OSMcast! Kill la Kill 4-14-2014
OSMcast!!! TEAPOTS 4-1-2014
OSMcast! Wolf Children 3-17-2014
OSMcast? The Wind Rises 3-3-2014

OSMcast! Kill la Kill 4-14-2014


Don’t lose your- Man does that joke get old? So far… no!

No time for filler introductions, this OSMcast is about studio Trigger’s first time to really shine and put on it’s Sunday Best for their latest show: Kill la Kill. It reunites director Hiroyuki Imaishi and writer Kazuki Nakashima of Gurren Lagann fame, and we talk all about it.

We also talk about the merits of owning a Nintendo 3DS versus a Playstation Vita, star kiddies, dwarf planets, braving and defaulting some more, shadows, gears, solids, and more!

BUT THEN A WHOLE LOT of kills, las, and some more kills.


Watch it! There are a whole bunch of ways.

Also, we’ll be heading to MTAC this weekend! Much like Kami-con, no panels… Until Basil shows up at some anyway. Hopefully we’ll see Dylan’s latest game! He has at least 2-3 days to make it! If you see him, make sure to ask about it.

Have some Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 00:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:48
  • 3DS la Vita – 2:24
    • Conception 2 – 09:48
    • Discovery of a dwarf planet past Pluto?! – 11:59
    • Bravely Default, yet again – 14:17
    • Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened - 15:24
    • This waiter at Chili’s Grill & Bar he was really great guys - 16:22
    • inFAMOUS Second Son - 18:19
    • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes - 20:38
  • And now, a question about Loveless? – 26:20
    • We start the Kill la Killing – 28:25
    • The Kill la Kill Soundtrack – 65:35
      • goriLLA jaL – 68:01
      • InuKa3L – 70:31
    • Spoilers for Kill la Kill – 77:15
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Kill la Kill – 102:17
    • OSMs Out of OSM – 127:33

OSMcast!!! TEAPOTS 4-1-2014


TEAPOTS. Just waiting for the TEA. To be put. In the pot. Teapot.

We may be launching this episode on April Fool’s Day but this is podcast is no joke! By and large, anyway. This is more an excuse to show off Doug’s extensive (and still growing teapot!) collection.

If you have ever wanted to know about teapots, what to look for in teapots, or just general teapot knowledge, this the podcast for you.

For teapots.


SURE we talked about some teapots but if you want to SEE the teapots well guess what we got some pictures of Doug’s teapots right here!

And did you need some Time Cues? We can do that. Basil even went out and found as many relevant links to buying your own as he could. SUCH A GENTLEMAN, THAT BASIL.


OSMcast! Wolf Children 3-17-2014


Look, it may come as a surprise to discover that the children might also be wolves. But don’t worry, it’s cool.

So when we last OSMcast!ed we ended up trying a Japanese animated film from an acclaimed filmmaker, we ended up not liking the film nearly as much as we hoped. This time, we decided to go back to our standard method of talking about something we knew we already really liked. Which, so it goes, ended up being yet another Japanese animated film from yet another acclaimed filmmaker: Mamoru Hosoda’s and Studio Madhouse’s film, Wolf Children.

Of course we talk about many other things beforehand, like how magical farts can be, why dragons need to be kicked, and er, iPhone games?

Also, something or other about Norway? Geez what were we thinking…


Buy Wolf Children!

Right now, it’s looking like our next update is happening right before April 1st. How… auspicious. But worry you not, OSMfriends. We take every update and podcast incredibly seriously. No joking around here!

Have some Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 00:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:36
    • π Day – 05:41
    • iPhone Games– 07:55
    • South Park: The Stick of Truth– 11:41
    • Dragon Kicker XV – 16:13
  • Wolf Children – 26:02
  • Spoilers for Wolf Children - 56:11
  •  OSMs Out of OSM – 79:21

OSMcast? The Wind Rises 3-3-2014


Look, any landing you can walk away from…

So this past weekend the OSMcast decided to hit up our local cinema, and see the latest (and perhaps last) film by Hayao Miyazaki, and Studio Ghibli. And as it turns out, it’s kind of a conflicted movie. So so here is our own conflicted take on this dual adaption of both the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, as well as Tatsuo Hori’s short story, The Wind Has Risen. It’s probably not the most glowing review of the movie you’ll find around, and might a touch spoiler-y here and there.

