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Thanks! :) Hannah
PS: Don't forget about the Halloween party, and to sign up for the different contests!! ;)


Hola! This is Hannah, your Webmaster!

It’s that time of the year! The time when Ghosts come out to play, Pumpkins are grinning from doorsteps, and, you guessed it, Minna No Anime’s Halloween Party!! The Halloween Party is a time for old and new members to gather together in the spirit of Minna No Anime to celebrate the season! If you want to know more, then read on! :)

The Halloween Party will be this Saturday, the 29th, in the Business Silo (03-213, check this map here, if needed), from 10AM to 10PM. There will be games, contests, food ($1/pizza slice, 75₵/soda or water), karaoke, and of course anime! You don’t need to be a member to participate, but members who participate are eligible to win prizes. Membership is only $5/quarter and $10/year. There are many benefits for being a member check here for more details, so talk to our treasurer Curtis to join in the fun! Anyway, you may ask, “What are these prizes?” Well, continue on!

There are prizes for first place in each individual contest or game, but if you do well overall in all the contests or games you participated in, you just might win our grand prize: two tickets to an anime convention of your choice. Please note that you’ll only be able to win one of the prizes in games you’ve participated in; you’ll get the highest valued prize that you’re eligible for (so even if you win second or third place, you are still eligible for the prize!)

Here’s the complete list of prizes:

  • Anime Trivia (First Place): $30 Right Stuf Gift Certificate
  • Anime Eyes (First Place): $30 Right Stuf Gift Certificate
  • Cosplay Contest (First Place): $30 Right Stuf Gift Certificate
  • Video Game Tournament (First Place): $15 Right Stuf Gift Certificate
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest (First Place): $15 Right Stuf Gift Certificate
  • Art Contest (First Place): $15 Right Stuf Gift Certificate
  • Grand Prize (Runner-Up): One ticket to a fandom-related convention of your choice, up to $65 in value!
  • Grand Prize (Overall Winner): Two tickets to a fandom-related convention of your choice, up to $130 in value!!

Schedule and Rooms

Room 3-112: Anime Eyes and Trivia

  • 10:00 AM: Halloween Party Starts; Room Opens
  • 10:30 AM: Anime Trivia Round 1
  • 11:15 AM: Anime Eyes Round 1
  • 12:00 PM: Anime Trivia Round 2
  • 12:45 PM: Anime Eyes Round 2
  • 1:30 PM: Anime Trivia Round 3
  • 2:15 PM: Anime Eyes Round 3
  • 3:00 PM: Anime Trivia Finals Round
  • 3:45 PM: Anime Eyes Finals Round
  • 5:45 PM: Room Closed

Room 3-113: Mystery Room

  • 10:00 AM: Halloween Party Starts; Room Opens
  • 10:00 PM: End of Halloween Party; Room Closed

Room 3-114: Video Game Room and Tournament

  • 10:00 AM: Halloween Party Starts; Room Opens
  • 4:30 PM: Video Game Tournament — Game: Gang Beasts
  • 5:45 PM: Video Game Tournament Ends
  • 10:00 PM: End of Halloween Party; Room Closed

Room 3-213 “The Silo”: Dinner, Contests, Karaoke

  • 5:30 PM: Room Opens
  • 5:45 PM: Dinner Break — Pizza available for $1 per slice, Soda for 75₵.
  • 6:45 PM: Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • 7:00 PM: Art Contest
  • 7:15 PM: Cosplay Contest
  • 7:45 PM: Karaoke
  • 8:15 PM: Winner Announcements and Awards
  • 8:45 PM: More Karaoke
  • 10:00 PM: End of Halloween Party; Room Closed


Okay, those schedules are good and all, but maybe you don’t know what the specific events are. I certainly didn’t last year, thus I shall provide descriptions and rules of all the events. Hopefully it helps.

Anime Trivia

Now’s the chance to prove that you’re the ultimate anime master! Test your mettle in Anime Trivia, which is essentially Jeopardy, Minna No Anime style. There’s 10 categories with five questions each. Each question has a point value, and the harder the question, the more points you get! But guess wrong and you lose points… There will be three preliminary rounds, and those that have the most points in those rounds go on to the finals round with 15 categories. If you’d like to sign up for a round before Halloween Party, please fill out this form here. Just be aware that the later rounds fill up quickly, so if you want to participate, it’s recommended you sign up for the an earlier round. Make sure to brush up on your knowledge and come ready to win!

Anime Eyes

Think you know your anime characters by sight? For this competition, the character will appear onscreen, but watch out, because the image starts off SUPER pixelated! As time ticks down, the pixelation slowly dissolves, revealing the character. The sooner you can guess the character, the more points you get! But if you guess wrong, you’ll lose points. There will be three preliminary rounds that last about 20–30 minutes each, and the people that have the most points from those rounds will go on to the finals round for a chance to win a Right Stuf gift certificate. You can sign up for the round that you want to participate in through this form here. Again, it’s recommended you sign up for an earlier category.

Gaming Room and Video Game Tournament

If you’re feelin’ that itch for more games, the Gaming Room is available for all your gaming needs! The Gaming Room will be in 3-114, open from 10AM to 10PM. Club won’t be able to provide the games, but if you’d like to help out, bring your video game consoles, PCs, controllers, card games, board games, etc. to the room for everyone to enjoy! There are power outlets in the room, but we’d suggest bringing power strips as there aren’t that many outlets. The Video Game Tournament will be held in the Gaming Room. This year’s game is Gang Beasts! Fight to the top of the tournament list using your silly and possibly epic melee skills, the environment, and luck! To sign up for the tournament, please fill out this form. The tournament will start after Anime Eyes’ final round at 4:30PM, and the 1st place winner will receive a gift certificate to Right Stuf!

