Next Club Meeting: March 13, 2021,, 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, March 7, 2021

Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.

Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.
I Shaved. Then I Brought a High School Girl Home., Higehiro
Office worker Yoshida has been crushing on his coworker, Airi Gotou, for five years. Despite finally scoring a date with her, his confession is promptly rejected. Drunk and disappointed, he stumbles home, only to find a high school girl sitting on the side of the road. The girl, needing a place to stay the night, attempts to seduce Yoshida. Despite rejecting her advances, he nevertheless invites her into his apartment.

The next morning, the girl, introducing herself as Sayu Ogiwara, reveals that she has run away from Hokkaido all the way to Tokyo. During her six-month spree, she continually traded sexual favors for a roof over her head. Yoshida, however, remains unswayed by her seduction. Instead, he has her do a different kind of work—one that entails washing dishes and doing laundry. And so, a touching relationship between a heartbroken adult and a runaway high school girl begins. 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Zack Snyder's Justice League - Superhero Teasers

Zack Snyder's Justice✪League
CHARACTER TEASERS
Storyline: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: Chris Terrio
Director of Photography: Fabian Wagner
Cast: Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry / Aquaman), Ezra Miller (Barry Allen / The Flash), Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Ray Fisher (Victor Stone / Cyborg), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Amber Heard (Mera), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon)...
 

Friday, March 5, 2021

Slice of Life - A Sci-Fi Short Film

Slice of Life
A low-life drug dealer tries to turn his life around but finds himself at the mercy of fate. Directors Luka Hrgović & Dino Julius made a big-budget Sci-Fi movie on a shoestring using no computer-generated effects.

 The Making of "Slice of Life"
The filmmakers walk you through precisely how they made this awesome Sci-Fi thriller on a shoestring budget using miniatures and no computer-generated effects.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Final Space - Season 3

 
FINAL SPACE - SEASON 3
Only on HBO Max
"Hey everyone! Olan here! Super excited for you to see Season 3! I think it's our best season yet! I've been working on this season for almost two years, this is where I've been. Working on this bad boy!"

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

To Your Eternity - Official Trailer

TO YOUR ETERNITY
A lonely boy wandering the Arctic regions of North America meets a wolf, and the two become fast friends, depending on each other to survive the harsh environment. But the boy has a history, and the wolf is more than meets the eye as well…

The anime follows a mysterious immortal being named Fushi, sent to the Earth with no emotions nor identity. Fushi is able to take on the shape of those around that leave a strong impression on him. Starting off as a white orb, he takes the form of a rock, then a dying wolf. As a wolf, Fushi meets a boy living alone, whose form he later takes. Fushi travels the world over hundreds of years, taking the forms of various beings, and acquiring new powers, such as the ability to create objects out of nothing, and resurrecting the dead.

During Fushi's journey, he is aided by a mysterious black-hooded figure with even greater powers than his own, who claims to be his creator. He is opposed by plant-like beings called Knockers, who can steal his forms. After fighting the Knockers for centuries, Fushi kills almost all of them in a climactic battle, then spends years spreading his body across the planet to prevent them from coming back.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Next Club Meeting is March 13, 2021

 A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
"Hey look, the Anime Room has opened again!"
M O N T H L Y   M E E T I N G

Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL  60440
Meeting Room A (1st Floor)
Saturday, March 13, 2021
11:15 AM - 5:00 PM
PLEASE READ
 
We will be in the large MEETING ROOM A on the
First Floor. At this time, masks will be required.
There can be only one person per desk (in order to
keep that 6 foot distance from each other).
The maximum number of people allowed
in the room is TEN, so please 
arrive early to claim your seat.

SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES:

In order to help protect patrons and staff, and in adherence with the state of Illinois’ Phase 4 meeting room guidelines, we ask that you please adhere to the following requirements when visiting the library:

  1. Wear a face covering or mask at all times.
  2. Maintain social distancing of at least six feet apart.
  3. Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer often.
  4. No food or drink inside the library (Please note, the water fountains are turned off, and Brooks Cafe is not open at this time.)
  5. Staff will wipe down furniture and equipment with disinfectant between groups.
  6. Reduced capacities and availability for meeting spaces. One person per table. There will be limited seating.
  7. If you feel sick or have a high temperature, please use common sense and stay at home. 
 
