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42: Kyo Kara Maoh!
Nov 12 • 44 min
For the first 15 years of his life, Yuri Shibuya believed he was like any other high school student. When he is accidentally transported to another world and finds himself at the center of a global conflict, Yuri must balance his normal student life on…
41: DNA²
Oct 28 • 41 min
Overpopulation has become such a problem in the future that it is a criminal act, punishable by death, to have more than one child. This catastrophe can be traced back to a family carrying the powerful “mega-playboy” gene. A DNA Operator named Karin must…
40: Cells at Work!
Sep 30 • 63 min
Among the 37 trillion cells in your body, one little red blood cell is working hard for you! Her life is filled with nutrient deliveries, avoiding deadly bacterial attacks, and making new friends! She’s happy to do it though, because working is what cells…
39: The Garden of Sinners
Sep 17 • 45 min
*Content warning: this episode contains brief/mild discussion of suicide.*A teenager named Shiki lives an unusual and often dangerous life, making it difficult for her to connect with her peers. When a classmate starts to pursue a friendship with her,…
38: Magical Circle Guru Guru
Sep 3 • 41 min
A great evil has made its appearance in the world, and Nike (against his will) is chosen as the Hero to save everyone. He is joined by Kukuri, the only mage left of her tribe, in a quest to take on the Demon King. Their journey is full of new friends,…
AniVersary 2019
Aug 20 • 44 min
To celebrate the first anniversary of The AniMonday Podcast, we present our top and bottom three for all of the anime that we’ve had to watch over the past 12 months. Will your favorites make our list for the best AniMonday selections so far? Will we put…
37: Kamisama Dolls
Aug 13 • 43 min
Kyohei recently moved to Tokyo to escape the ghosts of his past and attend college. It won’t be long before the troubles he left behind catch up and threaten his peaceful new life. When an old friend shows up in Tokyo, Kyohei has to help his sister as she…
36: Wakaba Girl
Jul 29 • 31 min
Wakaba has led a sheltered life, and finds herself both overjoyed and overwhelmed by her new role as a high school student. Despite her proper upbringing, Wakaba has a fondness for wild fashion and culture. Wakaba’s new school friends help her break out…
35: Ninja Nonsense
Jul 23 • 32 min
An apprentice named Shinobu is training hard to pass her ninja exams when she meets Kaede, a girl her age who is studying for normal school exams. The unusual pair become friends, and Kaede soon finds herself in the middle of ninja training grounds with…
34: Tribe Cool Crew
Jul 15 • 48 min
Haneru is a middle school student with dreams of becoming a dance idol like his hero Jey. If he wants to make his dreams come true, Haneru is going to need the help of his new found friends in the Tribe Cool Dance Crew.Thanks to Sithu Aye for letting us…
33: Listen to Me, Girls — I’m Your Father!
Jul 8 • 32 min
Yutta is a freshman in college, trying to make ends meet in the big city. After the sudden loss of his sister and brother-in-law, he becomes the guardian of their three children, Sora, Miu, and Hina. Raising these three girls won’t be easy, and Yutta…
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Mental Health, Violence, and Big Robots
Jul 1 • 69 min
On this week’s special episode, Kayla finally sits down to watch Neon Genesis Evangelion after nearly 10 years of negative association with the property. Now that Netflix has picked up the license and made the iconic series available for streaming…
32: Fate/stay night — Unlimited Blade Works
Jun 17 • 61 min
At the onset of the fifth Holy Grail War, seven mages prepare for battle by summoning powerful servants in order to attain their ultimate wish. Shirou Emiya and Rin Tohsaka are classmates who become part of this war, but their desire to win isn’t all that…
Live Q&A: Cardfight!! Vanguard
Jun 10 • 4 min
AniMonday Live at AnimeCTX in Austin, TX.This is a short question and answer time we had after our live episode for Cardfight!! Vanguard.
