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Spring 2009 Schedule Unveiled

Saturday, January 31st, 2009 Announcements

Hey there, this semester we have a strong line-up of series to (hopefully) cater to fans of different genres of anime. In addition to our returning series, the new additions to the line-up include The Familiar of Zero, Serial Experiments Lain, Patlabor, Macross Plus, plus a couple of movies during the semester. We hope to see you at showing.

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CJAS Alums Mentioned in Anime World Order Podcast

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 CJAS

CJAS alums Lawrence Eng and Mari Morimoto (both official guests at SITACon last October) were mentioned in last week’s Anime World Order podcast.  The shout-out is at 6:22/-55:41.  For those who do not know Lawrence or Mari, they are quite active in the anime community.

Lawrence Eng (‘98) is a social scientist specializing in otaku studies.  He received his Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2006.  His doctoral research examined the ways in which anime otaku and related subcultures engage and appropriate science and technology.  Currently, he is the Product Research Manager for Opera Software.  On the web, he is known for his “thought experiments lain” site and his “lainspotting” blog.  He is also founder of the Anime and Manga Research Circle.

Mari Morimoto (‘96, DVM ‘01) is a veterinarian who has been freelancing as manga translator for the past 14 years.  As this ANN page will attest, she has quite a few big-name titles under her belt, including Dragon Ball, Inuyasha, Maison Ikkoku, Naruto, and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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CJAS Marathon December 6

Monday, December 1st, 2008 Announcements, Events

With the end of the semester just around the corner, what better way to unwind before finals start than to enjoy CJAS’s end-of-semester marathon! Come Lewis Auditorium and enjoy the plethora of anime we have lined up to show.

12:00 - Detective Conan 1-2
12:50 - Fire Tripper
1:40  - Break
1:50  - Victorian Romance Emma 1
2:15  - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
3:55  - Break
4:05  - Ouran High School Host Club 1
4:30  - Code Geass 1-2
5:20  - Dinner
6:20  - Claymore 1
6:45  - Hellsing Ultimate 4
7:35  - Break
7:50  - Welcome to the NHK 13
8:15  - Kino's Journey 13
8:40  - XXXHolic 13
9:05  - Twelve Kingdoms 13
9:30  - Break
9:50  - Mushishi 12-13
10:40 - Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 15
11:05 - Giant Robo 7
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Halloween Fun!

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 Announcements, Events

Halloween is always a blast at CJAS, and this year is no exception!

This Saturday, the 25th, is Masquerave, an annual costume dance party at Risley. A group of cosplayers are going at 10:00pm, and you’re welcome to join us.

Next Friday, Halloween night, is a CJAS karaoke night. Come in costume and sing your heart out! We’ll be in Cascadilla Dorm’s 2nd floor lounge from 8pm until approximately 11pm.

Finally, Saturday, November 1st, is CJAS’s cosplay contest. Come to our regular showing meeting in costume and compete! Prizes are awarded to the top three costumes. Dress up even if you’re not competing!

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Why You Should Come to E-Board (or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Meetings)

Friday, October 24th, 2008 CJAS

Every Friday (well almost. We don’t meet during the summer, etc.), an almost important group of people meets in room 158 in Goldwin Smith Hall at 5:00pm for an hour or so.

Who are these people? (Why do they have no lives?)

They are CJAS’s E-board!

E-board (technically, Executive Board) runs the CJAS you have come to know and love (fear). And you know what? You should join them!

Joining E-board gives you the opportunity to submit and vote on future anime series we show during the semester and marathon, lets you offer ideas for events, and allows you the opportunity to shape CJAS.

Well worth an hour of your life once a week, hmm? There are a few restrictions – you have to show up for a certain number of meetings before voting (no stuffing the metaphorical ballot box, please), and you have to be an official CJAS member.

The benefits are obvious, the drawbacks slight, and you get to meet such interesting people!

Come to E-board!

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Karaoke: Friday, September 26, 8-11pm

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 Announcements, Events

Do you enjoy listening to music from your favorite anime?
Do you love singing Japanese songs?
Do you like chilling with some of the coolest, awesomest anime-lovers in the world?

