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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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Dec 30, 2015

Bandai Namco's Associate Brand Manager Stephen Akana and Community Specialist David Lee join the IGN Anime Club hosts to talk about the new Sword Art Online game, One Piece, and more from Jump Festa.

Dec 16, 2015

Meghan is back! She joins Miranda and Kallie to discuss some of our most memorable holiday episodes, the best gifts to give to other anime fans, and anime you should watch with your family.

Shows in this episode: 

 

  • One-Punch Man
  • Comet Lucifer
  • Spice and Wolf
  • Haikyu
  • Beautiful Bones - Sakurako's Investigation
  • Nisekoi
  • My Love Story
  • Sailor Moon S: The Movie
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
  • Death Parade
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Steins;Gate
  • Natsume's Book of Friends
  • Death Note
  • Fairy Tale
  • Black Butler
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Dragon Ball
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Yowamushi Pedal
  • Free
  • Sound! Euphonium
  • Pokemon
  • Gurren Lagann
  • SpongeBob SquarePants

 

Dec 9, 2015

IGN's Katie Kasarda joins Kallie and Miranda this week to, like most adults, try and understand the teens - the anime teens. Where are their parents? Why are they so darn mature? How do they always score the seat in the back of the class? We also discuss Undertale and Kallie talks about her time at PlayStation Experience.

Anime in this episode: 

 

  • Penguindrum
  • Digimon Adventure Tri
  • The Perfect Insider
  • Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • One-Punch Man
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Yuri Kuma Arashi
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Sound! Euphonium
  • YuruYuri
  • Hanayamata
  • K-On!
  • Parasyte
  • School Days
  • Durarara
  • Persona 4 Golden: The Animation
  • Another
  • Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
  • Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
  • Anthem of the Heart
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
  • Gurren Lagann
  • Undertale (Game)
  • Hatoful Boyfriend (Game)
  • My First Errand (Hajimete no Otsukai)

 

Dec 2, 2015

IGN's James Faulkner joins Kallie and Miranda this week to discuss the most delicious-looking food in anime and a few of our favorite anime that does food best. Also, Miranda gives a brief breakdown on Digimon Adventure Tri and we imagine what our holiday parties would look like with our favorite anime characters.

Anime mentioned in this episode: 

  • Shirobako
  • Digimon Adventure
  • Digimon Adventure Tri
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Sailor Moon Crystal
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • YuruYuri
  • Yuri Kuma Arashi
  • Sound! Euphonium
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
  • Naruto
  • Makura no Danshi
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen)
  • Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
  • Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie
  • My Love Story
  • Yakitate Japan
  • Ponyo
  • Steins;Gate
  • Gurren Lagann
  • Master of None (not anime)
  • Banshee (not anime)
Nov 18, 2015

Max Scoville returns to IGN Anime Club to talk about the great Hayao Miyazaki films with Miranda, Meghan, and Kallie. The group also discusses Meghan's Sword Art Online: Lost Song review, and how anime games could be better. 

Anime Mentioned This Week: 

 

  • Akira
  • Sword Art Online
  • Bubblegum Crisis
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Fist of the North Star
  • Project A-ko
  • Yuri Kuma Arashi
  • Penguindrum
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Nichijou
  • Princess Kaguya
  • Lily C.A.T.
  • Sound Euphonium
  • Wakakozake
  • Spirited Away
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Ponyo
  • Porco Rosso 
  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind 
  • Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
  • Howl's Moving Castle 
  • When Marnie Was There 
  • The Wind Rises

 

Nov 11, 2015

The club shares their favorite anime heroes and villains... and who they'd like to see couple up. Plus, they recommend 4 classic '80s shows!

Anime mentioned: 

  • One-Punch Man
  • Fairy Tail
  • Beautiful Bones - Sakurako's Investigation
  • The Perfect Insider
  • Project A-Ko
  • Dirty Pair
  • Fist of the North Star
  • Bubblegum Crisis
  • Death Note
  • Pokémon
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Sailor Moon
  • Slayers
  • Kill la Kill
  • Food Wars
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Persona 4: The Animation
  • Pokémon
  • Sword Art Online
  • Steins;Gate
  • Record of Lotus War
  • Cutie Honey
  • Gurren Lagann

 

Nov 4, 2015

KallieMeghan, and Miranda watched Anthem in the Heart in theaters this week and discuss their thoughts on the film. With anime becoming more available, the group speculates what could happen if anime reaches mainstream popularity, talk about weird Yo-Kai, and the best arcs in Sword Art Online

Shows mentioned this week: 

  • Sword Art Online
  • Steins;Gate
  • Yo-Kai Watch
  • The Perfect Insider
  • Sakurako's Investigation - Beautiful Bones
  • One-Punch Man
  • Anthem of the Heart
  • Seven Deadly Sins
  • Knights of Sidonia
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Steven Universe
  • RWBY
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Kill la Kill
  • Rick and Morty
  • BoJack Horseman
  • Archer
  • Futurama
  • Gurren Lagann

 

Oct 30, 2015

This week IGN Anime Club transforms into Umaru, discusses different types of horror anime, and announce the next Anime Watch Party show.

