“With Studio Ghibli’s latest film, “The Secret World of Arrietty” coming to theaters throughout America on February 17th, Propeller Anime wants to show fans some really good Studio Ghibli movies. We have declared our February events at A Comic Shop to be “Ghibli Month!”
That means that our Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy on Friday, February 10th will feature a great movie Studio Ghibli created! We’ll bring in a bunch of their movies and use a process of figuring out what you guys haven’t seen to determine what we will show!
But before that, we’ll get down to event we did a year ago at MegaCon… the Anime Debate Tournament!
Up to six teams of three will fiercely compete in a debate tournament on tongue-in-cheek topics relating to Japanese anime and manga fandom.
If you love to argue, this is your chance to show off your skills for prizes including the ultimate geek reward: satisfaction in always being right! RSVP on Facebook.
In each match, our judges will score each team from 1 to 10 based on how convincing the argument is along with its entertainment value. The top two scoring teams will have a final match against each other to see who the master debaters really are!
There are also rules to this event as well as topics you will be arguing for or against. You can read those at the bottom of this post!
Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy is FREE and starts at 8PM. Moreover, you can bring in wine and beer to drink but you must be over 21 with I.D. in order to do so.
The location as always is at A Comic Shop, Orlando’s favorite comic book store, located at 114 S. Semoran Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792.
If you and your friends are interested in forming a team and participating, make sure you are at A Comic Shop on the night of the event at 7:45PM to sign up.
Anime Debate Tournament Rules
- Debate teams will be formed before the event and will consist of three (3) members each.
- Each match will have a proposition team and an opposition team.
- Arguments in debates must be informed and use the truth.
- One person speaks for their team at a time when it is their team's turn to debate in a match.
- You can change to another speaker on your team during your turn, but you have to announce the change.
- Speakers don't have to use their allotted speaking time, but they may not exceed it.
- Name calling and insulting will not be tolerated.
- No yelling during the match or interrupting other speakers when it is their turn.
- Judges will score the teams based on the structure and entertainment value of their argument.
- Topics will be related to Japanese anime, manga, and fan culture.
Time Breakdown For Each Match
- Three (3) minutes for each team to construct their arguments and prepare their speaker(s)
- Two (2) minutes for opening proposition constructive speech
- Two (2) minutes for opposition constructive speech
- One (1) minute for each team to construct their rebuttal and prepare their speaker(s)
- Two (2) minutes for proposition rebuttal
- Two (2) minutes for opposition rebuttal
Example Topics That Teams May Be Assigned To Propose Or Oppose
- Western comic books would be more interesting if they had more catgirls and lolis
- Anime needs more black people
- There are not enough anime conventions in Florida
- It’s totally plausible for a teenager to pilot a giant robot with little or no training
- Cosplayers are more than just decorations at conventions
- It's okay to pirate anime and manga because it supports their respective industries