It’s the final countdown…

After this week’s ep of re:Creators somebody (I forget who and where) spoke of the protagonists getting ready for the “final battle”.  What with the oddly veering way my mind often works, that made me think of Europe’s 1986 single – The Final Countdown.

So, on a whim, off I went to YouTube to see what if any AMV’s there might be set to that tune.  And lo and behold – there were.  Hundreds of them…  and predictably virtually all of them stuck to the “Final Battle” trope.  Out of curiosity I kept paging through and found this little gem – the creator has reimagined Girls Dead Monster (from the anime Angel Beats) as a 80’s hair band in a typical 80’s concert video.  MTV is thirty-six years old as of today, and barely shows music anymore…  but at the time (only five years old and at the peak of its cultural relevance) it was positively flooded with this type of band and video, and the AMV was instantly familiar.  (Man, really showing my age here!)

Anyhow, I couldn’t resist sharing it.

For the curious and for reference, the original 1986 video can be seen here.

He’s going for speed! Summer 2017 Week 3

Restarting in midstream means there’s a lot to cover…   So I’m going for a slightly different approach this week.

He’s going the distance
He’s going for speed

(I ended up dropping Prince of Stride, but it’s still a cool AMV.)

Rather than trying to cover every show in depth, this is going to be a quick and broad overview of the season to date. So, hit the jump and let’s get running!

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Stunning AMV…

I came across this the other day, and pretty much I’ve watched it at least once a day for last several, and I’ve been meaning to share here.  Winner at Anime Boston’s AMV contest a couple of weeks back, it’s a stunning montage of the history of TV anime showing some of the most popular and influential shows of the last forty odd years.  It’s telling that even if I haven’t seen many of the older anime shown, I still recognize them.

Let me know what you think down in the comments!