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Archive Fall 2008

Meeting: Thursday December 4th, 2008
Issues: Final Meeting of the Fall Semester. Due to the renovations of Bakeless Center, club will be relocated to Bakeless 210 for the Spring semester. First official meeting of the next semester will be held on Monday, January 12th in Bakeless 210 at 8PM. Good luck with finals, have a safe break, and see you next semester!
Show: An non-anime was showed as allowed by the special rules for the meeting.

Meeting: Monday December 1st, 2008
Issues: Discussed Setsucon trip and new club room for next semester. Thursday will be the final meeting for the fall semester.
Show: Interstella 5555
Interstella 5555
Overview Interstella 5555 (Description from Wikipedia): The story begins in a parallel galaxy where four blue-skinned music stars on an alien planet are performing the song "One More Time" to a similarly blue-skinned audience. At the end of the song, a team of humanoid troops appear and subdue everyone with gas, including the band on stage. The lead guitarist almost manages to escape, but is taken down by one of the troops. The four musicians are kidnapped and beamed aboard a large space vessel.
Links: Wikipedia Interstella 5555

Thursday November 27th, 2008. No meeting due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Meeting: Monday November 24th, 2008
Issues: Happy Thanksgiving! No meeting Thursday.
Show: Alive
Alive
Overview Alive (Official Description): Sentenced to die in the electric chair for murdering his girlfriends' rapists, Tenshu somehow survives the execution attempt. Astonished prison officials give Tenshu a choice: face the chair again or volunteer for several barbaric experiments, one of which puts him against an alien creature.
Links: Wikipedia Alive

Meeting: Thursday November 20th, 2008
Issues: Nothing of importance.
Show: Revolutionary Girl Utena The Movie
Revolutionary Girl Utena The Movie
Overview Revolutionary Girl Utena The Movie (Official Description): Utena duels her classmates to protect her friend Anthy, who is the key to a magical power that could make her dream - to become a prince - come true. But Anthy hides a terrible secret, and Utena must face the truth about herself and those she loves and learn what it means to be a true hero.
Links: Wikipedia Revolutionary Girl Utena The Movie

Meeting: Monday November 17th, 2008
Issues: Discussed changes to the meeting format for the rest of the semester.
Show: Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
Overview Elfen Lied (Official Description): Lucy, a beautiful young mutant, is bred by the government to be the ultimate weapon. Armed with unfathomable powers, she escapes her handlers, but loses her memory in the process. Fortunately, our young waif is taken in by two well-meaning students. Now, with government killers on her trail, the disposition of a five year old, and a hair trigger for ultraviolence, Lucy and her young friends must unravel the dark secret of her legacy before it’s too late.
Links: Wikipedia Elfen Lied

Meeting: Thursday November 13th, 2008
Issues: Discussed changes to the meeting format for the rest of the semester.
Show: Sexy Commando
Sexy Commando
Overview Sexy Commando (Description from Wikipedia): The story revolves around Wakame High School's extracurricular club, "Sexy Commando Club," which consists of 5-6 male members, a female manager, and a small mysterious pet. The strange and ancient art of Sexy Commando is a martial one; however, instead of focusing on how to defeat an opponent with punches, kicks, or grappling, it focuses on how to distract the opponent. The logic follows that any distracted opponent is unable to fight, and therefore the art of Sexy Commando trumps any other form of martial arts. There are as many techniques as there are ways to distract, though Wakame High School's Sexy Command Club tends to employ the unzipping of the trousers.
Links: Wikipedia Sexy Commando

Meeting: Monday November 10th, 2008
Issues: On Friday, October 24th, we will be screening "Spirited Away" on Friday, Nov. 14th at 3 P.M. in 218 Centennial. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away follows a young Japanese girl's efforts to survive and save her parents after her family stumbles into a vacation resort for gods in the spirit world. Spirited Away is the first anime film to win an Oscar, and is rated PG. Screenings are free and open to the public.
Show: Master Keaton
Master Keaton
Overview Master Keaton (Official Description): The amazing Taichi Keaton works on cases around the globe that always lead to adventure! He combines his arsenal of multidisciplinary expertise in investigation, archeology, and survival with his experience as a professor, a Falklands Conflict veteran and a SAS agent to unravel the often dangerous challenges.
Links: Wikipedia Master Keaton

Meeting: Thursday November 6th, 2008
Issues: Congratulations to the new officers for the rest of 2008-2009!
Show: Lucky Star
Lucky Star
Overview Lucky Star (Official Description): Meet Konata, an athletic and intelligent girl too dedicated to her favorite primetime animes to excel in anything but otaku culture; Miyuki, the cute, bespectacled living example of moe with an encyclopedic knowledge of all subjects. Kagami, the bitter-sweet, tough but shy straight man to Konata's constant teasing and pranks, and her younger fraternal twin sister, Tsukasa, a kind but air-headed klutz. Witness this study in the human condition as our heroines explore the unexplored in questioning the ordinary!
Links: Wikipedia Lucky Star

