For the 20th anniversary of No-Name Anime, we celebrate our history by watching the momentous "mockumentary" inspired by the history of GAINAX and by joining Spike and Jet as they learn about early video media in their own way.
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!
Magic Users Club #5-6
(Subtitled, Magical Mayhem)
The mysterious Bell has been alerted to magic, and it visits the Magic Users Club's city to learn more. Although President Takeo had told Sae, Aburatsubo, Nanaka and Aikawa to avoid using magic, the Bell locates the students and threatens their survival, culminating in a showdown between magic users and aliens.
— Subtitled by Anime Works
Cowboy Bebop #18
(Subtitled, Sci-Fi Western)
"Speak Like a Child" - Jet was recounting the story of Urashima Taro and the Tamatebako to Spike and Ed when a turtle delivers to the Bebop crew their own blast from the past. Trying to decipher the package leads Jet and Spike to a much older and much changed future earth. While slow and steady won the race, it's not whether you win or lose... Do your best, do your best!
— Subtitled by Bandai Entertainment
Abunai! Break time!
Random trivia: Beverly Hills 90210 is an American drama series that aired October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on Fox and then on numerous networks around the world. The original arc starred Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty as Brandon and Brenda Walsh, twin siblings who were experiencing the culture shock of moving from Minnesota to Beverly Hills.
Otaku no Video
A true treat for true fans of any genre, Otaku no Video ("Fan's Video") is an outrageous mockumentary that combines the superb animation that made GAINAX one of Japan's best-loved animation studios with truly strange interviews with "real animation fans." The result is a thinly fictionalized history of GAINAX that segues into a truly strange SF adventure. (Description from AnimEigo. For more information about the references in Otaku no Video, please see their liner notes.)
— Subtitled by AnimEigo