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 Feb 18, 2019

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Otaku Spirit Animecast is a series of podcast episodes that focus on the Anime culture. Reviews, News, and tons of discussion. Stuff for all anime fans, from anime fans.

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Winter 2020 Anime Season Review Part 2
02:10:12
The Winter Season for 2020 has come to a conclusion, and the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their opinions on what worked and what didn’t. Listen in to find out what you may have missed this season in this part 2 segment! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken, Magia Record Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun, In/Spectre, Nekopara, 22/7, Show By Rock Mashumairesh, Pet, Isekai Quartet 2, Room Camp, Plunderer Cour 1, and My Hero Academia Season 4. The opening song for this episode is the OP for In/Spectre called “Mononoke in the Fiction” by Uso to Chameleon. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Magia Record called “Alicia” by ClariS.
Mar 29, 2020
Winter 2020 Anime Season Review Part 1
01:55:12
The Winter Season for 2020 is wrapping up, and the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their opinions on what worked and what didn’t. Listen in to find out what you may have missed this season! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Darwin’s Game, Blade of the Immortale (2019), Somali and the Forest Spirit, ID:INVADED, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, BOFURI, Seton Academy: Join The Pack, Fate Grand Order Absolute Demon Front Babylonia, Smile Down The Runway, and If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It To The Budokan I Would Die. The opening song for this episode is the ED for ID:INVDADED called “Other Side” by MIYAVI. The closing song for this episode is the OP for Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average called “Smile ED2 for Fate Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia called “Prover” by milet.
Mar 29, 2020
Keiichi, the OG Negan
01:39:54
News has been pretty exciting for the anime world lately and the hosts of the Otaku Spirit are here to give it a full dive from their perspective. Bleach and Higurashi’s return?! Topics this episode: Re:Zero delay, Baki 2nd Season, Calls at Work 2, More Fate/Go Adaptations, Higurashi Trailer, 4k Remaster Akira, Date A Live 4, Date A Bullet, Rent A Girlfriend, Brand New Animal, Bleach, Gundam, Funimation, Netflix, Next Gen Consoles, Greatest Lines, Deadly Musical Instruments, Subs and Dubs, and much more! Thanks to Eira and BlueSpark for the great questions featured in this episode! The opening music for this episode is the OP for Bleach called “Asterisk” by Orange Range. The closing music for this episode is the ED for Demon Slayer called “from the edge” by FictionJunction feat. LiSA.
Mar 22, 2020
Spring 2020 Anime Season Preview
01:41:40
As we near the Spring 2020 Season, it’s time for the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast to break down the season, give their take on what’s coming and what you should look out for. Anime Discussed In This Preview: Tower of God, Brand New Animal, Gleipnir, All Routes Lead to Doom, Sing Yesterday For Me, Kakushigoto, Appare Ranman, The 8th Son?, Fugou Keiji Balance Unlimited, Arte, Tamayomi, Afterschool Embankment Journal, Wave Listed To Me, Shironeko Project, Woodpecker Detective’s Office, LISTENERS, Princess Connect ReDive, Bungou and Alchemist, President It’s Time For Battle, Mewkledreamy, Re Zero Season 2, Kaguya-sama Love Is War Season 2, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 3, Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld Part 2, Fruits Basket 2nd Season, Food Wars 5, Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2, No Guns Life 2, Tsugumomo 2nd Season, Dropkick on my Devil Dash, Digimon Adventure, IDOLiSH7 Second Season, Kingdom 3, New Sakura Wars, Major 2nd Season 2, ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream, Gal and Dinosaur, Continuing Series, and some random ONA/Movie/OVAs! The opening of this episode is from the PV for Tower of God. The closing of this episode is from the PV for Appare Ranman.
Mar 15, 2020
Awkward Flex On My Devil
02:07:36
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back to break down the recent weeks of anime news and give their take on the happenings. Listen in to get up to speed! Topics this episode: Kimi wa Kanata, Dropkick on my Devil, Standing on a Million Lives, Tenchi Muyo, Mamoru Oshii, Fly Me To The Moon, Evangelion, One Room, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and much more! Thanks to Daylan, mmahdish, ProdiJoe, and Eira for the great questions featured in this episode! Thanks to all of our reviewers on iTunes for the great feedback! The opening music for this episode is the OP2 for Banana Fish called “FREEDOM” by BLUE ENCOUNT. The closing music for this episode is the ED for After The Rain called “Ref:rain” by Aimer.
Mar 08, 2020
Aria The Animation
00:26:44
At last! The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast begin their journey to remove one of their biggest titles on their list of shame. As Nozomi Entertainment now releases the series on Blu-ray, what better excuse to finally take the plunge. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Aria The Animation on Blu-Ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf. The intro for this episode is the OP for Aria The Animation called “Undine” by Yui Makino. The outro for this episode is the ED for Aria The Animation called “Rainbow” by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino.
Mar 05, 2020
Fate/Talk Podcast
01:50:25
After 14 years of Fate, the hosts are firing up the microphones to give their take on the series, what drew their interest, and what they love about it. Topics Covered This Episode: The beginnings, what drew interest, different series of Fate, watch sequence, Memorabilia, and more! The opening music for this episode is the OP for Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season called “Brave Shine” by Aimer. The closing music for this episode is the OP for Fate/Zero 2nd Season called “to the beginning” by Kalafina.
Mar 01, 2020
Buried In Laughing Coffins
02:07:18
While there wasn’t much news the last couple of weeks, the hosts have a big event to discuss. The Crunchyroll Anime Awards happened, and it’s time to discuss how it went and if it’s improving further! Topics this episode: Tokyo Mew Mew, Relife Manga, Sword Art Online Final Alicization Cour, Netflix’s new 4K HDR Show, Hi Score Girl 2, Re:Zero Memory Snow, Seven Deadly Sins, Crunchyroll Anime Awards, and much more! Thanks to Sierra, Reshawn, and Jordan for the great questions featured in this episode! The opening music for this episode is the OP1 for Vinland Saga called “Mukanjyo” by Survive Said The Prophet. The closing music for this episode is the OP for Tokyo Mew Mew called “My Sweet Heart” by Rika Komatsu.
Feb 23, 2020
100 Favorite Anime of the Last Decade
02:37:03
The last 10 years has been an exciting time for anime fans. A roster of thousands of anime titles that offered us a mix of genres to fit any taste. But now comes the time for the hosts to sit down and talk about their favorites of the decade. This decade of anime covers anything from Winter 2010, until Fall 2019. We welcome everyone to check out our reviews covering most all of these shows! The opening music for this episode is the OP for Re:Creators called “gravityWall” by SawanoHiroyuki nZk:Tielle and Gemie. The closing music for this episode is the ED2 for Re:Zero called “Stay Alive” by Emilia (Rie Takahashi).
Feb 16, 2020
A.D. Police To Protect And Serve
00:10:08
It’s been some time since the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast has explored the universe of Bubblegum Crisis, but with this recent review, they look at the 1999 spinoff A.D. Police and give their take on it. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of A.D. Police To Protect and Serve on Blu-Ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf. The intro for this episode is the OP for A.D. Police called “Imaginary Girl” by Infix. The outro for this episode is the ED for A.D. Police called “Toki no Naka de” by Masha.
Feb 12, 2020
When Interspecies Cry
02:05:54
It has been some time since the hosts have looked into the news of Anime. Nearly a month and a half! Listen in and get their catch-up of the news and their perspective on the happenings around the industry. Topics this episode: Funimation drops Interspecies Reviewers, Netflix New Shows, New Higurashi When They Cry, Trigger’s BNA, Satoshi Kon Series Releases, and much more! Thanks to Lilblu96 and QuestRam for the great questions featured in this episode! The opening music for this episode is the OP for Higurashi When They Cry called “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni” by Eiko Shimamiya. The closing music for this episode is the OP for Log Horizon called “database feat. TAKUMA (10 Feet)” by MAN WITH A MISSION.
Feb 09, 2020
Winter 2020 Anime First Impressions
02:35:15
Taking off into the Winter 2020 Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are taking a moment to give their early takes on all the new shows of this year. Listen in and find out what’s got their attention. Anime Featured in this Episode: Somali and the Forest Spirit, Magia Record, Darwin’s Game, pet, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken, In Spectre, Nekopara, ID Invaded, Toilet Bound Hananko-kun, BOFURI, Asteroid in Love, Infinite Dendrogram, Seton Academy Join The Pack, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, Interspecies Reviewers, Hatena Illusion, Smile Down The Runway, A Destructive Gods Sits Next To Me, Science Fell In Love So I Tried To Prove It, 22/7, The Case Files of Jeweler Richard, If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It To Budokan I Would Die, Uchitama Have You Seen My Tama, Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga, Show By Rock Mashumairesh, Isekai Quartet 2, Room Camp, and Plunderer. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Hatena Illusion called “Magic Words” by Liyuu. The outro music for this episode is the ED for ID INVADED called “Other Side” by MIYAVI.
Feb 02, 2020
Music of Winter 2020 Anime
01:07:56
Kicking off the new year, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their take on some of the best and unique songs of the Winter 2020 season. Including great tracks from the likes of TrySail, ClariS, TK from Ling Tosite Sigure, MIYAVI, milet, and so much more! Songs spotlight in this episode: “PHOENIX” by BURNOUT SYNDROMES – Haikyuu!! To The Top OP “Kessen Spirit” by CHiCO with HoneyWorks – Haikyuu!! To The Top ED “Gomakashi” by TrySail – Magia Record OP “Alicia” by ClariS – Magia Record ED “CHAIN” by ASCA – Darwin’s Game OP “Chou no Tobu Suisou” by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure – pet OP “image ____” by Memai Siren (prod. TK from Ling Tosite Sigure) – pet ED “Mononoke in the Fiction” by Uso to Chameleon – In/Spectre OP “LAST DANCE” by Mamoru Miyano – In/Spectre ED “Shiny Happy Days” by the cast – Nekopara OP “Mister Fixer” by Sou – ID INVADED OP “Other Side” by MIYAVI – ID INVADED ED “Ikouze Paradise” by the cast – Interspecies Reviewers OP “Magic Words” by Liyuu – Hatena Illusion OP “Turing Love” by Akari Nanawo feat Sou – Science Fell in Love ED “Star Marker” by KANA-BOON – My Hero Academia 4 OP2 “shout Baby” by Ryoku Oushoku Shakai – My Hero Academia 4 ED2 “Prover” by milet – Fate/Grand Order Babylonia ED2 “Nevermind” by flumpool – Ahiru no Sora OP2 “Welcome to Chaos” by (K)NoW_NAME – Dorohedoro OP “Who Am I” by (K)NoW_NAME – Dorohedoro ED “Ookami Blues” by Ranka Ookami (Hina Kino) – Seton Academy ED
Jan 26, 2020
Best Anime of 2019 Deliberations Part 4
00:39:14
It’s finally time to close the book on the fantastic 2019 year of anime. Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they run through a 4 part deliberation series of podcast and give their take on the best of each category. Please note: Deliberation episodes are intended to be nearly unfiltered and lightly edited. These were recorded over hours of deliberations and, while a bit of dead air was removed, it may have points of silence. This isn’t a reflection of our typical podcast episodes that are heavily edited for better listening experience. Deliberations covered in this episode: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and Best of 2019 Anime. The opening for this episode is the OP for Kemurikusa called “KEMURIKUSA” by nano. The closing for this episode is the ED for Vinland Saga called “Torches” by Aimer.
Jan 24, 2020
Best Anime of 2019 Deliberations Part 3
01:24:48
It’s finally time to close the book on the fantastic 2019 year of anime. Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they run through a 4 part deliberation series of podcast and give their take on the best of each category. Please note: Deliberation episodes are intended to be nearly unfiltered and lightly edited. These were recorded over hours of deliberations and, while a bit of dead air was removed, it may have points of silence. This isn’t a reflection of our typical podcast episodes that are heavily edited for better listening experience. Deliberations covered in this episode: Isekai, Short, Animation, Art, Concept, Original, Worst, Disappointing, Biggest Surprise, Best Girl, Best Boy, Cutest Character, Most OP, Best Villain, Best Couple, and a list of Greatest Moments. The opening for this episode is the OP for Domestic Girlfriend called “Kawaki wo Ameku” by Minami. The closing for this episode is the ED for Sarazanmai called “Stand by me” by the peggies.
Jan 23, 2020
Best Anime of 2019 Deliberations Part 2
01:22:32
It’s finally time to close the book on the fantastic 2019 year of anime. Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they run through a 4 part deliberation series of podcast and give their take on the best of each category. Please note: Deliberation episodes are intended to be nearly unfiltered and lightly edited. These were recorded over hours of deliberations and, while a bit of dead air was removed, it may have points of silence. This isn’t a reflection of our typical podcast episodes that are heavily edited for better listening experience. Deliberations covered in this episode: Horror/Psychological, Comedy, Harem, Ecchi, Slice of Life, Romance, Sports, Military, Mystery/Supernatural, Magical Girl/Boy, Healing/Relaxing, and Cute Girls Doing Cute Things. The opening for this episode is the OP for The Promised Neverland called “Touch Off” by UVERworld. The closing for this episode is the ED2 for Kaguya-sama Love Is War called “Chika tto Chika Chika” by Fujiwara Chika (Kohara Konomi).
Jan 22, 2020
Best Anime of 2019 Deliberations Part 1
01:18:13
It’s finally time to close the book on the fantastic 2019 year of anime. Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they run through a 4 part deliberation series of podcast and give their take on the best of each category. Please note: Deliberation episodes are intended to be nearly unfiltered and lightly edited. These were recorded over hours of deliberations and, while a bit of dead air was removed, it may have points of silence. This isn’t a reflection of our typical podcast episodes that are heavily edited for better listening experience. Deliberations covered in this episode: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, and Sci-Fi/Mecha. The opening for this episode is the OP for Dororo called “Kaen” by Ziyoou-vachi. The closing for this episode is the ED for Astra Lost In Space called “Glow at the Velocity of Light” by Riko Azuna.
Jan 21, 2020
Fall 2019 Anime Season Review Part 2
01:53:31
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast continue their reviews for the Fall 2019 Anime Season with a list of mixed reviews. Some contenders of Anime of the Year, and some… not so much. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Assassins Pride, Kemono Michi Rise Up, Stars Align, Null and Peta, Fire Force, Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld, Bokuben 2, and Granblue Fantasy The Animation 2nd Season. Also Mid Season Reviews of My Hero Academia 4, Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun, Fate Grand Order Absolute Demon Front Babylonia, Blade of the Immortal, Ahiru no Sora, and Babylon. The opening song for this episode is the OP1 for Fire Force called “Inferno” by Mrs.GREEN APPLE. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld called “unlasting” by LiSA.
Jan 19, 2020
Fall 2019 Anime Season Review Part 1
01:45:31
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast return with their Fall 2019 Anime Season Reviews. Kicking things off with half of their line-up, quite a few of the biggest hitters of the year. Listen and get their take! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Cautious Hero, Oresuki Are You The Only One Who Loves Me, High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World, Ascendance of a Bookworm, Fairy Gone Season 1 and 2, Dr Stone, Vinland Saga, and Didn’t I say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life. The opening song for this episode is the OP1 for Vinland Saga called “MUKANJYO” by Survive Said The Prophet. The closing song for this episode is the OP for Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average called “Smile Skill = Suki Skill!” by Akaki Chikai.
Jan 12, 2020
Ajin Demi-Human 2nd Season
00:40:34
Following their glowing review of the first season of Ajin, the hosts return with the sequel series from Polygon Pictures. Listen in to see if the high praise lives on with the second season, or falls apart. This is a spoiler free review of Ajin Demi-Human 2nd Season, although some things of the first season are mentioned. Following the outro music, we have a spoiler discussion to round things out. This review was recorded in September of 2017. The opening for this episode is the OP for Ajin 2nd Season called “Boku Wa Boku De Atte” by Angela x fripSide. The closing is the ED for Ajin 2nd Season called “Koutei no Sumi ni Futari Kaze ga Fuite Ima Nara Ieru ka na” by CreepHyp. Following the spoiler discussion, we close with the OP for Ajin 1st Season called “Yoru wa Nemureru kai?” by flumpool.
Jan 04, 2020
Wake Up Girls!
00:36:08
Many months before the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast watched and reviewed the sequel series, they tackled Wake Up Girls and found it to be an exciting series that deserved a sequel. Have fun listening to this unsuspecting review! This is a spoiler free review of Wake Up, Girls! This review was recorded in September of 2017. Please be sure to check out our review of Wake Up, Girls New Chapter. The opening for this episode is the OP for Wake Up Girls called “Tachiagare” by Wake Up Girls. The closing for this episode is the ED for Wake Up Girls called “Kotonoha Aoba” by Wake Up Girls.
Dec 27, 2019
Kuromukuro
00:14:29
Celebrating their 15th anniversary, P.A. Works takes a plunge into the world of Mecha anime with Kuromukuro. Did this show live up to the hype? Listen in and get the Otaku Spirit Animecast’s take. This is a spoiler free review of Kuromukuro. This review was recorded in August of 2017. The opening for this episode is the OP2 for Kuromukuro called “Chou Onsoku Destiny” by Glay. The outro for this episode is the ED2 for Kuromukuro called “Eien Loop” by Ami Wajima.
Dec 24, 2019
Owarimonogatari 2nd Season
00:34:43
After the terrible cliffhanger left with Koyomimonogatari, the hosts of Otaku Spirit Animecast finally get their questions answered in one of the biggest wrap-ups of stories in the Monogatari Series yet. An epic conclusion to so many arcs. This is a spoiler filled review of Owarimonogatari 2nd Season. If you have not watched Owarimonogatari 2nd Season, avoid listening to this episode. Please note that this episode was recorded in August of 2017. The opening for this episode is the OP1 for Owarimonogatari 2nd Season called “terminal terminal” by Emiri Katou. The outro for this episode is the ED for Owarimonogatari 2nd Season called “SHIORI” by ClariS.
Dec 22, 2019
Winter 2020 Anime Season Preview
01:56:43
Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they take a forward look at the coming Winter 2020 Anime season to find out what’s coming up that people should keep an eye out for. Get your pens and paper ready! Anime Discussed In This Preview: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Magia Record, pet, Nekopara, Somali and the Forest Spirit, Dorohedoro, Plunderer, In Spectre, Darwins Game, Infinite Dendrogram, Science Fell In Love So I Tried To Prove It, Toilet Bound Hanako-kun, Ishuzoku Reviewers, ID INVADED, Kuutei Dragons, Koisuru Asteroid, Hands off the Motion Pictures Club, I Hate Pain, Smile Down The Runway, 22 7, Hatena Illusion, A Destructive God Sits Next To Me, If The Fan Goes to Budoukan She’ll Die, number24, The case files of Jeweler Richard, Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga, Come Together to the Seton Academy, ARP Backstage Pass, Breakers, Haikyuu, The Quintessential Quintuplets 2, A Certain Scientific Railgun T, BanG Dream 3, Majutsushi Orphen, Act Addict Actors, Uchi Tama, Show By Rock Mashumairesh, Zenonzard The Animation, Youkai Watch Jam, Isekai Quartet 3, Heya Camp, Natsunagu, Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki 2, Strike the Blood IV, Continuing Series, and some random ONA/Movie/OVAs! The opening of this episode is from the digital idol group 22/7. The ED is from the PV for Magia Record.
Dec 15, 2019
Daily Lives of Hi Score Girls
01:23:56
Before being tied up with tons of travel, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast hit the news one last time for the year. Listen and get caught up on what’s happening in the anime world! Topics this episode: Ascendance of a Bookworm Sequel, Kakushigoto, Key/Visual Arts Plans, Tokyo Mew Mew, Show By Rock, Funimation X Aniplex, Hi Score Girl, and much more! Thanks to BlueSpark and An Awesome Dude for the great questions featured in this episode! The opening music for this episode is the OP for Hi Score Girl called “New Stranger” by sora tob sakana. The closing music for this episode is the ED for Scum’s Wish called “Heikousen” by Sayuri.
Dec 08, 2019
Subjective Vs Objective
01:14:51
In answering a question from the community, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take a moment to really dive into the differences and purpose of Subjectivity and Objectivity in the anime world. Topics Covered in this Episode: Defining the Two, Consistancies, Objective Criticism, Blurring the Line, Creating a Base, Cost in the Industry, and much more. The opening song for this episode is the OP of Ajin Demi-Human called “Yoru wa Nemureru kai?” by flumpool. The closing for this episode is the ED for Noragami called “Heart Realize” by Tia.
Dec 01, 2019
Fairycast: Fairy Tail 123-150
01:14:51
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast continue their adventure through the Fairy Tail series as they tackle the Key of the Starry Sky arc. Is this a serious turn in the tone of the series? Listen to get their take. Warning: We will be discussing Fairy Tail spoilers for the entire first 150 episodes of the series. The opening for this episode is the OP11 of Fairy Tail called “Hajimari no Sora” by +Plus. The outro is the ED11 for Fairy Tail called “Glitter (Starving Trancer Remix)” by Another Infinity feat. Mayumi Morinaga.
Nov 29, 2019
Mai Mai Miracle
00:19:40
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast travel back to 1955 Yamaguchi Prefecture to explore the imaginative mind of Shinko and her friends. Listen in to find out of Mai Mai Miracle is a movie you should see! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mai Mai Miracle on Blu-Ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf. The intro and outro for this episode is the theme by Minako Obata.
Nov 26, 2019
My Waifu Isekai to Keijo!!!!!!!!
01:45:08
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take a break from the usual to sit down and discuss the news of anime today. While a very busy last few weeks, they still take some time to answer questions from the awesome community. Topics this episode: Vinland Saga Manga, Aniplex and Funimation news, Megalobox 2, In Spectre, Arte Anime, Babylon delay, and much more! Thanks to Mary Katchum and Eira for the great questions featured in this episode! The opening music for this episode is the OP for The Promised Neverland called “Touch Off” by UVERworld. The closing music for this episode is the ED for Megalobox called “Kakatte Koi yo” by NakamuraEmi.
Nov 24, 2019
Slice of Life
01:46:50
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast sit down to discuss, oddly enough, the most complicated genre to really nail down. The Slice of Life Genre seems to cover everything, but some argue doesn’t cover much. Listen and get the hosts’ take. Topics Covered in this Episode: What is Slice of Life, The Convolution of the Genre, Opinion Against Sub-Genres, Opinions Against Unnatural Elements in Slice of Life, What Slice of Life Means To You, Pros and Cons of Slice of Life, and breaking down several shows on their validity of Slice of Life label. The opening song for this episode is the OP1 for Hanasaku Iroha called “Hana no Iro” by nano.RIPE. The closing for this episode is the ED for Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju called “Kawa, Taredoki” by Kana Shibue.
Nov 17, 2019
Doge Nobunaga
01:48:10
The news has been quite heavy over the last few weeks. The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast fire up their mics to give their take on what’s important to the anime industry. Topics this episode: Grisaia Switch, Ishuzoku Reviewers, Zoku Owarimonogatari, Revue Starlight Movie, Smile Down The Runway, Violet Evergarden Movie, and much more! Thanks to Dynames for the questions featured in this episode! Thanks to Rashawn, Bafninja, NeptunePlaysYT, Matrixman94, Seth Amaha, and Elienoch for the great feedback! The opening music for this episode is the OP2 for Re:Creators called “sh0ut” by SawanoHiroyuki nZk:Tielle and Gemie. The closing music for this episode is the ED2 for Kaguya-sama Love Is War called “Chikatto Chika Chikaa” by Konami Kohara.
Nov 10, 2019
Fall 2019 Anime Season First Impressions
03:42:47
With the Fall 2019 Anime Season passing it’s initial airing, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their take on what’s showing promise and what’s not. Listen in to get their take. Anime Featured in this Episode: Ascendance of a Bookworm, Chidori RSC, Granblue Fantasy 2, Azure Lane, Assassins Pride, No Guns Life, Stand My Hero, Oresuki, My Hero Academia 4, Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld, Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode Oracle, Babylon, Stars Align, Val X Love, Outburst Dearmer Boys, Special 7, Blade of the Immortal, Fate Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia, Fairy Gone 2, Cautious Hero, Ahiru no Sora, Didn’t I say to make my Abilities Average in the Next Life, After School Dice Club, Kemono Michi Rise Up, Vinland Saga, Case File N221 Kabukicho, High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World, Fire Force, Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun, Africa Salaryman, Kandagawa Jet Girls, Null and Peta, and Dr Stone. The intro music for this episode is the OP2 for Fire Force called “MAYDAY feat. Ryo from CRYSTAL LAKE” by coldrain. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Vinland Saga called “Nounai” by Lenny code fiction.
Nov 03, 2019
Recently My Apartment Is Unusual
01:48:41
Prior to giving their first impressions of the Fall 2019 Anime season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast tackle the very news heavy last few weeks. Topics this episode: New Studio Bind, Love is War Sequel, New Shaft Series, Ghibli on HBO, Tokyo Mirage Censorship, New Netflix Lineup, Underrated Anime, Finishing Anime, and much more! Thanks to jar3dbftball and JackTWD4th for the questions featured in this episode! The opening music for this episode is the OP for Kaguya-sama Love is War called “Love Dramatic feat. Rikka Ihara” by Masayuki Suzuki. The closing music for this episode is the ED for After the Rain called “Ref:rain” by Aimer.
Oct 27, 2019
Boogiepop Phantom
00:21:03
Jumping back to the year 2000, the Otaku Spirit Animecast reviews the classic psychological horror series of Boogiepop Phantom. Does it deserve a revisit after all these years? Will fans of Boogiepop and Others still enjoy it? Listen and find out! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Boogiepop Phantom TV Series Complete Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf. The intro song for this episode is the OP for Boogiepop Phantom called “Yuudachi” by Shikao Suga. The outro for this episode is the ED for Boogiepop Phantom called “Mirai-Seiki Maruhi Club” by Kyouko.
Oct 23, 2019
Music of Fall 2019 Anime
01:40:45
Diving further into the Fall 2019 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to fill your ears with musical goodness. Attach on your ear-speakers of choice and enjoy! Including great tracks from the likes of the pillows, Myth and Roid, LiSA, Sayuri, nano.RIPE, NakamuraEmi, and so much more! NOTE: For High Quality purposes for music, this podcast was exported via HQ setting, thus slightly larger in size than standard podcasts. Roughly 145.3MB. Keep that in mind for bandwidth limits please. Songs spotlight in this episode: “Kago no Naka no Bokura wa” by AIKI from bless4 – Stars Align ED “Phantom Joke” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN – Fate Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia OP (iTunes) “Take On Fever” by OLDCODEX – Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit OP “Happy Go Ducky!” by the pillows – Ahiru no Sora OP “Tsubasa” by Saji – Ahiru no Sora ED “Resolution” by Haruka Tomatsu – Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld OP (iTunes) “unlasting” by LiSA – Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld ED “Sangenshoku” by PELICAN FANCLUB – Dr Stone OP2 “Yume no You na” by YouthK Saeki – Dr Stone ED2 “Dark Crow” by MAN WITH A MISSION – Vinland Saga OP2 (iTunes) “Drown” by milet – Vinland Saga ED2 “STILL STANDING” by (K)NoW_NAME: Ayaka Tachibana, NIKIIE, AIJ – Fairy Gone Season 2 OP (iTunes) “Stay Gold” by (K)NoW_NAME:Ayaka Tachibana – Fairy Gone Season 2 ED (iTunes) “Polaris” by BLUE ENCOUNT – My Hero Academia Season 4 OP “Koukai no Uta” by Sayuri – My Hero Academia Season 4 ED “SURVIVE OF VISION” by Kiyoharu – Blade of the Immortal OP “Stay With Me” by Seven Billion Dots – Granblue Fantasy Season 2 OP “Papapa” by Shuka Saitou – Oresuki OP “Chronos” by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION – Food Wars 4th Plate OP “Emblem” by nano.RIPE – Food Wars 4th Plate ED “CAPTURE” by EGO-WRAPPIN’ – Case File N221 Kabukicho OP “Hyakouku Kounen” by Lozareena – Case File N221 Kabukicho ED “MOTOR CITY” by Kenichi Asai – No Guns Life OP “Game Over” by DATS – No Guns Life ED “Chittomo Shiranakatta” by NakamuraEmi – Radiant 2nd Season ED (iTunes) “TIT FOR TAT” by MYTH and ROID – Cautious Hero OP “MAGIC TIME” by Sudannayuzuyully – Gundam Build Divers ReRise ED (iTunes) “Masshiro” by Sumire Morohoshi – Ascendance of a Bookworm OP
Oct 20, 2019
Aliens Are Limestone Addicts
01:47:49
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast dive back into the past few weeks of news and give their take on the important stuff to them. Listen to get up to date! Topics this episode: New Sailor Moon, Gen Urobuchi’s New Project, Promised Neverland Live Action, HiDive X MAL, Funimation Consolidation, PA Works’s New Series, Streaming Breakdown, and much more! Thanks to SethAmaha, fragoff, Lulink, Eira, Owen Gray, and jar3dbftball for the questions featured in this episode! The opening music for this episode is the OP for The Promised Neverland called “Touch Off” by UVERworld. The closing music for this episode is the ED for Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun called “Ura Omote Fortune” by Chiyo Sakura (CV: Ari Ozawa).
Oct 13, 2019
Gundam 0080 War In The Pocket Blu-ray
00:14:44
Returning to the classic OVA, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast give their thoughts on both the quality and the experiencing of revisiting War In The Pocket on Blu-ray. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War In The Pocket Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Sunrise and Right Stuf. For the full review of the series, check out our DVD review. The intro song for this episode is the OP for Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket called “Itsuka Sora ni Todoite” by Megumi Shiina. The outro for this episode is the OP for Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket called “Tooi Kioku” by Megumi Shiina.
Oct 12, 2019
Summer 2019 Anime Review Part 2
02:18:35
Wrapping up the Summer 2019 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast tackle their final shows of the season. Some of the big multi-cour titles, as well as some of the more unknown titles of the season. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon 2, Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks, Granbelm, The Demon Girl Next Door, How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift, Cop Craft, Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest, Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba, Are You Lost, and mid-season reviews of Vinland Saga, Dr Stone, and Fire Force. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Fire Force called “Inferno” by Mrs. GREEN APPLE. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Vinland Saga called “Torches” by Aimer.
Oct 06, 2019
Summer 2019 Anime Review Part 1
02:35:33
Wrapping up the Summer Season, the hosts of The Otaku Spirit Animecast tackle a stacked list of hits for the year. Listen in and find what can’t be missed. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: O Maidens In Your Savage Season, Astra Lost In Space, Fruits Basket Season 1, Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note, Demon Lord Retry, Isekai Cheat Magician, If It’s For My Daughter I’d Even Defeat A Demon Lord, Hensuki, and Magical Sempai. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Hensuki called “Daisuki.” by Ayaka Ohashi. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Astra Lost In Space called “Glow at the Velocity of Light” by Riko Azuna.
Sep 29, 2019
Fairycast: Fairy Tail 96-122
01:38:42
After 3 year delay, the hosts are finally back for yet another Fairycast episode! This time, they take on the Tenrou Island Arc and give their take on its events! Warning: We will be discussing Fairy Tail spoilers for the entire first 122 episodes of the series. The opening for this episode is the OP10 of Fairy Tail called “My Wish” by Milky Bunny. The outro is the ED10 for Fairy Tail called “Boys Be Ambitious” by Hi-Fi Camp.
Sep 25, 2019
16-Bit Shield Hero
01:29:17
Prior to the conclusion of the Summer 2019 Anime Season, the hosts take a brief moment to cover the news in the anime world. Topics this episode: Boruto, My Hero Academia, Crunchyroll and Viz, Manga Piracy Cases, Nisioisin, Gen Urobuchi, and much more! The opening music for this episode is the OP for The Rising of the Shield Hero called “RISE” by MADKID. The closing music for this episode is the ED for Natsume’s Book of Friend 5 called “Akane Sasu” by Aimer.
Sep 22, 2019
Gravitation Collection
00:19:37
After adventures down the rabbit hole of Junjo Romantica, the Otaku Spirit Animecast take on another of the Yaoi genre in Gravitation. How does this stack against the competition? Listen and find out. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Gravitation Complete Collection on Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf. The intro for this episode is the OP for Gravitation called “Super Drive” by Yousuke Sakanoue. The outro for this episode is the ED for Gravitation called “Glaring Dream” by Kinya Kotani.
Sep 20, 2019
Fall 2019 Anime Preview
01:48:54
As Summer comes to a close, it’s time to join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they dive into all the information we have for the coming Fall season. Get your watch lists ready to be filled! Anime Discussed In This Preview: Assassin’s Pride, The Hero is Overpowered But Overly Cautious, Kabukicho Sherlock, Azur Lane, BEASTARS, Are You Really The Only One Who Likes Me?, Ahiru no Sora, CHOYOYU High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World, No Guns Life, Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?, Babylon, pet, Stars Align, Hataage Kemono Michi, Ascendance of a Bookworm, Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun, Special Crime Investigation Unit Special 7, Blade of Immortal, Val x Love, Houkago Saikoro Club, Rifle Is Beautiful, Z/X Code Reunion, Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy, Stand My Heroes Piece of Truth, Null Peta, Kandagawa Jet Girls, Africa no Salaryman, ACTORS Songs Connection, Shin Chuka Ichiban, My Hero Academia 4, Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld, Seven Deadly Sins Wrath of the Gods, Food Wars 4, Psycho-Pass 3, Chihayafuru 3, Fate Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front Babylon, Bokuben We Never Learn 2, High Score Girl 2, Radiant 2, Sounds of Life 2, Granblue Fantasy 2, Fairy Gone 2, Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode Oracle, Gundam Build Divers Re Rise, Zoid Wild Zero, Ani Ni Tsukeru Kusuri Wa Nai 3, Urashimasakatasen no Nichijou, Tenka Hyakken, Continuing Series, and some random ONA/Movie/OVAs! The opening of this episode is from the PV for Stars Align. The closing of this episode is from the PV for BEASTARS.
Sep 15, 2019
Hated Characters
02:05:52
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast dive into the fandom to find the most hated anime characters and challenge themselves to both explain them, and even justify them. As mentioned in the episode, this episode is full on open game for spoilers. Please skip any show we discuss if you do not want to hear spoilers. Note however that this was a freeflowing conversation and we may have jumped around some to other shows. While most are soft spoilers, below are the significant spoiler segments to possibly skip: Code Geass – 16:52-19:44 Darling in the Franxx – 19:50-29:00 Berserk – 38:38-40:55 Akame Ga Kill – 40:55-44:20 Sword Art Online – 47:50-1:00:38 Madoka Magica – 1:00:44-1:05:40 Aldnoah Zero – 1:12:14-1:18:32 School Days – 1:18:40-1:24:02 Full Metal Alchemist – 1:26:44-1:31:12 Bleach – 1:34:16-1:36:40 Full Metal Alchemist – 1:37:30-1:38:30 Eccentric Family – 1:43:10-1:46:24 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress – 1:46:44-1:51:00 Neon Genesis Evangelion – 1:54:44-2:03:22 Shows Covered In This Episode: Fruits Basket, Code Geass, Darling in the Franxx, Future Diary, Shield Hero, Berserk, Akame Ga Kill, Himouto Umaru-chan, Sword Art Online, Madoka Magica, Soul Eater, Naruto, Aldnoah Zero, School Days, Dragon Ball Z, Full Metal Alchemist, My Hero Academia, Fairy Tail, Eccentric Family, Death Note, Ajin, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Re:Zero, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Death Note, Bleach, High School of the Dead, Dragon Ball Z, and much more! The opening song for this episode is the OP for Eccentric Family called “Uchouten Jinsei” by milktub. The closing for this episode is the ED for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress called “ninelie” by Aimer with chelly.
Sep 08, 2019
Atelier Thighs
01:43:50
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast put a hold on current shows and dive into the growing news of anime today. Listen in and get their take on the happenings. Topics this episode: Miru Tights, Uzumaki, Hatsune Miku, Type Moon Game Studio, Visual Novels, Kabaneri Movie, Millennium Actress Blu-Ray, Mari Okada’s new movie, and much more! Special thanks to Plyr1471, fragoff, and JackTWD4th for the great questions featured in this cast. The opening music for this episode is called “Melty World” by Kizuna Ai and Teddy Loid. The closing music is called “Mirai” by Kizuna Ai. Both of these songs can be downloaded from iTunes!
Sep 01, 2019
Unpopular Opinion
02:09:47
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast tackle one topic that has crept up many times in their time covering anime. Why do they watch what they watch and why not? Topics this episode: Unpopular opinions, watching shows outside the norm, hidden gems, reviewing, and much more! The opening song for this episode is the ED for Nobunaga Concerto called “Fukagyaku Replace” by MY FIRST STORY. The closing for this episode is the ED for KADO called “Eien no Kotae” by HARUCA.
Aug 25, 2019
Will Eva Blend?
02:06:12
Taking a look back into the anime news that has swamped our feeds over the last couple of weeks, the hosts give a run through on the bigger topics and give their take. Topics this episode: Legal actions, new premiers, updates for Kyoto Animation, Studio Khara, Cool Japan, Battle Angel Alita , and much more! The opening song for this episode is the OP for Violet Evergarden called “Sincerely” by TRUE. The closing for this episode is the ED7 for Fairy Tail called “Hitori Samishiku” by ShaNa.
Aug 18, 2019
Summer 2019 First Impressions Part 2
01:33:58
Taking on the second half of the Summer 2019 anime list, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back for another impressions episode. Listen and get the rest of their thoughts of the season so far. Anime Featured in this Episode: O Maidens in Your Savage Season, If It’s For My Daughter I’d Even Defeat A Demon Lord, Demon Lord Retry, Cop Craft, To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts, The Ones Within, Given, Wasteful Days of High School Girls, Granbelm, BEM, The Demon Girl Next Door, Magical Sempai, and Are You Lost. The intro music for this episode is the OP for BEM called “Uchuu no Koiku” by Maaya Sakamoto. The outro music for this episode is the ED for O Maidens in Your Savage Season called “Yume Cinderella” by Momo Asakura.
Aug 11, 2019
Galaxy Angel A
00:11:47
The dive back into the space shenanigans of the Galaxy Angels continues as the Otaku Spirit Animecast tackles season 3 of the series. Listen in to find out what this third installment has to offer! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Galaxy Angel A on Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf. The intro for this episode is the OP for Galaxy Angel called “Galaxy Bang! Bang!” by Angel-tai. The outro for this episode is the ED for Galaxy Angel called “Horoscope Rhapsody” by Angel-tai.
Aug 07, 2019
Summer 2019 First Impressions Part 1
01:24:13
Things are heating up with the Summer 2019 Anime Season and the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their take on the first half of its offerings. Listen in and get the rundown! Anime Featured in this Episode: Dr. STONE, Fire Force, Danmachi 2, Vinland Saga, Arifureta, Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit, Isekai Cheat Magician, Astra Lost In Space, and Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Fire Force called “Inferno” by Mrs. GREEN APPLE. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Vinland Saga called “Torches” by Aimer.
Aug 04, 2019
Music of Summer 2019 Anime
01:37:56
Getting their feet wet in the Summer 2019 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their thoughts on the music of the season. Listen in and enjoy the tunes! Including great tracks from the likes of Aimer, Myth and Roid, Survive Said The Prophet, Maaya Sakamoto, Yuki Kajiura, and so much more! Songs spotlight in this episode: “HELLO to DREAM” by Yuka Iguchi – Danmachi 2 OP “FLARE” by Void Chords feat LIO – Arifureta From Commonplace To World’s Strongest OP “PANTA RHEI” by MYTH and ROID – Isekai Cheat Magician OP “starting the case: Rail Zeppelin” by Yuki Kajiura – Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files OP “Hibari” by ASCA – Lord El-Melloi II”s Case Files ED “Shadow is the Light” by THE SIXTH LIE – A Certain Scientific Accelerator OP “Star Frost” by nonoc – Astra Lost In Space OP “Glow at the Velocity of Light” by Riko Azuna – Astra Lost In Space ED “Otome-domo yo” by CHiCO with HoneyWorks – O Maidens in your Savage Season OP “Yume Cinderella” by Momo Asakura – O Maidens in your Savage Season ED “TEMPEST” by Kaori Ishihara – Demon Lord, Retry OP “Rakuen Toshi” by Masayoshi Ooishi – Cop Craft OP “Sacrifice” by Mafumafu – To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts OP “not GAME” by Tasuku Hatanaka – The Ones Within OP “Boku o Mitsukete” by fhana – The Ones Within ED “Tsuki wo Ou Mayonaka” by Eir Aoi – GRANBELM OP “Negai” by Uru – GRANBELM ED “Uchuu no Koiku” by Maaya Sakamoto – BEM OP “Iru Imi” by JUNNA – BEM ED “Kiba to Tsubasa” by May’n – Kochoki ED “Good Morning World!” by BURNOUT SYNDROMES – Dr Stone OP “LIFE” by Rude-alpha – Dr Stone ED “Inferno” by Mrs. GREEN APPLE – FIRE FORCE OP “veil” by Keina Suda – FIRE FORCE ED “MUKANJYO” by Survive Said The Prophet – Vinland Saga OP “Torches” by Aimer – Vinland Saga ED “Chime” by Ai Otsuka – Fruits Basket OP2 “One Step Closer” by INTERSECTION – Fruits Basket ED2 “FANTASTIC ILLUSION” by I RIS – Magical Sempai OP
Jul 28, 2019
KyoAni Strong
01:42:32
Following the tragedy that struck Japan this week, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take a moment to highlight the support and talk about their experiences with Kyoto Animation and their works. Topics this episode: The Tragedy, How to Support KyoAni, First Experiences With KyoAni, Thoughts on Each Show, and much more! To Support Kyoto Animation via GoFundMe, go to the below link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyoani-heal If You Can Navigate, KyoAni Has A Digital Image Store: https://kyoani.shop-pro.jp The opening for this episode is the OP for Clannad After Story called “Toki O Kizamu Uta” by Lia. The closing for this episode is the OP for Air TV called “Tori No Uta” by Lia.
Jul 21, 2019
Your Motivation Is Hot Mess
02:04:23
While the Summer Season takes off, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take a break to go over the biggest news of the last month from the anime industry. Listen in to get their impressions! Topics this episode: Shadowbringers, Akira TV Adaptation, Mappa and Lapin Track New title, New Anohana Team Title, BlockPunk Announcement, Harmony Gold Renewal of Macross, Zetsubou Sensei, Switch Lite, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP for Saekano 2nd Season called “Stella Breeze” by Luna Haruna. The closing for this episode is the ED for How Not To Summon A Demon Lord called “Saiaku na hi demo Anata ga Suki” by Yuu Serizawa.
