This is ACTION PACKED episode full of DRAMA AND PATHOS Basil interviews voice over artist Jessica Straus! She has done many a voice from many a thing, like Juri from Super StreetÂ FighterÂ IV, the Amazon in Diablo 2,Â Gidget from Eureka 7, Sasha from Infamous 2, and a whole bunch more. And we should point out, while we are known far and wide throughout the land as the podcast that asks HARD HITTING questions, we don't think you have heard questions asked quite like some of these. This could be both our greatest and worst interview ever done to date. OSMnotes An update?! On a Monday! What is this...? I dunno but maybe it willÂ continue...??? This interview is dedicated toÂ Dylan of the Chainsaw Buffet podcast and website au gratin, the Habe of My Heart and SoulÂ
OK so you would THINK we would release the MTAC podcast before the AWA but that would make sense now wouldn't it? WELL TOO BAD DEARIES. The Habe of My Heart,Â DylanÂ edited Â this up so it goes up now! He even posted a description I'm gonna totally steal but then edit so why did I bother who knows: Basil, Kevin, and Mike from the OSMcast and Hamacon join Charlie, Dylan, and John from theÂ ChainsawÂ Buffet at Anime Weekend Atlanta in the wee hours of the morning to talk about the con, the experience of the frequent con-goer, running panels, and... a lot of other things. We forget. It was really late, OK? OSMnotes New episode on Monday! Now I have to commit! EDIT: Unrelated but VERY IMPORTANT: Unrelated but important:
And here it is, the long lost episode that is now Â waaaaaay out of date, but still contains messages andÂ meaningsÂ most Â dire. And the message is all aboutÂ Neveldine/Taylor's Nicolas Cage-starring blockbuster of a Marvel film, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. We also discuss other things, like Mass Effect 3, Street Fighter X Tekken, Â Tales of the Abyss, Knights if the Old Republic, and Doritos tacos. Joining us on this epic take is Daryl Surat from AWO, Niko from CineGeek, and Basil's buddy Caleb. Oh and I guess I was there, too. OSMnotes BUY BUY BUY BUY. Also, we are back! And we will have another episode... SOONER THAN YOU THINK! Which considering how long it's been since the last update, we have some leeway there. But sooner!
So we have not updated inÂ forever... Sorry about that! Meanwhile, while you wait for the more traditional OSMcast podcastion (we even Â have a few episodes recorded already!), here's something that mayÂ interestÂ you. This is the entire pressÂ conferenceÂ that Jason David Â Frank, power ranger, master of the red white and green, and mixed martial artsÂ extraordinaire, answered questions for us atÂ MTAC Omega. The OSMcast was not alone in asking questions, we were in fact merely one of many. Wondrous other media shindigs that were asking questions alike where groups such asÂ 2ShotsofGeek, One Pixel Jump,Â HJU Radio, Space Gypsies,Â CX2 Media,Â NickiDtv, and more! Probably much more. If we missed anyone please let us know so we can fix that. And extra props goes out the Chainsaw Buffet guys for recording and editing the audio for us! OSMnotes OK! So we have some episodes recorded that are in dire need Â of editing before they get exposed out into the world wide web. But here is the inteneded order of release. Ghost Rider 2: Best Superhero Movie of 2012 A Podcast Roundtable about Toonami MTAC Omega OSMinterview with Jessica Straus After that who knows what craziness will ensue. Probably podcasts. UNTIL THEN.
We did a podcast for the beginning. We did a podcast for middle. It is now time to release our podcast for the end. Of Mass Effect 3, anyway! Basil and Twitterless Kevin is joined up with Hisui from the Reverse Thieves to cover the highs, the lows, and everything in between on defeating the Reapers once and for all. And yes, we even cover the ending. OSMnotes Protip: And despite recording before the DLC was announced, we even called it! Special super duper awesome thanks goes to Hisui for not only chatting with us, but also editing it as well! The man deserves a medal. So hit up their website and check out all their SWAT reviews for all the new anime of the season! Next time we will FINALLY release the long lost episode on a certain Ghost Rider film that was Â inÂ theatersÂ for like, a week. It will be the most timely thing ever!
So there we were at MTAC Omega, and I (Basil) looked at Kevin and said, "OK, we GOTTA interview Richard Epcar. This is a thing that must occur." Kevin responded, "Uh, ok! But I have no clue what to say I mean I don't really follow US voice actors and-" "Kevin," I thenÂ expertlyÂ cut him off, " Trust me. You'll understand once we do." I thenÂ proceededÂ to drop kick like 15 ninjas then got a sweet hair cut. Man my hair so light and fluffy now! But the important part of the story Â was Â the Sunday of MTAC Omega. I sadly I had to educate the masses via pane form while Kevin got to Â interview people. We met up afterwards and I asked, "So how did it go?" "Basil." Kevin gallantly stated, "We GOTTA interview Richard Epcar again. This is a thing that must occur. That man is amazing." This is that interview.
