Next Club Meeting: November 18, 2017, at the Wood Dale Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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, November 19, 2017

Video Game Rampage Comes to Life

R  A  M  P  A  G  E
Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Living in an Apartment in Tokyo

This is an inside look of a typical Japanese family's house in Tokyo, Japan. This is a very common home , but unlike many people who rent Tokyo Apartments, this is a rented House. The design of the Tokyo Home is very similar to other Japanese homes except maybe the basement and attic.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Nickelodeon's Arnold Returns

Picking up where Hey Arnold! (1994) left off, this tells the story of what happened to Arnold's parents.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Aardman Animation At the Dawn of Man

E a r L Y   M a n
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Anime Viewing Schedule for November 18, 2017

A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Wood Dale Public Library

Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm

10:15 - 11:05    Gamers! 9-10
11:05 - 11:55    Princess Principal 9-10
11:55 - 12:45    Saga of Tanya the Evil 7-8
12:45 - 1:35      Made in Abyss 7-8
1:35 - 2:05        Club Meeting / Announcements
2:05 - 2:30        Little Witch Academia (2017 TV series) ep 14
2:30 - 4:45        Blade of the Immortal (Live-Action Movie)

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
Start watching the exciting anime series: Made in Abyss and Princess Principal!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Next club meeting is November 18, 2017

 A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
We're back in Wood Dale! Move along!

Wood Dale Public Library
520 N. Wood Dale Road
Wood Dale, IL  60191
Main Meeting Room
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Our next club meeting will be at the Wood Dale Public Library
Main Meeting Room (on your far right as you enter the front doors), 
from 10:15 AM to 5:00 PM 
(until the library closes).

There is public transportation available. 
A Metra train-stop is located within walking distance. 

Please note: If you are driving, please park your car 
on the south side of the building (not the front) in order to 
make room for other library patrons.
A Viewing Schedule will be posted soon.
Hope to see you all there!

(Click below for maps

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Battle of the Century

Yeah, it was bound to happen. The meeting of two of the most powerful beings on the planet. And the result is... cataclysmic.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Batman Persues a Victorian Menace

The Dark Knight's Elseworlds tale gets the animated movie treatment. In an alternative Victorian Age Gotham City, Batman begins his war on crime while he investigates a new series of murders by Jack the Ripper. Coming to Blu-ray and Digital in 2018.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

When Perfect Strangers Meet Stranger Things

The new season of 'Stranger Things' came out, and it's very popular. It's a great combination of new and classic. The show is full of references from the 80's and now Netflix is taking that one step further with a new spin-off series that teams the kids from Hawkins, Indiana with two beloved characters from the past named Larry and Balki.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Brian Michael Bendis switches from Marvel to DC

A 20-year Marvel veteran switches sides
Brian Michael Bendis, a 20-year Marvel veteran, will join DC Comics, the publisher announced today. Not only will Bendis be writing DC Comics characters for nearly the first time, he’ll be writing them exclusively, breaking ties with Marvel Comics. So Bendis’ move is surprising: Usually, when DC or Marvel announce exclusivity agreements, they’re with writers and artists who have already been working with them off and on for a while, with a few successful home-publisher titles under their belts. Occasionally, DC or Marvel will exclusively sign new, up-and-coming talent. The announcement of a major company switch for a name as big as Bendis, who has virtually never written for DC before, is unusual.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mid-Season Finale for "Rebels"

"Rebel Assault", the final episode of 2017 and the winter finale of Rebels, promises to be a nail-biter as Hera leads the attack against Grand Admiral Thrawn. The big question is, who will make it out alive and who won't?

The episode airs Monday, November 13th at 9 pm ET/PT and then we'll have to wait until early 2018 for more -- but this season has certainly delivered, so you can bet the rest of the season is going to be epic. Especially when you consider how much Rebels has to do in these latest episodes.

During its four seasons, Rebels has connected with specific characters throughout the Star Wars saga; Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, Darth Maul, Vader just to name a few. Dantooine got a mention and the Rebels are currently on Yavin IV, two planets that get a mention in Star Wars: A New Hope. We've seen Saw Gerrera, but it was before he went to Jedha. Additionally, the battle of Scarif and the events of Rogue One haven't happened yet. But we know Hera, Chopper, and the Ghost were at the Battle of Scarif. 

Thanks to Rogue One, we know Hera and Chopper are alive, but there's no mention anywhere in the rest of the Saga of any other members of the Ghost crew, especially Kanan and Ezra. Somewhere between now and the end of the series, we'll learn what happens to each of these characters and hopefully have a good idea of where they're headed next.

It's very likely this episode will end on a cliffhanger, but that's one of the things that makes Star Wars so fun -- there's always more to the story.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hopping down the bunny trail this Spring!

P E T E R   R A B B I T
In Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers now takes on the starring role of his own contemporary comedy. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as their fight to gain control of McGregor’s coveted vegetable garden and the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne) extends to the Lake District and London. James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.