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.


  • Episode 434 : Twenty Below.

    23/01/2020 Duration: 01h14min

    On tonight's show, a follow up with the Nessa wig debacle, more Fruits Basket, ASMR Charmander to help you sleep, and Aoi Yuuki hands out a slap as a prize! Also, more Love Live! School Idol Project, Netflix streams Studio Ghibli, but there's a catch, voice actor Brice Armstrong passes, and Madman Anime raises funds for Australia wildfire! Meanwhile in Japan, a man arrested for licking the ear of a stranger he fancied, Osaka mayor wants to restrict kids smartphone use even in their own homes, and Tenga at it again with masturbatory aid shaped chocolates?! And now The Hot Topic of night, is ahegao clothing okay to wear at cons?

  • Episode 401 : Warmth in Your Pocket.

    20/01/2020 Duration: 01h21min

    On tonight's show... New seasons of Cells at Work, The Promised Neverland, and Hi Score Girl announced! Revue Starlight Re LIVE mobile game, Cowboy Bebop casting revealed, Vocaloid producer passes, and Neon Genesis Evangelion bath salts? Also, Love Live! μ's website hijacked, new Japan Self-Defense Force mascots, and new Sonic The Hedgehog movie trailers? Meanwhile in Japan, teacher gives buzzcut to a student, "Weird Al" Yankovic tours Japan, a song about poo, and breast milk for crowdfunding?

  • Episode 402 : Shake it Up.

    20/01/2020 Duration: 01h15min

    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?

  • Episode 403 : Yes You Have to Wear Pants.

    20/01/2020 Duration: 01h40min

    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?

  • Episode 404 : Podcast Not Found.

    20/01/2020 Duration: 01h35min

    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?!

  • Episode 405 : Tuesday the 7th.

    20/01/2020 Duration: 01h24min

    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!

  • Episode 406 : Guys Night, or When You Leave the Boys Be.

    20/01/2020 Duration: 01h34min

    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?!

  • Episode 407 : A Spike in the Weather.

    20/01/2020 Duration: 01h18min

    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?

  • Episode 408 : Semi-Delayed Observance.

    20/01/2020 Duration: 01h25min

    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!

  • Episode 409 : It's a Formula Really.

    20/01/2020 Duration: 01h17min

    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?

  • Episode 410 : It's Not Even All That… But It Could Be.

    20/01/2020 Duration: 01h20min

    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?!

  • Episode 411 : It's It and That's That.

    19/01/2020 Duration: 01h12min

    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?!

  • Episode 412 : Stuff Happens.

    19/01/2020 Duration: 01h29min

    On  tonight's show... Japanese Go Kart company owes Nintendo a  lot of cash, Japanese artists creates samurai characters for each flag of the  2020 Olympics, Comiket   コミックマーケット restricts crowds with wristbands, and  the Pokémon fandom  is upset again... But about Pokemon Sword and Shield... And tonight we're  bringing back the Open Forum! Tonight we discuss the re-release  of Neon  Genesis Evangelion, and what went wrong... Meanwhile in Japan, a Japanese  Man arrested with Wario drugs, a slug disables train system, a panty thief is  acquitted on charges due to ownership, and a teacher uses math to simplify anime  series!

  • Episode 413 : Days Away From Blowing Up a Piece of America.

    19/01/2020 Duration: 01h18min

    On tonight's show... Sailor Moon news! New movies and an ice capade! Also tonight, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure references in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night? Japan Expo to host the premiere of Gundam Reconguista in G, the final season of Attack on Titan, and Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma hits Toonami! Meanwhile in Japan, the debacle over Kim Kardashian's trademark, man approaches teen claiming to be her husband in a past life, and an idol singer retires and opens a ramen shop?!

  • Episode 414 : Our First Guest on Twitch! All Systems Go!

    19/01/2020 Duration: 01h32min

    On tonight's show... We have our first guest since joining Twitch! Join DJ Ranma S, Ari Rockefeller, and IchigoGami for a round robin style interview with Trixal Cosplay! Then after with timer permitting, we have news! LA Dodger fans get a treat with Attack on Titan, possible Dragon Ball Z history at San Diego Comic-Con International, and Boruto cameo in Pokémon Sun and Moon? Meanwhile in Japan... A serial crapper stinks up Akihabara, naked chicken taco comes to Japan, and Japanese diners banned from restaurant in Japan?! Trixal Cosplay:

  • Episode 415 : All Jokes Aside...

    19/01/2020 Duration: 01h14min

    On  tonight's show... We take a moment to pay respects to Kyoto Animation and the  tragedy that happened... Then we discover that the tables may have turned  on Vic  Mignonga in  his lawsuit... And Tokyo  in Tulsa put  their dealer's room where?! Pokémon  GO x One  Piece crossover  and the epic Dragon  Ball Z record  break! Meanwhile in Japan... a Police Academy instructor gets a little too real  with his demonstration, a bubble tea amusement park, and a man arrested for  underwear theft?!

  • Episode 416 : Four Squared.

    19/01/2020 Duration: 01h11min

    On tonight's show... We some updates in regards to the Kyoto Animation fire, and some of it is good news! We also pay respects to Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse... Fairy Tail comes to an end, new Digimon film shows the 02 crew, Pokémon Duel comes to an end, and a physical altercation from a Pokémon GO gym battle?! Meanwhile in Japan, language causes anger over "beached" shark, Hideo Kojima stopped at US customs for plastic pod baby, and a stalker tries to mark the object of his affection with tainted lotion?!

  • Episode 417 : A Two for One Podcast!

    19/01/2020 Duration: 01h41min

    On tonight's show... It's a two for one convention special! IchigoGami joins us for Otakon 2019, then DJ Ranma S and Mako-chan discuss BronyCon 2019! Then after the reviews, we talk Aggretsuko, Gundam model kits, and issues with Galaxy Express 999! Finally on Meanwhile in Japan, winner of the Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix get Original Cup Noodles? World Cosplay Summit hijinks with local mayor and governor cosplaying, and no more hair dying for Tokyo students?

  • Episode 418 : Odd Weather We Are Having

    19/01/2020 Duration: 01h11min

    On  tonight's show...We catch up with World  Cosplay Summit and  the winners, what happened with Arisia,  Inc.,  and live action Cowboy  Bebop and  Ein! Also, what's up with Billie  Eilish and Nozomi  Tojo?  An arrest at Square  Enix over  a possible KyoAni fire threat? And an Otaku Summit 2020! Meanwhile over in  Japan, a bank questions a man about an odd deposit and answer, ultra nutritious  Nissin instant ramen, and a one handed Tenga vending machine?

  • Episode 419 : It's a Living!

    19/01/2020 Duration: 01h15min

    On tonight's show... A cosplayer gets freaked out at Comiket, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's producer comments on the future of anime, good news from Kyoto Animation about works on display! Also, a new Lupin the 3rd documentary, Neil Gaiman's role on Princess Mononoke, Hayao Miyazaki honored again, AnimEigo's new kickstarter tops out, and a special Sazae san? Meanwhile in Japan, an arrest over a fire extinguisher, tsundere cats, and a popular blanket?

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