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.

DJ Ranma S has some thoughts on the Bleach licensing... Comiket 100 with high numbers! Also, Flame Con hosts Rica Takashima, and Yoshihiro Togashi health update! Plus, French voice actor was released from a dubbing project over a fandub, the newest BanG Dream band releases 1st single, and Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair launches crowdfunding for continued development! Meanwhile in Japan... New love hotel allows you to live out your yakuza fantasy, the tastiest guitar that ever shredded, and glasses that can halt or reverse nearsightedness?! --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 8/16/2022 8:22 PM Comments (0)

We discuss the Crunchyroll/Right Stuf Anime acquisition, one of The iDOLM@STER アイドルマスター games closing shop, and Studio GONZO announces their 30th anniversary plans! Also, a fan gets Type Moon creators to change Comiket Japan's distribution plans, Discotek Media puts their Tokusatsu releases on its own line, and Hot Topic teams up with Studio Ghibli for a new fashion store! And... Rose tells us her thoughts about Otakon, and what happened at Puchi Con (again). Meanwhile in Japan... A brewing company plans to simulate making beer in outer space, a break-in of a small amount of product stolen shuts down a business, and a man is arrested for driving without a license for 50 years?! --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 8/9/2022 8:58 PM Comments (0)

Square Enix launches the English version of Manga Up, The Simpsons to parody Death Note, and Junji Ito wins the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards! Also, Bang Dream holds auditions for new band members, the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist sequel film drops next month, and Keanu Reeves' BRZRKR to be done by Production I.G! Meanwhile in Japan, a joke delays a flight for 50 minutes, the Crotch Cup raises awareness for groin itch, and a mangaka retires because he can't draw breasts anymore?! --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 7/26/2022 8:36 PM Comments (0)

The Pokémon Company to produce an unscripted card game, Otakon's wowing the fans with their guests, and live-action Cowboy Bebop gets an Emmy nomination! Also, Final Fantasy kabuki, Nintendo Japan gives same sex partners equal benefits, and Urusei Yatsura confirmed for multiple seasons! Meanwhile in Japan, people getting unwanted cases of crab and salmon, a jr high school girl removed from class for eyebrow grooming, and vertical capsule furniture for napping? --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 7/19/2022 7:52 PM Comments (0)

We mourn the passing of Kazuki Takahashi, Yu-Gi-Oh! mangaka... Also, the peggies go on indefinite hiatus, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury prologue to debut at San Diego Comic-Con International, Kobato Miku 小鳩ミク of BAND-MAID posts solo project and anime, and Ken Akamatsu, Love Hina mangaka is elected to the House of Councillors?! Meanwhile in Japan, a man is arrested for drying women's underwear at someone else's house, a company uses hit points to help with support of their employees, Toy Story themed camper van up for grabs in a lottery, and new Pokémon clothing that glow with camera flash? --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 7/12/2022 8:36 PM Comments (0)

Tons of news out of Anime Expo®! Trigun, Panty and Stocking, Macross, FLCL, and more! Also, a charity hip-hop Naruto album, Aniplex+ アニプレックスプラス to stream their online fest, Shonen Jump aiming for simultaneously release in English, and Sonic The Hedgehog 2 hits 400 million! Meanwhile in Japan... An update on the Voodoo Doll case, Ninja Warrior to the 2028 Olympics, and a single snake takes the power out nearly 10,000 homes! --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 7/5/2022 8:23 PM Comments (0)

Kyoto Animation - 京都アニメーション to build a memorial site, Love Live Sunshine gets a spinoff fantasy anime, new anime about Akihabara maids called Akiba Maid War is announced, and Seven Seas Entertainment's union is recognized. Also, Tokyo Mew Mew New's VA unit teases OP theme, Digimon announces 25th anniversary exhibit in Akihabara, and a Gundam character becomes a spokesman for McDonald's Japan?! Meanwhile in Japan... Town's people personal records lost due to a drunken nap, an update on 7-Elvenception, and a bear gets his butt kicked by a homeowner?! --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 6/28/2022 9:24 PM Comments (0)

New Trigun anime and Astro Boy reboot! Plus, a new Gundam anime with a female protagonist! Also, the The Lord of the Rings anime film announces their voice cast, Yuru Camp / Laid-Back Camp film inspires traveling kitchen car, and dot.hack celebrates 20 years! Meanwhile in Japan, a man burns down his job due to stress, moe maid dental café, a senior citizen arrested for hammering Putin voodoo dolls to Shinto shrine trees, and the trial ends for man who stole school equipment to recreate Love Live classroom at home... --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 6/21/2022 8:35 PM Comments (0)

Anime style recruitment posters go viral, Otakon's Guest of Honor announced, and a new logo for Yu Yu Hakusho's 30th! Plus, Studio Pierrot launches YouTube page for classic anime, new trailer for live action Fullmetal Alchemist, and proper tips on attending an anime stage show! Meanwhile in Japan, shed polar bear fur as gacha prize, relive your youth with an adult trip to the Nara Hotel, and a hotel game that's a game within itself? --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 6/7/2022 9:42 PM Comments (0)

We get a new joint anime company from 4 major ones, Yoshitaka Amano pens Batman variant cover for DC Comics, and JJ Abrams leads new Speed Racer series for Apple TV! Also, My Hero Academia teams up with Sanrio, and a new international animation festival picks Mamoru Oshii as it's head judge! Meanwhile in Japan, a security guard is arrested for abandoning urine, and yet another update on the missing COVID money given to one guy in a Japanese town... --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 5/31/2022 8:18 PM Comments (0)