31: Street Fighter II — The Animated Series
Jun 4 • 49 min
William Guile, once a prominent Colonel in the air force, now works covertly in the underground fighting scene. His true mission is to lead the “street fighters” on secret missions to preserve peace throughout the world. However, evil takes the form of M.…
30 Live at AnimeCTX: Cardfight!! Vanguard
May 27 • 36 min
AniMonday Live at AnimeCTX in Austin, TX.Aichi is a shy high school student who suffers from a lack of self-confidence. His only comfort is a rare trading card that was given to him by a stranger when he was a child. When the card is stolen by a…
29: Hamatora
May 20 • 48 min
The Hamatora detective agency will take on any task as long as the pay is right. Most of the work is easy considering their supernatural abilities. However, a new player has moved onto the field, and they’re killing off people with powers. Will Hamatora…
28: Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
May 8 • 59 min
Seikyou Private Academy’s campus has become a labyrinth of hallways, dead end corridors, and abandoned classrooms. Rumors of ghosts have circulated through the student body for decades. When Teiichi meets a strange girl named Yuuko in the maze of old…
27: Saki
Apr 29 • 48 min
The Mahjong club at Kiyosumi High School has struggled to place in the district’s tournament for years, and this year doesn’t look any better. Enter Saki Miyanaga, a first year student with a talent that she has kept hidden for years. Saki hates the game…
26: Our Home’s Fox Deity
Apr 8 • 32 min
During a visit to their mother’s hometown, two brothers come to find that their family has been protected by a fox deity named Kugen for centuries. When the younger brother is targeted by evil spirits, they call on Kugen to save his life. After this…
25: Planet With
Mar 26 • 44 min
When a giant UFO appears above Japan, seven individuals psychically link with powerful armor in order to defend the planet from the invader. A high school student named Soya unwittingly finds himself at the center of this battle, but his enemy is not the…
AniMonday: Origins, Pt 2
Mar 18 • 55 min
To celebrate our 25th episode, AniMonday presents: Origins! On this special 2-part episode, we share our history with anime, some of our favorite series and movies that inform the opinions that we often share on the podcast, and what led us to start…
AniMonday: Origins, Pt 1
Mar 11 • 84 min
To celebrate our 25th episode, AniMonday presents: Origins! On this special 2-part episode, we share our history with anime, some of our favorite series and movies that inform the opinions that we often share on the podcast, and what led us to start…
24: Koihime Muso
Mar 4 • 38 min
Kan’u is on a mission to find the bandits who murdered her family in order to avenge their deaths. On her quest, she meets many other female warriors attempting to find resolutions to the losses in their lives. Her path is lined with friendships, rivals,…
23: Little Busters
Feb 25 • 33 min
Childhood friends Riki, Kyousuke, Masato, Kengo, and Rin will soon be separated by graduation and impending adulthood. To make the most of their last year together, the students decide to start a baseball team named “The Little Busters”. All they need is…
22: Devil Survivor 2 — The Animation
Feb 18 • 39 min
The line between the spiritual world and the physical world grows thinner as demons start to bleed into our world, leaving destruction in their wake. Through a sudden series of abnormal events, Hibiki and his friends find themselves at the front lines of…
21: Glass Mask
Feb 4 • 36 min
Maya is a teenage girl who can’t seem to find motivation for her normal life, whether at school or making deliveries for her part time job at a Chinese restaurant. However, she is enthralled by movies, TV, and most of all: the theater. When a mysterious…
20: Hinako Note
Jan 28 • 33 min
Hinako moves from a small farming village to the grand city of Tokyo with the dream of becoming an actress. She only has one small barrier between her and her dream: the inability to partake in conversations. With the help of her new friends and…
19: Cromartie High School
Jan 21 • 23 min
An average student named Kamiyama enrolls at the infamous Cromartie High School - a rowdy school with a reputation for its delinquent students. With the help of his new friend with a purple mohawk, Kamiyama must adapt to life at this school full of…
18: Broken Blade
Jan 8 • 42 min
The Kingdom of Krisna discovers an ancient mech deep underground, but the magic they normally use to operate these machines doesn’t seem to have an effect on it. In order to utilize this great weapon in their war against the Athens Commonwealth, the king…
Christmas Special 2018
Dec 24, 2018 • 21 min
Kayla and Colin celebrate the holidays with their first annual AniMonday Christmas Special! Digging back through the archives for the year, they watch Christmas themed episodes from each of the shows that they’ve watched.
