OSMcast! Show #161: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Ever think that maybe the world would be a better place if you just blew some daggum Mako Reactors? Well, Barret Wallace did and maybe he was on the right track. In fact he was right in 1997, and he was right today too. And now you can live that Barret Wallace life in full glorious HD thanks to the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Which by the by, is the what our new episode is all about! All two hours of it. Well, most of it, anyway!


OK, well we all can’t be cool like Barret and blow up Mako Reactors to save the planet. But we can all go to https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ and find out other ways to help. And now, Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcasting – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:46
  • Moments of OSM – 05:08
    • City Hunter – 05:17
    • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – 08:29
    • Ranma ½ – 12:32
    • Somali and the Forest Spirit – 14:38
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
    • Final Fantasy VII Remake, Sans Spoilers– 21:16
    • Final Fantasy VII Remake, Full of Spoilers – 61:21
    • Doug and Kevin discuss Final Fantasy VII relationships – 79:31
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Final Fantasy VII Remake – 82:34
    • Final Thoughts – 109:20
    • OSMs out of OSM – 114:36

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 3: Our Connections to Final Fantasy, and MMOs in General

Hello Adventurers! So the world outside is pretty dire, where frankly the Garleans are feeling like the lesser evil to real life right now. So if you need something to take your mind off things, we have got you covered. In this Issue of the Carbuncle Chronicle we turn back to clock to where we got started with the Final Fantasy series. And we reminisce on our journeys through MMOs till we reached Final Fantasy XIV. 

OSMcast! Show #160: Community

Remember back in the day, when you could throw a bunch of people into the same space together? Just bunch a people all grouped up into rooms, to be able to get some education? Yeah, it was a fairy tale then too. But maybe, just maybe, if you went to Greendale Community College you could learn a lesson. About life. Or, at least how TV shows work. This is the OSMcast! episode where we talk about the TV show Community, created by Dan Harmon.


First things first, congrats to John and Mike for finally getting Twitch Affiliate for TheseAreVideoGames! Secondly, sure you should probably watch Community on Netflix, so they’ll spend Netflix money on the hopefully eventual Community movie!

Thirdly, MomoConline just wrapped up! I hope everyone enjoyed the virtual con experience. If you want to go back in time to relive those virtual memories, check out Momocon’s YouTube page! We know that they are uploading panels from the weekend, which include some of ours! At least, until the copyright faeries take them away…

Fourthly, Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcasting – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:35
  • TheseAreVG, The Now Twitch Affiliated Channel! – 02:17
  • Moments of OSM – 03:37
    • Roman Empire (the Netflix Documentary) – 03:43
    • Star Trek: Discovery – 05:37
    • Laid-Back Camp – 10:43
    • Kid Icarus (the NES one!) – 12:56
    • Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- – 16:33
  • Community – 17:49
    • Community, Sans Spoilers
    • Community, Full of Spoilers, but ALSO Questions from Listeners Like You! (Look, we had a lot of questions!) – 44:14
    • OSMs out of OSM and Final Thoughts – 76:35

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 2: Moogle Treasure Trove – The Hunt for Law

Hello Adventurers! We have once again braved the wilds of Eorzea and Norvrandt to bring you latest in all things awesome in Final Fantasy XIV. Last time, we broke down the latest Liver Letter and got hyped for Patch 5.3. This time, we break down the latest event in game, starting today! It’s the latest in the Itinerant Moogle series, where you can run old content, and get cool loot. 

OSMcast! Show #159: BEASTARS

It’s a dog eat dog world out there! Or rather, a wolf eat rabbit world? At least a predator could eat prey world, expect that’s looked down upon and really just a bad idea to do. At least that’s the world of BEASTARS, the latest Netflix craze from the anime studio Orange based off the manga by Paru Itagaki. Which coincidentally, is the topic of this episode! Crazy how that works.  


Watch BEASTARS! Read BEASTARS! Join the Third Impact Anime Discord, the unofficial official OSMcast Discord Because Basil is Lazy and Also Scared If We Had a Public OSMcast Discord No One Would Join.

