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Friday, December 15, 2017

Animation Hangout - Choosing a Career Path


Published December 15, 2017

Title: Animation Hangout - Episode 3 "Choosing a career path"
Recorded on December 5, 2017

Hosts Arsenette, her husband Don join friend and former Final Stage Podcast partner William on a informal chat talking all things animation, anime, cartoons as we share our passion for animation.

This is Episode 3 where we continue to review an anime we haven't seen and as part of the show we review more episodes from "Shirobako" and "Mr. Osomatsu" along with other topics including news in the world of animation.

Hosts:
Arsenette: https://twitter.com/Arsenette
http://ramblingrican.com/
https://www.youtube.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Don: https://twitter.com/Domnhal

William: https://twitter.com/2D2Will
http://www.twodashtwo.com/
http://www.twotwentytwoproductions.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/222productions

Show notes:
0:00 Theme song
0:36 Introduction
1:40 Catching up with each other since the Episode 2
William saw the series finale of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_(2012_TV_series)
7:54 William is watching Black Clover on Toonami (Cartoon Network) which is being simul-dubbed by Funimation.
https://www.funimation.com/shows/black-clover/
12:00 Arsenette finally marathoned Recommendations of a Wonderful Virtual Life (Net-Juu no Susume in Japanese)
http://www.crunchyroll.com/recovery-of-an-mmo-junkie
Turned into a long discussion about sub vs. dub qualities of voice actors and the strengths and weaknesses of Funimation's simul-dub.
24:25 Arsenette was taken by surprise that Funimation license rescued "Star Blazers 2199" (Space Battleship Yamato 2199)
https://www.funimation.com/shows/star-blazers/
http://www.crunchyroll.com/star-blazers-space-battleship-yamato-2199/
https://vrv.co/series/GYNQWQN2Y/Star-Blazers
32:41 Don is watching a few current season series on his own.
23:23 Don is also marathoning a series on VRV/Funimation (English Dub) that William is ecstatic that he is re-watching.
https://www.funimation.com/shows/yu-yu-hakusho/
Also conversation about what makes a good Shounen show and how Yu Yu Hakusho was one of the best shounen series ever made.
40:41 William also saw SpongeBob SquarePants Musical on Broadway.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpongeBob_SquarePants_(musical)

SPOILERS
Part of an ongoing series - where we watch show each hasn't seen:

49:20 Arsenette is reviewing "Osomatsu-San" or "Mr. Osomatsu" - Episodes 7-10
http://www.crunchyroll.com/mr-osomatsu

1:08:30 William is reviewing "Shirobako" - Episodes 9-12 (End of the first "Exodus" arc)
http://www.crunchyroll.com/shirobako
http://amzn.to/2g563lX - Season 1 (Amazon Affiliated link)
Long discussion about the making of anime and other creative media.  This series gets "real" with life decisions that hit very close to home.

1:42:30 Closing
1:44:16 End

Music Credits:
"Cartoon Bank Heist"
YouTube Royalty Free Creator Sound Library
by: Doug Maxwell: Media Right Productions

Visual animation:
"Film Reel Animated Background" by Videvo
https://www.videvo.net/video/film-reel-animated-background/1477/

Editor: Arsenette

Monday, December 11, 2017

Videogame Hangout - What Nintendo did right but EA got wrong


Published on Dec 11, 2017

Title: Videogame Hangout - "What Nintendo did right but EA got wrong"
Episode 2
Recorded on December 5, 2017

Hosts Arsenette, her husband Don join friend and fellow Animation Hangout partner William on a informal chat talking all things gaming! Videogames whether on Console, computer or even mobile! We share our passion for gaming.
A schedule is not set for this podcast though I would expect every couple months?  Depends on what we are playing and what we want to share.

This is Episode 2 where we cover games we played during November, 2017.

Hosts:
Arsenette: https://twitter.com/Arsenette
http://ramblingrican.com/
https://www.youtube.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Don: https://twitter.com/Domnhal

William: https://twitter.com/2D2Will
http://www.twodashtwo.com/
http://www.twotwentytwoproductions.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/222productions

Show notes:
0:00 Theme song
0:36 Introduction - The 3 hosts talk briefly about what games we played in November, 2017
2:30  William goes in depth of his gameplay through Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch.
Amazon Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2l0lroM
16:16 William segways to the current controversy of the micro-transactions problems and Don talks about the problems that have embroiled EA Games of late.
35:40 Arsenette takes over talking Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (Free to play Mobile game)
40:00 William talks about Megaman 11's announcement.
45:45 Viewer question: (KianMike on YouTube asks about the 2017 Nintendo World Championship). William does a full review of the event.
Reference:  Official stream of the 2017 Nintendo World Championships (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaiQcqR8vps
54:40 Viewer question: (SasukeDoctor - Sasuke Maniac Forums) - Have we played Stardew Valley.
57:04 Closing
58:18 End

Music Credits:
"Corporate Intro 1" by DL Sounds
https://www.dl-sounds.com/royalty-free/corporate-intro1/

Visual animation:
"Future Orange Internet www web 2319" by Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/en/videos/future-orange-internet-www-web-2319/

Editor: Arsenette

Saturday, December 9, 2017

2018 Rambling Rican Calendar is for sale!

2018 Rambling Rican Calendar ©Rambling Rican

I was surprised to be asked to do this again.  I wasn't completely ready to do it this year given so much has happened but it doesn't cost me anything to create something that apparently many of you enjoy! ♥  Thank you! I'm really happy about that since I'm still friends with a lot of the Sasuke/Ninja Warrior community despite the political junk in the background.  I'm also very thankful for Jin to have sent me photos of this year's activities along with fellow competitor's photo donations last minute! ♥  Maybe if more are interested in it I can continue yearly doing this for the community regardless of my lack of participation in day to day fandom.  I still love and support those in the ninja community and they continue to fill my life with positivism and support.

