Screenings List for 2018, Semester 2, Second Term

Wednesday

We run screenings every Wednesday at 6pm in the Copeland Lecture Theatre. We’re currently showing the following series every Wednesday night:


Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha*

Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha

It has been 10 years since Heaven’s Gate appeared in South America and Hell’s Gate appeared in Japan, veiling the once familiar night sky with an oppressive skyscape. Their purposes unknown, these Gates are spaces in which the very laws of physics are ignored. With the appearance of the Gates emerged Contractors, who, in exchange for their humanity, are granted supernatural abilities.

In the Japanese city surrounding Hell’s Gate, Section 4 Chief Misaki Kirihara finds herself at odds with an infamous Contractor codenamed Hei. Called “Black Reaper” in the underground world, Hei, like his associates, undertakes missions for the mysterious and ruthless Syndicate while slowly peeling back the dark layers covering a nefarious plot that threatens the very existence of Contractors.

6:00pm/24 min/25 episodes/R-17+ (violence & profanity)/Action, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Super Power

*Madman Sponsored Screening


Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Narumi Momose is a petite and cute young woman who loves idols, games, and everything anime or manga-related, especially in the boys’ love genre. In other words, she is a closet otaku and more specifically, a fujoshi. After a breakup due to these kind of interests, she quits her job and joins a new company. At her new workplace, the only colleagues who know about her secret are her childhood friend Hirotaka Nifuji, a blunt gaming otaku; Hanako Koyanagi, a cool and mature-looking beauty; and Tarou Kabakura, an attractive guy with a scary face who always gets into fights with Hanako.

While having drinks to catch up, Hirotaka advises Narumi to date someone who would understand her hobbies. But she is hesitant—otakus are typically perceived as gross, and the only ones who can understand them are otakus themselves. Or could a relationship between two otakus work?

Following the relationship of Narumi and Hirotaka as they begin dating, Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii is a light-hearted story about those who try to balance work, relationships, and hobbies.

6:50pm/22 min/11 episodes/PG-13/Comedy, Romance


Megalo Box

Megalo Box

“To be quiet and do as you’re told, that’s the cowardly choice.” These are the words of Junk Dog, an underground fighter of Megalo Box, an evolution of boxing that utilizes mechanical limbs known as Gear to enhance the speed and power of its users. Despite the young man’s brimming potential as a boxer, the illegal nature of his participation forces him to make a living off of throwing matches as dictated by his boss Gansaku Nanbu. However, this all changes when the Megalo Box champion Yuuri enters his shabby ring under the guise of just another challenger. Taken out in a single round, Junk Dog is left with a challenge: “If you’re serious about fighting me again, then fight your way up to me and my ring.”

Filled with overwhelming excitement and backed by the criminal syndicate responsible for his thrown matches, Junk Dog enters Megalonia: a world-spanning tournament that will decide the strongest Megalo Boxer of them all. Having no name of his own, he takes on the moniker of “Joe” as he begins his climb from the very bottom of the ranked list of fighters. With only three months left to qualify, Joe must face off against opponents the likes of which he has never fought in order to meet the challenge of his rival.

7:15pm/24 min/13 episodes/ R – 17+ (violence & profanity)/Action, Sports, Sci-fi, Drama, Slice of Life

 


Friday

We run screenings every Friday from 5pm in the Engineering Lecture Theatre. We’re currently showing the following series every Friday night:


Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri

One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in handy for his yakuza business, but he also runs the risk of her using them on him! Not to mention, if she doesn’t use her powers, she will eventually go berserk and destroy everything around her. Nitta and Hina’s strange life together is just beginning…

5:00pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13/Comedy, Sci-fi, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural


Hakumei to Mikochi

Hakumei to Mikochi

Nine centimeters (3.5 inches) tall, tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi live in the forest. Living in a tiny house in a tree, riding insects and birds, and making umbrellas out of leaves, these tiny girls live a tiny life. Follow their tiny but lovely lives as they live their day-to-day in a fantastic world of tiny people and gods.