Meeting: Monday November 3rd, 2008
Issues: This Thursday we will be holding an emergency election to establish a new administration. Nominations for President and VP will be accepted at the meeting. Additional vacancies may occur if the remaining officers leave their posts for one of the available positions. The election part of the meeting will begin at 8:05PM sharp. All full members of BUMAC may vote. A full member is someone who has appeared on the attendance role for 4 consecutive official meetings or 8 official meetings in the entire semester. If you are unsure about your status, ask the Secretary.
Show: Itazura na Kiss
Itazura na Kiss
Overview Itazura na Kiss (Official Description): High school senior Kotoko Aihara has had a crush on Naoki Irie since freshman year. Unfortunately, there a few things are discouraging her from to him: he's a member of Class A, the top ranking class in school, whereas she's in Class F; he gets the top score on every exam; and he's so smart, popular and handsome that he's been class president every year. When Kotoki finally musters up the courage to present him with a love letter, though, Naoki outright refuses it, telling her point blank, with a look of disgust and boredom, that he doesn't like stupid girls. Poor Kotoko's worst nightmare! Her heart is broken, but then a change in circumstance forces Naoki and Kotoko to be together every day!?
Links: Wikipedia Itazura na Kiss

Meeting: Thursday October 30th, 2008
Issues: BUMAC held its annual Halloween party. Thanks to all those who dressed up, we had a dozen members and officers come with a costume. Congratulations to Chris who won first place with Homeless Zombie Guy, JD who won second place with Snake, and Te who won third place with Ness.
Show: Two non-anime were showed as allowed by the special rules for the meeting.
Post-Meeting: Fred the President and Josh the Vice President of club announced their resignations as officers. We wish them luck in all future endeavors. More information will be discussed at the Monday November 3rd, 2008 meeting pertaining to the future of club. 

Meeting: Monday October 27th, 2008
Issues: BUMAC will hold it's annual Halloween Party Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 30th, 2008 with a SPECIAL starting time of 7PM.  There will be TWO votes for shows, one at 7PM and one at 8:30PM and ANYTHING GOES (Any Halloween movie/series, Anime, American, etc.). Members are encouraged to dress up/cosplay.  There will be candy and an informal costume contest with small prizes given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd! Hope to see you all there!
Show: Due to a failure in the meeting room (The schools computer in the teaching station began releasing toxic smoke due to it breaking and melting) the meeting was declared void and does not count towards the anime shown. The meeting was stopped and canceled due to the toxic smoke. Webmaster: We're not kidding on this one, this is something that even we can't make up. XD

Meeting: Thursday October 23rd, 2008
Issues: On Friday, October 24th, we will be screening "Grave of the Fireflies" at 3 P.M in 218 Centennial. Grave of the Fireflies is a Studio Ghibli film about two Japanese siblings facing the harsh realities of war in the last days of World War II. There will be time for questions and discussion following the viewing.
Show: Battle Programmer SHIRASE
Battle Programmer SHIRASE
Overview Battle Programmer SHIRASE (Description from Wikipedia): The story of BPS revolves around a "freelance programmer" named Akira Shirase. He's a very talented, yet mysterious computer programmer. Because of his incredible abilities, he's contacted by several individuals (curiously, all of them are very similar persons named Akizuki Kaoru) to do all sorts of strange computer-related hacking/security jobs.
Links: Wikipedia Battle Programmer SHIRASE

Meeting: Monday October 20th, 2008
Issues:
Zenkaikon 2008 was great!  Our club's trivia team (Manly Battleships) won the trivia contest in a epic comeback and our members JD and Te distinguished themselves in the Anime Dating Game.  Pictures coming soon!
On Friday, October 24th, we will be screening "Grave of the Fireflies" at 3 P.M in 218 Centennial. Grave of the Fireflies is a Studio Ghibli film about two Japanese siblings facing the harsh realities of war in the last days of World War II. There will be time for questions and discussion following the viewing.
BUMAC will hold it's annual Halloween Party Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 30th, 2008 with a SPECIAL starting time of 7PM.  There will be TWO votes for shows, one at 7PM and one at 8:30PM and ANYTHING GOES (Any Halloween movie/series, Anime, American, etc.). Members are encouraged to dress up/cosplay.  There will be candy and an informal costume contest with small prizes given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd! Hope to see you all there!
Show: Detroit Metal City
Detroit Metal City
Overview Detroit Metal City (Official Description): Soichi Negishi dreamed of moving to Tokyo and starting up a bubblegum pop band, so what's he doing playing in Detroit Metal City, the most scandalous, outrageous and demonic death metal band on the Japanese music scene? Deep down inside, Soichi still dreams of acoustic guitars and trips to Paris, but when the makeup comes on and he transforms into his alter ego, Krauser II, not even the denizens of hell itself are safe from his soul-devouring heavy metal sound. By all accounts, Soichi Negishi is the last person on earth anyone would expect to be the front man for a death metal band: a meek little loser who's still a virgin and wants nothing more than to sing fluffy pop ballads in trendy neighborhoods. Can he reconcile his sensitive inner yearnings with his on-stage persona, Krauser II, the vilest hard rocker in Japanese (and possibly world) history?
Links: Wikipedia Detroit Metal City

