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September 11th Meeting

Satoshi Kon passed away on August 24, 2010. To honor his memory, we will be showing Millennium Actress, the story of a life through film-colored memories. Satoshi Kon wrote the story, directed the movie, and even worked on the character designs. In our regular series, the characters reminisce and deal with their memories as well. Youko is haunted by memories of attempted assassination in Twelve Kingdoms, Haruka tries to regain his memories in Tactics, Jin and Mugen peek into Fuu's memories in Samurai Champloo, and Kirino and Ishida remember the antics of their missing teammate Saya 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 Cedar Room. Just follow the signs!

12:00 The Twelve Kingdoms #30
(Subtitled, Fantasy)
"Great Distance in The Wind, The Sky at Dawn - Chapter 8" - Queen Youko is staying in a village to learn about her country from Enho, but she is haunted by memories of attempted assassination. After meeting Rakushun in an inn, Shoukei is captured by the officials of Ryuu province for stealing from Queen Kyou. Suzu and Asano met a sick boy named Seishuu and are traveling to Kei so he can be cured. People meet and part again.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

12:30 Tactics #23
(Subtitled, Folklore and Fantasy)
"A Snowy Landscape of Glass" - Spiritualist Kantaro Ichinomiya is having difficulties with Haruka after Minamoto Raiko and his team has made repeated attempts to reawaken the memories of the demon-eating goblin.
— Subtitled by Manga Entertainment

12:55 Tweeny Witches #18 (aka 35-36)
(Subtitled, Fantasy Action)
"Collapse" and "Escape" - The magic world approaches doomsday, and the Grande of the warlocks wants to "save" his world using dark magic which requires the True Book of Spells held by human Arusu. Arusu is in Wizard Kingdom to exchange the True Book of Spells for her father's freedom when the Wizard Kingdom starts to disintegrate.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

13:25 Samurai Champloo #12 (16+)
(Subtitled, Samurai Mayhem)
"The Disorder Diaries" - Jin and Mugen try to find more information about the samurai who smells of sunflowers by sneaking a peek at Fuu's diary and her memories of their journey. Or not.
— Subtitled by Geneon Animation

13:50 Abunai! Break time!
We have more schedule changes. To compensate for having to leave by 4:45pm, our regular meetings now start at noon. Also, the library is closed on October 9th for Columbus Day, and so for next month only, we will meet on the first Saturday, October 2nd.

14:40 Millennium Actress
(Subtitled, Mind-bending Masterpiece)
Fujiwara Chiyoko was once the star actress of Ginei Studios. Although she had avoided the public for 30 years, the actress agrees to an interview with Genya Tachibana, who gives her a key. Past events merge with past roles as Chiyoko reminisces about her life.
— Subtitled by DreamWorks

16:10 Bamboo Blade #4
(Subtitled, Action and Adventure)
"Pink and Blue" - Muroe High kendo coach Toraji Ishida (also known as Kojiro-sensei) is assembling a kendo team to battle his friend's Machido High team. Inspired by the Blade Bravers, Ishida-sensei assigned colors to his members: yellow for captain Kirino, red for kendo prodigy Tama, pink (and black) for Miya-miya, and blue for missing member Saya. As Tama works with Miya-miya, Ishida and Kirino reminisce about Saya.
— Subtitled by FUNimation Entertainment

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