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SPOTLIGHT




Small Quiz for everyone who has seen this anime ?.....1.....2......3....Ding Ding Ding.
Their are normally 3 answers when I show people this gif.
1) "Hey it's Seirei no Moribito."
2) "Hey thats Seirei no Moribito I have it in my Plan to Watch list. "
3) " Hey I don't know that show, but it really looks cool."


Introduction


Hello everyone,

after yesterdays announcement for the PRC. I wanted to show you something entirly new for this club. This is a feature I thought of quite a while ago and now I am bringing it to AG.
A feauture designed for those that are on the 2s and 3s for a lot of shows that are on MAL. Which aren't highly regarded as the likes of Neon Genesis Evangelion or Cowboy Bebop or where the hot stuff two seasons ago like Violet Evergarden or Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho. This is a feature for those anime you call "Hidden Gems". The old ones like Rose of Versailles or movies like Barfoot Gen that are still regarded highly by their small audiences. Shows of the early 2000s that were stuck between mean scores of 7-8 and because of that got completly forgotten, shows that were too obscure to pick up like Kaiba, Mononoke or Gankotsuou or even shows of today that got overshadowed during the seasons that they aired in like Hakumei to Mikochi or Flip Flappers.


What is this project ?


I talked a lot about certain things I want to do with this project, but how does it work ?
In short what we have here is a Group Watching Project. For the group watch we will use the commonly used Group Watch plattform rabb.it.
During the Group Watches text chat will be enabled, but no voice communication. (some don't like background noises while watching anime).
The dates for those Group Watches will be the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.
During the Group Watches a total of 3 Episodes will be watched(so around 1 hour of anime). However for movies they will be watched as a whole (so around 1-2 hours)
One of the most unique things about this group watches is that the animes that will be watched will be picked randomly from the lists that you will find in this post. This means no popularity bias. This ride is meant as an advanture into uncharted territory after all.
The second unique thing about this will be that for each new Group watch a new show will be watched.

For example: on the
7th of October: Mononoke
21st of October : Golgo 13
4th of November: Perfect Blue
The randomizer will pick two new shows for the next month right after the Group Watch on the 3rd Sunday of the current month live.


Additional Features:

To support Spotlight we have a few additional things.
1) A Discord Channel on AGs Discord Server for exchanging opinons, more casual
talk and also to set up smaller group watches if you like. ^^
2) To make Spotlight as accesible to as many people as possible there will be two Group
Watches. One hosted by @BlueSkylark and one hosted by @Selinea. On Mondays
before the events a post will go up in the forums with a set of time windows. These will
have the starting times:
Between 10AM EST(3PM GMT) - 7 PM EST ( 0 AM GMT) for mine on Sunday
Between 11PM EST(4AM GMT) - 11:30 PM EST (4:30 AM GMT) for Selinea on Saturdays
On Thursdays before the Group Watch the voting will be closed and via majority vote a
time will be choosen)
Note:
You can choose multiple times for example "from 1PM-till 4PM(EST)" and even if you
not vote you can still join if you like and the time that is choosen fits you.
(Voting for a time is not mandatory ofc. if you want to skip a Group Watch,
however if you do vote you also should show up if your time is picked ^^)
3) Free Hugs xD


Time Availability Survey:


This little survey will help us to offer the most suitable times for everyone who is part of this feature. It is short and simple ^.^
You can even suggest us new ideas! :D





Sign Up:


This is mostly a formality to see how many people have interest in the project. ^^'
It is not required to join the Group Watches. So if you are interested just type something like "I am in" in the comments of this post. :D

Currently Signed Up:
MichalYo
MisaoAino
js_Vegnagun
RisaKosugurabu
sadsal12
Zerity
BlueSkylark
Selinea
CatherineLane
AvatarZoe
Alicador
Akuma-chi
Kaylee_
Revvie-chan
Pixel_Vapour
piloto19hh
Shuuka
Gwathgor
darkyuzuko
vladkob
SuperComicGeek
Salvaign
k3ls3yr1ann3
Remu_Ramu
Yasaal
Epic_Unicorns
Mamamama99
Schizoidmouse
aryandil
adrianaaliece
Resiverence
TrueArcanum
Ataccot


The Anime List:


Shorts:


TV Anime:


Movies:

Modified by MisaoAino, Jul 18, 7:17 PM
 
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Sep 20, 2018 4:59 PM

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YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!


...I mean "I am in" XD
 
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Sep 20, 2018 7:20 PM

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sounds cool
 
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Oh, Blue! This is good news! :D I'm happy Seli and you will be doing this here ^.^

OF COURSE I'M IN!!!! ♡♡♡♡

PD: Where should I pick my free hug?
 
