Anime and Manga Appreciation, Society for (SAMA)



Power levels, Pirate Kings, Hokages, Colossal Titans, space cowboys, transmutation circles, moon prism power, enemy stands and cat-buses. If these words mean anything to you, we're the club for you!

Founded in 2006, the Society for Anime and Manga Appreciation (SAMA) aims to bring good times and fun opportunities for our members to meet fellow anime and manga fans. We run a huge variety of events every semester, such as weekly anime screenings, trivia nights, BBQs, movie nights, cosplay events, arts and crafts nights, an annual camp and much more!

Whether you’re a casual fan or an obsessed otaku, whether you're up to date on every new season or just watched Ghibli or read Tezuka, there is a place for you here! SAMA is the perfect club for meeting like-minded anime fans, sharing interests and hobbies, and forming new friendships, all while indulging your love
of all things anime and manga.

Sign up at our O-Week stall or at any of our events during the year; it’s never too late to join! As a member, you can look forward to free food and drinks at our events, various discounts from our sponsors, our weekly newsletter with details on all our events. Be sure to check out our Facebook group to connect with other SAMA members and our website and Facebook page to keep updated on the latest SAMA news and events.

Committee (2019-2020):
President - Truman Wang
Vice President - Ko Wei Zhe (Lewis)
Treasurer - Hua Chen Li
Secretary - Zhijie Cao (ZJ)
Assistant Treasurer - Kelly Koay
Social Representative - Christie Giang
Sponsorship Officer - Leon Liu
Media Manager - Hubert Zhu
Creative Director - Nicholas Gamble

Aims & Objectives

(i) To introduce Monash University students to, and promote an interest in, anime and manga;
(ii) To provide members with access to anime and manga related activities;
(iii) To provide a forum for Monash University students to discuss and trade anime and manga;
(iv) To provide support and exposure for members in their anime and manga related endeavours; and
(v) To facilitate social interaction and the formation of new friendships among members.

Annual Membership (MSA Card)


Annual Membership (Non MSA Card)



Zhijie Cao