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... Two more voice actors called out for harassment, actor Akira Kubodera passes away, the results of the NHK WORLD-JAPAN Sailor Moon poll, Studio Ghibli's CGI film has a release date, and BABYMETAL's first Kohaku music contest! Also, Hatsune Miku Expo launches Kickstarter, and the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind kabuki play comes to home video! Meanwhile in Japan, head of kindergarten arrested for spitting on students, police hide in a shrine to stop a theft, English ad has some people saying to stay infected, and a teen tells off a mugger with a gun?! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

Podcast by - 11/17/2020 11:15 PM Comments (0)

Kyoto Animation - 京都アニメーション wins a diversity award, Attack on Titan gets the full color manga treatment, and a solo Macross Frontier concert! Also, an interactive Twitter based manga with multiple endings, Tamashii Nations/ Bandai Spirits Collectors Toy Department event goes virtual, and legendary composer Kanno Yoko to create music for Takarazuka Revue 宝塚歌劇! Meanwhile in Japan, a head of kindergarten arrested for spitting on students in his way, cyberpunk meets Kimono fashion in Akihabara, Japanese mayor “Jo Baiden” becomes famous after our election, and a spike in empty houses calling the fire department in Akita City baffles authorities?! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

Podcast by - 11/10/2020 9:06 PM Comments (0)

San Diego Comic Convention skips selling 2021 badges, Sony is steps away from buying Crunchyroll, and Rumiko Takahashi is honored with an award in Japan! Plus, Japanese actors union to set up mental health services for actors and voice actors! Meanwhile in Japan, a man is arrested for stealing piano covers (why?!), a school closes and a student has to transfer to a new one 200 km away, man in a monkey mask is arrested, and the police search for a police dog that ran away during a search?! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

Podcast by - 11/3/2020 8:35 PM Comments (0)

BanG Dream's Afterglow to livestream their concert, Anime NYC goes virtual, and Lupin III gets a perfect score from Rotten Tomatoes! Also, new compilation film for Space Battleship Yamato, Saber Marionette is re-released on blu-ray, and VIZ Media pulls free anime from their site... Meanwhile in Japan, man goes on first date with girl and her entire family, company asks customers to stop making alcohol with their wash tubs, student is locked in a train station due to potty break, and make gin from 80 thousand cans of Budweiser! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

Podcast by - 10/27/2020 9:03 PM Comments (0)

Updates on Los Angeles Comic Con and Youmacon... Also, another voice actor caught with his pants down, literally! Upcoming Digimon RPG delayed, NHK's mega poll is Sailor Moon themed, Kizuna AI(official) announces a free concert, Evangelion teams up with teddy bears, and the Sailor Moon Eternal trailer has been released! Meanwhile in Japan, new restaurant policy allows you to take food home, Yakuza banned from giving out Halloween candy, teacher busted for hiding a student shoes and then some,and why are Japanese Kit Kats shrinking? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

Podcast by - 10/20/2020 10:15 PM Comments (0)

Love Live School Idol Project comes to PS4 and a new single/AMV! Also, new DiGi Charat art book, first 3 Neon Genesis Evangelion 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン get the 4D treatment, plus Studio Khara assures of no 6 hour film. Plus, a Pokémon short about SirFetchd, Mamoru Oshii plays himself in a film, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba gets a US date! Meanwhile in Japan, and officer caught downloading porn from suspects phone, a boy is assaulted by an old man with a wrestling move, and a highschooler assumes another's identity for 6 months, hijacks ensued! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

Podcast by - 10/13/2020 11:06 PM Comments (0)

FYI, this episode has some audio issues. Apologies. Create your own Shonen Jump character! Also, anime crowdfunding, check out the Joestar Souls at the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険) event, and singer LiSA previews her new album! And Momoiro Clover Z is back with a new song for the Sailor Moon Crystal films! Meanwhile in Japan, a man find another man sleeping in his bed, another guy cleared of theft of a bike because he borrowed it, another guy arrested for stealing fake money, and a yandere girl sneaks into ex-boyfriend's house and cooks for him?! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

Podcast by - 10/6/2020 9:49 PM Comments (0)

DJ Ranma S gives his Hot Take on the Crunchyroll Expo's masquerade! Also final season of Fruits Basket, Demon Slayer kabuki expo, live-action Yakuza in the works from SEGA, and a wacky, yet very popular Ruby Kurosawa video! Plus, Los Angeles Comic Con moves ahead with show and extra measures, where to watch YashaHime, and a twitter user reunites with lost lost figure from 16 years ago! Meanwhile in Japan, a wife begins writing daily list on why she shouldn't murder her husband, the government is phasing out fax machines, paper documents, and personal seals, a new alcohol popsicle that hasn't been banned for children, and a woman sues company after working 48 days in a row with limited bathroom breaks?! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

Podcast by - 9/29/2020 9:39 PM Comments (0)

A Sailor Moon exhibit in Italy, Jump Festa and Ohayocon go digital, and we get the OP theme for Yashahime! Plus, Yoh is cast in Shaman King, Pokémon Company owns up on Porygon, Nintendo announces Super Mario Bros movie date, and a sushi chain finally changes a meal name due to obvious reasons... Meanwhile in Japan, restaurants and bars staffed by JAV actors and actresses, a vending machine with reverse advertising, and an elder idol group helps to prevent fires?! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

Podcast by - 9/22/2020 11:28 PM Comments (0)

We're back from vacation and we bring you two weeks of positive things! First we discuss COVID-19 and the impact on cons... Then great news about Amamiya Sora, Aqua from Konosuba! Also, T.M. Revolution's marriage, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon's Sailor Mars, aka Kitagawa Keiko is a mom, Naomi Watanabe as Zirconia in Sailor Moon Eternal films! Plus, new Shenmue anime, new Love Live series, and Hatsune Miku as a Corona countermeasure spokesperson! Meanwhile in Japan, a panty thief gets surprise after arrest, cops search for a man who peed himself, another man arrested for late return of a rental car, and another guy arrested to peeing in beer cans?! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

Podcast by - 9/15/2020 8:47 PM Comments (0)