Big Events

EP 07 - Chillaxing Movie Pre-Camp Fun
Saturday, 8th July, 12:00
Location: UTS

Weekly Events

Winter Break
No events till August

History That – Konohanasakuya-Hime

April 3, 2014, by , posted in History

Hello all, this is Adasifs. I’m returning with a brand new blog segment called “History This”, posted on Thursdays. What will it be about? HISTORY! Just little history and mythological tidbits and contexts that are present in anime.  These posts are  largely focused upon, providing historical contexts to historical/mythological references in anime, games and Japanese media.

Onto some housekeeping things. Firstly I’ll provide all my sources but I refuse to reference. Referencing is one of my personal hells. My only concession is the odd footnote here and there.   Secondly – sources. I can’t read Japanese. This was written with an utter reliance on written western resources.  Thirdly – will I be analyzing extensively? I should but I’m lazy. I think I’ll only recount and provide context.

Now onto the first post! This post is dedicated to Patrick.M and the persona of his waifu, Yukiko from Persona 4 – Konohana Sakuya.

Konohana Sakuya – Yukiko Amagi’s Persona

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March 11, 2011: three years on

March 11, 2014, by , posted in Blog

Charity Japan BBQ

Today is March 11, 2014, three years since the 2011 Touhoku earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that devastated Japan. The most powerful known earthquake to have hit Japan, the tsunami it triggered cause nuclear accidents that in turn triggered world-wide debate of the safety of nuclear power plants, and was the costliest natural disaster in world history.

What made it more unique though, was the endless positivity of those that endured these hardships in Japan, as the country extended open arms to devastated Japanese households. Communities wandered shores and searched the ocean for survivors and even to just give parents that sense of closure. Mangaka and celebrities worldwide drew and recorded (respectfully) messages of encouragement — がんばって、日本!日本,加油!

How unfortunate it was today that my manager chose to employ the word ‘tsunami’ in an article.

When all hell broke loose

I won’t recap any more, but it was one of those events where you remember where you were the moment you heard the announcement; just as people remember where they were and what they did the day John F. Kennedy was shot, and how the days that followed shaped them.

I remember I was riding on an express to Central to university that morning when I heard the news. I was sitting in one of the single seats just within the doors of an express train, ie. not upstairs and not downstairs. As usual, I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline, catching up when I first noticed the news of the reported earthquake in Japan.

I retweeted it, but it was evident as I continue to read that this was something serious. I began to follow the hashtag and retweet all the news I thought was important, and relevant. Japan was a country not my own, but one I had come to love and I was worried about those that lived there even if they were simply strangers.

Charity Japan BBQ

In the days that followed, fundraisers sprung up around the globe, Tumblr posts with and for information were created and reblogged by many to speed up the gathering of relief funds as well as in the search for information. Anime@UTS even collaborated with several other clubs including EGG, JASS, Red Cross, United Nations and Photography (Exposure) clubs at UTS to bring the Japan Fundraising BBQ on April 15.

Three years on, we remember those days and although much work has been done these past few years to recover from that incident, I think it is one we will remember for a long time to come because of its great worldwide impact. But not only that, it is also remembered because of the Japanese people’s attitudes and the way they were so openhearted, there were no stories of looting we are accustomed to. The Japanese today are surely a unique and amazing race that we could all hope to learn from.


March 4, 2014, by , posted in Events

Weekly events should hopefully start to get more normal here on in. As a recap, here’s the events we have, this post to be updated with more information once we hear back from the university itself!

Weekly Events

Monday Screenings
4PM – 6PM
Room TBA

Fun and Games
3PM – 6PM (dinner afterwards optional)
UTS Concourse (Tower Building/Building 1)

Friday Screenings
3PM – 6PM
Room CM05D.01.14
* Due to circumstances outside of our control

And one more Orientation Event for you!

Orientation Karaoke

What: Singing and making a fool of yourselves
When: March 8 2014
Where: Big Echo Karaoke
Why: It’s a whole heap of fun~
How: Open your pie hole ;)
LINK: [Anime@UTS] O-Karaoke! ♪

Orientation Day 2014 Recap

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Catch up on the action that happened at Anime@UTS’ O’Day with this lovely YouTube video made by the club photographer (?!), Tac Yip!

Thank you all for attending!!

Weekly Events

February 24, 2014, by , posted in Events

Hello and welcome to Week 1 of university~ Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Orientation Day Welcome Picnic over the weekend! It was so very awesome to see all of you – biggest turnout ever! Give yourselves all a pat on the back~

It’s tough trying to integrate (back) into university life, so we have some events for you to ease your pains and get to hang out with your new (or old) friends again. (( ∧皿∧ ))イシシ

Second Orientation Event: ArtJam

Who: You and the rest of yous
What: Orientation ArtJam
When: 11AM – 6PM
Where: Sandpit, Block A Level 1 (click to see map)
How: With all the stationery
Link: Face-booking you to our events

Weekly Events

These will become more regular as of Week 2 — we’re still only just picking up momentum, so please read our updates! (´∇`;)アハハッ

Wednesday (26/02)
What: Fun and Games
Where: The Concourse, UTS Tower (Building 1)
When: 3PM – 6PM

Friday (28/02)
What: Screening
Where: CM05D.01.14 ** ROOM IS FOR THIS WEEK ONLY**
When: 3PM – 6PM

**Monday Screenings start Week 2!**
Monday (03/02)
What: Screening
Where: CM05D.01.22. ← This room for Week 2 ONLY, but may be changed closer to the date.
When: 4PM – 6PM

Be there, or be a square~(・з・)