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I'd Rather Anime

76 EpisodesProduced by The Otaku CoupleWebsite

Welcome to the I'd Rather Anime podcast with The Otaku Couple (otherwise known as Chelsea and Ben)! This is where we talk about all things anime, new and old, with the addition of our thoughts, opinions, and banter. You could be doing other things, but we know you'd rather anime with us! Be sure to … read more

76 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

Eren Jaeger

February 14th, 2022

19:48

EREN!! JAEGERRRRRRR!!

In this episode, we're discussing the latest episode of AOT the Final Season (as of Feb 13, 2022) and why I (Chelsea) both love Attack on Titan and dislike watching it sometimes. There will be …

Winter 2022 Watchlist

February 7th, 2022

30:27

This week we discuss what all we are watching for the winter 2022 Anime season.

  • Arifrueta Season 2
  • Realist Hero Season 1 Part 2
  • The Strongest …

Crunchyroll Anime Awards

January 31st, 2022

19:19

In this episode we cast our votes for the 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards. 


Music by Natentine (https://natentine.com)

Marwan Nimra - Evening Chillout

Summer & Fall Anime 2021

January 24th, 2022

37:18

Moonlit Fantasy

Spirit Chronicles

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

Things We Dropped (Summer)

World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated as an Aristocrat

Banished from the Hero's Party I decided to live a quiet …

Spring 2021 Anime

January 17th, 2022

21:29


Tokyo Revengers

Mid-Tier (So I'm a Spider | Welcome to Demon School)

Slice of Life (Higehiro | Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent | Fruits Baskets )

Winter 2021 Anime We Liked

January 10th, 2022

31:41

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1

Jobless Reincarnation

Sequels (Slime Season 2 | Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1 | Dr. Stone Season 2)

Bottom Tier Character Tomozaki

Log Horizon S3

SK8 the Infinity

Horimiya




Music by …

Starting Tokyo Revengers, Higehiro, The Saints, & Vivy

April 21st, 2021

51:35

Cherry blossoms are in the air 🌸 so you know what that means — time for the spring season of anime! We've been giving a few series a try and this episode is our take on what we've seen so far. There will be a few …

Attack on Titan — The Final Season Part 1

March 29th, 2021

21:20

The final season of Attack on Titan has wrapped up Part 1 — so, of course we're sharing our thoughts on the show! This one is spoiler free so, feel free to dive in and don't forget to tweet us @IdRatherAnime on Twitter …

Hyped Episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen, Dr. Stone & Reincarnated as a Slime

March 22nd, 2021

41:00

We're back! And we're talking about the lead up episodes to the season finales of Jujutsu Kaisen, Dr. Stone, and Reincarnated as a Slime. All of them had hype moments, so come anime with us! Listen on anchor to jump …

I'd Rather Anime Returns!

March 21st, 2021

1:38

The podcast is coming back, so stay tuned for new episodes! Make sure you're following us on Twitter @IdRatherAnime for more updates.

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Bungo Stray Dogs

February 14th, 2020

28:31

This week we review Bungo Stray Dogs. It's a Action, Mystery, Super Power, Seinen anime that premiered during the anime season of Spring 2016. We just finished watching all three seasons (37 Episodes) and if you want to …

Death Note One-Shot

February 6th, 2020

19:11

The creators of Death Note released a special One-Shot Chapter of the manga this week. It takes place after the end of the original Death Note series and we enjoyed it a lot so we figured we'd talk about it. If you want …

IRA 047 | Akira with Lakase

January 28th, 2020

1:00:26

This week we talk about Akira with our guest host, LaKase Marie. We talk about the classic '80s movie, brownies, and more. So, if you want to know …

IRA 046 | Welcome Winter 2020

January 24th, 2020

39:36

This week we talk about the Winter 2020 anime we're watchingand if you want to know our honest opinions, then enjoy this episode of the podcast. You …

Carole & Tuesday

January 7th, 2020

26:10

This week we review Carole & Tuesday. It's a drama, music, sci-fi, romance anime that premiered during the anime season of Spring 2019. We just …

