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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Viewing Schedule


 A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Fountaindale Public Library
VIEWING SCHEDULE
          11:10 - 12:05   Made in Abyss: Season 2 Eps 3-4
          12:05 - 12:55   Ghost in the Shell: SAC Season 2 Eps 5-6
          12:55 - 1:30     Club Meeting
          1:30 - 2:20       Call of the Night 1-2
          2:20 - 3:10       Lycoris Recoil 5-6 
          3:10 - 4:40       The Orbital Children Eps 4-6 (End)

"Gotta hurry! My favorite show is about to start!"
 
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 *
11:15 - 12:05   Made in Abyss: Season 2 Eps 3-4
Made in Abyss
Plot Summary: An orphaned girl named Riko lives in the Belchero Orphanage in the town of Orth. The town surrounds a strange, giant hole descending deep into the earth, which is known as the Abyss. The Abyss harbors artifacts and remnants of civilizations long gone, and is, therefore, a popular hunting spot for so-called Cave Raiders, who undertake arduous and dangerous descents into the mist-filled pit to recover whatever relics they can find. Returning from the Abyss can be dangerous as "the Curse of the Abyss," a mysterious and potentially fatal malady, manifests upon ascension. The deeper one goes, the more acute the effects of the curse; few who have descended into the lower regions have returned to tell of their experiences. Some legendary Cave Raiders earn the title of White Whistles, one of them being Riko's mother, Lyza, who is presumed dead after taking a "last descent" into the Abyss. Riko's longing in life is to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a White Whistle. One day, she discovers a robot resembling a human boy in the first layer of the Abyss and names him Reg. Riko and her friends sneak Reg into Belchero and quickly welcome him into their close-knit group. Sometime later, a number of findings are made from the depths of the Abyss, including Lyza’s White Whistle and pages of discoveries and observations she had made, as well as a message presumably for Riko, stating she is waiting at the bottom of the Abyss. Riko, determined to find her mother, bids farewell to her friends and secretly departs into the Abyss with Reg as her companion. 
 
 
12:05 - 12:55   Ghost in the Shell: SAC Season 2 Eps 5-6
Ghost in the Shell: SAC Season 2
Plot Summary: The team had been detained while being unknowingly sent to apprehend one of the post-humans by the American government. Major and her team were later rescued by Chief Aramaki and their previous teammate, Togusa.
 

12:55 - 1:30     Club Announcements
World Con
Star Trek: Lower Decks
The House of the Dragon
Movie Trailers
Reviews
Rings of Power
New Anime for Fall 2022


1:30 - 2:20    Call of the Night 1-2
Call of the Night
Plot Summary: Unable to sleep or find true satisfaction in his daily life, Ko Yamori stops going to school and begins wandering the streets at night. He encounters a girl named Nazuna Nanakusa, a vampire who shows Ko the joys of being a night-walker. This results in Ko wanting to be a vampire as well, but in order to achieve his goal he must first fall in love with her.


2:20 - 3:10    Lycoris Recoil 5-6
Lycoris Recoil
Plot Summary: A Japanese café in Tokyo serves delicious coffee, super sweet treats and something more. From making local deliveries to chaperoning to getting rid of zombies and even fighting a giant monster, whatever the problem and no matter the order, leave it to them.
 
 
3:10 - 4:40    The Orbital Children Eps 4-6
THE ORBITAL CHILDREN
Plot Summary: Set in 2045 the near-future, a comet strikes a newly opened Japanese commercial space station in geocentric orbit, Anshin. At the same time, a trio of Earth children brought to the commercial space station on a sponsored visit. The purpose of their visit is to meet Touya Sagami, a young boy who is the one of the last surviving of children born in space. Touya and Konoha, another space born human, are undergoing physical therapy on the space colony to adapt their bodies to withstand an emigration to Earth's gravity. The collision with the comet leads the computer systems on the space station to malfunction. Isolated from most of the station’s adult staff, the children navigate the early stages of the disaster using local narrowband connections, restricted-intelligence AGI and drones controlled by dermal devices equivalent to smartphones. Their Internet connection is severed, the oxygen supply has been cut off, and they soon discover that the station has been damaged by an impact and is leaking air. Sometimes at odds with each other, they confront difficulties such as decompression, EVA with inadequate plastic suits, and runaway micromachines supposedly designed to retrieve water from comets. Looming over these immediate difficulties is the larger threat of a technological singularity believed to have been narrowly averted in the previous decade.