Podcast

Otaku Spirit Anime

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.

Episodes

  • Will Eva Blend?

    Aug 18 2019

    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.

  • Summer 2019 First Impressions Part 2

    Aug 11 2019

    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,...more

  • Galaxy Angel A

    Aug 07 2019

    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 “Horo...more

  • Summer 2019 First Impressions Part 1

    Aug 04 2019

    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 APPL...more

  • Music of Summer 2019 Anime

    Jul 28 2019

    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...more

  • KyoAni Strong

    Jul 21 2019

    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://...more

  • Your Motivation Is Hot Mess

    Jul 14 2019

    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” b...more

  • Spring 2019 Anime Review Part 2

    Jul 07 2019

    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...more

  • Spring 2019 Anime Review Part 1

    Jun 29 2019

    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 ...more

  • E3 2019 Thoughts

    Jun 23 2019

    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 c...more

  • Maquia When The Promised Flower Blooms

    Jun 21 2019

    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.

  • Summer 2019 Anime Season Preview

    Jun 16 2019

    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 S...more

  • You're Not Miyazaki

    Jun 09 2019

    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...more

  • Gundam The Origin: Chronicles Of The Loum Battlefield

    Jun 06 2019

    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 “Hoshiku...more

  • Mecha Anime

    Jun 02 2019

    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...more

  • Random Harems

    May 26 2019

    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 ...more

  • Literally Fan Service

    May 19 2019

    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 Shi...more

  • Platelets The Movie

    May 12 2019

    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 calle...more

  • Please Twins

    May 08 2019

    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 ...more

  • Spring 2019 Anime First Impressions

    May 05 2019

    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, Cinderell...more

  • Music of Spring 2019 Anime

    Apr 28 2019

    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.

  • Time Stopping Yuri

    Apr 21 2019

    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 cal...more

  • Winter 2019 Anime Season Review Part 3

    Apr 14 2019

    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...more

  • Winter 2019 Anime Season Review Part 2

    Apr 07 2019

    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-...more

  • Winter 2019 Anime Season Review Part 1

    Mar 31 2019

    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...more

  • Please Teacher

    Mar 30 2019

    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.

  • Spring 2019 Anime Season Preview

    Mar 24 2019

    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, R...more

  • Separating Art From Artist

    Mar 17 2019

    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...more

  • Mobile Fighter G Gundam

    Mar 13 2019

    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 th...more

  • Doga Kobo's Kitsune Saves Anime

    Mar 10 2019

    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...more

  • Anime Comedy

    Mar 03 2019

    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 closin...more

  • Anime Tights

    Feb 24 2019

    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 Titl...more

  • State of Anime 2019

    Feb 17 2019

    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 ...more

  • Police Rescue Nico Yazawa

    Feb 10 2019

    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 Tw...more

  • Winter 2019 Anime First Impressions

    Feb 03 2019

    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...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Bandit Flower

    Feb 01 2019

    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 Sa...more

  • Music of Winter 2019 Anime

    Jan 27 2019

    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 pl...more

  • Fall 2018 Anime Season Review Part 3

    Jan 20 2019

    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. T...more

  • Fall 2018 Anime Season Review Part 2

    Jan 13 2019

    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 ...more

  • Fall 2018 Anime Season Review Part 1

    Jan 06 2019

    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 fi...more

  • Best Anime of 2018 Deliberations Part 4

    Jan 04 2019

    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’...more

  • Best Anime of 2018 Deliberations Part 3

    Jan 03 2019

    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’...more

  • Best Anime of 2018 Deliberations Part 2

    Jan 02 2019

    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’...more

  • Best Anime of 2018 Deliberations Part 1

    Jan 01 2019

    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’...more

  • Re-Meet The Hosts

    Dec 23 2018

    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...more

  • Winter 2019 Anime Season Preview

    Dec 16 2018

    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 A...more

  • Dad Named Me Ao

    Dec 09 2018

    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,...more

  • Anti-Heroes and Villainous Leads

    Dec 02 2018

    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 t...more

  • Rating My Senpai

    Nov 25 2018

    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, G...more

  • Koyomimonogatari

    Nov 20 2018

    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 episo...more

  • Japanese New Years

    Nov 18 2018

    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.

