This Is Halloween: top 50 uploads of all time

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Re: This Is Halloween: top 50 uploads of all time

Post by seasons » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:37 pm

35. [Nightcore] This is halloween {Soul Eater} {Amv}
uploaded by Shadow (October 31, 2018)
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Song: This is Halloween by Marilyn Manson
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The first fifteen seconds of this upload are directly lifted from Hagaren Viper's original edit. From that point forward, Shadow's upload consists of completely different scenes, often marked by footage with a Funimation watermark or Spanish subtitles (ostensibly a fansub, judging solely by the font selection). The music is pitched up, as most people would expect for a "nightcore" version of a song. That said, I feel like this "remix" is everything that people who hate nightcore tend to complain about, just being the laziest and least-imaginative path to achieving that particular aesthetic that so many people seem to love. I am not a fan but that's beside the point.

90% of this AMV is an original take on the combination of Soul Eater and this song. The entire AMV could have been 100% original, so why wasn't it? I could venture a couple of guesses but I'd have no proof and ultimately I'd just be making a lot of condescending assumptions about Shadow and his or her motivations for making this video in the first place and uploading it to YouTube. It is telling that the first time I skimmed through this, I was unable to tell whether this was a low-quality upload of the original video, de-synced from the song due to some speed changes in the music (surprise: the music is not really sped up at all). It's "technically" an original AMV, but whether or not Shadow really wants viewers to understand that (or to simply allow their love of the original AMV and their passion for nightcore to drive them to click that thumbs up icon). Shadow never overtly acknowledges the existence of Hagaren Viper's original AMV, never makes any direct claims that the video they uploaded is a nightcore version of said AMV, never states that it's a remix or an original effort. One wonders how many viewers actually noticed in the first place.

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Re: This Is Halloween: top 50 uploads of all time

Post by seasons » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:41 pm

34. Copia de Soul Eater This Is Halloween
uploaded by Julio zapata (January 27, 2013)
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Another pointlessly-zoomed in version of the original AMV, "Created using YouTube Video Editor." Nothing interesting here.

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Re: This Is Halloween: top 50 uploads of all time

Post by seasons » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:47 pm

33. Soul Eater Amv: This Is Halloween
uploaded by SupeLucario94 (February 6, 2013)
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I do not own the video. couldn't find the rock version though this is the original version of the song :/ anyways thanks for watching! gimme a like it would help! :3
Another upload of the version where someone has swapped out the Marilyn Manson version of the song for the version from the film and the soundtrack. The likelihood of this upload being the primary source of that "remix" is incredibly low. Once again, the end credits have been removed from the video. There are no other AMVs on this user's channel, just uploads of anime music/openings, video game footage, and this:


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Re: This Is Halloween: top 50 uploads of all time

Post by seasons » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:13 pm

32. Soul Eater 【AMV】- 『This Is Halloween』 (Trap Remix)
uploaded by Dope Watch (November 25, 2017)
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I bet that most people here could guess the upload date of most of these videos and get them right within a span of two years. Within the first few seconds of this video, it's probably immediately apparent that this is not one of the dozens of low quality uploads from 2012-2013 that are still scattered all across YouTube, but the product of a far more savvy and detail-obsessed age. The "trap remix" of the original music from the film (again, this is NOT the Marilyn Manson cover of the song) never really syncs with the visuals of the original edit, and when played side by side with Hagaren Viper's original cut, it ends seven seconds earlier. If the original AMV captured a unique moment in time in what could be best be described as Hot Topic Culture (Cool Japan + the last vestiges of mid 2000s goth/mall punk aesthetics), this video is a pretty honest snapshot of how that particular scene (or Youth Culture in general, etc.) had morphed into an exponentially more goal-oriented and image-conscious lifestyle than a means of assimilating into a subculture for outsiders or "freaks." This was serious business, and while Dope Watch never got to the level of selling t-shirts (like Whatever Forever, the one channel I most associate with aggressive anime/streetwear/tryhard-Sell Out as hard as possible culture), I bet it was in the works at one point or another. There is a link in Dope Watch's "about" page for Paypal donations, although it appears to no longer be operational.

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Re: This Is Halloween: top 50 uploads of all time

Post by seasons » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:21 pm

31. [KVS] Halloween Special - Soul Eater - This is Halloween
uploaded by KawaiiVoiceStudio (October 31, 2011)
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Wenn die Geister und Vampire und allerlei Gesindel sich auf den Straßen befinden, ist es wiedermal zeit für

HALLOWEEN!!!!!