5:25pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13/Slice of Life, Fantasy, Seinen


The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Mahoutsukai no Yome

Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, was sold for five million pounds at an auction to a tall masked gentleman. Abandoned at a young age and ridiculed by her peers for her unconventional behavior, she was ready to give herself to any buyer if it meant having a place to go home to. In chains and on her way to an unknown fate, she hears whispers from robed men along her path, gossiping and complaining that such a buyer got his hands on a rare “Sleigh Beggy.”

Ignoring the murmurs, the mysterious man leads the girl to a study, where he reveals himself to be Elias Ainsworth—a magus. After a brief confrontation and a bit of teleportation magic, the two open their eyes to Elias’ picturesque cottage in rural England. Greeted by fairies and surrounded by weird and wonderful beings upon her arrival, these events mark the beginning of Chise’s story as the apprentice and supposed bride of the ancient magus.

5:50pm/24 min/24 episodes/PG-13/Slice of Life, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen


Kiznaiver

Kiznaiver

Katsuhira Agata is a quiet and reserved teenage boy whose sense of pain has all but vanished. His friend, Chidori Takashiro, can only faintly remember the days before Katsuhira had undergone this profound change. Now, his muffled and complacent demeanor make Katsuhira a constant target for bullies, who exploit him for egregious sums of money. But their fists only just manage to make him blink, as even emotions are far from his grasp.

However, one day Katsuhira, Chidori, and four other teenagers are abducted and forced to join the Kizuna System as official “Kiznaivers.” Those taking part are connected through pain: if one member is injured, the others will feel an equal amount of agony. These individuals must become the lab rats and scapegoats of an incomplete system designed with world peace in mind. With their fates literally intertwined, the Kiznaivers must expose their true selves to each other, or risk failing much more than just the Kizuna System.

6:40pm/24 min/12 episodes/PG-13/Sci-fi, Drama, Romance


(All synopses and episode lengths and counts from MyAnimeList, ratings from MyAnimeList, images from Google Images. Content ratings are unofficial and a guide only, and do not correspond directly with the Australian classification system.)

Screenings List for 2018, Semester 2

Wednesday


Knights of Sidonia

Sidonia no Kishi

After destroying Earth many years ago, the alien race Gauna has been pursuing the remnants of humanity—which, having narrowly escaped, fled across the galaxy in a number of giant seed ships. In the year 3394, Nagate Tanikaze surfaces from his lifelong seclusion deep beneath the seed ship Sidonia in search of food on the upper levels, only to find himself dragged into events unfolding without his knowledge.

When the Gauna begin their assault on Sidonia, it’s up to Tanikaze—with the help of his fellow soldiers and friends Shizuka Hoshijiro, Izana Shinatose, and Yuhata Midorikawa—to defend humanity’s last hope for survival, and defeat their alien foes. Sidonia no Kishi follows Tanikaze as he discovers the world that has been above him his entire life, and becomes the hero Sidonia needs.

6:00pm/24 min/12 episodes/R-17+ (MA-15+)/Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Space/Madman Sponsored Screening


Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Narumi Momose is a petite and cute young woman who loves idols, games, and everything anime or manga-related, especially in the boys’ love genre. In other words, she is a closet otaku and more specifically, a fujoshi. After a breakup due to these kind of interests, she quits her job and joins a new company. At her new workplace, the only colleagues who know about her secret are her childhood friend Hirotaka Nifuji, a blunt gaming otaku; Hanako Koyanagi, a cool and mature-looking beauty; and Tarou Kabakura, an attractive guy with a scary face who always gets into fights with Hanako.

While having drinks to catch up, Hirotaka advises Narumi to date someone who would understand her hobbies. But she is hesitant—otakus are typically perceived as gross, and the only ones who can understand them are otakus themselves. Or could a relationship between two otakus work?

