Japanese Visual Culture Club

Anime for Fall 2015:

Gankutsuo (7:10 P.M.) - Gankutsuou is an anime loosely based on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. It tells the story of Albert Morcerf, a young aristocrat who happens to befriend a wealthy nobleman, The Count of Monte Cristo, through a series of bizarre events. Fascinated by the Count's charm, Albert invites him to meet his friends and family, all of whom happen to be part of the upper class society of Paris, France. Unfortunately, little does Albert realize that the Count has ulterior motives in mind.

(copypasted synopsis from http://myanimelist.net/anime/239/Gankutsuou)

In Tokyo's downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless "Black Rider" who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.

Ryuugamine Mikado has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo. Witnessing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. But as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, along with Ikebukuro's most colorful inhabitants, are mixed up in the commotion breaking out in their city.

Read more at http://myanimelist.net/anime/6746/Durarara!!#PSuPZ2oTJBAHm0RL.99
In Tokyo's downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless "Black Rider" who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.

Ryuugamine Mikado has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo. Witnessing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. But as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, along with Ikebukuro's most colorful inhabitants, are mixed up in the commotion breaking out in their city.

Read more at http://myanimelist.net/anime/6746/Durarara!!#PSuPZ2oTJBAHm0RL.99
In Tokyo's downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless "Black Rider" who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.

Ryuugamine Mikado has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo. Witnessing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. But as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, along with Ikebukuro's most colorful inhabitants, are mixed up in the commotion breaking out in their city.

Read more at http://myanimelist.net/anime/6746/Durarara!!#PSuPZ2oTJBAHm0RL.99
In Tokyo's downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless "Black Rider" who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.

Ryuugamine Mikado has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo. Witnessing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. But as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, along with Ikebukuro's most colorful inhabitants, are mixed up in the commotion breaking out in their city.

Read more at http://myanimelist.net/anime/6746/Durarara!!#PSuPZ2oTJBAHm0RL.99

 

 

 

Himouto! Umaru-chan (7:50 P.M.) - Umaru is a renowned beautiful 16-year-old girl in town, living with her elder brother Taihei. She acts a perfect sister with a kind heart, intelligence and popularity, who everybody admires. So who would believe how true Umaru is at home? Sleeping, gaming, watching TV, eating junk food, drinking cola… that's almost all she does at home, leaving all the housework to her brother.

Her camouflage is so perfect that when one of her classmates visits her home by surprise and witnesses “true Umaru," she pretends as if she is Umaru's younger sister. Taihei is always swayed by Umaru's gap between ostensible face and spoiled life, but he cannot hate his comical and somehow lovable cute little sister!

(copypasted from http://myanimelist.net/anime/28825/Himouto!_Umaru-chan)

 

 

Ore Monogatari!! (8:20 P.M.) - With his muscular build and tall stature, Takeo Gouda is not exactly your average high school freshman. However, behind his intimidating appearance hides a heart of gold, and he is considered a hero by the boys for his courage and chivalry. Unfortunately, these traits do not help much with his love life. As if his looks are not enough to scare the opposite sex away, Takeo's cool and handsome best friend and constant companion Makoto Sunakawa easily steals the hearts of the female students—including every girl Takeo has ever liked.

When Takeo gallantly saves cute and angelic Rinko Yamato from being molested, he falls in love with her instantly, but suspects that she might be interested in Sunakawa. With his own love for Yamato continuing to bloom, Takeo unselfishly decides to act as her cupid, even as he yearns for his own love story.

(copypasted from http://myanimelist.net/anime/28297/Ore_Monogatari!!)

 

Schedule for Spring Term 2016:

2/6 - Nichijou Episodes 1-2, Sakamichi No Apollon episode 1, Trigun episodes 1-2

2/13 - Nichijou Episodes 3-4, Sakamichi No Apollon episode 2, Trigun episodes 3-4

2/20 - Nichijou Episodes 5-6, Sakamichi No Apollon episode 3, Trigun episodes 5-6

2/27 - Nichijou Episodes 7-8, Sakamichi No Apollon episode 4, Trigun episodes 7-8

3/6 - Nichijou Episodes 9-10, Sakamichi No Apollon episode 5, Trigun episodes 9-10

3/13 - Nichijou Episodes 11-12, Sakamichi No Apollon episode 6, Trigun episodes 11-12

3/20 - Nichijou Episodes 13-15, Sakamichi No Apollon 7, Trigun episodes 13-15

3/27 - NO MEETING SPRING BREAK FRIDAY :)

4/3 - NO MEETING GOOD FRIDAY :(

4/10 - Nichijou Episodes 16-17, Sakamichi No Apollon episode 8, Trigun episodes 16-17

4/17 - Nichijou Episodes 18-19, Sakamichi No Apollon episode 9, Trigun episodes 18-19

5/24 - Nichijou Episodes 20-21, Sakamichi No Apollon episode 10, Trigun episodes 20-21

5/1 - Nichijou Episodes 22-23, Sakamichi No Apollon episode 11, Trigun episodes 22-23

5/8 - Nichijou Episodes 24-26, Sakamichi No Apollon episode 12, Trigun episodes 24-26

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