Posts Tagged ‘anime’

Teen Anime Fest Is Tomorrow at the Figge!

October 17, 2009

who doesn't heart anime?The 2nd Annual Teen Anime Fest will be held at the Figge from 12-4 this Sunday…WHICH IS TOMORROW!! There will be a $5 museum admission fee at the door. All ages are welcome. The Figge Art Museum is located at 225 W. 2nd St. in downtown Davenport. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind teen event!

yum candy sushi yumThis year’s features:
A cosplay mask creation station
A cosplay cat ear and tail creation station
Candy sushi making and refreshments
Sales booth of your favorite manga & anime supplied by Borders
A martial arts demonstration by the John Morrow Academy of Martial Arts

Anime Music Video Contest
Cosplay contest
Art contest

Hope you can make it!


2nd Annual Teen Anime Fest!

September 1, 2009

Anime Fest 2009 

Sunday, October 18th    12-4 p.m. 

@ the Figge Art Museum

Figge Art Museum

Quad-Cities Libraries and the Figge Art Museum are organizing the second annual Teen Anime Fest and Manga Art Show!

Libraries Together


  • An area for swapping manga & anime.
  • A cosplay mask creation station
  • A cosplay cat ear and tail creation station
  • Japanese tea served by Mojo’s
  • Candy sushi making
  • Sales booth of your favorite manga & anime supplied by Borders


  • Viewing of episodes of our favorite anime
  • A martial arts demonstration by the John Morrow–Academy of Martial Arts


  • Anime Music Video Contest (Max entries is 2 & please bring the URL’s of your videos. Please keep them PG-13)
  • Cosplay contest (feel free to wear your costume to the event)
  • Art contest

Look for all the Manga Art Contest details/entry forms in tomorrow’s post. 


Regular Teen Programs Start Up Tuesday!

August 31, 2009

September is just around the corner and that means our regular teen programs will be starting back up again.  Yay!  The line up for this year is as follows:

1st Tuesday of the month–Anime Club

2nd Tuesday of the month–TVC (Teen Volunteer Council & Gaming)

3rd Tuesday of the month–Ultimate Card Gaming (Magic/YuGiOh/…)

4th Tuesday of the month–Teen Tech Lab

EVERY Wednesday–Get Your Game On (free play video gaming) 

Anime Club starts this Tuesday, September 1st, at the Fairmount St. library from 5:30-7:30.  Don’t miss the first meeting and your chance to help plan the club’s activities for the season.  Do we need a logo?  Will you draw it?  Should we have officers?  Or just go with the flow?  How about another chopsticks/M&Ms race and ramen noodle eating contest?  (yes please)


Plus, we have big announcements concerning this year’s Anime Fest which will be held at the Figge Art Museum in October.  Art contest anyone?  Do we have cosplayers in the house?  Stay tuned to tomorrow’s post for all the juicy deets.


Cosplay Workshop is Today!

June 16, 2009

mello and jake

Join us for our next installment of Anime-style fun, the Cosplay Workshop.  It’s taking place from 3-5 today at the Fairmount St. library.  We’ll have lots of crafty supplies on hand.  Feel free to bring in your own, too.  Who knows what cool creations we’ll come up with this time?!? 

It’s going to be furry. 

And it’s going to be fun. 



Holy Mangariffic Animania!

March 2, 2009

Look What We’ve got at the Fairmount St. Library now:  Otaku USA Magazine!

Otaku USA

If you’re an Anime/Manga fan then you’re in for a treat.  You can now check out one of the hottest magazines around from the Fairmount St. Library.  And if it’s not on the shelf when you go looking, you can always place a reserve on it and we’ll notify you when it comes in.  Pretty simple.  Pretty cool.  Want to know more about Otaku USA?  Check out the following details pulled from their website:

Otaku USA Magazine
Otaku USA is a thick, full-color magazine featuring comprehensive yet ultra-creative coverage of manga, anime, videogames and Japanese pop culture written from an American point of view. Published by Sovereign Media, the people who launched SCI FI, the official magazine of the Sci Fi channel, Otaku USA calls on Sovereign’s knowledge of the passionate nich media marrketplace. Each issue of Otaku USA will be filled with coverage of the hottest new Manga, Anime releases, computer and board games, along with all the latest pop culture trnds and happenings right now in Japan.

Otaku USA also publishes 32 pages of the hottest manga previews and sample chapters from the top publishers, plus a full color, 2-sided oversize poster. Plus, every issue comes with an online entry code allowing you to access 2-3 full-length anime episodes, plus anime and game trailers, game demos, previews, and more! Each issue is over 150 pages, oversized at 9″ x 10 7/8″, glossy, big, brash, and colorful!

Because Otaku USA is an independant US magazine, not a licensed product owned by those with an vested interest in a particular line of comics, anime, manga, games or movies, it presents the American with objective coverage. Otaku USA has the freedom to publish what’s hot in America regardless of the publisher or producer.

Web Otaku
WEB OTAKU USA ( is the online component of Otaku USA magazine, and is the perfect compliment to the magazine.

WEB OTAKU provides in-depth coverage by expanding on stories in the magazine, along with daily updates of what’s hot in Japanese pop culture, additional manga chapters, game coverage, interviews with artists and writers too extensive to fit in print pages, writing contests, drawing contests, web-only reviews and tips, reader forums and an online community program, bringing an immediacy to the market that has never before been seen.

Otaku USA is a true hybrid, an entity larger than any one medium.

furry gloves***Also, DPL’s Anime Club is tomorrow night at the Fairmount St. Library starting at 5:30.  Last month we made furry gloves.  This time around it’s ears and tails!  Don’t miss it.


Anime Club Tuesday Night

February 2, 2009

i heart anime

Do you? 

Do you really? 


Really, really? 

Well, if you really, really, really do then I expect to see you at Anime Club tomorrow night!  Anime Club takes place at the Fairmount St. Library from 5:30-7:30.  We plan to have a mini-cosplay workshop and preview another new DVD called Mushi-shi from Funimation.  Here’s the title description pulled from their website: 

mushi-shiNeither good nor evil. They are life in its purest form. Vulgar and strange, they have inspired fear in humans since the dawn of time and have over the ages come over to be known as “mushi”.

The essence of the natural world is personified by ancient, natural forces called “mushi” that influence the lives of people for reasons yet unknown. Ginko, a traveling Mushi-Shi or “Mushi Master” who seeks rare mushi sightings, uses his shaman-like knowledge of the mushi to help the affected people come to terms with their mushi afflictions.

At the 2006 Japanese Media Arts Festival, both the Mushi-Shi anime and manga were ranked in the top 10 anime and manga series of all time.

For more about the characters and the show, go to


Anime Club 2009

January 6, 2009

ghost huntAnime Club is tonight @ 5:30 at the Fairmount St. Library.  Tonight we will be playing Anime Trivia!  Also, we will be previewing a new DVD from Operation Anime called Ghost Hunt.  Check out this description from their website:

The dead have something to say…

The appeal of the unknown is undeniable and freshman Mai Taniyama is hooked. This fact, coupled with her burgeoning psychic powers, leads Mai to join the ranks of the Shibuya Psychic Research team. Led by enigmatic Kazuya “Naru” Shibuya, she works alongside a spirit medium and a shrine maiden, an exorcist and a monk to uncover the darkest mysteries of the unseen. Using state of the art technology and their respective spiritual gifts, evil is confronted and vanquished time and again.

Death is temporary and far worse fates await those which meet a harsh end. From the trembling walls of a haunted school to the bottom of a well that beckons to dead children, the horrors of reality unfold.

For more about the characters and the show, go to

Hope you can make it!