Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Future of Propeller Anime for the year 2012!

The year 2011 was quite a year for Propeller Anime. We put on amazing events at MegaCon and Anime Festival Orlando, defeated Anime Spot in dodgeball, began hosting a monthly anime nite at A Comic Shop, and said goodbye to many of our longtime members who would travel to accomplish great things in their lives.

We also showed a ton of great anime this year, hoping to expose people to things they never seen before and help them appreciate anime more than they have before.

Propeller Anime is a group whose job is to promote great anime to the local anime fans of central Florida and to also provide opportunities for anime fans to get together and have fun. In over the five years we have existed, we've shown a lot of anime and seen many longtime friendships form.

In the year 2012, we'd love to do more of that and take our efforts up a level. After our last meeting of the year, we declared that we are done at Full Sail University. It wasn't a terrible venue, but being a college that wasn't accessible to those not affiliated made it hard for the club to grow and bring in new members, especially since we aren't an official school club.

Because of the popularity of our events at A Comic Shop's event space known as "The Geek Easy," we decided to fully move over to A Comic Shop for our showings. We're really excited about this since this will not only make it easier for people to see our anime showcases, but we're now fully-independent.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Final Propeller Anime meeting of 2011 on Sunday, December 11th!


We're meeting on Sunday for the final time for 2011 on Sunday, December 11 at 1:30PM at Full Sail University in Building 3F room 121! You can get a map to the campus here and map to the building here. The physical address of the school is 3300 University Blvd Winter Park, Fl 32792. Make sure you come out!

Our feature is the most recent Lupin III special, Lupin III: Blood Seal ~ Eternal Mermaid. If the idea of seeing new Lupin III anime doesn't excite you, then you don't deserve to call yourself an anime fan.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Propeller Anime meeting on Sunday, December 4th


Propeller Anime will be having a fabulous meeting on Sunday, December 4th at 2PM at Full Sail University in Building 3F in room 121. You can get a map to the campus here and map to the building here. The physical address of the school is 3300 University Blvd Winter Park, Fl 32792.

We haven't watched anything based on a creation by Mamoru Oshii in about a couple years. That's practically criminal for an anime club!

In order to avoid going to anime club jail(you have no idea what things they do to you in there!), we'll be showing one of his more famous works, Ghost in the Shell Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade!

In an alternate history where Germany has conquered Japan in the 1950s, Kazuki Fuse, a member of the Panzer Cops with the rank of Corporal, is sentenced for not following an order to kill a suicide bomber.

Along the way, he meets Kei, a girl who initially claims to be the suicide bomber's sister. They develop a relationship that proves to be dangerous for the Kerberos Corps. This movie is not for the weak of heart.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Propeller Anime presents TOONAMI REBORN on 12/9!

Propeller Anime presents another epic Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy! On Friday, December 9th at 8PM, we'll revive one of the greatest action cartoon blocks in the history of television.


Every day, after school, cartoon fans around the nation tuned into Cartoon Network for hours on end to watch the likes of Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Gundam, Ronin Warriors, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin, The Big O, Tenchi Muyo, Outlaw Star, and so many other classic cartoons from Japan.

Propeller Anime will be recreating that magic at A Comic Shop in Winter Park with not only your favorite Toonami anime, but with all the promos, intros, vignettes, and Tom that you would see in a Toonami broadcast!

This event is FREE and doors open for TOONAMI REBORN at 8PM. See you there! Make sure you like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and keep us in your circles on Google Plus!

RSVP on Facebook.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Next Propeller Anime Meeting on Sunday, November 20th featuring Onigamiden!

To end the Fall, we'll have a Propeller Anime meeting before Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 20th at 2PM at Full Sail University in Building 3F, room 121. You can get a map to the campus here and map to the building here. The physical address of the school is 3300 University Blvd Winter Park, Fl 32792.

We've had an influx of new members as of late and thanks to events like Orlando Japan Festival and Anime Geekgasm, we're sure to have more! If you're a more season member of the club, make sure you make our rookies feel right at home!

With that said, we'll be showing anime! Lots of it! Including a special feature!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Next Propeller Anime meeting on Saturday, November 5th!


Our next meeting will be Saturday, November 5th at 1:00PM at Full Sail University in Building 3C, room FS3C-102. The address of the campus is 3300 University Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792. An interactive campus map can be found here and building map here.

You do not have to be a student to attend the meeting but it makes it easier to enter the building. You may also come whenever you can. (we check the entrance between episodes for late arrivals.)

We've had a lot of cute, fluffy stuff lately and it's time to hire an assassin that gets the job done like no other man can. That's right, the feature this time is the Granddaddy of all MANIME, Golgo 13.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Anime Geekgasm @ A Comic Shop 11.11.11! THREE EVENTS! (Plus a Legendary Bonus!)

It's a night of comedy, violence, sex, and cosplay!

A Comic Shop, Anime Spot, Propeller Anime, and Cosplay Deviants bring you an anime super event like no other at The Geek Easy!

At 8PM, Anime Spot will start off with "Whose Line Is It Anime!" If you've seen the television show "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?" it's exactly like that, but with skits and games based on your favorite anime and video games!

Next at 9:30PM, Propeller Anime presents "Iron Cardboard Robot Cosplay!" Teams of three will construct mecha costumes made of cardboard, foil, construction paper, and a secret ingredient! While teams work on their robots, we'll show some cool ass mecha anime!

At 11:30PM, Cosplay Deviants host their world-infamous Hentai Cafe! There will be treats, naughty anime, Tentacle Grape, and the girls of Cosplay Deviants making you feel right at home! (This segment is 18+ w/ I.D.)

