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AMV Anime Music Video Battle


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Song and video will be judged on how they work together. Any genre of music or anime. I hope someone bites.
Round 1
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Lets have a double entry for the last round, ok?
Strong start!

Song: Enemies
Artist: Shinedown
AMV Artist: Kaya
Anime: One Piece

Youtube link:
No. Double entry last round favours the person who goes first more so than any earlier Round having it. It lets you take away 2 I'd pick with us already having used up 4.

Anime: Attack on Titan
Song: Warriors by Imagine Dragons
Best Quality: 1080p HD
Content Creator: Amy Chickadee

Round 2
Shucks. Having an awfully difficult time getting it down from 6 to 5. Double entry 3rd or 4th round?

Song: House of Memories
Musician: Panic at the Disco
AMV Artist: Kayaahiko
Anime: One Piece

YouTube Link:
Warning, this video has satanic themes. All AMVs tend to include flash videography and violence to some degree but this AMV involves demonic possession, gambling etc. Don't watch if very religious or something.

Anime: Kakegurui 賭ケグルイ
Music: NEFFEX - Pro 👠 [Copyright Free]
Content Creator: Senpie AMV's 愛

Round 3
Explicit content is why i am steering clear of the other anime i like for amvs, berserk. Makes for excellent heavy metal videos. But for now ill stick to One Piece. Its huge world makes for excellent videos.

Double feature round 3.

Song: Indestructible
Musician: Disturbed
Anime: One Piece
AMV Artist: Ssexordium

Song: Tongues
Musician: Joywave
Anime: One Piece
AMV Artist: Omustlia

Anime: Naruto (ep 345)
Music: Halou - Honeythief
Program: Vegas Pro 10
Content Creator: Blue Flash
The Content Creator wanted to give credit to the program they used to compile and edit the video (in case you're confused).

To avoid reading the spoiler at all scan your eyes to the next 'equals sign' chain, seen above.

The character Obito (with the illuminati eye) was a teammate and lover of the female Rin (brunette). Kakashi (white haired dude who usually covers his eye up too) also developed feelings for her and accepted that deep down she loved Obito. Obito betrayed the village but only after he gave Kakashi his eye when he thought he was dying (his body did die, but there is a mechanic in the Uchiha bloodline and abilities that lets you fuse to a brother if you have certain Sharingan eyes in combination with theirs). Obito exists inside the body of Madara Uchiha and this enables him to become even more powerful, but the soul of Madara begins fighting back as Zetsu has possessed him partially, that's a very very long story to explain but the point is at some point, Rin is sent with Kakashi on a mission to eliminate Obito (they are the equivalent of navy SEALs for their nation) and during it she begins shifting alliances (or maybe he finds her there already, I won't fully spoil it). His orders change to assassinate her too, since she refuses to snitch on Obito's location. Obito sees it through his donated Sharingan eye of Kakashi (which is his and which he can view through at times but Kakashi can't do the same to him), kills every Anbu soldier other than Kakashi, who is too skilled for him to take down and then runs off. He loved her very deeply, was betrayed by his best friend (that's not really true, Kakashi was betrayed first by Obito as was the entire Konoha but it's all about perspective) and the song conveys his feelings regarding Rin.

Now for the next one.

Anime: Bleach
Song: Figure 09
Artist of the song: Linkin Park
Programs: Sony Vegas 8.0, After Effects CS6
Content Creator: xxxSAYANARAxxxx

This one is both good whether you understand the storyline or not. The AMV means something very different and even more fascinating once you fully know about Bleach's storyline but it truly doesn't matter for this one.
Round 4
This video is about a bar fight and a race. Enioy!

Song: Roundtable Rival
Musician: Lindsay Sterling
Anime: One Piece movie: Dead End
AMV Artist: Kayaahiko
Pro meant to link you to this video:

That's their R3 entry based on the data they provided, I searched it etc.

Lindsey Stirling is a fucking god tier violinist and human being, so I owed it to her to link that if nothing else.


Anime: One Piece
Song: The Score - Born For This
Content Creator: Luffytaro

How you like that strategic pick? ;)
Round 5
Yes, thanks for the link assist. 
Lindsey Sterling definitely got on my music radar after i stumbled on that video.

Now for the finisher!
Song: Whoa is Me
Musician: Down With Webster
Anime: One Piece (suprise)
AMV Artist: PixelCreek

►Anime: Gangsta.
►Song: We Are Bulletproof
►Artist: BTS (Bangtan Boys)
►Program Used: Sony Vegas Pro 13

Fascinating anime if you are interested in both sides of the concept of anarchy vs tyranny.

