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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
7:10 pm - Spring 2014 Votaku Guidelines

eternal_clocks

Hello everybody! It’s time to figure out what to watch next semester! As usual, we’ll do this using Votaku!


So here is the Votaku schedule this semester:


12/12 Nominations open! You can start nominating shows!

12/20 Voting opens at 12:00am!

12/26 Voting closes at 11:59pm!

**There will not be a preview night this semester :(


How do I nominate a show?

1. Check the Submission Guidelines to make sure your shows are eligible! Do it before anything else!

2. When Votaku opens for suggestions, you can nominate a show here! Votaku is also accessible via the "VOTE!" button on the MAS website.

3. Fill out all of the information on the page.

3. Don't forget to include a good description of your show so everybody else will know what it's about! You will need to use html tags to format the paragraphs. Here is a good source if you're not familiar with html formatting. (And save your description in case Votaku decides to have issues)

4. Since there won’t be a preview night, include links to clips if you have any!

5. Your nomination will be subject to admin approval.

6. You are allowed to nominate up to 5 shows.


How do I vote?

1. When voting begins, go to Vote for Shows!

2. Enter your email address.

3. Vote for 1 preshowing, and 3 mainshowings.

4. IMPORTANT! Check your email and click on the confirmation link, otherwise your vote won't count!

5. If you want to change your votes, just repeat the voting process. And don't forget to click the confirmation link!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us!

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Thursday, June 13th, 2013
10:34 am - Summer 2013 Submission Guidelines

eternal_clocks
Submission Guidelines:

1. Series unlicensed in the US must be entirely available in fansub form by the time you submit them.

2. Series licensed in the US must be entirely available on DVD by the time you submit them

In either case, if you submit a show, you must own or have available all the episodes in case it gets voted in. There's no guarantee that someone else will have them or be willing to buy them for you.

3. Preshowings should be in the 5-7 episode range, or should end well at that point.

4. Mainshowings should be in the 11-13 episode range, or should end well at that point.

If we vote to show a longer series that has a decent cut off point, there is no guarantee that we'll watch the rest of it the following semester. The second half needs to be voted in just like anything else. Any weird episode lengths or special circumstances can be discussed with the admin.

5. If a series has been shown in the past four years, it is not eligible. If it is older than that, it may be resubmitted. See this page if you're not sure how long ago MAS may have viewed a show.

6. Outright hentai is not allowed. Use your best judgment as to whether you think a show would be appropriate to watch in a large, semi-public group or not. If you're not sure, contact the admin and they will discuss it with you and/or review it for appropriateness.

If you have any questions or feel that your show should be considered an exception to these rules, email the admin at mangaanimesociety@gmail.com

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Thursday, July 25th, 2013
11:42 am - Everything I sent in the email about Votaku!

eternal_clocks

Hello everybody! It's almost time to figure out what we're watching this fall!

Here are all the dates to remember:

8/1 Nominations open!
8/8 Nominations close at 11:59pm and voting opens!
8/15 Preview night (after Sora no Woto) and voting closes at 11:59pm!

How do I suggest a show?

1. After Votaku is open for suggestions, you can nominate a show here! Votaku is also accesible via the "VOTE!" button on the MAS website.
2. Fill out all of the information on the page. Please make sure your shows are approximately 13 or 26 episodes.
3. Don't forget to include a good description of your show so everybody else will know what it's about! You will need to use html tags to format the paragraphs. Here is a good source if you're not familiar with html formatting.
4. Your nomination will be subject to admin approval.
5. You are allowed to nominate up to 5 shows.
6. We recommend saving your description in a word document in case Votaku has issues (which tends to happen with incorrect html coding).

Remember, before you make your suggestion, be sure your show follows the Submission Guidelines! It will make it a lot easier for everybody!

What do we do at preview night?

One of the best ways to persuade everybody to vote for your show is to bring in a clip! If you decide to do this, make sure the clip(s)....

