Friday, September 30, 2016

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

I just finished watching Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- on Crunchyroll and I'm just blown away. The plot, character development, the emotions. I can't wait for another season. I'm literally in tears right now.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Our first Anime Society meeting!!!

Sorry for being inactive otaku brethren...

Everyone knows how hectic school can get at times, and amidst all of the chaos we find ourselves in need of a fun and relaxing clubv. Can't wait for Anime Society to get together? Can't handle the wait? Are you just really excited to watch some mind blowing anime? Well the wait is over. 

Our first Anime Society club meeting is this Thursday during lunch in room D5!

We'll be streaming episodes of Fate/Zero (prequel to Fate/Stay Night), as well as announcing the winner of our club day raffle. 

If you're still on the fence about coming, keep in mind we'll have snacks :)

Sending good feels your way, Cat-sama


Friday, September 23, 2016

Listless Weekend

This weekend, I hope everyone has the tie to get some much needed rest and relaxation. all of the Anime Society members definitely need some lazy time, as well as catching up on some episodes of Tanaka-kun is Always Listless.

Take a nap, watch a nice slice of life anime, and chill out with Tanaka-kun and the Anime Society

- Cat Senpai


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Shots fired on Twitter

I forgot the club had a Twitter
someone apparently doesn't like our profile info on there
Guess it's time for a Twitter war

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Big Day ˭̡̞(◞⁎˃ᆺ˂)◞*✰

After weeks of preparation and excitement, it has finally come. The big day. The final battle.

Yaaaay, it's Armageddon! (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

But no, really. Today is Club Day at SLVHS. Everyone at the Anime Society, Badminton Association, and Marine Life Matters has been working really hard to get everything lined up, as well as get ready for the amazing bake sale we'll be hosting.

We look forward to seeing everyone there, and come check out our raffle and treats! ˭̡̞(◞⁎˃ᆺ˂)◞*✰

- Cat Senpai

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

*Insert Enthusiastic Cat Sounds*

Isn't is such an exciting day, nya?

I'm really looking forward to configuration day tomorrow, and just clubs in general. I'm a little overwhelmed with running three at once, but with all of the support its not too bad.

Clubs are just such a fun thing to have, to take the edge off all the stress from school. I love school a little more than the average person, but even I need a break to have some fun and just do something different. The change of pace is always nice, and clubs can provide that.

Anyway, President Cat-sama has rambled on long enough. Back to website editing and some essay writing.

See y'all later nya~!

Anime Society is Live on SLVHS

Last year, we started our club a little late, and it wasn't until the end of the year that we had worked on the Anime Society website enough to submit it to the school to be added to the website. This year, right off the bat, I sent an email off to the SLVHS website Webmaster asking for him to add all the correct information regarding Badminton Association, Marie Life Matters, and Anime Society.

And this morning they replied to my email, and lo and behold, all of the correct information is on the schools club information page! I'm so excited, because they also have a link that leads straight to the Anime Society page. This is a great accomplishment, and I'm so happy that now when people go online, they can see all of our club information. It might seem like such a small thing, but it honestly feels like we're being recognized as an official club now!

Looking forward to club day and our first meeting, don't forget about Club Configuration Day on the 15th!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Looking forward to club day

It's a foggy and chilly Monday morning, and the groans of students echo across the campus. For most, Monday is a dreaded day, not to be looked forward to. For the members of the Anime Society, excitement is everywhere. We're all looking forward to our Club Configuration Day as well as the official Club Day. After Club Day is when we can finally officially start our meetings, which I know we all eagerly await. o(*^▽^*)o

Today I picked up some fresh club forms, buckled down and started filling out all the info while looking at our old club records. Now I'm armed with some neatly written forms and a sore wrist, but I'm pretty satisfied with the results. \(;´□`)/

All we have to do now is get them signed by staff, the principal, and club commissioner. I have confidence that it will get approved again this year, but cross your fingers and wish your hard working President some good luck (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑

Friday, September 9, 2016

September 15th Club Configuration Day

Calling all Anime Society Staff members, as well as anyone interested!

This will be a meeting to determine who will be setting up on Club Day September 21st, receiving leadership titles, as well as some briefing on what we will be doing this year and what work we will be doing on our website.

