Hawthorne Anime Club

Do you love anime? Connect with others who appreciate Japanese animation and enjoy films together at Hawthorne Library!  

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about anime. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. 

Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments are served at each meeting. Call ahead to reserve your spot.

People under age 16 who are interested in attending are required to have a parent present or to have a signed parental permission slip.

Upcoming Events:

She and Her Cat: Everything Flows | December 15

The girl works hard, but can't seem to find what she's looking for. The cat stays at home, and helps her when he can. This is the story of a girl on the edge of adulthood, and of the cat who's been with her all along the way. Together they live in a home that feels strangely empty now, as the days pass by and time moves slowly on.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid | January 5

Miss Kobayashi lives a normal life until she befriends a dragon named Tohru. The two end up living together and make a unique arrangement: Tohru serves as Kobayashi’s very own live-in maid! In the human form of a cute girl, she starts working as a maid dragon. She takes care of usual things like cleaning the house and cooking, but doing typical human things can still be a challenge for a dragon! 

Morose Mononokean | January 19

Ashiya Hanae’s life is turned upside down when he’s possessed by a yokai! His only help comes in Abeno Haruitsuki, a handsome young man known as the “Master of the Mononokean.” But his aid comes at a price, one that has Ashiya working as his assistant to pay it off! Can they stop bickering with each other long enough to help the yokai trapped in this world? 

Tsuredure Children | February 2

Short and charming comedic vignettes offer a quick glimpse into the unique and funny situations, misunderstandings, and all around confusion that can happen in a high school romance. For starters, there’s a story about a delinquent girl and the student council president, and one about a stoic boy confused about an emotional girl. Relive the charm of high school romance!

Kado: The Right Answer | February 16

The fate of the world lies in the hands of one negotiator when a commercial jet is abducted into a massive, unknown structure. Inside, a strange being appears claiming he will intervene in Japan’s internal affairs. That’s when Shindou Kojirou, a Japanese official onboard the plane, steps forth to greet him, spearheading the communications that will dictate the future of mankind. 

March Comes in like a Lion | March 2

Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old whose parents and younger sister were killed many years before in an accident; he's now struggling to live independently as a professional shogi player (Japanese chess) while still trying to finish high school. The Kawamoto sisters - Akari, Hinata (Hina), and Momo- at least offer him some company (and free meals).

Alice and Zouroku | March 16

A group of young girls possess a mysterious power known as "Alice's Dream," which gives them the ability to turn their thoughts into reality. Detained and experimented upon, these youths are locked away in secret until one of them manages to escape. Her name is Sana—a girl with the power to ignore the very laws of physics. When this willful powerhouse crosses paths with a stubborn old man named Zouroku, his carefully-ordered life will never be the same again.

Centaur's Life | March 30

High school is a complicated time for any young centaur, but shy, sweet Himeno won’t have to clop through it alone! Surrounded by plenty of interesting classmates—satyrs, demons, angels, you name it—no matter what happens in her daily equestrian life, she’s got friends to help her through.

For a complete list of films at the library, visit madisonpubliclibrary.org/film or check the calendar!