The Japanese Media Appreciation Club

at DePaul University


JMAC Winter Intercession: The “Save the Date!” Edition

Greetings JMACers,

So how ’bout them finals… I hope you’re finding some self-affirmation during the coming week, but if not, Matsuoka Shuzo can provide some for you. :)

JMAC has been invited to an AnimeChicago meet up this Saturday! On November 21st, Anime Chicago’s is hosting a symposium titled "Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga" (totes not like Tezuka was a topic of discussion during one of our social hours this quarter or anything, whaat). At this event, there will be presentations by English Tezuka scholars and a display of iconic memorabilia. Our own JMAC president, Eric, will be in attendance! For more info about the event and to reserve (free) tickets, check out AnimeChicago’s event page.

If you’re sticking around in the Chicago area during the December intercession, JMAC is hosting two social outings! The first outing is on Wednesday, December 9th to Christkindlmarket in the downtown Daily Plaza. Christkindlmarket is an open-air Christmas festival that brings international flair (and super delicious foods) to Chicago’s downtown area.

The second event is on Saturday, December 12th for Mochitsuki ("pounding rice cakes") at the Midwest Buddhist Temple. This is a cultural social event that’s held to bring good health for the coming year. (More info about mochitsuki can be found here!) Save the dates for JMAC’s two outings, Christkindlmarket and Mochitsuki, during the month of December~

Attached is the final PointPoint for fall quarter. This week’s slides are Christmas themed! The slides feature this month’s manga about a fellow named Yuuma (+his carnivorous dinosaur girlfriend) and also feature a Japanese music video sung by JMAC Head PR’s favorite Korean boy band.

Hope to see you at one of these upcoming events, and good luck on finals~

Strenuously yours,
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website

FQ Week 10.pdf


JMAC FQ Week 10: Cosplay Panel and the General Meeting~

Greetings JMACers!

This is typically the section of the weekly email where I provide some sort of encouragement or witty insight into life. Or lack thereof. Yes. (btw download Neko Atsume, a cat collecting app. highlight of my week right there.)

Some Reminders

Geek ‘Til Dawn is tonight, November 13th! This event is DeFrag’s biggest event of the quarter, an all-night lock-in at DePaul’s CDM building on the loop campus. Check-in begins at 6pm in the CDM lobby for a night of video games, board games, movies, and other nerdy nonsense~ JMAC will be presenting showings of One Punch Man, Psycho-Pass, Summer Wars and Mardock Scramble. ^.^

As as a final reminder, the Japanese American Service Committee is hosting their annual Holiday Delight – Kodomo Matsuri (Children’s Festival) tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th. If you’d like to volunteer and help out at this event, email us at JMAC with “JASC Volunteering” in the subject line!

Next Meeting: Fall Quarter Week 10

Next week’s meeting is the last one of the quarter! Join us on Monday, November 16th from 4-9pm in room 325 of the Lincoln Park Student Center. This week’s social hour will begin at 4pm, which will be a panel about cosplay.

In lieu of a weekly showing, we have the most important meeting of the quarter: the General Meeting! All are invited to offer their opinions on previous JMAC meetings/events and offer suggestions for how to make the club better during the winter quarter.

The general meeting is also when we, the members of JMAC, select winter quarter’s social hours (social activities), weekly showings (viewing activities), and running series (routine viewing activities). Browse through the showing archive on our website to get a gist of showings we’ve already shown~

We’ll conclude our final fall quarter meeting with the last two episodes of our live action running series The Hero Yoshihiko and the Demon King’s Castle.

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 9)

Attached is the PowerPoint from our last meeting, themed with Japanese novels in honor of National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo. (You can do it, November novel writers!) These slides also feature a comedic manga about human/dinosaur coexistence and a music video of the opening to last quarter’s running series. (Can you guess which opening it is?) :P

Stay snazzy, JMAC!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website

FQ Week 9.pdf


JMAC FQ Week 9: Witch Hunt and Animatrix

Hi everyone,

This is the calm before the storm, the time before a dreaded finals week and a Thanksgiving feast in the distance; but what’s in the immediate foreground? Ah yes, it’s National Nachos Day! Have some fun and treat ‘yo self (w/nachos) before the finals storm hits. (:

Some Reminders

Next week is DeFrag’s biggest event of the quarter: Geek ‘Til Dawn. This event is an all night lock-in at the DePaul CDM building. Let your geek flag fly all night long with board games, video games, movies and more~ JMAC will be collaborating with DeFrag to provide anime showings all night long!

On next Saturday, November 14th, the Japanese American Service Committee is holding a community event called Holiday Delight – Kodomo Matsuri (Children’s Festival). Though this event features taiko performances, traditional dancers and food vendors, JASC is seeking volunteers for this event! If you’d like to volunteer, email us with "JASC Volunteering" in the subject line to get in contact with former JMAC vice president Monse for more info about the opportunity!

Next Week’s Meeting: Fall Quarter Week 9

Next week’s meeting will take place on Monday, November 9th from 4-9pm in room 325 of the Lincoln Park Student Center. We’ll kick off our meeting with a social hour hunting down evil-doing witches in a social/semi-tactical game of Witch Hunt.

Join us around 5:30ish for Animatrix, the upcoming weekly showing! This American-Japanese animated movie is… actually a compilation of nine short animated films? Which details the backstory of the Matrix universe? Nice.

There are only a few episodes left of our live action running series The Hero Yoshihiko and the Demon King’s Castle. Join us ’round 7:30pm to continue on with Yoshihiko’s adventures!

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 8)

Attached are the slides from week 8! This week’s theme is a part of a recurring series about Japanese mythology, with a Pokemon version for this week. The slides also feature a new manga for the month of November and a music video by the artists of the 18th One Piece opening~

Have an awesome weekend, everyone!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website

FQ Week 8.pdf