Friday, December 30, 2016

Princess Mononoke in Theaters January 5th and 9th

2017 is off to an exciting start as we're getting Princess Mononoke in theaters all over on January 5th and January 9th, courtesy of Fathom Events. We will be going to see the classic Studio Ghibli film, directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, at the Regal Waterford Lakes theater.

~RSVP (1/5) | (1/9) | Get Tickets~

Make sure you get your tickets ASAP as Spirited Away had sellouts at our last outing. Thursday, January 5th is the Japanese language version with English Subtitles and Monday, January 9th is te English-language version. Both start at 7:00pm. See you guys there!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Anime Nite Orlando: Best of 2016 Showcase (Vote Now!)

Thursday, January 19th is Propeller Anime's first Anime Nite Orlando of 2017 and it will be dedicated to the best anime of 2016, as voted by you, the fans!

How it works: You vote for your favorite anime that *started* in 2016 and we'll show the top 3-4 series with the most votes. Poll ends January 8th at 11:59pm! Come back for updates!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Propeller Anime Radio #38: Ghibli in Theaters, Yuri on Ice, Diamond is Unbreakable, and more!

Happy Holidays, gang! We have a new episode of the podcast. As we close out 2016, things continue to get crazy, but we have great anime to help us get through it. Kent and Shamus have much to talk about including:
  • Studio Ghibli in movie theaters
  • Spirited Away making it in the U.S. box office
  • Other anime films we'd love to see in theaters
  • Thoughts on the ScarJo Ghost in the Shell trailer
  • Dragon Ball Super on Toonami
  • Kira Yoshikage: anime villain of 2016?
  • Mob Psycho 100 thoughts
  • Is anime taking homosexuality seriously with Yuri on Ice
  • Getting ready for Holiday Matsuri
  • Doing good for others to close out the year

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Propeller Anime events at Holiday Matsuri

This weekend, we'll be hosting panels and events at Holiday Matsuri, taking Place December 16th to December 18th at the Orlando World Center Marriot. If you are planning on going, please check us out because we're doing this for the fans!

Anime Nite Orlando: Gundam Nite and Charity Toy Drive (12/15)

Our final Anime Nite Orlando of 2016 will be a doozy! On Thursday, December 15th at Bikkuri Lounge, we will have a double dose of Gundam with Gundam Origin and Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky. And we are having a charity toy drive that will help out kids in need have a better Christmas through Toys For Tots.

*** We need you guys to donate any toys, manga, books, blankets, stuffed animals, and any other kid-appropriate items that are in new condition or very close. ***

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Spirited Away at Waterford Lakes! TWO Days!

On December 4th and 5th, Fathom Events will present nationwide showings of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away to celebrate the film's 15th anniversary. Regal Waterford Lakes is where we will be watching the film. On December 4th at noon will be the English language showing and December 5th at 7:00pm will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

RSVP: 12/4 ~ 12/5 ~ Get Tickets

Our primary outing will be the December 4th showing. Let's meet up by 11:30am so we can all sit together. Afterward, we can enjoy Waterford Lakes, which has many places to shop and eat at. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Mob Psycho 100 added to Anime Nite Orlando! Plus canned food drive!

Our next Anime Nite Orlando is next Thursday, November 12th at Bikkuri Lounge. Along with Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA, we're showing episodes of Mob Psycho 100, based on the web comic created by One, who also created One Punch Man!

We are also having a canned food drive for Thanksgiving. Please bring non-perishable food items to help those who need it. We will give extra raffle tickets to those who bring in food items to donate.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Propeller Anime Radio #37: Fall Anime, Butt Fighting, 10 Years of Propeller Anime, and more!