IRA 045 | 2019 Top Ten

December 31st, 2019

1:03:12

This week we talk about our top 10 anime of 2019, including Mob Psycho, Dr. Stone, and more. So, if you want to know our honest opinions, then enjoy …

Magi & Sinbad

December 24th, 2019

23:09

This week we review Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, and Magi: Adventure of Sinbad. It's a adventure, fantasy, shonen anime that is available for a binge on Netflix. We watched all three series …

Dr. Stone

December 17th, 2019

20:38

This week we review Dr. Stone. It's a adventure, sci-fi, shonen anime that premiered during the anime season of Summer 2019. We just finished watching the final episode of season 1 and if you want to know our honest …

IRA 044 | Demon Slayer I'd Rather Not

December 10th, 2019

44:12

We are back you guys! After taking a break for the last two anime seasons, we're here to catch you guys up on what we loved (Arifureta), what we're still watching, and what we hated (Demon Slayer, Kimetsu No Yaiba). You …

IRA 043 | Hello Summer 2019

July 23rd, 2019

39:38

The Summer 2019 anime season is upon us. Listen in to hear our initial thoughts on Dr. Stone, Fire Force, To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts, and many …

IRA 042 | Goodbye Spring 2019

July 16th, 2019

24:29

We made it to the end of another anime season. Now that the Spring 2019 anime season is listen in on our finally thoughts on Wise Man's Grandchild …

Mob Psycho 100

July 2nd, 2019

16:54

This week we review Mob Psycho 100. It's a Action Slice of Life anime that has a slow start but gets much better very quickly. We binged both seasons …

IRA 041 | Scaredy-cat Sleep Walkers

June 25th, 2019

36:26

Some character troupes can be really good but what happens you take a troupe too far. Have a listen and find who's the Scaredy-cat character who took …

Michiko & Hatchin

June 13th, 2019

11:50

This week we review Michiko & Hatchin. It's a Action Slice of Life anime that has a mother daughter dynamic unlike any anime we've seen before. …

IRA 040 | Avoid the Death Flags

June 11th, 2019

33:45

What happens if you don't tell the girl you live her before going off to war? We all know what happens -- and it's not pretty! Listen to the podcast to find out which characters are trying to avoid the death flag in the …

IRA Review | Kado: The Right Answer

June 6th, 2019

11:48

This week we review Kado: The Right Answer. It's a fun Sci-fi phycological anime. You could do other things, but we know you'd rather anime with us! …

IRA 039 | Characters Make the Anime

June 4th, 2019

40:00

This week we realized that characters really make the anime. Whether the show is good, bad, or indifferent. Listen to the podcast to find out which …

IRA Review | Saga of Tanya the Evil

May 30th, 2019

14:42

This week we review Saga of Tanya the Evil. It's a dark phycological Isekai. You could do other things, but we know you'd rather anime with us! Check …

IRA 038 | Risk It All

May 28th, 2019

46:05

You could do other things, but we know you'd rather anime with us! Check out our website IdRatherAnime.com and follow us on Twitter @IdRatherAnime.


IRA Review | Kaguya-Sama Love is War

May 23rd, 2019

12:03

This week we review Kaguya-Sama Love is War. It's an amusing Slice of Life romantic comedy. You could do other things, but we know you'd rather anime …

IRA 037 | Spring 2019 Catch Up

May 21st, 2019

47:50

We are back from our brief time away. This week we catch up on Wise Man's Grandchild, The Rising of the Shield Hero, and Demon Slayer along with all …

IRA Review | My Love Story!!

April 18th, 2019

10:39

In our life, we watch a lot of anime -- so much that a lot of it doesn't get talked about on the regular podcast. The I'd Rather Review series is …

IRA 036 | Reincarnated as a Slime

April 16th, 2019

1:03:07

This week we talk about Wise Man's Grandchild, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime along with all the other anime we are watching for the Spring …

IRA Talk | Cherry-Picking Anime

April 11th, 2019

11:18

When it comes to deciding what anime to watch each season, we all have our own methods to sort through the madness. We talk about what our method is …

IRA 035 | Hinamatsuri

April 9th, 2019

51:16

This week we give our first impressions of the new anime for the Spring 2019 season.  We talk about Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba, Fairy Gone, …

