October 10, 2006

The Wonderduck Award for Greatest AMV of ALL TIME!

An AMV, like any anime, is subjective. What I like may not be what you like. However, the AMV that is being given the Wonderduck Greatest AMV of ALL TIME! award is one of those rare things that everybody I've shown it to has liked (maybe 40 different people), and has a huge rating at AMV.org.

Friends, allow me to introduce the AMV of all AMVs: Odorikuruu.

I've seen many, many, MANY AMVs. Odorikuruu has been on my hard-drive for close to four years and was one of the first ones I ever saw... even though it wasn't on The Org for some time (back then, I used KazaaLite). To this day, I can click on the viddy at any time and just lose myself for four minutes in complete mindcandy. It's got a catchy tune ("Mamboleo" by Elissa), uses clips from 34 different anime (though some get a total screentime of one second), and is very tightly edited. It's very much a shame that the creator, Aokakesu, stopped making AMVs after this... or, at least, making them and listing them at The Org.

No, this isn't the 'Citizen Kane' of AMVs... but it may be 'The General' of them, and that's at least as good.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 06:12 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 That is fun.

What with both my notebook and my desktop PC crapping out, I lost access to AMV.org, so I only just got to watch it now.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 14, 2006 10:37 PM (4JWw+)

2 I like how the file is padded to exactly 42,000 KB.

Oh, the video? Well, the song is catchy, but not knowing most of the featured anime lowered my enjoyment... though this doesn't seem like the type of video where that would make a difference. Guess I prefer AMVs that have more to do with the actual show.

Posted by: Andrew F. at October 15, 2006 03:22 PM (s29vF)

3 I've seen 10 or 11 of the anime used in the vid, am familiar with probably another 10 (I've never seen Di Gi Charat, but I know what it is, for example), and I can honestly say that such knowledge means the squareroot of 'diddly-over-squat'.

Which, I think, is a feature, not a bug. It's the perfect AMV to show to someone who either isn't an anime fan or has no experience with AMVs, but it can also be appreciated by someone who has seen umpty-ump number of 'em... like myself.

I just don't get tired of the thing. I'm not sure I CAN get tired of it.

For what it's worth, there is a comment on The Org's page for 'Odorikuuru' that knock it for exactly the reason you give: " I prefer AMVs that have more to do with the actual show."

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 15, 2006 04:23 PM (fEnUg)

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