Meeting: Thursday October 16th, 2008
Issues: See you at Zenkaikon on Friday and Saturday!
Show: Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Overview Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (Official Description): 10 years have passed since war changed the face of Japan a Japan which now burns with the fire of civil unrest. Fueled by rampant crime and poverty a well armed anti-government group has risen amongst the people; with the intent of stopping the government through its terrorist plots. To combat this group an elite group of heavily-armored soldiers was formed trained like dogs these men were to combat the growing unrest with extreme and severe prejudice; these men were the Capitol Police. However when Constable Fuse a member of the Capitol Police hesitates to kill a young courier he is forced to face his own humanity and ultimately decide - is it better to live as a chained dog? Or die a free man?
Links: Wikipedia Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Meeting: Monday October 13th, 2008
Issues: Nothing of importance.
Show: Saiyuki
Saiyuki
Overview Saiyuki (Official Description): Once, demons and man lived together in harmony. But when a band of demonic forces sought to resurrect a diabolical monster, the demons decided mankind was no longer friend but food. Now, it's up to a renegade priest, a monkey king, a lecherous water sprite, and sympathetic demon to stop the resurrection and return harmony to the dangerous land.
Links: Wikipedia Saiyuki

Meeting: Thursday October 9th, 2008
Issues: Discussed Zenkaikon.
Show: Gunbuster
Gunbuster
Overview Gunbuster (Official Description): 2015: Earth's first faster-than-light ship the Luxion is lost attacked by unidentified space monsters in the Perseus Arm. Six years later Noriko Takaya daughter of the Luxion's commander enters the Okinawa Girls' Space Pilot High School vowing to be a pilot and follow her father's trail to the stars. But is she prepared for the intense training to become a member of the elite Top Squadron? Noriko's fight has just begun and the fate of all humanity depends on her meeting the challenge!
Links: Wikipedia Gunbuster

Meeting: Monday October 6th, 2008
Issues: Movie screening update - On Friday, October 24th, we will be screening “Grave of the Fireflies " at 3 P.M. It will be screened in 218 Centennial.
Show: Tactics
Tactics
Overview Tactics (Official Description): Meet supernatural sleuth and writer Kantaro Ichinomiya. Kantaro spends his days traveling the Japanese countryside fighting demons and writing about his adventures in hopes of finding the resting place of the mysterious Demon- Eating Goblin. During a trip to the countryside Kantaro finds himself face-to-face with the creature he s been searching for since childhood. Will Haruka the Demon-Eating Goblin join Kantaro s band of supernatural adventurers? Can Haruka peacefully coexist with fox demon Yoko heiress Suzu Etogawa Sugino the White Goblin and his wife Muuchan? Will Kantaro be able to solve feudal Japan s growing demon problem AND finish his book by his editor’s deadline?
Links: Wikipedia Tactics

Meeting: Thursday October 2nd, 2008
Issues: Nothing of importance.
Show: Martian Successor Nadesico
Martian Successor Nadesico
Overview Martian Successor Nadesico (Official Description): The Earth the Moon and our Martian Colonies are under alien attack and our space fleets are powerless to stop the invasion. Disgusted by the incompetence of the Terran military the independent arms manufacturer Nergal builds its own space battle cruiser and launches a new offensive in a desperate attempt to save the Earth. Unfortunately due to a shortage of trained military personnel the crew is a little unorthodox...With a reluctant assistant cook as a pilot a ditsy general's daughter in command and the largest contingent of geeks misfits and anime fans ever sent into orbit the poor enemy Jovians won't stand a chance!
Links: Wikipedia Martian Successor Nadesico

Meeting: Monday September 29th, 2008
Issues: Discussed changes to the club voting.
Show: Great Teacher Onizuka Live-Action
GTO Live-Action
Overview Great Teacher Onizuka Live-Action (Official Description): Former juvenile delinquent Onizuka finds himself thrust into a role of high school teacher facing students who behave just as he used to and an administration that doesn't trust him. Using the brash and unorthodox methods he picked up in his youth Onizuka manages to reach through to his kids and help them with their problems.
Links: Wikipedia Great Teacher Onizuka Live-Action

