Media outlet Noisey has released a new feature on the history of anime music videos and of course Linkin Park is mentioned quite often in the article, since there are a shitload of fan made anime music videos for Linkin Park songs online. Mike Shinoda also shared his own view on the subject:
“Fans have been making anime videos for our songs for as long as I can remember,” says Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park’s rapper and chief sonic architect. “The sheer amount of anime Linkin Park videos is kinda shocking.” Shinoda says that the connection between his band and anime is “not random,” pointing to their collaborations with Studio Gonzo of Kill Bill and Hellsing fame for the “Breaking the Habit” video as well as with Bandai for special edition Gundam models as proof of their kinship. “These are all things we grew up on,” explains Shinoda. “Joe [Hahn, Linkin Park’s DJ] and I went to school for illustration, and of course these things worked their way into our styles, both in the things we paint, and some of our aesthetic choices when we’re curating or art directing something for the band.” Shinoda notes that, for the record, his personal favourite anime include the films Akira, Ghost in the Shell, and Ninja Scroll.”
Read the full article HERE.
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