One of my favorite events during any convention; even for Otakon where I had to wait an hour in line, but it was still well worth it~. So, in the spirit of sharing, I did my best in hunting down the videos in question but there are still some missing from this list >.< The ballot (here) won’t matter anymore though except as a reference.
Not surprisingly, this took first place in the AMV contest ~ the comedy section always did have the best stuff. I was literally laughing my tears our for minutes on this one, not to mention the inclusion of one scene that will never be unseen (~2:20, it’ll be thought of every time you see Hare Hare Yukai from now on xD).
Well anyhow, the rest comes in order of how much I liked their categories (the 1st and 2nd place marks are the official winners)… Keep in mind these are all finalists though and just about all of them are good >.<-b
Britannia, [Expletive] Yeah! by @Productions (1st Place Comedy)
Anime: Code Geass
Song: “America, Fck Yeah” by Trey Parker
Nausea in D Major by Cyanna [Download]
Anime: Nodame Cantabile
Song: “I’m so Sick of You” by Weird Al
Stupid Couple by Jubjub2
Anime: Lovely Complex
Song: “Barber of Seville Overture” by London Symphony Orchestra
“AMG in a Nutshell” is quite hilarious, but other than “Anything But”, I thought the Clannad and ef AMVs from the drama/serious category did a far better job as far as sentimentality goes. “Never Have Known” would have been good but… the pairing switch for much of the middle and sudden switch-back at the end really hurt it.
Second Guesses by Sonydjsnmix
Anime: Kare Kano
Song: “Safe Side” by Tim Be Told
Nara by Oro$hi
Song: “No More Tears” by David Nevue
While Hare Hare Yukai AMVs are one of the most overdone things ever, “I Ain’t Marrin’ No Friggin’ Horse” is just outright amazing when it comes to timing/syncing. “Pacific Coast Party” contain every beach scene you ever needed to see and is quite funny (particularly 2:25). “Children of Daicon” sadly didn’t hit the tops; most might not get it but it’s an awesome Gainax tribute (name makes it pretty obvious) with clips from every series of theirs.
Nucking Futs by Sailor Death Productions [Download]
Anime: Sora no Otoshimono
Song: “Basket Case” by Green Day
“Today, Forever” really hits the sentiments like a brick for anyone who loved Clannad. Personally I’m split between “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” — which has a lot of AMVs but VegettoEX’s is definitely the bet I’ve seen with their character choices — and ef’s “A Journey Through The Pages”.
Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked by VegettoEX (1st Place Drama)
Song: “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” by Cage The Elephant
Today, Forever by Re-Evolution Studios (2nd Place Drama)
Song: “What We Will Never Know” by InnerPartySystem
A Journey Through The Pages by MycathatesyouAMV
Anime: Ef ~ A Tale of Memories
Song: “Diary of Jane” by Breaking Benjamin
Coming Home by Tech Crew Never Dies Productions
Anime: Macross Frontier, Voices of a Distant Star
Song: “Major Tom (Coming Home)” by Shiny Toy Guns
Whore for the Cold World by Curry Mutton Pizza Productions
Anime: Death Note
Song: “The Poet and the Pendulum” by Nightwish
I don’t particularly care for this category, and my favorite was “Skin” which did great with Claymore’s drama factor.
Tonight, on a very special Section 9… by Cousin of Sparda Studios
Anime: Ghost in The Shell
Song: “Sabotage” by The Beastie Boys
The Job by EF Film Studios
Anime: Cowboy Bebop
Song: “Get Smart Theme” by Agent Orange
Postnote: Thanks to help from Sajuuk for link hunting~ also, here’s the ones from Otakon 2009.