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Destination Jam: Our top 5 picks of the best fan-made anime music videos of all time

Ever thought Katy Perry's music would go well with anime, or even Marilyn Manson's? You'll want to check out our Destination Jam playlist featuring the best anime music videos created by fans
(Hagaren Viper's YouTube Channel)
(Hagaren Viper's YouTube Channel)

Hit songs are never truly complete unless accompanied by a visual and oftentimes fans want to create their own unique music video for their favorite tracks. There are tons of anime music videos out there that never quite catch on, but the ones that do certainly hit that sweet spot in capturing the emotions of a song. Today's Destination Jam is dedicated to the hard work that fans have put in to make epic music videos, so here are our top five anime music videos made by fans.

Please note that the below music videos are purely made by fans and are in no way associated with the artist or anime company. Links to the videos will direct you to the fans' accounts on YouTube.

Shinedown - 'Nothing to Lose' ('One Piece' AMV)

Ah, the popular pairing of rock music to anime. Metal or rock are often the go-to genres for making anime music videos and we want to showcase one of the best creations. Uploaded by freakinerd, Shinedown's 'Nothing to Lose' gives you a solid musical kick to the gut with clips from the massively famous anime series 'One Piece'. Gripping and action-packed, the bassy rock grooves and antheming screams of Shinedown's Brent Smith is coupled with the same velocity and intensity of emotion shown on the 'One Piece' characters' expression. A fantastic job indeed.

Watch the fan-made anime music video for 'Nothing to Lose' here

Katy Perry - 'E.T.' ('Monogatari' AMV)

We're mixing up the sounds on our playlist with a little variety. This video has been edited by Okami and features on the YouTube channel TheBestAMVsOfAllTime. With some enchanting and iconic scenes from the anime series 'Monogatari', this music video kicks to the sounds of Katy Perry's 'E.T.'. The song is fierce and resounding, the clips are carefully woven together and there is so much anime eye candy that you may have this video on repeat.

Watch the video here

One Republic - 'Counting Stars' ('Noragami Ovas' AMV)

This anime music video syncs to the lips of the characters from 'Noragami Ovas', swells to the elevations of the music and throws in several quirky, humorous and cute scenes just for good measure. The more you watch it, the more you want to keep doing so and you're left feeling charmed by the creative sense of feel-good artistry. It's not often you'd deem One Republic as a band to get a fan-made anime music video and thanks to uploader Mari on YouTube, this addictive clip proves the concept mistaken. It's fun, it's catchy and it works.

Watch the video here

Noisecontrollers - 'Get Loose' ('Naruto Shippuden' AMV)

Sharing an anime music video playlist wouldn't be complete without the titan series that is 'Naruto' and its connected 'Naruto Shippuden' and this fan has captured the show's grand scale with this video. Created by Oreno Kashi, the epic video features some nail-biting scenes from 'Naruto Shippuden' and pulses to the sounds of the hardstyle genre. Noisecontrollers' 'Get Loose' matches the intensity of the series (from an EDM perspective) and this AMV is one you don't want to miss.

Watch the video here

Marilyn Manson - 'This is Halloween' ('Soul Eater' AMV)

We are in the month of Halloween and what better way to close off our playlist than with this apt anime music video by Hagaren Viper. If you haven't watched the anime series 'Soul Eater' before, Marilyn Manson's 'This Is Halloween' perfectly manages to capture its bizarre and abstract nature. As one fan in the comments noted, "Fun fact: This has more views than the original The Nightmare Before Christmas video," you may want to draw inspiration from this video for your next Halloween party.

Watch the video here

Destination Jam is a daily list of songs that will keep you entertained and grooving up top in lieu of feeling drained and losing the plot. Look out for a fresh selection of great tunes from MEAWW to refresh your mood every day.