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Fan Proves Every Anime Opening is Kind of Exactly the Same [Video]

The world can be divided into three basic groups: hardcore anime fans, casual anime fans, and people who really hate anime but think they know everything about it anyway. Anime ignoramuses accuse the material of being “all the same,” which, paradoxically, is something that hardcores have observed too, although in a more nuanced way. That argument is put forth in a new anime montage created by Derek Lieu that exposes hilariously how many anime conventions are practically cut-and-paste from one series opening to another. But like our own occasional grief-giving to superhero comics, we whine because we love, and I think you’ll be hard-pressed to find a fan-made video that demonstrates as much affection for anime as this.Almost as striking as the work it contains Lieu’s montage itself, which is compiled and edited from 93 different anime series including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Berserk, and Cowboy Bepop. It’s absolutely top notch and plays much like a true anime series intro. You can see the video and the list of source material below:

It’s always amused me the repeated imagery that exist in anime opening credit sequences. This video doesn’t cover them all, but it has a lot of the big ones. Interesting thing I learned, if a character is running it’s overwhelmingly to the left of the screen.

Sourced anime:

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Ah! My Goddess
Ai Yori Aoshi
Angelic Layer
Asu no Yoichi
Azumanga Daioh
Berserk
Big O
Black Lagoon
Bleach
Blood+
Blue Dragon
Burst Angel
Cardcaptor Sakura
Chrono Crusade
City Hunter
Clannad
Claymore
Cobra
Code Geass
Cowboy Bebop
D. Gray Man
Death Note
Devil May Cry
Diebuster
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball Z
H2O Footprints in the Sand
Eureka Seven
FateStay Night
Full Metal Panic!
Full Metal Panic Fumoffu
Full Metal Panic The 2nd Raid
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fushigi Yuugi
GaoGaiGar
Genshiken
Ghost Stories
Girls Bravo
Gokusen
Golgo 13
Gosyusho sama Ninomiya-kun
GTO
Gundam 00
Gundam Wing
Gurren Lagann
Hajime no Ippo
Hellsing
Hikaru no Go
Ikki Tousen
Ikki Tousen Dragon Destiny
Inu Yasha
K-On!
Kanokon
Kare Kano
Kaze no Stigma
Last Exile
Love Hina
Love Hina Again
Mahoromatic
Mai Hime
Mai Otome
Martian Successor Nadesico
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Midori Days
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nadia – The Secret of Blue Water
Nana
Nanatsuiro Drops
Neon Genesis Evangelion
One Piece
Planetes
Rahxephon
Ranma 1/2
Read or Die OAV
Ruin Explorer
Sailor Moon
Samurai Deeper Kyo
School Days
School Rumble
Shakugan no Shana
Strawberry Panic
Strike Witches
Tenchi Muyo Universe
Third – the Girl with the Blue Eye
To Aru Majutsu no Index
Toward the Terra
True Tears
Tsukihime
Utawarerumono
Welcome to the NHK
Wolf’s Rain
X-Men
Yu Yu Hakusho

[Via Topless Robot]

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