The Mattapan Teen Anime/Manga club met again today in the Movie/Gaming room. Here are some notes on the meeting:
Last meeting we discussed a bunch of festivals and trips members would like to do. Today there was some brainstorming about ways to fund these programs, and we also thought of some additional cool things to do. Ideas thought up included:
- Design customized T-shirts (and possibly sell them)
- Have an art showing of work from club members
- Get sponsorship of somekind from within BPL
- Host a game day
- Prepare and market teen specialist led Anime/Manga presentations to other libraries, schools, and clubs
- Partner with the Friends of the Mattapan Branch – give them some labor in exchange for some fiscal support
There was a lot of talk about food and it was decided to have a special party at the July 12 meeting (that will include food). We’ll plan the party at our next meeting, June 21.
Some Anime titles were discussed and there was a fair amount of interest in the following: School Rumble (wondering if there is a third season – there isn’t, just a couple episodes past the second season – see this well notated article for details); Medabots; and Sailor Moon. There was also general agreement that it would be really cool if Kingdom Hearts was animated.
We had a discussion of the top Manga Titles that are still being published that library’s should make sure to get every new issue. Here’s the list that was created as a result of that conversation:
- One Peace
- Hitman Reborn
- Full Metal Alchemist
- Air Gear
- Keshi (?)
- Sara No Otsumo (?)
- Fairy Tail
The meeting then had fun watching Soul Eater. See everyone on June 21st at the next meeting!