The Anime Discovery Project (ADP) at the University of Washington in Seattle is a club that welcomes all anime lovers in the Puget Sound (and the world!). We get together from 6:00 to 8:20 on Fridays in Gowen 301 to watch anime together, because it’s much more fun when 50+ other people are laughing (and sometimes crying) with you. While that may sound intimidating, our officers make every effort to know everyone by name (and some of us at least partially succeed). Our members vary from UW attendees and employees to local high school students and even Microsoft employees, meaning that no matter who you are, there’s likely to be somebody you can get along with. There’s no fee to watch, but there is an optional membership that goes towards things like supporting club functions, and prizes to give out to members.
After the showing, we like to hang out on the Ave at Oasis for bubble tea. Definitely come hang out for this! It’s the best time to meet and talk to other people who are interested in anime. That might actually be the most important part of the showing. We also have outside events every week like karaoke or food gatherings, which are a fun way to get to hang out with other members more. Occasionally, we also attend anime movie releases and also make a yearly group visit to Sakura-Con!
If you have any questions about the club overall, send an email to [email protected]. You can also visit our office in the sub-basement of the HUB, SB283, or check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AnimeDP.