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Puzzle Plank Galaxy (Japanese: かくざいもくざいギャラクシー, Kakuzai Mokuzai Galaxy) refers to a series of MAD videos utilizing an audiotrack “Square Timber” in Super Mario Galaxy 2, the 4th original 3D action game in the Super Mario series released by Nintendo. This song has been one of the well-used musical resources for MAD videos on the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) since 2012.
This song “Square Timber” was written by Ryo Nagamatsu, a Japanese composer belonging to Nintendo (shown below, left). Since it’s the theme song for Puzzle Plank Galaxy, the 1st galaxy of World 2 in Super Mario Galaxy 2, this song is better known for this stage name. Additionally, “Square Timber” is also included in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Meanwhile, this song became to be utilized in MAD videos after a video titled “Au Au Au” was uploaded to NND on November 9th, 2012 (shown below, right). This MAD video featured “Au!”, an iconic Moe interjection of Rikka Takanashi from a Japanese light novel/anime Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions.
In the following year, a substantial increase in popularity of this MAD video series was led by a video “Ou Ou Ou” which samples the voices of Shimakaze, a fleet girl from a Japanese online card game Kantai Collection. This video was posted to NND on September 23rd, 2013, and had been watched over 1 million times within the first 2 months.
Since after that, more than 100 of short MAD videos featuring many character’s voice along with this song have been uploaded to NND. In imitation of the early titles, following videos are always titled by the phrasal template “X X X”, repeating a short utterance 3 times.
Left: Kantai Collection | Right: Kiniro Mosaic
Left: Non Non Biyori | Right: Love Live!
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