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 8

Fall 2017 anime season

Stand up and blab: What anime this season are you watching, or wanna watch, or wanna avoid, or wanna hatewatch? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 6:21 PM - 28 comments

August 7

Netflix to stream 12 original series, starting in November 2017

Here’s a look at the anime 12 series hitting Netflix (Polygon), with the first titles coming in November. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:29 AM - 4 comments

May 7

Spring 2017 Anime

What anime have you been watching this spring? [more inside]
posted by RobotHero at 8:36 PM - 5 comments

December 23

Winter 2017 Anime

Which series will you be following for Winter 2017? [more inside]
posted by needled at 3:02 PM - 8 comments

December 22

Yuri! On Ice: The Full First Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Yuuri Katsuki is a 23 year-old figure skater who is in a slump who is surprised when his childhood idol, Victor Nikiforov, shows up in his hometown and decides to be his new coach.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:30 AM - 35 comments

December 20

Movie: Tokyo Godfathers

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:13 AM - 4 comments

August 30

Fall 2016 Anime

Recently the anime charts have been posted and let's discuss which series we're following here. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit at 7:33 PM - 31 comments

June 27

Sailor Moon: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Season III  Season 3 (Full Season)

The season adapted the Death Busters arc from the fifth and sixth volumes of the complete edition of Takeuchi Naoko's original Sailor Moon manga. [more inside]
posted by Pendragon at 10:10 AM - 2 comments

June 12

Movie: Only Yesterday

Takeo, 27-year-old career woman, travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo in this animated feature from Studio Ghibli.
posted by gemutlichkeit at 11:52 PM - 3 comments

June 9

Summer 2016 Anime

Recently the anime charts have been posted and let's discuss which series we're following here. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit at 6:49 PM - 76 comments

March 5

Spring 2016 anime

Recently the anime charts have been posted and let's discuss which series we're following here. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit at 6:35 PM - 34 comments

February 5

Movie: Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka)

A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 4:23 PM - 28 comments

January 9

Winter 2016 anime

A new season of anime has started. Which series have caught your attention? Which series would be good to follow on FanFare? [more inside]
posted by needled at 5:51 PM - 26 comments

November 15

Concrete Revolutio: Go Beyond the Sky and Stars  Season 1, Episode 7

Emi and Ullr talk shop at a bar while Earth-chan, the Sputnik-like superhero, races past their window to confront Judas, a superhuman recently released from prison. Judas is at that moment meeting Kikko, assigned with bringing him to the Superhuman Bureau's office. Kikko's next assignment is to open discussions with the seemingly temperamental Earth-chan. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 6:47 PM - 4 comments

November 12

Concrete Revolutio: They Are Always Laughing  Season 1, Episode 6

In Year 44, Fuurota encounters some past acquaintances while following Jiro, who is no longer with the Bureau. And on June 30, Year 41, the Beatles played at the Budokan. [more inside]
posted by needled at 4:23 PM - 1 comment

November 1

Concrete Revolutio: Japan "Beast" History, Part 2  Season 1, Episode 5

In year 42, Yoshimura and Fuurota are in the southern islands of Japan searching for the carcass of a beast the U.S. military is said to have abandoned. Meanwhile, student unrest is being whipped up against superhumans, the flames being fanned by various agents. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 11:14 AM - 12 comments

October 29

Concrete Revolutio: Japan "Beast" History, Part 1  Season 1, Episode 4

Year 14: On a tropical island, Professor Hitoyushi encounters GaGon, a monstrous ape-like creature, for the first time. Three years later, Americans are shown trying to confront GaGon with their own superheroes. Twelve years after that, a Japanese city is fleeing the attacks of a different monster, and Prof Hitoyushi retrieves a young Jiro lying passed out on a river bridge. And in year 41, a proliferation of monsters becomes a problem when Japan's primary defender against them has left. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 5:55 PM - 3 comments

