Oxford Anime Vision (AnimeSoc)

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Weekly OAV session

  • Friday, 6th May 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 13th May 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 20th May 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 27th May 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 3rd June 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 10th June 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 17th June 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 24th June 2011 at 8pm
    Location: Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre, Exeter College

    Weekly session of the Oxford Anime Vision at the Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre, Exeter…

Next Year's Line-Up

E-mail sent by Alexei Stephenson, Friday, 1st April 2011 @ 3:15pm

Greetings, bright-eyed students of Ishiyama High School.

Some of you may remember me as last year's president; for others, therapy will have proven effective. Today, I am delighted to announce that, after being defeated in an epic school rooftop duel involving storms of cherry petals, wholesale destruction of large areas of scenery and the hospitalisation of several dozen onlookers and opportunistic backstabbers (or possibly an overly high-stakes poker game, whichever takes your fancy), Selina has conceded to me the right to choose next year's anime line-up.

I therefore present you with the following:

Action: Bleach

Witness staggering displays of swordsmanship and supernatural power as ordinary high schooler Ichigo finds himself drawn into a never-ending war between the Shinigami, spiritual guardians of the passage between life and death, and the monstrous Hollows that seek to devour the souls of the recently deceased. With conflict and treachery at every turn, Ichigo and his small band of friends may hold the key to saving the world from conquest and destruction at the hands of dark powers that have spent centuries preparing for battle.

Romance: Bleach

Even as teenage troublemaker Ichigo struggles with the duties and responsibilities of an unexpected ascension to a brotherhood of protectors of the afterlife, he is forced with a stark and impossible choice: the distant, noble Rukia, whose frail form conceals the burning soul of a warrior, or the loving, vulnerable, eccentric childhood friend Orihime. Will Ichigo manage to negotiate a happy ending in the face of rivals for the girls' affections (including fierce swordsman Renji, lecherous combat spirit Kon and merciless overprotective brother Byakuya), or will love ultimately prove to be the straw that breaks the camel's back for the young yet heavily burdened hero?

Horror: Bleach

Every night, sinister monsters stalk the streets of Karakura Town, while in the shadows, a malevolent scientist from another world plots the creation of new forbidden horrors by blurring the line between life and death. Ordinary people are unable to even see the Hollows that hunger for their souls, never mind defend themselves. But high schooler Kurosaki Ichigo can, and together with a small band of friends, it is up to him to put an end to the never-ending invasion from the Land of the Dead... before the balance of souls that keeps the cycle of reincarnation going is destroyed forever.

Comedy: Bleach

In a land where hair is always naturally black or brown, and where only delinquents use hair dye in high school, naturally ginger Kurosaki Ichigo has always been an unwilling trouble magnet. But he had no idea how much more complicated his life was going to become when a rookie death goddess turned up in his house, accidentally gave him all her powers, and then announced that she was moving in with him until she got them back. You'd think that running out mid-class in order to protect the town from monsters every day would be troublesome enough, but add an ineptly violent father with no sense of privacy, an airheaded love interest whose cooking resembles no recipe book on Earth, a sentient stuffed toy lion with a breast obsession and a would-be caped crusader who thinks all death gods should be eliminated, and you'll be forgiven for thinking that having to battle supernatural horrors is going to be the last of Ichigo's problems!

Slice-of-Life: Bleach

Join reluctant delinquent Ichigo, half-Japanese half-Mexican guitarist Chad, socially inept genius Ishida and ditzy eccentric Orihime as they face countless dilemmas of teenage life, from keeping dangerous secrets to falling in love and struggling to balance academic and extracurricular commitments. Together with a wide cast of colourful secondary characters (from predatory lesbian stalkers to ancient generals and sweet shop owners who have more to them than meets the eye), the Bleach cast remind us that, no matter how unique our circumstances, we all ultimately have to face the same challenges in order to grow up.

Since Bleach is an ongoing series with 315 episodes currently released, some of the random slots may also have to be used for doubling, and marathons are under consideration for certain filler arcs.

