Oxford Anime Vision (AnimeSoc)

News and Announcements

Remote Term starts tonight

E-mail sent by Jonathan Barrett, Friday, 1st May 2020 @ 1:07pm

A new Oxford Term has started, but not as we knew it.

Oxford Uni has gone remote, and so have we.

Tonight (Friday 1st May) at our usual time of 8:00pm, UK time, we will be meeting, at home!

Tonight's session will be on the OAV Discord Server, in the voice channels we have there. Go into whichever has people in it at the right time. We have a showings channel, but I think last week's Marathon may have actually been in the General? 

Link to the Discord is below. 

If you need to catch up, here are the episodes we are up to:


Princess Principal: Episode 7

Kaguya-sama: Episode 6

Dororo: Episode 12

Cells at Work: Episode 7

Eccentric Family: Episode 7

So if you haven't seen these episodes, you are behind.
after the session, we'll stick around for a chat, but you will need to prepare in advance and bring your own ice cream.

Hope to see as many of you as possible at the session.

Stay safe and healthy!

-OAV Committee.

https://discordapp.com/invite/9aqbaw5

Discord Server and Remote Marathon

E-mail sent by Jonathan Barrett, Friday, 17th April 2020 @ 10:56pm

Greetings Anime Soc members both recent and old.

It won’t have escaped anyone’s notice that next term at Oxford is going to be a little different.

The uni is apparently doing things remotely, so we’re planning to also go remote. We here at Anime Soc HQ are setting up a Discord server for all your Anime Discussion needs, and for remotely showing out weekly sessions.
As a test, we are hoping to hold a Randomthon, a session where we will marathon six first episodes of Anime we’re not currently watching, next Friday, the 24th of April, otherwise known as 0th Week.

So please join up and stay tuned for future announcements.

You can join the server here: 
https://discordapp.com/invite/9aqbaw5

Friday’s Session

E-mail sent by Jonathan Barrett, Wednesday, 19th February 2020 @ 9:32pm

Next Session is on Friday at 8 PM in the MBI Al Jaber Auditorium at Corpus Christi College, on Merton Street. Hope to see people there.

If you’ve missed a session or few, here’s what episode we saw last if you want to catch up.

Dororo episode 6

Princess Principle episode 3

Kaguya-Sama episode 3

Cells at work episode 4

Eccentric Family episode 3

Friday’s Session

E-mail sent by Jonathan Barrett, Thursday, 6th February 2020 @ 9:27pm

Hey Anime Socers, last Friday we had a session at Corpus Christi with no issues and managed to watch the second episode of each series we’re watching. Tomorrow, Friday the 7th of February, we'll be meeting at 8 PM in the MBI Al Jaber Auditorium at Corpus Christi College, on Merton Street.

Also, given the hiccups at the start of the year, we're doing something a bit different with the showings to fit them into the remaining time - because Dororo is 24 episodes long, and everything else is at the 12-13 mark, some weeks we'll skip a series and some weeks we'll watch 2 episodes of Dororo. This way we get to watch all of Dororo, don't run out the other series before the end of the year, and still have time for randoms :)

Hope to see as many of you there as possible.


-Anime Soc Committee.

Hilary Term revival

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Saturday, 18th January 2020 @ 11:32pm

Dear all,

Some positive news: the anime society is going to try to get things back to weekly meetings this term!

W
e will have our first meeting of term at 8 PM next Friday (24 January), in the MBI Al Jaber Auditorium at Corpus Christi College. Corpus is in the city centre, on Merton Street between Christ Church and Merton. Please try not to be late, as we might not be able to get you in if you are. 

We’ll be watching the second episodes of the five shows we had planned to show this year: Princess Principal, Cells at Work, Eccentric Family S1, Dororo and Kaguya-sama. (Since four of these are around 13 episodes, we can rejig the schedule and fit them all into the year.) 

We have this room booked for all the other Friday nights this term too. We haven’t used this room or been at this college before, and we don’t know if it will work, so please bear with us if it doesn’t! But if it does, we hope to proceed with a regular schedule this term.

All best,

Daniel

Anime society wk 2 notice

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Thursday, 24th October 2019 @ 11:56pm

Dear all,

I'm sorry to report that we've not yet secured a room for a meeting this Friday (tomorrow, just about, at the time of writing).

If we do manage to book a room in time, we will send another short notice around on this mailing list, and post an update in the Facebook group.

