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Wk 7 anime notices; film night

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 13th June 2019 @ 12:13am

Dear all,

Oxford Anime Vision will meet as normal at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College this Friday. The window for signing up for the meal beforehand has now closed, but if you signed up the meal will be at Taberu, at 6 PM. If you didn't sign up, we'll see you at 8 PM.

This is short notice (the usual room booking travails…), but we’ll have a film night this Saturday from 6 PM in Lecture Room 1 at Christ Church. Since this is the only year in which it would make sense to show it, we'll be showing the Utena film, Adolescence Apocalypse. This is a stand-alone film which retools the plot and repositions the characters, so you don't need to be on top of Utena's plot to understand it. It's also startlingly well-animated, and has lots of architectural design work which is sort of like Christ Church, so our location will be appropriate. Time permitting I'll rustle up some short things to show before/afterwards.

All best,

Daniel

Week 6 anime notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 6th June 2019 @ 11:42pm

Dear all,

Oxford Anime Vision will meet as usual this Friday at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College.

We've now gotten to the point where we don't need to show anything twice to fit shows into the year, so we've space for two 'random' taster episodes—though this week, as a one-off, we will have a mystery double-length random.

Next week, week 7, we will have a meal before the main meeting on Friday 14 June. If you'd like to be included in that please sign up by commenting on the relevant Facebook post or by emailing oxanimevision@gmail.com.

A
 couple of other notices:

- The Japan Foundation is screening Masaaki Yuasa's Night is Short, Walk On Girl (2017) in London on 26 June and tickets are free (you just have to sign up for them). Details here.

- The British Museum has a major exhibition dedicated to manga running until late August—apparently 'the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan'.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Week 4 anime notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Sunday, 19th May 2019 @ 11:21pm

Dear all,

OAV will meet as normal this coming Friday at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College.

Nothing major to report here, but here's where we are after the end of last week's meeting:

- Mob Psycho 100 ep 7

- Rakugo season 2 ep 6

- Utena ep 34

- Haibane Renmei ep 7

For anyone who was kept away from last week's meeting by life but is following along, note that we watched two episodes of Utena, and that Utena episode 33 is technically a recap episode, but also contains significant actual narrative developments, so you'll want to make sure you don't skip it.

This Friday we'll resume with the episodes following these ones.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Week 2 anime notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Monday, 6th May 2019 @ 12:26am

Dear all,

We didn't have any technical issues last week, so we'll be proceeding as planned with the next OAV meeting at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College this Friday (and all the remaining Fridays this term).

We'll try to organise a film night later in term, and will provisionally meet for the usual termly social before the main meeting on the Friday of week 7.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Week 1 anime notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Sunday, 28th April 2019 @ 4:51pm

Dear all,

Hello again and, for our student members who've just returned to Oxford, welcome back. Since Trinity Term begins this week, OAV will also be resuming as normal, at 8 PM this Friday in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. With luck, we won't have any of the technical issues which cropped up there at the end of last term—if those persist, we might try to move venues later on this term.

For anyone who needs to keep track or catch up, here are the episodes we watched in the last meeting of last term: Mob Psycho 100 episode 3; Utena episode 29; Rakugo season 2 episode 3; Haibane Renmei episode 4. This Friday we'll be watching the episodes immediately following those.

Since Kamichu ended last term, we will be using its slot in the schedule to fit in extra episodes of shows which have lengths exceeding our twenty-four meetings, so as to fit them into the year.

Good luck to everyone this term—and see you on Friday!

All best,

Daniel

Email error

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Sunday, 17th March 2019 @ 2:03pm

Dear all,

S
ome of you might have noticed that our week 8 notices email appears to have been sent out yesterday. As far as I can see, this is probably a problem with the mailing list infrastructure, because I definitely sent the email on 5 March! 5 March is even the date of the version on our GroupSpaces front page.

Whatever the cause, we apologise for troubling your inbox, and you can disregard the previous email's talk of an imminent meeting: we definitely aren't having any official meetings until 3 May.


