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.

This site provides news, reviews, commentaries, and previews of the world of anime and everything it inspires, such as live-action films, comics, music, art, and other weird things to enjoy and contemplate.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

The Horrible Secret Behind the Anime Industry...

This Anime exposed a $28,000,000,000 Slave Operation
Anime is probably the only place where animators are pennies per hour while working in an industry valued at $25 Billion. Why? How? Who came up with this? And why does no one actually care? Originally meant to be a video on Attack on Titan's creator Hajime Isayama, the constant fracturing of the final seasons of Attack on Titan made me spiral deep into a rabbit hole that I couldn't imagine - stretching all the way back to the 1940s and revealing the century old struggle that some of anime's greatest minds known to history (Hayao Miyazaki, Satoshi Kon, Isao Takahata, and others) fought in to attempt to make anime a better place to work. These people failed, with catastrophic consequences. Miyazaki and Takahata went to go make Studio Ghibli in the fall out. And so, we look back. Why did they fail? How? Is there anything to do about it? And why in the world does no one affected by the problem actually care?

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