Next Club Meeting: July 20, 2024, at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Anime Viewing Schedule for May 14, 2022

 A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Fountaindale Public Library
          11:15 - 12:05   Tokyo 24-ku ep. 4-5
          12:05 - 12:55   Heike Monogatari 5-6
          12:55 - 1:25     Club Meeting
          1:25 - 2:15       Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 eps. 1-2
          2:15 - 3:05       Attack on Titan: FINAL Season Part II Ep 7-8
          3:05 - 4:43       Bubble [Movie]
"I need to punch something!"
Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Board Room, Second Floor 
From 11:15 AM to 5:00 PM

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
Don't miss the exciting anime series: Tokyo 24-ku and Heike Monogatari
11:05 - 12:05    Tokyo 24-ku 4-5
Tokyo 24-ku
Plot Summary: An artificial island in Tokyo Bay—Kyokutou Houreigai Tokubetsu Chiku (Far East Special District), commonly known as the 24-ku (24th Ward). Childhood friends Ran, Kouki, and Shuuta, who were born and raised there, have different family backgrounds, hobbies, and personalities, but always hung out together. However, their relationship changes drastically in the wake of a certain incident. At the first anniversary memorial of the incident, the three friends happen to meet again and their phones begin to ring simultaneously. The phone call is from a supposedly dead friend, urging them to "choose the future." The three will try to protect their beloved 24th Ward and the future of its people in their own ways.

12:05 - 12:55    Heike Monogatari 5-6
Heike Monogatari
Plot Summary: The Taira clan, also known as the Heike, holds immense authority over Japan. When a young girl, gifted with an odd eye that allows her to see the future, foolishly disrespects the clan, her father pays the price of her crime with his life. Soon after, as fate would have it, Taira no Shigemori—the eldest son of the clan leader—stumbles upon the same unfortunate girl, who now calls herself "Biwa." Biwa informs him that the downfall of the Heike is imminent. After learning of the great injustice Biwa suffered at the Heike's hands, Shigemori vows to take her in and care for her rather than let her be killed. In an era of rising military tension, the Heike are in the midst of a cunning struggle for power, and bloodstained war is on the horizon. Shigemori, whose eyes allow him to see spirits of the dead, is both anxious and hopeful to prevent his clan's demise. Biwa, however, is reluctant to reveal the future to him and must adapt to her new life filled with both happiness and sorrow in this pivotal chapter in Japanese history.

12:55 - 1:25     Club Announcements
Anime Highlights
Multiverse of Madness
Movie Trailers
The Owl House
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
New Anime in 2022

1:25 - 2:15    The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 eps. 1-2
The Rising of the Shield Hero
Plot Summary: Naofumi continues to watch over Seyaette, as well as overseeing Rishia's training, who struggles to keep up due to her low base stats. They are suddenly attacked by bat familiars, and while Raphtalia and Filo easily dispose of them, Naofumi becomes perturbed when the countdown for the Waves stops. He and the other Heroes are summoned to Queen Mirellia, who reveals that a beast known as the "Spirit Tortoise" has awakened and has begun its rampage through several territories, asking for their assistance. The other Heroes hastily decline and leave, with Naofumi the only one to accept. Rishia continues to feel distraught over not being good enough for Itsuki, so Raphtalia suggests also becoming Naofumi's slave so she can gain his EXP boost; she's reluctant but ultimately agrees. As the party travels to the Spirit Tortoise Kingdom, Filo communicates with Fitoria, reminding Naofumi of the Heroes fate should they refuse to work together. Reaching the Kingdom, they overhear from civilians that the three Heroes were supposedly killed by the Tortoise, but Fitoria confirms they're still alive. They're then attacked by more incoming tortoise familiars, with Naofumi forced to unleash his Wrath Shield to finish them off. In the aftermath, they're approached by a hooded woman, who tells him to kill her.
2:15 - 3:05    Attack on Titan: FINAL Season - Ep. 7-8
ATTACK on TITAN: Final Season
Plot Summary: Gabi Braun and Falco Grice have been training their entire lives to inherit one of the seven titans under Marley's control and aid their nation in eradicating the Eldians on Paradis. However, just as all seems well for the two cadets, their peace is suddenly shaken by the arrival of Eren Yeager and the remaining members of the Survey Corps. Having finally reached the Yeager family basement and learned about the dark history surrounding the titans, the Survey Corps has at long last found the answer they so desperately fought to uncover. With the truth now in their hands, the group set out for the world beyond the walls. In Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season, two utterly different worlds collide as each party pursues its own agenda in the long-awaited conclusion to Paradis' fight for freedom.
3:05 - 4:43    Bubble [Movie]
B  U  B  B  L  E
Plot Summary: In the near future, the world is overcome by bubbles that break the laws of reality. An explosion at Tokyo Tower concentrates all the bubbles in Tokyo, but makes the city uninhabitable. Various young folk defy the restrictions, and live there anyway, using parkour tournaments as a means to barter and trade supplies. In one parkour team, the Blue Blazes, a young man, Hibiki, is an exceptional parkour talent, but he avoids others due to a hearing ultrasensitivity. Tokyo Tower continues to be an impossible location to get to because of gravity anomalies. One day, Hibiki attempts to climb the tower because he hears a woman's song, and believes he sees a boy there. He almost makes it, but ends up falling into the ocean, where his final exhale combines with some of the bubbles to make a mysterious young woman. She is clearly new to being a human, but learns quickly from others. Hibiki names her "Uta" ("Song") because she knows the song he hears in his head. Uta and Hibiki train parkour together, beating a team called the Morticians / Undertakers, however, in one final catch, when Uta touches Hibiki, her arm fades away into bubbles. Bubble activity starts up again, so the Tokyo residents need to flee. Uta goes to Tokyo Tower to stop it. Hibiki goes to save her....

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