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... A sad moment in Pokémon, with a plush! Also, is the anime industry in crisis mode? New visuals for Netflix's Ghost In The Shell, reveals for the Dr. STONE anime, and what is Yuasa Masaaki working on? We pay tribute to Yuzuru Fujimoto, the final three tasty chapters of Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma, and Hirohiko Araki thanks Sherlock Holmes for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure? Meanwhile in Japan... Tokyo accidentally promotes child abuse, a boy band idol profusely apologizes for drugs, and a goat joins an idol group?! 

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On tonight's show... We a night and day difference with cosplayers and makeup, an adult video star discusses the seedy underbelly of the anime industry, a new anime con in Texas, Anime Frontier! Voice actress Aya Hirano (平野 綾) will hold her fist concert in 4 years this summer, Toei Animation wants fresh blood in the industry as well as hosting a contest to pitch your anime! One anime director talks about the direction of anime and what he would and wouldn't do, and Aggretsuko season 2 dub! Meanwhile in Japan... An illustrator draws different types of perverts on the train, a worker gets fired and slices up sushi revenge, a singer is criticized by her Instagram photo, and the body soap for women that's popular by men?!

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On tonight's show... Pokémon: Detective Pikachu comes to Nintendo Switch with a NEW ending! Also, Sailor Moon Myu hits next year, Rebecca Sugar to host the intro to Whisper of the Heart, Akira Toriyama is knighted in France, awesome Pokemon shirts are coming overseas, Detective Conan mobile game is released in a couple of days, and Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma manga comes to an end... Meanwhile in Japan... Olympics picture ban... Thief steals train brake handles... And Kfc Indonesia brings us crispy chicken skins?

Podcast by - 6/4/2019 8:30 PM Comments (0)

On tonight's show... Listen to our thoughts on CloverCon and Nezumi Con 2019! Then we discuss the latest fallout from AnimeNEXT, the delay of Sonic The Hedgehog live action film, thoughts on Dragon Ball: Evolution from a former Dragon Ball editor... Funimation sued over a patent infringement, a winner in Uniqlo's contest disqualified, and blessed be, season 2 of Aggretsuko! Meanwhile in Japan, man claims he wasn't drunk, but his body produces alcohol, man accused of assaulting his wife over YouTube videos, and a real life Yandere girl, stabs man 27 time because she loves him too much!

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On tonight's show, new anime from Ghost in the Shell producer, get a credit when you pre-order Pokémon Sword and Shield, Attack on Titan wraps up, and we find Sailor Moon fan art from Yoshihiro Togashi! Also on the docket, more about Kalafina, dub cast for Cells at Work, mysterious CDs left around town, Plastic Love gets a music video, Geodude becomes an ambassador, did Ikuhara work on your favorite cartoon, and Armpit anime men... Meanwhile in Japan, teen boys caught peeping into girls hot spring, son finds live fish in parents fridge, and offering to talk about your interests may just stop solicitors?

Podcast by - 5/21/2019 8:30 PM Comments (0)

On tonight's show... The cast talk POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, the numbers, the movie, unofficial music video and other cool stuff! Puella Magi Madoka Magica tops poll for best Heisei yuri, New Sailor Chibi Moon Proplica compact, Hello Kitty and the Sanrio Grand Prix, Sonic The Hedgehog co-creators thanks the fans, and 8 other Sonic cartoons better than the movie art, and a mangaka drink and draw! Meanwhile in Japan, a little sister love letter gacha, a train station uses disturbing chime to announce train boarding, and a drunk senior bites off friends fingers?!

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On tonight's show...The live action cast of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon reunite and it's feels so good! Also, a one-shot Death Note manga, new licenses from Discotek Media and Yen Press, Sonic The Hedgehog film director says that there will be changes to our blue hero! New Code Geass film, with a 10 year plan... Famed artist Yoshitaka Amano draws Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and more on the Kill la Kill video game! Now, Meanwhile In Japan... Man walks up to police with knife demanding fruit and money, another jumps off a bridge to celebrate, ends up in something that's not water, and teens arrested for tying rope across a road!

Podcast by - 5/7/2019 8:30 PM Comments (0)

On tonight's show... DJ Ranma S discusses Castle Point Anime Convention 2019! Also, Yoshitaka Amano designs a Magic: The Gathering card, a plush for a period themed manga, and what's up with the new Boruto arc? Also, a Princess Leia Organa themed Star Wars manga, renting a 300-year old samurai-era house, and Comicfesta guarantees the next hit manga becomes an anime! Also, Jessica Nigri has some very import words of wisdom... Meanwhile in Japan, NGT48 heartfelt message, driver graduation ceremonies to help the elderly, and thank you with a can of air?!

Podcast by - 4/30/2019 8:30 PM Comments (0)

On tonight's show... IchigoGami tells us about her trip to Japan! Also Colossalcon's panel controversy... And are other conventions just as bad for this? We'll also discuss Vic Mignonga's lawsuit, TV TOKYO apologizes over unprofessional conduct, new dubs from Sentai Filmworks, and get snazzy with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure gear! Meanwhile in Japan... A bad lobster bike gang arrested, really bad school rules, and honesty when paying taxes in convenience stores?

Podcast by - 4/23/2019 8:30 PM Comments (0)

On tonight's show... New game from the people that made BanG Dream Girls Band Party, winners from the seiyu crown contest, and an arrest in a BitTorrent case? Also, a very valuable Pokémon card, a Love Live x New Japan Pro-Wrestling marriage, and an Orphen stage play! A Yahoo Japan workers tampers with site, for free manga, more live action Rurouni Kenshin, and a Studio Madhouse hospitalized?! Meanwhile in Japan... Latest update on NGT48, women only gym with free donuts, and cops are on the looking for a porn gifting man?

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