Anime Club

Whatever qualifies as anime... There is usually a current Japanese TV season's series being watched, and classic movies and series from the past being rewatched.

Posts for this club should be tagged: anime_club.

October 3

Fall 2023 Anime Season / Summer 2023 Wrap-Up

Here are the lists of what's airing Fall 2023: As always, if you want some subjective opinions or some guidance on what to prioritize, there's [more inside]
posted by C^3 at 2:30 AM - 7 comments

July 6

Summer 2023 Anime Season

These are the objective lists: If you want some subjective opinions or some guidance on what to prioritize, there's [more inside]
posted by C^3 at 3:48 AM - 3 comments

June 29

?Oshi No Ko?: Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

The surprising hit of the Spring 2023 anime season, from relatively unknown anime studio Doga Kobo. An adaptation of a manga written by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari (Scum's Wish), the show offers a look into the Japanese entertainment industry covering entertainers, creators, producers, and consumers with a focus on the perspective of young entertainers in the industry. [more inside]
posted by C^3 at 11:07 PM - 4 comments

April 4

Spring 2023 Anime Season

Spring 2023 schedules: [more inside]
posted by needled at 1:28 PM - 2 comments

January 5

Winter 2023 Anime Season

Winter 2023 schedules:(various 'most anticipated' lists are under the fold.) [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 11:12 AM - 5 comments

September 23

Fall 2022 Anime Season

LiveChart | AniChart | MyAnimeList [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 11:46 AM - 11 comments

January 23

Beastars: full season  Season 2 (Full Season)

In a world of anthropomorphic animals, a reclusive wolf's complicated relationship with a kindly rabbit is tested by a classmate's murder, a charismatic deer's influence, and his own burgeoning predatory instincts.
posted by snerson at 1:34 PM - 1 comment

January 3

Winter 2022 Anime Season

Anichart, MyAnimeList, or Livechart. I was kind of surprised not to see the usual post here, so I figured I'd throw one up. :)
posted by Citrus at 8:19 PM - 9 comments

October 21

Gokushufudo: The Way of the Househusband   Season 1 (Full Season)

Tatsu, an infamous and feared yakuza boss nicknamed "the Immortal Dragon", retires from crime to become a househusband so that he can support Miku, his kyariaūman wife. The episodic series depicts a variety of comedic scenarios, typically wherein Tatsu's banal domestic work as a househusband is juxtaposed against his intimidating personality and appearance, and his frequent run-ins with former yakuza associates and rivals.
posted by rikschell at 9:40 AM - 7 comments

September 23

Fall 2021 Anime Season

AniChart. MyAnimeList. Remember to smash those "Like" and "Subscribe" buttons and... wait, sorry, wrong website.
posted by ardgedee at 3:47 PM - 11 comments

September 8

Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!: Keep Your Hands off Eizouken!  Season 1 (Full Season)

Three schoolgirls team up to create a film club, though the world does not want it. Nevertheless they cannot be stopped: They are too good at what they do. The goblin-like Asakusa wants to make worlds. The rich and famous Mizusaki wants to make art. The ghoulish Hanamori wants to make money. An anime about anime, animation, creative passion, compromise, project management, and the sinister uplifting purity of indomitable optimism. It might be edutainment, it might be a love-letter, it might be satire, it might be about beautiful foolishness. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 1:27 AM - 5 comments

August 22

Movie: Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time

In the fourth and final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion series, Shinji gets in the robot, possibly for the last time. [more inside]
posted by betweenthebars at 12:23 PM - 16 comments

June 27

Summer 2021 Anime Season

As the northern hemisphere burns to death we're gonna stay inside and watch cartoons. AniChart. MyAnimeList.
posted by ardgedee at 11:17 AM - 12 comments

March 9

Spring 2021 Anime Season

Holy crap it's that time already. Place your bets! AniChart. MyAnimeList. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 4:43 PM - 19 comments

