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RIT Anime Club - Weekly College Anime Showings

Welcome to the official website of the RIT Anime Club, the largest of its kind on the East Coast with over 150 active members. Here you will find general information about the club, along with updates on future showings, events, and other happenings.


The purpose of the RIT Anime Club is to enrich the academic environment by stimulating the growth and appreciation of Anime as an art form as well as the awareness and understanding of Japanese Culture. The RIT Anime Club is a not-for-profit organization. To read the club's constitution, click here.

A Thursday meeting in 2010.

About the Club

The RIT Anime Club is a heavily involved organization at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Anyone is welcome to join and showings are free and open to the public. Our primary meetings are held on Thursdays at 8 P.M. (please see the schedule for showings and locations), but there are also Monday and Friday meetings. Purchasing a membership card gives you official member status well as access to our extensive library which holds over 1,500 items of DVDs, VHS tapes, and manga to rent. Some local businesses also offer discounts and special events for cardholding members.


Thursday Showings (at 8 P.M.) are big meetings where announcements are made concerning club-related things, raffles are held, and anime music videos are presented along with the main showing. Either the first four episodes of a series or a full-length feature will be shown. Thursday meetings are also when the library is open for renting items. All of our meetings and showings are free to attend, but if you want access to the library, a small membership fee is required to help maintain and add to the growing collection. Almost all showings will be in Japanese, and English subtitles or closed captions will be presented.

The Monday Night Showing group poses for a picture in 2010.
Monday Showings (at 8 P.M.) are a chance for people to get together and watch two complete series throughout each quarter. Two episodes of two different series are shown each week until both shows are completed. Typically, one series is 13 episodes long and the other is 24-26 episodes long. Please see the schedule for showings and locations.

People watching our Friday Showing in 2010.
Fireside Fridays in 06/A205 (at 8 P.M.) give everyone a chance to experience something a little different. As much as everyone enjoys the weekly Thursday meetings, not all titles are appropriate for those meetings. At Fireside Fridays in 06/A205, we show various things like live-action shows and movies, and some other obsure or off-beat animes. Previously, the showings were held in the Fireside Lounge, but in 09-10 with the construction of the Campus Center, the showings are now held in the Liberal Arts Building 06, Room A205, on every week 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 of every quarter. What will be showing is announced at our weekly Thursday meeting.


Events and activities are held regularly throughout the year. Between all of the different types of events, including social nights, dance parties, cosplay contests, auctions, and RIT's very own anime convention, there is something to suit everybody. Please see the schedule for descriptions, dates, times, and locations. Most events are free of charge and all are open to the public.

Mailing List

The RIT Anime Club maintains a mailing list to inform members of upcoming showings, events, and other club-related happenings. If you wish to join the mailing list, click here!