The Japanese Media Appreciation Club

at DePaul University


JMAC SQ Week 5: Charades Against Humanity and The Devil is a Part-Timer

Hello there JMACers,

Ayyyy today is Earth Day~ We all like the earth. But I bet’cha there are some anime antagonists out there who want it obliterated. So we gotta protect it! And that’s what today’s for, right? Right!

Next Week’s Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 5

Join us next week for our 5th meeting of the spring quarter! We’ll be meeting on Monday, April 25th from 4-9pm in room 324 of the Lincoln Park Student Center. The social hour for next week will be Charades Against Humanity!

After the 5pm PowerPoint, our weekly showing will be The Devil is a Part-Timer. When Demon Lord Satan is beaten by the hero Emilia, he is forced to live in modern day Tokyo. Powerless in a world without magic, he becomes fast food worker Sadou Maou, determined to become climb the corporate ladder and become the ruler of Earth.

Next week we’ll begin the second half of our running series Gatchaman Crowds: Insight (aka the 2nd season of Gatchaman Crowds)! After a year of peace and prosperity in Tachikawa, the mysterious organization “VAPE” attacks Prime Minister Sugayama’s vehicle, and the Gatchaman warriors are called to action once again.

Last Week’s PowerPoint: SQ Week 4 (aka JMAC Week 23)

This week’s slides are themed with Anime Nonsense! Along with images of nonsensical anime, check out the slides to find April’s manga of the month (that gives you really deep things to think about). You’ll also find a really cute Vocaloid video as the featured music video of the week!

Stay grounded, JMAC~
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website

SQ Week 4.pdf


JMAC SQ Week 4: Touhou Panel and Kino’s Journey

Hello there, JMACers!

Welcome to spring, like, actual Chicago spring! I hope this weekend will go well and that everyone has an opportunity to enjoy this awesome weather. (fyi i’ll be in a locked room working on a research project… so enjoy the weather for me plz)

Next Week’s Meeting: JMAC Spring Quarter Week 4

Join us next week on Monday, April 18th from 4-9pm (and for the remainder of the quarter!) in room 324 of the Lincoln Park Student Center. Next week we’ll begin social hour at 4pm with an informative panel about the Touhou Project.

After the 5pm PowerPoint, our weekly showing will be Kino’s Journey, an anime that employs a time-travel motif to describe the road to self-discovery. Accompanied by his talking motorcycle named Hermes, Kino travels the world to learn as much as he can about new places before exploring new lands.

And as always, at approx. 7:30pm, join us for a screening of for our quarter-long running series Gatchaman Crowds~

Last Week’s PowerPoint: SQ Week 3 (aka JMAC week 22)

Attached are the slides to last week’s PowerPoint. It’s themed with Japanese folktales and timely spring cherry blossoms! During last week’s PowerPoint, the the JMAC Board announced new PR’s for 2016-2017 via a nifty announcement video made by Mark! (so be sure to check it out) :D

The slides from last week also feature a fantasy/thriller manga for the month of April, and a music video from a band that has done opening/ending songs to Psycho-Pass and Guilty Crown.

Here’s to a scenic spring, JMAC!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website

SQ Week 3.pdf


JMAC SQ Week 3: Spring Season Anime Panel and Mass Effect

Happy Friday, JMACers!

To the mathematics nerds out there, did you catch Square Root Day last Monday? (04/04/16) I mean, tbh I sorta forgot about it, but at least tomorrow’s date looks pretty cool! (04/09/16) (~even more perfect squares~)
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*casual website-only update* According to my father, apparently today (04/08/16) is “Factor Four Day,” so yeah, happy Factor Four Day, everyone! 8D

Next Week’s Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 3

Join JMAC for the third meeting of the Spring Quarter! Our next meeting will take place in good ol’ Lincoln Park Student Center on Monday, April 11th from 4-9pm in room 314B. We’ll be starting social hour at 4pm with a panel about this season’s spring anime!

After an extensive, arduous, decision-making process by senior board members, the JMAC 2016-2017 PR’s will be revealed during the 5pm PowerPoint. Be sure to join us for this anticipated announcement!

Our showing for next week will be Mass Effect: Paragon Lost. This animated movie and prequel to Mass Effect 3 follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega. While stationed on a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his troops must battle against an alien threat known as the Collectors and defend the colony at all costs.

And as always, join us as we continue screening this quarter’s running series Gatchaman Crowds.

Last Week’s PowerPoint: SQ Week 2 (aka JMAC Week 21)

Check out the PowerPoint slides from last week, themed with Miitomo, the <new> mobile app by Nintendo! There’s also a new manga for the month of April (that just-so-happened to be an ongoing anime last season, ohho) and a music video from the band that made its big break from the anime Black Butler.

T’is all I have for ya for this week. Stay solid, JMAC!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website

SQ Week 2.pdf


JMAC SQ Week 2: Transformation Symposium, Hannibal Panel and Pumpkin Scissors

Hiya there JMACers,

Hope everyone had an fantastic first week of classes. Have you ever walked into the wrong classroom by mistake? If you did, laugh it off! I’m sure the awkward experience will make a great story to tell!

AnimeChicago’s Transformation Symposium

AnimeChicago, our guests from last week’s social hour, will be hosting a symposium titled “Not Our Final Form: A Discussion on Transformation in Anime and Manga.” This discussion will take place at the Japan Information Center (737 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1000) this Saturday, April 2nd from 3-7pm.

Ticket reservation and symposium details about this awesome event can be found on AnimeChicago’s website. If you’d like to travel with other JMACers (myself included!) to the symposium, meet at Brownstones tomorrow at 2:20pm!

Next Week’s Meeting: JMAC Spring Quarter Week 2

Join us this Monday, April 4th from 4:15(!!) – 9pm in Arts & Letters room 308(!!) for more JMAC. Next week’s social hour will be A Hannibal Panel hosted by Hannah!

The showing for next week will be Pumpkin Scissors. After the end of an 11-year war that ravaged the Republic of Frost, rogue bands of soldiers are becoming bandits. To aid in the war relief efforts, the Royal empire creates the Intelligence Army State Section III, a group best known as Pumpkin Scissors, to help reconstruct the country.

And finally, join us to watch more episodes of the spring quarter running series Gatchaman Crowds.

Last Week’s PowerPoint: JMAC SQ Week 1

You’ll find last week’s PowerPoint attached to this email. View the slides to check out anime series based off of classical literature. These slides also include the final feature for March’s Manga of the Month and an upbeat Japanese music video about Italian food! ;)

Have a superb weekend, JMAC~
-S.S.
…aka Supreme Secretary
……aka Sara S.

JMAC Website

SQ Week 1.pdf