- Crosses the Line Twice: The series often uses very dark material for it's comedy. As the entries that focus on only adult related material, AMV Hell 0 and AMV Hell Divided by 0 exist only to do so.
- Gateway Series: For both the anime and music/comedy clips featured in each installment.
- Ho Yay: There are some clips from Yaoi series scattered throughout the AMV Hell series. The most notable of them is the "CORN!" scene.
- Hype Backlash: There are those who feel that the series is vastly overrated, finding that the editing was too simple. Another point against it was that for a time, a lot of AMV Hell clones were being submitted to AMV contests, mostly in the comedy category. Many found this to be "lazy", since often times these would rely on easy jokes and would overshadow the other entries regardless of quality. Since the early 2010s, most AMV contests have banned the use of AMV Hell type videos outright.
- Seasonal Rot: AMV Minis Challenge #8 was to make clips using or inspired by Ylvis' "The Fox". Some creators took the assignment straight, some made fun of it and some even 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. 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.
- "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: When the first AMV Hell premiered, there was almost nothing like it before. Thus, it became a runaway successes. However, as more and more AMV Hell clones kept popping up, what had once made the series stand out began to fade. This was ultimately one of the major reasons behind the ending of the series, as Zarxrax felt that the series had run it's course.
- 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.
- Watch It for the Meme: 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.
- "Weird Al" Effect: 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.
- We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: The Mini episode focused on "What Does the Fox Say?" was a deliberate attempt by the hosts to get ahead of the meme curve. Unfortunately they jumped on the wrong meme.
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