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