Attack on Titan Opening Credits Parodies

Attack on Titan Opening Credits Parodies

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Updated Oct 14, 2013 at 04:32PM EDT by Brad.  

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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.

Origin

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[2] 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).



Spread

On April 11th, 2013, Nico Nico Douga[3] 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[5] 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[6] 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.



On April 25th, the Gawker Media video game blog Kotaku[1] published an article about the remix videos, highlighting several notable examples from the series.

Notable Examples

As of October 2013, there are nearly 2,000 Attack on Titan remix videos uploaded to Nico Nico Douga,[4] and many of which has since been re-uploaded via YouTube.[10]



Left: Nichijou[7] | Right: Daily Lives of Highschool Boys[8]

Left: Puella Magi Madoka Magica[9] | Right: 4chan comment screenshot

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External References

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[1]Kotaku – Attack On Titans Amazing Opening Gets Hilarious Edits

[2]NicoVideo – I tried to make a MAD of animation other OP giants advance / Posted on 04-08-2013

[3]NicoVideo – Attack on Indians / Posted on 04-11-2013

[4]NicoVideo – Search results for 進撃の巨人OPパロ

[5]NicoVideo – 進撃の巨 / Posted on 04-15-2013

[6]NicoVideo – 【おっくん】進撃の巨人OPで踊ってみ / Posted on 04-17-2013

[7]NicoVideo – 進撃のちゃんみお / Posted on 05-02-2013

[8]NicoVideo – 【MAD】 進撃の日常 / 進撃の巨人OP×男子高校生の日常 / Posted on 04-27-2013

[9]NicoVideo – 進撃の魔女【まどマギ x 進撃の巨人 再現MAD】 / Posted on 04-21-2013

[10]YouTube – Search results for “進撃の巨人OPパロ” OR “attack on titan” parody

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