Episode #179 – Still Time for a Coke and a Smile!

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On this week’s show, That DJ Ranma S Guy discusses International Cosplay Day in NYC, and a couple of things happened. Mako-chan and Ari Rockefeller talk about the upcoming SeraMoon Symphony, NYCC reaches out to anotehr website for help with their harassment policy, and they reveal the rules for the East Coast Cosplay Championship! A con chair and a con review get into a pissing contest about the review of said convention, and more info on the new Tenchi Muyo anime, and Mako isn’t all that happy about the changes.  And then we discuss the Open Forum Topic, we ask, “where did your cosplay name come from?” And in news from Japan, a man arrested after a stabbing at a Love Hotel, a train groper is on the loose, and sparkling sake?

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Episode #178 – If at First You Don’t Succeed, You Punch the Door In.

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On this week’s show, DJ Ranma S, Mako-chan, and Ari Rockefeller discuss live action! It’s a reboot of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and a screening of the live action Lupin III and Rurouni Kenshin theatrical films! And we talk conventions, Kantaicon’s dress policy and racial diversity at Otakon this year? And is Crunchyroll part of the problem with anime bootlegging? We have our Open Forum Topic, and we want to know what your first convention was like, tell us some memories! And in News from Japan, we have more stories about cops being perverted, and what this about real life sex dolls?

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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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