This semester, we will be watching the following shows:
Silver Spoon, an adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's manga about a city kid who moves to the country to attend a vocational agricultural high school.
Kill la Kill, Studio Trigger's first television series, about a girl who transfers into the strongest high school in pursuit of the person who killed her father.
Aoi Hana, an adaptation of a high school romance story.
Princess Tutu, a story about a girl attending a ballet academy in a town where stories come to life. She must occasionally transform into Princess Tutu to help heal her classmates' emotional injuries and restore a storybook prince's shattered heart.
As well as a bunch of grab bags to yet to be determined. Note that we're watching only the first 12 episodes of Kill la Kill, and the entirety of Princess Tutu, which means we'll be watching two episodes of it per week. Note also that Princess Tutu is the only show being shown in English this semester.
Get on the forums to suggest shows. Be heard! John is starting to run out of ideas, so there had never been a better time to suggest things to him!
Just thought I'd post the continuous lineup for this semester. These are the shows that we'll be showing in their entirety. We'll also have three other slots per meeting that we'll use to show a variety of things with no continuity.
We'll be showing:
Uchoten Kazoku a.k.a Eccentric Family
Black Lagoon 2nd Barrage
So, we got our first meetings of the year coming up!
The first meting will be on Saturday 7 at 14:00 (2pm) at room 1404 in the Seibel Center for Computing Science.
The day after that, Sunday 8, we have our first special event: Movie Night at the Asian American Cultural Center! This event starts at 19:00 (7pm). Snacks will be provided, but if you're willing and able, please try to bring a dish to share. It'll be a fun potluck!
If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the forums (click on the 'forum' tab above) and ask there.
We have finally remedied our bureaucratic worries and can start having meetings. Or first meeting will be this Saturday, February 2, at 2:00pm in 1404 Seibel Center.
Throughout the semester we will be watching:
Sakamichi no Apollon a.k.a. Kids on the Slope
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
Black Lagoon (in English)
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (the new one)
For the first meeting's grab bag, we will be watching:
Girls und Panzer episodes 8 and 9
A show that was too wimpy for real German mädchen. We hope to see you all there!
We're on break. That means that now is the time to try to get your show on the schedule for next semester! If you can get to our Showings director, Eric Cristiansen, in person, talk to him; otherwise, he can be found on the forums (see the tab above) as that1guy, or sometimes on #email@example.com as T1g.
From what I know, we're especially looking for series of about 13 episodes, particularly a comedy and some sort of action/drama/detective thing, but any and all suggestions are welcomed and encouraged.
Thus Saturday, November 10, an event whose implications shall rumble throught the cosmos shall occur: The UIUCJAC and our freindly neighbor club Techfront will be joining forces and combining our meetings. At 4:00pm (16:00), we'll begin this momentous summit in the Anime club's typicall headquarters in Seibel 1404. Afte showing some science-fiction themed shows, we will then proceed to play board games after the Techfront fasion, with a contingent going to play Nerf.
We hope you'll all come to represent the club, make new friends, and have a blast!
The club will have a Haloween Party on Friday October 26 at the Aisian American Cultural Center. It's planned to go from 5:00pm (17:00) to midnight, but it wouldn't be surprising if we went over a bit.
Bring your best cosplay!
As part of an ongoing series of film screenings and discussions, Madhouse's 2009 hit film Summer Wars will be screened in 103 Bevier Hall from 2-5pm on Wednesday October 17 (tomorrow at the time of this writing). If you'd like to lend your exertise to the discussion, point out how similar it is the the first Digimon movie, or just see a great film by an awesome studio, be sure to drop in!
As a note, this isn't a club-sponsored event, just an event that overlaps with club interests.
PLEASE NOTE: The October 6 meeting will be heldin a different location than usual: our meeting will be in 1105 Seibel. We will NOT be meeting in 1404 Seibel, which is our typical location. The meeting is in 1105 Seibel. I repeat: 1105 Seibel. Our time is still 2:00 (14:00). That hasn't changed.
After our next meeting, on October 6, the UIUCJAC will be going out to Karaoke.
Basically, this means that, after the meeting, we spend an hour getting something to eat, and then meet back at the Travel Plaza at around 7:00 (19:00), where we take a bus to Star Karaoke over by the Savoy 16 movie theater. If you want to bring a friend, it couldn't be easier: simply show up at the bus stop with them. The more, ther merrier!
So start warming up and memorizing your tunes!
Here's the forum announcement.