chronomeister: And I am damn impressed by Gnome Games. A+ Vendor. They had some demo copies of various board/card games that you could pretty much just take and try out (they had their own room). And one of the staff was like "Yeah later this year they are releasing set 4 of Tanto Cuore featuring beermaids and they are re-releasing Set 1 so you should pick it up then and not now".
chronomeister: End result: Got Girls und Panzer OVAs, Set 2 and 3 of Tanto Cuore, and a new pair of shoes. Didn't get Slurpie cause all the locations sold out.
chronomeister: How my day went: 7/11? Oh that means free Slurpie. But the closest one is 40 minutes away. I can't just go for that. Could pick up a new pair of shoes, but it's still not enough. What's going on in the convention center... An anime convention? OK let's go.
Bootkiller: This is what I get for mentioning that Tokyo ESP has a flying penguin...
Wow!! Summer SPAMM is here! Very exciting! Be excited.
The first meeting for Summer 2014 will be Tuesday (May 27th) at 6 pm in Doudna 136.
And now, the schedule!
6:00 - Social Hour 7:00 - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (continuing from episode 13) 7:25 - Free! 7:50 - Accel World (continuing from episode 13) 8:15 - Baka and Test 8:40 - Break 9:00 - Kill la Kill 9:25 - Servant X Service 9:50 - Valvrave the Liberator (continuing from episode 13) 10:15 - OVA Slot
7:00 - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (continuing from episode 13)
The Empire of Britannia has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people the 11's. A Britannian who was living in Japan at the time, Lelouch, vowed to his Japanese friend Suzaku that he'd destroy Britannia. Years later, Lelouch is in high school, but regularly skips out of school to go play chess and gamble on himself. One day, he stumbles on terrorists 11's who've stolen a military secret and is caught by a member of the Britannian task force sent after them, who is Suzaku. As the rest of the squad arrives, Suzaku is shot for disobeying orders, while the military secret, a young girl, gives Lelouch the power of Geass, which makes anyone obey any order. While Suzaku is secretly made the pilot of Britannia's brand new prototype Knightmare, Lancelot, Lelouch becomes the masked Zero to lead the rebellion to destroy Britannia once and for all. Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com
7:25 - Free!
Four boys named Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin all participated in a swimming tournament shortly before graduating elementary school and later parted ways. Years later, they reunite when Rin challenges Haruka to a race and wins. Not wanting to be defeated so easily, Haruka gathers Makoto and Nagisa and a new recruit named Rei to form the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club. Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com
7:50 - Accel World (continuing from episode 13)
In 2046, people can access a virtual network known as the Neurolinker via their cellphone terminals. A perpetual victim of bullying, middle school student Haruyuki spends his time absorbed in games in a corner of his local network. One day he is approached by the most famous girl in his school, Kuroyukihime (Black Snow Princess). She gives him a strange program called Brain Burst that has the power to "accelerate the world. Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com
8:15 - Baka and Test
Advanced placement into a school of higher grade proof-reading is determined by the results of the Promotion Test strictly for class type. Ranging from A class with the best facilities anyone can offer all the way down to F Class which is composed of low dining tables, rotten tatami mats and other worn out facilities. Students can change classes by competing using the Examination Summons Battle system or ESB. Students summon characters with their equivalent test mark scores and use them to compete with other classes. Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com
8:40 - Break
9:00 - Kill la Kill
Ryuuko Matoi is a vagrant school girl traveling from place to place searching for clues to the truth behind her father's death—the "woman with the scissor blade." The journey has led Ryuuko to Honnouji Academy. Honnouji Academy—where an elite group of students is granted superhuman power by their special uniforms called the "Goku uniform." With the power of the uniform, the student body president, Satsuki Kiryuin rules the students with unquestioned power and fear. Satsuki holds the secret to the "scissor blade" and Ryuuko confronts Satsuki to gain information but... Was their encounter a mere coincidence or fate? The clash between the two will soon consume the whole academy! Source: http://myanimelist.net
9:25 - Servant X Service
Lucy's parents had a very hard time picking a single name for her when she was born. Because of their indecisiveness, they decided to give her over a dozen different names. And it was legally approved by a civil servant no less. At an adult age, Lucy manages to land a job at the same public service office. But her reason is to seek revenge against the person who legalized her ridiculously long name. Being a civil servant is not an easy job due to dealing with many angry citizens, facing different challenges, and having to put up with wacky co-workers each day. However, Lucy is determined to do whatever it will take to get her revenge. Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com
9:50 - Valvrave The Liberator (continuing from episode 13)
Thanks to the development of the Dyson Sphere, The majority of the human populace lives in space. The Dorssia Military Federation, and the Atlantic Rim United States exist as major Military countries, while JOIR is a neutral principality, the story follows Haruto Tokishima as a normal boy going thru high school in T.C (True Calendar) year 71. This all changes when Haruto meets the humanoid weapon Valvrave. Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com
Alrighty, here are the results of the Preview Night we had as the last meeting this semester! Sorry about taking a week to get this done, as finals week gave me some non-finals related issues.