Best wishes,


Daniel

Wk 8 anime notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Tuesday, 5th March 2019 @ 11:17pm

Dear all,

OAV will meet as normal at 8 PM this Friday in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. As we didn't manage to organise our usual week 7 meal before last week's meeting, we'll organise one (restaurant TBC) probably at 6 PM this Friday. If you'd like to be included in the booking, please sign up ASAP by commenting on the relevant post in the Facebook group, or email oxanimevision@gmail.com

The end of Hilary Term is upon us, and sadly this Friday's main meeting will be the last of our normal meetings this term. Kamichu will end this Friday, but we plan to resume with all of our other continuing anime on Friday of week 1 of Trinity Term, Friday 3 May.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Wk 7 anime notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 28th February 2019 @ 5:50pm

Dear all,

We hope your week's going well! Oxford Anime Vision will meet as usual this Friday—tomorrow—at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. 

This coming Saturday (NB Saturday, not Sunday!) we have a film screening at 4 PM in the Saskatchewan Room, where you'll be able to enjoy Liz and the Blue Bird. This is the latest film directed by Naoko Yamada (A Silent Voice), and one of the more recent films made by Kyoto Animation. And it's only been shown in the UK at a few festivals, so we hope it will be new to most of you.

And if you want to catch the thrilling finale of the Black Rose Arc of Utena, which we cut out of the show to fit it into our twenty-four-meeting academic year schedule, come to the Saskatchewan Room at 3 PM on Saturday (NB Saturday, not Sunday!) for the final three episodes of that.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Wk 6 anime notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Wednesday, 20th February 2019 @ 6:21pm

Dear all,

We hope your week's going well! Oxford Anime Vision will meet as usual this Friday at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. Megalo Box ended last week, so we'll be bringing in the first season of Mob Psycho 100 to fill that slot in our schedule. Other than that, expect a normal meeting!

This coming Sunday (NB Sunday, not Saturday!) we have a film screening at 4 PM in the Saskatchewan Room, where you'll be able to enjoy Redline, a spectacular action piece and one of the most well-animated anime… well, ever. Don't miss your chance to see this on a relatively large screen backed by lecture theatre speakers! (Content note: Redline contains a little bit of fanservice—nothing dramatic: the film was rated 15 by the BBFC—and extensive, near-constant speed limit violations.)

And if you want to catch more of the arc of Utena which we cut out of the show to fit it into our twenty-four-meeting academic year schedule, come to the Saskatchewan Room at 3 PM on Sunday (NB Sunday, not Saturday!) for the next three episodes of that.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Wk 5 anime notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 14th February 2019 @ 10:15pm

Dear all,

Oxford Anime Vision will meet as usual tomorrow at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. Girls' Last Tour ended last week, so we'll be bringing in Haibane Renmei to fill that slot in our schedule. (And Megalo Box will be ending this week, so next week the first season of Mob Psycho 100 will take over that slot. With a couple of new shows beginning, this is the second-best time to start coming to OAV after the autumn start.)

Remember that this Saturday we have a film screening at 4 PM in the Saskatchewan Room, where you'll be able to enjoy Patlabor in what might be your sole chance ever to see it on a properly large screen. And if you want to catch the arc of Utena which we cut out of the show to fit it into our twenty-four-meeting academic year schedule, come to the Saskatchewan Room at 3 PM on Saturday for the first three episodes of that.

Best wishes,

Daniel
 

Wk 4 update: film screenings

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 7th February 2019 @ 12:16am

Dear all,

Oxford Anime Vision will meet as normal this Friday, in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College, at 8 PM. The sixth slot of the meeting will be the first episode of the Utena arc which we’re otherwise slicing out of the series and showing separately, so everyone can get a sense for it.

Then this term we have extra meetings on:

  • Saturday 16 February (Saturday after week 5)
  • Sunday 24 February (Sunday after week 6)
  • Saturday 2 March (Saturday after week 7)

At each of these meetings you can watch part of the arc of Utena which we’re otherwise skipping (3 PM onwards) and/or watch a film (4 PM onwards). All the films will end at or before 6 PM. Some of us might head out to get food together afterwards, and anyone who comes is welcome to join us.

Film screenings at extra meetings:

4 PM Saturday 16 February: Patlabor

Patlabor is a classic half-comic technothriller directed by Mamoru Oshii, who would go on to make Ghost in the Shell. It’s about a team of police specialists trying to find a way to defeat a hacker without causing massive property damage.

