AMV of the Day: A Prelude to Dreams


The latest addition to the “AMV of the Day” stable I first saw in the final day of this year’s Anime Boston this past Spring. It’s title is “A Prelude to Dreams” and I will say that it’s one of the more interesting and unique looking anime music videos I’ve seen.

“A Prelude to Dreams” has won several awards from many anime conventions one of which was this past Spring’s Anime Boston as it won the “Best Other” category. It also won a the “Judges’ Choice” in the same convention. It was really the only AMV in the whole convention which deserved to win two awards. It’s creator, tehninjarox, did a great job in using scenes from thirteen anime series and films and created a well-edited video to accompany the song chosen. The song is the second Imogen Heap AMV I’ve chosen for “AMV of the Day”. This song is the DJ XSaryux mix of the Imogen Heap track, “Hide and Seek”, and I must admit that the music matches well with the scenes chosen from those various anime titles.

The editing job also made great use of smooth transition effects which made each scenes flow into one another without breaking the dream-like effect the song and images created as the song progressed. I’ve seen probably half of the titles the creator used for this music video and I was glad that some of them were from the anime film Summer Wars and the mahou shoujo series “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”. It’s always great to see those two used in created ways outside of what they were already made for.

Anime : Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Genius Party, Genius Party: Dimension Bomb, Genius Party: Gala, Genius Party: Wanwa the Doggy, Summer Wars, Ef – The Latter Tale, Ef – A Fairy Tale of the Two, Bakemonogatari, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Katanagatari, The Girl who Leapt Through Time

Song: Hide and Seek (DJ XSaryux mix) by Imogen Heap

Creator: tehninjarox

AMV of the Day: Have You Got It In You?


This AMV (anime music video) was one of the better ones shown during this past Anime Expo 2010 in Los Angeles. It was one of the nominees for best Drama AMV. While it didn’t win either Best Drama AMV or Best in Show (the top prize), the video was a fan-favorite for the great use of the music and matching it seamlessly with the anime of choice which happened to be the harem/shonen series, Negima.

I’m not that big of a fan of Imogen Heap, but this AMV definitely gets the theme of the song with the scenes lifted from Negima and expertly edited to match not just the lyrics, but the tempo of the song. It’s well-done work like this one which makes me wish I had a better  grasp of editing software so I could take a try at doing my own AMV. Until that happens I’ll sit back and enjoy the great ones made by some very talented people.

Creator: HagarenViper

Song: Have You Got It In You – Imogen Heap

Anime: Mahō Sensei Negima!