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English: Anime-Gataris
Japanese: アニメガタリズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2017 to Dec 24, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: WAO World
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, School
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.681 (scored by 12,110 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #47542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1781
Members: 36,743
Favorites: 64


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Dec 24, 2017
Stark700 (All reviews)
When I decided to watch Animegataris, the first thoughts in my head were if this show is actually about anime itself or something more. To be precise, Animegataris is essentially what I envision as a series about anime stories. It makes sense given the title by context and not to mention, this show seems to adapt such a formulaic story by expectations. However, the show turned out to be a bit more than what I had bargained for but in the end is quite a thrill ride.

To be honest, watching Animegataris felt like it was targeted to a specific demographic. At first, I wasn’t really read more
Nov 14, 2017
Liao (All reviews)
This was a fine story destroyed by fanservice. And I'm here writing this only cuz I'm f* tired of it.

Ok, I get it. Dudes were trying to show all the aspects of a japanese animation, but they felt on the most ridiculous points of cliché and "chuunibyou" syndrome ever...

First of all, If the anime is not gendered as ecchi, PLEASE DON'T PUT ECCHI SCENES ON IT! Jesus christ mary and joseph! I'm sick and tired of this shit everywhere. It's really frustrating trying to watch a quality anime and see it falling into the roughest possible traps. I felt like I was watching a read more
Dec 24, 2017
syncrogazer (All reviews)
It makes sense that if anime characters in an anime start talking about anime in their anime club then something strange has to happen on a metaphysical level within their own story. Animegataris is a school-club comedy anime that sets itself up on a self-aware journey that (kind of) explores why anime otaku appreciate anime so much. And the best way to do that is through its own medium (of course).

There is a lot of anime in this anime. They talk about anime, they make an anime, they become an 'anime.' if this anime is going to be known for anything as this season peters read more
Dec 24, 2017
RebelPanda (All reviews)
Wow! All it takes to get people to lose their minds over an anime is a couple of Re:Zero references and an idiotic “parody” story. Parody doesn’t equal a lack of effort. I don’t think the creators of Animegataris understood this when making it.

No matter how many times you call this “parody” it doesn’t get any closer to being good.
But what do I know? A stupid and cliche story in an anime? It must be comedy gold!

Other than simply using cliches at every chance it gets, the show in no way comments on cliches in anime.

Story: 2/10
Girl protagonist who is indifferent to anime joins read more
Dec 24, 2017
EnilZX (All reviews)
Definitivamente una maravillosa serie, me esperaba algo como shirobako la verdad, pero fue una gran sorpresa esta serie, imposible no sentirse identificado con alguno de los personajes, es el comienzo de todo, cuando empiezas a ver anime, no solo te diviertes si no que haces nuevas amistades, el anime une a las personas y esta serie es la prueba de ello.

Todas las referencias y parodias solo hacian mas divertida la serie, lo unico es que no se que se fumaron en los ultimos 2 capitulos XD, aparte de eso todo fue maravilloso.

Pero bueno cada quien tiene una opinion diferente ( como mostraron en la serie) read more
Nov 6, 2017
BlueEclispe (All reviews)
The story is about a group of people restarting the anime club at their school. So this is another club anime, just another club anime. it does nothing to set it apart from the others. It's the same plotline and tropes you have seen in other club anime from the cosplay to the conventions. It doesn't do these tropes even better or worse than other shows it is just that if you have seen one of these you've seen most of them.

The art isn't anything special generic cute characters and animation. The mascot is different at least (as much as it can be.) but that's read more
Dec 24, 2017
EvanLoh (All reviews)

If this anime doesn't want to be serious itself, then why the heck should I be serious with it? I LOLed so hard at the last 3 episodes. So fuckin' hilarious! DON'T TREAT THIS ANIME SERIOUSLY! DON'T! ESPECIALLY NEAR THE END! IT'S JUST MAKING FUN OF ITSELF.

I rated this an 8/10. It was a fun and enjoyable ride. Never have I thought this anime could give me so much enjoyment. I highly recommend this to those who want REFERENCES, PARODY and an anime that CONSTANTLY MAKE FUN OF ITSELF. At first you can relate to the characters easily, but near the end please just read more
Dec 24, 2017
AnimeOtakuSenpai (All reviews)
This anime was great! I'm kind of a novice to anime, but I don't many who love anime. It kind of related to me.
It is a parody anime with a lot of anime references and anime jokes. I liked it because it was fun trying to figure out the references.
I noticed a few like Ru:Zero, Anosuba, Autumn Wars, PreFae, and I think Guden Daran.
The story is very slice of life but the last 2 episodes were just crazy.
Character ideas were really creative and thought into.
The art looked pretty amazing as well.
It was overall an amazing anime and I rate it 8/10!
Dec 29, 2017
overDere (All reviews)
Animegataris. It is an anime about otakus, and it is anime FOR otakus. Its biggest appeal is being full of meta references from otaku culture and other anime or genres. You'll see a lot of references that otakus practice like ship wars, or the famous three episode rule.

...The anime starts as that. And I loved it when it was only simply that. The anime is full of references from other anime that are just fun to spot, like famous scenes, quotes or characters. Often it's just enjoyable to see a mention of Ru:Zero, Anosuba, or Guden Daran.

But as the episode numbers reaches the end, it read more
Dec 24, 2017
ppyporpeem (All reviews)
Animegataris is time capsule anime of our generation similar to that of genshiken or the even older otaku no video.

What do I mean by a Time capsule anime?

