Version 1 completed (Anime Expo and Otakon version): 5/26/05
Version 1.1 update (Animethon version): 6/3/05
Version 1.2 update (AWA Expo and current version): 6/16/05
Premiered: 7/1/05, at Anime Expo 2005
Anime used: Azumanga Daioh
Artist: Jenny Rom vs. Zippers
Song: Waka Laka (E=mc˛ Mix)
Spoilers: Don't believe so.
I tried to make this video reflect the song's overwhelming sense of speed-induced HAPPY as
much as possible.
This is easily the most upbeat, hyper, happy, and hallucinogenic video I've ever done. During the month of June, I found that I kept on replaying this video, upwards of 4 times a week, it was just that fun and addictive... I'm just hoping the viewing public will feel the same way. :)
There ARE DDR arrows in this video, as well as the DDRMAX/MAX2/Extreme announcer. The beginning and end are edited to look like a DDR background video, with the song's background image, the stars wiping, the crowd cheering, etc. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Somehow, this video has gotten insanely popular on YouTube.com, having been uploaded many times
(none of them by me), having gotten over one million views (no exaggeration), and having
started a trend of using "Waka Laka" in AMVs, most of which remain on YouTube and never make it to
AnimeMusicVideos.org, for better or for worse.
Bumper audio: Sound effects and announcer from DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix (and all DDR games since then)
Credits audio: Announcer from DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix (and all DDR games since then)