The Metro Detroit Japanese Animation Group was founded formally in the fall of 1994, under the name AGB (Anime Group of Birmingham). In May 1995, the group was formalized as "Manna Anime." We are one of a few Metro Detroit groups bringing anime to the public on a monthly basis for free. We run on a not-for-profit model. We are formally non-affiliated, and governed by an external body of members.
Schedule: All schedules are tentative, and since the tentative schedules were almost always wrong, we have stopped announcing it. To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some titles we've shown in the past few years: Cowboy Bebop, Idol Project, Bubblegum Crisis 2040, Saber Marionette J, Fairy Princess Ren, Tenshi ni Narumon, Nadesico, Card Captor Sakura, Saint Tail, Photon, Akihabara Dennougumi, Spriggan, Escaflowne, Fancy Lala, and Hyperpolice, among others.
Philosophy: Manna Anime is dedicated to showing quality subtitled Japanese animation that is otherwise generally unavailable to the Metro Detroit area. Subtitles are the best way to preserve the medium but allow non-Japanese audiences to appreciate it. Dubbing is just an attempt to Americanize something distinctly foreign. Our dedication to quality is to assure that the spread of anime is kept professional and respected as a legitimate medium.
Affiliations: Manna Anime is affiliated with several fan-subtitling organizations and with Oakland University.
Membership: Membership is extended to those showing a willingness to participate and aid in showings and continuing the rich tradition of Manna Anime. Since there is no formal club charter, those wishing to join should try to be friendly.