The Japanese Media Appreciation Club

at DePaul University

JMAC SQ Week 7: Sengoku Jidai and Yojimbo

Hello JMACers,

Happy Friday, all! May this first weekend of May be filled with joy, good food, lovely company, and/or relaxation. :)

Japan Night~

Join the DePaul Japanese Studies and Language department for a night about all things Japanese culture! This evening will include information about studying abroad in Japan, an akido presentation, karaoke contest, and cosplay contest. Japan Night will take place on Friday, May 12th from 5:30-9:00pm in Schmitt Academic Center room 154. (more info on the official flyer!)

JMAC will be hosting a Cosplay Contest at Japan Night! The grand prize for the winner of the contest is a $50 gift card. If interested in participating, submit your entry by Monday, May 8th via email with the following info:
– your name
– your character
– type of presentation: walk-on, skit, dance performance, etc.

Next Week’s Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 7

The next JMAC meeting will be on Monday, May 8th from 4-9pm in room 314A in the Lincoln Park Student Center. The social hour will be a panel about Sengoku Jidai (“The Age of Warring States”).

Next week’s showing will be Yojimbo. This live action film follows a ronin (masterless samurai) in a small village in feudal Japan, where two rival businessmen struggle to take control of local trade. The ronin convinces the two men to hire him as a personal bodyguard, setting off a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious, unscrupulous men.

And lastly, we will continue to watch the comedic series Nichijou, our running series for the remainder of the quarter.

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 6)

The latest JMAC news and more is included in the weekly powerpoint. In honor of Children’s Day in Japan, these slides are themed with children from various anime series.

The slides also feature a NEW manga for the month of May and a music video of the musical guests of honor at this year’s Anime Central.

Stay serene, JMACers,
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

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