Next Club Meeting: December 16, 2017, at the Wood Dale Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Anime Viewing Schedule for May 13, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Wood Dale Public Library
"It's been so long since our last meeting! Are we even on the right planet?"
Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm

10:15 - 11:05    Macross Delta 21-22
11:05 - 11:55    Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World 16-17
11:55 - 12:45    91 Days 9-10
12:45 - 1:35      Dragon Dentist 1
1:35 - 2:15        Club Meeting / Announcements
2:15 - 2:40        Little Witch Academia (2017 TV series) ep 7
2:40 - 4:30        League of Gods (Movie)

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
 
Start watching the exciting anime series: Macross Delta and Little Witch Academia!
ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW
10:15 - 11:05    Macross Delta 21-22
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 16-17
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 9-10
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    Dragon Dentist 1
Dragon Dentist
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] The story takes place in Dragon Country. Nonoko is a newly appointed dentist and her mission is to protect the dragon, the guardian of the country, from tooth-cavity bacteria. One day, amid increasingly fierce battles with the neighboring country, Nonoko finds in the dragon's tooth an unconscious boy soldier from the enemy country. His name is Bell, and he has been resurrected from inside the tooth by the dragon—a supernatural phenomenon that legend says occurs before a major disaster. As Nonoko and Bell go through a series of fierce battles, they eventually learn to accept their fate.


1:35 - 2:15     Club Meeting / Announcements
C2E2!
New Sci-fi Shows!
Cosplay!

Summer Movies!
Star Wars News!
Guardians of the  Galaxy!



2:15 - 2:40    Little Witch Academia (TV series) ep 7
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.


2:40 - 4:30    League of Gods [Feature Presentation]
League of Gods (Movie)
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] During the reign of King Zhou (Tony Leung Ka-fai), an official enters his bedchamber, and is devoured by the monstrous tails of Daji (Fan Bingbing), his concubine. Outside their city, several warriors within a metal wagon discuss their strategies to free the Invisible People and their Chief, when Jiang Ziya (Jet Li) appears to them. He tells them that when King Zhou was younger, he let himself become possessed by the Black Dragon for his quest for power. Jiang Ziya later departs riding his crane.

Within the city, King Zhou and Daji hold a festival, and torture the chief of the Invisible People to foretell his future. The chief shows King Zhou a vision of himself pleading for mercy and disintegrating away, causing the King to order his guards to remove the chief's eyes. At the same time, the warriors sneak into a prison and fight several guards, where Leizhenzi (Jacky Heung), a member of the Wing Adept tribe, uses his powers to destroy the metal bars that seal the Invisible People, even though he was warned not to use them there. His powers attracts Shen Gong Bao's (Louis Koo) attention, and he rides on his black leopard to pursue them. Several of the Invisible People are then killed by more guards. Nonetheless, the warriors manage to escape with the Invisible Children, who use their powers to teleport to another location. To stop Shen Gong Bao from advancing any further, Leizhenzi destroys a wall and creates a barrier. As Leizhenzi and Ji Fa (Andy On) talk, he explains about his past in which his father was killed by an invading army that exterminated most of the Wing Adepts, and his father's wings were torn off his back.

Jiang Ziya arrives to interrupt the festival and stops time, allowing him to free the Invisible chief, and help the warriors and the Invisible Children to escape. As Jiang Ziya avoids Daji's tails, she casts a magic spell at him. To save him, the chief digs out one eye and throws it towards Daji to distract her, but he gets destroyed by her tails instead. Jiang Ziya escapes to his crane with one of the chief's eyes, while the other eye is obtained by Daji.

The warriors return to their capital. Leizhenzi tries to grow wings where King Ji Chang (Zu Feng) requests Jiang Ziya to use the chief's eye to find a way to defeat King Zhou and the Black Dragon. Jiang Ziya answers that it is by using a sword known as the "Sword of Light", which can only be used by the chosen hero "Golden Dragon", and that they must find the sword before the three suns converge, in which the Black Dragon will be released. But while doing so, Jiang Ziya becomes younger, as he warned that Daji cast a spell on him that reverses his age, and for each time he uses his magic the reverse-aging accelerates.

