Next Club Meeting: January 22, 2022, 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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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

CUPHEAD SHOW! comes to Netflix in February.

Based on the award-winning video game, THE CUPHEAD SHOW! follows the unique misadventures of loveable, impulsive scamp Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Let's take a look at New Anime in 2022

Top 10 Most Anticipated NEW Anime of 2022
1:36 The Eminence in Shadow 
2:44 Summertime Render 
3:50 Tokyo Twenty Fourth Ward 
4:36 Requiem of the Rose King 
5:40 Uzumaki:Spiral into Horror 
6:46 Bubble  
7:50 Hell’s Paradise:Jigokuraku  
8:48 Blue Lock 
10:06 Spy X Family 
11:34 Chainsaw Man

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Kid Cosmic Returns for More Adventures...

And he's bringing friends!
Kid's superhero dreams come true as the Local Heroes become Earth's greatest champions. But is something amiss with this ridiculously awesome adventure? Season 3 of Kid Cosmic is available on Netflix February 3!

Friday, January 21, 2022

Elden Ring - Official Cinematic Trailer

E L D E N   R I N G
The Elden Ring was broken. But by whom? And why? Mysteries are abound in the latest cinematic trailer for the hotly anticipated Elden Ring.
Elden Ring is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game, directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, was made in collaboration with fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin, who provided material for the game's setting.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Fear the Darkness Within You...

Welcome to chaos. Watch the new trailer for Marvel Studios' Moon Knight and start streaming the Original series March 30 on Disney Plus.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Anime Viewing Schedule for January 22, 2022

 A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Fountaindale Public Library
          11:15 - 12:05   Jujutsu Kaisen 21-22
          12:05 - 12:55   Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles 7-8
          12:55 - 1:25     Club Meeting
          1:25 - 2:15       Mushoku Tensei 16-17
          2:15 - 2:40       Attack on Titan: FINAL Season Part II Ep 1
          2:40 - 4:45       ARCANE: League of Legends (Eps 7-9)
"Hey... Jinx has a present for you!"
Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Board Room, Second Floor 
Effective August 30, 2021, face masks
are REQUIRED inside the library due to
the state of Illinois mask mandate.

From 11:15 AM to 5:00 PM

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
Don't miss the exciting anime series: Kemono Jihen and Mushoku Tensei

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Next Club Meeting is January 22, 2022

A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
"Keep punching that LIKE button if you LOVE Arcane!"
  M O N T H L Y   M E E T I N G

Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL  60440
Board Room (2nd Floor)
Saturday, January 22, 2022
11:15 AM - 5:00 PM
We will be in the BOARD ROOM on the
Second Floor. The maximum number of people
allowed in the room is TEN, so please 
arrive early to claim your seat. 
In accordance with the CDC and state of Illinois guidance, face masks are REQUIRED.  

Hope to see everyone there!

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

(Click below for maps)

Monday, January 17, 2022

When art transports us, where do we actually go?

An old Chinese legend tells
of the painter Wu Daozi (680-c760), who learned to paint so vividly that he was finally able to step inside his work and vanish into the landscape. Magical though it sounds, this legend iterates the common intuition that artworks are more like portals than ordinary objects: they can transport us into other worlds. When I look at Pieter Bruegel’s The Hunters in the Snow (1565), I feel like I was there in the frost-bitten village, rather than the galleries of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. When reading Crime and Punishment (1866), the letters on the page conjure a whole world, and in some sense I am no longer in my living room but right there in Dostoevsky’s Russia; the cinema, too, is a gateway to faraway galaxies and past centuries.
Even non-representational works can take hold of us, like the breathing colour fields of Mark Rothko’s paintings or the beautiful ambience of Max Richter’s music. Sometimes, artworks have such a magnetic pull that we forget the actual world around us and lose our sense of time and place, of other people – and sometimes even of ourselves. The French art critic Denis Diderot (1713-84) called such immersive experiences ‘art at its most magical’. Once a painting by Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714-89) pulled Diderot inside a pastoral river scene so completely and enjoyably that he compared the experience to a divine mode of existence:

Where am I at this moment? What is all this surrounding me? I don’t know, I can’t say. What’s lacking? Nothing. What do I want? Nothing. If there is a God, his being must be like this, taking pleasure in himself.

No wonder, then, that there is a certain sense of wistfulness when it all ends, when the lights come up or the last page is turned, and we find ourselves back where we were, forced to carry on with our daily lives.

The idea of artworks as portals to other worlds dates back several centuries, and it has become a commonplace way of talking about our experiences with art. In Pictures and Tears (2001), the art historian James Elkins called it the ‘travelling theory’ of aesthetic experience. The obvious problem with this theory, however, is that it sounds terribly metaphorical. In reality, I never leave my place in physical space. I’m there in the gallery, the auditorium or on my sofa all along. Try as I might, I cannot enter Bruegel’s landscape by touching the canvas, nor can I run into the world of Hamlet by running onto the stage. The artwork allows me only to peer as if from a threshold, where I can see inside but never enter. Here we face what I call the paradox of aesthetic immersion: when I’m immersed in artwork, I seem to go somewhere without going anywhere, and I seem to be in two worlds at once, and yet I’m not properly in either. So what kind of ‘travelling’ are we talking about?

Sunday, January 16, 2022

G4TV Hates Gamers...

G4TV's Return Doomed By Feminist Meltdown!
G4TV was once a haven for gamers and geeks for gaming and popular culture. But on their attempt to return to main stream, they make the mistake of going woke...
G4TV Hosts DOUBLE DOWN On Attacking Fans As They Lose THOUSANDS of Subscribers After Frosk Meltdown.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Netflix Avatar vs. Avatar Studios...

Which Avatar The Last Airbender
Will Be Better?
Soon there will be dueling Avatars. The Netflix live-action version of Avatar will be pitted against upcoming Avatar Studios productions. The latter is headed by the creators of the original series... who rage quit the Netflix production out of frustration. Care to guess which version will probably be superior...?

Friday, January 14, 2022

Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga - Official Trailer

Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga
Senua returns in this cinematic look at Hellblade 2 that has Senua leading a charge against a giant, while dealing with the many voices in her head. Check out the latest trailer revealed at The Game Awards 2021.