Series 2 Slot: Black Lagoon

With Cobra finishing his fight in space, we next take our action back to Earth with the ever-popular Black Lagoon series. The NamSoc screening will be showing all 29 episodes of the series (at the time of this post): 12 episodes of season one, 12 episodes of season two (a.k.a. The Second Barrage) and the third “season” OVA: Roberta’s Blood Trail (consisting of five episodes).

The show has both an English dub and Japanese audio with English subtitles, which will be decided by NamSoc members next Tuesday. It should also be noted that this series is rated 18 by the BBFC due to frequent, strong lanaguge, frequent, bloody violence, drug references, dark themes and shots of nudity.

Website back in Operation

After a long hiatus, the NamSoc website is back up and fully operational and featuring a cleaner, simpler (and more mobile-friendly) site design. Aspects such as dedicated pages, colour scheme and the suggestions box are going to be worked on over time and updates will be made if something major occurs.

As for the social media pages, the Facebook page will be run by other members, whilst the twitter feed will be updated at least once a month (this may change due to other commitments). The YouTube page will be updated with any other videos produced in the future.

We will try to update the site as often as possible as series selections and events change.

Series 3 Slot: WAGNARIA!!

In a bit of a change of pace, NamSoc started showing the slice-of-life cafe comedy Wagnaria!! (otherwise known as “Working!”). Episodes 1 & 2 premiered this previous meet with episode 2 happening next week (18th August). The show will run for 13 episodes.

As a way to break-up Michiko & Hatchin and MADLAX, WAGNARIA!! will be shown between the two shows at two episodes a week. MADLAX will now be in slot 3 at one episode a week.

The show is suitable for ages 12+ and will be in Japanese with English subtitles by default.

More events announced!

Next week (Saturday 22nd August) will see another picnic social (weather permitting) whilst NamSoc is planning on going to the fireworks display at Matlock on Saturday 26th September. Click here for more details.

Series 1 Slot: Michiko and Hatchin

After a couple of near-misses, third time is the charm for Michiko and Hatchin, the directorial debut of Sayo Yamamoto (Lupin The Third: Woman Called Fujiko Mine). Set in Brazil, Michiko and Hatchin is an action series with a very unique flavor and features one of the more distinct odd-couples you’ll see in anime.

The show will start next week (4th August) and will run for 22 episodes. Being a dual-audio release, the language track will be optioned on the night. The BBFC have rated the show a 15 due to violence, bad language and some sexual imagery.

Series 2 Slot: MADLAX

With Attack on Titan gone (for now…), NamSoc’s next committee choice is set to complement the other line-up’s Magical Girls and Girls’ mechas with a large assortment of guns (and a somewhat unfortunate title). From the same studio that produced Noir comes MADLAX, and it will be premiering next Tuesday (7th July).

Madlax will run for 26 episodes in either English or Japanese with English subtitles. This show is rated 15 by the BBFC due to violence throughout.