Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Thank you for donating to our Toy Drive!

Last week was our final Anime Nite Orlando of 2017, and we closed the year out with a bang! We watched the fantastic Makoto Shinkai film Your Name and had a charity toy drive that benefited Florida Hospital for Children.

As you can see, we had a great haul of holiday gifts for the kids, and we thank all of you who came out last week and donated. The staff at Florida Hospital for Children was thrilled to get everything, and we hope to work with them in the future.

2017 has been a fun year for Propeller Anime, and it's because of you guys that has happened. We hope you all continue to have a safe and fun holiday and a Happy New Year!

Propeller Anime Holiday Hangout at Light Up UCF! (12/29)

It's the end of the year as we know it, so let's hang out one more time to close out 2017! Members and friends of Propeller Anime: let's hang out on Friday, December 29th at Light Up UCF!

Light Up UCF is a Christmas themed event with carnival rides, ice-skating, and a joyful atmosphere. It is free to attend if you just want to hang out, but rides and ice skating have their own costs if you want to do that. There are several sit-down restaurants right in the area as well.

Light UP UCF can be found in front of the CFE Arena on UCF's main campus. For more details on prices, attractions, and directions, please visit http://www.lightupucf.com/

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Anime Nite Orlando feat. Your Name and Toy Drive! (12/21)

Propeller Anime closes out 2017 with a bang and a great cause. On Thursday, December 21st, we gather at Bikkuri Lounge for Anime Nite Orlando with a double-dose of Makoto Skinkai with the critically acclaimed Your Name and his directorial debut, Voices of a Distant Star.

But that's not all. As we do every December, we will have a toy drive to benefit a the kids at the Florida Hospital for Children.

*** 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. ***

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Anime Nite Orlando: Mecha Night! (11/16)

Propeller Anime is now 11 years strong and we kick things off with a mecha-themed Anime Nite Orlando on Thursday, November 16th at Bikkuri Lounge. We are also taking non-perishable food items to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando to help families in need for Thanksgiving.

This is going to be an exciting night because we are showing the BLU RAY editions of Outlaw Star, The Big O, and Mazinkaiser SKL. These shows are classics and now they look better than ever!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Orlando Japan Festival 2017! (11/5)

For the tenth year in a row, Propeller Anime ventures to the Orlando Japan Festival. Now at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, the Orlando Japan Festival will be a fun day outdoors filled with Japanese food, culture, music, taiko drums, prize raffles, and best of all... friends!

Lots of vendors should be there with Japanese food, drinks, and goods so it is recommended that you bring cash. Kissimmee Lakefront Park is located at 201 Lakeview Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34741. 

The event starts at 11:00am, but we recommend that you be there by 10:30am to secure easy parking. Our obligatory group photo will be taken at the lighthouse around 2:30pm. See you there!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Propeller Anime's 11th Anniversary Party!

Friends! Propeller Anime turns 11 years old this October and we're going to party right into our birthday! On Saturday, October 21st, we'll be at The Geek Easy to celebrate all these years of anime, friendship, and partying!

We have some really amazing stuff planned and here are some things to expect!

- $100 cash prize costume contest
- The return of the greatest anime hip hop artist, Richie Branson
- Killer otaku jams from dj-Jo, Wubbit, and the debuting Tokyo Elvis of GameChops
- Video game tournaments for Mario Kart 8 DX and Super Smash Bros for WiiU
- Epic prize raffles
- And more!

And best of all, this event will be FREE! This our thank you to the community to continued support! 

Prize support courtesy of Aniplex USA, Funimation, Viz Media, Ongaku Overdrive, Orlando Nerd Fest, Anime Orlando Inc, and Sentai Filmworks. Make sure you support them since they have supported us! 