October 27

Concrete Revolutio: An Iron Couple  Season 1, Episode 3

In Shinka year 47, an expat stranded for 27 years returns to a hero's welcome. In year 41, a string of bombings that leave no evidence, targeting Yatsuka Heavy Industry, attract the attention of both the Superhuman Bureau and the cyborg Inspector Shiba. Each has their own personal reasons for interest in the attacks.
posted by ardgedee at 6:16 PM - 7 comments

October 24

Concrete Revolutio: Inside the "Black Fog"  Season 1, Episode 2

Fuurota, a ghost boy, transforms into a bird and frees a colorful beetle before a black fog descends. The Superhuman Bureau retrieves him later and informs him that they're going to be responsible for watching him. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 4:58 PM - 12 comments

October 22

Concrete Revolutio: The Tokyo Witch  Season 1, Episode 1

Jiro Hitoyushi, a 1970s-era sentai type superhero, recruits Kikko Hoshino, a 2000s-era magical girl type superhero at her day job as a cafe waitress, to aid him in thwarting a major scientist's collaboration with industrial spies. Five years later, Jiro is fleeing Kikko and Fuurota on a train while the non-superheroes around them protest. An interesting spin on one of the premises of Moore and Gibbons' "Watchmen": What kind of world would it be where various forms of magic, monsters, aliens and robots can coexist? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 4:16 PM - 17 comments

September 3

Fall 2015 anime

A new season of anime is dawning. What are people looking forward to? Which series would be good to follow here? [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse at 12:35 AM - 59 comments

July 11

Gatchaman Crowds: contact point  Season 2, Episode 1

An alien ship crash lands in a rural area near the house of a young girl called Tsubasa Misudachi. Hajime and the other Gatchaman arrive to handle the situation. J.J. makes Tsubasa the newest Gatchaman. (NOTE: Episode 0 "inbound" should be watched before viewing this episode - it will make things a bit less confusing.)
posted by needled at 5:34 AM - 6 comments

July 3

Summer 2015 Anime

Summer 2015 anime have been starting up this week. Which are people planning to watch? Which ones would people like to follow on FanFare? What are your first impressions as the first episodes air? [more inside]
posted by needled at 6:48 AM - 29 comments

June 22

Movie: When Marnie Was There

A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect. [more inside]
posted by rikschell at 4:15 AM - 6 comments

March 27

Spring 2015 Anime

Many series are winding down this week, and new Spring 2015 anime, as well continuations from previous seasons, are starting up next week. Which are people planning to watch? Which ones would people like to follow on FanFare? What are your first impressions as the first episodes air? [more inside]
posted by needled at 6:18 PM - 10 comments

February 8

Samurai Champloo: Tempestuous Temperaments (Storm and Stress)  Season 1, Episode 1

Samurai Champloo is a series set during the Edo period (1603–1868), but with mix of anachronistic modern elements, most notably a range of modern hip-hop elements. The first episode introduces the three main characters: the restaurant server, Fuu, a sword-wielding ruffian named Mugen, and a composed samurai named Jin. Jin and Mugen face down the corrupt local politician and his thuggish son's friends (respectively), only to get caught and face execution, which puts their duel on hold, and gets in the way of Fuu's goal of finding the samurai who smells like sunflowers. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 5:12 PM - 7 comments

February 1

Movie: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

There is a mysterious terrorist plot to destroy the human population on Mars using an unknown pathogen. The bounty hunter crew of the Bebop work to find the terrorist and discover the source of the pathogen before the attack can take place. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:00 AM - 4 comments

December 23

Winter 2015 Anime

The Winter 2015 anime season is nearly upon us - which are people planning to watch? Which ones would people like to follow on FanFare? What are your first impressions as the first episodes air? [more inside]
posted by needled at 9:30 AM - 5 comments

November 17

Movie: Paprika

CRFC4: The 2006 film Paprika features a team of psychotherapists who have invented a device that allows them inside the dreams of their patients. When the device is stolen, they attempt to solve a mystery that blends the real world and the dream world. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 10:19 AM - 8 comments

November 2

Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Doll Girl Meets Kokkuri-san!  Season 1, Episode 1

