-explanatory. What AMVs have taken your breath away, from sheer videoediting/timing awesomeness or hilarity?

1. Princess Tutu - "Håll Om Mig" by Nanne Grönvall: One of the two AMVs that single-handedly inspired me to check out the attached series. Guitar ninjas indeed.

2. True Tears - "Gypsy" by Ronan Hardiman: This is the other one. True Tears turned out to be a decent coming-of-age sleepy-Japanese-town love triangle romance that was kind of slow for my tastes, but this made it look epic, especially with the dancing scenes.

3. Samurai Champloo - "Tribute" by Tenacious D: Favorite comedy AMV? Favorite comedy AMV.

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:00 pm
by Ramidel
Sadly, my very favorite is gone now.

Sailor Mars Tribute: "Stand My Ground" by Within Temptation. Partly because the maker was extremely clever with their cuts, and rigged together an ambiguous kiss between Moon and Mars, partly because it...well, it got me into WT.

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:07 pm
by papillon
I haven't really followed AMVs in years. Some of my favorites from way back were:

"Roseate Nocturne" from Utena
I swear, I'd never even heard of Evanescence at the time I first saw this. And unlike every video I've seen featuring them since, in this case the lyrics are not overly melodramatic - in this instance, for Anthy, they are accurate. I have a whole folder of Utena videos but this is my favorite (probably of anything ever).

I also have a folder devoted to Cowboy Bebop videos, of which the most notable are "Tainted Donuts" (which is a Bebop / Trigun crossover, and hilarious if you've seen both shows, but if you haven't you probably won't get it) and the impressive Pulp Fiction which is *really* well timed, as well as a great introduction to the show.

While it suffers from being a Linkin Park song and everyone hates them now, "Paranoia Rebirth" does a nice job at summing up Ayashi No Ceres (and is well timed). If you've never heard of it, this may give you some interesting guesses as to what the plot is about!

There's also a Key The Metal Idol video to Nine Inch Nail's "Closer" (NSFW!!!!) which sums up the show, but with MASSIVE, MASSIVE spoilers. However, as I was kinda pissed off at that anime after finishing it, I would tend to recommend that you watch the video INSTEAD of the entire series. The AMV author was also extremely depressed and angry when making it, IIRC. Be warned, it is meant to be disturbing.

I also have a multiple-series AMV to "Come What May" which makes me blub from the overdose of romantic angst. I'm a soft touch. However I couldn't possibly find that exact video on youtube, so you won't get to find out just how easy I am. :)

I used to download AMVs all the time and I only kept the ones I thought were awesome, so I have a decent collection of memorable ones, but I don't think you want to hear about ALL of them... do you?

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:32 am
by Sapphi
Yeah, that Princess Tutu AMV was awesome!

Here's my personal favorite:
G Gundam - Song of the Victory

They did a crazy amount of editing to make the show look like a fighting game. The music they used is a Para Para remix of an actual G Gundam song, which makes it like ten billion times more awesome!

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:13 pm
by gekiganwing
Back when I was a young fan, I knew AMVs as "what people add to the end of fansub VHS tapes just to fill up space." And then I learned about the archive site It's still a useful resource for finding fan videos.

That said, it seems strange to think that it can be easier to use streaming media than to get some downloaded video files to work with older computers and software such as VLC. I rarely use streaming video sites, even though apparently everyone else on the internet does...

I hadn't heard of the video which Ramidel mentioned. But after a web search and a click or two, I found a "Sailor Mars Tribute" here: ... re=related

Most of my faves overlap with the "best comedy / fun / parody" AMV viewers choice awards. I know that there's plenty of good action/drama/experimental videos. But just looking over the winners from the last few years, I was reminded of "D-ON!" (Detroit Metal City versus K-on, with Tenacious D music), "The Harassment of Kyon" (awesome use of an Avril song), Vlad G Pohnert's "The Audition," and " omgsuperluckyhappyfunvideoGO" (from a person who's also made Friendship is Magic PMVs).

A non comedy video that I enjoy: "Shounen Bushido" by Istiv. The music alone is way over the top. But this video features multiple characters from multiple series in nearly every frame. Reminds me what I like about action/fighting series.

I'm a fan of Suberunker's videos. It's been a couple years since the last one, but this person created "Wizard of Ozaka," "The Wedding Rings," and "Still Preoccupied with 1985." All three are quite funny. Each of them include amusing inside jokes and fandom shout-outs.

Likewise, Ileia has made a bunch of LOL-worthy videos. "The Cyrus Virus" and "Blame It on 2009" are good places to start.

And I'm a fan of Dokidoki Productions. This person made quite a few laugh-out-loud AMVs from 1999 - 2010.

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:30 am
by lordcloudx
Favorite AMV, eh? This isn't very professionally done nor is it that popular, but I like the emotion embodied in this one:

edit: wrong video; same song/series

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:17 am
by TsukiShima

I'm currently very very addicted to 'dark' genres thanks to this.

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:24 am
by david_werecat

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:45 pm
by LateWhiteRabbit

Soul Eater - This is Halloween

I'm addicted to the insane and manic energy in this one.

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:18 am
by silenteve
I'm not sure if this counts but Ninja of the Night? :p

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:27 pm
by Soli-chan
Agree with the Princess Tutu. Also, Shonen Bushido, anyone?

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:09 pm
by ShojiAmasawa
I love this one. It is for the short They Might Be Giants song 'Hey Now Everybody'
And this. Despite the English subtitles I find it to be beautiful

I am sorry I do not know how to post videos right! :oops:

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:18 am
by babyfish

Mix of Owl City's Fireflies. Fires up my muse every time.

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:22 am
by Ragtag
I wonder if anyone has watched this yet?
It was in the first place on the animemusivideo site for a long time.

Re: Favorite AMVs?

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:50 am
by tuna_sushi
I don't really watch AMVs, but when my friend showed me some, there were interesting videos.
My All-time favorite is this one:
[WARNING]Little Busters!SPOILER for every route including Refrain ... 74FF884882