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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll try to respond ASAP.