On the wee hours of Tuesday, 27 October 2009, niconicodouga user Anira uploaded what may probably be the best “bad apple!! ft nomico” touhou PV EVER. The video views now races towards 200k views with 45k+ favorites at nico, while the highest viewed youtube mirror will probably go over 20k tonight. .. surprisingly I still see comments suggesting that some people who’d go around watching touhou vids have not heard of bad apple!! before………….. hard to believe.. That aside, the video was so impressive, even the circle Alstroemeria Records, responsible for the touhou arrange of reimu’s bgm, “Bad Apple!! feat nomico” in their August 2007 lovelight album, blogged on the video at their website.
The song itself is already a huge hit among touhou fans and various popular promotional videos (PV) have been made with it, but the video features a very stylish shadow art composition, utilizing beautiful shape transitions to illustrate different popular touhou characters throughout the shortened version of the song. It was completely unique from the other PV and that’s probably got a lot of niconico people going crazy all over it. I have no idea what software or how it was created, perhaps someone can enlighten me…
All i know is that God probably had some spare time.
Oh, and flan-chan’s definitely happy.. she’s got an awesome part in the video.
Or, you can also find the youtube reprint embedded down here:
As awesome as this video was, it actually had very humble beginning.
The original idea was actually conceived by NND user ”MMM” since June 2008 in this video (nm3601701). Unfortunately, I cannot find any youtube uploads for it at the time of this post – nor for the hysterical comparison version of the 2 videos (sm8630663).
The original video was basically a 3 min 33 s simple hand-sketched storyboard playing along the shortened version of bad apple!! with a message saying “the uploader wants to see this (PV made).” The author had various ideas, which were, for most parts, followed accurately in the final product above.
Here we see reimu catching a falling apple.. that’s her hand by the way, what are you think you perv?
That is not a meat patty, no, it’s marisa flying in the evening sky while eating the apple she stole from reimu..
To be honest, I totally rolled on the floor over this… those 3 “ovals” there are the prismriver sisters performing the violin, trumpet, and keyboard.
Seriously, check out the comparison video.
Far from a godly beginning, albeit with some very good PV sense, to the final product we see here… it’s really amazing if you ask me.
Update: the original storyboard version has been uploaded to youtube 1~2 hrs ago ^^/