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July 11th Meeting

Join our cast of anime characters for great adventures this summer! Youko continues her adventures in The Twelve Kingdoms, Kantaro takes an adventure to Bride Island in Tactics, Arusu journeys to the Port of Departure in Tweeny Witches, and Hachimaki goes to the moon in Planetes. The Bottle Fairy girls explore their imaginations, Kotaro ventures into his heart in Code-E, and we visit the past in Kara no Kyoukai and Rumiko Takahashi Anthology.

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

12:30 The Twelve Kingdoms #4 (13 up)
(Subtitled, Fantasy)
"Shadow of the Moon, the Sea of Shadow, Chapter 4" - Youko Nakajima, Yuka Sugimoto, and Ikuya Asano have been whisked away to another world. Landing in a country that blames foreigners for its misfortunes, the trio meets a woman named Takki who offers to find them a job with her mother. On their way, Youko starts seeing upsetting visions.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

13:00 Tactics #9 (13 up)
(Subtitled, Folklore and Fantasy)
"The Strange Tale of Bride Island" - Kantaro Ichinomiya is a struggling author and folklore researcher who helps people by exorcising supernatural spirits. When an island is plagued with mysterious events, Kantaro is sent to investigate – along with an old classmate and rival who doesn't believe in the supernatural.
— Subtitled by Manga Entertainment

13:25 Kara no Kyoukai - The Garden of Sinners #2 (unrated / mature)
(Subtitled, Suspense)
"Murder Inquiry (First Half)" - In the first episode, it was September 1998 when the mysterious Ryougi Shiki put an end to a string of suicides under the direction of her employer, Aozaki Touko. This second episode takes us back to 1995, when Shiki met her male friend, Kokutou Mikiya.
— Fansubbed

14:20 Bottle Fairy #4 (7 up)
(Subtitled, Sugar and Spice Silliness)
"July" - Four little fairies (Kururu, Chiriri, Sarara, Hororo) try to emulate the human culture around them. Tanabata might happen in July, but there's no time for that as they go on an adventurous summer vacation.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

14:35 Abunai! Break time!
The library is an immense collection of a huge selection of adventures. Maybe venture there during break!

15:30 Rumiko Takahashi Anthology #11 (7 up)
(Subtitled, Slice of Life Comic Drama)
"One-Day Dream" - A married salaryman gets invited to a high school reunion and indulges in fantasies about his high school crush.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

15:55 Tweeny Witches #4 (aka 7 & 8) (13 up)
(Subtitled, Fantasy Comedy)
"The Piskey's Fang" and "The Port of Departure" - Arusu was a normal human who landed in a magical realm in which witches use fairies to cast magic spells. She releases the fairies, landing apprentice witches Sheila and Eva in trouble, and now she has lost her father's magic book, which makes it difficult for her to get home. However, there's a rumor that failed witches are sent to the human world via the Port of Departure.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

16:20 Planetes #7 (13 up)
(Subtitled, Science Fiction)
"Extraterrestrial Girl" - It's the year 2075. The moon hosts a hospital for people who work in space, and Hachimaki meets a veteran astronaut and a girl who has been on the moon for 12 years.
— Subtitled by Bandai Entertainment

16:45 Code-E #12 (unrated)
(Subtitled, Romantic Sci-Fi Comedy)
"About Ruin and Restoration" - Chinami Ebihara is trying to be a normal high school girl. She's on a normal summer vacation and experiencing normal high school drama, but EM problems keep coming up.
— Fansubbed

15:10 The Adventures of Mini-Goddess #23-24 (13 up)
(Subtitled, Parody and Comedy in a Convenient Mini Size)
"Let's Form a Band, Side A & B" - Goddesses Urd and Skuld agree to form a band with Gan-chan the rat. In fact, they agree too much: they each want to be the lead vocalist and have the band named after them.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

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