|About No-Name Anime|
Anime(TM) began in November 1993 in a tiny room
at Eastridge Mall. It moved to the San Jose Main Public Library, spent
over a decade at the Santa Teresa Library and after some showings
at the Saratoga and other county libraries,
ended up at the
Santa Clara City Library.
From the start, our goal was to show only subtitled or dubbed anime (preferably subbed), and we've tried to be on the cutting edge of anime by being the first to screen the best shows we could. Over the years, we've managed to premiere shows like Please Save My Earth, Combustible Campus Guardress, Heisei Tanuki Wars - Pon Poko (jointly shown with Foothill A.N.I.M.E.), Magic Users Club, Melty Lancer, the Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2, Whisper of the Heart, and Princess Mononoke. We've also exposed our audience to older, but excellent and thoughtful shows like Touch and Only Yesterday.
We've always helped local anime conventions. In particular, we handled most of the publications and color badges for Anime America '94 and Fanime Con from 96 to 2000. No-Name was, in fact, one of the 4 clubs that helped to start Fanime in '96, and had a staff member on Fanime's board until 2001.
At the Santa Clara Library, we use their AV system which is very nice.
At previous locations, our
monthly showings used our "AnimeScope" projector on an eight-foot
screen, making even the smallest subtitles readable.
We also had our special
Anime Surround sound to enhance those shows that have surround sound.
New members are always welcome, and there is absolutely no admission fee. Our abunai! breaks are a good chance for members to chat with each other, show off various anime-related items they own, and of course, for the No-Name door prize drawings. You can also pick up our newsletter at the meetings, which are always jam-packed with various tidbits of information. In the past it contained our exclusive translations of Megumi-Toon(TM) comic strips.
|How to Reach Us:
We are always interested in your opinions, so send them in! Our contact information can be found here.
Mailing List and Facebook
Interested in our showings? To join our email mailing list, send us your email address following the instructions here. Or join our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NNAnime.
No-Name Anime meetings are usually held on the second Saturday of the month in one of the community rooms at the Santa Clara City Library.
Meetings typically start at noon and run until 4:30pm, with a little under four hours of shows in two blocks with a break in the middle.
Please check our main page for the dates and location of our future showings and any last minute updates.
[Please Save My Earth | Campus Guardress | Flyer Gallery | Megumi-Toons | Azumanga-Toons | Hot Links]