Leizhenzi volunteers to find the sword, and Jiang Ziya tells him that he must take three gifts from the Spring of Life with him. He also summons an egg from the well, out of which Ne Zha hatches and causes mischief. Leizhenzi and Ne Zha depart into a wasteland, where the first of Jiang Ziya's gifts, a one-eyed plant, gives Leizhenzi advice. Ne Zha plays with the plant, and the three are chased by an enormous worm, which Leizhenzi kills. Ne Zha steals from Leizhenzi the second gift: a baby Dragon Prince whose growth was stunted by Ne Zha, and it subdues the quickly-grown Ne Zha (Wen Zhang) by breathing a gas on him, making him unconscious while turning him into an adult. Upon waking, Leizhenzi forces him to help him find the Sword of Light, while promising to him that he will help Ne Zha find his Fire Wheels.

Shen Gong Bao constructs and animates an automaton (Angelababy), and instructs her to find and kill Leizhenzi. Leizhenzi and Ne Zha stumble into a collection of pillars, which turn into a palace in a desert, where a hermit (Huang Xiaoming) manipulates sand with magic. Leizhenzi and Ne Zha end up in a marsh filled with pillars, which turn into a palace within a desert. Irritated, the hermit attacks them, but is defeated. The hermit is revealed to be Erlang Shen. Leizhenji gives Erlang Shen the third of Jiang Ziya's gifts: his faithful dog Howling Celestial. Erlang Shen then leaves them to find his Golden Armor.

Leizhenzi and Ne Zha travel to a port, where the former encounters a beautiful woman who entertains children with glowing butterflies, whose name is Lan Die, in reality the automaton. Leizhenzi and Lan Die go find a sorceress Taiyi Zhenren, who uses his dreams to read into his mind. After being woken by the plant, Lan Die steals the artifact that they use as a ship to sail out of the port, and Ne Zha follows. That ship is supposed to sail to any location that its user desires. While in the ship, Ne Zha torments the baby Dragon Prince, who breathes gas on Ne Zha again to put him to sleep and reverting him back to a child. Lan Die and Leizhenzi admire the sunrise, but Shen Gong Bao takes her memories away, revealing her to be an automaton.

Leizhenzi wonders why is the ship going to the middle of the ocean, and the plant answers that it is because someone else, the baby dragon prince, has controlled the ship to return to his father's palace. As the Dragon Prince sings, Dragon King of the East Sea (Waise Lee) hears him and orders his giant octopus to bring Ne Zha and his son back to him. While in the sea palace, Ne Zha demands the Dragon King to return his Fire Wheels to him. The Dragon King orders his guards to attack Ne Zha, but he defeats them by urinating and passing gas at them. The Dragon King gives Ne Zha the Fire Wheels, and is given the baby dragon prince in exchange. With the fire wheels, Ne Zha turns into an adult and flies away.

The ship is now able to fly to Leizhenzi's former home, which is now in ruins. He finds the Sword of Light, which is guarded by several rapidly-moving rings that surround its floating island. Shen Gong Bao arrives with a fleet of flying ships, and subdues Leizhenzi. In exchange for Leizhenzi's life, Lan Die overcomes the rapid rings, and retrieves the sword, but it inadvertently destroys the rings and blows Shen Gong Bao and his fleet away. Leizhenzi grows new wings and carries the dying Lan Die to see the sunset. She turns into a wooden mannequin, and he leaves her to rest at the sword's island, taking the sword with him. As he notices the suns beginning to converge, he hurries with Ne Zha and Erlang Shen (who has found his golden armor) back to the capital, which is now under siege by another fleet of King Zhou's flying ships. As Jiang Jiya struggles to use the city's defense system properly, Daji uses her magic again to revive Shen Gong Bao, which turns him into an invincible monster.

The three heroes return with the Sword of Light to find Jiang Ziya being reverted to a young boy. They fight Shen Gong Bao, who during the fight kills Ji Chang. With his dying breath, Ji Chang passes his command and the sword to his son, Ji Fa. Ji Fa rushes to the Spring of Life and dives in to charge the sword. As the heroes draw Shen Gong Bao into the Spring of Life, Ji Fa emerges as the "Golden Dragon" with his charged sword and new golden armor, and kills the monster.

The movie ends with Ji Fa mobilizing his forces for a counter attack and flies his fortress towards the Shang kingdom, while King Zhou turns into the Black Dragon awaiting for the heroes to attack, with a baby Jiang Ziya in their possession.

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