Purpose & Anime
Our purpose can be interpreted from the following short story:
Darkness. The sun, unable to shine through the thick and dreary clouds, fails to provide warmth to Stanford University’s overworked student population.
Silence. Then, a cat’s meow can be heard off in the distance. Footsteps. And finally, a figure emerges from the blackness and offers you his outstretched hand. This is Newtype. We strive to provide you with the anime you need, when you need it most. Don’t let school get you down… we can help. -Chris Kulesa ’07
Newtype – the name
Originally introduced in the Mobile Suit Gundam series, a Newtype is a human with psi powers. Today, Newtypes can be found in many different shows and has come to simply mean a being more powerful than the average human, a protector of the innocent, a superhero. It is also the name of a very popular Japanese anime magazine.
Founding & Revival
Newtype is Stanford University’s anime club started by Hao Anh Le in 1992. He left for Japan during the 1995-96 academic year, and Eric Tsai took over for the duration. But by 1997, Newtype had already fallen apart and Stanford Otakus were forced underground…
[Fast forward to the present]
Despite many such trials and tribulations, Newtype has become stronger and more open towards even those who don’t know what the word “Otaku” means. This is the continual and forever ongoing rebirth of Stanford Newtype, a group whose purpose is to not only provide the Stanford Community with the finest selection of original language and English subtitled Japanese Animation, but to also promote awareness of anime culture.
- The “random” image/anime displayed in the sidebar is selected from the pool of all randoms we have ever aired (assuming the webmaster has been updating the archive…)