Monday, April 26, 2010

Volunteering at Anime Festival Orlando!

Anime Festival Orlando, Florida's BEST anime convention, will be taking place from August 5-8 of this year. For those of you on Full Sail scheduling, that is the first weekend of your August term. AFO features more bang for your buck than any anime convention in the state with a growing list of fun and interesting industry guests, exciting events, and interactive contests and panels!

One of the major events of Anime Festival Orlando will be the Skies of Orlandia, a weekend long game that hundreds of players will enjoy during the convention. I can't give away any details publicly just yet, but it involves players gaining experience points, leveling up, teaming up for quests, and competing against each other in contests of skill. While they are doing this, they will be aligned to a faction that they will try to help win. These factions will be lead by characters that will perform on stage during several main events.

The Propeller Anime Club has been responsible for running the game Swords of Orlandia at the past two years of AFO. It has been a fun time for both us and the convention attendees. Once again, we shall be a big part in operating the game this year. However, the scope and popularity of the game has grown and we will need more people than ever to help. Not only that, the main reason AFO is so successful every year is because of the quality help we get from volunteers!

So with that, if you are available during AFO weekend, then I ask of your help!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Our List of Finished Anime Series!

We rarely finish anime series in the Propeller Anime Club. So when we do it's an event! Most of the anime we've shown, for better or worse, ends up in a graveyard never to be seen again.

Below is a list of the anime television series and multi-episode original video anime series that we have completed. There are some good ones and some duds, but they meant something to club members at the time they were shown.

Black Lagoon
Detroit Metal City
Excel Saga
Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu!?
Goku: Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei
Golden Boy
Gunsmith Cats
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (1993 + 2000)
Kamen no Maid Guy
Macross Plus
Outlaw Star
Rurouni Kenshin: Romantic Tales from the Meiji Era
Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei
Slayers Revolution
Trava Fist Planet
The Guin Saga
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
(Zoku) Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei

The list will be updated as we finish series! Note that we also show lots of movies which will someday be their own category. We have also started many anime but have never bothered to compelete them. It's a tragic tale. Well, not all the time; some anime is best left unwatched.

Recap of tonight's meeting! 4/24/10 edition!

Tonight was a good end! We had to move from our usual room to a different classroom. While it did have a nice sound system and comfy seats, the projectors were less than adequate. It was so close to becoming the new room to meet at. Oh well...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Saturday, April 24th at 5:00 pm!

UPDATE: The next Propeller Anime Club meeting will now be Saturday, April 24th at 5:00pm in FS3B-113 at Full Sail University! This meeting will be one of the most exciting ever as we will be finishing series and starting a new one!

We will be finishing The Guin Saga! Oh man, do I love it when we complete a series! It's been a pretty epic journey and it's finally coming to a close! For those who missed the last meeting, a lot has happened, with many pieces falling into place. Will the Mongauli be defeated? Will Amnelis get to kill Naris? Which pedophile will hook up with Rinda - Istovan Spellsword or Aldo Naris? Will Guin discover his forgotten past? Will Suni show her true savage nature and go on a mass killing spree!? We shall find out next time!

We didn't get to show Gungrave last meeting but we hopefully will this time. Here's some copy pasta:

In Gungrave, it looks like Harry has been discovered as the real traitor to Millenion, after having many of its valueable members framed and killed. Now it's up to Brandon Heat to take him out! What will happen between these two longtime friends?

We'll be finishing up Rurouni Kenshin: Romantic Tales from the Meiji Era. Lots of killing will happen and introduced will be characters that will grow to be Kenshin's greatest villians later on in the main series! He still has one cut left to get to finish that trademark cross shaped scar on his cheek!

Last but not least, it's time to debut a new series!

One of the best series that helped end the last decade will be shown starting next meeting! It's Baccano! What's Baccano? It's about some gangstas who wanna be immortal by drinkin the finest 40's New York has ever seen. It takes place during the Great Depression in New York City, Chicago, and a train known as the Flying Pussyfoot and features an outrageous cast of criminals, thieves, murderers, gangsters, and even immortals! It's seriously great stuff!