Following the relationship of Narumi and Hirotaka as they begin dating, Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii is a light-hearted story about those who try to balance work, relationships, and hobbies.

6:50pm/22 min/11 episodes/PG-13/Comedy, Romance


Samurai Champloo (Second Half)

Samurai Champloo

Fuu Kasumi is a young and clumsy waitress who spends her days peacefully working in a small teahouse. That is, until she accidentally spills a drink all over one of her customers! With a group of samurai now incessantly harassing her, Fuu desperately calls upon another samurai in the shop, Mugen, who quickly defeats them with his wild fighting technique, utilizing movements reminiscent to that of breakdancing. Unfortunately, Mugen decides to pick a fight with the unwilling ronin Jin, who wields a more precise and traditional style of swordfighting, and the latter proves to be a formidable opponent. The only problem is, they end up destroying the entire shop as well as accidentally killing the local magistrate’s son.

For their crime, the two samurai are captured and set to be executed. However, they are rescued by Fuu, who hires the duo as her bodyguards. Though she no longer has a place to return to, the former waitress wishes to find a certain samurai who smells of sunflowers and enlists the help of the now exonerated pair to do so. Despite initially disapproving of this idea, the two eventually agree to assist the girl in her quest; thus, the trio embark upon an adventure to find this mysterious warrior—that is, if Fuu can keep Mugen and Jin from killing each other.

Set in an alternate Edo Period of Japan, Samurai Champloo follows the journey of these three eccentric individuals in an epic quest full of action, comedy, and dynamic sword fighting, all set to the beat of a unique hip-hop infused soundtrack.

7:15pm/24 min/26 episodes/R-17+/Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Samurai, Shounen/Madman Sponsored Screening

 


Friday


Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri

One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in handy for his yakuza business, but he also runs the risk of her using them on him! Not to mention, if she doesn’t use her powers, she will eventually go berserk and destroy everything around her. Nitta and Hina’s strange life together is just beginning…

5:00pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13/Comedy, Sci-fi, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural


Hakumei to Mikochi

Hakumei to Mikochi

Nine centimeters (3.5 inches) tall, tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi live in the forest. Living in a tiny house in a tree, riding insects and birds, and making umbrellas out of leaves, these tiny girls live a tiny life. Follow their tiny but lovely lives as they live their day-to-day in a fantastic world of tiny people and gods.

5:25pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13/Slice of Life, Fantasy, Seinen


The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Mahoutsukai no Yome

Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, was sold for five million pounds at an auction to a tall masked gentleman. Abandoned at a young age and ridiculed by her peers for her unconventional behavior, she was ready to give herself to any buyer if it meant having a place to go home to. In chains and on her way to an unknown fate, she hears whispers from robed men along her path, gossiping and complaining that such a buyer got his hands on a rare “Sleigh Beggy.”

Ignoring the murmurs, the mysterious man leads the girl to a study, where he reveals himself to be Elias Ainsworth—a magus. After a brief confrontation and a bit of teleportation magic, the two open their eyes to Elias’ picturesque cottage in rural England. Greeted by fairies and surrounded by weird and wonderful beings upon her arrival, these events mark the beginning of Chise’s story as the apprentice and supposed bride of the ancient magus.

5:50pm/24 min/24 episodes/PG-13/Slice of Life, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen


The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaikō

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These - Kaikou

In humanity’s distant future, two interstellar states—the monarchic Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance—are embroiled in a never-ending war. The story focuses on the exploits of rivals Reinhard von Müsel and Yang Wen Li as they rise to power and fame in the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance.

6:40pm/25 min/12 episodes/R-17+/Action, Drama, Military, Sci-fi, Space


(All synopses and episode lengths and counts from MyAnimeList, ratings from MyAnimeList, images from Google Images. Content ratings are unofficial and a guide only, and do not correspond directly with the Australian classification system.)

