[YGO: TAS] GUHROOGAMESH!!!1 Revisited: The Lost VideoSeptember 18, 2009 at 7:26 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | 5 Comments
Tags: littlekuriboh, sakura-con, youtube
Today: A special history lesson.
Who can forget GUHROOGAMESH!!!1, Little Kuriboh’s spoof of the infamous commercial for the Sakura-Con 2009 anime convention? Released exactly six months ago, the video would become an instant hit on the Internets and quickly gain notoriety in its own right. So much so, in fact, that a mere six days after its debut, the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA) — the organizers of Sakura-Con — would request that the video be removed from YouTube.
For many fans of LK’s works, the story ended there. In fact, however, the removal of the video was only the beginning. One day after that, LK would resurrect the parody video with a special, alternate ending. Christened “1!!!HSEMAGOORHUG,” the special video was quietly uploaded to YouTube with only a short message in its description box: “AND GAMING!”
The video, however, sat in the YouTube account IronKuriboh — an account that belonged to LK, but that was largely unknown by most of his fans. With no keywords driving traffic to the video and no fan-knowledge about the existence of IronKuriboh, 1!!!HSEMAGOORHUG went largely unnoticed and suddenly disappeared about one day later. The reason for its removal? LK gave his fans an answer via a post on the Toon Zone Forum:
I decided to remove it myself, due to receiving a number of messages from the Sakura-Con people explaining why it was taken down in the first place.
It was causing people to spam their site with pornographic images (due to the whole “tentacle rape, etc” thing) so they decided to take it down. They say they’ll let me leave it up if I remove the objectionable content, which I think is perfectly reasonable. So I’m going to remake the video – after I finish my new episode.
On his regular YouTube account, CardGamesFTW, Little Kuriboh confirmed, with a message in his profile, that the GUHROOGAMESH!!!1 video would be reuploaded “in a slightly modified form.”
And so we waited. And waited. But neither GUHROOGAMESH!!!1 nor 1!!!HSEMAGOORHUG ever made it onto any of LK’s YouTube accounts. GUHROOGAMESH!!!1 has been unofficially reuploaded by many of LK’s fans and continues to live on in the hearts of YGO: TAS lovers.
1!!!HSEMAGOORHUG, on the other hand, remains unseen by all but a handful of LK’s fans… until now.
What I neglected to mention when I originally reported on the appearance and disappearance of 1!!!HSEMAGOORHUG was that I had actually saved a copy of that video myself.
I always hoped that LK would eventually reupload the video on his own. That would have been ideal, and his fans would have probably wanted that as well. So much time has passed, however, that it seems unlikely ever to happen. So, I figured that today — six-months to the day since the original GUHROOGAMESH!!!1 was unleashed onto the world — would be an appropriate time to reintroduce the videos. Since the hype from the original video has pretty much ended, hopefully ANCEA has all but forgotten about the video and won’t be interested in trying to kill it off any more.
So have at it, and check out the 1!!!HSEMAGOORHUG video — so rare that it hasn’t even made it onto the YGO: TAS entry at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia!
Please be aware that both of these videos are MP4s ripped from YouTube. At a resolution of 480×270 and a bitrate of about 350 Kbps, the video quality may not be what you’re used to. I don’t provide YouTube rips on my YGO: TAS downloads page, but consider these uploads here a one-time exception. I’m aware of nowhere else to get these files at a higher quality since Little Kuriboh has never released them for download himself.
I hope you enjoy this small piece of YGO: TAS history. Maybe the glorious catchphrases of these videos will one day flourish once more!