For those who don't want the specifics, the final results are as follows:
8.19 - Black Bullet 7.97 - Hamatora 7.76 - Servant X Service 7.65 - Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (Irregular at Magic High School) 7.64 - D-Frag! 7.19 - Hitsugi no Chaika (Chaika: The Coffin Princess) 5.23 - Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia)
And now the specific results, in order of showing. Other than Hitsugi no Chaika and Sidonia no Kishi, all shows had their first episode shown at Preview Night. These two shows mentioned had their second episode picked.
Once again, comments will be included, as close to the written spelling, grammar, punctuation, bolding and underlining as I can muster. I use semi-colons to separate multiple comments by the same person. Read at your own risk. I assume there aren't many English majors at SPAMM...
Servant X Service - 17 scores, average score: 7.76
6 - Not really my kind of anime 8 - Starts slow and picks up the Humor quick; mood hair; that eccelated quickly x2; He is good with people 6 - avg slice of life 7 - Nice characters, but not a great hook. Might get old quickly. 8 - Dat name 8 - Silly, reminds me of working! No score given - Not here for this one No score given - I never thought I'd see a show about the civil sector. Good practice for real world disappointment, save for all the moe tropes. Frankly, I don't see the point. If the show actually stopped and decided what it wanted, slice of life or plot-driven narrative or comedy, the execution would be much more effective. Okay first episode 9 - I liked this, reminded me of Working. It's really funny! 6 - This is cute, not sure where it's going; It may make a cute slice-of-life; I worry about it being boring 7 10 9 - Great replacement for Working!! 8 - Might be cool, has potential 9 - Working-esque and good portrayals of jerks. 7 - not quite as good as Working, but good. 8 8 - good, but Might get old after a while 8 - working feeling with a different atmosphere. if it picks up a little in pace then defenitly a good option for the schedule
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (Irregular at Magic High School) - 17 scores, average score: 7.65
9 - The amount of magic shenanigans was sufficient. 6 - magic tech is kind of interest; unneccary ranking system is unneccesary 9 - a good amount of action/SoL, picks up at 3rd episode 6 - Bland Characters; nothing new happening. Rather just rewatch Darker than Black 9 - Pretty magic effects; Cool they're self aware of bro-sis weirdness 9 - the programmer in me loves the description they give for how magic works; intriguing main character; Naruto can't hold a candle to these magic ninjas No score given - Not here for this one No score given - I hate first episode exposition dumps that last only 2 minutes. It's a lazy means to explain why the world has changed. This usually incurs an entire episode exposition dump about people, places and events. Okay, but it comes at the price of zero emotion. If the creators don't care about what is going on, why should I? The fight was good, but 2 out of the 24 minutes is not worth it. 8 - Looks interesting, but occasionally awkward 8 - Tatsuya seems a bit arrogant; Onii-sama!?! Little bit of an Angel Sanctuary - The set-up seems pretty good and the pacing is a little better than the first show 8 9 7 - It has potential, but I'm worried about it's speed. 6 6 - A little too incest-y, but could definitely be good 5 - It was an exposition more than anything else, so I'm not sure 6 10 - i'd love to see this as slot 2-3 9 - a persona-esk main character in a magic-tech setting. seems promising
Hamatora - 17 scores, average score: 7.97
9 - I dig it. 6 - Darker then Black nock off 8 9 - Nice premise with good style. A little derivative, but could be fun. 7 - Really odd banter, so random; cool powers; Neat activation; LSD! 9 - reminds me a bit of Darker Than Black; interesting characters/powers No score given - Not here for this one No score given - Good first episode. However, I feel as if the show should choose either to focus on PI jobs or minimum powers. It's a good start, but needs a better focus. 6 - Meh, not too interesting. 9 - I like the action aspect; - strange camera angles; Smart humor; Worry that all the action is in the first ep.; Fast-pace in a good way 7 10 - That was AWESOME! 6 - It's alright 8 - What. 8 - Odd, has potential; Also I called what was in the safe. 9 8 9 - Fun, Fast paced; Perhaps a 6th slot. 7.5 - I love the animation in this, but the randomness is a little more than I'd expect.
