Oxford Anime Vision (AnimeSoc)

News and Announcements

Michaelmas Term Week 8

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Monday, 27th November 2017 @ 10:16pm

Dear all,

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!

Best wishes,

Daniel

Meeting 24th November & Notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff7, Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 @ 4:41pm

Hello all! Hope you're having a good week.

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.

NOTICES

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 oxanimevision@gmail.com 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.

Have a great week, and best wishes!
Isabella

Meetings 18th and 19th November

E-mail sent by Member 205eff7, Tuesday, 14th November 2017 @ 11:55pm


Hello all! Hope this finds you well. As you may already know, this week's meetings are on both the Friday (regular scheduled programming) and Saturday (for a super awesome film afternoon!) Worth noting for this week: 

Room Change

Oxford Anime Vision will not be in the normal room this Friday, as we couldn’t book it. Instead, we’ll be meeting in the FitzHugh Auditorium at the Cohen Quad. This is on Walton Street just to the north-west of the city centre, here: https://goo.gl/maps/N9Vpq7sgZY62. It’s a fairly obvious large building on the left side of Walton Street if you’re walking northwards. It’s only about five minutes’ walk from Exeter College where we normally meet.

Please note that the Cohen Quad’s main doors are locked by default. We will make sure we have people at the doors around 8 PM to let you in and show you the way to the auditorium, but it would be wise not to be late.

Film Afternoon: Saturday 18 Nov, 2–6 PM, Saskatchewan Room

We’ll be screening a couple of anime films this Saturday, from 2 PM to 6 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter. The films will be:

1. Angel’s Egg

Angel’s Egg is a startling piece about a girl travelling through a desolate and mysterious environment. It’s high on atmosphere and low on dialogue. It’s an hour long, and it was directed by Mamoru Oshii, who also directed (among other things) the 1995 Ghost in the Shell film and its sequel, Innocence, the first two Patlabor films, and The Sky Crawlers. Oshii collaborated on it with Yoshitaka Amano, an artist known for his work on various classic anime, but also on novels and computer games (you might’ve encountered his work if you’ve ever played a Final Fantasy game…).

2. Patema Inverted

Patema Inverted is a fun adventure/drama film with a sf element: it’s about two groups for whom gravity operates in opposite directions. Patema, a girl who has always lived underground, escapes to the surface, where she befriends Age, a boy who feels out of place in the dictatorial society in power above ground. Patema Inverted was directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who also directed Time of Eve—so if you’ve been enjoying that in our weekly meetings, come see this! (But maybe don’t watch this if you suffer from really bad vertigo.)

We’ll start Angel’s Egg at about 2.30 PM and Patema Inverted at about 4 PM; do feel free to come and see just one of the two films if you’re only interested in one or if you’re very busy!

Anyone who wants to will be welcome to go for a meal afterwards: sign up on the Facebook post or email oxanimevision@gmail.com by Thursday evening to be included in the restaurant booking.

Hopefully see you there on Friday and Saturday!
Isabella
 

This Friday; film afternoon; Fireworks screening

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Wednesday, 8th November 2017 @ 10:45pm

Dear all,

This Friday’s meeting: 8 PM, Saskatchewan Room

Oxford Anime Vision will be in the normal room this Friday: the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College, at 8 PM as usual.

Film Afternoon: Sat 18 Nov, 2–6 PM, Saskatchewan Room

We’ll be screening a couple of anime films on Saturday 18 November (the Saturday at the end of week 6), from 2 PM to 6 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter. The films will be:

1. Angel’s Egg

Angel’s Egg is a startling piece about a girl travelling through a desolate and mysterious environment. It’s high on atmosphere and low on dialogue. It’s an hour long, and it was directed by Mamoru Oshii, who also directed (among other things) the 1995 Ghost in the Shell film and its sequel, Innocence, the first two Patlabor films, and The Sky Crawlers. Oshii collaborated on it with Yoshitaka Amano, an artist known for his work on various classic anime, but also on novels and computer games (you might’ve encountered his work if you’ve ever played a Final Fantasy game…).

