The actual group who do this don't seem to have an IRC channel according to animesuki. Here is their website tho http://www.studiooto.com/
@sasha I can just about understand the point of having the torrent (for those few people who would like to help seed a series) but what's the point of givng the IRC channel. With abit of research from animesuki OR even downloading the epiosde and watching the opening credits you can easily find the IRC channel for the group.
You're right. It's like choosing between fruit and ice-cream. I can't even be bothered to worry about seeds or speeds with BitTorrent... I just do the Direct Download every time, which I reckon is just like everyone else.