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.

April 24th Showing + New Committee

Hi guys, we have our usual showing tomorrow starting at 6:30. For our previews we have two single-episode OVAs from this year’s Anime Mirai project: Death Billiards and Little Witch Academia. Following these we have the main showing of The World God Only Knows season two (three episodes, 3 thru 5) and Eden of the East (episodes 4 and 5). We then split for episode 9 of our dark (Ga-Rei: Zero and Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage) and light (Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) shows. Hope to see you there.

For those that missed the AGM last week, we have chosen our committee for the next year. I was voted in for a second year as president, for which I thank you all. Our new vice-president is Simon Wyatt; he replaces Eleonore Mason, who is our new PR officer. She in turn replaced Helena Glover, who is now social secretary. Matthew Cheeseman and Sam Bull were re-elected to the positions of treasurer and webmaster respectively, while Brett Burgess is our new legal secretary.

AnimeSoc Committee 2013/14
President: Michael King
Vice-President: Simon Wyatt
Treasurer: Matthew Cheeseman
Legal Secretary: Brett Burgess
Social Secretary: Helena Glover
Public Relations Officer: Eleonore Mason
Webmaster: Sam Bull

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing social secretary Ben Ward for his work over the past year.

April 17th Showing + AGM

Hi guys, I hope you all had a relaxing Easter break. AnimeSoc will be starting up again next week, and the important thing about this showing is that we will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM). There will be some brief society business to attend to, and we then hold elections for each committee position. Every position from president to webmaster is up for election, and there is no restriction upon how many positions you can run for. Anyone can run, whether you’re a first-year or a seasoned veteran. The full list of positions is listed below, with the incumbent’s name in brackets.

  • President (Michael King)
  • Vice-President (Eleonore Mason)
  • Treasurer (Matthew Cheeseman)
  • Legal Secretary (Max Kamille)
  • Public Relations Officer (Helena Glover)
  • Social Secretary (Benjamin Ward)
  • Webmaster (Sam Bull)

The AGM will get underway at 6:30, so to accommodate it there will be no preview showing. Once the AGM is over we will have the main showing. Due to technical difficulties at our last showing we will begin with episodes 1 and 2 of The World God Only Knows’ second season. That will be followed by episodes 2 and 3 of our new show Eden of the East, as chosen at the previous showing. We then split for dark (Ga-Rei: Zero and Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage) and light (Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun), where episode 8 of the respective shows will be watched.

AGM – Next Wednesday!!

Hello all,

It’s that time of year again, and its time for the new committee to be voted in! So next Wednesday before the showing we will be listening to and voting the members in. This will be instead of the Drama and Preview, so please arrive at 6:30.

Positions open are:

President, Vice President, Treasurer, Legal, PR, Librarian, Assistant Librarian, Social Sec, WebMaster and Mascot.

You can nominate yourself on the day.



First showing of the new semester!

Hey all,

Hope that you had a good Christmas break. Our first showing to decide which animes we will be watching for the rest of the term is going to be this Wednesday 1st Feb at 7pm in the Physics department.

The choices for Main are : Cowboy Bebop, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Welcome to the NHK and Dennou Coil.

Dark: Panty and Stocking; Berserk; Gunslinger Girl and Aoi Bungaku

Light: Squid Girl; Lovely Complex; Toradora and Natsume Yuujinchou.

Please try to be on time as we have a quite a lot of anime to watch!

Hope to see you all there!


Christmas Meal – Important please read!

Hello all,

Our Christmas Meal this year is going to be on Saturday 10th of December during the early afternoon (exact time to be confirmed on booking), followed by a film showing the Physic Department for whoever wants to attend.

We will be eating at the Highfield, cost of £13 per person for the meal, drinks purchased at bar seperately. If you want to come, you will need either tell Ashwin or myself at this Wednesday’s showing, and pay us the money for the meal. If you can’t make this Wednesday, post a comment in response to this post with your name in it and get the money to Ashwin by this Saturday’s showing.  This Saturday’s Showing is the deadline for letting us know if you want to come, as we need to confirm numbers with the Highfield.

Hopefully youll be able to come!




Wednesday 30th of November Showing

Hello all!

Live showing (Ouran Highschool Host Club) will begin at 6:30pm in building 46 (Physics), followed by our preview (Panty and Stocking) and main (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and Macross Frontier) at about 7:30.

Dark showing will then follow as per normal. (Puella Magi Madoka Magika and Steins Gate).

Here’s a reminder about the showing this Saturday 3rd of December at 3pm in the Physics Building. The film selected is Redline.

See you there!

Hello Freshers!

A big hello to all the freshers who are interested in joining the anime and manga society this year, we are looking forward to seeing you at the bunfight.

A bit about us:

We are a social society that meets every Wednesday evening to watch some anime and talk to other like minded people about it. That is not all we do, we organise socials and trips throughout the year to various expos such as Minamicon and MCM.

If you have never seen any anime or read any manga but wanted to and have never had time to do it before, join us and give it a try. You can turn up to our showings as often as you like. We also have a library of anime for members who want to continue to watch anime outside of the showings.


Our first showing this year will be on Wednesday the 5th of October starting at 7pm where we will be watching The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. We will be meeting in Building 46 Room 2005.

I hope to see you all soon!


President Southampton Anime and Manga Society