Next Club Meeting: October 21, 2023, 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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Monday, October 31, 2022

Time to Meet Your Maker...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Teaser for upcoming film parody, Sicario but with Anime Girls. It'll be a compilation of favorite scenes from Sicario 1 & 2. WARNING: DARK HUMOR
"Time to Meet God"

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Jinkies! It's those Meddling Kids, again!

Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!
Mystery Inc. has cracked the case to top all cases! They’ve tracked down Coco Diablo, the head of the notorious costume crime syndicate that colludes The Black Knight, Space Kook and the Ghost Diver. With Coco and her kitty in prison, Mystery Inc. thinks that they can finally enjoy a break. Wrong! Suddenly, menacing doppelgänger ghosts of the Scooby crew and favorite classic foes show up in Coolsville to threaten Halloween. Now it’s up to the meddling kids – and their unlikely new partner Coco – to unmask the latest scoundrel and save Halloween! For Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, with trick-or-treating on the line – this time it’s personal!
So, it's official then?

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Does your Gator bite? No?... Owwww!!

^v^v^- E V A N G E L I N E -^v^v^
"That is NOT my Gator."
Deep down in the swamps of Louisiana, Evangeline finds a deserted alligator egg and hatches it under her bed, unbeknownst to her father Levon.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Catch up with The Dragon Prince...

The Dragon Prince - Seasons 1-3 Recap
It’s almost time! On November 3, Callum, Rayla, Ezran, Zym, Claudia, Soren, Viren, Janai, Amaya, and Bait are BACK in Season 4 of The Dragon Prince. Catch up on everything that's happened in the saga so far with this epic recap of Seasons 1-3!

Thursday, October 27, 2022

A New Halloween Classic is Born!

WENDELL & WILD
Director, Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline) and producer Jordan Peele (Nope, Us, Get Out) team up to bring us a phantasmic thrill ride in the new stop-animation feature, Wendell & Wild. The titular characters, a pair of demon brothers played by comedy icons Key & Peele trick troubled teen, Kat Elliott (Lyric Ross), into bringing them from the underworld into the land of the living and mayhem ensues. Watch Wendell & Wild and its all-star cast including Angela Bassett, James Hong, and Ving Rhames, only on Netflix, October 28.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Holy Bat Sh%#! This was Unexpected!

James Gunn is in Charge of DC Now?!
James Gunn and Peter Safran to Lead Newly Formed DC Studios
James Gunn has been put in charge of the DCEU. All DC Comics movies, TV and animation -- along with producer Peter Safran. So this is Zaslav's answer to Kevin Feige? Could it be crazy enough to work? The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker WERE pretty good...

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Return to the Quantum Realm!

Ant-Man and the Wasp
QUANTUMANIA

This February, enter the Quantum Realm. Watch the brand-new trailer for Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, only in theaters February 17, 2023.  
 
Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, along with Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, explore the Quantum Realm, where they interact with strange creatures and embark on an adventure that goes beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Highlights from New York Comic-Con 2022!

NEW YORK COMIC-CON
New York Comic Con 2022 was held at the Javits Center in New York City. NYCC 2022 brings all fans of comics, anime, manga, video games, cosplay, toys, movies, television and much more together for an extended weekend of fun and entertainment!

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Yu-Gi-Oh Manga Artist Died a Hero!

Army Soldier Reveals How
Yu-Gi-Oh Creator Really Died
Kazuki Takahashi (born October 4, 1961 – died July 4, 2022) was a Japanese manga artist. He made his serial manga debut in 1986, and is best known as the author of Yu-Gi-Oh!, published in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1996 to 2004. The manga spawned a popular trading card game of the same name, which holds the Guinness World Record for the best-selling trading card game to date.
 
On July 6, 2022, Takahashi was found dead in the water 300 meters (980 ft) off the shore of Nago, Okinawa, by Japan Coast Guard officers following a civilian report from a passing boat. He was found wearing snorkeling gear, and his cause of death was determined to be drowning. On October 11, the American military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported that Takahashi had died in the afternoon of July 4 while assisting in the rescue of three others who were caught in a rip current.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Tricks or Treats at Anime Halloween Convention!

ANIME HALLOWEEN 2022
October 28-30, Rosemont, IL

Anime Halloween will take place over Halloween Weekend at Hyatt Regency O’Hare! Come participate and have a wonderful time with your friends this upcoming Halloween weekend.  
 
Anime Halloween is an annual anime convention now held in Rosemont, that celebrates all the joys of anime, gaming, manga, and other things involving otaku life. Come and celebrate your love of anime and cosplay! Get ready for a fun weekend involving anime, cosplay, tabletop games, late night dances, and more at our spooky yearly get-together!

Friday, October 21, 2022

Coffee, Tea, or Bullets?

AKIBA MAID WAR
Akihabara is the center of the universe for the coolest hobbies and quirkiest amusements. In the spring of 1999, bright-eyed Nagomi Wahira moves there with dreams of joining a maid café. She quickly dons an apron at café Ton Tokoton, AKA the Pig Hut. But adjusting to life in bustling Akihabara isn't as easy as serving tea and delighting customers. Paired with the dour Ranko who never seems to smile, Nagomi must do her best to elevate the Pig Hut over all other maid cafés vying for top ranking. Along the way she'll slice out a place for herself amid the frills and thrills of life at the Pig Hut. Just when Nagomi's dreams are within her grasp, she discovers not everything is as it seems amid the maid cafés of Akihabara.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Return to The Owl House for its FINAL Season!

