We have some EVENTS this Friday (tomorrow)

3:00PM HST – we’re going to be a part of the Extra Curricular Community intro, held by the Manoa Academy of Gaming!

Be sure to join their Discord at http://discord.gg/Mvhe944 and tune in at 3:00pm!

There, you’ll be able to learn about other student leisure/specialty clubs such as Osu!, Magic The Gathering, Game Dev, and MAG themselves. We also recommend joining MAG’s Discord if you are interested in gaming in general– casual, competitive, or anything in between. If you’d like, you can add @ AMSManoa to your discord nickname on the MAG server if you want to represent us!

5:30PM HST – Because of the ECC meetup, our anime showing for tomorrow will be at 5:30pm. If there’s something you want to watch, go ahead and vote on it in the poll by midnight! https://poll.ly/#/2MWNY1JW

The following are the notes recorded for the AMS Manoa Officer’s Meeting held at the start of Fall 2020 semester. Separate posts will be made soon with general information on membership and meetings for Fall 2020.

Summarized Notes:

Anime and Manga Society of Hawai’i @ UH Manoa – Meeting Agenda

August 15, 2020 – 9 pm to midnight (via Discord)

Officers Attended: Barryn, Didi, Tyler, Sage, and Niki

Other Members Attended: Terry and Gavin


  • RIO Status
    • Paperwork needed? Any updates?
    • We need to check with SLD (Student Life and Development). 6 signatures needed (6 UH Manoa ID numbers) for the paperwork (based on past years), Primary Contact on the form needs to be a representative/officer.
  • Changes in Officership
    • Changes in officer positions
      • Barryn might graduate 🙁 / 🙂
    • Planned Fall 2020 officers:
      • President: ?
      • VP: Tyler
      • Show Master: shared responsibility for all officers
      • Communications: ?
      • Secretary/Finances: ?
      • Web Manager: ?
      • Head Artist/Graphic Designer: Reii
      • Other officers will help with roles as needed (Didi, Sage, Niki)
    • Open for nominations
  • Update Constitution (future task) 
    • last updated in 2013
    • Set rough deadline for update (constitution and officer roles) hopefully by the end of the semester (all depending on how SLD is doing registration)
  • Membership for 2020-2021 school year
    • Logistics (payment, benefits, etc)
      • Payment for Spring 2020 applies to discount and space at artists’ booth for next KKon (whenever next one is)
      • Benefits for Fall 2020: 
      • Possible Benefits: *just during COVID* 
        • need to ask if we can sign up as a club for each
          • Need to draft and send emails (attach non profit paperwork to prove business license?)
          • Do cost analysis (crunchyroll + 1 streaming + 1 comics)
        • Additional streaming: Funimation ($99.99 per year) (free gift), VRV ($9.99 per month), Netflix ($14.99 per month), HiDive ($4.99 per month), Hulu ($5.99 per month)
        • Additional comics: Shonen Jump Membership ($2 per month) (100 chapter per day quota), Comixology ($5.99 per month), Dark Horse, DC
        • Club members are encouraged to recommend other services they are interested in and we will reach out 
      • Payment Methods:
        • UH email confirmation required
        • Link to membership dues in introductory email
        • Square ($20 per year, $15 per semester)
    • Club Finances
      • Crunchyroll Account
        • Yearly subscription: $59.95 (current)
      • Kawaii Kon Artist Alley table
        • $225.00 Standard space
        • $$$ Electricity (power pending separate contract)

Meetings and Events

  • Online Showings Format
    • Which formats, who will host, other logistics
      • Friday evenings 4:30-7:30 or later, binge 5+ episodes of different show each week, 5 min breaks in between and time to talk after
    • When/how for showing polls/announcements
      • Add suggestions any time, Poll open Friday night to Sunday night, Announce show on Monday, Stream on Friday, repeat each week
  • Other Meeting Types
    • Interest in game nights: who will host and how frequently?
      • Jackbox needs Tyler, Barryn, or Bev (up to them how frequently)
      • Club steam account? Club gaming account? Would members be interested?
      • Once every two months (2-3 times a semester)
    • Interest in casual hangouts: who will host and how frequently?
      • Anyone can host voice chat or google hangout, ask officers to announce to club ahead of time via discord
    • Creative Days/Virtual Artists’ Alley
      • Up to artists
    • Manga Book Club
      • Casual hang out, but with theme, spoilers, etc.
      • Once a month-ish, next month’s theme announced at end of each meeting
    • Other ideas for weekly/monthly meetings? Suggestions?
  • Special Events
    • Future in person meet up? Guidelines to decide if/when?
      • Probably not in Fall, maybe Spring??? December at earliest, MUST follow all safety guidelines
    • Other special event ideas (Halloween, etc)
      • Welcome back party: movie night/watch trailers for anime and game night (separate channels)
      • Halloween: movie night (2 movies)
      • Christmas: gift exchange? Or movie night (2 movies)

