Raging X

Raging X

Part of a series on Touhou Project (東方Project). [View Related Entries]

Updated Dec 29, 2013 at 02:50PM EST by mona_jpn.

Added Mar 09, 2012 at 03:37PM EST by mona_jpn.

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Raging X (あばれてみた, Abarete Mita) is a series of videos featuring dancing animated characters accompanied by the Touhou Project remix track "Night of Nights" by COOL&CREATE artist BEATMARIO. Along with the Tamifluriver Sisters series, the videos are often named using the phrasal template “X on Drugs” on the video sharing websites Nico Nico Douga (NND) as well as on YouTube.

Origin

On January 24th, 2009, NND[1] user Zeno (是乃) uploaded the first instance which featured Reimu Hakurei, the main character from the Touhou Project series, performing an energetic dance to the track “Night of Nights.”Its complete version[2] uploaded on March 17, 2009 received over 330,000 views and a YouTube version accumulated over 155,000 views in less than three years.



Spread

On February 1st, 2009, a video titled “Marisa brawler” (あばれまりさ) was uploaded to NND[3] with a black-and-white animation of Marisa Kirisama, a boss in the second Touhou game, dancing to “Night of Nights.” On February 9th, a video titled “feeling Reborn Vongola raging chaos” (【手書きリボーン】あばれぼんごれ【カオス気味】), with several dancing Vongola bosses from the Japanese manga series Reborn!, was uploaded to NND which may have inspired the phrasal template “Raging X” (あばれ〇〇).

Among those instances, the most popular subject for mimicking among NND users is “Marisa on Drugs” (よせあばれまりさ), the complete version of “Marisa brawler” which borrowed many movements from other dance memes such as Geddan, Caramelldansen, Danjo, smooooch ・∀・, etc… This video was uploaded to NND on July 5th, 2009.[4]NND users has been practicing the style of this video not only in hand-drawn animations but also in Miku Miku Dance (MMD) CGI characters.



Left: Original | Right: Comparison

And because this video above was reprinted to YouTube on the same day, the series made its way to that video sharing service. As of February 2012, there are over 100 versions of the series on NND.[5]

Notable Examples



Left: Flandre Scarlet MMD | Right: Axis Powers Hetalia[6]

Left: Marisa on Drugs+ (MMD extended version)[7] | Right: Suwako Moriya MMD (Comparison)[8]

Left: Dance Cover[9] | Right: Dance Cover[10]

Search Interest

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External References

Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to view the video embeds on Nico Nico Douga.

[1]Niconico Douga – あばれいむ / Posted on 01-24-2009

[2]Niconico Douga – 【東方】みだれあばれいむ【ナイト・オブ・ナイツ】 / Posted on 03-17-2009

[3]Niconico Douga – あばれまりさ / Posted on 02-01-2009

[4]【東方】よせあばれまりさ【ナイト・オブ・ナイツ】 / Posted on 07-09-2009

[5]Niconico Douga – Search results for あばれてみた

[6]Niconico Douga – 【ヘタリア】あばれろしあ【手描き】 / Posted on 07-11-2009

[7]Niconico Douga – 【MMD】よせあばれまりさPlus【ナイト・オブ・ナイツ】 / Posted on 05-22-2010

[8]Niconico Douga – 【MMD】よせあばれすわこ++【60fps】 / Posted on 06-02-2010

[9]Niconico Douga – 【あばれてみた】あばれP / Posted on 03-31-2009

[10]Niconico Douga – [調子に]よせあばれすわこ 挑戦[乗りすぎた男] / Posted on 06-17-2011

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