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Friday, March 24, 2017

Anime Viewing Schedule for March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Wood Dale Public Library
Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm

10:15 - 11:05    Macross Delta 19-20
11:05 - 11:55    Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World 14-15
11:55 - 12:45    91 Days 7-8
12:45 - 1:35      Izetta: The Last Witch 11-12 (End)
1:35 - 2:05        Club Meeting / Announcements
2:05 - 2:30        Little Witch Academia (2017 TV series) ep 6
2:30 - 4:30        Train to Busan (Movie)

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
Start watching the exciting new anime series: Izetta: The Last Witch and Little Witch Academia!
10:15 - 11:05    Macross Delta 19-20
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.

11:05 - 11:55    Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- eps 14-15
Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Subaru, accompanied by Rem, live at Karsten mansion for a while as a guest in order to get his gate healed by Felix. Frustrated that he is weak, Subaru trains with Wilhelm van Astrea to get stronger. Reinhard later comes to apologize to Subaru and tells him that he and Julius should sit down and talk rather than fight, since the fight is meaningless and cost them something; reputation for Julius and relationship with Emilia for Subaru. Despite that, Subaru shrug him off and ask him to return back. In the evening, Subaru asks Rem why does she accompany him, to which the latter answer that it's because she wants to. The next day, both of them go out to town, and Subaru meets Kadomon. The fruit seller tells him that because people fear of the Jealous Witch, they will not support Emilia for royal election, and warns him not to speak of the witch out loud in public. At night, Crusch asks Subaru to accompany her for a drink, and tells him to lift his face up, look forward, and reach out his hands. Felix then tells him that he should think how to make up with Emilia, and do it. While the advice manages to lift his spirits, Wilhelm states that Subaru does not seek strength anymore, suggesting they end their training. Rem approaches, telling them that something is occurring back at Mathers' domain. This makes Subaru instantly decide to go back, despite Crusch and Felix' warning that leaving would make him an enemy. The two are forced to take a detour due to White Whale blocking the road, now taking two and a half days. Later that night, Rem casts a spell to make Subaru sleep, returning to the mansion, while leaving him a note that she will be back to pick him up when the matter is over. The next day, enraged due to everyone leaving him, Subaru finds a man named Otto and asks him to send him to Roswaal's mansion. Half way there, Otto's ground dragon feels frightened, forcing Otto to turn back. Despite this, Subaru decides to walk alone for the rest of the journey. While traveling, a group of dark robed and hooded humans circle Subaru for a moment before disappearing. At dawn, he reaches Arlam, and finds dead bodies everywhere. Subaru looks for Rem, and as he reaches the mansion, he sees Rem's dead body lying on the ground as tears run down his cheek.

11:55 - 12:45    91 Days 7-8
9 1   D A Y S
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] The story is set in the town of Lawless, Illinois during Prohibition, where brewed liquor dominates the black market. Angelo Lagusa, a young man whose family was murdered in a mafia dispute, seeks revenge against the Vanetti Family, particularly its don, Vincent Vanetti. After seven years in hiding following the night of the murder, Angelo receives an anonymous letter from a friend of his father's, prompting him to return to Lawless and exact his revenge. Under the name of Avilio Bruno, he begins to infiltrate the Vanetti Family by slowly befriending the don's son, Nero. However, in this dramatic 91-day story, revenge breeds revenge, and killing may yield drastic consequences. How will Angelo Lagusa and Nero Vanetti fare, in this tragic harvest field that they have only begun to sow?

11:55 - 12:45    Izetta: The Last Witch 11-12
Izetta: The Last Witch
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Sieghard Müller delivers the other half of the Weisse Hexe's magic stone to Izetta which he has kept hidden since the death of the White Witch. Although dismissed from the Witch Project by Emperor Otto, Berkmann and the Germanians pay a visit to the Weisse Hexe's shrine in the old royal castle and Rickert's grave. The Germanians find where Archduchess Finé is hiding and Germanian SS troops invade the secret bunker where their cruel commander forces Finé to surrender. Suddenly Izetta employs the magic stone to drive the attackers off, despite the danger the artefact poses to her. After ascertaining that Otto had him marked for elimination, Berkmann kills the commander and surrenders to the Eylstadtians. He then gives them highly confidential information about Emperor Otto's new secret missile weapon, which, empowered and controlled by Sophie's magic, is soon to be unleashed on Landsbruck as an example to force the world's nations to surrender. In order to stop Otto's plan, Finé travels to the Germanian led conference in Westria while Izetta leaves to engage Sophie in a fight to prevent the weapon's launch; but both find Sophie and the Germanians are prepared for them.

1:35 - 2:05     Club Meeting / Announcements
Convention News!
New Sci-fi Shows!

Walking Dead Returns!
Star Wars Rebels!
Ghost in the Shell!

2:05 - 2:30    Little Witch Academia (TV series) ep 6
Little Witch Academia (TV Series)
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Luna Nova hosts a welcoming party for the Earl of Hanbridge and his son, Andrew, who is an old acquaintance of Diana's. Meanwhile, as Akko is stuck having to practice her metamorphosis magic after giving herself animal ears, she decides to go and search for the Fountain of Polaris, which she believes can grant her great power. During her search, Akko comes across Andrew, who expresses a strong disinterest in magic, and she inadvertently gives him animal ears and a tail. Arriving at the location of the fountain, Akko and Andrew are chased by and (with the unseen aid of Ursula) evade its guardian, a giant polar bear named Arcas. Upon approaching the fountain, Akko is shown a vision of a young Chariot, who was unable to receive the fountain's power until she proved herself to be a capable witch through her own effort. Helping Akko to realize that acknowledgement is something that must be earned, Ursula encourages Akko to become stronger and restores Andrew, who promises to keep their encounter a secret.

