I know there hasn’t been much activity on my blog for a while now, I sincerely apologize! I’m not too sure when I’ll have time to watch anime or even read manga with how my workload is going…so I decided to put this up while we wait 😛
So I was just talking with my brother about this a couple hours ago and I decided to send this question your way!
I imagine everyone has either joined an anime club before or at least checked one out, and I was wondering what those clubs were like and if they ever met your expectations. What were your expectations? What did or didn’t you like?
Basically, what is your ideal anime club like?
Here are some things I came up with my brother:
- It should be structured and have variety (whatever this is)
- It would be nice for someone to keep track of new faces. This can be in the form of asking if there are new people at every meeting and then having them be introduced (so that new people don’t feel left out)
- Have at least two meetings per week. One of the days dedicated for fun (watching anime, playing, etc) and the second for discussion (for the more critical/serious anime fans)
I think those were the major points…
You see, the anime club at my school is pretty…unorganized and loose so I never really went back after my first meeting. The first hour of the meetings are dedicated to games (the one time I went people were chasing each other with different colored mics) and the rest of the time (like 2-3 hours) are for watching anime. It meets once a week and every now and then they have special events (outings, guest speakers, and cosplay stuff).
I don’t think it’s a ‘bad’ anime club but there’s something about their structure I don’t like. Everyone already knows each other so I feel awkward going. Especially now that the few people I did know have graduated and left.
There’s also something really bland about just going to play and watch anime. Honestly, I could just do that at home and at my own pace. I mean, I’m sure our couch and my bed are way more comfortable than school chairs….so yeah, haha
It would also be nice if manga were included somehow (manga lover here :P)
But yes, it’d be great to hear some of your experiences! Maybe you’ve been to a couple throughout the years 🙂
Also, are the anime clubs at your schools called ‘Anime Club’ or is it something fancy-sounding? Ours is called the Japanese Media Appreciation Club (or something like that).