Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Reminder! Club meeting his Saturday(2/27) at 5pm!

Hey everyone! There has been a lot of stuff going on in regards to MegaCon this week. We also want to remind you that there will be a regular club meeting this Saturday at 5:00 pm at Full Sail University in FS3B-112. We'll be showing Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue and other awesome stuff!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Guide to MegaCon 2010: Anime Main Events

MegaCon - Florida's largest comic book, sci-fi, anime, and gaming convention - will take place in beautiful Orlando, Florida from Friday, March 12th to Sunday, March 14th in the Orange County County Convention Center. MegaCon hosts a large dealers hall, guest from all over the entertainment industry, and a wide variety of contests, panels, and other fun for fans to participate in! More details about the convention can be found at!

Once again, Anime Sushi brings you: the biggest anime costume contest in Florida, the legendary Cyberia Dance "big anime themed dance party", AMV and Ninja Olympics; with discussion panels for cosplay, anime, art, gaming, Japanese culture and more. We will also be bringing you guests from the anime industry and show hours of the newest anime in Japan on our 10’ x 14’ screens.

Look what’s going on in all three anime event rooms. Plus a forth room with the newest anime videos from Japan

Main Events in rooms W224 F, G, & H

Monday, February 22, 2010

Guide to MegaCon 2010: Anime Workshops and Panels

We showed you the Anime Main Events and Anime Special Events happening at MegaCon 2010, now present to you the Anime Event Track's Workshops and Panels! We have a great mix of cosplay workshops, contests, and podcast events that you can check out including Iron Cosplay and the Plants vs. Zombies Costume Contest hosted by Anime Sushi and our Quickdraw! Contest!

Workshops and Panels in room W224C

Guide to MegaCon 2010: Anime Special Events

We showed you the Anime Main Events happening at MegaCon 2010, now present to you the Anime Event Track's Special Events! We have a great mix of events for you to check out that include fun discussions, serious presentations, and karaoke!

Special Events in room W224B

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Next Level LAN to host an anime night on March 4th

Next Level LAN, located at 6947 University Blvd in Winter Park, will be holding an anime night on Thursday, March 4th at 8:00pm! I have been informed that there will be anime viewings, a trivia contest, and a costume contest. There will be prizes given out including tickets to MegaCon!

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Saturday, February 27th at 5:00 pm!


Our next meeting will be on Saturday, February 27th at 5:00 p.m. at Full Sail University in FS3B-112! We will be showing Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue! This was Satoshi's breakout movie success that was then followed by Millenium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, and Paprika. Needless to say, Satoshi Kon is one of the more important anime directors!

Perfect Blue is about a Japanese pop idol who tries to break into acting, that has to deal with murder and danger following her everywhere from obsessive fans that do not appreciate her career change. We'll be showing this movie last as it is a little more graphic than what we usually show!

We'll start the meeting off with more clear discussions about what we should plan for as a club. There are fun things we have discussed doing like a beach trip, going to a Renaissance fair, or visiting Disney. Those things cost money so we may want to do a fundraiser. I've been presented with several ideas such as UGS 4, bake sale, and letting people pay to beat Waldo with padded weapons. 

Last but not least, this will be the final regular meeting before MegaCon and I hope that all our ducks are in a row by then. We'll do one last final talk about it, but I suggest that you read the survival guide I wrote in order to prepare.

After the initial discussions of what we should do, Zak and some of the others want to show the Italian animated Titanic. I don't remember why but let's just get it out of the way!

And then we'll watch more Gungrave, Guin Saga, and finally Perfect Blue!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Trigun: Badlands Rumble coming very soon!

Wow, I must have been sleeping under a rock to have not noticed this for so long! This is very relevant news considering that we are currently watching Gungrave, which is also a creation of Yasuhiro Nightow. Trigun, like its contemporary Cowboy Bebop, came out in the late 90s in Japan and had a hard time finding a following. Both series came out in America during the early part of the last decade on Cartoon Network's late night block and the popularity of both series surged in America.

Trigun and Cowboy Bebop were both a part of anime gaining huge popularity in the states during that time.

The Trigun television series combined elements of the wild west and science fiction and was a pretty fun show to watch. FUNimation announced at Katsucon that they have acquired the rights to the television series and they will be re-releasing it on DVD and Blu-ray this fall! Trigun: Badlands Rumble has much of the cast and staff returning and will be out in Japanese theaters this April! Let's hope that FUNimation can get this released here as well!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Recap of today's meeting! 2/13/10 edition!