But before you think we are all a bunch of sourpusses, we make sure to gush about some Japanese RPGs and some other things!


Theoretically, the movie should still be in theaters! Here’s a link to the movie’s website. If you can go, you should. To at very least, make up your own minds about the film. And then let us know what you think!

Unless you hated what we thought. In which case, you know what to do.

But until then, have some Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 00:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:48
    • Bravely Default – 05:30
    • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – 12:05
    • American Horror Story – 17:45
    • Dog Backpacks- 22:40
  • The Wind Rises- 27:31
  • OSMs Out of OSM – 60:35

OSMcast! Kami-Con Season 6 2-17-2014


Kami-Con Season 6: Heartless in Wonderland, where the hearts roam free and wild and uh, less?

In our first con report of 2014, we decided to head down to Birmingham, AL to check out Kami-Con‘s sixth year. As it turns out, we had a great time at the con! Sadly, not such a great time in the city. However, you’ll be able to hear all about the good, the bad, and the awesome contained in audio form therein!

We also brought back our “REALLY real real” segments for this conquestable podcast. What are those, you may ask? The “REALLY real real” segments are when we go forth and talk to the con goers  themselves on how they enjoyed  the con and their own person highlights. Sometimes they get their own episode, but this time we decided  to included them  during the breaks.


And we mentioned it during the podcast, but once again we want to congratulate Ray and Chelsea on their getting married and wish them nothing but the best. We also wish Kami-Con the best  but the  con itself did not get married. That would have been weird.

But you know what aren’t weird? Time Cues!

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:39
  • MOMENTS OF OSM – 01:41
    • The Lego Movie
    • The Puppy Bowl
    • The Olympics
  • An Apology – 08:12
  • Kami-Con Season 6
    • Friday – 10:23
    • The REALLY real real Kami-Con Season 6 Experience Part 1 – 27:45
    • Saturday – 31:57
    • The REALLY real real Kami-Con Season 6 Experience Part 2 – 67:45
    • Sunday – 72:10

OSMcast! Chihayafuru 2-3-2014


Even in the age of ancient gods,
I have never heard
that the Tatsuta River
dyed its water in autumn red.

Like the salt sea-podcast,
Recording in the evening calm.
On OSM’s shore,
All my being is acast,
Awaiting the episode
who does not come.

Only the episode is here! Here we are with OSMcast Show #113, all about Madhouse’s anime adaption of Yuki Suetsugu’s poetic card conqueror manga, Chihayafuru. Basil is joined by Ink from Ani-Gamers and Otaku USA Magazine, and Jess, Champion of Proper Pooping oh and I guess also Momocon.

We slam on poetry, cards, boxing, kickstarters, how to kick off a new year right, and more!


So, first things first:

Secondly, twitters. People have them.

And of course, here’s your Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:35
    • Hajime no Ippo: Rising – 06:35
    • Chicago Hope – 11:08
    • Duck, Again (Seriously folks! Duck is delicious!) – 13:00
    • Korean BBQ is Also Delicious – 13:28
    • Ink’s Book Party & Haiku Deathmatch – 14:40
  • Chihayafuru – 18:39
  • Spoilers for Chihayafuru – 67:56
  • OSMs Out of OSM – 99:45

OSMcast! The 2013 OSMawards Part II: Anime and Manga (But not in that order) 1-20-2014


The 2013 OSMawards for most Awesome Anime, Manga, and geez wow more anime again good lord are we ever going to shut up?

OK FOLKS! Strap in because we are in it for the long haul as the OSMcast! tackles all of anime and manga we could for our second half of the 2013 OSMawards. Over two hours of podcast insanity, all for you.

