OSMcast! Little Witch Academia 9-27-2017

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Are we on Netflix? Of course not, as we are a podcast! Why would we be on Netflix? But you know what IS on Netflix? Studio Trigger’s Little Witch Academia! So let’s talk about Little Witch Academia. Sound good? Great!

OSMnotes

Little Witch Academia is also great! Go watch it! But also read up on some delicious, succulent, Time Cues~

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:33
  • Basil’s lone AWA Panel 🙁 – 4:26
  • Moments of OSM: 8:26
    • Life Is Strange: Before the Storm – 8:51
    • Made in Abyss – 9:11
    • 8Bitdo Controllers – 15:47
  • Little Witch Academia
    • Little Witch Academia, Sans Spoilers – 19:37
    • Little Witch Academia, Full of Spoilers – 44:27
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Little Witch Academia – 54:41
    • OSMs out of OSM – 67:26

OSMcast!!! Yuri!!! on Ice 2-27-2017

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So why not tackle a podcast in 2017 with the anime everyone has been talking about?? I dunno, I guess we could have talking about other things, but Yuri!!! on Ice has been on constant repeat for a few members of Team OSM so it seemed like the one to start with. So, here we are! With a podcast all about the anime Yuri!!! on Ice, by the studio MAPPA, directed by Sayo Yamamoto, and written by Mitsurō Kubo.

OSMnotes

You wanna watch Yuri!!!!!!!!! on Ice subbed, for that authentic pork cutlet bowl experience? Hit up some Crunchyroll! You would rather have some of that dubbed, spicy Micah Solusod flavor? Funimation is where you wanna be! Want some Time Cues? OK LET’SA GO

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:43
  • Previously on OSMast Z?! – 1:40
  • Dragon Quest Minute! – 4:12
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Heavensward) Minute! – 6:19
  • Moments of OSM – 14:36
    • Super Robot Wars V – 14:41
    • Clip Studio Paint – 16:34
    • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – 21:06
    • Nintendo Switch HYPE – 21:39
  • Yuri!!! on Ice
    • Yuri!!! on Ice, Sans Spoilers – 23:09
    • Yuri!!! on Ice, Sans Spoilers, Full of Spoilers – 59:57
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Yuri!!! on Ice – 83:29
    • OSMs out of OSM – 96:48

OSMcast! The 2014 OSMawards Part II: Manga and Anime 2-23-2015

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The 2014 OSMawards for Most Awesome Manga and Anime

February is almost over! And as everyone agrees that Febuaray is the best month for looking back at the previous year, it’s time to wrap up the 2014 OSMawards! This time, it’s all about the wonders of Japanese comics and cartoons. You know, the good stuff.

Stuff such as, does Gundam the Origin keep the throne for Most Baller Manga in 2014? So how DID Viz Media get their groove back? Watch anime shows has Basil still yet to watch, even though he knows what’s good for him? All these burning questions are answered!

But don’t worry! We also talk about some video games, as well as some… books?! Yeah, reading words is hard! We have no idea why people would do such a thing. Reading. Geez.

OSMnotes

Since we have already established that no one reads anything, why do we even both with Time Cues? The world may never know…!

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:40
  • OSMresolutions – 02:03
  • Dragon Quest Minute! – 03:22
  • Final Fantasy XIV (A Realm Reborn) Minute! – 05:33
  • Moments of OSM – 21:09
  • BoJack Horseman – 21:32
  • Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation – 24:25
  • Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson- 26:51
  • The 2014 OSMawards!
    • Manga
      • World Trigger – 30:10
      • Raqiya – 35:03
      • What Did You Eat Yesterday? – 36:52
      • Insufficient Direction – 40:50
      • My Little Monster & Say “I love you” – 41:50
      • My Love Story!! – 43:25
      • How VIZ Manga Got Their Groove Back – 44:35
      • The Heroic Legend of Arslan – 47:31
      • Final Mentions – 49:27
      • The Seven Deadly Sins – 50:28
      • Twitter Mentions – 55:49
    • Anime During 2014
      • Space Dandy – 61:22
      • Kuroko’s Basketball – 62:46
      • Haikyu!! – 63:44
      • Free! – 64:51
      • Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers – 65:09
      • Mushishi – 65:56
      • Sailor Moon Crystal – 66:32
      • Sega Hard Girls – 67:43
      • Gundam Build Fighters – 69:30
      • Rage of Bahamut: Genesis – 70:40
      • Hunter x Hunter Brotherhood – 71:30
      • Log Horizon (1st Season) – 72:21
      • Silver Spoon (2nd Season) – 74:28
      • Captain Earth – 76:58
      • Ace of Diamond – 78:37
      • Yowamushi Pedal – 81:03
      • Nobunagun – 83:07
    • More Anime During 2014!
      • Robot Girls Z – 85:42
      • Fate/stay night – 87:30
      • Samurai Flamenco – 93:56
      • Ping Pong The Animation – 95:40
      • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun – 98:27
      • Blue Blazes AKA Aoi Honō – 102:03
      • Kill la Kill – 103:08
    • Anime That Started in 2014, But Still Kickin’ It in 2015
      • Watch Garo The Animation – 105:23
      • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – 109:41
      • Parasyte -the maxim- – 112:12
      • Gundam Reconguista in G – 113:15
      • Aldnoah.Zero – 116:15
      • Log Horizon (Season 2) – 117:31
    • Final Thoughts – 118:30

