The Cornell Japanese Animation Society (CJAS), an independent student organization at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Our goal is to bring together as many Cornell anime fans as possible, from the hardcore cosplayer to the casual fan looking to find some more interesting shows. To bring everyone together and foster a sense of community, we feature weekly anime showings and Manga Club meetings, as well as other fun events, such as J-Pop karaoke and our yearly cosplay contest.
Saturdays 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
We meet every week to watch (mostly subtitled) anime. Check out our current and past schedules here.
- Manga Club
Wednesdays 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., 302B Appel Commons
Meet to read books from the Manga Club Library. Members also frequently bring in their own manga to share with others. Read more about Manga Club!
Fridays 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., 156 Goldwin Smith Hall
The CJAS executive board, open to all members, meets weekly to discuss club business. We decide what gets screened during showing and organize the club’s social events. Read more about E-board!
- Cosplay Contest
Every year, at our last showing meeting in October, we hold a cosplay contest.
- Freshman Bowling
Early in the fall semester, we go bowling at Helen Newman with our new members.
At least once a semester, we get together to sing our favourite anime songs.
- CJAS Dinner
Every semester, we have dinner together on the last day of classes at one of the local restaurants.
- Anime Party
Meet to watch anime, play video games, read manga, and socialize with other CJAS members.
- 4th of July BBQ
For those who are in town over the summer, we get together to grill meat (and veggies) and play some frisbee at one of the local parks.