Next Club Meeting: October 22, 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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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Happy Birthday, George Jetson!

Here’s Why Fans Think ‘The Jetsons’
Character Was Born July 31, 2022
[Source: Yahoo!news] Roughly 50 years after the first episode of “The Jetsons” premiered, fans are gearing up to celebrate the birth of George Jetson, which according to lore, is July 31, 2022. But is that really his birthday?

On Thursday, a hawk-eyed fan pointed out that “someone is about to give birth” to the show’s main character, via a fan site listing the family patriarch’s exact birthdate.

The animated sitcom created by William Hannah and Joseph Barbera took place in the 21st century. Although no mention to a specific year was ever made in the show, promotional materials and articles from the time explained that it was set exactly 100 years in the future, according to MeTV.

Further evidence can be found in the episode “Test Pilot,” which aired Dec. 30, 1962. When Jetson’s doctor tells him he “should live to be 150,” he replies, “I’ve got 110 good years ahead of me!” – making him 40 years old.

The arrival of Jetson’s birthday six decades after “The Jetsons” debuted on ABC feels strangely fitting for a classic ’60s animated series that envisioned us all living in outer space by 2022.

If that makes you feel old, you’re not alone. In light of the news, the internet has been reflecting on their feelings about the show and how they wished reality mirrored its version of the future.

“This information about George Jetson’s birthday has me going through the five stages of a midlife crisis,” tweeted one user. “I hope Robot maids are invented soon.”

Saturday, July 30, 2022

"Fire and Blood shall fall from the sky"

Game of Thrones
HOUSE of the DRAGON
Detailed Breakdown of Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon Season 1 based off every Official Teaser, Trailer, Promo Photo as well as the canon, (Fire and Blood, The Princess and the Queen, The Blacks and the Greens, The Rogue Prince). The story of the Targaryen civil war that took place about 300 years before events portrayed in `Game of Thrones.'

Friday, July 29, 2022

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Say the Magic Word!

SHAZAM 2: Fury of the Gods
Shazam takes on the villainous Hespera and Kalypso, daughters of the Greek titan Atlas.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

What Luck!

L  U  C  K
Sam Greenfield is the unluckiest girl on Earth, who after stumbling upon the never-before-seen Land of Luck, must join together with magical creatures to uncover a force more powerful than even Luck itself.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Crazy Crew of Star Trek: Lower Decks Returns!

LOWER DECKS: Season 3
Catch up with the crew of the U.S.S Cerritos in the
official trailer for Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3.
With Captain Freeman (Dawnn Lewis) on trial following the Season 2 finale, Mariner (Tawny Newsome), Tendi (Noël Wells), Boimler (Jack Quaid), and Rutherford (Eugene Cordero) are in for a host of new adventures--including a trip to Deep Space 9. Stream the Season 3 premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks on Thursday, Aug. 25, exclusively in the U.S. on Paramount+.

Monday, July 25, 2022

SDCC Full Trailer for 'House of the Dragon'

HOUSE of the DRAGON
Targaryens are closer to Gods than to men.
The story of the Targaryen civil war that took place about 300 years before events portrayed in `Game of Thrones.'

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Marvel Announcements at SDCC 2022

MARVEL STUDIOS
SDCC 2022: Marvel Studios Panel - Phase 5, She-Hulk, Guardians Galaxy, Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Saturday, July 23, 2022

SDCC Reveals a New Fantasy Movie Coming 2023!

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Honor Among Thieves
Who needs heroes when you have thieves? Watch the trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and get ready to see it in theaters March 2023. 
 
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary role playing game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.

Friday, July 22, 2022

San Diego Comic-Con Returns!

Want to know what it's like to be at SDCC?
Get a POV Look at Comic-Con 2022 and enjoy!
Watch the Video

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Winnie The Pooh Horror Movie Is Real

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey
Winnie the Pooh Blood And Honey is a Horror Movie based on the iconic Winnie the Pooh character once exclusively owned by Disney. This scary movie is an independent Horror film follow Winnie the Pooh and piglet after they have been abandoned by Christopher Robin.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

This is how Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness should have ended!

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The Spy Game Has Gotten a Second Season!

SPY × FAMILY: Season 2
Spy × Family is a Japanese anime/manga series created by Tatsuya Endo. The story follows a spy who has to "build a family" to execute a mission, not realizing that the girl he adopts as his daughter is a telepath, and the woman he agrees to be in a marriage with is a skilled assassin.

