Posted by meronpan on June 23, 2009
Just another niconico public service announcement to spread some otaku love. I would’ve put a translation in the title but I have a small paragraph worth of explanation about it ^^; Before that, I should mention I’ll be talking about the latest niconico music medley, 七色のニコニコ動画を元の曲で再現してみたver.D!
If you have a niconico account, can understand japanese, and somehow haven’t seen it yet, I recommend watching it on niconico for the usual comment insanity. I dunno but I totally love the niconico comment system. Really changes the experience… rather than inane youtube stuff it’s more of a stream of the otaku conscious… perhaps tapping into the same appeal of videos of people’s reactions to other videos, you get the same sort of thing in comment form at niconico. Definitely contributes to a community feeling when you’re watching. Very amusing, but you have to be able to read fast ^^;
I don’t know the whole history (only joined niconico this year) but as far as I can tell, there’s this guy shimo who has been making niconico music medley videos. He takes tons of iconic otaku songs and blends short clips into awesome high energy, 10+ minute long dance remixes. The original video release is usually just a windows media visualization but fans quickly eat it up and create their own versions (like the version above where someone painstakingly spliced official vids and source audio for each of the songs).
His last two videos have been insanely popular – the previous at 2.7 million views and the current one already having breached 300k in a week. If the synthetic nature of the original versions turns you off, how about a giant chorus version?
The above vids are fan versions of ニコニコ動画流星群 -> nikoniko douga ryuuseigun -> nico nico video meteor swarm. (mmm meteor shower?)
Back to the vids I posted a the beginning of this post, the original is titled 七色のニコニコ動画 -> nanairo no nikoniko douga -> lit. the seven prismatic colors of nico nico video. “seven prismatic colors” is pretty clunky, so perhaps a better way to translate it would be “The niconico rainbow”? Anyhow, I think you get the picture ^^;
Ah yes, and best hurry if you plan on watching 七色のニコニコ動画を元の曲で再現してみたver.D at niconico. I think because the creator used so many official vids and stuff it is in danger of being deleted. For the first few days, half the comments were like, “10:32 still up!”, “8:15!”, “2:45 still alive!” or, “This is an amazing hand-drawn movie!”, “I had no idea MMD had gotten this good!”. Also touching to see so many otaku leaving the, “pleeeease don’t delete this!” comments ^^ At any rate, it’s been up for about a week, but who knows how much longer.
Since the previous ryuuseigun version has been out longer, I believe there are more spin offs like this vocaloid version ^^
Or an impressive auto-playing musical mario level:
These medlies are great ways to see how familiar you are with the great songs of otakudom, enjoy!