Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays from Propeller Anime Club!

Hey anime fans! Happy Holidays from the greatest anime club in the galaxy! We hope you stay warm with some good anime and get some more as presents this Christmas!

Speaking of presents, did you know that RightStuf has a super sweet Christmas sale that ends this Friday!? It's not too late to get some last minute presents! All items listed from all twelve days are fair game and there is literally something for everyone and then some! If you can't find something you like, well, I really don't know what to say!

From that sale, I recommend Samurai Champloo, Eden of the East, Dead Leaves, Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Collection, Those Who Hunt Elves, Tylor, Irresponsible Captain TV, Halo Legends(yes, really), and the first Dragonball Z Dragon Box! There are some other things that might be worth looking into as well!

Don't want to spend money and would prefer to watch anime for free? That's cool, check out all of the original Mobile Suit Gundam on streaming services. It's still pretty cool and knowledge of that series earns you instant street cred as an anime fan.

It also helps because we'll be bringing REAL GUNDAM to Propeller Anime Club meetings this upcoming quarter. That's right; starting on January 9th, we will be showing mecha war drama Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team! But that's not all! We'll also have manly comedy Cromartie High School and the return of psychotic gunslinger Revy in Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage!

We have a lot of great stuff planned when we get back together next year. Cool anime, great movies, and fun outings! Until then, enjoy your holiday!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Recap of the Final Meeting of 2010! Farewell to a Grand Year!

Man, last night was quite the way to end the Propeller Anime Club's meetings for 2010! In true fashion, we had to find a new room yet again, and we also had a casualty in lacking Sword of the Stranger to show!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Final Anime Club Meeting of the Year on Sunday, December 12th!

Last meeting was definitely fun and had some unexpected happenings! We actually ended up finishing both Golden Boy and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, leaving Bastard!! as the only series left to wrap up this final meeting of the year! A lot of fun has been had, and with finals in progress and holiday travels coming up, it will be time to say our goodbyes until next year.

The final Propeller Anime Club meeting of 2010 will be Sunday, December 12th at 4:00pm in FS3B-112 of Building 3B at Full Sail University. There are no classrooms open from 1pm. unfortunately.

It's later than usual, so I will bribe you all with raffle tickets! Everyone who shows up gets a ticket and two will be drawn. Both winners will recieve a movie theater ticket to the live-action film screening of Gantz on Thursday, January 20th at 8:00pm at Regal Waterford Stadium 20! That is awesome!

In addition to finishing Bastard!!, we will have a double feature. That would be Sword of the Stranger, which we did not get to show last time, and the late Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers. We've seen Perfect Blue, Paprika, and Millenium Actress this year, thus making it the perfect way to end our 2010!

Planned Schedule:

4:00pm - Final Introduction and News
4:10pm - Bastard!!
5:10pm - Sword of the Stranger
6:50pm- Intermission
7:05pm - Tokyo Godfathers
8:35pm - Planning for Q1 2011,  Contest Showcases, and Gantz raffle

That last part is important. Because of last meeting's unexpected ending due to the crazy December schedule of Full Sail University, we never got around to our contests, so they will be extended to this final meeting. We will also use this time to discuss anime we will watch and hangouts we will have during Q1 2011.

Rules for both the flyer contest and the t-shirt contest can be found here. The more submissions we have, the more likely that there will be other contests in the future.

For those who unfortunately can't join us, We hope you have an excellent Holiday break. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter as well as this blog for announcements!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Recap of today's meeting! 12/5/10 edition!

Let's try a simpler recap! This meeting was fun, though there were a couple hiccups! Here are the notes!
  • It turns out classes are being schedule on Sundays at Full Sail this month. This will make finding room space even more difficult!
    • We had to move to a different room for this reason.
  • This also means that we never got to see Sword of the Stranger or handle the contests we have been discussing.
    • Sword of the Stranger and the contests will be on our final meeting of December 12th.
    • That debate event I want to try will be pushed back to January.
  • Meeting room and time for the final meeting to be determined. If it comes down to it, my place will be used!
  • Golden Boy and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure are finished! Both ended in a very awesome way!
    • Golden Boy was VERY educational! Students learned the importance of networking in the final episode, among other things!
  • In Bastard!!, Dark Schneider became for broken than Shin Akuma and Omega Rugal put together and beat Ninja Master Gara.
  • Enzian Theater is trying to get Summer Wars but it won't be shown this month or in January. Hopefully in February!
  • Orlando Anime Day will happen again on January 22nd. It's a small dealers' room and a video room but they might have some cool stuff to buy! It's on 3 bucks to get in!
  • We'll be Ice Skating with Anime Spot at Light Up UCF on Saturday. If you are able to make it out, meet at Full Sail in front of Building 3B at 5:30pm and we can carpool from there!
Okay, one more meeting this year. It will be on December 12th, either at Full Sail or my place! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Next meeting on Sunday, December 5th! Contest entries due!

The next meeting of Propeller Anime Club will be on Sunday, December 5th in FS3B-130 at Full Sail University! That room is on the opposite end of FS3B-113, where we noticed that someone got marker on the projector screen. Meeting time will be at 1:00 pm!

We've watched a lot of the essential classic anime movies this past year and many of you who have attended meetings regularly have leveled up considerably as anime fans! Now, we show some of the best of the new school in anime. We actually went on a field trip to see this at a movie theater long ago. Our feature will be Sword of the Stranger, a super-slick samurai action film.

The story is about a nameless samurai who refuses to kill again happening upon a young boy that is needing a bodyguard from assassins sent by the Ming dynasty. One of those assassins is Luo-Lang, a blonde European raised and trained as a ruthless eastern swordsman who craves fighting equally strong enemies so that he may get stronger. As the Ming dynasty tries to capture the young boy, Kotaro, the nameless samurai and Luo-Lang will clash!

Another exciting aspect of the meeting will be the results of the T-shirt contest and the flyer contest! That's right, entries will be due on this meeting and we will pick the respective winners! Remember, this is your chance to step up and make the club even more awesome and win Japanese dinner on me! Make sure you are at the meeting around 4:00pm so you can have a say!

So what else is there!? We finish Golden Boy! We've seen Kintaro solve problems and fight injustices while getting himself in trouble due to his insatiable lust for the female flesh. How will his story end?

