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WCPL Home Youth Booklists Adopt-A-Book

 

For Ages:  13 and up
When:  Every Tuesday
Time:  5:00-7:00 PM

[contact Melissa for more information]

 

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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.

 

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For Current Members

Episodes Watched on 08/27/13
Lovely Complex - Episode #8:  Comeback Impossible!  Major Heartbreak!
Sword Art Online - Episode #18:  To The World Tree
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Episode #9 (Broadcast Order):  Someday in the Rain
Eden of the East - Episode #10:  Who Killed Takizawa Akira?


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.

 

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For Potential Members

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

 
 

Lovely Complex
Risa Koizumi, taller than the average girl, and Atsushi Ootani, shorter than the average guy - their constant bickering and comical love-hate relationship is well-known throughout the school.  They act similarly and love the same music, and their friendship is full of laughing, shouting at each other, and of course, lots of jokes about one another's height.  But when Risa notices her feelings for Ootani growing, she's worried.  She doesn't known if he can ever see her as more than a friend.  With her friends rooting for her, she struggles to make him see how she feels about him, and that a romantic relationship between a tall girl and a short guy can work.

 
 
 

 

Sword Art Online
The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives.  After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito - a very powerful swordsman - and his friends take on a quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad.

 

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
On the first day of high school, a beautiful girl named Haruhi Suzumiya introduces herself as having "no interest in ordinary humans".  She asks for any aliens, time travelers, sliders, or espers to join her.  Watching her weird behavior is Kyon who sits in front of Haruhi and is the only person who talks to her.  When Kyon comments about Haruhi's joining every club in school and then quitting he unwittingly gives Haruhi an idea to start her own after school club.  Thereafter, Kyon and several others find themselves dragged, literally, into the Save Our World By Overloading It With Fun Suzumiya Haruhi's Brigade (the S.O.S. Brigade for short).

 

 

 

Eden of the East
On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan.  However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon forgotten by almost everyone.  Then, three months later... Saki Morimi is a young woman currently in the United States of America on her graduation trip.  But just when she is in front of the White House, she gets into trouble, and only the unexpected intervention of one of her fellow countrymen saves her.  However, this man, who introduces himself as Akira Takizawa, is a complete mystery.  He appears to have lost his memory...

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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 @
miyabita@gmail.com.


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.