Carl Macek (1951 - 2010)

April 21, 2010, by , posted in News

For more info about Carl Macek, check out this link.

I remember watching Robotech as a kid. My brother and I were huge fans of the show. I even had a bunch of the toys, which I considered just as valuable as all my Aerial-bots (which could form Superion). Robotech was probably the first anime that I ever watched and followed.

Carl Macek, for his work on series such as Robotech, Akira, Vampire Hunter D, My Neighbour Totoro (at least the original) and even Bleach and Naruto, has introduced anime to a countless number of people, converting many of them to anime fans, and has helped pave the way for the acceptance that anime now has in protoculture western culture.

There are quite a few anime fans out there who are hostile toward anything to do with dubs or "americanising" anime. I think that this view is largely unreasonable, after all, most of us grew up watching those english dubs. And making anime more accessible and encouraging more people to watch anime is never a bad thing.

ANZAC Weekend Karaoke & Eatout

April 20, 2010, by , posted in Events

From K+E 2008

ANZAC Weekend Karaoke & Eatout

Date: Saturday 24th April, 2010
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Location: Echo Point (262 Pitt St Sydney NSW 2000)

A snippet of what to expect:

2010 Jan Karaoke

Anime@UTS Pokémon Tournament

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Calling all those old school Pokémon fans!

HeartGold/SoulSilver

The 1999 Pokémon Gold and Silver Nintendo Gameboy games have been remade and released as HeartGold and SoulSilver since the 25th of March 2010!
If you are a fan of Gold and Silver, I assume that you have purchased a copy.

Inhouse Anime@UTS Tournament

Date: Saturday 1st May
Time: 12pm - 6pm
Location:
CB 2.05.42
(coincides with Anime Marathon...tourney at the back of the room...or corner)

Rules:

-Pokemon in the party have to be the original 251.
-Legendaries are allowed.
-One hit KO moves are not allowed. (i.e Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, Sheer Cold)
-Each party will be made up of six individual Pokemon. No duplicates.
-The tournament will be split into Over Level 50s and Under Level 50s categories
-You can register two parties maximum, one per category.
-All hold items are allowed.
-Each Pokemon may hold an individual item. No two Pokemon may hold the same item.
-No trainer items.
Discuss the event at our dedicated thread.

What are you reading/watching?

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Just a curious question (and also to start some discussion on this blog), what anime are you watching currently? Also, what manga do you follow?

Right now, I follow Naruto and Bleach manga, largely because the time I've invested in them makes me want to keep watching them. As far as anime is concerned, I'm just watching K-ON!! weekly, but I have a bunch of other series I need to catch up on. And I need to buy the rest of Gurren Lagann -_-'

So what do you guys read/watch weekly? And what do you have planned to watch later?

Sussex Centre Food Court

April 18, 2010, by , posted in Review

Sussex Centre Food Court

It has been a long standing, and popular, tradition in the UTS anime club to proceed to dinner directly after a night time screening. It has also been a long standing tradition, one oft met with negativity, to eat at the Sussex Centre Food Court in Chinatown. So, for the first food review of this blog, we'll take a look at the place we like to call Sussex.

Back when I was in first year (which is further back than I care to think about), Sussex was always a regular eating hole for the club. Usually after Fun & Games or night screenings, a certain Shuai would utter the word "Sussex" and then a few minutes later we'd magically appear in the middle of Chinatown. It's pull was amazing. And for good reason. Sussex offers a lot of variety in terms of asian dishes, all of reasonable to questionable quality for a very cheap price, all of which are positives for cheap uni students. You have Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Korean and a bunch of other cuisines the contents of which I do not dare ask. But over time, the tradition of Sussex has died out. Largely because Shuai isn't around as much, but also because a few of us just got tired of going there. And Daruma was also closer to uni.

Bambi is impressed by our design skills.

DIY Interior Decorating.

The first problem with Sussex, particularly on a Friday night, is finding seats. If you're by yourself or in a small group, its easy enough to find somewhere to sit. But if you're a group of ten, like we were, then it pays to have some interior decorating skills.

The second, and major, problem with Sussex food court is knowing what you want to eat and knowing where to order it from. Some people have strict rules as to which places are considered safe place to buy food from and those which are considered hazardous in nature. I won't go into details about that though, since that's a whole other conversation (or two...or three...). One generally agreed upon safe store is the Japanese Croquette store (five of us ended up eating there), which is apparently called Kitchen OEC (I didn't know until I looked at the picture again -_-). What does OEC even stand for?

Izzymon choosing her food.

Chicken Set

I ordered the Chicken Set from the Croquette place for $7.50. The set comes with fried chicken on a stick, two croquettes of your choice as well as pasta and green salad. For those who don't know a croquette is a lawn game involving hitting a ball through loops with a mallet a small fried ball of mashed potato & some kind of meat incased in breadcrumbs. Kitchen OEC offers various kinds of croquettes, but the best ones, in my opinion, are the Sukiyaki and the Curry ones. The fried chicken is good, as good as most fried chicken is anyway. The croquettes offer a variety in taste, whilst the fried chicken offers something familiar and the salads are there to fill the plate. I don't care much for the salad.

Anyway, here are some other people's meals:

He sure does love his pho.

Yappa's Pho.

Yappa had this to say:

<yappa> best
<yappa> perfect 10 dollar meal with ice tea
<yappa> although
<yappa> volume is a little low

Now with loyalty!

Syksy's Katsu Don

Syksy's eloquent review:

syksy: was good

I personally like the addition of loyalty and watermelon, but I think the salad is a bit corny.

Looks eggcellent

Bubby's Bibimbab in a hotpot

<Bubby> could use more meat
<Bubby> otherwise ok had better elsewhere

Tastes like lollies!

Dennis likes Iced Tea

If you do go to Sussex, we suggest you avoid the drinks place and go for some Iced Tea for $1.50. Its available at one of the places on the corners (there's only four possibilites!). It has a blue background to menu. If the $1.50 is too pricey for you, then go the Croquette place and get a 50c Barley Tea. All are awesome and another part of the Sussex experience.

How to make Iced T

So yeah, Anime@UTS recommends Sussex Centre food court for a good, cheap dinner. Some people say that Eating World or Dixon place is better than Sussex, but with the history and the culture built up around our Sussex, then there's only one option for us.