Welcome to the first University of Edinburgh Anime and Animation Society newsletter. The committee has worked really hard to bring together anime news and spotlights for this newsletter and we would really like feedback on the format and content. If you have suggestions come and talk to us or contact us via our email. We hope you enjoy!
AASOC in October
This month we are looking forward to Halloween and have two themed events planned.
If you like horrifically awful anime then you will love our upcoming Bad Anime Night on October 14th! We are taking suggestions so make sure to tell us about the worst anime out there.
We also have our main event, our Halloween party, happening on October 28th. Make sure to follow our social media for the latest updates on our events and screenings!
The Fall Season Begins
The fall anime season begins this month. We will be seeing all of the new anime that studios have been working on and maybe even new seasons of your favourite shows!
No sure what to watch? Unsure when your favourite new show airs? Have a look at the Livechat Fall 2018 Anime Chart for a full list of shows and air times!
Screenings and Events
There are plenty of events on this month in and around Edinburgh.
Scotland Loves Anime is an annual anime film festival, screening films this year such as My Hero Academia: The Two Heroes and Fate/Stay Night – Heavens feel. They return to Edinburgh Filmhouse between the 15th and 21st.
Glasgow Rai Con, an anime and manga convention, will be on 3rd November. We had great fun at Rai Con last year and look forward to organising a group to go again.
This months featured artist is Sakimi-chan from Canada. Sakimi-chan is a digital artist specialising in a realistic style of art. She draws characters from games, movies, manga and anime and even has a kickstarter for the first volume of her very own art book! Make sure to check out her social media for more.
This months featured cosplayer is AmenoKitarou aka Wirru from Australia. Wirru is known for his incredible craftmanship. He constructs his own cosplays and is often very ambitious. Not only that but he also takes the time to provide tutorials to the cosplay community for his works. You can check his cosplays out on his social media.
This months spotlight music artist is one of Marcus’s (our AniSong secretary) all time favourites, Kobasolo! His works mainly consist of arranging covers while collaborating with other vocalists/musicians though he doesn’t shy away from the mic himself.
While most of his works are not original, his musical style and polish make his covers really enjoyable and are something for any musician to aspire to. Don’t take our word for it, listen to his cover of Iindesuka? by RADWIMPS above!
This month’s YouTube video spotlight is a recent one from one of the anime YouTube giants. Gigguk covers why sports anime feel so damn good and how emotional weight can be attached to sometimes mundane actions like hitting a single tennis shot.
A solid analysis of the whole genre and a fun watch as well as plenty of recommendations for someone new to the genre. You can check out Gigguk through any of his social media or his YouTube channel.
Announced at E3 earlier this year, Jump Force is a 3-on-3 tag team fighting game set to be released in 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Weekly Shōnen Jump. The game is set to include characters from an array of Shōnen Jump series. Recently announced characters include Killua from Hunter x Hunter, Yugi Moto from Yu-Gi-Oh! and Goku’s Super Saiyan Blue Form from Dragon Ball.
We hope you enjoyed our first newsletter. We are always looking for ways to improve it and your feedback would be really appreciated to help that happen. You can contact us in person, through our email or any of our social media accounts.