For anyone interested in being on the formal Anime Society staff and helping run the show, please feel free to stop by Room D5 and learn more. Below is a list of the positions who are required to attend the meeting.
  • President
Head of Anime Society and its members. Sets up meetings, events, and anime streaming. Keeps record of all the meetings, maintains the website, gathers sponsors. General manager and room maintenance. 
  • Vice President
Takes the place of the President when absent. Helps with meeting and event planning, assists in anime streaming set up, maintains website. 
  • Secretary 
A member tasked with coming to every meeting to keep track of which members and students join us per meeting, and submitting reports of attendance and behavioral reports. Also watches the clock to allow students and Society Staff to clean up and gather things at least 5 minutes before the bell rings.
  • Marketing Manager
Specifically focuses on spreading the word of Anime Society, and is tasked with making and putting up flyers and posters for the club, as well as delegating the task. Does direct planning with President and Vice-President on how to design and market. 
  • Anime Description Writers
For all of the anime we watch, or want to watch, Anime Society would like to include a list of anime on our site, and with each name a link with our own personal description. (Not mandatory to attend meeting, as most regular members will be asked to do this)
  • Blog updates
Daily updates with what we're doing related to anime, the club, and how our meetings went, as well as the occasional tweaking of formatting when needed. (Not mandatory to attend meeting, 

Woohoo, Reached 1000 Watchers!!!!! о(ж>▽<)y ☆

Today, Friday September 9th, The Anime Society blog and website has reached over 1000 watchers and views.

☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

WOW! How exciting, we've come so far from where we first started last year. We've grown into such a huge and popular club, not only at SLVHS but on the internet with other students who live far away as well.

(ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

It sure seems like a long time since we began our Anime Society, as well as the blog. When I took over the club in my Freshman year, the club had been inactive for several years. We started out with a small handful of members, which shrank as the grind of school took up more and more time, making after-school clubs rather unsuccessful. Soon we ended up with only 3-4 members per meeting, sometimes even less. There was the discussion of disbanding the club.

。゚ヽ(゚´Д`)ノ゚。

After talking about it and thinking on the matter, the members made a unanimous decision to keep the club running, for all of the people who did enjoy attending and being apart of it. It was a little bit before then that we first started creating the Anime society blog, and right after our bump in the road our website skyrocketed. Thanks to the support of some virtual friends who took great interest in anime, word about our site and how hard we've worked has spread.

♡o。(๑◕ฺ‿ฺ◕ฺ๑)。o♡

Now it's my Sophomore year, and I'm hosting the club again this year, and I'm very proud of how far our work has come. We've went from an inactive club to a functioning, organized group full of so many talented people.

(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

To everyone who has taken an interest in our work, supported us, and given us help when we were really struggling to stay afloat, you have The Anime Society's deep gratitude. It's because of you that we've become who and what we are today. Arigato (Thank You)!

(๑ˊ͈ ॢꇴ ˋ͈)ᵃʳⁱᵍᵃᵗᵒ〜♡॰ॱ

Japanese Emoticons

Everyone loves fun emoticons, they're a great way to express yourself. ヽ(=^・ω・^=)丿
But with the emoji keyboard we get with our phones, sometimes we're limited, or get a little bored with our selection. Fear not, the Anime Society has found a solution! 

JapaneseEmoticons.me, a fun place to check out for cool tips on how to create your own text based emojis, as well as a broad selection of already created ones. From a variety of emotions, to animals, to your everyday objects, this site has just about anything you'll ever want.

I personally couldn't live without this site, it's just so fun to use to accentuate my emails. My favorite part is the emotion type emojis, they have such a different variety for the positive faces that I feel like I can express myself with a single emoticon without having to say a single word. 

A major pro for this website is that when you're visiting the site in desktop format, it automatically copies whatever emoticon you highlight with your cursor, so no need to take the extra step to cut and copy. A slight con is occasionally when on mobile their format doesn't transition perfectly, so sometimes it cuts off a small portion of the last row on the far right. So far this has only happened twice, ad I use this site daily. 

A wonderful website, mochis to the creators for going out of their way to make some authentic and exciting new emoticons for the various otakus across the world. 



Thursday, September 8, 2016

Anime Club is back on track!

A new school year has begun again, and things are hectic as always. But out of all the chaos, Anime Society remains strong and steady. Fun news! Club day will be on the 21st during lunch, and Anime Society will be setting up a table. There will be cosplay, there will be music, there will be prizes. There. Will. Be. Otakus.

