Spring Break!! Cool things are happening!

Hey everyone,

Just a quick post to remind everyone that we will still be meeting over the break with Monday Gaming, Wednesday Screenigns+Gaming and Friday Screenings+Gaming. Screenings will have a few special things rather than the normal schedule but you’l have to come along to find out what exactly.

In other news there are a few cool things happening around:

Firstly Za Kabuki is doing their annual performance this weekend on both Saturday (7pm) and Sunday (3pm) at the Papermoon Theatre in Union Court. A general ticket is $15 but there are a variety of cheaper options too. You can find the performance details on the facebook event or buy tickets directly from Eventbrite

Secondly there is a special Japanese language beginner holiday course being offered during the second week of the break. It is from the 16th (Tuesday) to the 19th (Friday) and is held from 9:30am-12:30pm everyday. You need to have no knowledge of Japanese or not have studied it for more than 3 months. I have been assured that random phrases picked up from excessive anime watching or playing JRPGs do not count towards studying Japanese and won’t exclude you from participating. Contact Naomi at naomi.ogi@anu.edu.au for more info.

Finally, our buddies at GAMMA.CON are recruiting people to join the committee to help plan next year’s convention. If you think you’d be interested check out the info on their facebook page and/or share it to anyone you think might be keen.

Ja mata!

James
President
ANU Anime and Gaming Society

ANUAGS Semester 2

Hey everyone,

ANU Semester 2 has started and we have lined up a bunch of cool things to celebrate (or commiserate) the beginning of classes!

First up we have got special Bush Week Movie screenings care of Madman Entertainment. We will be playing Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence on Wednesday from 6pm in MCC. Then we will be screening Full Metal Alchemist brotherhood- The Sacred Star of Milos from 5pm on Friday in the MCC. For more information about these movies check out the post on our website.

Next Friday we will not be having screenings/gaming and will instead be going to Zone 3 in Belconnen to play Laser Tag!! There is a limit of 34 people playing and last semester we were at capacity so make sure to book you place quickly! Check out all the info here.

We are also hosting a videogame tourney, Canberra Colosseum 8, with the Canberra Smash Players which will have several different versions of Super Smash Bros. The date is unfortunately being changed due to venue issues but join the facebook event to get up to the date info.

Speaking of gaming, we’re excited to formally announce that we are partnering up with the ANU PC Gaming Society to run regular weekly PC Gaming every as part of our Friday meetups from 5pm-8pm in MCC. It is still going to be quite experimental but if you’re keen to take part bring along a laptop and we’ll see how we can make it work!

And just to remind everyone of what our weekly activity schedule is:

Monday- Console Gaming from 6-11pm in MCCT2
Wednesday- Anime screenings, handheld games, board games and card games across the MCC from 6-9pm
Friday- Anime screenings, handheld game, board games, card games and PC gaming in the MCC from 5-8pm.
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She’s shocked by the amount of things we do

Plus we have an art kit for all you budding artists to use.

Lastly, speaking of anime screenings our schedule for Semester 2 has been formally announced. And we are super excited to announce that we are including sponsored content from both Madman Entertainment and Hanabee Entertainment this semester! You can find all the info on the Screenings page but the schedule is:

Wednesday:
6:00- Death Note (MADMAN Sponsored)
6:30- Haikyuu!!
7:00- D-Frag!
7:30- Maria Holic
8:00- Hourou Musuko/Wandering Son

 

Friday:
5:00- Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood (MADMAN Sponsored)
5:30- Hoozuki no Reitetsu
6:00- Noragami
6:30- Hitsugi no Chaika (HANABEE Sponsored)
7:00- Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun/My Little Monster
7:30- Space Battleship Yamato 2199

 

So this semester is shaping up to be pretty awesome and I hope to see everyone at our events!

Ja mata!

James
President
ANU Anime and Gaming Society

ANUAGS Bush Week Screenings!!

