Next Club Meeting: November 21, 2020, CANCELLED 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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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing You a Safe and Healthy
Holiday Season with Family and Friends
"Why is Woodstock eating another bird?"
"There’s not a day in all the year
But holds some hidden pleasure,
And looking back, joys oft appear
To brim the past’s wide measure.
But blessings are like friends, I hold,
Who love and labor near us.
We ought to raise our notes of praise
While living hearts can hear us."
- "Thanksgiving"                   
From All of Us at the

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Relive the Beautiful Songs of the Tangled TV series!

Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure
With the wind in your hair, check out all the best music from Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure!
Songs Included: 
Life After Happily Ever After 
Wind in My Hair 
Next Stop Anywhere 
Waiting in the Wings 
Waiting in the Wings Reprise 
Crossing the Line

Catch all of the greatest musical hits from Rapunzel's Tangled Adventures here:

After being on the road for months, Rapunzel returns to Corona where she assumes the role of temporary queen, and must deal with the looming threat of her friend-turned-enemy, Cassandra.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Onmyoji Demonic Feast

While crowds gather and celebrate at a lively festival a demonic feast for numerous demons and spirits is about to commence! The Demonship once again rises from the sea mist, the Lord of the sea Suzuka Gozen joins the feast held by the Demon King as the ultimate guest. As dark clouds shroud the moon's luminescence Ungaikyo uses his power to shape the future. What fate will Ungaikyo reveal? 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Tales of Alethrion - "The Reward"

Tales of Alethrion - "The Reward"
In the small village of Tohan, the young boy Wilhelm is wasting his life on everyday business. Suddenly a glorious hero rides by him. As the boy watches the knight in total admiration the hero accidentally drops a treasure map. Wilhelm picks it up, but sees that another boy, Vito, has also claimed the map. They rip the map into two pieces by accident and end up with one part each. With a half each, they are forced to travel after the treasure on an epic quest together, in hope of becoming as glorious as the hero...

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Steven Universe - End of an Era

Why Steven Universe's Ending Was
RUSHED By Cartoon Network
If you felt the ending of the original Steven Universe was fast-paced, it was. They were only giving 6 episodes to wrap up things. That's the story we're going to unpack.
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The conclusion of Steven Universe proper with the Era 3 arc and Change Your Mind has left a lot of mixed reactions in the time since the animated series as a whole wrapped up with Steven Universe the Movie and Steven Universe Future. Many people felt the finale of the original series was rushed - and it was, but why? Well, thanks to the new art book End of an Era, we're able to piece together the bigger picture. So let's dive in to why the Ruby and Sapphire wedding, Reunited, ended up serving as a huge risk for Rebecca Sugar, the original "cancellation" for the show by Cartoon Network and the habits of the show's episodic nature in general. Why Steven changing the minds of Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond and White Diamond may have felt too fast. This is why Steven Universe's Ending was RUSHED by Cartoon Network!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

CGI Animated Short Film: "Shim Chung"

"Shim Chung" by Kepler Studio
Based on the traditional story of the same name. The story of Shim Chung, the daughter of a poor blind farmer. The peasant signs a deal with a monk to deliver 300 sacks of rice in return of his sight, but is unable to deliver the goods. Shim Chung agrees to be sacrificed to the God of the Sea on behalf of sailors who need to appease the deity. She is thrown into the sea and meets the god who praises her for her filial piety. Shim Chong returns to the surface inside a giant lotus that fishermen take to the king of the land. The king falls in love with her and helps her find her desperate father who has gone missing by organizing a feast for all the blind people in the kingdom.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Wakfu Season 3 AMV FIGHT

