Zenkaikon 2016 – A Division of Fly-By-Night Moving Company

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Well, here it is, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the start of convention season for 2016. Although I’m hesitant to refer to it as a “season,” since you can find a convention happening in at least one city in this country during any given weekend…at least that’s what it feels like, they’ve become so ubiquitous.

And our first convention for 2016 is none other than Zenkaikon 2016, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which, due to how much the convention has grown on the staff—myself included, I’ll admit—has been labeled our “home” convention. Never mind that the “home” con for two New Jersey residents and one NYC resident is in Pennsylvania Dutch country, which is pretty much the antithesis of what we do.

Episode #261 – Meanwhile at Castle Point…

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On tonight’s show, guest host Ichigo Gami joins us live! We’re talking about the passing of seiyuu Ken Maeda, an update on music and licensing in Japan, the Tokyo Government offering bonus for talking about anime overseas, and the Starfox anime short! Also, DJ Ranma S talks about his excursion to Castle Point Anime Convention 2016! The on the Open Forum Topic, we ask about weddings and proposals, what are your thoughts on it? And then in Strange News From Japan, we have an update on missing subway handstraps, a university professor cosplays with his lectures, and an amazing Japanese to English dictionary with interesting phrases.

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Episode #260 – So Here’s the Important News You Missed.

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On tonight’s show, we catch up on some important things you may have missed. We talk about the passing of singer of Kouji Wada, who performed the opening theme to Digimon… Then from there, what’s up with the new Sailor Moon cafe? Amazon.com is getting into anime, Netflix is producing live action Death Note, and Kadokawa Corporation and Crunchyroll team up for distribution, and get ready for Dragon Ball Fusions, a new game! And yes, how YOU can get a degree in Cosplay, we tell you how! And we finally get to your thoughts on the Open Forum Topic about the dress code! And wrapping things up in Strange News in Japan, a woman is arrested for making 330 calls to a lawyer, assistant professor is arrested for upskirt filming, and lickable mushrooms?

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Katsucon 2016: …And then the Real Fire Nation Attacked

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The con was all fun and games, until the Fire Nation Attacked….but more on that later!..

We’ll start out with Thursday, I got in pretty late so I was in my pj’s but a few of my friends in the room were already wandering around in cosplay scoping out good photo spots and just chilling out in general. We unpacked and got everything ironed and ready for the next morning.

Episode #259 – Let Us Tell You a Story About Zenkaikon…

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On tonight’s show, we’re talking Zenkaikon 2016! So tune in tonight as DJ Ranma S, Mako-chan, and Ari Rockefeller talk about their first con of the year! And over in the Open Forum Topic, we talk about the dress code of conventions, are they fair? And in Strange News from Japan, a crazy janitor attacks a student, man is arrested for doing yoga, and a capsule hotel that caters to women.

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Episode #257 – But the Weather was Just Fine a Minute Ago.

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On tonight’s show, we talk about the return of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga for one more shot! also, Hollywood movie is looking for Bronies, Hello Kitty, and Harajuku fans, singer Pile, has a secret message in her song, BABYMETAL new single is out, and could their appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert be in jeopardy?! The Vision of Escaflowne dub cast slowly trickles out, and the Fushigi Yûgi musical cast is revealed! And then we ask in the Open forum topic, what anime would you like to see as a stage play or musical? And finally in the Strange News From Japan, a peeping tom cop is questioned, Japan’s view on a Paris vacation, and South Korea constructs and statue of PSY?!

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