When you have a podcastÂ dedicatedÂ to everything awesome, you gotta put your best foot forward. To the peddle. So far forward you break the peddle, but you keep the foot down anyway because Â by god that makes you go even faster. Yeah that's right, we're talking about Redline by Takeshi Koike and animated by studio MADHOUSE. We also talk about the merits of Blue Exorcist, why you check out some streaming anime sites, and just a hint of Star DriverÂ discourse. All this and more, on the latest greatest most currently updated episode of the OSMcast! OSMnotes BUY THIS NOW. On Blu-ray! On DVD! It doesn't really matter! Buy two, give one to a friend! Hell, you can even stream it as a rental if you so choose. It really is that good.
AT LONG LAST. THE LONG LOST EPISODE THE WAYWARD PODCAST. IT HAS RETURNED! WITH A CAST OF THOUSANDS. WELL OK. A CAST OF FIVE. THOUSANDS! DIVIDED BY A THOUSAND. SO FIVE. OSMnotes Yes we are back and in 2 weeks we may even have another new episode! Exciting times my friends. ANYWAYS specialÂ shout-outsÂ to Â the Â OSMfriends that made Â this episode possible. John, Dylan, Pat, Niko. They are all amazing and wonderful people. And not out to get me likeÂ CharlieÂ is. I'm on to you and your double spaces after periods!
Happy Halloween! But for the OSMcast, it's just Monday. Another day, another convention. The last con the OSMcast! decided to cover this year was the Geek Media Expo in glorious Nashville,Â Tennessee. It's a cornucopiaÂ of all things geek, media, andÂ exponential and so we realized we couldn't do this sort of thing alone. So we drug in the wonderful Chainsaw Buffet dudes and dames to chat with us about the con. We talk about panels, parties, parking, and the most annoying fangirl around. It's a fun time! OSMnotes That said, while this the last con the OSMcast! is covering, it's not the last con the OSMcast! will be at! We'll be at the HAMACON Holiday Minicon in Huntsville, Alabama Â on November 12, 2001! Basil is one of the directors of the con, so we can't very well objectively cover it. That said, you know it will be awesome. BasilÂ guaranteesÂ it! (He kinda has to, as he is the Director of Awesome of the con.)
It's that time again! The OSMcast continues it's tradition of being a podcast where we cover conventions lately and occasionally some other stuff by going over theÂ latestÂ and greatest Anime Weekend Atlanta. The panels we ran, the panels we went to. The thrills, the parties, the giant robots, it's all here! Warning: Our wonder and amazing producer, DJ Inubito, is currentlyÂ studyingÂ for a pretty major certification test, so Basil ended up hacking this episode into shape. Don't worry though, it will never happen again! For all our sakes. OSMnotes You'll have noticed that the very same NinjaÂ ConsultantsÂ podcast we mentioned has already released and you can find it at the very post below this one! Also not mentioned, but totally should have, is the fact we got to meet Guy from DEEP Hurting and Jeff from Colony Drop. They are both awesome dudes and if you haven't checked out DEEP Hurting or Colony Drop yet, you really should! The latest DEEP Hurting is Guy talking with Dave Merrill and Steve Harrison about Lensman and was probably the greatest audio thing to actually have come out of AWA. Next time on the OSMcast, we finish out our con coverage for the year by talking about GMX in Nashville! Whoo, cons!
So. Funny story. Possibly even a cool story, bro kind of story. It's really up to you to decide. ANYWAY. While we were recording our AWA podcast tonight, mentioning how we somehow ended up (I blame Daryl) on a future episode of the NinjaÂ Consultants that was also about AWA (in theory), they went ahead and posted it! ... Maybe they are ninjas. Also wow they are already at 99! Good job guys! And congrats st AWO for finally breaking 100 "real" episodes! That said, we're at 85 "official"Â episodesÂ so far. Which means we are dangerously close to hitting 100 next year. That's kinda scary...
