Fall 2017 Schedule

Regular Meeting Time

Friday evenings
8:00pm
Searles 315

Fall 2017 Screening Schedule

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September

Week 1 (9/8/17) Free for all

Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa takes place in a world where humanity once built great flying cities. A catastrophe later destroyed all of these majestic creations, forcing the human race to once again live on the ground. Despite these setbacks, humanity still has a passion for flight and explores the skies with planes and airships. A young girl named Sheeta is on one such airship, having been abducted by the government agent Muska. When the ship is attacked by the air pirate Captain Dola, Sheeta takes the opportunity to escape.

Saved by the grace of luck and magic, Sheeta is found by a young boy named Pazu. The two later discover that Sheeta’s amulet is the key to finding Laputa—a legendary castle that is said to be the greatest of the flying cities. Together these new friends head out to find the castle and unravel its mysteries before the greedy and evil people of the world do.

(from MyAnimeList)

Other recs from the night:

  • Re:creators
  • Spirited Away
  • Porco Rosso
  • Yuri on Ice
  • Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade works
  • Kimi no Na wa

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Week 2 (9/15/17) Ghibli

When an Emishi village is attacked by a fierce demon boar, the young prince Ashitaka puts his life at stake to defend his tribe. With its dying breath, the beast curses the prince’s arm, granting him demonic powers while gradually siphoning his life away. Instructed by the village elders to travel westward for a cure, Ashitaka arrives at Tatara, the Iron Town, where he finds himself embroiled in a fierce conflict: Lady Eboshi of Tatara, promoting constant deforestation, stands against Princess San and the sacred spirits of the forest, who are furious at the destruction brought by the humans. As the opposing forces of nature and mankind begin to clash in a desperate struggle for survival, Ashitaka attempts to seek harmony between the two, all the while battling the latent demon inside of him. Princess Mononoke is a tale depicting the connection of technology and nature, while showing the path to harmony that could be achieved by mutual acceptance.

(from MyAnimeList)

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Week 3 (9/22/17) School life

(apologies, I couldn’t find any other trailer besides the dub)

Haruhi Fujioka is a bright scholarship candidate with no rank or title to speak of—a rare species at Ouran High School, an elite academy for students of high pedigree. When she opens the door to Music Room #3 hoping to find a quiet place to study, Haruhi unexpectedly stumbles upon the Host Club. Led by the princely Tamaki, the club—whose other members include the “Shadow King” Kyouya, the mischievous Hitachiin twins, and the childlike Haninozuka “Honey” and his strong protector Mori—is where handsome boys with too much time on their hands entertain the girls in the academy.

In a frantic attempt to remove herself from the hosts, Haruhi ends up breaking a vase worth eight million yen and is forced into becoming the eccentric group’s general errand boy to repay her enormous debt. However, thanks to her convincingly masculine appearance, her naturally genial disposition toward girls, and fascinating commoner status, she is soon promoted to full-time male host and plunged headlong into a glitzy whirlwind of elaborate cosplays, rich food, and exciting shenanigans that only the immensely wealthy Ouran Host Club can pull off.

(from MyAnimeList)

Other recs from the night:

  • Assassination Classroom
  • My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, As I Expected (SNAFU)
  • Garden of Words
  • Freezing
  • Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
  • Highschool DxD
  • Golden Time
  • Angel Beats
  • Baka & Test
  • Trinity Seven
  • When Supernatural Battle Becomes Commonplace
  • Aura: Koga Moryuin’s Last War
  • Nyaruko
  • Toradora
  • D.Frag
  • Robotics;notes
  • (search “K project”)
  • Clannad
  • Girl who Leapt through Time
  • Monthly Girl’s Nozaki-kun
  • Honey and Clover

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Week 4 (9/29/17) Psychological
  • Psycho-Pass (4 of 22 episodes watched)
  • Episodes @ 23 minutes each.

Justice, and the enforcement of it, has changed. In the 22nd century, Japan enforces the Sibyl System, an objective means of determining the threat level of each citizen by examining their mental state for signs of criminal intent, known as their Psycho-Pass. Inspectors uphold the law by subjugating, often with lethal force, anyone harboring the slightest ill-will; alongside them are Enforcers, jaded Inspectors that have become latent criminals, granted relative freedom in exchange for carrying out the Inspectors’ dirty work.

Into this world steps Akane Tsunemori, a young woman with an honest desire to uphold justice. However, as she works alongside veteran Enforcer Shinya Kougami, she soon learns that the Sibyl System’s judgments are not as perfect as her fellow Inspectors assume. With everything she has known turned on its head, Akane wrestles with the question of what justice truly is, and whether it can be upheld through the use of a system that may already be corrupt.
(from MyAnimeList)

Other recs from the night:

  • Blast of Tempest
  • Parasyte
  • Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)
  • Re:Zero
  • Monster
  • Paprika
  • Welcome to the NHK
  • Ultimate Survivor Kaji
  • Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)

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October

Week 5 (10/6/17) Free for All (Happy Fall Break!)

Striking fear into the hearts of mortals, the Demon Lord Satan begins to conquer the land of Ente Isla with his vast demon armies. However, while embarking on this brutal quest to take over the continent, his efforts are foiled by the hero Emilia, forcing Satan to make his swift retreat through a dimensional portal only to land in the human world. Along with his loyal general Alsiel, the demon finds himself stranded in modern-day Tokyo and vows to return and complete his subjugation of Ente Isla—that is, if they can find a way back!

Powerless in a world without magic, Satan assumes the guise of a human named Sadao Maou and begins working at MgRonald’s—a local fast-food restaurant—to make ends meet. He soon realizes that his goal of conquering Ente Isla is just not enough as he grows determined to climb the corporate ladder and become the ruler of Earth, one satisfied customer at a time!

Whether it’s part-time work, household chores, or simply trying to pay the rent on time, Hataraku Maou-sama! presents a hilarious view of the most mundane aspects of everyday life, all through the eyes of a hapless demon lord.

(from MyAnimeList)

Other recs from the night:

  • Girl who Leapt through Time
  • Fairy Tail
  • Attack on Titan
  • Tatami Galaxy

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Week 6 (10/13/17) Sports

Reeling from his crushing defeat at the Grand Prix Finale, Yuuri Katsuki, once Japan’s most promising figure skater, returns to his family home to assess his options for the future. At age 23, Yuuri’s window for success in skating is closing rapidly, and his love of pork cutlets and aptitude for gaining weight are not helping either.

However, Yuuri finds himself in the spotlight when a video of him performing a routine previously executed by five-time world champion, Victor Nikiforov, suddenly goes viral. In fact, Victor himself abruptly appears at Yuuri’s house and offers to be his mentor. As one of his biggest fans, Yuuri eagerly accepts, kicking off his journey to make it back onto the world stage. But the competition is fierce, as the rising star from Russia, Yuri Plisetsky, is relentlessly determined to defeat Yuuri and win back Victor’s tutelage.

(from MyAnimeList)

(also adding the opening ’cause it’s just so damn good)

Other recs from the night:

  • Kuroko no Basket
  • Also a bunch of sports-anime related vines and parodies and abridged. Search “ProZD tic tac toe” and “If UNO was an anime” and “50% off”

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