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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: 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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Anime Review: Kuroshitsuji

I can honestly say, as of now, I have no idea what this anime is about? I’m not really into the habit of reading anime reviews, because I feel that if I have the time to read a review, then I have time to just watch the anime! (hypocrite, I know!) Well I’m in the process of downloading this anime as we speak! I glanced through the first episode after it had finished downloading to make sure it has english subs and is in good quality, and it DEFINITELY IS!!

From what I can tell, it’s about a young boy who is the master of an estate, with many servants who work for him. For some reason he is wearing an eye-patch, but it just adds to his shota-cuteness. And I believe that the main butler who takes care of him is a demon, but i’ll have to continue watching it later on to find out! It looks like an emo/gothic style anime, but also has comedic moments in it as well! I definitely want to try and show this anime at Nerdacon v4, since it is a recent japanese release, having finished airing the beginning of this year, 2009.

I’ll bring it to one of our anime meetings and let everyone check it out! ^_^

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Anime Review: Zipang

Zipang is an anime that I’ve been watching for the past few days now, and I am completely surprised at how good this anime is! I have to admit, during the first episode I had no idea where this anime was going? It started off slow, and was using terms that only a Japanese Navy sailor would understand. Near the end of the anime I had almost given up on it’s plot, thinking it was just gonna be another one of those anime’s that came up short for interesting plot twists. MAN WAS I WRONG!! The anime does a complete 180 it seems, and instead of talking about modernized warfare through todays technology, it takes you back 60 years in the past, to WWII.

zipang2Mirai, an improved Kongou-class Aegis guided missile destroyer, is one of the newest and most advanced ships in the entire Japanese Self-Defense Force (SDF). Her crew, also one of the newest, is lead by Capt. Umezu Saburo and Executive Officer Kadomatsu Yosuke. While running scheduled training exercises one day, Mirai encounters a fierce storm that throws their navigation systems into temporary disarray. After a few minutes of recovery, the crew is shocked to discover that they’ve been transported back in time to June 4, 1942 — The Battle of Midway, during World War II. Letting history take its course for this battle, they manage to avoid the conflict firsthand and make a vow to remain annonymous, changing history as little as possible. However, when the crew comes across the dying Lt. Commander Kusaka Takumi, XO. Kadomatsu’s instincts to save lives takes over, changing the course of history more than he could’ve imagined. (Source: myanimelist.net)

I am a bit of a history buff, so this anime has inevitably caught my attention. Though I don’t know much about the Japanese history during WWII, it doesn’t seem to matter, since everything is pretty much laid out for you in the anime.The production value is really well done, and the character development in the anime makes it extremely interesting! I haven’t quite finished it yet, as I have about another 8 episodes to see, but as of now it has not let me down as far as plot and suspense.

I would like to nominate this anime to be suggested for review for Nerdacon v4 approval. Naturally, I will bring the episodes I want to show to our meeting on tuesday and let everyone get a glimpse of it. If you have any interests in this anime, please make a comment!!

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Anime Review: Moetan

This is an anime that brings me personal enjoyment. It’s an anime that makes you believe it’s more for a younger audience, but devilishly fools you with panty shots, mild nudity, and sexual conantations.

The anime is about a girl named Ink Nijihara, who has a high school crush on a boy in her class named Nao Tezuka. (yes, the main character is in HIGH SCHOOL!!) The LOLITA complex for this anime makes it all the more interesting…for some…though there is a wide age range of women shown later throughout the show. Anyway, Nijihara comes into contact with a magician from another world named Mahou Shoujo, who was sent to Earth for more training by the king of his world, and was turned into a cute little duck (with a HUGE lolita complex!) Nijihara is used by Mahou to gain points for his training by becoming the magical girl Pastel Ink. (her transformations are my favorite part of the show!! ^_^)

For someone with a lolita fetish, this anime is perfect, though it doesn’t go too overboard with nudity…until episode 8…and tends to keep it exceptable for even American viewers. (don’t get me wrong, it’s not just for pedophiles!!) It’s a hilarious anime, in my opinion, and doesn’t become too drawn out, with only 13 episodes. If I had to rate this anime, I’d give it a 4 out of 5, because of it’s production value, character development, hot girls/women, and creative storyline. I’ll definitely want to submit this for review to show at Nerdacon v4, happening in November!

Let me know what you think by commenting!

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