I find the series to be hilarious and AMV Hell 0 to be the most horrifying piece of animation ever to be seen on the Internet and one that will scar you for life. If you watch it alone the you're doing it wrong, newfag. It's not the best of the series in my opinion but then again I only watched it once with friends. a handful of my ideas for AMV Hell 5 . Barney from The Simpsons: "Of course I'll be back, if you didn't close I'd never leave!" Best Valentine's Day Ever Find as many of your AMVs as possible that have been uploaded by someone other. The History of AMV Hell As told by Zarxrax I don't really remember how it I hadn 't met him yet IRL, and I don't remember how he got on my buddy I thought, if we make this a multi-editor project, maybe we could . At this point, I don't think I can ever say again with a straight face that AMV Hell is finished.
Needless to say, it doesn't work. To further compound the issue, Asuka probably couldn't care less that a former ally is now masturbating over her naked body.
She gets better, but still Ritsuko deserves a mention here. She installs a firewall to keep out the hackers for a couple of days, but while she is doing this she tries to sabotage Gendo by changing plans. The computer she was working with was based on three sides of her mother, Naoko's, personality Melchoir-1 as a scientist, Balthasar-2 as a mother, and Casper-3 as a woman. She was Gendo's mistress. A loving daughter's final request - mother, let's end it together. Mother, how could you choose your lover over me?!
If you know it's coming, Misato's death scene is especially gut-wrenching. Especially hard-hitting is the speech she makes beforehand. She knows she's dying, and she spends her last moments trying honestly to help Shinji and bring him out of his BSOD, even using her own death to try and shock him back into action; trying to show that even if it hurts and everything seems to have gone to hell which by that point, it pretty much hasyou can still step forward.
Even sadder is the fact that Misato may have been saying that to herself just as much as she was saying it to Shinji. You can practically hear the pain and anguish in her voice. The title is German and means "Come, sweet death". Humanity didn't see besides Shinji and maybe Asuka. Gendo's part in this scene. The true tragedy of his character is laid bare, as he was in the end, not some monster or megalomaniac supervillain, but a lonely, broken human being who's immense sense of self-loathing led him to believe that he was unworthy of being loved, and that only Yui could ever love him, leading him to self-sabotage his own chances at any semblance at happiness as he wounded up sending his own child away out of the fear that he would only drag him down along with him and dedicated himself to a single-minded pursuit of recovering Yui, no matter the cost.
At the end of it all, Gendo is woefully aware of all the damage he did in trying to fulfil his plan and believes that the only fate he deserves is to die in agony. Asuka's death is pretty hard too. It's especially crushing because she had just crawled out of her Heroic BSoD and seemingly destroyed her enemies in one of the greatest mecha battles ever.
She fails entirely because of circumstances that she couldn't affect. And the act itself was sickeningly brutal: Eva is mutilated, torn apart and devoured, and Asuka with it because of her synch-ratio. So, everybody just die. Then, what are those hands for? Nobody cares whether I exist or not. Then, what is that heart for? It'd be better if I wasn't here either.
So I should just die, too. Then, why are you here? Is it okay for me to be here? Young Shinji building a sand castle on his own, then crying and kicking it down.
The moment just before Shinji begins Instrumentality. He's curled up in the EVA cockpit, falling to pieces, screamingand then he looks up and sees Kaworu, smiling, and for just a second he looks so overwhelmingly happy, for the first time in God knows how long.
It's just heartbreaking to realize that Shinji is so broken that a single smile from a boy that he only knew for a few days means so much to him. Like much of End, the very last scene is both disturbing and heartbreaking: Shinji trying to strangle Asuka with a blank face, and then he just breaks down crying.
What Asuka does deserves clarification: Then, thinking back to Shinji's internal struggle where Asuka called him "worthless", hence why he's choking her up to this point where Shinji realizes from this one, affectionate gesture that he's wanted and has worth to someone One of the unused endings "Last B" is further depressing: Shinji is lying on the beach holding onto someone's white arm.
He says "I'll never see them again. It's better to think of it this way. I'm still alive, so I'll keep on living. We eventually see that there is nobody lying near Shinji, just a white arm without the rest of the body.
There is no one around for the possibility to make him feel a sense of worth to someone. This ending ultimately turns the series into a full-on Shoot the Shaggy Dog ending, even when compared to the existing ending. Pen-Pen is usually the Plucky Comic Relief in the series.
However, his appearance in the movie where he watches Shinji confront and strangle Asuka, seeming very confused, just somehow seems to hammer in how depressing it gets. If you don't tear up at it, you officially have no soul. An epic, yet sad Dying Moment of Awesome. After Unit 01 rips apart Unit 03, the rescue team reaches the entry plug and finds that Toji is dead.
We then see Hikari smiling and planning the lunch she's going to make for Toji. This is one scene where the manga manages to be even more emotionally wrenching than the anime. I can't wait to see his face Kensuke suggests going after him but Hikari says that it's probably for the best because it will never really be the same between them anymore. She isn't stating it in anger but as a sad fact that can't be changed. Kaji's backstory in the manga. He was orphaned by the Second Impact and put into an orphanage, which he escaped with five other kids, one being his little brother, to go around stealing things to survive.
They found a military base and began robbing it for food, until one day, Kaji was caught. He was beaten by a soldier and asked where his friends were. When he didn't say anything, the soldier threatened to use deadly force on him, pointing a pistol with a trigger pull of two-and-a-half kilos at his head. Kaji was so scared of death he told where his friends were. The soldiers went to find them, he knocked out one of the soldiers guarding him, and ran.
When he finally found his hideout, the soldiers were already leaving. They died so that he may live. The saddest part is, this is probably what would really happen in a post-apocalyptic situation such as this.
