Second Meeting, This Saturday 10/1/22!

Dominic Mares-Do
Position: President

Hi, I'm Dominic Mares-Do, a fourth-year economics major and the current dictator of the club. I'm from the Los Angeles area, but I've lived in lots of places such as Hong Kong and Singapore. I've been casually watching anime since I was a kid, starting with stuff like Sonic X and Pokemon on streaming sites. I'd say I usually prefer anime with action, sci-fi, and drama elements, so I tend to watch mecha shows that are kinda old. Of course, I'm open to other genres and love group watching, so feel free to send recommendations.

Besides anime, I'm into some other nerdy stuff like gaming on some slightly old consoles like PS2 and Wii, and I also like to play and watch a bit of chess. Not much of a sports guy, but I technically played in varsity tennis for a few months and would like to play for fun.

Favorite Anime: Ashita no Joe, Code Geass, Kill la Kill, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, the Gundam Series, Hunter x Hunter, No Game No Life, Gunbuster

Favorite Anime Movie: Perfect Blue, Porco Rosso, Project A-ko, Gundam: Char's Counterattack, End of Evangelion, Metropolis

Favorite Manga: Fire Punch, Aku no Hana, Tokyo Ghoul

Anime List: MAL

Kavana Gonur
Position: Treasurer

Heyo y’all! I’m Kavana Gonur/Kvon (they/them), your Treasurer for the 2022-23 term! I’m a rising fourth year Biological Sciences major concentrating in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minoring in Ethics, Public Policy, Science, and Technology (EPPST). I also come from the Sacramento area.

I’ve been addicted to anime since sixth grade when the first two manga of Shugo Chara screwed me for life. My favorite genre has and always will be magical girl (mahou shoujo), but I also like fantasy, action, adventure, mystery, and thriller, although I’m open to just about anything. (Be warned though, I’m not a mainstream person… for better or worse.) My favorites in anime tend to fluctuate so I don’t have any specific favorites, but if you want to know which anime I’ve seen and liked, check out my MAL. I also like RWBY (along with Ava) and… ahem, a certain Lego children’s show geared towards eight-year-old males. You take a guess as to what it is.

Aside from being an anime nerd and dying in class, you can find me involved in research (Dr. Keeling’s lab), hiking (Plants Peaks and Pals), creating digital art (I make a new profile picture every month), and playing online board games (I’m a moderator for Cal Poly’s Gender-Inclusive Gaming club). I’m also quite active on Discord (Kvon#3333) so feel free to send me a friend request or a ping whenever.

Overall, I’m super stoked to be on the team for next year and getting to know y’all better!

Michael Beath
Position: Vice President

Hey everyone. My name is Michael Beath. I'm a first year Aerospace Engineering Transfer, but a second year officer of this club. Minna No Anime has been an integral part of my college life here in SLO and I'm greatly excited to help out in an official capacity!

Home for me is up North in Sonora, so I'm used to the mountains. There I was in charge of my High School anime club. In my free time, I like to play my guitar, mess around in VR, and go for hikes.

Some of my favorite anime include Mekakucity Actors, Hamatora, Violet Evergarden, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Zombieland Saga, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, and Steins;Gate.

Emily Wong
Position: Secretary

Hi everyone, my name is Emily Wong, I’m the secretary of Minna No Anime for the 2022-2023 academic year. I will be a second year majoring in computer science. I watch many different genres of anime and animations. Some of my favorite things besides watching anime are cooking, eating food, taking pictures of food, exploring places in downtown SLO and doing activities with friends. Feel free to ask me anything whether that is about the club, my major, college life, etc.

If you would like to know what I watched in the past, I watched Sailor Moon, Inuyasha, One Piece, Black Clover, Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, Great Pretender, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (All 5 seasons), Fruit Basket, Dr.Stone (Should watch- I absolutely recommend), Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, Haikyuu!, and Yu-Gi-Oh! (the original, Zexal, and GX). I watch much more, but I will not list them all out since it would probably take up a lot of space. Let’s all have lots of fun and I am excited to meet y’all.

Tomas Ludin
Position: Webmaster

I'm Tomas Ludin, Minna no Anime's current webmaster. When it comes to anime I generally enjoy big brain and well animated shows. My favorite show is Ninja Slayer: From Animation (Dub).

Outside of anime I have many hobbies that I enjoy. I enjoy going on hikes with friends, eating good food, watching soccer, trying new things, game design, and pretending to be big brain while playing board games.

Currently not in the US.

frustration ><

Ava Sabella
Position: Scribe

My name is Ava Sabella; your Scribe. I am a second year Environmental Management and Protection student. My hobbies include art, reading, hiking, studying zoology, and being in way too many fandoms. My favorite animes are Ouran Highschool Host Club, the Disastrous life of Saiki K, Great Pretender, Komi Can’t Communicate, Girlz und Panzer, and Made in Abyss. Warning: I will rant about Treasure Planet, Herpetology, Entomology, and RWBY at a moment's notice, so be prepared. ;) I can’t wait for another great year in Minna no Anime!

dragon ><

BT42 Gif:

https://media.tenor.com/WAaooTdE6TkAAAPo/girls-und-panzer-bt42.mp4

Brett Slowinski
Position: Event Coordinator

Greetings!

My name is Brett Slowinski and I’m your event coordinator for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. I’m a third year Business Administration student concentrating in Accounting and I enjoy long walks on the beach, hiking, video games, airsoft, and collecting vinyl records.

I’m stoked to be this year’s event coordinator and I have a ton of fun event ideas like beach days, ax throwing, and camping to name a few. If you have any fun event suggestions, feel free to DM me them on discord!

I really enjoy action packed and psychological shows and some of my favorite anime/manga series include Vinland Saga, Kingdom, JJBA, FMAB,Trigun, Legend of the Galactic Heroes and Gintama.

This is gonna be an awesome year and I’m looking forward to seeing you all!

Current Minna no Anime Officers
President Dominic Mares-Do
Treasurer Kavana Gonur
Vice President Michael Beath
Secretary Emily Wong
Webmaster Tomas Ludin
Scribe Ava Sabella
Event Coordinator Brett Slowinski