Doom Series

Doom Series

Updated Apr 13, 2014 at 07:49AM EDT by mona_jpn.

Added Jun 08, 2011 at 11:24AM EDT by mona_jpn.

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The Doom Series (Japanese: 人類滅亡シリーズ, Jinrui Metsubou Series) refer to a style of Japanese MAD videos featuring a CGI animation of an impact event on planet Earth.

Origin

The source footage for this series is a scene of the 500km wide meteorite impact from Miracle Planet, a TV program aired between 2004 and 2005 (shown below, left).[1] The earliest MAD video featuring this asteroid collision was posted by MAD creator “checkit014” (チェキ14歳) to his website around February 2007 (shown below, right).[2] This was a part of his parody video series on MMORPG Ragnarok Online.[3]



Spread

According to Nico Nico Pedia[4], the first “Doom Series” video was posted to the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) on August 10th, 2008, titled “Doom by Ichiro Laser Beam” (イチローのレーザービームで人類滅亡, Ichiro No Laser Beam De Jinrui Metsubou).[5] This is also the origin of MAD series for Ichiro Laser Beam.



The zany BGM heard in both videos above is “Bon Mawari” (盆周り), which is well-known for being featured on “It’s 8. All hands on stage” (8時だョ! 全員集合, Hachiji Dayo! Zenin Shugo), a popular Japanese comedy show from the 70’s. The Doom Series was made by only citing the latter part of this video entirely.

Other MAD creators began imitating this video with the word “Doom by X”(Xで人類滅亡) in the title. Because of its quite convenient edit-style, most “Doom Series” videos found online are made by NND users who don’t have creative mind. Most of Doom Series videos use template that is posted to YouTube[6], and its creators are only combining it with anything they like. As of December 2012, the number of “Doom Series” videos on NND is over 3000[7], and they are also uploaded to YouTube.[8]

Notable Examples



Left: Donald McDonald – Ran Ran Ru | Right: Diet Coke and Mentos

Left: Angry German Kid | Right: Nichijou

Left: Automatic Mario[9] | Right: Fart[10]

Search Interest



External References

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[1]Wikipedia – Miracle Planet

[2]check-it.org – Meteor Storm

[3]Wikipedia – Ragnarok Online

[4]Nico Nico Pedia – 人類滅亡シリーズ (Japanese)

[5]niconico Video – イチローのレーザービームで人類滅亡 / Posted on 08-10-2008

[6]YouTube – 人類滅亡 テンプレート / Posted on 12-22-2007

[7]niconico Video – Search results for 人類滅亡シリーズ

[8]YouTube – Search results for 人類滅亡

[9]niconico Video – 自動マリオシーケンサで人類滅亡 / Posted on 01-24-2008 (Deleted)

[10]niconico Video – おならで火をつけたと思ったら人類滅亡 / Posted on 11-08-2007 (Hidden)

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