This event is FREE for everyone and better than anything you could be doing that night! LEGIT!

RSVP on Facebook! Make sure you like Propeller Anime on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

But wait, there's more!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Orlando Japan Festival 2011!

On November 6th, for the FOURTH year in a row, Propeller Anime heads to the west side of Orlando for a festival that celebrates Japanese culture! You know, before they made anime, manga, and videogames.

Orlando Japan Festival is free to attend and there will be vendors for Japanese food and other goods that will be sold. In addition, there will be musical performances, dances, TAIKO DRUMS, martial arts demonstrations, raffles, and more!

For those near where we hold events and meetings that would like to carpool, we'll meet at Full Sail University in front of building 3F in the morning. At 11AM, we travel in a very epic caravan to the festival. Please help your driver with gas money!

RSVP on Facebook for the carpool!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Five Years!

On Sunday, October 22nd, 2006 Propeller Anime was born. It's been a hell of a ride with ups and downs and many epic moments. Now we stand as Orlando's Mightiest Anime Club!

For me, it's been a lot of work to plan my life around this group for five years but totally worth it! I've seen people grow, make friends, and do some awesome things. That is a joy not like any other.

Moving forward, we will continue to service the central Floirda Anime community and show good anime and put on the best events that fans can enjoy!

There are a ton of people that need to be thanked. In a short list, a lot of what we have done would not be possible without the people at Full Sail University, Anime Festival Orlando, MegaCon, Anime Sushi, Anime Spot, A Comic Shop, Tatame Lounge, and Prime Time Geek for either promoting us or giving us an opportunity to shine.

Many individuals helped form the foundation of this club, including Corey "Waldo" Waldusky, Noah Roth, Emilio Lopez-Centellas, Rogelio Mosqeuda, Darren Palmer, Simon Wong, Joshua Snyder, David To, Brian Ranaghan, Jean-Louis Jabouin, and George Spanos. Without them, Propeller Anime would have ended years ago.

Along the way the likes of Zak Wilson, Steven Grinder, Dustin Johnson, Tara Van Cuyck, George Tabone, Steven Copp, Hannah Jones, William Page, Larry Furry, Jessica Roth, and Carlos Romero helped out in any way they could to strengthen the club and keep it fun. 

To everyone I just mentioned, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And of course, I would like to thank everyone else for coming out to our events and meetings and having a good time!

For now, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, subscribe to our channel, take care and spike your hair!

Kent Ward
Founder and Owner
Propeller Anime Club

Friday, October 14, 2011

Next Propeller Anime meeting on Sunday, October 23rd! (UPDATED)


Our next meeting will be Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00PM at Full Sail University in Building 3F, room FS3F-121. The address of the campus is 3300 University Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792. An interactive campus map can be found here and building map here.

You do not have to be a student to attend the meeting but it makes it easier to enter the building. You may also come whenever you can. (we check the entrance between episodes for late arrivals.)

Last time we picked three anime series that we will watch for the rest of this year! They are Deadman Wonderland, Nichijou, and Umineko no Naku Koro ni.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

First Q4 PAC meeting! Decide the Anime October 9th!


The first meeting of the final quarter of this year will be Sunday, October 9th at 2:00PM at Full Sail University in Building 3F, room FS3F-121. The address of the campus is 3300 University Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792. An interactive campus map can be found here and building map here.

You do not have to be a student to attend the meeting but it makes it easier to eneter the building. You may also come whenever you can.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

War On Pants Dance Party! (October 14th)

It's going to be an electric assault on the senses at A Comic Shop!

Operator 7G, DJ Wildfire, Trioxin, and DJ Megaplay will be throwing down Electro, Trance, Drum & Bass, House, Speed, and Happy Hardcore ALL NIGHT LONG!

18+ with I.D. required for entry
$6 General Admission
$4 for UCF and Full Sail students

(Must be 21+ with I.D. to drink.)

Proudly Presented by Propeller Anime, Orlando's Mightiest Anime Club! Check us out at or on twitter @PropellerAnime

Find out more about A Comic Shop, Orlando's #1 Comic Shop FIVE years in a row, at

Anime Nite of Horrors @ The Geek Easy! (October 7th)

Propeller Anime Club presents Anime Nite of Horrors @ The Geek Easy, located at A Comic Shop in Winter Park! This event is FREE to everyone!

It's going to be a night of twisted and grotesque anime! It's not for the feint of heart and viewer discretion is advised.

To those who have not been to a recent Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy, it's a fun party every month and a great chance to make friends with other anime fans without having to pay for a hotel or convention pass!

A Comic Shop is located at 114 South Semoran Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792.

You can follow Propeller Anime Club on Twitter @PropellerAnime or join them on Facebook here. Speaking of Facebook, RSVP to this event here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Final Q3 Propeller Anime Meeting on Sunday, September 25th!

The end of the quarter is coming! That means we'll finish Durarara!! once and for all! Plus, we'll finish a major story arc with Tiger & Bunny! Oh, and how about a new Studio Ghibli movie!?

Our next meeting will be Sunday, September 25th at 2:00PM at Full Sail University in Building 3F, room FS3F-121. The address of the campus is 3300 University Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792. An interactive campus map can be found here and building map here.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, September 11th!

Our next meeting will be Sunday, September 11th at 1:30PM at Full Sail University in Building 3F, room FS3F-121. The address of the campus is 3300 University Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792. An interactive campus map can be found here and building map here.