A young girl, Kohina, seemingly living alone without parents, has decided to extinguish her feelings and become a doll. One day she summons a fox spirit while playing a Japanese version of ouiji, and the spirit, Kokkuri, becomes her protector. This is a dark comedic anime based on a popular 4koma manga. In this first episode, we are introduced to the two main characters and Kohnina's seemingly unvanquishable hunger for cheap cup ramen. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 3:46 PM - 7 comments

November 1

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Gaia  Season 1, Episode 5

Prince Alfonso learns about his origins and Makai Knights from Rafael Banderas, the man who rescued him from an attack by Horrors sent by Mendoza. Rafael is the Makai Knight Gaia, and a friend of the previous Garo. Rafael agrees to teach Alfonso the ways of the Makai Knights in order to protect the kingdom of Valiante from the Horrors and Mendoza. [more inside]
posted by needled at 6:18 AM - 12 comments

October 26

Psycho-Pass: The Devil's Proof  Season 2, Episode 3

Inspector Akane continues to focus on her investigation of the strange message left at the previous crime scene and by meeting with other characters who may or may not have relevant information to the case. Inspector Aoyanagi meets with Ginoza about what it means to be an Inspector before receiving a surprising phone call. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit at 12:50 PM - 9 comments

September 23

Fall 2014 Anime

The Fall 2014 anime season is nearly upon us - which are people planning to watch? Which ones would people like to follow on FanFare? Perhaps take a cue from other FanFare discussions and have a "New Anime" club to watch a number of these, whether they continue to get covered or not? [more inside]
posted by needled at 8:30 AM - 27 comments

September 15

Ping Pong the Animation: The Wind Makes It Too Hard to Hear  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 1

Two old friends go to spy on a new table tennis champ at a rival high school, but meanwhile their own team is falling apart. This is the first episode of the most recent anime series by Masaaki Yuasa, who recently guest directed the Adventure Time episode Food Chain. US distributor Funimation has put the entire series on YouTube, so watch this episode there! More, spoiler-free information about the series inside. [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla at 5:27 PM - 4 comments

July 28

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: SA: Public Security Section 9 – SECTION-9  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 1

Section 9 is called in to resolve a hostage crisis at a geisha house staffed by android geisha.
posted by Pendragon at 4:08 PM - 9 comments

Fullmetal Alchemist: Those Who Challenge the Sun  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 1

Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric arrive at Liore, where they hear about a religious leader named Father Cornello who can create miracles.
posted by Pendragon at 4:07 PM - 4 comments

July 27

Cowboy Bebop: Asteroid Blues  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 1

Spike Spiegel and Jet Black, two down-on-their-luck bounty hunters, go to the Tijuana asteroid colony in pursuit of Asimov Solensan, a criminal who stole a cache of the dangerous drug Bloody-Eye from his former syndicate.
posted by Small Dollar at 2:08 PM - 15 comments

July 22

Aldnoah.Zero: Princess of Vers (Princess of Mars)  Season 1, Episode 1

The Princess of Vers, Asseylum Vers Allusia, heads to earth on a peace mission. It has been 15 years since Heaven's Fall, when the moon was partially destroyed during a battle between the Earth Federation and the Vers Empire. [more inside]
posted by needled at 1:10 PM - 14 comments

Sailor Moon: Ami - Sailor Mercury -  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 2

Ami Mizuno’s IQ is off the scale, which has made her somewhat of an outcast amongst her peers. This doesn’t stop the kind-hearted Usagi from making friends with her. (with some assistance from Luna) When Jadeite sends another Youma to obtain more human energy and search for the Silver Crystal a new sailor guardian is reveled! [more inside]
posted by royalsong at 8:25 AM - 6 comments

July 19

FanFare Fodder: Anime? (Specifically Sailor Moon Crystal)

I know there's anime watchers here on MeFi. I guess my question is if anyone has any objections to including anime here on FanFare. [more inside]
posted by royalsong at 12:46 PM - 37 comments