IRA Manga | The Promised Neverland | The Escape | Ch 1-37

April 4th, 2019

16:53

Now that season 1 of anime for The Promised Neverland has wrapped, we talk about how we felt about it and our reactions to reading the corresponding …

IRA 034 | Winter 2019 Wrap Up

April 2nd, 2019

46:11

This week we give our final thoughts on the First Season of The Promised Neverland and Domestic Girlfriend now that the Winter 2019 season is over. We also talk about the shows we plan on watching for the Spring 2019 …

IRA Review | Haikyu!! Season 1

March 28th, 2019

19:47

In our life, we watch a lot of anime -- so much that a lot of it doesn't get talked about on the regular podcast. The I'd Rather Review series is …

IRA 033 | Ushio & Tora

March 26th, 2019

39:32

This week we talk about Ushio & Tora along with the other anime we are watching for the Winter 2019 season. You could do other things, but we …

IRA Talk | Everybody Hates Mineta

March 21st, 2019

13:10

When it comes to My Hero Academia, everybody seems to hate Mineta. We talk about why that is and what we really think of this wannabe-hero in class …

IRA 032 | Iroduku: The World in Colors

March 19th, 2019

54:32

This week we talk about Iroduku: The World in Colors and The Promised Neverland along with the other anime we are watching for the Winter 2019 …

IRA 031 | No Forgiveness & a Team Shokugeki

March 12th, 2019

1:07:46

This week we talk about the Third Season of Shokugeki and the decline of Domestic Girlfriend, along with the other anime we are watching for the …

IRA 030 | Lies! Holier Holy Water!

March 5th, 2019

48:33

This week we talk about Bloom Into You and The Promised Neverland, along with the other anime we are watching for the Winter 2019 season. You could …

IRA 029 | Hot Springs, Beaches, and Bath Houses

February 26th, 2019

53:43

This week we talk about Tada Never Falls in Love and Sunday Without God, along with the other anime we are watching for the Winter 2019 season. You …

IRA 028 | A Merchant's Spirit

February 19th, 2019

35:18

This week we talk about The Promised Neverland, and Cells at Work, along with the other anime we are watching for the Winter 2019 season. You could …

IRA 027 | Pianos, Prostitutes, & Goblins

February 12th, 2019

45:00

This week we talk about the controversial anime Goblin Slayer, and Forest of the Piano, along with the other anime we are watching for the Winter …

IRA 026 | Tense, Dense, and Real

February 5th, 2019

57:44

This week we talk about Real Girl Season 1 and Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight, along with the other anime we are watching for the …

IRA 025 | Bunny Girl Senpai

January 29th, 2019

52:43

This week we talk about Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai and The Promised Neverland along with the other anime we are watching for the …

IRA 024 | Daddy Issues & Two Many Sisters

January 22nd, 2019

45:55

This week we talk about Domestic Girlfriend and season 3 of Attack On Titan along with the anime we are watching for the Winter 2019 season. You …

IRA Special | Dragon Ball Super Broly

January 19th, 2019

46:28

On this special episode we talk about the Dragon Ball Super Broly movie with our friend Mo. You could do other things, but we know you'd rather anime …

IRA 023 | The Mana is Calling Me

January 15th, 2019

38:23

This week we  talk about the new anime we are watching for the Winter 2019 season. We discuss the first episodes of Rising of the Shield Hero, The Promised Neverland, and Dororo. We also give our thoughts on Sirius the …

IRA 022 | Break the Mirrors, It's Dark

January 8th, 2019

31:21

This week we  talk about Grimoire of Zero, Doreiku the Animation, Problem Children are coming from another world, aren't they, and more. You could do …

IRA 021 | Overpowered and Back From the Dead

January 1st, 2019

30:35

This is our first podcast of 2019! We talk about the anime that we watched over Christmas break including: Re:Zero, One Punch Man, and more. You …

IRA 020.5 | 2018 Top Ten

January 1st, 2019

24:42

This is our last podcast of 2018 -- for real this time! We list our top 10 favorite anime that we watched in 2018 plus a few honorable mentions. You …

IRA 020 | Outbreak Company

December 19th, 2018

28:25

This is our last podcast of 2018. We talk about Outbreak Company and Killing Bites in addition to our regular weekly anime. You could do other …

IRA 019 | One Clover Gate

December 13th, 2018

38:13

This week we discuss the newest episodes of both Black Clover and One Piece. We also talk about how much we loved watching Gate. You could do other …

IRA 017 | 7 Deadly Rants with Mo

December 6th, 2018

1:39:09

We are finally back. This week we talk about Castlevania, Overlord Season 3, and the 7 Deadly Sins with our friend Mo. We end up going on loads of …

IRA 018 | Pirates, Witches and Zombies Oh My!

