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! Chihayafuru 2-3-2014
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2 thoughts on “OSMcast! Chihayafuru 2-3-2014

  • February 3, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Thanks for doing this!! Chihayafuru doesnt get much attention and I really like this anime~

    I’ve seen a Karuta Demo at the SF Chery Blossom Festival and its pretty intense! Card will fly. And my foot almost got hit a few times. It wasnt a full match because one, its just a demo, and two it was really warm that day. But I am amazed at the player’s speed!

    Also, Kana-chan and Tsukue/Desktomu-kun is my ship :3

  • February 5, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Thank you for covering a show that truly deserves more recognition! As a Chihayafuru fan, one can often feel a bit lonely in your fandom, so I felt gratified and even a little vindicated to hear other people share their enthusiasm for this great show.

    I was struck by Ink’s view of Arata as the incarnation of Chihaya’s love of Karuta. I think a similar metaphor can be made for Taichi as the incarnation of Chihaya’s love for her friends. One of the great things about the love triangle in this series is the ways that the different kinds of love, for friends and karuta, blend and interplay together.

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