The Japanese Media Appreciation Club

at DePaul University


JMAC SQ Week 9: Socializing and the General Meeting

Greetings JMACers,

T’was the night before ACen, when all thro’ campus, not a student was stirring, waiting for a con so stupendous~
okay, but what even rhymes with “campus” in this context, gimmie a break…

The JMAC Photoshoot at ACen

The third largest anime convention in the U.S. begins tomorrow: Anime Central (aka ACen). JMAC will hold a casual meet-up/photoshoot on the first day of the convention: Friday, May 19th at 4:30pm (group photo at 4:45pm) (click here for the photoshoot locations). A badge is not necessary to attend the photoshoot, so we hope to see you there!

The JMAC Auction

On Friday, May 26th from 12-5pm in Arts and Letters room 103, JMAC will have its yearly fundraiser: the JMAC Auction. This event features generously donated anime-related swag to bid on and to keep as your own! All funds from this event go directly toward club events (e.g. voice actor, masquerade prizes) for the coming year.

If you have items you’d like to donate for the auction, please email us at dpujmac-at-gmail-dot-com with your donations and starting bid (preferably before the day of the auction).

Next Week’s Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 9

Join us for the final JMAC meeting of the academic year this Monday, May 22nd from 4-9pm in room 314B of the Lincoln Park Student Center. For this final meeting of the year, the social hour will be casual socializing~

Instead of a weekly showing, JMAC will have a general meeting. This is the time of the quarter where you, the members, tell us about how we’re doing as a club through compliments and constructive criticisms. (Lowkey, this is also when we decide the upcoming social hours, weekly showings and running series for the fall quarter, so please do bring your suggestions!)
And finally, join us for the conclusion of our running series for the spring quarter, Nichijou.

Last Week’s Powerpoint (Week 8)

Check out last week’s powerpoint, themed with pictures of adorable pets in cosplay!

Also view the slides to know the fantasy manga for the month of May and to see a music video of a song that was used as the opening theme for Atom: The Beginning.

Have a superb weekend!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary, ACen attendee

 


JMAC SQ Week 8: Japan Night, ACen Panel and Gunsmith Cats

S’up JMACers,

How are you holding up on this Thursday evening? With almost a quarter of the spring quarter remaining, let’s hope the coming weeks will flow smoothly~

Japan Night? Tomorrow Night!

The Japanese Studies/Language department is hosting an event about all things Japan! Included in this event is an information session (studying abroad, language classes), an aikido presentation, cosplay contest, karaoke contest, and trivia session! Japan Night is scheduled for tomorrow, May 12th from 5:30-9:00pm in SAC room 154.

JMAC will host the cosplay contest of Japan Night. This portion of the event will take place at 6:45pm. Though entries for the contest are now closed, we are looking forward to seeing participants in their awesome cosplays!

The JMAC Photoshoot at ACen

T-minus 8 days until the third largest U.S. anime convention begins: Anime Central (aka ACen). JMAC will be holding a casual meet-up/photoshoot on the first day of the convention: Friday, May 19th at 4:30pm (and group photo at 4:45pm) (see the powerpoint for the meetup location). An ACen badge isn’t necessary to attend the photoshoot~

Next Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 8

The next (second to last) JMAC meeting will take place this Monday, May 15th from 4-9pm in room 314A of the Lincoln Park Student Center. The social hour for next week will be a panel about ACen, explaining what to expect and how to prepare for Chicago’s anime convention. **Please note: the weekly powerpoint might take place at a slightly later time to accommodate for this presentation.

The showing for next week will be Gunsmith Cats. This OVA follows Irene “Rally” Vincent, who illegally runs the Gunsmith Cats gun shop, and housemate “Minnie” May Hopkins, an explosives expert. Together, they work as bounty hunters and get involved in missions to fight crime in Chicago.

And as always, join us afterwards to watch more episodes of our running series Nichijou.

Last Week’s Powerpoint (Week 7)

The slides to last week’s powerpoint are available online~ In honor of the upcoming holiday, the slides are themed with exceptional anime moms for Mother’s Day.

Also check out the slides to see the fantasy manga for the month of May and a music video from an indie rock band who calls their fans “Funky Party People” (FFP).

Sincerely,
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

 


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


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