D-Frag! - 18 scores, average score: 7.64
8 8.5 - Random show is random 6 9 - Good characters with fun ideas. Looks like it would be interesting. 10 - Hilarious; Best little girl; Game Dev Club!; Ridiculousness highly acceptable 9 - cute, funny, I love making games so I can relate a bit 10 - saw the second half of this one No score given - This shit is weirder than my private collection of [REDACTED] I found online. It doesn't take itself Seriously, and its straight-faced bait-and-switch humor really works to its advantage. Equal parts self depreciative and stoic fun. 3 - No! Too stupid to keep me watching. Absolutely not! 5 - Hyper extended Love Chuunibyo-Cromartie High School mashup on energy drinks? Not my style, but I could see how some would enjoy it 8 7 8 - I don't know what this is, but I like it. 5 8 - Crazy, violent, would watch. 10 - Fucking Awesome 4 10 - great showstopper 4th slot 9 - hilarious! shananagans!
Black Bullet - 16 scores, average score: 8.19
8 10 - funny and interesting character; nice Balance of action; much more to come 9 7 - Nice concept, too many comparison to Attack on Titan. Not bad but save for Spring at earliest 7 - Interesting Mask-guy 7 - I love the villain 10 - I approve. No score given - Eh. Cliché + unoriginal, but competent. 9 - Looks really cool! 6 - Similar themes to Attack on Titan; Not necissarily bad, just interesting; I don't feel there's anything special or unique about the show, especially cuz we showed AoT already 8 10 8 - Interesting concept. 7 9 - Pimpin; Attack on Kaiju 8 8 - I want to see more of this
Hitsugi no Chaika (Chaika: The Coffin Princess) - 16 scores, average score: 7.19
7 8 7 8 - Interesting. Collection anime kinda like Inuyasha, but less annoying. 6 - Get the thing for the stuff; Neat juxtaposition of setting and technologies; Might have too veiled a backstory with all the standoffs? Check pace; Speech impediment neat 7 - adorable, mysterious; personal favorite 8 - I would be okay with this one, its great but I'd rather have Black Bullet 7.5 - Meh, looks different and cool, but the way the girl talked was really annoying. 7 - The enemy is the main character?? Ganondorf, wtf are you doing here? lol; EGL w/a BFG; Could be interesting, if it follows the bad guys 6 9 8 - Unintentionally funny, kind of hard to take seriously at times 8 - If I could only pick one show from this list to show up next semester, this is the one 8 - #swag 3 7.5 I'm curious but unsure how much I will like it
Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia) - 15 scores, average score: 5.23
6 4 - Hard to keep track of people; Little context 6 - interestingish 2 - Unsettling. CG animation, crazy monsters, and crazy masked/bear characters. No one has a personality. Very underwhelming. 5 - Offputting with 3D cel-shading style; Really odd setting; Framerate feels odd; New society adjustment looks interesting; Gauna discomforting (squirmily germilies); Bear-woman-robot! 4 - I hate the art style, I feel like there are better mecha shows 5 - I really enjoyed the plot/ideas of this anime, but the art style was distracting 5.5 Seems like a cool story, but the animation annoyed me. It just seemed to robotic.; I'M IN SPACE! No score given - I'm not sure if I care for the animation/art style - but that's a personal thing. The movements seem robotic and stiff in some parts. Srs business Super Troopers? War/Mecha anime isn't my thing, so I feel like I can judge whether this is good or not. I'd pass, personally. 6 8 2 6 10 - Pacific Rim: IN SPACE 6 - I'm in space! 3 - didn't particularly care about it
If so, what improvements would you like to see? If not, why not?