  • All You Need Is Kill

    Nov 15 2018

    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 Americ...more

  • Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City

    Nov 13 2018

    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 Attac...more

  • No Anime Silver Bullet

    Nov 11 2018

    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 Ma...more

  • Angels of Death

    Nov 09 2018

    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...more

  • Tales of Zestiria the X 2nd Season

    Nov 05 2018

    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” b...more

  • Fall 2018 Anime Season First Impressions

    Nov 04 2018

    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,...more

  • Music of Fall 2018 Anime

    Oct 28 2018

    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...more

  • Trade my FuniRoll for a CrunchyDive!

    Oct 21 2018

    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 Anim...more

  • Galaxy Angel Z

    Oct 18 2018

    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. T...more

  • Summer 2018 Anime Season Review Part 3

    Oct 14 2018

    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...more

  • Summer 2018 Anime Season Review Part 2

    Oct 07 2018

    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 ...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE

    Oct 04 2018

    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 clo...more

  • Summer 2018 Anime Season Review Part 1

    Sep 30 2018

    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 disc...more

  • Manga DeLorean, Not Permitted

    Sep 23 2018

    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, Playstat...more

  • BanG Dream!

    Sep 20 2018

    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.

  • Fall 2018 Anime Season Preview

    Sep 16 2018

    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, T...more

  • The Anime Trap!

    Sep 09 2018

    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 ...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00 A Wakening of the Trailblazer

    Sep 05 2018

    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 clo...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00

    Aug 29 2018

    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 revie...more

  • Keeping Spice Out Of Anime

    Aug 29 2018

    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, ...more

  • Anime That Sticks With You

    Aug 26 2018

    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 out...more

  • Customs Checked Your Imported With A Disgusted Face

    Aug 19 2018

    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 Al...more

  • Summer 2018 Anime First Impressions

    Aug 12 2018

    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...more

  • GeoFront Saved My Collection

    Aug 05 2018

    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...more

  • Music of Summer 2018 Anime

    Jul 29 2018

    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” ...more

  • Witch Hunter Robbing

    Jul 22 2018

    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 Owarimonog...more

  • Spring 2018 Anime Review Part 3

    Jul 15 2018

    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 DEA...more

  • High School DxD, New, and BorN

    Jul 14 2018

    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 ...more

  • Spring 2018 Anime Review Part 2

    Jul 08 2018

    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 “Windi...more

  • Summer 2018 Anime Season Preview

    Jul 01 2018

    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 J...more

  • Spring 2018 Anime Review Part 1

    Jun 24 2018

    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...more

  • Cardcaptor Sakura

    Jun 23 2018

    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...more

  • E3 2018 Discussion

    Jun 17 2018

    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.

  • Moshi Moshi, Rotary Phone Desu

    Jun 10 2018

    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 ...more

  • Are We Watching The Same Show?

    Jun 03 2018

    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 Ic...more

  • Myth and Roid Has Music By Overlord!

    May 27 2018

    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, ...more

  • Is Physical Ownership Dying?

    May 20 2018

    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....more

  • Noragami Returns

    May 13 2018

    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...more

  • Spring 2018 Anime First Impressions

    May 06 2018

    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),...more

  • Music of Spring 2018 Anime

    Apr 29 2018

    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 bandwi...more

  • Drama in the Franxx

    Apr 22 2018

    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, Go...more

  • Winter 2018 Anime Season Review Part 3

    Apr 15 2018

    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 ...more

  • Winter 2018 Anime Season Review Part 2

    Apr 08 2018

    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 ...more

  • Winter 2018 Anime Season Review Part 1

    Apr 01 2018

    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...more

  • Twin Engine Bringing The Hype!

