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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Anime Viewing Schedule for June 18, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Wood Dale Public Library
"Power up! And find your way to the anime club!"
Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm

10:15 - 11:05    Flying Witch eps 4-5
11:05 - 11:55    Macross Delta ep 2-3
11:55 - 12:45    Noragami Aragoto 10-11
12:45 - 1:35      Joker Game 1-2
1:35 - 2:15        Club Meeting / Announcements
2:15 - 3:05        Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress 5-6
3:05 - 3:55        Bungo Stray Dogs 1-2
3:55 - 4:45        Kiznaiver 1-2

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
 
Start watching the exciting new anime series: Noragami Aragoto and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress!
ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW
10:15 - 11:05    Flying Witch eps 4-5
F L Y I N G   W I T C H
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] The story is about Makoto, a young witch from Yokohama, that moves to Aomori to live with some relatives as part of her training. What follows is Makoto's daily life as she gets used to her new environment and her relatives and the new friends she makes there are introduced to the customs and peculiarities of witchcraft. A rookie witch named Makoto Kowata goes to live with her relatives in Aomori. Her younger cousin Chinatsu thinks Makoto is a weirdo for talking to her cat all the time, but is quickly won over by a trip to a shopping mall, where Makoto demonstrates flying on a broomstick with her. The next day, Makoto attends a normal high school with her older cousin Kei and his friend Nao. After letting slip some details of what witches do, Makoto walks back home with Nao at the end of the day. She stumbles upon a wild mandrake root and pulls it out of the ground, offering it as a present to Nao, but Nao declines.


11:05 - 11:55    Macross Delta 2-3
M A C R O S S   D E L T A
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Macross Delta is set in the year 2067, 8 years after the events of Macross Frontier in a remote part of the galaxy called the Brisingr Globular Cluster (ブリージンガル球状星団 Burīshingaru Kyūjō Seidan), which is plagued by the Var Syndrome (ヴァールシンドローム Vāru Shindorōmu), a mysterious phenomena that turns people berserk without any apparent cause. A team of talented idols, the Walküre, uses the power of their songs to calm down the infected by the Var Syndrome, assisted by the Delta Squadron, a team of experienced Valkyrie pilots, while facing the interference from the mysterious Aerial Knights Valkyrie fighter team of the Windermere Kingdom (Kingdom of the Wind), which found a way to exploit the infection on their favor as part of their plan to resume war against the New United Government for control of the Cluster.


11:55 - 12:45    Noragami Aragoto 10-11
Noragami Aragoto
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Hiyori Iki was a regular high junior school student until she was hit by a bus while trying to save the life of a track-suit-wearing person named Yato. This incident causes her to transform into a half-phantom. Soon after, she learns that Yato is a god and she ends up being dragged into the world of Gods while having to attempt staying in the realm of the living. This is Season Two of the popular series.

12:45 - 1:35    Joker Game 1-2
J O K E R   G A M E
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] The story is set in the autumn of 1937 near the beginning of the Japanese occupation of Manchuria. Most of the first episode occurs within 'Greater East Asia Cultural Society' which is actually a front for the Japanese spy agency where it trains spies for insertion into other countries. This episode introduces all of the characters and introduces the viewer to the concept of 'The Joker Game'. The episode ends with the training spies searching a supposed foreign spy's home for evidence proving that he is in fact a spy. Sakuma's life is used as a pawn by one of the other spies when the act of him committing seppuku is used as a bargaining tool to get inside of the foreign man's home. It however becomes clear that actually Sakuma is being played by his superior and the other spies and there is no evidence linking the foreign man to being a spy.

1:35 - 2:15     Club Meeting / Announcements
Anime Central Cosplay Pics!
Convention News!
New Sci-fi Shows!
Preacher!

Finding Dory!
New Voltron!



2:15 - 3:05    Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress 5-6

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] A monster appears during the industrial revolution and infects humans with its bite, turning them into Kabane. Kabane are aggressive, undead creatures that cannot be defeated unless the glowing heart, which is protected by a layer of iron, is pierced. Unfortunately, most melee weapons and the steam presssure guns used by the Bushi are not very effective against them. On the island Hinomoto, people have built fortress-like stations to shelter themselves from these creatures. People access the stations and transport wares between them with the help of Hayajiro, armored locomotives running on steam. One day a Hayajiro under the control of the Kabane crashes into Aragane station and they attack the city. A young engineer called Ikoma uses the opportunity to test with success his anti-Kabane weapon, the piercing gun (ツラヌキ筒 tsuranuki zutsu), but is infected in the process, although he manages to resist the virus and become a Kabaneri, a human-Kabane hybrid. Assisted by Mumei, another Kabaneri who appears to help them, Ikoma and the other survivors of the station board the Hayajiro Kotetsujyo (甲鉄城 Kōtetsujō, Iron Fortress) and depart to seek shelter elsewhere, fighting the hordes of Kabane along the way.


3:05 - 3:55    Bungo Stray Dogs 1-2
Bungo Stray Dogs
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] The story of Bungo Stray Dogs centers around individuals who are gifted with super natural powers and use them for different purposes including holding a business, solving mysteries, and carrying out missions assigned by the mafia. The story mainly follows the members of the "Armed Detective Agency" and their everyday lives. Each character is named after famous literary authors and/or characters in their works including Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Yukito Ayatsuji, Dan Brown, Agatha Christie, Osamu Dazai, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Rampo Edogawa, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Kenji Miyazawa, Doppo Kunikida, and Akiko Yosano

3:55 - 4:45    Kiznaiver 1-2
K I Z N A I V E R
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Kiznaiver takes place in the futuristic, fictional Japanese town of Sugomori City. While the city appears to be normal, in reality, it was created to test a large-scale experiment known as the "Kizna System". The ideal goal of the currently incomplete Kizna System is to create world peace by connecting people through shared pain and suffering. All those who are connected to the system are called "Kiznaivers". If a single Kiznaiver experiences pain, either emotional or physical, the system distributes it among the other Kiznaivers. A few days before the start of summer vacation, a mysterious and seemingly emotionless girl, Noriko Sonozaki, tells high school student, Katsuhira Agata, that he has been selected to become a Kiznaiver, alongside several of his classmates. This allows Katsuhira to share his pain and build bonds with his classmates, whose lives and personalities each differ from his own. This leads to serious implications as Katsuhira's classmates attempt to shoulder each other's pain and Noriko assigns them on various missions

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