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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Anime Viewing Schedule for August 12, 2017

A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Wood Dale Public Library
"Time to Destroy Stuff!" 
Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm

10:15 - 11:05    Gamers! 3-4
11:05 - 11:55    Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World 22-23
11:55 - 12:45    Knight's and Magic 1-2
12:45 - 1:35      Princess Principal 3-4
1:35 - 2:15        Club Meeting / Announcements
2:15 - 2:40        Little Witch Academia (2017 TV series) ep 11
2:40 - 3:30        Saga of Tanya the Evil 3-4
3:30 - 3:55        Restaurant to Another World 2
3:55 - 4:45        Made in Abyss 3-4

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
Start watching the exciting anime series: Made in Abyss and Princess Principal!
10:15 - 11:05    Gamers! 3-4
G a M e R s !
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] One day, Keita Amano, a high school boy who has no friends and spends time playing video game, is approached by the beautiful Karen Tendō about joining their school's Game Club. Smitten by Karen's offer, Keita is slightly disappointed that he wasn't the only one Karen asked to join, but ends up having fun playing FPS games with the other members. Ultimately, however, Keita decides against joining the Game Club as he prefers to play games for enjoyment instead of competition. This rejection hits pretty hard with Karen, who runs off in tears.

11:05 - 11:55    Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- eps 22-23
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    Knight's and Magic eps 1-2
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Knight's and Magic is set in a world where medieval knights use giant robots called Silhouette Knights to fight against demon beasts, magical ravenous animals that devour everything on sight. The protagonist is Tsubasa Kurata, a mecha otaku from Japan who gets killed in a car accident. Tsubasa is reincarnated in this new parallel world as Ernesti "Eru" Echavalier, a boy born into a noble family. Tsubasa's previous otaku memories inspire Ernesti into creating his own Silhouette Knight in order to defend his kingdom.

12:45 - 1:35    Princess Principal eps 3-4
Princess Principal
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Steampunk anime! With the discovery of a mysterious substance called "Cavonite", Albion was able to construct a fleet of airships that made Albion the dominant power in the world. However, after the London Revolution, the country was split between the Kingdom and Commonwealth of Albion. The "spy action" series follows five girls in 19th century London, a city within the Albion Kingdom divided into east and west by a large wall. The girls serve as undercover spies working for the Commonwealth who are enrolled as students at the prestigious Queen's Mayfair school. The girls make use of their individual abilities to remain active in the underground world of disguise, espionage, infiltration, and car chases.

1:35 - 2:15     Club Meeting / Announcements
San Diego Comic-Con!
New Anime Shows!

Atomic Blonde!
Dark Tower!

2:15 - 2:40    Little Witch Academia (TV series) ep 11
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 - 3:30    Saga of Tanya the Evil eps 3-4
Saga of Tanya the Evil
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] An atheist Japanese salaryman, in the moment of being murdered, is confronted by a self-righteous entity he refers to as "Being X" who condemns the man for not believing that "Being X" is God and sentences him to be reborn in a world that is similar to WWI Europe mixed with early aspects of World War II and magic, in an empire torn apart by countless wars with all nearby countries. The salaryman is reborn as a girl, Tanya Degurechaff. According to "Being X", if she's not able to die a natural death, or she refuses to have faith in Him, her soul will leave the circle and be sent to hell for the countless sins that Tanya has committed in her previous life. In search for an escape, Tanya decides to enter into the Empire's Mages Division and fight in the world war, hoping to reach a high enough rank as fast as possible to remain far from the battlefield and in this way avoid the risk of being killed. Even if she's now forced to speak with a young girl's lisp, Tanya soon turns into a ruthless soldier who prioritizes efficiency and her own career over anything else, even the lives of those beneath her, especially those that get on her bad side.

3:30 - 3:55    Restaurant to Another World ep 2

Restaurant to Another World
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] The Western Restaurant Nekoya (洋食のねこや Yōshoku no Nekoya) is a restaurant situated in a poor corner of an undisclosed Tokyo shopping district which offers non-Japanese cuisine, most of them from the Western hemisphere. It opens during usual business hours and closed during holidays and weekends. But secretly it is open on Saturdays, as on this particular day it creates doorways to another world inhabited by elves, dragons, animal men and other fantastic creatures, who enter the restaurant and partake on its menu, with some of them even being regular patrons.

3:55 - 4:45    Made in Abyss 3-4
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] The story is centered around an orphan girl named Riko who lives in the town of Ōsu on an island in the sea of Beoluska. The city surrounds a strange, giant hole going deep into the earth, which is commonly called the Abyss. The Abyss harbors artefeacts and remnants of a civilisation long gone, and is therefore the popular hunting spot for so-called Cave Raiders, who undertake arduous and dangerous descends into the mist-filled pit to recover whatever relics they can find. However, the deeper one goes into the Abyss, the more he is afflicted by a progressively fatal malady called the Curse of the Abyss; few who have descended into the lower regions have returned to tell of their experiences. Riko's goal is to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a master Cave Raider (a White Whistle) and solve the mysteries of the Abyss. One day she explores the caves and discovers a robot who resembles a human boy.

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