President: Brandon Dela Cruz

president@minnanoanime.org
Favorite Anime: Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Haikyuu, Hajime no Ippo, Hunter x Hunter, Macross series, Clannad, Your Name, Boy and the Beast
Favorite Manga: (I actually don’t read a lot of manga, but here’s all that I’ve read) Koe no Katachi, Shokugeki no Souma, Noragami, Sword Art Online (mainly the light novel)
Anime List: N/A

Hi, I’m Brandon Dela Cruz, a recent transfer student coming in for a physics degree. I come from the Bay Area, namely San Jose, and I’ve attended a community college for three years before coming to Cal Poly. I’ve been an avid anime consumer, clocking in about 8 years of following the industry, but I know I have only scratched the surface for this medium. Over that time, I have changed my tastes and likes for the kind of anime I enjoy, ranging from sappy magical girl shows to intense, over-the-top shounen anime. I aim to widen my preferences so that I can speak to and interact with a whole multitude of anime fans to discover more shows and further expand my knowledge. I believe that the medium is fully capable of presenting great storytelling and complex characters to offer enjoyment to anyone, no matter what you like. Feel free to strike up a conversation and I’ll be glad to indulge on anything about the anime industry, what it is, what it produces, or just to rant about anything!

Vice President: Kellen Dobson

vice-president@minnanoanime.org
Favorite Anime: Monogatari Series, Ping Pong the animation, Gurren Lagaan, March Comes in Like a Lion, Katanagatari, Kill la Kill, Fate/Zero, Eureka Seven, Oregairu, Redline
Favorite Manga: only one manga matters, and it's Medaka Box
Anime List: MAL

Hello everyone, I'm Kellen Dobson, and I will be the Vice President for club this year. I am a second year business administration major, and this will be my second year in club. I started watching anime my junior year in high school, so the medium has held me captive in its unwavering clutches for 3 years now. That number may seem like a relatively short span of time, but upon entering this medium time and space distorted. This anomaly in the worlds timeline has allowed for me to conquer many shows. If you wish to see the spoils of my conquest you can checkout my MAL above. As for my taste in anime, my favorite kinds can be split into two main groups. The first are shows which involve a whole lot of talking and not much else; the second would be shows that absolutely absurd and nonsensical. For a bonus 3rd and 4th category, anything made by studio Shaft or written by Nisio Isin is an instant watch. Though these are my favorite types I am completely fine with watching just about anything. If you find the need to be able to spot me in a crowd; I will be the very large man with blonde hair, and most likely sporting a beard that for some odd reason is perpetually clinging on to my Irish roots, sprouting red in a landscape of golden brown. With that said, if you spot me and wish to chat, just come right on over.

Treasurer: David Tuan Le

treasurer@minnanoanime.org
Favorite Anime: Cardcaptor Sakura,  Gundam Franchise, Monogatari Series, Gatchaman, Rurouni Kenshin, Trigun, Little Witch Academia, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Favorite Manga: Uzumaki, Cardcaptor Sakura, Cells at Work!, xxxHolic, Rurouni Kenshin.
Anime List: MAL

Hey I'm David Le and this is my second year as an officer for Minna no Anime. This is my fourth year with Minna and I really want to make this year even better than the last. Since you are reading this it might be your first time showing up to anime club. Before I joined the club I only really enjoyed anime on my own. After joining the club I made friends that could enjoyed anime with me. My love for anime grew and I want to help other people enjoy anime with together.

Over my college career I have probably amassed more anime merchandise and manga than is healthy, but I consider it a part of how I enjoy and support the anime industry. My favorite genres of anime have changed, but i can still enjoy any anime if I can get into it. I like to talk about upcoming shows I am excited about and reminisce about shows that I really enjoyed. Recently I have gotten into the collecting of animation cels of old anime that I love so I can have a bit of that history.

I usually sit near the front row during meetings to help set up the shows for viewing. I also show up to most of the Thursday hangouts so try to catch me there. I will usually be playing games with my friends in club or grinding out an event in a mobile game. Feel free to talk to me or any of the other officers in club.Things about me that are not anime related are that I am a Biology Major and I like to go hiking sometimes ,especially in the snow because of the crunching sound. I also love playing video games, but my backlog has started to get way out of hand. So if you want to talk about anything outside of anime that’s fine too.

Secretary: Michael Hendricks

secretary@minnanoanime.org
Favorite Anime: Kyousou Giga, Little Witch Academia, Inferno Cop, Yuru Yuri, Space Patrol Luluco, From the New World, Mob Psycho 100, Made in Abyss
Anime List: MAL

Greetings, I am Michael Hendricks, the Minna no Anime secretary both last year and this one. This year, I shall continue to write the emails that people hopefully read and help with club’s communication in general. I’m a big fan of animation as an art form, and anime logically follows from that interest. For non-anime stuff, I’m really into shows like Gravity Falls and Over the Garden Wall, and try to keep an eye on American cartoons as a whole. But this is an anime club, so I should be talking about anime, which I fortunately also like to do. I don’t know if I can pinpoint a way to describe my taste in anime, since there are shows from every genre that I like, but I tend to look for shows with well-crafted visuals and interesting artistic direction. I hope that I can help bring a good variety of shows to club so that everyone can find something they want to show up for. If you think the shows we end up watching all suck and you want to complain to me about it, I’ll be sitting in the center of the room every Saturday with glasses and a beard that grows continuously more disheveled as the quarter goes on.

