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April 4th Meeting

April is the time for spring and new beginnings. This month, we're starting three new series: Bottle Fairy, Tweeny Witches, and Twelve Kingdoms, in addition to continuing D'Eon, Fate/Stay Night, Tactics, Planetes, Code-E, Rumiko Takahashi Anthology, and Human Crossing.

As always, many thanks to the Santa Clara City Library for hosting our meetings. This month, we're in the Redwood Room. Just follow the signs.

12:30 Le Chevalier D'Eon #23 (TV-14-V)
(Subtitled, Supernatural Intrigue)
"Beloved, and Therefore..." - Queen Marie returns the Royal Psalms to the King and then accepts a poisoned drink from him. This has consequences for both Anna and the King. More of the background about the relationship between Lia and Maximilien is revealed.
— Subtitled by ADV Films

13:00 The Twelve Kingdoms #1 (13 up)
(Subtitled, Fantasy)
"Shadow of the Moon, the Sea of Shadow, Chapter 1" - Youko Nakajima thinks she's an ordinary high school student with rather ordinary teenage problems. She enjoys talking to her male friend Asano, and she tries to not associate with the class outcast Sugimoto. However, she keeps having vivid nightmares, and her ordinary life is about to become extraordinary.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

13:25 Fate/Stay Night #23 (13 up)
(Subtitled, Fantasy / Drama)
"Holy Grail" - No more love triangles. Shirou and Saber agree on a new goal: to destroy the Holy Grail. Opposing them are a master and servant from the previous Holy Grail War.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

13:55 Tweeny Witches #1 (13 up)
(Subtitled, Fantasy Comedy)
"Destiny – The Witch Realm" - Arusu is a normal 11-year-old girl who still believes in magic. She even wants to be a magician when she grows up. But when she falls off of the school roof, she finds herself landing in a magical realm with witches and fairies. Now she finds herself as an apprentice witch imprisoned for preventing the capture of a fairy she has befriended. What a way to start a new life as the only human in this magical realm!
— Subtitled by Anime Works

14:10 Bottle Fairy #1 (7 up)
(Subtitled, Sugar and Spice Comedy Edutainment)
"April" - Four little fairies (Kururu, Chiriri, Sarara, Hororo) and the elementary school child next door (Tama-chan) speculate about the strange culture around them. In Japan, April is marked by entrance ceremonies and flower viewing.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

14:25 Abunai! Break time!
To celebrate the new life of spring, how about trying new place for lunch, exploring some new books in the library, or making some new friends during break?

15:15 Rumiko Takahashi Anthology #6 (7 up)
(Subtitled, Slice of Life Comic Drama)
"As Long as You are Here" - With spring comes Easter, and Easter is the time for bunnies! OK, so the episode doesn't have that much to do with bunnies. Dohmoto-san was the terrifying owner of a company that went out of business. Still unemployed when his wife get sick, he tries to fill her part-time position at a bento shop. Will he drive that shop out of business too?
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

15:45 Human Crossing #13 (16 up)
(Subtitled, Slice of Life Drama)
"The Watershed" - In a bar, everybody might know your name, but sometimes, they know precious little else. Can what they know create enough of a river to wash away the past for a woman who committed murder?
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

16:10 Tactics #6 (13 up)
(Subtitled, Folklore and Fantasy)
A trolley running late at night with no conductor has narrowly missed running over people. Kantaro doesn't know how a demon could know how to drive a trolley, but he still agrees to investigate why "The Ghost Trolley Departs at 9:07 PM".
— Subtitled by Manga Entertainment

16:40 Planetes #4 (13 up)
(Subtitled, Science Fiction)
"Part of the Job" - Collecting debris in space is a dangerous job, and the Half Section certainly doesn't need some bigwig's son complicating their missions. It's too bad they get stuck with one who believes, "People who are smart, run fast or are good at music inherited those abilities from their parents. It's the same with money and power."
— Subtitled by Bandai Entertainment

17:05 Code-E #9 (unrated)
(Subtitled, Romantic Sci-Fi Comedy)
"About Marriage Interviews and Rivals in Love" - As if normal love triangles aren't complicated enough, the devastatingly clueless Kotaro Kannagi is the object of affection for both Sonomi Kujo, heiress to an extraordinarily wealthy family, and Chinami Ebihara, an exceptionally powerful Type E. High school drama meets apocalyptic EM pulses.
— Fansubbed

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March 29, 2009