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
The Boy and the Beast
Sky Wizards Academy
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
Yuri Kuma Arashi
Viz Media's Charlene Ingram joins Miranda, Alaina, Kallie, 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.
Miranda, Alaina, Kallie, 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.
Miranda, Alaina, Kallie, 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.
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.
Voice actor and musician Vic Mignogna (Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki from Ouran High School Host Club) joins Miranda, Alaina, Kallie, 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.
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.
Zach Ryan joins Miranda, Alaina, 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.
Alaina, Meghan, and Miranda are joined by IGN'sKallie Plagge to give their first impressions of a handful of summer anime, including Gangsta, Ushio and Tora, GATE, and more. Meghan talks about her time at this year's Anime Expo, and the group explains why IGN isn't reviewing Dragon Ball Super quite yet.
After a short break, IGN Anime Club is back! Alaina, Meghan, and Miranda say farewell to some of their favorite spring anime and break down the summer anime they're most looking forward to. The club discusses their favorite — and least favorite — surprise series of spring, and think on what shows they dropped that may be worth going back to. Be sure to check out the show's article on IGN to cast your vote for your favorite series of spring and what we should do next for the Anime Watch Party.
With E3 just around the corner, Miranda, Alaina, Meghan, and returning guest Jared Petty dig into some of the history of anime games, including the first American and European Dragon Ball game for the NES, and analyze how anime games are treated today. We also take a look at a few of the worst and best anime based on video games, and make a wishlist of games we wish were anime.
IGN's Brian Malkiewicz and Frank Knight join IGN Anime Club to discuss the Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, whether or not Pokemon's anime is better than Digimon, and they announce a new contest.
The Pokémon Company International is not the giveaway sponsor nor coordinator, nor has any formal association with the contest, but is a supplier of the product.
IGN's Kallie Plagge joins the anime club to discuss anime conventions, cosplay, horror manga, and childhood memories of anime. The crew ends the show with the Anime Watch Party discussion of Cowboy Bebop episodes 11 and 12.
IGN's Vince Ingenito joins Alaina, Meghan and Miranda to talk about the true meaning of shonen and how the genre is often overshadowed by its most popular franchises. The group also discusses how filler can benefit a show and list their favorite types of shows to rewatch.
Miranda, Alaina, and Meghan sit down with guest Jared Petty to discuss a little bit of anime history, when anime was finally allowed to grow up in America, Alaina's memories of working in the manga industry, and announce the winners of Anime Club's first contest. Anime Club also discusses Cowboy Bebop Episodes 7 and 8 as part of the Anime Watch Party.
Crunchyroll's brand manager Victoria Holden and engineer Evan Minto join Miranda, Alaina, and Meghan to discuss what the future may hold for the anime industry, how to get a job in the anime industry, and the love/hate relationship with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's Dio.
From music to cartoons, anime and manga influence western pop culture in many ways. Mitch joins the Anime Club to discuss some of the greatest (and worst) cultural mashups, Dragon Ball Super, and how spoilers can ruin everything.
Marty joins the Anime Club to discuss binge watching, our favorite shows of all time, and how to get back into anime after taking a long break. We discuss Cowboy Bebop episodes 1 and 2 for this week's Watch Party.
Max joins the Miranda, Meghan, and Alaina to discuss how difficult it was to find new anime in the '80s, the reason there are Dragon Ball characters named after vegetables, and the challenges of voice acting.