Our party starts at 8:00pm and The Geek Easy located at 114 S. Semoran Blvd. Winter Park, FL 32792. We will have more to announce so stay tuned.
See you all soon! ヾ(⌐■_■)ノ♪

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Anime Nite Orlando: Ani-Halloween Edition

Propeller Anime enters the month of Halloween with an Anime Nite Orlando that will feature all kinds of crazy and spooky stuff! (Note: This month's Anime Nite Orlando is on Thursday, October 12th)

We'll will be showing Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood and Corpse Party: Tortured Souls. This ANO will not be for the feint of heart. There may even be a surprise of two!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Anime Nite Orlando featuring Gurren Lagann! (9/21)

The September 21st edition of Anime Nite Orlando at Bikkuri Lounge is one that will pierce the heavens! It's going to be a little hot-blooded as Propeller Anime goes from the underground to the stars.

We will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the hit Gainax series, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, by showing several episodes of the series, including a fan's choice! Vote now!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Anime Orlando Inc Celebrates 5 Years this Saturday!

Our friends at Anime Orlando Inc. celebrate 5 years of business and service to our anime community with a huge sale this Saturday, August 26th!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Otakon is this weekend! We have a panel there!

This weekend, things will get hot in our nation' capital as we head straight to Otakon, the largest anime convention on the east coast. The insane guest list, industry presence, and packed schedule is a sight to behold, and we're honored to be a part of that with our first ever Otakon panel!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Anime Nite Orlando: Ladies that Kick Ass! (8/17)

Long before Wonder Woman had a movie, ladies have been kicking loads of ass in the world of anime! We like to celebrate that every year and on Thursday, August 17th at Bikkuri Lounge, we will be bringing you another rendition of Anime Night Orlando: Ladies that Kick Ass!

Thanks to feedback on our social media, we have decided on Black Lagoon and Read or Die as our featured anime!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Anime Nite Orlando feat. Summer Wars! (7/20)

On Thursday, July 20th at Bikkuri Lounge, Propeller Anime presents to you an Anime Nite Orlando featuring one of the best summertime anime films ever.

That's right, we have Summer Wars from Madhouse and Mamoru Hosoda, the director of Wolf Children and The Boy and The Beast

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Anime Nite Orlando: Studio Trigger Night 6/15

On Thursday, June 15th, we'll have a special post-AFO edition of Anime Nite Orlando at Bikkuri Lounge! With last month's fan vote, we'll be dedicating this one to the works of Studio Trigger, creators of Kill La Kill, Little Witch Academia, INFERNO COP, Space Patrol Luluco, Kiznaiver, and Ninja Slayer.

So what are we showing? Well, you guys are going to help us decide!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Propeller Anime Events at Anime Festival Orlando 2017

Coming up is the 18th annual Anime Festival Orlando, taking place June 9th to June 11th at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive. Of course, we will be there to host fun events throughout the weekend.

Check out our schedule below:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Propeller Anime Radio #42: Your Name, ScarJo GitS, Ghibli Fest, Spring Anime

On this hot garbage episode of Propeller Anime Radio, The MFK, Shamus Oddish, and Sci-Fi Juan rant about a bunch of anime stuff including:

- Moving Anime Nite Orlando to a slightly earlier time

- We're hosting events at Anime Festival Orlando
- Looking back on Orlando Overdrive
- Thoughts on Makoto Shinkai's Your Name and it's success
- Hollywood's take Ghost in the Shell (WARNING: Shamus Oddish rants)
- Fathom Events and GKIDS upcoming Studio Ghibli Fest
- What Spring Anime are we watching?

Monday, May 1, 2017

Anime Nite Orlando: Satoshi Kon Night (5/18)

By popular demand, Propeller Anime presents a night dedicated to one of the all-time greatest anime directors, the late Satoshi Kon. We will be having a double-feature of Satoshi Kon movies for what will be a very fun night.

What are we showing? Paprika and Millennium Actress, of course.

We are also going to slightly different time for Anime Nite Orlando, going from 7:30pm to 11:30pm. Anime will start at 8:00pm. Arrive early to claim the best seats!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Anime Nite Orlando: Berserk x Drifters x Your Choice! (4/20)

Last time at Anime Nite Orlando, you demanded violence, and we will give it to you! On Thursday, April 20th at Bikkuri Lounge, we'll be showing episodes of the new season of Berserk, plus from the the creator of Hellsing, episodes of Drifters.