Basically it is an anime that reference a multitude of other anime while making fun of meta elements of the anime fandom/production.

An anime about anime and otakus, for otakus.

It is something akin to a recap of everything we have come to love or hate over the past years, reflecting the anime fandom's many cultures.

On the basis of what this anime is supposed to be, they may have earned a very high 8/10 to a 9/10 as they read more
Dec 21, 2017
jsmoothz (All reviews)
This is surprisingly a really good anime that I would say I enjoyed way more than I was expecting to. The story is out there and characters are not exactly the shows main focus, the sound isn't anything special (i will say that i really like the opening song personally though) and the art is as usual with most anime, pretty good which is likely why this show has received such a poor rating. However I will say that I really enjoyed the anime, especially the later episodes.

Story: circumstances lead to formation of anime club by mc and a bunch of otaku, student council is read more
Dec 29, 2017
thetsundereguy (All reviews)
Well I didn't have high hopes for this anime but I finish this anime laughing during every minute of it.

This anime made a lot of jokes and as a whole is a parody to the anime industry and it's fans on how weird it can get, which made me laugh a lot during my time seeing it. Its a weird anime but its pretty funny and the characters are pretty enjoyable and made fun of a lot of anime stereotypes. The best I can say for the art and sound for this anime is that is decent but, looking pass that, you can find read more
Dec 27, 2017
abhiss (All reviews)
I thought this was a pretty good show, so I wanted to go ahead and add a review providing some positive notes and defense of the series. I think it deserves some more attention, and hopefully some of what I mention will help some people who are on the fence about watching it after seeing it's current rating on this site. I'll remain vague about some specific aspects, but the review won't be entirely spoiler free.

I started watching this show because I am a sucker for series that center around the mediums I like, gaming and Anime. If a show is about characters doing something read more
Dec 26, 2017
imSOunique (All reviews)
So how to describe this anime in one line...
If you dropped it in the first couple of episodes, then YOU DEFINATELY HAVE TO WATCH IT.

When the show started, after watching the first episode I dropped it right away, since this 'otakus are going around doing random otaku stuff' is definately not my cup of a tea. Recently, since I had way too much free time, I randomly checked out episode 12, and boy, I was wrong. After a couple of minutes I decided to give the anime a second chance.

To be fair the anime does a really good job of disguising itself as "your cringefest read more
Dec 24, 2017
Tomm01p (All reviews)
Some shows end up being something different that what you might have expected. Coming into Animegataris, I was expecting some classic school club setup with the exception of the club being about anime. That was the case maybe the first couple of episodes, but the show itself recognized that this isn't going to be enough and just decided to put up a show. What show, you might ask. Well, as for startes, Animegataris turned out to be propably the most ridiculous anime I've had the pleasure of seeing. And boy did I like it.

The original setup of the show centers around a girl named Minoa, read more
Dec 15, 2017
MarketplaceFox (All reviews)
If you enjoy catching references to other anime within anime, this show has got you more than covered. If you don't really care about doing that, this show really doesn't give much of anything to you, except some funny scenes and random fanservice.

Obviously, it's written for people who are already anime otaku, about a group of anime otaku. At first, I thought it was kind of fun, and the characters were relatable and somewhat entertaining. But the farther I watched, the more ridiculous they got, showing the more extreme kinds of otaku; sort of the kind of people you would not want to actually talk read more
Jan 6, 2018
Sencho_17 (All reviews)
Yo! Sencho here!
So when i stated this anime i thought it would be a ordinary comedy, in which we would see de daily lives of a group of people reunited by their love for anime. And for most of the time it is pretty much that. And for most of the time its quite enjoyable, i mean the jokes and the vibe are pretty decent, but the characters are cliche, the sound and animation are normal nothing really to stand out, and the story is what you would expect from this kinde of anime, until the final plot starts to develop, for me its read more
Jan 3, 2018
Nekoarashijp (All reviews)
Animegataris Review

!!WARNING, Please read this note before continue your reading!!
> This review may contain spoilers
> This review was purely made from my thoughts ,opinions, and conclusions

Hi readers! I'm Nekoarashijp, I started watching animes in 2015. Until now i have watched more than 200 anime titles. This review is my 1st review, I'm sorry if this review contains bad grammar or mistypes, and also sorry if this review doesn't meet your satisfication level (since I'm still new at writing review :s)

Animegataris (アニメガタリズ) is a good anime about a group of students with same liking. Episode 1-8 contains a normal daily lives of otaku in the read more
Dec 31, 2017
SoraSenpai (All reviews)
Story: An anime that basically spoofs on other anime. While it had it's light hearted moments it had it's serious and angry moments as well. Like you know the Student Council is here to make things worse for the anime club, even knowing that as the viewer we should know its coming, but dammit it still pissed me off when they did things. I have to give a lot of credit to the writers for an original script.

Art and Animation: WAO World, holy lord where did this company come from? Please feel free to stay around because this Art and Animation was basically flawless. My read more
Dec 25, 2017
LegendAqua (All reviews)
By the words of Ron Burgundy...

"That escalated quickly"...

LA doesn't think LA has seen an anime soo meta about being anime since ReCreators about storytelling!!!

So Animegataris is a simple anime about Minoa Asagaya voiced by Kaede Hondo wanting to find out what an old anime's name is and by happenstance she joins the Anime Research Club in order to find out what it is and learn what anime is.

At first LA enjoyed Animegataris for it's constant references to other animes (sans differing names because...copyright?) and even looking into the anime community but round the near last 4 episode mark is when things gets REALLY META CRAZY.

Now, read more