New Anime Club Already 50 Strong

November RSO of the Month

by EMMA GABBERT, CSU Public Relations Assistant

The RSO of the Month for November is… Anime Club!

We asked Anime Club President, Katelyn Karrow, along with other club executive officers, some questions. Their answers are below.

What is your RSO?

Our RSO is Anime Club, a community for people who like anime (Japanese Animation), western media in a similar aesthetic to anime, Webtoons, manga and other similar media.

What do you do, what makes you special, what do u have to offer?

We hold activities centered around giving people the opportunity to express their love of the medium and to share the enjoyment of it with each other. We also watch our favorite shows and movies, we pride ourselves on being a welcoming environment where everyone can stand out and make new friends.

Do you have to apply, how selective are you, do you target a specific audience?

You don’t have to apply. Anyone can come to Anime Club. Our target audience is students that enjoy anime culture, media, and art. Simply contact us through Engage, in person, or over our other social media. To be considered a member, you must attend a total of three meetings.

What is your ultimate goal?

Our ultimate goal is to be a community that welcomes fans of the medium new and old.

How many members do you have?

Currently, due to the RSO rules, we have a total of about 16 members. However, in a few short meetings, we will have over 40!

How many years have you been at the University?

This will be our first year at Minnesota State University, Mankato. We created this group at the start of the Fall 2019 semester. All of our officers are freshmen, and this is tough for first years, but it’s brought us all closer and has given us great life experience and lots of new friends.

What other Universities have your organization?

Lots of universities have anime clubs, it’s almost more unusual that there wasn’t an anime club before this year started.

What meme would your RSO relate to?

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