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Jan 11, 2017

The crew is back with guest Mitchell Saltzman to discuss their favorite anime from the fall season and their top three anime from 2016. Be sure to check out IGN's Best of 2016 awards to see which anime won IGN's Best Anime Series award and Best Opening award.

In this week's Watch Party, the club discusses Kids on the Slope episodes 5 to 8 (available on Blu-ray, Crunchyroll, The Anime Network and Hulu). We'll be back next week to discuss episodes 9 and 10.

Anime mentioned in this episode:

  • Yuri!!! On Ice
  • Erased
  • Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • Izetta: The Last Witch
  • Flip Flappers
  • Magical Girl Raising Project
  • Poco's Udon World
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • Drifters
  • Mob Psycho 100
  • Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • My Hero Academia
  • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  • Amanchu
  • Konosuba
  • Higurashi When They Cry
  • Soul Eater
  • Hajime no Ippo
  • Kids on the Slope
Dec 14, 2016

Miranda, Kallie, Mike, and Meghan reunite to give Kallie a fun sendoff in her final episode as a host of IGN Anime Club. They discuss a few of Kallie's chosen topics, including anime murder mysteries, 2D versus 3D animation, and Pokemon.

In this week's Watch Party, the club discusses Kids on the Slope episodes 3 and 42 (available on Blu-ray, Crunchyroll, The Anime Network and Hulu). We'll be back in the first week of January to discuss episodes 5 and 8.

Anime mentioned in this week's episode:

  • Bungou Stray Dogs
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • Drifters
  • Kuromukuro
  • Vampire Knight
  • Magical Girl Raising Project
  • Flip Flappers
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Armitage III
  • My Hero Academia
  • Poco's Udon World
  • FLCL
  • Strike the Blood
  • FLCL
  • Toradora
  • March Comes in like a Lion
  • Kiss Him, Not Me
  • Yuri!!! On Ice
  • Keijo!!!!!!!!
  • Rampo Kitan: Game of laplace
  • Higurashi When They Cry
  • Erased
  • Psycho-Pass
  • Redline
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Sailor Moon
  • Sound! Euphonium
  • Pokemon
  • Kids on the Slope

 

Dec 7, 2016

This week, the Club discusses anime that ended badly - and which ones need another season or just to quit while they were ahead.

Shows mentioned in this episode: 

  • God Eater 
  • Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV
  • Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
  • Summer Wars
  • All Out!
  • Yuri!!! On Ice
  • Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers
  • Amanchu
  • Days
  • Hajime No Ippo 
  • Hunter X Hunter
  • Air Gear
  • Erased
  • Death Note
  • Gangsta
  • Berserk (1997)
  • Kids on the Slope
Nov 30, 2016

This week MirandaKallie, and Mike are still a little weird from the holiday weekend, but manage to discuss some pretty big anime news (Code Geass and Cardcaptor Sakura are getting new seasons), a little bit about Pokemon Sun and Moon, what it means to be a big brother, stuffing, and the anime they think have some of the most satisfying endings.

 

In this week's Watch Party, the club discusses FLCL episodes 5 - 6. Next week we'll discuss Kids on the Slope episodes 1 - 2. 

Anime mentioned in this week's episode: 

  • Yuri!!! On ICE
  • Panty Stocking with Garterbelt
  • Magical Girl Raising Project
  • Over the Garden
  • Sound! Euphonium
  • Drifters
  • Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV
  • Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
  • Yuri!!! On Ice
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • Sailor Moon
  • Kill la Kill
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Psycho-Pass
  • Death Note
  • Sailor Moon Crystal
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Steins;Gate
  • First Love Monster
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Shirobako
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
  • Gurren Lagann
  • Kids on the Slope
  • FLCL
Nov 23, 2016

This week Miranda, Kallie, and Mike discuss Yuri on Ice episode 7 and the anime episodes that help shape our love for various anime series, genres, and characters. There's also a pretty long manga nostalgia rant. This episode does get into spoiler territory, but there are warning for each show before the crew discusses an episode.

Head over to the episode article on IGN to vote for the next Watch Party! IGN Anime Club discussed FLCL episodes 3 - 4 for this week's Watch Party.