Advertising and Recruitment

  • Website Update
    • Updates/additions/other changes needed
      • Links to artists’ shops/portfolios (etsy, redbubble, etc)
    • Time needed? Jobs needed? etc
  • Social Media
    • Increasing Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Reddit, etc. connectivity
      • Contests (art, cosplay, captions, memes, etc)
        • Pick up prizes to RIO mailroom? Or if they are willing to give out address for shipping
      • Initial entries on group discord, amsmanoa accounts repost on twitter, instagram, facebook, with #s for ams, artists, and contest
        • DTIYS (draw this in your style, 2 options, of AMS Mascots)
        • Decide with a vote (google form sent out w/ pictures)
        • Announce contest August 28th (discord, instagram, twitter, facebook)
        • Create visuals (thank you Niki!)
    • Interest in social media contests/engagement
  • Other Ideas?
  • First club meeting 
    • Sept 4 friday (welcome back meeting) at 4:30 pm
      • Remind members about contest
      • Show powerpoint with intro and info
      • Show movie and trailers for suggested series in one stream
      • (possibly) have a game night going on in the other stream?
      • Post link for poll to vote for next meeting’s showings

It’s midway through the semester, and time for our next AMS event: Girls’ Day 2020! To celebrate the lovely ladies in Anime and Manga Society & Manoa Academy of Gamers, we let the girls choose what we will be doing for the party! It may be (belated) Girls’ Day, but all genders are welcome to a fun afternoon of food, karaoke, anime, and more! 

Since this IS a potluck, please bring a dish to share! The theme for the food is a Local & Asian-style menu, as voted on by the girls, so please try to bring dishes that fit into those categories. (and if you’re not sure what to bring, reach out to an AMS officer! We can tell you what we still need)

Join us on Friday, March 6th, from 3:30 to 7 pm 9pm!. We will be at UH Manoa in the iLab (across the street from Kuykendall, next to the Art Building!)

(This event will exist side-by-side to the Friday Game Day, so you can participate in both if you want!)

🌸 Activities 🌸

  • Movie Showing
    • We’ll be doing a movie showing that was voted on by the girls in AMS!
  • Karaoke (Open Mic)
  • Instant Camera Photobooth
    • We will have a set up with a backdrop and props for you to take selfies! Instax photos using an instant camera will also be available on a first come, first serve basis (limit 1 instant photo per person, to the first 20 people)
  • Anime Artist Showdown
    • Think you’ve got what it takes? We’re having an art battle! Contestants will have 1-2 minutes to go head-to-head and draw the female club members’ favorite anime characters from memory. Our audience will decide who gets the point based on who’s closest to canon!
    • Our top artist and runner up will each win a small prize!

🌸 Food 🌸

This event will be a themed potluck, so please try to bring the following:

  • Entrees
    • Local style food (Zippy’s, musubi, malasadas, etc.)
    • Asian food (sushi, noodles, fried rice, etc.)
  • Drinks
    • Cold drinks (juice, soda, etc.)
    • Japanese drinks (tea, Calpico*, etc.)
      • We will also have supplies to mix your own Calpico Mocktail!
  • Snacks/Desserts
    • Mochi
    • Asian/Asian-style snacks (pocky, candies, chips, etc.)
    • Fresh fruit

This Friday, we will be having a Valentine’s/Single’s Awareness Day Potluck/Game Day with the Manoa Academy of Gamers from 3:30p to 7:00p! It will be a small potluck so you can bring snacks, food, and other things to trade and eat.

Games at the event may vary, but we are planning for a play session of Monster Prom and Hatoful Boyfriend (if someone has a copy). Alternatively, we could watch romance-themed showings and/or karaoke session if there is enough of a demand.

We hope to see you there!

