In particular, Action, perenially a difficult category for creators, judges, and fans alike, was chock-full of amazing entries, and Romance/Sentimental was universally superb.
Although selecting finalists is always a harrowing process, the overall quality of the entries made trimming down each category to fit our time limitations even tougher than expected.
I also want to mention that we received a number of excellent entries that we would love to show, that we believe would be very competitive and a large portion of our audience would enjoy, but were unable to include in the contest due to adult content. As with last year, we are a small convention, yet we expect a high proportion of congoers to be parents with small children, and we have to err on the side of caution.
We will do our best to run an overflow time for all submitted videos, but especially to highlight these excellent entries.
And now, without further ado, the finalists!
- Ashes of the Coming Dawn by Warheart
- Overloader a.k.a. Techno Bass Booster by Flying Head Productions
- Some Safe Shit by Saiyan Pride (East Side Assassin)
- The Hunter by Dcdeveloperx
- Quatro nAVI System CODE FACTOR by Perfect-Blue
- Sail On by ManyLemons Productions
- Get This Party Started by Silver_moon
- Elements by Pwolf's Anime Music Videos
- Stellar by Dcdeveloperx
- Iriya's Will by KnX
- Love Burns Brighter by AtomX
- Mai-Yuuichi by Sojiro
- Angelic Requiem by zanmato666
- Forgiveness by Pwolf's Anime Music Videos
- The Continuity Errors of Daiohmon by Mr. Panda
- Back to the Future 2 by Flying Head Productions
- Oblivion by Dcdeveloperx
- Outlawz of the Caribbean by Roll the Stampede
- My Dog by Studio Tarantella
- Daioh Fantasy A+ by Mr. Panda
- The Curse of Saturn by Allegretto Productions
- Eyes of a Child by ScoobINSMDBZ
- Hikaru vs. Sai by Saiyan Pride (East Side Assassin)
- Pain by Pwolf's Anime Music Videos
- Be There by AtomX
- A Time For Us by Koopiskeva
- Obligatory Eva Parody by Flying Head Productions
- Why...? Can't...? I...? by AtomX
- A View to a Kill by Vlad G Pohnert
- (Orochimaru's) Young Mutant Criminal Association by Sarinthesky
- Azumanga DIE-OH by Roll the Stampede
Contest announcement - http://www.animemusicvideos.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=57093
List of winners - http://www.animemusicvideos.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=59819
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