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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K-ON! season 2 has been announced!!! My friend sent me an email saying “Check the K-ON! official site!!!” And there it is. Season 2 is confirmed!
This is fantastic. K-ON! was pretty much the highlight of 2009. Although second seasons are fairly rare for any Japanese story based television show in general, Kyoto Animation has done second seasons before, so it’s not all that unexpected. But not exactly expected either!
I’m super happy. NicoNicoDouga is abuzz as well:
Tags: anime, けいおん, けいおん！, club, japanese high school girls, K-ON!, keion, music, second season
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So, I heard a rumor that the K-ON! songs were so popular that they would probably be included in this year’s 紅白 (kouhaku), the end of the year Japanese music show that has been a tradition for millions. It broadcasts outside of Japan, so check your local listings (generally on the local Japanese channel).
And the voice actresses are doing a live event on December 30th in Yokohama. See the public site for more details. Here is the TV spot:
Dreams come true! While I can’t go to the Yokohama event, I will be happy to know there will probably be videos.
Why do I love K-ON! so damn much?!?!
In other news, Perfume is going to be on 紅白 again this year. I’m guessing One Room Disco will be their song, since it is the only song I ever heard from them this whole year. Last year’s performance was kind of weak, so I’m not holding my breath on this one.
Tags: けいおん！, concert, high school, Japanese girls, japanese high school girls, K-ON!, keion, kohaku, live, music, perfume, Scandal, seifuku
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(Note: You must have a ニコニコ動画 account to see the above video.
There is a class of video called 釣り (tsuri) where you are brought to the video expecting one thing and getting another. Normally, it is some sort of video promising erotic wonders, and then invariably ending in 兄貴 porn or Ronald McDonald insanity.
However, this is quite possibly the best 釣り動画 ever. It poses as K-ON! AV (AV generally meaning Adult Video) but delivers awesomeness in a totally safe for work sort of way.
Tags: Animal Video, animals, AV, AV (Animal Video), けいおん！, ナイト・オブ・ナイツ, barrel roll, 釣り, K-ON!, keion, Knight of Knights, Night of Knights, Night of Nights, puppy, yui, 唯
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What if the 桜高軽音部 (Sakurakou Keionbu) were マキシマムザホルモン (Maximum the Hormone) fans? They would probably cover the 2006 hit song 恋はメガラバ (Koi ha Megarabu).
If you need some reference to the actual song to help make sense of this MMD MAD, check out the PV.
Tags: けいおん！, cover, K-ON!, keion, koi no megalove, MAD, Maximum the Hormone, MikuMikuDance, MMD, nicovideo
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Sorry for all the けいおん！ (K-ON!) posts recently, but too much good stuff keeps coming out of it! This parody song of the opening Kagayake!GIRLS is an anti-NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) song. It’s really harsh, saying “Work or die, please choose one or the other.” But if you just take it with a grain of salt, it is an awesome answer to the ニート万歳 (NEET banzai) feeling of a lot of NicoDou videos. Plus, the fact that it is sung by girls as if it was the girls from けいおん！, maybe this will inspire some NEETs to actually go out and get jobs…? One can only hope.
Tags: けいおん！, ニート, fan music, hatarake, hatarake!BOYS, K-ON!, kagayake, kagayake!GIRLS, keion, MAD, NEET, nicovideo
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I’m currently watching けいおん！(Keion!), which is the new アニメ (anime) from 京都アニメーション (Kyoto Animeishon). It’s about the girls of the 桜高軽音部 (Sakura-kou Keion-bu) who essentially start a band. The music is pretty awesome, especially the ending song, Don’t say “lazy.” Needless to say, since it is 京アニ, it is automatically all over the NicoDous:
【ニコニコ動画】ＵＮ ＴＡＮＥ【けいおん！×ＲＥＤ ＺＯＮＥ】（インタレ解除）
Of course the obligatory RED ZONE remix. XD
Opening theme with cute 軽トラック instead of high school girls! I’d watch this show!
Cirno’s Perfect Math Class remix too, of course.
…and endless gushing over the 萌え (moe) characters in the show.
Episode 9 just aired and introduced a new member of the club. Here you can get caught up in 36 seconds:
The new girl is called あずにゃん (Azunyan) and the NicoDou is alive with にゃんs!
Anyway, I’m enjoying this show. If you want to try and watch it on the nets, give this link a try: http://youtubetvdoramadouga.blog111.fc2.com/blog-entry-1708.html
Tags: azunyan, azusa, あずにゃん, けいおん！, みお, むぎ, ゆい, りつ, 紬, 萌え, 萌え萌えきゅん, 軽音部, K-ON!, keion, keionbu, mio, moe, mugi, ritsu, sakurakou, tsumugi, yui, 唯, 律, 桜高, 梓, 澪
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