2:30 - 4:30    Train to Busan [Feature Presentation]
"First it was snakes on a plane. Now its' zombies on a train!"
TRAIN to BUSAN (Movie)
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Seok-woo, a divorced fund manager, is a workaholic and divorced father to his young daughter, Soo-an. As part of her birthday the next day, she wishes for her father to take her to Busan to see her mother. Although reluctant at first due to his work, but his mother convinces him by showing a video of her singing an Aloha, in which he couldn't attend. On the way to the station, they nearly crash into a line of speeding fire trucks, ambulance and a police car, and notice a burning building in the distance. They board the KTX in Seoul. Others on the same train include tough working-class husband Sang-hwa and his pregnant wife Seong-kyeong, a high school baseball team, rich but selfish CEO Yon-suk, elderly sisters In-gil and Jon-gil, and a homeless man who seems to be aware of the situation happening.

As the train departs, a convulsing young woman boards the train with a bite wound on her leg. The woman becomes a zombie and attacks a train attendant, and the infection quickly spreads throughout the train. Seok-woo receives an call from his co-worker to warn him that "violent riots" have erupted in Korea. Baseball player Yong-guk, his love interest Jin-hee, and several passengers manage to escape to the upper compartments. Sang-hwa trying to barricade the door. But then realizes the zombies do not know how to open it, and merely charged at sight of humans. Seong-kyeong uses water and the newspaper to cover up the windows, which tricks the zombies into thinking they are not there. News broadcasts report zombie outbreaks throughout the country. The conductor reassures over the intercom that train will not got to Busan, but will stop at Daegu Station, as he was informed that the city has been placed under the military quarantine. He also informs that all passengers who arrive at Daegu will be quarantined. Seok-woo calls his co-worker to tell him to pick him and Su-an up so they won't be quarantined. The train stops at the Daegu, the main passengers head to the main exit, while Seok-woo, Soo-an and accompanying homeless man head to hallway. But they discover that all of the soldiers and quarantined others have been all infected, and in the process, the group ends up separated from each other. Soo-an, Seong-kyeong, Jong-gil and the homeless man head to the lower compartments, and they barricade themselves in the bathroom. The conductor restarts the train to head to Busan, where a successful quarantine zone has reportedly been established.

Discovering that the surviving passengers are still trapped in the lower compartments with hordes of zombies still there, Seok-woo, Sang-hwa, and Yong-guk fight their way to the bathroom to rescue Soo-an, Jong-gil, Seong-kyeong, and the homeless man. During their way, they discover that zombies cannot see the uninfected people in the dark and they only react to sounds. They use this advantage to rescue the others and together they head to the first compartments. However, at the instigation of Yon-suk, the passengers block the survivors from entering, fearing that they are infected. Unable to fight off the hordes of zombies coming in, Sang-hwa and Jong-gil sacrifice themselves to give the others time to force open the door and enter the car. Seok-woo tries to reason with Yon-suk on why they locked themselves in the first place, but Yon-suk lies and says that all the survivors are infected and the group demands that the newcomers isolate themselves in the vestibule. They all head to the vestibule, with Yong-guk bringing Jin-hee along with her. As Yon-suk and other passengers proceed to block them in, In-gil looks at her zombified sister Jong-gil and is surprised at what she had done to herself. Unable to accept her fate, In-gil opens up the door, allowing the hordes of zombies to enter and infect the rest of the surviving passengers.

The conductor receives a call from Busan to warn that city has managed to fight off the zombie infection. A blocked track at East Daegu train station forces the survivors to stop and search for another train. In the process, Seok-woo, Seong-kyeong, Su-an, and the homeless man are separated from Yong-guk and Jin-hee. Yon-suk escapes after pushing the train attendant to be eaten by the zombies. Entering the train where Yong-guk and Jin-hee are, he slams Jin-hee out of the way in a panic to reach the other door, killing her. Heartbroken, Yong-guk stays with Jin-hee and is bitten by her when she turns. The train conductor starts a locomotive on another track, but is also killed by zombies while trying to save Yon-suk. The homeless man sacrifices himself to let Su-an and Seong-kyeong escape with Seok-woo into the train the conductor had activated. They encounter Yon-suk in the engine room, on the verge of turning into a zombie (the infection has still not reached his brain) Seok-woo fights him off, as he has just fully transformed, but is himself bitten. He puts Soo-an and Seong-kyeong inside the engine room and shares his last words with his daughter before moving outside. As he zombifies, he thinks of the first time he held his daughter in his arms, and throws himself off the locomotive with a smile.

Su-an and Seong-kyeong get off at tunnel before Busan after the train is blocked off by debris on the track and begin walking through a train tunnel. On the other side of the tunnel, the soldiers are stationed to defend the perimeter against zombies. Unable to see the new arrivals clearly in dark, the soldiers at the checkpoint are instructed by their commander to shoot them both. However, the soldiers then hear a child singing, which makes them realize the newcomers are human: it is Soo-an, tearfully singing the song that she had wanted to perform for her father at the beginning of the film.

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