Are you interested in watching Anime, dressing up as your favorite anime character, or reading manga? Well, there’s an anime club at Stacey Middle School!
All of the meetings are on Friday after school starting at 2:45 and ending at 3:30. At the first meeting, there were over 40 students. Mrs. Valverde is hoping that more and more students will join the Anime Club.
The students were asked what the club members wanted to do throughout the year. Most kids wanted to play games and watch Anime. Mrs.Valverde doesn’t want them staring at a screen for hours, so she played a game to get to know everyone.
Anime Club started a few years ago when a student approached Mrs. Valverde to supervise for the club. She said, “You mean that silly cartoon?” The students beaded their eyes at her like she was crazy. But soon after understanding anime more, Mrs. Valverde started liking it more. Her favorite anime is Fullmetal Alchemist and Ghibli.
Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime where two young boys named Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric tried bringing their mother back from the dead and something goes horribly wrong. Edward loses two of his limbs and Alphonse loses his body but was sealed into a suit of armor. They go on a long journey finding the philosopher’s stone to restore their bodies back the way they were.
Ghibli is a type of studio where they produce new Anime films. They don’t just create Anime shows, but they create cartoons and more!
There are many different types of Anime like Spirited Away, Prince Mononoke, etc. One of their films is My Neighbor Totoro.
Be sure to stop on Anime Club by next week!