Monday, July 18, 2022

The Secret History of Mœbius

The Infinite Universe Of A Genius
Jean Giraud was a French comic artist and illustrator who first became known under his pseudonym Gir in the western Blueberry and later revolutionized European comics in the 1970's and early 1980's under the pseudonym Mœbius with works like Airtight Garage and The Incal.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

COSPLAY MUSIC VIDEO of AX 2022

ANIME EXPO 2022
More cosplay pics of Anime Expo 2022 in Los Angeles.
For more Anime Expo content, go to https://withkoji.com/@Mineralblu
Filmed entirely on a Samsung S21 Ultra w/ DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Soundtrack
00:15 Becky Hill, Shift K3Y - Better Off Without You (220 KID Remix)
04:30 Koven - Gold (BMotion Remix)
08:02 Maliboux - Remedy
10:35 Godlands & Tisoki - Tell Me
13:21 Koven - Light Up
17:46 Martin Wong - Sandstorm

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Makoto Shinkai's new anime: 'Suzume no Tojimari'

Suzume no Tojimari

On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—

17-year-old Suzume's journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I'm looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly mesmerized by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob…

Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.

The stars
The sunset
The morning sky

Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky—

Drawn in by this mysterious door, Suzume's journey is about to begin.

Friday, July 15, 2022

'Thor: Love and Thunder' Pitch Meeting...

Hear the Pitch Meeting that brought us
THOR: LOVE
and THUNDER
Thor: Ragnarok in 2017 completely reinvented the God of Thunder, who, after Thor: The Dark World– many thought had become a pretty boring character. Since Ragnarok was such a hit, it seems like Taiki Waititi was given free reign to do whatever he wanted for the sequel 5 years later. Thor: Love and Thunder raises a lot of questions though. Like did Thor Odinson get dumber? How many times are these goats going to scream? Can we see Gorr the God Butcher butcher some gods sometime? Was that Guardians of the Galaxy tease in Endgame really just for the intro of this movie? If Gorr thought all gods only cared about themselves, why did he assume they would rescue children? To answer all these questions and more, step inside the Pitch Meeting that led to Thor: Love and Thunder! It’ll be super easy, barely an inconvenience.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Official Trailer for 'Rings of Power' is revealed

The RINGS of POWER
Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth's history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Anime Viewing Schedule for July 16, 2022


 A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Fountaindale Public Library
VIEWING SCHEDULE
          11:10 - 12:30   Heike Monogatari 9-11 (End)
          12:30 - 1:00     Club Meeting
          1:00 - 1:50       Lycoris Recoil 1-2
          1:50 - 2:40       Attack on Titan: Final Season Pt 2 eps 9-10 
          2:40 - 4:50       White Snake II: Tribulations of Green Snake


THIS IS HOW MONSTERS ARE MADE

"Yum! I now like the taste of human flesh!"
 
Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Board Room, Second Floor 
 
From 11:10 AM to 5:00 PM

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
 
Don't miss the exciting anime series: Lycoris Recoil and Heike Monogatari
* ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW *

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Back to our regularly scheduled Madness...

HARLEY QUINN Season 3
The mayhem and madness continue in season three of this biting and uproarious adult animated comedy series. Wrapping up their “Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour,” Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) and Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) return to Gotham as the new power couple of DC villainy. Along with their ragtag crew – King Shark (Ron Funches), Clayface (Alan Tudyk), Frank the Plant (JB Smoove) - "Harlivy" strives to become the best version of themselves while also working towards Ivy’s long desired plan of transforming Gotham into an Eden paradise.
 
If the trailer is showing off this much insanity, we can only wonder what shocks and surprises lie in store for the full season.

The first three episodes of Harley Quinn Season 3 will hit HBO Max on July 28. New episodes will stream each following week through Sept. 15.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Next Club Meeting is July 16, 2022

A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K  
"Ahoy, matey! Set course to the 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, July 16, 2022
11:15 AM - 5:00 PM
 
We will be in the BOARD ROOM on the Second Floor.
 
Hope to see everyone there!

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

(Click below for maps)

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Healing for Both the Body and Soul...

Boy of the Star Garden
[Remarks column]
In the town, there was a place called "the Star Garden" where people worked to heal people's wound by borrowing help of stars. Crime and Punishment. The shadow of youth. The boy gets injured with the provisional body to atone for a sin that he bore, and he knows the pain gradually... The setting of this story is in Onomichi-shi in Kagoshima prefecture, and the producer interviewed there. This story is designed with a motif of "Migawari-jizo" which is Japanese old tale. The producer drew the shadow of his/her own youth as elements.

