Next Club Meeting: November 18, 2017, at the Wood Dale Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Anime Viewing Schedule for April 19, 2p014

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Wood Dale Public Library
Get out of the rain!
And watch some anime!
Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm
(Click on links to view Video Previews)

10:15 - 11:05    Noragami 5-6 [Video]
11:05 - 11:55    Nagi no Asukara 6-7 [Video]
11:55 - 12:45    Captain Earth 1-2 [Video]
12:45 - 1:35      Nisekoi 3-4 [Video]
1:35 - 2:15        Club Meeting / Announcements [Video]
2:15 - 3:05        Wizard Barristers 5-6
[Video]
3:05 - 3:30        Coppelion 10 [Video]
3:30 - 4:45        Short Peace (Movie) [Video]

 

ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW -- Spend the day watching anime with friends and cohorts --

10:15 - 11:05    Noragami 5-6
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Noragami literally means "Stray God." Hiyori Iki was a regular middle school student until she gets hit by a bus in order to save Yato's life. This incident causes her to transform into a half-phantom. Soon after she learns that Yato is a war god, and her life is never the same again.
Episode 5 "Borderline": After Yato teaches Yukine how to make a borderline, which regalia can use against phantoms, Hiyori decides to have Yukine live in her house, feeling Yato can't look after him properly. After some reluctance, Yato agrees to let Yukine stay with her. Yato ends up sneaking himself too, keeping Yukine in check before he gets any ideas about Hiyori. The next day, Yukine runs away after Hiyori stops him from stealing a skateboard, with Yato later explaining to her that any impure thoughts Yukine has results in pain for himself. Whilst running away, Yukine encounters a little girl, which he later learns to be the spirit of a girl who died in a traffic accident. However, the girl ends up getting possessed by a phantom and becomes consumed by it, forcing Yato to use Yukine to defeat her against his will .
Episode 6 "Scary Person": Yukine, depressed about being used by Yato to kill the girl spirit instead of saving her, steals the skateboard he had his eye on before. When Yato stops him, Hiyori appears, deciding to cover for Yukine by claiming she bought it for him. Just then, a god named Bishamon, holding a personal grudge against him, appears and attacks Yato. Hiyori calls Kofuku and Daikoku to help, tracking Yato's location using her sense of smell. However, Kofuku's attempt to stop the battle ends up making things worse by causing a huge hole with raging storms appear. Bishamon tries to take advantage of the situation, dealing some damage to Yato, but is urged by one of her regalia, Kazuma, to retreat to protect her other regalia. 

11:05 - 11:55     Nagi no Asukara - "A Lull in the Sea" (Episodes 6-7)
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Long ago, human civilization had lived on the oceanfloor. However, there were many humans who wanted to live above the surface and they moved to land creating a fundamental separation between the two. After their school closes down, four middle school students from the sealand have to go to school on the mainland. This is about their lives as they adjust to a new environment and the relationships with each other.
Episode 6 "Beyond Tomoebi": The children are taking swim classes and the boys get hyped upon Chisaki's body. Hikari and Tsumugu decide to have a small competition but Hikari ends up crushing his toenail and Manaka rushes in quickly to assist him, leaving Chisaki once again ashamed as once again Manaka stood up to him ahead of her, to the point of refusing to help taking him to the infirmary and Hikari gets frustrated not only for hurting himself, but for realizing that Tsumugu can swim faster than him at the surface. After classes, the children join together to rebuild the Ofunehiki, joined later by Miuna, Sayu and the rest of the class. However, Chisaki leaves earlier and Manaka fails to cheer her up, as she is still troubled by her feelings. On her way back home, Manaka meets Tsumugu and reminisces about the day when she and her friends failed to witness the Tomoebi, a rare underwater natural phenomenon because it took to long for her to join them. Back at Shioshishio, Manaka witness the Tomoebi starting again and manages to call Chisaki to watch it with her, and taking Tsumugu's advice, she speaks her mind without hesitating to reconcile with her, but regretting that they could not watch it together with the boys, unaware that Hikari and Kaname are watching it too while overhearing them. 
Episode 7 "The Ofunehiki Shakes": Assisted by their friends, the children manage to rebuild the Ofunehiki. However, the real festival will not be held as the fishermen and the men from Shioshishio are at odds with each other. After helping the others to collect signatures for a petition to hold the festival again, Hikari fails to convince his father Tomori to comply but he ends up taking part in the reunion between both parts arranged by him. Despite being impressed at first with the offering, it does not take long for both sides to reignite their old feuds and start fighting, a situation that gets even more hectic when Akari and Itaru enter the room together, to the point that the offering is destroyed once again by accident. After the failed meeting, Tomori attempts to once again persuade her to break up with Itaru but she had made her decision and prepares herself to leave her house in Shioshishio. Hikari decides to leave with her as well but Uroko uses his powers in attempt to stop them until Tomori asks him to let them go.