2. Patema Inverted

Patema Inverted is a fun adventure/drama film with a sf element: it’s about two groups for whom gravity operates in opposite directions. Patema, a girl who has always lived underground, escapes to the surface, where she befriends Age, a boy who feels out of place in the dictatorial society in power above ground. Patema Inverted was directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who also directed Time of Eve—so if you’ve been enjoying that in our weekly meetings, come see this! (But maybe don’t watch this if you suffer from really bad vertigo.)

We’ll start Angel’s Egg at about 2.30 PM and Patema Inverted at about 4 PM; do feel free to come and see just one of the two films if you’re only interested in one or if you’re very busy!

Anyone who wants to will be welcome to go for a meal afterwards: sign up on the Facebook post or email oxanimevision@gmail.com to be included in the restaurant booking.

Fireworks Screening: 15 November

The Odeon on George St is showing the new anime film Fireworks (or, as its full official title goes, Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?… don't look at me, I don't name these things!) on Wednesday 15 November (Wednesday of week 6), at 7 PM. The screening's Japanese audio with English subtitles. You can buy tickets here, if you’re interested.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Meeting, Room Change and Film Screenings!

E-mail sent by Member 205eff7, Wednesday, 1st November 2017 @ 7:05pm

Dear all,

Room Change: This Friday

Oxford Anime Vision will not be in the normal room this Friday, as we couldn’t book it. Instead, we’ll be meeting in the FitzHugh Auditorium at the Cohen Quad,. This is on Walton Street just to the north-west of the city centre, here: https://goo.gl/maps/N9Vpq7sgZY62. It’s a fairly obvious large building on the left side of Walton Street if you’re walking northwards. It’s only about five minutes’ walk from Exeter College where we normally meet.

Please note that the Cohen Quad’s main doors are locked by default. We will make sure we have people at the doors around 8 PM to let you in and show you the way to the auditorium, but it would be wise not to be late. This is the first time we’ve used this room, so it’s a bit of an experiment—we’ll see how it goes!

We will be back in the normal room at Exeter College next week (10 November), but we’ll probably be back at the Cohen Quad two more times later this term.

Film Afternoon: Saturday 18 November

We’ll be screening a couple of anime films on Saturday 18 November (the Saturday of week 6), roughly from 2 PM to 6 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter; if enough people are interested, we’ll go out for a meal afterwards. We haven’t picked the films yet, but you might want to mark the time in your diary!

Hope everyone's having a good week! 

Isabella
P.S. Sorry about the relative lateness of this week's email; genuinely couldn't be helped. Next week we should be back on schedule once again! 
 

Third AnimeSoc Meeting!

E-mail sent by Member 205eff7, Tuesday, 24th October 2017 @ 7:53pm

Hello everyone! 


First off, I'd like to apologise for not mentioning the time last week's meeting was scheduled to start - many apologies! Meetings usually begin at 8pm, so if I ever slip up again assume it'll start then. 

We're in the Saskatchewan Room in Exeter College again this Friday the 27th Oct; line-up is the usual (Cowboy Bebop, The Great Passage, Princess Tutu, Time of Eve and From the New World, then a random taster episode). 

Afterwards will be the customary G&D's visit on St Aldate's St. 

SPECIAL NOTICE/REMINDER: FILM SCREENING

Satoshi Kon's anime film Perfect Blue will be shown in UK cinemas for one night only this Halloween (which is Tuesday of week 4 in the Oxford term). There will be screenings at three cinemas in Oxford: at the Odeon on George Street at 6:45 PM, at the Phoenix Picturehouse on Walton Street at 8:45 PM and at the Vue at the leisure centre at the Kassam Stadium at 7:30 PM. You can find links to these screenings athttp://perfectbluemovie.co.uk/.

