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!