Interest Daily Video: Touhou 'Bad Apple' Video Collection (Updated)
posted on 2010-09-10 23:43 EDT by Gia Manry
The original "Bad Apple" song was released as an instrumental background track in the game Lotus Land Story, the fourth in the dōjin (self-published) shooting game series Touhou Project. A dōjin recording studio called Alstroemeria Records released a vocal remix sung by singer/voice actress Nomico in May 2008. A Nico Nico Douga user going by the name Anira created a shadow art music video (top left) for the remixed song and posted it to the Japanese video site on October 27, 2009.
Anira's video has been viewed over 9 million times on Niconico as of this writing, and on January 28, 2010, another version (top right) of the video was posted by another user, shige-ruuu, which took 6,566 stills from the original video and reproduced them as a stop-motion film. American cable news channel CNN featured the stop-motion video as part of a segment on viral videos later that week.
On November 19, 2009, the bottom-left version of the video was posted by the Niconico user moomin from a laser art video by YouTube user dnstje, and the bottom-right video was posted by Harigane on August 22, 2010. The combined comparison video was posted by user Luna on September 6, 2010.
Update: "Bad Apple's" game corrected. Thanks, Reaper gI.
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