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The Animatrix Network is an anime & manga fan club located in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We usually meet on the third 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, July 31, 2014

SDCC 2014 - Cosplay Music Video‏

San Diego Comic Con! The geek mecca for anything Comic, TV, Gaming or Movie related and we took our camera's to find some of the amazing and talented cosplayers wandering the halls!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"When Marnie Was There" English Sub Trailer

"When Marnie Was There" Movie Trailer
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Based on When Marnie Was There by Joan G. Robinson

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer

The Hobbit: 
The Battle of the Five Armies
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Coverage - SUNDAY

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 is the Mecca for all things geeky, cool, and amazingly weird and wonderful. Check out the fabulous Cosplayers this year.
SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014

SDCC 2014 Cosplayers - Set 1

Behold the awesome world of Comic-Con cosplay!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Coverage - SATURDAY

Catch the panels, cosplayers, and all things cool in the comic universe at the San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. adds a warrior princess

[Source:] If you need a reason to watch Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we may have found it. The ABC drama has pulled a major casting coup by hiring a genre favorite to appear on the upcoming season. According to TV Guide, Lucy Lawless will guest-star in what we expect to be a butt-kicking role.

As usual, Marvel's being tight-lipped about her character's identity. But TVLine suggests she may play “Mary Maloney.” Maloney is described as a highly skilled agent who can command any room (and boasts effortless sex appeal). She's expected to appear in a recurring capacity, which means this isn't a one-shot gig.

Lawless is best known for playing the title role in Xena: Warrior Princess, but her resume is filled with other notable titles. She was a series regular on Starz's Spartacus and appeared on Syfy's Battlestar Galactica. We can't wait to see what Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has in store for her.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Second Season

The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. team brought plenty of new goodies with them to San Diego Comic-Con this year.

First Look at Wonder Woman at Comic-Con

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Our first official pic of Wonder Woman from San Diego Comic-Con's Batman V. Superman panel.

4 character posters for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Hot off the heels of a vociferous reception at Comic-Con, WB has released these four character posters showing off the characters played by Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicolas Hoult, and Hugh Keays-Byrne a.k.a. THE TOECUTTER (though he's playing a different character this time, named "Immortan Joe"). MAD MAX: FURY ROAD leaves the wasteland on May 15th, 2015.

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron panel

Mad Max: Fury Road – Comic Con Footage

Official Comic Con Footage for 
Mad Max: Fury Road 
In Cinemas May 2015.
Oscar-winning filmmaker George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” revisits his own post-apocalyptic trilogy featuring the anti-hero known as Mad Max. Tom Hardy stars in the role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Miller directed from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. Miller also produces, along with Doug Mitchell and P.J. Voeten. Iain Smith, Graham Burke and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.

Legend of Korra Panel

[Source: Michael Moccio ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Executive Editor]

Official Description: Executive producer and creator team Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) give a behind-the-scenes peek at how they create one of animation’s most stunning television productions. Panelists include voice actors Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P.J. Byrne (Bolin), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami), John Michael Higgins (Varrick) and Mindy Sterling (Lin Beifong). Including an exclusive sneak peek screening of a new episode for Book 3, “Change.” Moderated by Megan Casey (VP of current series for Nickelodeon).

Walking Dead Season 5 Comic-Con Trailer

[Source:] After last season's shocking cliffhanger, The Walking Dead's showing no signs of slowing down. At this point, we all know Terminus isn't the safe haven it claimed to be. After being locked in a boxcar like prisoners, the survivors will once again fight for their freedom and, more importantly, their lives.

Robot Chicken Bitch Pudding Special Trailer

Robot Chicken fan-favorite character Bitch Pudding gets her time to shine in a brand new solo special! The Robot Chicken Bitch Pudding Special premieres Sunday, July 27th at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim.

Friday, July 25, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Coverage - FRIDAY

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 continues this Friday with more awesome announcements. Find out here as we gather all the news fit to consume!
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014

New SDCC footage of Star Wars: Rebels

The Jedi have been wiped out and the Empire spreads tyranny through the galaxy. Hope runs thin. But on the small planet of Lothal a big change is looming. A group of rebels meet a 14-year-old con artist named Ezra and soon it's clear their destinies are linked. Aboard their ship, the Ghost, Ezra and the rebels embark on an adventure to ignite a rebellion and strike back against the Empire.

Marvel's Movie Line-up

Now this is indeed impressive! Now what is DC up to?

Age of Ultron Posters at Comic-Con

There was a desperate frenzy for the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON posters - which were being handed out for free at Marvel’s Comic-Con booth. 

Trailer for Ridley Scott's HALO: NIGHTFALL

San Diego Comic Con brought us a reveal trailer for HALO: NIGHTFALL, the Ridley Scott produced digital series which looks to be debuting in a few months (I believe the entirety of the series will also be available on the forthcoming MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION, which features next-genifications of previous games in the franchise). That particular release is slated for November 11.

Blizzard Entertainment Showcase

The SDCC 2014 Blizzard Entertainment Showcase panel had no short supply of epic loot. Join us for a peak at what was covered down in Comic-Con this year.