OSMquest! Kawaii Caper: The Search for the Cold-Steel Sorcerer’s Swag, Part 2

So as it turns out, getting a puppy and seasonal allergies is a terrible combo, we do not recommend it. But with anime cons slowly returning to us, why not take a trip back to memory lane? That’s right, we’re back to our second episode of our OSMquest Kawaii Caper series! This time, we wrap up Thursday night and get into some Friday shenanigans. Cosplayers! A Dealer’s Room! PANELS. And more!  Kawaii Caper is made by Ettin64, as a hack of Grant Howitt’s Honey Heist

It is the mid 2000’s in the beforetimes when anime conventions are still a thing and not a way to exacerbate a deadly public health crisis. CRONCH, the local anime convention in your mid-sized southern town is in its third year, and has unexpectedly risen to regional prominence. And with that prominence comes sweet, sweet swag. It would be such a shame if something… or someone… would happen to it. (Spoilers: We are those someones.) 

OSMcast! Show #175: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Ever wonder what’s next in life? Perhaps even in the next life? Sure, reincarnation is a possibly, but have you ever considered reincarnating into a JRPG? Chances are you have as the genre of isekai is now an anime ever-presence, and people are just dying all over the place to score some sweet levels! But if you ever had to pick only one series to follow, might we suggest the series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime? It’s a light novel series by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah, but also comes in both anime and manga varieties! The anime is developed by studio Eight Bit, and the manga is illustrated by Taiki Kawakami.

PS I know it’s listed in the Time Cues but do not sleep on preordering Dear Brother that show is so good you don’t even know. Unless you do know, and have already preordered it.


So if you listen to this episode, we talk about puppies. And as Puppy Fever has caught on, it also grabbed Basil and Anna quite strongly. In short, they also have a new puppy! And well… As it turns out, getting a new puppy sure can take a lot out of ya! Also, while we absolutely recommend getting vaccinated as soon as one can… Maybe don’t adopt a new puppy in the same time frame. But Basil and Anna’s new puppy Yda is settling in just fine now, and by this Friday the core Alabama crew will be fully vaccinated! So that’s very exciting and hopefully that news will buoy you through the fact that we meant for past couple of weeks. But worry not about what comes next, for that is only Time Cues:

OSMcast! Show #174: WandaVision

Well just gosh golly gee do we have a podcast-a-rooney for you! Wait, was any of those actual words? And based on what AWO says, should we have called it a podcast-a-rooni? Either way, one of the shows that has really captured the imagination of a lot of folks in the year 2021 was been this Marvel Studios show on Disney+. It’s called WandaVision, directed by Matt Shakman and written by Jac Schaeffer.. Chances are, you’ve heard about it! In fact it’s highly likely you have already watched it. And as is turns out, we have too! We liked it a lot, so much we went and made a podcast about it. It’s just like… way out, man.


So may have listened to this episode and wondered just where could one find this WandaVision show? Well wonder no more, as it’s on Disney+! … You probably already knew that though, didn’t you? You probably did. But maybe you didn’t know we have a Discord (we do!)? Come on and join us and talk about anime and food and stuff. And you definitely didn’t know that you can leave us reviews on Apple Podcasts. But you can and we would absolutely love it if you did! But we also have some Time Cues, which you were probably expecting that this point:

OSMquest! Kawaii Caper: The Search for the Cold-Steel Sorcerer’s Swag, Part 1

So as 2021 keeps rolling and as vaccinations seem more like actual things and not just dreams, we decided to look back to the times when anime cons were still a thing. But with a twist!  For our new OSMquest mini-series we are playing Kawaii Caper by Ettin64, as a hack of Grant Howitt’s Honey Heist

It is the mid 2000’s in the beforetimes when anime conventions are still a thing and not a way to exacerbate a deadly public health crisis. CRONCH, the local anime convention in your mid-sized southern town is in its third year, and has unexpectedly risen to regional prominence. And with that prominence comes sweet, sweet swag. It would be such a shame if something… or someone… would happen to it. (Spoilers: We are those someones.) 

