Next Club Meeting: All Meetings CANCELLED Until Further Notice, at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Animatrix Network is an anime & manga fan club located in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We usually meet on the fourth Saturday of each month (except when holidays or conventions coincide). The meetings are free and open to the public. Join us for a day filled with anime.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Sequel to "Train to Busan" - PENINSULA

PENINSULA
Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

All Club Meetings SUSPENDED Indefinitely


Don't be swallowed by the virus!
The April Club Meeting is
CANCELLED

[Library Closed Due to Coronavirus]
Fountaindale Public Library
300 W Briarcliff Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Board Room, Second Floor


All Future Club Meetings are
SUSPENDED
Until Further Notice

Friday, April 3, 2020

Trailer for New Anime: GLEIPNIR

G L E I P N I R
The story centers on Shuichi Kagaya, a high school student with an unusual secret. He has the ability to transform into a monster resembling a giant mascot costume complete with a zipper down his back and a large cartoonish smile. After rescuing fellow classmate, Kurea "Claire" Aoki, from a warehouse fire, she sadistically decides to use him to hunt down other monsters in search of her sister.

Premieres April 5 in Japan

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Samurai & Shogun (Rick and Morty)

R I C K  and  M O R T Y
- -  SAMURAI and SHOGUN  - -
Drunken life, dreamy death.
[Source: AnimeNewsNetwork] Adult Swim began streaming a five-minute "Samurai and Shogun" animated short on Saturday for the Rick and Morty animated television series. Anime studio Studio DEEN produced the short. Staff members include director and scriptwriter Kaichi Satō, producer Koji Iijima, and executive producer Maki Terashima-Furuta (President of Production I.G. USA). The short aired during Saturday's Toonami programming block.

The short stars Youhei Tadano as "Rick WTM72," and Keisuke Chiba as "Shogun Morty." The pair reprised their roles from the Japanese dub of the animated series. Jason DeMarco, senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim, posted on Twitter on Saturday that his team "spent a year putting together a five minute Rick and Morty Lone Wolf and Cub anime short."

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

New Studio Trigger Anime: "BNA"

BNA: Brand New Animal
The series is set in the 21st century, where the existence of humanoid animals known as beastmen that have been living in the darkness for centuries have been revealed to the world. One day, Michiru, who was a normal high school student, suddenly turns into a tanuki beastman; running away, she seeks refuge in Anima City, a place set up for beastmen to be able to live as themselves. While there, Michiru encounters a wolf beastman, Shirou Ogami, who goes on to investigate why she became a beastman, and in the process gets mixed up in even stranger events.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Transformers: War For Cybertron

TRANSFORMERS: War For Cybertron
In the midst of the ongoing war on Cybertron, forces of good and evil clash as they search for the source of their power: the Allspark. This may not be the life they imagined, but it's a life worth fighting for. Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege is coming soon, only on Netflix. 

Watch Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy (Siege), Only on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81002439

Monday, March 30, 2020

MIKU EXPO - 2020 USA & Canada Tour

M I K U   E X P O
Coming to Chicago - September 25, 2020
Hatsune Miku is a Japanese music sensation, a 16-year-old blue-haired girl with a unique voice and prodigious energy.
See Hatsune Miku Perform in CONCERT
What makes her special is that she is not a human singer, but a virtual persona who uses a computer-generated voice and 3D graphics to perform on stage. With a repertoire entirely provided by individual creators, she is the first truly crowd-created virtual talent. But being virtual doesn't stop her from filling up concert halls, or teaming up with major artists like Lady Gaga and Pharrell Williams!
Internationally popular with over 2.5 million followers on social media, the increasing demand for concerts overseas paved the way to MIKU EXPO, a global tour which since 2014 has taken Hatsune Miku to Indonesia, the United States, China, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Europe! In 2019, MIKU EXPO is celebrating 5 years of international shows.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Trailer for "Tower of God"

TOWER  of  GOD
Tower of God centers around a boy called Twenty-Fifth Bam, who has spent most of his life trapped beneath a vast and mysterious Tower, with only his close friend, Rachel, to keep him company. When Rachel enters the Tower, Bam manages to open the door into it as well, and faces challenges at each floor of this tower as he tries to find his closest companion.
As the story progresses, the viewer gradually explores the lore, history, and motivations of important characters and factions that drive or try to change the fate of the tower, for more than 10,000 years. Mysteries are gradually unveiled and added, as we learn about the struggles and triumphs of the inhabitants of the tower.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

A Blast From the Past: PRINCESS NINE

So you're sitting at home under national lock-down and wondering what to do at home. Check out some classic anime of the 1990's and remember some forgotten greats.
P R I N C E S S   N I N E
Here's an anime that's a Blast from the Past. Princess Nine is the epitome of sports anime. A meld of baseball, fascinating characters, and lots of charm. 

In the male-dominated sport of baseball, one group of high school girls is about to turn the world upside down! Ryo Hayakawa, daughter of a legendary pitcher, has been chosen to lead the “Princesses,” Japan’s first-ever girl’s baseball team. They don’t want to play in a separate league – they’re taking on the boys at their own game. And their goal? None other than Koshien, the national high school baseball championship!

But for all the challenges they face on the field, the hardest battles are the ones fought behind the scenes. They’ll have to overcome prejudice, endure weeks of hard training, and work their way through romantic rivalries if they ever want a chance to make it to the top!

Princess Nine is directed by Tomomi Mochizuki (Dirty Pair Flash, Twin Spica, House of Five Leaves) and features animation by Phoenix Entertainment.

Friday, March 27, 2020

MECHA UDE - Mechanical Arms

M E C H A   U D E
"Mechanical Arms"
Long ago, alien lifeforms came to Earth, fusing with people on the planet. Due to their appearance, they were dubbed "Mecha-ude," as when fused, they bore a striking resemblance to mechanized limbs.

Through an involuntary partnership, average middle schooler Hikaru Amatsuga works alongside the Mecha-ude known as Arma, who is an extremely rare and special existence. To protect Arma, the resistance group ARMS assigns the dual Mecha-ude user Aki Murasame to follow him wherever he goes. However, she is also looking for a mysterious Snake-Type Mecha-ude wielder, who has put many of her comrades in a critical state.
Behind the scenes, an organization known as the Kagami Group is searching for the mythical "Trigger Arm," a Mecha-ude said to grant unlimited power. When Aki's life is threatened by this group, Hikaru must team up with Arma to find the courage to fight back and, along the way, learn that his life will never be ordinary again.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Vagrant Queen Premieres this Friday, March 27

-- V A G R A N T   Q U E E N --
Vagrant Queen is an upcoming American sci-fi television series that is set to premiere on Syfy on March 27, 2020. The show is based on the Vault comic book series written by Magdalene Visaggio and illustrated by Jason Smith. Elida built a life as a scavenger and outlaw, but when an old frenemy, Isaac, turns up with news about her long-lost mother, she is forced to return to her broken kingdom with Isaac and Amae in hopes of staging a rescue before a deadly childhood foe, Commander Lazaro, finds them. With civilization at stake, it’s this queen, this deadbeat, and this mechanic against a whole damn galaxy. 

Vagrant Queen Premieres Friday, March 27 at 10/9c only on SYFY.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform) Trailer

MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM
Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country, “Motherland: Fort Salem” follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world—but with supernatural tactics and weapons. Subscribe to tvpromosdb on Youtube for more Motherland: Fort Salem season 1 promos in HD!
New Episodes on Wednesdays
Watch more Motherland: 
Fort Salem Season 1 videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... 
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Motherland 
» Starring: Taylor Hickson, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney, Jessica Sutton