1. Is representative of the show
2. Does not contain major spoilers.
3. Does not require a significant amount of context (i.e., takes less than a minute to explain what happened before the clip).
4. Is approximately 5 minutes (no more than 10 minutes).

How do I vote?

1. When voting begins, go to Vote for Shows!
2. Enter your email address.
3. Vote for 1 preshowing, and 3 mainshowings.
4. IMPORTANT! Check your email and click on the confirmation link, otherwise your vote won't count!
5. If you want to change your votes, just repeat the voting process. And don't forget to click the confirmation link!

If you have any questions, feel free to email the MAS Admin!

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Saturday, July 20th, 2013
11:02 am - Fall 2013 Submission Guidelines

eternal_clocks
Submission Guidelines:

1. Series unlicensed in the US must be entirely available in fansub form by the time you submit them.

2. Series licensed in the US must be entirely available on DVD by the time you submit them

In either case, if you submit a show, you must own or have available all the episodes in case it gets voted in. There's no guarantee that someone else will have them or be willing to buy them for you.

3. Pre-showings should be in the 11-13 episode range, or should end well at that point.

4. Main-showings should be in the 22-26 episode range, or should end well at that point.

5. You may suggest two similarly-themed shows that are 11-13 episodes each as one Main-showing entry (POWER HOUR!).

If we vote to show a longer series that has a decent cut off point, there is no guarantee that we'll watch the rest of it the following semester. The second half needs to be voted in just like anything else. Any weird episode lengths or special circumstances can be discussed with the admin.

6. If a series has been shown in the past four years, it is not eligible. If it is older than that, it may be resubmitted. See this page if you're not sure how long ago MAS may have viewed a show.

7. Outright hentai is not allowed. Use your best judgment as to whether you think a show would be appropriate to watch in a large, semi-public group or not. If you're not sure, contact the admin and they will discuss it with you and/or review it for appropriateness.

If you have any questions or feel that your show should be considered an exception to these rules, email the admin at mangaanimesociety@gmail.com

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Monday, June 13th, 2011
4:37 pm - Summer 2011 submission guidelines

eternal_clocks
 Submission Guidelines:

1. Series unlicensed in the US must be entirely available in fansub form by the time you submit them.

2. Series licensed in the US must be entirely available on DVD by the time you submit them

In either case, if you submit a show, you must own or have available all the episodes in case it gets voted in. There's no guarantee that someone else will have them or be willing to buy them for you.

3. Preshowings should be in the 6-7 episodes range, or should end well at that point.

4. Mainshowings should be in the 11-13 episodes range, or should end well at that point.

If we vote to show a longer series that has a decent cut off point, there is no guarantee that we'll watch the rest of it the following semester. The second half needs to be voted in just like anything else. Any weird episode lengths or special circumstances can be discussed with the admin.

5. If a series has been shown in the past three years, it is not eligible. If it is older than that, it may be resubmitted. See this page if you're not sure how long ago MAS may have viewed a show.

6. Outright hentai is not allowed. Use your best judgment as to whether you think a show would be appropriate to watch in a large, semi-public group or not. If you're not sure, contact the admin and they will discuss it with you and/or review it for appropriateness.

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Friday, August 13th, 2010
4:08 pm - Fall Semester 2010 Voting now open!

merigold
http://votaku.mangaanimesociety.org/

Make sure to confirm your votes via email!

current mood: busy

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Thursday, July 28th, 2011
8:12 pm - Fall 2011 Submission Guidelines

eternal_clocks
These rules are current as of Summer 2011. Any changes will be amended as is seen fit.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Series unlicensed in the US must be entirely available in fansub form by the time you submit them.
2. Series licensed in the US must be entirely available on DVD by the time you submit them

In either case, if you submit a show, you must own or have available all the episodes in case it gets voted in. There's no guarantee that someone else will have them or be willing to buy them for you.