Anime mentioned in this week's episode: 

  • xxxHolic
  • Milpom
  • Shiki
  • Boogiepop Phantom
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Beautiful Bones - Sakurako's Investigation
  • The Perfect Insider
  • Yamishibai
  • Another
  • Ghost Stories
  • School-Live!
  • Nisekoi
  • High School of the Dead
  • Elfen Lied
  • Higurashi no naku koro ni (When They Cry)
  • School Days
  • Paranoia Agent
  • Perfect Blue
  • The Enigma of Amigara Fault (manga)
  • Mnemosyne
  • Death Note
  • Monster
  • Steins;Gate
  • Gurren Lagann
Oct 21, 2015

Jared joins KallieMeghan, and Miranda as they discuss what they love and hate about fan service in anime. Plus, Jared offers insight into the cultural differences between Japan and the West.

Anime mentioned in this episode:

  • The Devil Is a Part-Timer
  • Call Me Tonight
  • Burn-Up W
  • Utawarerumono: The False Faces
  • Comet Lucifer
  • Gunbuster
  • Free!
  • Slayers
  • Prison School
  • Steins;Gate
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Gangsta
  • Mitchiko and Hatchin
  • Asterisk War
  • Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist
  • Bakemonogatari
  • Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
Oct 14, 2015

KallieMeghan, and Miranda tackle another batch of fall anime and are pleasantly surprised with some great new mature shows and another funny anime parody. The club analyzes a few of the new not-so-short anime shorts and Kallie expresses her disdain for talking animals.

Anime discussed in this episode:

 

  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • Mr. Osomatsu
  • Utawarerumono: The False Faces
  • Beautiful Bones - Sakurako's Investigation
  • The Perfect Insider
  • Kagewani
  • Aldnoah.Zero
  • Lovely Muco
  • School-Live
  • Milpom
  • Fushigi Yugi
  • Fairy Tail
  • Yamishibai
  • Steins;Gate

 

Oct 9, 2015

Spoiler warning for all of the School-Live anime! In this special episode of IGN Anime Club, Alaina Yee rejoins the group to dig into School-Live's best moments. 

Oct 7, 2015

This week IGN Anime Club recaps many of the shows debuting in fall. They also compare the uncanny similarities between two new anime and debate Attack on Titan: Junior High's effectiveness as a parody.

Anime discussed in this episode: 

  • Attack on Titan: Junior High
  • Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou
  • One-Punch Man
  • Owarimonogatari
  • Young Black Jack
  • JK-Meshi!
  • Comet Lucifer
  • The Asterisk War
  • Chivalry of a Failed Knight
  • Lance N' Masques
  • Kagewani
  • Hakone-chan
  • Bottom Biting Bug
  • Steins;Gate
Sep 30, 2015

This week IGN Anime Club finishes their discussion about summer anime, list off a few fall shows they're excited for, and dig into two more Steins;Gate episodes.

Anime discussed in this episode:

  • Gangsta
  • Makura no Danshi (Pillow Boys)
  • Steins;Gate
  • Love Live! School Idol Project
  • Overlord
  • Rokka no Yuusha
  • GATE
  • Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
  • The Rose of Versailles
  • Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
  • Attack on Titan: Junior High
  • Beautiful Bones - Sakurako's Investigation
  • Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou
  • One Punch Man
  • Kowabon
  • Owarimonogatari
  • Young Black Jack
  • JK-Meshi!
  • The Perfect Insider
Sep 25, 2015

This week IGN Anime Club discusses their favorite shows and the best surprises from the summer 2015 anime season. Plus, Miranda discusses all the cool things she saw at Tokyo Game Show.

Sep 16, 2015

This week, the Club shares their best tips for cosplay beginners and the anime characters they can't wait to cosplay. Plus, one member is sending cute videos from Japan!