Jul 14, 2019
Spring 2019 Anime Review Part 2
02:04:23
Concluding their thoughts on the Spring 2019 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take on seven more titles to round things out. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: One Punch Man 2nd Season, Attack on Titan 3 Part 2, We Never Learn, Wise Man’s Grandchild, Karakuri Circus, Why The Hell Are You Here Teacher, Miru Tights, and Mid-Season Reviews of Demon Slayers and Fruits Basket Season 1. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Ao-chan Can’t Study called “WONDERFUL WONDER” by EDOGA-SULLIVAN. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Wise Man’s Grandchild called “Attouteki Vivid Days” by Nanami Yoshi.
Jul 07, 2019
Spring 2019 Anime Review Part 1
01:48:20
As the Spring 2019 Anime Season comes to a close, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast give their take on what shows were a hit in the end, and which may have fell short. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Hitoribocchi, Sarazanmai, Ultraman 2019, Dororo, Rising of the Shield Hero, The Helpful Fox Senko-san, Ao-chan Can’t Study, Isekai Quartet, and Senryuu Girl. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Ao-chan Can’t Study called “WONDERFUL WONDER” by EDOGA-SULLIVAN. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Sarazanmai called “Stand by me” by the peggies.
Jun 29, 2019
E3 2019 Thoughts
02:02:51
They are late to the game (pun intended), but with a busy week, the Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts fill in the weekly gap with their thoughts on the E3 madness now that the dust has settled. Discussions This Episode: EA Conference, Microsoft Conference, Phil Spencer Interview, Bethesda Conference, PC Game Show Conference, Ubisoft Conference, Square Enix Conference, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Tree House, Who Won, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP for Recovery of an MMO Junkie called “Saturday Night Question” by Megumi Nakajima. The closing for this episode is the ED for Recovery of an MMO Junkie called “Hikari, Hikari” by Yuuka Aisaka.
Jun 23, 2019
Maquia When The Promised Flower Blooms
00:49:00
The time has finally come for the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast to give their take on the 2018 hit movie Maquia. Can Mari Okada capture their hearts again? Listen and find out! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Maquia When The Promised Flower Blooms Limited Edition Blu-Ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Eleven Arts. The music for this episode is from the sound track for Maquia When The Promised Flower Blooms.
Jun 21, 2019
Summer 2019 Anime Season Preview
01:47:09
Summer 2019 is just around the corner! Get your pens and paper ready as the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast dive into the upcoming line-up and give the scoop on what’s in it and who’s working on it. Anime Discussed In This Preview: Dr Stone, Arifureta, Vinland Saga, Fire Force, Isekai Cheat Magician, How Many Kilograms are the Dumbells You Lift, Do You Like Your Mom and Her Normal Attack Is Two Attacks At Full Power, Will You Please Like Hentai If It’s Cute, Maou-sama Retry, Astra Lost In Space, Maidens of the Savage Season, On The Spot Coverage, Ensemble Stars, If It’s For My Daughter I’d Even Defeat A Demon Lord, Given, Cop Craft, Granbelm, To The Abandoned Sacred Beast, Joshikousei no Mudazukai, Kochoki Wakaki Nobunaga, Street Corner Demon, Try Knight, Re Stage Dream Days, Danmachi 2, A Certain Scientific Accelerator, Master Teaser Takagi-san 2, Lord El-Melloi II Case Files, Symphogear XV, Star Mu 3, BEM, Tejina Senpai, Sounan desu ka, Yami Shibai 7, SD Gundam World Sangoku Soketsuden, Continuing Series, and some random ONA/Movie/OVAs! The opening of this episode is from the PV for Cop Craft. The closing of this episode is from the PV for Given.
Jun 16, 2019
You're Not Miyazaki
01:54:26
While the last couple of weeks has been light on the news, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast still find some interesting discussion in some licenses and controversies surrounding the industry. Topics this episode: The Case of Hana and Alice, Genius Party, Granblue Fantasy Versus, Sound Euphonium, Goblin Slayer, Xebec, Honey and Clover, Kemono Friends, Funimation and Manga UK, Magia Record, Yutaka Tamamoto outrage, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP for Honey and Clover 2 called “Fugainaiya” by YUKI. The closing for this episode is the ED for Kemono Friends called “Boku no Friend” by Mewhan.
Jun 09, 2019
Gundam The Origin: Chronicles Of The Loum Battlefield
00:25:00
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast continue their journey into the origins of Char as they review the 5th and 6th episode of the Gundam The Origin series. Does it conclude well? Listen and find out their take. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin Chronicle Of The Loum Battlefield Collection Blu-Ray was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The music for this episode is from the first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin called “Hoshikuzu no Sunadokei” by Takatori Hattori featuring yu-yu.
Jun 06, 2019
Mecha Anime
01:31:12
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take time to go through one of anime’s most unique and iconic genres that sets it apart from many other mediums. What makes Mecha so unique and what are its pros and cons. Topics this episode: History of Mecha, Host History with Mecha, Styles, Control Methods, Tools, Pros and Cons, Capturing Scale, Power Sources, Favorite Styles, Favorite Series, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP for Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans called “Raise Your Flag” by Man with a Mission. The closing for this episode is the ED for Aldnoah Zero called “aLIEz” by Sawano Hiroyuki.
Jun 02, 2019
Random Harems
01:52:03
Taking a look back into the last couple of weeks, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast once again give their take on the news of anime and the surroundings. Listen in to find out what grabbed their attention. Topics this episode: Hello World, Eleven Arts, Satoshi Kon, Gundam, Aniplex, Inuyasha, Netflix June Releases, New Series, Game of Thrones, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP for Oreimo called “irony” by ClariS. The closing for this episode is the ED2 for March Comes In Like A Lion called “orion” by Kenshi Yonezu.
May 26, 2019
Literally Fan Service
02:36:01
After a lot of random rants about the state of anime service, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take a moment to really dig deep on what it means to really service the fans of anime. Topics this episode: Service, Industry Standards, Customer Care, Fandom, Product Control, Idol Effect, Dos and Don’ts, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP3 for Monogatari Second Season called “Mousou Express” by Nadeko Sengoku (Kana Hanazawa). The closing for this episode is the ED2 for Shirobako called “Platinum Jet” by Doughnut Quintet.
May 19, 2019
Platelets The Movie
02:03:19
News over the last few weeks have been surprisingly game-changing for the anime industry and causes quite the rabbit hole chasing for the hosts. Listen and find out what sends the rabbit running. Topics this episode: Sequels, Adaptations, Aniplex’s new China Branch, Funimation’s New GM, Disrespect for Fans, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP for Non Non Biyori called “Nanairo Biyori” by nano.RIPE. The closing for this episode is the ED for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress called “ninelie” by Aimer x chelly.
May 12, 2019
Please Twins
00:18:52
Following up the review of Please Teacher, the Otaku Spirit Animecast takes another dive into the past with the sequel series Please Twins. Listen in and find out if this sequel manages to outshine its predecessor! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Please Twins Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Lucky Penny. The opening for this episode is the OP for Please Twins called “Second Flight” by KOTOKO and Sato Hiromi. The closing for this episode is the ED for Please Twins called “Asu e no Namida” by Mami Kawada.
May 08, 2019
Spring 2019 Anime First Impressions
02:23:54
As we climb further in the Spring 2019 Anime Season, the question is begged on what shows are worth your time. Listen in and get the host’s take on what is shaping up so far. Anime Featured in this Episode: One Punch Man 2, Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba, Attack on Titan 3 Part 2, Fruits Basket Season 1, Wise Man’s Grandchild, We Never Learn, The Helpful Fox Senko-san, Bungou Stray Dogs 3, Hitoribocchi, Sarazanmai, After Lost, Kono Oto Tomare Sounds of Life, Midnight Occultic Servants, Cinderella Nine, Ultraman 2019, Isekai Quartet, Why The Hell Are You Here Teacher, Ao-chan Can’t Study, Senryuu Girl, Joshi Kausei, Nobunaga Teacher’s Young Bride, Yatogame-chan, Chou Kadou Girl, Strike Witches 501st, Fairy Gone, and Yu-No. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Ao-chan Can’t Study called “WONDERFUL WONDER” by EDOGA-SULLIVAN. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Sarazanmai called “Stand by me” by the peggies.
May 05, 2019
Music of Spring 2019 Anime
01:13:00
The Spring Season is heating things up and it’s time to throw in the headphones for some amazing new tunes. Listen in to hear what it has to offer. Including great tracks from the likes of MADKID, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, (K)NoW_NAME, the peggies, KANA-BOON, GRANRODEO, and so much more! NOTE: For High Quality purposes for music, this podcast was exported via HQ setting, thus slightly larger in size than standard podcasts. Roughly 105.3MB. Keep that in mind for bandwidth limits please.
Apr 28, 2019
Time Stopping Yuri
02:09:29
There’s been a lot of news since the hosts’ last discussional and they take the time to run through the biggest topics to get all caught up. Listen and get the download! Topics this episode: New Adaptations, New Licenses, Changes in Funimation and Crunchyroll, New Partnerships, Japanese Gaming News, New Sequels, New Live Actions, Sony’s Censorship, Vic Mignogna’s Lawsuit, Fate Grand Order, Magia Record, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP for My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU called “Yukitoki” by Nagi Yanagi. The closing for this episode is the ED for Madoka Magica called “Magia” by Kalafina.
Apr 21, 2019
Winter 2019 Anime Season Review Part 3
02:04:10
The Winter 2019 Anime Season is wrapping up and the hosts are plugged in to give their take on what succeeded and what failed. Listen in and get their opinions on the season. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Hinomaru Sumo, Pastel Memories, My Roommate is a Cat, Sword Art Online Alicization, The Quintessential Quintuplets, Date A Live III, and mid-season discussions of The Rising of the Shield Hero, Karakuri Circus, and Dororo. Following the closing music, the hosts have a fun spoiler discussion about Date A Live III. If you have not watched Date A Live III, avoid listing beyond the 1:46:02 mark. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Dororo called “Kaen” by Ziyoou-vachi. The closing song for this episode is the ED2 for Sword Art Online Alicization called “forget me not” by ReoNa. The music closing the spoiler discussion is the ED for Dororo called “Sayonara Gokko” by amazarashi.
Apr 14, 2019
Winter 2019 Anime Season Review Part 2
01:36:36
The Winter 2019 Anime Season is wrapping up and the hosts are plugged in to give their take on what succeeded and what failed. Listen in and get their opinions on the season. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Mob Psycho 100 II, Kaguya-sama Love Is War, Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka, Endro!, Bermuda Triangle Colorful Pastorale, Wataten An Angel Flew Down To Me, Grimms Notes The Animation, and That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka OP called “KODO” by nonoc. The closing song for this episode is the ED2 for Kaguya-sama Love Is War by Konomi Kohara.
Apr 07, 2019
Winter 2019 Anime Season Review Part 1
01:40:53
The Winter 2019 Anime Season is wrapping up and the hosts are plugged in to give their take on what succeeded and what failed. Listen in and get their opinions on the season. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: The Price of Smiles, The Promised Neverland, Domestic Girlfriend, Kemurikusa, Boogiepop and Others, Mysteria Friends, How Clumsy You Are Miss Ueno, and Run With The Wind. The opening song for this episode is the OP for The Promised Neverland called “Touch Off” by UVERworld. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Boogiepop and Others called “Whiteout” by Riko Azuna.
Mar 31, 2019
Please Teacher
00:17:17
Returning to the early two thousands, the hosts throw on their nostalgia glasses for the teacher romance title Please Teacher. Now on Blu-ray! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Please Teacher Blu-ray were provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Lucky Penny. The opening for this episode is the OP for Please Teacher called “Shooting Star” by Kotoko. The closing for this episode is the ED for Please Teacher called “Sora no Mori De” by Mami Kawada.
Mar 30, 2019
Spring 2019 Anime Season Preview
01:54:15
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here once again to tackle the upcoming anime for Spring 2019! Listen in with pens ready to get a slew of new titles to get excited about! Anime Discussed In This Preview: Blade of Demon, Philosopher’s Grandson, Fruits Basket, We Never Learn, Carole and Tuesday, Beyond of Being Alone, Meddlesome Kitsune Senko-san, Fairy Gone, Sarazanmai, Annihilated City, A Girl Who Chants Love, Stop This Sound, Magmel of the Sea Blue, Midnight Occult Civil Servants, RobiHachi, Cinderella Nine in August, Namu Amida Butsu, Hi no Tori, I’m From Japan, Gundam The Origin TV, 7Seeds, Ultraman, Miru Tights, The Island of Giant Insects, One Punch Man 2, Attack on Titan 3 Part 2, Bungou Stray Dogs 3, Diamond no Ace Act 2, Million Arthur 2, Mix, Fafner The Beyond, Bakumatsu Crisis, King of Prism, Aikatsu Friends, Isekai Quartet, Why The Hell Are You Here Teacher, Senryuu Girl, Ao-chan Can’t Study, Joshi Kausei, Mr Nobunaga’s young Bride, Strike Witches 501, Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki, Over Drive Girl 1 6, Cinderella Girls Gekijou Climax Season, , Continuing Series, and some random ONA/Movie/OVAs! The opening of this episode is from the PV for Carole And Tuesday. The closing of this episode is from the PV for 7Seeds.
Mar 24, 2019
Separating Art From Artist
01:15:10
Anime creation hasn’t been without its share of controversial creators. Artists with skeletons in their closets that make us really question if we can continue to support many titles. The hosts tackle this issue and give their take. Topics this episode: Headline Cases, Putting Creators on Pedestals, Blameless Creators, Embedding Thoughts Into Creations, Supporting Criminals, Conflicting Views and Stopping Partaking, Consuming Different Viewpoints, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP for Recovery of an MMO Junkie called “Saturday Night Question” by Megumi Nakajima. The closing for this episode is the ED for Recovery of an MMO Junkie called “Hikari, Hikari” by Yuuka Aisaka.
Mar 17, 2019
Mobile Fighter G Gundam
00:27:31
Continuing on down the trail of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast tackle one of the most divisive titles in the series. The Gundam that jumped the shark from the beginning. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Fighter G Gundam Part 1 and Part 2 Blu-rays were provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The opening for this episode is the OP1 for Mobile Fighter G Gundam called “Trust You Forever” by Yoshifumi Ushima. The closing for this episode is the ED2 for Mobile Fighter G Gundam called “Kimi No Naka No Eien” by Inoue Takehide.
Mar 13, 2019
Doga Kobo's Kitsune Saves Anime
01:18:48
Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they dive into the recent news surrounding our beloved world of anime! Kitsune, Dragon Ball Z, Aoi Yuuki, and more! Topics this episode: Chihayafuru, Strike Witches 501, Fire Force, Asteroid of Love, Souichirou Yamamoto, Shield Hero, Edge of Tomorrow, Funimation Subs, My Youth Romanic Comedy, Ultraman Anime, Cop Craft, Tsugumomo, Demon Slayers Kimetsu no Yaiba, Ascendance of a Bookworm, Psycho-Pass, Doga Kobo Kitsune Anime, Isekai Quartet, Grisaia PV, The Girl from the Other Side, Granblue Fantasy, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP for Skilled Teaser Takagi-san called “Iwanai kedo ne.” by Yuiko Oohara. The closing for this episode is the OP for The Rising of the Shield Hero called “RISE” by MADKID which is available on iTunes.
Mar 10, 2019
Anime Comedy
02:05:21
Anime got you rolling on the floor laughing or shedding tears of joy? Comedy remains one of the top most genre for anime and for a good reason. Writers love making us laugh. Join the hosts as they talk about comedy and anime, and some of their favorites over the years. Topics this episode: Tastes in Comedy, Worst Aspects of Comedy, Types of Comedy, Discussions of Favorites, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP for Non Non Biyori called “Nanairo Biyori” by nano.RIPE. The closing for this episode is the ED for Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun called “Ura Omote Fortune” by Ari Ozawa.
Mar 03, 2019
Anime Tights
01:49:34
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take on another slew of headlines straight out of the anime realm. Get the scoop, and of course, the important opinions. Topics this episode: Banpresto, Good Smile Company, If It’s For My Daughter, Haikyu, Vita, Piracy, Kizumonogatari, Osamu Masuyama New Project, Princess Connect Anime, Kakegurui Novel, Last Idea Game, Gundam Origin TV, Nippon Ichi Game, Reggie Fils-Aime, Carole and Tuesday, Kaguya-sama Love Is War Live Action, Crunchyroll Loses Funi Titles, Fuminori Kizaki project, River’s Edge Live Action, Radiant Season 2, Take On Me Film, Miss Kobayashi Season 2, Monogatari Series, Miru Tights, Licenses, Crunchyroll Anime Awards, Nintendo Direct, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP for Kakegurui called “Deal with the devil” by Tia. The closing for this episode is from the PV for Carole and Tuesday.
Feb 24, 2019
State of Anime 2019
02:10:52
A lot has happened in the anime sphere, and it has been some time since the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast have sat down for a deep dive on how they see the industry as a whole. Topics this episode: Biggest Changes, MyAnimeList Ownership, Sony’s Involvement with Funimation, Crunchyroll’s Relationship Changes, Netflix’s Evolution, FuniRoll Breakup, Amazon’s Dwindling, Twin Engine’s Rise, Drama in 2018, Controversial Topics in Storytelling, Anime Bubble, Improvements in Distribution, Social Media Toxicity, Returning Series, Genre Trends, and passings of last year. The opening for this episode is the OP for Children of Whales OP called “Sono Saki e” by RIRIKO. The closing for this episode is the ED for After The Rain called “Ref:rain” by Aimer.
Feb 17, 2019
Police Rescue Nico Yazawa
01:57:40
It’s been nearly 2 months since the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast had a moment to sit down and look over the news. Join them as they dive into the recent happenings around anime and their thoughts on the bigger news bits. Topics this episode: Cells At Work, Nekopara, Opantsu, Yuko Ono, Kinoko Nasu, Clannad Switch, Takagi-san, Final Fantasy, School-Live, Flat Studio, In Spectre, MAL, Dropkick on my Devil, Fairy Gone, Moe Chronicles, Toonami, A Silent Voice Blu-ray, Aniplex, Gonna Be The Twintails, SpecialThanks, Astra Lost, Sacred Beasts, Ultra Violet, Re:Zero Replacements, Monogatari, Beastars, Madman Entertainment, Vinland Saga, Alita, Happiness Manga, FFXIV, Fate Grand Order, Vic Mignogna, and much more! The opening for this episode is the OP for Wolf Girl and Black Prince called “LOVE GOOD TIME” by SpecialThanks. The closing for this episode is the OP for Skilled Teaser Takagi-san called “Iwanai kedo ne” by Yuiko Oohara.
Feb 10, 2019
Winter 2019 Anime First Impressions
03:02:35
The Winter 2019 Anime Season is already well enough into its running, and so the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their impressions. Which shows have started off solid, or already falling apart. Anime Featured in this Episode: Mob Psycho 100 II, The Promised Neverland, Kaguya-sama Love Is War, Dororo, Boogiepop and Others, The Quintessential Quintuplets, Domestic Girlfriend, Wataten An Angel Flew Down To Me, My Roommate Is A Cat, Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka, ENDRO, Real Girl 2, The Price Of Smiles, Girly Air Force, Grimms Notes The Animation, Kemurikusa, BanG Dream 2, Pastel Memories, W’z, Kemono Friends 2, The Morose Mononokean 2, Bermuda Triangle Colorful Pastorale, The Magnificent Kotobuki, Mysteria Friends, How Clumsy You Are Miss Ueno, Rainy Cocoa sideG, and The Rising of the Shield Hero. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Domestic Girlfriend called “Kawaki wo Ameku” by Minami. The outro music for this episode is the ED2 for Kaguya-sama Love Is War by Konomi Kohara.
Feb 03, 2019
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Bandit Flower
00:20:44
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast dive deeper into the Thunderbolt saga in the latest movie release of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Bandit Flower. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Bandit Flower Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The opening for this episode is from the OST for Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt called “Sento-haichi Yo.” The closing for this episode is the theme by Sara Yoshida, Ai Ichikawa, and Yoshie Sakamoto.
Feb 01, 2019
Music of Winter 2019 Anime
01:08:42
The Winter season is here with a host of brand new musical scores to jam our ears. Download and listen to hear what the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are really enjoying this season. Including great tracks from the likes of nano, UVERworld, Myth and Roid, Ziyoou vachi, Minami, and so much more! NOTE: For High Quality purposes for music, this podcast was exported via HQ setting, thus slightly larger in size than standard podcasts. Roughly 99.1MB. Keep that in mind for bandwidth limits please. Songs spotlight in this episode: “Touch Off” by UVERworld – The Promised Neverland OP “Love Dramatic feat. Rikka Ihara” by Masayuki Suzuki – Kaguya-sama Love Is War OP “Sentimental Crisis” by halca – Kaguya-sama Love Is War ED “Kaen” by Ziyoou-vachi – Dororo OP “Sayonara Gokko” by amazarashi – Dororo ED “shadowgraph” by Myth and Roid – Boogiepop and Others OP “Whiteout” by Riko Azuna – Boogiepop and Others ED “Kawaki wo Ameku” by Minami – Domestic Girlfriend OP “Kimama na Tenshitachi” by Wataten Five – Wataten OP “KODO” by nonoc – Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka OP “REBEL FLAG” by GARNiDELiA – Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka ED “KEMURIKUSA” by nano – Kemurikusa OP “Indeterminate Universe” by Yuuya feat Kemurikusa – Kemurikusa ED “1%” by Wolpis Kater – The Morose Mononokean II ED “RESISTER” by ASCA – Sword Art Online Alicization OP2 “forget me not” by ReoNa – Sword Art Online Alicization ED2 “Reason” by Tomohisa Yamashita – Ace Attorney 2 OP2 “Yuudachi” by Memai SIREN – Karakuri Circus ED2 “RISE” by MADKID – The Rising of the Shield Hero OP “Kaze Tsuyoku, Kimi Atsuku” by Q-MHz feat Mitsuhiro Hidaka aka SKY-HI – Run With The Wind OP2 “Michi” by Taichi Mukai – Run With The Wind ED2 “Happy Happy Friends” by Wataten Five – Wataten ED
Jan 27, 2019
Fall 2018 Anime Season Review Part 3
01:33:05
With the conclusion of the Fall 2018 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are firing up the mics to give their take on what made waves, or what ended up dried up in the end. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: UzaMaid, Release The Spyce, Ulysses Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight, Anima Yell, Hero Mask, and Boarding School Juliet. We also discuss the continuing shows Karakuri Circus, Run with the Wind, That Time I got Reincarnated As A Slime, and Sword Art Online Alicization. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Sword Art Online Alicization called “ADAMAS” by LiSA. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Ulysses Jeanne d’Arc called “Hyakunen no Melam” by riono.
Jan 20, 2019
Fall 2018 Anime Season Review Part 2
01:34:03
With the conclusion of the Fall 2018 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are firing up the mics to give their take on what made waves, or what ended up dried up in the end. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Merc Storia, Zombieland Saga, Golden Kamuy 2, Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei, Goblin Slayer, Fist of the Blue Sky: Regenesis 2, Thunderbolt Fantasy: The Sword of Life and Death, and Thunderbolt Fantasy 2. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Golden Kamuy 2 called “Reimei” by Sayuri x MY FIRST STORY. The closing for this episode is the ED for Thunderbolt Fantasy 2 called “Roll The Dice” by Takanori Nishikawa x Sawano Hiroyuki.
Jan 13, 2019
Fall 2018 Anime Season Review Part 1
01:55:21
With the conclusion of the Fall 2018 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are firing up the mics to give their take on what made waves, or what ended up dried up in the end. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: SSSS GRIDMAN, The Girl In Twilight, Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai, Iroduku The World In Colors, Bloom Into You, Banana Fish, and Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family. Following the spoiler free reviews of each of the shows and the outro music, we enjoy a spoiler filled discussion of the following: -SSSS GRIDMAN 1:22:21 – 1:36:05 -Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai 1:36:05 – 1:42:47 -Iroduku The World In Colors 1:42:52 – 1:48:51 -Banana Fish 1:48:57 – 1:54:07 The opening song for this episode is the OP for Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai called “Kimi no Sei” by the peggies. The closing song for this episode is the ED2 for Banana Fish called “RED” by Survive Said The Prophet. The song following the spoiler discussion is the ED for Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai called “Fukashigi no Carte” by Tomoe Koga (Nao Touyama).
Jan 06, 2019
Best Anime of 2018 Deliberations Part 4
01:11:56
The 2018 Anime Year has come to a close and it’s time for the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast to tackle the age old question of which is best. Join them in this 4 part series as they run through each genre, best of topics, seasonal picks, and finally the best of the year! Please note: Deliberation episodes are intended to be nearly unfiltered and lightly edited. These were recorded over hours of deliberations and, while a bit of dead air was removed, it may have points of silence. This isn’t a reflection of our typical podcast episodes that are heavily edited for better listening experience. Deliberations covered in this episode: Biggest Surprise, Best Girl, Best Boy, Cutest Character, Seasonal Picks, and Best of 2018. The opening for this episode is the OP2 for March Comes In Like A Lion 2 called “Haru ga Kite Bokura” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN. The closing for this episode is the ED for SSSS GRIDMAN called “youthful beautiful” by Maaya Uchida. After the closing we play the Hungry Wolf song from Hinamatsuri sung by Anzu.
Jan 04, 2019
Best Anime of 2018 Deliberations Part 3
01:28:09
The 2018 Anime Year has come to a close and it’s time for the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast to tackle the age old question of which is best. Join them in this 4 part series as they run through each genre, best of topics, seasonal picks, and finally the best of the year! Please note: Deliberation episodes are intended to be nearly unfiltered and lightly edited. These were recorded over hours of deliberations and, while a bit of dead air was removed, it may have points of silence. This isn’t a reflection of our typical podcast episodes that are heavily edited for better listening experience. Deliberations covered in this episode: Sports, Mystery, Supernatural, Magical Boy and Girl, Healing, Cute Girls Cute Things, Shorts, Animation, Art, Concept, Original, and Disappointing. The opening for this episode is the OP for After The Rain called “Nostalgic Rainfall” by CHiCO with HoneyWorks. The closing for this episode is the ED for Kokkoku called “Asayake to Nettaigyo” by Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi.
Jan 03, 2019
Best Anime of 2018 Deliberations Part 2
01:22:21
The 2018 Anime Year has come to a close and it’s time for the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast to tackle the age old question of which is best. Join them in this 4 part series as they run through each genre, best of topics, seasonal picks, and finally the best of the year! Please note: Deliberation episodes are intended to be nearly unfiltered and lightly edited. These were recorded over hours of deliberations and, while a bit of dead air was removed, it may have points of silence. This isn’t a reflection of our typical podcast episodes that are heavily edited for better listening experience. Deliberations covered in this episode: Sci-fi Mecha, Horror Psychological, Comedy, Harem, Ecchi, and Romance.. The opening for this episode is the OP for Darling in the Franxx called “KISS OF DEATH” by Mika Nakashima x Hyde. The closing for this episode is the ED for How Not To Summon A Demon Lord called “Saiaku na hi demo Anata ga Suki” by Yuu Serizawa.
Jan 02, 2019
Best Anime of 2018 Deliberations Part 1
01:32:26
The 2018 Anime Year has come to a close and it’s time for the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast to tackle the age old question of which is best. Join them in this 4 part series as they run through each genre, best of topics, seasonal picks, and finally the best of the year! Please note: Deliberation episodes are intended to be nearly unfiltered and lightly edited. These were recorded over hours of deliberations and, while a bit of dead air was removed, it may have points of silence. This isn’t a reflection of our typical podcast episodes that are heavily edited for better listening experience. Deliberations covered in this episode: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, and Drama. The opening for this episode is the OP for Angolmois called “Braver” by Straightener. The closing for this episode is the ED for Megalobox called “Kakatte Koi yo” by NakamuraEmi.
Jan 01, 2019
Re-Meet The Hosts
01:54:48
Whether you’re a new listener, or a long time listener, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast fire up the mics and divulge who they are and what Otaku Spirit means to them. While the focus of this episode is to introduce the hosts to new listeners, we still hope our long time listeners still find something to enjoy here! The opening for this episode is the ED for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress called “ninelie” by Aimer with chelly. The closing for this episode is the ED for Chaos Child called “Chaos Syndrome” by Konomi Suzuki
Dec 23, 2018
Winter 2019 Anime Season Preview
01:34:31
While the Fall 2018 Anime Season comes to an end, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are already looking forward to the future. Listen in and get a full breakdown on what to expect in Winter 2019. Anime Discussed In This Preview: The Rising of the Shield Hero, The Promised Neverland, Boogiepop Never Laughs, Kaguya-sama Love Is War, Dororo, The Quintessential Quintuplets, Revisions, Domestic Girlfriend, Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka, Endro, Girly Air Force, How Clumsy Your Are Miss Ueno, An Angel Flew Down To Me, Doukyonin wa Hiza, Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai, Kemurikusa, Grimms Notes The Animation, Pastel Memories, W’z, The Cost of Smiles, Circlet Princess, Bermuda Triangle Colorful Pastrale, Dimension High School, Mob Psycho 100 II, Kakegurui xx, Date A Live III, Real Girl 2, BanG Dream 2, Kemono Friends 2, The Morose Mononokean 2, Forest of Piano 2, B-Project 2, Meiji Tokyo Renka, Manaria Friends, Ameiro Cocoa SideG, Mini Toji, Continuing Series, and some random ONA/Movie/OVAs! The opening of this episode is from the PV for Boogiepop 2019 by Myth and Roid. The outro for this episode is from the PV for The Cost of Smiles.
Dec 16, 2018
Dad Named Me Ao
01:55:36
Streaming partnerships are popping up left and right following the fallout of the Crunchyroll and Funimation deal. With this news and more on the doc, the hosts are here to break it down and give their perspective on the happenings. Topics this episode: Troyca Fate Anime, Kill La Kill Game, Evangelion on Netflix, Cowboy Bebop Live Action, 7SEEDS anime, A Silent Voice Theater Again, Tumblr bans, Strike Witches anime, New Rumiko Manga, Funimation and Hulu, To Love Ru Dub, Kurayukaba crowdfunding, Garo project, HiDive and VRV, Yen Press Konosuba license, New Sound Euphonium novels, Joker on Smash, Last Story trademark, Magical Girl Site continues, Tokyo District Court and Youtube, Yu Yamamoto passing, Blade Runner Animation, Mari Okada’s manga adapted, Spice and Wolf kickstarter, Frontwing takes Grisaia Back, and much more! Thanks to Fullmetal-Senpai for the great questions featured on this episode. The opening for this episode is the ED for Spice and Wolf called “The Wolf Whistling Song” by Rocky Chack. The closing for this episode is the ED for Neon Genesis Evangelion called “Fly Me To The Moon (Rei Version)” by Megumi Hayashibara.
Dec 09, 2018
Anti-Heroes and Villainous Leads
01:39:19
The not-so perfect heroes, the bad guys you learn to love, and the moral dilemmas it creates. Join the hosts as they discuss Anti-Heroes and Villains and their increase in favorability as main characters in anime. Topics this episode: Heroes, Villains, Sympathetic Villains, Anti-Heroes, Cause and Effect, Storytelling, Crossing the Line of Villains, and individual show examination. The opening for this episode is the OP for Overlord 2 called “GO CRY GO” by OxT. The closing for this episode is the OP for Saga of Tanya the Evil called “JINGO JUNGLE” by MYTH and ROID.
Dec 02, 2018
Rating My Senpai
01:48:17
While live action announcements manage to surprise us, there’s quite a bit of news to dive through this week. Listen in and get the hosts’ take on what they’re excited for. Topics this episode: FateGO Update, Live Action Detective Pikachu, Katsuhiro Otomo’s new Manga, Grisaia Phantom Trigger, Bungo Stray Dogs Smartphone Game, Tamagotchi Eevee, Ann Happy, I Want to eat your pancreas trailer, Manaria Friends, Sentai Filmworks Dubcasts, Devil May Cry Animation, FFXIV Expansion, Arc System Works, Girls Und Panzer game, Cells at Work, Final Attack on Titan, Fruits Basket adaptation, Sony issues, IG Port transfers, My Sister My Writer delays, Netflix releases, Endro promo, Otaku Mode SteveS Manga, New Gundam projects, TeddyLoid in Fight League, Root Letter Live Action, and much more! Thanks to Fullmetal-Senpai for the great questions featured on this episode. The opening for this episode is the OP for Girls Und Panzer called “DreamRiser” by ChouCho. The closing for this episode is the ED for Space Patrol Luluco called “Pipo Password” by Teddyloid ft Bonjour Suzuki.
Nov 25, 2018
Koyomimonogatari
00:14:16
Returning back to the world of Monogatari, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take on the short story series release of Koyomimonogatari which contains several short stories that lead into the events of Owarimonogatari Second Season. This is a spoiler filled review of Koyomimonogatari. If you have not watched Koyomimonogatari, avoid listening to this episode. The opening for this episode is the OP5 for Koyomimonogatari called “Ren’ai Circulation” by Kana Hanazawa. The outro for this episode is the ED for Koyomimonogatari called “whiz” by TrySail.
Nov 20, 2018
Japanese New Years
01:01:47
Celebrating the New Years seems to be the most portrayed element of Japanese tradition in anime, even more so than birthdays! Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they look into different aspects of this holiday and which seems to be portrayed in the anime medium. Topics this episode: Japanese New Years, Traditions, Games, Foods, Shrines, Gifts, and more! The intro for this episode is called “Re:Pray” by Aimer. The outro for this episode is called “Dawn” by Aimer.
Nov 18, 2018
All You Need Is Kill
00:47:59
The Hiroshi Sakurazaka novel that inspired the manga and American Live Action Edge of Tomorrow is the target of this manga and novel review by the hosts of the Animecast. Join them as they explore All You Need Is Kill Novel, Manga, and its inspired Edge of Tomorrow. In this episode, we start with a spoiler free review of the All You Need Is Kill Manga and Novel. Following that spoiler free review (15:36 and beyond), we get into the spoiler differences between All You Need Is Kill and the American Live Action adaptation, Edge of Tomorrow. The opening for this episode is called “E of S” by Sawano Hiroyuki. The closing for this episode is the ED for Knights of Sidonia called “show” by Eri Kitamura.
Nov 15, 2018
Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City
00:15:48
Expanding the world of Attack on Titan further, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take a dive into the Light Novel side story of the Harsh Mistress of the City. An interesting take on the events following the initial downfall of the walls. This is a spoiler free review of Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City novel that was listened to in its Audible format. Be sure to check our review of the anime adaptation of the manga series! The opening for this episode is the OP for Attack on Titan 2nd Season called “Shinzou wo Sasageyo!” by Linked Horizon. The closing for this episode is the ED1 for Attack on Titan called “Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai” by Yoko Hikasa.
Nov 13, 2018
No Anime Silver Bullet
01:57:33
Live Action adaptations, release plans, as well as Crunchyroll and Funimation’s future are all on the outline for this edition of the Otaku Spirit Animecast Discussional Podcast episode. Listen in and get the latest from the hosts. Topics this episode: Marchen Madchen Blu-ray, Maquia Release, Discotek Releases, Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Anime, Crunchyroll Subscriptions, Isekai Quartet, PS Classic, Capcom plans, Fate Extella Link, Wasteful Days of High School Girl Anime, Takeshi Azuma new Manga, Hero Mask Anime, Konosuba JRPG, Record Of Lodoss Wars Sequel Novel, Spice and Wolf VR, School Live LA, Yuko Ouno hiatus, Carole and Tuesday Anime, Kabukichou Sherlock, Flowers of Evil LA, Darwin’s Game Anime, new Netflix titles, Square Enix News, Dorohedoro Anime, Zoku Owarimonogatari, The Anime Funding Silver Bullet, and much more! Thanks to Simon Lightning, SethAmaha, JackTWD4th, and Fullmetal-Senpai for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro for this episode is the OP for Shirobako called “COLORFUL BOX” by Yoko Ishida. The outro for this episode is the OP for Blue Seed called “Carnival Babel” by Takada Band.
Nov 11, 2018
Angels of Death
00:21:02
Falling off the end of the Summer 2018 Anime Season, the Otaku Spirit Animecast is here to give the complete review of Angels of Death as it concluded its 4 episode ONA. Is there any sanity to be had here? This is a spoiler free review of Angels of Death (Satsuriku no Tenshi) from the Summer 2018 Anime Season and its 4 episode ONA sequel. The opening for this episode is the ED for Angels of Death called “Pray” by Haruka Chisuga. The closing for this episode is the OP for Angels of Death called “Vital” by Masaaki Endoh.
Nov 09, 2018
Tales of Zestiria the X 2nd Season
00:14:56
Jumping into the second season of Tales of Zestiria the X, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast give their perspective on if the second season improves on the series, or takes a step back. This is a spoiler free review of Tales of Zestiria the X 2nd Season. Be sure to check our review of the first season if you have not already!. This was recorded back in May of 2017. Apologies for the delay. The opening for this episode is the OP for Tales of Zestiria the X 2nd Season called “illuminate” by Minami. The closing for this episode is the ED for Tales of Zestiria the X 2nd Season called “INNOSENSE” by FLOW.
Nov 05, 2018
Fall 2018 Anime Season First Impressions
03:31:09
Reaching the early points of the Fall 2018 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their first impressions of a vast majority of the shows. Listen in and find out which they think are panning out! Anime Featured in this Episode: Sword Art Online Alicization, Goblin Slayer, That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Zombie Land Saga, Iroduku The World in Colors, Bloom Into You, SSSS GRIDMAN, Boarding School Juliet, UzaMaid, Ms Vampire Who Lives In My Neighborhood, My Sister My Writer, Release The Spyce, Uylsses Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight, Run With The Wind, Golden Kamuy 2, Conception, Hinomaru Sumo, The Girl in Twilight, Tsurune, Karakuri Circus, Anima Yell, As Miss Beelzebub likes, RErideD, Between the Sky and Sea, Merc StoriA The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle, Senran Kagura Shinovi Master, Voice of Fox, Thunderbolt Fantasy 2, Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis 2, Jingai-san no Yome, Himote House, Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei, and Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san. The intro music for this episode is the OP for RErideD called “PARADOX” by QUADRANGLE. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai called “Fukashigi no Carte” by Tomoe Koga (Nao Touyama).
Nov 04, 2018
Music of Fall 2018 Anime
01:18:32
Launching further into the Fall Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here with a load of new OPs and EDs to offer unto your ears. Listen in to find out what songs captured their attention. Including great tracks from the likes of nano, BUMP OF CHICKEN, TRUE, My First Story, Sayuri, Sawano Hiroyuki, and so much more! NOTE: For High Quality purposes for music, this podcast was exported via HQ setting, thus slightly larger in size than standard podcasts. Roughly 113.3MB. Keep that in mind for bandwidth limits please. Songs spotlight in this episode: “Power of the dream” by lol – Fairy Tail Final Season OP “youthful beautiful” by Maaya Uchida – SSSS.GRIDMAN ED “Rightfully” by Mili – Goblin Slayer OP “Gin no Kisei” by Soraru – Goblin Slayer ED “ADAMAS” by LiSA – Sword Art Online Alicization OP “Iris” by Eir Aoi – Sword Art Online Alicization ED “Never Lose” by Tomohisa Yamashita – Ace Attorney 2nd Season OP “Starting Blue” by halca – Ace Attorney 2nd Season ED “Uza Uza Wows” by cast – UzaMaid OP “Kyuutie Ladies” by cast – Ms Vampire who lives in my neighborhood OP “Kimi no Sei” by the peggies – Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai OP “Ao no Kanata” by Konomi Suzuki – Between the Sky and Sea ED “Catch Up, Legacy” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN – Run With The Wind OP “Reset” by Taichi Mukai – Run With The Wind ED “Star Light, Star Bright” by nano – Conception OP “Desires” by Manami Numakura – Conception ED “Soul Seeker” by Crossfaith – Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis 2 OP “Reimei” by Sayuri X My First Story – Golden Kamuy 2nd Season OP “Another Colony” by TRUE – That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime ED “His/Story” by Takanori Nishikawa and Sawano Hiroyuki – Thunderbolt Fantasy 2 OP “Roll The Dice” by Takanori Nishikawa and Sawano Hiroyuki – Thunderbolt Fantasy 2 ED “FREEDOM” by BLUE ENCOUNT – Banana Fish OP2 “RED” by Survive Said The Prophet – Banana Fish ED2 “Mimei no Kimi to Hakumei no Mahou” by Nagi Yanagi – Iroduku ED “Gekkou” by BUMP OF CHICKEN – Karakuri Circus OP “Marionette” by Lozareena – Karakuri Circus ED “Soranetarium” by MICHI – The Girl in Twilight OP
Oct 28, 2018
Trade my FuniRoll for a CrunchyDive!
01:59:02
With the recent breakup of two leading anime streaming companies, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to dive into the biggest news and give their opinions on them. Topics this episode: Violet Evergarden Extra, Seven Deadly Sins 2, Hi Score Girl OVA, Sentai Filmworks January Releases, Ikki Tousen, Nande Koko Ni Sensei Ga Anime, Eromanga Sensei OVA, Studio Gokumi Original, In This Corner of the World Extended Version, Certain Scientific Railgun 3, Certain Scientific Accelerator Anime, Zombieland Saga Manga, Maria the Virgin Witch new Chapter, Production IMS Bankruptcy, AICO ReDub, Senran Kagura Censorship, Strike the Blood 3, Attack on Titan Split Cour, Sacred Star of Milos Expiration, Tatsunoko Productions original, Wakana Ootaki, Saga of Tanya the Evil Film, Sarazanmai, Emma Kickstarter, Laid Back Camp Season 2, Mega Man Live Action, Rainy Cocoa, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress promo, Funimation and Crunchyroll partnership ending, and much more! Thanks to SethAmaha for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro for this episode is the OP for Kakegurui called “Deal with the devil” by Tia. The outro for this episode is the ED for Sunday Without God called “Owaranai Melody Wo Utaidashimashita” by Mikako Komatsu.
Oct 21, 2018
Galaxy Angel Z
00:13:55
Making its big comeback, the Otaku Spirit Animecast takes yet another dive into the crazy happenings of the Angel Brigade in their adventures to collect Lost Technology… or not. Listen in to find out if this title improves on its formula, or takes a step back. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Galaxy Angel Z Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment. The opening for this episode is the OP for Galaxy Angel Z called “Yumemitai ANGEL-tai” by Angel-tai. The closing for this episode is the ED for Galaxy Angel Z called “Happy Question” by Angel-tai.
