I have a friend who loves anime. She told me about nightcore and the characters in anime look like the characters in nightcore.

Are nightcore and anime the same thing?

  • Are they the same because they look the same😃😎 Jan 15, 2020 at 18:45
  • I was just wondering because I am listening to nightcore right now. Jan 15, 2020 at 18:48

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Nightcore is the name for a type of music edit, making things a bit faster and higher pitched. From what I've seen, it's mostly done on songs from anime, or japanese songs, and have anime-like imagery associated with it.

A nightcore edit is a remix track that speeds up the pitch and time of its source material by 10-30%. The name is derived from Nightcore, a Norwegian duo who released pitch-shifted versions of trance and eurodance songs, but now more broadly refers to any sped-up music.

The wikipedia article has more on it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightcore

As for anime, it's the term used for animated shows and movies, typically referring to those created in Japan.

  • So they are the same pretty much Jan 15, 2020 at 18:46
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    no, nightcore is music, anime is animated shows/movies
    – St. Pat
    Jan 15, 2020 at 18:46

No, nightcore is not Anime.

Nightcore is a music genre where the pitch and speed of a song is changed. It is also sometimes known as nighstep or sped up dubstep.

The nightcore videos do often come paired with anime-related images instead of music videos, but is usually not related to the depicted anime whatshowever.


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