March 2018 snapshot ©Rambling Rican

So, back by popular demand the latest calendar is now up on the website!  Thanks for the support everyone has given me the past few years I've been doing this. I did one for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Just like last year any proceeds (and they are little since I don't sell many of these to warrant much attention) is for the completion of the Sasuke-themed book I've been working on forever.  The publishing part is not that expensive, but hiring an professional editor is. Each time I've done a fundraiser I've broken even so I don't have a reserve for covering the costs of publishing the book. I've mentioned before the process of writing the book has been daunting. I've also never really raised much money doing these calendars since it's really made for fun with the community who supports my work.

August 2018 snapshot ©Rambling Rican

I kept most of the format like last year since those who bought the calendar seemed to like this format best.  The majority of the photos came from Kung-Cheen Howng 洪 恭芹 (aka "Jin) with permission of those he took photos of, Geoff Britten sent a couple earlier this year and got permission to use for this project and the rest I took myself during my trip to Japan last year and my friend Dr. Cathi Jones who took pics of the same event (Sasuke 32).  I wasn't expecting to do this calendar this year so I was limited in who I could get in this short period of time.  Most are from get-together events that took place in Gunma, Saitama and Tokyo Prefectures along with the yearly Sendai  PTA event that the city runs and photos from Taiwan.  As usual thanks to Philip (from SMF) for designing my logo! I also added more birthdays of those who have competed in Sasuke this year to add to the normal array of Sasuke regulars (like the All-stars/Shin Sedai) to fill out the months.

June 2018 snapshot ©Rambling Rican

Full disclosure on the "fundraising part" I mentioned pertaining to these Calendars.  I'm getting about $5-7 US dollars per calendar created. All of the prices are up on their website along with a description as to how this works.  I'm very happy with the quality of the calendars and have used this website for 4 years running!  At this point I highly recommend the calendars! These calendars are really good quality and sturdy! (VenusHeadTrap - Griffin Tremaine did a video on the calendars last year if you are interested in seeing what last year's looked like). The calendars are only printed when someone orders them as opposed to other companies that require for a certain amount to be ordered up front.  While they also had an option to do a fulfillment drive (like they do in local schools with the sign up sheet) I chose the other route available since the amount most people would get would be much smaller.  The company will be doing the fulfillment so I don't have to be the middle person.  I won't know who orders what from as the website since they take care of that privately between the buyer and them.  So far I've had zero issues other than creative issues on my own.  I appreciated they had no set up fees (some websites can cost 100-200 bucks just to set up) and again, my experience from the past few years was quite positive.

All months in the 2018 Rambling Rican Calendar ©Rambling Rican

Feel free to use the $10 referral code! ♥
On your first order just type in Referral Code: E9VWYS for $10 off your first purchase (one coupon per account)!  The way it works is that you put in your profile "Where you referred" and that is where you place your referral code (E9VWYS). I do believe it goes to making your own content on the site rather than a coupon per se. It's a bit convoluted but you will end up getting a $10 credit on your account when the option becomes available. 

August 2018 snapshot ©Rambling Rican

I also noticed that they added a lot of other things like like photo books, cards, and even T'shirts, etc.) if people are interested in buying some sort of merchandise that will help me as well. It doesn't cost me anything to set it up and it would help me tremendously if you buy stuff from the store.  So if you want to contribute to the kitty and get the 2018 (it comes in 2 sizes apparently although I formatted it for the smaller one) you can buy it directly on CreatePhotoCalendar's website!

https://www.createphotocalendars.com/Store/2016+Rambling+Rican+Calendar-6621192623

The website accepts Visa, Master Card, Checks, Money Orders, and even PayPal.

Shipping Zones

Website list with shipping, locations, pricing, etc.  (as of December, 2017)

Zone 1
United States

Zone 2
Canada
Bahamas
Bermuda
Puerto Rico
US Virgin Islands


Zone 3
United Kingdom
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Costa Rica
Curacao
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Romania
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
 
Zone 4
Australia
Bangladesh
Greece
India
Israel
Japan
Malaysia
Malta
New Zealand
Pakistan
Philippines
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Singapore
South Africa
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
 
November 2018 snapshot ©Rambling Rican
 
I've mentioned before but if you are interested in getting a calendar and it is NOT on the list that the company sells to, I am willing to mail out orders. I'd like to limit that as much as possible though as it gets complicated and extremely expensive. All shipping costs would be paid by the person who is ordering them.  However, considering that if your area is not on the list, that means that your shipping will be quite high.  I don't make the calendars so I have to pay for my own copies. Please don't ask for free calendars. As always I am eternally grateful for your continued support throughout the years. Please spread the word and hopefully I can sell more calendars this year!  The website has share options to all major social media. Please use them and spread the word!  If anyone is interested, I can create more products to put up on the store. It doesn't cost me anything but time to design things. If you are willing to buy it then I'm willing  to diversify the portfolio. ♥

Friday, December 1, 2017

Writer's block, reading comments and Story time!


Published on Dec 1, 2017

Monthly update for stuff I'm doing and things I'm working on.  I read comments from the past couple months, talk about writer's block, a trip through Sasuke land, update on things I'm working on and even get into story time!

