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:!/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.