OSMcast?! Show #173: Dragon Quest: Your Story

It may not seem like it, but this is a podcast about hype and expectations. About how one can get so excited for something, then be utterly betrayed by it. But also how, upon a second viewing, one can then feel much better about the thing. But still feel betrayed! Yet, before the terrible betrayal, there is still a whole lot to enjoy about the thing. This thing is an anime CG movie called Dragon Quest: Your Story. Created by the animation studio Shirogumi, and directed and kinda written by Takashi Yamazaki. We say kinda, as it’s very much based on the story of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. But not… entirely. 


So yeah, Dragon Quest: Your Story sure is a movie and you can watch it on Netflix. And you should! … Mostly. Probably! And once you do, let us know what you thought of it over at our Discord! As well as any of the other things we talked about, which are listed in our Time Cues:

OSMcast! Show #172: The World of OSM Returns!

Plans are made. Then life happens! Plans are dashed. New plans are made. And while all that is happening, a whole lot of news happened! So we decided to talk about those things. Think of them like the friends we made along the way! We took those friends and bundled them up into a podcast. For you! Our friends, that are hopefully bundled up warm because it could be cold outside, and are listening. Perhaps the metaphor has long been lost now, but have a podcast on nerd stories this week!


So how did you enjoy the episode? Liked it? Hated it? Let us know! Poke us on twitter! Join the Discord! You could even comment on the post, but who even reads these things anyway? Well, if you are one of those you may would like some Time Cues: 

  • We Start OSMcast!ing – 00:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:37
  • The World of OSM Returns!, aka OSMnews – 2:19
    • Anime, Animation, and Fraiser News – 2:32
      • Final Evangelion Film is Finally Coming Out… Again! – 2:53
      • Megumi Ogata Is a Bad Ass – 5:32
      • Streaming Old Stuff, or Discotek Still Loves Us – 10:43
      • Animated Series Announced for Hatsune Miku – 17:27
      • Tokyo Mew Mew Gets a New Anime, Nice – 20:11
      • Avatar Creators are Gonna Make All the Avatars Because Paramount Plus Needs Content – 20:49
      • Frasier Gets a New A̶n̶i̶m̶e̶ Show at Paramount Plus, Nice – 23:28
    • Nintendo News – 27:59
      • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Get the Most Sword Characters Ever Now – 28:39
      • Famicom Detective Club in the US Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?!? – 31:32
      • Project Triangle Strategy, That’s the Name of It! – 33:24
      • Mario Golf: Super Rush, But Only Basil is Excited – 39:05
      • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Gets a Remake, Nice – 44:05
      • Splatoon 3 is Gonna Happen, But Only Basil is Excited – 47:21
      • Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Gets some Remakes, Nice – 49:08
      • P̶o̶k̶é̶m̶o̶n̶ ̶L̶e̶g̶e̶n̶d̶s̶:̶ ̶A̶r̶c̶e̶u̶s̶ Ghost of Sinnohshima! – 52:56
    • Sony News – 54:48
      • Guilty Gear Strive Beta – 55:24
      • King of Fighters XV Maybe Getting Some Rollback Netcode in the Works??? – 59:49
      • PS5 Will One Day Get a New PlayStation VR – 63:18
      • Pour One Out for Sony’s Japan Studio – 64:29
      • Sifu Looks Pretty Bad Ass – 67:22
      • Kena: Bridge of Spirits Also Looks Neat – 68:36
      • Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade Sure is a Thing! – 69:25
      • Final Fantasy VII Remake is Free on PlayStation Plus in March, Kinda! – 71:18
      • Square Enix Reveals some Weird Final Fantasy VII Mobile Games, Y’all – 74:55
    • Final Thoughts – 83:31

OSMcast! Show #171: Lu Over the Wall

Oh, would you look at the time! As it so happens, almost a year ago we did a podcast on an anime movie from Science Saru, directed by Masaaki Yuasa, about folks and the ocean. So what better time to talk about an anime movie from Science Saru, directed by Masaaki Yuasa, about folks and the ocean! Only this time, it’s the movie Lu Over the Wall. It’s about a Tokyo kid stuck in a sleepy ocean town. It’s full of fun, dancing, and as it turns out… mild potential horror?

