Castle Point Anime Convention 2016: Two Days or was it a 1 1/2 Days?

Castle Point Anime Convention

It’s no secret that when it comes to anime conventions being held on college campuses, I am very critical of them.  I admit that I am spoiled in the ways of going to a convention at a hotel and/or a convention center that I expect the same thing across the board.  But then you ask, why do I keep going?  Simply put it’s a damn good show.  I truly feel that where Springfest and Kotoricon failed, CPAC succeeded.

Episode 264 – CloverCon 2016: Small Show, Big Fun!

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On tonight’s show, we talk about Maid Day in Japan and how it is celebrated! Has senpai finally noticed you? Well the dictionary may have! Upcoming Emi Nitta event is mandating for bag checks because of bad rumors, a Chinese social game uses Moe girls for dictators… Gundam comes home to Toonami with Gundam: Iron Blood Orphans! And the Voltron: Legendary Defender trailer is out, and what do the hosts think of that? And then we head over to the Open Forum Topic and we ask you what Japanese words should be in the English dictionary. And wrapping things up in Strange News from Japan, junior high student shuts down school websites, old man gets in trouble for fighting for a parking spot, and stolen melons?

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Episode #263 – Shake to the Left, Roll to the Right.

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On tonight’s show, we discuss the issue of background checks at Anime Expo 2016. We pickup where Eri Kagami Sews, Plastic Ronins, and Scarlet Rhapsody left off! Then the writer of the Dragonball Evolution film owns up! And what is our take on the new Power Rangers movie uniforms? And the return of Future Trunks in Dragon Ball Super, and the hot issue of voice actors and actresses doing porn? And then we ask in the Open Forum Topic about background checks and should they be done at cons? Then wrapping up in Strange News From Japan, 200 pieces of underwear found in a man’s apartment, a sexy magazine getting older men into trouble, and a man arrested for robbing a store with a toy gun?!

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Episode #262 – So There’s This Thing Called Spring…

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On tonight’s show, we will talk about the acquisition of DreamWorks Pictures by NBCUniversal, and what that means for you with anime! Then we find out what trade skills you can learn from cosplaying! Then also, what is Prince’s influence on anime? Manga series Happy Marriage!? gets a live action series on Amazon Prime Instant Video, fanservice One Piece mouse pads for the ladies, and a Cardcaptor Sakura sequel manga! Then on the Open Forum Topic, we ask you what anime series you would bring over with an American theme song? And wrapping things up in Strange News From Japan, a panty web collecting game, learn English with cats, would you like to be security for Hentai Kamen?

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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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