Episode #225 – Otakon is Around the Corner… Along with the Humidity.

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On tonight’s program, the hosts pay tribute to Robert Gibson, writer for Captain Harlock and manga translator Anastasia Moreno, who worked Strawberry Panic!, and other mangas. A brand new Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans is announced, and we ask how is San Diego Comic-Con International dealing with Hall H, the dark side of Japanese Idols, and British rapper Jme seeks a rare Pokémon card… Then on the Open Forum Topic, we ask you, what’s the longest you’ve waited on a line at a con, and did anything happen? And wrapping up in Strange News From Japan, a woman dates, drugs, and robs men, a man cuts off hair from a 12 year old, and a students arrested for thumbtack ear piercing?!

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Episode #224 – No SDCC, Anthrocon, or ConnectiCon For Us, Cuz We’re Broke Like That.

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On tonight’s show, DJ Ranma S, Ari Rockefeller, and Mako-chan take a minute, to reflect back on Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo. The hosts take a quick look at some of his work and the legacy he’s left behind. From there, we talk about the issues at San Diego Comic-Con International, which are the same issues at most cons, consent! Crunchyroll to release the new Ultraman series, special edition Attack on Titan manga to go with matching DVD, FUNimation releases the Xbox One app with special features, a new Hello Kitty diving suit, and a special anime orchestra performance in Japan. And on the Open Forum Topic, we go a different route… We ask what was your favorite Nintendo game? Then in Strange News from Japan, man drives on the train tracks, house set ablaze because wife didn’t send her husband off right, and a chef steals underwear due to stress?

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AnimeNEXT 2015—Premature Jubilation

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I like to consider myself a professional when it comes to things like reporting, even if it’s on something as “low” as anime conventions and their derivatives. Therefore it may come as a surprise that I pulled the trigger comparatively early when going to AnimeNEXT this year. Maybe it was because my convention appearances weren’t as frequent as the others on the show. Or maybe hearing them talk about how they enjoyed Denver made me feel left out. Either way, I briefly devolved into some overeager little kid going to his first convention and looking back, I can’t for the life of me figure out why. » Read more..

Episode #223 – After the Fourth.

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On tonight’s show, we sadly report about the death of voice actress Shannon Burgess… Then after we discuss the top 20 wishes from Dragon Ball / Dragon Ball Z, new Vampire Hunter D anime, new Gundam anime, we ask what is Attack on Hot Dog, and GACKT questions the Cool Japan movement. On the Open Forum Topic, we ask what your one wish be if you had the seven dragon balls. And in Strange News From Japan. Under that we have a drunk student crashes into the mall, Cup Noodles goes to Italy with a twist, and a preschool designed to be a giant puddle when it rains…

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Episode #222 – You Sure That was a Brownie?

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On tonight’s show, we have some Sailor Moon Crystal news from Mako-chan! Then from DJ Ranma S, he talks about NJ Comic Anime Con that happened on Saturday. And Ari Rockefeller brings us the news. We have Hayao Miyazaki donating 2.4 million dollars for interactive children’s area in park for displaced women and children of the 2011 earthquake, Pokémon magazine for adults, sad news about Tama the Station Master cast, Studio Ghibli directore asked to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and should there be restrictions on the sexualization in cosplay? No Open Forum Topic this week, but in News from Japan, we have a man in a coma due to an umbrella, another man arrested for stealing underwear, and a girl’s skirt cut on the train?!

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Episode #221 – So Here’s the Relevant News You Missed.

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On tonight’s show, we’re firing up the wayback machine! Join DJ Ranma S, Ari Rockefeller, and Mako-chan as they go back three weeks and bring you articles such as the Japanese dubbing of 50 Shades of Gray, we remember Neon Genesis Evangelion day of the angels attacking, the release date of Dragon Ball Super, another Death Note school investigation, Rurouni Kenshin musical, and the counter argument for a cosplay mom. Then on our Open Forum Topic, we ask if you ever hosted a con panel or if you want to, and what is/was would it be about? And then in Strange News From Japan, a man is arrested for throwing rocks at a car, another guy arrested for highway speeding, and another guy arrested for being a peeping tom and filming videos?!

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