The Anime Club Upon entering Kean University, I knew right there and then many different options are laid right in front of me. Being a freshman, I wanted to explore the different clubs and organizations that the University had to offer. During the Campus Awareness day, I was startled by the number clubs and organizations that Kean has. I was pretty drawn to several clubs but I tried to limit my self to only a few so that I could balance it pretty well with my schedule.
Among the clubs that I joined were the Martial Arts club, which I never had the chance to attend to, because it meets during Thursday nights, which create a conflict with my schedule for, I am working part time. The other is the Filipino American Cultural Society which focuses on spreading the Filipino culture into mainstream America for Filipinos is the second biggest Asian majority in the United States next to China. Lastly the Anime Club which is a club that exposes people to the art of Animation. Amongst the three clubs, that I have enlisted myself into, the Anime Club has been the only club in which I was quite consistent in attendance. My passion in the arts was one of the factors of me having to be drawn more to this club. In addition, my fascination on Japanese animation is one of the reasons that made me stay on this club.
The Anime Club meets every Tuesday during college hour at Vaughn Eames building at room 112. Every meet, the club organizers have at least two or three choices of anime that the club members can watch. If time permits, we finish all the selections for that day. The selection range from contemporary anime such as Gundam and DragonBall Z, to old school anime such as Votes V and Ma zinger Z just to name a few. The club sometimes also sometime feature full-length animes. In addition, the club holds fundraisers in order to finance the activities of the club.
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One of the fundraiser activities that they had was a video game tournament in which the club provides the video games and people battle out on different type of video games. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the event because of some personal reasons. In summary, my experience in the club was good. Having to watch different anime was great experience. It is also nice to be able to meet different person who shares the same interest as I. I hope that more people get into watching anime.
Most of the time people misconstrued anime as something that is for children only just because it is cartoons. What people don’t know that animes, such as full length ones are also as good as watching a motion picture. It does have a story line and a plot and people do not quickly associate that with cartoons. Maybe one day, people would look at anime at a different light and consider it as an art form..