Here you can read some of the kind opinions of members past and present.

“For two years, JAC-Dan has been a place for myself and others to chillax and learn some cool stuff about the land of the rising sun. I’ve had a great time from the Cosplay Clubnights to attending SunnyCon & MCM Manchester, and better yet, it’s always been with a bunch of cool guys and gals. My university experience has been made all the better for joining, and I can’t imagine life without it.” – Connor Robson (Member)

JAC-Dan is everything you want in a society. I’ve seen it grow and change a lot over the past three years but it’s been a wonderful experience through and through! It’s so much more than just sitting and watching anime; it’s making friends, going to local conventions, experiencing different cultural taster sessions and just in general having a fantastic time. The society members are welcoming and friendly, with an accepting worldview of LGBT+ folk that really helped me feel at home. I wish every uni had a JAC-Dan!” – Elliott Woodward (Member)

“Member for 6 years and still loving it. In that time I’ve gone from nervous first year weeb to society president, visited Japan twice, been to conventions and film festivals, done a radio show and run a Japanese culture website and to top it all off met some great friends both inside and outside of JAC-Dan. It’s a springboard to greatness, so sign up right now. Yes, right now!” – Matthew Tinn (President 2012/2013)

“Having joined the Society two years ago and then becoming the treasurer, I’ve seen first hand the growth and prosperity of this amazing society. JAC-Dan is totally inclusive and tries its best to cater for all tastes. With regular talks and insights into Japanese culture, we go above and beyond the average anime society/club. JAC-Dan currently boasts an award winning president and hosted an award winning event last year, so now is possibly the most exciting period ahead for JAC-Dan ever. If you’re just a casual fan of the odd anime, or a hardcore enthusiast, this is the society for you. Look forward to seeing you!” – Edward Sanders (Treasurer 2016/2017)

JAC-Dan is a society that’s allowed me to really integrate into university and meet many different and new people with a common interest in something I like. It has easily improved my stay at Northumbria by a mile.” – Jon Beaumont (Treasurer 2014/2015)


Awards our society has accumulated through the years.

  • NSU Annual Award for Best Event or Activity 2016 (SI-Con)
  • NSU Activities Award for Best President 2016 (Connor Harris)
  • Highly Commended Table at Societies Fair 2016/17