    Mar 25 2018

    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...more

  • Spring 2018 Anime Season Preview

    Mar 18 2018

    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 ...more

  • School Life Anime

    Mar 11 2018

    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...more

  • Cute Anime Girls Sells VR

    Mar 04 2018

    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...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam UC

    Mar 01 2018

    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 Sawa...more

  • Workplace Anime

    Feb 25 2018

    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 A...more

  • Netflix Buys Up Live-Action Waifu

    Feb 18 2018

    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, J...more

  • Best Anime of 2017 Awards

    Feb 11 2018

    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 Su...more

  • Winter 2018 Anime First Impressions

    Feb 04 2018

    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 Unive...more

  • Music of Winter 2018 Anime

    Jan 28 2018

    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 – Overlo...more

  • Goku Wants Santa Dead

    Jan 21 2018

    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...more

  • Fall 2017 Anime Season Review Part 3

    Jan 14 2018

    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 episod...more

  • Fall 2017 Anime Season Review Part 2

    Jan 07 2018

    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...more

  • Best Anime of 2017 Deliberations Part 4

    Jan 06 2018

    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 ...more

  • Best Anime of 2017 Deliberations Part 3

    Jan 05 2018

    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 ...more

  • Best Anime of 2017 Deliberations Part 2

    Jan 04 2018

    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 ...more

  • Best Anime of 2017 Deliberations Part 1

    Jan 03 2018

    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 ...more

  • Fall 2017 Anime Season Review Part 1

    Dec 31 2017

    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 i...more

  • Winter 2018 Anime Season Preview

    Dec 23 2017

    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, ...more

  • Fall 2017 Anime Spoilercast

    Dec 15 2017

    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...more

  • Ninja Nonsense

    Dec 12 2017

    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...more

  • Answering for Anime

    Dec 10 2017

    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 epis...more

  • Miyazaki is Tsundere for CGI

    Dec 03 2017

    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 mo...more

  • Revolutionary Girl Utena

    Nov 30 2017

    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. Th...more

  • Divisiveness in the Fandom

    Nov 26 2017

    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 Hir...more

  • Gundam Wing Endless Waltz

    Nov 23 2017

    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 ...more

  • Insert Misquoted Director For Link Bait

    Nov 19 2017

    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, Fat...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

    Nov 16 2017

    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 Wi...more

  • How Deconstruction Invaded Anime

    Nov 12 2017

    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...more

  • Fall 2017 Anime Season First Impressions

    Nov 05 2017

    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 ...more

  • Gilgamesh Does ASMR

    Oct 29 2017

    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 Internationa...more

  • Trinity Seven Eternity Library and Alchemic Girl

    Oct 26 2017

    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.

  • Music of Fall 2017 Anime

    Oct 22 2017

    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 t...more

  • Kemono Unfriend

    Oct 15 2017

    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 p...more

  • Summer 2017 Anime Season Review Part 3

    Oct 08 2017

    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. ...more

  • Kizumonogatari Part 2

    Oct 05 2017

    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 Kizumonogatar...more

  • Summer 2017 Anime Season Review Part 2

    Oct 01 2017

    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 m...more

  • Kizumonogatari Part 1

    Sep 28 2017

    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.

  • Summer 2017 Anime Season Review Part 1

    Sep 24 2017

    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 follo...more

  • Turn A Gundam

    Sep 21 2017

    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...more

  • Macross Finds Freedom?

    Sep 17 2017

    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...more

  • Kizumonogatari Novel

    Sep 14 2017

    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 call...more

  • Fall 2017 Anime Season Preview

    Sep 10 2017

    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,...more

  • Owarimonogatari Part 2

    Sep 07 2017

    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 epis...more

  • Summer 2017 Anime Spoilercast

    Sep 03 2017

    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 Lig...more

  • Ryuk Will Eat Your Pancreas

    Aug 27 2017

    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 Str...more

  • Owarimonogatari Part 1

    Aug 24 2017

    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 Pa...more

  • Horror and Thriller in Anime

    Aug 20 2017

    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,...more

  • Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa)

    Aug 18 2017

    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 20:4...more

  • Junjo Romantica 2

    Aug 17 2017

    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 th...more

  • Nozomi Needs YOU To Save Aria!

