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EDIT: I started adding links to the editors' amv.org pages and, uh, LJ yelled at me about the post being too long? So this is now split into 2006-2008, 2009-2012, and 2013-2016, because. Reasons.


I've been compiling lists of the winners and finalists in AB's Music Video Contest that I've seen at the conventions (just the winners from '06, '07, and '08, and all of the finalists from '09-present; in 2005 I didn't see any of them at all and therefore did not get the visceral effect of a video and audio system larger than my laptop, so I do not care, and '09 was the first year I actually went to the Contest showing instead of just watching the winners in Closing Ceremonies and/or the Masquerade).  I've been keeping it all in draft(s) on my Gmail account, which is where I keep all of my notes these days because (a) dude, it's searchable (b) my computer haets word processors with all the passion its battered little electronic soul can muster up (c) you can google your notes, how freaking awesome is that.  (Even if that means that I now have to find a backup for my cloud backup, and I'm not sure how...  *headdesk*)

Anyway!  I figure the draft is getting a little long for Gmail (on my computer, at least) to deal with without slowing down a little, so I'm putting it up here.

Lo and behold!  A sort-of comprehensive list of the 2006-2016 Anime Boston AMV Contest Winners and 2009-2016 AMV Contest Finalists!*

* = DISCLAIMER OF DISCLAIMING:  In no particular order in some cases, because I don't remember the original order and/or I lost my original notes and had to look up the information again.  And if there's more than two or three sources of video or audio, I get lazy and put (various)!  Except if the sources are all in the same canon--then I just list the most obvious.  For instance, I'm not going to list every single Kingdom Hearts game used in a video.  (Actually, anything in parentheses below the title that's not in quotation marks is probably a note that I'm not totally sure about something.)

...Okay, so maybe 'comprehensive' was a poor choice of words.  There's a pretty good chance I fucked up somewhere, like on the AMV maker / AMV studio thing, so uh.  Don't quote me on this?



KEY:
Title of AMV -- AWARD(S) WON (TECHNICAL OR AUDIENCE)
"Title of Song" by Artist Name
Title of Source Anime
Name of AMV editor




ANIME BOSTON 2006 (the colonial year)

Lost Ones -- BEST DRAMA
"Change the World" by Anberlin
The Place Promised in Our Early Days
Reigna

Conter les Heures -- BEST ROMANCE
"Hallelujah" by Rufus Wainwright
Chrono Crusade
Kiarrens (Tech Girl Productions)

Fullmetal Hell -- BEST COMEDY
(various)
Fullmetal Alchemist
Third Lens Open Productions [[dokool]]

Foxman Begins -- BEST FUN / UPBEAT / OTHER
"Batman Begins" theatrical trailer
Naruto
Songbird21

One More Beginning -- JUDGES' CHOICE
"The Sun Song" by Michael Tolcher
Chrono Crusade
Allegretto Productions [[krzT]]

Gatsu's Promise -- BEST CONCEPT
"I'll Die for You" by Bon Jovi
Berserk
Michael Zubrzycki [[Editinghermit]]

true:Fiction -- BEST EDITING
"Lauf der Zeit" and "Das Omen" by E Nomine [1]
(various)
Jonathan Reed [[Metro]]

Hold Me Now -- BEST ACTION & BEST OF SHOW
"Håll Om Mig" by Nanne Grönvall
Princess Tutu
Marisa Panaccio [[alkampfer81]]



ANIME BOSTON 2007 (the festival year)

UNFORGIVEN -- BEST DRAMA
"The Unforgiven II" by Metallica
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Diamond Dust Productions

限界点(すべたは私の卍解を知らない) [2] -- BEST ACTION
"Kirikirimai" by Orange Range
Bleach
BasharOfTheAges

All Along -- BEST ROMANCE
"Far Away" by Nickelback
(various)
ForeverZeroo (Forever Element Productions)

No Reason -- BEST COMEDY
"1812 Overture Op. 49" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(various)
Borihiei [3]

The Distance to Nagasaki -- BEST FUN / UPBEAT / OTHER
"The Distance" by Cake
Samurai Champloo
BlackKyo

Alchemic Sin -- BEST CONCEPT
"Sin City" theatrical trailer
Fullmetal Alchemist
ForeverZeroo

Ganseki no Kobushi (A Rock Lee Profile) -- BEST EDITING
"RawkFist" by Thousand Foot Krutch
Naruto
Songbird21

Roydor the Burninator, Remastered -- JUDGES' CHOICE
(audio from Fullmetal Alchemist and um whassitcalled, Strong Bad/Homestarrunner/whatever)
Fullmetal Alchemist, Strong Bad/Homestarrunner/etc.
Kiarrens (Tech Girl Productions)

Something Wicked This Way Comes -- BEST OF SHOW
("Requiem for a Tower" from the soundtrack of LotR: The Two Towers (too lazy to look up the artists))
Tonari to Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro, I think is the English name?  argh, brain fried.)
Borihiei
[3]


ANIME BOSTON 2008 (the underwater year)

Escaping, But Not Far -- BEST DRAMA
"The Bird and the Worm" by The Used
Death Note
SharinganBlue

Ouran Day -- BEST ROMANCE
"Ordinary Day" by Vanessa Carlton
Ouran High School Host Club
Kiarrens (Tech Girl Productions)

The Deth of Anime -- BEST ACTION
(various) by Dethklok
(various)
Dave Warner (Kuraki Productions) [[Clerk Randal]]

The Anime Network -- BEST COMEDY
(various)
(various)

Dave Warner (Kuraki Productions) [[Clerk Randal]]
Unbreakable -- BEST FUN / UPBEAT / OTHER
"Move Along" by the All American Rejects
(various)
Songbird21

Let Them Eat Rei -- JUDGES' CHOICE
"Still Alive" by Jonathan Coulton
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Jason Scheiner [[jbone]]

Busted -- BEST CONCEPT
"Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Lauren Chicoine [[DriftRoot]]

Attack of the Otaku -- BEST EDITING
"The Game of Love (E=MC^2 Remix)" by Jenny Rom
Ouran High School Host Club, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Lucky Star
Chiikaboom

Falling Dreams -- BEST OF SHOW
"See Who I Am" by Within Temptation
Kingdom Hearts
Mysterious Rider [[MysteriousRyder]]



[1] = (The listing of this only mentioned Das Omen, but the beginning part, with that woman praying--Misato, from Evangelion?--is Lauf der Zeit.)
[2] = ("Genkaiten (subeta wa watashi no bankai wo shiranai)", or...well, I don't remember the translation of the first word, but the gist of the subtitle is basically "whatchu know 'bout me!?" ...or something.)
[3] = (I have no idea who this person is, BUT I LOVE THEM FOREVER.  I just.  First the one that finally made it worth it that Boston was the only city in America that felt the need to call the bomb squad on a frigging Light Bright, and then the one that totally justified my finding Totoro creepy as a child, while simultaneously violating the childhoods of several thousand people.  In the same contest, no less.  That takes talent.)

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