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Anime Ohana Festival (AOFest)

In the past year, the Anime Manga Society has been working with Meta Human Entertainment to help them put together an anime/geek culture convention at UH. Called Anime Ohana Festival (AO Fest), it will be held on June 23rd at the UH Manoa Campus Center. They will feature a host of local guests, and are also currently in the process of seeking Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty, Adventure Time) and others from abroad.

If you could get anyone to come to AO Fest (or any anime convention), who would YOU want to see? We’ve got a fun little poll up that you can participate in– list anyone you want, and you might get your wish granted!

Welcome Back from Spring Break! Officer Nominations and End of the Year Party

Hey all! We hope you had a relaxing Spring Break. We will be back this week with the second and third OVAs of Girls and Panzer, 14-15 of The Ancient Magus’ Bride, and 9-10 of Death March.

Also, FYI:

  • We’re holding our Officer Nomination Poll to pick AMS officers for Fall 2018 – Spring 2019! If you feel that you or someone else you know in club would be an exceptional officer, you can fill out the nomination form here! Officers who help to run the Anime Manga Society will get free paid membership perks during the time they serve.
  • Our End of the Year Potluck Party is set for Friday, April 27th! You can view the event page here to RSVP.
  • If you attended our Girl’s Day/Hinamatsuri Party on March 16th and have any comments or suggestions, write something in our feedback form to tell us what you think.

Girl’s Day (Hinamatsuri) Party!

This Friday, we will be having our annual Girl’s Day (Hinamatsuri) party! So instead of our usual Fresh Friday showings, things will be a little different – girls get to control the showings, and guys bring food! We will also be having some fun activities, so feel free to bring friends along as well!

If you have any questions, go and ask your Female VP and Representative, Beverly Quock (

The event will be from 4:30p to 10:00p in our usual room, Kuykendall 210. We hope you see you there!

Join us at our Pre-KawaiiKon 2018 Potluck!

Hello everyone– our first Semester Party/Pre-KawaiiKon 2018 Potluck will be this Friday, February 23rd, 4:30-9:30pm! So in place of our usual Fresh Fridays, we’re up for doing something different! In past years, we’ve often watched movies and played games for our beginning-of-semester parties. And remember, it will be potluck, so bring food! 
If you want to do anything specific, you can respond in this Facebook poll/comment section, OR submit something to our suggestion box here:

KawaiiKon 2018 Club Pass and Artist Alley Reservations

FYI all: we are collecting KawaiiKon 2018 3-day pass reservations from those who are interested, as a perk of AMS paid membership. This year, passes will be $50 each if you register with us– if you are a paid member and would like to take advantage of this offer, please see us in club by next week Friday, February 9th with your pass payment to get on the list. (If you will also be paying membership, please take that into account as well.)

Click here to reserve a KawaiiKon 3-Day Pass

Also, artist members, if you are planning on showcasing your art at our KawaiiKon booth, please run all of the artwork you’re planning to present (or at least concepts of what you have) by us by Feb 24/25th, the weekend before. Essentially, whatever you bring should follow KawaiiKon’s artist alley General Rules.

If you are a member and would like to display your artwork at our booth, fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please contact us at for more information.

Thursday Showings!

Your Thursday showings have been chosen: we will be showing The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Girls & Panzer, and Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody on Thursdays!

Join us on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30p-7:00p in Kuykendall 210! Click here to see our meeting and events schedule.

We also had a four-way tie between Juuni Taisen, Violet Evergarden, Black Clover, and Kino’s Journey (2017)– so, you might see any of those on Fresh Fridays, or even as a fourth showing if we have the time.

SP2018 Thursday Showing Nominations!

These are the shows that you’ve nominated in our Facebook poll! If you want to watch any of these on Thursdays, please come by today (1/25) to our 4:30 meeting in Kuykendall 210 and vote for your picks. We hope to see you there!

Each person will have three votes, each of which they’ll be able to spread among any of the showings here. The top 3-4 picks will become our Thursday showings for the semester.

Recovery of an MMO Junkie (+ Special)
Net-juu no Susume

Moriko is a 30-year-old, very successful career woman… but she’s decided to quit her corporate job and take a break from it all– becoming a NEET and staying home to play online games. Who will Moriko meet while on her quest to find meaning in her life?


The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Mahoutsukai no Yome

Chise is a girl who is able to see and interact with magical familiars, but due to this power she was abandoned by her parents and ridiculed by her peers. Feeling that she had no place to go, Chise decides to give herself up to a shady underground auction, hoping that someone would be kind enough to give her a home. This story of her encounters with the magical world begins when she is sold to a mysterious figure with the skull of a wolf and goat horns for a head.


