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 -

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!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting Sunday, June 20th at 1:00pm!

The next Propeller Anime Club meeting will be on Sunday, June 20th at 1:00pm! The location will be FS3B-113 at Full Sail University. This will be an exciting meeting for sure!

In Gungrave, with Mika kidnapped by Balladbird Lee and Brandon's old friends from his horse race fixing days at Millenion murdered, you best believe that Beyond the Grave is furious! Not only that, Bunji wants to become a Superior after getting his face busted by Grave last meeting. More showdowns!

The identity of the feared Rail Tracer will be revealed in Baccano! We'll also learn more about the woman in fatigues and what happened when Isaac and Miria decided to rob the wrong mob family! Will the gun in Isaac's heart do them any good!?

We made it through the first couple episodes of Samurai 7 last time. It's pretty interesting so far. Apparently the bandits command mecha and large battleships as the pillage villages for their food. One village decides to send several members to the city to recruit samurai to defend the village. We've met the young Okamoto Katsuhiro, verteran warrior Shimada Kambei, and Kikuchiyo(who has been mechanized in the anime). Kirara was kidnapped by the androgynous Ukyo, but was saved by Shimada. So we'll see what happens next!

And without further ado, our special showing will be a most excellent one indeed. If you have not seen it, then you are in for a treat!

Monday, June 7, 2010

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


  • A new anime night hosted by yours truly will be showing up at Tatame Lounge in Winter Park! It's called Kanpai, Anime! and it will take place on the last Tuesday of every month. The goal is to show an noteworthy anime film to an adult crowd while sake and tea is consumed. The first one will be on June 29th and the showing will be Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone!
  • Our friend David M. had to leave Florida to return to his home state. The circumstances are unfortunate and we wish him the best! Stay in touch, dude!
  • A new member came into club who is not a film student! Nothing against film students, but diversity in the club is a good thing!
  • Nothing new on the future hangout with Anime Spot. They did have a meeting after ours so hopefully, they figured out what the want to do with us. I did mention that I suggest Boardwalk Bowl as an idea to them.
  • Once Gungrave ends, members of the club want Black Lagoon to take it's place.
Mystery Feature

As you can tell from the top image, our mystery feature was indeed Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata's Grave of the Fireflies, a World War II movie that shows the tragic and desperate struggle of two orphaned children as Japan fell to America. While sometimes light hearted, it is an overall depressing film that shows the harsh tragedies of war from the perspective of the losing side.

For that reason, Grave of the Fireflies is considered a taboo movie to show at anime clubs across the nation. Obviously I had to show it. The chances that some club members have never seen the movie and otherwise may not have been exposed to it made me feel obligated to do so. I also find this to be one of the most mature things that we could possibly show and I strongly feel that it would have been a good experience for some of the younger club members to watch this. 

I wanted this showing to be a mystery because I didn't want to scare anyone off from attending the meeting. Nobody in club would intentionally go to feel sadness so it had to be a secret. This is a strong film and I am proud of everyone who watched it yesterday. For club regulars who were not there: imagine two hours where everyone was silent, not playing games, and focused intently on watching the film. It's a feat that sounds impossible, but that is the power this movie possesses.

This club doesn't have to be like other clubs that have plagued themselves with yaoi and moe fandom, or have regulated their showings to cheap thrill anime that offer instant gratification but are ultimately shallow. While we have shown those kind of works in the past(well, not the yaoi), it is definitely a positive that this club is sometimes able to watch anime that can be serious, thoughtful, and artistic.

With that being said, how did you all feel about watching this movie yesterday? Have you seen it before or was this your first time? I would like to know those things.