Anime Jam Session


Anime Jam Session is a 90+ minute weekly podcast hosted by DJ Ranma S, Mako-chan, and the resident staff writer Ari Rockefeller. Join them as they discuss topics in regards to anime, cosplay, conventions, video games, along with pop culture, tech, and other anime related topics. This podcast is also syndicated weekly on VOG Network. Tuesdays at 9:30PM EST and Thursdays at 1PM EST.

On tonight's show... Shoko Nakagawa picked as Olympic Torchbearer! Johnny Yong Bosch picked as new voice of Broly in Dragon Ball franchise, but is there controversy?! Japanese law changes to allow for screenshots, what's up with Riko Sakurauchi and 7-Eleven Japan? Crunchyroll acquires majority stake of VIZ Media Europe, Alita: Battle Angel, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, and Kingdom Hearts 3 nominated for Annie Awards, along with Alita: Battle Angel getting an Oscar nomination! Meanwhile in Japan, a lawyer comments on the legality of tattoo ban from hot springs, traditional bullying in schools, the return of Mayonaise Man?!

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On tonight's show... The Otaku Summit 2020! What is it! We'll tell you! Neon Genesis Evangelion 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン returns to Shinkalion, changes in Japanese law that effects talent agencies and former clients, what does Edward Snowden have to with Lupin III? The return of Tokyo Mew Mew, with a twist! Captain Harlock's seiyuu passes, and Pokémon manhole covers in Hokkaido! Meanwhile in Japan... A senior citizen arrested for excessive complaints... A taxi runs over man and then drives into wall... And a busty Japanese YouTube chef sells ad space on her chest?!

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On tonight's show... Is the end for Vic's lawsuit?! The judge hands own the sanctions! Our thoughts! Also, a woman is arrested for selling fake Anime Weekend Atlanta passes, a Japanese otaku politician to end censorship, the sales of Pokémon Sword and Shield! Akb48 Cafe&Shop Akihabara closes, サザエさん - Sazae san gets the Guiness record for it's long run, controversy about a manga involving a 40 year old and a high schooler, and the best Rumiko Takahashi anime and characters?! Meanwhile in Japan, crossdressing baseball players in beauty contest... Harajuku station to be demolished after Olympics... Japanese cafes join in on Frozen 2 fever?!

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On tonight's episode, DJ Ranma S tells us about his adventures at Anime NYC 2019! Then in local news, we have the update on Vic's lawsuit... Haven't we dragged this on enough already? Star Wars kabuki play, and Peter Cullen receives lifetime achievement award! Meanwhile in Japan, 130 yen for a cheap hotel room with a catch... You can now have A drink at the Olympics... Japan's heat solution for the Olympics is a step back...

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Tonight, we discuss Shikkaricon 2019, and the Youmacon Artists Alley debacle! Meanwhile in Japan... Is that JoJo reference... A man created his own biohazard... And a woman tricked out of her money and underwear?!

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On tonight's show... Vic Mignonga's reckoning! The verdict is in and we talk about it! Also, the Kyoto Animation - 京都アニメーション fire... Another victim, and more rebuilding... What's this? A Naruto collab with Coach and Michael B Jordan? Bushiroad pushes forward with a theater troupe and stage plays! A Certain Scientific Railgun is back, Sailor Moon "Girls Night Out" cafes, and Fate/Stay Night joins up with AXE Body Spray to fight the funk?! Meanwhile in Japan... Police officer arrested for clogging toilets, elderly person steals bike seats, and buy Starbucks Coffee with a pen?

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On tonight's show, it's Another Anime Convention (AAC)! Join DJ Ranma S and Ari Rockefeller as they both tell you their stories of an amazing New England convention! After that, Mako-chan brings us the news! Live action The Promised Neverland, young Naruto joins Boruto on the next arc, more on the upcoming Pokémon anime, get your anime tour on, update on former NGT48 idol, and do anime studios really fare on their sales? Meanwhile in Japan... Pager service ends, an airport Twitter account is shut down due to underage, backlash on idols selling "dates"?!

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On tonight's show, Mako-chan discusses a historic Japanese hotel run by the same family! Also, Kyoto Animation - 京都アニメーション victims are no longer in a life threatening situation, Pokémon GO adds a new region, more Fruits Basket, drama with an AKB48 member, Love Live All-Stars game date is announced, Sirfetch'd's inspiration, Sanrio Puroland helps with the zombie apocalypse, and a Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba seiyuu blocked by the official account? Meanwhile in Japan, Friends cafe in Tokyo, kanji toilet paper, and the story of a kid who became a flutist on the Zelda soundtrack!

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On tonight's show, we celebrate Ash Ketchum's victory, as well as a Digi charat reunion! Brand new Neon Genesis Evangelion 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン mobile game with figures, and the return of Sakura Taisen!!! Also man arrested with replica Lupin III gun, Super Nintendo World opens next year, man arrested for selling Love Live! μ's body pillows, and TOKYO GAME SHOW hits high numbers! Meanwhile in Japan, a KFC dating simulator, AI generated scent for your crush, and K͟e͟a͟n͟u͟ R͟e͟e͟v͟e͟s͟ appears at Tokyo Game Show!

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On tonight's show, we drop a few kind words about Colossalcon East, pay tribute to Robert Axelrod, discuss shoujo rap battles, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai The Movie, and a new Pokémon anime! Also, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind kabuki play, new Pokemon x Tamagotchi crossover, and Studio Trigger did what with Steven Universe?! Meanwhile in Japan, a blacklight stamp to ID gropers, a bar where the staff thanks you, Tenga teams with mechas, and a tsundere pizza from Domino's Pizza?!

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