Friday, December 28, 2018

Anime Nite Orlando: Best of 2018 Showcase (1/17)

The year 2018 brought us a wide range of anime, both good and bad. But on Thursday, January 17th at Bikkuri Lounge, we look back on Best of 2018 with our first Anime Nite Orlando of 2019. Best of all, you decide the lineup!

The polls are open now until Tuesday, January 8th at 10:00pm. You pick what you think are the best 3 anime series that premiered in 2018 and we'll add up all the votes and the top 4 anime voted is what we will show!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Thank You For Your Toy Donations!

For our final Anime Nite Orlando of 2018, we had an amazing toy drive. Thank you to all who came. It was one of our biggest hauls of the year and the next day, Kent delivered it all to Florida Hospital for Children.

There are over 200 hundred children at Florida Hospital for Children here in Orlando at a given time. Being there on Christmas is definitely not a great way to spend the holidays, and family bills on top of that, but with your donations, you helped many kids have a great Christmas. Shout outs to Nussie and the team for working with us and doing everything the do at the hospital.

We do a lot for the anime community here in Orlando, but it's stuff like this that is truly special. Thank you all for helping out and have a great rest of 2018.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Anime Nite Orlando w/ Holiday Toy Drive (12/20)

Propeller Anime closes out 2018 with a bang and a great cause. On Thursday, December 20th, we gather at Bikkuri Lounge for Anime Nite Orlando that will also be our annual toy drive.

As we do every December, we will have a toy drive, and once again it will benefit the kids at the Florida Hospital for Children. There are over 200 children that stay at that hospital at a given time. Staying at a hospital during the holidays is a rough time, so let's make it better for these kids.

 *** 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. ***

Since Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai is coming out to theaters soon, our main feature will be a heartwarming film that many consider to be his best: Wolf Children.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Mamoru's Hosoda's "MiraI" at Regal Winter Park Village (12/8)

The latest Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) film Mirai is in theaters this week, and we are seeing the Saturday, December 8th showing at 12:55pm at Regal Winter Park Village. After that, we will have a late lunch nearby.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Anime Nite Orlando: Classic Gainax and Food Drive (11/15)

Coming off the heels of our 12th anniversary, Propeller Anime proudly brings you an Anime Nite Orlando that is for a great cause! It will take place on November 15th at Bikkuri Lounge.

We're having a food drive that will go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. They collect food donations and get them to families in need. Thanksgiving is coming up so let's help some families that need it. Please bring canned food and other non-perishable items.

Orlando Japan Festival 2018 Meetup! (11/4)

For the eleventh year in a row, Propeller Anime ventures to the Orlando Japan Festival. It's one of our favorite times of the year and we are looking forward to it again.

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!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Propeller Anime's 12th Anniversary Halloween Party! (10/27)

Propeller Anime turns 12 years old this month and we're celebrating with a house party inside of Bikkuri Lounge. Oh, and it's Halloween so bring your best costume!

Our party will take place Saturday, October 27th at Bikkuri Lounge. This is a celebration of friendship and fun times and we can't wait to see you there. What do we have lined up? Check out below!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Anime Nite of HORROR (10/18)

It's October, which means it's time for Propeller Anime's horror-themed Anime Nite Orlando. This October 18th at Bikkuri Lounge will be a gruesome night, so prepare yourselves!

We'll be showcasing several different horror anime, and the first we're announcing are the best episodes of the Junji Ito Collection! Junji Ito is a famous horror manga artist and this anthology series is features adaptations of many of his stories.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Here's our Anime Weekend Atlanta panel schedule

Next week is the biggest anime convention in the southeast - perhaps even the east coast - with Anime Weekend Atlanta. There is more anime programming at AWA than in all the Florida conventions COMBINED. Guests present will be Steve Blum, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, MIYAVI, TeddyLoid, and many more.

AWA is one of our favorite weekends of the year and we have TWO panels that we will be hosting. Here is our schedule:

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Anime Nite Orlando: Music Anime Night (9/13)

Summer is finally starting to end and Propeller Anime is excited to bring you another special edition of Anime Nite Orlando. On September 13th at Bikkuri Lounge, we'll be presenting a night of music anime.

We will be showcasing several anime with a music as a central theme, and the first we're announcing is Kids on the Slope, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and composed by Yoko Kanno, who worked together on Cowboy Bebop. But that's not all!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Orlando Anime Day Meetup (9/8)

Earlier this year, an Orlando Anime Day occurred and we had a lot of fun hanging out at that. It looks they are doing it again on September 8th at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive.

Orlando Anime Day is a one day marketplace with many dealers, plus video game setups, prize raffle, an anime viewing room, and even a panel room. It's not really a traditional anime convention, but for $5 entry, it's a pretty chill time and lots of people go.

Well meet up there and have group lunch at 2:00pm at the nearby Red Robin. See you there!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Anime Nite Orlando: It's MANIME! Edition (9/16)

It's been long overdue. Orlando needs it. The world needs it, now more than ever. On August 16th, 2018 at Bikkuri Lounge, Propeller Anime proudly presents a special MANIME edition of Anime Nite Orlando!