Oct 18, 2018
Summer 2018 Anime Season Review Part 3
02:15:51
Wrapping up the Summer 2018 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here with the final selection of shows to review and give their perspective. Lots of Season 3s and the validity of strengths to be discussed! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs, Hanebado, Revue Starlight, Asobi Asobase, Encouragement of Climb 3, Overlord 3, My Hero Academia 3, and comments about Attack on Titan 3 and Banana Fish. Following the spoiler free reviews of each of the shows and the outro music, we enjoy a spoiler filled discussion of Revue Starlight and Overlord 3. If you have not watched Revue Starlight, avoid listening between 1:58:16 and 2:07:04. If you have not watched Overlord 3, avoid listening between 2:07:04 and 2:14:10. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Overlord 3 called “VORACITY” by Myth and Roid. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs called “Happen Kogarashi ni Fukarete” by the cast. The song following the spoiler discussion is the ED for Overlord 3 called “Silent Solitude” by OxT.
Oct 14, 2018
Summer 2018 Anime Season Review Part 2
02:09:44
The Summer hits continue as the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast dive into 7 more titles from the Summer 2018 anime season. How was the Steins Gate sequel? Was Seven Senses still a Anohana clone? Listen and get their take! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Seven Senses of the ReUnion, Happy Sugar Life, Angolmois Record of Mongol Invasion, Planet With, Cells at Work, One Room 2nd Season, and Steins Gate 0. Following the spoiler free reviews of each of the shows and the outro music, we enjoy a spoiler filled discussion of Happy Sugar Life and Planet With. If you have not watched Happy Sugar Life, avoid listening between 1:39:15 and 1:53:24. If you have not watched Planet With, avoid listening between 1:53:24 and 2:07:46. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Angolmois Record of Mongol Invasion called “Braver” by Straightener. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Cells At Work called “CheerS” by ClariS. The song following the spoiler discussion is the OP for Happy Sugar Life called “One Room Sugar Life” by Akari Nanawo.
Oct 07, 2018
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
00:31:08
Jumping into the Advanced Generation of the Gundam universe, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast tackle Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. Being one of the most questioned Gundam titles, the hosts give their take on if there’s still merit to this title. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE and Memory of Eden Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The opening for this episode is the OP4 for Mobile Suit Gundam AGE called “AURORA” by Aoi Eir. The closing for this episode is the ED2 for Mobile Suit Gundam AGE called “My World” by SPYAIR.
Oct 04, 2018
Summer 2018 Anime Season Review Part 1
01:43:16
As the summer season takes its leave, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here with the first batch of shows to give their final opinions on. What shows made the cut, and what shows fell flat? Listen in and find out! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Chio’s School Road, Music Girls, Dropkick on my Devil, Harukana Receive, How Not To Summon A Demon Lord, Island, and My Sweet Tyrant. Following the spoiler free reviews of each of the shows and the outro music, we enjoy a spoiler filled discussion of Island. If you have not watched Island, avoid listening beyond the 1:28:33 mark. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Harukana Receive called “FLY two BLUE” by Kana Yuuki and Saki Miyashita. The closing song for this episode is the ED for How Not To Summon A Demon Lord called “Saiaku na hi demo Anata ga Suki” by Yuu Serizawa. The song following the spoiler discussion is the OP for Island called “Eternal One” by Yukari Tamura.
Sep 30, 2018
Manga DeLorean, Not Permitted
02:07:42
Jumping into some last minute news before the season comes to a close, join the hosts as they tackle some of the biggest things to hit the headlines and discuss some fun questions from the community. Topics this episode: Yuki Aoyama, Mink, Phantom Trigger, Nozomi Emma Kickstarter, Crunchyroll Super Fan Pack, Seven Seas Digital, Nyaruko, Spirit of the Sun, Kouya no Kotobuki, AniCast Lab, Godzilla 3, Quintessential Quintuplets, Monster Musume, Azur Lane, Code Geass, YuGiOh in Jump Force, Playstation Classic, Resonance of Fate, Conception, PS Vita, Tatsuya Nomura on Kingdom Heart 3, Sword Art Online, Planetarian, Kemono Friends, Crunchyroll, Nobuo Uematsu, Back to the Future, Is the Order A Rabbit, Maximum The Hormone, Romantic Comedy Snafu, Mardock Scramble, Fate Apocrypha, Zoku Owarimonogatari, Violet Evergarden, Crest and Banner of the Stars, Licenses, and much more! Thanks to Plyr1471, SethAmaha, and Mythbustman for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro for this episode is the OP1 for Hanasaku Iroha called “Hana no Iro” by nano.RIPE. The outro for this episode is the OP for Non Non Biyori called “Nanairo Biyori” by nano.RIPE.
Sep 23, 2018
BanG Dream!
00:20:07
A group of girls seeking the stage of their local club, driven along by the passion of a girl seeking to shine. Join the hosts as they dive into the anime title BanG Dream. This is a spoiler free review of BanG Dream. Please note that this review was recorded in early 2017. The opening for this episode is the OP for BanG Dream called “Tokimeki Experience!” by Poppin’Party. The closing for this episode is the ED for BanG Dream called “Kirakira Da Toka Yume Da Toka: Sing Girls” by Poppin’Party.
Sep 20, 2018
Fall 2018 Anime Season Preview
02:32:18
It’s time to put up the swimsuits and beach episodes as the summer anime season comes to a close. Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they take a look forward to the coming Fall 2018 season and give their take on the offering. Anime Discussed In This Preview: Goblin Slayer, That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Bloom Into You, SSSS GRIDMAN, So Many Colors In The Future, Bunny Girl Senpai, Boarding School Juliet, The One I Love Is My Little Sister, Radiant, Ulysses Jeanne d’Arc, Tsurune, Release The Spyce, RErideD, Ingress, Double Decker Doug and Kirill, Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru, Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san, CONCEPTION, Hinomaru-Zumou, Sora to Umi no Aida, As Miss Beelzebub Likes, Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san, Karakuri Circus, Anima Yell, Run with the Wind, Dakaretai Otoko, Gakuen Basara, Hangyaku-sei Million Arthur, Girls Glowing Red, Merc Storia, Zombieland Saga, Bakumatsu, Kitsune No Koe, Himote House, Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu 2, Non-Human Creature Wife, Idolmaster Side M Wake Atte Mini, Sword Art Online Alicization, Fairy Tail 2018, Toaru Majutsu no Index 2, Tokyo Ghoul Re2, Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken, Golden Kamuy 2, Gyakuten Saiban 2, Senran Kagura Shinovi Master Tokyo Youma-hen, Souten no Ken Regenesis 2, Thunderbolt Fantasy 2, Gurazeni 2, Zoku Owarimonogatari, Continuing Series, and some random ONA/Movie/OVAs! The intro for this episode is from the PV for Thunderbolt Fantasy 2. The outro for this episode is from the PV for Release the Spyce.
Sep 16, 2018
The Anime Trap!
01:33:09
The Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts have explored many of the archetypes in anime, but never tackled one in-depth. After some recent discussion about the anime trap, they decided to dive into what it is, why it exists, and talk about some of their favorite characters that have come out of it. Topics this episode: The Broken Trap Term, Traits, The Draw, History or Origin, Usages In Storytelling, and character breakdowns! The intro for this episode is the OP for Gatchaman Crowds called “Crowds” by WHITE ASH. The outro for this episode is the OP for Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 2 called “Imawa no Shinigami” by Megumi Hayashibara.
Sep 09, 2018
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 A Wakening of the Trailblazer
00:17:50
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back in the universe of Gundam 00 for the sequel movie, A Wakening of the Trailblazer. Download and listen in on their take on what this movie brings to the story. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The opening for this episode is the OP2 for Mobile Suit Gundam 00 called “Ash Like Snow” by the brilliant green. The closing for this episode is the ED2 for Mobile Suit Gundam 00 called “Friends” by Stephanie.
Sep 05, 2018
Keeping Spice Out Of Anime
01:56:28
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit animecast are here with a light list of news topics this week. However, the topics included are some heavy topics to hit. Join in and get their take on the news, as well as some fun community questions! Topics this episode: Fafner The Beyond, Kakegurui 2nd Season, Slayers Novel, Studio Drop, Toei Animation, Magia Record Anime, Ellation Studio and High Guardian Spice, Netflix new releases, Night Raid 1931, FLCL Progressive, Frontwing new Kickstarter, Conception TV, Non Non Biyori Vacation, and much more! Thanks to Mys145, fragoff, and SethAmaha for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro for this episode is the OP1 for Island called “Eien no Hitotsu” by Yukari Tamura. The outro for this episode is a remix of Rem from Re:Zero called “Suki Desu” by たらこ.
Aug 29, 2018
Mobile Suit Gundam 00
00:35:21
After a short break from the Gundam series marathon, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back with one of the highest rated Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Join them as they give their take on the two season series, and how it fits in their rankings. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Second Season, and Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Special Edition was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. Please stay tuned for our review of Gundam 00: A Wakening of The Trailblazer Movie. The opening for this episode is the OP1 for Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Second Season called “Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi” by UVERworld. The closing for this episode is the OP1 for Mobile Suit Gundam 00 called “DAYBREAK’S BELL” by L’arc en Ciel.
Aug 29, 2018
Anime That Sticks With You
01:45:22
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to discuss something that has been bothering one for quite some time. The criticism of something being forgettable. What makes a show memorable or stick with you? Listen and hear their take. Topics this episode: The concept of forgettable shows, what makes a show memorable, can a critic gauge a show on memorability, and examples of memorable shows. The intro for this episode is the OP for Konosuba 2nd Season called “TOMORROW” by Machico. The outro for this episode is the ED2 for March Comes In Like A Lion called “orion” by Kenshi Yonezu.
Aug 26, 2018
Customs Checked Your Imported With A Disgusted Face
01:51:59
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back with another load of news to talk about that surrounds the anime sphere. Listen in and get their take, as well as some fun community questions to dive into. Topics this episode: Fate/Grand Order, The Promised Seventh Night Matsuri, Takao Asaga and Unshou Ishizuka RIP, Hidive, ATT and Ottermedia, The Law of Ueki, So I’m A Spider So What, Akanesasu Shoujo, Boogiepop and Others, Iroduku Sekai no Ashita Kara, Perfect Blue Theater, Sword Art Online Alicization, Opantsu Misete second season, Sentai Filmworks Dubs, Aniplex Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood Release, Manga Gamer Visual Novels, Hi Score Girl, One Punch Man Season 2, Sekai Project Layoffs, Gundam NT, Teikoku Databank Report, Fireworks Blu-ray, Denpa publishing, streaming licenses, new releases, and much more! Thanks to SethAmaha for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro for this episode is the OP2 for A Lull in the Sea called “ebb and flow” by Ray. The outro for this episode is the ED for A Sister Is All You Need called “Donna Hoshizora yori mo, Donna Omoide yori mo” by Aira Yuuki
Aug 19, 2018
Summer 2018 Anime First Impressions
03:15:28
The Summer 2018 season is stacked with many big titles and returning gems. Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they dive into all of the shows they’ve seen and what they think of each one. Anime Featured in this Episode: Angels of Death, Angolmois Record of Mongol Invasion, Asobi Asobase, Banana Fish, Cells At Work, Chio’s School Road, Dropkick on my Devil, Grandblue Dreaming, Hanebado, Happy Sugar Life, Harukana Receive, Holmes of Kyoto, How Not To Summon A Demon Lord, Island, Lord of Vermillion, Music Girls, One Room 2, Overlord 3, Planet With, Revue Starlight, Seven Senses of the Reunion, The Master of Ragnarok and Blesser of Einherjar, We Rent Tsukumogami, Yuuna and the Haunted Hotspring, Encouragement of Climb 3, and Attack on Titan Season 3. The intro music for this episode is the ED for Island called “Eternal Star” by Asaka. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Attack on Titan 3 called “Akatsuki no Requiem” by Linked Horizon.
Aug 12, 2018
GeoFront Saved My Collection
01:58:56
Diving back into the news reel, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast get caught up on the latest. Well, at least what’s interesting to them. Join in and get their take on the events. Topics this episode: Sou Sagara, Phantom Trigger, In This Corner of the World, Sentai Kids, Evangelion, Girls Und Panzer, Kyoto Animation, IG Port, Thunderbolt Fantasy 2, Fate Grand Order, Godzilla, Star Wars x Polygon Pictures, Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, Makoto Shinkai, Perfect Blue, and much more! Thanks to Daniel, Gabrielle, Patrick, SethAmaha, and Chihirolee for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro for this episode is the OP for Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 2 called “Rage of Dust” by Spyair. The outro for this episode is the ED for Girls Und Panzer called “Enter Enter MISSION!” by the cast.
Aug 05, 2018
Music of Summer 2018 Anime
01:22:44
A new season and new music is upon us. Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they dive into their favorite OPs and EDs for the Summer 2018 Anime Season and fill you in on the people behind them. Songs spotlight in this episode: “Red Swan” by YOSHIKI feat. HYDE – Attack on Titan 3 OP “Eternal One” by Yukari Tamura – Island OP “Inkya Impulse” by cast – Asobi Asobase ED “Shining Peace” by Ongaku Shoujo – Music Girls ED “CheerS” by ClariS – Cells At Work ED “Happen Kogarashi ni Fukarete” by cast – Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs ED “Make my story” by Lenny Code Fiction – Hero Academia 3 OP2 “FLY two BLUE” by Kana Yuuki and Saki Miyashita – Harukana Receive OP “Pray” by Haruka Chisuga and DECO27 – Angels of Death ED “Saiaku na hi demo Anata ga Suki” by Yuu Serizawa – How Not To Summon A Demon Lord ED “Heading to Over” by OLDCODEX – Free! Dive to the Future OP “Braver” by Straightener – Angolmois Record of Mongol Invasion OP “Upside Down” by SHE’S – Angolmois Record of Mongol Invasion ED “VORACITY” by Myth and Roid – Overlord 3 OP “Silent Solitude” by OxT – Overlord 3 ED “Guess Who Is Back” by Kumi Koda – Black Clover OP4 “four” by FAKY – Black Clover ED4 “Found and Lost” by Survive Said The Prophet – Banana Fish OP “Prayer X” by King Gnu – Banana Fish ED “Grand Blue” by Shounan no Kaze – Grand Blue Dreaming OP “One Room Sugar Life” by Akari Nanawo – Happy Sugar Life OP “Futari no Hane” by YURiKA – Hanebado OP “Get Into My Heart” by MIYAVI vs Kavka ShiShido – We Rent Tsukumogami OP “Koyoi wa Yume o Misasete” by Mai Kuraki – We Rent Tsukumogami ED
Jul 29, 2018
Witch Hunter Robbing
01:50:21
After a month and a half, the hosts of the Animecast have quite some catching up to do in the news. Get your coffee ready and prepare yourself for the rundown! witchhunderrobbingfeatTopics this episode: B the Beginning, Angels of Death Switch, Opantsu, Studio Trigger Patreon, Uma Musume, Real Girl, Beatless, Re:Zero OVA, ATandT and Otter Media, Tsuredure Children, Shikioriori, Morose Mononokean, Gundam Live Action, Netflix announcements, Liz and the Blue Bird, Violet Evergarden, Zoku Owarimonogatari, Right Stuf announcements, Strike Witches, Sweetness and Lightning, huke and Black Rock Shooter, Ponycanyon USA, Spice and Wolf, Granblue Fantasy, Citrus Manga, Evangelion 3.0+1.0, Kaiju Girls, Bungou Stray Dogs, Anima Yell, and much more! Thanks to fragoff, Plyr1471, SethAmaha, and QuestRam for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro for this episode is the OP for Bungou Stray Dogs 2 called “Reason Living” by SCREEN mode. The outro for this episode is the OP for Sound Euphonium 2 called “Soundscape” by TRUE.
Jul 22, 2018
Spring 2018 Anime Review Part 3
01:37:43
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back to give their final takes on the Spring 2018 Anime Season with a load of concluding titles. Listen in and get their take! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Darling In The Franxx, Caligula, Doreiku, Amanchu Advance, Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis, Space Battleship Tiramisu, Alice or Alice, and High School DxD Hero. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Darling in the Franxx called “KISS OF DEATH” by Mika Nakashima x Hyde. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online called “To see the future” by Tomori Kusunoki.
Jul 15, 2018
High School DxD, New, and BorN
00:35:53
With High School DxD’s return in the Spring 2018 anime season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast took the time to refresh and watch the original 3 seasons through and are here to give their review on them. This is a spoiler free review of High School DxD, New, and BorN. Keep in mind this is a ecchi type show and thus this review may contain adult content discussion. The opening for this episode is the OP2 of High School DxD New called “Gekijouron” by ZAQ. The closing for this episode is the ED2 for High School DxD New called “Lovely heart Devil” by Occult Kenkyuubu Girls.
Jul 14, 2018
Spring 2018 Anime Review Part 2
01:25:43
Returning for the second part of their Spring 2018 Anime Season Reviews, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast give their take on 10 more titles ranging from horror, sports, action, romance, to moe! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Tada Never Falls In Love, Devils’ Line, Megalo Box, Golden Kamuy, Last Period, Yotsuiro Biyori, Wotakoi Love Is Hard For An Otaku, Crossing Time, You Don’t Know Gunma, and Love To Lie Angle. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Golden Kamuy called “Winding Road” by MAN WITH A MISSION. The closing song for this episode is the ED for MegaloBox called “Kakatte Koi yo” by NakamuraEmi.
Jul 08, 2018
Summer 2018 Anime Season Preview
02:15:53
The temperature is climbing and summer is upon us. Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they take a look at the upcoming Summer 2018 Anime Season and give their take on what to keep an eye out for! Anime Discussed In This Preview: Angel of Massacre, Grand Blue Dreaming, Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs, How Not To Summon A Demon Lord, BANANA FISH, Island, Chio’s School Road, Back Street Girls, Happy Sugar Life, High Score Girl, Harukana Receive, Hataraku Saibou, Tenrou: Sirius The Jaeger, Seven Senses of the Re’Union, Hanebado, Drop Kick on my Devil, Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou, Asobi Asobase, The Master of Ragnarok and Blesser of Einherjar, Angolmois Genkou Kassenki, Holmes at Kyoto Teramachi Sanjo, Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight, Phantom in the Twilight, Muhyo and Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation, Ongaku Shoujo, Planet With, Tsukumogami Kashimasu, Senjuushi, Tensai Ningyou, Aguu: Tensai Ningyou, Attack on Titan 3, Overlord 3, FLCL Alternative, Free Dive To The Future, Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa, Gintama, Lord of Vermillion, Yume Oukoku to Nemureru, One Room 2, Encouragement of Climb 3, Cinderella Girls Gekijou 3, Bang Dream Girls Band Party Pico, Yamishibai 6, Joshi Ochi, Continuing Series, and some random ONA/Movie/OVAs! The intro for this episode is from the PV for Aguu: Tensai Ningyou. The outro for this episode is from the PV for How Not To Summon A Demon Lord.
Jul 01, 2018
Spring 2018 Anime Review Part 1
01:36:27
With the upcoming Summer season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast tackle the wrapping up shows of the Spring Season. Laughs, tears, and nostalgia glasses are all on the plate! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Hinamatsuri, Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS, Comic Girls, Umamusume: Pretty Derby, Real Girl, Magical Girl Site, Record of Grancrest War, and Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card Arc. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Hinamatsuri called “Distance” by Rie Murakawa. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Uma Musume called “Glow Up Shine!” by the cast.
Jun 24, 2018
Cardcaptor Sakura
00:21:17
Just before deep diving into the newly adapted Clear Card arc of Cardcaptor Sakura, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast rewatch the original series and give their take on if it still holds up to today. Just mind the rose tinted glasses! This is a spoiler free review of the Cardcaptor original series. We will be continuing to cover Cardcaptor as the new Clear Card series is adapted! The opening for this episode is the OP1 of Cardcaptor Sakura called “Catch You Catch Me” by Gumi. The closing for this episode is the ED1 for Cardcaptor Sakura called “Groovy!” by Koumi Hirose.
Jun 23, 2018
E3 2018 Discussion
02:41:06
Following the exciting 2018 E3 Conferences, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are eager to dive into each and give their take on them. From the cringe, to the pure epic, listen in and enjoy! Topics this episode: EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo conferences. The intro for this episode is from The Last of Us soundtrack. The outro for this episode is from Tales of Vesperia.
Jun 17, 2018
Moshi Moshi, Rotary Phone Desu
01:58:32
While another short list for news topics this week, they are some meaty ones. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they dive into the topics and give their take on the big happenings of the anime world. Topics this episode: Harukana Receive, Free Dive to the Future, Mari Okada, Kouji Seo, Tokyo Ghoul Re Simuldub, Discotek Poll, Bean Bandit Kickstarter, Moshi Moshi Terumi desu, ISLAND anime, Young Again In Another World Cancellation, Rose of Versailles, Black Butler II, Clannad PS4, Valve Content Policies, Alice in Murderland, That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime, huke figure Kickstarter, Love Live Sunshine Movie, and much more! Thanks to JackTWD4th, Mys145, and fragoff for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro for this episode is the OP for Barakamon called “Rashisa” by SUPER BEAVER. The outro for this episode is the ED for Blood Blockade Battlefront called “Sugar Song to Bitter Step” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN.
Jun 10, 2018
Are We Watching The Same Show?
01:33:40
Have you ever listened to someone talk about a show and you suddenly think to yourself “Are they even watching the same show as I am?!” Join the hosts of the Animecast as they analyze analysts and where some of it all falls apart. Topics this episode: Analysis, criticism, critical theory, symbology, projection, bias, and all of their effects on anime. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Re:Zero called “Redo” by Konomi Suzuki. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Yuri on Ice called “You Only Live Once” by YURI!!! on ICE feat. w.hatano.
Jun 03, 2018
Myth and Roid Has Music By Overlord!
01:47:33
While not a heavy last few weeks in regards to news, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are still here to give the download of important pieces. At least for themselves. New adaptations, returning legends, and more! Topics this episode: Bakemonogatari Manga, Overlord 3 Music, Oshi ga Budokan Ittekuretara, Yamishibai Japanese Ghost Stories, Kenichi Sonada Kickstarter, March Comes In Like A Lion Dub, Valve Versus Visual Novels, Crunchyroll Licenses, FLCL Progressive, Mitsuo Iso New Project, Fairy Tale Girls, Ueno-san wa Bukiyou Anime, KADO on YouTube, Harukana Receive, Muv Luv Vita, Cells at Work, Eri Takenashi, Scum’s Wish, K Series Film, and much more! Thanks to MojaveRena, fragoff, BlueSpark, and Kocurek1944 for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Overlord Season 2 called “GO CRY GO” by OxT. The outro for this episode is the ED for Overlord Season 1 called “L.L.L.” by MYTH and ROID.
May 27, 2018
Is Physical Ownership Dying?
01:53:13
Blu-ray versus Digital Download, Streaming versus Purchasing, and even Artbooks versus PDFs? As the age of digital takes over more of our lives, when will we see the end of the physical goods distribution? Join the hosts of the Animecast as they tackle this topic and give their ideal future. Topics this episode: Home Video Distribution, Digital Versus Physical, Pros and Cons, Licensing, Desire of Ownership, Merchandise, Digital Anime Goods, Cryptocurrency, Death of Physical Ownership, and more. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash called “Knew day” by (K)NoW_NAME. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Gosick called “unity” by Lisa Komine.
May 20, 2018
Noragami Returns
01:48:16
Even though the amount of news is on the lighter end, the impact of each is still giving plenty for the hosts of the Animecast to discuss. Join them as they send out their best wishes to Yuichiro Umehara, and cheer on the recovery of Adachitoka. Topics this episode: Bang Dream, Amanchu Advance, Heaven’s Feel, Gunsmith Cats, UQ Holder, Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Goblin Slayer, Noragami Manga, Iya na Kao Sare Nagara Opantsu Misete, Shirobako Movie, Princess Principal Movie, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Yu Yu Hakusho, HiDive, Fo’xTails, Conception, Viz Media Netflix Series, Yuichiro Umehara, and much more! Thanks to Lulink, fragoff, and Star-K for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro music for this episode is the OP2 for Darling in the Franxx called “Kiss of Death (Alt Version)” by Mika Nakashima x Hyde. The outro for this episode is the ED for Amanchu Advance called “Hello, Hello” by Maaya Sakamoto.
May 13, 2018
Spring 2018 Anime First Impressions
03:39:43
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their take on the plethora of new (and returning) shows that are airing for the Spring 2018 Anime Season. With nearly 40 titles to cover, get ready to mark down more for your watch list! Anime Featured in this Episode: Real Girl, My Sweet Tyrant, Alice or Alice, Amanchu Advance, My Hero Academia 3, Caligula, Comic Girls, Cutie Honey Universe, Devils Line, Doreiku, Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory, Crossing Line, GeGeGe no Kitaro (2018), Legend of the Galactic Heroes Die Neue These, Golden Kamuy, Gundam Build Divers, Gurazeni, High School DxD Hero, Hinamatsuri, Isekai Izakaya, Kakuriyo Bed and Breakfast for Spirits, Last Period, Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS, Magical Girl Ore, Magical Girl Site, Megalo Box, You Don’t Know Gunma Yet, Persona 5 The Animation, Yotsuiro Biyori, First of the Blue Sky Re:Genesis, Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Love To Lie Angle, Tada Never Falls In Love, Space Battleship Tiramisu, Uma Musume Pretty Derby, Wotaku Love Is Hard For Otaku, Steins Gate 0, and some brief discussion of ongoing series. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Wotaku called “Fiction” by Sumika. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Megalo Box called “Kakatte Koi yo” by NakamuraEmi.
May 06, 2018
Music of Spring 2018 Anime
01:04:15
Get your musical fix in this Spring 2018 Anime Season Music Episode from the Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts. The best and most entertaining picks sent directly to your ears! Including great tracks from the likes of Sawano Hiroyuki, MAN WITH A MISSION, Eir Aoi, UVERworld, Lyn, Kanako Itou, OLDCODEX, and so much more! NOTE: For High Quality purposes for music, this podcast was exported via HQ setting, thus slightly larger in size than standard podcasts. Roughly 92.7MB. Keep that in mind for bandwidth limits please. Songs spotlight in this episode: “Crosswalk” by Minori Suzuki – Amanchu Advance OP “Black Rover” by Vickeblanka – Black Clover OP “Black to the Dreamlight” by EMPiRE – Black Clover ED “Binary Star” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Uru – Legend of the Galactic Heroes OP “WISH” by ELISA – Legend of the Galactic Heroes ED “Bite” by LEO Imai – MegaloBox OP “Kakatte Koi yo” by NakamuraEmi – MegaloBox ED “Growth Arrow” by OLDCODEX – Butlers X Battlers OP “Fatima” by Kanako Itou – Steins Gate 0 OP “Winding Road” by MAN WITH A MISSION – Golden Kamuy OP “Hibana” by THE SIXTH LIE – Golden Kamuy ED “Ryuusei” by Eir Aoi – Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online OP “To See The Future” by Tomori Kusunoki – Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online ED “Otomodachi Film” by Masayoshi Ooishi – Tada Never Falls In Love OP “ODD FUTURE” by UVERworld – My Hero Academia 3 OP “Fiction” by Sumika – Wotaku OP “Kimi no Tonari” by halca – Wotaku ED “Yokubari Dreamer” by Haru x Choco – Last Period OP “Wiseman” by Wiseman Team – Last Period ED “Souten no Hate ni” by AK-69 – Fist of the Blue Sky ReGenesis OP “BREAK IN BREAK OUT” by Lyn – Persona 5 OP “Ai ga Nakucha Tatakaenai” by AOP – Cutie Honey Universe OP “Hungry Wolf” by Anzu (Rie Murakawa) – Hinamatsuri Insert Song “Kagami no Naka Kara” by Maneki Kecak – GeGeGe no Kitaro (2018) ED
Apr 29, 2018
Drama in the Franxx
01:55:10
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to cover the news of April, minus the April Fools Jokes. Sadly, they also take note of the loss we all have experienced in Isao Takahata and the wonderful stories he told us. Topics this episode: Isao Takahata Passes Away, Mitsuboshi Colors Creator’s New Anime, Fairy Tale Girls Conclusion, Aniplex and Live2D, Legend of the Galactic Heroes Limited Edition, Overlord Season 3, Violet Evergarden Continuation, Kazuki Akane and Studio 8bit Original, Good Smile company and Good Smile Arts Shanghai, Welcome To The Ballroom Manga, High School Fleet Film, Eleven Arts and Maquia Film, Keiko Kubota leaves Kalafina, Devilman Crybaby new announcement, Gundam 00 project, Gundam NT revealed, Hathaway Flash, Kenichi Sonoda’s new anime, Japan fight against piracy, PA Works and PA Books label, Bubblegum Crisis standard release, game news, licenses, Streaming Update, Anime watching on Apple TV, Darling in the Franxx Episode 14 drama, and much more! Thanks to BlueSpark and Companion Kyuubey for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Listen To Me Girls I Am Your Father called “Happy Girl” by Eri Kitamura. The outro for this episode is the ED for Darling in the Franxx called “KISS OF DEATH” by Mika Nakashima x Hyde.
Apr 22, 2018
Winter 2018 Anime Season Review Part 3
02:16:25
Wrapping up the Winter 2018 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back once again to knock out the final 10 shows they have slated to review. From the much anticipated title from Kyoto Animation, to some surprisingly artistic and joy filled titles, listen to find out how they turned out. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Citrus, Hakumei and Mikochi, School Babysitters, How To Keep A Mummy, The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done, Violet Evergarden, Marchen Maedchen, Slow Start, Dagashi Kashi 2, and March Comes In Like A Lion 2. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Violet Evergarden called “Sincerely” by TRUE. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Violet Evergarden called “Michishirube” by Minori Chihara.
Apr 15, 2018
Winter 2018 Anime Season Review Part 2
01:16:28
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back for their second batch of Winter 2018 anime reviews. Jumping into campers, undead kings, romantic co-workers, honey badgers, moe kaiju, and more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: After The Rain, Junji Ito Collection, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, GARO Vanishing Line, Laid-Back Camp, Killing Bites, Overlord II, and Kaijuu Girls 2nd Season. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Overlord II called “GO CRY GO” by OxT. The closing song for this episode is the ED for After the Rain called “Ref:rain” by Aimer.
Apr 08, 2018
Winter 2018 Anime Season Review Part 1
01:48:08
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their opinions on how the shows of the Winter 2018 Season ended up panning out. From silly scamps, to detective geniuses, to slave harems. Nothing is left out! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Skilled Teaser Takagi-san, B The Beginning, Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Devilman Crybaby, Mitsuboshi Colors, AICO Incarnation, A Place Further Than The Universe, and Kokkoku Moment to Moment. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Devilman Crybaby called “MAN HUMAN (DEVILMAN crybaby Ver.)” by Denki Groove. The closing for this episode is the ED for B The Beginning called “The Perfect World” by Marty Friedman feat. Jean-Ken Johnny, KenKen, and Koji Fujimoto.
Apr 01, 2018
Twin Engine Bringing The Hype!
02:07:07
It has been an absolutely insane month of news! Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they try to break down the biggest news and give their opinions on them. Topics this episode: Kunihiko Ikuhara project, Symphogear Season 5, Polygon Pictures and Tsutomu Nihei partnership, Psycho-Pass movies, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Movie, Reincarnated as Slime, HiDive exits Beta, Strike the Blood 3rd OVA, Seishun Buta Yarou, MAL Manga, Kemono Friends countdown, Studio 3Hz’s Blackfox, Boogiepop Phantom new adaptation, Dagashi Kashi manga ends, Kizuna Ai joins Magical Girl Site, GoHands’s W’z, Mob Psycho 100 season 2, AnimEigo Kickstarts Gunsmith Cats, Girls Und Panzer game, Mappa’s Dororo, Geno Studio’s Ranjou Miyake’s Pet, Wit Studio’s Vinland Saga, Studio VOLN’s Karakuri Circus, Re:Zero’s OVA, FLCL News, Happy Sugar Life adaptation, Hisone to Misotan trailer, PA Works’s Sirius The Jaeger, PA Works’s Iroduku Sekai no Ashita Kara, Violet Evergarden comes to US, Hi Score Girl adaptation, Natsume’s Book of Friends Movie, Steins Gate Elite, Bungou Stray Dogs Dead Apple screenings, and much more! Thanks to Chihirolee3 (Chi-chan) and fragoff for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Boogiepop Phantom called “Yuudachi” by Shikao Suga. The outro for this episode is the ED2 for Re:Zero called “Stay Alive” by Rie Takahashi.
Mar 25, 2018
Spring 2018 Anime Season Preview
02:14:07
With the Spring 2018 Anime Season just a mere few weeks away, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to break down the shows you can expect to see. Not only highlighting the big name returns, but also the unexpected new titles that may surprise you. Anime Discussed In This Preview: Persona 5, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Wotakoi Love Is Hard For Otaku, Dancing With The Dragons, Devil’s Line, Golden Kamuy, Caligula, Magical Girl Site, Tada Doesn’t Fall In Love, Hinamatsuri, Piano no Mori TV, 3D Kanojo Real Girl, Shiyan Pin Jiating, Juushinki Pandora, Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi, Uma Musume Pretty Derby, Nil Admirari no Tenbin, Comic Girls, Megalo Box, Butlers Chitose Momotose Monogatari, Magical Girl Ore, Dorei-ku The Animation, Captain Tsubasa 2018, Alice or Alice, Isekai Izakaya, Layton Mystery Tanteisha, Hisone to Maso-tan, Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori, Cutie Honey Universe, Fist of the Blue Sky REGENESIS, Last Period, Gurazeni, Inazuma Eleven, Ladyspo, Steins Gate 0, My Hero Academia 3, Tokyo Ghoul re, Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Food Wars Third Plate 2, High School DxD HERO, Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory, Amanchu Advance, Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS, Hoozuki no Reitetsu 2, Gegege no Kitarou 2018, Lupin III: Part V, Major 2nd, Gundam Build Divers, Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu HAPPY KISS, Aikatsu Friends, Kiratto PriChan, Beyblade Burst Chouzetsu, Akkun to Kanojo, Fumikiri Jikan, Koneko no Chii 2, Kuroneko Monroe, Ninja Girl and Samurai Master 3, Omae wa Mada Gunma, Tachibanakan to Lie Angle, Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu, Wakaokami wa Shougakusei, Continuing Series, and some random ONA/Movie/OVAs! The intro for this episode is from the PV for Shiyan Pin Jiating. The outro for this episode is from the PV for Persona 5 The Animation.
Mar 18, 2018
School Life Anime
01:31:03
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take a deep dive into the wonderful world of anime school life. Taking a look at what makes them special, and why they appear so often. Topics this episode: How Prevalent Is It, Why Does It Exist, Why The Hate, Different Settings Within School, Genre Ties, and much more! The intro music for this episode is the OP Your Lie In April called “Hikaru nara” by Goose House. The outro for this episode is the ED for Silver Spoon called “Oto no Naru Hoo e” also by Goose House.
Mar 11, 2018
Cute Anime Girls Sells VR
01:54:00
Hoping back into the weeks’ biggest news, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast give their take on the more interesting tidbits. Afterwards, they hit on some more sensitive subjects requested by the community. Topics this episode: Mirai of the Future, Sword Art Online Alicization Arc, Aniplex investing in Madman, Re:Zero Home Video, Etotama 2, Danmachi 2, Goblin Slayer Anime, After The Rain Manga, Aniplex Releases, Yuki Kajiura leaves Agency, Chihayafuru 3, CoMix Waves and Haoliners, Promised Flowers Trailer, and much more! Thanks to fragoff and Mys145 for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Etotama called “Retry Rendezvous” by Rie Murakawa. The outro for this episode is the ED for The Heroic Legend of Arslan called “Blaze” by kalafina.
Mar 04, 2018
Mobile Suit Gundam UC
00:24:12
Returning back to UC 0096, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast give another shot to the Unicorn Gundam series. This time, as the OVA and not the TV rendition. Also, with a better understanding of the UC era of Gundam. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam UC Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The opening for this episode is called “Into the Sky” by Sawano Hiroyuki and Tielle. The closing for this episode is called “Bloody F8 eUC” by Sawano Hiroyuki and Aimer.
Mar 01, 2018
Workplace Anime
01:25:31
What makes a workplace anime.. work? A boring idea that can be relatable to a fault, writers somehow manage to pull us in with simple comedy or something more compelling. Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they examine this setting for anime. Topics this episode: Workplace Anime, Goals in Workplace Anime, How is Work Entertaining, Why isn’t there more, Comedy and Fluff in Workplace Anime, Drama and Serious Workplace Anime, Narrative Shifting Elements, and a breakdown of Workplace Anime. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Servant X Service called “May I Help You?” by the cast. The outro is the ED for Servant X Service called “Hachimitsu Doki” by Ai Kayano.
Feb 25, 2018
Netflix Buys Up Live-Action Waifu
01:42:29
Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they break down the big news of anime over the last few weeks. Triumphant returns, sad departures, and exciting but scary changes to big titles and industry leaders. Topics this episode: Eir Aoi returns, Netflix allies with Production IG and BONES, Tatsuki reveals anime, March Comes In Like A Lion hiatus, Yuusuke does Back to the Future manga, Netflix buys Sword Art Online Live Action, and much more! Thanks to jndsn, fragoff, BlueSpark, Mys145, JackTWD4th, Companion Kyuubey, and ZuraN for the great questions featured on this episode. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Sword Art Online II called “IGNITE” by Eir Aoi. The outro for this episode is the ED for Occultic Nine called “Open Your Eyes” by Asaka.
Feb 18, 2018
Best Anime of 2017 Awards
03:04:06
The votes have been tallied up, and with the conclusion of the Otaku Spirit Host Deliberations, it’s time to sit down and give the results of the best anime of 2017. Join the hosts and special guest Logan of Anime Arcade as they run through theirs and the community’s picks for best anime of 2017. Awards for 2017: Best of Winter, Best of Spring, Best of Summer, Best of Fall, Best Short, Best Film, Best Animation, Best Art, Best Opening, Best Ending, Worst Show, Biggest Disappointment, Biggest Surprise, Best Girl, Best Guy, and Best Anime of 2017! A special thank you goes out to Logan from AnimeArcade.net and our wonderful community for making this episode happen. The opening song for this episode is the OP for KADO The Right Answer called “Tabiji” by Saraka Tsukai starring Mao Ichimichi. The outro for this episode is the ED2 for March Comes In Like A Lion called “orion” by Kenshi Yonezu.
Feb 11, 2018
Winter 2018 Anime First Impressions
02:28:32
As the shows of the Winter 2018 Anime Season reaches their 4 episode point, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their listeners a full breakdown on what is shaping up to be worth a watch. Listen in to find out! Anime Featured in this Episode: Overlord 2, Darling in the Franxx, citrus, Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody, Kokkoku, After the Rain, Pop Team Epic, Beatless, Skilled Teaser Takagi-san, Record of Grancrest War, Laid-Back Camp, A Place Further than the Universe, Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card, Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family, Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens, Junji Ito Collection, Mitsuboshi Colors, Killing Bites, The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done, Katana Maidens, Hakumei and Mikochi, School Babysitters, Ms Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles, Maerchen Madchen, Slow Start, How To Keep A Mummy, Dagashi Kashi 2, Takunomi, and Kaiju Girls 2. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Darling in the Franxx called “KISS OF DEATH” by Mika Nakashima x Hyde. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Overlord 2 called “HYDRA” by Myth and Roid.
Feb 04, 2018
Music of Winter 2018 Anime
01:04:13
Warm yourself up in the Winter 2018 season with some great tracks picked by the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast. The best OPs and EDs of the season are here to fill your ears while the hosts inform you of the artists that are behind them. Songs spotlight in this episode: “Watashi no Tame no Monogatari” by fhana – Maerchen Maedchen OP “SHINY DAYS” by Asaka – Laid-Back Camp OP “Furu Biyori” by Eri Sasaki – Laid-Back Camp ED “GO CRY GO” by OxT – Overlord 2 OP “HYDRA” by Myth and Roid – Overlord 2 ED “Iwanai kedo ne” by Yuiko Oohara – Karakai Jozu no Tagaki-san OP “Korekara” by Machico – The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done OP “You” by May’n – The Ancient Magus’ Bride OP2 “Haru ga Kite Bokura” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN – March Comes In Like A Lion 2 OP2 “Pop Team Epic” by Sumire Uesaka – Pop Team Epic OP “KISS OF DEATH” by Mika Nakashima x Hyde – Darling in the Franxx OP “Azalea” by nano.RIPE – Citrus OP “Stray” by Kishida Kyoudan and the Akeboshi Rockets – Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens OP “Urar” by Chima – Hakumei and Mikochi OP “Nostalgic Rainfall” by CHiCO with Honeyworks – After the Rain OP “Ref:rain” by Aimer – After the Rain ED “Error” by GARNiDELiA – Beatless OP “PRIMALove” by ClariS – Beatless ED “Flashback” by Miyavi vs KenKen – Kokkoku OP “Asayake to Nettaigyo” by Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi “Colors Power ni Omakasero” by the cast – Mitsuboshi Colors ED
Jan 28, 2018
Goku Wants Santa Dead
02:41:25
After a long break from the news, the Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts are back to run through the bits that they deem interesting. From the Anime Awards, to the new streaming scene, nothing is off limits! Topics this episode: Crunchyroll Awards, Mirai in the Future, My Hero Academia Movie, Yu Yu Hakusho anime, ending manga, Non Non Biyori Movie, Summer Pockets anime, Gunsmith Cats, Zoku Owarimonogatari, Otaku Mode Cryptocurrency, Love Live Sunshine Movie, Sword Art Online Alternative, Three Leaves Three Colors Season 2, Tiger and Bunny 2, Kakegurui Season 2, Today’s Menu for Emiya Family, AICO Incarnation, Alita Battle Angel Live Action, Anime Cel and Manga Material Preservation Initiative, TATSUKI new project, Polygon Pictures, Attack on Titan Season 3, Simuldubs, Violet Evergarden, New Streaming Scene, and much more! Thanks to Companion Kyuubey, fragoff, and BlueSpark for the great questions featured in this episode! Also thanks to Dezjin, Johnny, and Groovia Ship for the great reviews. The intro music for this episode is the OP for ACCA 13 called “Shadow and Truth” by One III Notes. The outro for this episode is the ED for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid called “Ishukan Communication” by the cast.
