Interview with Artists Scrotumnose & Onihat

scrotumnosecoveronihatcoverWe have double the fun in Artist Alley from FanimeCon 2015.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews artists David Alegre aka Scrotumnose and Ashley Tahilan aka Onihat.  Davie talks about his food pun artwork and Ashley about her cool stickers.

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Interview with Jrock band Back-On!

back-oninterviewThis video was recorded at FanimeCon 2015, our Ramen and a Half host Eddie Ballar interviews the Jrock band Back-On!  The band talks about how they got together and their favorite anime to watch.

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Interview with Voice Actress Ai Nonaka

jonelleainonakainterviewWith the biggest NorCal anime convention happening this Memorial Day weekend, we had some unreleased FanimeCon 2015 footage that’s out now! From our Retrenders vault, our interview with voice actress/singer Ai Nonaka.  Recored at FainmeCon 2015.

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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: Roaming the Vendor Floor

FanimeCon CoverRamen’s newest member Sayori Chu roams the vendor floor looking for cool stuff to buy.  We take a look at the Panda Hat and Tech Shop booths at Fanime.

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.

 

FanimeCon 2015 Recap

FanimeCon CoverThis is not just a FanimeCon 2015 Recap episode, but the Ramen crew also introduces a new member to the team, Sayori Chu.  Stay tuned to our channel for more videos on FanimeCon 2015.

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FanimeCon 2015 is Here!

FanimeCon CoverFanimeCon 2015 is this weekend!  Stay tuned to our YouTube channel as the Ramen crew cover FanimeCon all weekend long.

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FanimeCon 2015 – May 22-25 @ San Jose, CA

fanimecon2015Hello fans!  If you’re wondering where the Retrenders team will be at this Memorial Day Weekend, it’s FanimeCon 2015!  We will be there Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday covering the anime convention with our Ramen & a Half show.  So come out to the biggest NorCal anime event!

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Legend of Korra Cosplayers @ FanimeCon 2014

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More cosplay fun FanimeCon 2014.  We are again up late, roaming around the convention floor, because you know, that’s the ‘con experience’ – 24 hours of anime and no sleep!  Ramen host Jonelle spots 2 cosplayers cosplaying from her favorite Nick’ series – Avatar:  Legend of Korra.

Eva Maid Outfits @ FanimeCon 2014

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If you’re an experienced ‘con-goer then you know it’s a mad blitz of fun all day all night.  Like at Fanime – you never sleep!  Our Ramen & a Half crew roamed around the late evening around the convention floor and our cosplaying host Jonelle spotted these 3 interesting cosplayers.  Meet cosplayers Ashley Fee, Christine Deatrick and Jessie Blaufus as they get inventive with their cosplay outfits.  These custom French Maid-inspired costumes are from the hit anime Neon Genesis Evangelion.

More Cosplay Fun from FanimeCon 2014

FanimeCon Cover 2014We find more cosplayers at FanimeCon 2014.  Ramen & a Half host Jonelle spots a cool One Piece cosplayer.  All the way from Reno, Charmie Sweets is cosplaying Nico Robin from the anime/manga One Piece.

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More from FanimeCon 2014!!!

FanimeCon Cover 2014Here’s more videos from FanimeCon 2014!  Interview with Hayashi from Akai Sky an indie-American Jrock band.

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The Best Street Fighter Gamer: MMG Julio @ FanimeCon 2014

FanimeCon Cover 2014FanimeCon 2014 had their own mini-Street Fighter Tournament over at Stage Zero.  Ramen & a Half host Eddie Ballar grab Julio Fuentes aka MMG Julio for a quick interview on plans and prepartion for EVO Championship Series in Las Vegas, July 2014.

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Fan Film: Dragon Ball Z actor Anton Bex

dragonballzOur Ramen & a Half host Eddie Ballar does a mini jam session with the talented Anton Bex.  We sit down and talk about his latest project, the fan film Dragon Ball Z:  Light of Hope.  Anton plays “Future Gohan” in this YouTube web series.

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Realistic Pokémon Art by RJ Palmer

pokemonrealIf you ever wondered how Pokemon animals would look like in real life?  Well, artist RJ Palmer draws many of the Pokemon animals in a real-world realistic way.  A mix of art, imagination and paleontology by artist RJ Palmer.

Our host Ramon Angel interviews RJ Palmer at FanimeCon 2014.

You can follow RJ’s work at:  arvalis.deviantart.com

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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 Recap

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Our Ramen & a Half crew of Eddie Ballar, Ramon Angel and Jonelle recap the NorCal anime extravaganza that is FanimeCon!  No long lines this year, now that’s a big plus!  The team reviews their adventure and we throw in some cosplay highlights as well.

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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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FanimeCon is May 23-26, 2014

fanimecon2014Weren’t we just at Big Wow! Comicfest this past weekend?  Our Retrenders team and Ramen & a Half show will be at this weekend’s anime fun-fest FanimeCon 2014 taking place at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.  All things anime and Jpop-culture will be on hand at NorCal’s biggest anime convention FanimeCon.

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Interview with Voice Actor – Darrel Guilbeau

The Ramen Crew caught up with Darrel Guilbeau at FanimeCon for a one on one interview on voice acting for Anime.  Retrenders - Johnny Moreno - voice actor Darrel GuilbeauHe has been a voice actor for several anime series such as Durarara!, Nura, and even video games, and continues to take on new projects. The Ramen crew completely sees Darrel doing just about anything – not just anime, but television comedy to film. He’s completely down to earth and has a kid-around personality.

Recorded May 25th 2013 at FanimeCon.
Host, The “Eddie” Ballar with Co-host, Reyson Sioson.
Produced by Johnny Moreno.

RETRENDERS highlight trailer for Big Wow Comicfest & FanimeCon

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Ramen at FanimeCon 2013

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Ramen and a Half was video recorded before a live convention audience for their podcast as they talked about what FanimeCon is all about and discussed a serious topic on how some Cosplayers can be uncomfortably handled by costume admirers and sometimes get perverse images taken of them without one’s consent – then get posted on the internet.

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