Worth Reading – 7/15/2019

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In this edition…  Shirobako, Land of the Lustrous, some thoughts on the responsibility of anime fans, and a couple of AMV’s.

Hit the jump and take a look at what’s Worth Reading!
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Queen (of the AMV)

Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

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.

Hit the jump, and let’s rock!

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Worth Watching – Ochako Uraraka

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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.

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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.

The AMV Made Me Do It [Guest Post]

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!

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So grab your All Might action figure and get ready, because it’s time to watch some AMVs after the jump!

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2018 beats out 2017!

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!
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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.

Let’s celebrate!!!

 

(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!

Worth Watching – A new feature!

Erased - Revival.pngY’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!”

Stunning AMV… (Repost)

Reposting an entry that didn’t get a lot of attention back when I was first starting out, and which certainly deserves it!

(Also testing the reblog function, something I’ve never used before.)

(Edit) Nowadays, I’d probably go into much greater detail about the AMV…  I probably should have anyhow.  Ah well, what’s done is done.

Apprentice Mages Lounge.

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!

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Anime OP AMVs, crossovers & parodies…

I know, I know.  A couple of weeks back I said that “it’s unusual to use the music from one anime to make an AMV for another”….  But there’s actually a special case where that’s less unusual.  Combining the OP track from one anime with footage from a second anime to create a crossover or parody opening sequence.

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And why does Renge feature as my introductory image?  You’ll have to hit the jump to find out!
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AMV – Your Lie in April

Once again wandering around YouTube, I came across an interesting AMV…  The beautiful and haunting “Lonely Feather” (from Asterisk War / Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) used for an AMV for Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso).

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Hit the jump to check it out!
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