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!

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