This Sunday, we will not let the terrorists win! To prove that, we will watch an anime that brings about that never give up and kick ass spirit. That's right, it's time for one of the hottest anime of 2011... MAZINKAISER SKL!

Monday, August 22, 2011

PAC Meeting 8/28/11 featuring Roberta's Blood Trail!

Our next meeting will be Sunday, August 28th at 2PM at Full Sail University in Building 3F, room FS3F-121. The address of the campus is 3300 University Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792. An interactive campus map can be found here and building map here.

Our feature will be a return to the club favorite Black Lagoon! Who could forget about those guys?! (If you've never seen Black Lagoon, you can pretty much jump in at any point.) It's about crazy chicks and the guns they shoot!

Continuing off the last series is a new OVA called Roberta's Blood Trail, starring everyone's favorite maid who's really a sadistic killing machine! We'll be watching the whole OVA so make sure you come out for that!

We're making it well into Tiger & Bunny and getting close to the end of Durarara!! Last time in Tiger & Bunny, we discovered Barnaby's Batman-like tragic past and his vow to bring down the organization known as Ouroboros!

But then, a new foe appears and made short work(i.e. KILLED) their criminal suspect. Expect to see this crazy dude in the next episode and FINALLY Origami Cyclone does something!

In addition to showing cool anime, we'll also discuss club t-shirts and future parties. For those of you who don't know, October 22nd is the 5 year anniversary of Propeller Anime Club's founding. We have a lot to celebrate and that is what we shall do in 2 months!

See you this Sunday and follow us on Twitter @PropellerAnime!

Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy: Pokémon Party!

The Propeller Anime Club is throwing a Pokémon Party at A Comic Shop on September 2nd! There will be videogames, anime, trading, and treats!

Why would we do this? To celebrate over 15 years of kids running away from home to take wild animals against their will and force them to fight each other for glory and profit!

Pokémon Snap and Pokémon Stadium will be available for play and we encourage trainers to bring Pokémon Black & White for the NDS for battles and trading! Cosplay also encouraged!

We'll be showing several awesome episodes while this is all going on along with the Pokémon Heroes movie! (One episode might cause seizures. You have been warned!)

The event is free and the address is 114 S. Semoran Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792.
RSVP on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PropellerAnime!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Post-AFO meeting on Sunday, August 14th!

We will meet on Sunday, August 14th at 2PM at Full Sail University in Building 3F, room 121F. Hopefully, there will not be any issues this time! The address of the campus is 3300 University Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792. An interactive campus map can be found here and building map here.

We'll continue Durarara!! and Tiger & Bunny. In addition, we'll sample a 2011 anime series known as Puella Magi Madoka Magica. It's been requested quite a bit so we'll watch the first three episodes. 

The series is director Akiyuki Shinbou's take on magical girls. If you've seen his other works(Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and Bakemonogatari), then you may have an idea of what to expect.

Since Anime Festival Orlando 12 just happened and it was successful on multiple levels, we'll celebrate that and share some stories as well! See you this Sunday!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's MANIME @ The Geek Easy! Free Beer!

Friday, August 12th will be a night of violence, tragedy, beer, beef jerky, headbutts, and MANLY ANIME!

The fun starts at 8PM at A Comic Shop in Winter Park. The Geek Easy is in the back.

We will show hyper-masculine episodes from five different MANIME series!

We will have free Yeungling beer while beer lasts and only if you are over 21 with I.D.

We will have a lovely certified message therapist give massages on her chair for a dollar a minute. (If you take off your shirt, she'll use lotion!)

We will have at least one manly anime video game for you all to try out.

We will possibly shed manly tears and then headbutt each other!

That sounds like a fun night! Boys will become men. Men will grow beards. Women might get pregnant!

114 South Semoran Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Trigun: Badlands Rumble at Orlando Fashion Square TONIGHT!

The Trigun movie in a movie theater! Time to get that love and peace!

Tickets are $9 and can be bought here: http://225.formovietickets​.com:2235/Tickets.ASP?WCI=​buyticket&Page=PickTickets​&Title=%28DVD%29+TRIGUN&Sh​owTime=20110810190000&Audi​torium=13

The Orlando Fashion Square is located at 3201 East Colonial Drive Orlando, FL and the movie theater Premiere Cinema 14 is on the second floor by the food court.

Movie starts at 7pm.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Propeller Anime Club journeys to Anime Festival Orlando 12!

Anime Festival Orlando 12 is only a week away and this might be as good a time as any to tell you what, when, and where Propeller Anime Club will be doing events!

Friday, July 22, 2011

PAC Meeting 7/31/11! Welcome To The Space Show!

Oh sweet lovely bliss! Anime Festival Orlando 12 is almost here and we have a meeting the weekend before the convention! Last meeting, we went over various events that we will be doing at AFO and others that are worth going to... and others not so much. It's going to be a weekend of partying and as a club we all better have our swim trunks!

We will meet on Sunday, July 31st at 5PM at Full Sail University in Building 2, room 206A. Hopefully, there will not be any issues this time! The address of the building is 3300 University Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792. An interactive campus map can be found here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

First Q3 PAC Meeting on Sunday, July 17th!

It's been a real long time since we got together for a normal meeting but we'll be doing just that this Sunday, July 17th at 5PM. The location will be Full Sail University in Building 2(FS2) in room 106B. The address of Full Sail University is 3300 University Blvd, Winter Park FL, 32792. Here is a map of the campus.

We plan to show a bunch of anime that should be new to the club and provide some fun times to hang out! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A FULL SAIL STUDENT OR STAFF TO ATTEND MEETINGS!