In Bastard!!, Dark Schneider takes on Ninja Master Gara to rescue the lovely - and currently very naked - Yoko! Dark Scheider is able to weird the fire sword of Efreet and Gara is a REAL ninja. Oh snap!

Last, but certainly not least, Jotaro Kujo and the rest of the gang from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure finally make their way to Dio Brando's lair. They've gone through so many assassins and other obstacles. Now it's time to see if they can take on the deadliest and most fabulous vampire of them all!

As a bonus, the second of the two episodes we'll be showing is directed by the legendary Satoshi Kon! It's an early job of his, however, there will be a scene that you'll know is his for sure! Be on the lookout for it!

Planned Schedule:

1:00pm - Intoduction and News
1:15pm - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
2:15pm - Golden Boy
3:10pm - Bastard!!
4:05pm - T-Shirt and Flyer Contest!
4:25pm - Sword of the Stranger

That's it for now! Hope to see you guys there! Once again, make sure you enter the contests or at least show up so you can have a say!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Kanpai, Anime!" means watching anime at a sake bar!

Hey gang! Some of you may know about my various anime gigs in Orlando. One is "Kanpai, Anime!", an anime night at the local sake and tea lounge known as Tatame Lounge. It's about 15 minutes away from Full Sail University and near Rollins College! Perhaps their anime club will come out and show courage to do battle against us in dodgeball! (They have been challenged...)

Anyways, "Kanpai, Anime!" is the first Thursday of each month and the event is FREE. December 2nd will feature Origin: Spirits of the Past and Read Or Die, which we actually showed earlier this year! The event starts at 8pm and you can RSVP here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Recap of Yesterday's Meeting! 11/21/10 edition!

Did you miss yesterday's fantastic meeting? Or do you want to have a recap of what you saw? GUUUUUUD! Well here is everything that happened last meeting, with both news and showings covered!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Next meeting on Sunday, November 21st!

The next Propeller Anime Club meeting will be on Sunday, November 21st at 1pm in FS3B-113 at Full Sail University! This meeting will be most exciting because a mostly overlooked classic will be our feature! Not only that, but we start another short OVA series while continuing some others!

I didn't do a recap for the last meeting but fun was had! We finished Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 and nobody laughed that time! Not only that, we ventured from the 2000 OVA of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure to the 1993 one, and it was awesome!

Next meeting, our feature will be Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise! This is actually the first commercial work of Gainax and perhaps their greatest. It is set in an alternate world during a space race starring an unmotivated young man who is billed as a hero when he becomes the next candidate astronaut to be sent into space. (All others have died.) Here's a good trailer!

The animation is beautiful and a lot of attention is put into building the unique world this movie takes place in. Moreover, many of the things done in the movie have never been done before in anime and have yet to be duplicated.

It's almost hard to believe that a lot of the work done on this movie was done by college students and recent graduates who got funding because they made an animated short for science fiction convention in Japan. With that said, this movie will be shown as a means to inspire many of you who are students right now because it is never too early to make something awesome!

What else are we showing? We'll continue Golden Boy, the story of a young man who is a genius that travels Japan solving critical problems on his journeys as a student of life. He'll get into trouble many times since he is a pervert and there will be fanservice, but not of 12 year old girls like you would see in modern anime. If you missed it last meeting, do not worry because the show is very episodic and you don't even need to see the first episode to get any of the others.

Also, we will be showing Jojo's Bizarre Adventure!!!!! Why all the exclamation points, you wonder? Well, we get to see Jotaro and Iggy - who is a dog AND a powerful stand user - team up to take on Geb, the latest of obstacles set by Dio. But that is not all! The episode after that has one of the MANLIEST moments in all of anime. Everyone MUST see it! You can bet your life that it will be awesome.

Last but not least is the final new series we will show this year, Bastard!! It's a dark fantasy tale about a strong wizard who was sealed in the body of a 14 year old boy who is unsealed to fight the Four Lords of Havok that he once led! The wizard Dark Schneider is such a pimp and a badass that it's hard to believe that this anime was based on a Shonen Jump manga.

Planned Schedule:

1:00pm: Introduction and News
1:20pm: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
2:25pm: Golden Boy
3:20pm: Bastard!!
4:20pm: Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise

That's it for now, see you all soon! Maybe sooner than you think since we are getting together to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Next meeting on Saturday, November 6th!

The next Propeller Anime Club meeting will be on SATURDAY, November 6th at 1pm in FS3B-113(Building 3B) of Full Sail University! The following Sunday will be when we go on our field trip to Orlando Japan Festival!

Our feature showing will be Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis, directed by protege Rintaro. Osamu Tezuka has brought the world Astro Boy, Jungle Emperor Leo, Black Jack, and much more! He has passed on more than 20 years ago but his birthday is on November 3rd so this is how we will honor his legacy!

We'll be finishing Tokyo Magnitude 8.0! Marai has to come to terms with the death of her brother in the wake of her city being destoyed by a massive earthquake. Where will she go from here? Hopefully, there will be some shining in the darkness once this is all over.

We'll be crossing the halfway point of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure as the party FINALLY makes it into Egypt. The final episode of the 2000 OVA will be shown and then we shall continue the story with the first episode of the 1993 OVA. Yes, you read that right! The second half of the story was animated first!

For those not keeping score, fabulous vampire Dio Brando has taken the body of former badass Jonathan Joestar and his descendants Joseph Joestar and Jotaro Kujo vow to take him down. They have to anyways, or else Jotaro's mom will die! Also, 1993 is BIZARRE. They do not mess around in that one. You will see how much an anime adaption can change with a completely different staff.


Our club has desperately needed a comedy for quite some time! The problem is, it's hard to find one that's funny that doesn't use the same 2-3 jokes in cycle or have it's humor based on otaku pandering. With that said, Golden Boy is an anime that is timelessly funny! You game development guys will love the first episode. It's about hot chicks doing what you do!

See you all soon! Make sure you are ready for Orlando Japan Festival as well! And don't forget about our contests!

CONTEST! Design a T-Shirt! Design a Flyer! Win Japanese dinner!

We need to show the world that Propeller Anime Club that we are AWESOME! Whether it is at a convention, at school, the arcade, or if you are me... THE STREETS! So we need cool t-shirts and flyers!

