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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Anime Viewing Schedule for February 16, 2019

A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Wood Dale Public Library
Is this Comic-Con?

Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm
10:15 - 11:05   Planet With 9-10
11:05 - 11:55   Karakuri Circus 7-8
11:55 - 12:45   Hinamatsuri 11-12 (end)
12:45 - 1:15     Club Meeting / Announcements
1:15 - 2:05       Megalo Box 12-13 (end)
2:05 - 2:55       S.S.S.S. Gridman 7-8
2:55 - 4:35       Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (Feature Presentation)

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
 
Don't miss the exciting anime series: Karakuri Circus and S.S.S.S. Gridman
ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW

10:15 - 11:05    Planet With 9-10
Planet With
Plot Summary: [Source: MyAnimeList] Kuroi Souya is a high schooler living a peaceful life despite having no memories of his past. One day, however, his town is attacked by one of the mysterious Nebula Weapons. Together with the cat-like "Sensei" and the gothic lolita Ginko, Souya gets dragged into a battle against... seven superheroes who protect the town! What is Souya's reason to fight? The answer lies in his memories.


11:05 - 11:55    Karakuri Circus 7-8
Karakuri Circus
Plot Summary: [Source: MyAnimeList] The story centers around three main characters, Masaru Saiga (才賀 勝 Saiga Masaru), Narumi Kato (加藤 鳴海 Katō Narumi), and Shirogane (Eleanor) (しろがね (エレオノール)) and combines the settings of a circus, alchemy, and karakuri puppets into one story filled with mystery and action. The story starts when Masaru's father dies and leaves 18 billion yen of inheritance solely to him. His siblings (all from different mothers) and his uncle set out to either kill or abduct Masaru to make all the money their own. By coincidence, Narumi ends up rescuing Masaru with the help from Shirogane. As each episode progresses, a 200-year-old tragedy is uncovered and the mystery of the origin of the Shirogane, Automatons, and the Zonapha syndrome unfolds. Each of the main characters are tied in reincarnation cycle that is the result of the tragedy of 200 years ago. After the third volume of manga, the story splits into two separate but related arcs. Narumi Kato joins the other Shirogane to battle against Automatons (auto-mannequins) to cure the world of Zonapha syndrome. Meanwhile, Eleanor and Masaru Saiga join the circus and attempt to live a normal life but their fate are still heavily linked to their pre-determined destiny. The events triggered by either Narumi Kato or Eleanor side of the story were mentioned on each other's story, sometimes directly affect one another. After a while, during the climax of the story, the two paths came to a cross. Every member of the Shirogane group and Karakuri Circus has to save the world from Z.O.N.A.P.H.A syndrome and its utter destruction. More importantly, bring the 200 years cycle of tragedy and hatred to an end.



11:55 - 12:45    Hinamatsuri 11-12 (end)
Hinamatsuri
Plot Summary: [Source: myanimelist] One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in handy for his yakuza business, but he also runs the risk of her using them on him! Not to mention, if she doesn't use her powers, she will eventually go berserk and destroy everything around her. Nitta and Hina's strange life together is just beginning...


12:45 - 1:15     Club Meeting / Announcements
Happy New Year!
Movies
Best Anime of 2018
Manga and Comics
Trailers
Cosplay
Reviews
New Anime in 2019


1:15 - 2:05    Megalo Box 12-13 (end)
MEGALO BOX
Plot Summary: [Source: myanimelist] "To be quiet and do as you're told, that's the cowardly choice." These are the words of Junk Dog, an underground fighter of Megalo Box, an evolution of boxing that utilizes mechanical limbs known as Gear to enhance the speed and power of its users. Despite the young man's brimming potential as a boxer, the illegal nature of his participation forces him to make a living off of throwing matches as dictated by his boss Gansaku Nanbu. However, this all changes when the Megalo Box champion Yuuri enters his shabby ring under the guise of just another challenger. Taken out in a single round, Junk Dog is left with a challenge: "If you're serious about fighting me again, then fight your way up to me and my ring." Filled with overwhelming excitement and backed by the criminal syndicate responsible for his thrown matches, Junk Dog enters Megalonia: a world-spanning tournament that will decide the strongest Megalo Boxer of them all. Having no name of his own, he takes on the moniker of "Joe" as he begins his climb from the very bottom of the ranked list of fighters. With only three months left to qualify, Joe must face off against opponents the likes of which he has never fought in order to meet the challenge of his rival.


2:05 - 2:55    S.S.S.S. Gridman 7-8
S.S.S.S. GRIDMAN
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad Gridman is about three computer-savvy kids, Naoto, Yuka and Ippei create their own videogame super-hero, but then discover it's possessed by an inter-dimensional police officer Gridman. Pursuing an evil program called Kahn Digifer, he merges with Naoto and fights Kahn Digifer's digitized monsters (created by social misfit Takeshi) in order to prevent the computerized demon from wreaking havoc on the town of Sakuragaoka and the entire Human World.



2:55 - 4:35    Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (Feature Presentation)
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Following the events of Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, the Aratrum is unable to contact Haruo and the rest after their encounter with the original Godzilla. The Captain orders that if drones do not find survivors by forty-eight hours, the Aratrum will withdraw from Earth. 

Haruo Sakaki is rescued by a native girl named Miana and has his wounds treated with a strange powder. She belongs to an indigenous tribe called the "Houtua", surviving descendants of humans. The Houtua recover Haruo's surviving team and hold them for questioning. Miana and her twin sister Maina use telepathy to communicate with their guests to understand their reasons for burning their lands. 

After the Houtua realize the group was after Godzilla, the twins inform Haruo that their god was destroyed by Godzilla and left behind an egg. With an understanding that Haruo is waging war against Godzilla and not the Houtua, they are released, but the twins accompany them as both protective guides and observers. The group is attacked by a swarm of wormlike creatures, but they are able to fight them off with the twins' help. During the fight, Galu-Gu realizes that the twins' arrowheads are laced with "nanometal", a remnant of Mechagodzilla. They are then attacked by a pack of Servums, but Metphies arrives with some other survivors and drives them off. 

Galu-Gu explains that the nanotechnology that built Mechagodzilla somehow survived and in the past 20,000 years, it has steadily self-replicated and expanded itself. With this fact, the Bilusaludo tell Haruo and the rest that they can win against Godzilla with the nanometal, which prompts Haruo and the rest of the crew to remain on Earth and continue the original plan to defeat Godzilla. They manage to make contact with the Aratrum, which takes the few crew members who wished to leave and agrees to stay in orbit. Tracing the source of an energy signature they detected, they discover the nano-materials have rebuilt the former facility that held Mechagodzilla, which Galu-Gu dubs as "Mechagodzilla City".

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