New Club at FPM For Anime Fans

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Sewanhaka District students dressed up as their favorite fictional characters at the event.

Pawan Mirchandani, Senior Staff Writer

Anime fans, rejoice!

The long awaited Anime Club has finally been instituted after significantly interest was generated from Floral Park Memorial students. Anime is, in its broadest definition, the Japanese form of animation in television and film, boasting shows like Fairy Tail instead of Spongebob Squarepants. In the past, anime was a somewhat mocked and stereotyped art form on this side of the Pacific. But in recent years, the anime culture has gained popularity, even heavily influencing several Western-animated shows, like Avatar: The Last Airbender.

This year’s Anime Club is being advised by Mrs. Rosenblum, one of the school’s librarians and an avid anime viewer. The goals for the club were laid out on Friday, October 2, and the club will meet the first Friday of every month. The club plans to host anime screenings, play Wii U video games, and play tabletop games as well. The leaders of the club may also attend to play a field trip to a theater in December.

“I can’t speak for everyone, but I can definitely say that I’m excited for the multiple directions of this club,” said Mrs. Rosenblum. “Members have been very vocal about the possibilities of this club, and there’s so many brilliant ideas I’m considering.”

Over 40 students showed up to the first club meeting. Positions for class officers have yet to be filled. The club plans to take part in the annual Sewanha-con event in the spring. This is a district-wide, pop culture festival.