    Aug 13 2017

    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, Aok...more

  • Zeta Gundam A New Translation

    Aug 10 2017

    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 ...more

  • Summer 2017 Anime Season First Impressions

    Aug 06 2017

    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 ...more

  • Recreate My Waifu

    Jul 30 2017

    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...more

  • Gundam The Origin Chronicle of Char and Sayla

    Jul 27 2017

    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 e...more

  • Music of Summer 2017 Anime

    Jul 23 2017

    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 settin...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam MS Igloo

    Jul 20 2017

    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 Tamot...more

  • Swim Swim is the Worst Magical Girl

    Jul 16 2017

    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 ...more

  • Spring 2017 Anime Season Review Part 3

    Jul 09 2017

    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 clos...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt December Sky

    Jul 06 2017

    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 “Sen...more

  • Spring 2017 Anime Season Review Part 2

    Jul 04 2017

    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...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0083

    Jun 29 2017

    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 Winne...more

  • Spring 2017 Anime Season Review Part 1

    Jun 25 2017

    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 ...more

  • Junjo Romantica Season 1

    Jun 22 2017

    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 ...more

  • She Didn't Drink Tea!

    Jun 18 2017

    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 Wor...more

  • Summer 2017 Anime Season Preview

    Jun 11 2017

    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 t...more

  • Tsukimonogatari

    Jun 08 2017

    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 clos...more

  • CGI and Anime

    Jun 04 2017

    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, G...more

  • Kickstart Your Anime

    May 28 2017

    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, V...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy

    May 25 2017

    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 ...more

  • Information Portrayal in Anime

    May 21 2017

    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 t...more

  • Sound of the Sky

    May 18 2017

    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...more

  • You Normies and Your Children!

    May 14 2017

    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, Noragam...more

  • Spring 2017 Anime First Impressions

    May 07 2017

    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 Guardia...more

  • Music of Spring 2017 Anime

    Apr 30 2017

    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...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam The 08th MS Team

    Apr 27 2017

    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 M...more

  • Saber Gacha Will Ruin Me

    Apr 23 2017

    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, Disc...more

  • Winter 2017 Anime Season Review Part 3

    Apr 16 2017

    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 cl...more

  • Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

    Apr 13 2017

    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 no...more

  • Winter 2017 Anime Season Review Part 2

    Apr 09 2017

    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 th...more

  • Winter 2017 Anime Season Review Part 1

    Apr 02 2017

    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: Foll...more

  • Elitist Fools Strike Back!

    Apr 01 2017

    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!

  • Martian Successor Nadesico

    Mar 30 2017

    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 M...more

  • Centaurs in Bikini Bottoms

    Mar 26 2017

    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, Crun...more

  • Spring 2017 Anime Season Preview

    Mar 19 2017

    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 R...more

  • Miyazaki Needs A Switch

    Mar 12 2017

    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, Btoo...more

  • Winter 2017 Anime Spoilercast

    Mar 05 2017

    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 ...more

  • The Top/Bottom Problem

    Feb 26 2017

    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...more

  • Kemono Friends Wins The Internets

    Feb 19 2017

    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, Gu...more

  • The Fanservice Conundrum

    Feb 12 2017

    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 cal...more

  • Galaxy Angel

    Feb 08 2017

    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 ou...more

  • Winter 2017 Anime Season First Impressions

    Feb 05 2017

    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 Cyclin...more

  • Music of Winter 2017 Anime

    Feb 02 2017

    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 A...more

  • Best Anime of 2016 Awards

    Jan 29 2017

    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 Coupl...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam F91

    Jan 26 2017

    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 c...more

  • Amazon Tells Netflix To Hold His Drink

    Jan 22 2017

    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 ...more

  • Fall 2016 Anime Season Review Part 4

    Jan 15 2017

    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 Orde...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket

