Next Club Meeting: January 19, 2019, at the Wood Dale Public Library from 10:00 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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Next Club Meeting is January 19, 2019

 A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Celebrate the New Year at the First meeting this Saturday!

Wood Dale Public Library
520 N. Wood Dale Road
Wood Dale, IL  60191
Main Meeting Room
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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 15, 2019

15 NEW Cartoons Coming in 2019

Cartoons are a wonderful thing and this is a STACKED year for animation! From Infinity Train to The Owl House, here are the 15 NEW Cartoons we're excited to see in 2019!

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Rules that Rule Japan

Some people think Japan is a strange and different land, that they'll never understand. Why do the Japanese do what they do? Well, Japan and its people are not so hard to comprehend, once you realize that it's all about the rules.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hors de l'eau - Animation Short Film 2018

Hors de l'eau
Through the eyes of a macaque mother, a group of snow monkeys have to face the strict rules which govern their community.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Top 10 Most Anticipated Anime of 2019

A list of some the most anticipated anime you should look out for in 2019.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Clash of Clans Animated Series

Clash-A-Rama: Lost in Donation
A frustrated Archer Queen donates away her best (but most difficult) Archer. When the Archer is kidnapped mid-donation, only the Archer Queen can bring her back.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Into the Spider-Verse WINS Golden Globe!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The BEST Animated Film of 2018!
What Spider-man Easter Eggs and references did you miss in the animated Into the Spider-verse movie, with Miles Morales, Peter Parker, and a team of diverse Spider-people? What secrets did the filmmakers hide in the animation? Erik Voss analyzes the latest Spider-man animated film scene by scene for all the subtle details and deeper layers of meaning in the story. What is the "Spider-Verse," exactly, and why are there so many different Spider-things? How does Into the Spider-verse pay homage to the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films, the animated series, the Marvel comics, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What design secrets foreshadow Spider-Verse's surprise villain reveal? And how did the movie's animators reconstruct animation technology to make this Spider-man movie look so distinct?

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Carmen Sandiego | Official Trailer

Everybody asks "WHERE is Carmen Sandiego?", but nobody asks "WHO is Carmen Sandiego?" The iconic woman in red returns for new international capers and a peek into her past. Featuring Gina Rodriguez as Carmen and Finn Wolfhard as Player, Carmen Sandiego infiltrates Netflix on January 18!

Monday, January 7, 2019

GKIDS presents 'Modest Heroes' - January 10 & 12

Kick off the new year with Modest Heroes, an ambitious new film anthology from the creators of Mary and The Witch's Flower.

In theaters for two days only on Jan. 10 and 12!

Check out the first official clip from Modest Heroes
featuring Kanini & Kanino from Academy Award®-nominee
Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There).
Modest Heroes:
Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1

A film by Yoshiyuki Momose, Akihiko Yamashita & Hiromasa Yonebayashi 
Studio Ponoc, the new animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award®-nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) and featuring many artists from the venerable Studio Ghibli, made an immediate splash with their acclaimed debut film Mary and The Witch’s Flower last year. The studio returns this year with Modest Heroes, an ambitious anthology of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today.

Together, the stories (Kanini & Kanino, Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, Invisible) explore ideas of heroism in everyday life, and the infinite potential of the short film format allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment with breathtaking, action-packed visuals, concise human drama, and gorgeous fantasy worlds in this unforgettable showcase that is further demonstration of the studio’s exciting future.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

What if Superman was evil?

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

New Posters for GODZILLA: King of the Monsters

And three new posters from "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" which is set to decimate theaters in the grand U.S. of A. on May 31st, 2019.