4 PM Sunday 24 February: Redline

Redline is a cheerful, exaggerated action spectacular, and one of the most finely-animated anime ever. It’s been a good few years since we last showed it, and seeing this film on a reasonably large screen is treat not to be missed!

4 PM Saturday 2 March: Liz and the Blue Bird

Liz and the Blue Bird is the latest film directed by Naoko Yamada, who you might know from her film A Silent Voice a few years ago. It’s a gentle and reflective drama, and it was made at Kyoto Animation with all their trademark polish. If you want a copy of the termcard with this information on for your reference, you can find one here!

Best wishes,
Daniel

Week 3 Update

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Friday, 1st February 2019 @ 12:05am

Dear all,

Oxford Anime Vision will be meeting as normal at 8 PM tomorrow (or, if you want to be a stickler about time, later today) in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College!

If you didn't see our last message about film screenings and extra Utena episodes later this term, you can find it here.

Best wishes (and tread carefully in the snow tomorrow morning!),

Daniel

Film screenings; Utena update

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 @ 10:53pm

Dear all,

OAV will be meeting as normal at 8 PM this Friday in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter—we hope to see you there! The rest of this email concerns plans for the remainder of the term.

You might've wondered how Revolutionary Girl Utena, which is rather longer than 24 episodes, will fit into our 24-meeting schedule for the academic year. There's a whole arc, the 'Black Rose' arc, which is fairly self-contained, and we're going to cut that out of regular meetings and show it across three extra meetings this term (with the arc's first episode shown as a sample in the final slot in our meeting in week 4).

If you'd like to catch this extra part of Utena (the Black Rose arc itself is good fun!) you can come along to these extra meetings, and if you're not that bothered about Utena, you can just come to regular meetings on Fridays as normal. (Can't make the extra meetings, but want to see all of Utena? Talk to us and we can make sure you have the relevant part of the show.)

We'll also have three film screenings this term, one directly after each Utena session, and you're very welcome just to come to see the film each time if you want to. The committee is discussing film options, and we might chat about this with the everyone on Friday this week. All these extra meetings will take place in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College, and their dates and times are:

Saturday 16 February (Saturday after term week 5): 
3 PM Utena episodes 15–17
4 PM film screening (film to start at c. 4.10, finish by 6 PM)

Sunday 24 February (Sunday after term week 6):
3 PM Utena episodes 18–20
4 PM film screening (film to start at c. 4.10, finish by 6 PM)

Saturday 2 March (Saturday after term week 7):
3 PM Utena episodes 21–23
4 PM film screening (film to start at c. 4.10, finish by 6 PM)

Further details of the film selection will follow in due course. Note the alternation betweeen Saturday and Sunday here!

These events mean it's worth having a termcard for this term, and here it is.

All best,
Daniel

Week 1 notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Wednesday, 16th January 2019 @ 9:12am

Dear all,

Oxford Anime Vision will be meeting for the first time this term this Friday, at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College as usual. We'll be watching the ninth episodes of the five regular anime which we started last term, plus a sample first episode from something we're not watching.

More details about arrangements for the rest of term will be delivered in future emails! Though, unless there is dramatic disruption, one event is predictable: we expect to have our pre-meeting dinner on Friday of week 7 as normal, and that's Friday 1 March.

All best,
Daniel

Anime: Hilary Notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Wednesday, 9th January 2019 @ 11:41pm

Dear all,

Happy New Year, and for our student members, welcome back to Oxford! We've been able to book the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College for all eight Fridays of the coming term, which should keep our schedule nice and simple.

So we'll be resuming OAV meetings on Friday next week, Friday 18 January, at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room, with the ninth episodes of Megalo Box, Kamichu, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu and Girls' Last Tour plus, as usual, the first episode of a show we're not otherwise watching. I look forward to seeing you there!

All best,

Daniel

End of term

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Saturday, 1st December 2018 @ 11:06am

Dear all,

Michaelmas Term is now over, and sadly last night's OAV meeting was our last meeting this calendar year. We've now seen 8 episodes of each of the shows we're watching. We'll resume them all with their 9th episodes in our first meeting of Hilary Term, which will happen on Friday 18 January 2019 unless our plans are seriously disrupted.

