The Japanese Media Appreciation Club

at DePaul University


JMAC WQ Week 5: Ice Skating, Card Games, and Kekkai Sensen

Hiya JMACers,

Happy (early) Lunar New Year! The year on the rooster is (soon to be) upon us. Did you know that roosters are on every continent but Antarctica? …yeah!!

JMAC on Ice and Dim Sum

Join us for tomorrow’s outing: JMAC on Ice. A club tradition long before the popular Yuri!!! on Ice rigged the Crunchyroll awards, JMACers try their best to ice skate! JMAC will meet at 11am in Brownstones (leave at 11:30am) to arrive at Millennium Park for ice skating at noon. If you’d like to skate, be mindful that skate rentals are $12.

Afterwards, we’ll head to Chinatown for dim sum. Our dinner reservation is at 4:30pm at Triple Crown. If you’d like to join us for dim sum, please bring cash to pay for food. Bringing $1 and $5 bills would be greatly appreciated! :)

Other Forthcoming Events~

Next Saturday, February 4th, the University of Chicago’s anime club will host Uchi-con, in which "poor college students bring you the best free convention on this side of the Atlantic!" JMACers are currently in the works of planning an unofficial group to leave from Lincoln Park and travel together to the con next Saturday. As a reminder, pre-registration for this free event ends on Saturday, January 28th. For more info, check out the Uchi-con website!

On Saturday, February 11th, JMAC will welcome voice actress Erica Mendez! A Chicago native, she graduated from DePaul in 2011 with a BA in Animation. While she hasn’t completely made use of the actual animation part of her studies, she instead has lent her voice to plenty of animated characters in shows. She’s best known for her roles as Ryuko in Kill la Kill, Gon in Hunter x Hunter (2011), Aladdin in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Yuuki in Sword Art Online II and Nico in Love Live! Save the date for this anticipated event~

Next Week’s Meeting: Winter Quarter Week 5

The next JMAC meeting will take place on Monday, January 30th from 4-9pm in room 314A of the Lincoln Park Student Center. Social hour will take place at 4pm, which will be card games!

The weekly showing for next week will be Kekkai Sensen (aka Blood Blockade Battlefront). After obtaining the "All-seeing Eyes of the Gods" at the cost of his sister’s eyesight, the novice photographer Leonardo Watch ventures to Hellsalem’s Lot, formerly known as New York City. At Hellsalem’s Lot, the secret organization Libra fights supernatural monsters to keep order in the city.

Lastly, join us afterwards for the conclusion of Mob Psycho 100, the first of our two running series for the winter quarter.

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 4)

Check out the PowerPoint from last week, filled with the latest news and other updates~

In honor of this week’s outing, the slides are themed with ice skating! It also features a new manga for the (half) month that’s based on historical fiction and a music video from a group that has theme songs for Kara no Kyokai and the Fate series.

Have a superb weekend!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website


JMAC WQ Week 4: Fate Panel and Garakowa – Restore the World

Good afternoon JMACers,

So how ’bout this unseasonably warm weather we’re having? I, for one, welcome the break from typical arctic-like temperatures.

A Few Reminders

This unseasonably warm weather is bound to change by the weekend… just in time for our JMAC on Ice and Dim Sum outing! On Saturday, January 28th, meet JMAC at Brownstones in the Student Center at 11am (leave at 11:30am). We’ll arrive at Millennium Park at noon; if you’d like to skate, be mindful that skate rentals are $12. Afterwards, we’ll head to Triple Crown in Chinatown for dim sum at 4:30pm; if you’d like to eat with us, please bring cash to pay for food.

This year, JMAC welcomes Erica Mendez as our guest to the annual JMAC Voice Actor Event on Saturday, February 11th. She’s voiced many characters such as Ryuko Matoi in Kill la Kill, Gon Freecs in Hunter x Hunter (2011), and Aladdin in Magi. Be sure to save the date for this event!!

This Week’s Meeting: Winter Quarter Week 4

The next JMAC meeting will take place today, Monday, January 23rd from 4-9pm in room 314A in the Lincoln Park Student Center. Join us at 4pm for a social hour explaining the Fate series.

This week’s weekly showing is Garakowa: Restore the World. This sci-fi animated movie follows Dual and Dorthy, two anthropomorphized anti-virus programs within the Box of Wisdom, a supercomputer that holds all of human history. Together, Dual and Dorthy delete viruses that infect the Box of Wisdom.

And lastly, join us afterwards s for a continuation of our running series Mob Psycho 100.

Since JMAC did not have an official meeting last Monday, the latest news is actually last week’s news! Check out the PowerPoint for week 2 via dropbox~

See ya soon!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website


JMAC WQ Week 3: Monday’s Mitsuwa Outing!

