Animé (AH-ne-may) : noun – a Japanese style of motion-picture animation
Manga (MAHN-ga) : noun – a Japanese style of comic art, usually in the form of illustrated novel
For teens in 6th-12th grades who love animé and manga, this is the club for you! We meet on the second Thursday of each month to screen animé, discuss print and animated formats, and explore Japanese culture. We always have authentic Japanese snacks and drinks during meetings as well.
In September, we’ll be screening the feature animé film Kiki’s Delivery Service. This is the fantasy story of a young girl with magic powers, named Kiki who is now thirteen years old. But she is still a little naive and plenty headstrong, but also resourceful, imaginative, and determined. With her trusty wisp of a talking cat named Jiji by her side she’s ready to take on the world, or at least try to fit in to her new community. Thursday, September 13, from 4:30-6:30 PM
In October, we will host manga artist Stephen Moore from the Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, KY. Mr. Moore will teach manga drawing techniques to all attendees. We will also screen episodes from the animé television series Fairy Tail. In the series, a group of young magicians in the fantasy kingdom of Fiore band together to seek their fortunes. Thursday, October 11, from 4:30 – 6:30 PM
In November, we will have fun making candy sushi! We will also be screening episodes from the animé television series One Piece. This comedy series features Monkey D. Luffy, who travels toward the Grand Line in search of One Piece, the greatest treasure in the world, in order to be the greatest pirate in the world. Thursday, November 8, from 4:30 – 6:30 PM
In December, we’ll be screening the feature film The Secret World of Arietty. Based on the classic book series The Borrowers by Mary Norton, this film tells the story of the Clock family, who are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family’s residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered. Thursday, December 13, from 4:30 – 6:30 PM
At each meeting, we will also discuss manga books, have drawing activities and contests, and more! If you are interested in reading manga titles, check out our teen manga collection. located at the end of Teen Nonfiction shelves. Click on titles below for more information from our catalog: