Next Club Meeting: October 19, 2019, at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook from 11:00 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.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

107 Facts About PIXAR's "Inside Out"


Get out of your head and into these 107 facts about Pixar's latest film "Inside Out"! When the emotions inside Riley's head get out of control, it's up to Joy and Sadness to find their way back inside her brain! So get ready to have your mind blown with "ToonedUp"'s 107 facts about Pixar's "Inside Out"!

Monday, June 29, 2015

POWER OF THE FORCE GIRLS - Episode 1

POWER OF THE FORCE GIRLS
Episode 1: Introductory Off Her! 
The planet of Dagoblah...! In this debut episode of the Power of the Force Girls, Babbles introduces you to her heroic sisters and we see how Professor Yoddle created them. But not everything on Dagoblah is roses. Major Grievance spells doom about Intergalactic Gangsters and the Forces of Negative Space!

Created by Lin Zy, she writes, illustrates, animates, and even performs the voice of Babbles! The episode is co-illustrated and edited by artist Matt Busch. The sound design and audio mastering is performed by Ric Viers, who also happens to voice the Narrator. Aaron Golematis of AaronG TV voices Major Grievance, along with a few other surprises!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Ocean Maker

After the seas have disappeared, a courageous female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Peanuts Movie - New Trailer

THE PEANUTS MOVIE
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state-of-the-art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle—and flying ace—embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Anime Viewing Schedule for June 27, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Wood Dale Public Library
Fantastic Cosplay Pics of
Convention Summer 2015
"Que awesome dramatic music and... pose forever!"
Club Announcements @ 12:45 pm
Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm

10:15 - 10:40    Yoru no Yatterman 6-7
11:05 - 11:55    Blood Blockade Battlefront 5-6
11:55 - 12:45    Aldnoah Zero 19-20
12:45 - 1:25      Club Meeting / Announcements
1:25 - 2:15        Parasyte the maxim 16-17
2:15 - 3:05        Death Parade 9-10
3:05 - 3:55        Rage of Bahamut: Genesis 3-4
3:55 - 4:45        Zankyou no Terror 8-9
All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
 
Keep watching the exciting new anime series: Rage of Bahamut and Zankyou no Terror!
ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW

10:15 - 11:05     Yoru no Yatterman 6-7
Y a t t e r m a n   N i g h t
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] A long time ago, the Yattermen were heroes of justice who fought against the evil Doronbow Gang, exiling them and bringing peace to the Yatter Kingdom. Several generations later, however, the Yattermen have since become corrupt with power while everyone else has been forced to live in poverty and despair. After losing her mother to the Yattermen's selfishness, Leopard, a direct descendant of the gang's leader Doronjo, reforms the Doronbow Gang with Boyacky and Tonzra's descendants, Voltkatze and Elephantus, to rebel against the corrupt Yattermen.

11:05 - 11:55    Blood Blockade Battlefront 5-6
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] It centers around the crime fighting organization "Libra" and their battles in Jerusalem's Lot, formerly known as New York City. Jerusalem's Lot was created in a single night when a portal to the "Beyond" opened, and now it is a paranormal melting pot of monsters, magic and the everyday mundane city life. It's up to Libra to prevent the horrors of this city from spreading to the outside world.  Leonard Watch is a young man whose special power, the "All Seeing Eyes" catches the attention of Libra.

11:55 - 12:45     Aldnoah Zero (Episodes 19-20)
Aldnoah Zero
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] In 1972, an ancient alien hypergate was discovered on the surface of the moon. Using this technology, humanity began migrating to Mars and settling there. After settlers discovered additional advanced technology, the Vers Empire was founded, which claimed Mars and its secrets for themselves. Later, the Vers Empire declared war on Earth, and in 1999, a battle on the Moon's surface caused the hypergate to explode, shattering the Moon and scattering remnants into a debris belt around the planet. Cut off from Mars, the remnants of the Vers Empire established several massive orbital space stations within the debris belt and a ceasefire was established. 15 years later, in 2014, an attack on the Vers princess during a peace mission causes the Empire to launch a new attack on Earth, this time determined to conquer it once and for all.

12:45 - 1:25     Club Meeting / Announcements
Convention Highlights
  • Convention Coverage
  • Animation News from around the world
  • Cosplayers/Skits/Masquerade
  • Anime Music Videos
  • And other weird, interesting stuff...


1:25 - 2:15    Parasyte - the maxim (Episodes 16-17)
P a R a S y T e
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Parasyte centers around a 17-year-old teen named Shinichi Izumi, who lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like aliens called Parasites invade Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts by entering through their ears or noses. One Parasite attempts to crawl into Shinichi's ear while he sleeps, but fails as Shinichi is wearing headphones, and enters his body by burrowing into his arm instead. In the Japanese version, it takes over his right hand and is named Migi, after the Japanese word for 'right'; Tokyopop's version, in which the images are flipped horizontally, has the Parasite take over Shinichi's left hand and it is named Lefty. Because Shinichi was able to prevent Migi from travelling further up into his brain, both beings retain their separate intellect and personality. As the duo encounter other Parasites, they capitalize on their strange situation and gradually form a strong bond, working together to survive. This gives them an edge in battling other Parasites who frequently attack the pair upon realization that Shinichi's human brain is still intact. Shinichi feels compelled to fight other Parasites, who devour humans as food, while enlisting Migi's help.

2:15 - 3:05    Death Parade (Episodes 9-10)
D E A T H   P A R A D E
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Somewhere there is a mysterious bar known as the Quindecim, where a lone bartender named Decim works. Whenever two people die at the exact time and emerge from the bar's elevators, those two must participate in a Death Game with their lives on the line, the results of which will reveal what secrets led them there and what their fate will be afterwards.

