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AnimeChicago is actively engaged in anything related to anime and Japanese culture across Chicagoland: events, announcements, organizations, opinions, you name it! We aim to be a robust connection point with Chicago’s most supportive Japanese pop culture fans.


  • Longevity: 16 years of expertise, connection and collaboration in Chicago
  • Connectivity: We have established relationships with local organizations and companies
  • Flexibility: We’re open to interviews, sponsorships, speaking engagements, and other partnerships.


  • We’ve hosted panels, events, and booths at conventions like C2E2, Japan festivals, and other gatherings across the city.
  • We have working relationships with several of Japanese-American nonprofits in Chicagoland to help spread anime-focused content to their audiences.

By the Numbers

Unique Visitors: 1100
Monthly Pageviews: 1650
Average Visit: 1m 10s
Bounce: 73%
Unique Visitors: 400
Monthly Pageviews: 2400
Average Visit: 3m 9s
Bounce: 45%
Members: 730
Average size: 6–40 people
Engagement: 10%
Age: 20 – 50
Income: $10k – $70k
Marital Status: Mixed
Education: HS or Bachelor’s
Employment: Mixed
Discord: 500+
Facebook: 900
Twitter: 300
Newsletter: 270
Stats last updated in 2018, to be evaluated in Aug 2023.
Codename: Windy
  • Profession: Mech Pilot
  • Traits: Magenta bob, 5’ 2” tall
  • Gear: Fully-operational mech
  • Fight Mode: Turquoise tunic, white leggings, two-dongle headband with six-point stars
  • Casual Mode: Modern asymmetric attire, single Chicago star hairpin on left side
  • Personality: Super positive, realistic, resourceful
  • Flaws: Overly boisterous when victorious
  • Loves: Huge festivals, meetups
  • Avoids: Spicy foods, gossip
  • Inspiration: Overwhelming stature of the Sears Tower
  • Kinda Like: Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran Host Club, Celty Sturluson from Durarara!!, Akane Tsunemori / Psycho-Pass.
  • Not Like: Haruhara Haruko from FLCL, Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan, The Major from Ghost in the Shell
Codename: Chilly
  • Profession: Samurai
  • Traits: Spiky ice blue pompadour, 6’ 2” tall
  • Gear: Futuristic katana, power boots
  • Fight Mode: Modern white kimono with ice blue accents
  • Casual Mode: White haori jacket, navy shirt, navy straight-leg pants, sandals
  • Personality: Quiet, reserved, calculating
  • Flaws: Doesn’t always understand satire or sarcasm
  • Loves: Eating all the foods, sailing on the lake
  • Avoids: Traffic, ketchup on hot dogs
  • Inspiration: Waves on Lake Michigan
  • Kinda Like: Samurai Jack, Goemon Ishikawa from Lupin III, Jin from Samurai Champloo
  • Unlike: Mugen from Samurai Champloo, Zoro from One Piece, Vicious from Cowboy Bebop
Codename: ???
  • Profession: Ninja
  • Traits: Charcoal hair in locks, 5’ 8” tall
  • Gear: High-tech ninja tools
  • Fight Mode: Standard ninja attire with lime green accents
  • Casual Mode: All-black athletic clothes with lime green sneakers and accents
  • Personality: Goofy, playful, thrill-seeking
  • Flaws: Fumbles a lot due to confidence issues
  • Loves: Attending music shows and performances off-the-beaten path
  • Avoids: Crowded events, tough emotions
  • Inspiration: Wild onions of pre-Chicago wetland
  • Kinda Like: Darui from Naruto, Midoriya Izuku from Boku no Hero Academia
  • Unlike: Naruto or Sasuke from Naruto, Luffy from One Piece