Next meeting will be exciting and after we finish The Guin Saga, it will be time to use democracy to decide what we shall show in its place starting in May. It will be kinda like that one time we did it!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Plaid is Back!

Have you been to Anime Festival Orlando in the last few years? Remember Wheldon Smiley, the world's greatest game show host and his fun and interactive events? He has asked me to inform the people that he will be holding a press conference this Friday on his website! I know what exciting news he will have but for now I must keep it a secret. Let's just say that this will be directly related to anime fans having a really fun time later this year!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Recap of yesterday's meeting! 4/10/10 edition!

Spring Break, oh how I always forget that you have the lowest attended meetings. It was myself, Steven, Althea, and Waldo this time. We did get to watch some good stuff though. Here's a recap:
  • We watched the newest episode of Dragonball Z: Abridged. Krillin did something naughty in the caves.
  • We also viewed the abridged version of Bardock: Father of Goku. It was a humorous take on one of the best tales of all of Dragonball Z. Bardock, unfortunately saw way to far into the future. Terrible things! (Hint: It was that third Dragonall anime we will never mention in club!)
  • We watched a few episodes of The Guin Saga. Everything is falling in place!
  • Guin killed four assassins quickly and discovered that some one out there may know of his past. So Guin departs on his own for a journey. Did I mention that Suni actually helped Guin kill one of the assassins? For reals!
  • Naris becames badass, puts on his armor and takes the Crystal Palace back from the Mongauls.
  • Skarl finally meets Naris after his long journey and their forces combined are strong enough to defeat the Mongaul.
  • News of Naris being alive and taking the castle reaches the Mongauls, specifically Princess Amnelis. Having realized that Naris had decieved her this whole time, she snaps, cuts off her hair, and vows to kill Naris herself!
  • Istovan gets news of many things and uses it to get on the side of Naris. He becomes Naris's personal bodyguard though it looks like Istovan wants to kill Naris once he realizes that Naris also desires Rinda.
  • Remus is acting as if he is the King of Parross already! He learned some valueable lessons in leadership from Guin.
  • Long story short, Guin is going for his original goals, Naris has assembled a giant army, Remus is growing up, and the Mongaul are finally going down. We'll see how it all ends next meeting!
  • Nobody knows about Cho Aniki.
  • Gungrave was not shown. We'll hopefully see it next time!
  • We watched a short film called Cencoroll. It was about two high school kids who have the ability to control aliens with telepathy. One kid wants the other's alien pet, and they battle it out for most of the short film. There was some great animation and it was fun to watch!
  • We watched the first half of the Rurouni Kenshin OVA. Lots of people got cut into pieces and it rained crimson! We learned about Kenshin's origins in his path to becoming an assassin and joining up with a group trying to overthrow the ruling Bakufu.
  • Kenshin has one cut on his cheek already! I bet that means he'll get the other one next time!
We'll be finishing up TWO anime next time. Exciting times!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Saturday, April 10th!

Man, it looks like we missed April Fools this year. I had some great ideas too! Unfortunately, things in convention land got busy.

This Sunday afternoon we are having a barbecue! It shall be awesome!

Our next club meeting will be on Saturday, April 10th at 1:15 pm in FS3B-113 at Full Sail University! Our main feature will be Cencoroll, a short 30 minute film nearly singlehandedly written, designed, directed, and animated by Atsuya Yuki. It's about a high school boy and his shapeshifting creature named Cenco that he controls with telepathy. Well, I am sure there's more to it than that but I haven't watched it yet!

We are six episodes away from finishing The Guin Saga(or is it The Naris Saga?)! We need to finish this over the next couple meetings so we can move on to something else. A revolt is supposed to happen in Crystal during the next episode and assassins are trying to kill Guin!

In Gungrave, it looks like Harry has been discovered as the real traitor to Millenion, after having many of its valueable members framed and killed. Now it's up to Brandon Heat to take him out! What will happen between these two longtime friends?

We have plenty of time left this meeting due to the length of Cencoroll. I was considering starting a new series but some of you will be out of town due to spring break and it'd suck for people to be lost if they missed opening episodes to a new series. So to fill in the space, I thought of something more digestable...