And in case anyone is in Birmingham this weekend, it’s Kami-con time! We’ll be there! Not running any panels… But we’ll be there! We’ll be going to other people’s panels and various other events. Like Vertical Comics’ panels! Chances are, you’ll be hearing all about it. But just don’t talk about it, be about it! Go to Kami-con! Check out the vertical panels and tell them how baller their manga is. That way, they’ll know we sent you.

OSMcast! Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun 11-26-2014

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Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

We here at the OSMcast! are very thankful for many things. We are thankful that you listen! We are thankful that when we ask for questions, people send them!

We are also thankful for Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun. Which is an anime based of a manga by Izumi Tsubaki and adapted by Dogakobo.

We are also thankful for Dragons, Ages, Tea, and Not Losing Your Way. We are not so thankful for being conflicted about things, but hey have a brand new segment on us.

OSMnotes

If you live in the USA, happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! If you do not live in the USA, happy things anyway! And for everyone wherever you are, here are the Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 00:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:33
  • Final Fantasy XIV (A Realm Reborn) Minute! – 07:04
  • Moments of Confliction – 25:33
    • Assassin’s Creed Unity – 25:49
    • Fantasy Life – 30:51
    • Tales of Hearts R – 36:38
  • Moments of OSM – 40:53
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition – 41:14
    • ROUGENADOES – 51:20
    • The Universal Language – 53:55
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
    • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Sans Spoilers – 61:05
    • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Full of Spoilers – 81:42
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun – 103:28
    • OSMs out of OSM – 116:25

OSMcast! Ringing Bell 9-22-2014

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This is the happiest of cartoons~

So since we are gearing up for Anime Weekend Atlanta and we know you kids like those Japanese cartoons, we decided to talk about one! This time we decided to talk about Ringing Bell, an anime from the studio that Sanrio built, helmed by Masami Hata and base doff the book by Takashi Yanase. Also released by Discotek and with excellent commentary track by Mike Toole.

We also talk about the normal things we tend to, like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, BUT ALSO pizza. And we cover some crazy allegations about how we are from the southern part of the United States of AMERICA, that SOMEHOW we don’t understand what can make a good pizza. Naturally, we handle this with the grace and aplomb that properly befits southern gentlemen.

OSMnotes

Buy some Ringing Bell! If you happen to be at AWA, go ahead and track down Discotek’s booth! They might have it, and usually at, or better than the price that Amazon will have. You cannot go wrong!

Speaking of something you can never go wrong with, Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 00:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:37
  • The War of Northern Pizza Aggression – 03:43
  • Final Dragon: A Realm Quest Reborn Fantasy Minute! – 13:57
  • Moments of OSM
    • Fairy Fencer F – 24:35
    • Even More Minecraft – 27:15
    • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – 32:20
    • Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014 – 35:58
  • Moments of F.U.
    • Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya – 44:07
    • Teen Titans Go! – 46:40
  • Ringing Bell
    • Ringing Bell, Sans Spoilers – 63:25
    • Ringing Bell, Full of Spoilers – 87:45
    • Ringing Bell, Sans Spoilers – 107:37
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Ringing Bell – 108:01
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about things beside Ringing Bell – 117:47
    • OSMs Out of OSM – 126:27

And so OSMcast panels at AWA. We have FIVE OF THEM. Please come to them! Here they are:

Getting Your Anime Groove Back (Thursday, September 25 • 8:00pm, Kennesaw): Anime burn out happens all the time. Sometimes life gets in the way and people lose interest in keeping up with the latest shows and news. This panel looks at a few shows that may rekindle that anime fan deep inside that just wants to be free again.

