Naruto Ramen Tees

naruto00Do you like watching the anime Naruto and eating ramen noodles?  This is a cool looking BAIT exclusive graphic tee picturing Naruto eating noodles.

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Anime Expo 2015 Vlog Series

animeexpo2015logoEven though this Retrenders got the big rejection on getting press credentials for AX, that still did not stop us!  Since Ramen host Ramon Angel has never been to Anime Expo, we grab some friends and a mini-van (that really helps) and took a road trip down to SoCal for AX 2015 this July 4th weekend!   Since our fresh camera operators Johnny Moreno and James Navarro couldn’t make the trip, we will do a Vlog series of videos on AX 2015.  We’ll give our opinions, thoughts, reflections, highlights and whatever else is on our mind, so check our AX Vlog Playlist on our Retrenders’ YouTube channel!

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AX 2013: Adventure Time & X-Men Cosplayers Collide

x-men cosplayersOur Ramen crew Ame and RJ interview more cosplayers from Anime Expo 2013.  They interview a couple of groups – The Adventure Time group: Fiona, Marceline, IceQueen and IceKing; and the X-Men:  Mystique, Jean Grey, Jubilee, Storm, Pixie, Bishop and Deadpool drops by with Starbucks coffee and Cyclops chit chats with fans.  Plus RJ sprinkles a few random interviews with anime swimmer Haruka and Darius from League of Legends.  Now that’s a jam pack Ramen episode!

AX 2013: Captain Falcon & Crew!

captain falcon and crewFrom Anime Expo 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, we interview 3 cosplayers – Captain Falcon, Zero Suit Samus and Fox McCloud. We also hit-up downtown LA for the Anime Expo after-party at the Exchange. The drinks were on and the bass was pumping.

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ANIME EXPO 2013 : In line to see Alodia and we meet Kirito & Asuna Cosplayers

RETRENDERS Jessica Nigri & Alodia Gosiengfiao iphoneWe get in line with Host “The Eddie” in hopes to get an exclusive interview with Alodia Gosiengfiao as Co-Host Reyson Sioson introduces us to Casey Cabuco and Kim Caboom, who bring us a real live re-enactment of cosplaying their characters “Kirito kissing Asuna“!RETRENDERS Casey Cabuco & Kim Caboom

Hey Hey Alodia from ANIME EXPO!

Our Ramen and a Half host “The Eddie” sings the popular song Hey Hey Alodia by Segatron from the Philippines which is dedicated to cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao.

I call this our one take wonder even though it wasn’t our first take, but because Alodia by coincidence came up from behind Eddie and does a surprise cameo. I just managed to keep the camera recording as Eddie kept playing. It was a wonderful moment… some may even say magical!

The people in the background are actually waiting in line for Alodia Gosiengfiao’s panel discussion at ANIME EXPO 2013

Here’s the original music video “Hey Hey Alodia” by Segatron. Click here to visit Segatron’s facebook page.

AX 2013 – Alodia! Porno Graffitti! CARAT!


This past weekend one of the biggest anime conventions here in the States – Anime Expo took place in SoCal, the LA Convention Center.  Our team was ushered in and out of press conferences asking questions and taking pictures with Anime Expo’s special guests – world famous cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, Jrock band Porno Graffitti and Jpop girl group CARAT.

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