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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If you have ever spent any amount of time on ニコニコ動画 (NicoNicoDouga), you’ve bound to have seen the silly little animated gifs in the upper left hand corner.
This is a great little video featuring some of those redone with 東方 (Touhou) characters. Expect to see these avatars around the ‘tubes soon. The チルノ (Cirno) is my favorite. エンドレス⑨ｗｗｗ
Tags: Animated Gif, chiruno, Cirno, NicoNicoDouga, nicovideo, project shrine maiden, touhou
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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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Recog has released an awesome song based on 之槇原敬 (Makihara Noriyuki)’s もう恋なんてしない (mou koi nante shinai) about an otaku meeting a girl who tells him, “I hate otaku!” It’s brilliant and sad.
Lyrics after the jump.
Tags: オタク, ヲタク, Makihara Noriyuki, music, nicovideo, otaku, parody, recog, singing, 之槇原敬
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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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The けいおん！(K-ON!) MAD series, 「もし唯がむぎちゃんのこと嫌いだったら」 (“Moshi Yui ga Mugi-chan no koto kirai dattara“) has come to a close with 8 episodes. The series was pretty amazing for not only the silly MAD moments, but the うｐ主 (appu-nushi) also makes some pretty sweet PVs out of songs from the CDs. The last 4 episodes are embedded here, but if you want to see everything, check out the NicoDou videos after the jump. Be sure to check out the items for sale under the NicoDou videos. They are very interesting
Tags: いじめ, けいおん, bullying, funny, hate, ijime, K-ON!, MAD, mio, mugi, nicovideo, PV, remix, ritsu, yui
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I am unable to ignore this ネタ (neta) anymore. Basically, you take the ending to an anime called ファイト一発!充電ちゃん!! (Faito ippatsu! Juuden-chan!!) about girls who are like electrical equipment (yeah, I know)…
…AND THEN you just move into the realm of the absurd…
Go check out ○○がトレーニング if you like what you see.
UPDATE: They just keep coming, so I’ll just keep putting the good ones after the jump.
Tags: 8bit, anime, チルノ, ○○がトレーニング, Charger Girl, Cirno, eva, excitebike, 霊夢, Faito ippatsu! Juden-chan!!, girls, Hatsune Miku, Idol Master, Idolm@ster, Idolmaster, Ju-den Chan, Matsuoka Shuzo, miku, nicovideo, nintendo, rei, Reimu, touhou, training, underwear, vocaloid, 春香
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After a long break (4 months?!) and lots of imitators (I’ve seen that Ronald McDonald thing now more time than I can remember), 奴が来る (Yatsu ga Kuru) is back. This time, our intrepid 幕末志士 head out to Shifting Sand Land and attempt the red coins before the green devil can get them!
Again, super entertaining and awesome, forever. Looks like the next one might be the last one. Rainbow Cruise?! I can’t wait.
Tags: 1 out mushroom, 1outキノコ, 1up, きのこ, キノコ, Bakumatsu Shishi, bushi, 緑の悪魔, gaming, green devil, green mushroom, mario, mario 64, mario-zamurai, meta, metagame, mushroom, n64, nicovideo, nintendo, series, super mario, super mario bros, video games, video podcast, yatsu, yatsu ga kuru, 奴, 奴が来る, 幕末志士, 武士
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The thing is, I really never gave Michael Jackson much thought. But when you live in Japan as a foreigner, you find out that even if you didn’t know any Japanese, you could bring a karaoke bar to its knees with a few choice Michael Jackson songs. For that, I am forever indebted. Thanks Michael.
With Video Game Mashups:
And practicing up on their dance moves:
Tags: ものまね, マイケル・ジャクソン, dancing, Idol Master, Idolm@ster, look-a-likes, Lucky Star, MAD, Michael Jackson, nicovideo, tetete
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