Your Favorite Games Get Anime Openings

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Japanese video-sharing site NicoNico Douga is well known for having its own unique net culture and memes. One of the most interesting of these is the "tegaki" style of video. "Tegaki," literally meaning "hand-drawn," refers to a type of video where a popular clip —usually an anime or video game opening—is altered to portray a different game or anime altogether. This is done by tracing the original source frame by frame, making the desired alterations, and then reanimating it.

To see some of the best game tegaki around, check out the gallery above.

Final Fantasy VI

Game: Final Fantasy VI
Original: Full Metal Alchemist Opening 2 and Ending 1 (Anime)
Songs: READY STEADY GO by L'Arc~en~Ciel and Inerasable Sin by Nana Kitade

Metal Gear x Lupin III

Game: Metal Gear Solid
Original: Lupin III Opening (Anime)


Game: Persona 4
Original: K-ON! Ending (Anime)
Song: Don't Say Lazy by Sakurakou K-On Bu

Tales of Final Fantasy VII

Game: Final Fantasy VII
Original: Tales of the Abyss Opening (Game)
Song: Karma by BUMP OF CHICKEN

Goodbye Gyakuten-sensei

Game: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Original: Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei Opening (Anime)
Song: As a Human, I'm Quite Warped by Ootsuki Kenji feat. Nonaka Ai & Inoue Marina & Kobayashi Yuu & Sawashiro Miyuki & Shintani Ryouko

Rozen Shaddai: Träumend

Game: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Original: Rozen Maiden: Träumend Opening (Anime)
Song: Sacred Girl's Territory by ALI PROJECT

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I suppose stranger anime opening mashups have happened