AMV of the Day: You Can Be King Again (Hotarubi no Mori e)


hotarubi no mori e

In my absence, Lisa Marie did quite a great job picking up the slack when it came time to put up a new anime music video. She had quite the eclectic choice of videos that ran the gamut from comedy, space opera, ecchi to drama.

As I continue my return back I thought it was high time to put up a new AMV and this time from an anime I haven’t even seen. It’s actually an anime that even the site expert pantsukudasai56 hasn’t seen but had heard of. The anime in question is the supernatural romance anime film Hotarubi no Mori e.

Just from researching what the anime was about I knew this was going to be one of those shoujo fares that I would need to find time to watch. It helps that the video’s creator, youlazybum, did such a great job pairing scenes from the anime with one of my favorite songs these past ten years, Lauren Aquilina’s “King.”

So, here’s my latest AMV of the Day, “You Can Be King Again.”

Anime: Hotarubi no Mori e

Song: “King” by Lauren Aquilina

Creator: youlazybum

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AMV Of The Day: Serve and Protect (Space Battleship Yamato 2199)


It’s been a while since we did an AMV of the Day post here at the Shattered Lens.  With today being World UFO Day, this seems like a good time to rectify that situation.  And what better way to do it than with an AMV that features a lot of spaceships blowing up?

I have to admit that I kinda missed the whole news cycle where the President proposed a Space Force and it would appear that most people have now moved on from it.  (That’s what happens when each news cycle only lasts for 5 hours.)  Personally, I think it would be kinda neat to have a Space Force, just in case the Space Bugs turn out to be real or whatever.  Plus, it would probably be fun to conquer other planets.  As the old saying goes, “Earth first!  Makes Mars our bitch!”  Though if an American Space Force conquered Mars, wouldn’t that makes Mars the 51st state or something?  Or the 54th, assuming that California splits up before we get around to invading the red planet?  I don’t know.  I’m not really into politics so I can’t say for sure.

Anyway, if we do get a Space Force, I imagine it’ll look something like this video.

Anime: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

Song: Pitch Hammer Music — Serve and Protect

Creator: Craterkhan

Past AMVs of the Day

Anime of the Day: Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing (Ace Attorney)


Today is not just Communist New Year.  It’s also Law Day!

Now, I know that Law Day sounds like a made up holiday but, believe it or not, it is very much real.  Dwight Eisenhower proclaimed the first Law Day on May 1st, 1958 and it has been observed every year since.  In fact, Congress even made it one of those official holidays that no one has ever heard of.

According to Wikipedia:

36 U.S.C. § 113 states, in part:

Law Day, U.S.A., is a special day of celebration by the people of the United States—
(1) in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States and of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other and with other countries; and
(2) for the cultivation of the respect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life.

So, in honor of Law Day, here’s an Ace Attorney AMV!

Anime: Ace Attorney

Song: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing by Set It Off

Creator: ChaosFanGal

Past AMVs of the Day

AMV of the Day: Leave Me Alone (Ace Attorney)


It’s been a few weeks since we last shared an AMV here on the Shattered Lens.  Our resident anime experts, Arleigh and Pantsukudasai56 are currently at Fanime Con in San Jose and I’m sure they’ll be returning with all sorts of interesting stuff.

Until they return, I’m going to go ahead and share another Ace Attorney AMV.

Anime: Ace Attorney

Song: Alexander Rybak- Leave me alone

Creator: Rushie-chan

Past AMVs of the Day

AMV Of the Day: Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Ace Attorney)


On top of everything else, today is Law Day!

Now, I know that Law Day sounds like a made up holiday but, believe it or not, it is very much real.  Dwight Eisenhower proclaimed the first Law Day on May 1st, 1958 and it has been observed every year since.  In fact, Congress even made it one of those official holidays that no one has ever heard of.

According to Wikipedia:

36 U.S.C. § 113 states, in part:

Law Day, U.S.A., is a special day of celebration by the people of the United States—
(1) in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States and of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other and with other countries; and
(2) for the cultivation of the respect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life.

(And since anyone can put anything they want on Wikipedia, you know it’s true!  That said, I have actually been to a few Law Day luncheons and they are just as much fun as you would think they are.)

So, with all that in mind, enjoy the special Law Day AMV of the Day!

Anime: Ace Attorney

Song: Everybody Wants To Rule The World, performed by Lorde

Creatorpurplemonkeypants AJ

Past AMVs of the Day

AMV Of The Day: Brand New Day (Ace Attorney)


Hi, everyone!

My sister and I just returned from spending a wonderful weekend up at Lake Texoma.  I had a great time.  Honestly, you never know how stressed you are until you take a little vacation from it all and suddenly discover that you can actually breathe again.

Anyway, I wanted our latest AMV of the Day to somehow be connected to a wonderful weekend at a beautiful lake but I couldn’t find one.  However, I did find the next best thing!

This AMV combines footage from Ace Attorney with Neil Patrick Harris singing Brand New Day from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.  It all comes together surprisingly well.

Anime: Ace Attorney

Song: Brand New Day, performed by Neil Patrick Harris

CreatorLittleFlyingAnimationMV’s

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AMV Of The Day: I’m A Kitty Cat (Nichijou)


What!?  Lisa’s doing an AMV post!?

Well, yes, I am.

Realizing that I needed to be cheered up (and perhaps not wanting to ever have to hear the term “combined cards” ever again), Jedadiah Leland showed me this earlier today and it worked.  I mean, this video may be five years old but it’s a cat and it’s a cute song about cats!

So, with all that in mind, here is my first ever pick for AMV of the Day!

(Hopefully, Arleigh and Pantsukudasai56 will not spend too much time making fun of me for my choice.  Seriously, anime passions run high with those two…)

By the way, way back in 2011, this video won the following awards:

Best Offbeat: Kurokirro Festival 2011
Best Comedy/Freestyle: Ikkicon 2011
Runner-up Best Composition N2U 2011

Anime: Nichijou (a.k.a. My Ordinary Life)

Song: I’m a Kitty Cat by Steve Ibsen

Creator: Shin AMV

(According to the YouTube description, Shin dedicated this video to his wife which is super wonderful.)

Past AMVs of the Day