My Library, Anime Addicts Edition: Je-Andy
We had 14 patrons at last night's anime screening of Kenichi, the Mightiest Disciple. There are many people who work at the Library who help contribute to our regular programs. One of them is Je-Andy, an audio-visual page who helps set up Anime Night every month at Mid-Manhattan Library. I sat down with Je-Andy and asked him some questions.
My name is Je-Andy and I'm 21 years old.
What was tonight’s anime? Did you like it?
Kenichi. It was okay. I didn't get a chance to watch much of it.
How many Anime Nights at Mid-Manhattan Library have you set up for?
Do you like anime? What about it do you like?
I love anime, especially the old school ones. And I like more than the fantasy they bring — it's the fact that they make you feel connected by having other products, i.e. playing cards, etc.
What are a few of your favorite anime titles?
Do you think anime is more for boys, girls, or a combination? Why do you think so?
I don't think anime is either better for boys or girls. It's a true combination of the two, because the stories are sometimes so phenomenal that it has to be shared with other generations. Guys often watch the manly ones, while the girls watch or read Magical Girl. It's just amazing to see how we all can get together [at] night here at Mid-Manhattan Library and watch anime and get a few laughs.
Any closing thoughts?