After many discussions with different club members over the past few weeks, it is time to change up the structure of our meetings. Meetings have gotten too long and rigid. The meetings were at their best when we were more loose in how we did things.

The First Half Of Meetings in Q3

In the first half of meetings we'll still follow a couple different anime series. We've watched a lot of classic stuff over the past year and a half so for this quarter, we'll check out some newer anime that has been released in Japan the last two years. Some great stuff has been released so we should check that out.

There will be an action block and a comedy/drama block and there will be five different series available to vote for in both. We will decide and show the winners of those blocks this Sunday!

The Second Half Of Meetings in Q3

After we return from our intermission, we'll do something different each meeting. This could be showing a movie like we usually have. Or we could do interactive events like Anime Debate Matches or AMV Contests.

It will also be possible showcase series for a one-time only deal that would definitely be worth checking out. (Remember the time we showed Cat Sh*t One? Now there will be time to do something like that.) The goal is to make the meetings more fun and make them more flexible and the second half will serve that purpose.

For this Sunday, members of our club will be showcasing a videogame that that have been developing for quite some time. I will do a primer on Anime Festival Orlando which will include how to prepare and also what events are worth checking out. (Including ours!)

Jean-Louis and I have talked to a t-shirt printing company and they have given us a quota on two different styles of t-shirts for our club. We will decide the style this Sunday and will begin taking money during the following week.

We'll end the meeting with the runner-up of the vote and see if that is more deserving than our original winners to be continued in meetings.

If you haven't been to a meeting before, this a great chance to get involved! We like to have fun and watch cool stuff together!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy: Cyberpunk Revolution on July 1st

The road to Anime Festival Orlando 12 BEGINS HERE!

Propeller Anime Club and A Comic Shop are teaming up to bring Central Florida an exciting night of anime! On Friday, July 1st we'll be hosting Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy: Cyberpunk Revolution!

With Anime Festival Orlando 12 coming soon, we thought it would be awesome to have a theme night that compliments their Conquerors of Neo-Orlandia interactive convention experience. A big part of the story and theme for their main event is inspired by the cyberpunk genre of anime.

As a warm-up for AFO 12, we'll show some of the most exciting of cyberpunk anime for the revolution! (Here is a list of some well-known works.)

The fun starts at 7:30PM at A Comic Shop at 114 S. Semoran Blvd in Winter Park, FL. Restaurants such as China Garden and Gizmo Sushi are in the same plaza so you can bring in outside food. A Comic Shop sells a variety of unique soft drinks and energy drinks.

This event is free to all. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, June 19th!

The next Propeller Anime Club meeting will be on Sunday, June 19th at Full Sail University in Building 3F in FS3F-112 at 1:00PM. Here is a map.

We have a change of plans for the feature based on the less than stellar response to it at the last meeting. This time, I will bring in five anime movies that EVERY ANIME FAN SHOULD SEE and we will watch the one most of the people at the meeting have not seen. That sounds pretty simple, right?

Planned Schedule:

1:00PM - Introduction and News
1:15PM - Record of Lodoss War 11 - 13 (END)
2:35PM - Diebuster 5 & 6 (END)
3:35PM - Intermission (This means get food, socialize, etc.)
3:55PM - Durarara 11 & 12
4:45PM - Mystery Movie

In Record of Lodoss War, Parn rescued Deedlit while Ashram went down in flames with Pirotess... OR DID THEY!? (Actually I don't remember what happens next.) Anyways, there will be a final showdown and it will be awesome. (I remember that much!)

In Diebuster, we found out during a battle with aliens that Nono is a GODDAMN BUSTER MACHINE. Not just a buster machine but the LEGENDARY one. So we'll finish this fun series as well.

We'll be completing the first arc of Durarara!! In these episodes, the owner of Celty's head will be revealed along with who founded Dollars.

This is actually the last meeting of the quarter. We'll start our third quarter of 2011 on Sunday, July 10th. During that time, a new format for club meetings will be worked on to make club meeting more fresh and fun.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Waldo's Birthday and Going Away Birthday Party this Saturday!

Hell yeah! We need to party and bowl! Because that's fun! Propeller Anime Club is getting together for another fun time! But most important, we say goodbye to a friend and long-time club member.

Corey "Waldo" Waldusky has been in Propeller Anime Club for over three and a half years. After me, he is the longest active member of our club. For that reason, I would like all of you to come out and wish him a final farewell.

We'll be at the Aloma Bowling Centers once again. We plan to do two games so with shoe rentals, it's about $14 a person.

Aloma Bowling also has an arcade, pool tables, a bar, and they serve food. Outside desserts can be brought in.

Feel free to bring friends and other cool people to say hello and goodbye for what may be the last time.

RSVP on Facebook.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, June 5th!

The next Propeller Anime Club meeting will be Sunday, June 3rd at 2:30PM at Full Sail in Building 3F, room FS3F-115. Note the time and room change. You can view an interactive campus map here.

With Conquerors of Neo-Orlandia coming up at AFO and it heavily influenced by cyberpunk anime and movies, we thought it would be best to show off an anime that has been a form of inspiration for Neo-Orlandia: Armitage III.

Earlier in the day, open auditions for Conquerors of Neo-Orlandia tavern characters will be taking place. So immediately get any hopefuls on the same page(and to also attract some new club members) we'll actually be showing the feature FIRST. We won't make a habit of this but we hope many of you come out and see the movie; it's really good.

