Anime Curation

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!


Anime Samplers

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!


Online Guides

Published by our Members

We occasionally publish roundups, reviews, and other content here on this website.

Common 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?

Members must be 21 years or older, and our membership ranges primarily through 20s, 30s, and 40s. We meet at bars and discuss mature topics. does not allow minors on their platform, and we do not offer programs for kids or teens.