meeting report for April 27, 2003

Posted in Meeting Reports at 11:54 pm by Kris

Our meeting for April 27, 2003 went very well; Mark provided us with a tape of our scheduled episodes, which included Hellsing #7, RahXephon #6, Hikaru no Go #3, Haibane Renmei #6, and Galaxy Angel #6. No trouble with the TV, started on time, so we had a few minutes afterward to socialize and introduce a couple of new members, Jesse and Liz. Thanks to all who attended!

Next meeting will be scheduled for May 11, 2003, from 1:30-3:30pm; scheduled episodes will be Hellsing #8, RahXephon #7, Hikaru no Go #4, Haibane Renmei #7, and Galaxy Angel #7. Hope to see you there!


Meeting on April 27

Posted in Meeting Announcements at 3:02 am by mark

Kris had debated postponing the April 27 meeting by one week, since StarFest is this weekend. However, she has opted to keep the meeting on schedule, so there will be a meeting on Sunday, April 27, at the library, from 1:30-3:30 PM, as usual.

I will not be present but Kris has a tape with all the episodes. See you in two weeks!


Capsule reviews

Posted in Reviews at 8:06 am by mark

I just finished watching the third and final disc of Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku (Now and Then, Here and There). It took a long time, even though there are only 13 episodes, because it’s so unrelentingly intense that I often had to pause for a while between episodes, or even within an episode. Harsh, harsh series, but very good. Don’t watch it if you have a low tolerance for pain.

In other anime news, I’ve sort of been watching a smorgasbord lately. Caught the first episode of Nurse Witch Komugi-chan, which was fluffy and entertaining. The last two episodes of Earth Defense Force Mao-chan came out, and I watched them with my little boy; a cute ending to a cute show. And in the cute vein, I watched the first few episodes of Full Moon wo Sagashite; it’s well-executed, but for some reason the main character’s voice doesn’t click with me, and since the focus is on her singing career, that might be an obstacle. I’ll give it a few more episodes to see if it’ll grow on me.

I’ve snagged the last two eps of Stratos 4 but haven’t gotten to them yet. Like Kiddy Grade, this one started out looking like total fluff and then snuck in an intriguing plot. (I enjoyed Kiddy Grade more, though, partly due to the character designs.) The first episode of D.N.Angel was sufficiently entertaining to make me check it out further, and Scrapped Princess is off to an excellent start. Definitely looking forward to more.

Finally, Naruto and Hikaru no Go are still cranking along with fine episodes. On deck: Narue no Sekai, E’s Otherwise, Last Exile, Ningen Kosaten, Mermaid Melody, and Texhnolyze.

So much anime, so little time!


Report on April 13 meeting

Posted in Meeting Reports at 8:18 pm by mark

As scheduled, Hellsing #6, RahXephon #5, Hikaru no Go #2, Haibane Renmei #5, and Galaxy Angel #5 were shown. The library either fixed their monitor, or they have more than one and we got the undamaged one this time.

We started relatively promptly, and everything ran straight through on time, with occasional brief pauses as I elaborated on or corrected the fansub translations.

After the meeting, Kris and I discussed the possibility of my presenting either my pre-prepared talks on Japanese, or an ongoing series of short lessons, beginning at the end of Hellsing. Feel free to share your thoughts on this either here or on the mailing list.

Next meeting will be Sunday, April 27, from 1:30-3:30 PM. Scheduled episodes will be Hellsing #7, RahXephon #6, Hikaru no Go #3, Haibane Renmei #6, and Galaxy Angel #6. I will not be present, but Kris has a tape with those episodes.