Next Club Meeting: May 29, 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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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Real Mugen Train Actually Ran in Japan

THE MUGEN TRAIN FROM DEMON SLAYER MOVIE
The Demon Slayer movie was released in Japan last October and became the top grossing movie . JR Kyushu collaborated with the movie and ran a special steam locomotive called the Mugen Train, which appears in the movie, from Kumamoto Station to Hakata Station.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Tomorrow War - Official Teaser Trailer

THE TOMORROW WAR
In The Tomorrow War, the world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.
The Tomorrow War also stars Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge, Jasmine Mathews, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, and Keith Powers. Directed Chris McKay and written by Zach Dean premieres July 2, 2021, globally on Prime Video.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Love, Death, And Robots Powerful Scenes

 LOVE, DEATH + ROBOTS
The First Volume of this Netflix Anthology
Series Had Some Deep Moments
Love, Death, And Robots (Volume 1) was one of the biggest surprises to hit Netflix in 2019. It’s a pretty incredible animated anthology series from Tim Miller and David Fincher. The show was inspired by the film “Heavy Metal” but it gets much deeper than its source material.
Love, Death, And Robots (Volume 2) hits Netflix May 14, 2021
The show contains many incredible episodes. Stories like “Sonnie’s Edge”, “Zima Blue”, “Lucky 13”, “Beyond The Aquila Rift”, and “Helping Hand” are all beautiful works of art. They feature some truly poignant moments that will stick with you for a long time.
The show features 18 episodes that vary wildly in quality. Some moments from the series may be beautiful, but some are down right forgettable. For every haunting, and terrifying moment, there’s another that’s just juvenile and unnecessary. Which moments are the truly unbelievable ones? Well, we’ve got the ten best for you. Here are Love, Death And Robots Most Powerful Moments Ranked.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Coming to Netflix this Fall -- "ARCANE"

ARCANE
From the creators of League of Legends comes a new animated series, Arcane. Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart. 
We still don’t know much about the show (you can get an all-too-brief taste in the teaser above), but it’s part of a big push from Riot to expand League beyond just the core strategy game. So far, that’s included comic books, a digital card game, a mobile spinoff, and even an ancient board game. An animated series also makes sense given Riot’s long history with short cinematics.
Arcane also fits into Netflix’s recent strategy of tapping into the worlds of video games for new shows and movies. Outside of the blockbuster success of The Witcher, there’s also a new season of Castlevania coming later this month, an upcoming Tomb Raider anime, and even League’s biggest rival, Dota 2, has its own show. 
Coming to Netflix Fall 2021.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

All Star Wars Easter Eggs In Bad Batch Episode 1

Every Detail And Reference You Missed
In The Bad Batch Episode 1, "Aftermath"

So The Bad Batch started off with a huge BANG and gave fans of the Star Wars animated series everything they wanted and more. The epic seventy minute premiere, which Disney wonderfully dropped on Star Wars Day (AKA May 4th), was rife with action, intrigue and emotion. But of course, it was also rife with something else- Easter Eggs. The show made constant call backs, references and subtle nods to the Star Wars universe as a whole - including Lucas’ prequels, Filoni’s very own animated series and of course the classic trilogy.

In this video we are going to take a look at every Star Wars Easter Egg (at least the ones we caught) that can be seen in the episode. From references to some of the very best plot arcs in Clone Wars, subtle nods to obscure lines of dialogue and places in Lucas’ prequels, familiar technology seen in the classic trilogy and even a reference to Obi Wan’s famous line. Get ready to set your ship into hyperdrive as we quickly fly through all of the references and Easter Eggs in Bad Batch Episode 1 - Aftermath.

What did you make of the episode? How does The Bad Batch compare to the other Star Wars animated shows? What do you want to see happen next? What was your favorite Easter Egg? Any we missed? Let us know down below and make sure to subscribe to the channel today for all this and more!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer 2021

STRANGER THINGS 4
Stranger Things 4 has unleashed a cryptic new trailer hinting at Eleven's dark past at Hawkins Lab. There are clues about other kids with powers, Kali, the X-Men, the Russians, Hopper, and the return of Doctor Brenner. 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Happy Mother's Day!
Watch the Video
Song- In My Arms- Plumb
Anime:
1. Anohana- The Flower We Saw that Day 0:00​-0:07​ and 0:12​-0:14
2. Wolf Children 0:08​-0:11​ and 0:15​-0:26​ and 0:29​-0:31​ and 0:37​-0:39
3. Itazura Na Kiss 0:27​-0:28​ and 0:32​-0:36​ and 0:40​-0:40
4. Ouran High School Host Club 1:08​-1:37
5. Kotoura-san 1:38​-2:21
6. Mayo Chiki 2:22​-2:31
7. Hanasaku Iroha 2:32​-2:57
8. Toradora 2:58​-3:24
9. Tamako Market/ Tamako Love Story 3:24​-3:52

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Animal Illusions by Johannes Stoetter

Johannes Stoetter was invited to perform on the 
Chinese Talent Show "Beyond Show" produced by JSBC.
Johannes became famous around the world with his animal illusions. With 16 people including assistants and performers, the #wbproduction​ team flew to Nanjing to record this spectacular live performance. The performance of Johannes not only showed his brilliant bodypainting illusions but also brought awareness to the viewers about extinct and endangered species on our planet.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Godzilla Singular Point

Godzilla Singular Point
Godzilla Singular Point features a brand new staff and original story which depicts the young geniuses Mei Kamino, a female researcher, and Yun Arikawa, a male engineer, as they take on an unprecedented threat with their companions. Now available on NETFLIX.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Shadow and Bone - Official Trailer

Shadow and Bone
There are no others like her. And there never will be. Get ready to enter the Grishaverse. Shadow & Bone now available only on Netflix.
Ravka, a fantasy kingdom based on the Tsarist Russian Empire, is set in a war-torn world plagued by the Shadow Fold, a swath of permanent darkness separating East from West Ravka which is inhabited by carnivorous winged creatures known as Volcra. Orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov discovers that she is a Grisha (a magic-user) who possesses the power to create light, which could be the key to setting her country free from the Fold. Alina joins an elite army of Grisha serving under General Kirigan, the Shadow Summoner.
But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

How To Build Your Own MechaGodzilla Armor!

How To Build Your Own MechaGodzilla Armor!
56 Days To Make Wearable Monster Suit Using EVA & Gears!
"This time, I made a MechaGodzilla Armor with EVA plastic and gears! You can not only walk in the armor but also use gears to control the mouth and hands of the monster! It took me 56 days to finish it, really a long time and a lot of energy. But I'm really satisfied with the completed version: you can see the lights and movable hand weapons. It is definitely the king of monsters!"
- 小芊枫 XiaoQianFeng