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"Ever Felt Part 1" by Otis McDonald

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Reaction to Episode 2 of Star Blazers 2199


Published on Nov 16, 2017

Reaction of Funimation's English Dub of Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (Star Blazers) Episode 2.  I go over the pros and cons of the dub so far comparing it to the original Japanese version that is now out on Crunchyroll's website subtitled!

https://www.funimation.com/shows/star-blazers/
http://www.crunchyroll.com/star-blazers-space-battleship-yamato-2199/
https://vrv.co/series/GYNQWQN2Y/Star-Blazers

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"Ever Felt Part 1" by Otis McDonald

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Excited for Star Blazers 2199 English Dub!


Published on Nov 9, 2017

A brand new English dub of Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (Star Blazers) is out on Funimation's website! It's good!  Adding another simuldub to my watchlist!  So happy it's finally out in English AND legal streaming!

https://www.funimation.com/shows/star-blazers/
http://www.crunchyroll.com/star-blazers-space-battleship-yamato-2199/
https://vrv.co/series/GYNQWQN2Y/Star-Blazers

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"Ever Felt Part 1" by Otis McDonald

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Monday, November 6, 2017

Animation Hangout - Teenage Moe Ninja Turtles


Published on Nov 6, 2017

Title: Animation Hangout - Episode 2 "Teenage Moe Ninja Turtles!"
Recorded on October 26, 2017

Hosts Arsenette, her husband Don join friend and former Final Stage Podcast partner William on a informal chat talking all things animation, anime, cartoons as we share our passion for animation.

This is Episode 2 where we each have an anime we haven't seen and as part of the show we review the first few episodes of each other's assigned anime!  This episode William reviews "Shirobako" and Arsenette and Don review Mr. Osomatsu along with other topics including news in the world of animation.

Hosts:
Arsenette: https://twitter.com/Arsenette
http://ramblingrican.com/
https://www.youtube.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Don: https://twitter.com/Domnhal

William: https://twitter.com/2D2Will
http://www.twodashtwo.com/
http://www.twotwentytwoproductions.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/222productions

Show notes:
0:00 Theme song
0:40 Introduction
1:40 Catching up with each other since the Episode 1
Don and Arsenette are so far interested in
The Ancient Magus Bride: http://www.crunchyroll.com/the-ancient-magus-bride
Recovery of an MMO Junkie: http://www.crunchyroll.com/recovery-of-an-mmo-junkie
Reference to Crunchyroll contest: https://passporttojapan.com/ (entries were closed October 31)
4:00 William discusses his trip to Italy which happened between Episode 1 and 2
8:50 William discusses watching Despicable Me 3 (Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures 2017)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Despicable_Me_3
11:02 William discusses watching Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Dreamworks Movie 2017)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Underpants:_The_First_Epic_Movie
15:21 Arsenette talks about the movies she saw on the airplane to Japan and general activities during the long flights then William transitions back to traveling in Italy.
18:00 Talking about money exchange and travel tips about saving money while exchanging currency in foreign countries.
22:30 William talks about Nickelodean Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles actually ending.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_(2012_TV_series)
26:22 William talking about the current Season 2 of Osomatsu-San (which is currently airing for the Fall season)

Animation News round-up

27:25 Arsenette and Don introduce William to the Trailer for the animated “Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn2v_FU_qQg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla:_Planet_of_the_Monsters (produced by Toho Animation and animated by Polygon Pictures)
32:38 The screenplay writer for this series is the same that wrote the screenplay for Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Arsenette talks about the series.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puella_Magi_Madoka_Magica
http://www.crunchyroll.com/puella-magi-madoka-magica
Reference: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Trailer (Aniplex):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CTHwEZK2JA
35:50 Transition to the next bit of news. Announcement of them distributing 30 upcoming anime for 2018.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/16/16486436/netflix-original-content-8-billion-dollars-anime-films
Obvious discussion about Arsenette's concerns about Netflix Japan vs. United States differing distribution models.
38:20 William talks about his thoughts on how Netflix in general has a more positive effect on the anime industry than Crunchyroll.
43:20 Viewer comment from YouTube:
Badalight - If you are a fan of Space Battleship Yamato, have you ever tried watching Legend of the Galactic Heroes? (A remake has recently been announced).

SPOILER WARNING
Part of an ongoing series - where we watch show each hasn't seen:

45:30 William is reviewing Shirobako - Episodes 5-8
http://www.crunchyroll.com/shirobako
http://amzn.to/2g563lX - Season 1 (Amazon Affiliated link)

54:35 Arsenette is reviewing "Osomatsu-San" or "Mr. Osomatsu" - Episodes 3.5-6
http://www.crunchyroll.com/mr-osomatsu
1:15:40 William talks about why Osomatsu San is popular in Japan and Arsenette ponders why that could be the case.

1:20:10 Closing
1:21:34 End

Music Credits:
"Cartoon Bank Heist"
YouTube Royalty Free Creator Sound Library
by: Doug Maxwell: Media Right Productions

Visual animation:
"Film Reel Animated Background" by Videvo
https://www.videvo.net/video/film-reel-animated-background/1477/

Editor: Arsenette

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Videogame Hangout - Nintendo Anticipation!


Published on Oct 28, 2017

Title: Videogame Hangout - "Nintendo Anticipation"
Episode 1
Recorded on October 26, 2017

Hosts Arsenette, her husband Don join friend and fellow Animation Hangout partner William on a informal chat talking all things gaming! Videogames whether on Console, computer or even mobile! We share our passion for gaming.
A schedule is not set for this podcast though I would expect every couple months?  Depends on what we are playing and what we want to share.

This is Episode 1 where Arsenette wanted to talk about a specific game before our regularly scheduled Animation podcast and then this podcast was born as a result.

