Sunday, September 30, 2007

Dec 8: DC Anime Club's Rumiko Takahashi Marathon

This one's way out timewise, but Chris sent it to me today, so up it goes. I haven't watched any of Takahashi's anime, but I love her manga.

DC Anime Club's Rumiko Takahashi Marathon
A tribute to the Princess of Manga

The DC Anime Club, an organization whose purpose is to educate the Washington, DC community about East Asian culture through the art form known as Anime (Japanese animation) will host a Marathon of Anime Films based upon the works by Rumiko Takahashi on Dec 8, 2007 from 12pm-5pm at the Martin Luthur King, Jr Memorial Library 901 G St NW Washington, DC 20001 in Room A9. During the Marathon such anime as Maison Ikkoku, Lum, Ranma ½, Rumik Theatre and or course Inuyasha will be shown. Prizes will be given away during the Marathon and much more.

About Rumiko Takahashi: Rumiko Takahashi is a manga-ka (Japanese Comic Book artist) and is known to anime(Japanese Animation) fans for such Manga (Japanese Comics) as Inu Yasha,Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura(Lum). Over Takahashi's 20+ year career she has been considered the first major female to do work on boys comics, and has earned the title "The Princess of Manga".

About DC Anime Club: DCAC was established in 2003 to introduce and educate people in the Washington, DC area about East Asian culture, through viewing and discussion of Japanese animation (also known as anime) and Japanese comics (manga). DCAC is a
501(c)(3) not for profit organization, contributions to DC Anime Club are tax deductible to the extent allowable under the law.

The club also works to provide a positive, alternative activity to the youth in the area by exposing them to foreign culture, encouraging artistic expression and creativity, and providing opportunities for participation in community activities and leadership.

In addition to our weekly meetings, the club holds an Annual Art Show, an Annual Costume fundraising event, and visits local schools to do presentations on anime. The club also works with the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival on their anime screenings, and has helped locally promote performances for Japanese bands such as Puffy Ami Yumi and Pine am.

DC Anime Club was founded by Chris Wanamaker (President), Jules Chang (Vice President) and Craig Vaughn (Sgt in Arms) on Saturday June 5, 2003. We have a strong membership that continues to grow -- most of which are teenagers.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information please visit the DC Anime Club website at or call DC Anime Club at 202 262 2083.

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Christopher Wanamaker
DC Anime Club President
202 262 2083

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