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.

RSVP on Facebook

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.

Buy Tickets:

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!