Hosts:
Arsenette: https://twitter.com/Arsenette
http://ramblingrican.com/
https://www.youtube.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Don: https://twitter.com/Domnhal

William: https://twitter.com/2D2Will
http://www.twodashtwo.com/
http://www.twotwentytwoproductions.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/222productions

Show notes:
0:00 Theme song
0:36 Introduction - Arsenette talks about why she wanted this mini podcast and introduces hosts
1:40 William talks about his anticipation for Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch.
5:34 Reference: E3 Trailer (Nintendo) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGQHQc_3ycE
Amazon Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2hitU1Z
8:07 William discusses the story and mechanics announced for the game.
Reference: Nintendo Super Mario Odyssey Gameplay Trailer (Nintendo) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6oPBIVjf8E
10:09 William successfully segways conversation to Arsenette gushing about Animal Crossing Pocket Camp!
10:49 Reference: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Digest (Nintendo) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJFy521mInk
14:27 Reference: Animal crossing: New Leaf (For Nintendo 3DS) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z09iRo44Mcs
16:51 Reference: World Chef (mobile game) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8xqkodTzJk
20:21 Reference: EuroGamer Article: "I've seen people literally spend $15,000 on Mass Effect multiplayer cards" Former BioWare dev speaks out against EA's monetisation of games.  http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-10-23-manveer-heir-bioware-mass-effect-ea-monetisation
22:30 Reference: Animal Crossing Mobile Direct October 24, 2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr2wXiwgNd0
23:03 We discuss what is the market for Nintendo to branch out to mobile games and what other possible franchises they can monetize for mobile.
29:15 We discuss the Nintendo GameCube adapter on the Switch mistake.
Reference: The Know (Rooster Teeth) - https://youtu.be/zrU_4mQ_Fs4?t=3m22s
36:06 William updates the GameCube adapter story with recent article.
36:50 Closing
38:00 End

Music Credits:
"Corporate Intro 1" by DL Sounds
https://www.dl-sounds.com/royalty-free/corporate-intro1/

Visual animation:
"Future Orange Internet www web 2319" by Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/en/videos/future-orange-internet-www-web-2319/

Editor: Arsenette

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Animation Hangout - Episode 1 "Let's talk about Shirobako and Mr. Osomatsu!"


Published on Oct 2, 2017

Recorded on September 25, 2017
This is a new podcast-style show.  Hosts Arsenette, her husband Don join friend and former Final Stage Podcast partner William on a informal chat talking all things animation, anime, cartoons as we share our passion for animation.

Hosts:
Arsenette: https://twitter.com/Arsenette
http://ramblingrican.com/
https://www.youtube.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Don: https://twitter.com/Domnhal

William: https://twitter.com/2D2Will
http://www.twodashtwo.com/
http://www.twotwentytwoproductions.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/222productions

Show notes:
0:13 Introduction
1:45 Catching up with each other since the Pilot episode
2:30 Don is watching Elegant Yokai Apartment Life and ends up doing a quick review.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/elegant-yokai-apartment-life
Referenced series: Natsume Yujin Cho
http://www.crunchyroll.com/natsume-yujin-cho
7:00 William was curious and went to check on a show solely based on it's title.
9:30 Don also remembers a show about taboo subjects - Ixion Saga DT
http://www.crunchyroll.com/ixion-saga-dt
12:30 Arsenette finally saw Shin Godzilla (2016 Toho films, 2017 Funimation live action movie)
http://amzn.to/2xcB5xJ
and that continues with Godzilla talk (including recent American versions).
13:20 Referencing the story of Lake Texarcana Dub.
http://amzn.to/2xa98Xx
20:00 Reading comments on YouTube and Rambling Rican website.  Update from Badalight regarding Dragon Ball Z's Goku's voice actress in Japanese.  (William just can't... and Arsenette talks about her favorite scene involving the Japanese voice actress)
23:30 Comments from Badalight referencing his own anime introduction.
25:00 Comments from Griffin Tremaine (Venus Headtrap) regarding Dragonball Z.
Referenced collection: Rock the Dragon Collection
http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Ball_Z:_Rock_the_Dragon_Edition
Referenced: Team Four Star - https://www.youtube.com/user/TeamFourStar/
26:00 Comments from Jack Roland (Universal Tuber) questioning how we like Dragonball GT and/or Super.
Referenced series: Dragonball Super (on Funimation and VRV)
https://vrv.co/series/G6NQM3QX6/Dragon-Ball-Super
Dragonball GT (Amazon Affiliated link)
http://amzn.to/2xajIhg
Referenced series "Wrath of the Dragon" (movie with Tapion - how Trunks gets his sword)
http://amzn.to/2xP1dke (Amazon Affiliated link)
33:41 William asks if Arsenette is looking forward to Dragonball Fighters
http://amzn.to/2g5rZgw (Amazon Affiliated link) - coming out in 2018
Referenced: Maximillian Dood's YouTube channel - Dragonball FighterZ Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnwhe26ReMU&list=PLitZkRNNn1LjDcDY1NFot1vMtrxS9vW-3

SPOILER WARNING
Hopefully part of an ongoing series - where we watch show each hasn't seen:

37:10 William reviews the first 4 episodes of the anime series "Shirobako" in detail. (Spoilers)
http://www.crunchyroll.com/shirobako
http://amzn.to/2g563lX - Season 1 (Amazon Affiliated link)

