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