This a note for members, people who would be members, and anyone else who wants to read it. This is for your information, so please look it over and if there's anything that catches your attention, read it carefully. Thanks!
TAMA is NOT CYCM
Our "club" was unofficial at first, back in July when we had the first Anime Night. Soon after, CYCM (Catch You, Catch Me Cosplay) was founded by Vic, Danny, Kate, Ross, and Jeff. Originally it was Otaku no Prom Project. We decided to keep the hobby of cosplay alive in our group. CYCM is an entirely different group. While the main founders of CYCM did build TAMA, it's not the same group.
What does this mean? This means CYCM officers, members, money, trips, and projects are seperate and will stay UNOFFICIAL. All TAMA members are welcome to join CYCM, but not all members of TAMA are members of CYCM.
TAMA's Position on FANSUBS
TAMA whole-heartedly believes in fansubs of series whose rights have not been commercially purchased in the United States. TAMA shows fansubs of series like Kodomo no Omocha, Vampire Miyu TV, and many more. However, TAMA does NOT support buying fansubs of series when the rights are held in the US. This means once a series is purchased by an American company, TAMA will support it and buy the commercial copies (even if we already own fansubs).
What if I don't like the anime being shown?
Everyone has different taste in anime, just as not everyone likes the same foods, colors, or cars. A lot of what we show is going to be from personal collections--this means lots of shoujo. If you want us to get a specific title, please send your request to Vchan@fushigiyugi.com If you want more of a certain TYPE of series, let an officer know and we'll work on. Remember, if you'd like to lend us something from your collection, you're welcome to do so. ^_^
I like Anime. Not Japanese Culture.
Not every anime fan wants to speak Japanese, eat Pocky and sushi, and listen to J-Pop. That's fair. Please do not feel pressured to do anything you don't want to do and don't make fun of people who don't shareyour interest in Japanese history or sword-fighting.