Next Club Meeting: May 25, 2013, at the Wood Dale Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Animatrix Network is an anime & manga fan club located in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We usually meet on the fourth Saturday of each month (except when holidays or conventions coincide). The meetings are free and open to the public. Join us for a day filled with anime.
This site provides news, reviews, commentaries, and previews of the world of anime and everything it inspires, such as live-action films, comics, music, art, and other weird things to enjoy and contemplate.
Zach Hugh is the king of the dangerous sport of Arena Racing at a venue called The Circus. Drivers
push jet powered hovercraft and themselves to the limit as they race
around a track to the delight of spectators who place bets on, among
other things, the odds of the drivers dying. It is a sport which leaves most competitors burned out or dead within a year, yet he has remained champion for a decade. A
sports reporter sent to interview him about his longevity discovers the
dark secret of his success: he has telekinetic powers and uses them to
destroy his rivals vehicles. Sitting in the command center where a
team monitors the status of Hugh's vehicle and health, he watches him
claim another victory... and keep racing. His monitors indicate that
has died, yet he races on, challenged by the spirits of those he killed
until he himself is finally destroyed. The reporter then explains
that The Circus closed shortly after that final race. The fans finally
saw what they'd wanted to see for all those years. A visually stunning meditation on the law of karma, and a warning on the danger of the "win at any cost" mentality. While
disturbing at points, it is one of the most gorgeous pieces of anime
ever done and some of Yoshiaki Kawajiri's finest work.