Hey everyone,

Holidays are over and semester has started again, which means it’s time for Bush Week Screenings! This week, we’ll be screening the following movies, both sponsored by our friends over at MADMAN:

On Wednesday 23rd July at 6pm, we’ll be following up on our semester 1 O-Week screenings with the second Ghost in the Shell Movie, Innocence.

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The heavily cyborged police officer Batou, newly partnered with the mostly-human Togusa after the diappearance of Major Motoko Kusanagi, is assigned to investigate a series of murders committed by prototype “sexaroids” – female androids created for sex. (Synopsis from myanimelist.net)

That’ll be followed on Friday 25th July at 5pm by Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, in accordance with our Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood screenings.

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A fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities leads the Elric brothers to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation. Ed and Al quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion, as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors. At the heart of the conflict is Julia, a young alchemist befriended by Alphonse. She’ll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory – even if that means harnessing the awful power of the mythical Philosopher’s Stone. (Synopsis from myanimelist.net)

Thanks again to MADMAN for letting us screen these two great movies.

Look forward to it! お楽しみに!

James (Screenings Co-Ord)

ANUAGS Semester 2 Screenings

Hey again, everyone!

Now it’s time for the thing you’ve all been waiting for! Time to announce what we’ll be screening this semester! The full details can be found on our Screenings Page, though here’s a short summary. Drum-roll please…

The screenings are as follows:

Wednesday:
6:00- Death Note (MADMAN Sponsored)
6:30- Haikyuu!!
7:00- D-Frag!
7:30- Maria Holic
8:00- Hourou Musuko/Wandering Son

Friday:
5:00- Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood (MADMAN Sponsored)
5:30- Hoozuki no Reitetsu
6:00- Noragami
6:30- Hitsugi no Chaika (HANABEE Sponsored)
7:00- Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun/My Little Monster
7:30- Space Battleship Yamato 2199

On top of that, the Monday gaming nights are continuing as per usual, and there’s plenty of events to look forward to! お楽しみに!

James (Screenings Co-Ord)

LASER TAG!!!

Hey Guys and Gals, coming up on Friday the 1st August instead of our normal Screenings we are doing laser tag again, all club members are welcome to come along for the night.

The details are as follows:
-Location – Zone 3 at 28 Weedon Close, Belconnen
-Time – Friday 1st August, 5:20pm (if you aren’t there on time, you can’t play)
-Cost – $10 per person
-We are doing 3 games
-You must have enclosed shoes and no singlets (it is winter, who would wear one anyway…)
-there is a max of 34 people in a game, we will be accepting registration at screenings starting Wednesday the 23rd July, get in early to secure your spot.

Just to repeat, this is instead of normal screenings -> there will be no screenings at the ANU on the 1st August!

Hope to see you all there!

James G (Social Officer)

Invitation to Japanese Embassy Winter Garden Exhibition

For anyone who is interested:

Dear members of the ANU Anime and Gaming Society,

The Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation would like to invite you to the opening night of the exhibition, Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art. This touring exhibition examines Japan through the lens of Micropop, a term coined by the curator Midori Matsui. Micropop describes a recent movement in Japanese contemporary art which sees artists work with combinations of fragments to reinvent meaning in the obsolete and the commonplace.

Exhibition opening: Thursday 10 July at 6pm

Venue: M16 Artspace on at 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT (http://www.m16artspace.com/)

Guest Speaker: Dr Olivia Meehan, Lecturer in Art History, Australian National University

RSVP: Thursday 3 July

Also showing: Hibiki, artists inspired by Japan, personal perspectives captured in textiles, painting, print and photography.

The Embassy of Japan would appreciate it if you could RSVP by Thursday 3 July in order to organising catering, however you are more than welcome to show up on the night.

This is an open event, so please feel free to share this information with family and friends. The exhibition runs from 10 -27 July 2014.

For further information, please contact Simon at the Embassy of Japan on (02) 6272 7253 or simon.free@cb.mofa.go.jp.

We look forward to seeing you there on opening night!

Kind regards,

Simon

Japan Information and Culture Centre

Embassy of Japan

Winter Holiday fun times!

