N2U 2011 is over, I've had a bit of recovery time (my bank balance can't say the same thing), and so now it's time for what you've been waiting for:
The Results of the N2U 2011 Anime Music Video Contest.
Starting the contest really early was odd. For the longest time, I had only about 10 entries in the contest. In the last week before the deadline, that number jumped up to 35--the most that N2U have ever received. Funny old world. We plan on doing the same thing for 2012, and again, we'll be looking forward to the entries.
Here's the order of the main contest showing on Friday evening. Links to the entries on animemusicvideos.org are provided when available. If I miss any, please let me know in a reply post.WARNING
The N2U 2011 AMV Contest contains:
Plot spoilers, good and bad music (which is subjective, anyway), brief strobing effects, mass destruction, girls, girls, girls! (oh, yeah, and some guys), acrobatic dancing, big eff-off swords, a load of balls, a flock of panties, the Overfiend's house plants, about half a bucket of tears, ninja AND pirates and tips about how to survive a zombie apocalypse.Enjoy the show.Make your dream come true
Clannad, Clannad After Story
Selena Gomez & The Scene--"Love You Like a Love Song"KyssifurNothing to Lose
Shinedown--"Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)"FreakinerdNaruto and Sasuke: Severed Bonds
Naruto Shippuden OVA
30 Seconds to Mars--"The Kill"
InstructorlyssRUNNER-UP (tie)--BEST COMPOSITION
The World God Only Knows
3OH!3--"Double Vision"AimoAioBaka Monogatari
Arch Enemy--"Snow Bound," "Enter the Machine (excerpt)"CsicseriborsPletora
Rin Kagamine--"Jihaku"TritioAFBDying to Live
Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess)
Art of Dying--"Die Trying"Bebop0083Nehehe Screaming Show
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Paraoka feat. Acme Iku--"chaosmaid"General-GuyRUNNER-UP--BEST TECHNICAL
Always Looking Back
Anhken--"Always Look Back"xDrewwPumped Up Kids
High School of the Dead
Foster the People--"Pumped Up Kicks"Mal SomRedline -A Million Miles Per Hour-
David Rush feat. LMFAO, Pitbull & Kevin Rudolf--"Shooting Star"; Tinie Tempah feat. Eric Turner--"Written in the Stars"ChangeTheYTTVCHANNELThe Fool Calling
Persona 4 (game, The Animation)
There For Tomorrow--"The World Calling"
ChaosKnight241Invasion of Pain
Clint Mansell--"Requiem for a Dream"
Naruto Shippudenjoshua2allenRUNNER-UP (tie)--BEST COMPOSITION
I'm a Kitty Cat
Steve Ibsen--"I'm a Kitty Cat"ShinSave Shibuya (Tokyo)
Chaos;Head (anime & visual novel stills)
Xandria--"Save My Life" (edited)FateTSC ProductionFalling Angels
Tales of Symphonia OVA
Jessica Riddle--“Even Angels Fall”
ef: a tale of memories
Yuki Kajiura and Emily Bindinger--"Vanity"
Jane van WechemSpace Cowboy
Marty Robbins--"El Paso"
Cowboy Bebop (series and movie)HalOfBorgMOST ORIGINAL
Dungeons & Anime
Stephen Lynch--"D&D"Armed and out of medication ProductionsZero's Anime Overload 2
Design the Skyline--"Break Free From Your Life"Bittersweet Temptations StudioTank Girl / Dominion Tank Police Parody Trailer
Dominion Tank Police; New Dominion Tank Police
audio: Tank Girl
trailerArmed and out of medication ProductionsThe Fairy, the Vespa and the Guitar
The Efteling (Dutch theme park)--"Indische Waterlelies"
Jane van WechemDino-Planet: Moe vs. Pansu
Kyoryu Wakusei; Sora no Otoshimono; The Condor
Ennio Morricone--"Magic and Ecstasy"General-GuyKen Walks with Shadows
Digimon Adventure 02
Escape the Fate--"My Apocalypse"Bittersweet Temptations StudioBEST COMPOSITION
Pokémon (TV, Mewtwo Strikes Back)
Survivor--"Eye of the Tiger"mxchibanditSleeping Beauty
King of Thorn
Pendulum--"Girl in the Fire"KyssifurSilent Revenge
Akira Yamaoka--"Room of Angel"Codie PennyConnect
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (fan art)
Yuki Kajiura--various songs from Madoka
The Incubators (Luisa Lee
, Chris Guo
, Julie Lam
, Ariel Liu
)Determine Your Truth
Dead by April--"Carry Me"xDrewwFighting Fate
Fate/stay night - UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS
Trust Company--"Reverse and Remember"Bebop0083GRAND PRIZE
Jennifer Lopez--"Let's Get Loud"Galia & Kitty
Three entries were disqualified by the head of N2U. I'm already on his case about easing up on his criteria and putting up standard content warnings for next year, so you don't need to try to contact him yourself or go off on this forum. However, these videos are still good, so here's their acknowledgement:Save Yourself
High School of the Dead
My Chemical Romance--"Save Yourself, I’ll Hold Them Back"AimoAio(profanity)Good Life
OneRepublic--"Good Life"Shin(profanity)Just one more chance
Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito; Air; Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke Wo (game)
Jem--"24"Galia & Kitty(frontal nudity/sexuality; I didn't even bring it to the judging, because I knew the con head wouldn't permit it)
Before my fingertips fall off from all this typing, formatting and copy-paste, I want to say thank you to each and every one of the entrants of the N2U 2011 AMV Contest, congratulations to all the winners (the con head should be sending the certificates and prizes to you before too long), and I look forward to doing this again at N2U 2012.
AMV Contest Wrangler, N2U.