Alas, I have no artistic talent. However, many of you do! So this is your chance to shine and take the club to new levels of LEGENDARY or something.

Design imagery that can be put on a t-shirt that we can order and wear! It has to let people know that we are the Propeller Anime Club and that we are AWESOME!

Recap of the last meeting! 10/24/10 edition!

Sorry for the late recap of the last meeting! For those who are new, I put in notes of what happened at the last meeting to let you know what you missed! This includes club news and what we watched! Black Lagoon was a thrill ride of multiple proportions and we have finished the first series! Revy is definitely one of the hottest anime ladies ever! 

We'll start the second series at the beginning on January. For the time being, we'll watch things that can be finished by the time this year ends!

  • The 4th Year Anniversary party of the Propeller Anime Club took place on Saturday and it was FANTASTIC! Pictures will come, but there was lots of fun with plenty of sweets! An intense Twister tournament took place and the winner was Landen, a new member of the club! Give him a warm welcome! We also watched Wicked City. It was AMAZING! And then we went to Rocky's Replay and Steak n Shake! Thanks to everyone who came out and helped out!
  • I also gave out cool prizes, highlighted our awesome year together, and announced upcoming club events such as...
  • Orlando Japan Festival on November 7th at the Village at Hunter's Creek in west Orlando! Details about the trip can be found here!
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show trip on November 13th! The shadowcast will be at Universal Citywalk's movie theater that night!
  • We have challenged Anime Spot to dodgeball and we will crush them! But we have to challenge Anime Sushi and that anime club at Rollins College first, so we can crush them all AT THE SAME TIME!
  • In addition to crushing Anime Spot in dodgeball, we will also be ice skating with them in Decemeber during Light up UCF. It's a winter event their school has and it sounds like fun!
  • It's time to do the Ninja Olympics again, but we take it to the streets park. That will be in January.
  • Ultimate Gaming Showdown 4 was announced as happening in the future. Details to come!

There will be two contests on going. One for a club t-shirt design, and another for a new flyer design. We gotta show everyone that WE'RE AWESOME! Details in next post!


Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Forget the Joestar family, Jean Pierre Polnareff is the main character now! After he shed MANLY TEARS, he and Kakyoin escape certain death. Later, they find J. Geil and Polnareff enforces the second part of True Man Law #10! Then he hit on this hot chick Enya, who is one of Dio's highest servants and has TWO right hands as well. She is obviously J. Geil's mom and wants revenge. She has a stand called Justice, that can control people it puts holes through... like Hole Horse! Get it!?

Tokyo Magitude 8.0

So last time, Yuuki had to go to the hospital and Mirai had a dream that he died. This time, we find out that wasn't a dream and Mirai was talking to a brotherly figment of her imagination. Once she makes it back home, she can't block out his death forever. IT'S TOO BAD THAT STEVEN G. HAD TO LOL FOR REAL WHEN THAT PART HAPPENED. GOD DAMMIT!

We finish the series next time!

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva

Our feature starred Professor Layton and that audacious brat Luke as they solve puzzles to gain immortality. It was charming and beautifully animated and what was up with that one dude's chest hair!? Anyways, that was a cool movie. Someone liked it better than Wicked City too!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Four Years of Awesome Times! Thank You!

Yup! That is the first ever flyer for the Propeller Anime Club! Four years ago was the very first meeting the club ever had! We never actually showed Castle of Cagliostro that day because I could not acquire it in time and substituted Nausicaa of the Valley of The Wind instead. I also love the note about getting a club logo soon, because it took more than three years for our club to finally have one! Death Note was new at the time and half the people who came left after the first episode because they thought it was boring. I am sure Hot Topic would later change their minds! Great times indeed!

From my perspective, running Propeller Anime Club has been a really fun, learning experience. It all started from seeing students on the Full Sail forum wanting an anime club and at the time I was an instructor so I decided to found the club and be its faculty sponsor since anime has been a big part of my life.

The club has come along a very long way since 2006 and we've done a lot of awesome stuff since then and have shown a lot of cool anime! The club has stood as a place to hang out and watch some awesome Japanese cartoons and we've done pretty good in sticking to that!

There have been some challenges along the way. As the club gets bigger, it is certainly harder to keep track of all the members and learn all the new names. Finding awesome, must-see anime that will be interesting to the club has also gotten more difficult. Oh, and who can forget the problems I have with getting the A/V equipment to work every other meeting? (Even at the very first meeting, I had those problems!)

The last year has been especially interesting with a large focus on showing essential classics to the youngest generation of club members we've ever had! It's very awesome to see that anime of at least 20 years old can still be appreciated by the modern anime fan! We've also mixed in some excellent contemporary anime and over the past year and I think our palettes in anime preferences has expanded, wouldn't you say?

In the future, we'll continue to show awesome things at meetings and fun will alway be had! (Unless I want to make you depressed like that one time I sneak attacked with Grave of the Fireflies.)

Speaking of the future, we'll have many awesome events planned so we can all get to know each other better, create new friendships, strengthen existing ones, and make fun memories! Tomorrow, we shall celebrate our fourth year anniversary with fun, games, prizes, treats, and costumes! We'll also be watching a horror anime that is totally WICKED and may scar some of you for life! If you haven't been to a meeting in a while or at all, you are just as welcome to come as all our regular members! In fact, some of the members you will meet have joined on a past anniversary of the club!

In a couple weeks, we will be attending Orlando Japan Festival which will be lots of fun! Members have proposed some awesome event ideas and in the future, there will be dodgeball, Rocky Horror Picture Show, another hangout with Anime Spot, and perhaps a version of the Ninja Olympics that takes place outside of a convention! Needless to say, there is a fun-filled future for the club.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank everyone who has been a part of the club and has supported it over the last four years. I can say with full confidence that we define what an anime club should be. It's been a blast for me and it would not be possible without you guys being involved!

Kent Ward
Founder of the Propeller Anime Club

Monday, October 18, 2010

Next [Regular] Propeller Anime Club meeting this Sunday, October 24th!

As you know, this Saturday night, we are celebrating the fourth year anniversary of the Propeller Anime Club's founding! (RSVP here!) But the day after, we shall be going to have a regular meeting where awesome anime is watched as usual! Looks like we'll be in FS3B-113 at Full Sail University this Sunday at 1:00pm!

