Next Club Meeting: December 10, 2022, 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 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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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

“What is your next move... Jedi?”

STAR WARS
JEDI: SURVIVOR

Experience the next chapter of Cal Kestis’ journey in STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor - coming in 2023.
Picking up five years after the events of STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order, Jedi: Survivor is a third person, narrative-driven action-adventure game from Respawn Entertainment, developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games.

Monday, May 30, 2022

It is time for the new Era...

The BAD BATCH: Season 2
Star Wars’ rebellious clone squadron is back for more missions in season 2 of The Bad Batch. The animated series’ second season will arrive sometime this fall, Lucasfilm announced on Sunday during the show’s panel at Star Wars Celebration 2022.
The Bad Batch season 2 was announced in 2021 during the show’s first season. The second season appears to take place after a slight time jump, as some of the characters appear a little older in this trailer. Another key difference seems to be in the squad’s armor, which includes slightly new designs and colors, suggesting they got a bit of a wardrobe update after the first season.

The Bad Batch stars Dee Bradley Baker, who reprises his role as most of the clones, as well as Michelle Ang, a female clone in the squad. The series is created by Dave Filoni and developed by Filoni and Jennifer Corbett, who also writes for the show.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

The Rebellion will be televised...

 ANDOR
The “Andor” series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.
Diego Luna returns as Cassian Andor and is joined by cast members Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough and Kyle Soller. The executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Sann

Saturday, May 28, 2022

A breezy summer slice-of-life...

FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO
From acclaimed director Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea) and STUDIO4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Mind Game) comes a heartwarming and moving comedy-drama with touches of magical realism. Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko is about an unconventional family and the bonds that they share in their sleepy seaside town.
Brash single mother Nikuko is well-known for her bold spirit, much to the embarrassment of Kikuko, her pensive yet imaginative daughter. In contrast to her mother, Kikuko wants nothing more than to fit in as she navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school. Life in the harbor is peaceful until a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair’s tender relationship.

Friday, May 27, 2022

ACen Cosplay Music Video

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Miss out on Anime Central 2022? Well have no fear, here is a cosplay music video featuring some of the most amazing cosplays and cosplayers over the weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The Sky's the Limit!

TOP GUN: MAVERICK
After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Gather around, my children, and listen!

THOR: LOVE and THUNDER
“Let me tell you the story of the space viking, Thor Odinson…”
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is on a quest for inner peace, but his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To help him combat the threat, Thor receives help from his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). Together, they embark upon a cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher's vengeance and stop him before it's too late.
Witness it only in theaters July 8.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

What's not Black and White but Gray all over...

THE GRAY MAN
Ryan Gosling is THE GRAY MAN and Chris Evans is his psychopathic adversary in the Netflix/AGBO spy thriller directed by Anthony and Joe Russo - available globally July 22 on Netflix.
Also starring Ana de Armas, with Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton, Jessica Henwick, Dhanush, Wagner Moura and Alfre Woodard. Based on the novel The Gray Man by Mark Greaney, the screenplay is by Joe Russo, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

THE GRAY MAN is CIA operative Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling), aka, Sierra Six. Plucked from a federal penitentiary and recruited by his handler, Donald Fitzroy (Billy Bob Thornton), Gentry was once a highly-skilled, Agency-sanctioned merchant of death. But now the tables have turned and Six is the target, hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), a former cohort at the CIA, who will stop at nothing to take him out. Agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas) has his back. He’ll need it.

Monday, May 23, 2022

More cosplay from ACen 2022...

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May 20-22, 2022

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center &
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Rosemont, IL, 60018
More cosplay from the Midwest's largest anime convention

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Cosplay at Anime Central 2022

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May 20-22, 2022

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center &
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Rosemont, IL, 60018
After 2 long years, ACen is back with a vengeance!

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Recap of Stranger Things Seasons 1-3...

STRANGER THINGS 4 is coming
So here is a recap on all the events from Season 1, 2 and 3 to catch you up. Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Jim Hopper, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Finn Wolfhard as Mike, Noah Schnapp as Will, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin, Caleb Mclaughlin as Lucas and Dacre Montgomery as Billy.
Watch the Video
0:00 Season 1
4:53 Season 2
9:44 Season 3

Friday, May 20, 2022

There is something WRONG with Homelander...

