The Shuzo madness continues into the new year. Shuzo’s theme for this year is できる! Or “CAN DO!” in English:
We also made a new Shuzo video:
(English subbed version on YouTube)
The #1 video a few days ago was the 七色の松岡動画 (Nana-iro no Matsuoka Douga) which is a massive Shuzo themed MAD of 七色のニコニコ動画. Not only is the video freaking amazing, but our video was included! Check us out at around 8:14.
In addition to this, the Hot Knows anime version has been uploaded!!! This was very anticipated after the preview came out. The release date came and went, but now it is here! I love how the animator references the inspirational comments people put on the preview video after the deadline passed.
Looks like this will be a hot year!
Tags: anime, ハルヒ, God knows..., Haruhi, Hot, Hot Knows, kaiguys, Matsuoka Shuzo, Shuzo Matsuoka, Tennis, 松岡, 松岡修造, 海外ズ, 京都, 修造
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2009 is over. This was quite the year! For my end of the year retrospective, I’ve gathered up my personal top 10 NicoVideos from the past year.
Although Bad Apple didn’t even warrant a real entry from me this year (it did get a twitter update however), it was pretty much the biggest video of this year. I give it 10 for being awesome, but way overplayed.
The Training-type MADs were all the rage, but this one closed the book on them. It was perfect. If you aren’t an Eva fan, then I apologize.
2009 saw the birth of Hammer Day, which is the 11th of every single month. This was the last by the original Hammer Guy and still the best IMHO.
K-ON! was another big part of 2009, and this was the MAD that I couldn’t turn off. It’s just too brilliant.
I personally started watching Haruhi this year, so when I first saw this video, I had no idea who any of these people were (but I loved the video). Now, at the end of 2009, I have seen everything and am anxiously awaiting the movie.
The Family Mart chime remix fad was started by this video. I couldn’t stop listening to it. Simple and shows you a little bit of how to use a KORG to make amazing music.
The last しも (Shimo) medley video practically introduced me to NicoNicoDouga and essentially prompted me to start this blog. This one, which came out in June, was more like a review of my time on NicoNicoDouga. The joy was unspeakable, and so this takes #2.
The 韃靼海峡 (Dattan Kaikyou) based MADs were excellent before they started getting deleted. Totally would have made the top 10 if not for that.
Tags: akeome, あけおめ, けいおん, チルノ, chiruno, Cirno, Electribe, eva, Evangelion, Family Mart, Famima, hammer, Hammer Day, happy new year, Haruhi, K-ON!, keion, KORG, Matsuoka Shuzo, new year, NicoNicoDouga, nicovideo, RED ZONE, ritsu, Shuzo Matsuoka, Tainaka Ritsu, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, touhou, training, 東方
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(Warning: Complete and total Kyoto Animation otakuness achieved in this article. Oh, and yes, I did go to Japan and come back already, but let me tell you now, the bloggy goodness of the trip was severely restricted by family business. ><; ごめんなさい。)
I have been watching the 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu) rebroadcast for months now. I did watch from the beginning, but I was a little late jumping into it, but needless to say… months. Oh yes, there were the hard times, such as the whole エンドレスエイト (“Endless Eight”) thing (which took 8 weeks to finish). I thought it was fantastic art, if not entertainment, and will go down in history. And there were the good times, such as reliving all the old episodes and the making of the Mikuru video (especially the talking cat).
And now, they have announced 涼宮ハルヒの消失 (Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu), oft translated as The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya (yes, it is a real word). Which will be a movie released Spring of 2010:
A movie? Dang, I had a hard enough time getting a hold of the らき☆すた (“Lucky Star”) OVA, which I just saw recently. I’m the kind of guy who likes finding the raw videos put up shortly after broadcast on SayMove (a ghetto, piratey NicoDou).
However, after seeing the らき☆すた OVA, I realized my annoyance with the series, which was way too long for something without a story, had faded over the months and I truly enjoyed the little revisit. Especially 初音ミク (Hatsune Miku) type かがみ.
So, really, spring isn’t that far away. The けいおん！(“K-ON!”) OVA will be here in January, and then it will be Spring before I know it. Who knows, maybe I can save up enough to go see it on opening day. Time to start planning my trip now.
