Clubs are a great way to meet like-minded individuals and bond together over a shared pastime. Anime is a pastime, right? Right. If you’ve never been a card carrying member of an anime club, you’re seriously missing out on a ton of fun and camaraderie. In fact, all you need to start your anime club is these three basic things, so get clubbing!
Okay, this one may seem a little daunting but don’t get discouraged. Even if you don’t have any friends who watch anime, finding them is simple! Just print a few posters with your favorite anime character on them, write anime club at the top, and post them all around town. Pro tip: it helps if you put FREE PIZZA on the poster (you can worry about finding pizza later).
2. A Meeting Place
This doesn’t have to be anything fancy, you’re organizing a club not a con, after all. Even your mom’s basement works, as long as its got a TV. If you can’t find any place that works, libraries are a great place to look. Many libraries have meeting rooms that you can rent out, and some even have projectors so you can plug in your laptop and stream some sweet, sweet anime from Viewster.com which leads us to the third requirement of any decent anime club….
No anime club is complete without hours of entertaining anime to watch! If you and your clubmates can’t decide on a series to watch together, draw names out of a hat, or each week have a different member introduce a few of their favorite episodes. Run your club democratically! Nobody likes an anime nazi…
Of course there are other things you can throw into the mix, like snacks, merch hunts, fundraising to visit cons, cosplay contests etc. etc. Keep it spicy! Much like lil’ pocket monsters, a good anime club is always evolving.