Earlier today, ANN published Metropolis: The Lost Madhouse Masterpiece, about an anime film from the turn of the century that doesn’t get much discussion today… Probably because it’s not streaming anywhere and as AFIAK never did.
But it reminded of this… The first AMV I ever saw, long before I was into anime or knew what AMV’s even were.
Saw this sometime not long after the turn of the century, and regularly sought it out thereafter… It combines music from one of my favorite albums (ELO’s seminal album Time) with imagery from the anime for a stunning whole.
We rented the movie off of Netflix many years ago, back when we were starting to watch anime, but I don’t recall it all that well. Most that it seemed to be a bit tedious and had serious pacing problems.
Doing some searching about, seems there’s quite a few ELO AMV’s… And of course ELO’s Prologue + Twilight is the soundtrack to one of the earliest AMV’s – the Daicon IV Opening. May have to do a post someday.
Anyhow, just thought I’d share while it was on my mind. Feel free to drop a comment and let me know your thoughts!
Between a regular commenter talking about the manga coming to an end, watching quite a few favorite episodes, and an upcoming Anime Playlist post… Silver Spoon has been on my mind the last couple of weeks.
So, because it’s what I often do, I headed over to YouTube to seek out AMV’s, and came across this gem:
I have to admit, this left me laughing. The maker matched the animation clips to the words really, really well. (They even matched the lip flaps.) Instant bookmark, instant fave, and I just had to add it to my Worth Watching list and share it here.
Give it a watch and enjoy!
As always, feel free to comment here, but be sure and let the original maker know if you enjoyed it.
Also a quick note on this/next week: This week is crazy with IRL stuff… We’ve got plumbers coming in for a leaky hot water heater, and I’ve got to take my van to the body shop because I dinged it up on a lamp post… And my wife has been on staycation, so I’ve not been that motivated to work on the blog. So, I’m going to be skipping this week and covering all the penultimate and finale episodes next week.
Also in work is the Fall 2020 anticipation post, hopefully a Looking Back post or two, and an Anime Playlist post or two.
If I were to make a list of shows in desperate need of a license rescue, the classic NANA would definitely be on it. If it was available, there’s a whole bunch of people (including your humble author) who would be constantly talking it up. In the meantime, it’s story has inspired a number of AMV’s that are very much worth watching.
I wouldn’t say the Queen is one of my favorites bands, but I do enjoy a great deal of their music. And of course, it’s always fun to combine two things I enjoy.. So, as promised when I posted the Maid Dragon AMV, here’s a collection of anime AMV’s that use Queen for their music.
There’s a ton of Boku no Hero Academia AMV’s out there, almost all featuring Deku, or Bakugo, or Todoroki. When she is the subject, Ochako is almost always paired with Deku and it’s all about the shipping…
This is patently unfair. As we saw in the second season, she’s a person in her own right with her own motivations and goals. That’s why I’m pleased as punch to share this AMV, which puts Ochako Uraraka right where she should be – front and center in her own story.
As always, feel free to comment here or there… If you enjoyed this AMV, be sure and drop by the video’s page on YouTube and support the creator by giving a like or leaving a comment.
Of all the myriad ways I’ve been introduced to anime over the years, I recently found myself thinking back on the times when I could thank (or blame) an AMV for turning me on to a new series. Maybe I already had my eye on that show for a while and just needed that extra nudge to finally go watch it, or maybe I had never heard of the show at all before an AMV came along and introduced me to it. A long time ago, Derek offered to let me write a guest entry here if I ever felt like it, and I decided it would be fun to take him up on that offer and share some of my favorite AMVs that have led me to try new anime.
Hey folks, Derek here – just wanted to thank long time reader and commenter WingKing for his work in creating the Lounge’s first ever guest post! (And hopefully not his last.) If anyone else is interested, hit me up via the Contact link. With that, I’m going to get out of the way – take it away Wing!
So grab your All Might action figure and get ready, because it’s time to watch some AMVs after the jump!
Like most of us, I don’t obsess over stats. Doesn’t mean I don’t pay attention though. Checking them today (when I should be working on tomorrow’s post) I found pleasant news indeed. Sometime in the last couple of weeks, my total views and visitors for 2018 blew past the total for all of 2017!
Even more surprising… I was convinced that my output was down for the year. But with almost all of a quarter left to go, I’m closing in on last year’s total.
(And when I went searching, I did not expect to find an AMV using a disco era song… But there it is. So you get to watch an AMV rather than a disco era music video.)
Just for today, it’s an open bar here at the Lounge! Drinks are on the house!
Y’all now how my brain works by now… should be doing one thing (like working on the seasonal posts that are soon due), but it insists on working on something else. Anyhow, welcome to the first edition of Worth Watching – a new feature here at the Lounge exploring the world of AMV’s. More on that at the end of the post, first let’s hit the jump and watch some d_mm good AMV’s! Continue reading “Worth Watching – A new feature!”
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.