    Jan 12 2017

    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 Gun...more

  • Best Anime Moments of 2016

    Jan 11 2017

    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. Alternati...more

  • Best Anime Music of 2016

    Jan 10 2017

    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...more

  • Best Anime of 2016 Deliberations Part 4

    Jan 09 2017

    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 Cha...more

  • Fall 2016 Anime Season Review 3

    Jan 08 2017

    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 t...more

  • Best Anime of 2016 Deliberations Part 3

    Jan 06 2017

    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, Magi...more

  • Best Anime of 2016 Deliberations Part 2

    Jan 05 2017

    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, Mil...more

  • Best Anime of 2016 Deliberations Part 1

    Jan 04 2017

    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 “Kne...more

  • Fall 2016 Anime Season Review 2

    Jan 01 2017

    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 calle...more

  • Gundam Reconguista in G

    Dec 29 2016

    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 ...more

  • Fall 2016 Anime Season Review Part 1

    Dec 25 2016

    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 Fu...more

  • Super Gals!

    Dec 22 2016

    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 episod...more

  • Winter 2017 Anime Season Preview

    Dec 18 2016

    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 Wi...more

  • Hanamonogatari

    Dec 15 2016

    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...more

  • Fall 2016 Anime Spoilercast

    Dec 11 2016

    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 Monste...more

  • Natsume's Book of Friends

    Dec 08 2016

    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.

  • Studio Khara Is Being Yandere

    Dec 04 2016

    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 ...more

  • Big Windup!

    Dec 01 2016

    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. ...more

  • Trapped in Another World

    Nov 27 2016

    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 An...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Char's Counterattack

    Nov 24 2016

    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 Counter...more

  • Tenchi Ages Like A Fine Wine

    Nov 20 2016

    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 Shel...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

    Nov 17 2016

    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 “...more

  • 100 Anime Series Suggestions

    Nov 13 2016

    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 seri...more

  • Nichijou and Scrapped Princess Celebration!

    Nov 06 2016

    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, Ecce...more

  • From The New World

    Nov 03 2016

    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...more

  • Fall 2016 Anime Season First Impressions

    Oct 30 2016

    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, Kaij...more

  • Shelter

    Oct 27 2016

    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...more

  • Music of Fall 2016 Anime

    Oct 23 2016

    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...more

  • Koimonogatari

    Oct 20 2016

    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 ...more

  • Summer 2016 Anime Season Review Part 4

    Oct 16 2016

    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 Secon...more

  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

    Oct 13 2016

    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 ...more

  • Summer 2016 Anime Season Review Part 3

    Oct 09 2016

    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 O...more

  • A Town Where You Live

    Oct 06 2016

    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 menti...more

  • Summer 2016 Anime Season Review Part 2

    Oct 02 2016

    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 Si...more

  • Onimonogatari

    Sep 29 2016

    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 O...more

  • Summer 2016 Anime Season Review Part 1

    Sep 25 2016

    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 al...more

  • Love Live! The School Idol Movie

    Sep 22 2016

    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 f...more

  • Fall 2016 Anime Season Preview

    Sep 18 2016

    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 195...more

  • Mobile Suit Gundam

    Sep 15 2016

    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 ...more

  • Funimation and Crunchyroll Broke The Internet

    Sep 11 2016

    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 Euphoniu...more

  • Love Live! School Idol Project

    Sep 08 2016

    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 ...more

  • Singing Dokuro-chan to a Loli

    Sep 04 2016

    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 m...more

  • Otorimonogatari

    Sep 01 2016

    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...more

  • The Elitist Devils, an Otaku Spirit Inversion

    Aug 28 2016

    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-Analys...more

  • Planetarian ONA

    Aug 25 2016

    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.

