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.

More  COVID-19 event cancellations to report, plus what's the issue with Mushoku Tensei, and Yashahime dub cast announces new voice for Miroku! Also Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train is now the second highest grossing film WORLDWIDE, Sailor Moon escape game hits Japan, and an online one for Hunter x Hunter too! Meanwhile in Japan, Olympics possibly moving to 2022, earthquake hits Japan, and a 21 year old arrested for sending nudes to an old woman?! --- Support this podcast:

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Funimation hit with lawsuit about it's website not being ADA-compliant, Japanese politician in trouble for using Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba type designs on campaign posters, and Neko Oikawa was scammed out of Neon Genesis Evangelion royalties. Also, Levi's and Pokémon team up for fashion, Super Milk-chan is back, and we find out with episode of Detective Conan is being remade! Meanwhile in Japan, hotel rooms about the price of ramen, Japanese COVID tracing apps aren't working, and man leaves horrible job, only to get horrible letter from company?! --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 2/9/2021 8:52 PM Comments (0)

On tonight's show... DJ Ranma S hits us with a Hot Take on cosplay and what's going on with Japanese copyright laws. Plus, five anime films are eligible for Academy Awards, did your favorite make the list? Also, Otakon reaches out to the fans for help, Toei Animation refuses to refuses labor negotiations with LGBT union member, and Fruits Basket gets ready for it's final season. Meanwhile in Japan, police officer forgets gun in bathroom, Tenga wants to create a toy for outer space, a bar just for people to drink alone, and a guesthouse owner slashes guest over the strangest reason... --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 2/2/2021 9:07 PM Comments (0)

And we're back from break! Join the hosts as they discuss Evangelion movie updates, Puella Magi Madoka Magica anniversary plans, and Pokémon's 25th with Katy Perry, along with a record breaking sale of a sealed booster pack! Also, Super Nintendo World opening is delayed, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid season two, and Pokémon Popsicle fraud? Meanwhile in Japan... Foo Fighters sake, world record for crane games, serial toilet thief caught, and hackers to protect the Olympic Games? --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 1/19/2021 9:32 PM Comments (0)

It's our Christmas special! Join DJ Ranma S, Mako-chan, WildSpice Cosplay, IchigoGami, and Yunie as they discuss and trade holiday stories! Also tonight, is Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba about to overtake Spirited Away in Japan's Box Office? Plus, Ohio lawmakers attempt to change college curriculum over an anime textbook? Detective Conan special episode remake, Funimation app on Nintendo Switch , and top five Christmas anime episodes? Meanwhile in Japan, Tenga unloads it's biggest gift ever, Pokémon ice cream for New Year's celebration, and a Godzilla Christmas tree? --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 12/22/2020 9:32 PM Comments (0)

On this week's podcast, ex-Gainax President sentenced to jail, a new hockey anime, Puraore Pride of Orange is announced, and Kyoto Animation arsonist indicted. Also, Disney Star Wars anime shorts, Sony - Funimation buys Crunchyroll, and Sailor Moon super poll reveals most popular character! Meanwhile in Japan, elderly woman arrested for supermarket fraud, pumpkin tempura slip and fall lawsuit, alcoholic soup in a can on sale, and an idol otaku arrested for bomb threat over thrown out merch... --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 12/15/2020 9:28 PM Comments (0)

DJ Ranma S brings his Hot Take on Anime Dallas, and it's gonna be pretty wild! Also, get ready for Pokeball proplicas, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba selling out all over Japan, Deadpool: Samurai manga, and Love Live School Idol Project hit PS4 next year! Meanwhile in Japan, a postal manager fired for embezzling stamps, gamer chiropractic treatments to improve performance, and man finds a surprise after checking up on girlfriend in the bath? --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 12/8/2020 10:25 PM Comments (0)

We pay honor to voice actor Kirby Morrow... Also, updated casting for live action Cowboy Bebop, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba soars high in Japanese theaters! Plus, Pokémon teases something big for it's 25th, The Animaniacs show their love for anime, and TMS Entertainment teases Lupin III 50th anniversary project! Meanwhile in Japan, a woman drives through a store for a bathroom, a face mask distributor is trapped in a sex shop for 11 hours, a pileup on a sushi conveyor belt causes chaos, and a talent scout tries to recruit the wrong woman... --- Support this podcast:

Podcast by - 12/1/2020 10:02 PM Comments (0)

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:

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:

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