I hope we all enjoyed WaiCon. Oh the Cosplay!
Below is the program for March 8th, 2014.
Remember White Day is March 14, the one month anniversary of St. Valentine’s Day, where in Japan women gave men chocolate, either out of love (honmei) or out out of respect/obligation (giri). On White Day the men reciprocate by returning an appropriate gift of white chocolate (or something white). However do take care to know if your received honmei- or giri- chocolate.
All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.
|5:15pm||KinIro Mosaic||Ep 6/12|
|5:40pm||Problem Children from another World||Ep 7/10|
|6:30pm||dinner break, including survey|
|7:15pm||door prize drawing, and announcements|
|7:30pm||Log Horizon||Ep 7/25|
|7:55pm||Gin no Sagi (Silver Spoon)||Ep 5/11|
|8:20pm||Galilei Donna||Ep 5/11||(some violence)|
|8:45pm||Samurai Flamenco||Ep 5/22|
|9:25pm||Jormungand: Perfect Order||Ep 7/12||(some violence)|
|9:50pm||Kyoukai no Kanata||Ep 5/12||(v)|
|10:15pm||Kill la Kill||Ep 5/24||(v)|
Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM
Program Finishes:~10:45 PM
Dates of Interest
- weekend of 29th March – Oz Comicon
Kiniro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic)
Shinobu Omiya once stayed in England, where she met and befriended Alice Cartelet. Years later when Shinobu is in high school, Alice comes to Japan as an exchange student and the two renew their friendship.
Tonight’s Episode: “Golden Alice, Golden Karen“
It’s the last week of school before the summer break. Shino suggests they go on a trip together. Yoko wants to go to the beach, Karen wants to go to the mountains, and Aya suggests somewhere in the middle to stop them fighting. Alice is happy anywhere as long as they are together. As they continue to argue Karen suggests a card game to decide where they take their trip.
Mondaijitachi ga Isekai Kara Kura Sou Desu Yo (Problem Children are Coming from Another World Aren’t They?)
Welcome to the world of Little Garden. A place full of magical beasts, mythical figures, and powerful inhabitants. Fame and fortune await the bold, for anything can be had if you are willing to gamble your power, or even your freedom, for it.
Tonight’s Episode: “Someone Might Get All Kissy with Asuka in the Dark?“
With Sandora ascending to the position of Salamander community leader and Floor Master for the northern region, the celebrations are grand indeed and Kasukabe You is showing off her skills. Asuka has limited herself to befriending a little lost fairy but Izayoi … The young Sandora was required to pass judgement over him and Black Rabbit for the property destruction their duel caused. Since there were no casualties and Shiroyasa is footing the bill she is satisfied. Her brother Mandora, however, is not. Neither with the punishment nor with having the No Names at the celebration to begin with.
Preview Item – Noragami
Hiyori Iki is introduced to the world of spirits and deities after her first encounter with Yato, a homeless war god, results in a near death experience. Now Hiyori needs the ambitious Yato to help stop her soul from disconnecting from her body, but a god who doesn’t even have a shrine, let alone worshippers, doesn’t really inspire much confidence.
Tonight’s Episode: “A Housecat, A Stray God, and a Tail“
Exam time for one student just got worse, a spirit that feeds on negative emotion has found her classroom. She prays for god to save her, and one particular god hears the call. Despite its size Yato has no fear of this Ayakashi, and a brief aerial battle ends with the monster cut to pieces. The war god is quite pleased with his handiwork but his familiar Tomone has bad news for him, she is quitting. With his divine instrument now gone, Yato must instead rely on odd jobs to raise money for a shrine. And right on cue, he gets a phonecall …
Elder Tale is an MMO with over twenty million players world wide. When a new expansion is added to the game, Shiro and his friends find themselvers amongst the several hundred thousand players across the world that are now literally trapped inside the game.
Tonight’s Episode: “Crescent Moon“
Having seen the general unpleasant atmosphere of the city since the Apocalypse, and having learned how the Hamelin guild has tricked and trapped numerous low level players, Shiro has resolved to take action of his own. He has presented his plan to Crescent Moon and informed them of the formation of his own guild, Log Horizon. Amassing five million gold coins is the first phase of his plan. With Nyanta training chefs and Naotsugu helping to hunt ingredients, Akihabara’s adventurers are about to have something new to spend their money on.
Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)
What’s it like to live and work on a farm? Get ready to find out. Join Yugo Hachiken, newly enrolled student at Oezo Agricultural High School, as he learns the details of modern agriculture and farm life from both his instructors and his fellow students.