Greetings JMACers,

It’s Friday the 13th! Hope your evening is going swimmingly (or at the bare minimum, at least not unlucky). Best wishes during the last few hours of this superstitious day~

A Few Reminders

Attention last year’s Anime Central attendees: …remember the DePaul table? Last year, JMAC members staffed the table and spoke with ACen attendees about all that DePaul had to offer. To receive funding for this opportunity, we need your support! Please email JMAC (as soon as possible) with a brief blurb about why this table is beneficial to the university. We’d greatly appreciate it. :)

Years before the anime Yuri!!! on Ice, there was JMAC!!! on Ice (and Dim Sum)~ This outing is scheduled for Saturday, January 28th. We’ll meet up at Brownstones at 11:30am, head to the Millennium Park skating rink at 12, and head to Chinatown for dim sum at 4:30pm.

Next month, JMAC will welcome (DePaul alumna!) Erica Mendez to campus. She’s best known for her roles in Magi, Kill la Kill, Hunter x Hunter, and more! Save the date for this event on Saturday, February 11th.

Next Week’s Outing: Mitsuwa Marketplace

Since the university is officially closed in observance Martin Luther King Jr Day, there will be no JMAC meeting next week. Instead of a regularly scheduled meeting, JMAC will have an outing to Mitsuwa on Monday, January 16th. Mitsuwa is a marketplace that has authentic Japanese food, pastries, books and more!

Meet JMAC at Brownstones at 10:30am! We will leave at 11am —
And take the 74 Fullerton bus to California Ave. —
Then walk to the California blue line station —
Then take the blue line to Rosemont —
And catch the Pace 606 bus to Mitsuwa (Algonquin/Arlington Heights)

We hope you’ll join us for this outing~

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 2)

Check out the PowerPoint from last week! The slides with the latest JMAC announcements can be found online via dropbox~

In honor of Hayao Miyazaki’s birthday earlier this month, the slides are themed with Miyazaki movies. This week’s slides also feature a superhero manga featured as Manga of the (Half) Month as well as a music video from a group that featured during Re:Zero.

Have an awesome weekend!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website


JMAC WQ Week 2: PS4 Party Game Day and Mushi-shi

S’up, JMACers,

Happy Monday~ Be sure to make the most out of the week and hope it turns out for the best!

A Few Reminders

Next Monday, January 16th, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Since the university is officially closed, there will be no JMAC meeting next Monday. Instead of a meeting, JMAC will be traveling to Mitsuwa, an authentic Japanese marketplace in Arlington Heights. Meet up at Brownstones at 10:30am, and we’ll head off to commute to Mitsuwa at 11am.

The annual JMAC on Ice and Dim Sum outing is scheduled for Saturday, January 28th! We’ll meet up at Brownstones at 11:30am, head to the Millennium Park skating rink by 12, and head to Chinatown by 4:30pm.

Save the date! JMAC’s annual Voice Actor event will take place on Saturday, February 11th from 12-4pm. Who, exactly, is this year’s voice actor? Check out the announcement post on JMAC’s Facebook!

This Week’s Meeting: Winter Quarter Week 2

Join us today, Monday, January 9th from 4-9pm in room 325 in the Lincoln Park Student Center. We’ll kick off the meeting with a PS4 Party Game Day as our social hour.

Our weekly showing for the meeting will be Mushi-shi. Adapted from an award-winning manga, Mushi are the most basic forms of life in the world, and are capable of mimicking things such as plants, diseases, and other natural phenomena. Ginko ponders and researches "Mushi" and aids the people suffering from problems caused by them.

And lastly, join us for more episodes of our running series Mob Psycho 100.

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 1)

Check out the first PowerPoint of the new year online via dropbox!

This week’s slides are themed to the new year! The slides also a superhero/thriller manga for the (half) month of January and a music video from an all-girls band that ventures into bubble-gum-metal-rock-pop territory.

Have a swell week~
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website


WQ Week 1: Winter Season Anime Panel and Sword of the Stranger

Happy new year, JMACers!

2017 has approached way too quickly (but also not quickly enough, ya feel me?) …hope the first day of classes is going smoothly, and best wishes for the new year! :D
This Week’s Meeting: Winter Quarter Week 1

The first meeting of the winter quarter will take place today, January 2nd from 4-9pm in room 314A of the Lincoln Park Student Center. Join us for social hour at 4pm to check out an overview of winter anime during our Winter Season Anime Panel, hosted by Kevin!

Arrive in time for the 5pm PowerPoint, where we will announce our voice actor for our February Voice Actor Event~

Our weekly showing is Sword of the Stranger. This animated movie follows samurai Nanashi, young orphan Kotarou and his dog Tobimaru on a perilous journey to escape from assassins sent by China’s Ming Dynasty.

And finally, our running series for the first half of winter quarter will be Mob Psycho 100. This animated, supernatural comedy follows Kageyama Shigeo (aka "Mob"), a middle schooler with psychic powers. After receiving negative attention for his abilities, he withholds his powers and suppresses his emotions in the hopes of living a normal life.

See you there~
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website