Need something to distract you from the insanity of the election? We have you covered with a new podcast! Kent and Shamus talk the fall anime season, which has a few notable hits. And yes, they are going to talk about THAT show about booby and butt fighting. Plus all these topics:

- 10 Years of Propeller Anime! What's next? When does it end?
- Anime in the Oscars?
- Makoto Shinkai's Your Name continues to do big business
- Funimation licenses Dragon Ball Super
- Should Tomonobu Itagaki be put on trial for his sins?
- Pioneer's Lupin cast vs Funimation's Lupin cast
- Are Naruto fans to blame for this election?
- An evaluation of the fall anime season thus far. LOTS OF SPORTS
- Is Keijo real?

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Castle in the Sky at the Enzian! TWO Nights!

Enzian Theater in Maitland is showing one of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's greatest films of all time, Castle in the Sky and we're going to see it together!

RSVP! (11/27) ~ (12/2)

They have a showing of the English version on Sunday, November 27th at noon and a showing of the Japanese version on Friday, December 2nd at 11:59pm. Please show up at least 45 minutes early as they start seating 30 minutes before the film starts.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Anime Nite Orlando featuring AKIRA! (11/17)

For November 17th's Anime Nite Orlando at Bikkuri Lounge, we will be celebrating the groundbreaking cyberpunk classic, Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA! It's one of the essential all-time anime classics and one of the major anime films that established anime as a serious artform to U.S. fans and we're excited to have it as our main feature!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Meetup at Orlando Japan Festival 2016! (11/13)

One of our favorite days of the year is the Orlando Japan Festival, a FREE festival that celebrates Japanese culture. There will be live music, amazing raffles, a cosplay contest, and vendors for authentic Japanese food and other Japanese goods. (Protip: have cash to do these.)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Propeller Anime's 10th Anniversary Party!

Saturday, October 22nd is the TENTH anniversary of the first ever Propeller Anime event! It's been an awesome ride with lots of amazing friends made. We have been honored to receive so much support over this past decade and be a big part of the community.

To celebrate, we're going to have an awesome FREE party and you're all invited! There will be lots of fun to look forward to including:

- $100 Prize Cosplay Contest
- Our Biggest Prize Raffle Ever
- Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Posing Contest
- Super Smash Bros 4 WiiU Tournament
- Awesome Music and DJs
- Drink Specials
- And More!

Our party will be at The Geek Easy, located at 114 S. Semoran Blvd. Winter Park, FL 32792. We have plenty to announce between now and October 22nd so RSVP for updates!

Propeller Anime is Orlando's mightiest anime club! You can like Propeller Anime on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and keep us in your Google+ circles!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Anime Nite Orlando: Halloween Edition (10/27)

Propeller Anime presents a special Halloween edition of Anime Nite Orlando! On Thursday, October 27th at Bikkuri Lounge, we'll have a fun night of anime, candy, and other treats!

We have a double dose of witch action with Little Witch Academia and Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade. Little Witch Academia from Trigger is one of the cooler and most fun anime of recent memory and with a new television series coming out in January and Halloween coming up, why not show you guys where it all started? But that's not all!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Propeller Anime Radio #36: Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016 wrap-up, Thoughts on Yamaken

We're back from Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016, which was an epic weekend with over 28,000 anime fans and whatnot running wild. In this post-con podcast, Kent is joined by his AWA roommates Jacob, Nick, Travis, and It's MANIME co-host Shawn Wilson to cover quite a bit!

- Full Report of our Anime Weekend Atlanta experience
- AWA vs Florida conventions
-Thoughts on Haruhi Suzumiya director's comments "Anime is Dead"
- Jojo's Bizarre Adventure hitting mainstream on Toonami
- Diamond is Unbreakable goes live-action
- Baki the Grappler anime returns!
- Fist of the North Star's Buronson teams up with Ryoichi Ikegami
- Oh, and this Japanese Donald Trump commercial

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Propeller Anime #35: Return of Berserk, Diamond is Unbreakable, Crunchyroll x Funimation, and More!

