[anime@UTS] PV: O DAY 2017

February 19, 2017, by , posted in Events
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Hello everybody! We have an important announcement! In order to renew your membership for 2017, please visit our stall at UTS O’DAY to sign up! This is super important because without it, you can’t attend our awesome events or get access to our amazing sponsor deals! So haul yourself down to UTS and we’ll hook you up with the good stuff ;) we’ll also be running a Fun and Games session all day to keep you knee deep in weeb brilliance :))

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WHAT: Member sign up and Fun and Games at O’Day
WHY: Access to another year of juicy and satisfying weeb goodness
WHEN: March 2nd, 9am-4pm
COST: $10 for membership (comes with a free goody bag☆)

See the FB event for more details.

☆while stocks last

See you there~

anime@UTS Monthly Newsletter – January Edition

January 24, 2017, by , posted in Blog

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Welcome to 2017~ I hope you all have a great year, and of course the greatest times will be with us! There’s plenty to be excited about, so I hope you’re all strapped in for a fantastic year of anime and fun and anime fun!

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Crunchyroll decided to run the first “Anime Awards”, frankly just for fun – but it was pretty poorly planned out. In part, because it all took place at the end of the year, it was heavily biased towards series that aired later (read: Yuri!!! On Ice). Needless to say, reactions were pretty poor. Anime of the Year will be announced on the 28th, but based on the trend so far, we can probably predict what’s gonna take the title. How do you think they could manage it better next year, so there’s less (justified I might add) fan hate?

My personal favourite piece of news from this month is unquestionably that one of my favourite trash piles is getting an adaptation – but not quite the one you’d expect. High School Star Musical, an anime about a bunch of guys at a performing arts high school, on top of a second season, is getting a stage musical adaption. I’m such a tragic for trash and musicals and trash musicals that I just felt the need to tell you all. Has anyone else ever taken to musical adaptions of anime? There are a couple of others that I know of but they’re hard to find online owing to being live and stuff.

Speaking of odd adaptations, promotional materials have started circulating for Neko Atsume no Iethe theatrical film based on Hit-Point’s indescribably addictive game Neko Atusme. I don’t know why this exists but I’m glad it does~

ALSO MORE EXCITINGLY!!! The Yu-Gi-Oh that defined our childhoods is back! In a full length movie! The official release is the 2nd of February, but there are also advance screenings on Australia Day!

While we haven’t scheduled any major events just yet thanks to the break, keep your eyes peeled for some ~upcoming surprises~

anime@UTS Monthly Newsletter – December Edition

December 24, 2016, by , posted in Blog

Monthly Newsletter titleMerry Christmas!!! We’re finally at the end of the year and I have one thing to say to you all – congratulations. You’ve survived trimesters, and rushed deadlines and a very turbulent year of anime. Here’s a quick summary of cool things that happened this year, and what’s going on next year.

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First of all, thanks to all of you who attended our Christmas party! The albums are now available on Facebook, and in higher quality on our Flickr as well. Do enjoy!

In other, more entertaining news, Boku no Hero Academia has made the New York Time’s list of top TV shows! Admittedly, only with the qualifier of “international”, and with a pretty weird, slightly short-sighted explanation: “But it focuses on a fanboy who obsessively follows the new costumed heroes while having no abilities of his own — a perfect stand-in for the anime and manga audience.” It feels a little hypocritical for a writer venerating superhero movies and TV shows about Cold War-era spies to take aim at anime fans for liking to engage in fantasies, as well as symptomatic of the limiting view ~normal~ people take to international media, and anime in particular. Does anyone else have that opinion?

This has been a very active month for LBGTQIA+ characters – not only did we have Victor and Yuri consistently one-upping each other for the best cute gay shipping moment of 2016, but a comic from Blizzard revealed Overwatch’s Tracer has a girlfriend named Emily. Needless to say, reactions have been mixed from the community at large  – where do we all fall with this?

ALSO! For any musicians in the group, we’re looking at creating a second band to back up UNIKON at our events. But, of course, that means we need members! Expressions of interest will be going out early in the new year, so if you’re interested, keep your eyes peeled – and maybe start practicing an audition piece! If you don’t happen to have any anime sheet music on hand, toddle on over to Sperion no Sora to see if there’s anything there you can use to help your arrangement.
We’re getting an early start on events for 2017:

[AnimeSydney] Beach Episode!
WHEN: Wednesday 11th January, 12pm-10:00pm
WHERE: Coogee Beach and UNSW
WHAT: Who doesn’t love the beach? And particularly with the spectre of 35+ degree days, taking a dip in a large body of water sounds like a good way to avoid overheating. Join us and all our friends from AnimeSydney at Coogee Beach from 12:00pm for a day of summer fun! At 3:30, we’ll retire back to the nearby UNSW campus for screenings and other fun. All for the low low cost of a gold coin donation!
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[anime@UTS] Monthly Newsletter – November Edition

November 24, 2016, by , posted in Blog

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The year is getting scarily close to ending now, so let’s send it off with a bang! There’s lots going on, between the Pokemon release, unnecessarily early Christmas advertising campaigns, and, of course, our up-and-coming Christmas party, so let’s get down to business.

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Amid all the furore around Pokemon Sun and Moon, a couple of pretty awesome game releases got skipped over. Mostly, I’m talking about Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness, a visual novel acting as a side story to the main series. I know I was a huge fan of the original, so this is a definite on my Christmas wishlist! Anyone else happy about this discovery?

In a move that shocked absolutely no one, the Evangelion 3.0+1.0 movie was very, very late based on the original announcements. We were told to expect it around late 2015, but what with localisation issues with 3.0 and all this other mess the project got caught up in, it seems that it’s really only getting under way now. We’ll see it “eventually”, according to animation director Honda Takeshi. Better than never, I guess?

In cheerier news for the otome among you, you may remember the figures of Rin and Sosuke based on the OVA for Free! Eternal Summer that made a pretty big splash back in late 2015. The ones with the wet shirts and water pistols? Well, it was Makoto’s birthday on the 18th, and in celebration, preorders opened for a new figure of him in that same series. I want it so bad but so much money T_T please tell me I’m not alone in this OwO (P.S. I’ve officially caved).

Don’t forget our upcoming events! AND REMEMBER – if you’re coming to our Christmas party (which you are), you absolutely HAVE to buy a ticket super-super-soon, so get in touch with an exec ASAP~

[AnimeSydney] Christmas Party!
WHEN: Friday 2nd December, 6pm-10:00pm
WHERE: The Underground, UTS
WHAT: Come and celebrate the end of another successful year of AnimeSydney activities with us~ We’ll have all sorts of activities, including our traditional trivia competition, a cosplay contest and Pokemon tournament! Check out the FB event for the full list. There’s not very long left to get tickets in the presale, so contact an exec ASAP to get that sweet, sweet $5 saving.
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Halloween Hunt~ [with JASS & DC]

October 29, 2016, by , posted in Events
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BOO! Now that we have your attention, come to the joint Halloween extravaganza with our friends at anime@UTS and DC~
We’ll be starting our super spooky scavenger hunt at 4pm – come for a heart-racing rush around the city as you’re led through a cult initiation. Collect the stamps to compete for prizes!
Following that, come back to cult headquarters (better known as CB07.02.025) for finger food and some monstrous movies*
Cost is $5 for a night of fun, frights and friends
*full list TBA

WHEN: Friday 18th November, 4pm-10pm
WHERE: CB07.02.025
COST: $5
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