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August 14th Meeting

Are you ready to go back to school? Mayura spends more time at school in Loki, and the other characters are already learning! In The Twelve Kingdoms, Youko learns about her country, Shoukei learns more about her father's reign, and Suzu learns that she's not as alone as she thinks. In Tactics, little Suzu learns more about Haruka, the demon-eating goblin, while in Tweeny Witches, the parents learn about magic and prophecy. Jin learns how to grill eel in Samurai Champloo, and we learn about kendo with Miya-miya in Bamboo Blade.

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 #29
(Subtitled, Fantasy)
"Great Distance in The Wind, The Sky at Dawn - Chapter 7" - Queen Youko, ex-princess Shoukei, and Kaikyaku Suzu all have lessons to learn, as the problems they thought they left behind threaten to catch up with them.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

13:00 Tactics #22
(Subtitled, Folklore and Fantasy)
"Blue Eyes" - Minamoto's attempt to reawaken Haruka's demon-eating nature has distanced the goblin from Kantaro. A seemingly innocent board game makes matters worse, and Suzu learns something she didn't want to know about Haruka.
— Subtitled by Manga Entertainment

13:25 Tweeny Witches #17 (aka 33-34)
(Subtitled, Fantasy Action Comedy)
"Dad's Alive" and "Promise" - Magic-loving human Arusu is living in a magical world with apprentice witches Sheila and Eva. The magical world is dying, the tradition-loving witches are creating chaos in their fear and panic, and the warlocks have captured Arusu's half-brother Lennon, believing him to be Arusu herself and in possession of the True Book of Spells. Arusu's father learns more about his daughter, and Lennon's mother learns about the meaning of magic.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

13:55 Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok #11
(Subtitled, Mythical Mystery)
"Transfer Student in Love" - Mythical exile Loki runs Enjaku Detective Agency along with sidekick Yamino and mystery-loving student Mayura. The student council head wants to disband Mayura's Mystery Society because the club has only one member and because the club room is often vacant. Mayura's predicament evokes the sympathy of the god Frey, who is known to Mayura as "Mr. Thief".
— Subtitled by ADV Films

14:20 Abunai! Break time!
The Santa Clara Library now closes at 5pm on Saturdays, so we need to finish our showing at 4:30pm and be out of the room by 4:45pm. The library has offered to let us start early, so we would like to learn more about whether people would like to show up earlier or take shorter breaks in future months.

15:10 Planetes #20
(Subtitled, Science Fiction)
"Tentative Steps" - Half Section protects space travel from dangerous debris. A year after Tanabe joined, it's time for the next class to arrive, and the group gets a new member. Meanwhile, Hachimaki and Hakim learn about teamwork and determination as they participate in another ethically questionable test to select the crew for the Jupiter-bound Von Braun.
— Subtitled by Bandai Entertainment

15:35 Samurai Champloo #11 (16+)
(Subtitled, Samurai Mayhem)
“Gamblers and Gallantry" - Mugen, Jin, and Fuu are still trying to earn enough money to search for the samurai who smells of sunflowers. Jin works for a food vendor and learns to grill eel, while Mugen teaches a beetle to win him some money.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

16:05 Bamboo Blade #3
(Subtitled, Action and Adventure)
"Black and Blue" - Kendo prodigy Tamaki Kawazoe has joined captain Kirino Chiba, but Muroe High teacher Kojiro needs three more girls on his kendo team if he wants to win all-you-can-eat sushi from his high school senpai. Kojiro now must train Dan Eiga's girlfriend, Miyako Miyazaki (known affectionately as Miya-miya), who might have more fighting spirit than her sweet demeanor suggests.
— Subtitled by FUNimation Entertainment

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