But it's very exciting that our club is getting renewed! We're also moving our meeting to Thursdays during lunch in Mr. Laheys room, D5. Shout out to my favorite Freshmen math teacher!!!! Thank you Mr. Lahey for not only hosting Anime Society, but Marine Life Matters every other Wednesday during lunch as well.

This year, we'll be streaming a variety of anime during lunch, so anyone can feel free to stop in and enjoy a new episode of a popular Fall hit, or your favorite nostalgic classic. We'll be meeting weekly, so you can always count on The Anime Society to be your source of steady ground in a crazy sea of new classes and peers.

Our goal this year is to not only attract more anime lovers and potential members, but to create a safe and friendly environment for anyone who wants to learn more about what we do and love. We'll also be hosting fun games and mini contests, cosplay excursions, Pokemon Go meetups, and the occasional Japanese snack taste testing (ノ≧∀≦)ノ.

As always we will continue our discussions about our feelings and thoughts on anime, quiet manga reading time, and last but not least, we'll make sure this Anime Society blog gets the time and care it needs. We've let it collect some dust over the summer, but with our new and improved Anime Society I know that we can do anything!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Review on Edo Sushi

I know of this sushi place fondly. I hadn't visited the place for months, I guess I was too wrapped up in the Chinese joint closer to us. The first thing you might notice when you walk in is the plethora of sports memorabilia. I mean, the owner really loves their SJ Sharks. If you sit in one of the tables by the windows, you'll be able to see the creek from where you sit. The service is surprisingly quick, especially when confronted with a packed house. Lots of variety in the sushi choices, not to mention authentic seaweed salad. Expect a homey feel to the place.

13271 CA-9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-2099
bouldercreeksushi.com

Review on Sushi Garden

I went here because I remembered it as a kid. I love this place so much, and it's seriously been around forever. The service was really great, all of the ladies were really nice and quick. Now as for the food, as you've probably guessed it's sushi. But it's godlike sushi, with a huge variety and incredible flavor. The portions were also huge. I got the combo dinner platter (because I couldn't decide what type of teriyaki I wanted) and I got a meal for three people.

5600 Scotts Valley Dr Scotts Valley, CA 95066  

(831)-438-9260

Review on LightInTheBox.com

If you take the time to do the research and go through the different listings, there's usually amazing prices. The selection is also really great, and the shipping is usually free. You can also make a free account. If the shipping isn't free however, it's a bit on the expensive side. Their cosplays are also very good quality, and the designs are really cool. They don;t always follow the original character outfit design, they sometimes put on fun twists. 

LightInTheBox.com

Review on FM-Anime.com

The variety for this website is fantastic. The only downside is the high prices. It's a good place to go to if you're looking for ideas instead of actually looking to buy products from that site.

Review on Funimation

Funimation is a major producer in the anime industry, and streams many of their productions on their website. They have a fair amount of content, simulcasts, and extra content you don't see just about anywhere.

Review on Mangafox.me

Very fast loading time, and unlike some websites, the whole chapter is displayed while on mobile, so you only have to scroll down to see the next page. The format is also very nice. The variety is alright, not as much as other sites. But it does have several of thee more popular titles.

Review on Mangareader.net

A large list and variety of manga. A great place to go if you're looking for new things. Most of their titles are untranslated, so sometimes it's hard to pinpoint what you want to pick. Some of Cat's favorite anime were based on pick from this site. A lot of ads pop up to take one to a different page, but it's usually easy to deal with on mobile. It also requires you to click to go to the next page, which is inconvenient. The only virtue this site has is variety and surprises hidden around each corner. There is also an email list that you can be added to, to be notified about when your favorite manga is updated. 

MangaReader.net

Review on Gogoanime.io

A site with a large selection of older or not so popular anime you don't find on big name sites. Another upside is there aren't any ads to interrupt viewing. There are bubble ads, but overall they aren't a problem. Most of the subtitles are good on this site, but occasionally there are subs that are very inaccurate and confusing. There's also a recurring issue where the episode will stop playing and start over, it remains stuck in this loop even if you refresh the page. It's good if you want to find obscure classics, but overall unreliable.

Review on Crunchyroll.com

A great site with a large variety, and money paid to the content creators when you get a subscription. The Queue is very helpful in keeping track of what episode your own, and what you want to watch next.You can create an account for free, but beware of copious ads. If you don't get a subscription, there's usually about one add for every five minutes of content. Pros: Content, Queue and direct influence of creators. Cons: ADS ADS ADS.