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AMV, or “Anime Music Video,” is a rather cool DIY side effect of today’s digital age.  Fans are taking clips from their favorite pieces of Japanese animation, and editing them into music videos by various musical acts.  Then they upload the results to YouTube to share with other fans.  One local person doing this is Kristin Collier, a friend of RFC who made a cameo appearance in the video I created for Go Van Gogh’s song “Requiem For Pepperland.” Above you see Kristin’s video for the song “Rebirth” by Skillet.  It uses clips from the Anime, Mai-Otome.

You can see more of Kristin’s work on the other side of the jump.

Here’s another tune set to Mai-Otome, Avril Lavigne’s “Take Me Away.”

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Of course, there’s no law that says you have to use Anime.  Here, Kristin takes another Avril Lavigne song, “Keep Holding On,” and sets it to scenes from “The Lion King.”

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Finally, Kristin gives us George Thorogood’s “Bad To The Bone,” with visuals from Mai-Hime and Mai-Otome.

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Thanks to Kristin for making the cool videos and letting us share them. Check out her YouTube page, here.