Planned Schedule

2:30PM - Introduction and News
2:40PM - Armitage III
4:15PM - Record of Lodoss War 9 & 10
5:10PM - Intermission(This means hang out, get food, etc.)
5:35PM - Diebuster 3 & 4
6:35PM - Durarara!! 9 & 10

Here are more details about what we are showing:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy: Mutant Pride on June 3rd

The Propeller Anime Club returns A Comic Shop to host a night of superheroes for June's Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy!

But not just any kind of superheroes! With X-Men: First Class opening in theaters and the fact that we are at A Comic Shop, we thought it would be pretty sweet to show anime about the misunderstood of the superhero world: mutants.

With that said, we will be showing Wolverine, X-Men, and a variation of mutants in the hot Tiger and Bunny! We'll show the first two episodes of each and if we have time, the third episode of the series that you, the fans, like most.

As always, Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy is an awesome place to meet other fans and make some friends while watching cool cartoons from Japan!

For those who have not been to A Comic Shop, it's located on 114 S. Semoran Blvd in Winter Park, FL across from Full Sail University. In the same plaza are restaurants such as Gizmo Sushi and China Garden.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, May 22nd!

Our next meeting of Propeller Anime Club will be one of the most important yet! It will be in FS3F-112 at Full Sail's building 3F on Sunday, May 22nd at 1PM!

With Gunbuster finished, we have leveled up once again as anime fans! However, new challenges await us! It's time to take our first trip together into the Leijiverse!

For those who do not know, Leiji Matsumoto is one of Japan's most accomplished creators. He has created  groundbreaking works such as Space Battleship Yamato, Galaxy Express 999, and most relevant today: Space Pirate Captain Harlock! Some of you youngins may be more familiar with his work on Daft Punk's music videos. The center of the Leijiverse is the prequel to Captain Harlock, known as Arcadia of my Youth.

From ANN:

The Earth has been conquered by the evil Illumidus Empire with parallels drawn to the post WWII occupation of Japan. Captain Harlock with a group that will become his life long friends begin their fight against this tyranny visited upon the planet earth with no regard to the costs the struggle will have on them, caring only for the ideal of restoring freedom to the people of earth.

Planned Schedule

1:00PM - Introduction and News
1:10PM - Record of Lodoss War 7 & 8
2:00PM - Diebuster 1 & 2
3:00PM - Intermission(This means hang out, get food, etc.)
3:25PM - Durarara! 7 & 8
4:20PM - Arcadia of my Youth

But that's not all! We'll be debuting a new anime series to watch!
A spiritual sequel to Gunbuster, Diebuster comes from Gainax. It debuted 15 years after Gunbuster was released.  Directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki(FLCL, End of Evangelion), Diebuster is a new story about cute girls who pilot robots and fight invading aliens. I've been told that there is some FLCL influence in this series and we shall determine that soon!

In Record of Lodoss War, Parn has been trained by Lord Cashew and has been brought in to serve King Faan as one of his Holy Knights. A war is about to start between Faan and Emperor Beld, former members of the "Six Heroes" that defeated a demon god 30 years ago. It's a classic struggle between good and evil, but who will survive?

In Durarara!! a plot begins to unravel in the town of Ikebukuro. Celty has dreams about finding her head and thoughts about whether she loves Shinra. Shizuo Heiwajima has a whole episode dedicated to him being a bad-ass dude and having flashbacks about his brother.

That's it for now. We'll have some news on Anime Festival Orlando and Florida Anime Experience soon so check those out!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, May 8th!

Depending on who you are, either welcome back from Spring break or congrats on your finals! Or perhaps congrats on graduating! Life has changed for quite a few of you but one thing that will never go away is Propeller Anime Club!

With that said, our next meeting will be on Sunday, May 8th at 1:00PM in FS3F-112 at Full Sail University in Building 3F. I've been looking to showing this feature for quite some time!

Our club has a lot of fans of Mamoru Hosoda, myself included. At the beginning of the year, we all enjoyed The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and last year we were thrilled to see his masterpiece Summer Wars.

Before he went to Madhouse, he had a final run at TOEI taking what would become Japan's biggest anime and manga franchise and twisting it to a dark tale of mistrust, failure, and redemption.

Some have come up with the theory that this movie is symbolic of his time at Studio Ghibli when he was the original director of Howl's Moving Castle(before Hayao Miyazaki took over). Either way, it's a dark, fresh take on the pirates from One Piece.

Planned Schedule

1:00PM - Introduction and News
1:15PM - Record of Lodoss War 5 & 6
2:05PM - Gunbuster 5 & 6 (END)
3:10PM - Intermission(This means hang out, get food, etc.)
3:35PM - Durarara! 5 & 6
4:25PM - One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island

Saturday, April 23, 2011

PAC Presents Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy: Battle of the Anime Bands!

Music is a powerful, universal language that anyone can understand and in anime it's no different. Propeller Anime Club will be celebrating this idea by hosting "Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy: Battle of the Bands" on Friday, May 6th at A Comic Shop. Show starts at 7:30PM.

Battle of the Bands will work like this: four anime about making and performing music will be shown, featuring concert performances, and at the end you guys will pick the band you liked most. That band gets an encore performance at the end of the night!

Our line-up will feature...

Beck from BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (Rock n Roll)

The girls from K-On! (Pop)

Black Stones from NANA (Pop/Punk Rock)

Detroit Metal City from Detroit Metal City (Death Metal)

Plus special appearances by ENOZ from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and PSG. from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt!

This event is free and will be held at A Comic Shop, located at 114 South Semoran Blvd Winter Park, FL. See you there!