3. Preshowings should be in the 11-14 episodes range, or should end well at that point.
4. Mainshowings should be in the 22-26 episodes range, or should end well at that point.

If we vote to show a longer series that has a decent cut off point, there is no guarantee that we'll watch the rest of it the following semester. The second half needs to be voted in just like anything else. Any weird episode lengths or special circumstances can be discussed with the admin.

5. If a series has been shown in the past three years, it is not eligible. If it is older than that, it may be resubmitted. See this page if you're not sure how long ago MAS may have viewed a show.

6. Outright hentai is not allowed. Use your best judgment as to whether you think a show would be appropriate to watch in a large, semi-public group or not. If you're not sure, contact the admin and they will discuss it with you and/or review it for appropriateness.

7. Be sure to describe your submisson well! The more detailed you are, the more voters can make an informed decision. Links to reviews and clips are always welcome. Remember that you need to use html tags to format paragraphs, though. You can find info on how to do that here (refer to the table about "text formatting tags").

Voting Guidelines

1. Voting occurs after submissions are closed and usually happens for about a week. In a normal semester, voters will be allowed to vote on 1 preshowing-length series and 3 main showings. However, if there are a disproportionately large number of preshowing submissions, or multiple preshowings are known beforehand to be popular, the admin may use their discrection to open up a power-hour option.

2. The "power-hour" is a block consisting of two preshowing-length series, in addition to the 6:30-7:00 preshowing. If the option is available, the voters can check a "power-hour" box on votaku, and then select 3 preshowing-length shows and 2 main showings. This option is available on a semester-by-semester basis.

3. After voters enter their email address in Votaku and make their selections and submit, they'll be sent an email to the address that they provided (which needs to match the email address they put on their membership form!). In order for the votes to count, THE LINK IN THE EMAIL MUST BE CLICKED. Someone seems to miss this every time, but it's very important. Just remember to check your spam filter if you don't seem to be getting your Votaku emails.

4. You can alter your votes as many times as you want before voting is closed, but you must remember to click the link in your email or the vote count will not be updated.

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Sunday, June 20th, 2010
11:31 pm - S1E1 Weekly Update

belindabird
Updates for the last two weeks, because I forgot to post last week's here, whoops:

June 13th:
http://s1e1.com/2010/06/june-13-2010-week-in-review.html

June 20th:
http://s1e1.com/2010/06/june-20-2010-week-in-review.html
Sunday, June 6th, 2010
11:01 pm - S1E1 Week in Review, June 6 2010

belindabird
A lot of articles and reviews this week:
http://s1e1.com/2010/06/june-6-2010-week-in-review.html
Monday, May 31st, 2010
11:07 am - S1E1 Week in Review, May 30th, 2010

belindabird
Weekly Round-up of blog posts and reviews:
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/may-30-2010-week-in-review.html
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
10:43 pm - S1E1 Updates from this weekend.

belindabird
The Week in Review contains all the posts I haven't linked here yet:

http://s1e1.com/2010/05/may-23-2010-week-in-review.html
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
12:34 pm - S1E1 Epic Link Dump

belindabird
Just trying to direct some traffic over to my website. I've got a backlog of links to pass on, I'll try to do a better job of posting them as I write them from this point forward:

Hanamaru Kindergarten First Episode Review:
http://s1e1.com/2010/04/hanamaru-kindergarten-first-episode-review.html

Ladies Versus Butlers First Episode Review:
http://s1e1.com/2010/04/ladies-versus-butlers-first-episode-review.html

Anime Detour Post-convention Thoughts:
http://s1e1.com/2010/04/anime-detour-2010-post-convention-thoughts.html

"Anime is Going to Die" Says President of Bang Zoom Entertainment:
http://s1e1.com/2010/04/anime-is-going-to-die-says-president-of-bang-zoom-entertainment.html