December 4th, 2018

30:51

This is part two of our series of we finally have internet podcast. This episode we talk about One Piece, Izetta the Last Witch, Highschool of the …

IRA 016 | Back to Square One

October 21st, 2018

38:58

This week we didn't get to watch a lot of anime so the episode is a little shorter this week. We talk about One Piece, How not to Summon a Demon Lord …

IRA 015 | Luffy's Bizarre Adventure

October 10th, 2018

46:41

This week we talk a lot about One Piece. I know we normally talk about One Piece a lot but this week is even more than usual. If you get tired of hearing about One Piece just skip to 20:22. We also talk about our first …

IRA 014 | Grancrest War

October 1st, 2018

55:40

This is the 14th episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! This week we talk about Record of Grancrest War, The My Hero Academia Movie Two Heros, and …

IRA 013 | Legend in the Franxx

September 28th, 2018

52:08

This is the 13th episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! This week we talk about our thoughts on Darling in the Franxx, The Heroic Legend of Arslan …

IRA 012 | Anime Fights

September 18th, 2018

48:53

This is the 12th episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! This week we talk about the epic anime fights we saw in both Black Clover and My Hero Academia. We also talk about our Hellsing experience and much more. You …

IRA 011 | Anime After One Piece

September 13th, 2018

33:38

This is the 11th episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we've seen in the last few weeks like Black Clover, My Hero …

IRA Podcast Special | Wotakoi with WeeaBroDerek

September 10th, 2018

13:09

This is a special episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! We teamed up with WeeaBroDerek to talk about Wotakoi in our first ever podcast …

IRA 010 | Everything the Anime Touches

August 26th, 2018

49:09

This is the 10th episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we've seen in the last few weeks like Kino's Journey, My Hero …

IRA 009 | The Second Plate

August 10th, 2018

56:34

This is the ninth episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we've seen in the last few weeks like Food Wars, Black Clover, …

IRA 008 | Black Lagoon

July 24th, 2018

45:50

This is the eighth episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we've seen in the last week, and review Black Lagoon. You could …

IRA 007 | My Hero Academia

July 11th, 2018

59:00

This is the Seventh episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we've seen the last two weeks, rant a lot about One Piece, and …

IRA OO6 | Luffy Vs Sallie Mae

June 30th, 2018

49:43

This is the sixth episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we've seen this week, rant a lot , and what we plan to watch this …

IRA 005 | Death Parade

June 21st, 2018

36:17

This is the fifth episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we've seen this week, how we really feel about Death Parade, and …

IRA 004 | Shokugeki

June 6th, 2018

45:36

This is the fourth episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we've seen this week, how we really feel about season 1 of Blood Blockade Battle front and Season 1 of Shokugeki No Soma (Food Wars), …

IRA 003 | Death March

May 29th, 2018

46:13

This is the third episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we've seen this week, how we really feel about Death March to the Parallel World Rapsody, and what we plan to watch this upcoming week. …

IRA 002 | Overlord

May 25th, 2018

35:35

This is the second episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we've seen this week, how we really feel about Overlord, and …

IRA 001 | Ancient Magus

May 15th, 2018

48:43

This is the official first episode of the I'd Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we've seen this week, how we really feel about The Ancient Magus' Bride, and what we plan to watch this upcoming week. You …

IRA 000 | Teaser

May 13th, 2018

1:39

The preview of our I'd Rather Anime Podcast. The real thing, coming soon! Until then, check us out at IdRatherAnime.com and follow us @IdRatherAnime

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