Return with us to Yokohama, Japan, fifty years ago.
Showings are presented in Japanese language audio with English subtitles and are suggested for ages 13 and over unless otherwise specified. Starting times are approximate: Come early! No-Name Anime meetings are presented in and co-sponsored by the Santa Clara City Central Park Library. Many thanks to the library for hosting our meetings! This month, we're in the Cedar Room. Just follow the signs!
Spice and Wolf #5
(Subtitled, Feudal Finance Fantasy)
"Wolf and Lover's Quarrel" - Craft will negotiate aggressively with the Marquis to gain his assistance in securing Holo's release.
— Subtitled by A.D.Vision
Kino's Journey #5
(Subtitled, Slice-of-Life Adventures)
"Three Men Along the Rails" - Kino is intrigued by the occupations of the three separate men she meets while traveling along the rails, and tells them of a country where people did not have to work at all.
— Subtitled by FUNimation Entertainment
Puella Magi Madoka Magica #10
Cute Magical Girls Dark Fantasy)
"I won't rely on anyone anymore" - We will learn of Homura's past, and in doing so, we will learn something new about Madoka as well.
— Subtitled by Subtitled by Aniplex
Sound of the Sky #9
(Subtitled, Fantasy Slice-of-Life Drama)
"A Typhoon Passes" and "Illusion and Reality" - Kureha's idol "Desert Wolf" Claus arrives with a message for Rio. He remains on base while a typhoon passes, during which a situation arises for him to demonstrate his heroics — or not.
— Subtitled by Nozomi Entertainment
Abunai! Break time!
We'll have a shorter breaker than usual this month to make more time for the movie.
From up on Poppy Hill
(Subtitled, Post-War Family Drama)
It is 1963 in Yokohama, and Japan is no longer a nation devastated by war — but the complications from those previous decades still leave their marks in everyday life. High school student Umi Matsuza (western nickname "Mer") lost her father in the Korean war, but carries on the tradition of raising the signal flags to his ship. Fellow student Shun Kazama never knew his original father, who was sent to war when Shun was born. Together with the student body, they are fighting to save the school's club building from demolition, and growing closer in the process. But struggling to preserve the past in a nation being pulled firmly into the future is always a formidable challenge for those who will try it.
— Subtitled by Sudio Ghibli
Squid Girl #4
(Subtitled, Sea of Sci-Fi Silliness)
After Ika Musume learns about shopping, she finally gets to visit the family house. Later, one of the shop's competitors is devising his own Squid Girl attraction.
— Subtitled by Anime Works