Chu-Bra!! First Episode Review:
http://s1e1.com/2010/04/chu-bra-first-episode-review.html

Section 23/Sentai License Golgo 13 anime (I made a funny piece of art for this one):
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/section23-and-sentai-films-license-2008-09-golgo-13-tv-series.html

Sora no Woto First Episode Review:
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/sora-no-woto-first-episode-review.html

Omamori Himari First Episode Review:
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/omamori-himari-first-episode-review.html

Oh Gainax, Stay Classy (thoughts on their new series "Panties & Stocking with Garterbelt":
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/oh-gainax-stay-classy.html

Cobra the Animation First Episode Review:
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/cobra-the-animation-first-episode-review.html

Hidamari Sketch: Hoshimittsu First Episode Review:
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/hidamari-sketch-hoshimittsu-first-episode-review.html

Musings about the Kurenai OAD:
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/musings-about-the-kurenai-oad.html

What in the World is "Josei"?:
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/what-in-the-world-is-josei.html

Toward the Terra Full Series Review:
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/toward-the-terra-series-review.html

Seikon no Qwaser First Episode Review:
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/seikon-no-qwaser-first-episode-review.html

Ookamikakushi First Episode Review:
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/ookamikakushi-first-episode-review.html

"Beyond Episode 1" (future site plans):
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/beyond-episode-1.html

Funimation Licenses a Lot of Stuff:
http://s1e1.com/2010/05/funimation-licenses-a-lot-of-stuff.html

I think that things should be caught up now. Carry on!
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
9:04 pm - S1E1 First Episode Review - Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

belindabird
My review of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu episode one at www.s1e1.com:

Read Here.

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Sunday, April 18th, 2010
12:32 pm - S1E1 First Episode Review - Kiss x Sis

belindabird
My review of Kiss x Sis episode one at www.s1e1.com:

Read Here.
Saturday, December 19th, 2009
9:02 am - Anime Openings and Closings

belindabird
I got a couple of requests to list the openers and closers that were drawn during the game on Thursday. Here they are, with some better descriptions (and snarky comments, in some cases) than I could come up with on the fly. Just as a note, I don't watch all of these series to completion (I know, I'm such a failed otaku). I actually have a review website, my gimmick being that I watch the first episodes of everything I can get my hands on each anime season. I decide then if a series is worth watching more of (and I do honestly continue on with plenty of them - more than I think many people actually end up watching). So that's how I pick up a lot of these weird theme songs.

These are in alphabetical order pretty much, and I'll link to a copy of the video on Youtube if possible so that you can re-live the madness.

Antique Bakery - I've seen the entire series. The story of four men who end up working in a bakery together. The main character is Tachibana, a man who was kidnapped as a child. He quits his business job to start the bakery. He hires Ono, a gay pastry chef whose curse is that his attractiveness can convert even straight men to the gay side (which has caused trouble at his other jobs). Tachibana is the only man ever to be immune to Ono's wiles. Eiji is a former boxer who becomes Ono's apprentice. Chikage was a servant to the Tachibana household and is fairly dense but very sweet. Most people mistake this series for a BL/Yaoi series, which it isn't exactly (only one of the characters is gay and, even though he has a couple of encounters within the context of the series, it's not the main focus), but it is an incredibly cheesy but overall enjoyable look at some fun characters.

Astro Fighter Sunred Season 2 - I'm currently watching this one. The premise should be obvious to anyone who watched season 1 this past semester, because season 2 is essentially the same. Normally that would be sort of irritating to me, but I loved the execution of the comedy in the first season, and more of the same can only mean good things.

Bottle Fairy - I saw one or two episodes way back in the day (before MAS used votaku and we nearly voted this into the lineup with a raise of hands). Four fairies live in bottles on their "Sensei-san's" desk and attempt to learn about aspects of the human world. Great if you like your super-cute mixed with some occasionally borderline loli-licious elements, but not for me.

