OSMinterview! Erica Mendez @ MTAC 15 to Life

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In our final interview of the MTAC 15 to Life Series, we got found out who Erica Mendez’s Love Live is! Oh, I guess we should mention that Erica Mendez is the voice over artist of Aladdin in the Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic series as well as Ryuko Matoi in Kill la Kill. But importantly, we find out who her favorite Love Live is.

Because We Know What Anitwitter Wants™.

Of course we talk about her adventures in the acting of voices over things, as well as video games, and Mobile Fighter G Gundam! You know, all the finer things in life. This happened at MTAC 15 to Life, in a press conference style sort of the affair along with the Chainsaw Buffet and some other wonderful folks. Please, have a listen.

OSMnotes

We have switched hosting! The OSMcast is now powered by simplecast.fm. What this means is that in May/June we will be switching RSS feeds! So if you would like to switch your RSS now, that might make things easier for the future!

That said, we have been able to switch it already over at Sticher. They’re good folks, that Sticher. In fact, if you use Sticher, could you leave us a review? It would be most appreciated!

OSMinterview! Tiffany Grant @ MTAC 15 to Life

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In our second interview of the MTAC 15 to Life Series, we had the wonderful chance to chat with Tiffany Grant. While best known for her role in Neon Genesis Evangelion, as Asuka, she has also been a ton of other roles! From as early as Kome Sawaguchi in Blue Seed (1996), to even Lune from The World God Only Knows (2015), Tiffany Grant is one of the most decorated Voice Over Artists around.

So it was extremely thrilling to gotten to have talked with. About all sorts of things, from Hello Kitty, to speaking German, to Hello Kitty some more. Possibly while speaking German. Oh, and some things about voice acting in anime, too. Sure. This happened at MTAC 15 to Life, in a press conference style sort of the affair along with the Chainsaw Buffet and some other wonderful folks. Please, have a listen.

OSMnotes

We have switched hosting! The OSMcast is now powered by simplecast.fm. What this means is that in May/June we will be switching RSS feeds! So if you would like to switch your RSS now, that might make things easier for the future!

That said, we have been able to switch it already over at Sticher. They’re good folks, that Sticher. In fact, if you use Sticher, could you leave us a review? It would be most appreciated!

OSMinterview! Micah Solusod @ MTAC 15 to Life

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Waaaaaaaaaay back in the earlier days of the OSMcast!, we met a young man named Micah Solusod. Turned out he was the English Voice Over Artist for the role of Soul in Soul Eater. Since then, the man has gone to do a whole lot more of that Voice Over Stuff! Guy’s been in Wolf Children, Kamisama Kiss, and just recently was one of the main guys in the English adaption of Ping Pong: the Animation!

So we decided it was time to get back in touch with the kid, and see what was going down lately. This happened at MTAC 15 to Life this year, in a press conference style sort of the affair along with the Chainsaw Buffet and some other wonderful folks. Please, have a listen.

OSMnotes

We have switched hosting! The OSMcast is now powered by simplecast.fm. What this means is that in May/June we will be switching RSS feeds! So if you would like to switch your RSS now, that might make things easier for the future!

That said, we have been able to switch it already over at Sticher. They’re good folks, that Sticher.

OSMinterview! Chii Sakurabi @ MTAC In Love

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Yes, you thought we were done with MTAC! But as it turns out, we were able to get out one last interview. This one is with Chii Sakurabi, an international J-POP singer, recording artist, and lolita fashion enthusiast from Tokyo, Japan.

We got to talk to her about her music, fashion, as well as her latest album: Moon Princess.

OSMnotes

Chii Sakurabi’s website | Chii Sakurabi’s Facebook | Chii Sakurabi’s YouTube | Moon Princess

So, OK. We had this audio that we did with an interview with J-Pop vocalist Chii Sakurabi at this past MTAC. When we got home, our files were being all corrupted and stuff. Not so good, since Chii Sakurabi did talk to us, so we really wanted to get that audio out. BUT THEN, we figured out a way to make it work so yay here have said audio!

