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Miku Hatsune / Vocaloid. About Vocaloid is a vocal synthesizer released in 2004, created to “sing” by piecing together phonemes (sounds made by humans to create words and syllables) at different pitches with different settings such as vibrato, dynamics, pitch bends, and transitions.

Miku Hatsune / Vocaloid

Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) is an application developed by Crypton Future Media. Released in August 2007, using Yamaha’s Vocaloid 2 technology and voice samples of Japanese voice actress Saki Fujita, the program allows the user to synthesize and optimize the singer’s voice to sing any tune. It was first introduced to the Japanese market with an official anime character, who has since reached iconic status within Otaku culture as well as mainstream J-pop and online video culture as well.

History. 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. Ichiro Suzuki - Ichiro Laser Beam / "I was almost coming" Editor’s note: Work in Progress About Ichiro Suzuki (Japanese: 鈴木一朗, Suzuki Ichiro) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees.

Ichiro Suzuki - Ichiro Laser Beam / "I was almost coming"

Online history. Hissu Amoto San. About Hissu Amoto San (Japanese: 必須アモト酸) is a popular tag associated with MAD parodies based on My Beautiful Life (すばらしき わが人生), a promotional interview with Japanese comedian, actress, singer and tarento Masami Hisamoto released by the Japanese evangelist Buddhist organization Sōka Gakkai International (“Value Creation Society” in English).

Hissu Amoto San

Somewhat similar to Western parodies of Scientology & Tom Cruise, most of these MAD videos are aimed at mocking the well-connected religious sect and the celebrity actress Masami Hisamoto, who has made several media appearances in advocacy of the Sōka Gakkai movement in Japan. Origin Accoding to Nico Nico Pedia, an internet encyclopedia for the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND), the first instance of the meme was posted on NND in November 30th, 2007, featuring Miss Hisamoto in an interview clip with the music set to Kirby’s Gourmet Race soundtrack. Caipirinha Dance. About The Caipirinha Dance refers to a style of animated dance videos similar to Caramelldansen, Paffendorf Dance and Pappara Dance.

Caipirinha Dance

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, a dance music project from Cologne, Germany.

Paffendorf Dance

I'll Go to Tokyo. 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.

I'll Go to Tokyo

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. Origin The song I’ll Go to Tokyo was originally written and sung by Japanese singer/songwriter Yoshi Ikuzo (Real name: Yoshihito Kamata), and was released on November 25th, 1984.

The song is set around a young cow breeder living in the countryside, who longs about moving to Tokyo and to make it big. Lyrics Spread The remix became a major hit with NND users, becoming as one of the most viewed in the IKZO series, with over 1.5 million views as of September 2013. Donald McDonald (ドナルド・マクドナルド) - Ran Ran Ru (らんらんるー) Shuzo Matsuoka. 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.

Shuzo Matsuoka

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 is mostly known for his motivating and energetic character. Nico Nico Douga. About Nico Nico Douga (Japanese: ニコニコ動画, which means “Smile Videos”) is a Japanese video sharing website well-known for its large video remixing community and the real-time display of user comments during the playback.

Nico Nico Douga

The site was founded by Niwango, a child company of the Japanese media company Dwango. And, Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of the Japanese textboard community 2channel, joins Nico Nico Douga as a board member. History Launched on December 12th, 2006, the earliest form of Nico Nico Douga relied on YouTube as its video-hosting service. Features Nico Nico Douga was the first website introduce a way to embed tags and comments directly into the videos, allowing comments on 2channel and the YouTube clip to be displayed simultaneously. Danjo. Konbini/Convenience Store (コンビニ) About “Konbini” (Japanese: コンビニ; An abbreviated name of Convenience Store) is series of hand-drawn animated videos based on a song with the same name by the Japanese comical folk song duo Brief & Trunks (ブリーフ&トランクス, abbr.

Konbini/Convenience Store (コンビニ)

ブリトラ). In 2008, this song became to a popular subject for a parody among amatuer animators/illustrators on the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND). Origin The song of making a late night trip to a local 24 hour convenience store, “Konbini”, was first included in their 3rd album “Our Extracts” (僕らのエキス) released in September 2009, and also released as their 6th single in November of that year.

Meanwhile, the trigger of this hand-drawan animated video fad was posted to NND by user on February 16th, 2008 (shown below, right), which follows the story by featuring Touhou Project characters. Soaring Dance. About Soaring Dance (Japanese: みなぎってきた, Minagittekita) is a viral dance meme that originates from a stick figure animation uploaded on the Japanese video sharing website, Nico Nico Douga (NND). In retrospect, this meme shares some similarities with Caramelldansen and Danjo in its history of evolution.

Etymology みなぎってきた (minagittekita) is a general expression used to describe any suddenly soaring energy within, but typically implies a sort of libido rush (i.e., boner) in the context of online hub-sites like 2Channel and NND. Also, in keeping good faith with the OP, most videos use a bastardized version of the phrase as the title, みwなwぎwっwてwきwたwww with all the “w” characters being the chat-speak equivalent of LOL. Origin Cold Turkey Day 5: Pretend to Swim on the Floor On December 9, 2007, a NND user Shimashima-P uploaded a stick figure animation of a guy playing the flute while doing bizarre slash frantic dance moves. Enemy Controller.

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.

This scene has been parodied multiple times. Fukkireta (吹っ切れた) 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. Get Down. 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. MIDI Animations. Ranka Lee's Kira Pose.

About Kira! Caramelldansen. Caramelldansen SpeedyCake remix. Automatic Mario. Miyoco. RED_ZONE.