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Mattapan Teen Anime/Manga Club notes

Posted on June 7th, 2010 by ccheever@private.bpl.org in Books, Resources, Reviews - Teens

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:

  • Naruto
  • Bleach
  • One Peace
  • Hitman Reborn
  • Full Metal Alchemist
  • Air Gear
  • Keshi (?)
  • Sara No Otsumo (?)
  • Fairy Tail
  • Ultimo

The meeting then had fun watching Soul Eater.  See everyone on June 21st at the next meeting!

Mattapan Teen Anime/Manga Club notes

Posted on May 17th, 2010 by ccheever@private.bpl.org in Books, Events, Resources

The Mattapan Teen Anime and Manga Club, which meets every other Monday in the teen movie/game room, met today and came up with some great ideas of things to do in the future. All teens interested should come to the next meeting on Monday, June 7th from 2-4.

Things the club would like to do in the future:

  • Go on trips to Museums, like the MFA, the Science Museum, and the ICA
  • Go to Cons like Anime Boston and the JUMP festival
  • Conduct a Cosplay workshop and teach each other how to make cool costumes of our favorite characters
  • Bring in a Japanese Speaker and have a language workshop
  • Have a manga/graphic novel storytelling workshop
  • Have an Otaku workshop and share the wide world of Anime & Manga with everyone and increase everyone’s awareness of just how much cool stuff is out there
  • Have an art exhibition of locally created art

The second half of every club meeting is dedicated to watching anime. Today we discussed our favorites and agreed that a goal for future meetings will be to watch an episode or two from as many as possible. We want to provide exposure to new stuff that people are into, so people can decide for themselves if they want to watch more on their own time. Here’s the list of favorites from today’s group:

  • Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • FLCL
  • Air Gear
  • Hitman Reborn
  • Death Note
  • Code Geass
  • Soul Eater
  • School Rumble
  • Baka to Test
  • Elemental Glade
  • Chrono Crusade
  • Clannad
  • Trigun
  • Full Metal Alchemist
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • Tora Dora
  • Claymore
  • To Love Ru
  • Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple
  • Peacemaker
  • Boondocks
  • Tsubasa
  • Sakura
  • Afro Samurai
  • One Piece
  • My bride is a mermaid
  • Outlaw Star
  • Case Closed

Celebrate Teen Tech Week!

Posted on March 9th, 2010 by ccheever@private.bpl.org in Contests, Events

Teen Tech Week (March 7-13, 2010) celebrates the non-print resources in the library. Come play a video game (tournament @ the Mattapan Branch on Tuesday and Friday), use our computers to play online (have you seen Games for Change yet?), and make sure you look at the games you can check out and take home (here are the links for our PS2, PS3, Wii, and XBox 360 collections).

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