Tags: anime, Haruhi, kyoani, kyoto animation, movie, otaku, ova, Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya, 涼宮ハルヒの消失
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If you haven’t, ignore this! Unless you don’t mind spoilers…
Tags: のび太, ドラえもん, ハルヒ, Doraemon, endless, endless eight, Haruhi, natsu yasumi, Nobita, summer vacation, 夏休み
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It’s here. After a slew of imitators, the true successor to the ニコニコ流星群 is here. Yes, my friends, right now, NicoDou is celebrating the release of the next megamix. 七色のニコニコ動画 (Nanairo no NicoNicoDouga) is here.
This is my first real megamix since getting into NicoDou hardcore. I love the 流星群, since that gave me the jump start I needed to get into in the first place, but this one… It is like a summary of my last year of NicoLife. I’ve featured a number of these songs on the blog over the last year, although not all of them! Can you believe that this blog will be one whole year old in just over 2 months?! WTF.
I have a list of the songs after the jump, minus the HEROES section (the section of chaos from 9:40 to 11:10) since really you could just go to the 流星群 for those songs. If you are a experienced ニコ厨 (NicoChuu), listen to it before you check the list below. See how many you recognize! If you are new to NicoDou, this is a great way to catch up! XD
(BTW, as for the English name, I would call it Rainbow Colored NicoNicoDouga if I were in charge, but a few places seem to already be translating it as “7 Colors of Nico Nico Douga.” I hate translation. 日本語バンザイ！ Oh, and as always, if you don’t have a NicoDou account, why not?!)
Tags: 7 Colors of Nico Nico Douga, おてんば恋娘, きらっ☆, けいおん！, キラッ☆, ゲッダン, チルノ, ナイト・オブ・ナイツ, ハルヒ, マクロスＦ, Bad Apple, capsule, chiruno, Cirno, DJ OZMA, Don't say "lazy", Evangelion, Gackt, Genki Rockets, Get down, hammer, Haruhi, Hatsune Miku, Heavenly Star, Idolm@ster, Idolmaster, IKZO, K-ON!, kira, Kirby, Lucky Star, Macross F, MAD, Megurine Luka, Megurine Ruka, Nanairo no Nico Nico Douga, Night of Knights, Night of Nights, nomico, persona 4, Ponyo, Prince of Tennis, project shrine maiden, Rainbow Colored NicoNicoDouga, Rainbow NicoNicoDouga, RED ZONE, remix, Shinitai, smash bros, smooooch, Starry Sky, touhou, vocaloid, World is Mine, 初音ミク, 巡音ルカ, 東方, 死にたい, 七色のニコニコ動画
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Okay, as an ex-animeholic, I try to stay away from Anime in general. For example, a new anime came out featuring 東方Project characters, I didn’t even blink and passed it up. That’s just how hard I am.
And I have never seen ハルヒ (Haruhi). Like I said, I generally don’t watch anime.
Regardless of these facts, the above video found on ニコニコ動画 made me couple over in laughter more times than I am willing to admit. The song is the opening theme to Card Captor Sakura.
I humbly submit this mote of silliness for your perusal.
Tags: anime, ハルヒ, Card Captor Sakura, Haruhi, lol, MAD, music, nicovideo, remix, singing, song
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Basically, there is a compilation of popular NicoNico Music called ニコニコ動画流星群 (niko niko douga ryuuseigun, NicoNicoDouga Meteor Shower), as it is a blast of popular songs on ニコ動 in quick succession:
There are a few versions:
1. The original:
And below (after the jump) I have compiled a list of (almost) every one of these songs in order! Title linked to ニコニコ動画 and YouTube embeds. Enjoy!
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Tags: anime, ニコニコ動画, ニコニコ動画流星群, Bamboo Blade, Cheetah Man, Chrono Trigger, Clannad, 男女, Dance Party, Danjo, DENPA, Haruhi, Haruhi Suzumiya, Hatsune Miku, Idol Master, Ievan Polkka, Internet, iosys, Kenshin, Kirby, Kodomo no Jikan, Lucky Star, Madlax, Mega Man, Meteor Shower, music, MuvLuv, NicoNicoDouga, nicovideo, otaku, perfume, Prince of Tennis, Prokofiev, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Uma Dance, video, vocaloid, 初音ミク, 東方, 東方系
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