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Meet anime fans in Chicago

Over 1700 members signed up to meet new people, discover new anime, and share their talents. And you can be one of them.

Meet other fans like you!

We host low-key social events every month. Our members are looking to meet people like you! Consider our Mixers and Anime Sampler events.

Discover your next favorite anime

AnimeChicagoas LOVE sharing their favorite anime, and make recommendations based on your tastes. Check out Anime Circle, Manga Circle, Anime Sampler, and Mixers for more.

Share your talents

Many of our diehards collaborate with us to publish articles, host panels, and share their passion with Chicago at-large. Talks and Art Circle are some examples.

Free Membership

Join 1700+ members and access 3+ events a month!

Social Mixers

Happy hour for anime fans! Join us every month for beer, cocktails, and discussion at a local bar or pub.

Member Perks

Get invitations to our private Facebook group, and sponsor discounts at local businesses, like sushi, manga, cosplay materials, and more!

Anime Circle

A book club for anime series and movies. Meets on the last Wednesday of every month.

Manga Circle

A book club for manga, Japanese comic books. Meets on the third Sunday of every month.

Art Circle

Gathering of artists learning and practicing their craft. Meets on the third Saturday of every month.

VIP Membership

Donate $12+ for an annual VIP membership

Anime Samplers

Join our potluck every three months featuring the season’s hottest new anime, exclusively for 40 VIPs. We host 4 of these per year.

VIP Appreciation Parties

We thank our VIP members with occasional parties.

Guaranteed Seating

Get access to any standard meetup event where RSVPs are full!

10% Discount on Merch

Dress in style using a special VIP code at checkout.

Early Ticket Access

You get first dibs on tickets to our larger public events and seminars.


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