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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

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


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