What do you ask a Pikachu at Fanimecon?

Sayori Chu - Fanimecon Pikachus - RetrendersOkay, not a Pikachu, a Raichu. Anyway, lets find out what Sayori Chu has to ask this Raichu?

FanimeCon 2015: Cosplay Fun Interviews


FanimeCon CoverAs the Ramen crew roams the show floor at this year’s FanimeCon, newest member Sayori Chu grabs some fun interviews with various cosplayers.


The Cosplaying Couple – Joker & Harley @ Big Wow!

cosplaycouplejokerharleyquinnWe first met this cosplaying couple 3 years ago at Big Wow! Comicfest.  Anthony Misiano aka Harley’s Joker and Alyssa King aka Joker’s Harley are back at Big Wow! Comicfest in San Jose, CA.  Our Ramen host Eddie Ballar catches up with the fun cosplaying partners and gets some relationship advice.

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Big Wow! Comicfest 2015 Recap

bigwowcomicfest2015This is our quick recap episode of the 2-day comic book event, the Big Wow! Comicfest at the San Jose Convention Center this past weekend.

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Cosplay-Style in the 16th Century

r2d2cosplayThis past weekend in the city of Paris a cosplay photo exhibition took place at the Grand Palais.  Artist/photographer Sacha Goldberger took pictures of cosplayers with a 16th century twist.  Many costume designers, make-up artist and cosplayers were involved in the project.

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The Tour of FanimeCon 2014

FanimeCon Cover 2014I usually do a Viral Video Friday, but this is our Viral Video Friday – a video tour of FanimeCon 2014!  Our Ramen & a Half crew takes you around what is the biggest anime convention in NorCal every year – FanimeCon.  We take to the Dearlers Hall, Artist Alley, Game Room and more!  We also interview Vice-Chair of FanimeCon 2014 Gary de Guzman and the man in charge of Stage Zero – Wendell Nacnac.

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FanimeCon 2014

FC14 09I’m kinda of still recovering from the 4-day anime extravaganza in NorCal – FanimeCon 2014.  In the coming weeks ahead, our Ramen & a Half team of Eddie, Ramon and Jonelle will bring us video highlights, recaps, interviews and everything in between from FanimeCon.  Look for it on our website here on Retrenders and 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!

San Diego Comic Con 2012 Photo Gallery

sdcc2012San Diego Comic Con 2012 came and went, but here’s a photo gallery recap of the various happenings at the ‘Con by our Guest Photographer and Friend of Retrenders, Winky.

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