After a long hiatus, we're back with a NEW episode of the Propeller Anime Radio Podcast. It's been too long but we're back in the thick of things with exciting topics such as:

- The Return of Berserk
- The Jojos in Morioh w/ Anime David Bowie
- Crunchyroll and Funimation's HUGE teamup
- Makoto Shinkai's latest film setting records in Japan
- Anime Festival Orlando's move to June
- Hideaki Anno returns to Evangelion
- Propeller Anime turns 10 next month!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Player 1 Arcade Night this Friday! (9/23)

Let's get together for a night of games and drinks at the Player 1 Video Game Bar! We'll meet there this Friday, September 23rd at 9:00pm for tons of fun.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Events at Anime Weekend Atlanta!

At the end of this month, Propeller Anime takes a field trip to Hotlanta to enjoy Anime Weekend Atlanta, the largest and best anime convention in the southeast. This is a trip we look forward to every year and it will be our SEVENTH year in a row hosting panels at AWA. 

Here's the lineup of our AWA events!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Anime Nite Orlando featuring 009 Re:Cyborg! (9/15)

On Thursday, September 15th, Propeller Anime presents a very special Anime Nite Orlando featuring the highly anticipated screening of 009 Re:Cyborg! This is one of the latest and greatest of Production I.G and we're excited to show it thanks to Funimation!

When we announced this at the last Anime Nite Orlando, the amount of love was outstanding. People have fond memories of the Cyborg 009 series that aired on Toonami and creator Shotaro Ishinomori is a legend in the business. But that's not all we're showing!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bowling Party this Sunday with Anime Spot (8/28)

As we said at the last Anime Nite Orlando, we wanted to have more hangouts outside of Anime Nite and we have one this Sunday. It's time for members of Propeller Anime and Anime Spot to get together for the annual-ish bowling party at Boardwalk Bowl on E.Colonial Drive! We haven't done this in a while and it's always a fun time.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Anime Nite Orlando: You Can Not Survive the Anime Apocalypse! (8/18)

You voted for it last month, and Propeller Anime brings to you the most messed-up Anime Nite Orlando in years We're getting ready for the imminent future with a night of the Anime Apocalypse!

On Thursday, August 18th at Bikkuri Lounge... AN YOU SURVIVE?!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Propeller Anime events at Anime Festival Orlando 2016!

At the end of the month, July 29th - 31st, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort is the seventeenth Anime Festival Orlando! Rated-R baby! And Propeller Anime will be there to celebrate with panels, contests, and more!

Here is our listing of fun events that you can enjoy throughout the weekend! (Rooms and times coming soon!)

Anime Nite Orlando feat. The Boy and The Beast! (7/21)

The summer sure is hot, and so is Anime Nite Orlando! Our next edition will be Thursday, July 21st at Bikkuri Lounge in Orlando, FL!

By popular demand, Propeller Anime will be showing Mamoru Hosoda's latest film, The Boy and The Beast! If you missed the movie in theaters earlier this year or want to see it again, this is your chance. But that's not all!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Propeller Anime's Summer Charity Party To Benefit One Hope United! (7/9)

For the second year in a row, Propeller Anime will be hosting an awesome party at The Geek Easy that is also a school supply drive, benefiting the children and foster families represented by the One Hope United charity organization.

There will be live music, video games, prize raffles, cosplay, contests, and more! Special Performances by Doug Funnie, Jackson ParodiEyeQ, and a mystery guest! (See details of each act below.)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Anime Nite Orlando: Fullmetal Alchemist Night! (6/16)

Get ready for a hot summer with even hotter anime! On Thursday, June 16th at Bikkuri Lounge, Propeller Anime hosts an Anime Nite Orlando dedicated to one of the greatest anime of the 21st century, Fullmetal Alchemist

We will be showing episodes of the original television series followed by a special showing of the film Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Anime Nite Orlando ENCORE: Miyazaki May! (5/26)

Due to overwhelming demand for the amount of interest in our regularly scheduled Anime Nite Orlando on May 19th, we have worked with Bikkuri Lounge to bring you a special ENCORE showing of Hayao Miyazaki's master pieces, Porco Rosso and Spirited Away!