  • Erasing and Revisiting Your Anime History

    Aug 21 2016

    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 ...more

  • Gundam Build Fighters Try

    Aug 18 2016

    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 t...more

  • Goods and Bads of Adaptations

    Aug 14 2016

    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...more

  • Gundam Build Fighters

    Aug 10 2016

    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 En...more

  • Laughing is Subjective

    Aug 07 2016

    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 Tita...more

  • Kabukimonogatari

    Aug 04 2016

    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 sho...more

  • Summer 2016 Anime Season First Impressions

    Jul 31 2016

    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 Ma...more

  • Music of Summer 2016 Anime Season

    Jul 28 2016

    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 pulsecraf...more

  • Lumps Are Fruits of Knowledge

    Jul 24 2016

    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, Ne...more

  • The World God Only Knows

    Jul 21 2016

    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...more

  • Spring 2016 Anime Season Review Part 4

    Jul 17 2016

    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 ...more

  • Nekomonogatari White

    Jul 14 2016

    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.

  • Spring 2016 Anime Season Reviews Part 3

    Jul 10 2016

    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 Se...more

  • After War Gundam X Collection 2

    Jul 07 2016

    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.

  • Spring 2016 Anime Season Reviews Part 2

    Jul 03 2016

    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 F...more

  • Girls und Panzer

    Jun 30 2016

    "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 ...more

  • Spring 2016 Anime Season Reviews Part 1

    Jun 26 2016

    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 ...more

  • Ajin Demi-Human

    Jun 23 2016

    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 t...more

  • At Least Dad Isn't Gendou

    Jun 19 2016

    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 ep...more

  • Golden Time

    Jun 16 2016

    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 in...more

  • Summer 2016 Anime Season Preview

    Jun 12 2016

    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 ...more

  • The Boy and the Beast

    Jun 09 2016

    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....more

  • Supporting The Anime Industry

    Jun 05 2016

    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...more

  • El Hazard The Wanderers

    Jun 02 2016

    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 Haz...more

  • Bunch of KyoAni Fanboys

    May 29 2016

    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 ...more

  • Nekomonogatari Black

    May 26 2016

    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.

  • Don't Put Madoka In Your Top Nine!

    May 22 2016

    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...more

  • After War Gundam X

    May 19 2016

    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 ...more

  • Anime Writing Tools

    May 15 2016

    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 mo...more

  • Little Witch Academia and The Enchanted Parade

    May 12 2016

    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 Lit...more

  • Don't Spoil My First Impression

    May 09 2016

    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 ...more

  • Haibane Renmei

    May 05 2016

    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.

  • Spring 2016 Anime Season First Impressions

    May 01 2016

    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 Vi...more

  • Nisemonogatari

    Apr 28 2016

    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 ...more

  • Music of Spring 2016 Anime Season

    Apr 24 2016

    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 purpos...more

  • Fairycast: Fairy Tail 76-95

    Apr 21 2016

    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 calle...more

  • Best Moments of Winter 2016 Anime Season

    Apr 17 2016

    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 ...more

  • The Anthem of the Heart

    Apr 14 2016

    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 calle...more

  • Neflix, You're Doing It Wrong!

    Apr 10 2016

    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 ...more

  • Winter 2016 Anime Season Review Part 2

    Apr 03 2016

    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 M...more

  • Winter 2016 Anime Season Review Part 1

    Mar 27 2016

    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...more

  • Bakemonogatari

    Mar 24 2016

    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 watche...more

  • Spring 2016 Anime Season Preview

    Mar 20 2016

    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 Fu...more

  • Erasing Yuri Dragons

    Mar 13 2016

    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...more

  • Tari Tari

    Mar 10 2016

    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).

  • Is Anime Dying?

    Mar 06 2016

    “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.

  • Maoyu

    Mar 03 2016

    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.

  • The Kickstarter of Escaflowne

    Feb 28 2016

    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.

  • Expelled From Paradise

    Feb 25 2016

    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 ...more

  • Winter 2016 Anime Spoiler Talk

    Feb 21 2016

    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...more

  • Mardock Scramble

    Feb 18 2016

    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.

  • The Record of Gandalf-sama

    Feb 14 2016

    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.

  • If Her Flag Breaks

    Feb 12 2016

    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.

