Monday, January 31, 2011

Propeller Anime Club Meeting on Sunday, February 6th!

Our next meeting of Propeller Anime Club will be on Sunday, February 6th at 1:00PM in FS3F-111 in Building 3F of Full Sail University. We have several things to celebrate before we begin watching Japanese cartoons!

First, senior member Zak W. will have a birthday soon. So hopefully he will be at the meeting so we can celebrate that! (I will bake some sweets!)

Next, more than several of our club members participated in the Orlando branch of the Global Game Jam this past weekend. For those not in the know, the GGJ is a worldwide event that lasts for 48 hours. In that time, developers of all types get together and create small labors of love in the form of videogames! So our club members that participated will show their games off!

Finally, we will have to celebrate for our very likely victory in dodgeball that we will gain this Saturday against Anime Spot. The team has been doing some very manly training under my guidance and have become a small army of badasses. Please make sure that you support them this Saturday! Give your spirit to them so they can launch dodgeballs like Genki Dama at their opponents!

Planned Schedule

1:00PM - Introduction and News
1:10PM - Celebrations and Global Game Jam Showcase
1:40PM - Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage 5 & 6
2:40PM - Cromartie High School 9-12
3:10PM - Intermission
3:35PM - Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team 5 & 6
4:30PM - Robot Carnival

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Propeller Anime Club vs Anime Spot: DODGEBALL!!!

The day of destiny is coming fast! Propeller Anime Club and Anime Spot have selected the members of their respective dodgeball teams and both teams have trained hard for victory!

But there can only be one victor and one supreme anime club in all of Orlando. Which one will it be?

The game is scheduled to start at 3PM in Jay Blanchard Park on Dean Road. You will be there and will cheer loudly for blood and violence!

The match will be determined by the team to reach three (3) wins first and they must be ahead by two (2) games in order to claim victory.

Afterwards, casual dodgeball play will be available to anyone who wants to play. Niether club will assume responsibility for any injuries you might recieve at the park on February 5th.

RSVP on Facebook.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Next club meeting on Sunday, January 23rd!

That first meeting of this year was pretty awesome! Our next meeting will be on Sunday, January 23rd at 3:00PM in FS3F-111! Our feature will be Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Porco Rosso! Actually, the original title of the movie translates to Crimson Pig. Yup! Just like the name of the room we did Skies of Orlandia in at Anime Festival Orlando last year!

Also featured are more of Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage, Cromartie High School, and Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team. So that means gunfights with incest vampires, Gundam ambushed by guerilla Zakus, and more tough guy humor featuring the introduction of Cromartie's most feared student!

We'll also have news about MegaCon, dodgeball versus Anime Spot, and a future event we will be doing with a new ally!

Planned Schedule

3:00PM - Introduction and News
3:20PM - Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team
4:15PM - Cromartie High School
5:05PM - Intermission
5:30PM - Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
6:25PM - Porco Rosso

Don't forget that we have dodgeball team tryouts on the 16th, GANTZ on the 20th, and Orlando Anime Day on the 22nd. Man, what a busy month!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Recap of the last meeting! 1/9/11 edition!

The new year has started off on a fabulous note! The Propeller Anime Club has much to look forward to as we become the driving force of anime fandom in Orlando! And then... the galaxy! (Okay, probably not!)

  • This website has been upgraded! But you already know that!
  • We will crush Anime Spot in dodgeball on February 5th! Team tryouts are this Sunday!
  • Thursday, January 20th, we go see GANTZ! Get your ticket early!
  • Orlando Anime Day is on Saturday, January 22nd! Field trip time!
  • Mamoru Hosoda is the director of Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and you best not forget that!
  • We have a future partnership with an awesome venue waiting in the wings! We will publicly announce it soon! It will be good for the club and even better for the local anime community!

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team - Shiro Amada becomes the commander of an Earth Federation ground unit of mobile suits that are trying to fight Zeon forces in the jungles of southeast asia. While traveling through space, he meets a lovely Zeon pilot named Aina Saharin and the two will be fated to meet again as he has her precious watch. During this, we see that Shiro is pretty good at going off on his own and kicking some ass!

Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage - The Lagoon Group is back but a pair of murdering kids that may or may not be vampires rampage Hotel Moscow, causing the crime lords of Roanapur to get together and organize a heated coalition. It doesn't work well and the creepy vampire kids kill some more people and make out and do other naughty things. Now there is a big bounty on their heads and Revy and Eda from the Church of Violence(my favorite kind of church) band together to take the kids out!

Cromartie High School - Good natured Kamiyama goes to the delinquent-filled Cromartie High School and ends up becoming the leader of his tough and rugged class. Then he tries to form pacts with the other tough students of his school, with Freddie Mercury, a gorilla, and a robot(that every else thinks is a real person) chief among them. And then they all hum. I did not properly describe the ridiculous of this show but it is awesome!

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time - This movie that is totally directed by Mamoru Hosoda and created by Madhouse is incredibly fantastic and highly emotional. It shows what happens when a simple girl can go back through time to try to fix the little things in her life to make it better. But even the smallest changes come with a high price. We see things like jealousy develop amongst friends, would-be romances that will now never happen, and even public humiliation. Auntie Which said it best, one person's happiness is someone else's misery.

