Anime Club: A Warm Community for Fans of Japanese Animation
Samuel Uben | Writer
There are a variety of student-centered clubs, activities, and organizations at Lehigh Carbon Community College. One organization is called the Animation Club, or Anime club for short.
Anime club started in 2005 and has been steadily growing in popularity since then. The organization's goal is to introduce club members to various Japanese animation subgenres while fostering an appreciation for the culture that gave rise to anime.
The welcoming paper for their club says that they “pledge to foster a welcoming environment that accepts everyone's preferences and viewpoints. For both seasoned and new fans of the genre, [they] offer a space that is enjoyable, educational, and acceptable to LCCC students.”
The Anime Club meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Byron L. Shoemaker Student Union.
The club’s activities include watching a different anime selected by each member, usually an episode from the beginning of the series. Other activities include anime-related jeopardy, guessing the anime opening/anime character, and fighting games like Nintendo Super Smash Bros.
“It is a place to meet new people who share a common interest and to connect and enjoy it together,” said Own Redmond, Vice President of the Anime Club. “While anime is a lot more mainstream than it used to be, I feel Like it is still not something to come out about easily, so having a place to go to like where everyone is a fan you do not have to worry about being the odd one out.”
Do you want to experience a new culture and make new friends in an accepting environment? Consider joining Anime Club.
For more information about Anime Club, contact the advisor, Gene Eden, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-799-1146.