Perfect Blue's a psychological thriller, and it's a good watch, though it's not necessarily an easy watch—it contains violence (sometimes sexual violence) and nudity, and it attempts to undermine your sense of reality; basically, it's being shown on Halloween for a reason! I
 will be going to the 6.45 PM screening at the Odeon, and I'm happy to buy tickets for anyone who wants to come along—get in touch with me by the end of this Saturday (14 October) either by emailing oxanimevision@gmail.com or by commenting on the equivalent post in our Facebook group. But you are of course also very welcome to arrange your own tickets to that screening or to either of the other two!

Best wishes (and have a great weekend),
Isabella

Second AnimeSoc meeting!

E-mail sent by Member 205eff7, Tuesday, 17th October 2017 @ 5:25pm

Hello all!

Just letting you know that the next AnimeSoc meeting is this Friday, October 20th. 

The line-up will be largely the same as the first session - Cowboy Bebop, The Great Passage, Princess Tutu, Time of Eve and From The New World. We'll also be showing a first episode of a random series hand-picked by the Committee members - you'll find out what it is at the meeting! 

In terms of location, we're in the Saskatchewan Room in Exeter College again, which is along Turl St (there'll be a member at the door to guide new members in). 

Afterwards, as is customary, there will be late-night ice cream (or pizza bagels, or both) at the G&D's on St Aldate's St. 

Very best wishes (and have an excellent weekend),

Isabella




























 

1st anime society meeting; Perfect Blue in the cinema

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Wednesday, 11th October 2017 @ 10:55pm

Dear all,

Here are Oxford Anime Vision's notices for week 1!

1. Our first formal meeting will be this Friday, at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. The entrance to Exeter College is the northernmost college entrance on the eastern side of Turl Street in the city centre. We'll try to station someone at the door to help guide new members in.

We'll be watching the first episodes of our opening lineup (Cowboy Bebop, The Great Passage, Princess Tutu, Time of Eve and From the New World) and finishing the meeting with a 'taster' episode of something else. Everything will be shown with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

Afterwards, as is our custom, we'll head out to the G&D's on St Aldate's Street to get some ice cream and chat.

2. Satoshi Kon's anime film Perfect Blue will be shown in UK cinemas for one night only this Halloween (which is Tuesday of week 4 in the Oxford term). There will be screenings at three cinemas in Oxford: at the Odeon on George Street at 6:45 PM, at the Phoenix Picturehouse on Walton Street at 8:45 PM and at the Vue at the leisure centre at the Kassam Stadium at 7:30 PM. You can find links to these screenings at http://perfectbluemovie.co.uk/.

Perfect Blue's a psychological thriller, and it's a good watch, though it's not necessarily an easy watch—it contains violence (sometimes sexual violence) and nudity, and it attempts to undermine your sense of reality; basically, it's being shown on Halloween for a reason! I
 will be going to the 6.45 PM screening at the Odeon, and I'm happy to buy tickets for anyone who wants to come along—get in touch with me by the end of this Saturday (14 October) either by emailing oxanimevision@gmail.com or by commenting on the equivalent post in our Facebook group. But you are of course also very welcome to arrange your own tickets to that screening or to either of the other two!

Best wishes,

Daniel

Oxford Anime Vision Start-of-Year Notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 5th October 2017 @ 9:31pm

Dear all,

Welcome to everyone who signed up to our mailing list at Freshers' Fair, and welcome back to all our returning members!

1. We’re having an informal social gathering at The Mitre pub on the High Street this coming Sunday (8 October) from 7.30pm onwards. Everyone is welcome, both existing members and freshers; if you're new and curious about the society, this is a good chance to meet some of the committee, ask any questions you have, and have a relaxed drink (not necessarily alcoholic!) before the term really kicks off. Look for the a table at the back of the pub with an ‘OAV’ sign on it.

2.
Our first formal meeting will be on Friday of week 1, Friday 13 October, at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. The entrance to Exeter is the northernmost college entrance on the eastern side of Turl Street in the city centre. We'll try to station someone at the door to help guide new members in.