But that's not all! We had a poll of what you want us to show with Berserk and Drifters. And here is what we have!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Makoto Shinkai's "Your Name" in theaters today. We're going!

After much anticipation, the latest film of renowned anime director Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second) comes to movie theaters in the United States.

Your Name opens today throughout the country. It has earned numerous accolades and has already became the highest grossing anime film in the world and 2nd-highest grossing in Japan behind Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Propeller Anime parties at N3rd Night this Saturday!

This Saturday, March 25th is the return of Myk Media's N3rd Night! There will be live music, video games, vendors, raffles, and even an oxygen bar. We'll be there with video games like Super Smash Bros for WiiU, Mario Kart 8, and our sweet collection of Super Famicom games!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Propeller Anime Radio #41: Psycho Pass, SAO, Under the Dog, ScarJo GitS, & Crunchyroll Bitdrops

On this riveting episode of Propeller Anime Radio, The MFK, Shamus Oddish, and Sci-Fi Juan rant about a bunch of anime stuff including:

- How good Psycho Pass is. (And did Ko do the right thing?)
- Juan justifies liking Sword Art Online and talks about the new movie
- First reactions to Under the Dog and anime crowdfunds
- How Hollywood Ghost in the Shell is looking so far
- The Crunchyroll video quality controversy and CR's response

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Anime Nite Orlando: Sci-Fi Showcase (in the Shell)!

With the Hollywood version of Ghost in the Shell coming up, our next Anime Nite Orlando, taking place Thursday, March 16th at Bikkuri Lounge, will be a showcase of science fiction anime that you will dig if you like yourself any of the Ghost in the Shell anime.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Anime Night Orlando: Ladies' Choice Valentine's Edition! (4/16)

You never thought we would do it, but we are! For the first time ever, Propeller Anime presents an Anime Nite Orlando dedicated entirely to romance anime! We asked some of the ladies' who come to Anime Nite Orlando to pick some series out (otherwise, it would have been Fist of the North Star all night), and came up with some fantastic choices!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Ghost in the Shell in Theaters Next Week

Next week is most exciting times because we get to finally see the original Ghost in the Shell in theaters! The Japanese subbed version will play at theaters February 7th and the English language version will play on February 8th!

We're going to the February 7th, 7:30pm showing at Regal Waterford Lakes. Let's meet up early. Get your tickets early as anime showings in theaters have been selling out. See you guys there!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Propeller Anime Radio #40: Burying the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, JJBA's Dub, Anime in US Theaters, and Joe Biden

Two podcasts in January?! How crazy is that? We did it, though as we are on the march to get to episode 50 before the year ends. Will it happen? We shall see! Shamus is back with Kent and they out the bow on 2016 and talk about some pretty topics:
  • A rundown and reaction to the Crunchyroll Anime Awards
  • Who should of won? Who should have been nominated?
  • Was there funny business going on with the selection process?
  • How bad is the English dub of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure?
  • Anime in US theaters featuring One Piece, Sailor Moon R, Ghost in the Shell, and Sword Art Online
  • Where does Joe Biden stand on anime in 2016?
  • What panel(s) should we revive for Anime Festival Orlando?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Votes are in! Best of 2016 Anime Showcase SOON!

For weeks, we had voting for what will be shown for our Best of 2016 Anime Showcase, taking place Thursday, January 19th at Bikkuri Lounge! Voting is closed and votes have been counted. What you see above is the 10 most voted anime series, and we will be showing the top 4 at the Best of 2016 Anime Showcase!

Doors open at 8:00pm and this event is free. You must be 18 years of age or older with valid ID. Bikkuri Lounge is located at 1919 E. Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL and has a bar and Japanese restaurant. See you guys soon!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Propeller Anime Radio #39: 2016 in Review with AWO's Gerald Rathkolb and Sci-Fi Juan

Happy New Year! We're starting off 2017 with an exciting podcast to look back at the year that was 2016. This show features Gerald Rathkolb from the Anime World Order podcast (the longest-running anime podcast still going) and the return of Sci-Fi Juan!