Our feature this time will be Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva! It will be much like the popular video games even down to the whimiscal characters, music, and puzzles! (Or, so I read.) The art for the games have always looked cool so the movie should as well!

Also! Black Lagoon will be FINISHED this Sunday! Yeah, there is a second series, but we'll save that for the beginning of next year! Expect lots of shooting, cussing, and hotness from Revy!

Last time in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Avdol got capped in the head and Polnareff shed MANLY TEARS! True Man Law #10 will be enforced all the way! But what will be faster: Silver Chariot's sword or The Hanged Man's light?

As we approach the end of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, real tragedy strikes our main characters on all fronts. Bring tissues.

Anyways, we have an awesome lineup! It will be a great weekend for the Propeller Anime Club! See you all Saturday night and on Sunday as well!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Recap of the last meeting! Binary edition!

10/10/10 was this past Sunday! In binary, that is 42, the answer to the secret of the universe! With that, it was definitely time to pop many Lupin cherries with Lupin III: The Last Job! That was a fun adventure with Lupin, Jigen, Goemon, Fujiko, and the lovable Zenigata! And those ninjas were pretty rad, especially the ninja dog!

  • EXPCon has come and gone! Nobody in the club went so it is hard to confirm how it good it was!
  • Our fourth year anniversary is coming up soon and we will have a party to celebrate! RSVP here!
  • The next Anime Festival Orlando will be August 4th-7th, 2011!
  • Speaking of festivals, we will be having a field trip to west Orlando for the Orlando Japan Festival on November 7th! Details here!
  • Jay and Silent Bob are doing a live podcast in Orlando on Wednesday, March 30th at the Hard Rock Live Orlando! That's right after MegaCon!
  • We will be challenging all other anime clubs in Orlando for supremacy, in a dodgeball tournament! Details to come!

Black Lagoon:
  • That Colombian Cartel gets owned, leaving Roberta the assassin maid and Revy to go at it in some HOT girl on girl action!
  • It was hot.
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
  • Robots to the rescue! And a super robotaku is introduced for an episode. He was an alright guy.
  • Yuuki got sick and collapsed and Steven G. thought that was funny. Booooo.
  • Nobody died.
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
  • The gang try flying a plane but it crashes because Joseph Joestar was on it. (It's funny if you read the Part 2 of the manga.)
  • Then they go ON A BOAT! And the boat is a stand! And the stand user is an orangatang! MADNESS!
  • The crew meets Jean Pierre Polnareff, a Frenchman who inspired Benimaru's character design in The King of Fighters and has a stand called Silver Chariot.
  • Polnareff joins the crew after Advol owns him hard. From now on, everything terrible in the series will happen to him because he's French.
  • They make it to India where everyone is poor and Polnareff leaves to find the killer of his sister. (He has two right hands due to family in-breeding!)
  • Avdol gets capped in the head by a classy stand user named Hol Horse. Polnareff cried manly tears. EVERYONE in this club should know what that means for next time!
The fourth year anniversary club part will be on Saturday, October 23rd! Please come out whether you are new to the club, been gone a while, or just a friend of ours! We'd love to see everyone!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, October 10th!

Next club meeting will be on Sunday, October 10th at 1:00pm at Full Sail University! Since there will be an open house on campus, we shall go into hiding at FS3F-112, in the building closest to Wendy's and Winghouse. It's made of bricks.

Our feature showing will be the much talked about television special that aired in Japan earlier that year, Lupin III: The Last Job! I haven't seen it yet but Lupin and his usual friends are trying to steal a treasure. (I'm just as surprised as you are!) But so are ninjas! Zenigata, the inspector that always tries to capture Lupin, may or may not have been killed by said ninjas. It's Lupin III so chances of it being awesome are pretty high!

In addition, we'll be showing episodes 3 and 4 of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. With his mother's life on the line, Jotaro Kujo and his grandfather Joseph Joestar, along with Advol and Kakyoin head to Egypt to kill the vampire Dio Brando, who not only has the body of ancestor Jonathan Joestar, but is the root of the deadly illness Jotaro's mother faces!

The trip will not go as planned and the party will learn that enemy stands can do just about anything and wielded by just about anyone. (Well, anyone that can posses stands.) The series will soon live up to its name as a bizarre adventure!

In Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, we'll be showing episodes 7 and 8! Remember those rescue robots in episode 1? Good! Also, it looks the trip so far will take a massive toll on one of the three main characters that are trying to make it back home. Will someone die!? (Actually, I don't know yet.)

In episodes 9 and 10 of Black Lagoon, Revy will swear a lot and shoot people! Actually, they were delivering a package in the form of a child of a wealthy family to be sold to a Colombian cartel. Except Roberta, the family's maid who's actually a KILLER SUPER SOLDIER ASSASSIN CHICK, will have something to say about that!

Lots of excitement to look forward to! Hope to see you all on the 10th!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Recap of the last meeting! 9/26/10 edition!


Yesterday's meeting was fun and we even ended it with an unexpected trip to Steak n Shake! It was grossly delicious!

  • The 4th Year Propeller Anime Club party will be on Saturday, October 23rd at night! A time and location will be announced! But the plan is to dress up in costume(optional), enjoy sweets and snacks, watch a horror anime, and then go to Rocky's Replay! Fantastic!
  • A lot of new people have been coming to meetings lately! Awesome stuff!
  • Anime Spot is doing a Murder Mystery Night on Saturday, October 16th at the UCF Student Union. Details here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=155096904512037
  • The first 13 episodes of Golgo 13 are available on Netflix to stream! Be a badass and watch it by the window!
  • A new Berserk anime project has been announced and it is 100% for real! What a manly news week!

