An anime music video
) known in wasei-eigo
as MAD (music anime douga) typically is a fan-made music video
consisting of clips from one or more Japanese animated shows or movies set to an audio track, often songs or promotional trailer audio. The term is generally specific to Japanese anime, however, it can occasionally include American animation footage or video game footage. AMVs are not official music videos released by the musicians, they are fan compositions which synchronize edited video clips with an audio track. AMVs are most commonly posted and distributed over the Internet through AnimeMusicVideos.org or YouTube
. Anime convention
s frequently run AMV contests who usually show the finalists/winner's AMVs.