January 4

Winter 2021 Anime Season

A new year, a new you, a new season of anime. AniChart. MyAnimeList [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 6:00 PM - 33 comments

September 19

Fall 2020 Anime Season

Anichart. MyAnimeList. It's not like there's anything else going on in the world. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 7:17 AM - 12 comments

June 10

Summer 2020 Anime Season

Anichart. MyAnimeList. A little bit enka and a little bit visual-kei. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 4:53 PM - 16 comments

May 25

Beastars: Season One, All Episodes  Show Only   Season 1 (Full Season)

In a school populated by anthropomorphic animals, a humble wolf with anxiety investigates a classmate's sudden murder, while contending with his bewildering feelings for a kindly dwarf rabbit. Streaming on Netflix [more inside]
posted by jazon at 3:29 PM - 1 comment

April 17

Movie: The Wind Rises

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. A 2013 Japanese animated historical drama film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Film critic David Ehrlich called it, "Perhaps the greatest animated film ever made."
posted by growabrain at 1:45 AM - 5 comments

March 14

Cells at Work!: Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Cells at Work! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akane Shimizu. It features the anthropomorphized cells of a human body, with the two main protagonists being a red blood cell, and a neutrophil she frequently encounters. Trailer [more inside]
posted by bleep at 3:34 PM - 10 comments

March 13

Spring 2020 Anime Season

Anichart. MyAnimeList. They fight crime! [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 6:43 PM - 15 comments

February 5

Movie: My Neighbor Totoro

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.
posted by growabrain at 1:37 AM - 22 comments

January 16

Movie: Weathering With You

A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. [more inside]
posted by the legendary esquilax at 9:32 AM - 5 comments

December 15

Winter 2020 Anime Season

Anichart. MyAnimeList.. And, anime of the season is ... [more inside]
posted by needled at 9:55 AM - 39 comments

November 28

NEGADON: The Monster from Mars

The Complete "NEGADON: The Monster from Mars," by Jun Awazu is up on NHK World on Demand until 2019/12/03. It's worth catching if you've never seen it. [more inside]
posted by zengargoyle at 12:35 AM - 0 comments

October 1

Fall 2019 Anime Season

MyAnimeList. AniChart. Do I see ... grownups? [more inside]
posted by needled at 7:32 AM - 33 comments

August 31

Movie: Spirited Away

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family. [more inside]
posted by J.K. Seazer at 2:15 AM - 11 comments

July 24

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 27

The film is divided into two episodes: Episode 25': Love is Destructive and Episode 26': ONE MORE FINAL: I need you. They are meant to either replace or complement the original ending in Episode 25 and Episode 26 of the original series with a more "real world" account of the episode's events. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:19 PM - 22 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death (True)2  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 1

A recap of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, followed by a 30-minute continuation of the plot that would later form the first third of The End of Evangelion. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:00 PM - 8 comments

July 22

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Beast That Shouted "I" At the Heart of the World  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 26

Shinji continues his existential journey amidst the Human Instrumentality Project, and must figure out what kind of existence he wishes for himself... [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:14 PM - 29 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The World Ending / Do you love me?  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 25

The Human Instrumentality Project commences. As the souls of humanity merge into one, Shinji finds himself, for the first time, truly alone... [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:11 PM - 2 comments

July 20

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Final Messenger  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 24

Shinji meets a young boy named Kaworu Nagisa, the one person with whom he feels the most at ease with... and also a dangerous enemy. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:25 AM - 14 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Tears / Rei III  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 23

A new Angel attacks, forcing Rei to sacrifice herself to defeat...only to be found alive and well. But how?! [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:21 AM - 9 comments

July 18

Neon Genesis Evangelion: At least, be human / Don't be.  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 22

Asuka, haunted by childhood memories of her mother's suicide and a notion that she "lost" to Shinji in the previous battle, begins to lose her precious self-confidence as a pilot. A new Angel appears in space and invades Asuka's psyche through a strange beam of light, rendering her helpless. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:08 PM - 9 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Birth of Nerv  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 21

