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[[caption-width-right:349:We assure you, they're only this terrifying 30% of the time.[[note]]From left to right: Clyde, Dave, Mort, Mark[[/note]]]]

A web comic that was, originally, just a recurring cast in KC Green's Webcomic/{{Gunshow}}. It stars the four members of a high school Anime Club: [[JerkAss Mo]][[TheHero rt]], [[OnlySaneMan Ma]][[TheLancer rk]], [[TheStoic Da]][[TheSmartGuy ve]], and the newest member, [[ThePollyanna Cly]][[TheChick de.]]

One day, Mort brings pornography...err, [[InsistentTerminology ''hentai'']] to the library for them to watch. Unfortunately, the disc gives Dave's computer a virus, and this sparks a fight between the incensed Mark and the always-furious Mort.

To make matters worse, The Anime Club is booted from the public library for the fight (and for watching ''hentai'',) leading them to search for a new location to conduct their club, as well as a refund for the corrupted data.

A five part web-comic (not including the original strips, a very short Part 2.5, and a [[spoiler: non canon Part Six,]]) it's a short but highly recommended read. It can be found [[http://gunshowcomic.com/ac/ here.]] A FanVid series [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8C86XAjxeU has started]] by the people who did the {{Hiimdaisy}} Persona4 fandub, and is probably even more hilarious.

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* AprilFoolsDay: [[spoiler: Part 6]].
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Dave's revenge on Tony turns out to be one of these.]]
* BestialityIsDepraved: Smegma Princess. It's mostly shown offscreen, but both Mort and Clyde seemed to have enjoyed watching it...
* BerserkButton: Mort's berserk button is whenever someone denounces his taste in anime (Smegma Princess being a prime example) while Dave's is whenever someone messes with his computer.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Dave is a sulky force to be reckoned with.
* BlackComedy: [[spoiler: Part 6 of the comic]] and the Suicide Club comics that were derived from it. Mainly SuicideAsComedy.
* BreakoutCharacter: The Anime Club started as a one-off joke and grew into a rather large story.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Clyde's reaction to what was presented to him.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Tony dislikes the tastes of the Anime Club, especially Mort. His solution? To give Dave's computer a powerful virus.
** Dave's revenge on Tony for this is an even better example. Not only does he pop all of Tony's tires and break his windshield, he [[spoiler: gives Tony's computer the very same virus Tony gave to his.]]
*** Not just that, but he [[spoiler:gave the virus to Tony's computer right before he was about to broadcast a new Naruto movie that he had sold tickets for. So, in addition to the money Tony lost on the car he likely also lost several hundred dollars in refunds to the people who came to see the movie.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Part 6]]. There are a few other strips where there are [[IdenticalStranger identical strangers]] known as the Suicide Club.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The initial Anime Club strips now look a bit odd. Clyde's design looked different and Mort would yell at anyone. In the later comics, Mort seems to get along fine with Dave and Clyde although he still fights constantly with Mark.
* FanBoy: All of the Anime Club, but Mort especially.
* Fat Bastard: Mort, but Tony moreso.
* FlippingTheBird: Seems to happen at least OnceAnEpisode.
* {{Foil}}: Mark is this to Mort.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Mort to the rest of the Anime Club.
* GoryDiscretionShot: The hentai is mostly shown off-screen, or in the case of the fandub, [[FunnyBackgroundEvent depicted through silly voices and even sillier sound effects.]] The reason this isn't a SexyDiscretionShot is [[{{Squick}} fairly obvious.]]
* HumiliationConga: Mort starts on one in Anime Club part 5 [[spoiler: before Dave intervenes.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: Mort chews out the [[InsistentTerminology Japanese Animation club]] for their poor taste, despite lauding [[{{Hentai}} a show]] about a Princess's weird interests.
* IdenticalStranger: Mort and Porky.
* ItsNotPornItsArt: Mort tries to defend a {{Hentai}} anime (involving ''bestiality'', no less) with this. It doesn't work well.
* JerkAss: Mort most prominently, but Tony is not much better.
** Hell even Mark has his moments, judging by part 4.
** Amy and the rest of the Japanese Animation club also qualify.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Mort thinks he's a brilliant connoisseur of anime whose opinions are infallible. In reality...not so much.
** Tony is much the same way.
* TheQuietOne: Dave.
* SayMyName:
--> Tony: MMMMOOOOOOOOORRRRRRTTTTT!
* ShoutOut: To several animes, most prominently LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya and {{Naruto}}.
* SuperTitle64Advance:
-->'''Mort:''' "This is Super Bullshit 64!''
* TrappedInASinkingCar: Parodied using black comedy in part 6 when the boys have decided to drown themselves by driving a car into the ocean.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Mort and Mark stand out since they have fought verbally and physically most of the time. Despite this, they hang out because they look out for the well being of their club and its members.
* TheWatson: Clyde.
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