12
Aug

Music Video Friday!

   Posted by: Ami noMiko   in Anime, Music Video

Music Video Friday!

This week’s music video is “This is Halloween” by Hagaren Viper.

Why is this video awesome?

Nightmare Before Christmas has become a little cliché in the music video world, but this amv pulls it off perfectly.  This version of the song has a pretty heavy-handed beat and the scene cutting follows it, rather than just changing with the lyrics.  But, the scenes chosen also fits the lyrics, even the most difficult to match ones, such as “Pumpkins scream in the dead of night.”  And finally, music videos, in my opinion, should function like three-minute-long musical advertisements for the video source.  I’ve always avoided Soul Eater, as it looked too juvenile for me on first impression.  However, “This is Halloween” makes the anime look awesome and perhaps freaky enough that I would enjoy it.  After seeing this, I’ll be adding Soul Eater to my watch list.

What could have been done better?

There are a couple of moments (most notably at 0:51 and 1:50) where the lyrics match the scene immediately following the one chosen.  However, it’s off by less than a second, so we’re nitpicking here.

Hope you enjoy the music video!  Download it at AnimeMusicVideos.Org.

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