Welcome to the Ballroom
Ballroom e Youkoso

Middle-school student Tatara Fujita participates in competitive Ballroom Dancing of epic proportions.



A guy playing a lich character gets stuck in a game. Now his only options are to find others like him, and gather his army to conquer the world.


Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (2018)
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen

This is a continuation of the 1998 Cardcaptor Sakura series. A hooded figure in Sakura’s dreams has turned the Clow Cards she recaptured completely clear! Join Sakura and her friends as she continues her quest, and unravels the mystery behind this incident!


Black Clover

Two orphans, Asta and Yuno, are born and raised in a world where almost everyone has magical powers… though Asta does not seem to have any, while Yuno is a prodigy. But after Asta’s abilities are revealed in battle, he sets out along with Yuno– both aiming to become the strongest mage in the Clover Kingdom: the Wizard King.


Kino’s Journey: The Beautiful World (2003)
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
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Follow Kino as they travel along with their faithful motorcycle companion, Hermes. Join them on their road trip epic as they encounter various societies and curiosities of all kinds.


Kino’s Journey: The Beautiful World – The Animated Series (2017)
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World – The Animated Series

Based on the 2003 series. Follow Kino as they travel along with their faithful motorcycle companion, Hermes. Join them on their road trip epic as they encounter various societies and curiosities of all kinds.


Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku

Suzuki is a 29-year-old programmer that works at a game company. After spending days at work in a coding crunch before the launch of a game, he takes a nap and finds himself in a world that resembles those of the games he’s working on, complete with a game interface! Playing along, he decides to explore this world to see what it has to offer.


Juuni Taisen: Zodiac War

Every twelve years, warriors from twelve clans (each representing an animal from the Chinese Zodiac) enter a high-stakes battle royale, where the prize is one wish of their choice will be granted. What are their stories, and who will come out on top?


Girls & Panzer
Girls und Panzer

In this universe an all-girl’s school participates in intermural tank battles.


Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles
Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san

Yuu Osawa finds out that the new transfer student really, really loves ramen.


Land of the Lustrous
Houseki no Kuni

Far in the future on post-human Earth, there still exists a small settlement of humanoid life forms called “gems” that must fight to defend themselves from invaders from the moon. Follow Phosphophyllite– the weakest and most curious of the group– as she learns about the world around her and of the secrets of humanity’s past.


Made in Abyss

The town of Orth, on an island in the middle the ocean, sits around a gaping chasm that countless cave-raiders have braved for treasure and glory. One day, Riko–an orphan– finds Reg– a seemingly humanoid robot– with no recollection of where he came from… and so they set out on an adventure to the bottom to find out Reg’s origin, as well as the whereabouts of Riko’s mother.


Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden, a young girl who was known on the battlefield as “the weapon”, is taken in by former Lieutenant Hodgins after the war. Having lost both of her arms and most of her memories of the war, she decides to work as a ghostwriter in the “Auto Memory Doll” letter-writing service, on a quest to figure out the meaning of the last words told to her by Gilbert, her superior.


Our Thursday Showing Nominations Poll is up!

Friday’s showing format has changed: Fresh Fridays is back! See here for more information.

Fresh Fridays may make our Fridays different this semester, but we will still have our standard format with weekly episode showings on Thursdays.

Click here to vote in the showing nominations Facebook poll!

The top ten valid anime show nominations will make it into the final voting round on Thursday, January 25! Come join us at 4:30pm in Kuykendall 210 that day and cast your vote there. Those picked will become our weekly Thursday showings for the semester.

There is a limit where the series nominated must not have been picked in the past two years. To see what we’ve watched, check out our past showing picks here.

First Spring ’18 meetings, free voting, and Fresh Fridays!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the new year– hope your first week went well. Our first meetings this semester will be on January 25 and 26th, 4:30-7:00p in Kuykendall 210!

Before we start, we’d like to announce a few changes this semester that will hopefully make club more fun:

  • First, voting will be free for all showing picks during our general meetings! The remaining perks of AMS membership will stay of course— Crunchyroll access, club discounts on tickets to Kawaiikon and other happenings, and use of our table at events as an AMS-affiliated artist (guidelines to be announced will apply).
  • Second, we’re bringing back Fresh Fridays, a format that’ll focus on showcasing new stuff. One or two shows for these sessions will be chosen on a weekly basis, and new series will be picked at the end of each meeting (or at least 75% majority to continue shows). Since anyone can vote or introduce stuff, we can watch almost any anime ‘so long as they’re something we can find and are appropriate. If nothing new is suggested, officer picks, casual watching, games, or other activities may be done the next week.

What do you think? Got questions, comments, or suggestions? Let us know at!