[Subtitle] See below...

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Let's Take a Look at Anime Expo 2022

Anime Expo 2022 Full Saturday walk-through
Take a tour within Anime Expo 2022 Saturday (Approximately at 2:00 PM), as we walk-through this video showcasing the entrance, exhibit hall, main hall, concourse hall, entertainment hall, hyplandfest, and the beer garden at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 2, 2022.
00:05 Scan in
00:14 One Piece Luffy Display
02:28 Exhibit Hall
25:30 Concourse Hall
32:43 Entertainment Hall
43:15 Hyplandfest
52:03 Anime Expo Beer Garden

Friday, July 8, 2022

Anime Expo is Finally Back!

ANIME EXPO 2022
July 1-4, 2022 Los Angeles Convention Center
Bringing fans and industry together for an annual celebration of Japanese pop culture. Join us for Anime Expo 2022 on July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center!

Thursday, July 7, 2022

The Adventures Continue for This Isekai Saga!

Mushoku Tensei
Season 2 Announced for 2023

An unnamed 34-year-old Japanese NEET is evicted from his home after failing to attend his parents' funeral. After some self-reflection, he concludes that his life is ultimately pointless. Still, he intercepts a speeding truck heading towards a group of teenagers in an attempt to do something noteworthy for the first time in his life. He pulls one of them out of harm's way just before he dies. He awakens in the body of a baby and discovers he has been reincarnated in a world of sword and sorcery. He resolves to succeed in his new life, abandoning his previous identity in place of Rudeus Greyrat. Rudeus develops a strong affinity for magic due to his aptitude and early training. He becomes a student of demon magician Roxy Migurdia during his youth, a friend of demi-human Sylphiette, and a teacher of magic to noble heiress Eris Boreas Greyrat. The story chronicles his new life's highlights as he attempts to overcome the failures of his previous one.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Romance is right around the corner!

Romance of the Turn
An animated short film about a boy who is determined to meet a girl everyday at 8:25 AM, but they never stop to talk because they're always late for school!

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

An Animated Short of a Classic Tale of Terror...

Bram Stoker's Dracula
Produced by Abbiselfa Animation Studios. Made in Blender 3.0. Rated PG-13.
Inspired by the legendary book by Bram Stoker. In this short film, we experience the first chapters of the book. The pages tells the story of the young lawyer, Jonathan Harker, who travels to Transylvania to conclude a real estate transaction with the famous and feared Count Dracula. But the road is long and fierce. He encounters troubled citizens and superstitious tourists, who warns him not to go near the old castle, where the vampire dwells. But Jonathan has made a promise to his boss Mr. Hawkins, to fulfill the transaction. Now Jonathan must explore the ancient castle, filled with stories and strange occurrences... and last but not least, the Count himself.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy Fourth of July!

AIM FOR THE SKIES!
Video: Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise (GAINAX)
Music: Harold Faltermeyer - Top Gun Anthem

Watch the Music Video

Sunday, July 3, 2022

"Love & Peace" Returns in a NEW Way!

TRIGUN STAMPEDE
[Source: Comicbook] Trigun Stampede brings the original anime in a new kind of way, and the trailer for the upcoming reboot anime series have revealed a much closer look at Vash the Stampede's updated design for the new era! Yasuhiro Nightow's original manga franchise had both a full TV anime series and feature film released back in the 1990s, but fans of the classic were taken by surprise earlier this year when it was announced that the franchise would be coming back with a fully CG animated series from Studio Orange, the production company behind Land of the Lustrous, Beastars and more. Studio Orange and Crunchyroll brought Trigun Stampede to Anime Expo this year, and fans got to see the first full look at the series in the works. Scheduled for a release some time next year, this new series features a whole new take on Vash.

Saturday, July 2, 2022

When you have too much time on your hands...

You Build Your Own TACHIKOMA
Stand Alone Complex (Ghost in the Shell) is a popular anime in Japan. Tachikoma is a multi-legged tank that appears in the anime. The cosplay team created and exhibited Tachikoma that actually moves.

Friday, July 1, 2022

When a Paper Route Takes a Shortcut Thru Time...

Paper Girls
It's the day after Halloween in 1988 when four young friends accidentally stumble into an intense time war and find themselves inexplicably transported to the year 2019. When they come face-to-face with their adult selves, each girl discovers her own strengths as together they try to find a way back to the past while saving the world of the future. Paper Girls lands July 29 on Prime Video.