Bittan Bittan

Bittan Bittan

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Bittan Bittan (Japanese: びったんびったん) refers to a series of hand-drawn animated videos and MAD videos reusing the audiotrack “Fight Against Monsters” which is taken from Nintendo’s 1996 Mario video game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.[1] Many videos in this series have been uploaded to the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) since early 2010.

Origin

The song “Fight Against Monsters” is written by the Japanese video game composer Yoko Shimomura[2] who is also the author of “Fight Against Armed Boss”, the resource for another MAD fad Dangerous Series.
The trigger video of this online parody series was a hand-drawn animation of Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame from Touhou Project series bouncing like a fish, which was uploaded to NND on January 26th, 2010.[3] “Bittan” is one of variations in Japanese onomatopoeia for fish-bouncing on the ground or chopping blocks. And, the original video on NND plays endlessly by an auto-loop feature in NND video player.



Spread

This too simple but cute endless looping animation inspired many people partly due to its incorporation of the Touhou fandom. Many other amatuer animators/illustrators soon began mimicking this video with other characters and their own rendition. In addition, this trend among Touhou fans soon spread to MAD editors, and they also began introducing this song into their works.

On NND, both hand-drawn animated videos and MAD style videos are tagged under the same keyword “Bittan Bittan”. As of April 2012, the amount of videos related to the keyword is about 250.[4]

Notable Examples

For more videos, check out the videos section in this entry.

Hand-drawn Animations


Left: Patchouli & Alice from Touhou[5] | Right: Touhou loli Edition[6]

Left: Duraraa[7] | Right: Momiji Inubashiri from Touhou and Shift change RED ZONE[8]

MADs


Left: Accelerator from Toaru Majutsu no Index[9] | Right: Mio Naganohara from Nichijou[10]

Left: (NSFW!!) Niku from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai[11] | Right: Hina Takanashi from Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father![12]

Search Interest

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External References

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[1]Wikipedia – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

[2]Wikipedia – Yoko Shimomura

[3]Nico Nico Douga – 【東方】霊夢と魔理沙がびったんびったん【手書き】 / Posted on 01-26-2010

[4]Nico Nico Douga – Search results for びったんびったん

[5]Nico Nico Douga – パチュリーとアリスがびったんびったん / Posted on 01-28-2010

[6]Nico Nico Douga – 【東方】寝間着姿でびったんびったん【ょぅι゛ょ化】 / Posted on 02-06-2010

[7]Nico Nico Douga – 【デュラララ!!】平和島静雄と折原臨也がびったんびったん【手書き】 / Posted on 03-27-2010

[8]Nico Nico Douga – 【東方】椛がびったんびったんでRED_ZONE / Posted on 01-30-2010

[9]Nico Nico Douga – 一方通行さんがびったんびったん【禁書MAD】 / Posted on 09-26-2010

[10]Nico Nico Douga – 【日常】 人間魚雷みおちゃんでびったんびったん / Posted on 08-07-2011

[11]Nico Nico Douga – 【はがない】肉がおっぱい全裸でびったんびったん / Posted on 12-11-2011

[12]Nico Nico Douga – おいたん おいたん / Posted on 01-28-2012

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