Suzumiya Haruhi + Super Mario = win

After weeks of inaction… what has he been concocting in his lair? What nugget of wisdom has he been cooking up in his kitchen of doom? The tension mounts.

A video of a Super Mario level where the sound effects match the opening track of cult anime series ‘The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi’. Clearly my mental faculties are leaving me.

Update: It’s actually a medley of anime music, ‘Hare Hare Yukai’ was just the only one I could recognize (or care about – Suzumiya Haruhi ftw).

Update: OK, found out a bit more about this. 1 – Kotaku posted this early May. But I am not going to read Kotaku, so meh. At least I blogged it before Boing Boing. 2 – This is the ‘Nico Nico Medley’ (or ‘Nico Nico Douga’), a medley created on or for Japanese YouTube-ish site As far as I can tell it is a medley of anime themes by hard-core anime fans. The medley appears to be quite popular in the otaku underground, there is even a blog about its various manifestations… More about and related subcultures here (although their instructions for registering sadly do not seem to be up to date).

Comments 5

  1. fluffy wrote:

    At about 8:50 there was also a brief musical homage to Super Mario World itself.

    Posted 26 May 2008 at 12:55
  2. Jurie wrote:

    You invested way more time in that video than me.

    Posted 26 May 2008 at 15:09
  3. MMoi wrote:

    That’s just crazy… :)

    Posted 26 May 2008 at 15:57
  4. Jeffool wrote:

    I think it’s worth noting, as occasionally some don’t notice, that the game is ‘playing itself.’ The player never pushes a single button once the level is started; only Mario’s inertia (and world-interactions) drive him forward.

    Posted 26 May 2008 at 22:12
  5. Jurie wrote:

    Hmmm… I wasn’t sure: it looked like that most of the time, but occasionally Mario seemed to jump without there being some clear thing making him do so. But you may well be right. It would make that video infinitessimally easier…

    Posted 26 May 2008 at 23:27