The song is only partially English, it's K-Pop but the AMV is what you're judging not lyrics as such.
--> @whiteflame
Thanks for your vote.
Alright, I'll likely get a vote up sometime tomorrow. Already watched them all, just have to rate them.
--> @RationalMadman
We can agree to disagree :)
--> @whiteflame
--> @Nemiroff
I have unblocked you but 1 =/= 0.9999....
I appreciate the link, definitely jam out later. But RM has me blocked and im not sure if responding even has a purpose :/
--> @Nemiroff
If you want to be in awe at her, check this out:
nvm I did it by searching.
I said 'r3' meaning 'r4' though.
--> @Nemiroff
I can link to the amv if you want.
Hey, whenever this finishes, remind me to vote on it.
--> @Nemiroff
So 2 in Round 3
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Winner 1 point
I'll do this by rating each AMV in each round, adding up the ratings at the end, and awarding the win based on who got the highest total rating.
Round 1:
Pro: 9/10
One of the best examples of strong editing across all the rounds, it’s an incredibly solid AMV that’s incredibly well-synced the music. It mostly fits the song pretty well, though it lapses in a few places. On the whole, an excellent AMV with a lot to praise.
Con: 8/10
Well-timed with a strong link to the music. Not quite as crisp on the editing, but exceptional nonetheless. It ends up relying quite a bit on rapid flashes between scenes, which are a bit disorientating.
Round 2:
Pro: 8/10
The best of the character-focused AMVs across all the rounds, it’s very nicely edited with the camera roll aesthetic. It fits the song better early on, but it works well for the theme throughout. It’s well-paced, and tells a pretty clear story throughout.
Con: 6/10
It’s definitely one of the more innovative song choices, but while the song as a whole seems to match pretty well with the anime, the scene selection and sync timing could use some work. It’s a pretty well constructed AMV, but nothing particularly special.
Round 3:
Pro (1): 3/10
This is probably my least favorite of the bunch. It’s got a lot of problems: poorly synced to the music, sped up scenes (often without purpose), a linear presentation of material from the anime, not the best animation quality… in essence, it could use some work. Big fan of Whitebeard, but beyond picking a decent song to represent him, this lets him down.
Pro (2): 10/10
Interesting that my favorite AMV in this whole debate is paired with it. This is one of three AMVs in this debate I was familiar with before I started going through this debate, and it’s incredibly well done. It’s got some really innovative editing, it’s tightly synced to the music, and it’s an interesting song that it makes work for the anime.
Con (1): 5/10
It’s a pretty solid AMV with a really appropriate and interesting song choice, but it doesn’t have much that sets it apart. No clever or interesting edits, a lot of sped up scenes, largely linear storytelling, and while the scenes are cool, there’s little syncing to the song. It just doesn’t do much for me.
Con (2): 9/10
Ah, a classic (and another of the 3 I was familiar with ahead of time). I think this was among the first AMVs that really got me into watching them. Another great AMV with a ton of incredible editing, especially for the time it was produced, all set to an incredibly appropriate song. What sets this apart is that it’s telling a story with added elements that weren’t a part of the original show, and that comes through in the editing. Some of the later parts don’t quite fit the theme it was initially going for as well, particularly as it’s rushing through elements of Hueco Mundo, but it’s still a great entry.
Round 4:
Pro: 5/10
Much as I’m a fan of Lindsey Sterling, the choice of a song without lyrics means the animation has to do the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping it engaging. In that sense, it kind of manages, but it once again falls victim to linear storytelling and focuses solely on a movie with not the greatest animation. It’s well-synced, but doesn’t have much in the way of interesting edits. Overall, fun to watch the action and a great listen, but not memorable.
Con: 9/10
Picked this one up recently (the third of the 3), and just as floored by it as I was the first time I found it. It’s an incredibly well-selected song and matches the scenes well. It transitions a little quickly from arc to arc, which loses some of the strength of focusing on each, but the editing is on point and it’s built to impress.
Round 5:
Pro: 6/10
It’s a stronger entry than the previous round, but not by much. Those subtitles, which just distract from the scenes, drag down the store a bit, as does the inconsistent application of scenes for the purpose of following the song. It’s synced well to the song and for the most part, they use some pretty good scene choices, though I can’t ignore the missed opportunities.
Con: 7/10
Starting with some dialogue sets this one apart in a good way. The action scenes are great to watch, and the song complements them well. The editing suits the song, but it’s often more distracting than it is helpful. I’m not familiar with this series, but I’ll have to check it out.
Pro: 41
Con: 44
As a side-note, I would have given Con two extra points at the end, one for having a greater diversity of song choices, and one for the diversity of anime choices. I know One Piece has a ton of AMVs and there are a lot of great ones out there (my personal favorite isn’t in this), but I personally would reward the decision to go further afield. Regardless, the vote goes to Con.