How We Work

Our society brings anime and its culture to the masses at the University of Kent. If you're not sure what that means, or for more information, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page. We do this in a number of ways…

Thursday Night Showings

Every Thursday evening we take over Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 from 7pm till 11pm, and show two blocks of anime, separated by a short interval. We show all manner of things, from popular series to films, to the latest and greatest straight out of Japan, as well as forgotten classics and hidden gems.

Our Thursday Night Showings are completely free for anyone (over 16) to attend. You don't have to be a member, so you can feel free to come along and see what it's all about. Just take a look at the FAQ page linked above for more details.

Feel free to offer any showing suggestions you might have by dropping us an email or letting us know at a meeting.

Culture Zone

Before our second half, we run a 15–30 minute slot to talk to you about a different topic each week, giving you an insight into the culture of anime, manga and Japan. Past topics have included the origins of anime, how anime is made, Japanese holidays, and anime fandom around the world.

Weekend Showings

We also run weekend showings, in order to bring you even more anime. Some of these showings attempt to cram in as much of one series as possible, while some are taster showings of the latest shows, or even theme showings where we show selected episodes of a few shows to give an overview of certain genres or themes. If you’re hardcore enough to stay for the entire showing, be sure to bring food or money for snacks, or the pure concentrated anime will rush straight into your bloodstream. Sometimes we may go to Origins afterwards for dinner.

Again, these showings are completely free, so feel free to turn up, even just for a short while. These showings are usually held in Grimond. Details will be announced during our Thursday Night Showings™ and on the mailing list, as they become available.

Workshops

We run various workshops throughout the year; normally including Manga-ka Check (Art lessons), J-Talk (Japanese language), and Manga Club. Check out the workshops page for more details.

Trips

Every October and May we take a coach full of intrepid anime fans (though those of you from the other KentGeek societies are also welcome) to the London MCM Comic Con, a convention for all things anime, sci-fi, cosplay, comics and video games. There you can frolic with other fans, check out the stalls full of great merchandise to buy, or check out events like the Cosplay Masquerade — check out the MCM Comic Con website to find out more. We’ll let you know how to sign up for the trip closer to the time through the mailing list and at our showings.

Socials

Once or twice per term, we run a social where we get together to chat about anime, play games and order food. It's a great chance to meet new people with a shared interest, so come along and join the fun!

And Much More

We run many other events throughout the year, so keep an eye on our announcements!