Damekko Doubutsu - We watched all of this in MAS over the Summer in 2006. It's about a group of animals who are bad at the things they're supposed to be good at. Uruno the wolf is timid, Chiko the Cheetah is clumsy, and Yunihiko the unicorn is a lazy drunk. It's got a weird balance of cute and funny, and the short (five-minute) episodes are easy to swallow. Might be a little WTF for some people, though.

Doujin Work - Saw a couple of episodes back when it was released in fansub. It's about a girl who notices that her friend seems to makea lot of money selling doujin at conventions, so wants to join in on the fun. Of course it's harder than she expected, but she makes friends who help her along the way. Also the doujin group is named "panty revolution" if I'm not mistaken. I think that this is now released on DVD in the states.

Dragon Ball Kai - I've been watching this in my free time. This was the first "Bonus" of the night (a well-known series thrown into the mix). It's the opening from the re-edit of Dragon Ball Z which cuts out most of the filler and tightens up the series as a whole. This is a song that will get into your head if you really let it, so be careful.

Futakoi Alternative - One of the odd shows I don't think I've actually seen - the opening just magically appeared on my computer one day. It's about a boy who inherits a detective agency, and a pair of twin girls show up at his doorstep and become his live-in secretaries. Contains romance, sci-fi, action and some comedic elements.

Kaiba - One of my all-time favorite anime ever. It takes place in a universe where people store their memories/personalities electronically on memory chips, and can then switch them between bodies. Kaiba has lost his memories and the first half of the series has him traveling to find them again. The second half of the series reveals just who he is and how that fits into the main plot. A lot of people get thrown off by the visual style of the show, but I love it - according to the creator, it was done that way to allow the characters to develop without the audience having biases towards them. In any case, the story is great, I loved the characters, it's an original production (not based on a book or manga) and has both a cool sci-fi premise and tells a wonderful love story. This show really needs more love.

Kobato - I've been keeping up with this series as it's broadcast. It's the story of a cute girl of mysterious origins named Kobato Hanato, who comes to earth in order to heal the hearts of the people around her, and in this way be allowed to travel to a certain place she wants to go (which isn't clear yet). She's aided in this quest by her foul-tempered dog plushy named Ioryogi. It's a CLAMP adaptation that crosses over with their Wish manga from time-to-time. The show is very cute and its protagonist very naive which can skirt the line of being very irritating sometimes, but the series has steadily gotten better through the 10 or 11 episodes that have come out so far. It's best when the stories are heartwarming rather than silly.

Koutetsu Sangokushi - I watched one episode of this waaaaay back in like 2007 when it came out. It seemed like a fairly forgettable adaptation of the Chinese tale "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" with some BL/Yaoi elements tossed into the mix. I remember the first episode being a confusing mess, but the main character did have a pretty cool weapon - a giant metallic arm thing. Good luck finding this one anywhere.

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza - This is a continuation of the first season. I've seen one episode of each season and that was about enough for me. It's the story of a beautiful and rich girl named Haruka who harbors a secret; she's actually a hardcore otaku, something which caused her great strife in middle school. The main character of the show is a guy who accidentally discovers this secret, and helps her fulfill her otaku urges while keeping it a secret from everyone else in school who admires her. The issue I have with this series is that it both focuses on otaku activities (in the first ep of season 2, for example, the characters go to some anime voice actor event) and yet still portrays them as something that the characters should be ashamed of (no one can ever know about this!). Oh, and the characters, especially Haruka, are completely irritating to boot.

Sailor Moon - The second bonus of the night, this is the classic opening that got adapted into English for the American TV broadcast (natsukashii!). Definitely brings back memories of waking up at 6am to watch the show before going to school.

Seitokai no Ichizon - I watched an episode as part of my review project. Essentially the entire premise is that the student council of an exclusive private school gets together each day and talks about random (and usually very meta) things. This show really wishes that it were The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but it isn't nearly as nicely-animated, nor as clever.

