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Apr 13, 2017

SPOILER WARNING! IGN Anime Club reconvenes to discuss one of the coolest anime films they've seen in awhile. Full spoilers for the movie (including commentary on the sub and dubbed version) are in this video. Be sure to let us know what you thought about the movie in the comments below.

Mar 8, 2017

Miranda, Meghan, Mike, and Mitchell talk about some personal topics and answer a ton of questions from fans. Though this is the last regular episode of IGN Anime Club, keep us on your feeds for spoilercasts, unboxings, and other content.

Shows mentioned in this episode: 

  • One Piece
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Fuuka
  • Scum's Wish
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • Blue Exorcist
  • Death Parade
  • Case Closed
  • Yowamushi Pedal
  • Interviews with Monster Girls
  • Makura No Danshi
  • Konosuba
  • Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World
  • Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
  • Ranma ½
  • Dragon Half
  • Slayers
  • Project A-ko
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Bleach
  • Naruto
  • Sailor Moon
  • Code Geass
  • Escaflowne
  • Yotsuba&! (manga)
  • Pokemon
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Yuri!!! On Ice
  • Polar Bear Cafe
  • Rumbling Hearts
  • Abunai Sisters
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Inuyasha
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Higurashi When They Cry
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Durarara
  • Berserk
  • Kill la Kill
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • Michiko & Hatchin
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Macross
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Haikyuu!
  • Vampire Knight
  • Kamfer
  • Dimension W
  • Digimon
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Your Lie in April
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Toradora!
Feb 15, 2017

Special guest LeSean Thomas (Legend of Korra, Cannon Busters, Children of Ether) joins Miranda, Meghan, Mike, and Mitchell to discuss his past projects, what it's like to work in animation, and his thoughts on diversity in the animation industry. We skipped the Watch Party this week (sorry!), but tune in next episode for our continued discussion of Toradora. 

Anime mentioned this week:

  • Cannon Busters
  • Yuri!!! On Ice
  • My Hero Academia
  • One-Punch Man
  • Attack on Titan
  • Space Dandy
  • The Heroic Legend of Arslan
  • Kill la Kill
  • Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga
  • My Love Story
  • Scum's Wish
  • Interviews with Monster Girls
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Michiko & Hatchin
  • Death Note
  • Gatchaman Crowds
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Samurai Champloo
  • Terror in Resonance
  • Macross Plus
  • Kids on the Slope
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Photon: The Idiot Adventures
  • Saber Marionette R
Feb 8, 2017

MirandaMike and new host Mitchell get in the romantic spirit by discussing their favorite anime ships and unconventional romances. The group also talks about some issues with the Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid dub and kicks off the new Watch Party with Toradora episodes 1 and 2. Next week we'll have special guest LeSean Thomas on the show.

Anime mentioned this week: 

  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Scum's Wish
  • Fuuka
  • March Comes in Like a Lion
  • Konosuba
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
  • Akiba's Trip The Animation
  • All Out!!
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • One Piece
  • Monster
  • Shimoneta
  • Kill la Kill
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil
  • Days
  • Durarara
  • Code Geas: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • School Rumble
  • Fairy Tail
  • Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless
  • Bleach
  • Pokemon
  • Toradora

 

Feb 1, 2017

Miranda, Meghan, and Mike talk about Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions and a slew of other new winter anime including Scum's Wish and Saga of Tanya the Evil.

This week's Watch Party featured Kids on the Slope Episodes 11 and 12. Next week we're starting a new Watch Party for Toradora. 

Anime mentioned this week:

  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions
  • Scum's Wish
  • Granblue Fantasy The Animation
  • Fairy Tail
  • Flying Witch
  • Fuuka
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Yowamushi Pedal New Generation
  • Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club
  • Hand Shakers
  • Masamune-kun's Revenge
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil
  • Kids on the Slope
  • Toradora
Jan 25, 2017

Miranda, Meghan, and Mike are joined by IGN's Mitchell Saltzman to discuss Amazon's Anime Strike, new (and old!) anime movies in theaters, and what anime they've been watching from the winter 2017 season.

This week we discussed Kids on the Slope episodes 9 and 10 for the Watch Party. Head to the article page on IGN for this episode to vote for the next Watch Party series. Voting closes on Monday, January 30 at 3 PM PST.

Anime mentioned in this week's episode:

  • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  • Konosuba - Gon's Blessing on this Wonderful World!
  • Higurashi When They Cry
  • Soul Eater
  • Fuuka!
  • Sailor Moon R: The Movie
  • One Piece Film: Gold
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions
  • Interviews with Monster Girls
  • Rewrite
  • Blue Exorcist
  • Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil
  • Patlabor
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • OneRoom
  • Gabriel DropOut
  • Piacevole
  • Suzuka
  • Bleach
  • Durarara!!
  • Kuromukuro
  • Robotech
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  • Berserk
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Hajime no Ippo
  • Kids on the Slope
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

 

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 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 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 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 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

 

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
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