Anime Music Videos

Anime music videos (or AMVs) are the creations of passionate individuals with an interest in video editing and a love for music and anime. Our annual AMV Contest showcases the amazing skills of our community of editors, and it’s quickly become one of the top AMV contests in the country.

Often imitated but never duplicated, our AMV Contest entries are divided into the following categories:

  • Category X — Best use of artist vision and complex style.
  • Action/Adventure — Best use of movement and pace.
  • Drama/Romance — Best use of emotion and feeling.
  • Comedy/Parody — Best use of well… just simply funny or amusing.
  • Upbeat/Dance — Best use of good feelings and tail feather shaking!

The audience will vote by ballot for their favorite video in each category, along with their choice for best in show video. Best of show awards will also be awarded by the AMV judging staff, and by the attending AMV editors. All of these winners will receive a coveted Asuka award. There will also be a special award presented for the best video using video game footage; this video can be awarded from any category.

Our AMV Contest is very popular and it always fills our huge main events room to capacity, so be sure to get in line early so you can get a good seat! And in case you miss the first showing on Saturday afternoon, we’ll replay the contest on Sunday morning. And finally, be sure to check out the AMV Contest Award Ceremony later on Sunday where we’ll replay the winning videos, and where the winning editors will receive their beautiful Asuka statues.

273 videos and over 12 hours of judging….It was a very, very tough year but we finally have our finalists and overload
list! Thank you again to everyone who submit and supports us every year!

And don’t fret if your video isn’t on the list, our staff may have stolen a few videos from Overload to play at
our other AMV events so you still have a chance to have your AMV shown.


Action/Adventure: Vintage Misery – Shin – Youtube Copy

Drama/Romance: Echo of Life – Ookami – Youtube Copy – Reaction Video

Fun/Upbeat: Scrumtrulescent Smorgasbord – Kisanzi

Comedy/Parody: My Neighbor Figaro-Kun – Nicolio1313 – Youtube Copy

Category X: F.Y.C – [email protected]

Video Game Video: Oh Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me – lolligerjoj

Best Local: Beautiful Delusion – Madscientist

Editor’s Choice Best In Show: Anime’s Got Talent – Replay, Luna & Jazz – Youtube Copy

Audience Choice Best In Show: My Neighbor Figaro-Kun – Nicolio1313 – Youtube Copy

Iron Chef: Aerialesque

Contest Intro (Youtube Only) – Reaction Video





Category X



  • Unbound – Ryuu-Dono
  • Captain DandEo – LC_Lapen
  • March of the Penguindrum – Camichan19
  • Say All I Need – Nekokitkat
  • My Demons – Yuka770
  • Quite Like You – SheeGee
  • The Confession – GuntherAMVs
  • To Meet Girls – Roman_cat_Marcus
  • Kiss the Sky – xGeminii
  • Re-Written – alchemymini
  • Between Rage and Serenity – Cenit
  • 350 meters per second – mirkosp
  • Accidently in Lust – xSnowflakes
  • Inside You – NewOvermind
  • The Melody of my Life – Okami
  • Alice’s Escape – SachaValentine
  • Abyss – machina21
  • Distant Flickering – MagicDarkLight
  • Panic Station – Kiriforce
  • Allure – JSK
  • Deadly Memories – Kyros
  • Call to Arms – foreigntrees
  • Shamans Curse – ceddic
  • I’m Alive! – Hirou Keimou
  • Take a Leap – MomtoCutiePia
  • The Show Must Go On – Lussuriioso
  • Second Chance – jade_eyed_angel
  • Fight Song – NightcoreMelodyRemix
  • American Beauty – Kagoween
  • Silver Soul – FarmMD
  • Lights of Hope – Strat
  • Cradle of Feathers – Ardamaeus
  • Champion – Elixir
  • Knucklehead McSpazatron – Nellogs
  • Giggles n Jiggles – Shin, Xophilarus and GuntherAMVs
  • Super Peace Busters Are Friends Forever – Ryvannis
  • Run Baby Run – Phlashbak
  • Our Kingdom – Moonpie
  • Rouge Isolement – Team Mutiny

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