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Anime Circle

A book club for anime

Anime Circle usually meets the last Wednesday of every month, from 6:30 to 8:30. We look at a selected anime series or film from all kinds of angles in an open and inclusive environment in an attempt to leave with deeper understanding and greater appreciation.

Book club format

We don’t watch the selected work at the meeting due to time constraints. Please enjoy the selected anime series or film beforehand.

No prior experience necessary!

We’re often surprised by new attendees who offer amazing insights that others might not have thought of.

Participate at your own pace

Some people love to gush about a selected work, while others like to make only a few, but very poignant statements. Either is great! We love to hear everyone’s thoughts.

Are the characters in your name. portrayed realistically? Does the art style in Ping Pong The Animation help or hinder the story? What can Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex teach us about the modern Japanese political climate? These are just some of the questions we try to answer at Anime Circle.

Further Information

  • Anime Circle usually meets the last Wednesday of every month, from 6:30 to 8:30.
  • Anime Circle meetings are usually held at cafes and bars, so there might be a bit of background noise. We try to keep the discussions as private as we can.

About the Format

  • Anime Circle discussions are headed by a moderator who makes sure that everyone has an opportunity to speak and also guides the conversation along.
  • While it’s not always possible, we like to keep the conversation to one speaker at a time, to make sure everyone is heard.
  • The moderator may have some pre-written questions about the work, but ultimately the conversation is up to you, the attendee.

About Our Selections

  • We select the kinds of series and films that could win (or already have won) Crunchyroll’s Anime of the Year Award.
  • Sometimes, we’ll reach into the past to dig up some critically-acclaimed series that people might have missed. Sometimes, we’ll discuss a well-received fan favorite. All the time, we look for works that will keep the conversation lively for a few hours.
  • Selections are usually a movie or 1-2 seasons so that everyone has time to watch.
  • We will take any suggestion into consideration. We only ask that you review the list below for works we’ve already discussed. It doesn’t mean we won’t discuss them again in the future, but we want give it some time before we do. Let us know what our next series or film should be!

Past Events

#TitleDate
74FLCL (Season 2)Aug 29, 2018
73Silver Spoon (Seasons 1&2)Jul 25, 2018
72Porco RossoJun 27, 2018
71Made in AbyssMay 30, 2018
70Shouwa Genroku ShinjuApr 25, 2018
69KaibaMar 28, 2018
68Kill la KillFeb 28, 2018
67PaprikaJan 31, 2018
66your name.Dec 20, 2017
65Kiki’s Delivery ServiceNov 29, 2017
64MononokeOct 25, 2017
63Ouran High School Host ClubSep 27, 2017
62Wandering SonAug 30, 2017
61Summer WarsJul 26, 2017
60Samurai ChamplooJun 21, 2017
59The AnimatrixJun 7, 2017
58Patema InvertedApr 26, 2017
57OrangeMar 29, 2017
56Yuri!!! on ICEMar 1, 2017
55Mob Psycho 100Jan 25, 2017
54Rurouni Kenshin Trust & BetrayalNov 30, 2016
53Miss HokusaiOct 26, 2016
52Neon Genesis Evanagelion & End of EvangelionSep 28, 2016
51Hajime no Ippo Rising (Episodes 22-25)Sep 7, 2016
50ErasedJul 27, 2016
49Free!Jun 29, 2016
48AkiraMay 25, 2016
47One Punch ManApr 20, 2016
46Only YesterdayMar 30, 2016
45My Love Story!!Mar 2, 2016
44Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie (Parts I, II, and III)Jan 27, 2016
43Tokyo GodfathersDec 16, 2015
42Mind GameNov 18, 2015
41Tiger and BunnyOct 28, 2015
40Paranoia AgentSep 30, 2015
39Kaiji Ulitmate SurvivorAug 26, 2015
38The Girl Who Leapt Through TimeJul 29, 2015
37Death ParadeJun 24, 2015
36Psycho-Pass (Season 1)May 27, 2015
35Ping-Pong the AnimationApr 29, 2015
34TekkonkinkreetMar 25, 2015
33Ghost in the Shell: Arise 1 & 2Feb 28, 2015
32Cowboy BebopJan 28, 2015
31The Tale of the Princess KaguyaDec 28, 2014
30Terror in ResonanceNov 19, 2014
29Patlabor the Mobile Police – The Original OVA SeriesOct 29, 2014
28Knights of SidoniaSep 24, 2014
27Michiko to NatchinAug 27, 2014
26Wings of HonneamiseJul 30, 2014
25Space DandyJun 25, 2014
24Humanity Has DeclinedMay 28, 2014
23Now and Then, Here and ThereApr 30, 2014
22The Wind RisesMar 26, 2014
21Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of UtenaFeb 26, 2014
20TrigunJan 29, 2014
19GenshikenDec 11, 2013
18From the New WorldOct 30, 2013
17The Woman Called Fujiko MineSep 25, 2013
16Kino’s JourneyAug 28, 2013
15The Flowers of EvilJul 24, 2013
14The Best of Ghibli OutingJul 14, 2013
13Time of EveJun 26, 2013
125 Centimeters Per SecondMay 29, 2013
11Serial Experiments LainApr 24, 2013
10Kids on the SlopeMar 20, 2013
9CFeb 27, 2013
8Eden of the EastJan 30, 2013
7MushishiDec 19, 2012
6Puella Magi Madoka MagicaNov 28, 2012
5Baccano!Oct 24, 2012
4Haibane RenmeiSep 26, 2012
3Satoshi Kon RetrospectiveAug 22, 2012
2Summer WarsJul 25, 2012
1FLCLJun 27, 2012