Merry Christmas from Japan-A-Radio!

Get ready for Japanese Christmas Cheer as Japan-A-Radio's Annual Christmas show: A Very Japan-A-Radio Christmas, starts SUNDAY 12/23/12 at Midnight (Mountain Time) directly following the encore presentations of Weekend Blastoff and WTF Show w/ Michael Garcia!
This multiple day event runs through December 26th and regular programming resumes at MIDNIGHT (Mountain Time) on Thursday, December 27th.
Tune in for all of your favorite Japanese Christmas favorites and even new ones you may not have heard before! Thanks for another year of your support, this is our gift to you!


WTF Show Returns!

The WTF Show with Michael Garcia has returned from hiatus in recorded format. It airs on Friday night, at 8PM Pacific Time right after Weekend Blastoff with DJ CruzMissile, with an encore presentation on Saturday at the same time. Michael's been biting at the bit to come back, and we're happy to have him back on air. Right now it's pre-recorded, but you can help bring it back live by donating to the WTF Show indiegogo here: http://www.indiegogo.com/wtfshow
We're wanting to bring more new content to the air, but we can't do so without the resources to do so. If you want to help keep Japan-A-Radio alive, and help us keep bring you the Best Music Mix from Japan, and new content, please consider donating or subscribing today. Every bit helps. To do so, click the links in the sidebar. Subscribers get access to a dedicated listener slot, and a higher bitrate stream, and it helps us keep rocking.
Thanks for listening to Japan-A-Radio, Japan's Best Music Mix.


Scheduled Maintenance (August 17th, 2012 - August 20th, 2012 08:00PM - 11:59AM MST)

Learn more about our upcoming studio maintenance work after the break.


Aurora, Colorado Shooting.

We at Japan-A-Radio would like to take a moment for those who's lives have been changed forever. The Aurora Century 16 incident happened about 7 miles away from our main studios. All of the Denver staff of Japan-A-Radio are okay. More after the break.


Sakuracon 2012 - Gen Urobuchi, Katsushi Ota, Atsuhiro Iwakami Fan Q & A Panel

Fate/Zero and Madoka writer Gen Urobuchi, producer Atsuhiro Iwakami and light novel publisher Katsushi Ota led a packed panel Friday at Sakuracon. A life-size Charlotte cosplayer drew gasps from the crowd and had to stop for pictures. Aniplex staff asked the crowd if they could take a picture of them before getting the panel underway.

A short demo reel of Aniplex's titles played before introductions of the main guests.

Gen Urobuchi: Hello Sakura-con! My name is Gen Urobuchi. I originally used to be a game script writer but Katsushi Ota told me to start writing other stuff and then Iwakami saw my work and before I knew it I was doing anime screenplays.

Katsushi Ota: Hello! I am Katushi Ota, I've been Urobuchi's editor for eight years now. I never thought we'd be travelling to the States this way, talking to everyone. It's a pleasant surprise, thank you.

Atsuhiro Iwakami: Hello, I am the anime producer Iwakami. I'm glad to be here in Seattle and talking to everyone. I see some Kyubey's and Charlottes. I'm happy to be here with everyone.

A short demo reel of Aniplex's titles which the guests were involved in then played after their introductions. Many of the questions ended up being for Mr. Urobuchi.


Sakuracon 2012 - Yoshiaki Kawajiri Q & A

Madhouse' s Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Director of such works as Ninja Scroll and X TV, answers questions from a half-full panel room early Friday afternoon at Sakuracon 2012.

Q: What were some of your major influences?

A: One of my big influences are American TV westerns such as Rawhide.


Sakuracon 2012 - Gen Urobuchi, Katsushi Ota, Atsuhiro Iwakami Press Interview

Aniplex was gracious enough to allow Japan-A-Radio, as well as a number of other press outlets a round table interview with writer Gen Urobuchi, Publisher Katsushi Ota, and Producer Atsuhiro Iwakami on Sunday morning at Sakuracon 2012.

Interview transcription courtesy of Sutoraikuanime. Most of the press gathered were surprisingly from Canada.

Audio for parts of this interview will be aired on the Weekend Blastoff w/DJ CruzMissile, Friday/Saturday at 7pm Pacific.

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The Q&A Starts after the break.


Programming Schedule Update

Hi everyone! We'd like to let you know we have shows returning, some shows on hiatus, and some have changed time. Please check our schedule or read more after the break!

Programming Changes:

Live Request returns to Japan-A-Radio! Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 2PM Local Japan-A-Radio Time. (US Mountain Time).
WTF Show status has changed to hiatus. We expect a return of the WTF show in a couple of months. Think of this as a mid-season break. :)


L'Arc~en~Ciel One-Day Concert in NYC!

L'Arc~en~Ciel coming to NYC on March 25, 2012!

L'Arc~en~Ciel will be coming to Madison Square Garden in New York City for a one-night concert in March 2012! More information after the cut!


Help Japan recover from The Great Honshu Earthquake on March 11th, 2011.

All of us here at Japan-A-Radio send our hearts and thoughts to those in Japan who are displaced due to the 9.0 earthquake that happened off the coast of Sendai, Honshu.

Japan is going to need some financial help to be able to recover. Please, take a moment to donate to the American Red Cross by clicking on the link below.

http://bit.ly/i4H6gj


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