Houkago Saikoro Club

After School Dice Club

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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: CGDCTCGDCT, SchoolSchool, Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.711 (scored by 2076820,768 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #55502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3079
Members: 49,724
Favorites: 80

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 Miki discovers wonders she had never seen before, opening a way to change her withdrawn life.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

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"Present Moment" by Miyu Tomita

Ending Theme

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


Dec 18, 2019
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
Jun 16, 2020
Mixed Feelings
The idea was really cool. I 'm playing a lot of board games so I thought that it would be a nice anime to watch.

Now if I was watching this series in any other circumstances I would easily rate it with 1 or 2. But my mood was so bad that I needed something soft like this. Something to chill.

First, the pros.

Most of the time, everything is better in anime format. Something simple as throwing a dice, writing on a notebook, or just plain staredown contest, is always epic to watch. This again applies here most of the time. Board games you know are ...
Dec 19, 2019
Houkago Saikoro Club (2019)

Beginning with a sad story of an introverted girl due to the bullying she faced from her shyness. She has little in the way of friendship but this changes with the arrival of Aya. Later Midori and Emilia join the fold too. They all share a past time going through the series with analogue games. Miki the introverted girl meets various people and solves a few misunderstandings with some pointless romance devices shown. Pointless because they are barely touched, they could have been not shown and the show would hardly change.

Initially, I thought this would be a hidden gem, however, I, ...

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