Fan Appreciation: Anime Music Videos

I’m of the opinion that we don’t appreciate the fans of shows as much as we could here. While we do have Fanfiction Fridays, we also have Follies to go with it. And when we usually refer to fandoms as a whole, we wind up critiquing them in some form or another.

As you’ve probably noticed, I don’t “do” fanfiction. I don’t like the idea of changing things that are canon. Anime Music Videos, or AMVs, are different, and I really enjoy watching them. AMVs usually take the content of the anime, mix it up, set it to a song, and use that to cast more light on a specific part of the story. They can be funny or sad. Sometimes they point out things that you’ve never noticed about the anime before, such as the connections between different characters.

As not-the-most-tech-savvy person, I marvel at some of the things people can do with computers. I also can’t draw, so some of these AMVs really amaze me. Some of these aren’t true AMVs, as at least one isn’t clips taken from anime (making it a Fan Music Video, or FMV).

So for the moment, I’d like to share some of the fun things that fans are doing. Enjoy!

This one is from six years ago so the quality isn’t as good. And while it’s not the best, it was the first AMV I ever got addicted to.

Although this one is from seven years ago and it doesn’t have nearly as many problems.

Have any more good ones? Let me know in the comments!