11:55 - 12:45    Captain Earth (Episodes 1-2)
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] High-school student Daichi Manatsu works for the Globe (グローブ Gurōbu) organization to pilot a giant robot called the Earth Engine Impacter (アースエンジンインパクター Āsu Enjin Inpakutā) to protect the Earth from the invading alien force known as the "Kill-T-Gang" (キルトガング Kirutogangu). from the planet Uranus.

12:45 - 1:35     Nisekoi (Episodes 3-4)
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia
Nisekoi follows high school student Raku Ichijo, the son of a leader in the yakuza faction Shuei-Gumi, and Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of a boss in a rival gang known as Beehive. They unexpectedly meet when Chitoge hops a wall and knees Raku in the face. After she runs off, Raku realizes he has lost his locket which was given to him by his childhood sweetheart with whom he made a secret promise. After discovering Chitoge is a new transfer student in his class, he forces her to help him look for the locket. During the search, they begin to dislike each other. Upon returning home, Raku learns that the Shuei-Gumi and Beehive gangs have agreed to settle their feud by pairing their leaders' children. Raku learns that his girlfriend-to-be is none other than Chitoge. For the next three years, they must pretend to be in a relationship to maintain peace between the gangs. This turns out to be quite a challenging task, not only because of their hatred for one another, but also because Raku has a crush on another schoolmate, Kosaki Onodera, whom he secretly wishes was the girl who bears the key to his locket. Various developments complicate the situation, including Chitoge's over-protective bodyguard, a female hitman, a girl who claims to be Raku's fiancée, and the existence of multiple keys.

 1:35 - 2:15     Club Meeting / Announcements

  • Convention Coverage
  • Animation News from around the world
  • Cosplayers/Skits/Masquerade
  • Anime Music Videos
  • And other weird, interesting stuff...

2:15 - 3:05    Wizard Barristers 5-6
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] In 2018, humans and wizards live together in Tokyo. Police continue to protect order in society, but wizards (known as Wud) are tried according to magical law via Magic Prohibition Law, in special courts defended by wizard barristers via the Court of Magic. At age seventeen, half Japanese half Canadian Cecile Sudou, has just become the youngest wizard barrister after passing the bar exam at age fifteen, and begins work at the Butterfly Law Offices. While she hasn't realized it yet, she has tremendous magical potential.

3:05 - 3:30    Coppelion 10
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] In 2016, a catastrophe occurs after a nuclear meltdown from the nearby Odaiba nuclear power plant contaminates Tokyo, forcing the government to order its citizens to evacuate. 20 years later, Tokyo has become a ghost town due to the high levels of radiation which the government has banned entry for anyone. When a distress signal is received from Tokyo, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force dispatches 3 teenage girls from the Dispatch 3rd Special Force Coppelion, who comprise the "Healthcare Team". Due to genetic engineering, the Coppelions are immune to radiation while also possessing special skills. Thus the Coppelions journey to the ruined capital to find survivors.
Episode 10 "Human": Ibara and her team manages to lure the Ozu Sisters and the Ghosts to a park while Gennai, Oyakata and Gojiro tries to fix the railway power lines while Taeko deals with Ibuki's water breaking. Unable to track them due to Haruto's traps, the Ozu Sisters head back to the Sarcophagus. To stop them, Mr Nonsense carries Aoi to bait the Sisters to chase them since they bullied Aoi in the past. When Mr Nonsense tries to protect Aoi from Shion, Aoi stands up to Shion, activating her teleportation powers before escaping on a paddle boat. With Shion distracted chasing Aoi at the lake, Ibara and Haruto try to find Ibuki's lover. However, they are captured by Kanon and the Ghosts, with Kanon electrocuting the two but they escape thanks to Ibuki's lover. After convincing him to join them for Ibuki and their child's sake, the three of them try to rendezvous with Aoi who is rescued from Shion by Mr Nonsense. Meanwhile, Gennai, Oyakata and Gojiro manage to fix the power lines but realizes the substation isn't sending electricity. With the storm forming early and for his daughter's sake, Gojiro volunteers to fix the substation, revealing he worked at the Obaida power plant, which was the cause of the accident. Ibara reunites with her team but the Ghosts summon a giant robot spider to the park.

3:30 - 4:40    Short Peace [Movie]
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Short Peace (ショート・ピース Shōto Pīsu) is a compilation of four short anime films produced by Sunrise and Shochiku. The four films were released in Japanese theaters on July 20, 2013 and will be screened in North America during April 2014. Sentai Filmworks have licensed the films for North America.

Possessions (九十九 Tsukumo) - Nominated for Academy Award
A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine. Directed by Shuhei Morita.
Combustible (火要鎮 Hi Yō Mamoru)
A spectacular tale of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan. Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo.
Gambo
A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon. Directed by Hiroaki Ando.
A Farewell to Weapons (武器よさらば Buki yo Saraba)
A tour-de-force saga of men battling robotic tanks in apocalyptic Tokyo. Directed by Hajime Katoki. 

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