My question is... are these vid's played anywhere else besides the internet? Like MTV or VH1?
Nope... AMVs are only played at Cons or, maybe, by some otaku at some anime club
has any of the designers if the anime ever commented about the AMV's done on their work?
Not in my knowledge... and we actually don't want them too much interested: this whole AMV thingy is quite "illegal" ^_^;
So welcome to this wonderful world... and one last thing: this forum is to ask and exchange opinions about videos: for a general topic like yours I would suggest to post into te General AMV
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