By: Edward Resendez 

Have you ever wanted to let your inner weeb out but are too afraid of people judging you for it? Thanks to the help of Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, My Hero Academia, and more, Japanese animation or Anime has become globally popular. Thus, students at Reinhardt University have started the Anime Club, to allow anime fans to socialize. The club is led by the amazing club president Jay Hughes, a senior at Reinhardt University who makes sure everything runs smoothly and on time. 

Hughes kicks off the club by watching episodes of different anime shows of all genres, to bring interest to the club members. 

“I try to vary the different genres every time we screen so that people have a good variety. I enjoy the commentary and jokes that we come up with mid anime (middle of the episode).” 

Shows like Cowboy BeBop, Beck, Talentless Nana, Jujutsu Kaisen, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, My Hero Academia, Death Parade, and more. Recently the club has been watching Heavens Design Team, a show about God outsourcing the job of creating the living inhabitants on earth to a team of angels.  

Hughes is not the sole chooser of what club members watch. Club members and game winners of last week’s meet-up also recommend episodes.

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After viewing, it’s game time! The club members split up into groups and decide on what to play. Games can vary from multiple genres: Mafia, Among Us, and more. However, the most popular so far are Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Both are anime-themed questions and answers. Hughes hosts all the games to keep them unbiased. Whichever group or individual wins will pick a new or already recommended show to watch for the next week. 

“It’s fun just taking an evening every week and watching shows with people who have similar interests with you. Especially during a particularly busy school week. It really helps to unwind,said Stephen Taylor, a senior at Reinhardt University. 

Photo credit: Edward Resendez

 The Anime Club is a fun way to meet new friends, de-stress, and take a break from studying and homework. So, if you’re a fan of anime, join us for a little fun.  


The club meets at Lawson 104 every Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 


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