Anime mentioned in this episode: 

  • Actually, I Am
  • Charlotte
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Danganronpa
  • Fairy Tail
  • Gangsta
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Kill la Kill
  • Makura no Danshi (Pillow Boys)
  • Miss Monochrome
  • Monthy Girls' Nozaki-kun
  • Nisekoi
  • Pokémon
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Ranma 1/2
  • School-Live
  • Slayers
  • Steins;Gate
  • Wakakozake
Sep 9, 2015

This week, IGN Anime Club discusses One Piece, the good and bad of Attack on Titan, and why they're not super into Monster Musume.

Anime discussed in this episode: 

One Piece
Makura no Danshi (Pillow Boys)
Gangsta
Naruto
Nisekoi
Teekyu
School-Live
Charlotte
Himouto! Umaru-chan
Attack on Titan
Steins;Gate
Monster Musume
Gatchaman Crowds: Insight
Overlord
Wakakozake

Sep 3, 2015

This week on IGN Anime Club MirandaAlainaKallie, and Meghan discuss rumors of a FLCL remake and their favorite Otaku characters in anime. Plus, the group says a sad goodbye to one its members.

Anime mentioned in this episode:

  • FLCL
  • Makura no Danshi (Pillow Boys)
  • Slayers Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
  • Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
  • School-Live
  • Charlotte
  • Gangsta
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • The World God Only Knows
  • Watamote - No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys' Fault I’m Not Popular
  • Yowamushi Pedal
  • Steins;Gate
  • No Game, No Life, 
  • Sword Art Online
  • Overlord 
Aug 31, 2015

Funimation's Justin Rojas joins IGN Anime Club for a special episode to discuss Funimation's history with Dragon Ball, dating sims, and the challenges of dubbing a simulcasted anime series.

Anime mentioned during the show: 

Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Super

Samurai Pizza Cats

Sailor Moon

The Boy and the Beast

Wolf Children

Summer Wars

Fullmetal Alchemist

Space Dandy

Psycho-Pass

Gangsta

Sky Wizards Academy

Prison School

Black Lagoon

Himouto! Umaru-chan

Free!: Eternal Summer

Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker

Yu Yu Hakusho

Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist

Tokyo Ghoul

Yuri Kuma Arashi

Aug 26, 2015

Viz Media's Charlene Ingram joins MirandaAlainaKallie, and Meghan this week to speculate what kind of anime would feature U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and discuss the complexities of creating box sets. The group also looks back on which '90s anime they'd like to see make a comeback and talks about how Viz is celebrating Naruto at this year's New York Comic Con.

Aug 19, 2015

MirandaAlainaKallie, and Meghan and one of IGN's Code Foo interns, Kumaran Chanthrakumar, lament some of their most disappointing anime, discuss Shimoneta's strange cookies, and muse over Castle Town Dandelion's subtle yet enjoyable fan service. This week in the Anime Watch Party, Anime Club discusses Steins;Gate episode 4 and 5.

Aug 12, 2015

MirandaAlainaKallie, and Meghan somehow tie in Dota 2 to anime, debate Umaru Doma’s most interesting traits, and break down some of the worst tropes and characteristics of shoujo anime. To end on a more positive note, the ladies discuss some of their favorite shoujo anime that defy some of the superficial characteristics.

This week on Anime Watch Party, Anime Club goes over Steins;Gate episodes 3 and 4.

Aug 5, 2015

From Cowboy Bebop’s classic Tank to Attack on Titan’s epic Guren no Yumiya, Miranda, Alaina, Meghan, and Kallie talk about their favorite theme songs and what makes them worth watching. Anime Club breaks down the best kinds of theme songs, and discuss some of the best ending themes. This episode also marks the beginning of the second Anime Watch Party, featuring Steins;Gate.

Jul 29, 2015

Voice actor and musician Vic Mignogna (Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki from Ouran High School Host Club) joins MirandaAlainaKallie, and Meghan to discuss the difficulties of dubbing anime and what it's like to be a voice actor. Stay tuned to the end of the show for information on the next Anime Watch Party.

Jul 22, 2015

From figures to wall scrolls and posters, IGN Anime Club discusses some of the coolest collectables and some surprising shows from the summer lineup. Head over to the show article on IGN to vote for the next Anime Watch Party series.

Jul 15, 2015

Zach Ryan joins MirandaAlaina, and Meghan in discussing a few more summer anime. We dig into what went wrong with some of the Final Fantasy movies, and how they could be better in the future. The club also talks about which JRPGs they'd like to see get an anime series. As mentioned on the show, IGN Anime Club now has t-shirts! Head over to go.ign.com/store to check out the design and colors.  

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