1st Week Meeting + Membership fees

E-mail sent by Michael Pearson, Wednesday, 19th January 2011 @ 10:44pm

Hi, and welcome back to Oxford.

Its now the 1st Week of Hilary Term, which means OAV starts back up again on Friday.
We'll be meeting at 8pm Friday, at the usual lecture theatre in Exeter College.

Now for the membership fee notice.
Most of you signed up last term, but I think there are a few stragglers. You MUST make sure you get signed up and pay your membership fees this week. Otherwise you will receive no further emails etc about the society.

Also, there is supposed to be an OAV shopping trip through to London at some point this term. Can you all think about when you'd be available if you'd like to go. We'll poll everyone's opinion's on Friday so that the committee can then arrange it.

Thanks and see you all Friday,

Mike

Termly Social

E-mail sent by Michael Pearson, Tuesday, 23rd November 2010 @ 4:15pm

Hello everyone,

Its 7th week, so its time for the termly social.
This event is held at the Japanese restaurant Edamame which is located on Hollywell Street.
We'll meet up there at 17:30, be prompt as getting a table can take sometime as it's small and quite popular. Also, please bring cash. If you're not sure whether you can make it on time, email one of the committee members asking them to get you a seat.

Afterwards the normal weekly meeting at 8pm in Exeter College will occur.

See you all Friday,

Mike

6th Week Anime Soc meeting, and email changes

E-mail sent by Michael Pearson, Thursday, 18th November 2010 @ 11:40am

Hi,

The weekly meeting will be tomorrow, Exeter College 8pm etc. Same as usual.
For anyone who missed last weeks session, we doubled Hellsing.
Due to the number of meetings over the year sometimes we have to show 2 episodes of something, rather than the usual random.


See you tomorrow,

Mike

P.S.
We've lost the use of the animesoc-announce@lists.ox.compsoc.net. Due to this all emails will now be sent through the Groupspaces mailing list. The list should have been brought over in its entirety, but if you do know anyone else that attends please check to make sure they're still receiving emails. Thanks.

5th Week Meeting and Geek Quiz

E-mail sent by Michael Pearson, Thursday, 11th November 2010 @ 4:57pm

Hello,

This week's meeting will be on Saturday, 8pm at Exeter College in the same lecture theatre as usual.

The Geek Quiz is tonight, I hope some of you will attend. I believe they request that you some of you bring a round of questions with you, but nothing too specific to your area of geekiness.
The full details of where it is can be found below.

See you all Saturday,

Mike


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From: animesoc-announce-bounces@lists.ox.compsoc.net [animesoc-announce-bounces@lists.ox.compsoc.net] On Behalf Of Selina Groh [selina.groh@merton.ox.ac.uk]
Sent: 05 November 2010 14:19
To: animesoc-announce@lists.ox.compsoc.net
Subject: [animesoc-announce] [OAV] Week 4 & Geek Quiz

Dear members of the Oxford Anime Vision,

first of all, our weekly session takes place at the same time and location as always: Today (Friday the 5th of November) at the Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre in Exeter College at 8pm.

Also: your help is needed!
The time has come again for the legendary Geek Quiz which takes place every term.
Oxford's geekiest societies get together to find out who's the best.
OAV has always taken part in it up until now - so we need your help to defend our society's reputation!

Location: North Lecture Room, St. John's College
Date: Thursday, 11th November 2010
Time: 8pm

Do come along if you have time and want to have some fun!

Looking forward to see you,

Selina
[OAV President]

Week 4 & The Geek Quiz!

E-mail sent by S G, Friday, 5th November 2010 @ 2:18pm

Dear members of the Oxford Anime Vision,

first of all, our weekly session takes place at the same time and location as always: Today (Friday the 5th of November) at the Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre in Exeter College at 8pm.

Also: your help is needed!
The time has come again for the legendary Geek Quiz which takes place every term.
Oxford's geekiest societies get together to find out who's the best.
OAV has always taken part in it up until now - so we need your help to defend our society's reputation!
Location: North Lecture Room, St. John's College
Date: Thursday, 11th November 2010
Time: 8pm


Do come along if you have time and want to have some fun!