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Sep 20, 2018 8:11 PM

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I sign up for this. Interesting but would love to hear more about how y'all choose which anime to watch etc

Also: Seto no Hanayome and Tatami aren't niche or less known shows.. the former is also quite popular so I wonder why was it added :thinking:
 
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Sep 20, 2018 11:09 PM

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I would be interested but unfortunately I'm busy every Sunday
 
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Sep 21, 2018 12:47 AM

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Im pretty busy on sundays, but im in ^^ nice idea
 
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Yasaal said:
I sign up for this. Interesting but would love to hear more about how y'all choose which anime to watch etc

Also: Seto no Hanayome and Tatami aren't niche or less known shows.. the former is also quite popular so I wonder why was it added :thinking:


There is thi site called random.org. As you see in the post each anime has a number to it. As an example, if I wanted an anime I could make it that it gives out a random number between 1-188. If it something that we already had. I reroll it. ^^

Oh and if you want to know, how I picked up the anime on the list. I basically did something similar to the brothers Grimm. I went around asked people about there Hidden Gems and collected them. I also checked a few lists of more known credible reviewers. And yeah it was a joint effort of Sean and me, which took us quite a while. Biggest criteria for anime was I think that the shows in question needed to be below the Top #350 in terms of popularity. With movies I was a bit more open, cause I had less there in the first place. ^^'

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Sep 21, 2018 1:26 AM

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SIGN ME TF UP!!!
 
Sep 21, 2018 2:23 AM

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Yay, group watches! Of course I'm in! ^^
 
Sep 21, 2018 3:38 AM

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BlueSkylark said:
Yasaal said:
I sign up for this. Interesting but would love to hear more about how y'all choose which anime to watch etc

Also: Seto no Hanayome and Tatami aren't niche or less known shows.. the former is also quite popular so I wonder why was it added :thinking:


There is thi site called random.org. As you see in the post each anime has a number to it. As an example, if I wanted an anime I could make it that it gives out a random number between 1-188. If it something that we already had. I reroll it. ^^

Oh and if you want to know, how I picked up the anime on the list. I basically did something similar to the brothers Grimm. I went around asked people about there Hidden Gems and collected them. I also checked a few lists of more known credible reviewers. And yeah it was a joint effort of Sean and me, which took us quite a while. Biggest criteria for anime was I think that the shows in question needed to be below the Top #350 in terms of popularity. With movies I was a bit more open, cause I had less there in the first place. ^^'

Nice! Hope this goes good :)
 
Sep 21, 2018 4:48 AM

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Oh wait I need to sign up at the least so that I can see the channel.
Can't guarantee I could always show up, though
 
Sep 21, 2018 5:08 AM

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Revvie-chan said:
Oh wait I need to sign up at the least so that I can see the channel.
Can't guarantee I could always show up, though


Well the sign-up is more like a permittion to send you notifications that the events are happening. You don't need to join in every time ofc. Only when you want to and have the time. ^^
 
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BlueSkylark said:
Revvie-chan said:
Oh wait I need to sign up at the least so that I can see the channel.
Can't guarantee I could always show up, though


Well the sign-up is more like a permittion to send you notifications that the events are happening. You don't need to join in every time ofc. Only when you want to and have the time. ^^

oh. Thanks, then.
 
Sep 21, 2018 6:03 AM

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I'll sign up but I doubt I will ever make it
 
Sep 21, 2018 10:47 AM

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I'm in. I think I'll be able to make it most sundays :D
 
Sep 21, 2018 3:37 PM

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Sign me up ^^ I took part in that one Spotlight group watch in Monthly Anime Club and, although I suck at talking with people, it was fun. Glad that feature will continue in this club :3
 
Sep 22, 2018 3:13 AM
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I'm in
 
Sep 22, 2018 3:38 AM

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i want to sing up
 
Sep 22, 2018 6:24 AM

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vladkob said:
i want to sing up
Lalala :smirk:

Could you guys show more of the schedule coz I wanna see what will be watched when @BlueSkylark
 
Sep 22, 2018 10:07 AM

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Yasaal said:
vladkob said:
i want to sing up
Lalala :smirk:

Could you guys show more of the schedule coz I wanna see what will be watched when @BlueSkylark


I will anounce the animes for next month during the end of the week. So around the 29th-30th. I will have someone that will validate that I made it via the randomizer. ^^
 
Sep 22, 2018 12:18 PM

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Me pls Blue :D
 
Sep 22, 2018 12:34 PM

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i'm in darling <3
 
Sep 22, 2018 1:45 PM

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I'm in! I'm glad there's multiple times I couldn't do a lot of the seasonal watches
 
Sep 23, 2018 6:33 AM

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I am interested. Thank you. :>






delivery ✉

dp by Nate
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layout by Visperia
 
Oct 22, 2018 7:49 AM

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ok I am gonna add you @Shuuka ^^
 
Oct 22, 2018 7:55 AM

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ah so this was the thread; im blind xD


△ ▼ △
Deliveries
Anime Guild
Inquiries
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Nov 17, 2018 9:11 AM

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Count me in, for its the will of Steins Gate


