Drama Videos 1 – Pathos, Poignancy

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Drama Videos 1 – Pathos, Poignancy

Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:01 am

This thread is for recommending the very best drama amvs that try to create a feeling of pathos or poignancy - e.g. a video about the theme of loss.

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One post per person, please.
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Postby TaranT » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:19 am


A bit old, and old-school style, but still one of the best GotF AMVs ever made.
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Postby angelx03 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:59 am

Note that I copied and pasted the first one from the VCA forums since that forum is going to get removed once the contest is over. But anywho.....

I have NEVER seen such a touching and emotional video of Full Moon wo Sagashite, and this video actually made a serious impact in my heart. Plus Queen is awesome especially when they did the soundtrack for Highlander!

One of my all-time favorite drama video because of it's simplicity. That simplicity was able to exceptionally convey the relationship between Mikako and Noboru and how depressing it is to be seperated.
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Postby *inverse* » Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:00 pm


I absolutely adore this video - most of the effects are rather simple, but the message that's conveyed is very touching and depressing at the same time. The quality of the video is excellent considering it was made with fansubs, and although it isn't really "action-synched", it follows the lyrics perfectly. As stated in the video description: "This isn't a fast paced fast cute video it's more typical in nature but with an artistic side to it."
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Postby Lone Wolf » Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:07 am


Let's just say that the first time I saw this on the big screen at a con, I couldn't keep my jaw off the floor and I had to constantly prevent myself from crying. Typing this up, I have just now erased what I was going to say at least three times. I realized that I can't summarize how great this is in mere words.
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Postby Knowname » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:37 am

Unfortunateley most of my favorite drama amvs tend to be very show based, meaning only a select few fans of the show will really understand it. However I'll try to suggest one(s) that are not.

As the world crashes down speaks to the humanitarian in all of us.

Requim for a Nightmare is a great suspense amv.
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Postby DTJB » Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:38 pm


A short video, but very effective at showing what the series is about.
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Postby ShivaBlizzard8 » Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:32 am

I absolutely love the vid "Sick, Mad World" by Roccket. It uses a rarely seen anime called Paranoia Agent and is a really creepy video which reeks of everything sad - depression, madness, frustration with the world. . . definately worth checking out.

Also, AustinWang's Dance of the Spirits is an excellent and unique take on FFX, focusing on the pyreflies and the themes of death in the game as opposed to the general Tidus/Yuna relationship story. It uses the main theme from the movie Gladiator (Now We Are Free) as its backdrop, which gives it an awesome feel.
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Postby silver_moon » Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:05 pm


This is an awesome Wolf's Rain video by a Russian AMV creator. I just recently came across this AMV and I was instantly amazed by the creative way the editor manipulated the storyline and used effects to create a powerful drama vid. By far one of the best Wolf's Rain vids I've seen.
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Postby silmeluin » Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:38 am

a beautiful but relatively unknown evangelion video by Purelyshin. truly moving.

"This was probably the best AMV that I've had ever seen, as that not only did the video clips match and anticipate the sequences of the music, but the overall concept is just mind blowing. Though as much tired as I am of Evangelion music videos, I feel this stands out the best of them all."
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Postby LenWidleheyt » Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:22 am

One of my very favorite vids is "Everything That's Wrong" by Jebadia. The footage is from FLCL set to "The Scientist" by Coldplay (What a combination!). It is beautifully edited and quite original.
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Postby Shookdeck » Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:24 am

My Favorite Video in this category is Cowboy Bebop - Hurt

This is a great AMV that plays on Spike's pain an angst. It is well timed without too much effecting.
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Postby Wingzero8986 » Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:57 am


This vid is much like Priceless as stated above, but it encompasses the entire anime rather than the fabricated love story with asahina in Priceless.

I like this one best above all Raxehpon vids(including EUPHORIA), the music just sucks you right in.
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Postby SephirothJenova » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:14 pm


I really love this this video, because it shows how the human race has struggled to survive through thousands of years of existence. It caught my attention the very first time I watched it.
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Postby DarkIron » Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:31 pm


This video is an amazing work that evokes emotions every time one watches it. The song selection is great, the and wonderful editing and effects are some of the best out there. This powerful AMV is about different characters' feelings of loss over someone they care about. Definitely a masterpiece.
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