The Japanese Media Appreciation Club

at DePaul University


JMAC SQ Week 6: How to Buy Anime panel and Panty & Stocking

Hello all,

Shamelessly stolen from a JMAC email sent in 2007… it’s Friday night, JMACers, do you know where your otaku is?

Japan Night

The DePaul Japanese Studies/Language department is planning a night to enjoy Japanese culture, that is, Japan Night! This night will feature information about how to study abroad in Japan, an aikido presentation, a karaoke contest, and more! (check out the official flyer~)

This event will take place on Friday, May 12th from 5:30-9:00pm in Schmitt Academic Center room 154. At Japan Night, JMAC will be sponsoring a Cosplay Contest! If interested, email us at dpujmac-at-gmail-dot-com with…
– your name
– your character & series
– whether you’re doing a skit/dance/walk-on

Next Week’s Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 6

Join us for another meeting this Monday, May 1st from 4-9pm in room 314A in the Lincoln Park Student Center. The social hour will be a panel about How to Buy Anime, presented by Andy~

The showing for next week will be (select episodes of) Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. This show follows the Anarchy sisters, Panty and Stocking, angels who were kicked out of heaven from their bad behavior. As they take refuge with the reverend Garterbelt, they transform their lingerie into weapons to destroy malicious Ghosts.

And finally, join us as we continue our running series Nichijou.

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 5)

Check out the latest of JMAC in last week’s powerpoint, themed with Japanese animation studios~

Also, catch the (last feature) of the featured manga for the month of April and a music video of the latest hit from our favorite Australian crossdressing wrestler. :)

Stay stupendous, JMACers!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

 


JMAC SQ Week 5: Movie Night, Panel Variety Hour, and Interstella 5555

Hello JMACers,

Mid/late April feels like the time of year where it’s safe to say that we’re finally past potential winter-like weather, but who knows… it’s Chicago, after all!

Friday Night Movie Night

JMAC will be hosting a movie night this quarter! The 3-hour film that will be screened is Seven Samurai. This critically-acclaimed, epic adventure-drama takes place in 1586, during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. It tells the story of farmers who hire ronin (masterless samurai) to combat bandits stealing the village’s crops.

The film Seven Samurai will be screened tomorrow night, April 21st from 6-10pm in Schmitt Academic Center room 254. Popcorn and beverages will be provided. :)

Next Week’s Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 5

Join us next week for a meeting on Monday, April 24th from 4-9pm in room 380 (nearby the Center for Students with Disabilities) in the Lincoln Park Student Center. The social hour will be three mini-panels about the seiyuu from Love Live!, the Japanese horror film Ringu, and a lookback on JMAC history.

The showing for next week (aka week 5) will be Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem. This sci-fi movie tells the story of an abduction and rescue of an interstellar pop band. The film is a visual realization of “Discovery,” the second studio album by Daft Punk.

And finally, drop by for more episodes of our humorous running series Nichijou.

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 4)

Catch up on the latest JMAC news by checking out last week’s powerpoint, themed with cherry blossoms!

Also, check out the slides for the featured romantic/showbiz manga for the month of April and a music videofrom a (highly recommended!) indie rock band.

Happy springtime, y’all~
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary


JMAC SQ Week 4: Bad Anime Panel and Ultraman

Greetings JMACers,

How’s the spring term going? Frustrated with the limits of modern society? Trying to balance studying for exams with surreal dungeon crawling? Mmmm wait, this isn’t a Persona 5 synopsis…

A Few Reminders…!!

Due to the predicted scattered thunderstorms, tomorrow’s JMAC outing to the Osaka Gardens is cancelled. Be on the lookout for when this outing is rescheduled!

An upcoming event is JMAC’s Friday Night Movie Night. The movie that will be screened is Seven Samurai, a historical adventure-drama. This screening will take place on April 21st in SAC room 254 from 6-10pm. Popcorn and beverages will be provided~

Next Week’s Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 4

Join us for next week’s meeting this Monday, April 17th from 4-9pm in room 380 (across from the Center for Students with Disabilities) in the Lincoln Park Student Center. The upcoming social hour begins at 4pm, which will be a panel showcasing a selection of Bad Anime!

Next week’s showing will be Ultraman. This live-action tokusatsu series takes place in a world invaded by aliens and prehistoric monsters. While the Science Patrol helps to defend the planet from the unknown, when weaponry can’t stop the foes, one of the members transforms into the superhero Ultraman!

And lastly, check out the running series that’s playing this quarter, Nichijou.

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 3)

In case you missed it, here are the slides to last week’s powerpoint! In honor of the theater school’s upcoming production of Wig Out, this week’s theme is “Boy? Girl? or Hideyoshi?”

Included in this week’s rendition of the slides are Persona 5-style announcements for the members of JMAC’s 2017-18 Public Relations team.

Check out the showbiz/romantic manga that’s featured for the month of April and a music video with a song used as an opening to Code Geass.

Wake up, get up, get out there! :)
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

 


JMAC SQ Week 3: “Guess the Anime Opening” and Star Driver

S’up JMACers,

And so ends the 2nd week of the quarter; thus, we’re practically a quarter done with the quarter… hhehe.

A Few Reminders: Upcoming Events

Our first event for the spring quarter will be an outing to the Osaka Gardens (aka Garden of the Phoenix)! This Japan-inspired garden is located in the Jackson Park neighborhood of Chicago’s south side. More information about the garden’s incredible historic renovation can be found on the garden’s website.

This weather-pending JMAC outing is scheduled for next Friday, April 14th (Good Friday). Meet up at 11:00am in the DePaul Center on the Loop campus. We’ll leave at 11:30am and take CTA Bus #6 to the gardens.

Another event on the horizon is JMAC’s Friday Night Movie Night, scheduled for Friday, April 21st from 6-10pm in SAC room 254. We’ll be screening the movie Seven Samurai, an epic 1954 historical adventure drama film. Save the date for this event!

Next Week’s Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 3

Join us for a meeting this Monday, April 10th from 4-9pm in room 314A of the Lincoln Park Student Center. Our social hour will be checking out a variety of anime/music montages in a “Guess the Anime Opening” activity.

During next week’s 5pm powerpoint, we will formally announce the new JMAC Public Relations members for the 2017-18 school year.

Our weekly showing will be Star Driver (brought in by meeee). In this mecha series, the nefarious Glittering Crux Brigade seek to control Cybodies, stone giants that transform into fighting humanoids. However, “Galaxtic Pretty Boy” Takuto Tsunashi strives to stop the Glittering Crux Brigade from accomplishing their plans.

And finally, join us for our running series for the spring quarter Nichijou~

Last Week’s PowerPoint (Week 2)

Check out the powerpoint from last week via dropbox, which is themed with neat April Fool’s Day pranks!

This week’s slides also feature a new comedic/romantic/slice-of-life manga for the month of April and a super hero-themed music video from an pop idol group. :)

Have a splendid weekend!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary


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

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