Jan 21, 2018
Fall 2017 Anime Season Review Part 3
01:39:16
Concluding the Fall 2017 Anime Season, the hosts of the Animecast pick up their mics one last time to wrap up the year of 2017. Listen in for tons of idols, anime shark jumping, yokai hot springs, and tragic magical girls! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Love Live Sunshine 2, Love is Like a Cocktail, Animegataris, Wake Up Girls 2, Welcome to the Ballroom, Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Magical Circle Guruguru, and Yuki Yuna is a Hero Washio Chapter/Hero Chapter. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Welcome to the Ballroom called “10 percent roll, 10 percent romance” by Unison Square Garden. The closing for this episode is the ED for Magical Circle Guruguru called “Round and Round and Round” by Technoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund feat Bonjour Suzuki.
Jan 14, 2018
Fall 2017 Anime Season Review Part 2
01:15:04
The Fall 2017 Anime Season Reviews continue from the Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts. Join them as they cover some post-apocolyptic sightseeing, some young romance, sister love, fighting gems, and much more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond, Just Because, Girls’ Last Tour, Himouto Umaru-chan R, A Sister’s All You Need, Land of Lustrous, Konohana Kitan, and Food Wars The Third Plate. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond called “fake town baby” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN. The closing for this episode is the ED for A Sister Is All You Need called “Donna Hoshizora yori mo, Donna Omoide yori mo” by Aira Yuuki.
Jan 07, 2018
Best Anime of 2017 Deliberations Part 4
00:55:36
The year of 2017 has come to an end. After consuming well over 100 new series this year, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to weigh in on which ones were the best. From action, to drama, to seasonal, and best girl, tune in to hear their picks! Please note: Deliberation episodes are intended to be nearly unfiltered and lightly edited. These were recorded over hours of deliberations and, while a bit of dead air was removed, it may have points of silence. This isn’t a reflection of our typical podcast episodes that are heavily edited for better listening experience. Deliberations covered in this episode: Best of Winter, Best of Spring, Best of Summer, Best of Fall, and Best Anime of 2017! The intro for this episode is the OP for March Comes In Like A Lion 2 called “Flag wo Tatero” by Yuki. The outro for this episode is the ED for Recovery of an MMO Junkie called “Hikari, Hikari” by Yuuka Aisaka.
Jan 06, 2018
Best Anime of 2017 Deliberations Part 3
01:45:59
The year of 2017 has come to an end. After consuming well over 100 new series this year, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to weigh in on which ones were the best. From action, to drama, to seasonal, and best girl, tune in to hear their picks! Please note: Deliberation episodes are intended to be nearly unfiltered and lightly edited. These were recorded over hours of deliberations and, while a bit of dead air was removed, it may have points of silence. This isn’t a reflection of our typical podcast episodes that are heavily edited for better listening experience. Deliberations covered in this episode: Romance, Sports, Military, Mystery and Supernatural, Magical Girl/Boy, Healing and Relaxing, Cute Girls Doing Cute Things, Shorts, Animation, Art, Concept, Original, Worst, Disappointing, Biggest Surprise, Best Girl, and Best Boy. The intro for this episode is the OP for Magical Circle Guruguru called “Trip Trip Trip” by ORESAMA. The closing for this episode is the ED for A Centaur’s Life called “Edelweiss” by Asaka.
Jan 05, 2018
Best Anime of 2017 Deliberations Part 2
01:32:01
The year of 2017 has come to an end. After consuming well over 100 new series this year, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to weigh in on which ones were the best. From action, to drama, to seasonal, and best girl, tune in to hear their picks! Please note: Deliberation episodes are intended to be nearly unfiltered and lightly edited. These were recorded over hours of deliberations and, while a bit of dead air was removed, it may have points of silence. This isn’t a reflection of our typical podcast episodes that are heavily edited for better listening experience. Deliberations covered in this episode: Sci-Fi and Mecha, Horror and Psychological Thriller, Comedy, Harem, and Slice of Life. The intro for this episode is the OP for KADO The Right Answer called “Tabiji” by Mao Ichimichi. The closing for this episode is the ED for Sakura Quest called “Freesia” by KNoW NAME.
Jan 04, 2018
Best Anime of 2017 Deliberations Part 1
01:35:11
The year of 2017 has come to an end. After consuming well over 100 new series this year, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to weigh in on which ones were the best. From action, to drama, to seasonal, and best girl, tune in to hear their picks! Please note: Deliberation episodes are intended to be nearly unfiltered and lightly edited. These were recorded over hours of deliberations and, while a bit of dead air was removed, it may have points of silence. This isn’t a reflection of our typical podcast episodes that are heavily edited for better listening experience. Deliberations covered in this episode: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, and Drama. The intro for this episode is the OP for Saga of Tanya the Evil called “JINGO JUNGLE” by Myth and Roid. The closing for this episode is the ED for Granblue Fantasy the Animation called “Sora no Parade” by HARUHI.
Jan 03, 2018
Fall 2017 Anime Season Review Part 1
01:11:26
The Fall 2017 Anime Season has come to a conclusion and the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their take on how each of the shows have concluded. This is the first of three parts covering the season, so tune in for more to come! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Juni Taisen Zodiac War, Inuyashiki, Kino’s Journey The Beautiful World The Animated Series, King’s Game, Recovery of an MMO Junkie, My Girlfriend is ShoBitch, Blend S, and UQ Holder. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Inuyashiki called “My Hero” by Man With A Mission. The closing for this episode is the ED for Juni Taisen called “Keshin no Kemono” by Do As Infinity.
Dec 31, 2017
Winter 2018 Anime Season Preview
01:34:16
With the Winter season on the horizon, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give you the download on exactly what to expect. It’s a jam pact and exciting season, so prepare your lists to be filled! Anime Discussed In This Preview: Violet Evergarden, Fate/Extra Last Encore, citrus, Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Darling in the Franxx, Record of Grancrest War, Love is like After The Rain, Pop Team Epic, Skilled Teaser Takagi-san, Mitsuboshi Colors, Idolish7, Beatless, Gakuen Babysitters, Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens, Laid Back Camp Delta, Toji no Miko, Ito Junji Collection, Sanrio Danshi, The Ryou’s Work is Never Done, Kokkoku Moment by Moment, Hakumei to Mikochi, Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san, Fairy Tale Girls, Slow Star, Killing Bites, How to Keep a Mummy, Uchuu Yori mo Tooi Basho, Dame x Prince Anime Caravan, Overlord 2, Seven Deadly Sins 2, Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card, Touken Ranbu Hanamaru 2, The Silver Guardian 2, Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line, Basilisk 2, Hakyuu Houshin Engi, The Seven Heavenly Virtues, Hugtto Precure, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K 2, Takunomi, Dagashi Kashi 2, Kaijuu Girls 2, gd Men, Sakura no Chikai, Continuing Series, and some random ONA/Movie/OVAs! The intro for this episode is from the PV for Darling in the Franxx. The outro is from the PV for Love is Like After the Rain which features Aimer.
Dec 23, 2017
Fall 2017 Anime Spoilercast
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Fall 2017 Anime season is coming to a close, so with it comes another fun-filled spoilercast episode. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they deep dive into all the shows they are watching. Warning: This podcast episode is fair game for all spoilers. If you have not watched a series listed in the time stamps below, please avoid listening during those time frames. Our episode count was not always covered in the cast, so take note of the episode markers as well. 0:00 – 3:00 Pre Show 3:00 – 11:02 The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Ep10) 11:02 – 11:40 Blood Blockade Battlefront 2 (Ep9) 11:40 – 13:17 Black Clover (Ep10) 13:17 – 15:47 Food Wars 3 (Ep9) 15:47 – 24:17 Juni Taisen (Ep10) 24:17 – 33:10 Inuyashiki (Ep9) 33:10 – 37:06 Just Because (Ep9) 37:06 – 49:36 Kino’s Journey (Ep10) 49:36 – 55:52 King’s Game (Ep10) 55:52 – 56:24 Girls’ Last Tour (Ep10) 56:27 – 1:01:19 Recovery of an MMO Junkie (Ep10) 1:01:19 – 1:01:31 Himouto Umaru-chan R (Ep8) 1:01:31 – 1:06:56 A Sister is all you Need (Ep9) 1:07:02 – 1:09:22 Blend S (Ep9) 1:09:22 – 1:11:41 UQ Holder (Ep10) 1:11:43 – 1:22:57 March Comes In Like A Lion 2 (Ep9) 1:22:57 – 1:28:26 Land of the Lustrous (Ep10) 1:28:26 – 1:32:22 Konohana Kitan (Ep10) 1:32:22 – 1:34:47 Love Live Sunshine 2 (Ep9) 1:34:47 – 1:36:38 Vanishing Line GARO (Ep10) 1:36:38 – 1:39:27 Animegataris (Ep9) 1:39:27 – 1:39:59 Wake Up Girls 2 (Ep9) 1:39:59 – 1:47:23 Yuki Yuna is a Hero Washio/Hero Chapter (Ep10) 1:47:32 – 1:48:20 Magical Circle Guru Guru (Ep22) 1:48:20 – 1:51:52 Welcome to the Ballroom (Ep22) 1:51:52 – 1:54:24 Post Show The opening song for this episode is the OP for Blend S called “Bon Appetit” by the cast. The closing song for this episode is the ED for A Sister is all You Need called “Donna Hoshizora yori mo, Donna Omoide yori mo” by Aira Yuuki.
Dec 15, 2017
Ninja Nonsense
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Recently finding itself a Blu-ray release from the folks at Nozomi Entertainment, the early ufotable title Ninja Nonsense is here to be reviewed by the hosts of the Animecast. As the title leads you to believe, does this load of nonsense equal a fun watch? Listen and find out! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Ninja Nonsense Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf. The opening for this episode is the OP for Ninja Nonsense called “Shinobu Sanjou!” by Kumano Kiyomi. The closing for this episode is the ED for Ninja Nonsense called “Kuru Kururin” by Kaoru.
Dec 12, 2017
Answering for Anime
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When someone from the outside questions your fandom of anime, it often leaves you in a bind. If you’re searching for the right words, or just wanting to hear someone else’s experiences, this is the podcast episode for you! Topics this episode: Experiences with others discovering hosts’ love for anime, stigma surrounding anime fandom, is it just cartoons, is it just for kids, is it just porn, are loli bad, does the fandom create stigmas, explaining your fandom, and more! The intro for this episode is the OP for Time of Eve called “Time of EVE” from the official soundtrack. The outro for this episode is called “Futari no Mahou” by May J.
Dec 10, 2017
Miyazaki is Tsundere for CGI
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The list of interesting news is piling up and that means it’s time for another Otaku Spirit Animecast discussional. Join the hosts as they run through the best and then dive into the community questions box! Topics this episode: Amanchu, Studio Ghibli, Fakku, Sanzigen, Made in Abyss, My Hero Academia, Spice and Wolf, Rin-Ne, No Game No Life, Light Novels, School-Live, Valkyria Chronicles, Xenoblade, Hayao Miyazaki, Funimation, Dragon Ball Super, Cardcaptor Sakura, Back Street Girls, and much more! Thanks to Lulink, Companion Kyuubey, dmachinee, MyBalls, and Mys145 for the great questions featured in this episode! The intro music for this episode is called “Club Ki3ε” by Sawano Hiroyuki which can be downloaded from iTunes. The outro music for this episode is called “Rupture” by Panorama Panama Town which can be downloaded from iTunes.
Dec 03, 2017
Revolutionary Girl Utena
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Every fan has their pile of shame, but then there’s the pile of deathly shame. Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they finally watch one of the most highly spoken about series by Ikuhara, Revolutionary Girl Utena. As mentioned in the podcast, these copies of Revolutionary Girl Utena Part 1-3 Blu-rays were provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf. The opening for this episode is the OP for Revolutionary Girl Utena called “Rinbu Revolution” by Masami Okui. The closing for this episode is the ED for Revolutionary Girl Utena called “Truth” by Luca Yumi.
Nov 30, 2017
Divisiveness in the Fandom
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Divides sadly happen in every fandom. From the most popular, to the most niche. The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast examine its cause and effect on the anime fandom in general in this episode! Topics this episode: Cause of divisiveness, examples of its creation, fandoms within fandoms, levels of divisiveness, important questions for it, experiences with divisiveness, how to bridge the divide, and more! The intro for this episode is the OP for Re:Creators called “Gravity Wall” by Sawano Hiroyuki. The outro for the spoiler segment is the ED3 for Sword Art Online II called “Sirsi” by LiSA.
Nov 26, 2017
Gundam Wing Endless Waltz
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Following up their review of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast jump right into the movie sequel Endless Waltz. Listen in to get their take on this sequel that digs quite a bit into backstory. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Sunrise and Right Stuf. The opening of this episode is the OP for Gundam Wing called “Just Communication” by TWO-MIX. The closing for this episode is the ED for Gundam Wing called “It’s Just Love” by Lumi Ohishi.
Nov 23, 2017
Insert Misquoted Director For Link Bait
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After a few weeks, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back for yet another discussional podcast episode to cover the news and catch up on the community at large. Topics this episode: Toei profits, Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi adaptation, Tatsuki recruiting new project, Ellation Malware announcement, Angel Beats out of print, Keiichi Hara new project, Fate Apocrypha on Netflix, Disastrous Life of Saiki K season 2, Kud Wafter Global Success, Netflix Erased release, Attack on Titan Season 3, Fate GO artist’s exodus, Hinamatsuri anime, Visual Arts crowdfunding for VR Planetarian, Hiromi Tsuru passing, Overlord 2 themes, Sega revealing new Valkyria project, Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs anime, Right Stuf Gundam news, Fist of the North Star eBook, Anime in Oscars, Utawarerumono game remake, Welcome to the Ballroom passes manga, misquoted directors, licenses, and much more! Thanks to BlueSpark, NativeAbearican, Ledah013, and Companion Kyuubey for the great questions featured in this episode! The intro music for this episode is the OP for Outbreak Company called “Univer Page” by Suzuko Mimori. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Space Dandy called “X Jigen e Youkoso” by Etsuko Yakushimaru.
Nov 19, 2017
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
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Jumping head first into the world of bishounen mecha, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast review the much talked about Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Does its two-director work manifestation still hold up today? As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collection Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Sunrise and Right Stuf. The opening of this episode is the OP for Gundam Wing called “Just Communication” by TWO-MIX. The closing for this episode is the ED for Gundam Wing called “It’s Just Love” by Lumi Ohishi.
Nov 16, 2017
How Deconstruction Invaded Anime
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The term deconstruction gets thrown around quite a bit in anime, causing quite a bit of confusion and claims of misinformation. The hosts of the Otaku Animecast spend this episode examining why this term has been attached to many of our favorites. Topics this episode: Narrative, Art, Structure of creativity, Meta, Parody, Deconstruction, Subversion, and more! The intro for this episode is the OP for Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash called “Knew Day” by KNoW NAME. The outro for this episode is the ED for Puella Magi Madoka Magica called “Magia” by Kalafina.
Nov 12, 2017
Fall 2017 Anime Season First Impressions
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The Fall 2017 Anime Season is in full speed and the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their take on what shows are doing great, and which are falling flat. Listen in to possibly find a gem you may be missing! Anime Featured in this Episode: The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond, Black Clover, Food Wars The Third Plate, Dies Irae, Juni Taisen Zodiac War, Inuyashiki, Just Because, Kino’s Journey The Beautiful World, King’s Game, Girls’ Last Tour, Love Is Like A Cocktail, Recovery of an MMO Junkie, Himouto Umaru-chan R, A Sister Is All You Need, My Girlfriend is Shobitch, Blend S, UQ Holder, March Comes In Like A Lion 2, Land of the Lustrous, Konohana Kitan, Love Live Sunshine 2, Vanishing Line, Anime-gataris, Urahara, Two Car, Evil or Live, The Idomaster Side M, Wake Up Girls 2, and Yuki Yuna is a Hero Washio Chapter. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Land of the Lustrous called “Kyoumen no Nami” by YURiKA which can be found on iTunes. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond called “Step Up Love” by DAOKO and Yasuyuki Okamura which can be found on iTunes.
Nov 05, 2017
Gilgamesh Does ASMR
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The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back to break down the biggest anime news of the last two weeks. Listen in and find out their thoughts on anime growth, Miyazaki’s movie title, crowdfunding initiatives, and other bits of news. Topics this episode: Evangelion Anima, Grandblue Fantasy Anime Season 2, Kokkoku Moment by Moment Anime, Netflix Rankings and initiatives, Yasuhiro Irie Kickstarter, Ore ga Suki nano wa imouto Anime, School-Live Manga, Scum’s Wish Manga, Kud Wafter International Crowdfunding, High School DxD Season 4, Takunomi Anime, AJA Anime Heath, Broccoli drop, Re:Creators Magane Manga, KyoAni’s Tsurune Adaptation, Miyazaki’s New Film, Testament of Sister New Devil OVA, Umaru-chan new Character, LiSA illness, Kemono Friends’ Director new Short, and much more! Thanks to Star-K, fragoff, Yumemi Star, and MyBalls for the great questions featured in this episode! The intro music for this episode is called “Kizukeyo Baby” by THE ORAL CIGARETTES and is available on iTunes. The outro music for this episode is from the anime Fuuka called “For You” by Lynn and is available on iTunes.
Oct 29, 2017
Trinity Seven Eternity Library and Alchemic Girl
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The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take another dive into the world of Trinity Seven in the form of the movie Eternal Library and Alchemic Girl. Does it do enough to add to the unfinished harem story, or just side step a bit too much? Listen and find out! The opening for this episode is the OP for Trinity Seven called “Seven Doors” by ZAQ. The closing for this episode is the ED for Trinity Seven called “BEAUTIFUL=SENTENCE” by Magus Two.
Oct 26, 2017
Music of Fall 2017 Anime
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As the seasons change, so does the intros and outros for our favorite anime series. Join in and listen as the hosts pick through the Fall 2017 Anime Season to get their favorites in OPs and EDs for your listening pleasure. Including great tracks from the likes of GARNiDELiA, UNISON SQUARE GARDEN, DAOKO, Nagi Yanagi, Lozareena, Do As Infinity, MAN WITH A MISSION, and so much more! NOTE: For High Quality purposes for music, this podcast was exported via HQ setting, thus slightly larger in size than standard podcasts. Roughly 93.5MB. Keep that in mind for bandwidth limits please. Songs spotlight in this episode: “Neiro” by Lozareena – Elegant Yokai Apartment Life ED2 “Ashita no Kimi Sae Ireba Ii” by Choucho – A Sister is all you Need OP “Aikotoba” by GARNiDELiA – Anime-gataris OP “fake town baby” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN – Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond OP “Step Up LOVE” by DAOKO x Yasuyuki Okamura – Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond ED “Here” by JUNNA – The Ancient Magus’ Bride OP “Flag wo Tatero” by YUKI – March Comes In Like A Lion 2 OP “Sofia” by Masami Okui – Vanishing Line ED “Here and there” by Nagi Yanagi – Kino’s Journey OP “Saturday Night Question” by Megumi Nakajima – Recovery of an MMO Junkie OP “Hikari Hikari” by Yuuka Aisaka – Recovery of an MMO Junkie ED “FEED THE FIRE” by coldrain – King’s Game OP “Antithese Escape” by Sumire Uesaka – Urahara OP “BRAVER” by ZAQ – Food Wars Third Plate OP “Kyokyo Jitsujitsu” by nano.Ripe – Food Wars Third Plate ED “Rupture” by Panorama Panama Town – Juni Taisen OP “Keshin no Kemono” by Do As Infinity – Juni Taisen ED “over and over” by Nagi Yanagi – Just Because OP “Ugoku, Ugoku” by cast – Girls’ Last Tour OP “More One Night” by cast – Girls’ Last Tour ED “Kyoumen no Nami” by YURiKA – Land of the Lustrous OP “My Hero” by MAN WITH A MISSION – Inuyashiki OP “Ai wo Oshiete Kureta Kimi e” by Qaijff – Inuyashiki ED “Invisible Sensation” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN – Welcome to the Ballroom OP2 “Happy Material” by cast – UQ Holder OP
Oct 22, 2017
Kemono Unfriend
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It’s been a month since their last discussional podcast episode and there has been some big news bits to hit the anime crowd. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they break down events and give their take on what’s been happening to anime. Topics this episode: Seven Seas launches Ghost Ship, One Room Season 2, Yuu of Wolf Children Manga passes, Kud Wafter crowdfunding success, Gundam Twilight Axis film, Little Witch Academia Season 2 possibility, Funimation Dubs for Fall 2017, Sentai Filmworks phases out DVDs, Certain Magical Index Season 3, Amazon Anime Strike Fall Line-up, March Comes In Like A Lion MEXT colab, Welcome to the Ballroom manga delay, Haro mascot is real, Juni Taisen novel sequel, Fate/kaleid Liner new sequel, Norihiro Yagi’s new manga, Solanin Epilogue, One Punch Man staff change, American Life Action Your Name, Kemono Friends staff change, Overlord Season 2 date, New Original from Nozaki-kun staff, ID-0 listed on Netflix, new Crunchyroll streams, licenses, releases, and much more! Thanks to Companion Kyuubey, QuestRam, Mys145, and BlueSpark for the great questions featured in this episode! Thanks to anime_lover_22 and NatsuHEARTLizanna for the great feedback featured in this episode. The intro music for this episode is from the Wolf Children Soundtrack called “Cradle of Myriad Stars” by Takagi Masakatsu. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Kemono Friends called “Boku no Friend” by Mewhan.
Oct 15, 2017
Summer 2017 Anime Season Review Part 3
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The final batch of Summer 2017 Anime Season reviews from the Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts is here for your listening enjoyment. Taking on a spread of shows with mecha, moe, tragedy, and superheroes! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Angel’s 3Piece, Knight’s and Magic, New Game!!, 18if, In Another World With My Smartphone, Lights of the Clione, and My Hero Academia 2nd Season. Also, some mid-season impressions on Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Magical Circle Guru Guru, and Welcome to the Ballroom. Note: Following the spoiler free reviews for these shows, and following the closing music, we go into a spoiler discussion on a few shows. If you have not watched the below shows, avoid listening within their time stamps. 1:22:01 – 1:29:22 New Game!! 1:29:22 – 1:39:59 My Hero Academia 2nd Season The opening song for this episode is the OP for New Game!! called “Step By Step Up” by fourfolium. The closing for this episode is the OP for 18if called “Red Doors feat. Yoshikazu Mera” by TeddyLoid. The closing following the spoiler discussion is the ED for Round and Round and Round” by Technoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund feat. Bonjour Suzuki.
Oct 08, 2017
Kizumonogatari Part 2
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The journey into the trilogy adaptation of the Kizumonogatari Novel continues as the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast dive into the second part movie. Do the much anticipated fights live up to expectations? Or will other scenes outshine them? This is a review of the Kizumonogatari Part 2 Blu-ray release from Aniplex USA. The opening for this episode is “A Thousand-Year Tree” from the Kizumonogatari Part 2 Soundtrack. The closing for this episode is “Bulling a Villain” from the Kizumonogatari Part 2 Soundtrack.
Oct 05, 2017
Summer 2017 Anime Season Review Part 2
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The second parter in the Otaku Spirit Animecast reviews of the Summer 2017 Anime Season is ready to hit your ears. Join in to hear the hosts’ opinion on centaurs, tortured kids, panty thieves, and more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: A Centaur’s Life, Gamers, Restaurant to Another World, Made in Abyss, Classroom of the Elite, Princess Principal, Convenience Store Boy Friends, and Rage of Bahamut Virgin Soul. Note: Following the spoiler free reviews for these shows, and following the closing music, we go into a spoiler discussion on a few shows. If you have not watched the below shows, avoid listening within their time stamps. 1:23:44 – 1:29:22 Rage of Bahamut Virgin Soul 1:29:22 – 1:38:32 Made In Abyss The opening song for this episode is the OP2 for Rage of Bahamut Virgin Soul called “Walk This Way” by The Beat Garden. The closing song for this episode is the ED for A Centaur’s Life called “Edelweiss” by Asaka. The closing song to follow the spoiler segment is ED1 for Rage of Bahamut Virgin Soul called “Haikei Goodbye Sayounara” by DAOKO.
Oct 01, 2017
Kizumonogatari Part 1
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After giving their opinions on the Kizumonogatari Novel, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast sit down to discuss the first of three movies that make up the anime adaptation. Does it live up to the story, or fall short? This is a review of the Kizumonogatari Part 1 Blu-ray release from Aniplex USA. The opening for this episode is “End Credit” from the Kizumonogatari Part 1 Soundtrack. The closing for this episode is “Friends” from the Kizumonogatari Part 1 Soundtrack.
Sep 28, 2017
Summer 2017 Anime Season Review Part 1
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The Summer 2017 Anime Season is coming to a close and the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their thoughts on the early-enders. Creations battling it out, romance both tragic and hilarious, and reviving the boonies! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, My First Girlfriend Is A Gal, Sagrada Reset, Love and Lies, Re:Creators, Sakura Quest, Netsuzou Trap NTR, Aho Girl, and Tsuredure Children. Note: Following the spoiler free reviews for these shows, and following the closing music, we go into a spoiler discussion on a few shows. If you have not watched the below shows, avoid listening within their time stamps. 1:42:51 – 1:44:38 Sakura Quest 1:44:38 – 1:52:22 Sagrada Reset 1:52:22 – 1:56:01 Love and Lies 1:56:01 – 2:11:22 Re:Creators The opening music for this episode is the OP2 for Re:Creators called “Sh0ut” by SawanoHiroyuki nZk: Tielle and Gemie. The closing music for this episode is the ED1 for Sagrada Reset called “Tonari Au” by THE ORAL CIGARETTES. After the spoiler segment, we close with the ED1 for Sakura Quest called “Freesia” by KNoW NAME.
Sep 24, 2017
Turn A Gundam
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Wearing quite a different look than the standard Gundam tradition, Turn A Gundam brings about its own unique feel and style to the board. Listen in and get the hosts’ take on what makes Turn A Gundam so special. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Turn A Gundam Collection Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Sunrise and Right Stuf. The opening for this episode is the OP2 for Turn A Gundam called “Century Color” by RAY-GUNS. The closing for this episode is ED2 for Turn A Gundam called “Tsuki no Mayu” by Aki Okui.
Sep 21, 2017
Macross Finds Freedom?
01:38:51
The news feeds are filled with news of the coming season, and little more. However the hosts of the Animecast still have plenty to pick apart. Join them, and the community in another fun filled cast with some heavy hitting news pieces. Topics this episode: Garden of Sinners, Re:Zero OVA, Shaft Magical Girl, Aria Kickstarter Conclusion, Steins Gate on Switch, Made In Abyss Finale, Yuki Yuna Season 2, Seven Sense Adaptation, Android 21 in Dragon Ball Fighter Z, Netflix Death Note Director Twitter, Studio Magia Doraglier Opening, Sword Art Online Ordinate Scale Rental, Monster License, Ending Manga, Seven Seas Licenses, Kodansha Licenses, Harmony Gold Loses Macross, and much more! Thanks to fragoff, Lulink, and BlueSpark for the great questions featured in this episode! The intro music for this episode is the OP for Macross Delta called “Ichido dake no Koi nara” by Walküre. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Serial Experiments Lain called “Tooi Sakebi” by Nakaido Reichi.
Sep 17, 2017
Kizumonogatari Novel
00:23:50
The third volume release of Nisio Isin’s Monogatari series sees the prequel story of how Araragi got into the predicament that he finds himself in at the outset of the Bakemonogatari story. Listen to get the hosts’ view on if this prequel story lived up to their expectations. This podcast is a spoiler free review of the novel that is the third of its chronological releases. Thus it will contain minor story spoilers as to the prequel happenings of the story. The opening for this episode is called “Perfect Slumber” by Yui Horie. The closing for this episode is called “Chocolate Insomnia” by Yui Horie.
Sep 14, 2017
Fall 2017 Anime Season Preview
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Fall 2017 Anime Season is quickly approaching, so it’s time to join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast to get clued in on what to expect. Get your pens and paper ready as it’s one filled with exciting titles. Anime Discussed In This Preview: The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Day of Wrath, Black Clover, Inuyashiki, Just Because, Kino’s Journey The Beautiful World, Children of the Whales, Dances with Dragons, My Girlfriend is ShoBitch, 12 Wars, Land of the Lustrous, Code Realize Guardian of Rebirth, It’d Be Good If Only Little Sister Was Here, Dia Horizon, King’s Game The Animation, Girls’ Last Tour, Blend S, Recommendation of the Internet Enhancement, Tsukipro The Animation, Konohana Kitan, Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte Kara, The Idolm@ster SideM, Anime-chat, Infini-T Force, Vanishing Line, Robomaster The Animated Series, Sengoku Night Blood, Two Car, Itsudatte Bokura no Koi Wa 10cm Datte, Urahara, Dynamic Chord, Taishou Chicchai-san, Cinderella Girls Theater 2nd Season, Love Kome 2, Ame-Con, Oretacha Youkai Ningen, Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond, Food Wars 3, Himouto Umaru-chan R, UQ Holder 2, March Comes In Like A Lion 2, Yuuki Yuuna Is A Hero 2, Love Live Sunshine 2, Hoozuki no Raitetsu 2, Osomatsu-san 2, Gintama 6, Wake UpGirls Shin Shou, ClassicaLoid 2, Time Bokan 2, Cardfight Vanguard, Continuing Series, and some random ONA/Movie/OVAs! The intro for this episode is from the PV for Inuyashiki featuring Man With A Mission. The outro for this episode is from the PV for Children of the Whales.
Sep 10, 2017
Owarimonogatari Part 2
00:31:59
The great mystery that has been plaguing the hosts of the Animecast is finally solved. Diving into the second part of Owarimonogatari Season 1 reveals the happenings surrounding Araragi during Nekomonogatari White. A surprising treat for both the hosts. Listen and find out why! Note: Due to being so far into the series, this review will be a full spoiler review of the story and its contents. If you have not watched Owarimonogatari Part 2 you should avoid this episode. The opening for this episode is the OP for Owarimonogatari Part 2 called “mein schatz” by meg rock. The closing for this episode is the ED for Owarimonogatari Part 2 called “Sayonara no Yukue” by Alisa Takigawa.
Sep 07, 2017
Summer 2017 Anime Spoilercast
02:14:35
As Summer 2017 Anime Season comes to it’s climactic finale, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their ideas on the more spoilerific side of each show. Warning: This podcast episode is fair game for all spoilers. If you have not watched a series listed in the time stamps below, please avoid listening during those time frames. 1:29 – 4:12 Pre Show 4:12 – 14:17 18if 14:17 – 15:22 Aho Girl 15:22 – 25:12 Welcome to the Ballroom 25:12 – 42:24 My Hero Academia 2 42:24 – 44:15 Light of the Clione 44:15 – 47:04 Gamers 47:04 – 52:32 My First Girlfriend is a Gal 52:32 – 53:08 Restaurant to Another World 53:08 – 54:12 In Another World With My Smartphone 54:12 – 58:57 Knight’s and Magic 58:57 – 1:09:05 Love and Lies 1:09:05 – 1:10:25 Convenient Store Boy Friends 1:10:25 – 1:24:13 Made In Abyss 1:24:13 – 1:26:50 GuruGuru, NTR, New Game 1:26:50 – 1:35:25 Princess Principal 1:35:25 – 1:49:20 Re:Creators 1:49:20 – 1:50:02 Sakura Quest 1:50:02 – 1:59:23 Sagrada Reset 1:59:23 – 2:03:04 Rage of Bahamut Virgin Soul 2:03:04 – 2:05:56 The Reflection 2:05:56 – 2:10:49 Tsuredure Children 2:10:49 – 2:13:02 Post Show The opening song for this episode is the OP2 for Re:Creators called “Sh0ut” by SawanoHiroyuki nZk: Tielle and Gemie. The closing song for this episode is the ED2 for My Hero Academia 2 called “Datte Atashi no Hero” by LiSA.
Sep 03, 2017
Ryuk Will Eat Your Pancreas
01:49:30
Netflix Death Note, Studio Ghibli, and new studio openings are hot button topics on this episode of the Discussional Animecast. Listen in and hear what the hosts have to say about the recent news of the otaku world! Topics this episode: AIOCO Manga, Kimi No Suizou Wo Tabetai (I want to Eat Your Pancreas) Adaptation, Kaiju Girls Season 2, Life Size Unicorn Gundam, iQIYI Chinese Co-Pro, Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light, Tenshou’s studio Bibury Animation, Aria Kickstarter Update, New Crunchyroll Streams, New Applicants at Studio Ghibli, Discotek Licenses, ToraCon Otaku Marriage Stats, Crunchyroll getting into Game Publishing, Secret of Mana Remake, dot Hack GU HD Remaster, Senran Kagura Peach Beach Blast, Type Moon and Marvelous new Extella work, Netflix Death Note Review, and much more! Thanks to Stash Brannigan, BlueSpark, Star-K, and Scribblenog for the great questions featured in this episode! Thanks to Greatrush and animelover22 for the great feedback! The intro music for this episode is the OP for Sunday Without God called “Birth” by Eri Kitamura. The outro music for this episode is the OP2 for A Lull in the Sea called “ebb and flow” by Ray.
Aug 27, 2017
Owarimonogatari Part 1
00:28:44
The Monogatari Series puts heavy emphasis on exploring the girls that seem drawn to Koyomi Araragi, but very little time is spent on the man himself. Inside of Owarimonogatari Part 1, we get quite a bit of insight into what makes Koyomi tick. Note: Due to being so far into the series, this review will be a full spoiler review of the story and its contents. If you have not watched Owarimonogatari Part 1 you should avoid this episode. The opening for this episode is the OP for Owarimonogatari Part 1 called “Decent Black” by Kaori Mizuhashi. The closing for this episode is the ED for Owarimonogatari Part 1 called “Sayonara no Yukue” by Alisa.
Aug 24, 2017
Horror and Thriller in Anime
01:22:21
Anime can produce many different sets of emotions such as fear and anxiety. In this episode of the Animecast, the hosts dive into the two genres that produce such emotions. Does Thriller and Horror work in anime? Listen and find out! Topics this episode: Horror’s concepts, Anime Horror History, Horror Anime Rights, Horror Anime Wrongs, Thriller’s Concepts, Thriller Anime Rights, Thriller Anime Wrongs, Future of Thriller and Horror Anime, Some Anime Picks, Effects of Anime Thrillers and Horrors, and more! The intro for this episode is the OP for Higurashi When They Cry called “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni” by Eiko Shimamiya. The outro for this episode is the ED2 for Re:Zero called “Stay Alive” by Rie Takahashi.
Aug 20, 2017
Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa)
00:48:39
Makoto Shinkai is at it again with his recent movie that took the world by storm, Kimi no Na wa (Your Name). While the hosts of the Animecast are a bit late to the game, they are here with their import copy and ready to give their take on this movie that carries a lot of hype. Following the spoiler free review of Your Name, we get into some spoiler discussion on some of the later elements and themes of the movie. If you have not watched Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name), avoid listening beyond the 20:47 marker. The opening for this episode is from the soundtrack for Your Name called “Dream Lantern” by RADWIMPS. The closing for this episode is from the soundtrack for Your Name called “Nandemonaiya” by RADWIMPS. The Soundtrack can be downloaded from iTunes.
Aug 18, 2017
Junjo Romantica 2
00:14:00
The legacy of the Otaku Spirit Animecast host’s venture into the world of fujoshi continues as the cast dives into yet another season of Junjo Romantica. Does the second season improve on its previous, or take a fall? Listen and find out! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Junjo Romantica Season 2 Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Lucky Penny. The opening for this episode is the opening for Junjo Romantica 2 called “Shoudou” by pigstar. The closing for this episode is the ending theme for Junjo Romantica called “Aioi” by JUNED.
Aug 17, 2017
Nozomi Needs YOU To Save Aria!
01:57:29
The face of anime is shifting once again as Funimation is bought up, Netflix acquires more titles, and Daisuki closes its doors. Listen in and get the latest of news and opinions from the hosts of the Animecast! Topics this episode: Kaspersky moetified, Juni Taisen to Crunchyroll, Your Name Sales, Gundam Seed Remaster, Attack on Titan Lost Girls OVA, Kizumonogatari Part 3 and Koyomimonogatari western release, Junji Ito’s anime, Shakugan no Shana’s Return, Stream of Gundam Origins Episode 5, Aokana Switch Version, Kud Wafter Crowdfunding update, Fate Extra PV, Land of Lustrous, Dagashi Kashi Season 2, Funimation Releases, Crunchyroll Streams, Netflix Licenses and Releases, Netflix’s Japan Influence, Funimation bought by Sony, Daisuki Closing, and much more! Thanks to thegenkiguy and Crash Kamio for the great questions featured in this episode! Thanks to Deba-kun for the great feedback! The intro music for this episode called “Watashikobutachikku” by Bonjour Suzuki and can be found on iTunes. The outro music for this episode is called “Undine” by Yui Makino and can be found on iTunes.
Aug 13, 2017
Zeta Gundam A New Translation
00:14:08
The Gundam marathoning continues as the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast tackle the Zeta Gundam movie trilogy A New Translation. Does it offer enough to stand out from the original series? Listen and find out! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The opening music for this episode is the opening for A New Translation called “Metamorphoze” by Gackt. The closing for this episode is the closing for A New Translation called “Kimi ga Matteiru Kara” by Gackt.
Aug 10, 2017
Summer 2017 Anime Season First Impressions
02:32:02
The Summer Anime Season is well under way, and it’s time for the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast to finally weigh in on their thoughts for what’s working and what’s not. Listen in and see if you agree or have missed a series that you may want to pick up! Anime Featured in this Episode: 18if, Aho Girl, Welcome to the Ballroom, A Centaur’s Life, Lights of the Clione, Dive, Gamers, My First Girlfriend is a Gal, Hina Logic From Luck and Logic, Restaurant to Another World, In Another World With My Smartphone, Chronos Ruler, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, Clean Freak Aoyama-kun, Knight’s and Magic, Love and Lies, Convenient Store Boy Friends, Made in Abyss, Magical Circle Guru Guru, Fastest Finger First, Netsuzou Trap NTR, New Game Season 2, Nora Princess and the Stray Cat, Princess Principal, Altair A Record of Battles, Angel’s 3Piece, Tsuredure Children, Vatican Miracle Examiner, Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, and Classroom of the Elite. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Gamers called “Gamers!” by the cast. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Made in Abyss called “Tabi no Hidarite, Saihate no Migite” by the cast.
Aug 06, 2017
Recreate My Waifu
01:45:53
Deep theories on Re:Creators being manifest from our world, and the idea of a real wife being like a waifu are hard hitting topics in this episode of the Otaku Spirit Animecast. Put your debating cap on and listen in to discover the truth! Topics this episode: More Konosuba, Beach Volleyball Anime, Seven Deadly Sins, New Ghibli Catalog Release, MimiMemeMimi Disbands, Girls und Panzer, Final Fairy Tail, Disastrous Life of Saiki K 2nd Season, Love Chuunibyo Movie, Kud Wafter Crowdfunding, Masaaki Hirao, Shoichi Masuo, Marui Group Investments, Kemono Friends 2, Tony Taka, Monogatari Smartphone App, Gundam Walpurgis, Fate/Grand Order, and much more! Thanks to QuestRam, Companion Kyuubey, MyBalls, BlueSpark, and Mythbustman for the great questions featured in this episode! The intro music for this episode is the OP for Sweetness and Lightning called “Harebara Fanfare” by MimimemeMIMI. We close the podcast with the ED for True Tears called “Sekai no Namida” by Akira Yuki.
Jul 30, 2017
Gundam The Origin Chronicle of Char and Sayla
00:26:03
After visiting the original Mobile Suit Gundam and its recompilation movie, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast visit the newest retelling and prequel story in Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin. Listen in and get their opinions on the telling of Char and Sayla’s backstory and if it adds new life to the series. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin: Chronicle of Char and Sayla Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The music for this episode is from the first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin called “Hoshikuzu no Sunadokei” by Takatori Hattori featuring yu-yu.
Jul 27, 2017
Music of Summer 2017 Anime
01:06:06
The Summer 2017 Anime Season is in full swing and the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to dial in the best music of the season for listeners to hear! From rock, to electric, to idols, and even a little bit of silly at the end. robvirginsoulfeatIncluding great tracks from the likes of Sawano Hiroyuki, fhana, KNoW NAME, DAOKO, Unison Square Garden, TeddyLoid, Kalafina, May’n, ORESAMA, and so much more! NOTE: For High Quality purposes for music, this podcast was exported via HQ setting, thus slightly larger in size than standard podcasts. Roughly 95.4MB. Keep that in mind for bandwidth limits please. Songs spotlight in this episode: “Baby’s Breath” by KNoW NAME – Sakura Quest ED2 “Move on! Ibaramichi” by GRANRODEO – Saiyuuki Reload Blast OP “On My MiND” by Mrs Green Apple – Fastest Fingers First OP “Trip Trip Trip” by ORESAMA – Magical Circle Guru Guru OP “Round and Round and Round” by Technoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund feat Bonjour Suzuki – Magical Circle Guru Guru ED “Step by Step UP” by fourfolium (cast) – NEW GAME!! OP “One In A Billion” by Wake Up Girls and May’n – Restaurant to Another World OP “Good Night Mare” by Rozareena – Elegant Yokai Apartment Life OP “Hello! My World!!” by fhana – Knight’s and Magic OP “Edelweiss” by Asaka – A Centaur’s Life ED “Hyakka Ryouran” by Kalafina – Katsugeki Touken Ranbu ED “Sora ni utaeba” by amazarashi – My Hero Academia 2 OP2 “Datte Atashi no Hero” by LiSA – My Hero Academia 2 ED2 “Red Door feat Yoshikazu Mera” by TeddyLoid – 18if OP “The Other Side of the Wall” by Void_Chords feat.MARU – Princess Principal OP “10% Roll, 10% Romance” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN – Welcome to the Ballroom OP “Sh0ut” by SawanoHiroyuki nZk: Tielle and Gemie – Re:Creators OP2 “Walk This Way” by THE BEAT GARDEN – Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul OP2 “Cinderella step” by DAOKO – Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul ED2 “Can’t you say” by Roys – Love and Lies ED “Taiyou no Elegy” by Flower – Altair: A Record of Battles ED “Zenryoku Summer” by angela – Aho Girl OP
Jul 23, 2017
Mobile Suit Gundam MS Igloo
00:18:48
Sunrise is known recently for using CGI in the Gundam series here and there, but MS Igloo is an odd case of full CGI that the Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts were a bit shocked to discover. Join them as they dive into this series and give their take on its pros and cons. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam MS Igloo Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The opening for this episode is the OP for IGLOO The Hidden One Year War called “Sora no Tamoto” by TAJA. The closing for this episode is the OP for IGLOO Apocalypse 0079 called “Yume Wadachi” by TAJA.
