1. Every anime now comes with a laugh track.
People watching these shows laugh on cue, all the time. They will even wait until the punch-line is made in Japanese, even if they’ve already read the line before it’s vocally delivered, just so they can laugh at the same time as the other people. Awesome.
2. No currently-airing anime allowed.
“Hey guys, did you hear about that cool new anime Speed Racer? It’s totally gonna revolutionize the world!”
3. Official DVDs only + only subtitles.
There are two reasons someone would buy official DVDs:
- For collection
- To watch the dubs
You’d have to be insane to want to watch the official subtitles. For professional shit, the fonts are always terrible, you don’t get any of the cool effects, and the English is generally worse than fansubs.
4. Besides special events, the club solely consists of watching anime.
There is nothing social about watching anime on a projector. When you try to make it social, by commenting on the show to your friends, you’re just ruining the experience for everyone. Oh, and despite the name being Manga Anime Society, manga is never, ever mentioned.
5. Special events suck.
For the annual cosplay contest, this year’s winner was a girl who dressed up as the Super Mario Bros. 1-1 level. Other amazing events include watching shitty AMVs and having a karaoke event where fat, retarded fucks sing AC/DC. I would like to note, however, that the cosplay contest was worth it for the two girls who dressed up as D. Grayman characters*. Good gods were they hot.
6. The administration.
The administration of the club has not changed in three years. Well, I lied. Last year, they added in a guy who looks like a rapist. He’s got the rapist mustache and everything. You know, it’s hard to show much devotion to a club where the leadership is solely determined by an insular circle jerk of morons. They’re also the most annoying people you’ll ever meet.
7. More cliques than high school.
When I first went to anime club, I thought “Cool! New friends to be made!” I was so, so wrong. Whenever people are talking, they’re only talking to their previously-formed groups of friends. And let me tell you, none of these groups are ones you want to be involved with.
8. Anime chosen.
This semester’s line-up is: Eden of the East, Xam’d, Casshern Sins, and Darker than Black. What variety. How conducive is this to getting new people interested in anime? Not very. ._.
9. Content restrictions.
They will only accept shows which do not have any nudity, graphic violence, or uncomfortable situations. Not even fucking with you.
10. Nothing here; I just wanted to have a list of 10
*Actually, the cosplay contest wasn’t too bad. Unfortunately the D. Grayman girls aren’t shown because they were taking the pictures. Dammit all >_<