48:00 William transitions from the end of Episode 4 of Shirobako to introduce the concept behind the first episode of the series that Arsenette is watching.
Arsenette reviews the 4 episodes of the anime series "Osomatsu-San" or "Mr. Osomatsu".
http://www.crunchyroll.com/mr-osomatsu
Arsenette messed up the order she was supposed to watch (given the original Episode 1 was pulled off television, streaming and even physical media) and watched Episode 1, Episode 12 "Horse racing" episode (Thinking that was the replacement to episode 1), Episode 2-3.
58:00 Comparison of sketch gag comedy to Looney tunes formula of the 1940's-60's.
1:06:00 - Trivia for Episode 3 from William.
1:10:30 - General response about both series we are watching and why we chose these series to watch as part of Animation Hangout.
Reference to Excel Saga
Funimation - VRV Link https://vrv.co/series/GYWE14DKY/Excel-Saga
http://amzn.to/2xNSdM7 (Amazon Affiliated link)

1:14:20 Are you excited for any new series coming up for the Fall season?
http://anichart.net/Fall-2017
The Ancient Magus' Bride
http://www.crunchyroll.com/the-ancient-magus-bride
Season 2 of Hozuki no Reitetsu (Hozuki's Coolheadedness)
http://www.crunchyroll.com/hozuki-no-reitetsu
Referenced: Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love (Uchu Senkan Yamato Ni-ni-zero-ni Ai no Senshi-tachi) or Starblazers 2022)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Battleship_Yamato_2202:_Warriors_of_Love

1:21:30 Closing
1:23:30 End

Music Credits:
"Cartoon Bank Heist"
YouTube Royalty Free Creator Sound Library
by: Doug Maxwell: Media Right Productions

Visual animation:
"Film Reel Animated Background" by Videvo
https://www.videvo.net/video/film-reel-animated-background/1477/

Editor: Arsenette

Saturday, September 30, 2017

I heard from my family in Puerto Rico! Update - September, 2017



Published on Sep 30, 2017

Follow-up from my previous video discussing my family on the Island of Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.  Got a little bit of news given the communication difficulties so any news is cause to celebrate!  ♥

This video is follow up to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMyKygW_w8A

Additional link/reference:
Searching for Blame in Puerto Rico—And Coming Up Short - https://newrepublic.com/article/145075/searching-blame-puerto-ricoand-coming-short

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"I am a man who will fight for your honor" by Chris Zabriskie

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Desperate about Puerto Rico - Monthly Update, September, 2017


Published on Sep 27, 2017

Normally I'd have a video of a continuing series showcasing random stuff I'm into on a month to month basis.  However, this month.. my heart is heavy and I can't think, sleep.. or even function. I talk about my desperation to find any information on the fate of my family on the Island of Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. 

This video replaces the Monthly Favorites for the month of September, 2017.

Additional link/reference:
Puerto Rico: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - April 24, 2016 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt-mpuR_QHQ

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"I am a man who will fight for your honor" by Chris Zabriskie

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https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Animation Hangout - Episode 0 (Pilot Episode) - Introduction

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Published on Sep 3, 2017

Title: Animation Hangout: Introduction

This is a new podcast-style show.  Hosts Arsenette, her husband Don join friend and former Final Stage Podcast partner William on a informal chat talking all things animation, anime, cartoons as we share our passion for animation.
The hope is to have a bimonthly chat catching up with each other and sharing discussion on shows we are watching, shows we miss and deep dive into topics regarding anime and entertainment pop culture.
This is Episode 0 or a pilot if you will, as we introduce ourselves and discuss where our start with anime and animation in general.
We also announce a couple format additions going into the first Episode on this (roughly) bi-monthly show.

Hosts:
Arsenette: https://twitter.com/Arsenette
http://ramblingrican.com/
https://www.youtube.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Don: https://twitter.com/Domnhal

William: https://twitter.com/2D2Will
http://www.twodashtwo.com/
http://www.twotwentytwoproductions.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/222productions

Show notes:
0:43 Introduction of all the hosts
1:42 Don's anime background
3:00 Arsenette's anime background
5:04 William's anime background
8:33 Discussion about Rumiko Takahashi's character style - Creator of Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha (among other things)
10:11 Introduction to the Dragonball universe
13:30 Cartoon network/Toonami licensing woes in the late 1990's - early 2000's
17:45 Internet woes of the late 1990's - early 2000's
20:40 Previous conversations during the Final Stage Podcast era
21:15 Dub history of Dragonball
23:00 Turner "Edict" - Story of mass censorship of all animated media by Ted Turner
25:21 Discussion of colorization issues with classic animation (example: Popeye in black and white animation)
27:00 Animation as an art-form and anime
28:00 One Punch Man's animations, style, technique, etc.
29:45 Eastern vs. Western different styles
31:00 Otakon (Anime convention) - new location
34:00 William's non-spoiler review - Eureka 7: High evolution Part 1 (movie)
41:20 East coast conventions discussion
46:00 Funimation being bought by Sony Entertainment
48:00 In-Flight movies discussion going into "Your Name" and then into Mamoru Hosoda movies
49:30 American releases of anime - (brief) sub/dub conversation
50:45 Non-spoiler - Godzilla conversation (Shin Godzilla, American versions of Godzilla, classic Godzilla)
54:45 Brief "Eva" Neon Genesis Evangelion conversation.
55:55 AnimeNext story - GAMERA 2 (1996) Lake Texarkana Dub by ADV
56:45 William's first exposure to Godzilla
57:40 Nintendo Power and demo disks
58:45 Preferred Genre's in anime
1:02:00 Osomatsu-san news from Otakon
https://twitter.com/2D2Will/status/896134207587495936
1:05:00 Future plans for podcast topics - Arsenette reviews the anime "Osomatsu-San" and William reviews anime "Shirobako"
http://www.crunchyroll.com/shirobako
http://www.crunchyroll.com/mr-osomatsu
1:11:00 Discussion on frequency of podcast
1:13:04 Don's PSA on piracy vs. legal
1:16:50 Closing
1:19:34 End

Music Credits:
"Cartoon Bank Heist"
YouTube Royalty Free Creator Sound Library
by: Doug Maxwell: Media Right Productions

Visual animation:
"Film Reel Animated Background" by Videvo
https://www.videvo.net/video/film-reel-animated-background/1477/

Editor: Arsenette

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Monthly Favorites - August, 2017


This is the continuation of a series just to showcase random stuff I'm into on a month to month basis.  Anime, Manga, Light Novel, games, etc.  This one is for the month of August, 2017.

