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Mitsuwa Nov 8th Trip!
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Favorite Anime Openings
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:05 pm

Speed Runs
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The Music of Awesome Stuff That is Happening
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Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:49 am

Youtube
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Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:01 am

Boots (P)reviews a Season: Summer 2014
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Which song are you l's'n'n to right now?
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Fall 2014 Schedule!
Bootkiller
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:43 pm

Daisho Con - In The Dells
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Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:02 pm

Anime Olympics
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Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:04 am

MASSIVE DVD DONATION
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Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:35 am

I made a thing
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Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:21 am

Start of SPAMM 2014-15 meetings
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Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:42 pm

Start of 2014-15 year!
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jman:  Guys! Jeff Williams released one of the tracks from Vol. 2 of RWBY early due to the Extra Life stream! Time to dance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxt7Tex ... e=youtu.be
Megaton:  Aye, and if you want more drinks to come back tony, make a social media movement.
Bootkiller:  Old is relative.
Bootkiller:  Don't worry about it too much. I'm 22 years old, and I've felt old ever since I saw Samurai Jack being broadcast on the Boomerang Channel.
Zaku:  Oh man please tell me knowing what vault is doesn't make me old
jman:  I'm a bit young. What is Vault?
Megaton:  Vault's been dead for while now. Course this could have been Coke's plan all along like New Coke and Coke Classic.
Zaku:  do they still sell vault
Bootkiller:  How about Crystal Pepsi? I remember that stuff being fantastic for the short time that it existed.
tony-kun:  If nostalgia-based drinks is a thing now, I want some Orbitz and Ecto Cooler.
Megaton:  For those of you who don't know (though if you're a fan you probably already do) SURGE is BACK. Thank god for working at a grocery store with a Coke vendor, buying a case off him.
Zaku:  every year like clockwork, someone misses a payment
Bootkiller:  IT IS BEGUN
Bootkiller:  To be fair, it only went down because there were issues involving people not properly being paid.
Zaku:  oh wait now the site will be shut down again ;_;
Zaku:  ALLAHU AKBAR!
chronomeister:  OMG, I almost gave up on this site. Now I can tell that I has more posts in 6 months on Kantai Collection forum than 4 years here. :kaga_sad:
QazYseult:  Where the hell did this "spoopy" with two 'p's thing come from?
Malarky:  I forgot about the autocorrect for Miku
Malarky:  annoying vocaloid mascot character with a bizarre, creepy cult following, Hatsune Miku was on David Letterman last night. I don't even... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA5pIpdQEr0
crimsontrigger48:  YES! FINALLY!
Niehaus:  THE FORUM IS BACK
Bootkiller:  THIS WILL BE FIXED OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, PREPARE YOURSELVES
Bootkiller:  BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED NOTHING

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Mitsuwa Nov 8th Trip!


Hey guys. SPAMM will be having our first trip Nov. 8th to Mitsuwa! For those who don't know what Mitsuwa is, check out the website here: http://www.mitsuwa.com/locations/chicag ... index.html

It should be a lot of fun and I hope everyone who wants to can make it. We'll also be checking out Woodfield Mall afterwards. http://www.simon.com/mall/woodfield-mall

Be sure to post by Nov. 7th to let us know if you're going.

Please let us know below if you A. Will be going and B. if you need a ride or are willing to drive

We will be providing gas money to drivers based on how many people they are taking. We can’t give drivers all the gas money they need so they should talk to their passengers to collect a little more. Please be sure to let your drivers know of any special accommodations you may need. We'll be meeting in the McGregor parking lot and leaving at 9 AM, so please be sure to be on time.

AGAIN: SPAMM MITSUWA TRIP SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8TH 9 AM McGregor Lot

Hope to see a lot of you there!

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Start of SPAMM 2014-15 meetings


I didn't know which section of the forum to post this to, so I'm putting it everywhere.
FIRST SPAMM MEETING IS TOMORROW (Tuesday the 2nd)
6:00pm, Doudna 103 (the old room)

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Fall 2014 Schedule!