Jul 20, 2017
Swim Swim is the Worst Magical Girl
01:56:22
A slew of news hits our timelines and thus it’s time for yet another Otaku Spirit Animecast Discussional Episode. Join the hosts in getting an update on the anime you love! Topics this episode: Grisaia Phantom Trigger Anime, Fate Grand Order Manga, Fate/Apocrypha US Stream, A Silent Voice Screenings, Funimation Simuldub, Sentai Filmworks Dubs, Rightstuf announcements, Yuki Yuna Season 2 stream, Little Witch Academia localization, Owarimonogatari 2 airing news, Junji Ito adaptation, School-Live Haitus, Gainax lawsuit, CGI Training Program, Licenses, State of the Stream Update, Fate/Grand Order gaming, and much more! Fate/Grand Order discussion runs from 56:00 to 1:07:20. If you’re not interested in the topic, please skip accordingly! Thanks to BlueSpark, WhiskeyJack19, and Ledah013 for the great questions featured in this episode! The intro music for this episode is the ED for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress called “ninelie” by Aimer with chelly. The outro is the ED for Space Patrol Luluco called “Pipo Password” by Teddyloid ft. Bonjour Suzuki. We hope you all enjoy!
Jul 16, 2017
Spring 2017 Anime Season Review Part 3
01:44:36
Finalizing the Spring 2017 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back for the remaining batch of shows for review. Tackling pretty much every genre including some fantasy, slice of life, romance, sci-fi, and creepy shoujo boys. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: KADO The Right Answer, Alice and Zoroku, Tsugumomo, Granblue Fantasy The Animation, Tsukigakirei, Danmachi Sword Oratoria, and Room Mate. Note: Following the spoiler free reviews for these shows, and following the closing music, we go into a spoiler discussion on a few shows. If you have not watched the below shows, avoid listening within their time stamps. 1:26:14-1:42:53 Kado The Right Answer The opening music for this episode is the OP for KADO called “Tabiji” by Mao Ichimichi. The closing music for this episode is the ED for Granblue Fantasy called “Sora no Parade” by HARUHI. After the spoiler segment, we close with the ED for KADO called “Eien no Kotae” by HARUCA.
Jul 09, 2017
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt December Sky
00:18:11
Following its airing as a 4 episode ONA, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt finds its way onto Blu-ray in a full length movie December Sky. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they review this release and give their thoughts on the story it tells. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt December Sky Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The opening for this episode is from the OST for Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt December Sky called “Sento-haichi Yo.” The closing for this episode is also from the OST called “The Dreaming Girl in Me” by Sakamoto Yoshie.
Jul 06, 2017
Spring 2017 Anime Season Review Part 2
01:35:14
It’s time for the second batch of Spring 2017 Anime Season Reviews! Join the hosts as they dive into cute sisters, creative blocks, butt-kicking girls, foolish blood, Momo obessessions, and so much more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Grimoire of Zero, WorldEnd, Anonymous Noise, Saekano How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend Flat, Eromanga Sensei, Kenka Bancho Otome Girl Beats Boys, The Eccentric Family 2, and Berserk 2017. Note: Following the spoiler free reviews for these shows, and following the closing music, we go into a spoiler discussion on a few shows. If you have not watched the below shows, avoid listening within their time stamps. 1:20:03-1:23:28 WorldEnd 1:23:28-1:29:04 Grimoire of Zero 1:29:04-1:33:25 Saekano 2 The intro music for this episode is the OP for The Eccentric Family 2 called “Nasugamama, Sawagumama” by milktub. The outro music for this episode is the OP for Anonymous Noise called “High School [ANIME SIDE] -Alternative-” by Nino Arisugawa (Saori Hayami). After the spoiler segment, we close with the ED for Grimoire of Zero called “Hajimari no Shirushi” by Chima.
Jul 04, 2017
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083
00:16:49
Jumping into the gap between the original Mobile Suit Gundam and Zeta Gundam, Afterglow gives us an interesting picture of the universe within the franchise leading up to the new powers that plague Kamille. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they give their thoughts on Gundam 0083! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The opening for this episode is the OP for Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 called “The Winner” by Miki Matsubara. The closing for this episode is the ED for Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 called “Magic” by Jacob Wheeler.
Jun 29, 2017
Spring 2017 Anime Season Review Part 1
01:35:51
As the Spring Anime Season sees its wrap-up, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast is here with the first to conclude. While not a large portion of standouts, there is still quite a few knock-out titles to discuss. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Armed Girl’s Machiavellism, Natsume’s Book of Friends 6, Love Tyrant, Akashic Record of Bastard Magical Instructor, Hinako Note, Clockwork Planet, The Silver Guardian, and Attack on Titan Season 2. Note: Following the spoiler free reviews for these shows, and following the closing music, we go into a spoiler discussion on a few shows. If you have not watched the below shows, avoid listening within their time stamps. 1:17:08-1:20:30 Armed Girl’s Machiavellism 1:20:35-1:24:25 Clockwork Planet 1:24:25-1:34:10 Attack on Titan Season 2 The intro music for this episode is the OP for Akashic Record of Bastard Magical Instructor called “Blow Out” by Konomi Suzuki. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Natsume Yujin-cho Roku “Kimi no Uta” by Rei Yasuda. After the spoiler segment, we close with the ED for Hinako Note called “Curtain Call!!!!!” by the cast.
Jun 25, 2017
Junjo Romantica Season 1
00:13:17
While not a huge fan of the yaoi genre, Junjo Romantic finds its way to the Otaku Spirit Animecast in the form of an unexpected review. Join the hosts as one attempts to unpack such an interesting title with ups and downs. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Junjo Romantica Season 1 Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Lucky Penny. The opening for this episode is the opening for Junjo Romantica called “Kimi = Hana” by pigstar. The closing for this episode is the ending theme for Junjo Romantica called “Baby Romantica” by SCRIPT.
Jun 22, 2017
She Didn't Drink Tea!
02:21:31
The news flow strikes back up in the previous weeks offering plenty to discuss. Not only that, but a certain expo that the hosts like to dabble in now and then. Listen in to get the host’s thoughts on how everything is going down. Topics this episode: Kemono Friends Sales, Spice and Wolf Manga Ending, Just Because Anime, Record of Grancrest War Anime, Studio Ghibli Park, Kyoto Animation Awards, Yuki Yuna Manga, J-Novel gets Clockwork Planet, Speed Racer Release Debacle, Erased Writer To New Work, Funimation Subpoena, Sound Euphonium Movies and Novels, Edge of Tomorrow Sequel, Mappa New Studio, New Project for Show By Rock, Denki-Ga Concludes, Lord Marksman and Vanadis Concludes, Unbreakable Machine Doll Concludes, Sunrise Co-Producing Cowboy Bebop Live-Action, Gurren Lagann New Release, Fate Grand Order Release Date, Sunrise Training Project, Shaft and Fireworks Movie, Irresponsible Galaxy Tylor, New Crowdfunding in Japan, New Licenses, E3 2017 Thoughts, and much more! E3 2017 discussion runs from 56:56 to 1:51:05. If you’re not interested in Video Game Discussion, please skip accordingly! Thanks to Hachimaki for the great questions featured in this episode! The intro music for this episode is the OP for Fruit of Grisaia called “Rakuen no Tsubasa” by Maon Kurosaki. The outro is the ED for Kemono Friends called “Boku no Friend” by Mewhan.
Jun 18, 2017
Summer 2017 Anime Season Preview
02:06:44
With the Summer 2017 Anime Season just a few weeks away, it’s time to get the rundown on what exactly is due to hit our eyeballs. Get your writing tools of choice ready and listen in to find out just what you may be interested in checking out! Anime Discussed In This Preview: Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, Fate/Apocrypha, The Reflection, Gamers!, Knight’s and Magic, Hajimete no Gal, Welcome to the Ballroom (Ballroom e Youkoso), Dive!!, Battle Girl High School: Battle Girl Project, Love and Lies (Koi to Uso), Restaurant To Another World (Isekai Shokudou), Kakegurui, Hitorijime My Hero, Chronos Ruler (Jikan no Shihaisha), Project Altair (Shoukoku no Altair), Saiyuuki Reload Blast, Made in Abyss, Vatican Miracle Examiner (Vatican Kiseki Chousakan), Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun, 7 Right 3 Wrong (Nana Maru San Batsu), Here Comes The Three Angels (Tenshi no 3P), Action Heroine Cheer Fruits, Marvel Future Avengers, Konbini Kareshi, Youkoso Jitsuryoko Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e, Clione no Akari, In Another World With My Smartphone (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni), Youkai Apato no Yuuga na Nichijou, Princess Principal, 18if, A Centaur’s Life (Centaur no Nayami), Owarimonogatari 2nd Season, New Game Season 2, Hina Logi from Luck and Logic, Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ, Hell Girl Season 4 (Jigoku Shoujo Yoi no Togi), Mahoujin Guru Guru, Netsuzou Trap NTR, Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart, Tsurezure Children, Aho-Girl, Teekyuu 9, Musashino, Ikemen Sengoku: Toki o Kakeru Koi, Kaito x Ansa, and some random ONA/Movie/OVAs! The intro for this episode is from the PV for Princess Principal. The outro for this episode is from the PV for Fate/Apocrypha.
Jun 11, 2017
Tsukimonogatari
00:27:30
The tale of Koyomi Araragi continues on in the tale of Yotsugi Doll. As the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast dive into Tsukimonogatari, they found quite a bit to be refreshing in this segment. Note: Due to being so far into the series, this review will be a full spoiler review of the story and its contents. If you have not watched Tsukimonogatari you should avoid this episode. Opening this episode is the OP for Tsukimonogatari called “Orange Mint” by Yotsugi Ononoki (Saori Hayami). The closing for this episode is the ED for Tsukimonogatari called “border” by ClariS.
Jun 08, 2017
CGI and Anime
02:04:47
CGI is something that is becoming more and more prevalent in the world of anime. Whether it’s CGI characters duking it out in a combat scene, or the entirety of the show being done in CGI, it’s here and it seems like it’s here to stay. In this Animecast, the hosts sit down to dive into the goods and bads of the technique. Topics this episode: History of CGI in Anime, Why Is It Used, Why Are People Put Off By It, Frame Rate Dropping, When Is It Okay, When Is It Not Okay, Forgiving For Content, Good Uses in 2D, Bad Uses in 2D, Full CGI Anime, Full CGI Future, and more! The intro for this episode is the OP for Ajin called “Yoru wa Nemureru kai?” by flumpool. The outro for this episode is the ED for BBK BRNK called “Anger/Anger” by MYTH and ROID.
Jun 04, 2017
Kickstart Your Anime
01:34:07
While news is sparse, that doesn’t keep the hosts of the Animecast from sparking some fun and interesting discussion. The return of anime creator legends and anime releases, potential big changes in the anime creation sphere, and some fun community questions are focus of this discussional podcast episode. Topics this episode: Kuromukuro Blu-ray, Fruits Basket Blu-ray, Mamoru Hosoda’s next film, Hayao Miyazaki hires, Love Chuunibyo new movie, New Right Stuf Blu-rays, Fate Grand Order Campaign, Violet Evergarden, Chihayafuru getting dub, Non Non Biyori new series, Tobi TV new anime streams, New Yen Press Licenses, New Seven Seas Licenses, International Kickstarter Funding from Japan, Making time for anime, rewatching anime, and much more! Thanks to BlueSpark, Futa, and Mys145 for the great questions featured in this episode! The intro for this episode is the OP for Midori Days called “Sentimental” by CooRie. The outro for this episode is the OP for Fruits Basket called “For Fruits Basket” by Ritsuko Okazaki.
May 28, 2017
Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy
00:17:34
Following the initial television broadcasting of the Mobile Suit Gundam series, Tomino recompiled his story into a three movie trilogy with some interesting changes. As the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast revisit this universe, they point out the pros and cons to the movie over the TV series. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The opening for this episode is the ending theme for Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy III called “Meguriai” by Daisuke Inoue. The closing for this episode is the ending theme for Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy II called “Ai Senshi” by Daisuke Inoue.
May 25, 2017
Information Portrayal in Anime
01:48:57
One major factor in any medium of storytelling is just how does one convey the elements of the story itself. Does one put forth a wall of text, or can it be experienced by the reader and viewer instead? In this episode of the Animecast, the hosts explore these and other facets of storytelling to try to find what really works and what fails to impress. Topics this episode: Story Beats, Pacing, Information Dump, Show Don’t Tell, Directing, Story Boarding, Writing, Goods and Bads. The intro for this episode is called “Infinity Zero” by nano which can be found on iTunes. The outro for this episode is the OP for Trinity Seven called “Seven Doors” by ZAQ which can be found on iTunes.
May 21, 2017
Sound of the Sky
00:42:33
In a world ravaged and dying due to endless wars, how can one ever find happiness or dreams? As Kanata joins the 1121st Platoon in Clocktower Fortress, she soon finds herself facing the hardships of war, but bringing her own innocent light into the mix. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they review and give their opinions on this much awaited Blu-ray release! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Sound of the Sky Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Lucky Penny Entertainment. The intro for this episode is the OP for Sound Of The Sky called “Hikari no Senritsu” by Kalafina which can be found on iTunes. The outro for this episode is the ED for Sound Of The Sky called “Girls, Be Ambitious.” by Haruka Tomatsu. After a spoiler discussion, we play more of “Hikari no Senritsu” by Kalafina.
May 18, 2017
You Normies and Your Children!
01:52:49
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back for yet another fun filled discussional podcast. Answering the hard hitting questions like how a neko-mimi wears earphones and what sandwich to buy when your waifu are drowning. Topics this episode: Gundam Twilight AXIS, Gundam The Origin Blu-ray, The Diary of Ellen, It’d Be Good If Only Little Sister Was Here anime, New Gundam Build Fighters, New J-Novel Licenses, Your Name Subtitles, Kodansha Licenses, Amazon Strike Benefits, Shirobako, Noragami Hiatus, Keijo Manga Truth, ReLife Finale, Seven Seas Licenses, Fairy Tail Concludes, Funimation Bids, and much more! Thanks to stumpndum, WaifuForSale, Rare Kumiko, Companion Kyuubey, LMT BRK, and Star-K for the great questions featured in this episode! The intro for this episode is the OP for Natsume Yuujinchou 6 called “Floria” by Tomohisa Sako. The outro for this episode is the OP for Saga of Tanya the Evil called “JINGO JUNGLE” by MYTH and ROID.
May 14, 2017
Spring 2017 Anime First Impressions
03:25:15
With the Spring 2017 Anime Season edging closer to its half way point, the hosts of the Animecast are here to give their thoughts on which shows have promise and which don’t. Listen in and find out what shows should be on your radar! Anime Featured in this Episode: Akashic Record of Bastard Magical Instructor, Eromanga Sensei, Clockwork Planet, Granblue Fantasy The Animation, Love Tyrant, Armed Girl’s Machiavellism, WorldEnd: SakuSaku, KADO: The Right Answer, Anonymous Noise, The Silver Guardian, Grimoire of Zero, Sagrada Reset, Re:Creators, Atom: The Beginning, Sakura Quest, Tsukigakirei, Alice and Zoroku, Tsugumomo, Hinako Note, Kabukibu, The Royal Tutor, The Laughing Salesman NEW, Kenka Bancho Otome Girl Beats Boys, Room Mate, Danmachi: Sword Oratoria, Saekano How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend flat, Natsume Yuujinchou Roku, The Eccentric Family 2, Rage of Bahamut Virgin Soul, My Hero Academia 2, Attack on Titan 2, Berserk 2017, and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Re:Creators called “gravityWall” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]: Teille and Gemie. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Sakura Quest called “Freesia” by (K)NoW_NAME: Makoto Miyazaki.
May 07, 2017
Music of Spring 2017 Anime
01:14:51
While the Spring 2017 Anime Season begins getting its hooks in us, it’s about time for the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast to pitch their favorites in both OPs and EDs! Get your best speakers and earphones in and download the tunes of Spring! Including great tracks from the likes of Sawano Hiroyuki, Konomi Suzuki, ClariS, fhana, KNoW NAME, The Oral Cigarettes, DAOKO, and so much more! NOTE: For High Quality purposes for music, this podcast was exported via HQ setting, thus slightly larger in size than standard podcasts. Roughly 108MB. Keep that in mind for bandwidth limits please. Songs spotlight in this episode: “Kimi no Uta” by Rei Yasuda – Natsume Yujin-cho Roku ED “Blow Out” by Konomi Suzuki – Akashic Record of Bastard Magical Instructor OP “Don’t” by NakamuraEmi – The Laughing Salesman OP “Moon River” by fhana – The Eccentric Family 2 ED (on iTunes) “Hitorigoto” by ClariS – Eromanga Sensei OP (on iTunes) “Peace Sign” by Kenshi Yonezu – My Hero Academia 2 OP “Dakara, Hitori ja nai” by Little Glee Monster – My Hero Academia 2 ED “Tabiji” by Saraka Tsukai (Mao Ichimichi) – KADO The Right Answer OP “Imakoko” by Nao Touyama – Tsuki ga Kirei OP “Morning Glory” by (K)NoW_NAME: Makoto Miyazaki – Sakura Quest OP “Freesia” by (K)NoW_NAME: Makoto Miyazaki – Sakura Quest ED “Hakkensha wa Watashi” by Tapimiru – Grimoire of Zero OP “High School Bootleg” by In No Hurry To Shout – Anonymous Noise OP “Day by Day” by Kano – Danmachi Sword Oratoria ED “Reset” by Yui Makino – Sagrada Reset OP “Tonari Au” by The Oral Cigarettes – Sagrada Reset ED “Let It End” by SiM – Rage of Bahamut Virgin Soul OP “Haikei Goodbye Sayounara” by DAOKO – Rage of Bahamut Virgin Soul ED (on iTunes) “gravityWall” by SawanoHiroyuki nZk : Teille and Gemie – Re:Creators OP “NEWLOOK” by Mashiro Ayano – Re:Creators ED “Wonder Drive” by ORESAMA – Alice and Zoroku OP “Chant (kotringo edition)” by toi toy toi – Alice and Zoroku ED “Stella Breeze” by Luna Haruna – Saekano flat OP “A E I U E O Ao” by the cast – Hinako Note OP
Apr 30, 2017
Mobile Suit Gundam The 08th MS Team
00:23:41
During the epic war of UC 0079, and following the events of Operation Odessa, there was the 08th MS Team. A small squadron of pilots whose job was to hunt down remnants of the Zeon. Thus is the subject of this Otaku Spirit Animecast as the hosts tackle a very exciting OVA from the Gundam franchise. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam The 08th MS Team Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf. The intro for this episode is the OP for Mobile Suit Gundam The 08th MS Team called “Arashi no Naka de Kagayaite” by Chihiro Yonekura. The outro for this episode is the ED for Mobile Suit Gundam The 08th MS Team called “Ten Years After” by Chihiro Yonekura.
Apr 27, 2017
Saber Gacha Will Ruin Me
01:58:41
Playing a little bit of catch up, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast run through the big anime news of the last month. With a few conventions added to some exciting announcements, there’s plenty to discuss! Topics this episode: Sentai Licenses, Millennium Actress, Cardcaptor Prologue, Shin Evangelion, Noragami Delay, New Ghost in the Shell, Dragon Dentist, Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS, Himouto Umaru-chan 2, New Gundam Reconguista in G, Netflix licenses, Do You Like Your Mom Light Novel, Discotek Licenses, Scum’s Wish Spinoff, Seven Seas Licenses, Kemono Friends Game, Gundam Origin Loum Arc, Spring Episode Counts, Kodansha Licenses, Yen Press Licenses, Funimation Licenses Hyouka and Record of Lodoss War, Fate Grand Order Comes West, Aniplex to Dub and Release Anohana, Keijo Manga Cancelled, Sentai Filmworks exclusivity with Anime Strike, Light Novel Adaptations, Family in Anime, Sibling Romance in Anime, and much more! Thanks to thegenkiguy, Neko, justaguy, QuestRam, and BlueSpark for the great questions featured in this episode! The intro for this episode is the OP for Hyouka called “Yasashisa no Riyuu” by ChouCho. The outro for this episode is the ED for Hyouka called “”Madoromi no Yakusoku” by Satomi Satou and Ai Kayano.
Apr 23, 2017
Winter 2017 Anime Season Review Part 3
01:57:15
It’s time for the final lineup of Winter 2017 Anime Season Titles to review by the Otaku Spirit Animecast. While some didn’t strike a cord, others are gems that could possibly hit top 10 lists for the years to come! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Onihei, Trickster, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, High School Girls Cycling Club, Urara Meirochou, Hand Shakers, Nyanko Days, and Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 2. Note: Following the spoiler free reviews for these shows, and following the closing music, we go into a spoiler discussion on a few shows. If you have not watched the below shows, avoid listening within their time stamps. 1:35:44-1:40:08 Onihei 1:40:08-1:55:29 Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 2 The intro music for this episode is the OP for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid called “Aozora no Rhapsody” by fhána. The outro music for this episode is the OP2 for Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 2nd Season called “Fighter” by KANA-BOON. After the spoiler segment, we close with the ED for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid called “Ishukan Communication” by the cast.
Apr 16, 2017
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
00:59:47
Leaping forward to 0153 UC, the hosts of the Animecast tackle the Gundam claimed by many to be the most bloody. Does this Gundam offer more than production theorycrafting? Listen and find out! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Victory Gundam Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf. Following the spoiler-free review of Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, we go into a spoiler discussion of the more interesting moments of the series. If you have not watched the series, avoid listening beyond the 41:00 marker. The intro for this episode is the OP1 for Mobile Suit Victory Gundam called “Stand Up To The Victory” by Tomohisa Kawasoe. The outro for this episode is the OP2 for Mobile Suit Victory Gundam called “Don’t Stop Carry On” by RD. Following the spoiler discussion, we close with the ED1 for Mobile Suit Victory Gundam called “Winners Forever” by INFIX
Apr 13, 2017
Winter 2017 Anime Season Review Part 2
02:16:52
Continuing into the huge list of Winter 2017 Anime Season Reviews, the hosts of the Animecast tackle 9 more titles to give their take on the goods and the bads of the season! Friends, Evil Loli, Scummy Teens, Confusing Arcs, and more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Scum’s Wish, Saga of Tanya the Evil, Kemono Friends, ACCA 13, Seiren, Long Riders, Twin Star Exorcists, Ninja Girl and Samurai Master, and Rewrite Season 2. Note: Following the spoiler free reviews for these shows, and following the closing music, we go into a spoiler discussion on a few shows. If you have not watched the below shows, avoid listening within their time stamps. 1:44:41-1:56:37 Scum’s Wish 1:56:51-2:07:57 ACCA 13 2:08:00-2:14:58 Rewrite Season 2 2:14:59-2:16:52 Closing and Outro Music The intro music for this episode is the OP for Saga of Tanya the Evil called “JINGO JUNGLE” by MYTH and ROID. The outro music for this episode is the OP for Long Riders called “Heart kilometers per hour” by Ray. After the spoiler segment, we close with the ED for Scum’s Wish called “Heikousen” by Sayuri.
Apr 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Anime Season Review Part 1
02:27:10
The Winter 2017 Anime Season is seeing its conclusion, and with that conclusion the Hosts of the Animecast are here to give their final thoughts. What became hits, and which became duds. Listen in and find out in this first of three review podcasts for the season! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: March Comes In Like A Lion, Konosuba 2, Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Interview With Monster Girls, Akiba’s Trip The Animation, Fuuka, Gabriel DropOut, One Room, and Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 2. Note: Following the spoiler free reviews for these shows, and following the closing music, we go into a spoiler discussion on a few shows. If you have not watched the below shows, avoid listening within their time stamps. 1:55:30-2:11:50 Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 2 2:11:58-2:22:43 Fuuka Anime and Manga Spoilers 2:22:56-2:24:20 Masamune-kun’s Revenge (quick banter) 2:24:20-2:25:08 Konosuba 2 (quick banter) The intro music for this episode is the OP for Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 2 called “Imawa no Shinigami” by Megumi Hayashibara. The outro music for this episode is the ED for March Comes In Like A Lion called “orion” by Kenshi Yonezu. After the spoiler segment, we close with the ED for Fuuka called “Watashi no Sekai” by Megumi Nakajima
Apr 02, 2017
Elitist Fools Strike Back!
00:06:29
Despite hating April Fools, we dropped a podcast to discuss how we hate April Fools and do a stupid skit with the Elitist Devils trash personas that everyone cringed over. What were we thinking? Our Winter 2017 Anime Season Reviews are still due out this weekend, so don't worry! April Fools!
Apr 01, 2017
Martian Successor Nadesico
00:18:11
Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they take a bit of a time leap back to the era of Martian Successor Nadesico. Taking a look at a newly released Blu-ray of a 90s classic that holds a special place in many’s anime history heart. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Martian Successor Nadesico on Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf. The intro for this episode is the OP for Martian Successor Nadesico called “You Get to Burning” by Yumi Matsuzawa. The outro for this episode is the ED for Martian Successor Nadesico called “Watashi Rashiku” by Houko Kawashima.
Mar 30, 2017
Centaurs in Bikini Bottoms
02:09:38
The hosts of the Animecast meet one last time before the seasonal shift for a fun discussional podcast to cover Anime news and great questions from the community. Centaurs in Bikini Bottoms, Funny Mobile Suit Pilots, Jaijus, Renge the Claymore, Anthropomorphized Desks, and more! Topics this episode: PV News, P.A. Works Adapts Uma Musume, Fate/Kaleid Movie, NisiOsin’s Novel gets Adapted, Kancolle Home Video, Kino’s Journey Adaptation, Rightstuf new Blu-ray Releases, A Silent Voices BR News, Crunchyroll Bitrate Issues, Typhoon Noruda Film, Eureka Seven Trilogy, A Centaur’s Life Adaptation, My Hero Academia Season News, Gundam Twilight AXIS, Godzilla Anime Film, Madhouse’s I Want To Send Your Voice, Yen Press Licenses, Owarimonogatari new Series, Dogs, Vacationing in Japan, Binge Watching, Anime OP/EDs, Other Languages, 3-Episode Rule, Buying Anime Art, 2016 Anime Worth Buying, Deciding a Top 5 Contender, Dubs Industry, Abridged Anime, Buying a Figure Of A Character You Hate, and much more! Thanks to Mythbustman, Th3D0ctor, Athrun-chan, JaredScott5, and JewDude for the great questions featured in this episode! The intro for this episode is the OP for Death Parade called “Flyers” by Bradio. The outro for this episode is the ED for The Asterisk War called “Waiting for the Rain” by Maaya Sakamoto.
Mar 26, 2017
Spring 2017 Anime Season Preview
01:49:59
The Spring 2017 Anime Season is on the horizon, and with its impending arrival, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the lowdown on what’s in store for viewers! Get your notepad of choice ready, and listen in! Anime Discussed In This Preview: Clockwork Planet, Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor, Sin Nanatsu no Taizai, eromanga sensei, Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho, Renai Boukun, Armed Girl’s Machiavellism, Seikaisuru Kado, Fukumenkei Noise, Re:Creators, Sakurada Reset, Sukasuka, Sakura Quest, Tsugumomo, Hinako Note, Kabukibu, The Silver Guardian, Alice and Zouroku, Tsuki Ga Kirei, Atom: The Beginning, Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine, Frame Arm Girl, ID-0, Attack on Titan 2, My Hero Academia 2, Saekano 2, Rage of Bahamut Virgin Soul, Danmachi Gaiden Sword Oratoria, Granblue Fantasy the Animation, Boruto, Berserk 2, Eccentric Family 2, Natsume Yuujinchou Roku, Rinne 3, Star Mu 2, Twin Angel Break, YuGiOh VRAINS, Warau Salesman NEW, Idol Time PriPara, Girl Beats Boys, Souryo to Majiwaru, Cinderella Girls Gekijou, Room Mate, Love Kome, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt 2, Continuations, OVAs, ONAs, and even movies! The intro for this episode is from the PV for Rage of Bahamut Virgin Soul. The outro for this episode is from the PV for Alice and Zouroku.
Mar 19, 2017
Miyazaki Needs A Switch
02:20:19
Before the between-season madness begins, the hosts of the Animecast get together for another fun-filled discussional podcast. Hitting all the important anime news bits, as well as talking about the recently launched Nintendo Switch! Topics this episode: Dragon Dentist, Heaven’s Feel, J-Novel Licenses, Daisuki’s New Streams, Japanese Animation 100th Anniversary, Kemono Friends continuation, Miyazaki’s new film, One Punch Man OVAs, Love Live Sunshine Return, Little Witch Academia Subtitled, Btoom App to Anime, Hell Girl Returns, Killing Bites Anime, Rightstuf Gundam News, Comcast Buying Universal Studios Japan, Comixology Licenses, Yen Press Licenses, Moonlight Arcadia, Berserk Manga Returns, Ancient Magus’ Bride Adaptation, Overlord Season 2, Nintendo Switch, Breath of the Wild, Idol Shows, Dropping Shows, and much more! Thanks to QuestRam, SayakaMisaka, and Companion Kyuubey for the great questions featured in this episode! The intro for this episode is the OP for Btoom called “No pain, No game” by Nano. The outro for this episode is the ED for Overlord called “L.L.L.” by MYTH and ROID. We hope you all enjoy!
Mar 12, 2017
Winter 2017 Anime Spoilercast
01:52:21
Winter 2017 anime season is coming to a close, so there’s quite a bit to discuss when it comes to spoilers for each show. In this Animecast, the hosts sit down for a casual discussion of the entire season, holding nothing spoiler back! Warning: This podcast episode is fair game for all spoilers. If you have not watched a series listed in the time stamps below, please avoid listening during those time frames. 1:29 – 2:54 Pre Show 2:54 – 8:48 ACCA 13 8:48 – 10:32 Akiba’s Trip 10:32 – 11:49 BanG Dream 11:49 – 13:34 Interview With Monster Girls 13:34 – 21:10 Fuuka 21:10 – 22:14 Gabriel Dropout 22:14 – 27:25 Hand Shakers 27:26 – 33:05 Kemono Friends 33:05 – 36:42 Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid 36:42 – 41:40 Konosuba 2 41:42 – 58:30 Scum’s Wish 58:30 – 1:07:23 Masamune-kun’s Revenge 1:07:23 – 1:08:53 Onihei 1:08:55 – 1:11:55 Rewrite 2 1:11:55 – 1:12:03 Seiren Deer Babies Spoiler! 1:12:03 – 1:15:14 Showa Genroku Rokugo Shinju 2 1:15:14 – 1:18:51 Tales of Zestiria the X 2 1:18:51 – 1:20:54 Urara Meirochou 1:20:54 – 1:24:20 Saga of Tanya the Evil 1:24:21 – 1:25:20 One Room 1:25:20 – 1:39:08 Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 2 1:39:19 – 1:45:02 March Comes In Like A Lion 1:45:02 – 1:49:03 Trickster 1:49:03 – 1:50:50 Post Show The opening song for this episode is the OP2 for Iron-Blooded Orphans 2 called “Fighter” by KANA-BOON. The closing song for this episode is the ED2 for March Comes In Like A Lion called “orion” by Kenshi Yonezu.
Mar 05, 2017
The Top/Bottom Problem
01:30:15
A certain host of the Otaku Spirit Animecast has been holding back his frustration over a particular element in anime romance, and it’s time for him to finally let loose. Listen in to find out what’s the problem with the whole Top and Bottom system in romance. How it does and doesn’t deliver. Topics this episode: Common terms and what they mean, the top/bottom hierarchy, writing tools, goods and bads in its use, issues with opposite gender writing, fantasies versus realistic interpretation, the fujoshi, passionate fanbases, and more! The opening song for this episode is the OP for wolf Girl and Black Prince called “LOVE GOOD TIME” by SpecialThanks. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Wolf Girl and Black Prince called “Ookami Heart” by Oresama.
Feb 26, 2017
Kemono Friends Wins The Internets
01:42:50
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are back for yet another fun-filled discussional. Tackling the biggest news of anime for the recent weeks and diving into some great questions and comments from the community. Topics this episode: SAO Returning, School-Live Dub, Kino’s Journey Manga, Funimation March Releases, First-Time Gal Adaptation, Haifuri announcement, Studio Atelier BWCB Closing, Aho-Girl Adaptation, Vertical Licenses, Crunchyroll Expo, ClariS Eromanga Sensei, Sakura Quest News, Gundam Thunderbolt, New Game Season 2, To Your Eternity Thoughts, Kemono Friends Fandom, Gravity Rush 2, and much more! Thanks to Infohound, Patrik, and JaredScott5 for the questions featured in this episode. Thanks to Court Secretary and District Clerk for the .. feedback? The intro for this episode is the OP for Azumanga Daioh called “Soramimi Cake” by Oranges and Lemons. The outro for this episode is the ED for Sunday Without God called “Owaranai Melody Wo Utaidashimashita” by Mikako Komatsu.
Feb 19, 2017
The Fanservice Conundrum
01:53:34
After going into full detail on what fanservice is and why it’s exists in anime, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast return to the subject following some interesting developments in the recent seasons. Topics this episode: Cartoons Vs Anime, Is Fanservice Distracting from Content, Male Gaze, Information and Fluff, Fanservice Vs Manservice, Hypocrisy in Coverage, Objectification, Misperception Of Sexual Triggers, and more! The opening song for this episode is the OP for Strike The Blood called “Strike The Blood” by Kishida Kyoudan and The Akeboshi Rockets. The outro for this episode is the ED for Yuri on Ice called “You Only Live Once” by w.hatano.
Feb 12, 2017
Galaxy Angel
00:11:55
The Galaxy Angel franchise had quite a following of dedicated fans back in the break of the 2000s. As Nozomi Entertainment brings this title back in the form of Blu-ray, does its humor and colorful cast still hold up to today’s standards? Listen and find out! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Galaxy Angel on Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf. The intro for this episode is the OP for Galaxy Angel called “Galaxy Bang! Bang!” by Angel-tai. The outro for this episode is the ED for Galaxy Angel called “Horoscope Rhapsody” by Angel-tai.
Feb 08, 2017
Winter 2017 Anime Season First Impressions
02:21:15
As the Winter 2017 Anime Season builds momentum, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast share their thoughts on how each one is panning out. Which looks promising, and which ones… not so much. Listen and find out! Anime Featured in this Episode: ACCA 13, Akiba’s Trip The Animation, BanG Dream, Interview With Monster Girls, Fuuka, Gabriel DropOut, Hand Shakers, Idol Incidents, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Konosuba 2, Scum’s Wish, Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club, Onihei, Rewrite 2, School Strikers Animation Channel, Seiren, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 2, Spiritpact, Tales of Zestiria the X 2, Urara Meirochou, Saga of Tanya the Evil, elDlive, Chiruran 1/2, Forest Fairy Five, Nyanko Days, One Room, Piacevole, and Koro-sensei Quest. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Scum’s Wish called “Uso no Hibana” by 96neko. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid called “Ishukan Communication” by the cast.
Feb 05, 2017
Music of Winter 2017 Anime
01:06:41
Warm off the chill of Winter with a run through of Winter 2017 Anime’s best musical offerings. Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they give their picks for the season and discuss the artists behind them! NOTE: For High Quality purposes for music, this podcast was exported via HQ setting, thus slightly larger in size than standard podcasts. Roughly 96MB. Keep that in mind for bandwidth limits please. Songs spotlight in this episode: “Go” by Bump of Chicken – Grandblue Fantasy The Animation OP “Sora no Parade” by HARUHI – Grandblue Fantasy The Animation ED “Kimi no Hana” by Hanako Oku – Seiren OP “Imawa no Shinigami” by Megumi Hayashibara – Showa Genroku 2 OP “Itteki no Eikyou” by UVERworld – Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga OP “Climber’s High!” by Manami Numakura – Fuuka OP “Watashi no Sekai” by Megumi Nakajima – Fuuka ED “JINGO JUNGLE” by MYTH and ROID – Saga of Tanya the Evil OP “Los! Los! Los!” by Tanya (Aoi Yuuki) – Saga of Tanya the Evil ED “Elemental World” by ChouCho – Masamune-kun’s Revenge ED “TOMORROW” by Machico – KONOSUBA 2 OP “Uncontrollable” by Kanako Itou – Chaos;Child OP “Chaos Syndrome” by Konomi Suzuki – Chaos;Child ED “Aozora no Rhapsody” by fhana – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid OP “Rirai Mirai” by MimimemeMimi – Akiba’s Trip The Animation ED2 “One Hand Message” by OxT (Masayoshi Oishi x Tom-H@ck) – Hand Shakers OP “Shadow and Truth” by ONE III NOTES (one third nodes) – ACCA OP “Original” by TrySail – Interview With Monster Girls OP “Illuminate” by Minami Kuribayashi – Tales of Zestiria the X 2 OP “INNOSENSE” by FLOW – Tales of Zestiria the X 2 ED “Fighter” by KANA-BOON – Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 2 OP2 “Uso no Hibana” by 96neko – Scum’s Wish OP “Heikousen” by Sayuri – Scum’s Wish ED “Sayonara Bystander” by YUKI – March Comes In Like A Lion OP2 “orion” by Kenshi Yonezu – March Comes In Like A Lion ED2 “Nyako is Love” by Everyhearting – Nyanko Days ED
Feb 02, 2017
Best Anime of 2016 Awards
01:11:17
You’ve heard the Otaku Spirit Animecast Hosts’ deliberations, and the community’s votes have been tallied. Now it’s time for the official Otaku Spirit Anime Awards. Listen in and find out the final verdict on choices for the best anime of 2016! Awards for 2016: Best of Winter, Best of Spring, Best of Summer, Best of Fall, Biggest Surprise, Biggest Disappointment, Worst, Best Short, Best Film, Best Visuals, Best Animation, Best Art, Best Character, Best Girl, Best Boy, Best Animation, Best Couple, Most OP, Best Villain, Best Concept, Best Original, and Best Anime of 2016! A special thank you goes out to Logan from the community (as well as AnimeArcade.net) and our wonderful community for making this episode happen. As promised to others, check the forum thread for this article for a complete breakdown of all the winners.
Jan 29, 2017
Mobile Suit Gundam F91
00:24:22
In the UC 0123, a war breaks out within a colony. The desires of a family leads to massive bloodshed and the civilians in the middle are forced to flee or fight back. A story with potential, however marred by an unfortunate production choice. Does it hold up despite? Listen and find out! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam F91 was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. The intro and outro music for this episode is from Mobile Suit Gundam F91 called “Eternal Wind ~ Hohoemi wa Hikaru Kaze no Naka (Smile in the Shining Wind)” by Hiroko Moriguchi. We hope you all enjoy!
Jan 26, 2017
Amazon Tells Netflix To Hold His Drink
02:01:46
It’s been some time since the Otaku Spirit Animecast have held a discussional podcast episode and there’s tons to talk about. Join the hosts as they get caught up on news and give their take on the happenings in the anime (and Japanese video game) world! Topics this episode: Discotek license rescues, Made In Abyss Anime, Little Busters Kud Wafter Anime, Kuma Miko Mangaka’s New Manga, Nekopara Anime Kickstarter, Seven Seas’ New Licenses, Seven Seas and J-Novel Printing, Kodansha Licenses, Atlus USA and Utawarerumono Games, NISA and Anime Licenses, Funimation Simuldubs, Amazon launches Anime Strike, Second Season of Yuki Yuna, Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tones, Nintendo Switch Conference, MyAnimeList Editing Debacle, and much more! The opening song for this episode is the OP for Actually I Am called “Himitsu o Chōdai” by Ars Magna. The closing song for this episode is the OP for Key Metal Idol called “In the Night” by Sario Kijima.
Jan 22, 2017
Fall 2016 Anime Season Review Part 4
01:41:27
It’s time for the final selection of shows to review for the Fall 2016 Anime Season! Diving into flying puppy girls, doki doki ping pong, moe game making, cynical seiyu life, heart warming yokia, naughty students, and more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Brave Witches, Scorching Ping Pong Girls, Magic of Stella, Girlish Number, Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 5, My Wife Is The Student Council President+!, Aooni The Blue Monster, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, and Fate/Grand Order: First Order. Also including Mid-Cour Discussion of Ninja Girl and Samurai, March Comes In Like A Lion, Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 2, and Twin Star Exorcists. The intro music for this episode is the ED for Natsume Yuujincho Go called “Akane Sasu” by Aimer. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Magic of Stella called “Yonaka Jikaru” by Tamaki to Yumine (Maria Naganawa and Ryoko Maekawa).
Jan 15, 2017
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
00:20:08
The world of Gundam continues to expand as the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast dive into Side 6 to follow the story of Al and Bernie. An unexpected pair in the midst of the battle between Zeon and the Federation. What does this perspective offer it’s viewer? Listen and find out! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War In The Pocket was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. The intro song for this episode is the OP for Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket called “Itsuka Sora ni Todoite” by Megumi Shiina. The outro for this episode is the OP for Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket called “Tooi Kioku” by Megumi Shiina.
