An anime music video (abbreviated AMV) is a music video consisting of clips from one or more anime television series or movies set to songs. Most are not official music videos released by the musicians, but rather amateur fan compositions which synchronize clips with a musical track. As such, they are most commonly informally released, often over the Internet. Anime conventions frequently run AMV contests or AMV exhibitions. While AMVs traditionally use footage taken from anime, video game footage is also a popular option.
It is also worth noting that these videos are not limited to animated series. They are frequently made using footage from movies, television series, or other sources. For information about non-animated fan-made videos, see Songvids.
AMVs should not be confused with professional and original animated films produced as music videos for such groups as Daft Punk, or with such short music video films as Japanese musical duo Chage and Aska's song "On Your Mark" by Studio Ghibli.