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Weekly musings direct from our members.

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    Our Digital Future is Now – Recapping AnimeChicago’s First Online Symposium

    On March 6th, 2021 – and nearly one year after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic – AnimeChicago hosted its fifth symposium entirely online, a first for AnimeChicago. Titled .future/now, the event fittingly…

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    Winter 2021 Anthology: Cyberpunk

    AnimeChicago’s Art Circle rebooted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic as a weekly online meetup for creatives to de-stress. These passionate artists met throughout 2020 and formed a small and mighty studio. As Art Circle built up steam, the desire to share…

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    Announcing – .future/now: Anime’s Connection to Online Worlds

    AnimeChicago is proud to present its fifth symposium series: .future/now: anime through the lens of communication and connection in online worlds. From the classic Serial Experiments: Lain to Sword Art Online and…

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    2020 Annual Report: Sayonara, Dumpster-kun

    We won’t sugarcoat this update – 2020 was challenging for Americans, nonprofits, and our community. The dumpster fire that was this year raged worldwide via global pandemic, systemic inequality, and rampant racism.…

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    Moving forward…

    AnimeChicago is monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and complying with the state-wide social distancing policy. But that doesn’t mean we can’t support each other in this difficult time. So please join us…

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    AnimeChicago at C2E2 2020!

    Hey C2E2 attendees – We’re stoked to present quality anime content at the convention all weekend. It’s quadruple the programming we brought last year! Many thanks to C2E2 for extending the invitation.…

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    Gift Shopping: Selecting perfect presents for anime fans

    So, there’s a special anime fan in your life. Great! Now, what do you get them for the holidays? That question is not so great. With endless series, movies, and games out…

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    KyoAni Memorial, Promare Redux Screening & More

    Memorial held for Kyoto Animation Victims via NHKKyoAni animation studio suffered an incomprehensible loss to July’s arson. Supporters gathered last week to commemorate the victims, and offer encouragement to the staff that pushes the…

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    Mundane Costumes, EVA Typefaces & More

    Japan’s Jimi “Mundane” Halloween Contest of 2019 via Spoon & TamagoTired of traditional anime and video game cosplay? “Jimi Costumes” let you crank life’s most boring aspects to ELEVEN. Give it up…

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    Onsen Master

    AnimeChicago Spotlight is an interview series highlighting  leaders and personalities from local organizations. Today we’re chatting with Derrick Fields about his team’s upcoming video game title Onsen Master, which exceeded its Kickstarter…