I will let you in on a little secret… I am in awe of those people out there who are able to slice and edit scenes to create AMVs (anime music videos). Pulling together scenes from throughout a series (sometimes multiple series), picking the right music, getting the timing right, special effects… When it all comes together, it is amazing.
So I decided to pull together some of my favourite AMVs. I’m focusing on Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (FMAB) because the majority of my favourite AMVs are dedicated to FMAB. Anyway, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are some amazing FMAB AMVs. Enjoy 🙂
Dance with the Devil
This was one of the first AMVs I really fell in love with. The song is really fitting to the series. Although there’s no coherent story really being told throughout the AMV, it really showcases some important scenes from the series, including plenty of fighting scenes.
This AMV has some amazing editing in it. The maker set out to create an atmosphere and they do it perfectly. The editing is great, the choice of the fight scenes are wonderful, the song is catchy, and overall it makes an awesome experience. I can’t get over how wonderful the scene transitions are.
Set Fire to the Rain
Now, if you’ve had any exposure to AMVs you know how popular romance ones are. I love this Mustang x Hawkeye AMV to bits. The song choice is fitting (and hilariously ironic for Mustang) and it’s just a great tribute overall. The creator has put a lot of editing into this AMV and how amazingly it works is a reflection of this.
Call the Ambulance
Time for something a little bit difference… an AMV dedicated to the villains of FMAB. Because how can FMAB work without characters to hate? The song for this AMV is suitable, the editing is really good (although I do feel like the special effects get a little over the top), and it pays off with an excellent, dark atmosphere.
Safe and Sound
Now, anyone who’s watched FMAB knows that this isn’t just a series about action and fighting. It is an incredibly emotional anime, with a lot of genuine horror, sadness and shock in it. I thought I would wrap this post up with the most gut-wrenching, heart-aching AMV that I know of. Get that box of tissues ready, we’re a-going on a feels trip.