Arc System Works 30th Anniversary Theme Song Is the Weirdest/Best Thing Ever Uploaded to the Internet

Arc System Works 30th Anniversary Theme Song Is the Weirdest/Best Thing Ever Uploaded to the Internet


Yeah, I don't even know where to start with this one. Arc System Works, best known for Guilty Gear and BlazBlue games, has released a music video to celebrate 30 years in the business.

Based in Yokohama, Japan, Arc Systems Works has actually put a fair bit of effort into this video. There's even a karaoke-like lyric tracker at the bottom, should you wish (?) to sing along with the crew of the studio.

"Arc System Works has somehow managed to stay in the industry and celebrate its 30th anniversary this year," reads the YouTube video description. "So, we would like to thank all the fans who have supported us throughout the years, as well as various business partners and freelancers who helped us along the way with developing and publishing games. We thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts."

"In order to commemorate the 30th anniversary, we created something that will find a home in the hall of fame and peoples' hearts," the description continues. "While our main business is in developing games, we hope this video may put a smile on some faces. It's time for all that hard work to be paid off!"

Arc System Works was founded all the way back in 1988, which means they're seven years older than me. I don't have the energy to put together a music video like this, so hats off to the team behind this. According to Google, the studio employed 121 people as of 2017, and it certainly looks like they managed to get a fair share of them into the video.

Look, I'm just fumbling for words here. After watching that I honestly don't know what to write. We know the video is a few days old, but who cares. This deserves to be seen. The writing in the song is just incredible.

Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

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