Meeting: Thursday September 25th, 2008
Issues: On Monday September 29th there will be a preliminary meeting to discuss changes to the club voting at 7PM prior to the main meeting.
Show: Wild Zero
Wild Zero
Overview Wild Zero (Official Description): Ace, a rockabilly fan who really wants to be cool, is on his way to see his favorite rock group, Guitar Wolf, when a strange thing occurs… aliens invade the earth and people start returning to life as flesh-eating zombies! Enlisting the help of the (real life) Japanese rock/punk band Guitar Wolf, Ace and the members of the band get entangled in many misadventures with crazy rock managers in very tight shorts, transsexuals, naked women shooting guns in the shower and blood-thirsty zombies ready to tear them apart! Leather jackets, loud over-modulated music, laser guitar picks, motorcycles, muscle cars and LOTS of fire… It’s all right here! Did we also happen to mention flesh-eating zombies?
Links: Wikipedia Wild Zero

Meeting: Monday September 22nd, 2008
Issues: On Wednesday, September 24th, we will be screening "Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' On Heaven's Door" at 3 P.M. It will be screened in 218 Centennial, with time for questions and discussion following the viewing. On Monday September 29th there will be a preliminary meeting to discuss changes to the club voting at 7PM prior to the main meeting.
Show: Kamen no Maid Guy
Kamen no Maid Guy
Overview Kamen no Maid Guy (Description from Wikipedia): Fujiwara Naeka is the granddaughter of a billionaire and the heir to his fortune. She is pursued by those who desire her inheritance. In order to protect her from harm and ensure her proper upbringing, the amazing and fearsome Kogarashi, the masked Maid Guy is summoned.
Links: Wikipedia Kamen no Maid Guy

Meeting: Thursday September 18th, 2008
Issues: Nothing of importance.
Show: The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
Overview The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (Official Description): Justy Ueki Tylor had his life all planned out: join the military, get a cushy desk job, and then retire with a big fat pension check. The perfect plan...until he wandered into a hostage situation and somehow managed to save an admiral! Now Tylor - a man who wouldn't know what discipline was if it bit him on the backside - has been made Captain of the space cruiser Soyokaze. The crew of this run-down ship is the craziest rag-tag team of misfits you're ever likely to see, and they're not too fond of their complacent new leader. But they'd better learn to work together, because they're about to go head to head with the mighty Raalgon Empire. For better or for worse, the Earth's fate has been placed in the hands of a man who's either a total idiot - or an absolute genius!
Links: Official Site

Meeting: Monday September 15th, 2008
Issues: Discussed Zenkaikon Pre-registration.
Show: Due to technical failure the meeting was declared void and does not count towards the anime shown. Anime was chosen from the available titles.

Meeting: Thursday September 11th, 2008
Issues: Discussed several issues with Film Fest.  The Website Committee is looking for donations of content including Fan Art, Fan Fiction, and Convention Pictures.  Remember to visit our new forums!
Show: Space Adventure Cobra
Space Adventure Cobra
Overview Space Adventure Cobra (Official Description): Cobra and his partner, Jane Flower, find themselves on the wrong end of a witch hunt by the Mafia Guild. To make matters worse, the dreaded Crystal Boy has been sent to sniff them out.
Links: Wikipedia Space Adventure Cobra

Meeting: Monday September 8th, 2008
Issues: Thanks for all those who attended the The Film Fest and Gaming Tournament. It was one of the most successful events we have had in years. Thanks Again!
Show: Infinite Ryvius
Infinite Ryvius
Overview Infinite Ryvius (Official Description): 2225 AD. An act of sabotage has sent a space station plummeting towards a dense plasma phenomena known as the Sea of Geduld. With only hours to spare before the collapse of the entire station, a group of teens, training on-board the ship will seek safety aboard the Ryvius, an interstellar spacecraft hidden deep inside the station. With the adult crew and instructors killed, these young astronauts must rely on their training, courage, and most importantly… each other.
Links: Wikipedia Infinite Ryvius

Meeting: Thursday September 4th, 2008
Issues: First meeting of the semester. Committees Assignments were announced. The Film Fest and Gaming Tournament is on Sunday, we hope to see you all there!
Show: Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei
Overview Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (Official Description): Nozomu Itoshiki is depressed. Very depressed. He’s certifiably suicidal, but he’s also the beloved schoolteacher of a class of unique students, each charming in her own way: The stalker. The shut-in. The obsessive-compulsive. The girl who comes to class every day with strange bruises. And Kafuka, the most optimistic girl in the world, who knows that every cloud has a silver lining. For all of them, it’s a special time, when the right teacher can have a lasting positive effect on their lives. But is that teacher Itoshiki, a.k.a. Zetsubou-sensei, who just wants to find the perfect place to die?
Links: Wikipedia Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei

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