Welcome Freshers!

So, you got your A-Level results, and you’ve been accepted at Southampton. Congratulations! Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re already a fan of anime and/or manga. Then Southampton Anime and Manga Society is just the place for you! We meet once a week on Wednesday evenings to watch a selection of the best that Japanese animation has to offer, and we hold events all through the year ranging from pub crawls to trips to conventions. It’s a great way to make friends, and everyone has fun. Best of all, membership is completely free! If you’re interested in joining, you can come find us at the Bunfight, Southampton’s societies fayre held during Freshers Week.

On Saturday 30th September, our taster showing will take place from 12:00 to 18:00 in Physics Lecture Theatre A (46/3001), where we will show a few notable anime, the first episode of each, and a movie.
Our regular showings start on the 4th October, the Wednesday after the Taster session. We are going to meet weekly, as always, in Physics lecture theatre B (46/2003).
Full details on our first events will be sent to you via email after the Bunfight.

The best way to keep up to date is to join our Facebook group. You can also subscribe to updates from this website for special events such as Saturday showings and pub crawls via the form in the sidebar.

SAMSoc goes to see Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.)

Come join us in heading to the Southampton Odeon to see Makoto Shinkai’s critically acclaimed film “Your Name” (Kimi No Na Wa). The film starts at 20:15, so it will be possible to meet at the interchange sometime before, where we can head down to the cinema as a group. Tickets cost £8.95 with a student ID card, so make sure to bring it with you! Book seats on rows N and P!

Halloween Pub Trip and Special Showing

We have two Halloween events for you in store!

We’ll be going to The Hobbit on Halloween (31st October). This will be a great opportunity for society members to get to know each other and chat about anime among other things! As it’s Halloween, feel free to dress up in your spookiest costume, and as always there will be no pressure to drink alcohol.
We’ll be meeting at the interchange at around 7:30 and will then head down to the hobbit for around 8. Hope to see you there! For more information, check out the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1157667994315380/

 

We are also having our annual Halloween Anime session on Saturday 5th November.

As per tradition, we will be marathoning Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, as well as a selection of other Halloween themed anime and a film.

We will post details on exactly what we are watching on the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1155788427821587/ later.

Weekly Anime Showings begin tomorrow!

Hey everyone,

Our regular showings start tomorrow. Get ready to vote for 2 out of 4 in the Main showings, then another 2 out of 4 in either the Light or Dark showings, whatever you fancy more. We will then watch these series you voted for for the rest of the semester. The anime you can vote for will be made public tomorrow as well.

As usual, our showings take place every Wednesday starting from 6:30 pm in Building 46, L/T B.

We hope to see you there!

Anime at Big Night In!

Hey everyone,

We’ll be attending the Big Night In this Wednesday from 18:00–23:00. Come see us in Bar Two along with QuizSoc, GameSoc, E-Sports and Fandomonium, where we’ll show some anime and give you the opportunity to see and mingle with similar societies. Hope to see some of you there!

Our regular weekly showings will start the Wednesday after, 12/10/2016, in Building 46 L/T B as usual.

If you haven’t yet, consider joining our Facebook group, it’s the best way to stay in contact with everyone else in the society and discuss stuff.

Taster showing today!

For those of you who visited us at the bunfight, thanks! This is a reminder that there is a Tasters showing today (01/10/2016) at 12:00 in Building 46 Room 3001. Hopefully you will come despite the rain, we are indoors after all. We will show the first episodes of the following anime:

  • My Hero Academia
  • Death Billiards
  • The Devil is a Part-Timer!
  • My Love Story!!

and the movie Summer Wars at the end. We expect this to take until around 4 pm, maybe slightly later.

This is an event for everyone, so no matter how much anime experience you have, you can come along. Feel free to drop in midway through if you can’t make it to the start as well. We hope to see you there!

PS: If you can’t enter the building and there is nobody there to open the door for you, join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SotonAnime/ and leave a comment, we will open the door for you.

Welcome Freshers!

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re already a fan of anime and/or manga. Then Southampton Anime and Manga Society is just the place for you!

We meet once a week on Wednesday evenings to watch a selection of the best that Japanese animation has to offer, and we hold events all through the year ranging from pub crawls to trips to conventions. It’s a great way to make friends, and everyone has fun. Best of all, membership is completely free! It doesn’t matter how much experience with anime you have, we welcome everybody and are sure that you will have a great time. If you’re interested in joining, you can come find us at the Bunfight, Southampton’s societies fayre held during Freshers Week. Come say hi and have a chat with us!

On Saturday 1st of October, our taster showing will take place from 12:00 to roughly 18:00 in building 46 L/T A, where we will show a few notable anime, the first episode of each, and a movie. Feel free to drop-in at any time.
Our regular showings start on the 5th, the Wednesday after that. We are going to meet weekly, as always, in building 46 L/T B and L/T C at 18:30.

The best way to keep up to date is to join our Facebook group. That’s the place where most of the discussion of society members takes place. Alternatively, you can subscribe to updates to this website with the form in the sidebar to the right of this post.

We look forward to seeing you!

Awful Anime Showing

As an end of exams treat to relax as promised we’ve lined up some ‘select’ titles renowned for unintentional humor, cringe-worthy writing and unique vocal performances.
Hope to see you there!

We will meet on 28/05 at 12:30 in 54 / 4011 (L/T 4A).

Joint Samsoc-Krakensoc Showing

Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present the collaboration of Animesoc and Krakensoc to bring you an afternoon of thundering machines, mad mechanics, and of course the one advantage other societies sorely lack … ZEPPELINS! 

We will begin by watching the first episodes of the following series:
– Steam Detectives
– Baccano
– Samurai 7

And then we will also watch a Steampunk-themed movie. You guys get to pick what you watch, so be sure to vote!

After the showing we will probably shimmy ourselves on down to Scoops/Sprinkles for an afternoon treat.

We hope to see you there!

We’re back with more anime!

Well, folks, I hope you all had a good Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a productive exam season!
Just dropping in to let everyone know that our weekly showings are resuming on Wednesdays at 6.30pm in Lectures Theatres B and C of the Physics Building (Building 46)!
We’ll be picking what we watch for the rest of the semester tomorrow evening so if you want to have a say in what you want to watch, be sure to come along! What’s going to be up for voting? Well, you’ll just have to come and find out, won’t you?
Hope to see you there!