3:05 - 3:55    Rage of Bahamut: Genesis 3-4
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Mistarcia is a magical world where humans, gods, and demons mingle together. In the past, the black-and-silver winged Bahamut has threatened to destroy the land, but humans, gods, and demons overcame their differences to fight together and sealed its power. The key to that seal was split in two, one half given to the gods and the other to demons, so that they would never be united and Bahamut never released. Now, two thousand years later, the world is in an era of peace - until the day a woman steals the gods' half of the key. The hunt begins to find the thief and maintain the seal while others conspire to find the key, so as to release the fearsome Bahamut.

3:55 - 4:45    Zankyou no Terror 8-9
Z a n k y o u   no   T e r r o r
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] In an alternate iteration of the present, Tokyo has been hit by a terrorist attack that has devastated the city. The only evidence of the culprits is a cryptic video uploaded to the Internet, which sparks paranoia across Japan. Unbeknownst to the authorities is that the terrorist masterminds—who call themselves "Sphinx" (スピンクス Supinkusu)—are two teenaged boys who go by the names Nine and Twelve. Though they apparently should not exist, they have nonetheless decided to "wake up the world" with their heinous plans of destruction, with their fingers on the trigger.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

See Attack on Titan's 3D maneuver gear

ATTACK ON TITAN
A brand-new trailer for the Japanese live-action Attack on Titan movie, adapted from Hajime Isayama's highly popular Attack on Titan manga, has been unleashed. The trailer unveils the live-action version of the story's signature 3D maneuver gear, seen here in action for the first time, and you can see it below.

Translation:
Narrator: Over 100 years ago…
Narrator: Most of humanity was consumed by the Titans who suddenly appeared.
Text: Titans who suddenly appeared, consuming humanity Narrator: Civilization collapsed.
Narrator: The survivors of the war with these Titans erected giant walls three layers deep and kept the peace.
Narrator: But today, our invulnerable security no longer exists.
Text: The colossal live-action film adaptation project
Text: Creator: Hajime Isayama Voice: The rumors were true.
Voice: They're immortal.
Text: Director: Shinji Higuchi
Text: Special Effects Director: Katsuro Onoue
Kubal: Why don't we take back the plundered city? To carry out this honorable operation, we offer our hearts!
All: We offer our hearts!
Mikasa: The world is cruel
Text: Why did the Titans appear…?
Voice: I want to know the truth about this world!
Voice: If we fail, humanity is doomed.
Voice: A Titan attacked Titans
Mikasa: Eren…
Text: Why does humanity fight…?
Voice: Let's go!
Voice: We're humanity's last hope!
Voice: I've never experienced anything like this!
Text: Challenge fate! Mikasa: We promised, right?
Eren: Mikasa!
Voice & Text: Attack on Titan
Text: Is this world cruel?
Mikasa: We were together, always.
Text: Attack begins 8/1!!
Text: Part II 9/19

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Star Wars: REBELS Comes to Disney Infinity

STAR WARS: REBELS
Star Wars Rebels™ Characters Join Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Lineup
Introducing Four Star Wars Rebels™ Characters, Unlockable Across All Three Star Wars™ Play Sets and Immediately
Playable in the Toy Box

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – (JUNE 12, 2015) Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm today announced that some of the Star Wars characters from the popular animated TV series Star Wars Rebels™  are joining Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, and Zeb Orrelios will be joining other Star Wars, Marvel, Disney and Disney•Pixar characters in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition’s Toy Box. Additionally, all characters are unlockable within each Star Wars™ Play Set.

In an effort to thwart the evil plans of the Galactic Empire, these characters are key players in the fight against the forces of the dark side, providing a unique addition to the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition experience.

KANAN JARRUS
  • Jedi turned rebel fugitive, Kanan Jarrus leads his team in secret operations to help overthrow the Galactic Empire. He defends the innocent with his blaster and Lightsaber™ and guides his Padawan, Ezra, in the ways of the Force™.

EZRA BRIDGER
  • Growing up on his own, Ezra Bridger relied on his street smarts – and subconscious Force abilities – to survive on Lothal. That changed when he met the Ghost crew; Ezra came to believe in their cause, and with the help of Kanan, began to learn the ways of the Jedi, using his custom Lightsaber to undermine the Empire and inspire the rebels.

SABINE WREN
  • Sabine Wren has explosive talents for art and demolitions alike, and she won’t hesitate to use them against the Empire. She can stealthily approach and sabotage the enemy or stand alongside her rebel allies to lend her twin blasters to the cause.

ZEB ORRELIOS
  • Zeb Orrelios is as strong a brawler as he is headstrong. He stands alongside his fellow rebels with his bo-rifle in hand, ready to take on the Imperial forces.

The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack, rated E10+ by the ESRB, will be available this fall for $64.99 and includes the Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set, the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Base, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices.

Star Wars Rebels Season Two premiered Saturday, June 20th (9:00.m. ET/PT) on Disney XD.

A Play Set based on Disney•Pixar’s upcoming film Inside Out and a Marvel Play Set featuring Hulkbuster, Ultron, and other Marvel characters will also be available. Additional Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition figures and Play Sets will be announced in the coming months.

Here are some screens, and nice shots of the figs (perhaps the best we’ve seen from the STAR WARS Infinity figures thus far?)…

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Next Club Meeting is June 27, 2015

Don't let anything stand in your way!
The Next Club Meeting is this Weekend!
"Oh, you want some of this! Game over, man!"

Wood Dale Public Library
520 N. Wood Dale Road
Wood Dale, IL  60191
Main Meeting Room
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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