We'll be watching the first episodes of our opening lineup (Cowboy Bebop, The Great Passage, Princess Tutu, Time of Eve and From the New World) and finishing the meeting with an episode of something else. Everything will be shown with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

Afterwards, as is our custom, we'll head out to the G&D's on St Aldate's Street to get some ice cream and chat.

3. Our meetings will continue on Friday evenings throughout the term. We have the room at Exeter booked for the majority of weeks this term, including the first three meetings, and will update you when we have a full term-card. Later in the term we'll organise a film night, and we'll go out for a meal together before the meeting in week 7 (24 November).

OAV does charge a membership fee, but we collect this late in Michaelmas Term, once people have had a chance to decide whether they like what we do (the fee will be £5, and the money goes towards renting the stall at the next Freshers' Fair).

4. You might also be interested in joining our Facebook group. All important messages are duplicated across this mailing list and the Facebook group, so those who prefer not to use FB
 should never miss any OAV business. However, the FB group is also a space for informal discussions, for members to arrange things among themselves, and for minor notices.

If you ever decide that you'd rather not be on our mailing list, do get in touch and we will be very willing to remove your details.

Best wishes,

Daniel

New (academic) Year's Greetings

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 @ 4:35pm

Dear all,

Hello again! I hope summer has treated you all well. Oxford Anime Vision's first meeting will be on Friday 13 October at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. We’ll be at Freshers’ Fair this week as normal; if any existing members will be revisiting the fair this year, come and say hi to us at table 561 in Room 9!

As we usually do, we’ll be having beginning-of-year drinks (not necessarily alcoholic drinks, if you prefer soft ones) at The Mitre at 7.30 PM this Sunday (8 October). Existing members are very welcome to come along to catch up and to meet some of the freshers.

One other notice: the Odeon on George St in Oxford is going to be showing one of the new films from Masaaki Yuasa, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, at 7 PM tomorrow, 4 October. As this is the middle of Freshers’ Week, we’re not organising a society trip to see it, but any interested members are encouraged to check it out. If you're interested, the film page on their website is here: select ‘Oxford’ from the drop-down box to open the booking process.

Best wishes,

Daniel

That's it! (For this academic year)

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Saturday, 17th June 2017 @ 12:56am

Dear all,

Tonight's meeting was the last of this academic year. Many thanks to everyone who came to our events this year, whether you came along once, twenty-four times or somewhere in between! We hope you had fun. And best wishes to those of you who're graduating or otherwise moving on: good luck for the future, and do feel free to drop in on a meeting if you're passing through Oxford again.

If things go to plan our first official meeting in the next academic year will be on Friday 13 October, although we'll have a presence at Freshers' Fair and probably some kind of informal get-together before that, as we usually do.

All best,

Daniel

Week 7 Social

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Sunday, 4th June 2017 @ 4:55pm

Dear all,

As is our custom in week 7 of term, we will have a meal before the main meeting this coming Friday. This term we'll be going to Noodle Nation on Gloucester Green, meeting at 6.30. The main meeting will be at Exeter College at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room as usual.

Feel free to come to just the meal or just the main meeting if you can make one or the other but not both. If you would like to come to the meal please say so by emailing oxanimevision@gmail.com, or by commenting on the relevant Facebook post, by 7 PM on Wednesday (I'm busy this week and am not promising to add anyone to the table booking after that deadline).

All best,

Daniel

TT Week 5

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 25th May 2017 @ 10:02pm

Dear all,

Oxford Anime Vision meetings are ticking over as normal at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room every Friday to the end of term (so our last meeting will be on Friday 16 June). Tomorrow we'll be having an extra episode of Samurai Champloo, to make sure we can fit it into the year (this will be the last time we double up on a show this year).

Also, a couple of bits of anime film news relevant to the UK which I wanted to pass on:

1. In This Corner of the World, a new anime film, is being shown in the UK on 28–29 June, if anyone fancies going to see that. I know many of us will have left Oxford for the summer by then: you can search for a location here and that site will find the nearest screenings. The film's going to be shown at three different cinemas in Oxford.

