Anime Meeting Updates!!

It’s been two days since our first meeting on Thursday, and that has given me plenty of time to go over all the topics we discussed and bring everyone an update as to our progress!

First let me begin by explaining what went on during our meeting on Thursday. The actual meet time was originally 6pm, however, because of a couple of technical difficulties, our meeting didn’t actually start until 6:15pm, but that also allowed a few stragglers who showed up late to get situated and grab some snacks. As far as the snacks went…I had previously requested money from the president of the organization, Ryan, to get 4 or 5 little Caesar’s Hot and Ready Pizza’s and some soda’s for the meeting, but that was like pulling teeth at the Dentist’s office! Without a sign-in sheet to show how many people actually showed up, the officers of the group were not willing to shell out 20-30 bucks for pizza and drinks, and instead gave me a 10 dollar limit on what they would pay me back for. (People, we are a large organization with plenty of money to shell out to committee’s…so this decision really pissed me off!) SO, I instead grabbed a few boxes of Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Cream Pies, a box of Little Debbie Brownies, a 2 Liter bottle of Sam’s Cola, a 2 Liter bottle of Hawaiian Punch, and a cheap package of  styrofoam cups. This ran me a total of $8.22…whoop di doo…

The snacks was the major upset for the night, so I can at least be greatful that our meeting ran quite smoothly! All in all, their were around 15-16 people that actually showed up for most of the meeting, and this was most probably due to the fact that I started a Facebook event the day before and invited everyone I knew who would be interested (we will have fliers to post around campus for the next meeting…i already have them made)!

With the projector I reserved, and with Krispy’s laptop, we were able to use the agenda I had made without printing out unwanted pieces of paper. (Krispy, by the way, is the head of the committee! ^_^) We pretty much went down the list: New Meeting Ideas, Fundraising Ideas, Anime Viewing List for the semester, Anime News, Momocon, and so on!

Everyone in the room gave great suggestions on what should happen this semester, especially for the Fundraising Ideas:

Selling fried rice meals or lunches

Hosting a Maid Cafe, or Host Club

Design out own buttons and/or stickers

Hosting a Cosplay Contest at the upcoming Anime Dance

A lot of these are fantastic ideas, and can even be combined with each other to help earn us some money! …and like HELL we’d share with the rest of the organization! We talked about (if we did earn a bit of money) it would pay for our trips to either Momocon or Anime Weekend Atlanta, or simply pay for snacks for the meetings without having to ask the other officers.

I passed around a sheet of paper during the meeting and asked everyone to put down any anime’s they would like to see during our meetings, and this is the list that I got:

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Maladeni Wasshoi

Outlaw Star (uncut)

Tactics

Speedgrapher

Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu

Cowboy Bebop

Trigun

Hana Kimi

FLCL

Special A

Rosario + Vampire

Voltron

Thundercats (not really anime, but still GREAT)

Digimon

Samurai Pizza Cats

We also had some live action movie and T.V. show suggestions including Battle Royal, and MXE!

I wouldn’t mind showing these anime’s at all, but the list is too big to fit all of them, so a vote will have to be made later on to decide on the best titles! However, if their are any more suggestions concerning what we should watch throughout the semester, send us a comment!!

After the discussions were finished, we set about WATCHING SOME ANIME!!! We ended up using the external hard drive Krispy brought in and watched some of her anime. We ended up watching two anime’s that I had never seen before, and they were really good, though I didn’t write down the names of them, so I don’t have them to post yet. HOWEVER, we did watch one of the worst live action shows in Japan’s history…Sailor Moon!

And yes, it WAS IN LIVE ACTION!! I can’t believe I even sat through a full episode of that terrible show…if you want to put yourself through that same torture…just google it!!

After all the viewings were finished, it was around 9:30pm. We ran a little later than we had expected, but cleanup was quick, and the projector was turned in the next day with no fuss.

The schedules for the next few meetings are as follows:

Thursday, February 2nd, from 6pm – 9pm, in Davidson, room 256

Thursday, February 18th, from 6pm – 9pm, in Davidson, room 254

Thursday, March 4th, from 6pm – 9pm, in Davidson, room 254

Thank you everyone who showed up at the meeting! With your help this semester will be more active than any before! I hope to see everyone at all the other meetings, and if anyone has any questions, or comments, PLEASE COMMENT!! I look forward to hearing from you! ^_^

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Japans 2010 Anime Winter Season Titles!!