Related links:
(Amazon Affiliate Links - Rambrica-20)
Light Box: http://amzn.to/2xAlIAx
USB to Wall Socket (similar but not exact): http://amzn.to/2x8Vzvd
Table sized Tripod: http://amzn.to/2x8R8Aj

Streaming links:
Fan Service (Rooster Teeth): https://vrv.co/series/GRNQ8Z29R/Fan-Service

Additional Links/References:
Final Stage Podcast Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj6GKIUjJfw&list=PLm9tbUb9EAut-Elz48dzzsv4gU-IDyCp5

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"Ever Felt Part 1" by Otis McDonald

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Monthly Favorites - July, 2017


Published on Jul 26, 2017

This is the continuation of a series just to showcase random stuff I'm into on a month to month basis.  Anime, Manga, Light Novel, games, etc.  This one is for the month of July, 2017.

Related links:
(Amazon Affiliate Links - Rambrica-20)
Overlord Light Novel - Volume 1: http://amzn.to/2h2QTk2
Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age (PS4): http://amzn.to/2h3jYM8
Cloud Amiibo: http://amzn.to/2eO0H0z

Streaming links:
Overlord (Japanese) - Crunchyroll: https://vrv.co/series/G69PZ5PDY/Overlord
Overlord (English Dub) - Funimation: https://vrv.co/series/G6P83P4Q6/Overlord

Additional Links/References:
Overlord Trailer (Funimation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUCkUbxnTS4
Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age Trailer (Playstation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYu8ca8lus

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"Ever Felt Part 1" by Otis McDonald

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Sasuke Spirit (Video)


Published on Jul 7, 2017
"The Sasuke Spirit" is a small tribute to Sasuke All-Stars whom  I honestly feel embody the spirit of Ninja Warrior that I fell in love with. It's a little bittersweet but this is how I feel today about the whole experience. Nothing will ever change my feelings for them. I hope I did an okay job in trying to convey that.

Music:  Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100208
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Monthly Favorites - June, 2017

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Published on Jun 29, 2017

This is the continuation of a series just to showcase random stuff I'm into on a month to month basis.  Anime, Manga, Light Novel, games, etc.  This one is for the month of June, 2017.

Related links:
(Amazon Affiliate Links - Rambling Rican (rambrica-20)
One Punch Man - Season 1 Bluray - http://amzn.to/2s7adgX

Streaming links:
One Punch Man - (Subbed version - Netflix) https://www.netflix.com/title/80117291
Re:Zero - (Subbed version - Crunchyroll) https://vrv.co/series/GRGG9798R/ReZERO-Starting-Life-in-Another-World-
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - (Dubbed English Version - Funimation) https://vrv.co/series/G6MGQEK46/Miss-Kobayashis-Dragon-Maid
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - (Subbed Version - Crunchyroll) https://vrv.co/series/G6497Z43Y/Miss-Kobayashis-Dragon-Maid

Additional Links/References:
One Punch Man Trailer (Viz Media): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Poo5lqoWSGw&t
RE: Zero Trailer (Kadokawa): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvhgOe9BY5A
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Trailer (Kyoto Animation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okBHQWnYImg
William's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRoygnY8I3FGjrCHABHp_xQ
Link to Shingo Yamamoto's Twitter photo of the Sasuke All-Stars eating lunch (before wedding): https://twitter.com/cocona201345/status/878406932175896576

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"Ever Felt Part 1" by Otis McDonald

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Monthly Favorites - May, 2017

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Published on May 31, 2017

This is the continuation of a series just to showcase random stuff I'm into on a month to month basis.  Anime, Manga, Light Novel, games, etc.  This one is for the month of May, 2017.

Related links:
(Amazon Affiliate Links - Rambling Rican)
Chihayafuru Season 1 - Premium Box - http://amzn.to/2rpdFG4
Chihayafuru Season 1 - Blu-Ray - http://amzn.to/2smV36X
xxxHolic (Season 1 DVD) - http://amzn.to/2qBbGLH
xxxHolic (Movie/double feature) - http://amzn.to/2qASimf
xxxHolic (Omnibus - Manga) - http://amzn.to/2snidtU
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Ultimate Collectors Box - http://amzn.to/2rF9LtJ
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Season 1 and 2 - http://amzn.to/2seFBuo
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya  (Movie) - http://amzn.to/2rF5CG3

Additional Links:
Chihayafuru - Season 1 and 2 subtitled (Crunchyroll): http://www.crunchyroll.com/chihayafuru
xxxHolic - Season 1 official subtitled (Funimation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty9Ft40wNxg
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Season 1 and 2 Official (Funimation): https://www.funimation.com/shows/the-melancholy-of-haruhi-suzumiya/

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"Ever Felt Part 1" by Otis McDonald

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https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Saturday, May 27, 2017

My Anime Story: 1970's television - Rambling Rican Vlog

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Published on May 26, 2017

A Vlog something I've been wanting to talk about. This is a journey through the first time I ever saw Anime... waaaaaay back in the 1970's.  I chronicle what I saw and how I saw it in hopes others who never knew of the history in the 1970's could learn how good you have it now. HA!