Black Lagoon
  • In Black Lagoon, Rock and Revy have a crazy lovers quarrel of sorts. It gets very deep, and Rock almost gets shot in the head. He seriously manned up.
  • The Lagoon Company is transporting a kidnapped boy to a Colombian cartel. The boy is the son of a sorta wealthy South American family. The family has sent their maid, Roberta, to rescue him and kill lots of people. Yeah, she's that kind of maid!
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
  • In Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Mirai, Yuki, and Mari take shelter at Mirai's school, where they witness several people who have lost love ones during the disaster. There are more aftershocks but nothing serious.
  • The next day, Mari starts freaking out when news breaks out that her neighborhood is on fire. Fearful of her daughter's fate, she collapses. After she wakes up, the group goes back on their journey.
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure began! We are introduced to the Joestar bloodline, starting off with Jonathan Joestar being killed by the vampire head of Dio Brando early on. 100 years later, his great, great grandson Jotaro Kujo has decided to stay in jail because he is haunted by an evil spirit who violently beats up people while yelling out ORAORAORAORAORA!
  • Jotaro's grandfather and designated badass Joseph Joestar visits him and explains that the evil spirit is a Stand, a semi-physical spiritual manifestation of one's power. After Magician's Red stand user Avdol tricks Jotaro in leaving his cell, Joseph explains that they must kill Dio once and for all, as he has returned and taken Jonathan Joestar's body as his own!
  • In the next episode, Jotaro meets the first of Dio's assassins, Noriyaki Kakyoin. (He is supposed to be the bishonen in the manga but they is not reflected in the anime!)
  • After going Kenshiro on his ass, Jotaro and his group discover that Kakyoin was unwillingly under Dio's control. Once they save him, Kakyoin joins their group and they head on their bizarre adventure to Egypt to kill Dio, but not before Avdol names Jotaro's stand Star Platinum.
Evangelion 2.22
  • Our feature was Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance. Some cool robot vs monster fights happened and it looked very awesome! High quality animation for sure! They also introduced a new Eva pilot named Mari whose function is to sell toys and statues to creepy otaku in Akihabara so that the third and fourth Rebuild movies can be made.
  • In addition, Shinji and Rei secretly love each other! And Unit 01 has a halo over its head when it goes berserk!
  • Third Impact has also started! That wasn't in the television series!
Our next meeting will be on Sunday, October 10th! Our main feature will be Lupin III: The Last Job! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, September 26th!


The next meeting of the Propeller Anime Club, if I do not die or end up in jail during my trip to Anime Weekend Atlanta, will be on Sunday, September 26th at 1pm in FS3F-112 at Full Sail University. That room was not bad at all so let's do it there again!

As you may know, last meeting, we decided to send Samurai 7 to the graveyard. In it's place is the start of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure! It's based on Part 3 of the Shonen Jump manga series, Stardust Crusaders. This is where the series gains it's own identity as it introduces stands, the pychic manifestation of a person's power. They can do all sorts of things and not all stands are used for fighting.

The plot goes roughly like this: Dio Brando, the century-long enemy of the Joestar family, is back and he has taken Jonathan Joestar's body! (Jonathan is the first hero of Part 1 and used special martial arts to fight the undead, before that got played out.) With this, he acquires the stand known as "The World" and triggers the appearance of stands for every member of the Joestar bloodline! Josef Joestar, the hero of Part 2 and designated bad mofo will take his grandson Jotaro Kujo on a adventure from Japan to Egypt to kill Dio once and for all! And it will be bizarre!

We'll be starting the series from episodes 1 and 2 of the 2000 OVA! In addition, we will show episodes 7 & 8 of Black Lagoon and episodes 5 and 6 of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0.

Our main feature will be Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance. We watched the first movie a long time ago and now we get to see the second one! It goes in a completely different direction than the original series. Everything you thought you knew about Eva will change!

Recap of the last meeting! 9/12/10 edition!

Sorry for the lateness! Last meeting was fun! Many new members came again along with a few seniors that had just finished graduating from Full Sail!

I will be brief this time!

Samurai 7 has gone on to the graveyard, which means that we will no longer be showing it at meetings. Only one member wants to continue watching it which is not enough. The pacing is slow and sometimes nothing happens in an episode. It took ten episodes to get to a point where the series would start to mirror, in its own way, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.

I pulled up a list of short series that might work for future club meetings. Right now, it's safer to go with something that is thirteen episodes or less so it can finish by the end of the year. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure had the most interest so that will be shown at our next meeting.

We showed My Neighbor Totoro, a movie that is mostly about appreciating and coexisting with nature. It's lighthearted fun and many club memebers agreed that cat bus is awesome.

In Black Lagoon, lots of Neo Nazis got killed and things got really racist. Some very strong words were exchanged between characters. Most of all, we learned that Revy has more issues than A Comic Shop. She definitely needs a hug, but trying to do so is a suicide mission!

In Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, more horrors of the aftermath occur. Mirai, Yuki, and Mari try to escape to safe land by boat and almost get sunk by giant waves. Later on, relief begins to come in much like in any modern natural disaster. During these episodes, we see the true nature of human beings during crisis while they try to survive. Few are calm and kind while many show their rude, selfish sides.

It gets ugly a few times and even Mirai loses it as she lashes out at Yuki. Right now, they are separated from currently motherly figure Mari while they specualte whether or not their parents are alive.

That's it for this past meeting! Next time, I'll give a quick AWA report and we'll be watching Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, September 12th!

The next Propeller Anime Club meeting is this Sunday, September 12th in FS3F at Full Sail University!  The room has not been decided yet. The room hasn't been picked yet but it will be one that doesn't smell funny and will have working A/V. I'll have a room ready by 3pm so meet in the lobby or look around! It will either be FS3F-112, FS3F-113, FS3F-114, or somewhere nearby.

Building FS3F is in the same parking lot as FS3B. It's in the brick building facing perpendicular to FS3B. The reason for the building change is because Full Sail is hosting an open house during the day and will be using FS3B.

We had a meeting yesterday, but doesn't mean that there will be a meeting every week. In fact, the extra meeting means that all series in our schedule can be finished by the last meeting of the year! This means when the new year starts, all series shown will be new, starting at the first episode!

So in short, the next meeting will be this Sunday, September 12th at 3pm in a room near the entrance of FS3F!

Our feature showing will be Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki. You may have seen Totoro make an appearance in Pixar's Toy Story 3. Now you can see Totoro in the movie that made him famous!

We'll be showing episodes 3 and 4 of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. Mirai and Yuki are trying to make it home, if there is one still there. Did the earthquake level it? What dangers will they face along the way!? Both children had almost died multiple times already so we shall see!

In episodes 5 and 6 of Black Lagoon, the Lagoon company have a showdown with neo-Nazis in a WWII German U-Boat. If you remember from last episode, Revy was given a weapon to take with her...

