Episode #177 – Maybe I Should Have Gone to Otakon After All…

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This week it’s our star-studded Otakon 2014 review! DJ Ranma S, Mako-chan, and Ari Rockefeller are joined by Avalon Cosplay and Jared from Scarlet-Rhapsody! Enjoy the next two hours as they tell you EVERYTHING about Otakon! And then after, it’s our News From Japan segment! We discuss a man being arrested after apologizing, another one arrested with underwear, and deodorant sheets?

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Episode #176 – This was SUPPOSED to Be a PSA, But…

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On this week’s show, Mako-chan delivers up some news about Studio Ghibli and we find out the truth behind their closing… And then drops Avalon Cosplay in as a surprise to watch the boys!  Also, DJ Ranma S and Ari Rockefeller are brought back to their youth about the return of Digimon! Plus the casting for the live action Attack on Titan movie is revealed, and the plans for two feature films! And then the crew discuss anime and hip-hop mashups.  And on the Open Forum Topic: “Cosplay and street clothes. Sometimes we will take a cosplay accessory or an article of clothing and wear it out as part of our ensemble for everyday or work wear. Sometimes, we’ll do the full cosplay. What cosplay or cosplay accessory did you recently wear out with your normal clothes?”  And in strange news from Japan, a teen beheads another for the thrill, Osaka PD fesses up to crimes, and expensive sparklers?

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Episode #175 – So Far, the Summer Has Been Quite Timid.

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On this week’s show, DJ Ranma S, Ari Rockefeller, and Mako-chan talking Comic-Con International AKA SDCC! We’ll tell you about the harassment policies, before and after! A famous cosplayer went to blows with a perv, the money being spent at SDCC, and there’s a lawsuit about the name Comic Con? In anime news, we discuss Attack on Titan… Or is it The Hobbit, you decide! Also the return of Macross! In our Open Forum Topic, “Easier said than done they say. We look at certain characters and the outfits they wear and say, “That looks easy enough to cosplay.” Upon making this cosplay, it becomes a lot more complicated than it looks. Is there a cosplay that you attempted that you thought was easy, but in fact a lot more difficult?”  In strange news from Japan, hamster butts, grand theft onigiri, and Animal House, Japan Style!

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Facing Facts on Tree City Comic Con

With the success of all the various comic conventions popping up everywhere, it’s always best to research where the money is potentially going. Or double check guest announcements. Why? Conventions are getting more and more expensive, so you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth, and that it isn’t potentially a scam.

Up in Idaho, there are actually quite a few conventions popping up. Anime Oasis and Fandemonium have been around for over ten years now, the latter happening August 1st through the 3rd this year. Now, there is a convention attempting to grow from their examples called Tree City Comic Con. Unfortunately, there are so many “iffy” aspects of it, that it’s not a convention starting off on the right foot at all.

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All of the podcasts are dated July 24, 2014.  I am not sure that will cause an issue with iTunes or your podcast application, but we are working on fixing that just in case.

Episode #174 – It Should Have a Title, Yes?

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This week, Mako-chan bring us Moon Animate Make-Up, and DJ Ranma S, and Ari Rockefeller review it! Along with an issue from ConnectiCon Convention. In anime news, the Science of Dragon Ball Z, Gurren Lagann come to Toonami on Adult Swim, 15th anniversary of Digimon, The Pikachu Cafe, and Chris Sabat speaks out about his Vegeta voice!  Then in the Open News Forum Topic, “We all started somewhere when it comes to anime. Now that we know better and try to get other into anime, what series would you introduce to a newbie to get them into anime?” And finally in News From Japan, panty thief strikes again… But how he did it! Along with a 3D vagina printer and the courts overturn a groping conviction?!

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