PAC Pool Party on April 30th!

At the last meeting, it was discovered that many of you who are Full Sail students will be staying home for spring break, which has just started. With that in mind, we will have a pool party on Saturday, April 30th.

The location will be Azure Apartments at 3650 Summer Wind Drive Winter Park, Florida. The pool is located behind the leasing office.

Meet at 1PM for some fun in the sun and good times! I'll have a cooler with drinks and a bag of charcoal in case anyone wants to frill by the pool. It is up to you guys to bring any food the grill or any snacks.

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As far as anime goes, we'll have a battle of the anime bands at our next Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy on  May 6th. Then we'll have a meeting on May 8th, showing a fantastic movie directed by Mamoru Hosoda! It's about pirates!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ganbare Nippon at New Full Sail Live

Below is copied from a charity event to benefit Japan. It will take place on Monday, April 18th in the evening at the new Full Sail Live venue.

This phrase has quickly spread across the world as a show of support for those affected by the Japan tsunami and is the perfect slogan for our event as we support the relief efforts.

Full Sail University is proud to host an event for those who have been affected by the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and continuing after-shocks in Japan. Led and sponsored by a local group of Japanese nationals and former residents of the country, a fund-raising event titled “Ganbare Nippon” has been organized to focus on humanity and the needs of the Japanese people in the face of this overwhelming natural disaster.

Event: Ganbare Nippon
When: Monday April 18, 2011
Where: Full Sail Live Venue (
141 University Park Drive Winter Park, FL)
Time: 6:30pm Reception / 7:30pm Show
Tickets: Sponsor suggested $10 Donation Per Ticket*

- FS3B lobby on Friday April 15 (11:30a - 1:30p) & (4:30p - 5:30p)
- Box Office at 2:00pm day of show only

6:30 pm Reception: Sample food from local sponsors while sharing in the culture of Japan with live musical performances, Japanese costumes, and the dragon dance.

7:30 pm Benefit Event: A unique, emotionally driven experience combining elements of Japanese storytelling, inspirational music (featuring a Taiko drum group) and multimedia art to take our audience on a journey of discovery as we witness a time, a place and a people through the eyes of the Japanese.

Performances by: ZEROtaiko, Nova Era, North Orlando Wah Lum Kung Fu, and Japanese Storyteller Karin Amano

*Sponsors have committed that 100% of all donations go directly to the Red Cross Japan Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund

Join us on Monday, April 18th for a 6:30pm Reception and 7:30 performance, as we raise money to help those affected by this natural disaster. Experience a musical journey with the people and places whose lives have changed forever.

Buy your tickets here,

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Next Propeller Anime Club Meeting on Sunday, April 17th!

The next Propeller Anime Club meeting will be on Sunday, April 9th at 1:00PM in FS3F-112 at Full Sail University in Building 3F. It will be a little shorter, due to our main feature's length. But that's okay because the night before, we're seeing REDLINE!

Planned Schedule

1:00PM - Introduction and News
1:15PM - Record of Lodoss War 3 & 4
2:05PM - Gunbuster 3 & 4
3:10PM - Intermission(This means hang out, get food, etc.)
3:35PM - Durarara! 3 & 4
4:25PM - Kigeki
4:35PM - Legend of Koizumi

Kigeki is a 10 minute animated short from director Kazuto Nakazawa, who has done key animation for Roujin Z and Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture

The main feature is the short, but sweet Legend of Koizumi. It's about Junichiro Koizumi's epic mahjong battles against other world leaders while on diplomatic trips throughout the world. Koizumi is a former prime minister of Japan. Both Bush presidents and Vladmir Putin will be in this, and some people(probably not us) will be offended.

In Record of Lodoss War, a party of adventurers have formed: Parn the Knight, Deedlit the elf, Ghim the dwarf, Woodchuck the thief, Slayn the wizard, and Etoh the cleric. In a flashback we learn that Parn and his group have been tasked by King Fahn to find the sage, Wort, to see if he can provide them any information about Karla, the Gray Witch. During their adventure they had to fight and slay a dragon.

In Gunbuster, an all-girl school are training to pilot a new weapon known as the Gunbuster to get ready in case another war with the aliens take place. The main character, Noriko Takaya, is the daughter of a famous space admiral but lacks the skills to be a pilot. Overtime, she has to overcome her problems because another war is coming...

In Durarara!! a ton of characters are introduced and it will take a but to get used to everyone. Unlike Baccano! the story is told in a linear fashion. We discover that Ikebukuro is a dangerous place featuring some of the toughest street thugs, gang members, and even a headless biker.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!

From MegaCon 2011: Anime Sushi's 12th Annual Anime Costume Contest!

Propeller Anime Club shot a lot of video for the events at MegaCon. We are working on breaking the footage up so it can be viewed on YouTube in the highest quality possible.

The first event that we have gone through was the biggest of MegaCon weekend. It's the hard cam footage of Anime Sushi's 12th Annual Anime Costume Contest. Video was shot by Russell Westberry. Enjoy!

We'll have more videos of events up over the next month. This turned out to be a more time-consuming project than I thought, mainly because of YouTube's upload speeds. Next up will be Anime Debate Tournament!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

REDLINE at the Florida Film Festival on April 16th!

We have decided to see the highly anticipated anime film REDLINE at the Florida Film Festival on Saturday, April 16th at 11:30PM. Location is Regal Winter Park Village 20, in the Winter Park Village outdoor mall.

This high-instensity film is directed by Takeshi Koike(Trava Fist Planet, Animatrix) and produced by Madhouse.