The encore will be Thursday, May 26th, with doors opening at 7:30pm. Seating will be first come, first serve and we will be capping entry at capacity. We recommend arriving early!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Propeller Anime Radio #34: The Impact of Hayao Miyazaki

The excitement for Hayao Miyazaki is at a fever pitch in Orlando! In May, The Enzian Theater is hosting THREE showings of Princess Mononoke, and we're planning a special two-time showing of Anime Nite Orlando as well, featuring Porco Rosso and Spirited Away! So why not have a podcast dedicated to anime's greatest visionary and the face of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ANIME NITE ORLANDO: Miyazaki May feat. Spirited Away! (5/19)

On Thursday, May 19th, Propeller Anime invites you to celebrate night of one of anime's greatest visionaries, Hayao Miyazaki! It will be fun times at Bikkuri Lounge with the best in Japanese animation and cuisine!

(Note: Doors open at 7:30pm this month! Prepare yourselves!)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Princess Mononoke at The Enzian! (5/10 & 5/13)

Yes! Anime is back at the legendary Enzian Theater in Maitland, FL with Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's fantasy epic, Princess Mononoke! You can bet that we will be there Tuesday, May 10th AND Friday, May 13th for an awesome night!

UPDATE: The May 10th showing is SOLD OUT, but the May 13th is still available. Get them soon!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Anime Nite Orlando: Osamu Tezuka Night feat. Metropolis (4/21)

On Thursday, April 21st, Propeller Anime invites you to celebrate the godfather of anime and manga, Osamu Tezuka!

Mr. Tezuka has created countless iconic works such as Tetsuwan Atom(Astro Boy), Tetsujin 28(Gigantor), Black Jack, Jungle Emperor Leo(Kimba the White Lion), Phoenix, Buddha, Unico, and many more, including our main feature of the night, Metroplois.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Propeller Anime Radio #33: The Boy and The Beast, Illegal Streaming, and Anime Crowdfunding

It's March Madness with a loaded podcast! Kent and Shamus talk about Mamou Hosoda's latest film, The Boy and The Beast, which they just saw in theaters. Not only that, they discuss the effect of illegal streaming sites on the anime industry and fans stepping up to make a couple recent kickstarters for classic anime very successful.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Anime Nite Orlando 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo

March's edition of Anime Nite Orlando will be special for two reasons!

1) This will be our three year anniversary of hosting Anime Nite Orlando at Bikkuri Lounge!
2) We will be showing Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo

That's right! The third Rebuild of Evangelion movie is finally out in the states and we''ll be showing it. This ain't your daddy's Evangelion!

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Boy and The Beast Official Gathering! (3/5)

Mamoru Hosoda, director of Summer Wars and Wolf Children, has a new film coming to the states that we have been excited about for a while: The Boy and The Beast! This movie will be playing in movie theaters throughout the nation March 4th to March 10th!

We're going to see the Saturday, March 5th 1:10pm showing at the AMC 24 Disney Springs, located at 1500 N Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL, 32830.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Kent's 8th Birthday Party! (2/28)

Macho Man Randy Savage is 100% Anime
Propeller Anime founder Kent Ward actually has a birthday this year, but it's on a freaking Monday! So we party on the day before (February 28th) at The Geek Easy with drinking, video games, board games, cake(while it lasts), and more!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Anime Nite Orlando: Gettin' Medieval on that Anime! (2/11)

On Thursday, February 11th, Propeller Anime presents a night of glorious Medieval anime! Wizards and Warriors, Dungeons and Dragons, and... DARK SCHNEIDER!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Propeller Anime Radio #32: Favorite Anime of 2015

Happy New Year! We have a whopper of a podcast this time. Our biggest ever!

We look back at the year that was 2015! We talk about our favorite anime of the year, the top anime conventions(and why Florida doesn't have any), and some of the news and trends of the year! We even talk a little about the new Star Wars film and the chances of anime in the upcoming Academy Awards.