Next Club Meeting: September 21, 2019, at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Battle at Big Rock - An All-New Short Film

BATTLE at BIG ROCK
BATTLE AT BIG ROCK is an all-new short film directed by Colin Trevorrow, written by Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael. The short takes place one year after the events of the last Jurassic World film in Big Rock National Park, where dinosaurs are now living in our world. The story follows a family of four whose encounter with these wild animals becomes a terrifying fight for survival.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Anime Viewing Schedule for September 21, 2019

A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Fountaindale Public Library

Netflix Original Series:
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind
the Skeksis' power, they set out on an epic journey to
ignite the fires of rebellion and try to save their world.
- - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - -

Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Board Room on Second Floor

From 11:15 AM to 5:00 PM
11:15 - 12:05   Golden Kamuy 13-14
12:05 - 12:55   Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 11-12
12:55 - 1:20     Club Meeting / Announcements
1:20 - 2:10       Dororo 12-13
2:10 - 2:35       The Rising of the Shield Hero 10
2:35 - 4:35       Penguin Highway [Feature Presentation]


All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
 
Don't miss the exciting anime series: Dororo and Golden Kamuy
ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Details Revealed About Avatar 2


The AVATAR Sequels
James Cameron has been promising a series of Avatar sequels for roughly a decade, and audiences are still waiting.

We've already heard quite a few tidbits about what the upcoming films will entail — and we've rounded up all the rumors and spoilers right here.

James Cameron clearly wasn't interested in churning out another Avatar sequel just for the sake of it. Since 2010, he's been dropping hints about what the future of the franchise involves — and it's an increasingly ungainly vision that includes several movie sequels, novels, and much more. Details are often frustratingly vague — heck, even the release dates keep changing.

In fact, trying to pin down exactly when we'll get to see Avatar 2 and its many sequels is something of a fool's errand. Back in 2010, Cameron said the next two films would be coming out in December 2014 and December 2015, respectively. But when January 2015 rolled around with no sign of Avatar 2, he said the sequels had been delayed… but they'd be coming out in 2017 — probably. Later in 2015, Cameron also hinted that there'd be an Avatar 5.

He also claimed that Christmastime would officially be Avatar-time… because Avatar 2 would be coming out on Christmas 2018. Of course, that didn't happen. Then, in April 2017, the timeline shifted again — and Cameron announced we could expect Avatar 2 on December 18th, 2020. Is your head spinning yet? Keep watching the video for more details revealed about Avatar 2!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Next Club Meeting is September 21, 2019

 A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Hey Rey, got anything to cut this string?

Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL  60440
Board Room (2nd Floor)
 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
11:15 AM - 5:00 PM
 

Our next club meeting will be at the Fountaindale Public Library
Board Room (Second Floor), 
from 11:15 AM to 5:00 PM.

 
A Viewing Schedule will be posted soon.
 
Hope to see you all there!

(Click below for maps)

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Atelier Ryza - Promotional Trailer!

ATELIER RYZA
Not only will aspiring alchemists find a revamped battle system as they set out on their journey with teenage tomboy Ryza and her mischievous group of friends, but they will also be able to obtain special new gathering locations to explore and share.

Throughout their search for adventure, Ryza and her party will discover exotic new locations – including those they have made themselves. In Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout players can obtain special bottles, which can be combined with other items in the game’s synthesis system to create an abundance of new gathering locations overflowing with raw materials. Depending on which ingredients are used in the synthesis process, the environment can drastically change. For example: Plant Essence can create a fantastical forest area; while a Bomb can create a dangerous volcanic field overflowing with lava. Once the environment is created, a unique four-character password is attached to the area, which can then be shown off and shared with friends or across social media - enabling other gamers to explore the exact same area.

Inhabiting these breathtaking locations are creatures and enemies Ryza and her friends will need to fight. Using a newly revamped Real-Time Tactical Battle system, battles will now progress even while character actions are being chosen. In Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, performing skills, critical attacks, or using abilities outside of the player’s turn through the Quick Actions technique will drain the player’s Action Points. These points are shared between all party members, so it is extremely important to use them strategically in battle to gain the upper hand. As the AP gauge is filled, players will also increase their in-battle level known as Tactics Level. The higher the Tactics Level a party gains, the more powerful attacks they can use; also enabling special combos to be performed.

Throughout battle, party members will also be able to give Action Orders to other members of their party. These orders will ask the player to perform specific actions such as “perform a physical attack.” If the order is followed, the character which gave it will perform a follow-up attack with a powerful skill – and this ability does not consume any AP; allowing players to use them at will to deliver strong blows to help defeat even the most ruthless of enemies.

Start your adventure with Atelier Ryza on October 29, 2019
and experience the game on Nintendo Switch/PC Steam/PS4!