We want to give a gigantic thanks to both Chii Sakurabi and MTAC for the chance for the interview. And since it was more press conference style, we weren’t the only ones there asking the questions! You also heard questions from Charlie from the Chainsaw Buffet, as well as Andrew from A Man and His Pod, among others. So big shout outs to them as well.

Next time we will have a normal OSMcast for you, likely yet another one about an American movie blockbuster based of a Japanese thing.

OSMinterview! Martin Billany aka LittleKuriboh @ MTAC In Love

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Martin Billany aka LittleKuriboh

Wrapping up our MTAC in Love interviews we did, here’s the one we recorded with Martin Billany! Although most people know him as LittleKuriboh, creator of Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series. We here at the OSMcast know the name as the name that Basil cannot pronounce, ever.

Thankfully, this interview is nothing about that.

It’s instead about more fun, or Billany-esque topics.

OSMnotes

We want to give a gigantic thanks to both Martin Billany and MTAC for the chance for the interview. And since it was more press conference style, we weren’t the only ones there asking the questions! You also heard questions from Charlie from the Chainsaw Buffet, as well as Andrew from A Man and His Pod, among others. So big shout outs to them as well.

However the Chainsaw Boys do get extra shouts outs for their awesome presence at Hamacon. Hamacon of course being the con where we at the OSMcast were so busy helping make happen, that we are really lucky to have this interview to release instead of an actual episode!

But we’ll be back with an actual episode… At some point!

OSMinterview! Marianne Miller @ MTAC In Love

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Wait what, you thought we were done with MTAC in Love yet? Not quite! This latest interview is with Marianne Miller, who has voiced in a several anime like Sword Art Online, Squid Girl, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, and a few others!

She’s also really into Dragon Age, which worked out because we are, too! We also talk about squid stuff, and tattoos, and well a whole bunch of stuff. Like poop!

It’s good stuff, so you should probably go listen. Right now. Not sure why you are still reading this text. Other than the fact that I’ve already typed it, and you are looking for catharsis. If that’s the case, I’m done. Feel relieved. Now go listen to Marianne Miller!

OSMnotes

We want to give a gigantic thanks to both Marianne Miller and MTAC for the chance for the interview. And since it was more press conference style, we were’t the only ones there asking the questions! You also heard questions from Charlie from the Chainsaw Buffet, as well as Andrew from A Man and His Pod, among others. So big shout outs to them as well. Yes, we gave them shout outs before, and will likely do so again. In, you know, about a week or two.

Not a lot to say right now otherwise, as we here at the OSMcast have a whooooole bunch of work left to do to get ready for Hamacon! Why is time still moving, we need to get these things done oh noooooo

OSMinterview! Vedetta Marie & ScatterDOTFashion @ MTAC In Love

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Sometimes, you gotta spin the wheel, play the cards, hit the Greed button in an MMO and hope you come out of the dungeon with a pretty cool new thing. At this past MTAC (that MTAC In Love con you’ve been hearing so much from us about?), we took a chance. We had an interview that we seriously had no clue what was going to happen.

Thankfully, we came out of it with a pretty cool new thing! And that thing is this interview. We got the chance to sit down and chat with Vedetta Marie and ScatterDOTFashion, a cosplay and Japanese fashion due par excellance.

Now, you may think that the OSMcast is nothing but glamor, pizazz, and fashionability, but really all we know about fashion comes from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures and Paradise Kiss. Which isn’t nearly enough keep up with these fashionista kids.

However, they are totally cool people and it ended up being a really fun talk. Would chat with again! Five stars (Out of OSM, obviously)!

OSMnotes

We want to give a gigantic thanks to both Vedetta Marie, ScatterDOTFashion, and MTAC for the chance for the interview. And since it was more press conference style, we were’t the only ones there asking the questions! You also heard questions from Charlie from the Chainsaw Buffet, as well as Andrew from A Man and His Pod, among others. So big shout outs to them as well. Yes, we gave them shout outs before, and will likely do so again. In, you know, about a week or two.

Next week, what could it be?! Well we haven’t recorded yet, buuuuuuut it’s probably Godzilla.

OSMinterview! Samantha Inoue-Harte @ MTAC In Love

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The Hatmaster. Or Meister. Anime loves Meisters.

