The Most Popular AMV: A Ranking of Fan-Favorite Anime Music Videos

Choose the AMV you think is the most popular!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 06:47
Step into the exhilarating world of Anime Music Videos (AMVs) and make your voice heard! StrawPoll presents the ultimate ranking of the most popular AMVs, and we want YOU to be a part of it. From heart-thumping action sequences to soul-stirring emotional moments, the artistry and creativity displayed in these fan-made masterpieces deserve recognition. So, why not join thousands of fellow enthusiasts in casting your vote for your favorite AMV or suggesting that hidden gem that has been missing from the spotlight? Unleash the otaku in you, and help us determine the most iconic and beloved AMV of all time! The power is in your hands - every vote counts. Let the battle of the fandoms begin!

What Is the Most Popular AMV?

  1. 1

    Anime 404

    This AMV is one of the most popular due to its humorous and creative approach to anime characters getting "404 errors." It has over 50 million views and 700k likes.
    Anime 404 is a popular AMV (Anime Music Video) created by a talented editor. The video revolves around a humorous concept of a fictional anime streaming service that encounters technical difficulties, leading to the 'anime not found' error. It features various clips from different anime series, coupled with comedic editing and audio effects.
    • Title: Anime 404
    • YouTube Link:
    • Genre: Comedy
    • Duration: 3 minutes and 55 seconds
    • Total Views: Over 20 million views
  2. 2
    This RWBY AMV features the show's opening song and highlights the epic fight scenes and character development. It has over 40 million views and 300k likes.
    This is an AMV (Anime Music Video) titled 'This Will Be the Day' created by an unknown creator. The video is set to the song 'This Will Be the Day' by Jeff Williams and features a compilation of scenes from various anime series. The AMV showcases intense action sequences, emotional moments, and stunning visuals, all synced perfectly with the music to create an engaging experience for viewers.
    • Title: This Will Be the Day
    • Song: This Will Be the Day
    • Song Artist: Jeff Williams
    • Video URL:
    • Genre: AMV
  3. 3
    This AMV features footage from the classic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion and the iconic opening song "Cruel Angel's Thesis." It has over 30 million views and 300k likes.
    The AMV titled 'Cruel Angel's Thesis' features scenes from the anime series 'Neon Genesis Evangelion' set to the iconic opening song of the same name. It showcases the intense and emotional moments of the series, combining stunning visuals with the catchy theme song to create a captivating experience for viewers.
    • Title: Cruel Angel's Thesis
    • Anime Series: Neon Genesis Evangelion
    • Creator: Unknown
    • Song: Cruel Angel's Thesis
    • Link to AMV:
  4. 4
    This AMV features the final battle between Naruto and Sasuke in the Naruto Shippuden anime. It has over 20 million views and 200k likes.
    The AMV titled 'Naruto vs Sasuke Final Battle' is a fan-made video that showcases the epic battle between the two main characters, Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, from the popular anime series Naruto. The video highlights the intense, emotional, and action-packed climax of their long-standing rivalry. It features a compilation of various scenes from the anime, accompanied by suitably chosen background music and sound effects.
    • Title: Naruto vs Sasuke Final Battle
    • Anime: Naruto
    • Characters: Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha
    • Video Link:
    • Genre: Action, Drama
  5. 5

    Attack on Titan

    Hajime Isayama
    This AMV showcases the intense action and emotional moments of the popular anime Attack on Titan. It has over 15 million views and 150k likes.
    Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin, is a popular dark fantasy anime series set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls to protect themselves from giant humanoid creatures called Titans. The story revolves around Eren Yeager and his friends who join the military to fight against the Titans and uncover the secrets behind their existence.
    • Genre: Action, Dark Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic
    • Original run: April 7, 2013 – Present
    • Episodes: 75 (and counting)
    • Manga: Written by Hajime Isayama
    • Animation Studio: Wit Studio (seasons 1-3), MAPPA (season 4)
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  6. 6
    This AMV features the dark and gruesome world of the anime Tokyo Ghoul and its opening song. It has over 10 million views and 100k likes.
  7. 7
    Dragon Ball Z
    Toei Animation · Public domain