THANK YOU!

Hope to see everyone there!

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

(Click below for maps)

Monday, March 1, 2021

First Look at STAR TREK: Prodigy

STAR TREK: Prodigy
ViacomCBS today announced that the Star Trek Universe will head to Paramount+. The news was revealed during ViacomCBS’ Investor Day event for its highly anticipated new streaming service. Included within the line-up is the upcoming all-new animated kids’ series Star Trek: Prodigy which will now premiere on Paramount+ in the U.S. in 2021. Developed and produced by Nickelodeon and CBS Studios, Prodigy is the first Star Trek series for the kids and family audience and will bow later this yearon Nickelodeon.

A first-look image of the Star Trek: Prodigy bridge crew was also released today.  In Prodigy, six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the Star Trek franchise, but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents. Kate Mulgrew was previously announced as reprising the iconic role of Captain Kathryn Janeway to lead this brand new Prodigy bridge crew.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Superman and Lois - Official Trailer

SUPERMAN and LOIS
"One of the best Superman renditions in a long time.
Highly recommended!"
- anim8trix
After years of facing supervillains, monsters and alien invaders, the world's most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent and comic books' famed journalist Lois Lane come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever -- dealing with being working parents in today's society. Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois worry about whether their sons, Jonathan and Jordan, could inherit their father's Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older. Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang and her Fire Chief husband, Kyle Cushing. The adults aren't the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle's rebellious daughter, Sarah. Of course, there's never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois' father, Gen. Samuel Lane looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment's notice.
Only on the CW

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Official Release Date

STAR WARS: The Bad Batch
The official release date has been announced for Star Wars: The Bad Batch, an all-new animated Original Series from Lucasfilm Animation, only on Disney+. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Disney and Pixar's Luca: Official Trailer

Disney PIXAR's LUCA
The first trailer for the latest animated feature from Disney and Pixar, Luca!
Coming June 2021.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Black Myth: Wukong - Official 13 Minutes Gameplay

Black Myth: Wukong
[Source: Sportskeeda] Black Myth: Wukong is an upcoming single-player role-playing game that has been developed by Game Science. The game is based on a classic 16th-century Chinese novel called “Journey to the West.” Players control the character Sun Wukong, who is also known as the Monkey King and has the ability to transform into flying insects and a giant monster.

In the novel, Wukong learns Taoism, becomes immortal and masters combat as well as language. He also acquires the 72 methods of heavenly transformation that allow him to transform into many animals and objects at will.

At first, not much was revealed about Black Myth: Wukong, which is still a few years away from its release.

However, a 13-minute gameplay trailer was recently released. In the trailer, we get to see quite a few of Wukong’s powers that were mentioned in the book. He has a trademark black iron staff that can change length according to his will.

We also got to see a plethora of boss fights that players will have to engage in to complete Black Myth: Wukong.

Recently, IGN China was able to conduct a set of interviews with various game science developers. The interviews revealed a lot of new information.

Black Myth: Wukong was in development for two years and will have more than 15 hours of playtime. It is expected to be released somewhere in 2023.

There are more than a 100 enemy types in the game, and it is a darker, more complex version of the original novel. The area in the trailer is called Black Wind Mountain and apparently took more than 6 months to build! Furthermore, the gameplay trailer of Black Myth: Wukong featured three monkeys. Players will have to wait and see which one is Wukong. 

Players can use multiple transformations during each fight, and there are different approaches that can be applied to the game. Finally, Black Myth: Wukong is the first of the three games planned by Game Science that will all be based on different Chinese stories. The idea is to create a separate Black Myth Universe, not very much unlike the Marvel Universel.

Watch the Trailer

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

First Trailer for Amazon's INVINCIBLE

I N V I N C I B L E
Here's the official trailer for Season 1 of Amazon's Invincible, which will premiere on the streamer on March 26, 2021. Invincible is an adult animated superhero show that revolves around seventeen-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who's just like every other guy his age — except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father's legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.