Anime Club

ANIME CLUB IS RECRUITING NOW
Email Mr. Dorris at ldorris@cmitacademy.org if you are interested in joining or want more information!
Find out more in the description below.
Anime Club is a place where viewers and enthusiasts may comfortably share their love and knowledge about Japanese animation (known as anime) with each other! Members will have the chance to enjoy watching new anime series and old favorites together while also engaging in active discussions about the artistic, educational, and academic value of the genre. From the popular and action packed Dragon Ball Z, to the artistic works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, or heart rending historical fiction such as Grave of the Fireflies, Anime Club will endeavor to uncover the cultural impact and relevance of this increasingly popular art form. So whether you are a long time viewer, or looking to take your first steps in this exciting genre, we invite you to give Anime Club a try so we can explore these beloved animated worlds together!
Mr. Dorris (Anime Enthusiast)
CLUB DESCRIPTION AND ANNUAL PLAN
CLUB NAME: Anime Club
CLUB SPONSOR: Mr. Luke Dorris
CLUB SPONSOR E-MAIL: ldorris@cmitacademy.org
MEETING DAY(S) : Tuesdays, Wednesdays (Optional)
MEETING TIME : Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesdays: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
MEETING FREQUENCY : Tuesdays discuss the topic and potentially select episodes of anime to watch.  Wednesdays discuss what we learned from viewing and what we may want to focus on next.

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CLUB?
To provide a safe and supportive environment for the enjoyment, study, and discussion of Japanese animation, known as anime, in which members can feel comfortable sharing their knowledge and interest about the genre.

 

CLUB DESCRIPTION

Anime Club is a place where enthusiasts may comfortably share their love and knowledge about Japanese animation (known as anime). Members will participate in live or asynchronous viewing of anime series and engage in active discussions regarding the artistic, educational, and academic value of the genre.  From the action packed Dragon Ball Z, to the artistic works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, or the heart rending historical fiction the likes of Grave of the Fireflies, Anime Club will endeavor to uncover the cultural impact and relevance of this increasingly popular art form.  Club members will also employ their skills and utilize physical or intellectual products from club activities to provide value to the CMIT community and beyond.  So whether you are a long time viewer, or looking to take your first steps in this exciting genre, we welcome you to give Anime Club a try and explore these animated worlds that are so near and dear to many of our hearts!

 

THE GOALS OF THE CLUB
1 To discuss how the viewing and study of Japanese animation, known as anime, can be adapted to inspire academic discussion and success.
2 To use official club activities to normalize and spread knowledge about the artistic and intellectual value of viewing and studying anime.
3 To enrich the culture and community of CMIT Academy, and beyond, through sharing the intellectual and material products of club activities.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA & WEBSITE: 

How can this club support the school website and the school`s social media accounts?

Many anime viewers also have a passion for drawing manga (Japanese comic books) images.  Students may be able to provide stylized images for use on the website or social media.  The club may also be able to identify particularly educational or appropriate anime series to recommend or review for social media.

 

How can this club support school activities such as;

Spirit Week, BHM, Open House, CMIT club expo, etc?

 

  • Spirit Weak – Combine CMIT colors, images, and branding with popular anime tropes to create school appropriate logos or drawings.
  • BHM – Anime classics such as Dragon Ball Z and Naruto are popular viewing staples among young African Americans, as well as many races, and a short essay series on how those influences can be seen in black culture might be appropriate.
  • CMIT Club Expo – Provide review series or summary of club discussions and viewing parties.  Create visually interesting image collages or original drawings for the club booth.

 

CLUB RULES/EXPECTATIONS

List below the club norms and rules each member should follow: 

  • Club members must be respectful towards each other at all times both during official club events and offline/out of school.
  • Club members must be open minded and accommodating of varied genres and subgenres within anime.  Even if you do not enjoy these genres yourself you MUST be respectful of those who do.
  • Anime selected for official club viewing may only include content that is appropriate for a high school academic environment.
  • Club members should avoid intentionally spoiling (revealing future information) events in anime series that other members may not have completed viewing.
  • Club members are supportive of one anothers anime, artistic, and academic goals.
CLUB ANNUAL PLAN

In the spaces provided below, 

Please provide a brief plan for weekly club meetings.

Include events, activities, fundraisings etc. that you are planning to do during the year. 

WEEK BRIEF PLAN OF THE MEETINGS

/EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/FUNDRAISINGS ETC.

OCT 5-9 Establish club rules, culture, and goals.
OCT 12-16 Brainstorm and select anime series that will constitute the primary viewing for the next weeks/months.
OCT 19-23 Begin viewing, group discussion, and review of selected anime.
OCT 26-30 Identify ways to share the product of club discussions and activities with the larger school community.
NOV 2-6 Week of election day and end of quarter. Consider representation of politics in anime and reflect of club accomplishments.
NOV 9-13 Continue general viewing, discussion, and production of sharable materials.
NOV 16-20 Endeavor to have a club production of some sort (whether academic, material, or performative) submitted/prepared before thanksgiving.
NOV 23-27 Thanksgiving week.  Determine any viewing goals to pursue over break.
NOV 30-DEC 4 Set new goals for completion before end of December/beginning of new year.
DEC 7-11 Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  Review depictions or influence of World War 2 in anime.
DEC 14-18 Endeavor to complete new goal before winter break or establish goals for over winter break.
DEC 21-25 If time, review depictions of Christmas in anime (in a secular way, Christmas is generally a consumer holiday in Japan)
JAN 4-8 Review status of goals and establish new timeline
JAN 11-15 Continue general club activities
JAN 18-22 Endeavor to achieve or complete any established goals or projects.
JAN 25-29 End of quarter, reflect on club accomplishments.
FEB 1-5 Review the traditional representation of black characters in anime.
FEB 8-12 Identify ways black or African American creators have contributed to the genre.
FEB 15-19 Brainstorm ways to share the results of club discussions with school/community
FEB 22-26 Present results of Black History Month discussions and production.
MAR 1-5 Brainstorm fundraising ideas for the club.
MAR 8-12 Establish plan for fundraising and continue general club activities.
MAR 15-19 Begin implementation of club fundraising.
MAR 22-26 Complete fundraising activity.
APR 6-9 End of quarter. Reflect on club fundraising, BHM, and general accomplishments.
APR 12-16 Establish end of year goals for the club.
APR 19-23 Continue general club activities, brainstorm culminating project.
APR 26-30 Begin work on culminating project
MAY 3-7 Continue work on culminating project
MAY 10-14 Complete culminating project.
MAY 17-21 Reflect on accomplishments and establish club goals for next year.
MAY 24-28 End of year celebration and goodbye viewing party.