The Japanese Media Appreciation Club

at DePaul University


JMAC SQ Week 2: Board/Card Games and Choujin Sentai Jetman

Hello JMACers,

It’s currently 7pm on Friday, so congrats, we’ve officially made it to the weekend! :D

A Few Reminders :3

Thinking about attending Anime Central, the 3rd largest anime convention in the US? If you’re planning to attend ACen but still haven’t purchased a badge yet, just a reminder that the badge prices increase from $58 to $70 on April 1st!

April Fool’s day is almost upon us, and if you’re into playing Japanese mobage, special one-day-only April Fool’s Day events are currently available~
> this has been a promo from JMAC VP Eric to download & play the hit Japanese mobile game “Fate/Grand Order”

Next Week’s Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 2

Join us for a JMAC meeting this Monday, April 3rd from 4-9pm in room 380 (located nearby the Center for Students with Disabilities) in the Lincoln Park Student Center. We’ll start off the meeting with a social hour of board and card games!

The weekly showing for next week will be Choujin Sentai Jetman. This tokuatsu live-action is the fifteen installment of the Super Sentai series. In the year 199X, scientists in the Sky Force defense agency developed “Birdonic Waves,” a new technology that gives superhuman abilities to five of the agency’s top elites.

And finally, stop on by and catch a few episodes of our new running series for the spring quarter, Nichijou.

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 1)

Here it is, the first powerpoint of the quarter! Click here to check it out via dropbox~ It’s themed with “old and new” (or what I’d like to call “‘Before and After,” as per Wheel of Fortune category).

Included in the slides are announcements for the JMAC executive board members for 2017-18 school year! Also check out the comedic/romantic/school life manga of the month and a video of the winners of a Japanese cosplay/dance competition!

Stay sharp, JMACers!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website


JMAC SQ Week 1: Spring Season Anime Panel and Little Witch Academia

Hiya JMACers,

How’s your spring break? Hope you’re having a fantastic Friday and hope you’ll have an awesome upcoming weekend~

Reminder: Public Relations Applications

If you’re interested in joining JMAC Board for and taking on a leadership position within the club during the 2016-2017 school year (aka JMAC Year 15), email us your application! From there, current JMAC board members will review the application. Further details about applying to Public Relations are included in the weekly powerpoint.

The deadline for emailing us PR applications is this Monday, March 27th, at 11:59pm.

Next Week’s Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 1

The start of the quarter is the perfect time to join us for a meeting! Stop on by at anytime on this Monday, March 27th from 4-9pm in room 314A of the Lincoln Park Student Center.

We’ll begin our meeting with our 4pm social hour! Get to know the upcoming seasonal shows with a panel all about spring’s ongoing anime broadcasts. Afterwards, join us for the weekly powerpoint, filled with the JMAC-related news and other announcements, at 5pm!

Our weekly showing will be Little Witch Academia. This anime series follows Atsuko Kagari, an ordinary girl who joins a prestigious school for young girls training to become witches. Though Atsuko struggles with her non-magical background, she discovers a magical relic left behind by an inspirational witch.

And finally, we will begin watching our new running series for the spring quarter, Nichijou (My Ordinary Life). This slice-of-life anime series follows the everyday lives of an ensemble of characters, including the energetic Yuko Aoi, the cheerful Mio Naganohara, the expressionless Mai Minakami, the robot Nano Shinonome, her eight-year-old creator the Professor, and a talking cat named Sakamoto.

Last Meeting’s Powerpoint (Winter Quarter Week 10)

The PowerPoint from the last meeting is uploaded online via dropbox for your viewing pleasure~ It’s themed with Hinamatsuri, a festival that took place earlier this month.

Also featured in the slides is a comedic/romantic school-life manga for the month of March and a music video that (due to Student Center wifi issues) was unable to be viewed during the actual JMAC meeting… so yeah… check out a link to that video in the powerpoint~

Stay swell,
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website


JMAC WQ Week 10: Witch Hunt and the General Meeting

S’up JMACers,

Welp, it’s that time of the quarter, week 10 is (nearly) upon us… Best wishes on your final papers and final projects to round off the winter quarter!

Sword Art Online comes to the big screen~

A new adventure begins when Kirito, Asuna and their party members explore the world of “Ordinal Scale,” a new hit game utilizing augmented reality technology. Players are about to find the line between the virtual world and reality beginning to blur, and their worst nightmares coming true. Can Kirito save his friends, or is this going to be game over for him? Find out in Sword Art Online the Movie: -Ordinal Scale-.

Catch this larger-than-life event in cinemas on Thursday, March 9th! More info about the film can be found online via the Fathom Events website.

JMAC PR Applications are Open!

Are you a current freshman or sophomore (or junior) (probz not seniors, lol) who’s interested in managing the finest Japanese media-oriented club on campus?

Help lead the Japanese Media Appreciation Club into its 15th year by applying to become a member of Public Relations (PR). It’s the stepping stone to higher positions and club-related opportunities~

For more information about the application process, please refer to the weekly powerpoint for more information. Applications are due on the night of Monday, March 27th, the first week of the spring quarter.

Next Meeting: Winter Quarter Week 10

Stop on by and join us for our final meeting of the winter quarter~ The meeting will take place on Monday, March 6th from 4-9pm in room 314A of the Lincoln Park Student Center. The meeting will begin with a thrilling game of Witch Hunt as this week’s social hour!

After the weekly powerpoint, we will have the General Meeting. During this meeting, we review previous events and discuss what went well (and what we could do better) as a group. This is also the time when we take volunteers for social hours, weekly showings, and suggestions for running series.

After finalizing the agenda for the spring quarter, we’ll conclude with the final episodes of GATE, our running series for the winter quarter.

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 9)

Read up on all the latest news (and more) in the weekly powerpoint, which is viewable via dropbox.

The slides to last week are themed to Winter Wonder Festival, a semiannual event where Japanese companies showcase soon-to-be-released anime and video game figures~

The slides also feature February’s manga of the month (a series that just ended last week, woww!) and music featured in the anime Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable as the music video of the week.

(signing off in the spirit of Persona 3 and episode #081 of the Dear Hank and John podcast)
Memento Mori!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website