Welcome back to AnimeSoc! We hope your (well-deserved!) break has been excellent.
Debrief for meetings this term: they start at 8pm and they're all in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College. The next meeting is on Friday the 19th January (that's Friday of 1st Week - in about a week from today).
Thanks very much and have a great and anime-filled term.
P.S. Sometimes I make silly mistakes and miss things out of weekly emails. If I miss anything or you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let me know; moreover, if there's anything you're not sure about week to week feel free to refer back to this email for info. Thanks! :)
The end of term is upon us! Our final meeting this term will be at 8 PM this Friday, in the Fitzhugh Auditorium in the Cohen Quad (here). That's not the usual room at Exeter College, but rather the alternative one.
At this Friday's meeting we'll be collecting the membership fee for the 2017–18 academic year, which will be £5 per person (the money goes towards the cost of hiring a stall and printing leaflets for next year's Freshers' Fair). But don't worry if you don't bring £5 next week, because we'll also be accepting membership fees in meetings at the start of Hilary Term.
A final reminder that on 6 December, in week 9, Masaaki Yuasa's new film Lu Over the Wall is being shown in cinemas in various places in the UK. I imagine many of us will have left Oxford at that point; you can check for screenings near wherever you'll be then on this page. For those of us who will still be in Oxford, there's a screening at 7 PM in the George St Odeon and one at 7.30 PM in the Vue at the Kassam Stadium. Lu Over the Wall is pretty fun and rounds out a year that's been good for cinema releases of anime in the UK!
Our first meeting in 2018 will, room bookings permitting, be on Friday of week 1, which will be 19 January. For anyone who's still in Oxford for some or all of the gap between undergraduate terms, we might organise one or two more informal get-togethers. I will let everyone know about these if they materialise!
This week, AnimeSoc is in the Saskatchewan Room again; the usual line-up will be showing (Cowboy Bebop; The Great Passage; Princess Tutu; From the New World) except Time of Eve, which has now finished! (More on that later.)
The meeting will start at 8pm, and afterwards there will be the customary ice cream and chatter at the St Aldate's G&D's.
•We always have a meal before the main meeting in week 7 of term, i.e. this week. If you’d like to come to that too, sign up on the relevant Facebook post or email firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday afternoon. We haven’t picked a restaurant yet (and to some extent it depends on how many people sign up).
•Now that Time of Eve has ended, we’ll be using that slot to fit in extra episodes from shows we’re watching which have more than 24 episodes (we only have 24 meetings in the year). Another anime will replace Time of Eve after Christmas.
•On 6 December—the Wednesday of the week after the end of term—Masaaki Yuasa’s new anime film Lu Over the Wall is screening in cinemas around the UK. The film’s a family adventure film with a great soundtrack and some wild animation. Those who’ll have left Oxford because term is over can search for screenings near them at http://luoverthewallmovie.co.uk/. In Oxford, it’s showing on 6 December at 7 PM in the George St Odeon at at 7.30 PM at the Vue cinema out at the Kassam Stadium.