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.

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 - 2 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 - 1 comment

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 - 9 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 9 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 14 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 - 9 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 5 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 - 8 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 - 6 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 - 12 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 - 10 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 - 22 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 - 10 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 - 30 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 - 46 comments

June 22

Summer 2019 Anime Season

MyAnimeList. AniChart. The summer of isekai... [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 3:37 PM - 24 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 - 29 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

October 7

Attack on Titan: Bystander  Season 3, Episode 11

Having seen a glimpse of his father's past, Eren attempts to track down a man who might shed some light on his father's secrets. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 9:53 PM - 2 comments

October 6

FLCL: Shake It Off  Season 3, Episode 5

Things are heating up - literally - with the revelation of the new iron, as Medical Mechanica moves forward with their plans. But for Kana, there's something more pressing - Pets is missing, and nobody knows where she is. And in the process of looking for her, Kana learns that she might not have known her best friend at all...
posted by NoxAeternum at 11:59 PM - 0 comments

September 29

FLCL: Pit-a-Pat  Season 3, Episode 4

Love's a battlefield, and Kana's learning that the hard way with Haruko all over her crush Sasaki, the manager of the basketball team. But given that N-O is tied to arousal, there's more going on here (as is usually the case when it comes to Haruko)...
posted by NoxAeternum at 11:56 PM - 0 comments

September 22

FLCL: Freestyle Collection  Season 3, Episode 3

With rain and college planning bringing a melancholy mood, Kana and her friends talk about their dreams for the future - and find out that Mossan has a powerful one, one that's driving her to work to her limits. But a friendly attempt to help her achieve her dreams has her angered, which leaves her friends surprised...
posted by NoxAeternum at 11:56 PM - 4 comments

September 15

FLCL: Grown-Up Wannabe  Season 3, Episode 2

When Kana and the girls catch Hijiri kissing a college student, the news has them (and Kana in particular) thinking about being grown up, and what that means. But being adult means more than Kana thinks, especially involving love, relationships...and what's actually important in the long run...
posted by NoxAeternum at 11:57 PM - 3 comments

September 9

Fall 2018 Anime Season

Time for another season of new shows for the upcoming Fall season. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit at 12:26 PM - 54 comments

FLCL: Flying Memory  Season 3, Episode 1

Kana is a high schooler who is just living her life - going to school, working part time at a soba shop, and hanging out with her friends (and getting into trouble with them.) But a chance encounter with a certain pink haired woman at work one day shows her that while she might be reluctant to deal with the world, the world isn't going to wait to deal with her any longer... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum at 12:13 AM - 5 comments

July 10

FLCL: Our Running  Season 2, Episode 6

With the manifestation of the Pirate King due to the mass manipulation of N-O, the endgame of Haruko's machinations has been reached. But a resolved (and partially transformed) Hidomi has confronted her, demanding that she return Ide...
posted by NoxAeternum at 12:29 AM - 4 comments

July 1

FLCL: Fool On The Planet  Season 2, Episode 5

The repercussions of Haruko and Jinyu's fight weigh heavily on Hidomi and Ide, and with Haruko announding her departure, Ide decides that now is the time to confront her. Meanwhile, another conspiracy (involving the local amusement park) comes to a head...
posted by NoxAeternum at 12:06 AM - 0 comments

June 24

FLCL: Loopqr  Season 2, Episode 4

It's Hidomi...and she's energetic? This is a complete departure from the quiet, reserved girl we've seen in previous episodes, and for most, it's a happy change. But for Ide, Haruko, and Jinyu, this new Hidomi isn't the real one...
posted by NoxAeternum at 12:17 AM - 1 comment

June 20

Summer 2018 Anime Season

Summer lineup on MyAnimeList and AniChart. I predict there will be punching, zapping, transformations, power ups, and scenes of people waxing rhapsodic about the freshly served food they just bit into. Anything look good to you? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 1:48 AM - 34 comments

June 17

FLCL: Stone Skipping  Season 2, Episode 3

It's time for the Obligatory Beach Episode, as the cast hits the shores for some relaxation. But given that Haruko's involved, there's definitely more at play here for Ide and Hidomi...
posted by NoxAeternum at 12:32 AM - 2 comments

June 10

FLCL: Freebie Honey  Season 2, Episode 2

With Ide absent from school, Hidomi finds herself tasked by Haruko to bring his classwork to him - a task that has her learning about the parts of Ide's life that he keeps secret from his fellow classmates...
posted by NoxAeternum at 12:36 AM - 2 comments