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We'll meet there at 9PM to ensure that we get dinner and a chance to line up for the movie.

Winter Park Village has P.F. Changs, Johnny Rockets, Cheesecake Factory, Seito Sushi, and many other places to get eats. Perhaps we can discuss this at The Geek Easy this Friday! See you all soon!

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

From MegaCon 2011: Anime Classics Everyone Should See

At MegaCon 2011 on Sunday, Corey "Waldo" Waldusky and myself hosted a panel called "Anime Classics Everyone Should See." The idea was to get newer anime fans off the beaten path and expose them to new things.

We feel that by highlight the some of the best and most unique of anime over the past few decades, fans at conventions would be more passionate about anime.

We told the audience that we would have the list of anime to check out posted up here, and here it is! Bolded items are anime we've watched in our Propeller Anime Club meetings!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Spring PAC meeting Sunday, April 3rd at 1:00PM!

Hey anime fans! Did you like how we rolled at MegaCon!? We hope you had fun! We have a bunch to wrap up in regards to that but we do want to get back to showing off some cool anime! Our first meeting of the Spring quarter will be on Sunday, April 3rd at 1PM at Full Sail University in FS3F-112 in Building 3F! (Near Wendy's)

For those who've never been to a PAC meeting, it's free and we watch a bunch of anime and have some lively discussions about what we watch. Since MegaCon just finished, there will be much to discuss about the weekend. We show several on-going series, followed by a feature to wrap up the meeting in an awesome way!

Speaking of features, we will be showing the first movie Hayao Miyazaki ever directed, and that will be Castle of Cagliostro! It stars the cast of Lupin III going for another caper that deals with an evil baron and his plans to produce high quality counterfeit bills from all the major nations, all while forcefully marrying a girl that has caught Lupin's eye!

But that is not all! We start watching three series this meeting! We have the fantasy classic, Record of Lodoss War, which is essentially a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Then there is Gainax's stylish mecha classic Gunbuster, and then we have a newer series that fans of Baccano! should like in Durarara!!

Created by Baccano's Ryohgo Barita, Durarara!! is about a dullahan working as an underworld courier in Ikebukuro, Japan, an internet-based anonymous gang called Dollars, and the chaos that unfolds around the most dangerous people in Ikebukuro.

Planned Schedule
1:00PM - Introductions and MegaCon discussion
1:15PM - Record of Lodoss War 1 & 2
2:05PM - Gunbuster 1 & 2
3:10PM - Intermission (This means hang out, get food, etc.)
3:35PM - Durarara!! 1 & 2
4:25PM - Castle of Cagliostro

As always, feel free to come in forever you want to see! We have a lot of great stuff lined up! Also, check out our next Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy!

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Big Thanks To All The Fans For MegaCon 2011!

MegaCon this past weekend was a big deal for many fans, and Propeller Anime Club was proud to be a part of the convention! Our members hosted many panels that covered Neon Genesis Evangelion, Rumiko Takahashi's works, Pokemon, MANIME, Axis Powers Hetalia and much more!

Not only that, but we also hosted events that included Super Anime Trivia, Anime Debate Tournament, the Quickdraw! Contest, Ninja Olympics and the convention-ending Karaoke Party!

We had a lot of fun at those events and we hope you did as well, whether you participated or watched!

We took many photos and filmed many events and we plan to get those up for you all to check out as soon as we can! We'll announce our contest winners this week too!

If you like what we did at MegaCon and want to get involved with us, we do hold meetings in Winter Park twice a month to watch lots of anime.

As a matter of fact, we'll be having a meeting this Sunday, April 3rd at 1:00PM at the Full Sail University campus. Room to be announced tomorrow! (You don't have to be student or staff to attend meetings.)

We'll be starting three series(Durarara!!, Record of Lodoss War, and Gunbuster) and finishing up the meeting with Hayao Miyazaki's classic debut film as a director, Castle of Cagliostro! We'll also be talking MegaCon and planning when we shall see REDLINE at the Florida Film Festival in April!

Other than that, I personally would like to thank my awesome crew for making this MegaCon run so well! That would be George T, Carlos R, Zak W, Steven G, Jessica R, Noah R, Emilio C, Jean-Louis, Fuzzy, Bhrohammer, Tara, Goggins, Scott W, Shawn W, Russbus, and Waldo for putting in a tremendous amount of work this weekend!

But that is not all!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

We'll be at MegaCon! Follow us on Twitter @PropellerAnime!

MegaCon is coming up this weekend and it will be an exciting time! We'll be hosting contests, events, and panels all weekend. Look for us in the W224 rooms or at our table in front of W224B. We look forward to see many fans and hopefully some cool, new members that can attend our meetings!

Speaking of which, our next meeting will be Sunday, April 3rd at 1:00PM at Full Sail University. Room and building location to be announced next week. We'll be starting three new series: Gunbuster, Record of Lodoss War, and Durarara!! We will also decide which night we will see REDLINE at the Florida Film Festival!

But that's not all! At the end of each meeting, we show a feature. This time, it will be Hayao Miyazaki's directorial debut, Castle of Cagliostro! It's certainly one of those movies every anime fan should see and a great way to start off the new quarter schedule.

We hope you have at MegaCon or are having fun at MegaCon if you are seeing this over the weekend! Please follow us on twitter @PropellerAnime since that is where updates on our events will be posted this weekend.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy on Friday, April 8th! Gundam U.C. with Cardboard Box Robot Wars!

