OSMcast! Show #171: Lu Over the Wall

Oh, would you look at the time! As it so happens, almost a year ago we did a podcast on an anime movie from Science Saru, directed by Masaaki Yuasa, about folks and the ocean. So what better time to talk about an anime movie from Science Saru, directed by Masaaki Yuasa, about folks and the ocean! Only this time, it’s the movie Lu Over the Wall. It’s about a Tokyo kid stuck in a sleepy ocean town. It’s full of fun, dancing, and as it turns out… mild potential horror?

Now maybe you you’d think, “Oh, there is no way someone can make two anime movies about the ocean that also have a very heavy music component and yet be all kinds of different!” Well, to that we would love to introduce this director guy. His name is Masaaki Yuasa, and he is a mad genius. This is a podcast about an anime movie he directed, with the studio Science Saru.


So many ways to watch this movie right now! It’s on Netflix, or you can just buy the dang thing on Blu-ray! (Basil swore he saw it on HBO Max, but it gone now.) Hopefully you are able to do one of these things, because it is absolutely deserves a watch or multiple. Other things we recommend you do is check out our Discord! And if you are feeling generous, we do have a Patreon . We also have Time Cues!

  • We Start OSMcast!ing – 00:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:31
  • Moments of OSM – 01:16
  • Lu Over the Wall
    • Lu Over the Wall, Sans Spoilers – 19:29
    • Lu Over the Wall, Full of Spoilers – 48:29
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Lu Over the Wall – 62:53
    • OSMs out of OSM – 78:09

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 9: The 2/5/2021 FFXIV Announcement Showcase

Hello Adventurers! We are only into the month of February in the Year of Our Lord Naoki Yoshida, but seven hells what a February it has already been! In this Issue we are joined by friends and special guests Jazzy and Denmo McStronghuge as we cover the latest Final Fantasy XIV Announcement Showcase and Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXII! We delve into newly announced fourth expansion, Endwalker, and all that followed! New jobs, new places, new all sorts of things. So pull up a chair, get something good into that expensive dwarven tankard they just showed off, and hop into this Lunar Whale of an episode!


We want to once again thank our special guests Jazzy and Denmo McStronghuge! You can find them online at various places like these:

And you can always join the OSMcast folks at our Discord for all sorts of cool chatter and also sweet food pictures. (Also Jazzy has a pretty sweet Discord for such things as well!) We’ll catch you next time when we have an OSMcast proper on Lu over the Wall.

OSMcast! Show #170: The OSMawards! 2020 Edipyon – Video Games

At last! Our final and most verbose episode of the 2020 OSMawards arrives at our final destination: Video Games! Sure, some of the things we talk about have been covered in previous OSMcasts. But that’s what’s gonna happen when some of best games of 2020 both come out in March and April! That said really it’s who brings up what  that is surprising in this ultimate showdown of video game releases in the Year of Our Lord 2020. Also, Overwatch? Apparently!


And so you have it! The video games that helped us get through 2020. And who knows what games we will get to in 2021! If only there was a way to find out besides the podcast… Oh right! That Discord we keep mentioning! Yeah, that might be a good way to keep tabs on us. But until next time, have some Time Cues:

OSMcast! Show #169: The OSMawards! 2020 Edipyon – Anime & Television Shows

The OSMawards for 2020 continue! Movin’ right along, in this episode we cover our faves in anime and TV from last year. Oh, and Gundam Wing. Look, it makes more sense when you get to it. So please get right to listening and enjoying! (And maybe, just maybe, join our Discord while you’re at it!)


So while we’ve been getting this episode ready to publish, it turns out Babylon 5 is getting a somewhat of a remastering? Frankly, any extra work to bring Babylon 5 back in any way is great. But that’s something that happened in the past, and something that is now in the year 2021! This post is supposed to be about 2020! … Ignore that by and large 2020 is not a year that anyone wants to be well remembered. Except for the stuff that in the Time Cues, anyway!

Next week, we’ll wrap up the 2020 OSMawards with an episode all about Video Games. See you then!

OSMcast! Show #168: The OSMawards! 2020 Edipyon – Podcasts, YouTubes, & Internet Things

As so many places and podcasts do, we are kicking off 2021 with a look back at some of the things enjoyed in last year of 2020. And in many ways, some of the things that got us through the last year of 2020. In this particular edipyon, we’ll be tackling some of our most favorite things from the various reaches of the Internet.  Podcasts, YouTube Shows, some things that are both! And some things that are neither!