    Dragon Ball Z

    Akira Toriyama
    This AMV features the iconic characters and epic battles of the Dragon Ball Z anime. It has over 5 million views and 50k likes.
    Dragon Ball Z is a popular anime series that follows the adventures of Goku, a Saiyan warrior, as he defends Earth against various villains. The story continues from the original Dragon Ball series and features intense battles, epic transformations, and a focus on friendship and personal growth.
    • Dragon Balls: Seven magical spheres that, when gathered, grant a wish
    • Continuations/Sequels: Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Super
    • Number of Episodes: 291
    • Original Run: April 26, 1989 – January 31, 1996
    • Genre: Action, Adventure
    Dragon Ball Z in other rankings
  8. 8
    One Piece
    Anass_belghrib · CC BY-SA 4.0

    One Piece

    Eiichiro Oda
    This AMV showcases the adventurous and epic moments of the One Piece anime. It has over 4 million views and 40k likes.
    One Piece is a highly popular anime and manga series created by Eiichiro Oda. It follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew as they search for the ultimate treasure known as One Piece, in order to become the next Pirate King. The series is set in a world of vast oceans and diverse islands, filled with intriguing characters, epic battles, and deep storytelling. With its unique blend of action, humor, and emotional moments, One Piece has captivated audiences worldwide.
    • Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
    • Episodes: More than 1000
    • Manga Volumes: Over 100
    • Original Run: July 22, 1997 – present
    • Animation Studio: Toei Animation
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  9. 9
    This AMV features the magical world and intense battles of the Fairy Tail anime. It has over 3 million views and 30k likes.
    The Fairy Tail AMV titled '' is a music video created by an unknown creator. It features a compilation of scenes from the popular anime series Fairy Tail, set to a music track. The AMV showcases the intense battles, emotional moments, and dynamic characters of the series.
    • Anime Series: Fairy Tail
    • YouTube Link:
    • Genre: AMV
    • Duration: Approximately X minutes
    • Video Quality: High definition (HD)
  10. 10
    This AMV features the psychological thriller anime Death Note and its opening song. It has over 2 million views and 20k likes.
    Death Note is a psychological thriller anime series that tells the story of Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a mysterious notebook called the Death Note. The notebook has the power to kill any person whose name is written in it. Driven by his desire to cleanse the world of criminals, Light begins a killing spree as he takes on the identity of Kira. However, his acts of vigilante justice don't go unnoticed, and he becomes the target of an eccentric detective known as L.
    • Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Supernatural, Psychological
    • Episodes: 37
    • Original run: October 3, 2006 – June 26, 2007
    • Studio: Madhouse
    • Adapted from: Manga
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Ranking factors for popular AMV

    The number of views an AMV (Anime Music Video) has received can be an easy way to gauge its popularity. The more views, the more people have watched and enjoyed the content.
  2. Likes and Dislikes
    The overall ratio of likes and dislikes on the video can help determine its popularity. High likes and low dislikes usually indicate that fans appreciate the AMV.
    Analyzing the number and sentiment of comments can identify how engaged viewers are with the AMV. Positive comments and active discussions can indicate popularity.
  4. Awards and Nominations
    AMVs that have won or been nominated for awards within the community (such as the Anime Music Video awards) gain credibility and may contribute to their popularity.
  5. Sharing and Embeds
    The rate at which an AMV is shared, and where it is embedded (e.g., on influential websites or within communities) can contribute to its popularity.
  6. Editor's Reputation
    The reputation and skill level of the editor who created the AMV can play a role in its popularity. Well-known and talented editors may draw more attention to their work.
  7. Anime and Music Choices
    The popularity of the anime and music featured in the AMV can also influence its popularity. Clips from popular anime series and songs from popular musicians can attract more viewers.
  8. Creativity and Uniqueness
    The more creative and unique an AMV is, the higher the likelihood of it standing out and becoming popular. This can include usage of distinctive editing techniques, storytelling elements, or visual effects.
  9. Sync and Editing Quality
    The better the synchronization of the music and visuals, as well as the overall quality of editing, the more enjoyable an AMV is, which can boost its popularity.
  10. External Factors
    Factors such as being featured in articles, websites, or recommended lists can contribute to an AMV's popularity by introducing it to new audiences.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most popular AMV. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or AMV is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 129 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each AMV once every 24 hours. The rank of each AMV is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.


More information on most popular amv

Anime music videos (AMVs) have become a popular form of fan-made content in the anime community. These videos typically use footage from anime series, often set to music that complements the visuals. AMVs can range from simple edits of scenes to complex narratives that tell a story through the use of different anime clips. With thousands of AMVs available online, it can be difficult to determine which ones are the most popular. At StrawPoll, we've gathered data from our users to determine the most popular AMVs, based on votes and rankings. Read on to discover the top AMVs that have captured the hearts of anime fans around the world.

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