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IGN Anime Club meets every week to talk about anime news, new and classic shows, cosplay, conventions, and more. At the end of every episode hosts Miranda, Alaina, and Meghan invite listeners to join them in watching and discussing a featured show.
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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

 

May 18, 2016

IGN Anime Club gives a rundown of "moe" characters in anime and explains why Star Wars' BB-8 might be a great example.

Anime mentioned in this episode:

  • Harmony
  • Toradora!
  • Voices of a Distant Star
  • She and Her Cat
  • Space Patrol Luluco
  • Kiznaiver
  • Kill la Kill
  • Sailor Moon
  • K-On!
  • YuruYuri
  • Nichijou
  • Lucky Star
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers
  • Gurren Lagann
  • Star Wars (not an anime, but it's important)
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • School-Live!!
  • Shirobako
May 11, 2016

IGN Anime Club talks good, bad, and completely absent anime moms. Seriously, where are all the moms?

Anime mentioned in this episode: 

  • Durarara!!
  • Love Live!
  • Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless
  • Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
  • Eureka Seven
  • Space Patrol Luluco
  • Erased
  • My Hero Academia
  • Hajime no Ippo
  • Wolf Children
  • Naruto
  • Sailor Moon
  • Summer Wars
  • Pokemon
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Shonen Maid
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Attack on Titan
  • Shirobako
May 4, 2016

This week, Kallie, MirandaMike, and Meghan celebrate the rise and fall of anime studio Manglobe, responsible for series like Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy, and most recently, Gangsta. We also discuss whether seinen anime can be as successful as shonen and shojo series and if Gangsta could possibly get a second season.

  • Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
  • Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto
  • Big Order
  • Future Diary
  • Yu Yu Hakasho
  • High School Fleet
  • Flying Witch
  • Twin Star Exorcists
  • Kill la Kill
  • Bakuon
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Kiznaiver
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • School-Live
  • Ninja Scroll
  • Attack on Titan
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  • Himouto! Umaru-Chan
  • Samurai Champloo
  • Ergo Proxy
  • Michiko and Hatchin
  • The World God Only Knows
  • Deadman Wonderland
  • Samurai Flamenco
  • Gangsta
  • Shirobako
Apr 20, 2016

With Netflix picking up new anime and Amazon's launch of a standalone streaming subscriptionKallie, MirandaMike, and Meghan speculate what these services could do for the anime industry. The club also talks about the Netflix release of Ajin, and celebrate the 50th episode of IGN Anime Club.

Anime mentioned in this episode: 

  • Kiznaiver
  • Bungou Stray Dogs
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  • Joker Game
  • Space Patrol Luluco
  • One-Punch Man
  • School-Live
  • Yurikuma Arashi
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
  • Kuromukuro
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Perfect Bones
  • Gurren Lagann
  • Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • Ajin: Demi-Human
  • My Hero Academia
  • Kill la Kill
  • Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
  • Shirobako
Apr 13, 2016

Kallie, MirandaMike, and Meghan tackle the second half of the spring anime season, discuss the strangeness of Amazon Prime simulcasting anime, and briefly celebrate IGN Anime Club's first birthday.

Anime mentioned in this episode:

  • Kiznaiver
  • Bungou Stray Dogs
  • Flying Witch
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  • Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto
  • Twin Star Exorcists
  • Joker Game
  • The Lost Village
  • And You Though There Is Never a Girl Online?
  • Cerberus
  • Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless
  • Shonen Ashibe Go! Go! Goma-chan!
  • Nisekoi
  • Space Patrol Luluco
  • Attack on Titan
  • Shirobako
Apr 6, 2016

Kallie, MirandaMike, and Meghan discuss the start of anime's new spring season. Plus, New Day's amazing Dragon Ball Z entrance at WrestleMania, gorging on junk food while watching anime, and more!

Anime mentioned in this episode:

  • Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive
  • Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV
  • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  • Osomatsu
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
  • Erased
  • Haikyuu!
  • Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • Dagashi Kashi
  • Dimension W
  • Space Patrol Luluco
  • Kumamiko
  • My Hero Academia
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  • Re: ZERO - Starting Life in Another World
  • Bakuon
  • Endride
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE: 0096
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
  • One-Punch Man
  • Yurikuma Arashi
  • K-On
  • School-Live
  • Gundam Wing
  • Shirobako
Mar 23, 2016

Kallie, MirandaMike, and Meghan take a look at the studios behind some of their favorite anime this week, and some grim realities of the anime industry. There's also a spoiler filled discussion of One Piece's latest arc and Erased's penultimate episode (starting around 13:10 for Erased) along with a chat about Stardew Valley's romance options.