Hey everyone,

A quick reminder that holiday screenings are still going on all through the winter break. We’re in the Manning Clark Centre for the whole break although the exact theatre we are in does change a few times. But they all have AMAZING heating XD.

Also the Exec are having a Screenings meeting soon to decide on Semester 2 Screenings, if you have any suggestions make sure to let one of the Exec know.

ANUAGS is also putting on some special screenings down at the M16 Artspace in conjunction with the Japanese Embassy and the Japan Foundation. We are screening My Neighbour Totoro, Porco Rosso, Wolf Children and Spirited Away over a two week period. Check out all the details.

Lastly, Monday night console gaming is going ahead through the break too and we are also hosting a Smash Bros Tournament on Saturday the 5th of July.

Ja mata!

James
President
ANU Anime and Gaming Society

 

ANUAGS Mid-year Holiday Screenings

Hey, everyone. It’s a little late, but we’re now ready to officially announce the screenings for the mid-year holidays! The screenings are as follows (for more information, see our Screenings page):

Wednesday:
6:00pm – Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! *Double*
6:50pm – Strike the Blood
7:15pm – Bartender *Double*

Friday:
5:00pm – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood *Double*
5:50pm – Log Horizon *Double*
6:50pm – Mirai Nikki *Double*

As a note: the Friday holiday screenings will not be starting until NEXT WEEK. Friday this week will still be showing the semester 1 screenings, though with one change: instead of Yamato 2199, there will be a double episode of Mirai Nikki. For more information, ask the Screening Co-ordinator James Reid at one of our screenings or pester him on Facebook. Also, the location of the screenings might change, so keep your eyes peeled.

Monday gaming nights are continuing as usual, so don’t forget to come to them!

Hope to see you there! お楽しみに!

James (Screenings Co-Ordinator)

News, events and GAMMA.CON!

Hey everyone,

First a few bits of administration. Next Wednesday (21/5) we will have our screenings in MCCT6 instead of MCCT3. Also the MCC Foyer has been booked out for another event so we may not have space for boardgames.

Next- Holiday screenings are coming up. If you have any suggestions tell them to our Screenings Co-ordinator.

Also a few other groups are running a few cool events over the next few weeks. The newly reformed ANU PC Gaming Club is running a LoL tournament the the Computer Science Students Association is running Epic Games Night 7 on May the 23rd.

And of course GAMMA.CON is in one week’s time. So far they have announced:

– guest appearances of Cam from Hanabee, Jeremy ‘Junglist’ Ray and the 501st Legion

– screening showcases from Siren Visual, Hanabee, Madman and LCA

– next gen PS4 and XBOX One console gaming from PAX Australia

– games arcade from iPlay Belconnen including DDR!

– live events including a Costume Comp, Talent Quest, Auction, Magic Show, LARP demonstration and Kabuki performance.

– a slew of local game developers showing off their games including one with an Oculus Rift

– panel schedule including an anime panel featuring Hanabee staff, a game journalism panel featuring Junglist, a costuming panel with the Australian Costume Guild, a game development panel lead by the Academy of Interactive entertainment, a Lights Canberra Action film making panel

– part of the global MTG: Journey into Nyx Games Day

– art competitions

And there is much more to come! To find out the details for all this stuff check out their website- there are too many things for me to give you links to them all! Tickets can still be bought online for $16 or at the door for $20 (cash only).

Plus you can (and should) still preregister for the costume comp, the art comp, the talent quest and register lots for the auction

Ja mata!

James

 

 

Reminder- Pizza Night and special CIT Screenings

Just a quick one to remind people that this Friday we are having a pizza night. Pizza will be free for members and there will be large quantities of soft drink on sale for very cheap prices.

Also next Wednesday is the special CIT screenings night- I’ve attached a cool poster image to show people what is on. I should point out that we’re still in MCCT3- the CIT people are coming to visit us, we’re not meeting over at CIT.

See you all around!

James
President
ANUAGS

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