[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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[anime@UTS] Monthly Newsletter – October Edition

October 22, 2016, by , posted in Blog

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Waaah, semester is finally over~ Congratulations to everyone on surviving yet another stress-filled time. This does sadly mean the end of weekly events until next year starts T_T
Good luck to those of you with exams, and those of you without, count yourselves lucky ^_^
Time to binge on everything we haven’t been able to watch over the semester! I’ve had Noragami on my watchlist for about 8 months now and I finally have a chance~ Is there anything you’ve been busting to watch for ages?

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Have we all seen Shelter, the 6-minute short film from A-1 Pictures? I’ll admit, I’m not the hugest fan of the song, but the animation is stunning and the message is quite touching. Really clever construction from Peter Robinson! I hope y’all enjoy it as much as I did~

The Pokemon Sun and Moon demos have been released for the Australian Nintendo eShop now – if you complete the demo by the release date, you get to carry over a special Greninja into the actual game, so if you’re a big Greninja fan it’s definitely worth it! And of course, data miners have already extracted every last drop of information from this little packet and have released it publicly, so here we have a whole bunch of spoilery stuff – like sprites for the final forms of the starters, and a couple of other things I won’t say!

In related news, Nintendo has just announced the Nintendo Switch~ We already know a fair bit about it
– basically, it’s the fusion of the WiiU with the DS line. You can play the same titles at home or on the run (hopefully)! It looks pricey and a little gimmicky though, so my opinion is split :| What do you guys think?

Even though our weeklies are no longer running, there are whole heap of holiday events coming up to keep you guys entertained – check out the list below!

[anime x JASS x DC] HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT AND SCREENINGS
WHEN: Friday 18th November, 4-10pm
WHERE: CB07.03.025
WHAT: A spooky scavenger hunt, some freaky finger food and monstrous movies – a night of frights and friends, for only $5!
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JFF – CHIHAYAFURU PART 1
WHEN: Saturday 19th November 3:30 pm
WHERE: Event Cinemas, George Street
WHAT: Who doesn’t love a good dose of competitive karuta? Come and join us at Chihayafuru Part 1 at the JFF! Tickets are $15 for concession or $18 for adults, and RSVPs are essential – check the event for the signup sheet!
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JFF – CHIHAYAFURU PART 2
WHEN: Saturday 19th November 6 pm
WHERE: Event Cinemas, George Street
WHAT: Now, Chihayafuru comes in two parts, so it’s a whole marathon! This ticket also costs $15 for concession or $18 for adults, and RSVPs are still essential – so sign up now!
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JFF – ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM – GRADUATION-
WHEN: Sunday 20th November 1 pm
WHERE: Event Cinemas, George Street
WHAT: JFF is in town, and we’re heading to see Assassination Classroom –Graduation-. A live action adaptation of a modern classic! Tickets are $15 for concession or $18 for adults, and RSVPs are essential – check the event for the signup sheet!
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JFF – ERASED
WHEN: Friday 25th November 8:45pm
WHERE: Event Cinemas, George Street
WHAT: Everyone loved Boku Dake ga Inai Michi/Erased as an anime, so we’re taking y’all to see it live-action at JFF! Make sure to RSVP on the Google Survey on the FB event – $15 for concession, $18 for adults.
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[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. Tickets are $15 in the presale, so contact an exec as soon as possible to arrange for your ticket! Otherwise, you can chance it for a $20 ticket at the door, but they’re limited and ~more expensive~
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AnimeSydney Christmas Party 2016 ヽ(゜∇゜)ノ!!

October 15, 2016, by , posted in Events
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Ho ho ho~ Christmas has arrived once again, and once again we invite you to our Christmas Party!! It’ll at the Underground, the UTS campus bar, on the 2nd December at 6pm. It’s an open event, for all ages, and members and non-members alike, so please feel free to invite all your friends and that strange second cousin twice removed that you met that one time.

There’ll be lots of games and activities to keep you busy – here’s just a quick breakdown of what we’ll have going on:

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[anime@UTS] Monthly Newsletter – September Edition

September 30, 2016, by , posted in Blog

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Hey everyone! If you’ve read our last newsletter, you’d know that we had our AGM, meaning that the old execs will now be replaced by new ones, meaning that this will be the last newsletter from Yours Truly, me D: Not to fear though! We now have the wonderful Matt as our Communications Director, so he will now be in charge of writing up newsletters as per usual, so I will be leaving you all in good hands! (I will be missing these one-sided conversations though…;; )

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NEWS:
So the biggest news of this month is the announcement of One Punch Man’s Season 2. It is currently in production and will hopefully air next year!

Also some great news: if you’re in Australia (which you most likely are), there is free streaming of up-to-date anime this weekend from AnimeLab! It’s just for this weekend though, so you’d better stay tuned!

EVENTS:
[anime@UTS] Night Noodle Markets!
WHEN: 14th October
WHERE: Hyde Park
WHAT: EAT. ALL THE NOODLES.

WEEKLY EVENTS:
Monday Screenings
WHEN: Mondays 3-6PM
WHERE: Theatre Lounge, Building 1

Wednesday Screenings
WHEN: Wednesdays 3-5PM
WHERE: CB11.03.400

Etch and Jam
WHEN: Thursdays 3-5PM
WHERE: CB11.03.205

Fun and Games
WHEN: Fridays 2-6PM
WHERE: CB11.03.300

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