The new Anime titles for the Japanese Winter Season of 2010 are out for review!! As they are beginning to air, not a whole lot of information is out about them, but with given time I’m sure that favorites will be found! For anyone who doesn’t know the current new releases of Anime coming out this winter season, here are the titles that I have found with the help of a few websites:

Katanagatari


Heartcatch Precure!


Ring ni Kakero 1


Rainbow – Nisha Rokubo no Shichinin


Angel Beats


Working!!


Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru


Kaicho wa Maid-sama


Kissxsis


Mayoi Neko Overrun!

Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao


Arakawa Under the Bridge


Giant Killing


B Gata H Kei


Yojo-Han Shinwa Taikei


Shin Koihime Muso: Otome Tairan


Ookiku Furikabutte Second Season


Senko no Night Raid


Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri


Shukufuku no Campanella


Psychic Detective Yakumo


Bakuman


Sekirei: Pure Engagement


Sarai-ya Goyou


Nodame Cantabile: Finale


Hanamaru Kindergarten


Kaito Reinya


Durarara!!


Dance In The Vampire Bund


Okamikakushi


Hidamari Sketch


Omamori Himari


Baka to Test to Shokanju


So-Ra-No-Wo-To


Chu-Bra!!


Masuda Kosuke Gekijo Gag Manga Biyori


Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Owari Naki Unmei


Cobra the Animation


Ladies versus Butlers!


Hipira: The Little Vampire

Many of these titles look very good, and I’m looking forward to watching them as they’re released!

If you want to look one or a number of these titles I just listed, here are a few webstes you can go to to try and find their official websites, reviews, summaries, and pictures:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime/upcoming/tv

http://hashihime.blogspot.com/2009/12/winter-2010-new-anime-full-previews.html

http://www.animeraku.com/2009/11/winter-20092010-anime-list.html

http://myanimelist.net/

Also, if any of the titles are wrong up at the top, or if you have any other news on one or more of these titles that can’t be found on the sites I just mentioned, please send us a post and tell us about it!!

I hope everyone enjoys the new season!! ^_^

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Bringing in the New Year!!!

Hello EVERYONE!! The new year is in, and so far 2010 has been amazing (at least for me)!! With this new semester also comes some new and MUCH NEEDED changes!! Here are just a few of the topics we will be discussing at the first Campus Nerds Anime Committee meeting this Thursday (Jan. 21):

New Meeting Ideas: we need to designate some of our meetings to a particular genre of Anime, that way it’s not always just a generic bunch of news and anime we watch EVERY SINGLE TIME!! Examples: Yaoi and Yuri designated meetings! ^_^

Fundraising Ideas: We’re going to be going over some new ideas we have to try and get some type of fundraising drive going, and we think we have some really great ideas! One such idea is the making and selling of CANDY SUSHI (either fruity or chocolaty)! It’s actually really easy to make apparently, and the directions for making it can easily be found on the web! http://mommyknows.com/birthday-party-candy-sushi/

Anime Viewing List: We want to try and designate the anime’s will be viewing throughout the semester, so that if we wanted to attract new members with any specific titles we could!

Up-to-Date Anime News: I’ve been on the hunt to search for new and amazing Anime blogs and websites that dish out the cool and important news topics on Anime and Manga, so we’ll be taking excerpts from those websites and discussing these changing events with the group!

Anime Committee Dance: We’re working to host a dance sometime this semester that many of the other nerds (whether they be into Anime or not) would enjoy!! We definitely need to find good MUSIC!!

MOMOCON: As always, some of our members provide rides to others who want to participate and enjoy Momocon in Atlanta sometime in March. It’s an Anime convention held at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Georgia, and it’s free, so it’s a convention we ALL like to visit every year!!!

That’s pretty much the summary of what we’ll be covering this semester during our committee meetings, so definitely keep an eye out on our blog and see what we’ve been up to!! ^_^

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Anime Review: Seto no Hanayome

This anime has been a Campus Nerds favorite for quite some time, and I’m sorry to say that I have only just recently watched it all the way through. It is THE FUNNIEST anime that I have ever seen, HANDS DOWN, and I feel like anyone else who has seen it would say the same thing.

Michishio Nagasumi’s life couldn’t be anymore normal. In an odd twist of events, during his summer vacation he ends up almost drowning in the sea. Luckily, the cute mermaid Seto San appears to save him.

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However, San is from a yakuza mermaid family and according to their law, if a human is to catch sight of a mermaid, either he or the mermaid must die.

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The only other way is for Nagasumi to be taken in as a family member, marrying San. In attempts to save both of their lives, Nagasumi asks for San’s hand in marriage.

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Nagasumi’s summer vacation reaped more then what he would expect, as he must now protect San from others finding her secret out. Based on the manga by Tahiko Kimura. (www.myanimelist.net)

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The characters in this show are fantastic! You start off with Nagasumi Michishio, who is seemingly tortured every episode by any number of the characters, because of his relationship with San Seto. She is the only daughter of the Seto family, and a very beautiful young mermaid.  No one is more against there coupling than her father, Gouzaburou Seto, who constantly tries to kill Nagasumi to get his daughter to go home.

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Luckily San’s mother, Ren Seto, often helps out Nagasumi by pulling the father away, often times by force.

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She also likes Nagasumi, but in a more motherly fashion, though there are a couple of times when she seems to get a little too close ^///^.

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Oh, and lets not forget Masa of the Seto family, who provides Nagasumi with his very first kiss.

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It is seemingly the only sorta of yaoi provided in the anime, as Nagasumi, and his mother, swoon over Masa every time they see him (it really is hilarious)!

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All the other characters make for a wonderful story, and often add to the wonderful hilarity.

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For me, I would have to say the animation is the best aspect of this anime. Sure, the characters are amazing, and the plot is absolutely flawless, however, the feelings and actions of each character could not be expressed any other way.

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The pictures on this blog post explain it all. It’s not the detail of the animation, but the different styles of it. The characters can be drawn to look normal one second, and in a surprising change be made to look like a simplistic chibi character, but the way that it is portrayed is what makes it hilarious.

One of my favorite episodes in the show is when you get to meet Runa’s father, the head of the Edomae family. This episode is pretty much a parody of the Terminator. he just shows up out of nowhere, and at first you have no idea whats going on.

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Nagasumi tries to tell everyone that he’s seen a HUGE man in black following him, but no one listens to him, until they see him for themselves.

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Hilarity ensues as Edomae chases Nagasumi, and later his rival Kai Mikawa through the school.

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It is only when Runa steps in anyone finds out who he really is, though Gouzaburou and Edomae have an EPIC fight of good vs evil in the guys bathroom, and eventually in the air above the school (Dragonball Z style)!

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The most hilarious part about this episode is when Edomae leaves, and instead of riding in a helicopter, torches himself in a furnace, declaring to everyone “I’ll be back.”

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He does later come back into the series, only next time he tries to get closer to Runa by dressing up as a Sailor Scout and talking in a girlish voice (he eventually loses the girl voice, but continues to wear the Sailor Scout uniform until the end of the final episode)!

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I would suggest this anime to EVERYONE!! Just watch the first two episodes, and if you aren’t falling out of your seat in laughter, then please just go about your sad boring life, never paying attention to my advice ever again!

From what I have heard, their is talk of making a second season for this anime, and I hope that that is true. I know that their is an OVA out continuing the story a bit, but I haven’t seen it, or downloaded it yet! This anime WILL be shown at Nerdacon v4 in November, because it is just too funny to pass up. I hope that everyone who reads this blog looks forward to seeing it there! If you have seen it, or are watching it right now, let me know what you think! Post your comments!

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A Really Cool AMV!!

Looking through the new Campus Nerd Forums on our website, I come to really like the site again! It has gone through a lot of changes, thanks to our VP of Operations Michael Wesley!