Sängerinnen:

Unschuldsengel12

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x3Lielliax3

Mische :

x3Lielliax3

Video:

x3Lielliax3

Wir hoffen das es euch gefällt ;)

Ein Schön-Schauriges Halloween da draußen ;) *Auf Besen davonflieg*
A lot going on in this one.

1. Marilyn Manson cover version replaced by a karaoke duet of the original song (sung by "sasi" and "engel")
2. Spooky sound effects overlaid on top of the music.
3. AMV is shrunk down to a small window placed over a spooky Halloween desktop background.
4. Helpful windows identifying the vocalists as they sing their respective parts.

I don't have a running tab of when all of these reuploads were posted to YouTube, but a surprising amount have upload dates of October 30 and October 31. Perhaps that shouldn't be surprising at all?

This channel has its own message board, although it has apparently been abandoned by over seven years. Have its members graduated from college? Started families? Do they ever think back to the days of uploading cover versions of their favorite songs to YouTube?

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Re: This Is Halloween: top 50 uploads of all time

Post by seasons » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:23 pm

30. Soul Eater Amv This Is Halloween ( Соул Итер Хэллоуин) .
uploaded by Niki ilS (Noember 21, 2012)
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144p upload, zoomed in and barely watchable.

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Re: This Is Halloween: top 50 uploads of all time

Post by seasons » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:28 pm

29. Soul Eater This is Halloween ( creepy )
uploaded by Sarah_Maka Chop (October 30, 2013)
438 views



Happy Halloween wünsche ich euch :3
Ich hoffe das Video gefällt euch ^^
Viel Spaß damit :)
Yet another ear-melting mashup of different recordings of this song played over the top of one another, uploaded at 240p. The audio clips and sounds terrible. There is nothing wrong with your speakers. We have a long way to go before seeing the last of this version.

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Re: This Is Halloween: top 50 uploads of all time

Post by seasons » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:40 pm

28. This Is Halloween: Soul Eater AMV Remake
uploaded by Purple Colonel (August 31, 2020)
512 views



This video is a remake of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_zYrYkbrGY
A 10 year old AMV by HagarenGao, now known as MrHagarenViper, that puts together the cover by Marilyn Manson and the Soul Eater anime. To this day, only anime I've watched all the way through, and it was because of this video. The old one is in 360p so I figured it needed a remake in a higher resolution. About 90% of it is very, very close to the original, but there are a few clips I've replaced that didn't seem to fit as well as they could, or were from cutscenes from a video game that was only released on Wii, meaning no 1080p clips of it exist online.

Anyway, back to Half-Life.
In 2014, Hagaren Vipe remastered "This Is Halloween" using 720p footage. His efforts either went unnoticed by PurpleColonel, or PC wasn't satisfied with his efforts. Here we have PC's own remastering of HV's video, available at a significantly higher quality (or at least requiring a faster Internet connection).

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I have not played this side by side with HV's original AMV or analyzed it frame by frame, so I can't say how faithful it is to matching up with the video that HV made in 2009. PC does not bother to remaster the end credits, cutting them out completely. This is probably the newest upload on this entire list, having been uploaded to YouTube barely over a month ago.

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Re: This Is Halloween: top 50 uploads of all time

Post by seasons » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:43 pm

27. Soul Eater amv- this is Halloween original
uploaded by Luis De Jesús (January 4, 2016)
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The original song of the nightmare before Christmas in the anime serie of Soul Eater.
I am starting to hate this song.

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Re: This Is Halloween: top 50 uploads of all time

Post by seasons » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:57 am

26. This Is Halloween - Soul Eater
uploaded by Rastrack021 (October 15, 2012)
593 views



bueno aqui les dejo este video...
Not just a simple reupload, this user had to edit in their own personalized channel into sequence into the opening. Surprisingly, the overall quality of the video doesn't sink like a stone as you'd rightfully expect at this point. I was expecting this channel to be a hub of reuploads, but that custom opening (some automatically-generated thing that took no imagination at all, sure, but yet for some reason it does exist) and the channel ID art was all made solely for the purpose of hosting this video and one other (also likely stolen) clip of some video game footage.
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This... never really got off the ground.

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