For those of you who may not be familiar, an Abridged series is a fairly new, mostly youtube phenomenon. One day a fellow named LittleKuriboh got the idea of making a shortened, fan-dubbed parody of the anime Yu-Gi-Oh...suffice it to say, it was a hit. Since then, scores--perhaps even hundreds--of other would-be abridgers (as they are called) began their own versions of abridged parodies for countless other anime series (rule of thumb: if there's an anime, there's more than likely an abridged version of it...attempted, at least). Some were successful (Teamfourstar ring a bell?) others were forgotten to the pages of yt history (believe me, many for the better).
Out of these early years of the abridging scene (approx. circa 2008) another talented group of individuals began carving their own niche in abridging history, but sadly they have not had the same amount of recognition as TFS or LK (oh well, more for us right?) This team is known as the lighthawk force (TLF) & instead of trying to follow the popular crowd & abridge a more well-known series, they began work on a lesser-known, somewhat aged anime we all know & love (yes, Tenchi Muyo...) with hopes of not only brightening fans' day by making their sides split, but also by doing their part to help keep Tenchi Muyo alive--for those of us who are long-time fans, & perhaps even introduce Tenchi to those not fortunate enough to have experienced it over a decade ago...
Apart from the fact that it's so darn funny (imo), I am also a huge fan of the lighthawk force because of their continued support of Tenchi fandom in general. Even if you may not be aware of it, their abridged series was actually a significant force contributing to what some of us on the forum are beginning to recognize as a 'Tenchi fandom revival' of sorts.
So if it's not very aparent already, I am a hardcore fan of these guys & their work (they're also pretty okay chaps as well, despite what they or anyone else may want you to think) ;) & would recommend viewing the series to anyone who is a Tenchi fan & wouldn't mind seeing a different perspective of one of our favorite shows. It may not be your cup-of-tea, but I just wanted to get the word out to anyone who may be interested. TLF is well-respected with the abridging community in general, so I felt they deserve recognition with the community they are a part of & have been for years: the Tenchi fans.
Anyone else have any thoughts on TLF, please feel free to express them (I intend to say good things about Tenchi Abridged--why I love it, favorite characters, etc.--but if anyone feels the need to share legitimate constructive criticism, I suppose that's ok too). I'm interested to see who amongst us is familiar with their work, who's a fan (who's not a fan 0.o you don't have to admit if you don't want) & if you're not familiar with it, maybe introduce new people to hopefully experience good times with a humorous re-telling of a familiar story, as I have. ^-^
I've got a lot more to say about this, but I think for now this is a good starting point to let others jump in on the discussion. Have at it!
*EDIT: Here's a link to their yt page, so you can check it out yourself http://www.youtube.com/user/lighthawkforce
*Remember, this is primarily a fan-thread, I do NOT intend for this to become the storm that is the oav3 thread...
(maybe I'll just let management decide if this is solely a fan-thread or not)