Next Club Meeting: February 24, 2018, 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.

This site provides news, reviews, commentaries, and previews of the world of anime and everything it inspires, such as live-action films, comics, music, art, and other weird things to enjoy and contemplate.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Tomb Raider - Official Trailer #2

T O M B   R A I D E R
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. 

Leaving everything she knows behind, Lara goes in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Goalkeeper of the Galaxy Trailer

Goalkeeper of the Galaxy
2019 Russian Sci-Fi Movie
Goalkeeper of the Galaxy (Russian: Вратарь Галактики) is an upcoming Russian Science fiction film directed by Dzhanik Fayziev.
 
About Vratar Galaktiki - Goalkeeper of the Galaxy What will Moscow look like if you cut off the power grid, shut down all manufacturing, and the whole world watches an interplanetary game? In an aftermath of a galactic war, which took place in proximity to Earth, the Moon was destroyed and the planet’s poles shifted. An enormous spaceship hovers over Earth—this is a stadium, which hosts sports events that resemble soccer but at mind-boggling speeds. The name of the game is cosmoball. When the game is on, the whole world stops in its tracks to watch it. The players are called Athletes. To regular people they are demigods, for the results of each match determine the fate of the planet.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Gameplay Trailer For Masters of Anima


M A S T E R S  of  A N I M A
Follow Otto in his quest against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where your ability to make tactical decisions quickly is vital. Summon and control large armies of up to 100 Guardians, who obey your commands with intuitive and innovative gameplay! 

You play as Otto, an apprentice of Anima, able to wield incredible powers that are the source of all life in the world of Spark. You covet the rank of Master so you can finally marry your beloved fiancée Ana - who is now a captive of the terrible Zahr and his fearsome Golems! 

Learn to control new types of Guardians on your adventure, each with their own unique talents and abilities useful to explore the vast world of Spark and reveal its secrets, as well as to take down the formidable bosses that stand in your way. 

Save your fiancée and maybe even the world while you’re at it, when Masters of Anima releases on PlayStation®4 in Spring 2018!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Anime Viewing Schedule for January 20, 2018

A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Wood Dale Public Library
"HAPPY NEW YEAR!"
Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm
10:15 - 11:05   Gamers! 11-12 (End)
11:05 - 11:55   Knight's and Magic 9-10
11:55 - 12:45   Saga of Tanya the Evil 11-12 (End)
12:45 - 2:00     Made in Abyss 11-13 (End)
2:00 - 2:40       Club Meeting / Announcements
2:40 - 4:35       Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me [Movie]

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
 
Don't miss the exciting anime series: Made in Abyss and Princess Principal!
ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

First Club Meeting of 2018 is January 20

 A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Our First Meeting of the Year! Don't let it fly by!

Wood Dale Public Library
520 N. Wood Dale Road
Wood Dale, IL  60191
Main Meeting Room
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Voldemort: Origins Of The Heir

Fantastic Fan-made Film about the
early days of Harry Potter's Nemesis
In 2016, after reading through “Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince,” a few filmmakers began crowdfunding the fan film “Voldemort: Origins Of The Heir,” which follows Voldemort’s path to evil. Word quickly reached Warner Bros. and the kickstarter was shut down due to copyright laws.

But then, something surprising happened. The creators Gianmaria Pezzato and Stefano Prestia had a private meeting with Warner Bros. and ― after some discussion on restrictions, we’re guessing ― the studio agreed to let them go forward with the film.

“The only thing we can say is that they let us proceed with the film, in a nonprofit way, obviously,” director Gianmaria Pezzato told Polygon.

The film follows Grisha McLaggen (a noncanonical character played by Maddalena Orcali), the heir of Gryffindor and an auror trying to stop the rise of Tom Marvolo Riddle aka Voldemort (played by Stefano Rossi), whom she was close with at Hogwarts.

McLaggen is captured trying to steal back Tom Riddle’s diary from Russian aurors. Through McLaggen’s interrogation, we flashback through Riddle’s life as he lies, manipulates and murders to acquire some very familiar heirlooms: Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup, Salazar Slytherin’s Locket and Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem. Fans will recognize these as the items later to become Voldemort’s horcruxes, objects containing a piece of his soul.

While not quite reaching the quality level of the official “Harry Potter” films, “Voldemort: Origins Of The Heir” is very impressive for a low budget, fan production filmed at various Italian locations. The set design, costumes and visual effects are particularly striking.

The 52-minute film produced by Tryangle Films is free to view above and on YouTube. It’s worth checking out for hardcore and casual fans alike.
Voldemort: Origins of the Heir

Monday, January 15, 2018

Aech's Garage VR Experience Ready Player One

READY PLAYER ONE
"V R   E X P E R I E N C E"
Explore Aech's Garage VR Experience from Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One using the Oculus Rift...

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Marvel's Spider-man on Disney XD


MARVEL's  S P I D E R - M A N
Peter is accepted into Horizon High: a school for geniuses, where his best friend Harry Osborn was just suspended. Peter makes his debut as Spider-man and must battle the Vulture.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Woman Plays Cantina Theme Using Just a Pencil


[Source: Yahoo!] When Danielle found herself with a bit too much time on her hands, she decided to get creative. Using only a pencil and some paper, she managed to recreate the Star Wars Cantina Theme to the rhythm of a tricky math equation.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

FINAL SPACE comes to TBS

F I N A L   S P A C E
Final Space is an animated science fiction television series created by indie internet filmmaker Olan Rogers with David Sacks serving as showrunner. It will be broadcast on TBS in early 2018. The series involves an astronaut named Gary Space and his alien friend, Mooncake, and focuses on their adventures as they try to solve the mystery of “Final Space”, where the universe actually ends and if it actually does exist.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Superman Prequel Comes to Syfy


From David S. Goyer, the writer of Man of Steel and The Dark Knight, comes a new story that will change a legend and forge a destiny. Premieres March 21 on SYFY. 
K  R  Y  P  T  O  N
[Source: Yahoo!] When Krypton was first formally announced all the way back in 2014, even the most devoted among us Superman fans questioned if such a series was entirely necessary. After all, the ten-year journey to becoming the Man of Steel that was Smallville (and the epilogue comics that followed) are still fresh in our memories, so why continue milking the prequel cow for all it’s worth when there are many other fine DC properties that are ripe for adaptation?
But when impressive footage such as what was shown last summer at San Diego Comic-Con finds its way online, you can’t help but start to become more willing to see whatever it is that David S. Goyer and company are cooking up. By boasting feature film quality visuals and promising that we’ll see familiar villains such as Brainiac and Doomsday, it’s hard for us not to become the least bit intrigued.
And while we’ve had other stellar DC TV shows to help occupy our time, we’ve been looking at the clock waiting for the series to premiere, especially now that we know it’ll arrive in a couple of months. As such, the time for more promotional material to trickle online is now, this time with what may very well be the best trailer to date.
In it, audiences become familiar with the Terminator-like premise of this series: That it’s not just about Superman’s ancestors, but a plot hatched by a villain from the present to wipe Big Blue from the timeline altogether. Suffice it to say, this show now has our attention.