Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?

Houkago Saikoro Club

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Afterschool Dice Club, Houkago Saikoro Kurabu
Japanese: 放課後さいころ倶楽部


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2019 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.431 (scored by 3,577 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #63862
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3105
Members: 20,732
Favorites: 17
Ranked #6386Popularity #3105Members 20,732
Add to List
Episodes: /12
buy from amazon
* Your list is public by default.


Miki Takekasa is an introverted high schooler who does not socialize with her classmates. However, she wants to know what "fun" really is, waiting for someone who could help her understand its true meaning. One day after school, she crosses paths with her classmate Aya Takayashiki, who takes her on a little adventure. Miki discovers wonders she had never seen before, opening a way to change her withdrawn life.

On their way home, Miki and Aya see their class representative Midori Oono entering Saikoro Club, a store specializing in board games. After trying out a German board game, Miki soon understands the kind of fun she had been looking for: playing various games after school along with the friends and acquaintances she makes from her newfound pleasure.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


Imaizumi, Kenichi
Tomita, Miyu
Theme Song Performance
Kouno, Marika
Theme Song Performance
Miyashita, Saki
Theme Song Performance

Edit Opening Theme

"Present Moment" by Miyu Tomita

Edit Ending Theme

"On the Board" by Aya (Marika Kouno), Miki (Saki Miyashita), Midori (Miyu Tomita)

More reviewsReviews

Oct 24, 2019
Superns18 (All reviews)
Underrated Gem of the season. Wholesome, the anime.

Houkago Saikoro Dice club is not an anime that will blow you away in terms of quality, plot, direction, etc. However, what it excels at is being a very relaxing and enjoyable time, which is why it earns a 10 from me. I base my ratings on my overall enjoyment of a series, I don't care about super complex things that you may see in other reviews. Now that that's out the way, let's get into explaining the series.

Dice club starts off with Aya having recently moved to Kyoto and looking for new friends, she ends up encountering read more
Oct 31, 2019
Ellenwitch (All reviews)
Surprised this isn't higher than it is. While sure it's not an 8, a 9, or a 10. But it's certainly a 7 in my books. A simple concept of board games can be real interesting.

Again, it could be just tastes. But this is a lot better than the rating it is given. The characters are rather cute with how their portrayed and look. With relatable characteristics you see in every day life honestly, that aren't annoying in any stretch that could ruin the experience. As it doesn't here. From shy and timid, to one that is energetic and so on. Great characters overall.

It read more
Nov 2, 2019
Yuri-Crusader (All reviews)
Welcome to my review of Houkago Saikoro Club! This review contains minor spoilers!!

Miki are a very shy and insecure girl who rather keep to herself! Sadly she got bullied in her early years. And later in high school she rejected invitations on social activities with her classmates. And because of her odd behaviour, and that she try to close herself in!! Avoiding places where people are gathering and are unwilling to take part of the world outside, I think she may suffer from a mild form of autism!!

Aya on the other-hand are a very enthusiastic social and positive young lady! She have recently moved read more
Dec 2, 2019
YayaBunWa (All reviews)
I’m kind of disappointed by both the current reviews (except the first one - “wholesome” this show is, indeed) and the LACK of ‘current’ reviews. Thing is: ‘topping off’ at the 4th episode, why isn’t this show garnering more attention and reviews further than that? I’m very confused by this, and you can bet I’ll darn-well explain why:

So, firstly, I don’t expect my review to change between this point in the season and ‘by the end of the season’. It has been extremely consistent and, frankly, I’d almost bet my life that it’ll continue to uphold its standards of storytelling, animation, (mediocre) sound design, whatever read more


Recent News

Fall 2019 Simulcast List [Update 11/16]

Fall 2019 Simulcast List [Update 11/16]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime acquired for simulcast release during the Fall 2019 season. Anime series licensed for home video relea...read more

More Cast Announced for 'Houkago Saikoro Club'

More Cast Announced for 'Houkago Saikoro Club'

The official website for LIDENFILMS' October 3 TV anime Houkago Saikoro Club announced more cast members on Thursday. Cast Ryuuji Yoshioka: Shun Horie (Sarazanm...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Houkago Saikoro Club Episode 11 Discussion
Stark700 - Dec 11
13 replies by MegamiRem »»
8 hours ago
Poll: Houkago Saikoro Club Episode 4 Discussion
Stark700 - Oct 23
47 replies by MicheleCostOwna »»
Yesterday, 11:07 PM

Recent Featured Articles

Fall 2019 Anime Premiere Impressions

Fall 2019 Anime Premiere Impressions

We went and watched the first episode of nearly every single anime this season so you don't have to!

by MAL_Articles