AMV Hell refers to any of the 8 existing compilations of very short funny AMVs (listed in chronological order): AMV Hell, AMV Hell 2: The son of AMV Hell, AMV Hell 3: The Motion picture, AMV Hell 0, AMV Hell: Championship Edition, AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture II: AMV Hell 4: The Last One, and AMV Hell divided by 0 (/0). They vary in length, the anime used, the authors as well as theme (while some dont have a theme at all).
- 1 AMV Hell
- 2 AMV Hell 2: The son of AMV Hell
- 3 AMV Hell 3: The motion picture
- 4 AMV Hell 0
- 5 AMV Hell Perfect Collection DVD ISO
- 6 AMV Hell: Championship edition
- 7 AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture II: AMV Hell 4: The Last One
- 8 AMV Hell Divided By 0 (/0)
- 9 AMV Hell Minis
- 10 AMV Hell 5
- 11 AMV Hell 6
- 12 Other Videos
- 13 References
The first AMV Hell was released on the 28th of May, 2004. It was entirely edited by just two artists who go by the aliases Zarxrax and ssgwnbtd. It was only 5 minutes long, but it paved the way for sequels. It won the following prizes: Fan Favorite" at Animazement 2004, "Viewers Best Comedy" and "Viewers Best of Show" at Fanime 2004, "Best Humorous/Satirical" and "Best In Show" at Otakon 2004 and "Best Comedy Video" and "Most Original Video" in AnimeMusicVideos.org 2005 Viewer's Choice Awards. It had a total of 18 mini AMVs A detailed list of all anime and music used in the AMVs can be found here (1 & 2).
AMV Hell 2: The son of AMV Hell
AMV Hell 2 was the long awaited sequel. It was released on the same date as AMV Hell. The authors desided to make two seperate AMVs from the material they had because their work contained adult laungage and themes, not suitable for children. So they split it up into AMV Hell, which was suitable for all ages, and AMV Hell 2, which contained objectionable material. It featured 22 AMVs out of which, Zarxrax and ssgwnbtd did all appart for one, edited by Nightowl. Like the sequel, it's also just five minutes long. This is the first AMV Hell whcih had cutaways - repeathing themes between blocks of AMVs. Cutaways all use the same anime. The cutaway anime in AMV Hell 2 was Neon Genesis Evangelion. A detailed list of all anime and music used in the AMVs can be found here (3 & 4).
AMV Hell 3: The motion picture
Released on the 23rd of September 2005, AMV Hell 3 was the first feature-length AMV Hell. It featured over 200 AMVs which were edited by more than three dozen editors. The cutaway anime was Azumanga Daioh (the most featured anime in AMV Hell) more specifically, all the cutaways featured Osaka - one of the characters from the popular anime. It was awarded "Best Multi-Editor Project" in the animemusicvideos.org 2006 Viewers Choice Awards. A detailed list of all anime and music used in the AMVs can be found here (5 & 6).
AMV Hell 0
AMV Hell 0 was created much like AMV hell 2. It consists out of left over parts from AMV Hell 3, which didn't make the cut because they were too offensive. AMV Hell 0 contains a lot of hentai and scenes depicting graphic violence. It should also be noted that the video contains some scat and urolagnia. Because of this it was deemed not suitable for children by the author's themselves. It's around 40 minutes long, and features 125 AMVs from various artists. AMV hell 0 contains no cutaways. It was released on the same day as AMV Hell 3. A detailed list of all anime and music used in the AMVs can be found here (7 & 8).
AMV Hell Perfect Collection DVD ISO
This is an Anthology of all the previous editions AMV Hell. Since AMV Hell is free to download, this one was created so that users could burn all the AMV Hell editions on one single DVD. It contains some extra scenes, credits for AMV Hell 3 and subtitles for AMV Hell 1 & 2 in various languages.
