• Anime Deep Dive: Armor Hunter Mellow Link Part 2

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    This Meetup will be held online on the AnimeChicago Discord Server. Follow the instructions here for access: https://animechicago.com/discord/ Armor Hunter Mellowlink is an independent spinoff of the gritty real robot show Votoms. Join us for part II of our look at this. Set in a post apocalyptic world, its a story of a soldier whose unit is sacrificed on the battlefield for reasons unknown. Although he was not meant to survive, the main character, Ality Mellowlink, manages to survive only to be framed for a crime he did not commit. Mellowlink escapes his captors and begins hunting down his former commanding officers, both to get revenge for his dead platoon members and to find out the nature of the conspiracy that led to their death. Featuring some of the earliest director credits (ep 8) of Shinichiro Watanabe of Cowboy Bebop fame, join us as we sample the first part of this overlooked mecha OVA series from the 1980s.

  • Anime Sampler: Winter 2021

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    Join us for our members-only watch-party! We curate the season’s first episodes, introduce the title and studio, and discuss how we like it. You leave with a few anime titles to follow. • Open to all members • Suitable for all knowledge levels • $5 suggested donation: https://animechicago.com/support/ ★★★ FOLLOW ALL 4 STEPS TO JOIN! ★★★ ★ STEP 1: RSVP Fifty slots go quickly! Update your RSVP if plans change. Our “Three Strikes” policy remains to deter No Shows. ★ STEP 2: Join Discord Here’s a handy guide to get started: https://animechicago.com/discord. Create an account, introducing yourself, and getting verified before the event. You may not be admitted to the event otherwise. ★ STEP 3: Troubleshoot A/V beforehand Our team is busy hosting and may not be available to help you during the event. ★ STEP 4: Launch Discord at 1:45 pm when #sampler goes live. There are scheduled breaks for snacks, chatting, and other shenanigans. ★★★ We can’t wait to party with you! ★★★

  • Anime Circle: TBD

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    This Meetup will be held online on the AnimeChicago Discord Server. Follow the instructions here for access: https://animechicago.com/discord/ Watch the entire selection beforehand – spoilers guaranteed. • Anime Circle is a book club for anime • We take No Shows very seriously • First meetup? We’ll take a moment to welcome you!

  • Art Circle: An Online Creator Space

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    Art Circle is back with a vengeance! These topsy turvy times have given us the opportunity to meet online for a few hours and create! Together, we will draw, color, sketch, model, and whatever other creative endeavor you're into! 👉 Join our Discord Server: https://animechicago.com/discord/ ★ 7:00 pm – Video Chat Opens Head to our Discord channel #arts-crafts for further information on how to join the video chat. ★ 7:15 pm – Create Together! Work on your creations in the video chat and talk shop, anime, and whatever you're in the mood for! ★ 8:45 pm – Show Your Progress Feel free to share what you've worked on, get some constructive criticism, and provide your own feedback for others. Click the online event link to join our Discord server, where you can find out more about these meetups as well as hang out with your fellow AnimeChicagoans!

  • Manga Circle: Osamu Tezuka's Ayako

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    Ayako (奇子) is a 1970s era seinen gekiga comic by the "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka (手塚修虫). In English it is generally sold in 1 big volume, we are going to be reading the entire series (if you choose to pick it up in Japanese it may be more than that). This is a story of an old fashioned rural elite family and how it deals with a world that is collapsing around them in the wake of World War 2. spanning nearly 40 years we view all the events of post-war Japan through the lenses of this family and their deep dark secrets. One of those secrets is a young girl known as Ayako. ----- Manga Jam typically meets on second Sundays to discuss a selected work of manga and its international relevance. This event is suitable for attendees 18+ with any level of manga knowledge or experience. We recommend reading the entire selection beforehand – spoilers guaranteed! Getting the Comic Please allow for more time for this to ship given the state of things. Some books are available through your local public libarary - CPL for Chicago has a very extensive collection. About the Location We are doing this on Discord. There will be both a voice room where I'll share the manga and a special text chat to share links or thoughts on the selection (its also a good place for people without microphones to participate in the chat). Getting There Its on our discord server located at: https://discord.gg/KMtNz4P there will be two channels devoted to manga-circle one for voice chat and another for text messages. If you don't have a microphone or its not working post questions in the text chat and I can discuss (you can also post links to relevant discussions). We don't think the lockdown will be lifted by the time this event happens - we'll keep an eye out as things develop and respond accordingly. Attendance Policy Please note our three strikes policy for No Shows and cancellations within 6 hours of the event. You may RSVP for two additional guests. Arrivals who have not RSVP'd cannot be guaranteed a seat, but there may be room available.

  • Art Circle: An Online Creator Space

    Online event

    Art Circle is back with a vengeance! These topsy turvy times have given us the opportunity to meet online for a few hours and create! Together, we will draw, color, sketch, model, and whatever other creative endeavor you're into! 👉 Join our Discord Server: https://animechicago.com/discord/ ★ 7:00 pm – Video Chat Opens Head to our Discord channel #arts-crafts for further information on how to join the video chat. ★ 7:15 pm – Create Together! Work on your creations in the video chat and talk shop, anime, and whatever you're in the mood for! ★ 8:45 pm – Show Your Progress Feel free to share what you've worked on, get some constructive criticism, and provide your own feedback for others. Click the online event link to join our Discord server, where you can find out more about these meetups as well as hang out with your fellow AnimeChicagoans!

  • Manga Circle: Girls Last Tour (whole series)

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    Girls Last Tour (少女終末旅行) is a manga by Tsukumizu (つくみず). This is a manga done in a Japanese literary genre known as Iyashikei - a peaceful slice of life oftentimes set in a quietly apocalyptic setting. The series follows two girls, Yuuri and Chito, as they navigate the ruins of civilization after an unknown apocalypse. As they travel in their Kettenkrad, they seek food and supplies while surviving day-to-day, sometimes encountering other survivors during their journey. We'll be reading all 6 volumes of this series, please take some time to collec them. ----- Manga Jam typically meets on second Sundays to discuss a selected work of manga and its international relevance. This event is suitable for attendees 18+ with any level of manga knowledge or experience. We recommend reading the entire selection beforehand – spoilers guaranteed! Getting the Comic Please allow for more time for this to ship given the state of things. Some books are available through your local public libarary - CPL for Chicago has a very extensive collection. About the Location We are doing this on Discord. There will be both a voice room where I'll share the manga and a special text chat to share links or thoughts on the selection (its also a good place for people without microphones to participate in the chat). Getting There Its on our discord server located at: https://discord.gg/KMtNz4P there will be two channels devoted to manga-circle one for voice chat and another for text messages. If you don't have a microphone or its not working post questions in the text chat and I can discuss (you can also post links to relevant discussions). We don't think the lockdown will be lifted by the time this event happens - we'll keep an eye out as things develop and respond accordingly. Attendance Policy Please note our three strikes policy for No Shows and cancellations within 6 hours of the event. You may RSVP for two additional guests. Arrivals who have not RSVP'd cannot be guaranteed a seat, but there may be room available.