Well then, do we have an event for you! This Friday, we will be having the first CJAS Karaoke Event of the semester! Anybody will be allowed to come, sing their favorite anime song, dance while others sing (*cough* Haruhi *cough*), and just hang out.

Here are the details:

DATE: This Friday, September 26
TIME: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
PLACE: Goldwin Smith, Kaufmann Auditorium

So, come for some of the time or all of the time, hang out with us, and sing!

We look forward to seeing all of you on Friday. Get pumped!

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Manga Club is Moving!

Monday, September 15th, 2008 Announcements

Manga Club has moved!

We will now be meeting in Rockefeller B15 from 7 to 9 on Wednesday nights. In addition, there will be Concessions Lite to make up for the lack of any good snacking stores in reasonable distance. Come and enjoy manga with us!

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Bowling Bonanza

Monday, September 15th, 2008 Events

The stage was set and nearly all the competitors were present when the “CJAS Freshman/Transfer Recruitment Bowling Event/Tournament” (CJASFTRBET for those who like acronyms) began at the Helen Newman bowling lanes. The eager participants lined up three to a lane, all ready to have a good time and brag about who was the best bowler of the night. The winners of the first two rounds were to compete in a final game to determine the victor. After slumping a bit and watching Meghan’s iPod-inspired success, our President Mike followed suit with his iPod and proceeded to dominate the first round. This is not to say the others did not compete fiercely, but the President was too focused to be deterred from ‘bowling’ the competition away.

A lax second round opened the door for one of CJAS’s new recruits, Kim, to win the round and secure her position in the finals. However, a late arrival during the second game caused one of the three lanes to progress slower. Kim and Mike, eager to duel for bragging rights and a Borders gift card (but mostly bragging rights), were undeterred by the slow lane. The two set off and began bowling a couple of frames, but something unexpected stopped them. The late arrival, CJAS’s head of Showing, “Show” Joe, finished his round and performed exceptionally well, scoring the highest game thus far. Kim and Mike agreed to allow Joe to join in and catch up to them so they could play evenly and bowl for the title. As the round progressed, Kim could not convert her spares, and it became apparent to all that it was becoming a two-horse race. Finally it was down to the last frame, with Mike holding a nine-pin lead over Joe. This last frame would decide it.

Mike started off the frame, bowling seven pins down and looking to pick up another pin or two to secure his win. However, he failed to hit any pins, leaving the door open for Joe to swoop in and pluck the win from Mike’s hands. Joe, too, began the frame by hitting seven pins. He was still down by nine, but this did not deter him. With his next roll, Joe converted the spare and could bowl one last ball to determine the championship and bragging rights. As it stood, Mike’s score was 138, and Joe had at least a 132. He would need to hit seven pins to claim the title. Taking a breath to calm himself down, Joe let the ball fly with the might of a titan, his single focus on hitting enough pins to win. As the final ball teetered over, the onlookers began counting just how many he had hit. 1…2…3…4…5…6…………………7! And so, by one pin, Joe beat Mike to claim the title and prize. Congratulations go out to everyone who could make it, and we hope to see you next time!

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ClubFest Fun

Thursday, September 11th, 2008 Events

Barton Hall was the place to be two Sundays ago for Cornell’s annual ClubFest. CJAS was in attendance (as usual), armed with cosplayers (two this year!), lots of candy, an E-board slide show, and an ever-expanding list of interested freshmen and transfers. Despite all the competition surrounding us, we managed to capture the attention of passers by with “Caramelldansen” and anime openings blaring over the background noise of far-off performances. There seemed to be much interest in what CJAS does, and it showed in the length of the e-mail contact list by the end of the day. All in all it was a great afternoon and we hope to see many new faces in the weeks to come!

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Manga Club: Tuesdays 8-10 in RPCC 220

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 Announcements, Events

Manga Club has a new meeting place this semester. Until we get a better place (and time), Manga Club will be meeting Tuesdays, 8 – 10 p.m. in RPCC, room 220.

Hope to see you there!

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