Oxford Anime Vision (AnimeSoc)

News and Announcements

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

Week 3 anime society notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 25th October 2018 @ 6:13pm

Dear all,

Hello again—we'll be meeting as usual in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College at 8 PM tomorrow evening! And there are no other major notices this week.

All best,

Daniel

Week 2 anime society notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 18th October 2018 @ 12:08am

Dear all,

I hope term is treating you well so far. We'll be meeting this week at the same time and in the same place as last week: 8 PM, in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. (Indeed, we'll be meeting at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room in weeks 3–7 of term as well.) 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.

This week we'll be watching the second episodes of the shows we started last week, and finishing up with a 'taster' / sample first episode from a show we will not otherwise be watching. We're going to experiment with changing the order of the shows around, so we'll be watching an episode from each of our regular titles in this order: Megalo Box, Kamichu [break] Utena, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju [break] Girls' Last Tour.

As per last week's email, we can also be found on Facebook here. One other thing to note: we do have a membership fee (it is £5 for the whole year) but we collect this towards the end of Michaelmas Term—so don't worry about that at present: you have time in the coming weeks to decide whether or not you enjoy what we're showing and want to come for the rest of the year.

Best wishes,

Daniel

First meeting / anime film news

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Wednesday, 10th October 2018 @ 8:13am

Dear all,

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.

All best,

Daniel

Anime society year-start notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Friday, 5th October 2018 @ 11:14pm

Dear all,

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!),

Daniel

PS: 
You’re receiving this email because you’re on our mailing list, and if you think were added in error or you would like to be removed for any other reason, just get in touch and we'll remove your email address.

Welcome back

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 @ 8:05am

Dear all,

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.

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Once again, welcome back after the break, and I look forward to seeing many of you in person again soon!

All best,

Daniel

Summer update

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Monday, 27th August 2018 @ 9:48pm

Dear all,

Sorry to trouble your inboxes in the depths of the vacation! Enough bits and pieces of news about film screenings have accumulated that I judged it worth letting everyone know about them.

1. The Cowboy Bebop film will be screened in various Showcase Cinemas around the UK starting on Wednesday 19 September. You can find the current details about screenings here, if you're going to be in the UK at the time and want to see whether there's a screening near you. 

2. The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival might be of interest to anyone based in Wales: it's happening in Cardiff (28–30 September) and Aberystwyth (20–21 October). The Cardiff leg includes screenings of ten anime films, including Lu Over the Wall, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Arrietty, Maquia and When Marnie Was There.

3. As usual, the Scotland Loves Animation film festival will be happening this year over 12–14 October in Glasgow and 15–21 October in Edinburgh. Obviously those dates are awkward for current students (it is possible to race up there and catch SLA from Oxford—I've done it, once—but it's tiring!), but alumni who're in Scotland now might want to keep an eye out for this year's lineup announcement.

4. During Michaelmas Term, on 2 November, there will be screenings of the new anime film Mirai in various places (including Oxford, so we'll probably see if we can get together a group to go). This is the latest family film from the director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt through Time, &c &c). You can find the details about that here.

I hope the rest of the summer goes well for everyone!

All best,

Daniel

End-of-year message

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Sunday, 17th June 2018 @ 9:07pm

Dear all,

Last Friday's meeting was the last meeting of Oxford Anime Vision for the 2017–18 academic year. Thank you to everyone who came to our events, whether you made it to just one, all of them, or some number in between—I hope everyone enjoyed the year! It has, as always, been a privilege and a pleasure to help run the society.

Oxford Anime Vision turned twenty years old last autumn (we were founded in October 1997) and by (genuinely unplanned) coincidence, we showed one title this year which is almost exactly the same age as OAV: Cowboy Bebop first aired in the spring of 1998. 

We might manage to organise a few meet-ups for those of us who're still around over the summer but, assuming things go to plan, our first main meeting for the next academic year will be on Friday 12 October. Have a great summer, and especially good luck to our members who are leaving Oxford for good—do feel free to join us again if you're ever visiting the city in future!

All best,

Daniel

Week 7 Social

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Sunday, 3rd June 2018 @ 8:37pm

Dear all,

We'll be meeting as normal at 8 PM this Friday in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. This coming week is the seventh of Trinity Term's eight weeks, so we only have two meetings left this academic year—and we have just two episodes left of everything we're watching.

