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. :)


UPDATE: BOOTH LOCATION IS C24, C25, C28, which is in the parking lot between the Ag building and the Math & Science building!!!!

This Saturday, April 16, is the day when Minna no Anime sells food to promote our club and make some dinero to keep the prize box going. Come join us anytime from 6AM to 4PM and help set up the booth, make some onigiri, or let others know about our club! Or, you know, just come and hang out~ Please note that we will not have a traditional meeting that night - it's all about the Open House.

If you help out for two hours, you get ~*~ONE FREE ONIGIRI MEAL~*~, which is two onigiri of your choice and a drink! And if you help out with taking down the booths at 3PM and loading/unloading people's cars, you get to participate in our ~*~PRIZE BOX GIVEAWAY~*~. WOW SUCH DEALS HERE!!!!

Here are the roles and jobs we'll need volunteers for:

  • 6-8AM: setting up booths (SO EARLY, YOU A CHAMP)
  • 8AM-3PM: prepping and cooking rice
  • 9AM-3PM:
    • cutting veggies and mixing meat
    • packing rice, veggies and/or meat into a mold
    • handing out drinks and onigiri
    • telling everyone how wonderful Minna no Anime is
    • telling everyone how wonderful our onigiri is
  • 3-4PM: tearing down the booths and loading/unloading cars
If you're interested in any of those positions, sign up here for the times you'll be available that day.

If you're gonna hang out at our booth in any way, show off your anime pride with cosplay! Don't have cosplay to wear? Fear not: wear a Minna shirt, or if you're out of those, just put on a regular ol' anime shirt! Fine small print: please wear safe-for-work clothes, arigato gozaimasu. Also, if you plan to help out with food while cosplaying, choose a costume you can comfortably move around in.

Bring anime merchandise, like figures, art books and manga, to decorate the info booth if you can. If you have any knives or cutting boards, bring that too! Last but not least, please wear sunscreen!!!! If you forget, there should be sunscreen at the booths.

Booth location will be posted as soon as we find out where it is from the Open House committee! In the mean time, think about chowing down on delicious onigiri.....

Officer Election Results!!

You voted, here are the results! The officers for 2016-2017 are...

  • President: Isaac Cameron
  • Vice President: Brian Kroger
  • Treasurer: Curtis Hilgenberg
  • Secretary: Phyllis Douglas
  • Club Artist: Emily Mullins
  • Webmaster: Hannah Wilkins
  • Librarian: Nicole "Mouse" Martin
Big congrats to all the new and returning officers!

Winter Goshi Trip!

Heya folks!

Minna no Anime's quarterly end-of-the-quarter Goshi Dinner is coming up in just two weeks time, Sunday March 13 @ 7:00 PM! In order to give the good people over at Goshi Japanese Restaurant time to schedule shifts and generally prepare for the arrival of a back room full of Minna people, we need orders from you by end of club this Saturday! That's right, if you want to order some delicious Japanese cuisine to eat amongst fine company, you'll need to order it by 10 PM on Saturday, March 5th. Signup link is here.

Payment is due to MnA treasurer Eric Oatey by Saturday, March 12. He's the guy with the cash box at any Minna no Anime or Minna no Manga meeting. If you cannot make it to club during that time but still want to go to Goshi, contact Eric @

25th Anniversary Weekend Extravaganza!

Hey guys it's your friendly alumni advisor here. It's time for the big Minna no Anniversary 25th Anniversary Extravaganza! Two whole days of fun! I'm super excited. Here is the schedule of events.

Saturday February 6, 2016

Room 3-114
10 AM - 12 PM: Swap Meet
12 PM - 10 PM: Video Game Room

Room 3-113
10 AM - 10 PM: Hangout, Relax, Do Stuff Room

Room 3-112
12 PM: Anime Eyes Round 1
12:30 PM: MnA Game Round 1
1 PM: Anime Trivia Round 1

1:30 PM: Anime Eyes Round 2
2 PM: MnA Game Round 2
2:30 PM: Anime Trivia Round 2

3 PM: Anime Eyes Round 3
3:30 PM: MnA Game Round 3
4 PM: Officer Trivia Finals

4:30 PM: Anime Eyes Round 4
5 PM: MnA Game Round 4

Room 3-213 (The Silo)
5:30 PM: Dinner Break START! Free Pizza
6:00 PM: Chocolate Cake and White Cake, prepare for pictures~

