Abridged series and fandom remix culture

  • Zephra Doerr
Keywords: Anime, Fan vid, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series, Parody

Abstract

The "abridged series" is one of the more recent genres to come out of the fan culture of anime fan subs. An abridged series is a form of fan parody in which some of the peculiarities of fan subs are mixed with the more general conventions of Internet parodies to produce a shortened version of an anime series with edited video and original dubbed-in dialogue. The abridged series is not just a form of fan translation or a humorous recap of an existing work; rather, because they are engaged in significant textual criticism, construction of independent narratives, and interaction with greater fan communities, they should be considered a unique creative genre of transformative work.

Published
2011-10-11
Section
Symposium