The Japanese Media Appreciation Club

at DePaul University

Weekly Meetings SQ 2022, Monday 4-9pm

Running Series: Arakawa Under the Bridge

3/28 – LPSC 324
Social Hour: Introductions and Icebreakers
Weekly Showing Theme: Back to School

4/4 – LPSC 324
Social Hour: Spring Anime Panel
Weekly Showing Theme: Live Action

4/11 – LPSC 324
Social Hour: How to Draw Anime
Weekly Showing Theme: Educational

4/18 & 4/21 – LPSC 324
Social Hour: Anime Jeopardy
Weekly Showing Theme: Sports

4/25 – LPSC 324
Social Hour: Cosplay Panel
Weekly Showing Theme: Romance

5/2 & 5/5 – LPSC 324
Social Hour: Cards Against Anime
Weekly Showing Theme: Survival

5/9 – LPSC 324
Social Hour: Monster Prom
Weekly Showing Theme: College

5/16 – LPSC 324
Social Hour: Jackbox
Weekly Showing Theme: Magic

5/23 – LPSC 324
Social Hour:
Weekly Showing Theme: Old Live Action

5/30 – LPSC 324
Social Hour: General Meeting
Weekly Showing Theme: Apocalyptic

Weekly Meetings WQ 2022, Monday 4-9pm

Running Series : Scissor Seven

01/03 – Online In Discord
Social Hour: Introductions and Icebreakers
Weekly Showing Theme: Disaster

01/10 – Online In Discord
Social Hour: Winter Anime Panel
Weekly Showing Theme: Anime about Anime

01/17 No Meeting

01/24 – LPSC 324
Social Hour: Among Us
Weekly Showing Theme: Magical

01/31 – LPSC 324
Social Hour: Beyond Japan Panel
Weekly Showing Theme: Beyond Japan

02/07 LPSC 324
Social Hour: 4 Pics 1 Anime
Weekly Showing Theme: Made to Sell Games

02/14 LPSC 324
Social Hour: Monster Prom
Weekly Showing Theme: Romance

02/21 LPSC 324
Social Hour: Anime Jeopardy
Weekly Showing Theme: Student Council

02/28 LPSC 324
Social Hour: Cards Against Anime
Weekly Showing Theme: Live Action

03/07 LPSC 324
Social Hour: General Meeting
Weekly Showing Theme: Music

JMAC Upcoming Event: Spring Banquet

Hello JMACers,

The end of the year is upon us, so best of luck finishing up final papers and projects to round off the quarter/school year. (Also, congrats to those who are graduating this year!)

Join JMAC one last time for a casual lunch outing this Sunday, June 4th. Meet up at 12:00pm at Brownstones in the Lincoln Park Student Center, and we will leave for the restaurant at 12:30pm. Our reservation is at Pho 777 at 1pm, located off the Argyle red line stop. Hope to see you there!

Welp, this is the final JMAC email from me… the amazing Stacy will handle all JMAC secretary duties from here on out!

Stay well, JMACers, it’s been an honor to be your scribe for the past two years. :)
~Sara S.
JMAC Secretary 2015-2017


JMAC SQ Week 10: Auction, Geek Til Dawn and Osaka Gardens(?)

Hello JMACers,

Though the spring quarter is beginning to wind down, it’s all the more reason to finish off the academic year strong and to make the most of the remainder of the quarter, that is, with awesome events~

The JMAC Auction

JMAC will have its largest fund-raising event of the year tomorrow, Friday, May 26th: the JMAC Auction. Stop by Arts & Letters room 103 from 12-5pm for a chance to bid on anime and anime-related swag! Attend the auction for a raffled off PS3, a banana-eating contest, and for many more tier-related prizes!

Geek Til Dawn

Tomorrow, Friday, May 26th, is DeFrag’s Geek Til Dawn, an event held all night long in the CDM building on DePaul’s loop campus. The theme this quarter is “Friend or Foe.” Registration begins at 6pm in the CDM lobby for a night of geeking out!

JMAC will be present at the event to screen anime and other forms of Japanese media all night long! Check out the powerpoint for a full list of our theme-specific showings and showtimes.

Osaka Gardens Outing(?)

Though there will be no official JMAC meeting this Monday, May 29th (aka Memorial Day), JMAC will host an outing to the Osaka Gardens in Chicago’s Jackson Park neighborhood.

If the weather cooperates, JMAC will meet up in the DePaul Center at 11am and leave at 11:30am to take the #6 bus at State & Jackson. Stay up to date on the current status of the event via JMAC’s Facebook profile.

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 9)

Check out the final powerpoint of the 2016-17 school year. It’s themed with cool pictures taken at Anime Central 2017!

This is final powerpoint features May’s manga of the month, a bittersweet slice of life manga, and a video of a j-rock band I’d highly recommend to see live in concert. :)

Best wishes,
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary


JMAC SQ Week 9: Socializing and the General Meeting

Greetings JMACers,

T’was the night before ACen, when all thro’ campus, not a student was stirring, waiting for a con so stupendous~
okay, but what even rhymes with “campus” in this context, gimmie a break…

The JMAC Photoshoot at ACen

The third largest anime convention in the U.S. begins tomorrow: Anime Central (aka ACen). JMAC will hold a casual meet-up/photoshoot on the first day of the convention: Friday, May 19th at 4:30pm (group photo at 4:45pm) (click here for the photoshoot locations). A badge is not necessary to attend the photoshoot, so we hope to see you there!

The JMAC Auction

On Friday, May 26th from 12-5pm in Arts and Letters room 103, JMAC will have its yearly fundraiser: the JMAC Auction. This event features generously donated anime-related swag to bid on and to keep as your own! All funds from this event go directly toward club events (e.g. voice actor, masquerade prizes) for the coming year.

If you have items you’d like to donate for the auction, please email us at dpujmac-at-gmail-dot-com with your donations and starting bid (preferably before the day of the auction).

Next Week’s Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 9

Join us for the final JMAC meeting of the academic year this Monday, May 22nd from 4-9pm in room 314B of the Lincoln Park Student Center. For this final meeting of the year, the social hour will be casual socializing~

Instead of a weekly showing, JMAC will have a general meeting. This is the time of the quarter where you, the members, tell us about how we’re doing as a club through compliments and constructive criticisms. (Lowkey, this is also when we decide the upcoming social hours, weekly showings and running series for the fall quarter, so please do bring your suggestions!)
And finally, join us for the conclusion of our running series for the spring quarter, Nichijou.

Last Week’s Powerpoint (Week 8)

Check out last week’s powerpoint, themed with pictures of adorable pets in cosplay!

Also view the slides to know the fantasy manga for the month of May and to see a music video of a song that was used as the opening theme for Atom: The Beginning.

Have a superb weekend!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary, ACen attendee