A couple of things. First, a reminder that Oxford Anime Vision's first meeting will be this Friday at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. We'll be in the same room at 8 PM on Friday for the following six weeks as well.
Second, news of two new(ish) anime films which will be getting screenings in the UK.
Mirai, the new film from Mamoru Hosoda (who directed The Girl Who Leapt through Time, Wolf Children, &c) will be shown in various cinemas in the UK on 2 November, including in the Odeon in Oxford on George Street. Obviously that clashes with one of our meetings, but I figure you might still want to know about it if you're not coming to our meetings, or if you're a dedicated Hosoda enthusiast! You can find details here.
Two Heroes, the My Hero Academia movie, will be shown in various places in the UK on 4 December. Showtime details haven't been released yet, but if you're a dedicated MHA fan and want to hear when they are, you can sign up for email notification here.
Welcome (or, for existing members) welcome back) to Oxford Anime Vision.
We’ll be meeting weekly in each Oxford University term this academic year. Unless otherwise advertised, our meetings will run from 8 PM to 11 PM on Fridays. Each week we’ll watch one episode from each of five anime, so that over the course of the year we’ll get the chance to see each show in full. Meetings will finish with the first episode of a show we’re not watching, as a taster/sample. Some of the shows we’re starting the year off with are: Megalo Box, Girls’ Last Tour, Revolutionary Girl Utena and Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju. After our meetings we socialise further over ice cream at G&D's.
Our first main meeting will be at 8 PM on Friday 12 October, in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. Exeter College is right in the middle of Oxford, on Turl Street: the college entrance is the northernmost set of wooden doors on the eastern side of the street. You can find it on Google Maps here. We'll station someone at the college entrance to meet you and guide you in. Please don't bring food or drink (other than bottled water) into the Saskatchewan Room—Exeter let us use the room for free, and we'd like to avoid annoying them by leaving it messy.
If you'd like to meet some of us in a more low-key, relaxed setting, we're having an informal social gathering at the pub called The Mitre on the High Street (here) from 7 PM onwards, this Sunday (7 October). We'll be at the back of the ground floor of the pub, and I'll bring a discreet sign saying 'OAV' so you can spot us.
In the coming weeks we'll send round a few more bits of info about film screenings and social events later in the term. OAV does charge a membership fee (£5 per year), but we will collect this towards the end of Michaelmas Term, after everyone has had a chance to decide whether they want to keep attending.
Finally I should note that we have a Facebook group here. Crucial information is always duplicated there and on this mailing list, so there is no need to join the group if you'd rather not, but the Facebook group is a place where more informal things that aren't announcements can be posted, and where you can catch up with other members.
All best (and, for new members, a very warm welcome to Oxford!),
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Hello again, and welcome back to those of our student members who have been away from Oxford for the vacation. Another email will probably be sent out later this week once we have people signed up from Freshers’ Fair, but for now here are some notices:
1. Our first main meeting of the year will be at 8 PM on Friday 12 October in the usual place, the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. We have this room booked for the first seven weeks of Michaelmas Term. Among the anime we will be showing at the start of the year are Megalo Box, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Girls’ Last Tour and Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju.
2. If any of you are planning to be at Freshers' Fair yourselves, we'll have a stall in Room 9 (Stall 567, in fact). So do drop by and say hi if you want to!
3. As we usually do, we’ll be having an informal beginning-of-year gathering at The Mitre on the High Street this coming Sunday evening, from 7 PM onwards. We’ll be at the tables at the back of the ground floor as usual. This is partly a chance for new members to meet us in a relaxed setting, but existing members are very welcome to come: it would be lovely to catch up after the vacation, and the more current members we have present, the more people will be around for new folk to talk to!
4. The new film directed by Mamoru Hosoda (who did The Girl Who Lept through Time, Wolf Children, &c &c), Mirai, will be having screenings in various places in the UK on 2 November. In Oxford we might try to put together a trip to see it, but alumni living elsewhere might also be interested: you can search for screenings near you here.
Once again, welcome back after the break, and I look forward to seeing many of you in person again soon!