Tonight’s Episode: “Hachiken Runs Off“
Hachiken and Nishikawa run through a field of wheat in the dark of night. Suddenly a light appears before them growing ever brighter as they as both start screaming … It was earlier that day, as Hachiken and Mikage were out riding as part of their club activities, that they came across a crop circle in the middle of one of Oozeno’s fields. Later that evening the discovery was brought up in discussions amongst the students. Hachiken’s roommate Nishikawa made a mysterious phone call to someone, and Area 51 was mentioned …
Hozuki, Kazuki and Hazuki Ferrari have endured many lectures from their mother about how they must live up to the legacy of their illustrious ancestor Galileo Galilei. But when shadowy groups start attacking them to get to “Galileo’s Inheritance” they discover their ancestry may be more important than they ever suspected.
Tonight’s Episode: “Constellatory Dreams“
Piloting the Ganymede to escape from the sky pirates and helping a disgraced medical engineer redeem himself has helped Kazuki get over her homesickness, and the sisters now have a second Galileo sketch. Meanwhile the Adni Moon Company president is holding another press conference about attacks in the Netherlands by the Blue Hawk gang, the same place the Ferrari sisters have travelled to in order to find the next sketch. They are just beginning to wonder where the people of the town are when they are greeted by a large number of men … and guns.
Hazama Masayoshi; male model by day, superhero by night. Or at least, that is the plan. With no super powers, no high tech gadgets, and no real training, enthusiasm is the only thing Hazama has to help him battle the drunk office workers and truant teenagers of Tokyo. Police officer Hidenori Goto becomes an unwilling accomplice to the exploits of ‘Samurai Flamenco’ and along the way they both learn what it truly means to be a hero of justice.
Tonight’s Episode: “The Meaning of Justice“
Having been rescued from serious danger by Mari, and forced to act as her sidekick in her own superhero debut, Hazama is quickly finding out that Flamenco Girl has different priorities when it comes to fighting crime. The million yen reward for the identity of Samurai Flamenco remains, making his job that much harder, and it comes as a rude shock to find that Flamenco Girl also has a bounty, and its twice as big. Mari, however, is delighted by the news. Stomping petty criminals was already beginning to bore her, luring in amateur bounty hunters sounds much more interesting.
Jormungand: Perfect Order
Child soldier Jonah continues his job as bodyguard to the eccentric arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar. Allies are threatened and enemies start to pile on as her plans for the mysterious “Jormungand” begin to take shape.
Tonight’s Episode: “Pazuzu“
Kuwait 1991, Wiley is a demolitions expert with the US Military. Lehm, currently a member of the US Special Forces Delta Squad, wants him for a mission. They need to blow up a chemical weapons factory with limited explosives. As the team flies out the conversation turns to Wiley’s past, the others find it odd that despite graduating with an architectural degree and coming from a family of architects he has taken a job bringing buildings down rather than putting them up. The small talk ends as the chemical factory comes into view …
Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)
Akihito Kanbara is the half-human son of a dreamshade. Although never completely normal his life becomes a little more exciting when he meets Mirai Kuriyama, the last surviving member of a cursed clan of dreamshade hunters, and Akihito takes it upon himself to help her integrate with the other spirit warriors of their town and boost her confidence.
Tonight’s Episode: “Limelight“
Kuriyama has slain the Hollow Shadow, in the process witnessing the monstrous curse that Akihito suffers for being half dreamshade. Terrifying as it was, it has helped Kuriyama understand how Akihito can look past her own cursed nature and wish to be friends. And so, she has agreed to at least visit the Literature Club. Mitsuki hasn’t yet arrived but her older brother Hiro’omi is making a rare appearance. So whilst the club president is absent, the two male members terrorize Kuriyama with a frank discussion of their personal turn-ons and how well she fits them.
Kill la Kill
Ryuko Matoi is a girl on a mission; to find the person responsible for her father’s death. Her search has led her to Honnouji Academy, a brutal, totalitarian school where the student council, led by Satsuki Kiryuin and empowered by their Ultima Uniforms, rule over everyone else. Ryuko quickly finds herself at odds with Satsuki’s dictatorship, but aid comes to Ryuko both from unexpected allies within the school … and a set of skimpy talking clothes.
Tonight’s Episode: “Trigger“
A tough-looking customer rides into town on a motorcycle. His name is Kinagase Tsumugu, and the very first thing he does upon arriving is assemble a sniper rifle and get a bead on Ryuko. Before he can take his shot, however, he is disturbed by the arrival of the Gardening Club. It seems he trampled some flowerbeds in the process of setting up his sniper spot, and that plus his dismissive attitude towards the club president provokes an attack. But despite having no special clothes of his own, he proves more than a match for the gardening club president and his two star uniform.