Welcome to msjanime.wordpress.com, the questionable official blog of Mission Anime! With this FAQ, we hope to answer all of your questions. If you still have unanswered questions, please leave a comment.

What is Mission Anime?

Mission Anime, also known as MSJ Anime or Anime Club, is Mission San Jose High School’s official gathering of anime/manga lovers (as you can probably tell from the name).

What do you do?

What else? We watch anime, discuss anime, fangirl/boy and generally have an awesome time. We also do:

  • Contests: Art, Fanfiction, AMV, Singing, Voice Acting, Cosplay
  • Karaoke Events
  • Trips to Japantown

We also attend anime conventions and festivals, including:

  • Local Conventions
  • J-Pop Summit Festival
  • Holiday Anime Faire
  • Animation on Display
  • FanimeCon

This year, we’ll try to plan trips to Japantown. We’re a pretty laid-back club, so we’re also prepared to jump at any opportunity for anime fun that comes along 🙂

When and where do you meet?

We meet at lunch on Thursdays in C10*.

*note: there may be changes

What kind of anime do you watch?

Anything and everything. Our members have varied tastes, so of course we’ll have varied showings, too. We also take requests, so if you’ve got an anime you’re just dying to show everyone, give us a heads up and we’ll indulge.

However, we as members of a high school club do have morals. Therefore, we will say no to anything overly perverted or graphic (though it takes a really violent anime to cross the line).

What is anime?

If you have to ask this, you either don’t know anime very well or not at all, and are interested in joining our club for lack of anything better to do. That’s fine, we welcome newbies too!

Anime’s official definition is “Japanese animation,” but it is really so much more than Hayao Miyazaki and Pokemon and Sailor Moon and Yugioh. Anime is categorized by its unique art styles and its diversity, which equals that of literature and American TV combined. Anime can be in movie or TV show format, and the world of anime is so wide and varied that there is something to suit literally everyone’s tastes. It’s so insane that no one website has a list of all the anime in existence.

And then, of course, there’s manga. Manga is literally Japanese for “comics,” but it would be a terrible mistake to think of manga as anime on paper or anime as animated manga. Once a manga character is on the big screen, he can look completely different. Manga is also defined by diversity and art; its art is typically more detailed than that of anime, but not always (I cite Haruhi Suzumiya as an example).

And, of course, what is categorized as good and bad anime and manga is left entirely up to you.

(If you want a better description, I suggest Wikipedia. It’s an indispensable tool to every anime fan.)

Who are my officers?

Our officers this year are:

President: Jessica Sun 

Vice President: Dorothy Luo

Secretary: Miranda Zhang

Treasurer: Angela Wu

Activities Coordinator: Gloria Liu

I have more questions…

Just leave a comment below. You can also contact us at our club email at msjanime@gmail.com, and we’ll try to respond ASAP.



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  2. Hi my name is Michael from the wonderful””” usa sorry for the “” but I would love to live in japan lol were I could learn new thing and meat new people but any ways I was wondering if I could ask a question.. I understand what u all do but there is a few anime I love more than anything lol and one of them is DearS. I was wondering why there is no season two. I mean my understanding the anime was a hit. well plz talk to me and let me know something plz

  3. Hello,
    I wanted to let your members know that we have added lots of new Graphic Novels to the MSJ library selection. We have added new issues of Death Note, Inu-Yasha, Bleach and Naruto. We have also added some new selections, including Chibi Vampire, Shaman King, Alice 19th and D. Gray-man. I would also like to invite your members to request their favorite titles for future purchases for the library. Just stop by and let us know what you would like to request.

    • Hello Mrs. Hulseman,
      Sorry for the dreadfully late reply. Thanks for letting us know! We will definitely take your kind offer to request some manga (graphic novels) for the library selection (most likely next school year).
      I am quite surprised at the assortment of these manga available in the library. If you wouldn’t mind my asking, what do you think of any effects they have on MSJ’s students? Do you think it detracts from the literature of the library, from the volumes of classics put on the shelves? Do you consider manga as simple stories for the young generation, or is there something more to them to be appreciated and held as well in high regard?
      Thanks again!

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