Next Club Meeting: July 20, 2024, 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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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

A new hero takes shape...

Nimona is a science fantasy graphic novel by American cartoonist ND Stevenson, now an animated film appearing on Netflix on June 30. Nimona is a shapeshifter, usually a human girl but able to grow and shrink and take any human or animal form. She insists on being the sidekick to Ballister Blackheart. Blackheart was once a knight for the Institution, but lost an arm in a joust with Ambrosius Goldenloin – now the Institution's champion – so was kicked out. Blackheart seeks to destroy the Institution, but operates under his own code of ethics. Nimona pushes to make his plans more violent and often kills people. They discover the Institution is using jaderoot, a poisonous plant used for dark magic. Blackheart has Nimona impersonate a TV news anchor to publicize this, and plant poisonous, but non-fatal, apples in markets to spread fear. The Institute's Director orders Goldenloin to kill Nimona; instead, he meets Blackheart in a tavern, begging him to send Nimona away instead...

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