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25 Nov 2009

Now for something completely different

Author: ModernTenshi04 | Filed under: Abridging

So over the weekend, Xero, WGS and myself were all in Xero’s basement hanging out, trying to figure out how we want to do things for Ohayocon in January, when we all got really bored.  Xero, being the clever bastard he is, told us to follow him to his room, that we were going to work on a random project.  After watching countless, awful, abridged series, and videos highlighting the fact that Johnny Young Bosch isn’t a voice actor, he decides we’re going to abridge the first episode of Hellsing: Ultimate.

With no script, no practice, while watching the episode on his TV with no audio, with all three of us recording our lines simultaneously on three different computers.  Xero literally just started assigning roles without any prior thought process.

The end result of this endeavor can be seen here.

Despite literally doing this off the cuff, and how terrible it truely is, I honestly must admit that it’s pretty hilarious, probably one of the funniest things we’ve done.

The crux of this video is simple: we made this as an example of what NOT to do should you decide to abridge an anime, or any show really.  All too often we’ll see series that literally feel exactly like this, when if the creators would have taken some time to premeditate, to write a script, to cast the roles, to mix in music and sound effects, to make an effort, the whole thing would possibly turn out 10 times better than it already shouldn’t be.

~ModernTenshi04

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  • mearkat

    PENTAGRAM ATTACK.

  • zerglingstew

    LOL
    i greatly appreciate the Left 4 Dead reference. When i saw that scene, it completely SCREAMED at me that someone should say “so and so startled the witch!”

  • zerglingstew

    LOL
    i greatly appreciate the Left 4 Dead reference. When i saw that scene, it completely SCREAMED at me that someone should say “so and so startled the witch!”