Thursday, March 16, 2017

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - RE:watch Highlights

So as many of you saw through the Society Twitter feed, I have been super into Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. I love the series so much, I love all the characters and the art and everything about it. I've taken tons of screenshots, but haven't gotten the time to write up a reaction piece for each episode. So last night, I watched all of the current episodes again, and decided to put it all together in a big RE:watch highlight with some of the interesting things I saw. Also, look at Tohru, she's so cute and loves Kobayashi so much and it makes me happy. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Policies

I have gotten a few questions regarding the way we run the site, and I figured I would just put them up for everyone to see since it's a frequent question.

Q: Why don't you swear?
A: Since this is a site affiliated with the school, we have to keep everything school appropriate. While if we swore we could probably get away with it, it's also just a matter of ethics. We also want this to be friendly for people of all ages, whether that's a young child, a teen, or your parents.

Koro Sensei Quest! - Episode 12 Highlight

Koro Sensei Quest was a nice series, a good breathe of fresh air. The last episode, while the ending was a bit lackluster, overall it was pretty interesting. We got the final shots of our favorite chibi characters, and while I don't have a lot to say about it, there was one thing that caught my eye.


Kudos to everyone who knows what this is referring to, and if you don't know and are confused, allow me to explain.
Right here we see a super macho Teresaka (who went missing in earlier episodes and was replaced with a better version) coming to save his friends from the Big Bad's wrath. With his edgy cloak and long sword that looks more like a slab of metal than anything, he's a spitting image of Guts from Berserk. There have been tons of other vague hints littered throughout the series, such as DBZ, Naruto, I believe there was a Sailor Moon one, but this is probably my favorite one so far. Have a favorite reference in the spoof series? Leave a comment and let me know, and I may do a feature article on it.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Nanbaka: Episode 1 Recap

 I finally am getting around to watching Nanbaka, and it's not quite what I expected. It has brilliant colors, is lighthearted, but it also seems to have some darker undertones. I'm looking forward to seeing where they plan on taking it in future episodes.

One thing that I really love is just the animation. I'm not super hyped up on the characters, maybe because I haven't really gotten familiar with them, but I love all of the art. It's bright, it's colorful, it just pops and really contrasts against the majority of anime that seem to sport softer colors. Notice that in pretty much every single scene, there are sparkles in the air? It's like everything has this sort of glow, not quite what you would expect from a state of the art prison.

I'm also enjoying just the lightness of it, the humor isn't always on point, but overall I really enjoy it. I think my favorite piece was when they referenced the Fujoshi, girls who are really into BL. I thought it was clever, and a bit funny, since it hasn't been common to find a lot of blatant references. Although Kiss Him Not Me is centered around a fujoshi... other than that it's rare. So far, like it a lot, and Am willing to invest more time into watching more of the series.

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto - Episode 12 Recap

Although we all had a feeling it would happen eventually, Sakamoto is leaving all too soon. While there is Episode 13, which is somewhat of a follow up, this is the last time he will ever spend time with his class mates. After spending almost a full school year and building so many memories, it's difficult for them to just accept that they won't see Sakamoto again.

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto - Episode 11 Recap

In this episode of Sakamoto, the first half is dedicated to Sakamoto and Acchan as they enjoy some winter activities together. Since in real life the heat is starting to creep up on us (at least in California), watching the snow gives a nice sense of nostalgia. Ah, how I miss those cooler times. 

Oh really? After all the class skipping you've done, you actually remember something? I'm a bit surprised, as I always just thought they would play the roles of the dumb fools through the rest of the series. They would always just back up Acchan, they never had any personal depth to them. But hey, maybe they're turning out to have intellect, and maybe this one could turn out to be someone who has a soft spot for science.

Happy White Day!

Happy White Day all my fellow Otakus! At long last this fateful day has rolled around. Unfamiliar with White Day?

Join Our Group Chat + Meet some new people

One of the big things that the Anime Society is marketing is how we can connect with others, build friendships, and branch out. But one of the biggest issues we have been facing is attendance, making one of the founding pillars of the Society start to crumble.

Last year, because our meetings were after school, people couldn't come because of sports and extracurricular activities. Now that our meetings are during lunch, everyone has things to do, or they don't feel up to it, some have even complained that they don't like sharing the room with whoever happens to come. Over all, hardly anyone really physically comes to the meetings, most of our work is done on an online platform.

It's difficult for people to connect when they aren't even able to interact with each other, so I have been brainstorming on ways to fix this. Google Hangouts doesn't work, other places are kinda sketchy, and lets not even talk about going through Tumblr. But fear not, because I've found a solution! After much searching, I was able to find the best thing for us. And now, we officially have an online platform for everyone to join and chat with each other.

Say hello to e-chat, a site where I have a chat-room set up for everyone interested in conversing about Anime Society. As of now, there is no password, and if that changes I will be sure to notify everyone. It also doesn't require an email or extensive sign up, you just put in a temporary username, and if you want a permanent account you just have to make a password, easy as pie. It's open to anyone who wishes to join, whether you're a local member or one of our friends from another state. Anywho, looking forward to chatting with everyone soon!

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