And, since it's week 7, we'll be having a meal before the main meeting on Friday. If you would like to come to the meal as well as the meeting, please sign up in the Facebook group here or email oxanimevision@gmail.com before 6 PM this Wednesday. Where exactly we go and when the booking is on Friday evening will both depend how many people sign up—I will let everyone know.

All best,

Daniel

Week 6 Notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 31st May 2018 @ 8:18pm

Dear all,

OAV will be meeting as normal tomorrow in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College at 8 PM. For anyone who's elsewhere and wants to keep track, here is where we are in each show before tomorrow's meeting:

Cowboy Bebop 23
Daily Lives of High School Boys 9
Princess Tutu 23
From the New World 22

Tomorrow we'll be watching one episode of each as normal.

One other notice: Ashleigh's thinking of going to Hyper Japan, a convention/cultural festival in London which will run over 13–15 July. If you're also considering going from Oxford and would like to make a group trip of it, or you're going to be travelling there frome elsewhere but would like to have an OAV meetup while there, talk to her about it at one of our meetings.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Update / Maquia

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 24th May 2018 @ 8:01am

Dear all,

OAV will be meeting as normal tomorrow in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College at 8 PM.

One other piece of news: on Wednesday 27 June (that's Wednesday of week 9) the new anime film Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms will be shown around the UK. The film's an original story, and it's the directorial debut of the prolific anime screenwriter Mari Okada, who's written a whole bunch of shows including Anohana and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.

For those who'll be in Oxford after the end of term, it's screening at the George St Odeon and at the leisure centre Vue. You can find links to those showings, and search for screenings near you if you're going to be elsewhere in the UK, here

All best,

Daniel

Week 2 meeting

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Monday, 30th April 2018 @ 12:15am

Dear all,

After our unusual first-week absence, Oxford Anime Vision will be meeting this Friday at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College as usual!

For anyone who's fallen behind and wants to catch up, this is where we got to at the end of last term (i.e., as far as you'll want to have watched to be up to speed for this week's meeting, not the episodes we'll be watching this week!):

Cowboy Bebop 18
Daily Lives of High School Boys 5
Princess Tutu 18
From the New World 17

Best wishes,

Daniel

Trinity Term Schedule

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Tuesday, 24th April 2018 @ 11:38pm

Dear all,

Welcome back from the committee! We’ve had trouble booking a room for this week, and at this point it looks like we won’t have a venue for this Friday. We were also struggling to find a projectionist for this Friday. On the plus side, we have been able to book the Saskatchewan Room as normal for all the other weeks of term.

Consequently, we’ve decided that our best option is to scratch this week’s meeting: we will not be meeting this Friday.

But we will be meeting every Friday for the next seven weeks, weeks 2–8 of Trinity Term, at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room, starting with Friday next week (4 May).

To account for the lost time in our schedule we’ll remove Flag—since there was already some discussion of doing that—and show an extra episode at one meeting for each of the other four titles we’re watching (weeks 2–5), leaving us with three meetings at the end of the year in which we can have two randoms (weeks 6–8).

We’re sorry that we couldn’t have a meeting this week!

Best wishes,

Daniel

Week 8

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Wednesday, 7th March 2018 @ 8:15am

Dear all,

We'll be meeting as normal on Friday in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College at 8 PM. For those of us who aren't students living on the university term: this will be the last meeting this term. Assuming things go to plan, our first meeting next term will be on Friday 27 April.

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A few notes on coming anime film screenings in the UK. 

There are some new films coming out made by compiling together bits of Code Geass and adding a few new bits of animation. The first one's being screened in various places, including Oxford, on Wednesday 21 March, and you can search for screenings here (though it looks like you might not be able actually to book tickets yet). Compilation films like these can vary a lot in quality and accessibility, but if you liked the show this might be a nice nostalgia trip.

If you're in Oxford over the Easter break, the Phoenix Picturehouse is running a short series of screenings of Ghibli films, details here.

Finally, as I noted in last week's message, the newish film Mary and the Witch's Flower is being screened in various places, including Oxford, on Tuesday 10 April and from 4 May onwards; you can search for screenings near you here.

Best wishes for the last few days of term!

Daniel


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