We talk about titans, part timers, tanuki, crowds, giant ro-bros, pants (or rather lack of pants), baseball, hunters, xs, more hunters, economics, bicycles, farming, infernos, vikings, flowers, gears, crocodiles with glasses on tier heads, just all SORTS of stuff!

We ALSO answer Gerald of Anime World Order’s question to Hisui of Ninja Cons- Reverse Thieves just because we CAN. Well, Kevin can. Only Kevin had the fortitude to withstand the might of such a question.


Basil on Twitter: @itsbasiltime
Kevin on Twitter: @Twitless_Kevin
OSMcast! on Twitter: @OSMcast

Also, the OSMcast! is now on tumblr! Go watch us tumbl about there.
Also Also, we are currently in this Aniblog Poll Thing We Guess?

And if you thought last episode’s Time Cues were insane, check these out:

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:42
  • MOMENTS OF OSM – 05:14
    • Fire Emblem Awakening – 05:22
    • Duck (As in, how delicious it is to eat) – 07:17
    • Nintendo Doom n’ Gloom – 07:50
    • The Banner Saga – 10:00
    • More Nintendo Gabbing – 12:42
  • The 2013 OSMawards!
    • Manga
      • Viz Manga – 27:29
      • Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M – 30:10
      • Sickness Unto Death – 34:16
      • Pink – 35:23
      • Wolfsmund – 38:03
      • Moon & Blood – 41:08
      • Paradise Kiss – 42:33
      • Attack on Titan – 44:45
      • GeGeGe no Kitaro – 50:16
      • Vinland Saga – 52:33
      • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – 54:36
    • Anime That Finished in 2013
      • AKB0048 – 61:28
      • Chihayafuru – 62:32
      • Attack on Titan – 63:51
      • The Devil Is a Part-Timer! – 68:11
      • Maoyu – 69:30
      • Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet – 71:19
      • Vividred Operation – 74:36
      • The Type-Moon Question – 76:47
      • Gatchaman Crowds – 79:00
      • The Flowers of Evil – 81:41
      • Silver Spoon – 84:29
      • Sunday Without God- 88:23
      • Symphogear – 90:05
      • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – 91:11
      • From the New World – 93:27
      • Free! – 96:27
      • Touch – 99:49
      • Disappointments of 2013 (Valvrave the Liberator & Robotics;Notes) – 100:33
      • The Eccentric Family – 103:35
      • Inferno Cop – 108:56
    • Anime That Started in 2013, But Continues On
      • Golden Time – 113:00
      • Hunter x Hunter Brotherhood – 114:00
      • Season of Spoooorts – 117:26
      • Log Horizon – 126:36
      • Samurai Flamenco – 129:00
      • Kyousougiga – 132:25
      • Kamen Rider Gaim – 134:35
      • Kill la Kill – 136:40
      • Space Dandy (Because we can’t not mention it~) – 143:30
    • The Final 2013 OSMawards Choices on Anime – 144:00

OSMcast! The 2013 OSMawards Part I: Video Games, TV Shows, Movies 1-6-2014

The 2013 OSMawards for most Awesome Video Games, TV Shows That Are Not Anime, and Movies, That Are Also Not Anime

The 2013 OSMawards for most Awesome Video Games, TV Shows That Are Not Anime, and Movies, That Are Also Not Anime

Lo and Behold we have returned. It is now the year of 2014. But 2013 had a lot of cool stuff in it, so we have brought back the OSMawards!

In the first part of our two episode saga of days past, we tackle the staple that is Video Gaming. From 3DS, to PS3, to 3DS, to 360, to Wii U, to 3DS, to PS4, to 3DS, we cover all the game that tickled our 2013 fancies. We then venture into the realm of not-so Japanese TV Shows, then wrap up with Movies.

We also talk about Space Dandy, fancy watches that tell you things, magical boards of water and ink, and more!

So much more, including possibly the end of Doug’s never working freezer?! STAY TUNED.


Basil on Twitter: @itsbasiltime
Kevin on Twitter: @Twitless_Kevin
OSMcast! on Twitter: @OSMcast

And now the most epic TIME CUES we have ever done!