ANUAGS O-Week Events and Semester 1 Screenings

Hey everyone,

Next week is O-Week, which means we’ve got special O-Week events lined up for you!

Kicking it off on Wednesday 15th, we’ll be holding a MADMAN-sponsored screening of Wolf Children from 6pm in Manning Clark Theatre 3!

Then on Friday, we’ll be holding a gaming night from 5pm until late in Moran G008/G009. There’ll be board games, video games and general nerding about, as well as free pizza at 6:30pm! On top of this, we’re holding a one-off Super Smash Bros. tournament in collaboration with our friends over at Games Capital with prize vouchers for the top places and free to enter!

Of course, everything is members only (we need to keep running somehow!) but you can sign up for membership at our stall on Market Day or at any of our events for only $10 for the year!

Also since our Semester 1 weekly screenings begin the following week, we have a brand-new lineup of great anime that you won’t want to miss, including a bunch sponsored by our friends at MADMAN and AnimeLab:

WEDNESDAY:
6:00pm – Yuri!! on Ice
6:25pm – 91 Days
6:50pm – Flip Flappers*
7:15pm – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
7:40pm – Ergo Proxy*

Friday
5:00pm – ReLIFE
5:25pm – Blue Exorcist*
5:50pm – New Game!
6:15pm – Cowboy Bebop*
6:40pm – Fune wo Amu (The Great Passage)
7:05pm – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2nd Season

*MADMAN/AnimeLab-Sponsored

For more information on our screenings, check out our Screenings Page (once it’s been updated): http://anuags.org.au/screenings/

We hope to see you around!

James Reid
President

ANUAGS LASER Tag – Wednesday 7 December

Hey guys,

It’s nearing the end of the year, university’s finished and a lot of people are starting to think about putting up trees in their houses and covering them with shiny objects, or alternatively going… well, anywhere but Canberra.

HOWEVER:

Before this year comes to an end, we have one last special event: LASER Tag!

We’ll be hosting a laser tag event at Zone 3 this coming Wednesday, 7 December from 6:30pm. It’s $10 for members, though any non-member you might be dragging along will need to sign up before participating (for only $5).

Also, if anyone is free and/or interested, a group of us will be getting dinner in the food court at Westfield Belconnen at around 5pm to make sure we’ve got enough energy to last the night!

For more information, see the event page.

I hope to see you guys there!

James Reid
President

ANUAGS Semester 2 Screenings and Bush Week Events

Hey everyone!

With the arrival of a new semester, we have an updated screenings lineup and a couple of Bush Week events!

On Wednesday, we have a special screening of the second Digimin Adventure Tri movie in Manning Clark Theatrette 4 with board games running simultaneously for those more game-oriented while on Friday we’ll be holding a special trivia night in the Copland Theatre! See https://www.facebook.com/events/1064218876961250/ for more information.

Meanwhile on the regular screenings side, most of the anime screened in first semester will be continuing on with some new anime mixed in! Here’s a summary of the schedule:

WEDNESDAY:

6:00 – Soul Eater
6:25 – Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
6:50 – Baccano!
7:15 – Gin no Saji 2 (Sliver Spoon 2)
7:40 – Shinsekai Yori (From The New World)

FRIDAY:

5:00 – Ouran High School Host Club
5:25 – Toradora!
5:50 – Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
6:15 – Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO)
6:40 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
7:05 – Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)

For more information on out screenings, see http://anuags.org.au/screenings/

I hope to see you guys around!

James

Semester 1 Mid-semester Break Screenings and Laser Tag

Hey everyone,

The mid-semester break has begun, which means we have special holiday screenings for the next two weeks. We will be screening:

Wed 06 Apr, 6:00pm: Nerawareta Gakuen (Psychic School Wars) Movie
Fri 08 Apr, 5:00pm: One Week Friends (Episodes 1-6)
Wed 13 Apr, 6:00pm: Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho (The Place Promised in Our Early Days) Movie
Fri 15 Apr, 5:00pm: One Week Friends (Episodes 7-12)

We’ll also be holding a laser tag event on Friday 22 April from 6pm – more information can be seen on the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/745345738935700/).

