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December 12th Meeting

Get into the spirit of the winter holidays with a special Christmas episode of You're Under Arrest, a Bottle Fairy exploration of Japanese year-end traditions, and our annual extra-long break.

Showings are presented in Japanese language audio with English subtitles and are suggested for ages 13 and over unless otherwise specified. Starting times are approximate: Come early! No-Name Anime meetings are presented in and co-sponsored by the Santa Clara City Central Park Library. Many thanks to the library for hosting our meetings! This month, we're in the Cedar Room. Just follow the signs!

12:30 The Twelve Kingdoms #9
(Subtitled, Fantasy)
"Shadow of the Moon, the Sea of Shadow, Chapter 9" - After surviving her journey through hostile territories with harsh conditions and vicious monsters, Youko Nakajima finally reaches the prosperous kingdom of En. The people of En are more generous and she meets new and old friends, but the monsters and jealous ex-classmate Yuka Sugimoto are still hot on her trail.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

13:00 Tweeny Witches #9 (aka 17 & 18)
(Subtitled, Fantasy Comedy)
"Wizard Kingdom" and "The True Wizard" - Magical human Arusu, apprentice witches Sheila and Eva, and treacherous male magic-user Sigma reach the amazing Wizard Kingdom, where they go undercover and hope to free the fairies that have been captured by the wizards.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

13:25 Samurai Champloo #5 (16+)
(Subtitled, Samurai Mayhem)
"Artistic Anarchy" - Searching for the samurai who smells of sunflowers doesn't put food on the table, so wild samurai Mugen and calm samurai Jin try to earn money while the girl Fuu encounters a very strange artist.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

13:55 Bottle Fairy #9
(Subtitled, Sugar and Spice Silliness)
"December" - Four little fairies (Kururu, Chiriri, Sarara, Hororo) try to emulate the human culture around them. Christmas isn't a very big holiday in Japan, so the fairies learn how to prepare for the new year in this cliffhanger episode.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

14:10 Abunai! Break time!
It's the winter celebration and anniversary party for No-Name Anime, so come join us for the last meeting of the year! Bring your stamped frequent viewer cards to make the celebration even merrier!

Also, "Ousouji" is the Japanese tradition of performing a "large cleaning" to give the new year a fresh start. No-Name Anime will be cleaning out our paper mailing list at the end of 2009. We hope you will enjoy our electronic schedules, but if you prefer to continue receiving paper copies of the schedule in the mail, please renew your subscription by filling out the mailing list sign-up sheets at the meeting or by following the instructions on our Contact page. For those who convert to the web page or electronic mailing list, thanks in advance for helping us save paper. Also, a big thank you to the Santa Clara City Library and all of our attendees for another great year!

15:20 You're Under Arrest #11
(Subtitled, Crime Comedy)
"Santa Claus Panic!" - When a girl named Maho witnesses a robber dressed as Santa Claus, Tokyo police officers Miyuko and Natsumi decide that they are going to catch this thief and also deal with any other weird Santa characters they encounter.
— Subtitled by AnimEigo

15:45 Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok #4
(Subtitled, Mythical Mystery)
"My Dad's a Great Detective?!" - Loki of the Enjaku Detective Agency helps mystery enthusiast Mayura Daidoji remember events from ten years ago as her father investigates a mystery involving a beanstalk.
— Subtitled by ADV Films

16:15 Tactics #14
(Subtitled, Folklore and Fantasy)
"The Woman Who Loved Books" - Kantaro Ichinomiya is an author who writes about folklore, and his editor is the lovely Miss Reiko. This episode centers around Reiko, her love of books, an author even more troublesome than Kantaro, and a demon called Fuguruma Yohi.
— Subtitled by Manga Entertainment

16:40 Planetes #12
(Subtitled, Science Fiction)
"A Modest Request" - Half Section pilot Fee tries to relax, but her attempt is interrupted by a string of terrorist bombings instigated by a group that wants humanity to leave space. Look for a cameo by the ninjas!
— Subtitled by Bandai Entertainment

17:10 Otoboku #3
(Subtitled, Cute Cross-Dressing Comedy with Frivolous Fan Service)
"When Maidens Choose a Maiden" - Mizuho Miyanokouji is pretending to be a girl to attend Seio Girls' Academy as stipulated in his grandfather's will. Every year, the academy students vote for a fellow student to become their Elder, their symbol of excellence. Surely a boy can't be the most excellent girl at school, but that doesn't stop his friends from trying to get him elected.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

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