Sora no Otoshimono - Watched one episode for review. This show is completely unforgivable in every possible way. The premise is that a high school boy is out one night watching for a strange phenomenon in the upper-atmosphere. It turns out to be a portal that, in addition to dropping out all sorts of debris, deposits an "angelroid" named Ikaros in his lap. Ikaros immediately bonds to him (via a leash around her neck, oh how classy) and claims her purpose is to fulfill any wish that he has. The things that he does are to run around school naked, pause time and fondle the breasts of his female classmates, and become invisible so that he can molest a girl from his class that pisses him off. More than once he almost has sex with Ikaros. It's worse than Queen's Blade - at least in that series there weren't any shitty male characters.

Tatakau Shisho - The Book of Bantorra - Unfortunately I couldn't find the opening animation on youtube - the link is to the Crunchyroll stream and the theme starts about 1:50 into the episode. This series takes place in a world where, when people die, their souls become books that can be read. The Bantorra Library, lead by the mysterious woman Hamyuts Meseta, houses these books, and must constantly fend off attacks from the Shindeki Church, which has other goals. The series itself is a bit odd and someone is just as likely to dislike it as they are to really like it (I'm in the second group). It's comprised of a lot of shorter arcs that I feel are building towards revealing something big (at this point, that big secret may be Hamyuts' actual goals as the acting director). Pretty interesting and a little different.

Tetsuko no Tabi - I think only one episode of this was ever subbed. The premise is that a manga artist is asked by her boss to accompany him and a travel writer on a train trip around Japan so that she can illustrate the story, but the writer turns out to be a major train otaku who micro-manages their trip down to the minute. You can see why no one has ever heard of this series.

Thriller Restaurant - I've been watching this one as it comes out. It's based off of a series of kid's books and tells some scary (but not too scary!) ghost stories. My husband likens it to the old Nickelodeon series "Are You Afraid of the Dark." It's fun, and be surprisingly creepy for a show aimed at kids.

Shoujo Kakumei Utena - I'm guessing most people who have been going to MAS have seen this show (I'm actually surprised we found someone who hadn't seen it). In any case, the show is extremely hard to really explain, but it's awesome. Honestly, just go watch it. If you can't find the DVDs (they're out-of-print), There was recently a remastered release of the series in Japan, and one can find English subbed versions of those if one looks on the internets hard enough...

I think that's about it. If anyone is interested in any of these series and wants to know more, I'm happy to help them, just reply to this post or email me at belindabird at gmail dot com.

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Friday, October 30th, 2009
11:26 pm - MAS Halloween AMVs

belindabird
Here's a link to my blog post about the AMVs that I put together for MAS-o-Ween, for anyone who's interested:

http://www.s1e1.com/2009/10/mas-halloween-amv-show-list.html

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Saturday, October 10th, 2009
7:05 am - Shuuchishin, Shuuchishin

belindabird
In case anyone was curious about the song Vamp-sama had as his ringtone in the most recent episode of Astro Fighter Sunred, here's a youtube video of it. It's sung by a group originally meant as a joke group, but they've had multiple top-ten singles (oh, Japan...)



Here's some info on the group at Wikipedia.

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Saturday, August 1st, 2009
7:19 am - Rightstuf Weekly Specials July 30 - August 5th 2009

belindabird
Back in the good ol' days I would usually list items from Rightstuf's weekly specials that I thought would be of interest to MAS members (or are just of interest to me), especially since most of them are pretty good deals and not everyone has a lot of money. Here are items of interest on sale from Thursday, July 30th-Wednesday, August 5th.

