Hey everyone! Today's meeting went very well. We have a couple of new members that joined up today and we hope will keep coming back and we covered some old business. We discussed Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Hayao Miyazaki's fifth film to be released in American theaters(counting Anime Bento's limited showing of Castle of Cagliostro) and it was pretty fun. Make sure you see it while it's still out in theaters!
We also talked abou Mini-Megacon and the events we did. Events that went specifically well for us were the Quickdraw! Contest, Karaoke, Waldo's Evangelion panel, a panel I co-hosted on manly anime, and shockingly - the Ninja Olympics. We thought that event would fail but it turned out very well so we will up the ante at Megacon next March.
We watched some episodes of Outlaw Star and Guin Saga. We are nearly done with Outlaw Star as Gene and his gang gets closer to the Galactic Leyline and unravel Melfina's secret! We will conclude that next meeting. Guin Saga is shaping up the be very awesome. We finished the introduction arc and have already grown a great interest in the series. I'll have a write up about that in the near future, so look out for that!
Speaking of the future, we have some great things lined up! One, we are planning on showing a classic anime feature at every meeting for the time being, starting with the next one. We discussed Hayao Miyazaki's films, Vampire Hunter D, Shadow Skill, and our first feature... the 1986 Fist of the North Star movie! We've had some showings from the Hokuto no Ken franchise before so I greatly anticipate showing this at the next club meeting!
Also, we will be bringing the third installment of the Ultimate Gaming Showdown tournament in October! We're going retro and semi-retro, pulling from the 8-bit, 16-bit, and the early days of 3D games! We'll have an announcement soon, but look forward to Goldeneye, Street Fighter II: Turbo, and Super Mario Kart 64, amongst others!
We will also be doing another anime marathon in September! We'll talk about that more in the future along with other events! Stop by for more fun!