Next Club Meeting: April 24, 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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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Anime Viewing Schedule for December 19, 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015
Wood Dale Public Library
The Wait is Finally Over...
"It's true, all of it... except for Episodes 1-3.
That was all a pile of binks."

Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm

10:15 - 11:05    One Punch Man 3-4
11:05 - 11:55    Charlotte 6-7
11:55 - 12:20    Noragami Aragoto 1
12:20 - 12:55    Club Meeting / Announcements
12:55 - 1:45      Beautiful Bones 3-4
1:45 - 2:35        Gangsta 5-6
2:35 - 4:00        KUIBA
4:00 - 4:30        Santa Company
All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
Keep watching the exciting new anime series: Beautiful Bones and Gangsta!

10:15 - 11:05    One Punch Man 3-4
One Punch Man
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] The story takes place in the fictional Japanese metropolis of City Z. The world is full of strange monsters that mysteriously appear and cause disasters. Saitama, the protagonist, is an exceptionally powerful hero who easily defeats the monsters or other villains with a single punch. However, due to his overwhelming strength, Saitama has become bored with his powers and is constantly trying to find stronger opponents who can fight him. On his adventures, he meets new friends, enemies, and his own disciple, the cyborg Genos, and joins the Heroes Association in order to gain fame for all of his efforts to defeat evil. Despite defeating many strong monsters that even the Heroes Association’s top members are unable to defeat, Saitama struggles to gain respect. Most people look down on him due to his plain physical appearance, and some accuse him of being a counterfeit hero. Only a small number of individuals recognize his incredible talent and humility towards others.

11:05 - 11:55    Charlotte 6-7
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] In an alternate world, a small percentage of children are able to manifest superpowers upon reaching puberty. Yuu Otosaka, a boy who awakens the ability to temporarily possess others, hopes to use his power to live an easy going high school life. However, he is caught red-handed by the mysterious Nao Tomori and is forced to transfer to Hoshinoumi Academy (星ノ海学園 Hoshinoumi Gakuen?, "Star Ocean Academy"), where he and the other student council members must help students with abilities.

11:55 - 12:20    Noragami Aragoto 1
Noragami Aragoto
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Hiyori Iki was a regular high junior school student until she was hit by a bus while trying to save the life of a track-suit-wearing person named Yato. This incident causes her to transform into a half-phantom. Soon after, she learns that Yato is a god and she ends up being dragged into the world of Gods while having to attempt staying in the realm of the living. This is Season Two of the popular series.

12:20 - 12:55     Club Meeting / Announcements
The Year in Review!
  • Convention Coverage
  • Animation News from around the world
  • Cosplayers/Skits/Masquerade
  • Anime Music Videos
  • And other weird, interesting stuff...

12:55 - 1:45    Beautiful Bones 3-4
BEAUTIFUL BONES: Sakurako's Investigation
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Sakurako Kujō is a genius beauty in her mid-twenties whose life is centered around one thing and one thing only: bones. With little tolerance for others, she would be completely isolated in her study full of skeletons if it weren’t for high school boy Shotaro—her new assistant and constant companion. Why exactly she has taken a shine to him remains a mystery, but one thing is clear: Whenever the two go out together, the chances are high that they will come across a human corpse.

1:45 - 2:35    Gangsta 5-6
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] The series revolves around two "Handymen" who take on jobs for both the mob and the police force that no one else can handle. The two, named Worick Arcangelo and Nicolas Brown, work in the town of Ergastulum, which is full of mafia, hoodlums, prostitutes, and dirty cops.

2:35 - 4:00    KUIBA
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] In this mystifying world, a secretive and horrible creature is reborn every 333 years. This creature is Kuiba. The creature is an exploitation of a loophole in the Universe. It brings disaster to all each time it appears. Even the deities are at its mercy. To keep Kuiba from returning, deities and people from the entire world team up and destroy the creature every 333 years, which is known as "The Revival of Kuiba". In the year 1664, Kuiba's rebirth, the extermination of Kuiba failed, as Kuiba was able to fall into the body of Manji. Manji, a young boy, as no idea of Kuiba being inside of him. Due to the failed extermination, the people of earth recruit for an army to defeat Kuiba. Manji and his Master are eager to prove themselves to be top notch warriors, so they enlist in the army to fight Kuiba. As they prepare for battle against Kuiba, Manji and Master man not only encounter a variety of dynamic characters, but also encounter a beast which will prove if they are ready for the challenges ahead that lay ahead.

4:00 - 4:30    Santa Company
S A N T A   C O M P A N Y
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] The story revolves around Noel, a young girl who works at the North Pole as an apprentice Tonttu, which here is an assistance role helping wrap and prepare presents for delivery. After an incident the previous year, she has until dawn of Christmas Day to become a full-fledged Tonttu, but if she screws up she will lose her job and have to leave her friends behind. Unfortunately, no one can tell her how one graduates from apprenticeship, except that she needs to be able to "pass the exam" and be able to say just what the most important task of the Santas is. Late on Christmas Eve, a single request is received, but it is too late to deliver the gift. Desperate to be sure that child's present is delivered, Noel pulls her friends together for a desperate mission, taking the last remaining sleigh with her friends, at risk of her job and her whole life at the Pole.

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