The Japanese Media Appreciation Club

at DePaul University


JMAC WQ Week 9: Asian Ball-Jointed Doll Panel and THE iDOLM@STER

Hello JMACers,

Hope everyone’s last full week of February has been well! I was tempted to mention finals in the opening line of this email, but I’m not quite ready to think about that yet… D:

Next Week’s Meeting: Winter Quarter Week 9

Join us for the next meeting for the quarter on Monday, February 29th (leap year day!) from 4-9pm in room 380 of the Lincoln Park Student Center.

Our social hour starts at 4pm, and it will be a panel about Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls, which are dolls with a realistic image (oftentimes influenced by anime) that are produced in Japan, South Korea and China.

Next week’s weekly showing will be The iDOL@STER, an anime that follows 13 girls from the talent agency 765 Production. Each girls dreams of becoming a top idol, and the series follows how each girl develops her image as an idol, her struggles, and her ongoing relationship with the producer.
Official endorsement from JMAC president Eric: Makoto is best girl.

And finally, we will continue watching our second running series for the winter quarter, Terror in Resonance.

Last Week’s PowerPoint: WQ Week 8 (aka JMAC Week 17)

To those who didn’t make it in time for last week’s PowerPoint (like me throughout this entire quarter, lol), you’ll find the slides attached to this email!

The slides for this week are themed with famous Japanese shrines and temples! The slides also feature a horror-themed manga of the month and a music video from the group who performed the opening of Death Parade.

Stay suave, JMAC!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website

WQ Week 8 .pdf


JMAC WQ Week 8: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Panel and Garzey’s Wing

Hi there JMACers,

So how ’bout that stomach virus going ’round campus… The cold/flu season is almost over, so take care of yourselves during this last stretch of the season. (I mean it’s surprisingly warm today in Chicago bUT STILL gotta be vigilant!)

Next Week’s Meeting: Winter Quarter Week 8

The next JMAC meeting will take place on Monday, February 22nd from 4-9pm in good ol’ room 380 of the Lincoln Park Student Center. Join us at the start of social hour for a panel about JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure!

Our weekly showing will be a complete screening of Garzey’s Wing (a true gem of anime, by which I mean it’s HORRIBLE, but that’s what makes it great). In this (so bad it’s glorious) 3-episode OVA, college student Chris suddenly gets his spirit hijacked by wings of light and must somehow fight in an ancient rebellion using the power of "Garzey’s Wing."

And as always, join us at approx. 7:30pm for a screening of the second of our two running series Terror in Resonance.

Last Week’s PowerPoint: WQ Week 7 (aka JMAC Week 16)

Attached are the slides from last week’s meeting, themed with Funny Miiverse Posts to laugh at to take a load off of stress. Be sure to check out the manga of the month about horror-filled short stories as well as a Vocaloid music video of the week!

Take is steady, JMAC, and stay in good health too!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website

WQ Week 7.pdf


JMAC WQ Week 7: Ninja/Dance Party and Black Cat

Good evening JMACers,

A special thanks for everyone who joined us last Saturday for our Voice Actor Event with Kyle Hebert! Hope everyone enjoyed his panels and his amazing presence!

If you’d want to touch base with him, Kyle’s Facebook page is KyleHebertVO and twitter handle @kylehebert. Be sure to check him out (and his humble opinions** of our beloved club).

Next Week’s Meeting: Winter Quarter Week 7

Our next meeting will not take place in the Student Center, but rather in Arts & Letters room 314 from 4:15-9pm. Join us on Monday, February 15th for a game of Ninja and spontaneous dance party, led and DJ’d by Head of PR Nicole~

After the weekly PowerPoint slides, our showing for the week will be Black Cat. This anime is follows Train Heartnet, an infamous cold-blooded assassin, working for an organization that secretly controls the world. After encountering the mysterious bounty hunter Saya, he begins to question the morality of his actions.

And finally, join us at approx. 7:30pm as we continue our second running series for the winter quarter, Terror in Resonance, a suspenseful series that follows criminal masterminds Nine and Twelve, carrying out heinous plans of terror.

Last Week’s PowerPoint: WQ Week 6 (aka JMAC week 15)

Check out the slides from last week themed with sculptures from the Sapporo Snow Festival! The slides also feature a manga about a not so run-of-the-mill pet shop and a music video that was the opening to Gintama 2015.

Stay serendipitous, JMAC!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

**And without further ado, allow me to redirect you to Kyle Hebert’s shout out to Saturday’s attendees and afterthoughts of JMAC’s parting gift ≧◡≦

JMAC Website

WQ Week 6.pdf


JMAC WQ Week 6: Kyle Hebert’s Event, Cybersix and Tsubasa

What’s up JMACers,

Hope everything’s going well. Whether it’s a looming midterm or That Big Project™ on your mind, you gotta keep at it and do your best!

JMAC’s Voice Actor Event with Kyle Hebert!

The Japanese Media Appreciation Club welcomes the incredibly talented voice actor Kyle Hebert to DePaul University this weekend! Kyle Hebert is best known as The Narrator/Gohan from DragonballZ, Ryu from Street Fighter, and Kamina from Gurren Lagaan.

This event will take place this Saturday, February 6th in SAC room 254 from 12-4pm. The voice actor event will consist of a panel, a Q&A session, and a meet-and-greet! Remember to bring questions for Kyle Hebert and merchandise for him to sign for this event. Lunch will also be served!

If you’re friends with JMAC DePaul on Facebook, RSVP for this event through the group’s event page, or simply contact us through email and tell us you’re coming~

Next Week’s Meeting: Winter Quarter Week 6

Join us on Monday, February 8th from 4-9pm in room 380 of the Lincoln Park Student Center. We’ll start at 4pm with a screening of an animated sci-fi series Cybersix for this upcoming social hour.

After a PowerPoint presentation, we’ll screen our weekly showing Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. When Princess Sakura begins to lose her memories, her childhood friend Syaoran must travel throughout the multiverse collecting feathers to recover her memories.

This week will be the start of the second of our two running series, Terror in Resonance. In an alternate version of the present, terrorists attack Tokyo and upload cryptic videos of their upcoming attacks onto the internet. As the world searches for the masterminds, two teenaged boys carry out their heinous plans and spark paranoia across Japan.

Last Week’s PowerPoint: WQ Week 5 (aka JMAC Week 14)

Attached you’ll find the slides for week 5, themed with the filmography of Kyle Hebert (get hyped for Saturday!) :D This week’s slides also feature a new manga for the month of February and a music video from a k-pop band branching out into the Japanese music scene.

Stay strong JMAC!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website

WQ Week 5.pdf