Propeller Anime Club will be at A Comic Shop on Friday, April 8th at 8PM to host another exciting Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy! Last time was a little ice breaker to know that anime will be seen monthly at Orlando's #1 comic book store. This time we get real!

Our feature will not be a cage match, but an all out war! We will watch the epic Gundam Unicorn. Just seeing that trailer should get you all pumped! What's great about this series is that you don't have to know anything about the Gundam franchise in order to enjoy this.

Gundam Unicorn is it's own story and it's an exciting ride for anyone wanting to see a lot of action and drama. Plus, those robots looks friggin' awesome!

We'll be showing all three episodes, one after another. Gundam Unicorn is one of the hottest anime series of the past year and you won't want to miss it at The Geek Easy!


We will be holding a contest to see who can build the best of all cardboard box robot costumes, using cardboard, foil, tape, and construction paper as building materials! We'll start things up at 8PM and we'll go for an hour! (With Gundam Unicorn starting at 9PM)

Teams will consist of three participants each: two to construct the costume and one to wear it. It's a good idea to plan what you want to do. We'll supply the building materials and the tools, you make the robots. Around 9PM, we'll judge the entries and pick the winning robot!

We suggest you strive for more than this:

Once again, Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy will be on Friday, April 8th at 8PM at A Comic Shop at 114 South Semoran Blvd.Winter Park, FL. The event is free! Don't miss it!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Recap of yesterday's meeting! 3/20/11 edition!

Man, that was a great way to end the quarter! We had exciting finishes to Cromartie High School, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team, and FLCL!

We also got to do a test run of Anime Debate Tournament, a new event to be held at this year's MegaCon! We had four teams of three debate over topics such as "Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan is a manly anime" "Anime needs more black people" and "Vic Mignogna is still a contender to headline conventions and anime."

It was great discussion overall, and we got to refine the rules of the event before it goes live at 5PM this Friday in W224D of the Orange County Convention Center. Sign-ups will be held at our table in front of W224B from 1PM to 4:30PM. You should check out the details and rules of the event here.

We also determined what anime we shall show in April, May, and June. For series, we shall have Record of Lodoss War, Gunbuster vs Diebuster, and Durarara!! For features the club selected Castle of Cagliostro, Legend of Koizumi, One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island, Arcadia of my Youth, Armitage III, and Interstella 5555!

With these, the upcoming showing of REDLINE at the Florida Film Festival in April, and our Anime Nites @ The Geek Easy, it's going to be a great spring! Our first meeting of the next quarter will begin on Sunday, April 3rd!

By the way, if you are going to MegaCon this weekend and have a smart phone with access to twitter, please follow us @PropellerAnime so you can get full updates on our events at the convention!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, March 20th!

The next meeting of Propeller Anime Club will be on Sunday, March 20th at 1pm in FS3F-111 in Building 3F at Full Sail University. This will be the last meeting before MegaCon, and our last meeting of the first quarter of 2011. This means we end three series and decided where to go next. But that is not all! We have an event to test run!

Did organizing the schedule into quarters work for meetings? Did we watch some cool stuff? What will we start in April? Will Cromartie High School ever make sense?

Planned Schedule

1:00PM - Introduction and News
1:10PM - Cromartie High School 22 - 26 (END)
2:00PM - Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team (END)
3:00PM - Intermission
3:25PM - Anime Debate Tournament: Test Run
4:15PM - FLCL 4 - 6 (END)
5:25PM - Decide The Anime Q2

Anime Debate Tournament Test Run

We are debating Anime Debate Tournament at MegaCon days later and some of us want to do a test run to make sure we are ready for the primetime! What does this mean for us? Well, we need three (3) teams of three (3) contestants to participate in the event. This will give our emcee a chance to warm up and the rest of staff to determine the flow.

Check the rules of our event and see if you want to form teams. Everyone who participates gets candy!

Decide The Anime Q2

Last December, we looked at what anime we would show starting this year. We will be finishing all of those on Sunday! With that said, we need to figure out what we will watch as a club! So I have listened to some suggestions and have also thought heavily on interesting anime the club needs to see and would enjoy.

Twelve (12) series and twelve (12) features are being put up for vote. For the second quarter that goes from April to June, three (3) series and (6) six features will be selected by you guys! It's a lot of great stuff from different genres and eras, including some newer stuff.

I'll go over what each anime is and why it's interesting and you will let me know which ones you like and would totally come to meetings to watch without staring at FaceBook or World of Warcraft the whole time. The anime that get the most amount of likes will be the ones we show. It's that simple!

Cromartie High School

Oh Cromartie, you are so crazy and badass! We will miss your crazy logic, your absurd conversations that are completely irreverent, and most of all... we will miss Freddie. Gorilla will star in a couple of these episodes and there will be a surprise ending that may mess with some of you guys!

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team

Man, the last few episodes have been amazing. Shiro and Aina have become lovers. Ginias has become mad during the creation of Zeon's Apsalus mobile armor. Shiro has faced pending court martial only to quit the Earth Federation and fight for his own justice. And Aina is now forced to pilot the Apsalus against the man whom she loves. It's the end of a Gundam story so expect death tolls on both sides and an all-out explosive finish!

FLCL 4 -6

This series is all over the place. We have a kid with horns coming out of his head that become monsters, an out-of-this-world chick who fights them with a bass guitar, and a robot that was a monster that merges with the kid to become a super monster-fighting machine! Oh and there is a lot of "Fooly Cooly" going on, whatever that means...

It's the most bizarre coming of age story ever told in anime and we shall finish it up this upcoming meeting! See you there!