We will have a buffet of manliness for you with some of the most hypermasculine in anime! It's one of our most favorite themes and we're glad to do it again. We'll have several anime showcased, including Golgo 13: The Professional, Crying Freeman, and episodes of the brand new Baki the Grappler series!

Monday, August 6, 2018

AFO 2018 Panel Recap!

The 19th annual Anime Festival Orlando was a lot of fun! We also hosted FOUR panels. Thank you to all who came out. We thought it'd be cool to do a recap in case you wanted to check out some of the anime and manga we covered. It's a lot of good stuff so we hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Propeller Anime panels and meetup at Anime Festival Orlando 2018!

It's that time of the year again! August 3rd to 5th will be the 19th annual Anime Festival Orlando at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive. AFO is pretty much the only convention in Florida with a notable amount of anime programming and we will be host FOUR panels throughout the weekend. Here is our schedule:

Monday, June 25, 2018

Anime Nite Orlando: Sports Anime Showcase! (7/19)

it has been demanded for years and Propeller Anime is finally going to do it! On Thursday, July 19th, it's going to be a sports edition of Anime Nite Orlando! There will be a 16-anime tournament bracket vote that will begin on Monday, June 25th.

There will be several rounds of voting until we get to a top 3 or 4, and we will show episodes from those on our next Anime Nite Orlando! Check out the tournament bracket below:

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Anime Nite Orlando: Ninja Scroll 25th Anniversary! (6/21)

On Thursday, June 21st at Bikkuri Lounge, Propeller Anime celebrates the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest action films ever at Anime Nite Orlando. That's right! We are showing Yoshiaki Kawajiri's Ninja Scroll!

We'll be showing the the high definition remaster of Ninja Scroll with the English language dub. The movie features explicit content, in the event you have not seen this movie. But that's not all we're showing!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Anime Nite Orlando feat Robot Carnival and inuyashiki! (5/17)

On Thursday, May 19th, Propeller Anime presents another tremendous Anime Nite Orlando, featuring the classic anthology Robot Carnival.

Robot Carnival features of a collection of 9 high-quality animated shorts from directors Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), Koji Morimoto (Memories), Hiroyuki Kitakubo (Golden Boy), and more!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bowling and Hangout at Boardwalk Bowl! (5/6)

It has been a while, but we will be going bowling at Boardwalk Bowl on Sunday May 6th! It's always great to get together and do this. Even if you don't like bowling, it's still a great time to come and hang out.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Anime Nite Orlando: Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary! (4/19)

On Thursday, April 19th, Anime Nite Orlando celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most iconic anime series, Cowboy Bebop! Propeller Anime will celebrate with a marathon at Anime Nite Orlando at Bikkuri Lounge.

Confirmed to be shown will be the first episode and the last two episodes. In-between that, we'll show five episodes chosen by you guys! Vote between now and the end of April 17th on your favorite Cowboy Bebop episodes and the five with the most votes will be what we show!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Anime Nite Orlando feat FLCL and more! (3/15)

On Thursday, March 15th at Bikkuri Lounge, Propeller Anime presents another exciting edition of Anime Nite Orlando! For thsi night, our main feature will be Production I.G's hit anime OVA, FLCL aka Fooly Cooly! Later this year, a second AND third season of FLCL will occur and this will get you ready for when that happens.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Anime Nite Orlando feat. In this Corner of the World (2/15)

On Thursday, February 15th, Propeller Anime is proud to present a tremendous film that won critical acclaim all over the world, including the 40th annual Japan Academy Prize for Best Animation, beating out the beloved Your Name. This film we will be showing at the next Anime Nite Orlando will be In this Corner of the World.

In this Corner of the World is directed by Sunao Katabuchi who was an assisstant director on Kiki's Delivery Service and the director of all the Black Lagoon anime. It's a beautifully hand-drawn film with a down-to-earth, insprining story set during World War II. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Orlando Anime Day Meetup (2/3)

This Saturday, February 3rd, Orlando Anime Day returns to the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive. It’s a one day marketplace that also features a video game room, costume contest, and prize raffle.

We'll hang out at Orlando Anime Day and it should be an enjoyable time, espcially for $5 entry.The event runs from 10:00am to 6:00pm if you want to go the whole day.

Mazinger Z Infinity at Regal Winter Park Village (2/11)

Propeller Anime goes to Regal Winter Park Village to see Mazinger Z INFINITY, presented by Fathom Events. A modern take on classic super robot action in a movie theater?! What a time to be alive!

The showing is at 12:55pm on Sunday, February 11th, but let's meet a little early to hang out. Regal Winter Park Village has sweet recliner seats and does reservations, so get your tickets ASAP.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Anime Nite Orlando: Best of 2017! (Vote Now!)

Propeller Anime's first Anime Nite Orlando of the year will look back on the year in anime that was 2017. Vote for your favorite series and we'll show the first two episodes of the top four series with the most votes.

Voting is open between now and the end of January 10th. Vote right here!