Anyroad, also don’t forget Momocon is doing online things all this month! On Thursdays and Saturdays for the this week from 7pm to 10pm EST via their Twitch channel, they’ll be playing some of the best moments from past Momocons. And from May 21 thru the 24th check out the Virtual Big Show. MomoConline! You may even see some OSMcast panels while you are there…

(Oh, and buy some sweet Momocon swag, while you still can!) And now, Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcasting – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:33
  • Moments of OSM – 05:31
    • Final Fantasy VII on the Switch – 05:44
    • Final Fantasy VII Remake– 10:33
    • Persona 5 Royal (but really more FF7R*) – 14:53
    • The Lighthouse Question that Gerald asked, is finally answered! – 19:07
    • BEASTARS, Sans Spoilers – 20:58
    • BEASTARS, Full of Spoilers – 42:49
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about BEASTARS – 51:41
    • Final Thoughts – 72:22
    • OSMs out of OSM – 75:15

*Editor’s note: Oh my god you guys are doing this as a whole show next week get on with it!

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 1: Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LVIII

Hello Adventurers! Warriors of Light Darkness! Welcome to the latest addition to the OSMcast! Family: The Carbuncle Chronicle, our dedicated Final Fantasy XIV podcast! Every other week, we’re gonna tackle a different subject about FFXIV. In this episode, we cover the recently released Letter from the Producer LIVE from Naoki Yoshida and the FFXIV team. 

They talk about the impact that COVID-19 has had, causing development delays. They also read a wonderful letter from a doctor who plays FFXIV, and a preview of the eventual Patch 5.3: Reflections in Crystal. If you would like to read along with us chattering away, the dev team just released their text digest of the Live Letter!

We hope you enjoyed this new podcast series! Next time, we’re gonna talk about a more personal topic, about our experience with Final Fantasy and MMOs in general.

OSMcast! Show #158: Chihayafuru 3

When I listen up at
The wide-stretched plain of podcasts,
Is the audio the same
That peach on Mount Momocon
In the land of Taiiku?

We never thought we would have the excuse to talk about the anime Chihayafuru again, but here we are! Based off the manga by Yuki Suetsugu, we are talking about the third season of Chihayafuru, animated by studio Madhouse, directed by Morio Asaka. Joining Basil this time is once again Jess from Momocon, as well as first time guest Kory from the Taiiku and Manga In Your Ears podcasts! 


Get some Chihayafuru in your life! Streaming all of anime? It’s on Crunchyroll! And if you want to order the first two seasons of anime on disc, Sentai Filmworks has got you covered. Oh, would you like the manga? Kodansha has got that going on!

Thank you Jess and Kory for coming on! Please do check out the Taiiku and Manga In Your Ears podcasts if you haven’t yet, they are swell.

And while you cannot check out Momocon in person this year, you can check them out online! On Thursdays and Saturdays for the next few weeks from 7pm to 10pm EST via their Twitch channel, they’ll be playing some of the best moments from past Momocons. And maybe even some cool newer stuff soon as well! Oh, and buy some sweet Momocon swag, while you still can!

Now how about some Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:33
  • Moments of OSM – 3:27
  • Chihayafuru 3
    • Chihayafuru 3, Sans Spoilers – 15:30
    • Chihayafuru 3, Full of Spoilers – 43:35
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Chihayafuru 3 – 60:21
    • OSMs out of OSM and Final Thoughts – 74:44

OSMinterview! Deva Marie on 4/15/2020

Our boy John is back with yet another amazing interview! This time, he sits down virtually with the wondrous Deva Marie. You may recognize her voice best as the role of Flayn, from Fire Emblem: Three Houses!


We want to thank Deva Marie once again for taking the time to chat with us! Anna probably put it best:

And hey, we know this year is a tough time. One of the ways it’s been tough is that a lot of us go to cons throughout the year, and right now there are no cons. That’s a bummer! So Momocon is trying their best to keep that spirit alive through the internet.

On Thursdays and Saturdays for the next few weeks from 7pm to 10pm EST via their Twitch channel, they’ll be playing some of the best moments from past Momocons. And maybe even some cool newer stuff soon as well!

