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Randomness: Fan Remakes Tom & Jerry Episode With Touhou Characters

I know, I know. I should be writing up the latest from Anime Boston. But sometimes, there are things that just cannot be explained. They’re wondrous works of passion and devotion that are just so strange that they need to be shared with the world!

This is such a case.

On February 10, user dfj688 uploaded a most intriguing MikuMikuDance (MMD) fan-video to YouTube. I know, I know. These things are like cockroaches – once one hit YouTube, they got everywhere. So what made this one so special?

The video in question is a shot-for-shot recreation of classic Tom & Jerry cartoon “Down Beat Bear,” with Touhou characters taking over for the roles of the iconic animal characters. The short is painstaking accurate, and really speaks to the devotion of some fans out there. the full episode is below, so give it a look!

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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