Anime mentioned in this week's episode:

  • Erased
  • Naruto
  • Konosuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World
  • One Piece
  • Kill la Kill
  • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  • Nisekoi
  • Gurren Lagann
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Sailor Moon Crystal
  • Digimon Adventure Tri
  • Paprika
  • Bleach
  • Gangsta
  • Shirobako
Mar 16, 2016

Game designer Nina Freeman joins MirandaMikeMeghan and Kallie to talk about the magical girl genre. What qualifies girls who use magic as magical girls? Which have the best familiars? And, most importantly, what can we learn from the great shows in this genre? Remember, Homura did nothing wrong.

Anime mentioned in this week's episode:  

  • Sailor Moon
  • Digimon Adventure Tri
  • She and Her Cat
  • Only Yesterday
  • The Boy and the Beast
  • Psycho-Pass: The Movie
  • Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
  • Nana
  • Erased
  • Peach Girl
  • Lovely Complex
  • Robot Carnival
  • Perfect Blue
  • Kamisama Kiss
  • Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories
  • Wakakozake
  • Oruchuban Ebichu
  • Hamtaro
  • Konosuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World
  • Princess Tutu
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Magic Knight Rayearth
  • Fairy Tail
  • Tokyo Mew Mew
  • Sailor Moon Crystal
  • Shirobako

 

Mar 9, 2016

From cooking schools to ninja academies, the Club discusses the best (and worst) places to learn in all of anime.

Anime mentioned in this episode:

  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
  • Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • Fate/Zero
  • Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
  • The Boy and the Beast
  • Erased
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
  • Ouran High School Host Club
  • Naruto
  • Prince of Stride
  • Eyeshield 21
  • One-Punch Man
  • Fairy Tail
  • Little Witch Academia
  • School-Live!!
  • Cromartie High School
  • Attack on Titan: Junior High
  • Kill la Kill
  • Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon
  • Nisekoi
  • Gurren Lagann
Mar 2, 2016

Meghan, Kallie, and Mike discuss Hajime no Ippo, Haikyuu!, Slam Dunk, and more!

Anime mentioned in this episode:

  • Psycho-Pass
  • Prince of Stride

  • Pokemon: The First Movie

  • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

  • Hajime no Ippo

  • Slam Dunk

  • Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

  • Prince of Tennis

  • Yowamushi Pedal

  • Haikyuu!!

  • Eyeshield 21

  • My Heavenly Hockey Club (manga)

  • Initial D

  • Redline

  • Kids on the Slope

  • One-Punch Man

  • Steins;Gate
  • Gurren Lagann
  • One Piece
  • Kuroko’s Basketball

Feb 24, 2016

Todd Haberkon (the voice of Fairy Tail's Natsu, D. Gray-man's Allen Walker, Sgt. Frog's Keroro) joins Miranda, Meghan, and Mike to discuss voice acting in anime and video games, the secret behind Keroro's leap, and why Todd Haberkorn got a Fairy Tail tattoo. Be sure to listen to the end of the episode to hear the winners of last week's Mamoru Hosoda contest. Thank you to everyone who entered!

Anime mentioned in this episode:

 

  • Dagashi Kashi
  • Fairy Tail
  • Sgt. Frog
  • Attack on Titan: Junior High
  • Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor
  • Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
  • Chaos;Head
  • D. Gray-man

 

Feb 19, 2016

This week on IGN Anime Club Miranda, Meghan, and Mike discuss fantastic anime films outside of Studio Ghibli, including films from directors like Mamoru Hosoda, Satoshi Kon, and Makoto Shinkai. Plus, Miranda expresses her mixed feelings over Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash and the club gushes over Myriad Colors Phantom World.

Be sure to head over to the show's article on IGN for information about our latest contest.

Anime mentioned in this episode:

  • Prince of Stride: Alternative
  • Dimension W
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Patema Inverted
  • Myriad Colors Phantom World
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
  • 5 Centimeters Per Second
  • Only Yesterday
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Darkside of Dimensions
  • One Piece Film: Gold
  • The Boy and the Beast
  • Sekko Boys
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Akira
  • Redline
  • Adolescence of Utena
  • Paprika
  • Millennium Actess
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Digimon: The Movie
  • Garden of Words
  • Voices of a Distant Star
  • Sailor Moon
  • One-Punch Man
  • One Piece
  • Gurren Lagann
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