Membership is Free
All AnimeChicago Members receive these benefits
When many of us left school, we found ourselves searching for the close-knit community of nerds we left behind (but, you know, a little more mature). When we couldn’t find it, we made it ourselves. If that sounds like something you want, then we want you.
We occasionally discuss content inappropriate for minors, and frequently meet at venues that serve alcohol. You must be at least 18 years old to join.
- Member Mixers
Zero-pressure social night. Every other month at a one of Chicago’s great barcades.
- Sponsor Perks
Discounts at local businesses, like sushi, manga, wigs, and more!
Invitation to our Facebook group.
- Ticket Access
Early-bird sales for exclusive events
Attendee Dues are $12/Year
Everything Members get, plus access to these events!
Our events range from larger seminars to small discussion events to cover important topics in Japanese pop culture and promote knowledge-sharing between subcultures within the larger Chicago community. Whether you’re new to the scene or a seasoned veteran, these events are a great way to meet people, learn stuff, and discover new anime.
All of our events are located in the city of Chicago, accessible by CTA, and have ample street or lot parking. We charge a small yearly fee to cover our Meetup subscription and other bills.
- Anime Sampler
Quarterly anime screening with a potluck, gaming, and new anime!
- Round Table
Monthly book-club-style discussion group for anime, on the last Wednesday and Saturday every month.
- Manga Jam
Monthly book club for manga. On second Sundays, we meet up to chat, swap books, and trade recommendations.
- Light Reads
Monthly discussion group on light novels.
- Art Circle
Monthly gathering of artists to practice and learn their craft.
Japanese-inspired tabletop game sessions for all skill levels.
- Social Outings
Lunches, film screenings, and cultural events happen at least once a month.
Our top members join us for conventions and even trips to Japan!
Learn all about us at zero cost to you with our 60-day free trial.