And speaking of Momocon, next week’s show is already in the bag! We’ll be talking about the latest season of Chihayafuru, with Jess of Momofame and Kory from the Taiiku and Manga in Your Ears podcasts. Hope to see you back!

OSMcast! Show #157: Questions from Listeners Like You, COVID-19 Edition

WELP. This has sure been a thing. You see, the OSMcast has always been a “folks in person in front of a microphone” kind of podcast. With world events being what they are, that wasn’t gonna fly anymore. So we decided to try something new. Recording via the Internet. Which is very exciting!

So, we tested our recording with asking, receiving, and now answering questions  from Listeners Like You! As well as some Moments of OSM. Hope you all enjoy!


We also want to give big props to our wondrous comrades in arms, Third Impact Anime! Not only are they an awesome podcast and blog in their own right, but they also host an outstanding Discord! Which everyone should join and talk anime and video games and other things with us. Also whenever Denpa puts out a book, just buy it! 

And as always, after the OSMnotes, are some Time Cues

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:35
  • Moments of OSM – 3:06
    • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 3:16
    • Behind the Curve; You Are Not So Smart – 9:42
    • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection – 15:48
    • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing / Not so Mobile Suit Gundam Tiger King – 17:30
    • A Man and His Cat – 21:02
    • Pleasure & Corruption – 22:33
  • Questions and Answers – 24:51

OSMcast! Show #156: Ride Your Wave

Oh, hello there! Fancy world we live in now. It’s sure has had a lot of ups and downs lately! And what better way to make your way through it all, than to watch Ride Your Wave, by Science Saru, directed by Masaaki Yuasa? There isn’t, so thankfully we have a podcast for you all about it! Also… other things.  


So yea! Of course, you can always hit up GKIDS Films’ website for potential future theater viewings, although really you may be best off waiting for the home release. But until then, Time Cues~ 

  • We start the OSMcasting – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:32
  • Ĭ̜̖̠̹̣̒̍́̕ļ̵̼̳͚͙͈̘̟̿̽̀̉̓̅̓͂͡l̶̨͖̰̗̦̝̪̺̅͌͑̅̒͞ͅu̴̧͙͙̫̳̜͍̥̥̓͛̐̍̓̿̚͡͡m̡͚͇̼͓̱͔͔͙͒̑̉̽̈̾̍̉͡͡i̹͓̟̘͓͂̑̎̍͋̉̕͞͠n̸̨̧̞̘̫̹̋̓͑̿͊̅́͡à̷̛͍͓̜̦̩̥̅́̂̉̆̄̚ͅt̵̢̢͓͕̝͎̜̺̜̖͌̽́͊͌͑̒̂͞͞i̢̛̼͖̥͚̊͌̀̄̿̽͘ T̡̗̼͓̭͓̝͒̓̐̂̿̀́̏̉͡a̧̛̬̯̞̳̿̄̓́̍̒̽̅͟͝l̶̟̖̘͔̙͊̔͗̆̔͐͠ḱ̮̟̮̳̭͖͈̬̺̃̀̀̎̎͂ w̢̰̼̪͇͖̹̣͉̋̃͐͛̐͌̾͞/̵̪̟̤͚̦͚͎̪͎̀̐̾͆͐͑̇͞ D̸̨̛͕̮̟̟͚̫̽̑̔̕o̡̹̲͍̲͊̀̂̏͐͊͆̌͝ư̩̖̺̱͖̄̓̆̅̌͗͘g̷̭̬̤̲̥̣̉̍̇͊͛̈̐̒ – 02:30
  • Black Clover – 05:44
  • Moments of Awesome – 08:52
    • Final Fantasy VII Remake, the Demo – 09:01
    • Doom Patrol (TV series) – 18:02
    • Mother! – 23:04
    • Hunters (2020 TV series) – 25:33
  • Ride Your Wave
    • Ride Your Wave, Sans Spoilers – 32:26
    • Ride Your Wave, Full of Spoilers – 47:10
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Ride Your Wave – 61:22
    • OSMs out of OSM – 78:13