6:30 PM: AMV Contest: Look at Entrants and Vote
7:00 PM: Karaoke

7:30 PM: Scavenger Hunt Awards
7:40 PM: AMV Contest Awards, Anime Trivia Awards, Anime Eyes Awards
7:50 PM: Dole Out Donation Prizes

8 PM - 10 PM: Movie 1 - Millennium Actress

Sunday February 7, 2016

Goshi Japanese Restaurant (570 Higuera St #150, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401)
11:30 AM - 2 PM: Buffet Lunch.
Room 3-114 3 PM - 8 PM: Side Room
Room 3-213 (The Silo) 3 PM - 5 PM: Movie 2 - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Games and Contests with Prizes

The following games and contests have exclusive prizes for first and second place winners.

Minna no Anime Eyes: Images only from series club has shown. 4 rounds, sign up here!

Minna no Anime Trivia: Member-submitted categories and anniversary committee categories. 2 rounds, sign up here!

AMV Contest: Submit your AMV to anniversary[at] or somehow physically hand over the AMV to an officer/committee member. AMV must be under 4 minutes and PG-13 or less.

Scavenger Hunt Contest: Deadline has already passed, but we'll show off entries during the awards. This contest has 4 potential winners, two for best collection, and two for best photo!

Other Fun Stuff

These are fun things that have no prizes but are still fun!

Swap Meet: spots are still available! Sell stuff to fellow Minna members. Sign up here! You'll need a Minna no Anime forum account to log in. Make one here, or retrieve your password here.

Minna no Fighting Game: use the Trivia/Eyes button to fight in a team against computer-controlled Minna officers of the past and present! 4 rounds, sign up for a round here! You'll also need to create an avatar for the game here.

Video Game Room: bring your video games and equipment with you to the party and play to your heart's content!

Officer Trivia Finals: certain past officers of Minna no Anime challenge the current officers with a crazy, anything goes Anime Trivia.

Cosplay: we'd love to see your costumes!

Karaoke: during Dinner Break and before the first movie, karaoke will be available! The list of songs are here. If you have any requests, please email anniversary[at] and we'll see if we can get it in time for the party.


Here's a description of the movies!

Millennium Actress: Directed by Satoshi Kon, director of Paranoia Agent and Paprika. Follow the life and movie history of an actress from her childhood to her much, much older years in a visually stunning, emotionally moving masterpiece.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: Directed by Mamoru Hosoda, known for Summer Wars and Wolf Children. It is, as you would expect, about a girl who physically leaps through time, but of course, time travel isn't all fun and games...


I'm hungry, you're hungry, we're all hungry! What will be offered at the Anniversary Party?

Dinner Break: 2 free pizza slices and a slice of cake! Two cake options available: white cake and chocolate cake. Yum!

Goshi on Sunday: All you can eat buffet of what Goshi has to offer - Japanese traditional dishes and sushi. If you're attending, please give Mike Whipp $10 (American) on Saturday, or please notify him at anniversary[at] to make other arrangements. Soda, water and tea are free. If you plan on ordering specialty items or drinking alcoholic beverages, you will need to bring extra money with you.

Volunteering and Donations

Want to help out with the anniversary? Here's how:

Volunteer: Email anniversary[at] with your availability for either day, or let an officer/committee member know!

Donations: Donate through PayPal to (Mike Whipp) or see Mike Whipp on either day to help out financially.

About Parking!

Saturday: Weekend enforcement of parking has not started at Cal Poly (it was rumored to be starting in the Winter). You may park as allowed by the signage of the various lots near the Silo.

Sunday: For those attending Goshi on Sunday and haven't been to San Luis Obispo recently, please note that you have to start paying for street/structure parking starting at 1 PM on Sundays. The parking lots right next to Goshi are still free since they're for that plaza, but pretty much everywhere else costs money. If you are coming for movie 2 at Cal Poly the same rules as Saturday apply. Hope to see you guys this weekend!

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