Abridged series and fandom remix culture

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


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.
How to Cite
Doerr, Z. (2011). Abridged series and fandom remix culture. Transformative Works and Cultures, 9. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2012.0396