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January 9th Meeting

Happy New Year! Come join us while we bring to mind our acquaintance with the series from last year. The King and Kirin of En will reminisce about events from 500 years ago in The Twelve Kingdoms, Arusu, Eva, and Shiela struggle to reunite with their friends in Tweeny Witches, Hachimaki returns to his family in Planetes, Suzu revisits an old friend in Tactics, and the students of Seio Academy recall old legends in Otoboku. Also, don't forget that the cliffhanger episode from Bottle Fairy will receive a resolution.

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 #10
(Subtitled, Fantasy)
"Shadow of the Moon, the Sea of Shadow, Chapter 10" - After being whisked away from her normal high school into a harsh feudal world with monsters, Youko Nakajima has successfully left the hostile country of Kou and made it into the prosperous country of En. There, she meets the King of En, who helps her learn more about her situation.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

13:00 Tweeny Witches #10 (aka 19-20)
(Subtitled, Fantasy Action Comedy)
"Backs Against the Wall" and "Magical Girl Squad" - In Wizard Kingdom, magical human Arusu, apprentice witches Sheila and Eva, and male magic-user Sigma become separated. Arusu is saved by a warlock named Wil, while Eva is captured and subjected to unseen horrors. Having learned more of what is happening, they must now reunite, complete their objective, and return to the realm of witches.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

13:25 Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok #5
(Subtitled, Mythical Mystery)
"Challenge of the Phantom Thief, Frey" - The Mysterious Thief Frey taunts police by announcing his robberies in advance. Initially, Loki of the Enjaku Detective Agency dismisses the thief as a mere attention seeker, but he changes his mind when he learns more. This episode also has a real police detective, cosplay, and a flying pig.
— Subtitled by ADV Films

13:55 Tactics #15
(Subtitled, Folklore and Fantasy)
"The Fading Song of the Summer Cicadas" - Kantaro Ichinomiya is a struggling author and folklore researcher, and Suzu is the little girl who regularly visits him. In this episode, Suzu invites Kantaro, Haruka, and Yoko to visit a mountain villa that her father rented seven years ago. When they arrive, they are told that Suzu's friend Chikage, the owner's wife, has died in the meantime. But has she?
— Subtitled by Manga Entertainment

14:20 Bottle Fairy #10
(Subtitled, Sugar and Spice Silliness)
"January" - Four little fairies (Kururu, Chiriri, Sarara, Hororo) are trying to become human, and they play a game to start the year right.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

14:35 Abunai! Break time!
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15:25 The Adventures of Mini-Goddess #30-31
(Subtitled, Parody and Comedy in a Convenient Mini Size)
"Female Detective Skuld's First Case" and "Goddess Love Theater - Goddess Blade" - "Female Detective Skuld's First Case" and "Goddess Love Theater - Goddess Blade" - Someone stole Skuld's ice-cream, Gan-chan's dinner cheese and Urd's salty pickled squid. Then, the cloaked swordswoman Skuld and The Mysterious Blue Swordsman must rescue Belldandy from an evil temple in a windswept desert.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

15:45 The Twelve Kingdoms #11
(Subtitled, Fantasy)
"Shadow of the Moon, the Sea of Shadow, Chapter 11" - High school student Youko Nakajima listens to the story of the Taika who rule the kingdom of En.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

16:15 Samurai Champloo #6 (16+)
(Subtitled, Samurai Mayhem)
"Stranger Searching" - The girl Fuu is still searching for the samurai with sunflowers, but she and her accompanying samurai, Jin and Mugen, still need to eat. So, our protagonists enter an eating contest.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

16:40 Planetes #13
(Subtitled, Science Fiction)
"Scenery with a Rocket" - Human have littered space, but Half Section can't clean up the garbage at the moment because they lost their ship in a terrorist attempt to clean humans out of space. Instead, Hachimaki, Tanabe and Yuri vacation on Earth with Hachi's mother and rocket-crazy kid brother.
— Subtitled by Bandai Entertainment

17:10 Otoboku #4
(Subtitled, Cute Cross-Dressing Comedy with Frivolous Fan Service)
"Sleeping Beauty Behind the Door That Won't Open" - Mizuho Miyanokouji is a young boy whose grandfather left behind a will asking him to attend Seio Academy – a school for girls. Amazingly, Mizuho was elected as the school's Elder. Mizuho now learns that the position of Elder is associated with many responsibilities, traditions, legends, and ghost stories.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

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