AMV Hell: Championship edition
For this video, the creators of AMV Hell took a different approach and held weekly competitions, challenging editors to create the best short AMVs to a specified song such as AC/DC's "Big Balls" or Johnny Cash's "Hurt". The best 55 AMVs were featured on AMV Hell CE: this includes both the winners and a number of runners up that the creators decided were just good enough to be included.
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture II: AMV Hell 4: The Last One
Released on September 21, 2007. This video runs at almost an hour and a half. Many people sent in videos to the creators hoping they would make another AMV Hell, and it worked. The creators looked through the over 1,000 videos and found the best ones and made this. A detailed list of all anime and music used in the AMVs can be found on the creators' website.
AMV Hell 4 is longer than 3, clocking in at about 85 minutes, and the only cutaways are two appearances of the "The work that becomes a new genre shall be known as AMV Hell" placard, a parody of a line from Cowboy Bebop.
AMV Hell Divided By 0 (/0)
Released on September 19, 2008. The video was put together by the co-creator of AMV Hell named SSGWNBTD, and was intended to be the "Adult" equivalent of AMV Hell 4. However, unlike episodes 2 and 0, this was created after its counterpart and not alongside it. The creators had originally thought it would be too much work to make two videos; as a result, 4 contains some rather "racy" clips (particularly near the end) of the type one would expect to find in 2 or 0.
Thus, AMV Hell /0 is almost entirely made of hentai, and what is not hentai are scenes depicting graphic violence. The video contains a large amount of scat and urolagnia. Because of all of this it was deemed not suitable for children by the authors themselves. AMV hell /0 contains no cutaways and is around 46 minutes long, featuring 132 AMVs from various editors. Only about 10 minutes of the video are free of porn, and very few "normal" anime were used in this one, even compared to 0. A detailed list of all anime and music used in the AMVs can be found here (12).
AMV Hell Minis
AMV Minis is a companion project to AMV Hell, which is intended to take things in a slightly different direction. Each episode is only a few minutes long, but this format will allow us to put content out at a much quicker and steadier interval.
Special Episode - Azumanga Diaoh
Episode 08 - Rick Roll'd
Episode 08 - The Real One
Episode X1 (Western Animation)
Episode X2 (Dragon Ball)
Episode X3 (Bad Stuff)
Episode X4 (Live Action)
AMV Hell 5
aired, named "AMV Hell 5 - Dedicated to Dio" , announced at 10-03-2010, 04:31 AM on amvhell.com forums. Premiered September 17, 2010. SSGWNBTD was asked to describe it to which he said: "It's a video"
AMV Hell 6
AMV Hell 6 was announced by SSGWNBTD, May 31st 2011, on animemusicvideos.org. It was originally to be "AMV Hell 6: The End of the Universe 2012", and was directed by SSGWNBTD. It was originally planned to premiere at Otakon, but the plans fell through as the project was not completed, and then it was scheduled instead to premiere at Anime Weekend Atlanta in September of 2012. The showing went ahead as planned, but the project was in a rough and unfinished state, and much of the initial feedback was that of disappointment due to the fact that the quality of the project did not stand up to the standards set by previous entries.
After several further weeks of delays without much getting accomplished, the project was handed over to Zarxrax, and the decision was made that the only way to salvage the project was to reopen it for more entries, which of course meant more delays as well. This proved to be the right decision, as loads of quality clips suddenly came flooding in. After a few more months of work, only about 1/3 of the original project remained, the rest having been completely replaced. The new project, now dubbed "AMV Hell 6.66: This Is (Not) The End" premiered to an audience of over 800 viewers at Sakura Con on March 30, 2013. Finally, after a few more weeks of tweaking and finalizing things, the project was released online on April 19, 2013.
- AMV Heck
- AMV Heck 2
- AMV WTHell?
- AMV Armageddon
- Hardkore TV!
- AMV Helloween
- AMV Sabotage
- AMV Night in Canada
- AMV Randomness
- AMV Blitz
- AMV Haos
- Mecha Hell
- AMV Paradise (rejects compilation of the Minis and Hell 6)