6:00 - Social Hour
7:00 - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
7:25 - Cuticle Tantei Inaba
7:50 - Star Driver
8:15 - Silver Spoon (Gin no Saji)
8:40 - Break
9:00 - Samurai 7
9:25 - Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle
9:50 - Claymore
10:15 - OVA Slot


6:00 - Social Hour
7:00 - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
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Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of "alchemy", they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her. The process fails, and as a toll for using this type of alchemy, the older brother, Edward Elric loses his left leg while the younger brother, Alphonse Elric loses his entire body. To save his brother, Edward sacrifices his right arm and is able to affix his brother's soul to a suit of armor. With the help of a family friend, Edward receives metal limbs - "automail" - to replace his lost ones. With that, Edward vows to search for the Philosopher's Stone to return the brothers to their original bodies, even if it means becoming a "State Alchemist", one who uses his/her alchemy for the military


7:25 - Cuticle Tantei Inaba
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The story revolves around Hiroshi Inaba, a private detective, and part-wolf-part-human being who was created artificially. Hiroshi runs his own detective agency and solves cases with the help of his cross-dressing secretary Yuuta, and Kei, a "relatively normal" teenager. The plot centres on Hiroshi and the gang trying to arrest his arch-nemesis Don Valentino, a mastermind goat with a taste for money (literally).

7:50 - Star Driver
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In the remote Southern Cross island, a secret organization named The Glittering Crux plans to reactivate giant mobile suits that have been sealed for ages. Known as cybodies, they can only be controlled by pilots identified as star drivers. To unleash their full power, the mysterious group must brake the seals of the four shrine maidens that reside in the isle. Recently arrived outsider Takuto Tsunashi vows to stop the Glittering Crux in order to protect Wako Agemaki, girl who saved his life and is one of the four maidens. Wako is a lively young lady who has already been betrothed to Sugata Shindou, a rich and talented childhood friend. Despite being very close to Agemaki, Sugata quietly disapproves this engagement since it was forced on to them due to a family tradition. The melancholic couple becomes a radiant trio as Takuto becomes not only their friend, but protector of the seals since he is none other than the Galactic Pretty Boy, gifted star driver of Tauburn, the 22nd cybody.

8:15 - Silver Spoon (Gin no Saji)
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Yūgo Hachiken decided to escape from the stressful school and home environment in the city by enrolling at Ōezo Agricultural High School. Unlike his peers who'll eventually embark upon an agricultural career, he decides to study there only because he believes it'll be less competitive academically. Unfamiliar with his new surroundings, he tries his best to adapt to the agricultural world he had never thought of living in.

8:40 - Break

9:00 - Samurai 7
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A small village is being persecuted by robbers who return every harvest to seize the village's crops. Faced with starvation, the villagers send out a mission to find and recruit some samurai to defend them. With no pay to offer except rice, and knowing full well that only down-on-their-luck samurai would even consider accepting such an deal, the villagers can only hope that their saviours will appear before the rice is ready for harvest.

9:25- Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle
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Kaito Daimon is a brilliant 16-year-old teenager who loves to solve puzzles. He acquires an enigmatic item called the Armband of Orpheus that allows him to fully utilize his brain, but that consequentially drains him completely. Currently attending Root Academy as an honor student, he is invited by the school principal to confront a secret organization named POG that creates deadly Sage Puzzles to protect invaluable treasures and challenge the select few individuals capable of facing them. Given the title of Einstein, Kaito battles against the mysterious group in order to keep a promise he made as a kid while at the same time he heads towards the ultimate test: the Divine Puzzle.

9:50- Claymore
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In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organisation that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability to destroy these creatures. Considered a rogue for picking up a stray child & almost losing herself to her youma side by "Awakening", she is constantly assigned rather dangerous missions...

10:15 - OVA Slot (to be decided)

*All summaries came from http://www.animenewsnetwork.com

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Summer Schedule 2014


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)
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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!
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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

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Preview Night Spring 2014 Results


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
Spoiler:
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
Spoiler:
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
Spoiler:
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
Spoiler:
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
Spoiler:
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
Spoiler:
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
Spoiler:
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

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