Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Featured Anime: Hamtaro

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Hamtaro is a series about a group of hamster friends. In Japan it is known as Trotting Hamutaro and began as a manga and storybook series.

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Theme Song

Monday, November 27, 2017

What is Anime?

Anime is short for animation and is generally considered
a term used to refer to Japanese Animation.

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Anime Reviews 

Anime for Tweens and Teens
Best Anime Movies

Kiki's Delivery Service Movie Poster Image   My Neighbor Totoro Movie Poster Image  Ponyo Movie Poster Image
 Howl's Moving Castle Movie Poster Image Castle in the Sky Movie Poster Image  Spirited Away Movie Poster Image
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Movie Poster Image Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva Movie Poster Image Princess Mononoke Movie Poster Image
 Wolf Children Movie Poster Image The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Movie Poster Image Steamboy Movie Poster Image

Friday, November 10, 2017

Featured Anime: Astro Boy

Astro Boy is a television series that premiered in 1963. 
It originated as a manga in 1952 written by Osamu Tezuka.  A manga is an illustrated graphic novel from Japan.  Astro Boy is set in the year 2000 and features a robot that looks like a young boy.  The storylines often feature plots where he is fighting against human hating robots or aliens.  The manga is very popular and has sold over 100 million copies.  On April 7, 2003, the city of Niiza, Saitama registered the Astro Boy character as a resident to coincide with his birthdate in the manga

Evolution of Astro Boy:
1952 Manga version:
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1963 animated version
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1967 Newspaper version
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1972 Manga
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1980 manga
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1988 Mighty Atom video game
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1994 Mighty Atom video game
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English language version Astro Boy
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Astro Boy edu-manga
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Pluto (Reinvention as murder mystery)
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2003 game
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2004 game
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2004 manga
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2009 movie
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Permission Slip: Anime Club

You can print off the permission slip or pick up a permission slip for the Anime Club from the Jr. High library.

Welcome to the OPA Anime Club page.

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Anime Club
Who: Any 7-9th Graders interested

What: Anime is Japanese animation.
We will also be looking at cosplay, manga, and art ideas.
Suggestions for activities are welcome.

Where: Jr. High Library
There is a limit to the number of computers available,
so bringing your own device is encouraged.

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays
Starting October 23rd  
All year
3 to 4 pm
Stop by anytime.

Why: To enjoy Japanese animation art and culture and make friends.

Check out the clubs website for updates on our weekly activities.
Stop by the library for a permission slip.