Me! Me! Me! Chronic

Alt title: Nihon Animator Mihonichi: Me! Me! Me! Chronic

Web (1 ep x 8 min)
3.063 out of 5 from 814 votes
Rank #14,906
Me! Me! Me! Chronic

Animation music video by Teddyloid x daoko x Studio Khara. RECONSTRUCTION by VJs.

VJ: Hibiki Yoshizaki, sankaku△, flapper3, Studio Khara.

Source: Japan Animator Expo

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Me!Me!Me! was good. Better than good. Before I first watched it, I brushed it aside as mere fanservice pandering and 2deep4u bait, but then I saw who produced it: Studio Khara and Hideaki Anno. So I gave it a shot, and I loved it. It told a sad story about a guy who screwed up and the endless repetitive cycle his life had fallen into. The video also made some sweeping comentaries about otaku, fanservice, and anime as a whole. Plus the music was done by Teddyloid (ehh) and Daoko (awesome), and the song changed genres and styles at several points to better reflect the tone and mood of the video. Good stuff. Chronic, on the other hand, first takes the excellent soundtrack from the first video and remixes it. Horribly. The most generic electronic effects, bass lines and distortion thrown together in a half-dance, half-dubstep trainwreck that was neither fun to listen to nor inherently creative. The original song was chopped up into bits, thrown here-and-there in no particular order (and often repeated obnoxiously), and then weirdly synced with both itself and the remix effects in such a manner that timing was off, rythms didn't match up, and vocal tones grated rather than flowed with the melody. The video itself is about two-thirds flashing lights, blinking colors and swirling patterns while the other third is a chopped-up rehash of various scenes from the original video, again in no particular order. The story is gone. There are no character introductions, no plot points, no progression. Tell a newcomer to watch Chronic before the original and he'd have absolutely no idea who anyone is or what's going on. Not only is the original video butchered to the degree that it no longer means anything at all, but the producers didn't even throw us a new detail or two to compensate; it's a fraction of the same stuff, minus all the meaning and quality. Chronic is pointless and terribly done, a poor remix set to a terrible video that each make a pathetic mockery of their original versions. Me!Me!Me! was good because it meant something. Remove the good music, the story and the meaning and all that's left are flashing colors and bouncing breasts set to one of the most grating remixes of all time. Don't waste your time. Scores aren't zeros only because the site won't let me. A generous 1/10.

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