Looking forward to see you,

Selina
[OAV President]

-The Halloween-Thon, As It Stands...

E-mail sent by Jonathan Barrett, Saturday, 30th October 2010 @ 4:29pm



Well chaps and ladies, here's the deal concerning the Halloween-Thon. It seems we're unable to get any actual proper projector rooms on a Sunday, so it looks like we're going to have to settle for my flat with its 42" Plasma Screen.

The Date! Sunday the 31st of October...

The Time! From 1:30pm. We may play a couple video games while we wait for more people to turn up, but no earlier than 1:30pm... It will probably be Halloween Night by the time we're finished. Since it is my flat, we do not have an end time we need to stick to or anything...

The Place. My Flat.
Flat 2 Folly Bridge Court.

If you go to G&Ds with the group afterwards, the G&Ds we most commonly go to is on St Aldates. From the City Centre, go further down St Aldates, and my Flat will be on the Right, just before you cross a Bridge, over the Thames I believe. This is Folly Bridge.
It is Right Opposite the Road from the Head of the River Pub.
There's an Entrance into the Outdoor carpark for the Flats, Right Opposite the pub, behind a phonebox. If you enter here, then Flat 2 is in the Block farthest  from that entrance. 
If you enter into the Court from a little road called Shirelake Close, then when you go round the corner to where you can actually enter the flats, it is the first. The blocks are numbered, so just look for the one that has Flats 1-11....

In case you get lost in the Car Park or something, here's my home number...
01865 723416

And oh, one more thing. If you have some  Spooky, creepy, out-right frightening, or just somewhat halloween themed anime, bring it along. One thing though. Make sure what you bring contains no spoilers...

And oh, if you have any Pumpkins carved, take a photo and bring along a copy to show....

Hope to see some of you there... though hopefully not too many, since my flat isn't That big...

Now I need to tidy this place somewhat... Later!

-Jonathan Barrett, 
     Lord of the Black Scarf...

3rd Week, Horrorthon and Online things.

E-mail sent by Michael Pearson, Tuesday, 26th October 2010 @ 9:22am

Hello,

The weekly animesoc meeting will be returning to its normal position of Friday night at 8pm this week and in Exeter college as usual.

As we're getting close to Halloween we're looking to hold a Horrorthon, a special animesoc meeting for all the creepy and horrifying anime we can show.
Details should follow in another email later this week.

Final thing to mention for those of you who aren't aware, fresher or returning member.

OAV has a presence on Facebook here : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=323212710135

There are also several society members on MAL, you can find me here http://myanimelist.net/profile/MikeP send me a message/friend request if you want.

See you all Friday,

Mike

2nd Week Meeting

E-mail sent by Michael Pearson, Friday, 22nd October 2010 @ 1:44pm

Hello,

Sorry for the late email. For those of you who missed the session last week, this weeks meeting has been delayed until tomorrow (Saturday), 8pm at Exeter College again.

Hopefully we'll see most of you tomorrow.

Have a nice Friday,

Mike

The OAV Needs You

E-mail sent by Alexei Stephenson, Thursday, 14th October 2010 @ 2:33pm

Greetings, loyal Arrancar warriors.

Welcome back, and rest assured that we are definitely not planning to sacrifice all of your lives in a completely pointless fashion over the course of the year.

As some of you may know, an epic battle with intruders into our realm is scheduled for the coming weekend, as a result of which our usual room will be undergoing repairs and not be useable for the 2nd Week meeting. As such, we have two options: either move the meeting to Saturday, or turn to you.

Lord Aizen needs a large, projector-equipped conference room in which to unleash his Shikai before the eyes of our unsuspecting members-to-be. If you belong to a college which has one (a room, not an Aizen, Shikai or member-to-be, though those would be bonuses), and are prepared to book it for 8-11pm on Friday of 2nd Week, please contact one of the members of the OAV Espada (using the e-mails listed on the front page) at the nearest opportunity.