  • Samurai Girls, Samurai Bride

    Feb 11 2016

    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.

  • Winter 2016 Anime Season First Impressions Part 2

    Feb 07 2016

    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 Drag...more

  • Best Anime of 2015 Awards

    Feb 04 2016

    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.

  • Winter 2016 Anime Season First Impressions Part 1

    Jan 31 2016

    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 Chro...more

  • Music of Winter 2016 Anime Season

    Jan 28 2016

    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 “...more

  • Two Years Of Moe Defense

    Jan 23 2016

    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 Cl...more

  • Fall 2015 Anime Season Review Part 4

    Jan 17 2016

    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.

  • Best Moments in Anime 2015

    Jan 13 2016

    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 l...more

  • Best Anime Music of 2015

    Jan 12 2016

    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...more

  • Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 7

    Jan 11 2016

    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.

  • Fall 2015 Anime Season Review Part 3

    Jan 10 2016

    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.

  • Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 6

    Jan 09 2016

    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 a...more

  • Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 5

    Jan 08 2016

    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 momen...more

  • Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 4

    Jan 07 2016

    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 deliberat...more

  • Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 3

    Jan 06 2016

    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...more

  • Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 2

    Jan 05 2016

    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 foll...more

  • Best Anime of 2015 Deliberations Part 1

    Jan 04 2016

    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.

  • Fall 2015 Anime Season Review Part 2

    Jan 03 2016

    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.

  • Fall 2015 Anime Season Review Part 1

    Dec 27 2015

    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.

  • Seven Deadly Sins

    Dec 24 2015

    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.

  • Winter 2016 Anime Season Preview

    Dec 20 2015

    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, ...more

  • Don't Moetify My Keys!

    Dec 13 2015

    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.

  • Fairycast: Fairy Tail 69-75

    Dec 10 2015

    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.

  • Fall 2015 Anime Spoiler Talk

    Dec 06 2015

    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 (E...more

  • Gundam Just Got Moe

    Nov 29 2015

    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.

  • Fairycast: Fairy Tail 49-68

    Nov 26 2015

    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.

  • Fanservice

    Nov 22 2015

    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-work...more

  • Sekai Loves Steam More Than Me

    Nov 15 2015

    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.

  • Fairycast: Fairy Tail 42-48

    Nov 11 2015

    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.

  • Fall 2015 Anime Season First Impressions Part 2

    Nov 08 2015

    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 T...more

  • Fairycast: Fairy Tail 30-41

    Nov 05 2015

    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.

  • Fall 2015 Anime Season First Impressions Part 1

    Nov 01 2015

    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 ...more

  • Rating Anime

    Oct 29 2015

    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, podc...more

  • Music of Fall 2015 Anime Season

    Oct 25 2015

    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!

  • Summer 2015 Anime Season Review 4

    Oct 18 2015

    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 Stor...more

  • Fairycast: Fairy Tail 19-29

    Oct 16 2015

    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.

  • Summer 2015 Anime Season Review 3

    Oct 11 2015

    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.

  • Fairycast: Fairy Tail 1-18

    Oct 09 2015

    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.

  • Are Simulcasts Spread Too Thin?

    Oct 07 2015

    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.

  • Summer 2015 Anime Season Review 2

    Oct 04 2015

    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...more

  • Aria The Scarlet Ammo

    Oct 02 2015

    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...more

  • Summer 2015 Anime Season Review 1

    Sep 27 2015

    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.

  • Is The Order A Cat Planet New Devil?

    Sep 25 2015

    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!

  • Utawarerumono

    Sep 23 2015

    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 y...more

  • Summer 2015 Anime Spoiler Talk

    Sep 20 2015

    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 3...more

  • K Anime Series Review and Recap

    Sep 17 2015

    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 lis...more

  • Fall 2015 Anime Season Preview

    Sep 13 2015

    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 Devil...more

  • Noragami Recap

    Sep 10 2015

    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 s...more

  • Heart Stolen By Anthem Of The Heart

    Sep 06 2015

    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 Umi...more

  • Sailor Moon Crystal, Knights of Sidonia II

    Sep 03 2015

    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 t...more

  • Spice and Wolf

    Aug 30 2015

    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.