Jan 12, 2017
Best Anime Moments of 2016
01:41:55
Rounding out the Otaku Spirit Animecast host’s picks for the best of 2016, they dive into some fun spoiler discussion about the greatest moments in anime for 2016. While many moments were discussed throughout the year in pocket spoilercasts, there’s still plenty of housekeeping to be done! Warning! In this podcast, best moments throughout series in the 2016 calendar are being discussed. Thus, all spoilers are fair game! If you are afraid of spoilers, you may wish to skip this episode. Alternatively, keep your player controls handy to pause and skip forward as you see fit. See time stamps below and avoid any shows you don’t want to hear spoilers for. The intro for this episode is the OP for The Asterisk War 2 called “The Asterisk War” by Shiena Nishizawa. The outro for this episode is the ED for Three Leaves Three Colors called “Goochoki Parade” by Triple Feeling which can be found on iTunes. Spoiler Discussion Timestamps: 2:54 Ajin 5:47 Aokana 6:34 Assassination Classroom 2 9:50 BBK BRNK 1 12:32 Dagashi Kashi 14:38 Dimension W 16:22 Durarara X2 The Third Arc 18:53 ERASED 21:57 GATE 2 26:40 Girls Beyond The Wasteland 27:18 God Eater 28:40 Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash 34:40 Haruchika 35:24 Heavy Object 37:16 Konosuba 40:24 Moiidesukara 1 40:54 Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 1 43:00 Myria Colors Phantom World 44:41 Please Tell Me Galko-Chan 46:08 Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 49:00 Big Order 49:23 Bakuon 51:36 My Hero Academia 52:10 Onigiri 53:04 Re:Zero (cour 1) 54:40 Sailor Moon Crystal 3 55:13 Terraformars Revenge 56:15 Ushio and Tora 2 58:50 91 Days 1:00:15 Mob Psycho 100 1:01:29 New Game 1:02:50 Planetarian 1:03:29 SERVAMP 1:04:09 Sweetness and Lightning 1:05:58 Disastrous Life of Saiki K 1:06:25 Re:Zero (cour 2) 1:10:22 BBK BRNK 2 1:11:50 Bungou Stray Dogs 2 1:13:19 Flip Flappers 1:14:26 Izetta The Last Witch 1:19:56 Kiitaro’s Yokai Picture Diary 1:20:17 Magical Girl Raising Project 1:24:45 Matoi The Sacred Slayer 1:25:41 Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 2 1:27:25 Occultic Nine 1:32:11 Poco’s Udon World 1:35:10 Sound Euphonium 2 1:37:20 Yuri On Ice 1:38:10 Shelter 1:38:24 After Show
Jan 11, 2017
Best Anime Music of 2016
01:01:33
Rounding out the deliberations for Best Anime of 2016, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast talk about the slew of great music that hit their ears over the year. Highlighting their favorites, while also giving a listen to some notable tracks. Songs spotlight in this episode: “Ashita o Orase” by Kavka Shishido – Fairy Tail Zero OP “Contrail~Miracle~” by Mami Kawada – AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue OP “Naked Dive” by SCREEN mode – Myriad Colors Phantom World OP (iTunes) “That was like a small light” by Sayuri – ERASED ED (iTunes) “Genesis” by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION – Dimension W OP (iTunes) “Contrast” by Fo’xTails – Dimension W ED (iTunes) “Anger/Anger” by Myth and Roid – BBK/BRNK ED “DISORDER” by Yousei Teikoku – Big Order OP (iTunes) “Redo” by Konomi Suzuki – Re: Zero OP “Ai no Uta -words of love-” by Haruka Chisuga – The Asterisk War 2 ED “Well, Because Hug Me” by Maki Hanatani – Kuma Miko OP “ninelie” by Aimer x chelly – Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress ED (iTunes) “Sakura Skip” by fourfolium – NEW GAME! “Signal” by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure – 91 Days OP “Alderamin on the Sky” by Kishida Kyoudan and The Akeboshi Rockets – Alderamin on the Sky OP “Snow Drop” by Nano.Ripe – Food Wars The Second Plate ED “Bloody f8 -eUC-” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Aimer – Gundam Unicorn Re:0096 ED (iTunes) “Calling” by fhana – Tales of Zestiria the X ED (iTunes) “Answer” by Bump of Chicken – March Comes In Like A Lion OP (iTunes) “Dreamcatcher” by nano – Magical Girl Raising Project ED “Sync” by lol – Twin Star Exorcists OP3 (iTunes) “S.O.S.” by Weaver – Poco’s Udon World OP (iTunes) “Shelter” by Porter Robinson and Madeon – Shelter Insert (iTunes) “LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME” by BOOM BOOM SATELLITES – Kiznaiver OP (iTunes)
Jan 10, 2017
Best Anime of 2016 Deliberations Part 4
00:56:39
The host of the Otaku Spirit Animecast return for yet another Best Anime of 2016 Deliberations podcast. Join them as they run through the year and pick their best seasonal, genre winners, characters, best of the best, and more. This is a raw and nearly uncut recording of their deliberations. Deliberations covered in this episode: Best Animation, Best Art, Best Concept, Best Originals, Worst Anime, Most Disappointing, Biggest Surprise, Best Girl, Best Boy, Cutest Character, Most Overpowered Character, Best Villain, and Best Anime of 2016. The intro for this episode is the OP for Magical Girl Raising Project called “Sakebe” by Manami Numakura. The outro for this episode is the ED for Izetta The Last Witch called “Hikari Aru Basho e” by May’n.
Jan 09, 2017
Fall 2016 Anime Season Review 3
01:22:09
The Fall 2016 Anime Reviews march on with another set of great anime to dive into. Join us for Yokai, speedy dialog, reverse harems, insane grins, loli mecha, and more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Drifters, Poco’s Udon World, Kiss Him Not Me, Occultic Nine, Regalia The Three Sacred Stars, WWW Working, Soul Buster, and Kiitaro’s Yokai Picture Diary. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Poco’s Udon World called “S.O.S.” by Weaver which is available on iTunes. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Occultic Nine called “Open your eyes” by Asaka.
Jan 08, 2017
Best Anime of 2016 Deliberations Part 3
00:53:26
The host of the Otaku Spirit Animecast return for yet another Best Anime of 2016 Deliberations podcast. Join them as they run through the year and pick their best seasonal, genre winners, characters, best of the best, and more. This is a raw and nearly uncut recording of their deliberations. Deliberations covered in this episode: Best Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Sci-Fi/Mecha, Horror/Psychological, Comedy, Harem, Ecchi, Slice of Life, Romance, Sports, Military, Mystery/Supernatural, Magical Girl/Boy, Healing, Cute Girls/Cute Things, and Short. The intro for this episode is the OP for 91 Days called “Signal” by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure. The outro for this episode is the ED for Re:Zero called “Stay Alive” by Emilia (Rie Takahashi).
Jan 06, 2017
Best Anime of 2016 Deliberations Part 2
01:08:50
The host of the Otaku Spirit Animecast return for yet another Best Anime of 2016 Deliberations podcast. Join them as they run through the year and pick their best seasonal, genre winners, characters, best of the best, and more. This is a raw and nearly uncut recording of their deliberations. Deliberations covered in this episode: Deliberating title fitting for genres Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Sci-Fi/Mecha, Horror/Psychological, Comedy, Harem, Ecchi, Slice of Life, Romance, Sports, Military, Mystery/Supernatural, and Cute Girls/Cute Things. The intro for this episode is the OP for Flying Witch called “Sharanran feat. 96 Neko” by miwa. The outro for this episode is the ED for Space Patrol Luluco called “Pipo Password” by Teddyloid ft. Bonjour Suzuki.
Jan 05, 2017
Best Anime of 2016 Deliberations Part 1
01:45:50
The host of the Otaku Spirit Animecast return for yet another Best Anime of 2016 Deliberations podcast. Join them as they run through the year and pick their best seasonal, genre winners, characters, best of the best, and more. This is a raw and nearly uncut recording of their deliberations. Deliberations covered in this episode: Best of Winter 2016, Best of Spring 2016, Best of Summer 2016, and Best of Fall 2016. The intro for this episode is the OP for Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash called “Knew day” by (k)now_NAME. The outro for this episode is the ED for Dimension W called “Contrast” by Fo’xTails.
Jan 04, 2017
Fall 2016 Anime Season Review 2
01:11:20
The reviews for the Fall 2016 Anime Season keep rolling in as the hosts tackle another batch of series. From Buttacks on Titans, gorgeous school band drama, unconventional magical girls, artistic adventures, and more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Losterage Incited WIXOSS, FLIP FLAPPERS, Bungo Stray Dogs 2, Keijo!!!!!!!!, Sound Euphonium 2, Matoi The Sacred Slayer, Hagane Orchestra, and Mahou Shoujo Nante Moiidesukara 2. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Bungo Stray Dogs 2 called “Reason Living” by SCREEN mode which is available on iTunes. The outro music for this episode is the OP for Sound Euphonium 2 called “Soundscape” by TRUE.
Jan 01, 2017
Gundam Reconguista in G
00:47:33
Space Elevators, Planet U-Hauls, and pet fishes take center stage in the latest Gundam series to hit the Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts’ board for review. Listen in as they debate the ups and downs of one of the most controversial Gundam series out! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Gundam Reconguista in G was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. The intro song for this episode is the OP1 for Gundam Reconguista in G called “Blazing” by GARNiDELiA which can be found on iTunes. The outro for this episode is the OP2 for Gundam Reconguista in G called “Futari no Mahou” by May J which can be found on iTunes.
Dec 29, 2016
Fall 2016 Anime Season Review Part 1
01:26:50
The Fall 2016 Anime Season is at its conclusion, and it’s time to dish out the final verdicts for the series that aired. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they dive into 8 titles and give their take on what panned out! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Bubuki Buranki 2, Show By Rock!! 2, Bloodivores, Izetta The Last Witch, Magical Girl Raising Project, Yuri On Ice, Anime De Training Xx, and Kaiju Girls. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Yuri on Ice called “History Maker” by Dean Fujioka which can be found on iTunes. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Magical Girl Raising Project called “DREAMCATCHER” by nano which can be found on iTunes. We hope you all enjoy! We hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Dec 25, 2016
Super Gals!
00:26:58
The walkways of Shibuya are a battlefield when it comes to the trendy Ran Kotobuki. Equally as battled, the hosts of the Animecast discover what difference a cover can make to expectations versus results of a show’s offerings. Listen in on this review of Super Gals! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Super Gals was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. The intro song for this episode is the OP for Super Gals called “A-i-tsu” by Dicot. The outro for this episode is the ED for Super Gals called “Dakishimetai” by Jungle Smile.
Dec 22, 2016
Winter 2017 Anime Season Preview
01:29:50
As the temperatures drop for the Winter Season, so do the new anime series! As the Winter 2017 Anime Season blowns in with the chilly wind, the hosts of the Animecast are here to fill you in on what to look forward to! Download, listen, and get a pen and paper ready! Anime Discussed In This Preview: ACCA, Akiba’s Trip, BanG Dream, Interview With Monster Girls, Fuuka, Gabriel DropOut, Granblue Fantasy, Hand Shakers, Idol Jihen, Kemono Friends, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Scum’s Wish, Little Witch Academia, Marginal#4, Masamune’s Revenge, Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club, Onihei, Schoolgirls Strikers Animation Channel, Seiren, Urara Meirochou, Youjo Senki Saga of Tanya the Evil, elDLIVE, Blue Exorcist, Chaos Child, Gintama 2017, Konosuba 2, Reikenzan 2, Rewrite 2, Shouwa Genroku Rokugo Shinju 2, Super Lovers 2, Tales of Zestiria the X 2, Yowamushi Pedal 3, Shorts, and the continuations of the season. The intro is from the PV for Hand Shakers. The outro is from the PV for Konosuba 2.
Dec 18, 2016
Hanamonogatari
00:25:29
Moving on from the Monogatari Second Season, the Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts dive into the story of Kanbaru in Hanamonogatari. Taking a place a bit further in the timeline, this series aims its focus on mostly one cast member that has had little screen time. But does her story hold enough to warrant this series? Note: Due to being so far into the series, this review will be a full spoiler review of the story and its contents. If you have not watched Hanamonogatari you should avoid this episode. We open this episode with the Hanamonogatari OP called “Hana Ato: Shirushi” by Marina Kawano. The closing for this episode is the ED for Hanamonogatari called “The last day of my adolescence” by Miyuki Sawashiro.
Dec 15, 2016
Fall 2016 Anime Spoilercast
01:42:59
The Fall season is just about wrapped up, so what better time to jump into some spoiler discussion on some of the more interesting series of the season? Or maybe less interesting series as well! Join the hosts, give a listen, and be sure to mind the spoilers! Warning: This podcast episode is fair game for all spoilers. If you have not watched a series listed in the time stamps below, please avoid listening during those time frames. 3:15-5:17 Anime De Training Xx 5:18-5:50 Aooni The Blue Monster 5:51-10:17 Bloodivores 10:18-21:04 Brave Witches 21:05-27:02 Bubuki Buranki 2 27:03-34:56 Bungou Stray Dogs 2 34:57-38:12 Drifters 38:13-45:25 Flip Flappers 45:29-49:41 Girlish Number 49:42-55:12 Izetta the Last Witch 55:15-1:00:14 Keijo 1:00:15-1:02:13 Kiitaro’s Yokai Picture Book 1:02:16-1:04:32 Kiss Him Not Me 1:04:35-1:13:27 Selector Incited WIXOSS 1:13:28-1:24:39 Magical Girl Raising Project 1:25:26-1:30:57 Occultic Nine 1:31:20-1:35:05 Sound Euphonium 2 1:35:09-1:38:04 WWWWorking The opening song for this episode is the OP for Bubuki Buranki 2 called “Reiro taru Kaze” by Megumi Han. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Kiss Him Not Me called “Dokidoki no Kaze” by Rie Murakawa.
Dec 11, 2016
Natsume's Book of Friends
00:26:38
When it comes to heartbreaking and often heartwarming stories of man with spirit, look no further than the Natsume’s Book of Friends series. In this Animecast, the long awaited review of Seasons 1 through 4! The intro song for this episode is the OP for Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 3 called “Boku ni Dekiru Koto” by HOW MERRY MARRY. The outro song for this episode is the ED for Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 4 called “Treasure” by Marina Kawano.
Dec 08, 2016
Studio Khara Is Being Yandere
01:30:18
Not only is the news plentiful the past couple of weeks, but it’s sparking some hot button discussion. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they hit the important news of the weeks as well as hit some pretty in-depth discussions thanks to community questions. Topics this episode: Gainax and Khara lawsuit, new Panty and Stocking, Assassination Classroom spinoff, Blood Blockade Battlefield 2, Life-Size Gundam, Gundam Unicorn Toonami, Ancient Magus’ Bride, Funimation license of Haruhi Movie, Amazon UK streams Lyrical Nanoha, Code Geass Sequel, Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card anime, new Tsutomu Nihei manga, Yen Press licenses, Discotek licenses, and much more! Thanks to avpman, Yumemi Star, JackTWD4th, Whiskeyjack, QuestRam, and Mys145 for the great questions featured in this episode. The opening song for this episode is the OP1 for The Future Diary called “Kuusou Mesorogiwi” by Yousei Teikoku. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi called “Hare Hare Yukai” by Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara, and Yuko Goto.
Dec 04, 2016
Big Windup!
00:24:57
Sports is a very popular anime genre in the recent history of anime, and Big Windup is one such title attempting to grab the fandom behind it. However, a title’s offerings outside of the sport alone is what makes it stand out from the crowd. In this episode of the Animecast, those such offerings are the main topic of discussion in the review of Big Windup Season 1 and 2! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Big Windup 2 was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. The intro song for this episode is the OP for Big Windup 2 called “Natsuzora” by Galileo Galilei. The outro for this episode is the ED for Big Windup 2 called “Shisō Densha” by CureaL.
Dec 01, 2016
Trapped in Another World
01:30:23
Ever dream of escaping your mundane life and set out on an adventure in another world? The premise of the Trapped in Another World is one such offering that may get some hate, but many find to be their such escape. In this Animecast, the hosts examine this topic and discuss what makes it so compelling. The Breakdown on this Analysis: Transported to a Game Basics, Transported to Another World Basics, Similarities in these Premises, Fish Out Of Water Concept, World Flip Concept, Transported to Another World Analysis, and Transported to a Game Analysis. The opening song for this episode is the OP for .hack//Sign called “Obsession” by See-Saw. The closing song for this episode is the ED for .hack//Sign called “Yasashii Yoake” by See-Saw. Both tracks can be found on iTunes.
Nov 27, 2016
Mobile Suit Gundam Char's Counterattack
00:32:03
Following the battle against Haman Karn, the seemingly missing Char Aznable makes his return in a violent battle for Earth. The exciting conclusion to Char and Amuro Ray’s story takes place in the movie Char’s Counterattack and is the topic of this Animecast review. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. The opening and closing for this episode is the ending theme for Char’s Counterattack called “Beyond The Time” by TM Network.
Nov 24, 2016
Tenchi Ages Like A Fine Wine
01:46:41
The news is pretty hot this week as new yuri manga hit the anime sphere, Miyazaki causes another stir, and live action films cause controversy. Join the hosts as they hit the important bits and then dive into some heated discussion erupted by some great listener questions! Topics this episode: Funimation licenses Wolf’s Rain, development of a Citrus anime, NTR Netsuzou Trap anime, Spirited Away theatrical screening, Miyazaki returning, Yuki Yuna movies, Fullmetal Alchemist and Ghost in the Shell Live Action trailers, Hatsune Miku Future Tone, Persona 5, Gundam Thunderbolt Second Season, Evangelion 4.0, Isuna Hasekura VR game, and more! Thanks to fullmetal snorlax, JewDude, Futa, Mythbustman, Mys145, and The Rasta Otaku for the questions featured in this episode. Thanks to Kurochan-san and Alejandro_L for the feedback on iTunes. The opening song for this episode is the OP for A Cheeky Angel called “Sun rise train” by Aiko Kitahara. The closing song for this episode is the OP1 for Katanagatari called “”Meiya Kadenrou” by Minami Kuribayashi.
Nov 20, 2016
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
00:32:28
Jumping right back into the ruins left behind in Zeta Gundam’s conclusion, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ continues with the recovering fleet and their new possible soldiers. While a heatedly debated series, the hosts dive in and examine what makes it better or worst than the previous installments. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. The opening for this episode is the OP2 for Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ called “Silent Voice” by Jun Hiroe. The closing for this episode is the OP1 for Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ called “Anime Ja Nai” by Masato Arai.
Nov 17, 2016
100 Anime Series Suggestions
02:16:39
To celebrate an anime viewing milestone, the hosts of the Animecast sit down to run through 100 titles worth watching. Ranging from comedy, to horror, to romance, to sci-fi, and many other genres. Check below for a full list of all 100 anime series as featured in this episode. Again, please keep in mind that this is a suggestion list and isn’t intended for purpose of claiming any shows are better than another. This is also a relatively quick runthrough of each series. For more details of a series, most of these series have been reviewed, so check our Review page for an extensive analysis. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Higurashi When They Cry Called “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni” by Eiko Shimamiya. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Wolf’s Rain called “Gravity” by Maaya Sakamoto. We hope you all enjoy! The 100 Anime Series Suggestion List: 1-20: A Lull in the Sea, Air TV, Armitage III, Azumanga Daioh, Baccano, Blood+, Bunny Drop, Castletown Dandelion, Chobits, Clannad, Claymore, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, Crest of the Stars, Darker Than Black, Death Note, Death Parade, Dennou Coil, Durarara, Eden of the East 21-40: Erased, Fate Series, Flying Witch, From The New World, Full Metal Alchemist, Gatchaman Crowds, Girls Und Panzer, Great Teacher Onizuka, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Gunslinger Girl, Haibane Renmei, Hanasaku Iroha, Hare and Guu, Higurashi When They Cry, Inari Konkon Koi Iroha, Iria Zeiram The Animation, K Series, K-ON, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress 41-60: Kanon, Katanagatari, Kino’s Journey, Knights of Sidonia, Kokoro Connect, Konosuba, Kurenai, Little Busters, Love Chuunibyo and Other Delusions, Lucky Star, Maoyu, Maria The Virgin Witch, Midori Days, BECK Mongolian Chop Squad, Monogatari Series, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Mushi-shi, My Teenage Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Natsume’s Book of Friends, Neon Genesis Evangelion 61-80: Nichijou: My Ordinary Life, Non Non Biyori, Noragami, Oreimo, Outbreak Company, Overlord, Paranoia Agent, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Punch Line, Re:Zero Starting Life In Another World, Record of Lodoss War, Samurai 7, Sayonara Zetsuba Sensei, School-Live, Scrapped Princess, Serial Experiments Lain, Shakugan no Shana, Shirobako, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Shuffle!, Snow White With The Red Hair 81-100: Soul Eater, Sound of the Sky, Spice and Wolf, Steins Gate, Sword Art Online, Tamako Market, Servant X Service, Tenchi Muyo, Terror in Resonance, The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat, The Vision of Escaflowne, Three Leaves Three Colors, Time of Eve, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Toradora, Ushio and Tora, Utawarerumono, Wakaba Girl, Wolf’s Rain, Yuki Yuna is a Hero
Nov 13, 2016
Nichijou and Scrapped Princess Celebration!
02:22:59
It’s been some time since the last discussional, so the amount of news to talk about is plenty! Join the hosts as they get caught up, jump into some topic ideas, and then dive into some community questions. Topics this episode: Nozomi Gundam, Fate Grand Order Anime, Hatsune Miku Future Tone, Funimation saves Nichijou and Scrapped Princess, Magic Knight Rayearth, J-Novel Club launch, Amazon confirms ownership of The Great Passage and ViVid Strike, Grisaia Phantom Trigger, Dragon Ball Super, Eccentric Family 2, The End Girl Trip, Little Witch Academia TV, Spice and Wolf Short Stories, Green Legend Ran, Shuffle Visual Novel, High School DxD, Yuki Yuna is a Hero 2, Miss Koboyashi’s Dragon Maid, Scum’s Wish, Crunchyroll/Funimation post examination, Rightstuf Holiday Sale, Fulfillment Woes, Nintendo Switch, and more! The opening song for this episode is the OP for Scrapped Princess called “Little Wing” by JAM Project featuring Masami Okui. The closing song for this episode is the ED for Nichijou called “Zzz” by Sayaka Sasaki.
Nov 06, 2016
From The New World
01:04:15
It’s not often you come across a show that can possibly dethrone a long standing top 5 anime title. For one of the hosts of the Animecast, From The New World (Shin Sekai Yori) may possibly be the cause of one such moment. Listen and find out why! Note: Following our spoiler free review of From The New World, we dive into some spoiler discussion of the series. If you have not watched the entire series, avoid listening beyond the 26:10 marker. The opening for this episode is the ED1 for From The New World called “Wareta Ringo” by Risa Taneda. The closing for this episode is the ED2 for From The New World called “A Flower Blooming in Snow” by Kana Hanazawa. Following our spoiler discussion, we again play the ED1 for From The New World called “Wareta Ringo” by Risa Taneda
Nov 03, 2016
Fall 2016 Anime Season First Impressions
03:23:53
After getting our feet wet by the Fall 2016 Anime Season, it’s time to give our take on what shows have left a solid first impression on us. Join the hosts of the animecast as they give their take on what meets the 3 episode rule! Anime Featured in this Episode: ALL OUT, Anime De Training Xx, Aooni The Blue Monster, Bloodivores, Brave Witches, Bubuki Buranki 2, Bungo Stray Dogs 2, Cheating Craft, ClassicaLoid, DRIFTERS, FLIP FLAPPERS, Gakuen Handsome, Girlish Number, Izetta The Last Witch, Kaiju Girls, Keijo!!!!!!!!, Kiitaro’s Yokai Picture Book, Kiss Him Not Me, Long Riders, Losterage Incited WIXOSS, Magic of Stella, Magical Girl Raising Project, Mahou Shoujo Nante Moiidesukara 2, March Comes In Like A Lion, Matoi The Sacred Slayer, Miss Bernard Said, Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 2, My Wife is the Student Council President 2, NANBAKA, Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 5, Nazotokine, Ninja Girl and Samurai Master, Occultic Nine, Poco’s Udon World, Scorching Ping Pong Girls, Sengoku Chijyo Giga, Show By Rock Season 2, Soul Buster, Sound Euphonium 2, Touken Ranbu Hanamaru, TRICKSTER, WWW WAGNARIA, Yuri on ICE, Twin Star Exorcists, Time Bokan 24, Nyanbo, and Tiger Mask W. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Lostage Incited WIXOSS called “Lostorage” by Yuka Iguchi. The outro music for this episode is the ED for FLIP FLAPPERS called “FLIP FLAP FLIP FLAP” by TO-MAS feat. Chima.
Oct 30, 2016
Shelter
00:21:11
After an interesting journey across the world, the short film titled Shelter has gone from imagination to reality. What all does this six minute animation have in store, and how does it manage to convey a message in such a short time? Listen and find out! The short film we discussed, Shelter, is available for free streaming on Youtube as well as Crunchyroll! Be sure to check it out. Also, be sure to check out the short Crunchyroll documentary talking about the making of Shelter on Youtube. The music for this episode is called “Shelter” by Porter Robinson and Madeon and is available on iTunes! We hope you all enjoy!
Oct 27, 2016
Music of Fall 2016 Anime
01:08:32
A new season is already underway, and with it comes a whole new batch of OPs and EDs to give a listening to. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they pick their favorites of the Fall 2016 Anime Season! Including great tracks from the likes of Gackt, Bump of Chicken, Aimer, Ray, SCREEN mode, nano, and so much more! NOTE: For High Quality purposes for music, this podcast was exported via HQ setting, thus slightly larger in size than standard podcasts. Roughly 99MB. Keep that in mind for bandwidth limits please. Songs spotlight in this episode: “Answer” by Bump of Chicken – March Comes In Like A Lion OP “Fighter” by Bump of Chicken – March Comes In Like A Lion ED “Seisuu 3 no Nijou” by Kanako Itou – Occultic Nine OP “Open Your Eyes” by Asaka – Occultic Nine ED “Kimi dake no Boku de Iru Kara” by Gackt – Trickster OP “History Maker” by Dean Fujioka – Yuri! On Ice OP (On iTunes) “You Only Live Once” by Yuri On Ice feat w.hatano – Yuri! On Ice ED “Akane Sasu” by Aimer – Natsume Yujin-cho 5 ED “Heart kilometers per hour” by Ray – Long Riders OP “Heart Wo Rock” by Plasmagica – Show By Rock! Sharp OP “Gospel of the Throttle Remix Ver” by Minutes Til Midnight (Original on iTunes) “Yonaka Jikaru” by Maria Naganawa and Ryouko Maekawa – Magic of Stella ED “Reason Living” by SCREEN mode – Bungo Stray Dogs 2 OP “Sakebe” by Manami Numakura – Magical Girl Raising Project OP “Dreamcatcher” by nano – Magical Girl Raising Project ED “Serendipity” by ZAQ – Flip Flappers OP “Rage of Dust” by Spyair – Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 2 OP “Soundscape” by TRUE – Sound Euphonium 2 OP “Eyecatch! Too Much!” by the cast – WWW Working OP “Sync” by lol – Twin Star Exorcists OP3 “S.O.S.” by Weaver – Poco’s Udon World OP (On iTunes) “Cross the Line” by Akino with bless4 – Izetta the Last Witch OP “To Where The Light Is” by May’n – Izetta the Last Witch ED “Quiet squall” by siraph – Bloodivores ED “Cheer for You” by the cast – Anime De Training Xx ED “Shelter” by Porter Robinson and Madeon – Shelter Insert (On iTunes)
Oct 23, 2016
Koimonogatari
00:31:50
As the journey through the Monogatari Second Season comes to an end for the hosts of the Animecast, major character plotlines finally come to a close. Can best girls just be happy for once?? Note: Due to being so far into the series, this review will be a full spoiler review of the story and its contents. If you have not watched Koimonogatari (Monogatari Second Season Episode 21-26) you should avoid this episode. We open this episode with the Koimonogatari OP called “Wintry Wind Sentiment” by Chiwa Saito and Shinichiro Miki. The closing music for this episode is the Koimonogatari ED called “snowdrop” by Luna Haruna and Marina Kawano.
Oct 20, 2016
Summer 2016 Anime Season Review Part 4
01:27:56
The final segment of the Summer 2016 Anime Season Reviews is now complete. Join the hosts as they cover anything from yokai, crazy food eating, puppets, moe time travel, pompous cats and more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: The Morose Mononokean, Thunderbolt Fantasy, Time Travel Girl, Rewrite, Hitori No Shita – The Outcast, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Food Wars! The Second Plate, and Cute High Earth Defense Club Love Love. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Food Wars The Second Plate called “Rough Diamonds” by SCREEN mode which can be found on iTunes. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Hitori No Shita – The Outcast called “In the Dawn” by Affective Synergy which can be found on iTunes.
Oct 16, 2016
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
00:26:58
The journey into the universe of Gundam continues as the Animecast dives into the next installment, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. With such an interesting origin, Zeta marks a turning point in the franchise in many ways. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. The music used for the opening and ending for this episode of the Otaku Spirit Animecast is from the OP and ED sequences from the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam series.
Oct 13, 2016
Summer 2016 Anime Season Review Part 3
01:14:55
Another batch of Summer 2016 Anime Season Reviews are ready to be served to our listeners. A slew of Slice of Life, action, and comedy that all seemed to peak our interest in one way or another. Will they all pan out to be keepers? Listen and find out! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Battery, Qualidea Code, Orange, ReLIFE, The Art Club Has A Problem, Alderamin on the Sky, and Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA Illya 3rei. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Qualidea Code called “Brave Freak Out” by LiSA. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Battery called “If Spring Comes Tomorrow” by anderlust.
Oct 09, 2016
A Town Where You Live
00:42:58
A Town Where You Live, or known in Japan as Kimi no Iru Machi, is definitely not your typical romance title. Featuring a cast thrown into difficult odds, it led to some of the more divisive responses we’ve ever seen in anime. How did the hosts of the Animecast fare? Listen and find out. Note: Following our spoiler free review of A Town Where You Live, we dive into some spoiler discussion of the series. If you have not watched the entire series, avoid listening beyond the 25:30 marker. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of A Town Where You Live Blu-ray was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. The opening for episode is the OP for A Town Where You Live called “Sentimental Love” by MimimemeMIMI. The closing for this episode is the ED1 for A Town Where You Live called “Kimi no Iru Machi” by Yoshimasa Hosoya. The closing for our spoiler segment we play more of "Sentimental Love" which can be found on iTunes.
Oct 06, 2016
Summer 2016 Anime Season Review Part 2
01:34:10
The second of the Summer 2016 Anime Season Reviews are recorded and ready to be injected into your ears. Hear the host’s take on 9 more titles and whether you may be enticed to return to them. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Amanchu!, Tales of Zestiria the X, 91 Days, Mob Psycho 100, Show by Rock!! Short!, Cheer Boys, Love Live! Sunshine, Rin-Ne 2, and The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance. The intro music for this episode is the OP for 91 Days called “Signal” by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Tales of Zestiria the X called “Calling” by fhana which can be found on iTunes.
Oct 02, 2016
Onimonogatari
00:31:11
Shinobu’s dark past comes to light as a mysterious darkness puts both Araragi and Hachikuji in danger. An interesting telling with some even more odd choices in art direction. Listen in to hear the hosts’ take on Shinobu Time! Note: Due to being so far into the series, this review will be a full spoiler review of the story and its contents. If you have not watched Onimonogatari (Monogatari Second Season Episode 17-20) you should avoid this episode. We open this episode with the Onimonogatari OP called “white lies” by Mito. The closing music for this episode is the Onimonogatari ED called “I Remember That Voice” by Marina Kawano.
Sep 29, 2016
Summer 2016 Anime Season Review Part 1
02:24:54
With the conclusion of the Summer 2016 Anime Season, the Animecast is here to give their take on how the season panned out. Kicking off the first of four review episodes covering hot titles like Re:Zero, Sweetness and Lightning, as well as many others. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: NEW GAME!, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096, SERVAMP, Taboo Tattoo, Sweetness and Lightning, Re:Zero -Starting Life In Another World, Re:Petit, and Berserk (2016). Note: Following our spoiler free reviews of all listed shows and outro music, we get into a spoiler discussion of Re:Zero -Starting Life In Another World-. If you have not watched Re:Zero to its completion, avoid listening beyond the 1:40:47 mark. The intro music for this episode is the OP for NEW GAME! called “Sakura Skip” by fourfolium (the cast). The outro for this episode is the ED for Berserk called “Beyond Closed Eyes” by Nagi Yanagi. Following the spoiler segment we play the ED2 for Re:Zero called “Stay Alive” by Rie Takahashi (Emilia). Following the outro song we play some remixes of Re:Zero characters from Anime Song Covers on Youtube.
Sep 25, 2016
Love Live! The School Idol Movie
00:22:04
The girls of μ’s are back to take on some big stages in the Love Live! movie, and the Animecast is here to give their take on it. Does it give us our unanswered questions, is it more of the same, and does it give the girl’s proper closure? Listen and find out! Note: This copy of Love Live! The School Idol Movie was provided to us by NIS America for review. The opening for this episode is from Love Live! The School Idol Movie called “Angelic Angel” by μ’s. The closing for this episode is also from Love Live! The School Idol Movie called “Hello, Hoshiwo Kazoete” by Rin Hoshizora (Riho Iida). Both tracks can be found on iTunes. We hope you all enjoy!
Sep 22, 2016
Fall 2016 Anime Season Preview
02:03:53
Fall 2016 Anime Season is just around the corner, and so it’s time to get your pen and paper ready to jot down what to be on the lookout for. Join the hosts as they run through the charts and see what each show may have in store! Anime Discussed In This Preview: March Comes In Like A Lion, All Out, Bloodivores, Brave Witches, ClassicaLoid, Drifters, Flip Flappers, Fune Wo Amu (The Great Passage), Girlish Number, Idol Memories, Keijo!!!!!!!!, Long Riders, Lostorage Incited WIXOSS, Luger Code 1951, Magic-kyun Renaissance, Magical Girl Raising Project, Monster Hunter Stories Ride On, Nanbaka, Occultic Nine, Ping Pong Girl, Shuumatsu no Izetta, Matoi the Sacred Slayer, Magic of Stella, Tiger Mask W, Time Bokan 24, Touken Ranbu Hanamaru, Trickster, Poco’s Udon World, Kiss Him Not Me, WWW.Working, Yuri On Ice, Age 12, Ajin 2, BBK/BRNK 2, Bungou Stray Dogs 2, Haikyuu, Sound Euphonium 2, Joker 4, Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 2, Natsume’s Book of Friends 5, Show By Rock 2, Uta No Prince-sama 4, ViVid Strike, Rainy Cocoa 3, Anime De Training XX, Ao Oni The Animation, Barnard-jou Iwaku, Crane Game Girls 2, Cheating Craft, Gakuen Handsom, Hagane Orchestra, Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki, Chii’s Sweet Home, Mahou Shoujo Nante Moiidesukara 2, Nazotokine, Nobunaga no Shinobi, My Wife is the Student Council President 2, Sengoku Choujuu Giga, Soul Buster, Teekyuu 8, and the continuations of the season. The intro is from the PV for Long Riders. The outro is from the PV for Lostorage Incited WIXOSS.
Sep 18, 2016
Mobile Suit Gundam
00:33:11
It’s been a long time coming, but the hosts of the Animecast finally dive into the origins of what became one of the biggest franchises of anime history. The 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam series in all of its retro glory. Does it hold up to today’s standards, what does it do right, and what may hold it back. Listen and find out! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Mobile Suit Gundam was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. The opening for this episode is the OP for Mobile Suit Gundam called “Fly! Gundam” by Koh Ikeda. The closing for this episode is the ED for Mobile Suit Gundam called “Forever Amuro” by Koh Ikeda
Sep 15, 2016
Funimation and Crunchyroll Broke The Internet
01:45:19
This Thursday, Crunchyroll and Funimation decided to drop a bomb on the animesphere in the form of a partnership that may change the face of anime consumption in the west for the foreseeable future. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they attempt to make sense of what we know so far! Topics this episode: Crunchyroll and Funimation partnership, what’s the facts, what it means for other companies, and what it means for anime fans. Also, Mari Okada writes a live action Ankoku Joshi, Sound Euphonium 2 new promo, New A Silent Voice PV and cast, Crunchyroll streaming Magus’s Bride, Spice and Wolf Novel Collector’s Edition stock limits, Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars Producer comments on delay, Hayao Miyazaki speaking on making films again, and more! Thanks to Star-K and Neko for the questions featured in this episode. The opening song for this episode is called “Straight Bet” by Myth and Roid from the Styx Helix album for Re:Zero. The outro for this episode is from Anne Happy called “Timothy Rap” by Timothy (Chitose Morinaga).
Sep 11, 2016
Love Live! School Idol Project
00:41:38
The school idols μ’s take front stage in this episode of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as the hosts dive into the first and second season. How do these girls stack up against the idol competition and what sets them apart? Note: We did end up receiving a review copy for the School Idol Movie and will be releasing a review of it at a later date. Also stay tuned for our Sunshine review as the season comes to a close! The opening for this episode is the OP for Love Live! School Idol Project Season 1 called “We Are In The Now” by muse. The closing for this episode is the OP for Love Live! School Idol Project Season 2 called “That Is Our Miracle” by muse.
Sep 08, 2016
Singing Dokuro-chan to a Loli
01:44:43
Cooling down from some heated podcast topics, the hosts of the Animecast take a relaxing break with fun news and great questions from the community. Future projects, studio thoughts, violent angels, and other great topics! Topics this episode: Re:Zero Visual Novel, Spice and Wolf Tome, Girls Und Panzer Sequel, The Dragon Dentist, Star of Guidance Adaptation, Sound Euphonium Replacement, Twin Star Exorcists Filler, Maison Ikkoku Rebroadcast, Show By Rock 2, A Silent Voice Movie Manga, and much more! Thanks to Crash Kamio and SemiBolt for the questions featured in this episode. The opening song for this episode is the OP2 for Katanagatari called “Katana to Saya” by ALI PROJECT. The outro for this episode is the OP for Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan called “Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan” by Saeko Chiba.
Sep 04, 2016
Otorimonogatari
00:30:45
Being cute is tough business, as seen from the eyes of the adorable Nadeko Sengoku. A path riddled with insecurities, jealousy, and even madness. Join the Animecasts as they dive further into the Monogatari Second Season with Nadeko Medusa. Note: Due to being so far into the series, this review will be a full spoiler review of the story and its contents. If you have not watched Otorimonogatari (Monogatari Second Season Episode 12-15) you should avoid this episode. We open this episode with the Otorimonogatari OP called “Imagination Express” by Kana Hanazawa. The closing music for this episode is the Otorimonogatari ED called “I Remember That Voice” by Marina Kawano.
Sep 01, 2016
The Elitist Devils, an Otaku Spirit Inversion
01:55:56
In this episode of the Animecast, the hosts try a thought experiment with negative and positive perspectives inverted. Following this process, they dive into many topics that need to be addressed in regards to the critical views surrounding the anime fandom. Warning: In our second segment, we do a thought experiment on reviewing two shows with full spoilers. If you have not watched Wolf Children or Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA, do not listen from 7:00 until 29:35. Topics this episode: Hyper-Analysing, Overly Critical, Tolerence, Liking What You Like, Turning Your Brain Off, Hate Watching, Gushing Versus Bashing, and What’s a Critic. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA called “Bull’s Eye” by Nano. The opening for the second segment is called “Suite No. 3, BWV 1068” by David Parry and London Philharmonic Orchestra. Closing the second segment is the OP for Pupa called “pupa” by Ibuki Kido and Erii Yamazaki. The closing for this episode is the OP for Yurikuma Arashi called “I’ve Been Waiting in That Forest” by Bonjour Suzuki, as well as bloopers and a creepy sound clip from Pupa.
Aug 28, 2016
Planetarian ONA
00:17:07
The story of Planetarian has been told before in a Visual Novel from Key, but now as an ONA from David Productions, the Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts dive into this short series and what makes it so special. The opening for this episode is the ED for Planetarian called “Twinkle Starlight” by Sayaka Sasaki. The closing for this episode is more of the ED for Planetarian, “Twinkle Starlight” by Sayaka Sasaki.
Aug 25, 2016
Erasing and Revisiting Your Anime History
02:00:51
It’s a crazy week of release news and fun community discussion to dive into this podcast episode. Join in for fun, laughs, and sighs as they tackle some tough topics like becoming a new anime fan all over again and jumping into old anime titles. Topics this episode: Eir Aoi takes a break, Tenchi Muyo Ryo Ohki OVA 4, Hulu Streaming, Lostorage Incited WIXOSS, Girlish Number, Tiger and Bunny Live Action, Inside Mari conclusion, Kizumonogatari 3, Gundam Build Fighters Try Island Wars, Gen Urobuchi Godzilla, Alice in Deadly School, License and Anime Releases, Otakon 2016, Reviewing Older Titles, and much more! Thanks to Companion Kyuubey, Jared, Mys145, Wolfears, SemiBolt, Skeith165, Logan, JewDude, MartyAraragi, and Lolita for the questions featured in this episode. The opening song for this episode is the OP for Sword Art Online II called “IGNITE” by Eir Aoi which can be purchased on iTunes. The closing song for this episode is the OP for Sweetness and Lightning called “Harebare Fanfare” by Mimi Meme MIMI which can also be purchased on iTunes.
Aug 21, 2016
Gundam Build Fighters Try
00:27:22
The Otaku Spirit Animecast is back once again to dive into the world of gunpla with the sequel season Gundam Build Fighters Try. After a highly praising first season review, can Try succeed in recapturing that flame they loved? As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Gundam Build Fighters Try was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. The opening for this episode is the OP1 for Gundam Build Fighters Try called “Cerulean” by BACK-ON. The closing for this episode is the ED2 for Gundam Build Fighters Try called “Stray People Do Not Need a Compass” by StylipS.
Aug 18, 2016
Goods and Bads of Adaptations
02:00:22
Nearly all series or movies are second form of an original source. Manga, Light Novels, Visual Novels, and other mediums of stories are given a new life regularly by an animated or live action form. In this Animecast, we dive into the goods and bads of adaptations and confront the unwarranted criticism behind it. Topics this episode: Types of Source Material, Goods of Adaptations, Bads of Adaptations, Light Novel Hatred, Weighing One Source Heavier Than Another, Judging Shows Against Its Source, Judgement From Passionate Source Material Fans, and Personal Likes/Dislikes of Sources We’ve Read. The opening song for this episode is the OP for No Game No Life called “This Game” by Konomi Suzuki. The outro is the ED for Spice and Wolf called “The Wolf Whistling Song” by Rocky Chack.
Aug 14, 2016
Gundam Build Fighters
00:30:13
Gundam has been around for longer than most have been alive, building a fandom of passion that is rivaled by few. Nothing speaks stronger for this passion than Gundam Build Fighters which takes the world of Gundam models (or Gunpla) and throws it into a fun battler series that is surprisingly entertaining and deep. Join the hosts as they explain what to expect and how it’s worth your time. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of Gundam Build Fighters was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. The opening for this episode is the OP2 for Gundam Build Fighters called “wimp” by BACK-ON feat. Lil’Fang which can be purchased on iTunes. The closing for this episode is the ED1 for Gundam Build Fighters called “Imagination Reality” by AiRI.
Aug 10, 2016
Laughing is Subjective
01:42:15
Although news is light, there are a few very exciting things in store for fans of anime. Join the Animecast hosts as they dive into the news and hit up their wonderful community for some fun and interesting questions. Topics this episode: Death Note Live Action, Sword Art Online Live Action, Anime De Training 2, Crunchyroll new COO, Regalia delay, Knights of Sidonia Season 3, Blame movie, Ghost in the Shell manga, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2, Little Busters EX, Review of Attack on Titan Audio Book, and more!
Aug 07, 2016
Kabukimonogatari
00:34:50
The life of Araragi takes yet another dynamic twists as his choices and toolset given to him leads to quite a twisted alternate path of time. All to save a life, possibly to sacrifice others. Join the Otaku Spirit Animecast Hosts as they dive into the story of Mayoi Jiangshi, Kabukimonogatari. Note: Due to being so far into the series, this review will be a full spoiler review of the story and its contents. If you have not watched Kabukimonogatari (Monogatari Second Season Episode 7-10) you should avoid this episode.
