Join Us For Anime Afternoons!
September 04, 2012
Anime, or Japanese animation, has had a very large fan base for years. The first known anime was a short released in 1917, with anime quickly becoming a popular medium for cartoonists in Japan by the1930s. It became its own style – ceasing to be called cartoons and being influenced by the American Walt Disney Company to become true-to-the-core anime.
The name "anime" was derived from the Japanese word for English animation (animeshon), and cut short to be easier for pronunciation purposes. Though it wasn’t extremely popular in Japan until the 1980s when anime was re-realized, the fans made it known. In the 1990s, anime started becoming ever more popular in overseas markets, showing the United States shows like Yu Yu Hakusho (one of my personal favorites), Pokémon, Sailor Moon, Tenchi Muyo, and Case Closed.
MCPL wants to share the experience and brotherhood of anime with our patrons. To expand knowledge and appreciation of the art of anime, the Edgerton Branch has started up Anime Afternoons, which are Saturday afternoons dedicated to anime. While watching either an anime movie or the first episode of a series, they’ll offer you an authentic Japanese treat (pocky) and have anime there for you to check out.
Anime Afternoons will be held at 2:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
September 29 (We will be watching Whisper of the Heart)
October 27 (We will be watching Castle in the Sky)
November 17 (We will be watching Ponyo)
December 29 (We will be watching Spirited Away)
More Saturday dates will be planned at a later date, and we hope to see you there!!