Boys to Men: Shonen and Seinen (Friday, September 26 • 5:00pm, CGC – 105): So what does One Piece, Naruto, Ranma ½, Nichijou, and Blue Exorcist all have in common? Their anime and manga for boys! But what does Ghost in the Shell, Chobits, Mysterious Girlfriend X, and Monster have in common? They’re for men! Wait, what? What does any of this even mean? Don’t worry, it’s fine. Shonen and Seinen are entire worlds of different kinds of anime and manga, and we’re here to show you the way.

Manga You Need to Buy Right Now (Saturday, September 27 • 12:30pm, CGC – 113 & 114): Manga, the world of Japanese comics. There’s a whole lot of them, and it seems like today there are even more ways to buy them than ever. Let us be your guide in this new comic landscape. We’ll show you all the ways to buy your manga, physically and digitally. And hey, we’ll even tell you about some of the neater Japanese comics to have come out lately!

Spice Girls: Shojo and Josei (Saturday, September 27 • 2:45pm, CGC – 106): Shojo are Japanese comics and cartoons for girls, and Josei are the same but for women. But there’s way more to shojo than romance stories and Sailor Moon for shojo, and even more to josei than even that. We’ll be tackling both terms, what they mean, and all the various incarnations therein we can think of. There’s going to sparkles, and tears, and crocodiles, and justice, and who knows what else?

Anime and Manga in the Digital Age (Sunday, September 28 • 3:45pm, CGC – 102): Anime isn’t just discs anymore, and manga isn’t just books! Nowadays, with the advent of smart phones, tablets, Rokus, and other ways of streaming stuff, there are more ways to get your anime and manga fix than ever before! There are, in fact, so many you may have not heard of them all. But we know about most of them, and can tell you where they are and what they’re good for.

OSMcast! Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods 8-11-2014

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If there was a bingo card for all that is good about Dragon Ball, this movie would win all the Dragon Balls.

There are some things we thought we would never see. One of things being a Dragon Ball Z movie in theaters in America. Furthermore, a Dragon Ball Z movie in a theater in our own town. For that Dragon Ball Z movie to be highly entertaining. We also never thought we would see a movie called Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.

Another thing that we never thought we would be able to do? To be able to make a podcast about a movie called Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, that was a Dragon Ball Z movie we watched in a theater in our home town.

These are now all things that have happened.

And the world was better for it.

OSMnotes!

We hoped that everyone has fun at Otakon! It sounded amazing and we totally wish we could have made it. Maybe next year!

But in the mean time, please have some Time Cues!

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 00:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:44
  • Dragon Quest Minute! – 4:58
  • Final Fantasy XIV (A Realm Reborn) Minute! – 6:55
  • Moments of OSM
  • Elysian Shadows – 16:30
    • Terror in Resonance – 20:52
    • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal – 23:40
    • Cast Away – 28:15
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
    • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Sans Spoilers – 32:33
    • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Full of Spoilers – 54:47
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods – 75:40
    • OSMs Out of OSM – 91:12

OSMcast! Samurai Flamenco 5-12-2014

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JUST ONE uh… something? Just one.. Yeah…

What happens when you get a starry-eyed fresh cut vigilante paired up with an only slightly-nonsense cop? Oh, and make it an anime?

You get Samurai Flamenco, animated by Manglobe.

What happens wehn you get some people talking into a microphone about an anime about a starry-eyed fresh cut vigilante paired up with an only slightly-nonsense cop?

You get a podcast about Samurai Flamenco.

OSMnotes

Watch Samurai Flamenco on Crunchyroll and stuff. You should get on that.

And have some Time Cues, while you’re here:

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 00:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:37
  • Moments of OSM – 4:49
    • Dragon Quest Minute – 5:12
    • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars- 6:38
    • The Green Dragon Public House – 8:17
    • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – 12:37
    • Season of Spoooorts: Haikyu!! – 18:14
  • Samurai Flamenco
    • The Not So Spoilery Flamenco 22:27
    • The Spoilery Flamenco – 42:42
    • The Oh So Spoilery Flamenco – 61:22
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Samurai Flamenco – 75:42
    • OSMs Out of OSM – 93:05

OSMcast! Kill la Kill 4-14-2014

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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.

OSMnotes

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
  • MOMENTS OF OSM
    • 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
  • KILL LA KILL
    • 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! Wolf Children 3-17-2014

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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…

OSMnotes

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
  • MOMENTS OF OSM
    • 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

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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!

OSMnotes

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
  • MOMENTS OF OSM
    • 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