June 6

Plus Ultra! (My Hero Academia Interest Post)

Wondering if there's enough people watching My Hero Academia (currently available on crunchyroll [memail me if you want a guest pass]). If you don't know it's an anime about a superhero high school in Japan. It looks at themes of what it means to be a hero (and a villain) in a world filled with super powers. [more inside]
posted by runcibleshaw at 7:59 AM - 7 comments

June 3

FLCL: Re:Start  Season 2, Episode 1

Hidomi is an apathetic high school girl, which wouldn't be that unusual, except that she dreams of a post-apocalyptic landscape, giant irons making everything flat, and transforming into a robot to stop said irons. And after a run-in (literally) with a mysterious woman in a mid-50s Chevy Bel-Air, she suddenly has all sorts of weird things happen in her life, like being attacked by a monster that came out of the head of her classmate Ide, and suddenly having a red horn protruding from her forehead... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum at 3:31 PM - 5 comments

May 27

Cowboy Bebop: 20th Anniversary

CB was originally run in 1998 and it is 2018 and that seems like a good point for a rewatch! [more inside]
posted by curious nu at 9:13 PM - 18 comments

May 10

Aggretsuko: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Meet Retsuko, an accountant at a Japanese trading firm. She has an abusive shitty boss and spends her time being treated like shit and being overloaded with work. After work, she sings death metal karaoke. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:13 PM - 34 comments

May 8

Aggretsuko?

Just wondering if anyone else has work issues and watches the red panda of rage. Is it worth discussing here? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:26 AM - 7 comments

March 18

Spring 2018 Anime Season

Most of the Spring season is listed on AniChart now, so we might as well start in on what looks good, bad, and good-bad. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 5:35 PM - 74 comments

March 3

The Great Passage IRL

If you liked The Great Passage/舟を編む/fune o amu then you might want to watch Yasunari Hiraki: Word by Word.
The latest edition of Kojien, the most authoritative of Japanese dictionaries, hit the stores in January 2018. A team of 220 wordsmiths spent 5 years tracking words in the media and on the Internet before deciding on the 10,000 or so new entries that reflect Japan today, such as "jidori" (selfie) and "moe" (passion). Chief editor Yasunari Hiraki believes that words evolve with the times. We'll ask him about what goes into the making of a dictionary and what he feels is its role today.
This episode of the NHK World program 'Face To Face' is available until March 24. It was rather interesting to see some of the real life 'based on' people, places, and things from the anime.
posted by zengargoyle at 4:19 AM - 0 comments

February 17

Movie: Princess Mononoke

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 6:59 PM - 8 comments

February 14

Eyeshield 21: "The Man with the Lightspeed Legs!"  Season 1, Episode 1

We are introduced to Sena and Mamori! Best friends where a romantic intersection is kinda unthinkable. I mean, it hurts just to think about it. And that's where the genius in this starts. o yeah this is a sports anime about highschool American Grid Iron Football in Tokyo played between public and private schools [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:29 PM - 0 comments

February 7

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood discussion

I've requested the show to be added but wasn't sure about how to set up the discussion. I'm sure we don't have enough people interested so I was aiming for a whole season discussion. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 10:09 AM - 8 comments

January 1

Winter 2018 Anime Season

Another anime season is upon us - what do you plan to watch, skip, hate-watch? [more inside]
posted by needled at 7:31 AM - 82 comments

November 13

Made in Abyss: Season 1 dicussion  Season 1 (Full Season)

An enormous pit and cave system, known as the Abyss, is the only unexplored place in the world. Nobody knows how deep down it goes, inhabited by strange and wondrous creatures and full of mysterious ancient relics which purpose in unknown to modern humans. Insatiable curiosity drives humans known as Cave Raiders to venture down into the pit. A little orphan girl named Riko lives in the town of Orth on the edge of the Abyss, with dreams of becoming a legendary Cave Raider like her mother. One day while exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Tantalized by the mysteries of the Abyss, Riko and her new friend descend into uncharted territory to unlock its mysteries, but what lies in wait for them in the darkness? [more inside]
posted by numaner at 12:44 AM - 4 comments

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 - 31 comments

October 2

Movie: Miss Hokusai

The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei. [more inside]
posted by KaizenSoze at 5:31 AM - 2 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

April 9

Movie: Your Name

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart? [more inside]
posted by numaner at 6:05 PM - 13 comments