Mystery Room

Sometimes we all just need a little break, and the Mystery Room provides just that. Enjoy a nice, quiet afternoon in this room, away from all the game noises coming from the other rooms. Or maybe do some work, play a game, or watch anime! It’s truly a mystery, that Mystery Room. It will be open from 10AM–7:30PM for whatever it is you need.

Dinner Break

Get your grub on during Dinner Break! It will be held from 5:45PM–6:45PM in the Silo, room 3-213. During that time, pizza will be available for $1 a slice, and soda/water for 75₵ so if you don’t feel like going off-campus for food, club’s got you covered! Dinner Break will segue right into...

The Pumpkin Carving Contest!!!

Are you the best pumpkin carver there is? Got a great design you want to show off? Then this contest is for you! Bring your pumpkin by 6:45PM and the audience members will vote on what they think is the most awesome, coolest-looking design. Lights will be provided. If you can’t bring your pumpkin to the party and want to enter the contest, please take two pictures of it: one in light and the other in the dark with the pumpkin lit up. If you enter, you have the chance to win a Right Stuf gift certificate!

Art Contest

Show off your art skills by entering one of your beautiful pieces into the art contest for the chance to win a Right Stuf gift certificate! Voting is done via popular vote from the audience. We have very, very strict rules. They are as follows:

  • Visual arts only.
  • Cosplay props or anything that is meant to be wielded/worn by a character are not allowed.
  • Traced artwork IS NOT ALLOWED. PERIOD!! It’s great for practice, but contests are all about showing off your unique skills! Traced images are subject to possible disqualification.
  • The club officers have the authority to disqualify entries before the contest starts.

Please submit your entry to an officer before 7PM. For physical entries, please submit the actual entry. For digital entries, you can hand an officer the file from your USB stick or email to!

Cosplay Contest

Like wearing cosplay? Let’s see your best at the Cosplay Contest! Homemade costumes only, please. Send us a reference picture of what you are for your cosplay so we can display it on the background during the contest — it’ll help for the voting! Email the image(s) to, or let us know who or what you’re cosplaying during the party. Voting is done by popular vote. First place winner will take home a Right Stuf gift certificate!


Minna no Anime has collected many anime opening and ending songs over the years, and it is quite an event. The songs we currently have on it can be found here. If you want to sing a song that's not on that list, either bring it yourself or suggest it here.

And that’s all! Hope to see you at the party!! ¡Hasta la vista!


2016 Schedule and Club Showcase [UPDATE!!]

Hello everyone! This is Hannah, your Webmaster!

Club Showcase Update!

We have received the information for our booth at club showcase, which is this Sunday! We'll be at the parking lot next to the goat/sheep field near PCV/Campus Market, H16. For those of you who don't know where it is, check this map here!

Our spot is B18, and we'll be meeting from 7:30-8:00 for set-up (don't forget to bring manga, action figures, and other items for the booth!), and the actual showcase will go from 10AM-1PM. However, don't think about skipping out once One-Oh-Clock hits! We'll be needing help tearing down and the work will get done a lot faster with more hands around!

Zeroth Day Anime

Anyway, we’re going to have a little different schedule from previous years. Because club showcase is AFTER the first Saturday of the month, we’re going to be starting this year’s shows AFTER club showcase. But fear not! For those who come to this Saturday's meeting, there’ll be something for you!

We, the officers of this great club, have constructed a list of 21 shows. During the Simulcast of the Week, everyone will be able to chose the tops shows they want to see, and the shows that get the most votes will be shown during club. But chose wisely, for there are only 6 slots. We also have, for your enjoyment, Anime Trivia! It’s not too hard, so come and enjoy it, catch up with friends, or meet new ones!

Without Further Ado, the 2016 Schedule!

5.10 PM: Simulcast of the Week*
5:35 PM - Inari Kon Kon (Fall) / Sound! Euphonium (Winter-Spring)
6:10 PM - Mushishi~The Next Passage
6:35 PM - Yona of the Dawn
7:00 PM - Dinner Break!! Yum yum yum!
8:05 PM - Shirobako
8:30 PM - Ping-Pong The Animation (Fall-Winter) / Hourou Musuko Wandering Son (Winter-Spring)
9:05 PM - Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans
9:30 PM - Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Fall-Winter) / Erased (Winter-Spring)
* These are voted on by members, and are streamed from Crunchyroll.
** At any time if you want to just take a break, or aren't interested in what's being shown in a certain timeslot, we have a side-room where you can hang out and discuss anime with other members!

Where We Are

We'll be meeting on Saturdays in 03-213, also known as the Buisness Silo. If you can't find it, use the Cal Poly App or got to

Summer Minna!!

Hey everyone! Mouse here with a late, but important, announcement! Summer Minna will be held Saturdays in Room 112 of the Business Building (3-112) all summer! Keep an eye on the sidebar schedule and/or google calendar for updates. Hope to see you there!

Open House Thank Yous!

Hello Minna!! Just want to give a quick thank you to everyone who helped out at the Open House booth. Everything went really smoothly (even though it was slightly warmer than desired). You guys (and gals) are awesome!!!

Hope next year goes just as smoothly! This coming Saturday we'll be going back to our normal Saturday schedule with anime! Hope you can make it. :)

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