In episodes 9 and 10 of Samurai 7, the six samurai continue their journey to Kirara's village and split into groups to work their way there. But shouldn't there be a seventh samurai!?

Things will be cooking this Sunday! Hopefully a couple of new graduates can make it to the meeting so we can all give congratulations!

New To Propeller Anime Club?

Are you new to Propeller Anime Club or are interested in joining? Want to know more? Awesome!

The Propeller Anime Club was founded in 2006, with its first meeting held at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL on October 22nd of that year! Since them the number of anime we've watched and the number of members has increased greatly.

There are three goals for the Propeller Anime Club. They are in order of importance:

1.) To show great anime, from all genres and eras.
2.) To provide a fun social environment for anime fans.
3.) To contribute to the local anime community by helping out at events and conventions.

We try to meet twice a month, and usually on Sundays. Our viewing meetings are at Full Sail University, but you do not need to be a student or member of staff to attend meetings. As long as you are at least 18 years of age, will not cause any problems within the club, and are interested in anime, you are welcome to our meetings and events any time you can attend!

Viewing Meetings

At viewing meetings, we go over news of interest to the club, from industry happenings to local conventions and events. We show episodes from a few different series each meeting, either in Japanese audio with English subtitles or in English audio, depending on which is more appropriate for that series. We try to finish series if possible, but many wind up in the "graveyard" if the majority of the club is not interested in continuing a series.

In-between series, we usually have some short discussions on what we liked or did not like about what was just watched. The challenges of continuing a series is hard as members can't make every meeting and others join after a series starts. We balance that out by having some series shorter than the 26 episode limit and we also show a feature at the end of the meeting that will start and finish during that meeting.


Every couple months, we do a gathering or event that is not a viewing meeting. They are held off campus and tend to be for more social atmosphere so that club members can get to know each other. Things we've done include bowling, trips to the local arcade, barbecues, pool parties, and going to watch anime movies at a theater. Occasionally, we get together with other clubs such as Anime Sushi and Anime Spot.

Anime Conventions

We help out at two conventions in Orlando that feature anime as part of their event programming. We do MegaCon in the Spring and Anime Festival Orlando in the Summer. At both conventions, we volunteer and we also host discussion panels, contests, and interactive events. Some of our contests and events include Ninja Olympics, Karaoke, Super Anime Trivia, Quickdraw! Contest, and the game aspects of the Orlandia live-action game at AFO.

We hope to see you guys at future meetings and gatherings! Until then, please join our Facebook group page and follow us on Twitter!

Recap of yesterday's meeting! 8/5/10 edition!

Yesterday was a lot of fun! We had more than half a dozen new faces that will hopefully return to future club meetings! I know at least a couple got to see their first Satoshi Kon film, which is always a good thing!


Not much going on in convention land in town, but Anime Weekend Atlanta is less than two weeks away and EXPcon is in a month. Make plans accordingly if you want to go!

We talked of our fourth year anniversary plans and it looks like the weekend of October 23rd might be the time to celebrate! (The real anniversary is October 22nd, a Friday.) We'll figure that out soon enough. Ideas for the party consist of dressing up in costume, eating sweets, watching horror anime, and going to Rocky's Replay. Any other ideas would be appreciated! (Costumes are optional, by the way.)

We have about eight more meetings left in the year, which will hopefully be enough time to finish all of our current series and start fresh next year! We discussed what features will show in those meetings, and My Neighbor Totoro, Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance, Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise, Sword of the Stranger, Memories, Metropolis will be in there. If we can get Macross: Do You Remember Love? and Lupin III: The Last Job, that will round up our feature showings for the year!

Order of showings are still being worked out but Totoro and Eva 2.22 will be the next ones we will watch.


First off, High School of the Dead was not shown. There are several reasons as to why it was not shown. It may have not been a good idea to select it for showing in the first place. There's not anything said or done in the show that hasn't already been done hundreds of times and it's unknown whether a zombie survival show like this could stay interesting for more than a few episodes, let alone sixteen.

With that said, a club member gave me a really interesting suggestion after the end of the previous meeting. His concerns were that we have been lacking a series that has that drama and tension along the lines of something like Grave of Fireflies. He told me of a 2008 anime that was in the noitaminA block on Fuji TV.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Next Propeller Aniime Club meeting on Sunday, September 5th

I have terrible news. Satoshi Kon, director of films such as Perfect Blue and Paprika- which the club has seen before -has passed away at the age of 46. This is a huge loss for the anime industry and the world. Every work he has directed has been nothing short of beautiful and amazing. He will truly be missed.

With that said, we are showing Millenium Actress, which some say is his finest film. This will be the main feature of the next meeting, taking place on Sunday, September 5th at 1:00pm at Full Sail University in FS3B-113. I would appreciate it if anyone in town could make it. We show our features last and the movie should start inbetween 3:30pm and 4:00pm.

In addition to that, we will show episodes 7 and 8 of Saumrai 7, episodes 3 and 4 of Black Lagoon, and episodes 1 and 2 of a new series, High School of the Dead. If you aren't tired of zombies being in everything for the past 10 years, then here is some more!

Hope to see you all at the meeting!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Recap of Yesterday's Meeting! 8/22/10 edition!

Yesterday was fun! Between spending 45 minutes figuring out why logins wouldn't work only to discover that someone messed around with network cables along with a power outage halfway through club meeting, I think things went well! Right?

With the late start, I dropped the super awesome Fist of the North Star movie that featured Souther as a villain in an attempt to keep meetings under 4 hours. It will come back someday.

We finished Baccano! In the last three episodes, we get acquainted with Graham Spector, who is Ladd Russo's psychotic protege. He kidnaps Chane Laforet thinking her to be Eve Genoard and holds her for a ransom that Jacuzzi has to pay up. The rail tracer also shows up because he LOVES Chane and wants to marry her. It's very romantic!

The last three episodes are interesting as they were not part of the television airings. They got added in on the DVD release in Japan. The final episode of the original television airing has a more defined ending whereas these last three episodes leave things very open for the series. Baccano! is based on a light novel series that has even more stories to tell. A couple of other works written by Ryohgo Narita that you may want to check out include Vamp! and Durarara!!