During our wondrous Otakon escapades we got the chance to see a couple of their premiers, and since Otakon was nice enough to have them so we decided to review them. The secondÂ premierÂ we wanted to talk about is Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below by Makoto Shinkai. You probably know it better as "That New Makoto Shinkai Movie" as the title is just so gosh darn long! Joining us through the magic of the internet is Gerald from Anime World Order, who also gives us his run down on Anime Festival Orlando 2011. OSMnotes Now, no one knows when this film will reach American shores. We hope it's soon, as we'd love to see this movie again! But you never know. Knowing how the Japanese anime industry seems to roll, it's much more likely that they'll instead take the time to farm out the movie to movie festivals for a couple of years, then release the DVD and Blu-Ray in Japan at inflated prices and refuse to allow it to be sold in America for another year to reduce the chance of reverse importation, which only causes everyone to pirate it then forget about it, sabotaging US sales. Not that this is has ever happened before or anything. AWA Fun Times are a comin'! What kind of OSMcast panels are we throwing out for AWA this year?! Well here they are: Engrish Jambore II - Engrish Haldel: Basil and Drew started this panel at AWA last year, and we are returning once again to deliver tlue rove for all that rove engrish. Animeâs Creepy Uncle - Go Nagai At A Glance: Basil and Kevin gush how awesome Go Nagai is and why you should think he is awesome too. Getting Your Anime Groove Back: Think you might be getting out of anime? Well Basil just might have some shows to get you back in the game, as it were. And is an excuse to show off the first 13 minutes of Redline.
Just when you thought we were going to post our review of the new Makoto Shinkai movie first, we double back and release our FMA movie one instead! That's right, this time the OSMcast tackles the movieÂ Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, animated by Bones and directed byÂ Kazuya Murata. We're joined by Daryl Surat of Anime World Order, Otaku USA, Crunchyroll News, and wherever there isÂ justiceÂ to be found. We also delve into the nature of the reoccuring shonen film staple, and Trigun: Badlands Rumble. It's a fun time! OSMnotes When will Funimation out Â Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos?Â ChancesÂ are, as soon as they can.Â Â They know how to strike while the iron is hot, unlike some other studios (AnchorÂ Bay!).Â However, Trigun: Badlands Rumble is hittingÂ SeptemberÂ 27th! Â You can tell Basil's opinion ofÂ Trigun: Badlands Rumble as he keepsÂ referringÂ to it as Trigun: Badass Rumble. And Basil didn't even like theÂ originalÂ Trigun that much! So it should be a pretty safe buy. If you know, you like awesome stuff. Which we assume you do since well, you're on our site. AWA Fun Times are a comin'! What kind of OSMcast panels are we throwing out for AWA this year?! Well here they are: Engrish Jambore II - Engrish Haldel: Basil and Drew started this panel at AWA last year, and we are returning once again to deliver tlue rove for all that rove engrish. Animeâs Creepy Uncle - Go Nagai At A Glance: Basil and Kevin gush how awesome Go Nagai is and why you should think he is awesome too. Getting Your Anime Groove Back: Think you might be getting out of anime? Well Basil just might have some shows to get you back in the game, as it were. And is an excuse to show off the first 13 minutes of Redline. We'll probably have actual times and places for these panels closer to the con itself. Next time, we'll actually post our review of the latest Makoto Shinkai film Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, along with AWO's Gerald.
Continuing our Otakon podcast extravaganza, on the OSMcast proper we are joined by Hisui of Reserve Thieves fame as we talk about Otakon on a Saturday. The sights, the sounds, the movie premiers. The on-air crushing of a hearts as news of Satoshi Kon's last work remains in limbo. We even get to talk to a few con goers to see how con was shaping up for them, at the con itself. All these and more await you in this episode of drama and pathos and being recorded waaaaay too late at night! OSMnotes In case youÂ haveÂ forgottenÂ or somehow missed it (How you could have we have no clue, UNLESS YOU ARE IGNORING US. You jerks.), you can check out our guestÂ appearanceÂ on TheÂ SpeakeasyÂ talking about Friday at Otakon here. You may have noticed we also got to talk to the guy that has brought the Art of Akira to the world. Let me tell you folks, seeing that stuff up close and hands on was quite amazing. Honestly, while Basil did take some shots of the Otakon exhibit on his phone, the stuff on the website is 10x more amazing and you should look at all of them. You can check out his website here, but if you can make it out to DragonCon and AWA this year please so check out the actual exhibit. You'll be glad you did. On the next OSMcast, we'll be talking about one of the premiers we were able to partake of at Otakon. We'll be reviewing Makoto Shinkai's Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below along with Gerald from the AWO. It'll be fun!
Kicking off our Otakon podcast extravaganza is this episode of the ReverseÂ Thieves' The Speakeasy Podcast, where Basil and Kevin got join hop on along withÂ PatzÂ fromÂ Insert-DiscÂ andÂ Podlabor, andÂ CarlÂ fromÂ Ogiue ManiaxÂ to discuss Otakon on Friday. Revel in the sounds and more sounds as we detail Hisui's glorious battles in the Otakon Game Show! GASP as Basil learns all about the place where memes are born! All this and more, in this action-packed episode! OSMnotes And next week, we'l be back with the OSMcast episode of Otakon, where we talk about Saturday with Hisui! You could think of this bonus episode as part 1, and the actual OSMcastÂ episodeÂ as a part 2. But if you need even more hot, steamy Basil action, you can always check out the latest episode of the Sestren Dreamcast!