Aug 04, 2016
Summer 2016 Anime Season First Impressions
03:56:16
The heat is on as the hosts of the Animecast take on the new Summer 2016 Anime Season. Diving into pretty much every show of the season and giving their opinions on each. What's the hidden gems? What misses the mark? Listen and find out! Anime Featured in this Episode: Tales of Zestiria the X, The Morose Mononokean, Orange, Show By Rock Short, Mob Psycho 100, Handa-kun, Sweetness and Lightning, Taboo Tattoo, Cheer Boys, SERVAMP, The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi, NEW GAME, Hybrid X Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia, Scar-red Rider XechS, OZMAFIA, Mahou Shoujo? Naria Girls, Regalia The Three Sacred Stars, Planetarian, The Art Club Has A Problem, Battery, Momokuri, Amanchu, Alderamin on the Sky, 91 Days, Thunderbolt Fantasy, Time Travel Girl, Hitori no Shita The Outcast, First Love Monster, Rewrite, Qualidea Code, Ange Vierge, DAYS, Love Live Sunshine, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, ReLIFE, Food Wars The Second Plate, Fate kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei, and The Heroic Legend of Arslan Dust Storm Dance.
Jul 31, 2016
Music of Summer 2016 Anime Season
01:27:28
The tunes are rolling in right along side the new Summer 2016 Anime Season. A fresh new list of openings and closings to spotlight in the seasonal Otaku Spirit Animecast music podcast! The genki, rock, and more are here for your ears! Songs spotlight in this episode: “Starting Now!” by Nana Mizuki – Art Club Has A Problem OP “Koisuru Zukei” by Sumire Uesaka – Art Club Has A Problem ED “Asterism” by Choucho – Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA Illya 3rei OP “Whimsical Wayward Wish” by Technoboys pulsecraft Green-Fund feat Yumeha Kouda – Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA Illya 3rei ED “Sakura Skip” by fourfolium – NEW GAME! “Bright Fanfare” by Mimi Meme Mimi – Sweetness and Lightning “Paradisus-Paradoxum” by Myth and Roid – Re:Zero OP2 “Stay Alive” by Rie Takahashi – Re:Zero ED2 “Signal” by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure – 91 Days OP “Alderamin on the Sky” by Kishida Kyoudan and The Akeboshi Rockets – Alderamin on the Sky OP “Nameless” by Kano – Alderamin on the Sky ED “Million Clouds” by Maaya Sakamoto – Amanchu OP “Two Girls” by Tekopikari – Amanchu ED “Beyond Closed Eyes” by Nagi Yanagi – Berserk (2016) ED “Brave Freak Out” by LiSA – Qualidea Code OP “Snow Drop” by Nano.Ripe – Food Wars The Second Plate ED “Hikari no Hahen” by Yu Takahashi – Orange OP “My Someday Self” by anderlust – Battery OP “If Spring Comes Tomorrow” by anderlust – Battery ED “Bloody f8 -eUC-” by SawanoHiroyuki feat Aimer – Gundam Unicorn Re:0096 ED “Blaze” by kalafina – The Heroic Legend of Arslan 2 ED “In The Dawn” by Affective Synergy – Hitori no Shita – The Outcast ED “Deal With” by OldCodex – SERVAMP OP (Available on NA iTunes) “Song of the Wind” by FLOW – Tales of Zestiria the X OP “Calling” by fhana – Tales of Zestiria the X ED “Love is MY RAIL” by Konomi Suzuki – Ange Vierge OP “Jumping Heart” by Aquors – Love Live! Sunshine! OP “Party” by Plasmagica – Show By Rock! Short! ED
Jul 28, 2016
Lumps Are Fruits of Knowledge
02:28:04
It has been some time since the last Animecast Discussional, so the news is plenty and the questions are piling up. Join in for some fun, news, and confessions that are sure to be usable in blackmail! Topics this episode: Konosuba 2, Little Witch Academia TV, Gal Gun, Yuki Yuna, Kizumonogatari, Hatsune Miku and Sega, Asterisk War Phoenix Festa, Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni, Trinity Seven Movie, Hand Shakers, March Comes Like A Lion, Show By Rock 2, Gravity Rush 2, Re:Zero Break Time, Anime Expo, Nekopara Anime, and more!
Jul 24, 2016
The World God Only Knows
00:56:28
Taking the Harem and Dating Sim mechanic to a whole new level, The World God Only Knows pins a game otaku protagonist against 3D girls from his school in order to save the world. While the Animecast hosts have spoken on later seasons of this show before, they now tackle the series as a whole for a full blown review. Note: Following the Spoiler-Free Review of The World God Only Knows, we dive into some spoiler discussion about the series. If you have not watched The World God Only Knows Season 1, 2, OVA, and Goddesses (Season 3), avoid listening beyond the 37:09 mark.
Jul 21, 2016
Spring 2016 Anime Season Review Part 4
02:18:29
It’s time to put a bow on the Spring 2016 Anime Season as we dive into the final part of our reviews. After knocking out the final series, we also give our take on many shows that are continuing into Summer. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online?, Three Leaves Three Colors, Sailor Moon Crystal 3, Cerberus, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless, and Wagamama High Spec. Also including Between-Cour Reviews of: Ace Attorney, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Re:0096, Rin-Ne 2, Twin Star Exorcists, and Re:Zero -Starting Life In Another World. Note: Following our spoiler free reviews of all listed shows and outro music, we get into a spoiler discussion of Re:Zero -Starting Life In Another World-. If you have not watched Re:Zero to episode 15, avoid listening beyond the 1:49:18 mark.
Jul 17, 2016
Nekomonogatari White
00:47:31
The mysteries surrounding Tsubasa Hanekawa continues on into the Monogatari Second Season in Nekomonogatari White. As the hosts of the Animecast continue their journey into this series, opinions of certain beloved characters drastically change. Note: Following the Spoiler-Free Review of Nekomonogatari White, we dive into some spoiler discussion about the season. If you have not watched Nekomonogatari White, avoid listening beyond the 18:20 mark.
Jul 14, 2016
Spring 2016 Anime Season Reviews Part 3
02:07:51
The reviews keep rolling in as the Animecast jump into the third segment of Spring 2016 Anime Season Reviews. Tackling moe bikes, healing witches, arm sax, classroom violence, and more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Bakuon!!, Shonen Maid, Flying Witch, Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, Kiznaiver, Onigiri, High School Fleet, and Assassination Classroom 2. Note: Following our spoiler free reviews of all listed shows and outro music, we get into a spoiler discussion of Assassination Classroom Season 2. If you have not watched Assassination Classroom 2, avoid listening beyond the 1:44:04 mark.
Jul 10, 2016
After War Gundam X Collection 2
00:19:01
The hosts of the Animecast dive once again into the world of After War Gundam X for its second half. While it has quite a bit of controversy to its rushed ending and change of tone, the outcome couldn’t be any more clear. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of After War Gundam X Collection 2 was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf.
Jul 07, 2016
Spring 2016 Anime Season Reviews Part 2
01:45:57
It’s time for the second of the Otaku Spirit Animecast reviews for the Spring 2016 season. Some of the bigger hitters of the season as well as some of the more controversial. Join us and find out what the hosts feel became hits or misses. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Anne Happy, Bungou Stray Dogs, Kumamiko -Girl Meets Bear, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, My Hero Academia, Rainbow Days, Pan de Peace!, and Ushio and Tora 2. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress called “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress” by Egoist. The outro for this episode is the ED for Kumamiko called “KUMAMIKO DANCING” by the cast.
Jul 03, 2016
Girls und Panzer
00:30:16
"Cute Girls Doing Cute Things" can easily be a genre on its own in the anime sphere. However, cute girls riding tanks is a whole different story. Join the hosts as they explore a world where girls live on ships while battling tanks. A train wreck of an idea, turned into something fantastic. The intro for this episode is the OP for Girls und Panzer called "DreamRiser" by ChouCho which can be found on iTunes. The outro music is the ED for Girls und Panzer called "Enter Enter MISSION!" by the cast.
Jun 30, 2016
Spring 2016 Anime Season Reviews Part 1
01:44:33
The Spring 2016 Anime Season is finally coming to a conclusion and the Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts are kicking off their reviews of its offerings. To start things off, they tackle some of the more controversial and even more anticipated. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: The Lost Village, Big Order, Kagewani 2, Hundred, Joker Game, Terraformars Revenge, Space Patrol Luluco, and The Asterisk War 2. The intro music for this episode was the OP for Big Order called “Disorder” by Yousei Teikoku and is available on iTunes. The outro music for this episode was the ED for Space Patrol Luluco called “Pipo Password” by TeddyLoid feat Bonjour Suzuki.
Jun 26, 2016
Ajin Demi-Human
00:48:09
Fear of the unknown is always a fuel for the fires of war. A violent and interesting tale of Ajin versus Humans sparks the series the Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts are here to talk about in this episode. Is the series worth a watch? Listen and find out! Note: After giving a spoiler free review of Ajin Demi-Human and following our outro music, we move on to a spoiler filled discussion of the series. If you have not watched Ajin Demi-Human, avoid listening beyond the 28:12 marker. The intro for this episode was the OP for Ajin called “Can You Sleep at Night?” by flumpool. The outro for this episode is the ED for Ajin called “How Close You Are” by Mamoru Miyano.
Jun 23, 2016
At Least Dad Isn't Gendou
02:23:38
While the last few weeks have been very light on news, it doesn’t stop the hosts of the Animecast from throwing together some discussion to kick off the new week. Releases, Anime Dads, E3, and much more are ready to fill listener’s ears and there’s plenty of fun to be had. Discussions include: Discotek Releases, Funimation Releases, Best Fathers of Anime, E3 Thoughts (57:10-1:30:35), and more! The intro to this episode is called “Song of..Am” by SawanoHiroyuki and Mizuki. The outro for this episode is the ED for Bunny Drop called “High High High” by kasarinchu.
Jun 19, 2016
Golden Time
00:57:25
A past self, a new future, and uncertainty of one’s identity. All elements that are explored in the 2013 Romance Comedy Golden Time. Join the Otaku Spirit Animecast Hosts as they dive once again into this title and give their final take on if it’s worth a watch or not. Note: After giving a spoiler free review of Golden Time and following our outro music, we move on to a spoiler filled discussion of the series. If you have not watched Golden Time, avoid listening beyond the 27:04 marker. The intro for this episode was the first OP for Golden Time called “Golden Time” by Yui Horie. The outro for this episode is the first ED for Golden Time called “Sweet and Sweet CHERRY” by Yui Horie. Following the spoiler discussion, we close with the second OP for Golden Time called “The World’s End” by Yui Horie.
Jun 16, 2016
Summer 2016 Anime Season Preview
01:56:33
The Summer Season is upon us and with it comes a load of new anime titles for us to get excited for! While the season seems lighter than usual, it does have some heavy hitters that we cannot ignore. Join the Otaku Spirit Animecast Hosts as we explore its offerings. Anime Discussed In This Preview: 91Days, Active Raid 2, Sweetness and Lightning, Amanchu!, Ange Vierge, The Heroic Legend of Arslan 2, B-Project, Battery, Berserk 2016, Cute High Earth Defense Club Love Love, Cheer Boys!, D.Gray-man Hallow, Danganronpa 3, Days, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei, Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu, Fukigen na Mononokean, Handa-kun, Hatsukoi Monster, The Art Club Has a Problem, Love Live! Sunshine, Mahou Shoujo? Naria Girls, Masou Gakuen HxH, Mob Psycho 100, Alderamin on the Sky, NEW GAME, Orange, Puzzle and Dragons X, Qualidea Code, Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars, ReLIFE, Rewrite, The Disaster of Psi Kusuo Saiki, Sacred Rider XechS, SERVAMP, Food Wars The Second Plate, Taboo Tattoo, Tales of Zestiria the X, Time Travel Shoujo, Tsukiuta the Animation, Planetarian, Ozmafia, Show by Rock!! Short!, and the continuations of the season. The intro is from the PV for Qualidea Code. For the break, we play the PV for Sweetness and Lightning. Finally, the outro for this episode if from the PV for Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma 3Rei.
Jun 12, 2016
The Boy and the Beast
00:57:25
Mamoru Hosoda’s newest film The Boy and the Beast has finally released in North America on home video. Being the unfortunates who could not reach it in theaters, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to finally give their take on the newest title. Note: After giving a spoiler free review of The Boy and the Beast and following our outro music, we move on to a spoiler filled discussion of the movie. If you have not watched The Boy and the Beast, avoid listening beyond the 38:16 marker. The intro music for this episode is called “The Beast of Festivities,” the outro is called “A Child Full of Life,” and the outro for the spoiler segment is called “Free the Wind” which are all composed by Masakatsu Takagi from The Boy and the Beast Soundtrack. All are available on iTunes.
Jun 09, 2016
Supporting The Anime Industry
01:58:13
We love anime, and what better way to show our appreciation than spotlighting the companies and sources available to us for keeping anime growing and becoming more available. In this episode of the Animecast, we run through the places you can find your anime fix, 100% legit! Discussions include: Information Sites, News Sites, Anime Distributors, Anime Streamers, Manga Distributors, Manga Apps, Light Novels, Music Distributors, Figure Buying, Visual Novel Distributors, and Memorabilia in General. See below for full site listings. The intro to this episode is called “Amrita” by Yui Makino which can be found on iTunes. The outro for this episode is called “Scapegoat” by SawanoHiroyuki featuring YOSH which can also be found on iTunes. We hope you all enjoy! Portal and Information Sites: Manga-Anime-Here.com, Anime-Planet.com, MyAnimeList.net, OtakuSpirit.com News: Manga-Anime-Here.com, AnimeNewsNetwork.com, Crunchyroll.com, OtakuMode.com, OtakuUSAMagazine.com, MyAnimeList.net Anime Streaming: Crunchyroll.com, Funimation.com, Daisuki.net, Viz.com, Crackle.com, Amazon.com, TheAnimeNetwork.com, Netflix.com, Hulu.com, Youtube.com/user/FUNimation, Youtube.com/user/nozomient, Youtube.com/user/GundamInfo, Youtube.com/user/DAISUKI Anime Purchasing: iTunes.Apple.com, Funimation.com, Amazon.com, NISAmerica.com, RightstufAnime.com Manga: Viz.com, YenPress.com, ComiXology.com, Amazon.com, RightstufAnime.com, BarnsAndNobleInc.com, iTunes.Apple.com, Global.Bookwalker.jp, Crunchyroll.com Light Novel: YenPress.com, Global.Bookwalker.jp, RightstufAnime.com, Amazon.com Music: iTunes.Apple.com, CDJapan.co.jp, Amazon.co.jp, OtakuMode.com, RightstufAnime.com Figures: AmiAmi.com, RightstufAnime.com, Amazon.com, Nippon-Yasan.com, OtakuMode.com, Crunchyroll.com, Mandarake.co.jp, MyFigureCollection.net, GoodSmileshop.com Memorabilia and Artbooks: OtakuMode.com, RightstufAnime.com, JBox.com Visual Novels: SteamPowered.com Adult Items, VN, and Manga: Jlist.com (adult), Fakku.net (adult), Denpasoft.com (adult)
Jun 05, 2016
El Hazard The Wanderers
00:25:43
The Hosts of the Animecast take another trip back 20 years to review the fantasy romp El Hazard The Wanderers. Fabricated by the same producer that brought us a host favorite Tenchu Muyo series. But does it contain the same charm? Does it still hold up to today? Listen and find out! As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of El Hazard The Wanderers was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf. It can be purchased at RightStufAnime.com. We open this episode with the El Hazard OP called “Illusion” by Invoice. Closing this episode is the ED for El Hazard called “Bukiyou Janakya Koi wa Dekinai” by Etsuko Kozakura, Kikuko Inoue, and Rio Natsuki. We hope you all enjoy!
Jun 02, 2016
Bunch of KyoAni Fanboys
02:15:23
Lots of very important news has swamped the front pages lately and the Animecast Hosts are here to discuss them. Not only that, but a slew of really great questions from the community are ready to be answered! Discussions include: Steins;Gate 0, Rewrite+, Discotek streaming, Yoshitoki Oima’s new work, ComiXology, Viz Media, Hulu exodus, Dragon Quest Builders, Kyoto Animation, Violet Evergarden, Love Chuunibyo and Other Delusions, Seiyu, Hatsune Miku, and more! The intro to this episode is the OP for Love Chuunibyo and Other Delusions called “Sparkling Daydream” by ZAQ. The outro for this episode is the music from the CM for Violet Evergreen. We hope you all enjoy!
May 29, 2016
Nekomonogatari Black
00:34:23
It’s time to dive head first into the story of Tsubasa with Nekomonogatari Black. The first segment in her story for the Monogatari Second Season. Join the Hosts of the Animecast and get their take on Tsubasa and if she remains candidate for best girl! Note: Following the Spoiler-Free Review of Nekomonogatari Black, we dive into some spoiler discussion about the season. If you have not watched Nekomonogatari Black, avoid listening beyond the 15:00 mark.
May 26, 2016
Don't Put Madoka In Your Top Nine!
02:56:49
There’s been quite a bit of discussion in the Otaku Spirit Forums and the Animecast Hosts bring on an old friend of the site and host of the Anime Arcade Podcast to break it down. Madoka, Top 9s, Origins, and more! Discussions include: Introduction to Anime, RWBY, Closet Otaku, Romance Anime, Collecting Anime and Figures, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Fantasy versus Trapped in a Game, Puella Magi Madoka Magica as a Starter Anime, Yuuko Mizutani’s passing, Millennium Actress, Re:Zero Starting Life In Another World, Fairy Tail Author’s Words of Wisdom, and some Spoiler Discussion of the Season. Note: Following the outro music of the podcast, we get into some spoiler discussion on Re:Zero and then Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. If you have not watched Re:Zero Episode 7 or Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Episode 6, avoid listening beyond the 1:58:36 mark. Special thanks to Logan from the Anime Arcade Podcast for joining us on this episode. You can find them at AnimeArcade.net and on iTunes.
May 22, 2016
After War Gundam X
00:27:53
Gundam has been known to us for big epic battles and struggles between large political parties, however After War Gundam X takes a different approach. The wild west of post war survival that we dive into for this Collection 1 review. After recording, we learned that the voice for Carris (and mentioned, Mihoshi from Tenchi Muyo) Yūko Mizutani passed away on May 17th. For that reason, we wish to dedicate this podcast episode to the work and memory of her. We appreciate the life she breathed into so many great characters we loved. As mentioned in the podcast, this copy of After War Gundam X Collection 1 was provided to us for review by Nozomi Entertainment and Rightstuf.
May 19, 2016
Anime Writing Tools
02:03:32
All anime start from one place, a pen and paper or a keyboard and a document. It’s fabricated together by writing tools that, while basic, are important to understand in the grand scheme of things. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they dive into the writing tools of storytelling. Discussions include: Plot, Characters, Setting, Pacing, and more! The intro music for this episode is called “Lost Heaven” by L’Arc en Ciel which can be found on iTunes. The outro is called “Start Line” by SCREEN mode which can also be found on iTunes.
May 15, 2016
Little Witch Academia and The Enchanted Parade
00:28:14
Trigger is well known for its work in producing Kill la Kill, but the other special title they put together was Little Witch Academia. In this episode of the Animecast, the hosts tackle the short episode produced through Anime Mirai, as well as the movie they put together in The Enchanted Parade. We open this episode with “Akko’s Idea The Happy Time Project” from the Little Witch Academia soundtrack. The closing for this episode is called “Luna Nova’s Witch Parade Happy Time”, also from the Little Witch Academia soundtrack.
May 12, 2016
Don't Spoil My First Impression
02:28:29
It’s time for another fun filled discussional podcast for the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast. Join us as we dive into the recent anime news, discuss first impressions, and honor the best mothers in anime! Discussions include Ajin Season 2, Only Yesterday Home Release, Amazon Prime Exclusive Sales, New Cardcaptor Sakura Manga and Series, Good Smile Company Cardcaptor Sakura Figure, K: Seven Stories, Amazon Prime Video Only Subscription, Netflix Streaming Subtitles in Japan, Kuromukuro Goes 2 Cours, Hatsune Miku Project Diva X Release Date, Skip Beat Reaches Goals, Rant About First Impression Venom, Best Mothers In Anime, and tons more! Special thanks to Baka Ichigo, Semibolt, Star-K, Wolfears, Xavi, JewDude, and fullmetal snorlax for the great questions featured in this episode!
May 09, 2016
Haibane Renmei
00:50:44
It’s always rewarding to finally take one of those lingering titles off of your pile-of-shame list. In this episode of the Animecast, the hosts dive into one of the deepest and highly regarded anime titles of the last 2 decades. Does it hold up? Does it match the hype? Listen to find out their take on it! Note: Following the Spoiler-Free Review of Haibane Renmei, we dive into some spoiler discussion about the show. If you have not watched Haibane Renmei, avoid listening beyond the 22:44 mark.
May 05, 2016
Spring 2016 Anime Season First Impressions
03:54:41
We’re getting our feet wet in the new Spring 2016 Anime Season and it’s time for the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast to give their take on what shows have promise and which seem to be falling short. It’s a jam packed episode so be prepared to take notes! Anime discussed in this episode: Wagamama High Spec, Pan de Peace, Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Re:0096, Space Patrol Luluco, Hundred, Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World, The Asterisk War 2, The Lost Village, Three Leaves Three Colors, Endride, Onigiri, Takana-kun is Always Listless, Bungo Stray Dogs, Kagewani 2, Ushio and Tora 2, Big Order, RIN-NE, Kiznaiver, Twin Star Exorcists, Anne-Happy, Shonen Maid, Ace Attorney, Flying Witch, High School Fleet, And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Kumamiko – Girl Meets Bear, My Hero Academia, Cerberus, Joker Game, Crane Game Girls, Bakuon, Super Lovers, Terraformars: Revenge, Sailor Moon Crystal 3, and Rainboy Days. The intro for this episode is the OP for Re:Zero called “Redo” by Konomi Suzuki. The outro is the ED for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress called “ninelie” by Aimer x chelly.
May 01, 2016
Nisemonogatari
01:03:17
Continuing the journey through the Monogatari Series, the Animecast Hosts dive into the Nisemonogatari series and give their take on the dose of Fire Sisters Justice! Is the series still holding strong or falling short? Note: Following the Spoiler-Free Review of Nisemonogatari, we dive into some spoiler discussion about the season. If you have not watched Nisemonogatari, avoid listening beyond the 23:37 mark. We open this episode with the Nisemonogatari OP2 called “Marshmallow Justice” by Eri Kitamura. Closing, we play the OP3 for Nisemonogatari called “Platinum Disco” by Yuka Iguchi. The closing of the spoiler segment is the ED for Nisemonogatari called “Naisho no Hanashi” by ClariS. We hope you all enjoy!
Apr 28, 2016
Music of Spring 2016 Anime Season
01:11:20
The Spring 2016 Anime Season has brought us a load of new shows to attach our eyes to, but also twice as many new artists to fill our ears with tunes. In this episode of the Animecast, we listen to the greatest offerings of the season be it moe, rock, trance, soothing, and even genki! kumamikofeatEverything from the amazing work of Sawano Hiroyuki, the sexy song of Bonjour Suzuki, the rock of EGOIST, vocals of Aimer, the kawaii of Maki Hanatani, and so much more! NOTE: For High Quality purposes for music, this podcast was exported via HQ setting, thus slightly larger in size than standard podcasts. Roughly 103MB. Keep that in mind for bandwidth limits please. Songs spotlight in this episode: -“DISORDER” by Yousei Teikoku – Big Order OP -“Pipo Password” by TeddyLoid feat Bonjour Suzuki – Space Patrol Luluco ED -“PUNCH MIND HAPPINESS” by Happy Clover – Anne Happy OP -“Leave it for Tomorrow” by Happy Clover – Anne Happy ED -“TRASH CANDY” by GRANDRODEO – Bungo Stray Dog OP -“Call Out The Name” by Luck Life – Bungo Stray Dogs ED -“Valkyrie -War Maiden-” by Wagakki Band – Twin Star Exorcist OP -“Redo” by Konomi Suzuki – Re: Zero OP -“STYX HELIX” by MYTH and ROID – Re: Zero ED -“Gensou Drive” by Ami Wajima – The Lost Village OP -“Ketsuro” by Rina Katahira – The Lost Village ED -“BON-BON” by CooRie – Tanaka-kun is Always Listless OP -“Shanranran feat.96 Neko” by miwa – Flying Witch OP -“Into the Sky” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Tielle – Gundam Unicorn Re:0096 OP -“Next 2U -eUC-” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:naNami – Gundam Unicorn Re:0096 ED -“The Asterisk War” by Shiena Nishizawa – The Asterisk War 2 OP -“Ai no Uta -words of love-” by Haruka Chisuga – The Asterisk War 2 ED -“LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME” by BOOM BOOM SATELLITES – Kiznaiver OP -“Well, Because Hug Me” by Maki Hanatani – Kuma Miko OP -“KUMAMIKO DANCING” by Machi and Natsu – Kuma Miko ED -“1st Love Story” by Luce Twinkle Wink – Never A Girl Online OP -“Smashing Lamentation” by ZAQ – Concrete Revolutio 2 OP -“Kabeneri of the Iron Fortress” by EGOIST – Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress OP -“ninelie” by Aimer x chelly – Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress ED
Apr 24, 2016
Fairycast: Fairy Tail 76-95
00:41:47
People have been asking, and here’s your answer! The return of the Otaku Spirit Fairycast! In this seventh installment, we tackle the first large arc covering Edolas and the large amounts of interweaving back-plots it involves! Warning: We will be discussing Fairy Tail spoilers for the entire first 95 episodes of the series. This is the original Fairy Tail series. The opening for this episode is the OP7 of Fairy Tail called “Evidence” by Daisy x Daisy. The outro is the ED7 for Fairy Tail called “Hitori Samishiku” by ShaNa. We hope you all enjoy!
Apr 21, 2016
Best Moments of Winter 2016 Anime Season
02:20:58
While the Winter 2016 Anime Season didn’t have a large quantity of twist filled shows, we still had plenty of events to talk about. Join us as we recap our favorite moments of the Winter 2016 Season, full on spoilers! Be sure to check the following time stamps to avoid listening to show discussions about shows you don’t want to be spoiled on. Special thanks to everyone as we reach our 200th episode of the Otaku Spirit Animecast! Timestamps: 2:49 – AOKANA 7:12 – KONOSUBA 13:48 – Dagashi Kashi 18:35 – Sekko Boys 19:33 – Dimension W 26:44 – Heavy Object 34:13 – Bubuki Buranki 39:56- Ojisan and Marshmallow 44:39 – Please Tell Me! Galko-chan 51:12 – Myriad Colors Phantom World 58:42 – Norn9: Norn+Nonet 1:00:03 – Prince of Stride: Alternative 1:01:58 – Gate II 1:11:51 – Divine Gate 1:19:19 – God Eater 1:23:46 – Schwarzesmarken 1:32:41 – Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 1:41:48 – Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 1:49:51 – Ajin: Demi-Human 1:54:17 – Tabi Machi Late Show 1:56:29 – Erased 2:03:32 – Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash The intro to this episode was the OP for AOKANA called “Contrail Miracle” by Mami Kawada. The outro for this episode is the ED for Dimension W called “Contrast” by Fo’xTails. We hope you all enjoy!
Apr 17, 2016
The Anthem of the Heart
00:27:53
Words are powerful things. Be it to break someone down, or lift them up. A major theme in the movie The Anthem of the Heart, brought to us by the team behind Anohana. In this episode of the Animecast, we put a spotlight on the movie and give our take on how well it portrayed its characters, story, and message. The series can be imported via Rightstuf.com or through Amazon.co.jp. This is a review of the Limited Edition Release Blu-Ray that was not supplied. The opening for this episode is called “Girl Who Yearns For The Castle” from the soundtrack. The outro is called “Harmonia” also from the soundtrack. We hope you all enjoy!
Apr 14, 2016
Neflix, You're Doing It Wrong!
01:53:01
The last few weeks have been crazy, and with reviews being in order, we’ve had to put off discussion for some time. So here it is, a slew of news, new and old! And… a little bit of ranting included. Discussions include Heaven’s Feel, Fate/Extra, Rage of Bahamut Virgin Soul, A Silent Voice PV, Your Name (Kimi no na Wa) PV, Planetarian Anime, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 2nd Season, Poco Udon, Netflix and Kuromukuro, Toonami and FLCL, Eromanga Sensei, Berserk, Tomoyo After, Skip Beat, and Hatsune Miku!
Apr 10, 2016
Winter 2016 Anime Season Review Part 2
04:07:04
It’s time for a jam packed final episode to our Winter 2016 Anime Season Reviews! In this installment, we knock out 24 shows that aired and give our take on what are the gems… or the bricks. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Norn9: Norn+Nonet, Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note, AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue, BBK/BRNK, Dagashi Kashi, Dimension W, God Eater, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Luck and Logic, Myriad Colors Phantom World, Nurse Witch Komugi R, Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation, Schwarzes Marken, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Snow White With The Red Hair 2, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicles, Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara, Ooya-san wa Shishunki, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Mr. Osomatsu, Durarara x2 Ketsu, Fairy Tail Zero, and Assassination Classroom 2.
Apr 03, 2016
Winter 2016 Anime Season Review Part 1
03:00:25
The final episodes are airing for the Winter 2016 Anime Season and the Animecast is here to knock out a list of the first to conclude. A jam packed list of laughter filled, heartwarming moments, mystery, action, and TMI shows! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn, Heavy Object, Sekkou Boys, Please Tell Me Galko-chan, She and Her Cat Everything Flows, GATE The JSDF Fought There 2nd Season, Divine Gate, Girls Beyond the Youth Kouya, Active Raid, ERASED, Haruchika, Ojisan and Marshmallow, Prince of Stride Alternative, KONOSUBA, This Boy is a Professional Wizard, and Tabi Machi Late Show.
Mar 27, 2016
Bakemonogatari
01:00:38
Bakemonogatari has been a big hit in certain sections of the anime fandom. Praised for its witty dialog exchange that could make any subtitle purist’s eyes bleed. In all seriousness, the lack of an Otaku Spirit Animecast review of it was just downright criminal. Seeking to change that, we sit down and review this classic and give it a proper examination. Note: Following the Spoiler-Free Review of Bakemonogatari, we dive into some spoiler discussion about the first season. If you have not watched Bakemonogatari, avoid listening beyond the 27:42 mark. We open this episode with the Bakemonogatari OP4 called “Renai Circulation” by Kana Hanazawa. Closing, we play the ED for Bakemonogatari called “Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari” by supercell. The closing of the spoiler segment is “Sugar Sweet Nightmare” by Yui Horie.
Mar 24, 2016
Spring 2016 Anime Season Preview
01:52:30
Spring brings quite an exciting new season of anime that one can’t help but get excited about. Not only is the offering showing promising, but the number is one for the record books. Over 60 new titles stretching from mecha, to moe, to shounen, to fantasy, to mafia, and more. Plug in your sound projectors of choice and join us as we break it down! Anime Discussed In This Preview: Age 12, Bakuon, Big Order, My Hero Academia, Bungou Stray Dogs, Endride, flying witch, Gekidol, Ace Attorney, Hai Furi, Hundred, Joker Game, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096, Kiznaiver, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Kuma Miko, Kuromukuro, Mayoiga, And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?, Pan de Peace, Life in a Different World From Zero, Haven’t You Heard I’m Sakamoto, Sansha Sanyou, Seisen Cerberus Ryuukoku no Fatelite, Shounen Maid, Twin Star Exorcists, Super Lovers, Sword Gai, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge, Anne Happy, Sailor Moon Crystal 3, Concrete Revolutio 2 The Last Song, The Asterisk War 2, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure 4 Diamond Is Unbreakable, Joker 3, RIN-NE 2, Macross Delta, Magi Sinbad no Bouken, Terraformars Revenge, Ushio and Tora 2, Bishoujo Yuugi Unit Crane Game Girls, Hakuouki Otogisoushi, Kagewani Shou, Onigiri, Uchuu Patrol Luluco, Usakame, Wagamama High Spec, Aikatsu Stars, Assassination Classroom 2, and Nijiiro Days.
Mar 20, 2016
Erasing Yuri Dragons
02:49:00
While there isn’t too much news to cover the last couple weeks, there’s still plenty of content to discuss in this week’s Otaku Spirit Animecast Discussional. After diving into some brief news, we check in with our community and then follow things up with some interesting spoiler discussion. At the 1:20:00 mark, we jump into some spoiler discussion for the Winter 2016 Season. Be sure to avoid listening to segments of shows you have not seen! Time Stamps: 1:20:38 – ERASED Ep10 1:44:57 – Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Ep9 2:14:52 – Myriad Color Phantom World Ep10 2:15:55 – GATE II Ep22 2:29:15 – Luck and Logic Ep9 2:31:51 – Girls Beyond the Wasteland Ep10 2:37:06 – Schwarzenmarken Ep9 2:47:05 – Post Show
Mar 13, 2016
Tari Tari
00:29:39
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast have knocked out yet another title in their pile of shame by confronting a sadly missed P.A. Work original. Join as they examine the musical slice-of-life drama of Tari Tari. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Tari Tari called “Shiokaze no Harmony” by Shirahamazaka High School Chorus Club (the cast). The outro music is the ED for Tari Tari called “goin’ my way!” by Shirahamazaka High School Chorus Club (the cast).
Mar 10, 2016
Is Anime Dying?
01:55:23
“Anime is dying!” “This is the worst season ever!” and more are statements we hear every season. With that said, you’d think the industry was over. In this episode of the podcast, we examine the anime industry, its quality, and its elements as an entertainment industry. Then dive into the strength it actually seems to be building. The intro music for this episode is the OP for Selector Infected Wixoss called “Killy Killy Joker” by Kanon Wakeshima. The outro is the “Baka Song” from Ranma 1/2.
Mar 06, 2016
Maoyu
00:28:04
Humans and Demons are in what seems like a never ending bloody war. As the Hero faces against the Demon Lord, things take an interesting twist into an odd tale of companionship and.. potatoes?! Join the hosts of the Animecast as they once again visit the tale of Maoyu and give a full take in a revised review! The intro music for this episode is the OP for Maoyu called “Mukaikaze” by YOHKO. The outro music for this episode is the ED for Maoyu called “Unknown Vision” by Akino Arai.
Mar 03, 2016
The Kickstarter of Escaflowne
01:52:40
Funimation Netflix, and Section23 are on the radar this time around for the Otaku Spirit Animecast Discussional. Join us as we dive into license rescues, new adaptation announcements, and ... Kickstarter rants. Thanks to AstDeprived, Kocurek, JackTWD4th, SemiBolt, Justaguy, Lenzark, and Baka Ichigo for the great questions featured in this podcast.
Feb 28, 2016
Expelled From Paradise
00:18:50
Jumping into the future of 2400, part of mankind is digitized in an orbiting colony of DEVA. After it is hacked by a source on Earth, System Security Officer Angela Balzac is sent to take down the hacker while learning the quirks of being human. Thus is the opening to a movie created by a team of big names, but can it live up to the backing? Join the hosts of the Animecast and find out! The music for this episode is the theme for Expelled From Paradise called “Eonian” by ELISA connect EFP. The English Version can be purchased from iTunes. The Japanese Version can also be purchased from iTunes.
Feb 25, 2016
Winter 2016 Anime Spoiler Talk
02:31:08
While the Winter 2016 Anime Season isn’t completely overflowing with tons of topical shows, there are a few concentrated cases of fun discussion to be had. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they dive into a handful of shows completely open spoilers! Time Stamps For Spoiler Discussions: 00:00 – Pre Show 2:47 – Myriad Colors Phantom World (Ep7) 9:02 – KONOSUBA (Ep6) 19:23 – Girls Beyond the Wasteland (Ep7) 35:47 – GATE II (Ep19) 54:28 – BBK/BRNK (Ep7) 1:09:04 – Showa Genroku Rakugo (Ep7) 1:22:06 – Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (Ep6) 1:41:31 – ERASED (Ep7) 2:04:02 – Snow White With The Red Hair (Ep18) 2:08:32 – Utawarerumono: The False Faces (Ep20) 2:28:14 – Post Show
Feb 21, 2016
Mardock Scramble
00:24:18
Rune Ballot has lived a tough life, and it’s about to get tougher as her life takes a tragic turn of events. Join the hosts of the Animecast as we dive into the Ballot’s world and the traumatic, mature, and sci-fi story it tells. This review is spoiler free and covers Mardock Scramble: The First Compression, Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion, and Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust.
Feb 18, 2016
The Record of Gandalf-sama
01:51:24
Tons of Funimation news and some issues with Aniplex Licenses fuel this discussional episode of the Animecast. Plus, a bit of a rant regarding Nintendo of America from one host. Join us for the fun, anger, and laughs! Thanks to JewDude, Neko, SeismicWolf, Lenzark, Justaguy, Mys145, and SemiBolt for the great questions featured in this podcast. Thanks to CCTakato and Chapternine for the great feedback.
Feb 14, 2016
If Her Flag Breaks
00:23:13
Video games are made up of event triggers called flags. None more so than the traditional dating sim game. Backstory flags, love flags, date flags, and even death flags! In this episode of the Animecast, we revisit If Her Flag Breaks to include another host’s impressions of this series. Disclaimer: We were provided a Premium Edition Blu-ray copy of If Her Flag Breaks by NIS America, as noted on the podcast recording.
Feb 12, 2016
Samurai Girls, Samurai Bride
00:47:55
Like a little ecchi with your action? In this episode of the Animecast, we do a combined review of both Samurai Girls and Samurai Bride. Samurai, demons, and a whole lot of fanservice! Following the closing music and proper warning, things transition into the spoiler realm. If you have not watched Samurai Girls or Samurai Bride, avoid listening beyond the 31:38 marker.
Feb 11, 2016
Winter 2016 Anime Season First Impressions Part 2
02:31:24
It’s time for the second half of our Winter 2016 Anime Season First Impressions. In this segment, we cover quite a few of the big hitters for the season, and maybe the not so bigger hitters. Even still, each seem to have some sort of flavor to add to the season. Anime discussed in this episode: ERASED, Ojisan and Marshmallow, Norn9: Norn + Nonet, Girls Beyond The Wasteland, Divine Gate, Please Tell Me Galko-chan, Sekko Boys, Pandora in the Crimson Shell, GATE II: The JSDF Fought There Fine Dragon Arc, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Phantasy Star Online 2, Luck and Logic, Dimension W, BBK/BRNK, Nurse Witch Komugi R, DurararaX2 Third Arc, Heavy Object, Utawarerumono: The False Faces, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.
Feb 07, 2016
Best Anime of 2015 Awards
01:09:43
The community has spoken up, and we have the breakdown on what anime everyone loved. Not only that, but the hosts also chime in on what were their decisions after the long and bloody deliberations. Strong year? Weak year? Listen and get your watch lists ready! A special thanks to Logan for helping us tally up the list. A thanks to Kocurek and Giant Robot Hug for putting together some community polls. Of course, a big thanks to everyone of the community for chiming in on their favorites.
Feb 04, 2016
Winter 2016 Anime Season First Impressions Part 1
02:06:53
The Winter 2016 Anime Season is starting to ramp up and we’ve gotten our feel for just what each show has in its hand to play. In this first of two parts of First Impressions, we tackle 14 shows and give our take on how they are panning out. Anime discussed in this episode: Ooya-san wa Shishunki, Rainbow Days, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Schwarzes Marken, Snow White With The Red Hair 2, Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara, AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across The Blue, Dagashi Kashi, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicles, Prince of Stride: Alternative, Myriad Colors Phantom World, HARUCHIKA – Haruto and Chika, KONOSUBA – God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World, and Active Raid.
Jan 31, 2016
Music of Winter 2016 Anime Season
01:15:52
Warm yourself during this Winter Season with the top picks of Openings and Closings from the Otaku Spirit Animecast. In this Musical episode, we highlight the best tracks brought to us from the talented people who either get us prepared for our shows, or ramp us down from our adventures! Songs spotlight in this episode: “Ashita o Orase” by Kavka Shishido – Fairy Tail Zero OP “Landscape” by SOLIDEMO – Fairy Tail Zero ED “Survivor” by BLUE ENCOUNT – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans OP2 “STEEL -Bonds of Blood and Iron-” by TRUE – Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans ED2 “Strider’s High” by OxT – Prince of Stride: Alternative OP “Contrail~Miracle~” by Mami Kawada – AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue OP “a-gain” by Ray – AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue ED “Knew day” by [K]NoW_NAME – Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash OP “Harvest” by [K]NoW_NAME – Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash ED “Your Voice Becomes a Map” by Saori Hayami – Snow White With The Red Hair 2 OP “Page~The Story I Weave With You” by Saori Hayami – Snow White WTRH 2 ED “Naked Dive” by SCREEN mode – Myriad Colors Phantom World OP “If You Knit a Rainbow” by fhana – HARUCHIKA OP “Imaginary Triangle” by ChouCho – HARUCHIKA ED “That was like a small light” by Sayuri – ERASED ED “I Won’t Love You If You Don’t Say It Straight” by Sayuri Ishikawa – Lupin 3rd Pt4 ED “Kazekiri” by Nagi Yanagi – Norn9: Norn + Nonette OP “Zero to Kei” by Kaori Oda – Norn9: Norn + Nonette ED “One Me Two Hearts” by Hitorie – DIVINE GATE OP “GATE II ~Surpass the World~” by Kishida Kyoudan and The Akeboshi Rockets – GATE II “Kawa, Taredoki” by Kana Shibue – Showa Genroku Rakugo Shiju ED “STORY” by Kensho Ono – Luck and Logic OP “Genesis” by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION – Dimension W OP “Contrast” by Fo’xTails – Dimension W ED “Beat your Heart” by Konomi Suzuki – BBK/BRNK OP “Anger/Anger” by Myth and Roid – BBK/BRNK ED “Starry Sky Rendezvous” by Sekko Boys – Sekko Boys OP
Jan 28, 2016
Two Years Of Moe Defense
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Today’s Discussional Animecast celebrates Otaku Spirit’s 2 Year Anniversary. Two fun and exciting years of growth, stumbles, and successes. What better way to celebrate this occasion than to dive into some fun and entertaining community questions and news items! twoyearsofmoedefensefeatThanks to Homebound11, Kocurek, almightyhiki, TheIvynaire, Star-K, justaguy, AstDeprived, and SemiBolt for the great questions featured in this podcast. Thanks to smile430, malcom, Games-pugs-apples-oh my, and ClaireGasm for the great feedback.