Shows mentioned this episode: 

  • Yuri!!! On ICE
  • Poco's Udon World
  • Magical Girl Raising Project
  • Flip Flappers
  • Sweetness and Lightning
  • Haikyuu!!!
  • Bleach
  • Free: Eternal Summer
  • Yuri!!! On Ice
  • Food Wars
  • Kiss Him, Not Me
  • Toradora
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Mr. Osomatsu
  • Pokemon
  • Sailor Moon
  • Kill la Kill
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Shirobako
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Naruto
  • One Piece
  • FLCL
  • The Ancient Magus' Bride (manga)
  • Dragon Ball (manga)
  • Shaman King (manga)
  • Ragnarok (manga)
  • Fruits Basket (manga)
  • DearS (manga)
  • Inuyasha (manga)
  • Vampire Knight (manga)
Nov 16, 2016

IGN Anime Club and special guest Brian Malkiewicz talk about all things Dragon Ball Super as well as the Ghost in the Shell news from Tokyo.

Nov 9, 2016

This week, KallieMike, and Meghan have a very eclectic chat about Dragon Ball, Kiss Him, Not Me, and... Britney Spears?!

Shows and manga mentioned on this episode:

  • FLCL
  • Dragon Ball (manga)
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • All Out!!
  • Tiger Mask W
  • Ultimate Muscle
  • Yuri!!! On ICE
  • Poco's Udon World
  • Haikyuu!!
  • Kiss Him, Not Me
  • Steins;Gate
  • Gurren Lagann
  • One Piece
Nov 2, 2016

This week  MirandaKallieMike, and Meghan are joined by IGN's Chloi Rad to talk about some of the creepiest horror anime. For more on horror manga, be sure to check out Chloi's 7 Scary Horror Manga to Read for Halloween. Head over to the show's article on IGN to vote for the next Watch Party!

Shows, manga, and games discussed this week:

  • Yuri!!! On ICE
  • Magical Girl Raising Project
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • Paranoia Agent
  • Ashita no Joe
  • Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
  • Berserk
  • Mob Psycho 100
  • Dragon Ball (manga)
  • Fragments of Horror (manga)
  • Pet Shop of Horrors (manga)
  • Domu: A Child's Dream (manga)
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Yamishibai
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • Monster (manga)
  • Gyo (manga)
  • The Drifting Classroom (manga)
  • Yume Nikki (game)
  • Yomawari: Night Alone (game)
  • Psycho-Pass

 

Oct 26, 2016

This week MirandaKallieMike, and Meghan discuss a few more shows from the fall season, including Flip Flappers, Yuri on Ice, and Keijo. We also talk about Dragon Ball Super finally making its way to the west, and give some love to the IGN Anime Club Facebook Group.

Anime mentioned in this episode:

  • Yuri!!! On ICE
  • Kiss Him, Not Me
  • Izetta: The Last Witch
  • Keijo!!!!!!!!
  • Drifters
  • Hellsing
  • Code Geass: Lelouche of the Rebellion
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Erased
  • Orange
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront
  • March Comes in like a Lion
  • Poco's Udon World
  • Bloodivores
  • Girlish Number
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2
  • Magical Girl Raising Project
  • Flip Flappers
  • Psycho-Pass
Oct 12, 2016

This week on IGN Anime Club, KallieMike, and a new guest, IGN's Mitchell Saltzman, go over the new fall shows they're watching and which are their favorites so far.

Shows mentioned in this episode:

  • Yuri!!! On ICE
  • Kiss Him, Not Me
  • All Out!!
  • Days
  • Tiger Mask W
  • Izetta: The Last Witch
  • Keijo
  • Drifters
  • Hellsing
  • Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On
  • The Ancient Magus' Bride
  • WWW.WAGNARIA!!
  • Psycho-Pass
Oct 5, 2016

This week on IGN Anime Club, Stephen Akana from Bandai Namco joins Miranda, Mike, and Meghan to discuss Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization. The group also shares which fantasy worlds they never, ever (ever!) want to be trapped in, and which shows do the whole "stuck in a video game" trope right.

Shows we mentioned this week: 

Sword Art Online
Digimon
Overlord
.Hack
Log Horizon
Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World
KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World
Gundam
D. Gray-man Hallow
Berserk
Tiger Mask W
Noragami
JoJo's Bizzare Adventure
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Attack on Titan
Ace Combat
Accel World
No Game No Life
Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers

Sep 30, 2016

This week on IGN Anime Club, KallieMike, and Meghan discuss which summer shows they'll miss most and which of the upcoming fall anime they can't wait to see.

Shows mentioned in this episode:

  • My Love Story!!
  • One Piece
  • Dragon Ball (manga)
  • Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • Food Wars: The Second Plate
  • Mob Psycho 100
  • One-Punch Man
  • Amanchu
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
  • Berserk
  • Tiger Mask W
  • Haikyuu!!
  • All Out!!
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • Sound! Euphonium
  • Fune wo Amu (dictionary anime)
  • Psycho-Pass
Sep 23, 2016

Miranda, MikeMeghan, and James talk about the announcements from Tokyo Game Show, maid cafes, illegal football moves, and the new Ghost in the Shell footage. Plus, Miranda unboxes some of her new collectibles from Japan. Be sure to check out the IGN Anime Club Episode 65 article on ign.com to see our gallery of the maid cafe!