We started on Black Lagoon which is totally awesome so far. Within two episodes, a timid Japanese salaryman is kidnapped by mercenaries and then becomes a hard-boiled badass. Revy, a foul-mouth woman who can use two pistols like she's in a John Woo movie pretty much makes this anime awesome.

The club caught up on Dragonball Z: Abridged. It took some of the blander moments of the Namek saga and made them fun. Lots of terrible homoerotic innuendo occurred in the two episodes we watched. The Ginyu Force is coming next!

Some more of Samurai 7 was shown after a hiatus. There's a new samurai that looks more steampunk than anything. His name of Hayashida Heihachi and he was a combat engineer during the Great War. (Deja vu cometh.) I don't think anything important happened in these episodes. What do you guys think?

Last but not least, we decided on our next anime(since Baccano! is finished) and discussed what we will do for the club's four year anniversary in October.

This time, I organized members who stuck around until the end of the meeting into teams of four in an attempt to get certain club members talking to each other about what kind of anime they like and determine what should be their group nomination. After 15 minutes of discussion, they would present their choices and I would pick the best sounding pitch.

The four groups selected Air Gear, Genshinken, Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, and High School of the Dead as their choices. I must inform you all that I picked High School of the Dead. It happens to be the one I want to watch the least but is probably the most likely one that will be watched by the club members. However, if that is not the case, I will be double tapping this series to our giant anime graveyard.

I thought the experiment was interesting. I think it's good for the club members to get to know each other better and share the passion for the anime they love during the talks. But after this, it's time for a long break from a selection process as we need to eventually dive into the Fuji TV's noitaminA block of anime. From what I have gathered, it looks like the series of that late night block is not the typical anime that most be people would be familiar with. Sounds like another experiment!

As for the fourth year anniversary in October? Horror anime marathon and a costume party were discussed as ideas. We shall talk more in two weeks when we meet again!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, August 22nd!

So Tales of Earthsea never came to theaters in Orlando. What a shame!

The next meeting for the Propeller Anime Club will be on Sunday, August 22nd at 1:15pm at FS3B-113!

What is our main feature this time? How about something truly badass!?

Because it's been far too long since we've had Kenshiro truly at the club meeting, we will be showing Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior: Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Death in Love! That's right, nested subtitles! Japan, you are crazy! Funny thing about this movie is that it's not about Kenshiro fighting Roah; it's about Kenshiro fighting Souther.

Souther is a dude who spends a lot of time sitting on a throne(not to be confused with the chair from AFO) and enslaves children so they can do manual labor and build him a pyramid. He might be onto something there! His fighting style is Nanto Ho-oh Ken, which really has nothing to do with Pokémon.

We will be finishing Baccano! YES! The adventures on The Flying Pussyfoot are over, so what happens next? With three more episodes will the Rail Tracer confess his love to Chane Laforet? What kind of trouble will Isaac and Miria get into this time!?

New series: Black Lagoon! It's about a badass chick named Revy who likes to shoot LOTS of people with guns! Sounds like a winner to me!

In addition to all that, we continue Samurai 7! The samurai have been framed for murder! What will happen? Will that bishonen blonde samurai join the crew?

This will also be a good opprotunity to plan the future of the club in terms of structure, promotion, and events! See you all this Sunday!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tales of Earthsea on 8/15, next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, August 22nd!

Anime Festival Orlando 11 was a wild ride! A lot of fun was had this weekend! Thank you for attending our events! We've been resting the past few days and now it's time to get together again for some more fun!

This Sunday afternoon, we shall see the first Goro Miyazaki(the son of legend Hayao Miyazaki) film, Tales of Earthsea. Showtimes aren't up yet but we will probably meet at a local Regal Cinema between 12pm and 2pm. Check back this Friday for the final time!

The next Propeller Anime Club meeting will be on Sunday, August 22nd. We will be finishing Baccano! Since Gungrave has ended(with generally mixed feelings about the series) we shall start Black Lagoon! I'm trying to remember what the feature was supposed to be. We'll find out soon!

Also, since we've spent a lot of time on AFO, it's time to focus on the club and discuss our future! Very important! The time of the meeting will be at 1:00pm in FS3B-113 at Full Sail University! See you all there!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Check Out Our Anime Festival Orlando 11 Events!

This Friday is the beginning of Anime Festival Orlando 11, taking place at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive and Sand Lake Blvd. It's essentially a weekend-long party for anime fans and other geeks and it's action-packed with lots of awesome events!

A whole lot of our club members are involved in the running of the Skies of Orlandia game taking place during the weekend. You can gain XP to level up by going to convention events, doing PVP, games of skill, scavenger hunts, and more! As you level up, you can help out one of four factions(and switch between them during the weekend) to victory at closing ceremonies! More details can be found here.

We are very excited to work on AFO's biggest event, but that's not all! We have a lot of awesome panels as well!

Here is our panel schedule:


1:00PM - Otaku Survival Guide
2:30PM - How To Play Skies Of Orlandia
3:00PM - Fuzzy's Convention 101
11:30AM - Robotech: The Legacy Continues
9:00PM - True Blue: A Sonic Panel
10:30PM - Kingdom Hearts: Deep Dive


12:30PM - How To Make Anime Cool Again
2:00PM - How To Play Skies Of Orlandia
10:00PM - It's MANIME! The Manly Anime Panel!
12:00AM - Rebirth Of Evangelion


9:30AM - Guns N Roses: The World Of Baccano!
3:30PM - How Did You Do? Skies Of Orlandia Wrap Up

That's lot of awesome stuff! We hope to see you at our events! Have tons of fun at AFO 11!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, July 25th!

Next Propeller Anime Club will be on Sunday, July 25th! It will be held at Full Sail University in FS3B-113 at 3:00pm. We had some real fun learning about Super Robots last time and now we can get back to our regular scheduled programming!

We're finishing Gungrave! Will Beyond the Grave get his revenge on Bloody Harry once and for all!?

In Baccano! The events of 1930 and the Flying Pussyfoot draw closer together. But here is what will get you pumped: LADD RUSSO VERSUS THE RAIL TRACER! oh YEAH!

In Samurai 7, Kirara looks to recruit more samurai but the ones she has already received help from are framed for the murder of the Imperial Envoy! How will they get out of this one!?

