We've met Anthony. We've also met Matt. We've even met Erin. While those three patrons — attendees at Mid-Manhattan Library's monthly Anime Night screenings — are on the quieter side, none are quite as enthusiastic as this month's featured patron: Bobby! Boisterous and full of endless energy, his regular presence every month has helped solidify the bonds of friendship amongst our anime club.
I caught up with Bobby for tonight's screening of Sgt. Frog. Join Bobby, myself, and many other patrons next month as we screen Kaleido Star on the night of August 3 starting at 7 p.m. Join in on all the fun! It's all part of our Sci-Fi Summer.
NYPL: What is your name?
What is your age?
What was tonight’s anime?
Did you like tonight’s anime program?
How many Anime Nights would you say you have been to?
Nine or so.
Which title has been your favorite Anime Night at the Library so far?
What do you like so much about anime?
The story, the animation, and the characters as a whole.
How did you hear about the Anime Night screenings at Mid-Manhattan Library?
Probably on Facebook, but I'm not sure.
What are a few of your favorite anime titles?
Fullmetal Alchemist, Bleach, and Kekkaishi.
What is your all-time favorite though?
Definitely Fullmetal Alchemist.
What makes it your favorite?
The storyline. Some of their sayings have to do with life — like equivalent exchange — and all the individual character stories are interesting, as well as the voice cast.
Do you read manga, too?
No, I don't.
Any closing thoughts?
Yes! I love these monthly Anime Nights. They are a good way to make friends and have a great time!