Official Site: https://www.koeitecmoamerica.com/ryza/

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sci-Fi Short Film "Life Begins at Rewirement"


Life Begins at Rewirement
"Life Begins at Rewirement" by Trevin Matcek A man struggles with the health care system and his own feelings of guilt when he checks his 100-year-old, estranged mother into Gateway TransCare -- a memory care facility that uploads elderly minds into computer data banks. Set in the near future, LIFE BEGINS AT REWIREMENT follows Simon Ender on the day he checks his 100-year-old mother Jessica, into Gateway TransCare – a memory care facility that stores consciousness in data banks. Simon is a middle-aged, successful businessman grappling with the dif´Čücult decision of what is best for his ailing parent. After suffering a stroke a few years ago, Jessica is wheelchair bound and can only communicate through a text-to-speech synthesizer. She lives alone and is descending rapidly into dementia. The strained relationship of a stubborn, forgetful mother and her uptight son is put to the test. LIFE BEGINS AT REWIREMENT blurs the lines between memory and oblivion, parent and child, human soul and the spirit of technology.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fox Fires - Animated Short Film


FOX FIRES
Fox Fires is inspired by the Finnish folk tale of the aurora borealis. The film blends 2D and 3D animation together.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal


P R I M A L
Genny Tartakovsky (creator of Samurai Jack) explains shortly what the show, Primal, will be about. It is a dinosaur cartoon style adult show with no dialogue and lots of action and character.
October 7, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

"Marvel" Homecoming Assembly Dance

INFINITY WAR - Homecoming Dance
The PAC Dance Team featuring Advanced Dance from Walden Grove High School (Sahuarita, Arizona) Marvel Theme Homecoming Assembly 

Choreographer/Head Coach: Kristi Lopez (klopez@sahuarita.net) featuring Carlos Quihuiz 
Storyboard: Kayla Brown, Cori Anderson, Charlize DeLeon 
Assistant Coach: Amber Detamore 
Videographer: Alejandro Davalos (jandro@boeandhux.com) 
Shout outs: Carlos Quihuiz, Kathya Quihuiz, Cori Anderson, Keiri Palacios

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

GreedFall - A New RPG Experience

GREEDFALL
Explore uncharted new lands as you set foot on a remote island seeping with magic, and filled with riches, lost secrets, and fantastic creatures. 
Forge this new world’s destiny, as you befriend or betray companions and entire factions. With diplomacy, deception and force, become part of a living, evolving world - influence its course and shape your story.
  • Engage in a core roleplaying experience – achieve quests and complete objectives in a multitude of different ways – through combat, diplomacy, deception, or stealth.
  • Complete freedom in character progression – play as a male or female, customize your appearance, and freely choose your abilities, spells and skills.
  • Delve into a mysterious world of magic – begin a grand journey and uncover ancient secrets protected by supernatural beings, manifestations of the island’s earthly magic.



Monday, September 9, 2019

Robert Axelrod Dies at Age 70

ROBERT AXELROD
(May 29, 1949 - September 7, 2019)
[Source: Syfy.com] Robert Axelrod, the actor best known for providing the voices of Lord Zedd and Finster in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has died at the age of 70. The news was confirmed on Twitter via Axelrod's agent, Kelly, who wrote: "It is with great sadness that I must tell you that Robert passed away yesterday. He was a wonderful soul whose charismatic personality lit up a room. He will be greatly missed."

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Axelrod's entertainment career began in the 1970s when he planned on becoming a musician, spending some time as a guitarist before becoming an actor. From that point forward, he cultivated a successful career that spanned several decades and over 150 different characters.

Lord Zedd is, perhaps, the greatest nemesis the Power Rangers have ever faced. Appearing in over 100 episodes of the Mighty Morphin TV show from the 1990s, the villain imprisoned Rita Repulsa after she proved that she couldn't properly defeat the kaiju-fighting do-gooders. He'd eventually go on to marry Rita (a move that Axelrod vocally disliked), having a son—named Thrax—with her, too. Following Rita's exile in a space dumpster, Finster came under the employ of Zedd, creating monsters that were supposed to finish the Rangers once and for all.

"What I loved about Zedd was that the character had the majority of the show’s dialogue, and I like to work! Zedd had integrity, a word whose dictionary definition is 'wholeness,'" he said of his iconic antagonist in a 2016 interview. "He was wholly evil, intent on destroying 'The Power Twerps' and taking over the world … or at least Angel City. I liked the stately quality of the character, similar to Darth Vader. He wasn’t stupid and always bounced back for more. Power Rangers became the most popular show on TV in the past 20 years in its prime, surpassing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in ratings, toy demand, and whatever else is used to rate the popularity of a show. I’m proud to have been part of that."

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Throne of Eldraine Official Trailer

MAGIC: THE GATHERING

THRONE of ELDRAINE
These fairy tales fight back! Play with new cards NOW in the Eldraine Courtside Brawl event on Magic: The Gathering Arena.
Throne of Eldraine releases fully on MTG Arena September 26. Play in Prerelease September 27–29. Available everywhere October 4.
Read the story of Eldraine today: 
https://amazon.com/dp/B07VP1PQ81/