WAKFU: The Animated Series
Wakfu: The Animated Series is a anime-influenced French animated television series produced by Ankama Animation, based on the video game Wakfu. The first season of 26 episodes began airing on 30 October 2008, and new episodes would continue to air into January 2010 on France 3. The show is animated with Adobe Flash software; all the production is done in France except the special episodes "Noximilien l'Horloger" and "Ogrest, la Légende", both produced in Japan. The series is directed by Anthony "Tot" Roux, and character design is directed by Xavier "Xa" Houssin and Kim "Tcho" Etinoff.
Yugo is a 12-year-old Eliatrope who recently discovered his powers, and is on a mission to find his true family. He has lived with his adoptive father Banana, working alongside him at his inn, and has no memories of his real family. He has the ability to summon teleportation portals by rotating his hand in a circular motion and throwing them to where he would like to appear. As the series progresses, he learns other abilities, such as moving at high speeds and creating beams from his portals. Near the end of Season Two, it's revealed that he is the King of the Eliatropes. In the Special Episodes following the second season, Yugo is shown to have not aged in 6 years since the quest of the Crimson Claws, a fact that depresses him as he wishes to be able to court Amalia, but fears that his childlike appearance would hinder any chance of a serious relationship with her. The finale shows Yugo is able to utilize the 6 Eliatrope Dofus to attain godly power in an effort to defeat Ogrest but doing so costs him his brother's friendship and nearly destroys the world. 
In Season 3, it is shown that Yugo and Ruel have been trying to find Adamaï everywhere, to no avail. When Adamaï, using their psychic link, shows Yugo the seeming death of Percedal, Yugo rushes to help his friend, still unable to believe his brother could be capable of such evil. It's later revealed that his actions later brought about the birth of the season's antagonist, Oropo, who is an evil counterpart of Yugo. During the final battle with Oropo, joined by Percedal and a now realized Adamaï, he and his friends are last seen in the realm of the gods. Yugo is Elely & Flopin's surrogate big brother. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

November 21, 2020, Meeting CANCELLED

Saturday, November 21, 2020
[Meeting Room Closed Due to Coronavirus]
New government restrictions have been issued
and we are forced to cancel this month's meeting.
The December meeting is in question as well.
We will keep everyone appraised of the situation.
Meantime, get Netflix and Amazon Prime and
binge-watch a ton of sci-fi shows.
We highly recommend the following:
TRON Uprising
Blood of Zeus
Lovecraft Country
Dragon Prince
The Boys
DC's Stargirl
Altered Carbon
Stranger Things
Over the Moon
Tales of Arcadia
Avatar: The Last Airbender
The Hollow
KIPO and the Age of Wonderbeasts
The Little Prince
Gnome Alone
The Guardian Brothers
Next Gen
Fountaindale Public Library
300 W Briarcliff Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Board Room, Second Floor

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
"Its Corona! Keep away!"

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

CGI Animated Short Film: "The Box Assassin"

The Box Assassin
The Box Assassin is a short film about a pizza delivery boy's unforgettable night of running into a slick, legendary assassin that defeats his enemies in clever ways you couldn’t imagine.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Anime Viewing Schedule for November 21, 2020

 A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Fountaindale Public Library
            11:15 - 12:05   Deca-Dence 7-8
            12:05 - 12:55   Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! 7-8
            12:55 - 1:30     Club Meeting / Announcements
            1:30 - 2:20       Re:ZERO - Starting Life in 
                                       Another World S2 ep 5-6
            2:20 - 3:10       Vinland Saga 6-7

            3:10 - 4:40       White Snake [CGI Movie]

Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Meeting Room A, First Floor

From 11:15 AM to 5:00 PM

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
Don't miss the exciting anime series: Deca-Dence and Vinland Saga

Monday, November 16, 2020

The Tragedy of Droids in Star Wars

It’s not really a Star Wars story unless there’s a lovable or memorable droid stealing the spotlight. But, when you really stop and think about it, there’s also something profoundly tragic about the role artificial lifeforms play in the Star Wars universe.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Gojira - Another World [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

A N O T H E R   W O R L D
Gojira's official video for 'Another World', available now on Roadrunner Records:
We mock and slaughter all the purest kinds
Blinded by the noise and maze, this flash in our eyes
Hope for the world but prepare for the worst
I’d rather find a way on my own

Another world, another place to be
Other world, a new place for me

Don’t believe your lies, don’t believe your tales
I’m longing for the day I will find…

Another world, another place to be
Other world, a new place for me

Another world, another place to be
Other world, a new place for me