If we don't, don't worry—room booking has always been a bit of a messy, hand-to-mouth business, and we have a buffer of time we can use later in the year to absorb any missed weeks at this point.

Best wishes,
Daniel

Anime society year-start notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 @ 1:44pm

Dear all,

Welcome (or, for existing members) welcome back) to Oxford Anime Vision.

We aim to meet 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 time we'll 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 Cells at Work, Dororo, Princess Principal and Eccentric Family. After our meetings we socialise further over ice cream at G&D's.

We've had some delays finding rooms to meet in this term but we now have a room set up for our first meeting, which will be this Friday at 8 PM at Christ Church. We will meet from 7.50 PM on, at the grand main gate of Christ Church on St Aldate's Street, where the iconic Tom Tower is. This is right in the centre of the city, here on Google Maps.

Please don't try to go into the college on your own: for security reasons, the porters at ChCh will want us to guide you in groups to the lecture theatre we'll be using. This means that if you are late, you might not be able to attend, as we won't have members there to get you in. One other rules-and-regulations consideration: ChCh are generously letting us use their facilities, and in return we need to keep their rooms clean (so that they won't throw us out!)—so please don't bring any food, or any drink other than bottled water, with you.

In the coming weeks we hope to send round a few more bits of info about film screenings and social events later in the term. We do charge a membership fee (£5 per year) to cover the cost of freshers' fair, but we will collect this towards the end of Michaelmas, once everyone has had a chance to decide whether they want to keep attending.

Finally, note that we have a Facebook group. Crucial information is always duplicated both 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 socialise with other members.

(This is the mailing list for Oxford Anime Vision, Oxford University's anime society. If you think you're signed-up by mistake or would like to be removed for any other reason, do get in touch, and we'll take your email off it!)

Best wishes,

Daniel
OAV Secretary

Week 0 notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Sunday, 6th October 2019 @ 9:38pm

Dear all,

Hello again, and welcome back to Oxford if you've been away! We are, as usual, at the mercy of room bookings, but if things go as we hope our first meeting of the new academic year will be on Friday 18 October, from 8 to 11 PM. 

The coming week is (for those not plugged into the university) freshers' week, and we'll have a stall at the freshers' fair as usual. With luck, once we've added those who signed up at the fair to the mailing list we'll have rooms booked and will be in a position to send round definite details of our schedule for the term!

Best wishes,

Daniel

Festivals and screenings

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 @ 5:59pm

Dear all,

This late-summer email exists to note a few anime screenings / festivals in case we have members or alumni in the relevant parts of the country who might be interested.

This Saturday, the Picturehouse Central in London is showing four films: Mirai, Penguin Highway, Redline and Your Name; see here for details and tickets.

Over 4–6 October the Kotatsu festival will be screening eight anime films in Cardiff, including Tamako Love Story, Penguin Highway and the first Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel film; details here. The festival will repeat in Aberystwyth on 19 and 20 October, with a slightly different lineup.

Finally, the annual Scotland Loves Anime programme has been announced, for 11–13 October in Glasgow and 14–20 October in Edinburgh, with films including Ride Your Wave, the new film from Masaaki Yuasa (who directed Lu Over the Wall, Night is Short, Devilman: Crybaby &c &c); Weathering with You, the new film from Makoto Shinkai (Your Name, 5cm/s, &c); and a one-off Edinburgh screening of Promare, the new film from Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, &c); details here.

All best,

Daniel

Year end!

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Saturday, 22nd June 2019 @ 1:05am

Dear all,

Tonight's meeting wrapped up Oxford Anime Vision's official programme for this academic year. Thank you to everyone who came along, whether you were present for one meeting, all of them or some number in between—we hope you had fun!

Particular thanks to those of our members who are graduating or otherwise moving away this summer: we'll miss you, good luck in your future endeavours, and do come and say hello if you're in town again at some point.

A final reminder about the plot some members are hatching to see the manga exhibition at the British Museum. See the discussion here; we'll send an email round with further details if something concrete is settled.

Room bookings permitting, our first main meeting of the next academic year will probably be on Friday 18 October.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Wk 8 anime notices

E-mail sent by Member 205eff5, Monday, 17th June 2019 @ 11:09pm

Dear all,

Oxford Anime Vision will have its final main meeting of this academic year this Friday, at 8 PM, in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College.

We'll be watching the final episodes of each show—do come along if you can. And, whether or not we'll see you on Friday, good luck with week 8 of Trinity Term!

Best wishes,

Daniel

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


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