Archive for 2012

Spring Anime Misadventures!

Sunday, April 1st, 2012 Anime Reviews, Other Articles, Reviews

After a fairly lackluster Winter season, the new Spring anime is finally upon us!  And since most of what I’m watching just ended, I find that I’m looking for a couple new shows to pick up.  So here’s what I’m gonna do for you!

I’m going to grab any first episode that comes out in the next week or two and then tell you all what I think!  I’ve had a look at the schedule, but there won’t be any refreshers for me!  Nope, if I see a new show, I’m watching it right then and there.  And I have to sit through the whole thing, no matter how poorly drawn it might be!  So watch as I suffer through god-knows-how-many terrible anime shows about basketball, cats, fishing, and whatever other brilliant ideas managed to make it to production.

P.S. Basketball and fishing are actually the topics for shows this season…

So, let’s get this started!

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Plamo Building – TOMORROW

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 Announcements, CJAS, Events

Hey guys, who here likes robots? Who here likes toys? Who likes building robot toys? Well then, do we have the event for you. Tomorrow, February 24th, at 7pm in Goldwin Smith Hall, we will be having our semesterly Plamo event.

What is Plamo you ask? Plamo stands for plastic models. What you do is order a plastic model kit from any retailer, and build the toy by following the directions and snapping the appropriate piece off a tray. You then snap it together, and you have yourself a toy!

As we are advertising this event late, we unfortunately do not have any spare kits to give out to walk-ins, but we will be having other events going on during the event to keep you occupied. We will be showing mecha-related activities as we build the model kits, and I’m certain that there will be plenty of interesting discussion going on.

Again, 2/24 at 7pm in Goldwin Smith Hall, Plamo building and mecha watching. See you there.

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Anime Angels Artbook Announcement

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 Announcements

Former president of CJAS, Bruce Hahne ‘93 has been working on compiling an artbook for the past several months. We are proud to present the announcement of the book, and where one can order it. Details are in the following press release:

Sunnyvale, California – (January 23, 2012) Newcomer anime publishing company Maron Media today announced the preorder availability of Anime Angels, a new 100-page original-character artbook featuring the work of 66 anime artists from 22 countries. All of the artworks are based around the book’s title, “anime angels”, with each contributing artist bringing her or his own interpretation to this overall theme.

“It’s been fantastic to see the response from the global Japanese animation fan community”, said editor and project lead Bruce Hahne. “What began as a local artbook project in the San Franciso Bay Area has taken on a life of its own, with artist participation from all over the world. We’ve got many different art styles, different approaches, and different cultures participating, but it all comes together under the anime angels theme.”

Anime Angels features commissioned cover artwork by well-known Canadian artist Shilin Huang, with cover and interior layout and design by Finni Chang. “Multi-artist anime fan projects like this one don’t come along too often,” noted Finni, whose art also features in the book. “It’s great to see an ensemble work like this put together in a way that both anime fans, and character art fans, will be able to enjoy.”

Consistent with the community spirit of the project, all art is published under a profit-sharing arrangement with the artists, who receive both an up-front payment for their contributions as well as a portion of the profits from every book sold. This approach is something of a rarity among group-created character artbook projects, which often expect artists to contribute their work for free.

Anime Angels is available now through mid-March for special preorder on kickstarter.com — see http://kck.st/xxAxVU , also linked from www.AnimeAngelsBook.com — in both softcover and hardcover releases. Kickstarter-only bonuses include art cards, prints, and a poster set. The book will officially launch at Fanimecon 2012 in San Jose, California, just prior to its general release.

About the Anime Angels project: From its beginnings in May 2011 with the recruiting of initial artist participants at Fanimecon San Jose (www.fanime.com), the Anime Angels artbook project has grown far beyond expectations to include both professional and emerging amateur artists from 22 countries.

Contact information:
Maron Media, LLC
Sunnyvale, California
Bruce Hahne, editor/publisher
bruce@maronmedia.com
408-915-7710

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Coldielocks and the Three Ra’s or the Winter Schedule

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 Announcements, CJAS

Now that the terrible title is out of the way, CJAS can announce our new showing schedule, starting THIS SATURDAY, in Goldwin Smith Lewis Auditorium, starting at 7:00pm. Below is our new schedule for the semester, and after the link are a series of descriptions for each of our new series.

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