Welcome one and all to Southampton Anime and Manga Society! If you’re seeing this, you probably expressed interest in joining our society at the Bunfight. Thanks for visiting our stall; as a society we had our best Bunfight ever in terms of signups. Our first meeting takes place this Saturday at 2 p.m. in room 3001 of building 46 (Physics); the location is as marked on here. We’ll begin with four first episodes of shows that we think will give you a good idea of the kind of shows we watch: Little Witch Academia, Ano Hana, Baccano! and Mawaru Penguindrum. At 4:30 p.m. we’ll watch Wolf Children, the latest film from Mamoru Hosoda. Everyone is welcome to join us in the Stag’s Head afterwards for a drink or two.
Our first weekly meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday 2nd October. We’re in the same building as the taster showing, but we’re in room 2005. The format of our showings is as follows: we begin with the main showing, then split into the light and dark showings (dark stays in 2005, light goes next door to 2003). Main has broad appeal, light is more comedy/romance-oriented and dark is for more serious and dramatic shows. For the first week we watch the first episodes of four shortlisted anime in each showing, then everyone votes on what two shows we continue with. The shortlists are as follows (links point to MyAnimeList):
And that’s just about all you need to know about our first meetings. We also have our first social on Saturday of next week. It’s our annual pub crawl – details are on the Facebook event – but we’ll remind you about that over the coming days. We hope to see you at our showings!