Related links:
History Of Anime - Part 3 - 1970s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nG5dqokbOA
How many channels did cable TV have in the 1970s?: http://www.radiodiscussions.com/showthread.php?621965-How-many-channels-did-cable-TV-have-in-the-1970s/page3
(Satellite Dish) Blue Peter visits Steve Birkill, 1981: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tthJ1ZTNaco
Old Kennsington, Philadelphia 1982: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwKNx7eTPcE
Making a flip book animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A0Ro4vj3KM
Star Blazers fansite: http://ourstarblazers.com/vault/
General Hospital Montage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF6y6gg-f74
Space Battleship Yamato 2022: Season 2 Teaser: (Bandai Visual) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwLfcUEnQKs
Tenchi Muyo OVA (Funimation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSf8tO7QIDc

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
CGI Snake by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/divider/
Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Send your shirt ideas! - May 2017 Update Rambling Rican Vlog

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Published on May 21, 2017

Quick update Vlog on projects I'm working on.

Related links:
Odigo Travel Affiliate Link:
Friend Referral Profile:  https://www.odigo.jp/?i=ramblingrican

Suggested sites:
Teespring: https://teespring.com/

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
Summer Sidewalk by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Thursday, May 4, 2017

5 Tips for traveling to Japan

Tokyo Bay from Odaiba Island - Tokyo Japan - 2015 ©Arsenette

Just a quick post to let you know of an article that I wrote on the Odigo Travel website. I've written there before in the past but never wrote an update on this site to let you know about it.  If you are interested in reading it, you can find the article titled "5 Tips for traveling to Japan". In the coming days I'll do a video on what I wrote on my YouTube channel. I'll update this page with it once it's completed.  Hope you like it as I had a lot of fun writing it!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Monthly Favorites - April, 2017


Published on Apr 19, 2017

This is the first of a series (I hope) to just showcase random stuff I'm into on a month to month basis.  Anime, Manga, Light Novel, games, etc.  This one is for the month of April, 2017

Related links:
(Amazon Affiliate Links - Rambling Rican)
Chobits (Omnibus - Manga) - http://amzn.to/2pDC2Nb
Log Horizon (Anime DVD) - http://amzn.to/2ot52oY
Log Horizon (Light Novel) - http://amzn.to/2pSXuNr
Konota Izumi (Lucky Star Anime) Figure - http://amzn.to/2pSGIhu

Facts about the Kwanzan Cherry Tree - https://www.thespruce.com/kwanzan-cherry-trees-2132134

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
Silent Partner "Camaguey"
Ethan Meixsell "Heavyweight"
The Green Orbs "Claudio the Worm"

http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Friday, April 14, 2017

Arsenette Vlog - Quick updates and plans


Published on Apr 14, 2017
Omg it's a video vlog with no music and under 10 minutes? LOL Just a quick update on future plans and current projects.

Links:
Philip Scott's Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirippuSukotto
My twitch account (currently unused for broadcasting) https://www.twitch.tv/arsenette

http://www.finalstagepodcast.com/
http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Blooper Reel - Rambling Rican (2015-2016)


Published on Apr 4, 2017
Just a short video with bloopers I had from 2015-2016.. I don't normally keep them so enjoy the rare footage I haven't burned... LOL

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http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Music: "Beachfront Celebration Latinesque" by Kevin MacLeod
YouTube Royalty Free Music

Saturday, April 1, 2017

9 year anniversary for Rambling Rican!


New website banner!

Happy 9 year anniversary! I totally forgot to update my banner.. yeah.. Last year I had a long post about my history.  This year is a restructuring of sorts.  I posted a looooooooong video of why I'm quitting Sasuke (current) and focusing on Sasuke (past) as I start writing my book in earnest.  I will always love Sasuke and more importantly it's people.  I've made a lot of friends because of this show and despite the politics and other junk, I will never abandon that love for my friends.  I was so happy to have taken some of the photos I posted on my new banner.  The rest are from Yuusuke Morimoto (the 2 on the left) and my friend Dr. Cathi Jones (Yuuji on left and Sasuke All-Stars on the right). I hope to continue doing stuff on Rambling Rican and sharing the years of memories I've had with these wonderful people.  I hope you continue to support me as I go through this transition. I'm not going anywhere, but the view might be a wee bit different.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Why I quit Sasuke before my 9 year anniversary and the future of my channel

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This was an extremely difficult vlog to make. After a lot of consideration.. I decided I had to say something publicly as to why I am stepping away from Sasuke. Please note that this is my own decision and I don't speak for anyone else but myself.

Thanks for the support of my long-time readers, members of the Sasuke and ANW communities. I owe it to all of you to give a proper explanation as why after all of this time I'm done supporting the show. It is a difficult subject but it was important for me to not only defend myself, but defend my friends and ultimately the entire foreign community whom was directly affected. I don't expect much to come out of this and I'm not reversing my decision, but I am grateful that even when it got really bad.. you guys were there for me. Words cannot possibly express how thankful I am for all of you who took the time to send me messages when I needed it the most. ♥

http://www.finalstagepodcast.com/
http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Music: "Namaste" by Audionautix
YouTube Royalty Free Music

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rambling Rican Interview - Geoff Britten - The First American Ninja Warrior

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Published on Feb 21, 2017

Yay! An interview! Sorry it's been a while..

