Houkago Saikoro Club

After School Dice Club

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Houkago Saikoro Kurabu
Japanese: 放課後さいころ倶楽部
English: After School Dice Club
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2019 to Dec 19, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:15 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: GameGame, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.701 (scored by 1536115,361 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #51142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2791
Members: 40,965
Favorites: 57

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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 Miki discovers wonders she had never seen before, opening a way to change her withdrawn life.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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Imaizumi, Kenichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takada, Masatoyo
Episode Director
Tomita, Miyu
Theme Song Performance
Kouno, Marika
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Present Moment" by Miyu Tomita

Ending Theme

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

Dec 18, 2019
Xiaraith (All reviews)
Friendship through the power of board games - a board-gamified review of Houkago Saikoro Club

(this review is structured and meant to be read as if it was a board game manual)

-- General game info --
> game idea and concept by Xiaraith
> inspired by LIDENFILMS
> original story and art by Nakamichi Hiroo
> for any player count, age 13+
> Playing time: 5 minutes, potentially leads to another game of 276 minutes

-- Game Material --
> models of 3 girls, board game shop, manager
> locked boxes to be opened when instructed
> decision board, pawn

-- Game Setup --
Prepare the game by taking the two models of the read more
Dec 18, 2019
Stark700 (All reviews)
The foundation of Houkago Saikoro Club (Afterschool Dice Club) is based on tabletop games in the form of card games, board games, and of course, dice games. Chances are that you played a tabletop game at least once in your lifetime, whether it’s between friends or family. Hiroo Nakamichi manages to create a manga about tabletop game culture and to my delight, this is a slice of series I can recommend to just about anyone.

To start off, you don’t need to be a fan of tabletop games to really enjoy the show. I haven’t played tabletop games in a long time but had no problem read more
Dec 18, 2019
Fircoal (All reviews)
Houkago Saikoro Club is a simple show that manages to succeed with its accurate representation of playing board games along with the character development and heartwarming interactions that are brought on by these games. There are lots of fun moments that can happen during a board game and the show does a good job of communicating these moments and showcasing the fun, glory, and growth that they get from playing these games.

The characters in Saikoro Club are generally well developed and showcase a good example growth that is tied in well to the subject matter that is being focused on. In the case of read more
Dec 18, 2019
RPWPA (All reviews)
Anime which focuses on 1 idea can go one of 2 ways, it can be entertaining and fun to watch or it can be extremely boring. Thankfully, Houkago Saikoro Club was closer to the first one here. It wasn't the best but it was still a very good watch.

I really liked how the anime presented psychological issues even if it didn't necessarily deal with all of them. The fact that it had characters talking and experiencing very heavy stuff like the feeling of being left out, fear of the future and the fear of having no dream or passion in anything is something that read more


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