Sunday, April 17, 2011

SPRING BREAK!!!! A Recap, Next Meeting's Schedule, and SPRING BREAK!!!

As I'm sure you're all aware, it's Spring Break this week. So no meetings until April 29th. Here's a quick recap of our previous meeting. Remember all that stuff I said we were going to watch? Well we saw about half of it. Due to technical difficulties we were unable to watch Otaku no Video and due to general disinterest we did not show Ebichu. Instead we watched the unbelievably bizarre Nichijou (My Ordinary Life) which is incompressible so I won't even bother to explain it. Just know that it's weird. We also watched episode 1 of the hilarious super hero satire series Tiger and Bunny.

As for our next meeting, get ready to pierce the heavens with your drill! That's right folks, it's a double feature of Gurren Lagann The Movie: At Childhood's End and Gurren Lagann The Movie: The Crimson Lotus Chapter! It's going to be four hours of awesome! If you've never seen this incredible anime series, now's your chance to witness one of the most widely critically acclaimed anime series in the last 15 years!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Oops, missed a week! And our schedule for 4/15/2011

You'll have to forgive me for forgetting to post last week's schedule. I wasn't here, but from the sounds of it, it looks like we need to watch more Ebichu.

This week it's:

- The show that introduced sex and blood to Hamtaro fans all over the world (via piracy). What more needs to be said? From Studio Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gunbuster, Gurren Lagaan)

- An exaggerated (to say the absolute least) tale of how Studio Gainax got their start. Featuring mock interviews with the stereotypical 90's otaku, this anime was actually a little controversial as some felt that Gainax was making fun of its own fan base. But as long as you have a sense of humor, I'm sure you'll be fine.

- The super-hero animated reality show that is quickly gaining recognition as the best new anime of the season.

- After witnessing the suicide bombing of a terrorist girl, Constable Kazuki Fuse becomes haunted by her image, and is forced to undergo retraining for his position in the Capital Police's Special Unit. However, unknown to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between Capital and Local Police forces, as he finds himself increasingly involved with the sister of the very girl he saw die. (Description taken from Anime News Network.) This film is notable for being written by Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers, Urusei Yatsura 2: The Beautiful Dreamer)