This interview was conducted on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

I was so happy we finally were able to get this interview done!  Geoff has been super busy and luck was on my side that he had some time off!  The interview is more of a conversation so it's a bit rambly and all over the place.  I still have a long way to go in terms of doing proper interviews.. and I have been trying but there were so many points I should have followed up.. or shut up. LOL  Geoff is awesome to interview because we could literally talk for hours about a variety of subjects.  Thanks to Geoff for taking time out to talk to me!  Learned a lot of things and hopefully some of you will find it as enjoyable as it was for me to record it!

Related Links referenced:
Retirement Statement in full: https://www.instagram.com/p/BKBphGVA3Pi/
ATS Team: https://www.facebook.com/theATSteam/
Ultimate Beastmaster: https://www.netflix.com/title/80095299
Wolfpack Ninja Tour: http://wolfpackninjas.com/wpnt/

Geoff's links:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geoffbritten/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ninjageoff
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/geoffbritten

Official American Ninja Warrior links:
Historic Climb - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HSxPyOGCUo
24/B4 (Philadelphia) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaF-O2-Vvos
Best of Season 1 - Team Ninja Warrior: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKqUHJSDGyEJFLIid8WLVsXg4sFmU0a2G
Season 8 - Vegas First Stage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mktJGtPmXh4

More updates always can be found on my website:
http://www.ramblingrican.com/

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rambling Rican in Japan 2016 - (Part 9) - Traveling back to Tokyo meeting friends


Published on Feb 15, 2017
 
This is a vlog series chronicling my second trip to Japan to see Sasuke (Ninja Warrior)!  This trip took place May 25, 2016 - June 1, 2016 where I traveled to see Sasuke 32 live on set at Midoriyama Studios!

Part 9 - Traveling back to Tokyo meeting friends
This is a personal blog about my own experience with Sasuke 32.  They are my own viewpoints and not representative of the tournament as a whole.

Amazon Affiliated links:
ALO Asuna:  http://amzn.to/2kIWklC
GGO Kirito: http://amzn.to/2kJ5ZZ5
Amazon Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2kwFntG


Thank you so much to the IndieGogo backers for making this trip possible again! ♥

More updates can always be found on my website:
http://ramblingrican.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Arsenette
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RamblingRican/

Royalty Free/YouTube Music:
Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Rambling Rican Vlog - Kunoichi and Ultimate Beastmaster Official Airdates!


Published on Jan 29, 2017
 
Another vlog!

A bunch of stuff has been going on lately and we have 2 official air dates announced!  Kunoichi has taped!  That is Women of Ninja Warrior Tournament 9 (after an 8 year hiatus)!   The official air date is up and it's only 2 weeks away! The other is 2-Time Sasuke Champion Yuuji Urushihara's debut in Season 1 of Ultimate Beastmaster on Netflix!  That air date and an awesome trailer were announced for February!

Mentioned links: http://www.finalstagepodcast.com/
http://www.tbs.co.jp/sasuke_rising/

Additional Links including video links:
Ultimate Beastmaster USA Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vnKLujMDTU
Ultimate Beastmaster Japan Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25aFbfI_oT8

More updates always can be found on my website:
http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Music is "Ever Felt Part 1" - Otis McDonald

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Rambling Rican Vlog - Yamada coming back? Esquire dead?


Another vlog!

It's been over couple weeks since my last update and in the interim there have been a couple updates.  Kunoichi is taping this week!  That is Women of Ninja Warrior Tournament 9 (after an 8 year hiatus)!  I talk about the 2 major highlights from the Nico Nico broadcast including Makoto Nagano's return and a possible Mr. Sasuke Katsumi Yamada return!  I discuss the announcement of the demise of Esquire network and what that means to the return of Ninja Warrior (Japan) to the USA television market.  I also answered viewer questions/comments, a bunch of general stuff and upcoming projects!

New Kunoichi logo revealed! ©TBS

Related Link: http://www.finalstagepodcast.com/
This year's Calendar:
https://www.createphotocalendars.com/Store/2017+Rambling+Rican+Calendar-4647897731?s=260
https://www.createphotocalendars.com/Store/2017+Rambling+Rican+Desk+Calendar-6942744996?s=260

Additional Links including video links:
Katsumi Yamada's final run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEJyDvzyJlE
Makoto Nagano's Gofund me: https://www.gofundme.com/nagano

More updates always can be found on my website:
http://www.ramblingrican.com/
https://twitter.com/Arsenette
https://www.instagram.com/ramblingrican/

Music is "Parasail" by Silent Partner
Backgrounds: Beachfront B-Roll (Royalty Free)
http://www.beachfrontbroll.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0ICGtmgO3FvvjxD4tasdg

Friday, January 6, 2017

Rambling Rican in Japan 2016 - (Part 8) - Sasuke 32 (Day 2 - Stages 2 and 3)


Published on January 6, 2017

This is a vlog series chronicling my second trip to Japan to see Sasuke (Ninja Warrior)!  This trip took place May 25, 2016 - June 1, 2016 where I traveled to see Sasuke 32 live on set at Midoriyama Studios!

Part 8 - Sasuke 32 (Day 2 - Stages 2 and 3)
This is a personal blog about my own experience with Sasuke 32.  They are my own viewpoints and not representative of the tournament as a whole.

Midoriyama Studio City: http://www.midoriyama.co.jp/

Link to Part 1 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0thDiimQaxc
Link to Part 2 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqNTYzAhKVY
Link to Part 3 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm54pubU11o
Link to Part 4 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQrtPqNJWA0
Link to Part 5 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKsrdb8QYVY
Link to Part 6 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX40Jc-FKUk
Link to Part 7 of series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtivUuu1bj4

Thank you so much to the IndieGogo backers for making this trip possible again! ♥

More updates can always be found on my website:
http://ramblingrican.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Arsenette
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RamblingRican/

Royalty Free/YouTube Music:
Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod

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