Regular meeting

  • Friday, 21st January 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 28th January 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 4th February 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 11th February 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 18th February 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 25th February 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 4th March 2011 at 8pm, Friday, 11th March 2011 at 8pm
    Location: Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre, Exeter College, Oxford

    Regular meeting of the Oxford Anime Vision.

Meetings

E-mail sent by Michael Pearson, Wednesday, 13th October 2010 @ 12:24am

Hello and welcome back.

As most of you are probably aware OAV meetings resume this Friday, at 8pm.

For the majority of term we will be meeting at Exeter College in the Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre


The series we are going to show this year are:
Samurai Champloo 
Planetes
Natsume Yuujinchou
Hellsing
Durarara!

I hope to see most of you returning on Friday,

Mike

First Meeting in Michaelmas Term 2010

  • Friday, 15th October 2010 at 8pm
    Location: Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre, Exeter College, Oxford

    Behold, friends of Anime!

    The first meeting of the Oxford Anime Vision in the…

    • 1 person attended

Social Reminder

E-mail sent by Alexei Stephenson, Tuesday, 1st June 2010 @ 8:40pm

Greetings, students and faculty of Constant Magic Academy.

It is with the greatest pleasure that I remind you that our celebration of the Demon King's return this term falls upon Friday of 6th Week, i.e. this Friday, and not the usual date.

Confirmations of attendance would be most helpful, as would an early arrival, since mana destabilisation may result in seats disappearing, or turning into magical beasts, if you are late. Please come to Edamame by 5:30 pm.

-Provisional Night Of Horror... And Games...

E-mail sent by Jonathan Barrett, Friday, 28th May 2010 @ 3:05am

Greetings, and welcome to this email.

Within I shall tell you about a hastily thought up plan to play games as a group round my flat on Saturday.

That's right, Jonathan here, Lord of the Black Scarf, Bringer of the Laptop Of Anime Soc, announcing a Gaming Night this Saturday (29th).

Final details to be decided tomorrow at the session, but it is currently my intention we could show the first Evangelion Rebuild Movie 1.11, off the nice shiney Blu Ray. If we do that, I'll begin the movie at 4:00pm, and the gaming will begin in full at about 6:00pm. 
If we miss out Eva, I think we'll go with a 5:00pm start, so I'll ask for people's opinion at the session tonight..
I have a sizeable collection of games, but it tends to boil down to playing "I MAED A GAM3 WITH ZOMBIES IN IT!!!!!!1" a couple times, then playing Smash Bros Brawl until everyone is tired.
But there is another plan also, if people are up to it, another kind of game entirely. A Board Game.
I have a good collection of Board games too, including the Cultist Filled, Lovecraft inspired, Arkham Horror.


It's a complex game, but I'm sure we're all mature adults, or almost adults. It is also rather long, with games taking about 4 hours, so if we do go with it, we'll start the game at 7:00pm(6:00pm if enough people are on time possibly), and anyone who is late, will probably shoot zombies or punch Pikachu. Only if we decide to play that, or another board game though.

So anyway, There will be some gaming at my flat sometime Saturday Night. My Flat is Flat 2 Folly Bridge Court, Shirelake Close (not the houses, the flats). Folly Bridge is down St Aldates (the road with G&Ds on it, at least the one we most commonly use). If you want my land Line telephone number in case you get lost, then email me ( shadow_mask_sm@hotmail.com ) or ask me at the session tomorrow.

I'll send out another email after the session tomorrow confirming what is decided ( To Eva, or Not to Eva, To Arkham, or Not To Arkham? and thus the times)

Till them, watch out for Cultists popping randomly out of bushes and portals.

Mind you, if you find a portal to some strange and horrible other world and the worst that comes through it is a cultist, you're pretty damn lucky.

See you folks tonight!

-Jonathan Barrett
AKA The Tired....

