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MADs This is an introductory article to the Japanese video-editing culture known as MAD movies. To browse MAD-related meme entries, please refer to the sub-meme section. About
Ichiro Suzuki - Ichiro Laser Beam / "I was almost coming"
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About The Caipirinha Dance refers to a style of animated dance videos similar to Caramelldansen, Paffendorf Dance and Pappara Dance. Many adorable characters drawn by internet users have been dancing in the videos posted to YouTube and the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) since about 2008. Origin The original song is Caipirinha which is a Brazilian style music written by a German singer Carinho in 2005. Caipirinha Dance
About The Hare Hare Yukai Dance (a.k.a Haruhi dance) is a MAD video meme based on the ending theme from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, a popular anime series about an eccentric high school girl and her mystery investigation club, SOS brigade. Due to its immense popularity, the cutesy dance outro became somewhat of an internet meme in both Japan and overseas. Hare Hare Yukai Dance
Paffendorf Dance About The Paffendorf Dance refers to a series of animated dance videos using the dance tune Under My Skin written by Paffendorf that is the dance music project from Cologne, Germany. Many popular characters had shaked their head and arms in the user-made videos in YouTube and the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) around 2008 to 2009.
About “I’ll Go to Tokyo” (Japanese: 俺ら東京さ行ぐだ; Ora Tokyo sa Igu da) is an 1980s’ Folk-rock song performed by Japanese singer Yoshi Ikuzo (吉幾三), who has since been given the nickname IKZO in the Japanese net, after a slew of remixes based on his song were produced by users of the Japanese video-sharing site Nico Nico Douga during 2008. These mash-ups often consists of playing the track in juxtaposition with songs from various genres, in a similar fashion to remixes of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme on the English-speaking web. I'll Go to Tokyo
Donald McDonald (ドナルド・マクドナルド) - Ran Ran Ru (らんらんるー) About Ran Ran Ru (Japanese: らんらんるー (hiragana) or ランランルー (katakana)) is a series of MAD video remixes based on Japanese commercials involving Ronald McDonald (known in Japan as “Donald McDonald” (ドナルド・マクドナルド)). “Ran Ran Ru” is a gimmicky expression used by Ronald, usually in combination with hand gestures to signify happiness. Origin
About Shuzo Matsuoka (Japanese: 松岡修造) is a now-retired Japanese professional tennis player, perhaps best known for his appearance at the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 1995. Since his retirement, Matsuoka has become a popular television sports commentator and gourmet reporter in Japan. He hosts the “Shuzo Challenge”, an annual tennis camp for young children run by the Japan Tennis Association. Shuzo Matsuoka
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Teacher! The boys won’t listen to what the guide says Teacher! The girls went shopping and still haven’t returned Danjo
Konbini/Convenience Store (コンビニ)
About The Enemy Controller (Japanese: エネミーコントローラー), sometimes called “Ene-Con” (エネコン) for short, is a magic card from the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game pictured as a generic game controller. On Nico Nico Douga (NND) and YouTube, it is a MAD video fad centered around a scene from the 3rd season of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime where Seto Kaiba uses the card to control one Yugi’s monsters. Enemy Controller
About Fukkireta (吹っ切れた) is a series of dance videos featuring animated characters with their hands on their hips and shaking side to side with cute background music. “Fukkireta” is the past simple & present perfect simple tense of “Fukkiru”. The literal translation is to blow out or break through but is figuratively interpreted as a colloquial expression equivalent to “getting rid of a thorn in the eye” or to simply “blow off one’s worries” in Japanese. The original videos were posted on Nico Nico Douga and quickly spread across YouTube in May of 2010. Origin Fukkireta (吹っ切れた)
About Get Down, also known as ゲッダン or Geddan, is a Japanese MAD remix fad that originated from a glitch found in the Nintendo 64 first person shooter game GoldenEye 007, in which the characters and vehicles would begin to writhe in mid-air if the cartridge was only partially inserted into the console. In 2008, the glitch phenomenon went onto inspire an extensive collection of dance parodies and re-enactment videos on Nico Nico Douga. Origin Get Down
About MIDI Animations (MIDIアニメ) are user-created videos that illustrate MIDI compositions visually through a careful arrangement of color-coded musical blocks. Using a MIDI software called the Music Animation Machine MIDI Player, or simply MAM, each artist can create his/her own “visual representation” of any MIDI file, with each colored block corresponding to every musical note registered in the song. MIDI animations first became popular in October 2007 on the Japanese video-sharing website Nico Nico Douga. MIDI Animations
Ranka Lee's Kira Pose About Kira! (Japanese: キラッ☆) is a trademark hand gesture used by Ranka Lee, a fictional pop idol from the popular TV anime series Macross Frontier. In one of her songs called “Interstellar Flight” (星間飛行, Seikan Hikou), Ranka juts the \m/ sign (“I love you” in sign language) next to her face and yells “Kira!”
Caramelldansen Caramelldansen SpeedyCake remix About Caramelldansen (eng. The Caramel Dance) is a series of animated dance videos that use the dance track with the same title. Its original track was released in Supergott which is the 2nd album of the Swedish pop group Caramell in November, 2001. The big sensation was caused on the web by the huge amount of fan-made videos and artworks in such as YouTube, deviantART and the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) around 2008 to 2009.
Automatic Mario About Automatic Mario (自動マリオ) is a subgenre of remix videos that emulate popular songs and soundtracks through gameplay footage of customized level stages in Super Mario World. Mostly created by fans using Super Mario ROM editors, musical compositions in Auto-Mario videos are carefully prearranged by the architectural design of each level and thus rarely requires any input from the player. However, there are other types of Super Mario MOD levels that can be played manually or semi-manually with musical accompaniments. Origin The earliest example of Automatic Mario on YouTube can be traced back to 2007 with a video titled "Mario vs.