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Attack on Titan Opening Credits Parodies are a series of MAD remixes featuring the theme song from the opening sequence for the Japanese anime television series Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人). On Nico Nico Douga, the song has been paired with various footage from other TV shows to give them a dramatic feel, in a similar vein to the Guile’s Theme Goes With Everything remixes.
The anime series Attack on Titan, which is based on the manga of the same name, was produced by Wit Studios and Production I.G and premiered on April 6th, 2013. The opening theme, titled “Guren no Yumiya” (紅蓮の弓矢), was performed by the Japanese group Linked Horizon, and currently holds over 3 million views on Youtube as of May 2013. The earliest known MAD remix using the show’s opening theme song (shown below, left) was uploaded by Nico Nico Douga user (´ω｀)ﾊﾔﾙ on April 8th, featuring footage from several other anime series, including Anpanman, Future Diary, Gintama and Deadman Wonderland (shown below, right).
On April 11th, 2013, Nico Nico Douga user ねろーん uploaded a video featuring footage from a Bollywood film accompanied by the opening theme from Attack on Titan (shown below, left), which received more than 96,000 views and 1,800 comments in the first three weeks. On April 15th, Nico Nico Douga user ミッフィーの人 uploaded a mashup video featuring footage from a TV commercial for the fabric softner Snuggle and the opening theme song (shown below, right). Throughout the rest of April, the video garnered over 630,000 views and 8,900 comments.
On April 17th, Nico Nico Douga user ミッフィーの人 uploaded a live-action parody of the show’s opening sequence (shown below, left), which gained upwards of 2,800 views and 110 comments in 16 days. On April 20th, YouTuber ossiandbg uploaded a video featuring footage from the stop-motion claymated television series Pingu set to the Attack on Titan theme song (shown below, right). In the following 10 days, the video received over 125,000 views and 200 comments.
Left: Nichijou | Right: Daily Lives of Highschool Boys
Left: Puella Magi Madoka Magica | Right: 4chan comment screenshot
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NicoVideo – I tried to make a MAD of animation other OP giants advance / Posted on 04-08-2013