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:37
  • MOMENTS OF OSM – 05:04
    • Pebble Watch – 05:06
    • Buddha Board – 09:24
    • Sears replaced the freezer!! – 11:57
    • Space Dandy – 13:00
  • The 2013 OSMawards!
    • Video Games
      • The Year of the 3DS – 16:56
      • 3DS Street Pass – 18:00
      • Fire Emblem Awakening – 19:37
      • Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 20:30
      • Pokemon X and Also Y – 21:35
      • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Two Worlds – 22:07
      • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – 24:07
      • Tomb Raider – 24:40
      • Robot Unicorn Attack 2 – 26:30
      • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 27:41
      • The Last of Us – 31:26
      • Minecraft – 36:00
      • Tales of Vesperia – 36:14
      • Phantasy Star IV – 36:24
      • OK Back to Minecraft – 36:40
      • Metal Gear Rising – 39:46
      • Super Mario 3D World – 42:30
      • DualShock 4 Controller – 45:00
      • The Wonderful 101 – 47:14
      • OSMawards Video Game Wrap-up – 56:15
    • TV Shows (Not So Anime)
      • General TV Show Gabbing – 57:47
      • Almost Human – 60-:10
      • Doctor Who – 62:08
      • Grimm – 66:33
      • The Legend of Korra: Book 2, Spirits – 72:15
      • Futurama – 75:15
    • Movies (Still Not Anime)
      • Pacific Rim – 77:00
      • Thor: The Dark World – 77:50
      • Frozen – 82:15
      • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – 85:35
      • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – 85:51
      • Iron Man 3 – 86:45
      • Star Trek: Into Darkness – 88:35
      • The World’s End – 90:25
      • Fast & Furious 6 – 92:36

OSMsupplemental! Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies DLC: Turnabout Reclaimed 12-30-2013


OK no I get it this just an OH LOOK THE OSMCAST JUST JUMPED THE SHARK joke just waiting to happen but I DON’T CARE so THERE.

It’s only a couple of days, perhaps even less of 2013, so we decided to send of the year with an extra supplemental episode of the OSMcast, covering the extra DLC case for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, the case Turnabout Reclaimed. Our uh, I guess glorious leader Basil is joined once again by Alain aka Hisui from The Reverse Thieves blog as well as The Speakeasy podcast as well as Mark aka Passion Tentacle from The Oriental Cartoon Show podcast.

So come listen on as we talk about killer whales lawyers, and most importantly, penguins.

Because penguins are the best.




This, we COMMAND.

OSMcast! Tokyo Godfathers 12-23-2013

It's beginning to to look a lot like awesome. Everywhere you go~

It’s beginning to to look a lot like awesome. Everywhere you go~

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and so we decided to podcast about a most wonderful movie. Since it is the season of holidays, we brought out one of our favorites: Satoshi Kon’s and studio Madhouse’s film, Tokyo Godfathers. You know, that lovable scamp of a movie all about three homeless people and a baby? Yeah, that movie. It’s great!

So grab some eggnog, curl up against the fire, and listen to an audio podcast all about a movie you should totally go and watch immediately.


Buy Tokyo Godfathers!

Merry Christmas, Happy Late Hanukkah, Groovy Solstice (Does groovy work? We have no idea ANYWAY), Happy New Year and a Merry Whateverelse Holiday You’d Like Us to Mention from us here at the OSMcast! Now have some yuletide TIME CUES~

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:40
  • Basil’s Dragon Quest Minute! – 4:00
  • MOMENTS OF OSM – 07:38
    • The Hobbit II: This Time It’s Uh… That new Hobbit movie – 7:38
    • Even more talking about the PS4 – 12:30
    • Hanukkah – 15:58
    • Season of Spoooorts: Touch – 16:56
    • Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion – 23:13
  • Moment of F. U. – 27:33
  • Tokyo Godfathers – 33:13
  • Spoilers for Tokyo Godfathers – 60:50
  • OSMs Out of OSM – 81:10