17: Z/X Ignition
Dec 17, 2018 • 41 min
The existence of humanity is threatened when gateways called “black spots” suddenly appear in major cities throughout the world. These gateways allow strange and dangerous creatures to carry out their territorial war at the expense of human lives. Only a…
16: Walkure Romanze
Dec 10, 2018 • 42 min
In a modern town where life functions much like it did in medieval times, students at the Winford Academy are trained to become either knights or begleiters. Knights are honorable and talented warriors who compete in the sport of jousting, and begleiters…
15: Touken Ranbu — Hanamaru
Dec 3, 2018 • 37 min
When a mysterious master summons legendary swords from Japanese history, they turn into awesome anime boys! The sword men spend their lives together at the citadel in the year 2205, but they are occasionally sent back in time to significant historical…
14: The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar
Nov 26, 2018 • 62 min
When a high school kid takes a selfie in front of a magic mirror, he is transported to an unknown world in the distant past. Using his incredible solar powered cell phone, whose antenna can cross interdimensional rifts through spacetime in order to pick…
13: Linebarrels of Iron
Nov 12, 2018 • 42 min
Apparently if a giant robot lands on you and kills you, it’s entirely possible that you’ll wake up as an immortal, nanobot–infused, murderous jerk with superhuman abilities. Also there’s a naked girl with amnesia. Linebarrels of Iron is about just such a…
12: Persona 4 — The Golden Animation
Nov 5, 2018 • 38 min
Based on the popular JRPG video game series, Persona 4: The Golden Animation focuses almost entirely on the relationship between Marie, a girl who mysteriously becomes part of The Velvet Room, and Yu, the protagonist of the game. These episodes offer…
11: The Asterisk War
Oct 29, 2018 • 46 min
After a major natural disaster, economic and political powers shift and much of the world’s major cities are destroyed. Consequently, a number of humans develop superpowers and become the Genestella. These super-powered people fight in huge tournaments…
10: Fafner in the Azure
Oct 22, 2018 • 39 min
Get in the f***ing robot, Kazuki! Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor centers on a small island community that has hidden a dark secret for decades. When an alien creature attacks and starts to lay waste to the small town and its residents, members of the…
9: Super Robot Wars Original Generation
Oct 15, 2018 • 34 min
Long-running crossover video game franchise Super Robot Wars is nearly impossible to license, so its properties almost never make their way over to western audiences. Will the intrepid co-hosts be able to wade through several generations worth of lore and…
8: Mitchiri Neko
Oct 8, 2018 • 21 min
Do you like cats? Do you like to see cats doing adorable things like getting stuck in boxes, dunking basketballs, or pretending to be samurais? The Mitchirinekos are just the cat-like creatures for you! They are here to have fun and bring a smile to your…
7: Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart
Oct 1, 2018 • 39 min
A popular boy who aspires to become a filmmaker and an average girl who loves to paint most definitely have feelings for each other, but they would each rather distance themselves than express those feelings. When all they want to do is touch hands, this…
6: Bakemonogatari
Sep 17, 2018 • 45 min
The Monogatari series features a high school student named Araragi, whose former life as a vampire allows him to help others navigate their encounters with the paranormal and the divine. Its heavy reliance on wordplay and understanding of Japanese,…
5: Love Tyrant
Sep 10, 2018 • 36 min
The Kiss Note is kind of like the Death Note, with more kissing but almost as much death. Love Tyrant is a 2017 anime series about Guri — a cupid who is the owner of a powerful notebook that allows her to make people fall in love with a kiss. Does this…
4: Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku wo
Sep 3, 2018 • 35 min
This week, AniMonday tackles its first adult visual novel turned anime! An island off the coast of Japan is populated mostly by the employees of Demizugawa Heavy Industry and their families. When this huge aerospace company decides to close down its…
3: Monster Musume
Aug 27, 2018 • 40 min
In a reality where the government reveals the hidden existence of mythological demi-humans and writes law to help them integrate into human society, tensions are high and relationships between humans and monsters are difficult to figure out. For the…
2: Magical Girl Ore
Aug 20, 2018 • 43 min
In Magical Girl Ore, a teenage girl named Saki dreams of becoming a pop idol in order to impress Mohiro — her best friend’s brother and famous pop singer. In her literal dreams, she envisions saving the world and winning Mohiro’s heart by becoming a…
1: Miss Machiko
Aug 13, 2018 • 32 min
Miss Machiko is a 1981 anime series about elementary school students who play pranks on their beautiful new teacher. Are these harmless pranks, or is Miss Machiko actually the victim of blatant sexual harassment? Is this 96 episode series worth watching?…
The Randomized Anime Podcast — Coming August 13th!
Jul 28, 2018 • 1 min
AniMonday is a weekly anime podcast hosted by Colin and Kayla Hemphill. Each week we hit the “random” button on Crunchyroll and watch whatever pops up, then discuss it on the show! Our first episode airs on August 13th.Thanks to Sithu Aye for letting us…