Not sure. Not a forum type person anyway. More hats Moar Posts No desire to join a forum It's fine as is I only post for trips Post OVA, Plans. Announce events early/sign ups for fundraisers on them More people active
What is your opinion on SPAMM trips?
I would like to go on a SPAMM trip to No Brand Con next spring: 14% I would like to go on a SPAMM trip to Anime Central next spring: 21% I would be interested in going on a SPAMM trip up to the Wisconsin Dells area for a waterpark visit: 21% I am not able to make SPAMM trips due to a busy schedule/financial reasons: 25% I would like to see more SPAMM trip to Dubuque/Madison: 11% I am not interested in going on trips with SPAMM: 8% Comments: Kiraboshi!
A-Channel Air Gear Akagi Angel Beats Another(4) Aoi Bungaku(series) Atelier Escha Logy Azmuanga Daioh Baka & Test(4) Beserk Black Bullet(3) Black Butler Black Cat Black Lagoon(3) BLAME Blazblue Bleach Bokurano Brave 10 Brynhildr in the Darkness Busou Renkin Canaan Chihayafuru Chrome Shelled Regios Claymore Kamen no Maid Guy Cowboy Bebop(3) Cuticle Tantei Inaba D.Grayman DBZ Abridged! Death Note(2, 1 for Dub) D-Frag!(2) Dog & Scissors Dream Eater Merry Durarara Dusk Maiden of Amnesia Eden of the East(2) Elfen Lied Engaged to the Unidentified Eureka Seven Fairy Tail (3) Fate Stay Night(4) Fate Zero(7) Final Fantasy: Unlimited(3) FLCL Fractale Free!(3) Full Metal Alchemist Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood Full Metal Panic! Gin no Saji Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince Gad Guard Gungrave Haikyu!! Hanasaku Iroha Hellsing Hellsing Abridged Hellsing: Ultimate(2) Hetalia(3) Higurashi Hyouka I My Me Strawberry Eggs(2) If Her Flag Breaks Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha Inukami Invader Zim Irregular at Magic High School(2) Jinrui wa suitai shimashita JoJo's Bizzare Adventure Kaichou wa maid sama! (definitely spelt that wrong) Kaiji 2 Kami no Puzzle(3) Kamisama no memochou Kill La Kill(3) K-ON Kotoura-san(2) Kurokami(2) Legend of the Legendary Heroes Log Horizon(4) Magi(4, 1 for Aladdin) Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Maid-sama Minami-ke Nabari no Ou Naruto Neon Genesis Evangelion NHK ni Youkoso Nisekoi(2) No Game No Life(3) Nobunaga the Fool Nobunagun Oban Star-Racers Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi Pandora Hearts Panty + Stocking Paranoia Agent(3) Ping-Pong: The Animation Please Teacher Puella Magi Madoka Magica (3) Psycho-pass Read or Die Kyousougiga (TV) Sacred Seven Saint Seiya- Lost Canvas Samurai 7 Samurai Champloo(2) Samurai Flamenco Scryed Sengoku Basara Shangri-La Shigofumi(2) Shinrei Tantei Yakumo Shakugan no Shana Sidonia no Kishi Silver Spoon Soul Eater(2) Space Dandy (3) Star Driver Steins; Gate (note sure it it'll be approved) Susei no Gargantia Tales of the Abyss Tamerku Motel (?????) Tenjho Tenge The Count of Monte Cristo(2) The Twelve Kingdoms Tokko Tokyo Ravens Trigun(5, 1 for Dub) Trinity Blood(2) Uchuu Kyodai Vandread(2) Witch Hunter Robin Yowamushi Pedal Yozokura Quartet YuYu Hakusho Zettai Karen Children- The Unlimited Hyoubu Kyosuke
Ex-driver R.O.D Giniro no Kami no Agito Bungaku Shoujo Sword of the Stranger Summer Wars The Sky Crawlers The place promised in our Early Days Hal Time of Eden Nerawareta gakuen Sakasama no patema mai mai shinko to sennen no mahou Gyou Penpa Teki na Kanojo
