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March 13th Meeting

As winter transitions into spring, we look back to spring forward. The Twelve Kingdoms transitions into the next arc, the Bottle Fairies are about to transition into humans, and Tanabe and Hachimaki's relationship might even transition to the next stage. Past circumstances also bring new complications in Tactics, Samurai Champloo, and Otoboku.

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 Redwood Room. Just follow the signs!

12:30 The Twelve Kingdoms #14 & 22
(Subtitled, Fantasy)
"Interlude" and "A Message" - High school student Youko was chosen by Keiki to become the Queen of Kei in the fantasy land of the Twelve Kingdoms. Look back on her journey to the throne, and then spring forward to watch her reign.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

13:25 Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok #7
(Subtitled, Mythical Mystery)
"The Goddess Freya Awakens!" - As part of his latest plot to kill Loki, Heimdall brings back the goddess Freya from Loki's past. A hint leads Loki to an aquarium where he must find and eliminate the evil before someone is killed.
— Subtitled by ADV Films

13:55 Tactics #17
(Subtitled, Folklore and Fantasy)
"The Pretty Little Girl From England" - Folklore researcher Kantaro doesn't get along with his rival Hasumi. When Hasumi returns from England, he brings a new friend, a blond girl named Rosalie. While Hasumi doesn't believe in monsters or spirits, Rosalie can see them – lots of them. When a priest is found unconscious in a church, Kantaro's investigation leads him to this mismatched pair.
— Subtitled by Manga Entertainment

14:20 Bottle Fairy #12
(Subtitled, Sugar and Spice Silliness)
"March" - Four little fairies (Kururu, Chiriri, Sarara, Hororo) are ready to move forward, graduate, and become human. However, parting is such sweet sorrow, and they don't want to leave their friends behind.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

14:35 Abunai! Break time!
Flowers are often associated with spring. A popular playing card game in Japan is called "hanafuda" ("flower cards"). For people who are interested, Rob has offered to explain the game during break. Looking forward to possible showings next month, the information might be useful.

15:25 The Adventures of Mini-Goddess #32-33
(Subtitled, Parody and Comedy in a Convenient Mini Size)
"Quick Fix Division of the Tariki Hongan Temple" and "Fishing Journal" - Goddesses Urd and Skuld and Gan-chan the Rat start a new business, and their first client asks them to rescue her son. Urd challenges Gan-chan to a bass fishing contest.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

15:45 Tweeny Witches #12 (aka 23-24)
(Subtitled, Fantasy Action Comedy)
"Traitor Among the Witches" and "Light of Hope" - Magic-loving human Arusu was shipped off to the human world and separated from her friends, apprentice witches Sheila and Eva. Arusu meets the pirate Lenon and returns to her friends while time marches forward towards the impending end of the magic world.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

16:15 Samurai Champloo #8 (16+)
(Subtitled, Samurai Mayhem)
"The Art of Altercation" - Ever broke, Mugen, Jin, and Fuu pawn Jin's glasses to buy food. When the trio pass by an opponent seeking battle against a samurai named Jin who wears glasses, suspicions are cast on Jin's past.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

16:40 Planetes #15
(Subtitled, Science Fiction)
"In Her Case" - Tanabe and Hachimaki move forward with their relationship and go on a date, while Hakim of the Orbital Security Agency tries to catch up with criminals doing a deal on Station 7. We also learn about Half Section's hard-working Edel.
— Subtitled by Bandai Entertainment

17:10 Otoboku #6
(Subtitled, Cute Cross-Dressing Comedy with Frivolous Fan Service)
"Capprezio on a Summer Day" - Mizuho Miyanokouji is a young boy who dresses up as a girl to attend Seio Academy for Girls, as stipulated in his grandfather's will. It's now summer at Seio Academy, Mizuho's repeated avoidance of swim class awakens a blood rivalry between his childhood friend Maria and student body president Takako.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

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