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May 11th Meeting

Robots! Aliens! Um... Guitars!

...and silent, secretive woodland spirits.

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 Spice and Wolf #9 (TV-14)
(Subtitled, Feudal Finance Fantasy)
"Wolf and the Shepherd's Lamb" - For the journey to the next town, Craft hires Nora the shepherd for "protection against wolves". Holo is characteristically displeased.
— Subtitled by A.D.Vision

12:30 Kino's Journey #9
(Subtitled, Slice-of-Life Adventures)
"Land of Books" - When Kino travels to the land of books, the fine line between reality and fiction starts to blur.
— Subtitled by FUNimation Entertainment

12:55 Sound of the Sky #13
(Subtitled, Fantasy Slice-of-Life Drama)
"The Sound of the Sky / Dream's Horizon" - Kanata wants to know everyone else's life dreams, and then she decides on her own.
— Subtitled by Nozomi Entertainment

13:25 FLCL #1 (TV-14)
(Subtitled, Surreal Sci-Fi Escapades)
Naota's older brother has gone to America for baseball, so the brother's girlfriend Mamimi now hangs around with Naota. Suddenly, Haruko shows up, smacking people with her guitar, and claiming to be an alien. And indeed it would seem that getting hit with the guitar eventually causes unexpected results...
— Subtitled by Synch-Point

13:50 Abunai! Break time!
FanimeCon is later this month. Old-timers can reminisce about when it was so small that Registration and Artist Alley were in the convention's main building.

14:30 My Neighbor Totoro (Subtitled, Family Fairy Tale)
In this Miyazaki classic from 1988, Satsuki Kusakabe and her younger sister Mei move with their father to an old, run-down house in a small rural town close to the hospital where their mother is currently recuperating. As they slowly explore their new home and surroundings, they start to encounter some of the supernatural creatures in the woods, and eventually Totoro. Strange and mysterious, Totoro is not easily understood, but clearly wants to protect the children from harm during this difficult time for this family.
— Subtitled by Disney

16:00 Squid Girl #8
(Subtitled, Sea of Sci-Fi Silliness)
Ika Musume gets sick and the cure is to eat shrimp. Or not. Then, it's time for the sand castles and umbrellas.
— Subtitled by Anime Works

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May 05, 2013