As Kouzou is interrogated by SEELE, he reminisces about the history of NERV, its parent company GEHIRN, Yui and Gendou Ikari, and Ritsuko's mother Naoko Akagi. At the same time, a horrible fate is in store for Kaji concerning his shadowy dealings. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 6:59 PM - 8 comments

July 16

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Weaving a Story 2: Oral Stage  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 20

His physical form absorbed by EVA-01, Shinji drifts through an introspective state, again contemplating his "mission" and role as a pilot. Meanwhile, Ritsuko and NERV desperately attempt to recover him. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:24 PM - 17 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Man's Battle / Introjection  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 19

Shinji, furious at his father for the orders given in the previous battle, resigns from NERV. But as an Angel lays waste to the Geo-Front and the other Evangelions, he begins to reconsider his hasty decision. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:17 PM - 17 comments

July 14

Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Life Choice / Ambivalence  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 18

The activation of EVA-03 goes awry when an Angel takes control of the unit. With EVA-03 itself re-designated as an Angel, Shinji is faced with the moral dilemma of terminating the rogue Evangelion at the risk of harming or killing the pilot trapped within. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:43 AM - 8 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Fourth Qualified Individual / Fourth Children  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 17

As EVA-04, the planned testbed for the S² engine, disappears under mysterious circumstances, NERV quickly prepares the testing of EVA-03 and the selection of its pilot. Shinji and Toji continue to bond, and Hikari begins to emotionally open herself to Toji. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:36 AM - 6 comments

July 12

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Sickness unto death, and... / Splitting of the Breast  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 16

A bizarre Angel possessing a spherical shadow in the air and a Dirac sea-type body on the ground absorbs Shinji and EVA-01. While NERV searches for a means of destroying the Angel--even if that means killing Shinji as well--Shinji languishes inside the entry plug, pondering his role as a pilot and his relationship with the people in his life. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:50 PM - 6 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Lies and Silence  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 15

Shinji visits his mother's grave in the company of his father, and Misato reflects upon her bygone romance with Kaji. Soon afterward, Kaji and Misato discover a startling secret within NERV's Terminal Dogma. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:49 PM - 12 comments

July 10

Neon Genesis Evangelion: SEELE, Throne of Souls / Weaving a Story  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 14

The Human Instrumentality Committee recollects the past Angel encounters and battles while Gendo conceals the matter of the recently discovered virus-like Angel. Rei and Shinji undergo inter-compatibility testing with their respective Evangelions, but this experiment culminates in a strangely familiar incident. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 6:58 PM - 7 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: An Angel's Invasion / Liliputian Hitcher  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 13

During a simulation plug experiment, an Angel with the ability to mimic computer circuitry manages to invade the MAGI supercomputer system and trigger a self-destruct sequence. Ritsuko delves into the system's inner workings and leads a furious attempt to cancel the process. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 6:52 PM - 7 comments

July 8

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Value of Miracles  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 12

Misato is promoted to the rank of Major, but she reveals her long-buried sentiments concerning her work at NERV. A massive Angel appears in Earth's stratosphere, and all three Evangelions are deployed to stop it. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:22 PM - 7 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: In the Still Darkness / The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still[  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 11

A city-wide power outage puts NERV into a crisis as another Angel invades Tokyo-3. Shinji, Rei and Asuka attempt to make their way into the headquarters as NERV personnel ready the Evas for manual deployment. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:21 PM - 4 comments

July 6

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Magma Diver / Magmadiver  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 10

Banned by Misato from going on a class trip to Okinawa, Shinji and Asuka catch up on their studies. An embryonic Angel is found inside a volcano, and Asuka volunteers to carry out the perilous task of retrieving the creature. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 1:00 PM - 7 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Moment and Heart Together  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 9