Webmaster: Shawn Budwal

webmaster@minnanoanime.org
Favorite Anime: Nichijou, Cowboy Bebop, Mononoke, Katanagatari, Kill la Kill, In This Corner of the World, Boku no Hero Academia, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt (dub)
Favorite Manga: I don’t typically read manga, but here are some that I have read: Fruits Basket, Naruto, Noragami, Kakegurui
Anime List: MAL

Heyo! What’s up? How’s it going? I’m Shawn, the glasses-wearing we(e)bmaster and I have the power of God and anime on my side. I’m an incoming sophomore currently majoring in Animal Science (and trying to switch to Biology with a concentration in Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation). You may be wondering why I stepped up as Webmaster when I’m not studying anything close to computer science. To be honest, I wanted to help out with the club and I was interesting in computer science since I had done html coding before. And at last I am here. I’m still learning the ropes, so please forgive any technical difficulties that may occur in the future (this is just an obligatory liability statement).

If we’re in the same room, you’ll be able to tell who I am by the excessive amount of noise that I produce. For someone who should belong to the Hermit arcana, I really know how to crank up the volume! If you couldn’t tell by now, I’m also an avid reference maker, and you’ll probably need the All-Hearing Ears of the Gods to understand some of my references (50 bonus points if it’s a Persona reference). I also have a tendency to annoy people because I actively talk down popular shows and frequently talk about stuff that I haven’t seen. What can I say, there’s just so much out there to see and I’m not immortal like Sugimoto--- Anyways, if you can handle my overwhelming personality and 9001 cringe power level, I’m a pretty cool guy (probably).

Anyways, I typically watch action/comedy/dramas but I’m pretty much down for anything as long as it’s good. Hell, I even somehow enjoyed Non Non Biyori, and I’m not a fan of moe-bait. In terms of video games, I’ve become obsessed with the Danganronpa and Persona series, and I mainly play on my PS4 (all genres besides first person shooters). My favorite live-action TV show is Doctor Who, and I still keep up with it. I pretty much stopped watching TV since I discovered anime. Outside of nerdy stuff, I like being out in nature and love to hike and camp. I also like mythology, folklore, horoscopes, and tarot cards. I don’t believe in them per say, but I find them fun (and I can get away with some stuff because I’m a Scorpio). So yeah, don’t hesitate to get to know me because I am totally one unique Social Link!

Club 'Scribe': Hannah Willkins


Favorite Anime: Haikyuu!, Yona of the Dawn, Noragami, Toradora!, Magica Madoka, Rideback
Favorite Manga: From Far Away, Black Cat, Dengeki Daisy, Psyren, Tokyo Ghoul, Sword Art Online Progressive, Library Wars
Anime List: N/A

Hey Minna! What’s up? :] My name’s Hannah Wilkins, and I’m a fourth year Graphic Communications major (also a fourth year Minna member). I am going to be graduating soon. I may or may not be freaking out at the prospect.

I’m taking over the Scribe position this year, after running the website for two years, and the oldest officer (technically) with three years experience. I have survived many coups of officers being “overthrown”. My duties involve taking notes for the things that happen in club, keeping the History Wiki up-to-date, and recording the history of club.

I’m an artist and writer, and you’ll probably catch me on my laptop reading fanfiction or doodling in one of my notebooks. I’m more of a reader, so manga is more up my alley, but I’m never going to turn down a good anime. Adventure, fantasy, romance, and humor are my favorite genres! I guess those genres fall into my books and games as well as the shows I like. If you love to write or draw, come see me and we can chat!! I usually wear green earrings and carry around pens in my pockets for quick-doodling or notetaking. I love ANYTHING Japanese, and anime is MUCH more fun with more people to share the laughing, crying, and cursing! :D Watching it alone is so dull. Hopefully the winds of chance bring new and exciting things for this year! In the meantime, hope to see ya’ll around!

Event Coordinator: Corrie Brennan

events-coordinator@minnanoanime.org
Favorite anime: Ghost in The Shell, Gate, Sabagebu, Girls und Panzer, Black Lagoon, Sound of the Sky, Angel Beats, Violet Evergarden, SAO 2: Phantom Bullet
Favorite manga: All You Need is Kill, Library War, School Live! (those are the only three I've read extensively)
Anime List: Ababababababababa

Hi, I'm Corrie Brennan. I'm in an incoming Sophomore at Cal Poly and a first year officer. I joined this club halfway through last year because I really wanted to make friends who loved anime as much as I do, and I succeeded! I'm extremely happy that I now get to be apart of managing the club I love so much.

The non weeb parts of me: I'm a Technical Theatre Major and an ROTC cadet. I make props and hope one day to work at a shop that makes professional set pieces for movies and theatre productions. I love working with my hands and building things, mostly cosplay and prop weapons, and use and excuse I can to create something new. My hobbies include airsoft, history, shooting sports, prop fabrication, theatre, gaming, and writing. My life goals are to become good at writing fiction and become and Army officer.

My weeb fandom; I mostly watch Military, slice of life, and idol anime. A weird combination, I know, but it works in my head. I'm a sucker for anime that have authentic depictions of battle, like Patlabor 2 or Royal Space Force, but I can also enjoy less serious stuff, and often end up liking stuff that might seem way out of my genres, so if you have a weird show to talk about, come to me. I have been to Japan, and it was a life changing experience I’d love to talk about you with sometime at club. Other than that I play mobile games, build and wear cosplay, and occasionally dabble in gundam and military models/figures. If you ever want to talk to me I usually sent towards the left of the center aisle in the silo. Come say hi and enjoy Minna no Anime!