Hey everyone! Meeting was awesome today! We had four new people show up and we watches some awesome stuff!

-We discussed Moe anime and banned it from the club.
-Emilio's Ghost in the Shell panel at MegaCon is now being sponsored by Manga Entertainment!
-Discussed fund raiser idea's now that our funds are empty! UGS and Bake Sale were discussed.
-Gungrave went from a regular mafia show to a mafia show with undead zombie soldiers who can't be shot to re-death.
-We watched three episodes of Gungrave featuring enemies named Blood War and Vulcan Cannon. This show is fucking win.
-Guin landed on a boulder, broke it in half, and then kicked a pirate into another boulder and it exploded!
-Istovan is a pedophile.
-The Prince of Crystal is a pimp.
-We watched Shinesman dubbed and lulz were constantly had. That OVA needs one more episode.
-Moss Green
-We tried to play Hanafuda. Or learn it. Work in progress!
-Used not-democracy to decide that we will watch Perfect Blue next time!

Good times! See you all in a couple weeks!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Saturday, February 13th at 1:00 pm!

This Sunday, we shall be doing bowling at Aloma Bowl for Zak's birthday and we shall meet at Aloma Bowl at 1:30 pm! The next regular meeting we have will be on Saturday, February 13th at 1:00 pm at Full Sail University in FS3B-305. This is a slightly different room but in the same building. What is nice is that there are comfy couches outside the classroom if anyone wants to lounge.

We shall finally watch Special Duty Combat Shinesman! This is a 2-episode OVA that parodies sentai/tokusatsu teams such as the Japanese Power Rangers. We actually have it in our possession so awesomeness should occur!

We'll watch more Gungrave since we didn't get to last time along with Guin Saga.

Hopefully, if we are not strapped for time(meaning, no class in that room at 5:00 pm), we can delve into the greatness of Satoshi Kon, director of fine works such as Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers, Perfect Blue, and more! It is a travesty that our club has not watched any of his movies yet and there is nobody to blame for that except me. So I will try to make right on that this month.

If we don't have time, I have a special throwback for some of you new members. I don't think you have seen it yet. Mwahahahaha!

I will also teach you all about White Day and how the Japanese celebrate Valentines Day. In case some of you actually plan to.

See you all soon!

Global Game Jam 2010 games!

The Global Game Jam 2010 is over and four of our Propeller Anime Club members participated valiantly! Me? Not so much. But Waldo, Curious George, Jordan, and Kurt worked hard throughout the weekend and that needs to be recognized!

George, Kurt, and Jordan worked on Hydroshock.

Waldo worked on Side-Scroller Sabotage.

Global Game Jam is about collaboration in the creative experience in making games. The event is only 48 hours but a lot of work will end up getting done in that time. GGJ is not about making the best game; rather, it is about having fun while making games. It was awesome to be able to see these guys present their games at the end of the competition and let's wish them the best continuing with their dream to the game industry!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Guide to MegaCon 2010: Propeller Anime Club Panels

I have introduced you to what MegaCon is and how to survive the experience. Not only that, we have announced the Ninja Olympics, the Quickdraw! Contest, and Karaoke as some of the big events that our club is hosting!

Our club has grown and done a good job to secretly establish itself in the local anime community here in Orlando. We have four conventions under our belt and MegaCon 2010 will be our first big step out of the shadows of other groups. I'm really proud of what the club has become and all the hard work our members have contributed.

Many members of the Propeller Anime Club will be volunteering to help out in the Anime Events Track at MegaCon and some of use will be doing panels in addition to the events we have previously announced.

No Ham for you Ponyo!

The Oscar Nominations have been announced! Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea(or just Ponyo, thanks to Disney) did not get nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. Instead, Up, The Princess and the Frog, Caroline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Secret of Kells received nods from the Academy Awards.

We saw Ponyo together in theaters with Anime Sushi last year and while it was a fun movie and visually interesting, I think many of us agreed that it did not have the overall impact that many of Miyazaki's movies have.

Spirited Away won the Oscar for Best Animated feature back in 2003 and Howl's Moving Castle was nominated in 2006. Anime News Network reports that the CG adaption of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy was submitted along with Ponyo to be considered for nominations but neither made the final five.

ANN also reported that Ponyo did not make the nominations for animated feature film for the Golden Globes but nobody cares.

So what does this mean? Simply, animated features have become high-profile over in theaters over the years and even Miyazaki will have to step up his game. Fear not though, because with works like The Girls Who Lept Through Time and Summer Wars under his belt, Mamoru Hosada could possibly take the anime film industry into a great new era!