It's enough to make some of the most hardened of us well up. Although he doesn't show it, it's revealed in an artbook and in the manga version that Kaji is a self-hating mess.
In the manga, he describes himself as "someone who does not deserve to be happy" which is the reason for his extremely dysfunctional relationship with Misato. While Kaworu was definitely more of a villain here than he was in the TV series, his death is actually pretty tragic, probably more so here than in the show, primarily in how it's setup.
While in the anime it's set up as a self-sacrificial moment, in the manga it's very clear that Kaworu just wants Shinji to Mercy Kill him, since SEELE will do it anyway if he doesn't initiate Third Impact, which is, of course, his only other option.
Shinji doesn't want to do it because he doesn't want to lose anybody else, even though he continually made it clear that he didn't like Kaworu, but he complies. And instead of showing Kaworu's head falling into the LCL pool, we are treated to Shinji's perception of how he views the scene, which involves him personally strangling Kaworu to death in the very place they first met. Gendo is an irredeemable asshole in the manga - power-hungry and ruthless, and a world-class nihilist to boot.
The assumption that, like in the anime and EoE he might feel remorse for the way he treated Shinji, despite his reasons is shattered when, upon the anniversary of Yui's death, he notices Shinji wanting to reach out to him and shoots him down saying: For some reason, people think they can do that.
Remember that they can't. Never completely, never enough. And as he dies, he remembers that when Shinji was just a baby, he DID feel love for his son, but was too scared of the notion of being a father to become close to him.
He regrets this deeply, and his last thoughts are hoping that Shinji survives and lives a better life. In the anime, Gendo dropped Shinji off at a train station for him to be taken in by Shinji's "sensei" a teacher or possibly a caretaker whose name and gender are never mentioned even once.
However, in the manga, Gendo drops Shinji off to live with his uncle and aunt. When confronted by Misato at the train station, Shinji says, in tears, that he "doesn't want to go back to where he was. Second, there is an incident where Shinji finds a bike lying in the trash, picks it up, and a nearby police officer takes him in for theft.
Gendo doesn't come like Shinji was desperately hoping him to, and when his aunt and uncle come, they scold him for stealing the bike and don't believe him when he pleads with them that he didn't steal it.
In the manga after Asuka speaks to her stepmother on the phone, she runs to her room and throws herself on her bed. She stares into the dark for a while, then says 'mommy', with the most heartbreaking expression on her face. It just really hits it home that for all her bluster Asuka is still just a kid who wants to be loved and comforted.
Even though her mother died ten years ago, Asuka still desperately looks to her for guidance. I thought it might be funny to parody this by calling our project "AMV Hell". Some convention goers might get a kick out of it. I liked the sound of it.The Best of AMV Hell 4
This is where AMVs go to die. Of course, at the time, we were just making two simple AMVs. I had no idea that the scope of the project would soon grow exponentially, and then potentially cause confusion with the original Anime Hell event.
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I decided to premiere the video at Animazement, because it was a local con for me. Fanime also happened to be occuring on the same weekend, so we sent it there as well. I remember the audience at Animazement went crazy for it, with huge uproars of laughter.
It was the first time I had seen such a response to an AMV. It reportedly had a great reaction at Fanime as well. After that, SSG wanted to send it to Otakon, because he would be attending that convention. SSG took home two huge trophies. That was supposed to be the end of it.
But then, people started asking me when AMV Hell 3 would come out. This was, for all intents and purposes, a joke. I figured that it should be obvious that we weren't going to make an actual movie.
But apparently it wasn't. After several people asked me about it, I finally started actually thinking about the idea seriously. A few years earlier, the concept of the "multi-editor project" had been born, thanks to the DDR Project. I thought, if we make this a multi-editor project, maybe we could really pull this off. Google had just launched their new Gmail service, so we made a shared email account that we could use to manage the entries that everyone was sending in.
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Me and SSG both got to work making lots and lots of clips. Videos from other people were coming in There were many times when I wondered if we would really be able to pull this off. It seemed like my and SSG's clips were going to make up the majority of the project. I was hoping we could at least get it to be about 30 minutes long.
But as the deadline drew near, videos started coming in at a rapid pace. Apparently everyone had been procrastinating. Finally, right before the deadline, this guy "Kitsuner" sent in like 50 videos, all at once.
The project was saved! For the opening sequence, I thought the song "Highway to Hell" would be really fitting, but I didn't really know what to do with it. Zephyrstar offered to do 3d animation for me, so I got him to make a car driving on a desert highway. In hindsight, the opening was probably a bit long and drawn out, and theres not really any humor to it, but at the time, it seemed like a cool idea.
Once I saw what he had done, I knew that there was no better way to end the project. This time I tweaked the design a little so that it would look better, but its still based on the graphics from Wario Ware Twisted. One thing that we were struggling with at the beginning, was figuring out the best way to give recognition to the creators of each video. I felt that simply having a huge list of credits at the end wasn't enough, because who reads credits anyways?
I thought of maybe putting the info on the screen when the clip comes up, like on music videos, but that seemed like it would be too distracting. Finally I decided to let each creator send in a small logo or avatar, and these would go on the bottom-right corner of their video.
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The alternate video this time would be called AMV Hell 0. I specifically told people not to hold back Nothing would be censored. This basically resulted in a lot of Hentai videos. Now, there were a few videos submitted which even made me uncomfortable, particularly a few which contained racism, solely to offend. However since I had particularly told people to make offensive videos, and that nothing would be censored, I decided to let some of these in.
However, as AMV Hell 0 ended up being known as a hentai video, these videos and some of the tamer videos do feel out of place in it.