THE BOYS - Season 3
It’s been a year of calm. Homelander’s subdued. Butcher works for the government, supervised by Hughie of all people. But both men itch to turn this peace and quiet into blood and bone. So when The Boys learn of a mysterious anti-Supe weapon, it sends them crashing into The Seven, starting a war, and chasing the legend of the first Superhero: Soldier Boy. Season 3 arrives June 3rd, only on Prime Video.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

One of the Best Explanations of Woke Culture...

EVERYTHING WRONG WITH WOKE CULTURE
and the impact on feminism
From Captain Marvel and Rey Skywalker, to the Live Action Mulan, and Charlie's Angels - it seems like women are kicking butt up and down movies and TV shows. But how come no one likes these female heroes? No one seems to like the new Batwoman and the new female Doctor who. Why?

Is it because of Woke Feminism?

In this video, we dive into this new form of feminism that's taking everyone and everything by storm, and break down why exactly it's so damn alienating!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Resisting destiny is how we suvive...

THE DEER KING
In the aftermath of a brutal war, former soldier Van toils in a mine controlled by the ruling empire. One day, his solitary existence is upended when a pack of wild dogs carrying a deadly and incurable disease attack, leaving only Van and a young girl named Yuna as survivors. Finally free, the pair seek out a simple existence in the countryside but are pursued by nefarious forces. Intent on protecting Yuna at all costs, Van must uncover the true cause of the plague ravaging the kingdom—and its possible cure.
The Deer King is a sweeping fantasy epic that marks the directing debut of Masashi Ando, whose work on such landmark films as Spirited Away, Paprika, and Your Name. helped shape the world of modern animation.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Only the Best of the Best...

BLUE LOCK
In 2018, the Japanese national team finished 16th in the FIFA World Cup. As a result, the Japanese Football Union hires the soccer enigma Ego Jinpachi. His master plan to lead Japan to stardom is Blue Lock, a training regimen designed to create the world's greatest egotist striker. Those who fail Blue Lock will never again be permitted to represent Japan. Yoichi Isagi, an unknown high school student, decides to join the program in order to become the best player in the world.
Premiering October 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022

"Are you lost, little one...?"

The Girl From the Other Side
In a world split between two realms, its inhabitants were told never to cross to the other side, lest they be cursed. A little girl from the inner land named Shiva and a demon from the outer land simply known as “Teacher” initiate a quiet coexistence on the same side of the forest. But when Shiva leaves Teacher’s care to seek out her grandmother, their secret comes to light.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

"MURDER" they wrote of our Favorite Sci-Fi series

TOP FIVE MURDERED FRANCHISES
Here are the Top Sci-Fi Series that started out GREAT but were later tainted with woke politics.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Uncanny worlds and twisted tales await...

LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS VOLUME 3
Emmy-winning animated anthology Love, Death + Robots returns with a third volume executive produced by Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate) and David Fincher (MINDHUNTER, Mank). Terror, imagination and beauty combine in nine new episodes which stretch from uncovering an ancient evil to a comedic apocalypse, telling startling short stories of fantasy, horror and science-fiction with trademark wit and visual invention.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Scooby Doo Meets Riverdale

Mystery Incorporated
Episode 1 - "Welcome To Coolsville"

The journey begins as Fred Jones sets out to investigate the creature who murdered his parents. His search leads him into resident skeptic Velma Dinkley and the two must form a quick bond to fight back against the evil they have accidentally unleashed. 
Created by: Dade Elza & Jessica Chancellor
Directed and Cinematography by: Dante Yore
Mystery Incorporated stars: Dade Elza, Jessica Chancellor, Chris Villain, Dayeanne Hutton & Thor VonSchultz

Thursday, May 12, 2022

There's a New Hero in Town...

CHAINSAW MAN
Anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man, scheduled for release later this year!
Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog Pochita. He’s a simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when he’s betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji’s become a whole new man—Chainsaw Man!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Anime Viewing Schedule for May 14, 2022


 A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Fountaindale Public Library
VIEWING SCHEDULE
          11:15 - 12:05   Tokyo 24-ku ep. 4-5
          12:05 - 12:55   Heike Monogatari 5-6
          12:55 - 1:25     Club Meeting
          1:25 - 2:15       Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 eps. 1-2
          2:15 - 3:05       Attack on Titan: FINAL Season Part II Ep 7-8
          3:05 - 4:43       Bubble [Movie]
 
"I need to punch something!"
 
Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Board Room, Second 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: Tokyo 24-ku and Heike Monogatari
* ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW *

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Return to Pandora!

A V A T A R: The Way of Water
Get a first look at 'Avatar: The Way of Water' in the official teaser for James Cameron's follow-up to the highest grossing film of all time. 'Avatar: The Way of Water' opens in theaters on December 16.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Next Club Meeting is May 14, 2022

A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K  
"It's time to once again break the Rules
of the Multiverse at our next club meeting!"

  M O N T H L Y   M E E T I N G

Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL  60440
Board Room (2nd Floor)
Saturday, May 14, 2022
11:15 AM - 5:00 PM
PLEASE READ
 
We will be in the BOARD ROOM on the
Second Floor. The maximum number of people
allowed in the room is TEN, so please 
arrive early to claim your seat. 

Hope to see everyone there!

 
A Viewing Schedule will be posted soon.
 
Hope to see you all there!

(Click below for maps)

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Japanese songs that I listen to the most...

Enjoy this selection of Japanese songs.

Some songs have been removed due to copyright restrictions.
1) Kamiya Shiryu – Karappo ni michita kemono
2) Kamiya Shiryu – Rakuen e

1. (0:00) Harano Oni – Yomei Senkoku 
2. (04:48) Yoshiki*Lisa - Destin Histoire 
3. (09:09) YOASOBI - Kaibutsu 
4. (12:36) Yorushika- Itte 
5. (16:39) Onegai Muscle 
6. (20:20) Yakushimaru Etsuko – Shounenyo ware ni kaere 
7. (26:48) Sasaki Eri - Gate of steiner 
8. (30:59) nowisee - Lifeline 
9. (35:34) THE BINARY - Yashoku 
10. (39:07) Fujikawa Chiai – Bakemono to yobarete 
11. (43:33) Amatsuki- Kachou Fuuei 
12. (48:15) EVE - Dramatrugy 
13. (52:16) AliA - impluse 
14. (55:41) YOASOBI - Gunjou 
15. (59:49) Kuuhaku gokko - Ame 
16. (1:03:35) vivid undress – Sayonara Dilemma 
17. (1:07:36) Kafu – Soshite hana ni naru 
18. (1:12:00) sajou no hana - memosepia 
19. (1:15:58) mafumafu – Hyakki Yakou 
20. (1:20:37) THE BINARY – Zurukute Sugoi 
21. (1:24:29) MY FIRST STORY – Fukagyaku Replace 
22. (1:28:23) SILENT SIREN - Limited 
23. (1:32:29) Renka - Don't Cry 
24. (1:36:39) Memai SIREN – Nisemono no Utage 
25. (1:40:43) Shiranui - HIKARI 
26. (1:44:21) AliA - limit 
27. (1:47:52) mio yamazaki - Menhere koufuku ron 
28. (1:52:13) Wolpis Kater – Adabana no namida 
29. (1:57:36) PINOS - Amaterasu 
30. (2:02:05) Kafu - Fukakai 
31. (2:06:41) nowisee - Koinu 
32. (2:11:07) Kobasolo / Harutya - Natsurenbo 
33. (2:15:33) Harano Oni - Trauma 
34. (2:20:22) EVE - Shinkai 
35. (2:24:45) mafumafu - Manjushage 
36. (2:28:56) haruno - Can not be waiting anymore? (w/amegorou)

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Let's Make a Movie!

POMPO THE CINEPHILE
Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in “Nyallywood,” the movie-making capital of the world. Although she’s known for B-movies, one day Pompo tells her movie-loving but apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about a tormented artistic genius, starring the legendary and Brando-esque actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director? 
Directed by veteran animator Takayuki Hirao and produced by brand-new animation studio CLAP, Pompo the Cinephile is a rollicking, exuberant ode to the power of the movies, and the joys and heartbreak of the creative process, as a new director and his team devote their lives to the pursuit of a “masterpiece.”