THE OWL HOUSE - Season 3
After months of trying, Luz and her friends make a
daring attempt to return to the Demon Realm.
Luz, a self-assured teenage human girl, accidentally stumbles upon a portal to a magical new world where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and an adorably tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda's apprentice at the Owl House and ultimately finds a new family in an unlikely setting.

The third and final season of The Owl House was greenlit on May 17, 2021, ahead of the second season premiere. According to creator Dana Terrace, this season would serve as the final season, and will consist of three 44-minute specials. It premiered on October 15, 2022. The final two specials will premiere at some point in 2023.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Anime Viewing Schedule for October 22, 2022


 A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Fountaindale Public Library
VIEWING SCHEDULE
          11:10 - 12:05   Made in Abyss: Season 2 Eps 5-6
          12:05 - 12:55   Ghost in the Shell: SAC Season 2 Eps 7-8
          12:55 - 1:30     Club Meeting
          1:30 - 2:20       Call of the Night 3-4
          2:20 - 2:45       Lycoris Recoil 7 
          2:45 - 4:40       Drifting Home (Movie)

"Yeah, let your fingers do the walking... to the next club meeting!"
 
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 Made in Abyss
* ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW *

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Something's Fishy Here!

DETECTIVE DIARIES
An amateur detective investigates a fishy mystery. After 9 months in the making, Crash Landing Studios' debut Hololive fan animation is finally here! We're very excited to show everyone the fruits of our work.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Next Club Meeting is October 22, 2022

A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K  

"Costume? I'm not wearing a costume!"

  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, October 22, 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, October 16, 2022

Robbie Coltrane Passes Away at Age 72

ROBBIE COLTRANE
(March 30, 1950 - October 14, 2022)
Actor who played Hagrid Dies at 72
Anthony Robert McMillan, known professionally as Robbie Coltrane, was a Scottish actor and comedian. He gained worldwide recognition as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series (2001–2011), and as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He was appointed an OBE in the 2006 New Year Honours by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama. In 1990, Coltrane received the Evening Standard British Film Award – Peter Sellers Award for Comedy. In 2011, he was honoured for his "outstanding contribution" to film at the British Academy Scotland Awards.

Coltrane started his career appearing alongside Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, and Emma Thompson in the sketch series Alfresco (1983–1984). In 1987, he starred in the BBC miniseries Tutti Frutti alongside Thompson, for which he received his first British Academy Television Award for Best Actor nomination. Coltrane then gained national prominence starring as criminal psychologist Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the ITV television series Cracker (1993–2006), a role which saw him receive the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor in three consecutive years (1994 to 1996). In 2006, Coltrane came eleventh in ITV's poll of TV's 50 Greatest Stars, voted by the public. In 2016 he starred in the four-part Channel 4 series National Treasure alongside Julie Walters, a role for which he received a British Academy Television Award nomination.

Coltrane appeared in two films for George Harrison's Handmade Films: the Neil Jordan neo-noir Mona Lisa (1986) with Bob Hoskins, and Nuns on the Run with Eric Idle. He also appeared in Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare adaptation Henry V (1989), the comedy Let It Ride (1989), Roald Dahl's Danny, the Champion of the World (1989), Steven Soderbergh's crime-comedy thriller Ocean's Twelve (2004), Rian Johnson's caper film The Brothers Bloom (2008), Mike Newell's Dickens film adaptation Great Expectations (2012), and Emma Thompson's biographical film Effie Gray (2014). He was also known for his voice performances in the animated films The Tale of Despereaux (2008), and Pixar's Brave (2012).

Saturday, October 15, 2022

The Dead Will Have This Club For Breakfast...

U N H U M A N
Seven misfit students must band together against a growing gang of unhuman savages. Their trust in each other gets tested to the limit in a brutal, horrifying fight to survive as they take down the murderous zombie creatures.

Friday, October 14, 2022

'Final Space' is Being Unjustly Erased!

FINAL SPACE Deserved Better
It’s time to talk about a Gem of a show that got axed before its amazing story got concluded. And that show is Olan Rogers’ FINAL SPACE. We're extremely sad to see it go, but we're holding out for it to come back.
In the midst of working off a prison sentence, an astronaut named Gary meets mysterious, planet-destroying alien Mooncake, with whom he immediately bonds. But Gary doesn't realize that his new sidekick is actually in demand by the sinister Lord Commander, who will do all he can to secure Mooncake's untapped evil powers. This animated intergalactic comedy follows Gary and Mooncake's adventures to unlock the mystery of "Final Space," where the universe ends.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Is that a doll?

M  3  G  A  N

She’s more than just a toy. She’s part of the family. Check out the creepy trailer for M3GAN, an upcoming movie starring Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Van Epps, Lori Dungey, and Stephane Garneau-Monten.

M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma ( Get Out’s Allison Williams), M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to.

When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House), Gemma’s unsure and unprepared to be a parent. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems—a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.

The movie is produced by Jason Blum and James Wan. Allison Williams, Mark Katchur, Ryan Turek, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, Adam Hendricks, and Greg Gilreath serve as executive producers. The story is by Akela Cooper and James Wan, with a screenplay by Akela Cooper. M3GAN, directed by Gerard Johnstone, opens in theaters on January 13, 2023.