Angelic Layer DVD Boxed Set - $29.99

Avatar: The Last Airbender DVD Set 2 - $39.99

Baccano! DVD 4 - $17.99

Berserk Remastered DVD Collection - $26.99

Claymore DVD 5 and 6 - both $17.99

Code Geass DVD Part 3 L.E. - $38.99

Cowboy Bebop Remix Boxed Set - $29.99

Easy Japanese Cooking: Donburi Mania - $8.99

Evangeleon Platinum Collection - $45.99

Genshiken Economy Set - $23.99

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex DVD Set (Anime Legends) - $29.99

Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away Soundtrack Set - $17.99

Human Crossing DVD Brick Set - $12.99

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit 1-2 and 3-4 - $24.99 and $19.99, respectively.

Ouran Host Club Part 1 and Part 2 - $34.99 Apiece

Princess Tutu DVD Collection - $26.99

Samurai Champloo DVD Complete Series - $39.99

Simoun DVD Complete Collection - $29.99

The Sky Crawlers DVD - $19.99

Yawara! A fashionable Judo Girl DVD Boxed Set (eps 1-40) - $79.99

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Thursday, July 30th, 2009
11:38 am - Votaku Submisson and Voting rules (Fall 2009)

belindabird
These rules are current as of Summer 2009. Any changes will be amended as is seen fit.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Series unlicensed in the US must be entirely available in fansub form by the time you submit them.
2. Series licensed in the US must be entirely available on DVD by the time you submit them

In either case, if you submit a show, you must own or have available all the episodes in case it gets voted in. There's no guarantee that someone else will have them or be willing to buy them for you.

3. If a series has been shown on basic cable (Cartoon Network or Sci-Fi/SyFy), it is not eligible for MAS.

If you aren't sure if it's been on US TV or not, the Anime News Network Encyclopedia will usually indicate that.

4. Preshowings should be in the 11-14 episodes range, or should end well at that point.
5. Mainshowings should be in the 22-26 episodes range, or should end well at that point.

If we vote to show a longer series that has a decent cut off point, there is no guarantee that we'll watch the rest of it the following semester. The second half needs to be voted in just like anything else. Any weird episode lengths or special circumstances can be discussed with the admin.

6. If a series has been shown in the past three years, it is not eligible. If it is older than that, it may be resubmitted. See this page if you're not sure how long ago MAS may have viewed a show.

7. Outright hentai is not allowed. Use your best judgment as to whether you think a show would be appropriate to watch in a large, semi-public group or not. If you're not sure, contact the admin and they will discuss it with you and/or review it for appropriateness.

8. Be sure to describe your submisson well! The more detailed you are, the more voters can make an informed decision. Links to reviews and clips are always welcome. Remember that you need to use html tags to format paragraphs, though. You can find info on how to do that here (refer to the table about "text formatting tags").

Voting Guidelines

1. Voting occurs after submissions are closed and usually happens for about a week. In a normal semester, voters will be allowed to vote on 1 preshowing-length series and 3 main showings. However, if there are a disproportionately large number of preshowing submissions, or multiple preshowings are known beforehand to be popular, the admin may use their discrection to open up a power-hour option.

2. The "power-hour" is a block consisting of two preshowing-length series, in addition to the 6:30-7:00 preshowing. If the option is available, the voters can check a "power-hour" box on votaku, and then select 3 preshowing-length shows and 2 main showings. This option is available on a semester-by-semester basis.

3. After voters enter their email address in Votaku and make their selections and submit, they'll be sent an email to the address that they provided (which needs to match the email address they put on their membership form!). In order for the votes to count, THE LINK IN THE EMAIL MUST BE CLICKED. Someone seems to miss this every time, but it's very important. Just remember to check your spam filter if you don't seem to be getting your Votaku emails.

4. You can alter your votes as many times as you want before voting is closed, but you must remember to click the link in your email or the vote count will not be updated.

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Friday, July 10th, 2009
9:40 pm - moderatorship

tsukikage85
Since I'm no longer attending MAS, does anyone want moderatorship of mas_at_lj? If not, I suppose I'll just delete it, since no-one uses it anyway.

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