So who are we anyway? What’s our purpose? How long has it been going?
The whole idea for Westcountry Anime came about as the brain-child of DoddyUK after he googled for anime clubs in the South West, only to find that there was absolutely nothing between Land’s End and Bath. So he did the only logical thing that came to mind – set up a crappy phpBB board!
Around the same time he returned to the Neo Magazine forum after a lengthy absence. It was there that he first made contact with Eva-fan and discovered that there were a few users that lived around the Plymouth area, Eva-fan introduced him to a_c_e, and after a few nights out down The Cooperage, much alcohol and plenty of Air Guitar action, they came back round to the idea of an anime club for Plymouth, if not South Devon. Words were spoken, lines of HTML were written, and Westcountry Anime was born.
Westcountry Anime meets every Thursday (when possible).
At each meet we watch the first three episodes of a series and then two episodes of an ongoing series. In between a running series, we will watch films and longer OVA’s. Afterwards those who want to will hang around later to have chat about what we watched or anything else.
New attendees are always welcome, and we are happy for people just to turn up. There is no membership subscription. It should be noted that our meetings are usually held in the function room of a pub, and we will on occasion show shows that have a 18 certificate. (Please note, that even though we meet up in a pub there is absolutely no pressure on anyone to drink alcohol!)
We also have virtual meetings on our Discord server! Feel free to contact us there or through our Facebook page.