American Alliance for Japanese Animation

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Name: American Alliance for Japanese Animation (AAJA)
Founder(s): Robert Napton
Country based in: Santa Monica, CA
Focus: anime
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American Alliance for Japanese Animation was a fan club for "Japanese animation enthusiasts."

It published a zine called GERTALK which contained art, articles, letters, and opinions. It also published a monthly newsletter, title unknown.

From a 1988 ad:

AAJA is a group of Japanese animation enthusiasts dedicated to promoting the art form through monthly public screenings. AAJA not only promotes Japanese animation, but educates its members & the public about this art form via their magazine, "GERTALK." Submissions of art, articles, letters opinions are welcomed from all.

AAJA also produces a monthly newsletter/bulletin with updates on current projects. Membership is open to anyone interested in the subject of animation.

This year, AAJA is holding an ANIME CONCLAVE of 'Japanimation' video shows at EQUICON '88. The program is more extensive than ever before, with some original video animation. Look for the ANIME CONCLAVE in TERRACE ROOM C, just beyond the EXHIBITS & ART SHOW.

They'll be screening videos on projection TV each day of Equicon: Friday from noon to 7PM; Saturday noon to 9 PM; Sunday noon to 6 PM. Don't miss this terrific EQUICON feature!

Thanks to BOOKS NIPPON, a full-length Japanese animation tilm, "LAPUTA" will be screened at EQUICON '88. "LAPUTA" has been shown in the LA area only twice & may not be widely distributed for some time. Due to the high cost of shipping the film from Japan, "LAPUTA" is free to 3-day EQ members, BUT $5.00 per person for 1-day members & non-members who just want to see the film.