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Get Involved

Thank you for taking interest in AnimeChicago! We strive to bring a variety of programs and events to Chicago’s anime fans. Here’s how you can join and support us.

Join us on Meetup!

AnimeChicago members are adults ranging from anime newbies to seasoned veterans. Join us to meet 1800+ fans like you, get anime and manga recommendations, and share our love of Japanese pop culture.

Make a Donation

AnimeChicago is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, meaning donations are tax-deductible. Your contributions allow us to cover our operating and promotional expenses, and help us bring unique and insightful programming to Chicagoland fans.

Collaborate on our Team

We’re always seeking ambitious and talented people to help us make wonderful things happen! Here’s a few ways to donate your time:

  • Joining the team for promotions and events
  • Writing an article for
  • Speaking at our talks or panels

Propose a Partnership

Our programming thrives with the support of Chicago-based organizations, especially among Japanese cultural groups. We have worked with other groups previously on:

  • Sponsorships via charitable contribution
  • Cross-promotion between our communities
  • Unique programming as a equal collaboration