Anime mentioned in this episode: 

  • Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
  • Ghost in the Shell Movie
  • Orange
  • Mob Psycho 100
  • Ajin
  • 91 Days
  • Amanchu
  • Love Live! Sunshine!!
  • B-Project
  • Ghost in the Shell: Arise
  • Berserk
  • Dragon Ball
  • Parasyte - The Maxim
  • Psycho-Pass
Sep 14, 2016

This week, the club discusses anime that improve upon a second viewing... and ones that maybe don't hold up that well.

Shows mentioned in this episode:

  • Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • Dragon Ball
  • Kuromukuro
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
  • Sweetness & Lightning
  • Handa-kun
  • Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless
  • Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto
  • Berserk
  • Amanchu
  • Steins;Gate!
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Haikyu!!
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Spice & Wolf
  • Attack on Titan
  • Digimon
  • Sailor Moon
  • Pokemon Generations
  • Psycho-Pass
Sep 9, 2016

IGN's moe news boy, Andrew Goldfarb, joins Miranda, KallieMike, and Meghan to discuss Persona 5 the Animation - The Day Breakers, the Crunchyroll and Funimation partnership, and importing anime merchandise from Japan.

There's no Watch Party this week, but you can join us on the next episode to discuss Psycho-Pass (available on Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Blu-ray) episodes 5 - 8! 

Anime mentioned in this episode: 

  • Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • Servamp
  • Orange
  • Kuromukuro
  • Persona 5 the Animation: Day Breakers
  • Berserk
  • 91 Days
  • Danganronpa 3
  • Persona 4 the Golden Animation
  • Persona 4: The Animation
  • Brotherhood: FFXV
  • Euruka 7
  • School Days
  • Makura no Danshi
  • Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Psycho-Pass

 

Aug 31, 2016

This week on IGN Anime Club, KallieMike, and Meghan spotlight A-1 Pictures and discuss the huge variety and number of anime they've adapted. They also have a solid wishlist for adaptations the studio could do in the future, especially video game ones.

Shows mentioned in this episode:

  • Amanchu
  • Berserk
  • Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
  • Eureka Seven
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Dragon Ball (manga)
  • Steven Universe (Western animation)
  • Zenmai Zamurai
  • Big Windup
  • Black Butler
  • Fairy Tail
  • Working!!
  • Blue Exorcist
  • The Idolmaster
  • Sword Art Online
  • Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
  • Space Brothers
  • Oreimo
  • The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Your Lie in April
  • Persona 4: The Golden Animation
  • Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
  • GATE
  • The Asterisk War
  • Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV
  • Erased
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
  • Ace Attorney
  • Orange
  • Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
  • Aldnoah.Zero
  • Anthem of the Heart
  • Qualidea Code
  • Psycho-Pass
Aug 24, 2016

Miranda, Kallie, Mike, and Meghan discuss the term anime as well as their favorite animations that aren't quite considered anime.

Shows mentioned in the episode:
Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World
New Game
DAYS
Taboo Tattoo
Mob Psycho 100
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Amanchu
Code Geass
Soul Eater
Bungou Stray Dogs
Himouto! Umaru-chan
TMNT
Teen Titans
Berserk
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15
Avatar: The Last Airbender
The Legend of Korra
Fairy Tail
RWBY
Thunderbolt Fantasy
Steven Universe
Psycho Pass

Aug 18, 2016

IGN Anime Club is back on its weekly schedule! MirandaKallieMike, and Meghan talk about their favorite dubs and discuss whether or not they'd want to see the return of dubbed anime openings. Kallie and Miranda also give their impressions on Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness.

Next week is the start of the Psycho-Pass Watch Party! Be sure to watch the first two episodes of the anime and contribute to the discussion on the IGN Anime Club Facebook, email, or on Twitter with #ignime

Anime mentioned in this episode: 

  • First Love Monster
  • Planetarian
  • Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • Mob Psycho 100
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
  • The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
  • Amanchu
  • Sweetness and Lightning
  • Haikyu
  • Digimon
  • Konosuba
  • Ouran High School Host Club
  • Pokemon
  • My Hero Academia
  • Spice and Wolf
  • New Game
  • Food Wars: The Second Plate
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • One Piece
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Michiko and Hatchin
  • Steins;Gate
  • 5 Centimeters per Second
  • Psycho-Pass
Aug 3, 2016

This week Miranda, Kallie, Mike, and Meghan discuss live action anime adaptation, including the recent announcement of a Sword Art Online live action series and the Detective Pikachu movie (plus some casting suggestions). They also talk about the summer season, Danganronpa, and Dragon Ball.