Jan 23, 2016
Fall 2015 Anime Season Review Part 4
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The fourth and final Fall 2015 Reviews are here. Join the hosts of the Animecast as they dive into 8 more shows, including the long awaited review of Ushio and Tora! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Miss Monochrome 3, Beautiful Bones Sakurako’s Investigation, Komori san Can’t Decline, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid, Anti Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon, Dance With Devils, Diabolik Lovers More Blood, and Ushio and Tora.
Jan 17, 2016
Best Moments in Anime 2015
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Anime in 2015 made us cry, angry, happy, filled with laughter, or expressing some other form of emotion. In this episode of the Animecast, we talk about our favorite moments in anime for the year. Starting with the least spoilery, before getting further and further into heavy spoiler territory. Warning: Although we start with light spoilers, we eventually get heavier and heavier into some more plot exposing territories. Please listen at your own risk. Spoilers are fair game, especially in the later segments. Insignificant Spoilers: Actually I Am, My Love Story, Shirobako, Castletown Dandelion, Ushio and Tora, Non Non Biyori, Sound Euphonium. Light Spoilers: Gate, Chivalry of a Failed Knight, Plastic Memories, Seiyu’s Life. Medium Spoilers: Young Black Jack, Beautiful Bones, Maria The Virgin Witch. Heavy Spoilers: Shirobako, Your Lie In April, Death Parade, Seven Deadly Sins, Cinderella Girls, Romantic Comedy SNAFU Too, Overlord. Showstopper Spoilers: Knights of Sidonia, Gangsta, Gatchaman Crowds Insight, Noragami Aragoto, Seraph of the End 2, Saekano, Unlimited Blade Works, School-Live, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Punch Line.
Jan 13, 2016
Best Anime Music of 2015
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2015 was filled with great music by amazing artists that we grew to love. In this episode of the Otaku Spirit Animecast, we highlight some of our favorite tracks and play a few of them for our listeners. Music mentioned in this episode: Brave Shine by Aimer, Ring Your Bell by kalafina, Tokimeki Poporon by Chimame-tai, Youth is Non-Stop! by Plasmagica, Anata o Tamotsu Mono by Maaya Sakamoto, Flyers by Bradio, Last Theater by NoisyCell, The Wings That Won’t Be Burned Down by Aoi Tada, Mikazuki by Sayuri, Bravely You by Lia, Fist Time Girls by Ray, Insight by White Ash, Kyouran Hey Kids by The Oral Cigarettes, Azayaka na Tabiji by Megumi Mori, And Z by sawanohiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki, L.L.L. by Myth and Roid, talking by Kana-Boon, Kuchiduke Diamond by Weaver, Ano Mori de Matteru by Bonjour Suzuki, Punch Line! by Shokotan Heart Denpagumi, Retry Rendezvous by Nyaa-tan, Renegade by Stereo Dive Foundation, lenai lenai by Hilcrhyme, ISOTone by Natsumi Kon, Hotel Alien by Bradio, and Waiting for the Rain by Maaya Sakamoto.
Jan 12, 2016
Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 7
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Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they break down the 2015 year of anime and pick their favorite titles of genres, characters, and of course the best of the best. This is a raw and nearly uncut recording of their deliberations. Deliberations covered in this episode: Best Female Character, Best Male Character, and List Cleanup/Revisions.
Jan 11, 2016
Fall 2015 Anime Season Review Part 3
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The third part in our Review roundup for the Fall 2015 anime season is here. Join us as we tackle a few of the less compelling stories and gush over our cute and adorable friends at the Rabbit House Cafe. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Is The Order A Rabbit?? 2, Magical Somera-chan, Lance N’ Masques, Comet Lucifer, Shomin Sample, Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya, and K: Return of Kings.
Jan 10, 2016
Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 6
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Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they break down the 2015 year of anime and pick their favorite titles of genres, characters, and of course the best of the best. This is a raw and nearly uncut recording of their deliberations. Deliberations covered in this episode: Best Anime of 2015, Worst, and Most Disappointing Note: Not all titles may be covered in each category. We swing back in the 7th part to pick up stragglers. This will be a 7 part deliberation with favorite moments and music following afterwards.
Jan 09, 2016
Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 5
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Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they break down the 2015 year of anime and pick their favorite titles of genres, characters, and of course the best of the best. This is a raw and nearly uncut recording of their deliberations. Deliberations covered in this episode: Slice of Life, Animation, Art, and Kawaii categories. Note: Not all titles may be covered in each category. We swing back in the 7th part to pick up stragglers. This will be a 7 part deliberation with favorite moments and music following afterwards.
Jan 08, 2016
Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 4
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Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they break down the 2015 year of anime and pick their favorite titles of genres, characters, and of course the best of the best. This is a raw and nearly uncut recording of their deliberations. Deliberations covered in this episode: Horror/Mystery/Psychological, Sci-Fi/Mecha, Supernatural, and Romance Genre. Note: Not all titles may be covered in each category. We swing back in the 7th part to pick up stragglers. This will be a 7 part deliberation with favorite moments and music following afterwards.
Jan 07, 2016
Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 3
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Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they break down the 2015 year of anime and pick their favorite titles of genres, characters, and of course the best of the best. This is a raw and nearly uncut recording of their deliberations. Deliberations covered in this episode: Ecchi, Harem, and Comedy Genre. Note: Not all titles may be covered in each category. We swing back in the 7th part to pick up stragglers. This will be a 7 part deliberation with favorite moments and music following afterwards.
Jan 06, 2016
Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 2
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Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they break down the 2015 year of anime and pick their favorite titles of genres, characters, and of course the best of the best. This is a raw and nearly uncut recording of their deliberations. Deliberations covered in this episode: Adventure, Fantasy, and Drama genre. Note: Not all titles may be covered in each category. We swing back in the 7th part to pick up stragglers. This will be a 7 part deliberation with favorite moments and music following afterwards.
Jan 05, 2016
Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 1
00:53:30
Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they break down the 2015 year of anime and pick their favorite titles of genres, characters, and of course the best of the best. This is a raw and nearly uncut recording of their deliberations. Deliberations covered in this episode: Genre Action. Note: Not all titles may be covered in each category. We swing back in the 7th part to pick up stragglers. This will be a 7 part deliberation with favorite moments and music following afterwards.
Jan 04, 2016
Fall 2015 Anime Season Review Part 2
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It's time for the second batch of our Fall 2015 Anime Season Reviews. This time, we take on the mysterious world of Concrete Revolutio, the lightsaber battles of The Asterisk War, the gem of a horror short Kagewani, arguably the hit of the year Noragami Aragoto, and much more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: The Asterisk War, Kagewani, Concrete Revolutio, Anime De Training EX, Aria The Scarlet Ammo AA, Hakone-chan, Young Black Jack, and Noragami Aragoto.
Jan 03, 2016
Fall 2015 Anime Season Review Part 1
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The verdict is in on our Fall 2015 Anime Season and thus it’s time to begin the reviews! In this first part of the Fall 2015 Anime Reviews we hit everything from the hyped One Punch Man and the divisive The Perfect Insider. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: The Perfect Insider, Rainy Cocoa Welcome to Rainy Color, Chivalry of a Failed Knight, Attack on Titan: Junior High, One-Punch Man, HackaDoll The Animation, and The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST.
Dec 27, 2015
Seven Deadly Sins
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It's been a long time coming, but it's time for the Otaku Spirit Animecast to dive into the world of Seven Deadly Sins. Join the hosts as they dive in and give a thorough review of this odd shounen. Following the closing music and proper warning, things transition into the spoiler realm. If you have not watched Seven Deadly Sins, avoid listening beyond the 22:22 marker.
Dec 24, 2015
Winter 2016 Anime Season Preview
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The cold weather is upon us, so it’s time to bundle up and absorb some upcoming anime with the Winter 2016 Season. Join the Animecast as we run through all of the shows you should be expecting. Don’t forget the hot chocolate for the resident loli. Anime Discussed In This Preview: Active Raid, Ajin, Snow White With The Red Hair 2, Assassination Classroom 2, Four Rhythm Across The Blue, The Town Where Only I Am Missing, Bubuki Buranki, Dagashi Kashi, Dimension W, Divine Gate, Durarara!!x2 Ketsu, Fairy Tail Zero, Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There 2, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Haruta and Chika, Give Blessings to This Wonderful World, Pandora in the Crimson Shell, Luck and Logic, I’ve Had Enough of Being a Magical Girl, Mahou Tsukai Precure, Myriad Colors Phantom World, Norn9, Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R, Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation, Prince of Stride: Alternative, Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle, Schwarzesmarken, Girls Beyond The Youth Koya, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Kono Danshi, Rainbow Days, Ojisan to Marshmallow, Ooya-san wa Shishunki, Please Tell Me Galko-chan, Sekkou Boys, Tabi Machi Late Show, Teekyu 7, and Yami Shibai 3.
Dec 20, 2015
Don't Moetify My Keys!
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Come join the hosts in another interesting discussional podcast episode where they dive into the news of the week and questions from the community. The Winter Season, Frontwing, Crunchyroll, and more are on the hot seat for news and collecting blu-rays is one topic of many in play from the community! Thanks to Homebound11, shikakage, almightyhiki, SemiBolt, Giant Robot Hug, AstDeprived, Dreadrot, Neko, and jcook for the great questions featured in this episode.
Dec 13, 2015
Fairycast: Fairy Tail 69-75
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It’s time for some filler! After the battle with Oracion Seis, the Fairy Tail crew take a break (sort of) and welcome in their latest member. Suffice it to say, not everyone on the Fairycast team is excited about it. Warning: We will be discussing Fairy Tail spoilers for the entire first 75 episodes of the series. This is the original Fairy Tail series.
Dec 10, 2015
Fall 2015 Anime Spoiler Talk
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We’re coming up to the conclusion of the Fall 2015 Anime Season and there’s quite a bit on our minds from the line-up. How are they concluding, what do we think of the major plot points, and what will be deciding factors of our reviews. All of this and more in this spoiler filled podcast episode. Watch your step! Time Stamps For Spoiler Discussions: 00:00 – Pre Show 3:14 – Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans (Ep9) 12:41 – Concrete Revolutio (Ep8) 20:19 – One-Punch Man (Ep9) 26:57 – Dance With Devils (Ep9) 32:55 – Sakurako’s Investigation (Ep9) 40:53 – Utawarerumono: False Mask (Ep9) 44:55 – Heavy Object (Ep9) 50:57 – Seraph of the End 2 (Ep8) 1:06:04 – K: Return of Kings (Ep9) 1:14:46 – The Perfect Insider (Ep9) 1:23:39 – Noragami Aragoto (Ep10) 1:35:40 – Post Show
Dec 06, 2015
Gundam Just Got Moe
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New Chobits blu-ray box set, new Madoka Magica movie, Clannad sales, new releases, DMCA on piracy, and Gundam becoming appealing. All topics included in this exciting and fun episode of the Animecast. Plug in your ears and enjoy! Thanks to Ledah, shikakage, justaguy, Mys, MS Alex, Giant Robot Hug, Lolita, Zudotakikato, almightyhiki, and fullmetal snorlax for the great questions featured in this episode.
Nov 29, 2015
Fairycast: Fairy Tail 49-68
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The Fairy Tail guild teams up with the Blue Pegasus, Lamia Scale, and Caitshelter to take on the Dark Guild Oracion Seis. It’s a very large arc this time around and plenty for us to discuss in this Fairycast episode. Including the arrival of… that guy.. Warning: We will be discussing Fairy Tail spoilers for the entire first 68 episodes of the series. This is the original Fairy Tail series.
Nov 26, 2015
Fanservice
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We've dabbled in it here and there, but it's finally time to sit down and have "that talk." The aspect of anime that you either love, hate, or just deal with. The peaks and jiggles that makes you wonder just what is the point. Join us as we dive into fanservice and many of its traits. Warning: While we won't be vulgar about these elements, we will be discussing fanservice in general. So this episode may be something you'll want to not listen to at ear catch of younger individuals or co-workers.
Nov 22, 2015
Sekai Loves Steam More Than Me
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The Animecast Discussional is back with tons of news and questions to cover! Lots of exciting news over the last month to discuss, as well as some tragic news to address as well. Despite this, we hope you enjoy. Thanks to grant f, Secret Agent Senpai, Zudotakikato, AstDeprived, Xavi, Neko, Logan, SemiBolt, Homebound11, BrOtaku, shikakage, and Star-K for the great questions featured in this episode. Music by Miyu Matsuki. Rest In Peace, we'll miss you.
Nov 15, 2015
Fairycast: Fairy Tail 42-48
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We hold a shorter Fairycast this time around as we tackle the brief battle within Fairy Tail and prepare for the large arc that awaits us. The Battle for Fairy Tail: emotions are high and opinions are varied. Warning: We will be discussing Fairy Tail spoilers for the entire first 48 episodes of the series. This is the original Fairy Tail series.
Nov 11, 2015
Fall 2015 Anime Season First Impressions Part 2
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It’s time for the second batch of our Fall 2015 Anime Season First Impressions. Moe exercises, murder mystery, skit comedy, kemonomimi cuteness, muscle fetishes, gundam and more! Anime discussed in this episode: The Perfect Insider, The Asterisk War, Anime De Training! Ex, Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note, Peeping Life TV Season 1, Miss Monochrome 3, Utawarerumono Itsuwari no Kamen, Anti-Magic Academy The 35th Test Platoon, Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, Comet Lucifer, Rainy Cocoa Welcome To Rainy Color, Magical Somera-chan, The Testament of Sister New Devil Burst, Shomen Sample, and K: Return of Kings.
Nov 08, 2015
Fairycast: Fairy Tail 30-41
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As we see the conclusion of the Phantom Lord arc, we bring the spotlight upon a couple of key characters for the Fairy Tail Guild. Some big past reveals for many, as well as some consequential steps for their futures. Warning: We will be discussing Fairy Tail spoilers for the entire first 41 episodes of the series. This is the original Fairy Tail series.
Nov 05, 2015
Fall 2015 Anime Season First Impressions Part 1
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The Fall 2015 Anime Season is passing its first quarter and we’re here to give the lowdown on all the shows for you! Plug in your earphones, turn up your speakers and get ready to find out what you may be missing! Anime discussed in this episode: Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid, Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA, HackaDoll: The Animation, Attack on Titan: Junior High, Beautiful Bones – Sakurako’s Investigation, Mr Osomatsu, Dance With Devils, Chivalry of a Failed Knight, Heavy Object, JK MESHI!, Is the Order A Rabbit?? 2, Kagewani, Hakone-chan, Lance N’ Masques, Concrete Revolutio, One-Punch Man, Young Black Jack, Noragami Aragoto, Komori-san Can’t Decline, and Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya.
Nov 01, 2015
Rating Anime
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What does a 3 out of 5 mean to you? How does one compare a 4 star comedy to a 3 star drama? Why is it wrong to expect all shows to be perfect? Fast and heavy plot versus a slow burn? We explore the elements of rating anime and why it’s such a broken concept. As well as discuss the idea of enjoying things more than focusing on critiquing. We dive into some very personal and often heated topics that may upset some individuals. This episode is in no ways meant to target certain groups, sites, podcasts, publications, or people. It’s meant to open a discussion and explore concepts. Please keep that in mind before listening.
Oct 29, 2015
Music of Fall 2015 Anime Season
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Fall 2015 Anime Season is here, and with it, a slew of new tunes to hit our eardrums. Thus comes the seasonal Animecast Music Spotlight episode where we find the best of the best, play them for you, and give some insight into their creators. Everything from the beautiful vocals of Maaya Sakamoto, the heavy rock of The Oral Cigarettes, the earworm creating Idol College, the return of BRADIO and Tia, and so much more!
Oct 25, 2015
Summer 2015 Anime Season Review 4
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It’s finally time to put our final touches on the Summer 2015 Anime Season and move on to Fall. In this episode of the Animecast we review 2 cour and sequential season shows. Did they make it in the long run, or should they have stopped while they were ahead? Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Food Wars, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season, Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz, Gatchaman Crowds Insight, Non Non Biyori Repeat, My Love Story, Wagnaria!!3, To Love Ru Darkness 2, Baby Steps 2nd Season, Tribe Cool Crew, and Durarara X2 The Second Arc.
Oct 18, 2015
Fairycast: Fairy Tail 19-29
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Leaving the Galuna Island behind and moving on into the Phantom Lord Arc, the Animecast dives deeper into the realms of Fairy Tail. Has it yet captured one host's attention? And are we piecing together some odd and tragic patterns in this series? Warning: We will be discussing Fairy Tail spoilers for the entire first 29 episodes of the series. This is the original Fairy Tail series.
Oct 16, 2015
Summer 2015 Anime Season Review 3
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We have a crazy podcast for everyone as we get down to the final stretch of our Summer 2015 Anime Season Reviews. Jun Maeda’s newest work, concrete murders, street fighter idols, harpy girls, the psychotic Hana, and more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, Prison School, Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace, Venus Project Climax, Seiyu’s Life, Monster Musume, Wakaba Girl, and Miss Monochrome 2.
Oct 11, 2015
Fairycast: Fairy Tail 1-18
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We warned everyone, and here it is. Our first shounen specific podcast, namely Fairy Tail! Join us as we hit arc after arc and discuss the content of the show as we strive to catch Andrew up on the series. Will he like it? Can he stomach it? Warning: We will be discussing Fairy Tail spoilers for the entire first 18 episodes of the series. This is the original Fairy Tail series.
Oct 09, 2015
Are Simulcasts Spread Too Thin?
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With new exclusive streaming rights popping up in the Fall 2015 Anime Season, fears and questions arise that begs a discussional podcast episode. Add into that some sad news for a particular animation studio. Special thanks to our listeners for the great questions featured on this podcast episode.
Oct 07, 2015
Summer 2015 Anime Season Review 2
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Vampires, Tags, God Eaters, Censorship, Pillow Boys, and Lovable NPCs are the hot topic of this weeks set of Summer 2015 Anime Season Reviews.  As we move into Part 2 of our list of shows, it's important to appreciate when some shows try to do new things, even if they fail miserably at executing it. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Shimoneta: A Boring World Where The Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist, Actually I Am, Rokka Brave of the Six Flowers, God Eater, Gangsta, Overlord, Snow White with the Red Hair, Million Doll, Wakako-zake, and Makura no Danshi.
Oct 04, 2015
Aria The Scarlet Ammo
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It's been quite some time since Aria the Scarlet Ammo aired back in 2011, and with the recent announced spinoff series Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA airing in Fall, we felt it necessary to not only review the series but also give a recap. Join us in this Aria filled episode of yandere, tsundere, and promiscuous harem action! Note: Following the spoiler free review of Aria the Scarlet Ammo, we give a full spoiler filled recap of the series. If you've not watched the series, avoid listening beyond the 21:13 marker.
Oct 02, 2015
Summer 2015 Anime Season Review 1
01:54:40
The Summer 2015 Season is concluding and it’s time for us to kick off the first part of our Summer 2015 Reviews! In this episode, we kick things off with quite a few big titles of the season, as well as some hidden gems! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Himouto Umaru-chan, Castle Town Dandelion, Chaos Dragon, GATE, Aoharu X Machinegun, Sky Wizard Academy, My Wife is the Student Council President, Danchigai, Bikini Warriors, and School-Live.
Sep 27, 2015
Is The Order A Cat Planet New Devil?
00:41:30
Cute cat girls from another planet, demon lord sister and succubus harems, and a whole lot of adorable moe rabbit cafes are center for this 3 show review episode! Join us as we review Is The Order A Rabbit, Cat Planet Cuties, and The Testament of Sister New Devil!
Sep 25, 2015
Utawarerumono
01:16:59
As Fall 2015 brings us a new season of Utawarerumono with Itsuwari no Kamen, and questions arise as to what all will connect to the original series, we decided to rewatch and review Utawarerumono. Following the review, we take time to do a recap of the series for those that need a refresher before heading into the new waters and give our predictions as to what all will be important. Note: Following the spoiler free review of Utawarerumono, we give a full spoiler filled recap of the series. If you’ve not watched the series, avoid listening beyond the 40:28 marker.
Sep 23, 2015
Summer 2015 Anime Spoiler Talk
01:06:25
Summer 2015 is wrapping up their shows and many of them are leaving us frustrated or conflicted. What better time to throw up the microphones and catch our every rant and praise. This episode is a full spoiler filled podcast episode where we will be discussing conclusions and thus the warning is made. Plus, be prepared for some not so happy remarks about some of these shows! 1:27 - Pre Show 4:25 - Rokka Brave of the Six Flowers 16:55 - Chaos Dragon 25:20 - Ranpo Kitan 31:14 - Classroom Crisis 34:20 - Castletown Dandelion 37:40 - Sky Wizard Academy 45:02 - School Live 55:15 - Prison School 59:18 - Post Show
Sep 20, 2015
K Anime Series Review and Recap
01:16:24
With the upcoming K: Return of Kings series premier in Fall 2015, we sit down and give a review of the K Season 1 as well as the bridging movie K: Missing Kings. For those familiar with the series and needing to get caught up, we give an in-depth story recap of the series following the review of both the series and the movie. Note: Following the spoiler free review of the first season and movie, we give a full spoiler filled recap of the series. If you’ve not watched the first season, avoid listening beyond the 42:15 marker.
Sep 17, 2015
Fall 2015 Anime Season Preview
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It’s about time for the Summer heat to leave us, but don’t expect everything to cool down. As we make our way into Fall 2015, it’s time for another Preview to help you prepare for what’s coming in the anime world. More anime titles and sequels than you can shake a stick at. So get your pen and pencils ready, put your earphones in, and get ready for our Fall 2015 Anime Season Preview! Anime Discussed In This Preview: Brave Beats, Comet Lucifer, Concrete Revolutio Choujin Gensou, Dance With Devils, The Asterisk War, Heavy Object, Kamisama Minarai, Miss Komori Can’t Decline, Lance N’ Masques, One Punch Man, Onsen Yousei Hakonechan, Shomin Sample, The Heroic Tales of the Failure Knight, A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet, Star Mu, Everything Becomes F The Perfect Insider, JK Meshi, Anti Magic Academy The 35th Test Platoon, Valkyrie Drive Mermaid, Aikatsu 4, Cardfight Vanguard G Gears Crisis hen, Diabolik Lovers More Blood, Garo Guren no Tsuki, Is the Order a Rabbit 2, Osomatsu san, Haikyuu 2, Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA, K Return of Kings, Kidou Senshi Gundam Tekketsu no Orphans, Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo R 2, Noragami Aragoto, Seraph of the End Nagoya Kessen hen, Owarimonogatari, Shin Atashin chi, Shingeki Kyojin Chuugakkou, Testimony of Sister New Devil Burst, Soukyuu no Fafner Exodus 2, Mini Vanguard 2, Peeing Life TV Season 1, Utawarerumono Itsuwari no Kamen, World Trigger, Young Black Jack, Yuru Yuri San Hai, Rainy Cocoa Color E Youkoso, Anitore EX, Fushigi na Somera chan, Hacka Doll The Animation, Kagewani, Kowabon, Lovely Movie Itoshi no Muco Season 3, Miss Monochrome The Animation 3, Neko No Dayan, Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note, and Teekyuu 6.
Sep 13, 2015
Noragami Recap
00:55:31
It’s been well over a year since we first seen Noragami air on television and streaming. A crazy and yet serious show about a stray god and his run in with a special girl. With the upcoming second season to air, we felt it would be good to sit down and run through the story to get refreshed on what has transpired already. Note: This is a full recap of the first season. As such, spoilers are full game and we will be running through the series in its entirety. Don’t worry however as no manga spoilers are included.
Sep 10, 2015
Heart Stolen By Anthem Of The Heart
01:09:48
Some exciting news has hit our screens recently for anime, manga, and theaters that begs to be discussed. Thus, in comes the Animecast Discussional podcast. Following some exciting new ventures for our podcast, some news, and some idle chitchat, we dive into the community for some more crazy discussion. The intro for this episode is from the Stereo Dive Foundation album for Gangsta called “Dropping Melodies” by Stereo Dive Foundation featuring Annabel. The outro is from Aimer’s album Dareka Umiwo called “Hakuchumu” by Aimer which can be found on iTunes!
Sep 06, 2015
Sailor Moon Crystal, Knights of Sidonia II
00:47:12
With the final conclusion of the Sailor Moon Crystal series and the airing of Knights of Sidonia Season 2, the hosts are here to dive into the two shows and give their impressions on how they panned out. Get your magical transformations and Gardes ready for the action! Discussion of Season 2 for Knights of Sidonia begins at the 19:17 mark, so if you have not watched Season 1 you may want to avoid listening beyond that point. Also, spoiler discussion for Season 2 begins at the 31:00 mark for those who have not watched Season 2.
Sep 03, 2015
Spice and Wolf
01:05:03
It has been a long time coming. After 7 years, the Animecast host finally sit down and discuss one of the most requested shows for a review: Spice and Wolf. How did they feel the two season show panned out and what do they think of the chemistry filled currency talk? Following the the review and after the closing music, we hold a spoiler discussion for Spice and Wolf. If you have not watched the series, avoid listening after the 36:36 mark.
Aug 30, 2015
Magical Girls
01:35:37
Frilly outfits, moe characters, power of friendship, contracting mascots, and often naughty transformations. All the workings of a Magical Girl show and the aspects in which we analyze in this episode of the Animecast. New to anime? Want to know more about anime? Or maybe you're a veteran and just want to listen to some chitchat. There's plenty of information to be absorbed and fun to be had.
Aug 23, 2015
Killing Rin Tohsaka
02:09:05
It has been some time since our last discussional podcast, so the hosts kick things off with some exciting news over the last few weeks before diving into the community questions! Note: The title is hypothetical and not a spoiler. Attack on Titan Live Action, KanColle PSVita game, Gal*Gun localization, Miia Dakimakura, Terraformars season, an expensive Rei Ayanami cel, and much much more!
Aug 16, 2015
Summer 2015 Anime First Impressions Part 2
03:06:22
The pins are lined up and it's time to knock out the second batch of our first impressions for the Summer 2015 anime season. It took a bit longer than we had imagined, but there's a lot of explaining to do. So enjoy this extensive discussion of these shows! Anime discussed in this episode: Wakaba Girl, Rokka: Brave of the Six Flowers, Prison School, Charlotte, Venus Project Climax, Million Doll, Snow White With The Red Hair, Shimoneta, GATE: The JSDF Fought There, Bikini Warriors, Himouto Umaru-chan, Sky Wizard Academy, Monster Musume, Chaos Dragon, Castletown Dandelion, Gatchaman Crowds Insight, Non Non Biyori Repeat, Durarara x2 The Second Arc, Working!!!, Miss Monochrome 2, iDOLM@STER: Cinderella girls 2nd Season, and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!.
Aug 09, 2015
Summer 2015 Anime First Impressions Part 1
02:10:07
Now that we have consumed a happy helping of the Summer 2015 Season, it’s time to weigh in on what seems to be panning out; or not panning out. With a host of new titles to run through, we give an extensive examination of half of the shows airing this season. Part 2 to come next week! Anime discussed in this episode: Actually I Am, Seiyu’s Life, God Eater, Overlord, Danchigai, Classroom Crisis, Ushio and Tora, Aoharu x Machinegun, Gangsta, My Wife Is The Student Council President, School-Live, Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace, and Makura no Danshi.
Aug 02, 2015
Music of Summer 2015 Anime
01:16:39
As with every new anime season, its arrival brings to us a horde of new beats to listen to and enjoy. Along with that, is the Otaku Spirit Radio podcast episode where we highlight the best of these tunes. So turn up your speakers and enjoy! The amazingly high paced and trancing Stero Dive Foundation, the soothing Aoi Tada, smiles of Ray, heavy rocks of OxT, dempa of Gakuen Seikatsu-bu, soothing vocals of kalafina, and so many other amazing artists to throw your worries away with.
Jul 26, 2015
Spring 2015 Split Season Impressions
01:01:46
We’ve reviewed the shows that ended in Spring 2015, but many of them continued on into Summer. In this episode, we give our Mid-Season Reviews for 4 big titles that storm their way into the Summer line-up. Anime Talked About In This Episode: The Heroic Legend of Arslan, My Love Story!!, Food Wars, and Ultimate Otaku Teacher.
Jul 23, 2015
She Threw Away My 23 Foot Snake Girl Pillow
02:16:13
Crazy news and heavy topics! In this discussional podcast we hit up some big news topics like MyAnimeList changes and 23 foot pillows. Afterwards we dive into a packed mailbag to answer some topical discussions from our community (and some silly ones). New Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA, Monster Musume Hug Pillow, School-Live Manga Sales, DeNA Buyout of MyAnimeList, selector destructed WIXOSS, Multi-Director Shows, Romance Issue In Anime, Anime Suggestions, Otaku Versus Weeaboo and Hikikomori Status, Summer Wonfest 2015, and Objectification in Anime are all topics covered in this podcast!
Jul 19, 2015
Spring 2015 Anime Season Review 3
02:07:27
It's time to close the book on the Spring 2015 Anime Season with our third and final segment of reviews for shows. A house full of Zodiac girls, tearful ghosts, brass bands, otaku husbands, and confusing teenagers. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Etotama, Re-Kan!, Plastic Memories, Sound! Euphonium, I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying 2nd Thread, and My Teenage Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!.
Jul 12, 2015
When Cicadas Return
01:21:09
Well Anime Expo happened, and because of that we have quite a few things to talk about. Great announcements from a few of the panels and of course some silly discussions thanks to our kind community to round things out. Unfortunately a few goofy things happened during recording, so we had to cut a bit of our discussion of GATE out. There shouldn’t be any remaining sound issues, but be aware of some slightly odd transitions. Don’t fret however because there will be plenty of GATE discussion during our later Impressions!
Jul 09, 2015
Spring 2015 Anime Season Review 2
02:09:59
Moving on with our Spring 2015 Reviews, we dive into 7 more shows to pick apart. We have a big mix of genres so we're sure that everyone will find something to like in this portion. Moe, action, harems, and more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Is Wrong To Try And Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?, Show By Rock, Mikagura School Suite, The Labyrinth of Grisaia, The Eden of Grisaia, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Urawa no Usagi-chan, and Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works. Following our review of Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works and the closing song, we dive into some spoiler discussion on Unlimited Blade Works. If you have not watched the series to its conclusion, avoid listening beyond the 1h37m35s point.
Jul 05, 2015
Spring 2015 Anime Season Review 1
01:47:07
The conclusion to the Spring 2015 Season is finally upon us. With it’s conclusion comes a slew of new reviews to hit your ears. Join us as we dive into 6 titles of hackers, T and A, magical star chasers, time birds, vampires, tea serving pretty boys, and the ultimate case of bait and switch. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture, Triage X, Wish Upon The Pleiades, Gunslinger Stratos, Seraph of the End Vampire Reign, Rainy Cocoa, and Punch Line. Following our review of Punch Line and the closing song, we dive into some spoiler discussion on Punch Line. If you have not watched Punch Line, avoid listening beyond the 1h27m24s point.
Jun 28, 2015
Nagi No Asukara, Non Non Biyori, Knights of Sidonia
01:09:04
We've been a bit busy recently with tackling some of our backlog.  Thanks to this effort, we have for our listeners a great installment of new reviews to bring you!  From the beauty of Nagi No Asukara, to the laughs of Non Non Biyori, and the expansive universe of Knights of Sidonia, give a listen and get our take on these titles! This time around, we kept everything to a strict no spoiler discussion so feel free to listen without worries.  It is important to note that the Knights of Sidonia review strictly covers the first season.  At least until we get the second installment for binge watching!
Jun 21, 2015
Moe Raptor Wins E3 2015
02:24:10
Fans of anime can’t help but be caught up in the gaming sphere. So after getting caught up on some important anime news, we dive into E3 2015 and give our take on the announcements. Our taste might not fit everyone, but we hit on some important bits. All before jumping into the community to answer some questions! Neon Genesis Evangelion, My Love Story, Assassination Classroom, Suggesting Anime To Parents, and more are in store for anime news. As for E3, we hit up the big 3 console companies as well as a little in Square Enix.
Jun 25, 2015
Summer 2015 Anime Preview
01:55:51
The Spring 2015 Anime Season is wrapping up and it's conclusion means a slew of new shows are just around the corner. Many tears are in store with Key's return, Dragon Ball gets a revival, moe zombie attacks, and so much more! Anime Discussed In This Preview: Akagami no Shiayuki-hime, Aoharu X Kikanjuu, Aquarion Logos, Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Sen'eki, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, Dragon Ball Chou, Durarara!!X2 Ten, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!, Gakkou Gurashi!, Gangsta, Gatchaman Crowds Insight, Gate:Jieitai Kanochi nite Kaku Tatakaeri, God Eater, Himouto! Umaru-chan, Jitsu wa Watashi wa, Joukamachi no Dandelion, Junjou Romantica 3, Kangoku Gaguen Prison School, Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan, Makura no Danshi, Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou, Non Non Biyori Repeat, Overlord, Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace, Rokka no Yuusha, Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX, Shimoneta to lu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai, Sore ga Seiyuu!, Suzakinishi: The Animation, The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls 2nd Season, To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd, Ushio to Tora, Venus Project -Climax-, Working!!!, Miss Monochrome: The Animation2, Bikini Warriors, Danchigai, Okusama ga Seitokaicho!, Wakaba Girl, Wakako-zake, and Million Doll.
Jun 14, 2015
Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movies
01:46:40
You heard our take on the Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV series, but now with the retellings in movies and final Rebellion movie, we're back with more magical girls! Listen in to get our take on these 3 movies.. but more so our take on the new content found in Rebellion. We break up this podcast into 4 segments to protect against spoilers. Our first segment is a non-spoiler review of the first two movies (which are a retelling of the original series). Second segment is a spoiler discussion of the first two movies. Third segment is a non-spoiler review of the third movie. The Final segment is a spoiler discussion of the third movie. Proper warnings are given.
Jun 07, 2015
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
01:00:50
We’ve definitely had our share of great titles from the mind of Makoto Shinkai. Take 5 Centimeters Per Second and Garden of Words for example. However Children Who Chase Lost Voices is definitely a step in a different direction for us. Is this movie another good mark in his legacy, or a failure? Listen and find out our take on it! Following the review, we hold a spoiler discussion for the film. Following the outro music for the episode, the 35:50 mark, this spoiler discussion begins. If you haven’t seen the movie, avoid listening beyond that point.
Jun 04, 2015
Anime Faces Third Impact
01:17:46
After some exciting news from the week including gaming and new acquisitions, we dive into some fun and comical questions and comments from the community.  Join in and enjoy! Many thanks to Homebound11, YuGiOhMan, justaguy, hiki, shikakage, AstDeprived, JackTWD4th, Giant Robot Hug, Star-K, SemiBolt, and JazzMaster for the great questions featured in this episode.
May 31, 2015
We Really Do Love Dubs
02:02:00
Just like the famous Godfather quote, "Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in!" The discussion over Dubs manages to find us once again. That's not all we cover though, as rescue licensing and tons of other great community questions flood our mailbox. Join us, relax, and enjoy! Many thanks to YuGiOhMan91, justaguy1253, MadGunner, justin7blaine, Baka_Ichigo, HOMEBOUND11, almightyhiki, Lenzark, JackTWD4th, Giant_Robot_Hug, ASTDeprived, Ellie, BrOtaku, Aridean, and JazzMaster for the great questions featured in this episode.
May 24, 2015
Top Anime You Should Watch
03:00:23
People have asked for it, and now it's here. We run through our top must watch anime list. Not to claim these shows are better than any others, but rather to suggest many shows we love that people should watch. Shows Discussed in this Episode: Tenchi Muyo, Hare+Guu, The Visions of Escaflowne, Time of Eve, Outbreak Company, Toradora, Baccano, Durarara, Cowboy Bebop, Angel Beats, Soul Eater, Samurai 7, Witch Hunter Robin, Akira, Armitage III, Ghost in the Shell, Azumanga Daioh, Mushi-shi, Fate/Stay, Nichijou, Record of Lodoss War, Gunslinger Girl, Rurouni Kenshin, Shirobako, Claymore, Princess Mononoke, Steins;Gate, K-On, Eden of the East, Kanon, Bunny Drop, Kokoro Connect, Grave of the Fireflies, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Katanagatari, Serial Experiments Lain, Great Teacher Onizuka, Hanasaku Iroha, Air TV, Wolf Children, Utawarerumono, Higurashi When They Cry, The Future Diary, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Chobits, Mai Hime, Code Geass, Death Note, and Clannad.
May 17, 2015
Stumbling Into My BL Story
02:32:34
It’s been a couple of weeks since we had time to sit down with our community and answer some questions. So with this week’s discussional podcast, it’s all for the community! Tons of great submitted questions that spark up some interesting discussion and even debate. Even if it may lean more to the BL side! Special thanks to YuGiOhMan91, Star-K, BrOtaku, Lenzark, almightyhiki, Vern-kun, Lolita, GamerColyn117, Baka_Ichigo, justaguy1253, HOMEBOUND11, SeismicWolf, Neko, Kenshin Shinta, Logan, shikakage, and ASTDeprived for the great questions submitted to this episode.
May 10, 2015
Spring Anime 2015 First Impressions
03:33:28
As we get knee deep into the Spring 2015 Season, it’s time for the Animecast to chime in on our thoughts on what is panning out good (or bad). Join us as we, along with special guest Loli-Knight, dive in. Anime discussed in this episode: The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternate Architecture, Show By Rock, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, The Labyrinth of Grisaia, The Eden of Grisaia, Sound! Euphonium, Mikagura School Suite, Rin-Ne, Triage X, My Love Story, Wish Upon the Pleiades, ETOTAMA, Urawa no Usagi-chan, I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying 2, Punch Line, Nisekoi 2, Is It Wrong To Try And Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon, Food Wars, Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign, High School DXD Born, Teenage Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO, Gunslinger Stratos, Re-Kan, Plastic Memories, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid, and The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan.
May 03, 2015
Split Cour Wonderland
01:10:44
New streaming acquisitions, pre-order postings, and new hope for Hatsune Miku! After some great news announcements this week, the community delivers some fun and interesting discussion that we dive into head first. Join us as we discuss split cour, Deadman Wonderland, endings, CG advancements, and more! Special thanks to AstDeprived, Oppai4Senpai, acidpoison, HOMEBOUND11, Neko, Lenzark, almightyhiki, YuGiOhMan91, Kenshin Shinta, TheLastShadow96, justaguy1253, and Aridean for the great questions featured in this episode!
Apr 27, 2015
Music of Spring 2015 Anime
01:10:44
As the Spring 2015 Season pushes on, there's a load of music that has to be acknowledged. Even if you're unable to watch everything, we're here to help you find the amazing music that you should be listening to. Listen in and get the tunes! We got a host of great tracks from different genres. From pop filled UVERworld, breathtaking Aimer, beautiful kalafina, catchy Denpa style tracks, and so much more!
Apr 27, 2015
Hate To Burst Your Anime Bubble
01:13:30
A new Saber, new trailers, and great discussions about anime! Join us as we dive into some great news of the week and jump into some anime discussion from our community. Including the big anime bubble of 2007. Special thanks to Xavi, shikakage, Lenzark, Ellie, almightyhiki, Justaguy, AstDeprived, Zudotakikato, Ellie, and Neko for the great questions featured in this episode!
Apr 23, 2015
Winter 2015 Anime Season Review 4
01:20:04
We're down to the final shows for our Winter 2015 Season Reviews! It’s a crazy list of moe food eating, idols, crazy otaku, moe bike riding, and some debate over the most divisive show of the season. Give it a listen and keep your bears to yourself! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Gourmet Girl Graffiti, iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, The Rolling Girls, and Yurikuma Arashi.
Apr 19, 2015
One Small Step For Man, One Giant Fail For Fandom
01:07:41
It has been a slow week in news, but that didn’t stop the community from providing plenty of questions to fuel another fun-filled discussional podcast. Join us as we talk about the wonders of Japanese crowdfunding, new license rescues, favorite tropes, and more! Special thanks to Ellie, Homebound11, Vern-kun, Star-K, Arslen, justaguy1253, shikakage, and almightyhiki for the great questions featured in this episode!
Apr 17, 2015
Winter 2015 Anime Season Review 3
01:30:15
It’s time for part 3 of our Winter 2015 anime reviews! A jam-packed episode with some big name 2-cour shows and some very unique titles that surprised us. Tons of laughs, tons of interesting insight, and a few cases of disagreement. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Absolute Duo, Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon, Shirobako, Yona of the Dawn, Maria the Virgin Witch, and Aldnoah Zero 2.
Apr 12, 2015
No Yato, Anything But Desk!
00:45:56
It's time for a quick mid-week discussional podcast from the Animecast. The last week was a very bumpy week for news. We got sad news in the closure of AnimeSols and cancellation of Gargantia Second Season, but we also got good news in a standard Unlimited Blade Works release and Noragami Second Season. Special thanks to Logan, Aridean, Lenzark, almightyhiki, Homebound11, ALongStoryShort, and justaguy1253 for the great questions featured in this episode.
Apr 09, 2015
Winter 2015 Anime Season Review 2
01:21:54
It’s time for another set of shows to review from the Winter 2015 Anime Season. Magical air writing, anthopomorphic ship girls, ghoul on ghoul feasting, and much more will be covered in both good light and bad. Give it a listen and enjoy! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman, Tokyo Ghoul Root A, Kamisama Hajimemashita 2, ISUCA, KanColle: Kantai Collection, Unlimited Fafnir, and Yatterman Night.
Apr 05, 2015
Music, Community, and iDoll?
01:27:34
Just because it's time for the seasonal reviews doesn't mean that's all we have to talk about. In this mid-week discussional Animecast we discuss a few interesting news topics and hit up the latest from our community. Special thanks to Vern-kun, justaguy1253, Lenzark, shikakage, GamerColyn117, AstDeprived, Homebound11, almightyhiki, and Neko for the great questions featured in this episode.
Apr 03, 2015
Winter 2015 Anime Season Review 1
01:18:29
The Winter 2015 Anime Season is finally coming to an end, and we're here to tell you what shaped up and why they are great or duds! In this first week of reviews, we cover everything from talking hands, judgements, tone deaf boys, and seductive sisters. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Parasyte -the maxim-, The Testament of Sister New Devil, Death Parade, Handsome High School Earth Defense Club Love!, Your Lie In April, and Durarara!! X2 Shou.
Mar 29, 2015
Spring 2015 Anime Preview
01:37:11
It's that time again, time to take a peak into the next season of anime! Spring 2015 is merely a couple of weeks away and it's packed with a slew of promising shows. Cat girls, brass bands, dungeon harems, food battles, and more! Anime Discussed in this Preview: Rainy Cocoa, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Baby Steps 2, Denpa Kyoushi, Digimon Adventure tri, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Sushi and Beyond, Etotama, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2, Le Eden De La Grisaia, Gunslinger Stratos: The Anima