Anyways, that was our first meeting! Lots of fun was had! Make sure you check our schedule regularly!

Orlando Anime Day #3 Outing!

Orlando Anime Day is a one day anime marketplace that will have its next iteration on Saturday, January 22nd at Ramada Orlando Celebration Resort & Convention Center, located at 6375 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee, FL. It's about a 40 minute drive on the highway but it can be kind of a fun event, depending on how much you want to socialize.

So what happens there? The event is open from 10am to 6pm and lots of people show up in cosplay and hangout. There is a dealer room to buy stuff like dvds, toys, manga, t-shirts, import games, etc. and a viewing room to watch the latest anime. (It might be worth it to watch Level E or Beezelbub. I have a hunch.) That's really about it.

But there are hundreds of people that go. Young, impressionable anime fans that lack the guidance they need in this cruel world. We should totally socialize with them and talk to them about good anime and other things. Maybe we'll meet some people who can fit into our club as well!

I'll also be conducting that survey that we did at the last club meeting, so that we can get a better understanding of anime fans in the area.

It costs $3 to get in and only $1 if you have a canned food item. This is a cash only event but there will be ATMs at the convention center. An official carpool will meet at Full Sail University in front of building 3B and leave at 11am. Be there by then if you want a ride! RSVP on Facebook!

PAC Dodgeball Team Tryouts!

On February 5th, we are going emerge as supreme anime club of Orlando and annihilate Anime Spot in dodgeball Violence Jack style! This means we will either rape them and kill them, kill them and rape them, or eat them... while raping them! But before that, we need to select a team.

As coach, I will hold tryouts at Goldenrod Park on Sunday, January 16th at 2pm. Be there! We will need 9 players to make up the team. Tryouts will determine your endurance, strength, abilities to throw, catch, and dodge balls, and most of all... teamwork.

There will be drills and scrimmages to do this and by the end of tryouts, a team will be forged and we will train every weekend until the big game!
Tryouts will be at Goldenrod Park, located at 4863 N. Goldenrod Rd. Winter Park, FL. Try to be there on time, hydrated, and with proper workout attire. You can RSVP on Facebook!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

GANTZ live action movie outing on January 20th!

GANTZ, the story of two friends that get killed by a subway train when they try to rescue a drunk hobo, only to be brought back to life and compete in missions that involve them wearing tight suits and fighting aliens for points, is being made into two movies! They're based on the popular manga and anime series and the first movie comes out in America for one night only on January 20th at 8pm!

This will be a club outing and you will be responsible for getting your own tickets, unless you were one of the two who won them at the last meeting of 2010! The theater we will see the movie at is Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 at 541 N. Alafaya Trl in Orlando!

You can order tickets on Fandango. Also, VIZ has a contest going on until January 11th, You can try winning a free ticket that way!

We'll meet at the theater at 7pm and figure out a place to eat before the movie starts! Please try to have your tickets purchased before then. You can RSVP here and figure out carpools:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

First Meeting of 2011 on Sunday, January 9th!

Welcome to 2011, anime fans! I hope you all had a very nice break since the final meeting we had last year. It's a bright new day for the Propeller Anime Club and we will continue to get together and watch some great animation from Japan!

Our first meeting of the year will be on Sunday, January 9th at 1pm at Full Sail University in FS3F-111 in building 3F. (You can view the layout here.) It will be a fresh start for everyone, whether you are attending your first meeting or happen to be a club veteran. What does that mean? That means we are starting each series from the first episode!

Planned Schedule:

1:00PM - Introduction and News
1:15PM - Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team
2:10PM - Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
3:00PM - Intermission
3:20PM - Cromartie High School
4:00PM - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

First up for the first quarter of 2011, we will be showing mecha war drama Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team. The series takes place during the One Year War in which the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon are fighting a brutal guerrilla war for control of the jungles of Southeast Asia and its resources. In addition to the giant robot battles, there will also be a forbidden romance between an Earth Federation soldier and the daughter of a Zeon noble family.

Next up is Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage. This is the sequel to the original Black Lagoon we watched last fall. The series features the missions of a mercenary group that include a psychotic dual gun wielding she-devil and a timid Japanese salaryman turned badass. There will be lots of of shooting, cursing, and explosions. Oh, and their next mission will be taking on twin assassins that may be vampires!

Our third series will be Cromartie High School, a comedy about the daily life of an above average student and his oddball delinquent classmates that not only feature some of the toughest, meanest high school thugs in all of Japan, but also a gorilla, a robot - that nobody in the series realizes in a robot, even though it is obvious - and a mute beefcake that has an uncanny resemblance to Freddie Mercury! The series is episodic and features a lot of tough guy humor.

Our feature for the meeting will be The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, directed by the acclaimed Mamoru Hosoda(Summer Wars). When Makoto Kanno fatefully gets the ability to travel back in time by leaping, she uses those powers to make her life a more fun one by changing small events in her life that she wish would have gone differently. When she discovers the limits of her powers and what serious affects the changes she makes in the past have, she has to make a hard choice that may result in the loss of true happiness.

A lot of great stuff is planned and we hope you can make it out, whether you are a veteran member or a potential new member who wants to watch cool anime with new friends! See you all this Sunday!