AMV of the Day: This is War (One Piece)

[Marineford War spoilers]

The fourth and final One Piece-themed “AMV of the Day” doesn’t come courtesy of AMV creator PixelCreekAMVs, but instead from Regiosk8 and is the best of the four.

“This Is War” takes it’s title from the 30 Seconds to Mars song of the same title. I will admit that I’m not the biggest fan of this group, but for some reason this song of their’s continue to be a favorite amongst amv creators especially when trying to convey and video’s epic nature. The Marineford War story-arc in One Piece definitely fills the criteria of being quite epic. One must consider the fact that this anime was and still is epic on it’s right, but this story-arc took it to a new level. It’s the arc which added a major level of seriousness to everyone’s fun as it’s creator, Oda Eiichiro, decided to kill off several main characters (fan favorites) and do so in a way that didn’t leave no question as to their final moments (American comic book writers could learn a thing or two about how to kill off characters and keeping them dead from manga writers).

I’m sure that 30 Seconds to Mars’ “This Is War” will be make another appearance in other amv’s but for now this one looks to be the best. Great job by Regiosk8 on the video and a nice tribute to one Edward “Whitebeard” Newgate to end the video.

“Throughout the Battle of Marineford alone Whitebeard had received 267 sword wounds, 152 gunshot wounds and 46 wounds from cannonballs- adding up to a total of 465 injuries upon his time of death. Despite this, there was not a single scar on Whitebeard’s back showing cowardice.”

Anime: One Piece

Song: “This Is War” by 30 Seconds to Mars

Creator: Regiosk8

Erin’s Favorite Films of 2011

It took me a while to narrow it down to these ten films but here are my favorite films of 2011.

1. Bill Cunningham New York

2. The Cave of Forgotten Dreams

3. The Tree of Life

4. Midnight in Paris

5. Hugo

6. Bridesmaids

7. The Help

8. Super 8

9. The Artist

10. Battle Los Angeles

The Directors Guild Nominations

The Directors Guild has announced their nominees for the best of 2011 and I guess it’s time for the folks at AwardsDaily and David Poland and Jeff Wells and all the others to do their annual “Everyone Agrees With Us So Fuck Anyone With An Independent Mind” posts.

Here are the nominees:

Woody Allen — Midnight in Paris

David Fincher — The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Michel Hazanavicius — The Artist

Alexander Payne — The Descendants

Martin Scorsese — Hugo

Unfortunately, Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has been deemed a box office disappointment which, I think, has given it an undeserved reputation for being an art film as opposed to just an example of establishment cynicism. 

Anyway, congratulations to all the nominees and especially congratulations to all the little fanboys out there.  You can loosen the noose and hop off of the step ladder now.  David Fincher has gotten some love.