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Annihilating perverts and lolicons since 2010

 
Nov 17, 2018 9:31 AM

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Salvaign said:
Count me in, for its the will of Steins Gate


ok ^^
 
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Hope we will all have fun in the New Year aswell. ^^
 
Feb 17, 9:16 AM
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I like lamp - count me in
 
Feb 17, 1:27 PM

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I would love to join the group watch! need to broaden my horizons.
"An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it." -Random Fortune
 
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k3ls3yr1ann3 said:
I would love to join the group watch! need to broaden my horizons.


ok ^^
 
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BlueSkylark said:
k3ls3yr1ann3 said:
I would love to join the group watch! need to broaden my horizons.


ok ^^


Blue, add Ken as well ;)
 
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@BlueSkylark
You didn't pay attention to my last post -_-U
By the way... what do you think about adding the following?:
Utakoi
Angel Densetsu

:)
 
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Count me in. seems interesting
 
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tomdederde said:
Count me in. seems interesting


ok ^^
MisaoAino said:
BlueSkylark said:


ok ^^


Blue, add Ken as well ;)


Sry was a bit late on that ^^'
 
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I want to join too

 
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sadsal12 said:
I want to join too


ok ^^
 
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I'm in :)
How long am I going to keep making wishes that can never be granted-Natsume Yujinchou




 
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ok nice to have you. Hope some of our spotlights might interest you. ^^
 
Mar 23, 9:45 PM
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i am in, add me to the list please
 
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I'm in
 
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Ok, are you on our discord too, so I could give you a role their too ? ^^'
 
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BlueSkylark said:


Ok, are you on our discord too, so I could give you a role their too ? ^^'


I'm not there yet, I asked for the invitation again.
 
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Hi everyone! Spotlight is back for a round two, and I've put the announcement on the signup page because... well, that's where I'm putting it.

Our super lucky movie to kick off the feature this weekend is HAL!!!

(Click on the pic for a link to the MAL page)


If this 1 hour movie piques your curiosity or takes your fancy, vote for the times you'd be available for chilling out with us! To clarify for Misao's times, it will be the 26th for GMT times but the 25th for our American fellas:



@MichalYo
@MisaoAino
@js_Vegnagun
@RisaK
@sadsal12
@Zerity
@BlueSkylark
@Selinea
@CatherineLane
@AvatarZoe
@Alicador
@Akuma-chi
@Kaylee_
@Revvie-chan
@Pixel_Vapour
@piloto19hh
@Shuuka
@Gwathgor
@darkyuzuko
@vladkob
@SuperComicGeek
@Coranie
@Salvaign
@k3ls3yr1ann3
@Remu_Ramu
@Yasaal
@Epic_Unicorns
 
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Hi, count me in ! That sounds like a pretty great way to discover new hidden gems, as they say. :D
 
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Hello hello hello! I hope everyone is excited to see Spotlight come back and watch some HAL tonight (or tomorrow night). It's late notice but hopefully you guys come can in and hang out with us. We'll make sure things are smoother next time and we can add more times to the poll for people who might not have been able to make this one due to lack of available times!

This is to announce when the watch times are going to be! From your lovely hosts, we have:

25th May (9PM CST / 2AM GMT)
is Misao's watch...

...and...

26th May (4PM GMT / 12PM EST)
is Akuma's watch!


Make sure you have rabb.it account and click here to access our dedicated Spotlight Room

@MichalYo
@MisaoAino
@js_Vegnagun
@RisaK
@sadsal12
@Zerity
@BlueSkylark
@Selinea
@CatherineLane
@AvatarZoe
@Alicador
@Akuma-chi
@Kaylee_
@Revvie-chan
@Pixel_Vapour
@piloto19hh
@Shuuka
@Gwathgor
@darkyuzuko
@vladkob
@SuperComicGeek
@Coranie
@Salvaign
@k3ls3yr1ann3
@Remu_Ramu
@Yasaal
@Epic_Unicorns
@Mamamama99

P.S. Sorry everyone, I didn't do the conversion to GMT right because I wasn't aware that most of the American time zones moved with DST. I'll bear that in mind next time.
 
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Hi guys!!
This is just a reminder for those who want to want HAL tonight! :3


@MichalYo
@MisaoAino
@js_Vegnagun
@RisaK
@sadsal12
@Zerity
@BlueSkylark
@Selinea
@CatherineLane
@AvatarZoe
@Alicador
@Akuma-chi
@Kaylee_
@Revvie-chan
@Pixel_Vapour
@piloto19hh
@Shuuka
@Gwathgor
@darkyuzuko
@vladkob
@SuperComicGeek
@Coranie
@Salvaign
@k3ls3yr1ann3
@Remu_Ramu
@Yasaal
@Epic_Unicorns
@Mamamama99

If you are not on this list, just write a comment on this thread ^.^

I'll be re-reminding you again later~~

<3
 
 
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