So you may have heard in the episode, that we have a discord. And it’s true! We do! You can find it here. Next week, we’ll be talking about Anime and TV Shows! Until then, Time Cues: 

OSMcast? Show #167: Itsudatte My Santa!

Not all OSMcasts, like many things, are created equal. Most OSMcasts end in am exclamation point (!). Some end in a question mark (?). Because sometimes we have to talk about things into a microphone, even if they are not awesome. And this time, it’s about an anime based of a single chapter of a Ken Akamatsu joint: Itsudatte My Santa! Because it’s the holidays and we already did an episode on Tokyo Godfathers.

Oh, we also talked about some other things that are awesome. To try and balance things out, at least a little bit.


So yeah, that was sure an episode! Have some Time Cues:

OSMcast! Show #166: Yuri!!! on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence Teaser Trailer

If you ever asked the question of, “Hey do you think someone can make an hour-long podcast out of a 45 second teaser trailer?” You are in luck! We here at the OSMcast! have answered your question. And the answer is “Definitely, as long as it’s about Yuri!!! on Ice movie!” Thankfully the teaser trailer is for Ice Adolescence, and admittedly we also threw some Moments of OSM in there. Because if we are going to do an episode of the show, it’s gonna be an actual episode! 


OK so in case you wondering, here’s that teaser:

Wow! It’s that sure something? Can you believe we spent what, forty minutes plus on this? In our defense… Victor is pretty dang pretty, though. Also, Marriage For All Japan is a pretty great idea, and one we really hope happens. Also, we got in an episode for November! Whoo! Hopefully we can get some more episodes in before the new year! But until then, Time Cues:

OSMcast! Show #165: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

In our last episode we talked about how great it was to go off into a new world, like an uninhabited island of people yet filled with cute animal pals. In this episode, we instead talking about using the powers of our imagination to transport us into other worlds. With the power of animation. Specifically, Japanese animation. Really getting to the brass tacks we are talking about Masaaki Yuasa’s and Science Saru’s adaptation of Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, based of the manga by Sumito Ōwara. 


Go! Vote! IWillVote.com and Vote.org are both great websites for know where your polling place is, finding out if you are registered or can do early voting, and other important voting related matters. Also yeah, Dark Horse Comics is publishing the Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! manga. They even did in fact tweet about it!… Back in March.  But the manga starts coming out next month! But what’s coming up now? The fact that the soundtrack composer Oorutaichi has a bandcamp and it kicks ass in a wonderful folksy way? Yes! And Time Cues. Those are a thing!

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:32
  • Moments of OSM – 03:13
  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
    • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Sans Spoilers – 19:15
    • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Full of Spoilers – 51:52
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! – 55:03
    • Final Thoughts – 72:08
    • OSMs out of OSM – 76:15

OSMcast! Show #164: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In March of 2020, something terrible happened. That is pretty well covered. We don’t really have to get into that. But something truly special and wonderful also happened. Nintendo released the latest Animal Crossing game, subtitled New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch. Granted, this is also pretty well covered. But since it something totally awesome and rad, it is actually is covered under our purview. Therefore, please enjoy this podcast about Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Preferably on a remote island, away from all other humanity. Maybe with some cute animals as your only friends? Man, wouldn’t that be the life!


Since we recorded the episode, the October stuff has begun! You can get all sorts of spooky things, grow some pumpkins, pretty good stuff. And if you want some more good stuff, check out these Time Cues:

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 8: Housing in Final Fantasy XIV

Hello Adventurers! With a new set of wards being added to all the Residential Districts at the launch of Patch 5.3 on October 13th, now was a great time to talk about Housing! What is Housing? What do you mean by wards and Residential Districts? We go into it, tell you all your options. Because there are more than just houses when you really look at it. We also go into how we happened into our housing options, and what we like about housing in Final Fantasy XIV… And what we don’t! Plus, some of our favorite items we have used to decorate our place. To cap it off, we go into some Tips & Tricks to try and help you land that plot once the new patch hits. Good luck Warriors of Land Ownership Darkness!


Here are some screen caps of some of our places! We are on the Leviathan server, in the Primal data center!

  • Our FC [Odin’s Spear]’s House, Valhalla: It’s in the Mist, Plot 2, Ward 17
  • Anna’s House: It’s in the Mist, Plot 11, Ward 17
  • Dylan’s House: It’s in the Lavender Beds, Plot 34, Ward 3
  • Basil’s House: It’s in the Mist, Plot 7, Ward 8
  • Anna’s Apartment: It’s n the Lavender Beds, Lilly Hills Wing 1, Apt. #1, Ward 9