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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. MADs. This is an introductory article to the Japanese video-editing culture known as MAD movies.

MADs

To browse MAD-related meme entries, please refer to the sub-meme section. About. 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 (w.i.p) 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. Caipirinha Dance. About The Caipirinha Dance refers to a style of animated dance videos similar to Caramelldansen, Paffendorf Dance and Pappara Dance.

Caipirinha 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 (shown below, left). Hare Hare Yukai 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.

Hare Hare Yukai Dance

Due to its immense popularity, the cutesy dance outro became somewhat of an internet meme in both Japan and overseas. 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

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. 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. 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 or ランランルー) is a series of MAD video remixes based on Japanese commercials involving Ronald McDonald, also known in Japan as “Donald McDonald” (ドナルド・マクドナルド).

Donald McDonald (ドナルド・マクドナルド) - Ran Ran Ru (らんらんるー)

“Ran Ran Ru” is a gimmicky expression used by Ronald, usually in combination with hand gestures to signify happiness. Origin Between 2004 and 2007, a series of small ads named “Ronald Rumors” (Japanese: ドナルドのうわさ – Donald no uwasa) were broadcast on Japanese television. 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. 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. 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. Danjo. Teacher! The boys won’t listen to what the guide says Teacher! The girls went shopping and still haven’t returned. 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. 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. 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. 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. Fukkireta (吹っ切れた) Get Down. MIDI Animations. Ranka Lee's Kira Pose. Caramelldansen.

Automatic Mario. Miyoco. RED_ZONE.