In English

What is Senpai?

Senpai ry (earlier name Turun Animeseura ry, TAS) was established at the end of the year 1999 and our goal is to promote the knowledge of Japanese animation (anime) and comics (manga) as a hobby. Another goal is to advance the communication and interaction between people with interest in the Japanese popular culture.

Senpai has arranged Finland’s first Animecon and its members do a lot of volunteering at different anime events in Finland.

Senpai is an subsidiary association of Student union of the University of Turku.

Everyone interested in Japanese popular culture is welcome to join Senpai as a member. The membership fee is 7 euro’s per year (from January till December) and as a member you can take part in all our events and get to use our library freely. You can join Senpai at any time of the year, but we recommend joining at the beginning of the year, so that you get the most out of the benefits.

In addition, members will receive a membership card that will receive significant discounts from our partners.

You can join us at any of our event or with the online application form.

If you have any questions, you can contact our board through email: seele [at] lists [dot] utu [dot] fi.


Senpai ry holds different kind of events for and with its members:

We’re every week at our office in the new Terrakoti. You can catch us there every Friday from 5PM onwards. For specific times and dates, check our calendar on the side bar and our news feed. We also have our own manga library and our members can lend the books and magazines in the collection or read them at Terrakoti. So to sum it up, the new Terrakoti is more of our shared living room than an office.

Senpai ry manga library

At the video viewing sessions we check out different anime series, usually with a certain theme or genre and we also hold marathon viewing sessions, where we spend a longer time watching a specific series. Earlier events have been for example playing console games, practicing Go and making cat ears. If you’d like to take part in a specific event, you can send us ideas through our feedback form.

Membership benefits

Alfa Antikva: -10% from over 20 € purchase

Fantasiapelit: -10% from over 20 € anime and manga themed purchase

Sushi Panda: -10% from normal priced order made at restaurant, does not apply to lunches

Turun elokuvadivari: -10 – -20%, from normal priced items

Turun Sarjakuvakauppa: -10% from all purchases

Join us!

You can join us with the online application form.