I do a lot of posts titles “Here Comes the Anger Train” where I talk about something that gets me mad. Today though I decided to talk about something positive. I am talking about my love of AMVs.
If you do not know what an AMV is, it stands for Anime Music Video. Some musicians may have an animated short for their music video, though it is most commonly done to by mixing a sequence of scenes from a single or multiple anime to match a particular song.
What I like about AMVs are that they allow you to discover new songs, artist and even anime that you may not have discovered on your own. It allows a editor to show you want he thinks of a certain anime, what song he thinks matches it and then he or she weaves the story through the song. AMVs are brilliant and through them I have found many new bands or songs in general to listen to.
Here are some AMVs that I really enjoy, though this is a WARNING to people who go down to watch these videos. SOME OF THESE VIDEO’S VISUAL CONTENT OR AUDIO CONTENT MAY BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR A YOUNGER VIEWERS, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Now on to the AMV…
(Anime Title) Musician – Song Title
(Eureka Seven) Lostprophets – A Town Called Hypocrisy
(Nyan Koi) Mindless Self Indulgence – Never Wanted to Dance
(Shugo Chara, Lovely Complex, Cardcaptor Sakura, Shuffle!, Ouran High School Host Club, Clannad, Eden of the East) Stereo Skyline – Heartbeat
(One Piece) Thousand Foot Krutch – Overkill
(Code Geass) Rise Against – From Heads Unworthy
(One Piece) Sam Tsui and Christina Grimmia – Just A Dream
(Hellsing Ultimate) In This Moment – Adrenalize
(Kemeko Deluxe or Kemeko DX) Jason Derulo – Wiggle
(Sayonaro Zetsubou Sensei) Killer – The Ready Set
(Noragami) My Darkest Days – Save Yourself
(Guilty Crown, Munto TV, Air TV, Fairy Tail and Full Metal Panic!) Love is in the Air -The After
(AKB0048, Angel Beats!, Bakemonogatari, Beck, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, Durarara!!, Galilei Donna, Guilty Crown, Hunter x Hunter, Interstella5555, K-on!, Kannagi, Kill La Kill, Kyoukai no Kanata, Love Lab, Lucky Star, Macross Frontier, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Mawaru Penguindrum, Mikakunin de Shinkoukei, Nichijou, Nisekoi, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Sakura Trick, Senki Zesshou Symphogear, Space Dandy, SoniAni, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Tasogare Otome x Amnesia, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, The IdolM@ster, Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, Uchouten Kazoku, Uchuu Kyoudai; Wake Up, Girls!; White Album 2, Witch Craft Works, Yuru Yuri, Yuyushiki) sssShawnnnn – Pizza Rolls
Don’t ask me which anime is which… I have a life and don’t have the time to figure it out.
That is why I think AMVs are important. They let people find new anime, artists and songs to listen to. Without AMVs the songs I would listen to would be decreased immensely. Tell me what you think about AMVs in the comments below and share an AMV that you like, if you have any.