*thud*
 

The Final Battle, Yet Again

E-mail sent by Alexei Stephenson, Monday, 24th May 2010 @ 7:01pm

Greetings, Black Knight candidates.

Thank you for offering to participate in the reclamation of Area 11. Happily, we have an opportunity for you to prove your valour ready and waiting. I quote the letter of challenge sent by Britannian spy Emma Lewis:

"Greetings all!

Fifth Week brings with it that termly fixture - Oxford's
Inter-Geek-Society Quiz. The FanFic society have written poetry about
it, there's a FaceBook group for people who think it's the social
highlight of their term - and now it's your chance to show that your
geekdom is better than everybody else's geekdom.

We meet on Thursday 27 May, at 8pm, in St John's North Quad Lecture
Room. Please publicise this event to your society - and maybe think
about organising a team?

Individuals are encouraged to bring their own rounds of around ten
questions - we particularly encourage rounds with themes and gimmicks
but you shouldn't focus *too* heavily on esoteric aspects of your own
geekdom - we want it to be comprehensible to the rest of us! However,
you don't have to bring a round, or even think of yourself as a geek,
to have a good time at one of these events.

Hoping to see you all there,

Emma"

Lend Us Your Strength!

E-mail sent by Alexei Stephenson, Sunday, 23rd May 2010 @ 10:17am

Dear Section 9 informants,

Your information delivery skills are needed once again, this time as part of two investigations connected with the Nissan Institute of Oxford, UK.

Firstly, Yu Nagai of the MSc in Modern Japanese Studies is conducting research on reasons behind British people's interest in Japan. Those of you who have spent most of your lives in Britain, and have had an interest in Japan for at least one year since 2000, are strongly encouraged to co-operate with the investigation by contacting him at yu.nagai@pmb.ox.ac.uk and arranging a 30-60 minute interview (which can take place before or after exams). Yu is a very friendly and generally cool person, and the information you provide him with could be valuable for building stronger diplomatic ties, thus allowing easier Section 9 work abroad in the future.

Secondly, those of you who are studying Japanese at the moment, and kanji specifically, can further the cause of accelerative learning by describing your study techniques to Yuko Hashimoto of yukohashimoto@yahoo.co.uk, who is based at the Institute of Education in London but can travel to Oxford for interviews. Yuko, also, is a very comfortable person to be interviewed by, and anything you tell her can greatly aid in the development of cyberbrain enhancement software (to say nothing of long-term improvements in kanji teaching techniques which will benefit fellow informants worldwide).

Lest Ye Forget

E-mail sent by Alexei Stephenson, Friday, 14th May 2010 @ 11:59am

Greetings, dearest patrons.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that, this Friday only, our services may be enjoyed at the Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre of Exeter College.

In addition, Akemi Solloway, a dedicated promoter of Japanese culture, wishes us to pass on the details of another event, naturally less fabulous but perhaps larger in scale. The 2010 Japanese Art Festival will be taking place in Richmond, London, on the 21st and 22nd of August. If it is anything like its predecessors, it will be well worth visiting, with delicious food, live performances of various elements of Japanese culture (such as music and martial arts), as well as shopping opportunities and many fan-made materials up for sale. The website is http://www.japaneseartfestival.com/, though you may wish to wait until they've updated it for this year.

A Location As Yet Untouched By True Beauty

E-mail sent by Alexei Stephenson, Tuesday, 11th May 2010 @ 7:24pm

Greetings, dearest patrons.

I am delighted to announce that the OAV Host Club remains ready to fulfil your desires, with one insignificant alteration that may be worthy of mention. Due to our usual location being currently cursed by Beelzenef (who feels that insufficient respect was paid him at the new Committee announcement), we will be spending Friday 14th of May at the Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre of Exeter College. The time and schedule remain unchanged, as does our commitment to the finest service delivered in the most elegant fashion. Directions follow below:

"Enter the college, walk around the front quad to the top left corner & turn left into the back quad. Go down the flight of stairs on the right hand side (behind the bike rack). Once inside, the Saskatchewan Room is straight ahead."


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