[anime@UTS] Monthly Newsletter – October Edition

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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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We’re getting to the point in the new season where we’re all picking our favourites and guessing what our anime of the season will be – here’s what our new execs are thinking!

KANE – SCREENINGS DIRECTOR – YURI!!! ON ICE
So what is Yuri!!! on Ice? Basically, it’s a show that the writers insist is a legit figure skating anime, but everyone’s watching it for the BL. The art is good, and it’s set to some classy classical music, so it’s worth checking out.

HIN – TREASURER – BUNGOU STRAY DOGS 2
While I can’t say much having not watched any episodes yet, I have high expectations based on season 1. The show has a really dramatic yet comedic atmosphere that really gets your attention, with super-power action based on some of Japan’s most famous works of literature.

What’s that? Anime isn’t really your speed? You prefer to read manga on the bus home? Fret not – our last reviewer has you covered~

JENNIE – MERCHANDISE DIRECTOR – REAL ACCOUNT
The dark side of social media is explored in this manga, where the protagonist fights for his life in a social media game turned real. Cybernetic relationships are explored and challenged really cleverly.

That’s all for this month – but stay tuned for our holiday events!
Fudanshi extraordinaire,
Matt