Next episode we'll be watching 5 Centimeters Per Second for the Watch Party. Voting for the next Watch Party will take place in the IGN Anime Club Facebook group.

Shows mentioned this episode:

  • Danganronpa
  • New Game!
  • Orange
  • Love Live! Sunshine!!
  • Servamp
  • First Love Monster
  • Planetarian
  • 91 Days
  • Days
  • Dragon Ball (manga)
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Battery
  • Puzzle & Dragons X
  • Persona 3
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • Kuromukuro
  • Wakakozake
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Sailor Moon
  • Black Butler
  • Sword Art Online
  • Death Note
  • Attack on Titan
  • My Love Story
  • Dragon Ball Evolution
  • Shirobako
Jul 20, 2016

This week Miranda, Kallie, Mike, and Meghan talk about 16 anime from the summer season, and get into a heated debate over anime burgers. If you're interested in voting for the next Watch Party show, be sure to head over to the IGN Anime Club Facebook group.

Anime mentioned in this episode:

  • Berserk
  • Sweetness and Lightning
  • Food Wars: The Second Plate
  • Bananya
  • Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • Orange
  • Kuromukuro
  • Mob Psycho 100
  • 91 Days
  • Days
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
  • Taboo Tattoo
  • Time Travel Girl
  • Amanchu
  • New Game
  • Magi: Adventure of Sinbad
  • Charlotte
  • Shirobako
Jul 9, 2016

IGN Anime Club recaps the biggest news from Anime Expo and what they've been watching from the summer anime season.

Shows mentioned in this episode:

  • Code Geass
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Attack on Titan
  • One-Punch Man
  • Berserk
  • Sweetness and Lightning
  • Food Wars: The Second Plate
  • Bananya, The High School Life of a Fudanshi
  • Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • Orange
  • Kuromukuro
  • Shirobako
Jul 1, 2016

IGN Anime Club is back! Miranda, Kallie, and Mike recap some of the cool anime games they saw at E3, discuss some of their favorite shows from the spring season, and yell a bunch about the second season of Food Wars. Then, of course, they discuss the other cool shows they're excited for. 

Jun 7, 2016

On this very special episode of IGN Anime Club,  WWE superstar Xavier Woods joins MeghanMike, and Kallie to talk about the power of positivity, which anime characters would win in a fight, and what anime makes him feel good!

Shows mentioned in this episode:

  • Steven Universe (Western cartoon)
  • Case Closed
  • Kuroko’s Basketball
  • Haikyuu!!
  • Prince of Tennis
  • Hajime no Ippo
  • Ultimate Muscle
  • Yu Yu Hakusho
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
  • Gurren Lagann
  • One Piece
  • Bleach
  • Naruto
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Slayers
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • One-Punch Man
  • Danganronpa
  • Sailor Moon
  • Mr. Osomatsu
  • Wakakozake
  • Panda-Z
  • Persona series (game)
  • Final Fantasy series (game)
Jun 1, 2016

For the second studio spotlight, Mike, Miranda, Kallie, and Meghan discuss the fun anime that's come from anime studio Gainax over the years, and where the studio could be headed next. The members also talk about their adventures at Fanime.

Anime mentioned this episode: 

  • The Lost Village
  • Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
  • God Eater
  • Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Appleseed
  • FLCL
  • His and Her Circumstances
  • Ebichu
  • Aim for the Top! Gunbuster
  • Diebuster
  • Wish Upon the Pleiades
  • Shirobako
May 25, 2016

This week, MirandaKallieMeghan, and Mike talk about why it's not weird to have a waifu or husbando. We share our biggest crushes, debate this season's Best Girl, and discuss why there's no "Best Boy." Let us know who are your favorites!

Be sure to go to the article on IGN for this episode for details on the One Piece giveaway contest!

Shows mentioned in this episode:

  • One Piece
  • Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless
  • Eureka Seven
  • Death Note
  • Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto
  • Space Patrol Luluco
  • Kill la Kill
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Kiznaiver
  • Flying Witch
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Gatchaman Crowds Insight
  • One-Punch Man
  • Slayers
  • Fate (series)
  • Gurren Lagann
  • Fruits Basket
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  • Shirobako

 

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