Trust the Nico Nico Douga (NND) users to come up with something this big, this wild, and this insane. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if someone were to take a bevy of anime opening and ending themes ranging from the catchy Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya ending theme, “Hare Hare Yukai,” to the more ethereal “Uninstall” from Bokurano and blend them together with a dab of VGM like the classic Super Mario World and Final Fantasy themes, the original “Nico Nico Douga Medley” is pretty much what you’re looking for.
The song was originally put together by Shimo in June 2007, and since then, the medley has become a series of sorts with other NND users chipping in, taking the original and singing it as a troupe (like the video above), arranging it for other instruments like guitar and orchestra, or drawing inspiration so as to create their own mishmashes. Quality isn’t as big a factor in judging this work; though the singing or arranging might not be top-notch, one cannot deny the pure passion that goes into its creation. An exemplar of passionate fans being passionate fans, I can’t help but feel dazzled every time I listen to it.
Yes, this be old news, but it’s still worth sharing all the same. If you’ve enjoyed (or are able to endure) this work, a handy list of songs and where they came from can be found here.Tags: Anime, Game Music, Medley, Nico Nico Douga, Shimo, Videos