Our feature showing this time will be rather relevant to upcoming events; since Tony Oliver and Tommy Yune are industry guests that will be appearing at Anime Festival Orlando, we will be showing a movie they starred in and directed respectively. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles will be our showing this time!

Speaking of AFO, we'll talk about what's cool to do and see at the convention! It's very action packed this year!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Super Robot Anime Potluck on 7/11!

A random Propeller Anime Club meeting with nothing but awesome Super Robot anime! Since many club members are out of town for Full Sail's week long Summer break, we'll show some of the best of Super Robot anime there is!

Bring stuff! We will show a couple episodes of everything just so people know about this genre we have unfortunately ignored! If we have too many submissions, we'll just draw lots out of a hat for what we are showing.

I'll be bringing The King of Braves Gaogaigar!

We'll be at Full Sail in FS3B-113 at 1:00pm! RSVP here!

We will return to our regular scheduled programming soon afterward!

Monday, June 28, 2010

We so hung out with Anime Spot!

Last Saturday we did our hangout with Anime Spot, UCF's anime club! It was pretty rad and we bowled, mini-golfed, and arcaded! Look at us all happy and getting along! Totally unheard of years ago in this town if you know the history of older anime clubs. As long as we don't try to start our own conventions, we'll be friends!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thanks for the love, FUNimation!

Remember that super cool dude Rojas we met at MegaCon? With the pretty hair? Yeah he's a pretty cool guy who sells anime and doesn't afraid of anything. We also stay in touch and he just put up a nice post on FUNimation's blog about the Kanpai, Anime! event happening next Tuesday!

You can read about it here. As for the event itself, a Facebook page has been created for it. RSVP for it and show up! It will be awesome! We're showing the BluRay of Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone. The event is free and at Tatame Lounge at 223 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL.

He was also nice enough to link to this blog, which I am very appreciative of! For those who found us through there, we meet twice a month at Full Sail University. You do not have to be a Full Sail student to come to meetings but you do have to be over the age of 18. We also ask that you don't be some crazy fanatic about anything(i.e. a Narutard or any other series equivalent).

If those two things don't apply to you, then you are welcome to our meetings! We show lots of cool stuff and finish each meeting off with a feature showing(like a movie or short OVA). We also do events at conventions like MegaCon and the upcoming Anime Festival Orlando.

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, July 11th! We'll be doing a super robot anime potluck to show off some of the coolest anime Japan has ever made. More details will come soon!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Recap of yesterday's meeting! 6/21/10 edition!

We did it! After nearly two years, we watched an actual robot anime! All hail Shoji Kawamori!


  • We had two new members show up! They are both in Film at Full Sail and we hope they'll keep coming out to meetings and hangouts!
  • Speaking of hangouts, we are getting together with UCF's Anime Spot for bowling this Saturday at 1pm! It will be at Boardwalk Bowl on East Colonial Drive and Rouse Road. RSVP here.
  • Over summer break, we'll have a super robot anime potluck for those staying in town! Details later.
  • Don't forget about Kanpai, Anime! at Tatame's Lounge on June 29th!

  • In Baccano!, we discovered that the Rail Tracer was a conductor on the train that has ties to the Gandor family. In the time jump after the train incident, he offers them his assassination services. He's brutal dude; that is for sure!
  • Dallas and his thugs steal immortality elixir with their new found immortality only to get robbed by Isaac and Miria who mistake it for booze!
  • Ladd Russo shoots a kid in the head, but doesn't know he's immortal. You don't piss off Ladd Russo!
  • Ladd has an epic fight on the top of a train with the quiet girl in the black dress who is deadly with a knife!
  • In Gungrave, Grave avenges his old friends and takes out Balladbird Lee.
  • Bear Walken, who is also enhanced, brought a sword to a gun fight and dies pretty easily.
  • In Samurai 7, a new Samurai is recruited who can catch arrows very easily. His name is Katayama Gorobei and, like Kambei, he was also in the Great War.
  • Katsuhiro was trying to hold hands with Kirara~
  • Ukyo, lusting for Kirara even more, sends Blonde samurai Kyuzo to take out Kambei. Kambei prefers for him to join the other but he would rather fight instead. He beats him in battle but lets Kambei live. Kambei wants Kyuzo to join even more.
  • Fuzzy showed up because we had an anime about robots. We hadn't shown anything with that since 2008! Macross Plus had a lot of fun going on and had some beautiful animation!
The meeting went longer than planned. My apologies! However, everyone who watched Macross Plus is now a better anime fan! In addition to the badass mecha scenes, there was also a carefully played love triangle, an interesting take on futuristic concerts, and even a resolution between two old friends and longtime rivals.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The TRUTH about that Cyborg 009 anime we tried watching

We tried to watch Cyborg 009's  early 2000s anime based on the Shotaro Ishinomori manga. He died before the anime was produced and the anime featured "pew-pew" gunshots and "thunk" explosions. We watched two episodes and that was it. It may have been for the best. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bowling with Anime Spot on June 26th!

I thought this day would never happen but it is!

If you are interested in bowling, glow in the dark mini-golf, or just having fun with fellow anime fans, you should come to Boardwalk Entertainment Center June 26th at 1pm with Anime Spot and Propeller Anime Club!

This should prove to be a great time and a good chance to get to know people who actually understand the obscure anime jokes you're making all the time.

Bowling - $3.50 / game + tax (game), $3.25 (shoes)
Mini-golf - $4.00 + tax

Outside food is banned, aside from baked goods.

For more information about Boardwalk Entertainment Center, such as pricing, food, etc., you can go to this website - http://www.alomabowlingcenters.com/boardwalk/

Please RSVP here so we can get a headcount of who is going for sure. It helps with reserving lanes to be together!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vote for Propeller Anime Club and AFO in "Best of Orlando" 2010!

Orlando Weekly is doing their annual "Best of Orlando" survey until midnight of June 16th! With reader feedback, they determine what's best in town from restaurants to entertainment.

There are two categories that our of great interest. Since we are so awesome, yet their is no actually category for us to be entered in, please vote Propeller Anime Club for "Best Whatever." If we were to win, it would be hilarious! Actually, I have no clue what happens if we win!

For their "Best Festival" category, make sure you vote for Anime Festival Orlando. They certainly deserve it as they have become an icon in the Florida anime community.

Get to it guys! Be sure to let your friends know as well!