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Monthly Newsletter – July Edition

July 25, 2017, by , posted in Blog

Oh no, the semester break is nearly over~ why did I do nothing I said I would do? I haven’t even watched the all the anime I wanted to T_T Well, anyway, at least I have fun subjects this semester, so I mightn’t hate my life the whole time. Just most of it. With that said, let’s get to the fun stuff!

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A big thank you to everyone that came on camp~ we’re slowly working through all the photos and they’ll be up super soon~

Keijo is real now (but only in Portugal). I have nothing more I can say on this topic. It’s pretty dorky, but I mean hey. Keijo was dorky.

Legendary raids are finally a thing in Pokémon Go! A team of as many as 20 people can gather at a gym location and challenge either a Lugia or an Articuno. But, in true Pokémon Go style, it’s buggy af. Aside from some raid locations that have poor network access, incredibly overpowered Lugias for casual players, flawed catch rate balancing and difficulties functioning in rural areas with low population density, there’s just plumb not enough people playing any more to manage raids this way anymore. To cap it off, Lugias and Articunos have a bad habit of running away. But some of this is actually an interesting question – a lot of people thought Pokémon Go would just be Pokémon on a smartphone, but it’s really not. I mean, there’s only meant to be one Lugia and one Articuno in all the world, according to lore, so it makes sense they should be very difficult to catch. But that’s never how Pokémon has been before. It’s been independent, and catching legendaries was a grilling war of attrition against the RNG, rather than a genuinely tough battle. Is anyone still playing, or participated in a raid? Did you hate it?

Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII has made another entry in her modelling career – first Louis Vuitton, and now Nissan. China has produced a series of ads involving various people putting on VR headsets and substituting the driver with either Lightning or Snow Villiers. Why exactly? Why not? If it sells cars, it works.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for the Madman CELEBRATE STUDIO GHIBLI event – we’re looking at negotiating some discounts for all you lovely people~

And now for our events!

If you’re headed to SMASH this year, make sure you swing by our table! We’ll let you know more once we know more~

AnimeSydney Maid Cafe!

WHEN: Saturday, September 30th
WHERE: Sydney Park Pavilion, St Peters
WHAT: AnimeSydney is hosting a Maid Cafe event once again !!! (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧ Get ready for the maid cafe to be BIGGER, BETTER, and CUTER than ever before!!! GET EXCITED because our kawaii maids and our dashing butlers will be waiting to sweep you off your feet and serve you our delicious food ~ ( •̀ᄇ• ́)ﻭ✧ (*´▽`*)

This event is strictly a BOOKINGS ONLY event. The reservation form can be found at:
Please carefully read the information & instructions provided before submitting the booking form. If there are any enquiries, please post on the event page or email us at

A big thanks to our key sponsor Anime at Abbotsford!

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Episode 08 – Animahjong

July 18, 2017, by , posted in Events

Hey Everyone!
We are teaming up with our friends from Mahjong UTS to bring you a super sugoi holiday mahjong event!
For all you enthusiasts out there, you’ll be able to play games in rapid succession as our venue has automatic tables, which means no manual wall-stacking. (-_-)/

When: 20th July, 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: City Heroes (Right under George St. Cinema)
Why: Because we are too lazy to stack our own mahjong walls.
Cost: Free free free
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Episode 07 – Chillaxing Movie Pre-Camp Fun

June 25, 2017, by , posted in Events

Hello Everyone!!!

Holidays can be boring and we are all super excited for camp, but don’t worry, we will keep you entertained (probably).

Basically – We will look at the posted poll to see what movies you guys want to watch. We will screen them for you (movie snacks included) and we will relax. So write down your ideas in the poll!

When: 8th July, 12pm
Where: UTS (Room TBA)
Cost: Free (Bring some snacks to share though!)
FB Link: here

Monthly Newsletter – June Edition

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Hey team! This is just gonna be a short one because exams are killing me T_T I’ve been marathonning Yu-Gi-Oh GX instead of studying so I’m mildly screwed but that’s okay~

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There’s been a few pieces of big news with regards to new releases! A third season of Shokugeki no Souma has been confirmed for Fall 2017 (so October) and, in the biggest news, a third season of Attack on Titan has been promised for 2018! Do we expect delays? Yes. Of course. It was like 4 f*cking years between the first two why would we ever take their word again. Y’see, this is why I have trust issues. In other interesting news, Sword Art Online – Ordinal Scale has outperformed both Pirates of the Caribbean AND Wonder Woman at the Italian box office. Italy has always has a thing for anime, it seems – they were one of few places that aired all 200 episodes of Sailor Moon, they religious dub just about every children’s anime that comes out… there’s a joke in there somewhere, maybe, but my brain is too fried to find it.

Nijimen has launched a poll asking their Twitter followers and other visitors to their site to pick their favourites out of this season. While the voting is definitely heavily biased (like… I’m having Crunchyroll Anime Awards flashbacks rn), the results aren’t terribly surprising. As of the time of publishing, the top three spots are taken with Attack on Titan at 99 votes, Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine at 122 votes and High School Star Musical at 142 votes. MY TRASHY MUSICAL CHILDREN ARE EN ROUTE TO DOMINATION! Ahem. Eromanga Sensei performed surprising well in this fujoshi-heavy demographic, garnering 35 votes, while steamy soft-porn x-reader-fanfic-gone-wild Room Mate ~One Room Side M~ flopped with a depressing 12 votes. I promise I tried to find less biased polls but they’re not out there yet!

Now for our upcoming events!

AnimeSydney Camp!

WHEN: Saturday 15th July – Monday 17th
WHERE: Berry Sports and Recreation Centre
WHAT: As is tradition, AnimeSydney, all of the important anime societies at UTS, UNSW, USyd and Macquarie, are taking over the Berry Sports and Recreation Centre for a 3-day, 2-night adventure of non-stop fun~

Just a gentle reminder for those of you who are coming along~ It’s gonna be all the fun, so I’m excited to see you there!

Episode 7 – Chill Movie Day!

WHEN: Saturday 8th July, 12PM
WHERE: UTS (exact location TBA)
WHAT: Holidays can be boring and we are all super excited for camp, but don’t worry, we will keep you entertained (probably).
Basically – we will look at the poll on the FB event to see what movies you guys want to watch. We will screen them for you (movie snacks included) and we will relax. The cost is free, but snacks from us will be limited, so please bring some of your own to share!

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Episode 06 – Sake Factory Tour

June 12, 2017, by , posted in Events

You know that alcoholic beverage that the people in anime sometimes drink? Why not see how it’s made? Australia has it’s own sake brewery right in Penrith, isn’t that simply marvelous!!! (If you’re more of a sweet tooth they make umeshu as well) :D It will be a great day before we all die from exams.

We will be joining our friends from JASS UTS for this awesome tour. Come and see how sake is made and enjoy the taste tests as well :D You can buy freshly made sake at the end too!

Meet up with the execs of anime@UTS at Penrith station at 11:15am, Parramatta station at 10:10am or Central station at the grand central concourse before 9:50am if you don’t want to trek it there by yourself.

What: Tour at Go-Shu Sake Factory
Why: Learn how sake is made
When: Tuesday, 13th of June (STUVAC)
Where: Penrith
Cost: $2 for concession, $3 for adult
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CENTRAL: 9:50am
PENRITH: 11:15am

See you all there~~~~