Thank you to everyone who came along this term, whether to eight meetings, one meeting or some number in between! 

I have one other bit of anime news—well, a reminder about some anime news—to add here: the My Hero Academia film is getting screenings in various places in the UK next week on Tuesday 4 December (and in some cinemas over the following days). If you follow the show and want to see if there are screenings near you, you can search for them here.

See you in the new year!

All best,

Daniel

Week 8 notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Wednesday, 28th November 2018 @ 11:37pm

Dear all,

OAV will be meeting at 8 PM this Friday for the last time this term. We will not be at Exeter College, however (we couldn't book the room).

Instead, we will be meeting in Lecture Room 1 at Christ Church. Christ Church is only about five minutes away from Exeter: it's here, actually opposite the branch of G&D's we usually go to after meetings, on the east side of St Aldate's and right in the city centre.

We will use the entrance on St Aldate's, which is a massive gate underneath a tower. That entrance is called Tom Gate, and you can see it on the attached PDF map of the college (if that attachment doesn't work, you can find the file online here). Lecture Room 1 is through the door marked '8' on the map, on the opposite side of the main courtyard from Tom Gate, and up the stairs inside.

If you're not confident finding your way in, be outside the Tom Gate entrance shortly before 8 PM and we'll try to make sure you get to the room. The porters should know we are coming, but be prepared for them to be more inquisitive than those at Exeter (since they are used to guarding what is effectively a massive tourist attraction). As at Exeter the locking of the college's doors for the night is beyond our control, and we can't guarantee that you'll be able to get in if you turn up late.

So, see you on Friday evening—at Christ Church rather than the usual place!

All best,

Daniel

Week 7 notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 22nd November 2018 @ 3:11pm

Dear all,

I hope you're all well and keeping warm! Oxford Anime Vision will meet as normal this week at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. We'll be collecting membership fees (£5 for the year) this week, so you can bring that if you forgot to do so last week.

Next week—not tomorrow, but on Friday 30 November—we will be in Lecture Room 1 at Christ Church, not at Exeter College. We'll send round more details about that after tomorrow.

All best,

Daniel

Week 6 notices: social, fees

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Wednesday, 14th November 2018 @ 11:29am

Dear all,

I hope you're all well. Oxford Anime Vision will be meeting as usual at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College on Friday this week. A few other notices follow.

As we're reaching the end of Michaelmas Term we'll be collecting membership fees in the next few meetings. The membership fee is £5 for the whole year, and the money goes towards the cost of hiring a stall, printing leaflets &c for next years Freshers' Fair. If you don't bring the fee this week, don't worry: we'll bring the membership book to several meetings in a row.

Next week, in week 7 (Friday 23 November), as we usually do, we'll have a social before the main meeting. This will be a meal at 6 or 6.30 PM, at a restaurant to be decided. If you'd like to be included in the numbers for this, please email oxanimevision@gmail.com or sign up under the relevant message in the Facebook group—by 5 PM on Tuesday 20 November. (Please only sign up if you're genuinely planning to come: restauranteurs tend to be unimpressed if we make a big booking and then a third of us don't show up…) This will be a good chance for us to catch up with each other outside the context of G&D's!

Finally, some of you might've wondered how we're planning to fit Utena, a 39-episode show, into the structure of three 8-week terms. There are several recap episodes, and most of those can be cut without problems. And there's one arc in the middle of Utena which is interesting and enjoyable, but not essential to grasping the show, and we will show that arc in one or two separate marathon screenings during the spring—so if you like the show, you can come along and see all of it, and if you're not too bothered you can just catch our regular meetings.

All best,

Daniel

Week 4 anime notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Wednesday, 31st October 2018 @ 11:12pm

Dear all,

OAV will be meeting as usual at 8 PM this Friday in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College.

You might remember from past emails that we're in the Saskatchewan Room in weeks 1–7 this term. I'm pleased to report that we've now booked a room for week 8, when we'll be at Christ Church. More details on that will follow later in the term.

All best,

Daniel


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