I hope to see you there!

James Reid
President

O-Week 2016 and Semester 1 Screenings

Hey everyone,

As we move into first semester, we’ve got a series of announcements to make.

First, next week is O-Week. For our O-Week events, we’ll be holding a special screening of Digimon Adventure Tri on Wednesday 10th in MCC T3 from 6pm, while on Friday we’ll be having a gaming and pizza night in Moran G007/G008 starting from 5pm.

Second, a new year brings a new executive committee. To elect the new exec, the AGM will be held on Friday March 4th starting at 5pm. We’re always on the look out for new exec members, so if you’re interested in helping the society to run smoothly, talk to me or any of the exec and we’d be happy to tell you about the positions and their roles.

Finally, it’s also time to announce our first semester screenings lineup! For more information you can see our screenings page (http://anuags.org.au/screenings/).

WEDNESDAY:

6:00 – Soul Eater
6:25 – The Perfect Insider: Subete ga F ni Naru
6:50 – Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
7:15 – Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)
7:40 – Overlord

FRIDAY:

5:00 – Ouran High School Host Club
5:25 – Toradora!
5:50 – Rokka no Yuusha (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers)
6:15 – Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
6:40 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
7:05 – One Punch Man

That just about concludes it. We hope to see you there!

James

ANUAGS Holiday Screenings

Hello fellow pastimers,

With university exams coming up soon, we’re getting ready to begin our holiday screenings, so here’s the official announcement for what we’ll be playing!

On Wednesdays, we’ll be continuing My Love Story, Durarara and Mushishi while adding the comedy Yamada and the Seven Witches and supernatural drama Natsuyuki Rendezvous to replace Trigun and Terror in Resonance respectively.

On Fridays, for the most part we’ll be having double episodes of rom-com Nisekoi followed by psychological/mystery Death Parade and triple episodes of magic/action anime Tokyo Ravens, though I’ve slotted in the hilarious Carnival Phantasm for good measure due to it being a spin-off of the Fate series.

I’ve attached an image below for the schedule and I’ve tried to be as clear as possible, though I apologise for anything confusing – feel fee to contact me for clarification. Also, because of the weird structure of the holidays and our delays in August it turned out to be a bit of a Frankenstein’s monster… Anyway, we’ve got some good anime lined up for these holidays, so look forward to it!

End-Year 2015

As a last note, for the two weeks from the 2nd to the 15th of November the MCC is having wifi installed so for the screenings around then we’ll be having our screenings elsewhere. The location isn’t confirmed yet, though I’ll let you guys know as soon as it’s sorted out.

James
President

ANUAGS OGM 25th September

Hey everyone,

I said a couple of weeks ago we’d be holding an OGM soon, and this is the official announcement.

The OGM will be held on Friday 25th of September at 6pm, or 10 days from this post. We would like as many active members who are able to come as possible, as it will involve a couple of rather important matters. Screenings will still be on, and the meeting shouldn’t go for more than half an hour to an hour.

The main matters to be discussed are officially voting for a new president and our response to complaints about under-18s being subject to inappropriate material and discussion. If anyone has any other matters they would like to raise, this is also an opportunity to do so.

We hope to see you there.

James Reid
President

Weekly Events to Recommence

Hey everyone,

Thanks everyone for your patience. I’m thrilled to announce that we are now
resuming events! Due to short notice we won’t be having the anime
screenings in the theatre tonight, though board gaming, video gaming and
socialising will recommence tonight and screenings from next week from
where we left off. We’ll also be holding an OGM (date TBA) to discuss some
matters that have come up, so keep your ears peeled for that.

Again, thanks again for your patience and we hope to see you around!

James Reid
President
ANU Anime and Gaming Society