We’re not done MTAC in Lovin’ yet, folks! We had a chance to sit down several amazing people during this year MTAC, and we have only just begun releasing those interviews! But out of all of them, Samantha Inoue-Harte might be the most interesting of bunch. At the very least, she has them all beat in just sheer quantities of hats she has worn throughout the years.

We’re talking animator hats, voice over artist hats, producer hats, gore effects person hats, and more but pretty much all around delightful hats. Lately, according to MTAC, “Samantha is a Producer and Partner at Animetropolis, a boutique transmedia studio that develops and produces compelling cross-cultural creative content with partnering Japanese Anime studios. Animetropolis partnered with IDA (International Digital Artists) as production partner and lead animation unit for a Japanese/American co-produced CG-animated feature adaptation of Tailchaser’s Song, the acclaimed best-selling fantasy novel by author Tad Williams.”

She talks about that, and a whole lot more. So much more.

OSMnotes

We want to give a gigantic thanks to both Samantha Inoue-Harte and MTAC for the chance for the interview. And since it was more press conference style, we were’t the only ones there asking the questions! You also heard questions from John and Charlie from the Chainsaw Buffet, as well as Andrew from A Man and His Pod, among others. So big shout outs to them as well. Yes, we gave them shout outs before, and will likely do so again. In, you know, about a week or two.

But what’s next week going to hold? Flamencos. Samurais. Samurai Flamenco.

OSMinterview! Dan Green @ MTAC In Love

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It’s time to ta- ta- ta- talk!

At MTAC in Love, we got the rare opportunity to interview the king of games himself, Dan Green.

Dan Green is an American voice actor, voice director and script adapter who has worked for 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt Film and Video, NYAV Post and Central Park Media. He is best known as the voice of Yugi Muto from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Trudge from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic X and some of the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, and is also known for his script adaptions of Kurokami: The Animation and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

This was Dan’s first appearance at an American anime convention to date.

OSMnotes

We want to give a gigantic thanks to both Dan Green and MTAC for the chance for the interview. And since it was more press conference style, we were’t the only ones there asking the questions! You also heard questions from John and Charlie from the Chainsaw Buffet, as well as Andrew from A Man and His Pod, among others. So big shout outs to them as well.

Next week will be our traditional recorded late at night with Chainsaws MTAC podcast that I’m sure everyone is excited for!

OSMinterview! Nao Yazawa @ MTAC Devil’s Dozen

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This episode of the OSMcast! is one of those chances that when presented to you, you just have to take. It’s a truly rare thing to get to interview a creator of something that you love, and even rarer for it to be someone from another country. In this case, it was manga and and a manga creator from Japan.

Specifically, we had the most wondrous opportunity to talk with Nao Yazawa, who has created such things as Wedding Peach, Nozomi, and most recently a series called Moon and Blood. We got to chat about her experience at cons, creating manga, and more. It was conducted at this year’s MTAC. Some may even know it as MTAC Devil’s Dozen.

OSMnotes

Once again, gigantic thanks for MTAC and Nao Yazawa for this opportunity to chat with her.

While Wedding Peach is out of print, it’s currently not the hardest thing to track down. That said, Moon and Blood is very much in print, very shojo-riffic, and is a pretty enjoyable read. This is coming from Basil, who normally can tolerate vampire stuff only as Castlevania and Hellsing.

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The manga page in question that Kevin asked about.

And as a favor we would like to ask the world: Like we mentioned in our previous MTAC podcast, when you have a chance to see a panel or talk to the creator of something? Take it. When it comes down to it, it’s that craziness that rests beneath their cranium that gives all the awesome in the world. The shows, games, comics that we get to experience and talk about in tweets, blogs, audio recordings set loose upon the internet. In many ways they are unsung heroes and heroines, and they are some of the most important people around in geekdom.

In other OSMnews, we already have the next episode mostly ready, so you should see an actual update next Monday! It is the last long lost episode we had left in the Pile of Shame that was last year, a roundtable about Toonami with the Chainsaw Buffet and Voice-Over Actor Supreme Micah Solusod. It’s only almost a year out of date! That’s still fresh, right? RIGHT?

So anyway look forward to it!