AMV Contest

Anime music videos, or AMVs for short, are fan made videos which match up a favorite anime or multiple anime with a favorite musical song or even multiple songs all edited together in one coherent music video. AMV contests are showcases of such efforts and include awards and prizes. These contests are held in anime conventions across the country.

This contest not only includes AMVs but also, Manga Music Videos or MMVs (instead of anime the video footage is from a manga piece) and Gaming Music Videos or GMVs. This is so that the contest remains fresh for the entertainment of the audience.

Everyone is invited to enter into the contest. Interested candidates are asked to please read the following rules, contest information, and submission guidelines before submitting any entries. Failure to comply with any rules will result in disqualification or outright rejection of your video. The contestant will be called the editor in the rules, from here on out.

Matsuricon 2017 AMV Contest info to be announced.

2016 AMV Contest Winners

For those who would like to see them again, you may be able to find them on YouTube or on animemusicvideos.org. Thank you to all of our editors who submitted and thank you to everyone that attended all of our AMV programming.

Best of Action

Runner-up: Geppu Dasu BOMB!!! by Yusuke AMV of Rising ProductionOne Punch Man – Buiikikaesu by Maximum The Hormone
Winner: Wavedash Whompathon by MyCatHatesYouAMVVarious – Phoenix Down by The Unguided (Zardonic Remix)

Best of Drama

Runner-up: Made Whole by LullabyLockdownKekkai Sensen – You & I by PVRIS
Winner: Center Of Attention by xGeminii of Illuminated StudiosAno Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai – Center of Attention by Jackson Waters

Best of Upbeat-Fun

Runner-up: One-Punchline by BecauseImBored1One-Punch Man – All I Do is Win by DJ Khaled ft Ludacris
Winner: Hard-Knock Life by WhiteDexNichijou – It’s A Hard-Knock Life by Annie OST

Best of Horror

Runner-up: Losing Control by CJEJTHEDJPuella Magi Madoka Magica (Movies) – Control by Halsey
Winner: Imperium by BecauseImBored1Hellsing Ultimate – Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Lorde

Best of Romance

Runner-up: Dying Days by MagicflierBeyond The Boundary – Sunday Morning by Saycet
Winner: Secret Drawing by ThalesEdition for NL-TEAMWhen Marnie Was There – Secrets by One Republic

Best of Comedy-Parody

Runner-up: Speed o’ Sound Sonic X by PikapwnOne Punch Man – Gotta Go Fast by Norman J Grossfeld
Winner: Cooking By The Book by KyciK-ON, K-ON Movie – Cooking By The Book by Lazy Town

Audience Choice

Runner-up: Hard-Knock Life by WhiteDexNichijou – It’s A Hard-Knock Life by Annie OST
Runner-up: Losing Control by CJEJTHEDJPuella Magi Madoka Magica (Movies) – Control by Halsey
Winner: Scott Sterling MFV (Most Valuable Face): The Anime Edition by Maboroshi StudioHaikyuu!! – Best Volleyball Blocks Ever w/ Scott Sterling by Studio C

Best in Show Matsuricon 2016

Runner-up: Secret Drawing by ThalesEdition for NL-TEAMWhen Marnie Was There – Secrets by One Republic
Winner: Scott Sterling MFV (Most Valuable Face): The Anime Edition by Maboroshi StudioHaikyuu!! – Best Volleyball Blocks Ever w/ Scott Sterling by Studio C