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Weekly musings direct from our members.

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    Developing Tastes: The Evolution of an Anime Fan (Part 2)

    Finding your anime tastes is quite the journey for any fan. Last week, I discussed the very beginnings of an anime fan. I looked at how their tastes are shaped mostly by…

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    Developing Tastes: The Evolution of an Anime Fan (Part 1)

    Finding your tastes in anime is an evolutionary process that develops over the course of many years and is the culmination of everything you’ve watched, the opinions of the people around you,…

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    Thank You, Japan Festival 2018!

    The AnimeChicago board would like to extend a massive thank you to the steering committee for inviting us to Japan Festival 2018, and special thanks to AnimeChicago member Natsue for facilitating our…

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    Our Panels at Anime Central 2018

    For Anime Central 2018, the AnimeChicago team is bringing back some of the most popular panels from the last few years, of course with some updates and added flash! Whether you’re an…

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    What to do at ACen? AnimeChicago Members Pick Their Favorites

    Anime Central (better known as ACen) is little over a week away, so I decided to gauge people’s excitement. I talked with some AnimeChicago members at a recent mixer about their favorite…

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    What Kind of Anime Personality Are You?

    If there is a greater window into the Japanese psyche than anime, I have yet to find it. Anime has always been about people and worlds. It includes vastly different kinds of…

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    Try This: The Land of the Lustrous

    While going through a back catalog of shows I overlooked in 2017, I  still feel like kicking myself for ever passing up on Houseki no Kuni, otherwise known as The Land of the…

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    Announcing – AnimeChicago Art Anthology

    There’s no question that art is the cornerstone of everything we know and love about anime, it evokes emotions that otherwise are difficult for just words alone. Art sets the mood, the…

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    Announcing – Close Knit from Asian Pop-up Cinema

    One of the best things about living in Chicago is access to culture from across the globe. As Chicago anime fans, this fact gives us unique opportunities to learn more about Japan…

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    Let’s Get Trashy!

    Listen, you can’t always be on top of your game. Sometimes you just need to unwind, and while finding a high-quality beer to pair with a high-quality anime is definitely a worthy…