This semester, we will be watching two episodes of Fate/Grand Order, Bungou Stray Dogs, and Psycho-Pass, and one episode of a weekly showing pick!

Click here to pick the show-of-the-week!

Though this is a very packed showing day, we should be able to fit all of the showings since our Thursday meetings have been extended to 7:30p.

Showings begin this Thursday, February 13!

Final vote counts:
(Bungou Stray Dogs and Psycho-Pass won the 2nd place 3-way tie vote)

Fate/ Grand Order10
Bungou Stray Dogs6/10
Quintessential Quintuplets / Gotoubun no Hanayoume6/2
White Box / Shirobako4
Dr. Stone3
Fire Force3
Hunter x Hunter3
Demon Slayer / Kimetsu no Yaiba3
The Devil is a Part Timer2
Little Witch Academia2
Vinland Saga2
Fate/Stay Night1
Keep Your Hands off Eizouken!1
Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun1
Ascendance of a Bookworm0
Fruit’s Basket (2019)0

(Wanted to see something, but it didn’t make the list? You can request it be shown on any of our Friday Open Days, or vote for it next semester!)

SLD Fair Today!
Come check us out at our table at the SLD Student Involvement Fair, from 10:00a-2:00p! If you sign in, you can cast one extra vote there for tomorrow’s movie night!

Welcome Back Movie Night
For movie night, we will be voting from the top eight movies that made the nomination poll. They are:

My Neighbor Totoro
Spirited Away
Summer Wars
Your Name.
A Silent Voice
5 CM Per Second
Liz and the Bluebird
Mirai of the Future

Follow the link below to vote for a movie, then join us tomorrow in Kuykendall 209! (4:30p – 8:00p)

Game Days
We’ll be right back in the iLab this week!

As always, be sure to check our calendar to find up-to-date information about our meetings and events!

Today, we will not be in the iLab– instead, we will be in Kuykendall 209, from 3:30p to 7:00p. Although we won’t have the fancy gaming PCs of the iLab, we still run Kuykendall game days the same as we always do: I will be bringing multi-outlets, as well as the gaming PC and the projector. Those who go to MAG’s game days in the iLab are welcome to join in! As always, if people are interested, we go out and grab food after the meeting.

If you are interested in participating in (or even just taking a look at) the Global Game Jam in the iLab, they will be running today’s meeting from 4pm to 9pm today, and through the weekend. It is a hackathon for video game design, for both programmers and artists.


FYI, NEXT Thursday Feb 6th, 4:30-8 pm will be our Welcome Back Movie Night! It’s the day after the Student Involvement Fair, so we’re hoping to welcome new members as well as welcome back everyone from last semester!

What are we watching? That’s for YOU GUYS to decide! Nominations are closed: voting from the top suggestions is NOW OPEN until the 5th of February at 10:00pm!

Click the link below to vote for a movie!

It’s also a sort-of-potluck, so bring candy, snacks, or finger food to share: We’ll handle the popcorn.

(psst, want an extra vote? If you show up to our club table at the student involvement fair on Feb 5th and you’re on the mailing list, you get an extra vote!)

This week and the next we’ll have a bunch of events! Here’s a summary of what we’ve got:

(As always, for the most recent and up-to-date information, be sure to check out our calendar.)


  • Thursday (1/30) 4:30-7:00 KUY 210 we will be voting for semester showings. If there’s something you want to watch, make sure you nominate it in this poll! http://amsmanoa.org/nominate-sp2020
    (Poll closes Wednesday 1/29 at 10:00pm)
  • Friday (1/31) we will not be in the iLab, since the Global Game Jam will be happening there Friday through the weekend. However, we WILL still have our usual game day in Kuykendall 209, right across the street. People who attend the game days hosted by the Manoa Academy of Gaming (MAG) are welcome to join us!


  • Wednesday (2/5) 10:00-2:00 Campus Center we will have a booth at the RIO Student Involvement Fair! Come to table 8 and find out what our club is about, and see what works our artists are creating! Those who visit our booth will be able to cast a vote for our movie day in addition to the votes on the poll.
  • Thursday (2/6) 4:30-8:00 KUY 209 will be our movie day. It’s also a sort-of-potluck, so bring candy, snacks, or finger food to share! We’ll handle the popcorn. Vote for the movie you want to watch in the poll below!
  • Friday (2/7) 3:30-7:00 iLab will be our weekly open game day in the iLab, hosted by MAG.