Spring Anime Misadventures!

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!

Continued…

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Plamo Building – TOMORROW

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

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

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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CJAS Semester Marathon – December 3

November 15th, 2011 – Announcements, CJAS, Events

Join us on Saturday December 3rd from noon to midnight in Goldwin Smith Lewis Auditorium. Enjoy 12 hours of various anime, and be sure to check out the game show at 4:00!

12:00 - Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
1:00 –  Princess Jellyfish 1
1:25 - Princess Jellyfish 2
1:50 - BREAK
2:05 - Stein's;Gate 1
2:30 – Stein's;Gate 2
2:55 - Magnetic Rose
3:45 - BREAK
4:00 - GAME SHOW
4:30 - Professor Layton
6:10 - DINNER
7:10 - Irresponsible Captain Tyler 1
7:35 - Jigoku Shoujo 1
8:00 - Jigoku Shoujo 2
8:25 - BREAK
8:35 - Black Lagoon 12
9:00 - Gungrave 13
9:25 - Gungrave 14
9:50 - Basilisk 12
10:15 - Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo 12
10:40 - BREAK
10:50 - Angel Beats! 13
11:15 - Azumanga Daioh
11:40 - The SoulTaker 1
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Capcom Booth @ NYCC

October 19th, 2011 – CJAS, Culture, Reviews, Video Games

As soon as someone entered the southern show floor, they would be greeted with the massive Capcom booth, home to heavily advertised Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 demo stations. While the majority were there to play either the aforementioned UMvC3 or Street Fighter X Tekken, I went to check out two new properties they will release next year: Dragon’s Dogma and Asura’s Wrath.

Taken from http://www.capcom-unity.com/snow_infernus/blog/2011/04/12/captivate_2011:_asuras_wrath

The first up was Asura’s Wrath, a beat-’em-up developed by CyberConnect2 (known for their work on the .hack franchise) for the XBox 360 and PS3. There were two different demos set up at the booth detailing what appeared to be two different boss battles from the game. As I waited in line to play, I examined the two different scenarios, one on the moon, and the other against what appeared to be a large flying beast. My turn finally came; it was time to kick some demigod ass. Continued…

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Mid-Semester Showing Survey

October 11th, 2011 – Anime Reviews, CJAS, Reviews

Shockingly, the semester is already at its halfway point, so it’s about time to talk about what’s been going on in showing.  For each show we’re watching, I’ll be summarizing the premise, discussing the plot up to this point, and then adding my own thoughts about the series.  As always, plot can and does equal spoilers, so make sure to skip over plot sections where you don’t want to know just yet.  We’re watching a lot of great shows this semester, so many of these come with strong recommendations.

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CJAS Enters the 2009 Social Media Craze

September 1st, 2011 – Announcements, CJAS

CJAS has finally entered the lightning fast updating of social media and is now proud to unveil its brand new Twitter account: @CJAS_official. With this, our fans, members and recruits will be able to get up to the minute updates regarding event locations, dates, and information about the club. Enjoy your new gateway to club information.

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Orientation Events

August 18th, 2011 – Other Articles

Hey new freshmen, old alumni, and current members!

CJAS has some orientation events coming up, and it’d be great to see you all there! And new freshmen, come on by to play video games, read manga, and talk to people in improbable cosplay!  There’ll also be a group constructing models of gundams and robots for all you robo-fans.

When?

Saturday, 8/20/11, 2pm, Fireside Lounge, in Appel Commons (one of two dining halls on North Campus).

Sunday, 8/21/11, 1pm, in Appel Commons 302A.

Tuesday, 8/23/11, 5pm, Fireside Lounge.

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Fall 2011 Semester Showing Preview

August 12th, 2011 – Announcements, CJAS, Other Articles

Another year in the books, another freshman class to grace Cornell, and another year of CJAS providing quality entertainment to the campus and its student population. This year should be a year of intense action and thrilling moments. We have a full slate of shows, starting with the late Satoshi Kon’s most recent film, and ending with one of the newest entries in the Gundam franchise.

Click after the jump for a more detailed listing of our showing schedule.

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