The MattapAnime Teen Host Club met today at its regular time – 2-4. The next meeting will be in two weeks on Monday, September 13th. Today we started planning for our first COSPLAY PARTY!!! (Don’t know what Cosplay is? This is a decent article to help you out). We hope to have it on Tuesday, October 19th from 2-5. We want to have food & drink, music, and entertainment.
- For Food and Drink, Cris said she’ll be drafting her sister Rebeca to make these cool rice crispie vampire creations. Najah volunteered to make vegetarian sushi. Cris is planning on making edible broomsticks. Clayton’s going to take a trip to a large Asian Supermarket and bring Pokey and whatever other cool Japanese treats he can find. He’ll also be getting drinks (soda, juice, water), napkins, chips, and chop sticks.
- For Music, Najah’s going to create some playlists on Groove Shark and share them with us. We’ll then figure the best way to get some CDs to play on the library’s CD player.
- For entertainment, we HAVE to play some Anime. Bleach was suggested. We’ll decide later exactly what we’ll watch. We talked about having chopsticks and something small that would challenge people to improve their chopstick skills – you can only eat what you can pick up with the chopsticks. Clayton’s going to look into getting different colors of playdough so we can make pretend playdough sushi. He’s also going to look into getting supplies to make candy sushi. We also talked about how fun it would be to have a trophy (maybe made of candy sushi?) for best costume.
If you’ve never read Death note & xxholic, everyone really thinks you should! Also, WATCH LUCKY STAR!!!
Another book was also recommended (but its not manga): How Starbucks Saved My Life.
Some awesome sketches were done for a club logo. I’m going to photograph them and upload them soon!
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!
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
- Air Gear
- Hitman Reborn
- Death Note
- Code Geass
- Soul Eater
- School Rumble
- Baka to Test
- Elemental Glade
- Chrono Crusade
- Full Metal Alchemist
- Hunter x Hunter
- Tora Dora
- To Love Ru
- Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple
- Afro Samurai
- One Piece
- My bride is a mermaid
- Outlaw Star
- Case Closed