On the Anime/manga Committee’s personal Thread entitled Anime and Manga, one of our newest members joining us this coming Fall Semester posted an AMV he found on Youtube, and I have to say, it is exactly what this Committee is looking for as far as AMV’s go! I’ve seen it before, but I just have to give him credit for bringing it up again to our attention! Apparently his name is Brandon, and he’s 20 yrs old. That’s all the info I have so far, but that’s all I need really! Good job Brandon! Welcome to the Organization!! ^_^

Check out the AMV here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8FvskMNa18

Also, come and check out our Organizations Website and Forums: http://www.campus-nerds.com/index.php

Our committee needs a lot more AMV’s like this one for Nerdacon v4 in November! If anyone would care to post a few of their favorites for us, we would be MOST greatful!! ^_^

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Anime Review: Kanokon

I am always on the look out for new and hilarious anime, and in coming across Kanokon, I feel as though I have found a new favorite! Only after watching the first two episodes, I have to give this anime a high rating. Kanokon Ep 1 001It has a lot that I look for in an anime title: some wonderful character development, destructive spiritual powers, beautiful young school girls, and enough sexual tension to break even the most chaste of men! ^_^Kanokon Ep 1 002

[Kanokon‘s story revolves around Kouta Oyamada, a young first-year high school student who moves from the country to the city and thus transfers to Kunpo High School. On his first day at his new school, a beautiful second-year female student named Chizuru Minamoto asks him to meet her alone in the music room. Kanokon Ep 1 006When he arrives, she reveals to him that she is in fact a fox deity and from that day on the two hang out together.Kanokon Ep 1 009

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Nozomu is a first year female student at Kouta’s school, she is in fact a wolf deity and in love with Kouta, and a rival of Chizuru for Kouta’s affections (Source: http://www.myanimelist.net).]

The girls in this anime are what make it a top pick, in my opinion. Kanokon Ep 2 001Sure, the young boy who is constantly being tortured by these women is also cute, and if you’re into Shota-con in the least, (boy love), this anime has a lot for you, Kanokon Ep 2 002

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but for others, you won’t be able to resist the seductive powers of these drawn beauty’s. This anime definitely has a wide range of breast sizes to choose from, and there is even some neko (cat) girl action as well! Kanokon Ep 2 010

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Also, I have to say this anime is especially good because of the torture the young boy (Kouta) goes through just to keep his innocence. (But who would want to hold on to that???)Kanokon Ep 2 014 I don’t believe I have seen a little boy tortured by such sexual frustration since watching Club-to-Death Angel Dokuro-chan. (which is another favorite of mine!)

The first two episodes are packed full of hilarious moments. There is plenty of the story that will still need to be explained, but you can bet that the scenes with beautiful anime girls taking off their clothes will sustain you until it’s all explained.Kanokon Ep 2 015

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I would highly suggest Kanokon to anyone who loves a good romantic comedy, and suggestive sexual themes. This is an anime I would like to nominate for review for Nerdacon v4 in November. It will have to be shown after 6pm, but I wouldn’t have it any other way ^_^! WATCH THIS ANIME!!!Kanokon Ep 2 021

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600Gb’s of Anime, and Still Growing!

I have recieved a ton of downloaded Anime’s over the past two or three months. I am excited to say that I have reached a total of 600 Gb’s of Anime, and it isn’t getting any smaller! I actually had to go out and purchase a 1 Tb external hard drive for my PC at home, because my other externals were completely full, and my Anime’s were getting mixed up and moved every which-a-way!

I mostly download most of my anime on my own now. At first I started getting my titles from my roommate, who must’ve given me more than 400 Gb’s of Anime. After a while, I began to search some bit-torrents for the titles that I wanted to see, and found that it was so easy to do! I now have soooo much anime that it will literally take me months to completely finish it all, and I am completely ok with that!

Anime has been an important part of my life since I was 10 or 11. I saw an episode of Dragon Ball Z on Cartoon Network, and I was hooked ever since. I consider Anime one of the only things on this Earth that know most about. Of course I don’t know everything about it, unfortunately, but I feel that the knowledge I do possess makes me sort of an Anime professional. Well, professional might not be right, but whatever.

Right now I am in the process of making an Anime list of all the titles in my possession.  Once I get it finished I’ll try and post it to the blog, to let everyone else see what I have.

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