Now maybe you you’d think, “Oh, there is no way someone can make two anime movies about the ocean that also have a very heavy music component and yet be all kinds of different!” Well, to that we would love to introduce this director guy. His name is Masaaki Yuasa, and he is a mad genius. This is a podcast about an anime movie he directed, with the studio Science Saru.


So many ways to watch this movie right now! It’s on Netflix, or you can just buy the dang thing on Blu-ray! (Basil swore he saw it on HBO Max, but it gone now.) Hopefully you are able to do one of these things, because it is absolutely deserves a watch or multiple. Other things we recommend you do is check out our Discord! And if you are feeling generous, we do have a Patreon . We also have Time Cues!

  • We Start OSMcast!ing – 00:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:31
  • Moments of OSM – 01:16
  • Lu Over the Wall
    • Lu Over the Wall, Sans Spoilers – 19:29
    • Lu Over the Wall, Full of Spoilers – 48:29
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Lu Over the Wall – 62:53
    • OSMs out of OSM – 78:09

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 9: The 2/5/2021 FFXIV Announcement Showcase

Hello Adventurers! We are only into the month of February in the Year of Our Lord Naoki Yoshida, but seven hells what a February it has already been! In this Issue we are joined by friends and special guests Jazzy and Denmo McStronghuge as we cover the latest Final Fantasy XIV Announcement Showcase and Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXII! We delve into newly announced fourth expansion, Endwalker, and all that followed! New jobs, new places, new all sorts of things. So pull up a chair, get something good into that expensive dwarven tankard they just showed off, and hop into this Lunar Whale of an episode!


We want to once again thank our special guests Jazzy and Denmo McStronghuge! You can find them online at various places like these:

And you can always join the OSMcast folks at our Discord for all sorts of cool chatter and also sweet food pictures. (Also Jazzy has a pretty sweet Discord for such things as well!) We’ll catch you next time when we have an OSMcast proper on Lu over the Wall.

OSMcast! Show #170: The OSMawards! 2020 Edipyon – Video Games

At last! Our final and most verbose episode of the 2020 OSMawards arrives at our final destination: Video Games! Sure, some of the things we talk about have been covered in previous OSMcasts. But that’s what’s gonna happen when some of best games of 2020 both come out in March and April! That said really it’s who brings up what  that is surprising in this ultimate showdown of video game releases in the Year of Our Lord 2020. Also, Overwatch? Apparently!


And so you have it! The video games that helped us get through 2020. And who knows what games we will get to in 2021! If only there was a way to find out besides the podcast… Oh right! That Discord we keep mentioning! Yeah, that might be a good way to keep tabs on us. But until next time, have some Time Cues:

OSMcast! Show #169: The OSMawards! 2020 Edipyon – Anime & Television Shows

The OSMawards for 2020 continue! Movin’ right along, in this episode we cover our faves in anime and TV from last year. Oh, and Gundam Wing. Look, it makes more sense when you get to it. So please get right to listening and enjoying! (And maybe, just maybe, join our Discord while you’re at it!)


So while we’ve been getting this episode ready to publish, it turns out Babylon 5 is getting a somewhat of a remastering? Frankly, any extra work to bring Babylon 5 back in any way is great. But that’s something that happened in the past, and something that is now in the year 2021! This post is supposed to be about 2020! … Ignore that by and large 2020 is not a year that anyone wants to be well remembered. Except for the stuff that in the Time Cues, anyway!

Next week, we’ll wrap up the 2020 OSMawards with an episode all about Video Games. See you then!