The Devil is a Part Timer

Grill and Screen #2 at Street Level

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Street Level Anime Club will be showing The Devil is a Part-Timer this Saturday. They’re also grilling! Get the details on Facebook.

Dance Party

Anime X Factor

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A new dance party is on the scene! Anime X Factor debuts this Saturday, August 16th in South Elgin. They promise a good time with…

Chicago シカゴ – A Short Film

Chicago シカゴ – A Short Film

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Local filmmakers and Japanese culture enthusiasts are seeking financial contributions to finish their project. “シカゴ is a short film about a Japanese foreign exchange student named Risa,…


Take the Bento Challenge

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The art of a well-crafted lunchbox is greatly admired in Japan. This art is known as bento, and it requires 15 minutes of morning preparation…

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

Dragon Ball Z – Battle of Gods Screening

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Dragon Ball Z fans – The new Battle of Gods film is coming to Chicago theaters August 5th–9th! FUNimation recently contacted AnimeChicago: “This limited theatrical event is…

Wizard World Chicago

Wizard World 2014

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Even though Anime Central and other cons have come and gone, there’s still plenty of convention action to be had around the city.…

Mitchiko to Hatchin

Round Table #27: Mitchiko & Hatchin

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In the midst of working on Samurai Champloo, Sayo Yamamoto was offered the opportunity to direct a TV series with full creative control.…

Haruhi: Bon Festival

Mitsuwa Obon 2014

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Mitsuwa’s annual Obon Festival returns Saturday, August 2nd from 2–8pm. Join the community for traditional Japanese folk dancing, music, taiko, food stands and…

Jamie Hosting a Panel

Anime 101 at Learnapalooza

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New to anime? Like Sailor Moon or Gundam but unsure of what to try next? Can’t differentiate otaku from hikikomori? AnimeChicago is teaching a free class at Learnapalooza, a local non-profit…

Attack on Titan Fan Short

Call for Attack on Titan Cosplayers!

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Local studio Seth Deming Films is producing a live-action short. They’re big fans of the series and want to feature local Attack on Titan cosplayers in their film. The test…