Archive for January, 2010

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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