The Extreme Anime Radio podcast brings you news, information, insights and commentary into the world of Anime and Japanese culture. From the people behind Extreme Anime Radio, the station that brought listeners around the world Anime and J-Pop music from 2001 until 2019.
This is our special podcast on ballet cosplay safety. If you are thinking about integrating a ballet element into a future cosplay, then this program is for you. It is the culmination of nearly three months of recorded interviews with the cosplayers of the station mascot Sarah Yoshida, combined with additional comments by those we had reached out to on social media. All of the guests speaking are cosplayers with extensive dance experience, with a special emphasis on ballet and pointe work. We invite you to listen in, take notes, and consider their advice, tips and recommendations.
We thank the cosplayers featured on this podcast: Airedail, Deerly Cosplay, Eline (Behind the Masks Cosplay), emzynai, floralNINJAchan (Lemonade Pirates), Lilith Christopher, Kessho-Cho Cosplay, Kristen (K-Sisters Cosplay), Naku (Invisible Wonders Cosplay), Swedish Ballerina and Venus (Astro Cosplay).
This episode features the XAR Podcast debut of anime music remixer Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, who has been a key part of the history of Extreme Anime Radio, and the return of Sarah Yoshida cosplayer Mako-chan. They join JR and Nef for an open discussion on whatever topics come to mind, including the current state of the world and dreams of returning to Japan. (Watch out for special guest appearances from some of Jinnai's friends!)
On this installment of the podcast, Nef and JR comment on how the Coronavirus situation has turned the world upside down in recent days. The subject then turns to video games and apps before discussing the current updates and trends in Japan. One aspect of modern Japan that is growing in popularity is the ability to "rent" other individuals to pose as a good friend or other close acquaintance for a certain period of time. A manga that addresses this booming business is being turned into an Anime series that JR briefly talks about with Nef called "Rent-A-Girlfriend", scheduled for release in the summer.
Our first podcast for the month of March features our interview with Kessho-Cho Cosplay from the UK! She discusses how she got into cosplay, as well as two of her favorite cosplays that are special to her. Nef and JR discuss the latest on the coronavirus outbreak, and JR dives into his "Mochi Madness" Bokksu for a taste test of more Japanese snacks.
For the first time we have two simultaneous guests on the live stream, as JR and Nef welcome two Sarah Yoshida cosplayers and long-time supporters of Extreme Anime Radio over so many years... Mako-chan and Umi! Both attended the Love Live! Concert cinema screening in late February and share their thoughts on the experience during this show. We also address the unfortunate coronavirus outbreak in Japan and other parts of the world, and share some good news about the music of Studio Ghibli.
Note: There is background noise during portions of the broadcast due to one of our guests being in a busy location at the time of the live recording. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Our podcast this week features our interview with Deerly Cosplay, one of the cosplayers of Extreme Anime Radio mascot Sarah Yoshida. She'll discuss how she got into cosplay, and her interests in Disney, Dungeons & Dragons, and Dance! Later, NefCanuck and JR embark on another taste test with Pocky and Kit Kats, respectively! A bonus segment with Deerly Cosplay - not heard on the Live Stream - airs at the end of this podcast.
NOTE: Due to technical issues with the live stream recording, a portion of the live stream has been omitted from this podcast.
JRHorse and NefCanuck take you through our first podcast of February! Nef will talk about a recent situation developing with Funimation and their distribution of the anime "Interspecies Reviewers", and we sound the last call for JR's appearance on the NHK World-Japan broadcasting service. We'll also recap the "Big Game", and for the cherry on top, JR nearly cries after eating a particular snack from Bokksu's February subscription box. At the end of the episode, we preview the next podcast with a clip from our interview with Deerly Cosplay.
A packed show to close out January and our first month of official podcasting! Featured on this program is our interview with cosplayer SwedishBallerina - one of the cosplayers of Sarah Yoshida - who will discuss her 2020 cosplay plans. Like Invisible Wonders a few shows back, SwedishBallerina will give her ballet cosplay tips as we prepare for our upcoming show on this topic. Also, Mako-chan will give a report in the world of the Love Live! franchise. We also speak to one of our Instagram followers, Lilith, who is in love with Japan so much that she has taken two official Japanese language proficiency tests... and passed them both! She, along with Nef and JRHorse, will share their thoughts and recommendations on Japan travel.
Our featured interview on our podcast is with cosplayer floralNINJAchan. She'll share her stories and explain the most important part of her cosplaying... teaming up with her twin sister as the cosplay duo Lemonade Pirates. Also, JR shares his thoughts with Nef after (finally!) starting Sailor Stars, the last arc of the original Sailor Moon anime that was never cleared for official distribution in North America until recently. Later, JR engages in the podcast's first official taste test, as he samples one of the many varieties of Japanese Kit Kats... this one being the hojicha (roasted green tea) variety.
On this show we interview Invisible Wonders Cosplay, the first cosplayer of color to portray our station mascot Sarah Yoshida. We dive into her love for the Japanese culture and for dance, and she tells us about her big moments in the spotlight, such as when one of her cosplays was approved by none other than the real "Killmonger". Also, JR reviews his first tasting box from Bokksu, one of a growing number of Japanese subscription box services delivering the freshest from Japan every month.
In the first Extreme Anime Radio Podcast, Nef and JR talk about the saturation of Anime streaming services. JR also interviews Canadian cosplayer emzynai. After nearly 19 years of streaming the latest, greatest and finest in Anime and J-Pop Music, Extreme Anime Radio turns the page and starts a new chapter as a podcast station. We talk about how we got to this point, why we stopped the music, and what's ahead for Extreme Anime Radio.