2. The anime film A Silent Voice, which had some screenings in the UK in February/March, is now available for digital purchase in the UK on various platforms: more details here. This is only a week or two after the film was released on bluray in Japan, so it's an encouragingly early UK release. There will be a UK bluray release in the future.

All best,

Daniel

TT Week 2

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Friday, 5th May 2017 @ 12:18am

Hi everyone,

Just a quick reminder that we are meeting tonight at 8PM in the Saskatchewan Room in Exeter College. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,

Felix
OAV Comms Officer

TT Week 1 (First Meeting of Term!)

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Monday, 24th April 2017 @ 9:42pm

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful vacation/Easter, and that even if you have exams this term, the thought of getting together to watch some anime heartens you. I'm pleased to say that we have the Saskatchewan Room in Exeter College booked for every week this term, so this is just a reminder that the first meeting of term will be in the Saskatchewan Room in Exeter College from 8PM to 11PM this Friday 28th April.

I look forward to seeing many of you there!

Best wishes,

Felix
OAV Comms Officer

HT Week 7 (Randomthon and Social!)

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Tuesday, 28th February 2017 @ 11:41pm

Hello everyone,

As I said in my previous message, we will be having our annual Randomthon this Sunday (5th March) in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College from 3PM to 7PM. At this event we will be showing 8 1st episodes of different shows, and although this will be a fun and highly varied experience in itself, it's important to note that these shows will form part of the pool from which we will form the lineup for the next academic year. However, this pool will also include series that we have showed a considerable amount of time ago, as well as the series that we random each week, but this is still a useful way of gauging what everyone would like to see next year.

The shows we are planning to random are: 

March Comes in Like a Lion
Natsume's Book of Friends
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Orange 
FLCL
Time of Eve
+ 1 Mystery Title

We will be showing these using our usual 2 episodes/10 min Break/2 episodes/10 min Break etc. format, so please feel free to come for as many of these as you would like.

As you may have already seen, before our normal meeting this week on Friday, we will be having a social meal at Taberu on Cowley Road at 6PM, so if you've put your name down for this on the Facebook post, I look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,

Felix
OAV Comms Officer

HT Week 6

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Thursday, 23rd February 2017 @ 11:58am

Hi everyone,

Just two reminders from me this week: our regular meeting this week is tomorrow (Friday 24th) at Exeter in the Saskatchewan Room from 8PM to 11PM, also that on Sunday 5th March from 3PM to 7PM in the same place we will be having our annual randomthon, details of what we will be showing should be coming soon, so listen out for that.

I hope you are all having a good week and to see many of you at the meeting tomorrow!

Best wishes,

Felix
OAV Comms Officer

HT Week 5 (Film Night!!!)

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Tuesday, 14th February 2017 @ 2:51pm

Dear all,

I hope you are all having a good week, I can't believe we're already halfway through the term! I am pleased to announce the details of two events we will be having in the coming weeks. Firstly, this Sunday from 3pm to 7pm in the Saskatchewan Room in Exeter College we will be having a film screening of two films: Miss Hokusai and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Details are below, please feel free to come to one or both if you please. Apologies for the short notice with this, it took us a while to find out when we could get the room from Exeter.
 

HT Week 4

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Thursday, 9th February 2017 @ 5:07pm

Dear all,

I hope you are all having a good week, just a reminder that we are meeting in Exeter at 8pm as usual this week. We have also been talking to Exeter and are looking at having a film night next weekend, so stay tuned for that. Looking to seeing many of you tomorrow!

Best wishes,

Felix
OAV Comms Officer

HT Week 3

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Tuesday, 31st January 2017 @ 6:44pm

Dear all, 

I hope the term is going well for everyone, nothing to report this week except that we are meeting this Friday at 8PM at Exeter as usual. We may be having a 'Randomthon' at some point in the next few weeks, which is an annual event where we watch a bunch of random episodes (1st episodes of different shows) in order to help work out which shows we will be watching next year, as well as a potential film night, so keep your ears peeled for those!

Best wishes, 

Felix
OAV Comms Officer


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