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For Ages:  13 and up
When:  Every Thursday
Time:  4:00-6:00pm

[contact Melissa for more information]



About the Program

The WCPL Anime Club is a program for teens who have an interest or passion for Japanese animation, manga, and cosplay, among other things.  The group meets every Tuesday to watch new episodes of favorite shows, share stories, and just generally bond over a common interest - anime.




For Current Members

Episodes Watched on 05/20/14
Princess Tutu - Episode #1:  The Duck and the Prince
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Episode #1:  Reunion
Steins;Gate - Episode #2:  Time Travel Paranoia

If You Missed An Episode
There are a number of places you can watch anime online to catch up.  Talk to Melissa for some suggestions if you're not familiar with certain websites.  Your fellow club members might also have some suggestions.  Also contact Melissa if you need the most up-to-date listing of episodes watched at the previous meeting.




For Potential Members

We currently watch the following series:
(info from Anime News Network)


Princess Tutu
13-year-old ballet student Ahiru is clumsy, good-hearted, and sweet... and has a big secret.  The mysterious Drosselmayer morphed a young duck into a girl to give her a mission: help a Prince get the parts of his heart back.  With that in mind, she morphs into Princess Tutu, whose magical dances ease the pain and purify bad feelings.



Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
The endless cycle of hatred and death that befell the small village of Hinamizawa continues.  Rika Furude, who is the sole witness of all these tragedies, tries to find a way out of it with her friends' help, without knowing if there is one after all.


Steins;Gate (English Dub)
The microwave is a time machine.  Okarin proved it.  The self-annointed mad scientist nuked bananas into some gelatinous version of the future.  Or maybe it was the past.  Doesn't matter.  No one thought he could do it, but he did it anyway.  He sent text messages through time to people he knew.  To his friends.  Some of them female.  Pretty.  He should have been more careful.  He should have stopped.  Tampering with the time-space continuum attracts unwelcome attention.  Clandestine organizations of nefarious origins take notice.  SERN.  Always watching.  Okarin knows; he can feel their eyes.  That's why he started the top secret Future Gadget Lab.  To stop them.  You should join.  We get to wear lab coats, and it's dangerous.  Danger is exciting because it's deadly.  The microwave is a time machine.





FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is anime?
Anime is short for Japanese animation!  We don’t refer to it as “cartoons”, because anime is more than that – it’s a culture.  And it’s definitely not “just for kids”.

When does the WCPL Anime Club meet?

The Anime Club meets every Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  For the most up to date anime schedule, check the monthly calendar or contact Melissa @

Who can attend the WCPL Anime Club?

We take anyone thirteen and up. 
We do not accept members under the age of thirteen.

What is the anime rated?  
The anime we view is rated TV14 and TVPG.  If an anime is rated TVMA, we will watch this program last, so people can leave if they wish.

Who picks the shows the club watches?
The club as a whole.  Voting works as follows.  Melissa will announce ahead of time that a voting day will be coming up and ask for screening suggestions.  She'll then attempt to get the first episodes of shows for screening.  On voting day, the club will watch the pilot (i.e. first episode) of several different series.  At the end of club, Melissa will hand out voting ballots, which members will fill out in secret and hand back to her before they leave.  Any member not present on voting day still has the opportunity to vote thru e-mail up to that Friday.  Melissa will then reveal the results at the next club meeting.

Does the club do anything other than watch anime?
Not at this time. Club members looking to do more should look into the library's other teen programs or ask about our Adopt-a-Shelf program for teens needing community service hours.