Root beer (2) 5 hour energy, mana potions, sake, rum, grape wine, blood of our enemies! Nah, those are good allergic to Mountain Dew: Voltage Cola, Diet Something I don't like soda in general so... Please continue to have a non-soda option Coke, Dr. Pepper Beer, Wine, Wine Coolers, Boone's Farm Cherry Coke
Review Night Suggestions:
Akagi Angel Beats Another(3) Baka & Test Comen no Maid guy Dog & Scissors Dusk Maiden of Amnesia Fate/Stay Night Fate/Zero(2) FLCL Fractale Kaiji 2 Kill La Kill(2) Log Horizon Magi(2) Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Nobunagun Oban Star-Racers Paranoia Agent Puzzle Batman Read or Die Samurai Champloo Space Dandy(2) The Count of Monte Cristo(2) The Twelve Kingdoms Trigun YuYu Hakusho
Do you prefer Doudna 103 (the usual room) or Doudna 136 (new room)?
Doudna 103: 16% Doudna 136: 84%
If you have any other comments, like “I want to roll that ball!” or actual articles of constructive criticism for the officers, please write below this line.
I want to eat all the steambuns! All of them I have no strong feelings one way or the other. LOUD NOISES Pinke pie is Best Bony Best President ever!!! Na! nanana nana naaaa na! Cresta!!! The cake is a lie! Not in cruelty not in wrath/a reaper came today./An angle visited this grey path/and took the cube away! Neuro was here, Yako is a louse. Get legal copies of everything being shown I am OP! More game tournaments! make this derp-proof Why no cursive? ?Porque?
Alright, guys, gals, people, and beings unknown, the SPAMM T-shirt entity nominations have been completed!
On front: Tachikoma (Ghost in the Shell), Inferno Cop (INFERNO COP), and/or Monobear (Danganronpa)!
On back: Attack On Titan, Working!! Staff, and/or Accel World!
The RULES: 1) The designs are limited to this years entities. 2) The designs must be original and not a recreation of an image from the anime or from another artist. 3) Submissions must be in black and white only (shading and shadows must be filled in or outlined in black) and are due by 10/29/14. 4) Submissions may be posted in this thread, handed to me, or sent to me via PM (All valid submissions will be placed in this first post). 5) Additional rules may be added as needed. If you have any questions pertaining to these rules please feel free to PM me or talk to me.
The REWARDS: If your design gets selected to be on the back: You will get one t-shirt courtesy of SPAMM
If your design gets selected to be on the front: You can buy one t-shirt at half price (the other half is covered by Nils)
If your designs get selected to be on both sides of the shirt: You will get one t-shirt courtesy of SPAMM & an additional prize
Have fun, and good luck!
(shamelessly copied from last year's post, because next week i have 2 tests, a paper, and a quiz and i'm not going to bother remaking the wheel here)
If anyone has suggestions for where to have dinner, let me know.
Please post by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 25 if you are going.
When: Saturday April 26th, 2014. Where: McGregor Parking Lot at 9am sharp
So in this thread, let us know 1. if you will be going, 2. if you need a ride/offering rides
If you are offering your car, please say how many people you can take. We will be giving drivers some gas money, but it is up to the drivers to obtain more gas money from passengers if need be. We probably won't be able to cover all gas and toll fees, but we can at least help out.
Passengers have the responsibility to let drivers know about any special accommodations.
Please be respectful of the scent rule. This means being showered and no excess cologne/perfume/body spray.