Our team has over 80 years of anime knowledge combined. It’s challenging to unearth the good stuff across six decades of Japanese animation and comics. Let us help!
Third Saturday of Every Quarter at 2pm
Our members-only potluck party watches seasonal pilots together. We curate and introduce the lineup, and you leave a few anime titles to follow. Bring snacks and drinks to share!
Anime Advice Bot
An online tool we developed
Our “Choose Your Own Adventure” bot is a hit. Answer a few questions to get an anime selection curated for your tastes!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is AnimeChicago a convention?
No, we organize local meetups. Sometimes we’ll host an academic talk. But we love attending, promoting, and hosting panels and meetups at our favorite local conventions.
Will you speak at my event?
We’re flattered! AnimeChicago is on a mission to educate Chicagoans on all things Japanese Pop Culture. Please contact us with details on your opportunity.
Who can become a member?
Meetup requires account holders be 18 years or older. Many of our members are in their 20s or 30s our discussions may contain adult material. We do not offer any programming for kids or teenagers.