* ActorAllusion: As a nod to the dub cast of ''{{Ponyo}}'', one clip in ''AMV Hell 5'' features [[Creator/LiamNeeson Ponyo's father]] quoting the BadassBoast from ''Film/{{Taken}}''.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: ...Which works wonders with the MoodDissonance.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Not uncommon. ''AMV Hell 0'' and ''AMV Hell Divided by 0'' exist only to do so.
* DudeNotFunny: ''AMV Minis Challenge 15'''s theme is built around this.
* GatewaySeries: For both the anime and music/comedy clips featured in each installment.
* HoYay: There are some clips from {{Yaoi}} series scattered throughout the ''AMV Hell'' series. The most notable of them is the "CORN!" scene.
* {{Spoiler}}: Hoo boy. If you don't want ''Manga/DeathNote'', ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', and possibly ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', ''Anime/PerfectBlue'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', and ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' spoiled, you should approach with caution. And don't even '''start''' on ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''...
** In fairness, though, spoilericity is definitely hampered by a severe lack of context in almost all cases, the only real exceptions being the pretty blatant deaths.
* SeasonalRot: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqouzDSN5Ig AMV Minis Challenge #8]] was to make clips using or inspired by Ylvis' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE "The Fox"]]. Some creators took the assignment straight, some made fun of it and some even [[LampshadeHanging hung lampshades]], but regardless the fans didn't take the episode well. It got nearly twice as many dislikes as likes on [=YouTube=]! The winning entry of the next challenge (Original Audio) was someone ''apologizing'' for Challenge #8.
** Some saw the theme choice as an IndecisiveParody [[SelfDeprecation on Zarxrax's part]].
** Not helping was two factors: 1) The popularity of "The Fox" spiked quickly and then collapsed, meaning the challenge was based around a meme nobody cares about anymore, and 2) ''almost every clip'' used the same 30 seconds of the song, which got old fast.
* ShoutOut: Griffith's fondness for singing show tunes in the earlier videos is a reference to the {{Berserk}} English dub outtakes, where Griffith's VA was a former Broadway singer. He started to sing sometimes if he forgot or flubbed a line (or just felt like doing so).
** Gets one of its own in WebVideo/PoniesTheAnthology (a FollowTheLeader series that uses {{My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic}} instead of anime as its video source). Fluttershy stares at the screen in the same manner (and using the same music as) Haruhi Suzumiya's {{Koyaanisqatsi}} moment.
* {{Squick}}: Pretty much the entire point of ''AMV Hell 0'' and ''AMV Hell Divided By 0''. There's a reason those two come with a huge content disclaimer.
* WatchItForTheMeme: If your first exposure to a certain anime is a spoilery, often gore-filled scene in AMV Hell, it can be fun picking up the series and seeing just ''how'' it gets to that point in the first place.
* TheWeirdAlEffect: For everyone who goes about watching an anime series and goes "Hey, I recognize that footage from ''AMV Hell''." or hears a song somewhere and goes "Hey, I recognize that song from ''AMV Hell''." Even worse when it makes you remember footage from 0 or /0.
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