Next Club Meeting: December 10, 2022, at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Anime Viewing Schedule for June 10, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Wood Dale Public Library
"Let me guess... you're a BOY!" 
Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm

10:15 - 11:05    Macross Delta 23-24
11:05 - 11:55    Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World 18-19
11:55 - 12:45    91 Days 11-12 (End)
12:45 - 1:35      Dragon Dentist 2 (End)
1:35 - 2:30        Club Meeting / Announcements
2:30 - 2:55        Little Witch Academia (2017 TV series) ep 8
2:55 - 4:40        BLAME! (Movie)

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
Start watching the exciting anime series: Macross Delta and Little Witch Academia!
10:15 - 11:05    Macross Delta 23-24
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 18-19
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 11-12 (End)
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 2 (End)
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 - 2:30     Club Meeting / Announcements
Anime Central's 20th Anniversary!
New Sci-fi Shows!

Summer Movies!
Wonder Woman!
The Mummy!

2:30 - 2:55    Little Witch Academia (TV series) ep 8
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.

2:55 - 4:40    BLAME! [Feature Presentation]
BLAME! (Movie)
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Killy, a silent loner possessing an incredibly powerful weapon known as a Gravitational Beam Emitter, wanders a vast technological world known as "The City". He is searching for Net Terminal Genes, a (possibly) extinct genetic marker that allows humans to access the "Netsphere", a sort of computerized control network for The City. The City is an immense volume of artificial structure, separated into massive "floors" by nearly-impenetrable barriers known as "Megastructure". The City is inhabited by scattered human and transhuman tribes as well as hostile cyborgs known as Silicon Creatures. The Net Terminal Genes appear to be the key to halting the unhindered, chaotic expansion of the Megastructure, as well as a way of stopping the murderous horde known as the Safeguard from destroying all humanity.

Along the way, Killy meets and joins forces with a resourceful engineer named Cibo and several groups such as a tribe of human warriors called the Electro-Fishers. Cibo and Killy are often pursued by the Safeguard, who view any human without Net Terminal Genes as a threat to be extinguished on sight. Because of the size and nature of The City and the violent lives led by its inhabitants, there are virtually no recurring characters and any alliances made are short-lived.
The City is actually a structure that began on Earth. The mechanical beings known as Builders, which move around reforming and creating new landscapes, appear to have begun building without end, creating an enormous structure with little internal logic or coherence. The City appears to be organized into distinct floors, with layers of an unknown material called "the megastructure" between them. Traveling between floors is extremely difficult as the megastructure is almost indestructible and approaching the floor boundaries results in a massive safeguard response. Only a direct Gravitational Beam Emitter blast is known to have been capable of penetrating the megastructure.

The City, and the Builders, were once controlled by the Netsphere and the Authority but they have since lost the power to control the expansion of The City due to the chaotic and insecure manner of its growth. Without intervention by a user with Net Terminal Genes they cannot reestablish control over The City nor the Safeguards, whose original job was to eliminate any humans who try to access the Netsphere without Net Terminal Genes. The Safeguard now attempts to destroy all humans without the Net Terminal Gene as the degradation of The City has corrupted their true goals.

In regards to the scale of the structure, NOiSE, the prequel to Blame!, states in its final chapter that "At one point even the Moon, which used to be up in the sky above, was integrated into The City's structure". It has been suggested by Tsutomu Nihei himself in his artbook Blame! and So On that the scale of The City is beyond that of a Dyson sphere, reaching at least Jupiter's planetary orbit (for a radius of around 5.2 AU, or 778,547,200 km); this is also suggested in scenarios such as Blame! vol. 9, where Killy finds himself having to travel through a room roughly the size of Jupiter (roughly 143,000 km).

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