A quick attack against a new Angel by Asuka and Shinji ends in an embarrassing defeat when the Angel suddenly divides itself. Shinji and Asuka undergo learning a series of synchronized dance movements as per a new team-oriented strategy. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 12:57 PM - 4 comments

July 4

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Asuka's Arrival in Japan / Asuka Strikes!  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 8

Misato, Shinji, Touji and Kensuke travel to a famous aircraft carrier to collect the new EVA-02 and its prideful pilot, Asuka Langley Souryuu. A seaborne Angel strikes the fleet, and Asuka leads Shinji into her Eva's entry plug for an immediate demonstration of her skills. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 2:30 PM - 6 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Human Work  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 7

A new nuclear-powered military robot, Jet Alone, goes out of control during a demonstration ceremony and heads toward an almost certain meltdown. With the help of Shinji and EVA-01, Misato takes it upon herself to stop its rampage. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 2:30 PM - 5 comments

July 2

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Decisive Battle in Tokyo-3 / Rei II  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 6

A new Angel invades, striking a critical blow against Shinji. Taking the enemy's abilities into account, Misato crafts a special strategy involving Units 00 and 01 as well as an enormous positron rifle. Shinji also discovers Rei's motive as a pilot. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:49 PM - 10 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rei, Beyond the Heart / Rei I  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 5

Rei Ayanami, the pilot of Evangelion Unit 00, is scheduled to undergo another activation test following a horrible accident nearly a month earlier. Shinji makes attempts to understand Rei and her close relationship with his father. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:46 PM - 9 comments

June 29

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Hedgehog's Dilemma  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 4

Frustrated by his newfound responsibilities, Shinji runs away from Misato and NERV. After being escorted back to the organization by armed officials, Shinji must decide whether he truly wants to abandon his role as a pilot. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:53 AM - 20 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Transfer  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 3

Shinji transfers into a new school within Tokyo-3, catching the fascination of his classmates - and igniting the ire of one student whose sister was injured in the EVA's last battle. Meanwhile, a second Angel makes its way into the city. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:51 AM - 9 comments

June 26

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Beast  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 2

In the wake of the previous battle, Misato hastily decides to let Shinji have a room in her apartment, where he discovers just what an irresponsible person his new guardian is. Shinji is also haunted by memories of his fight with the Angel. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:57 AM - 28 comments

June 25

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angel Attack  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 1

Shinji Ikari, a 14-year-old boy in the city of Tokyo-3, is delivered to the secret organization NERV, where he is requested by his enigmatic father to save the city from an invading creature called an Angel.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:03 PM - 40 comments

June 22

Summer 2019 Anime Season

MyAnimeList. AniChart. The summer of isekai... [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 3:37 PM - 23 comments

March 26

Spring 2019 Anime Season

MyAnimeList. AnimeChart. Besides the second season of One Punch Man, what looks good?
posted by ardgedee at 12:20 PM - 28 comments

February 3

Movie: Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

The story of the titular girl known only as "The Girl with the Black Hair" and her insanely long night of partying and drinking-complete with a book fair, festival, and many adventures in between. It is also the story of "Senpai," her upper class man who has been attempting to get closer to her by "coincidentally" running into her again and again. However, on this night, meeting up with her may be the greatest challenge of his life. [more inside]
posted by sapagan at 6:08 AM - 2 comments

January 4

Winter 2019 Anime Season

It is upon us, because time somehow continues to pass. Anichart, MyAnimeList [more inside]
posted by Sequence at 10:16 AM - 41 comments

October 14

FLCL: Full Flat  Season 3, Episode 6

The countdown to doomsday has begun, as terminal cores lock onto plants around the world. But for Kana, struggling with Pets' decision to evacuate, the focus is on trying to hold onto normalcy in a world gone mad - and for Haruko, it's time for Kana to learn what she is truly capable of... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum at 12:27 AM - 1 comment