  • Magical Girls

    Aug 23 2015

    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.

  • Killing Rin Tohsaka

    Aug 16 2015

    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!

  • Summer 2015 Anime First Impressions Part 2

    Aug 09 2015

    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...more

  • Summer 2015 Anime First Impressions Part 1

    Aug 02 2015

    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, ...more

  • Music of Summer 2015 Anime

    Jul 26 2015

    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.

  • Spring 2015 Split Season Impressions

    Jul 23 2015

    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.

  • She Threw Away My 23 Foot Snake Girl Pillow

    Jul 19 2015

    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,...more

  • Spring 2015 Anime Season Review 3

    Jul 12 2015

    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!.

  • When Cicadas Return

    Jul 09 2015

    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 duri...more

  • Spring 2015 Anime Season Review 2

    Jul 05 2015

    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 o...more

  • Spring 2015 Anime Season Review 1

    Jun 28 2015

    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. Follow...more

  • Moe Raptor Wins E3 2015

    Jun 25 2015

    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 ...more

  • Nagi No Asukara, Non Non Biyori, Knights of Sidonia

    Jun 21 2015

    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 re...more

  • Summer 2015 Anime Preview

    Jun 14 2015

    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 Cr...more

  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movies

    Jun 07 2015

    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...more

  • Children Who Chase Lost Voices

    Jun 04 2015

    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 hav...more

  • Anime Faces Third Impact

    May 31 2015

    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.

  • We Really Do Love Dubs

    May 24 2015

    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 ...more

  • Top Anime You Should Watch

    May 17 2015

    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/...more

  • Stumbling Into My BL Story

    May 10 2015

    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, shika...more

  • Spring Anime 2015 First Impressions

    May 03 2015

    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 th...more

  • Split Cour Wonderland

    Apr 27 2015

    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 question...more

  • Music of Spring 2015 Anime

    Apr 27 2015

    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!

  • Hate To Burst Your Anime Bubble

    Apr 23 2015

    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!

  • Winter 2015 Anime Season Review 4

    Apr 19 2015

    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.

  • One Small Step For Man, One Giant Fail For Fandom

    Apr 17 2015

    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!

  • Winter 2015 Anime Season Review 3

    Apr 12 2015

    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.

  • No Yato, Anything But Desk!

    Apr 09 2015

    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.

  • Winter 2015 Anime Season Review 2

    Apr 05 2015

    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.

  • Music, Community, and iDoll?

    Apr 03 2015

    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.

  • Winter 2015 Anime Season Review 1

    Mar 29 2015

    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.

  • Spring 2015 Anime Preview

    Mar 22 2015

    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 Grisai...more

  • Wanna be Yandere

    Mar 15 2015

    Have you ever desired to become a yandere that desperately fights to keep other girls from their senpai? In this episode of the Otaku Spirit Animecast we dive into some news that includes Yandere Simulator as well as other great topics. Then after jumping into some community questions we have a short discussion on the recent happenings of Aldnoah Zero. Note: Our discussion on Aldnoah Zero begins at the 45:12 mark. So if you have not watched up to episode 22 of Aldnoah Zero, please avoid listen...more

  • The Knight of the Loli Empire

    Mar 09 2015

    Have you ever desired to join the Holy Loli Empire? Don’t be shy, no one will judge you here. Especially the Loli-Knight himself who joins us on this very special episode of the Otaku Spirit Animecast. That’s right, a treasured member of our community jumps on board and fills us in on how he learned to love anime and joins with us in some crazy laughs and fun. While there was some mishaps with the recording of this episode and levels were not brought to 100% quality, it’s still a fantastic list...more

  • The State of Anime

    Mar 01 2015

    It’s time for an extra meaty Animecast with this newest Discussional Episode. After hitting a few news subject, we give our updated take on the state of the anime industry by reviewing the biggest changes that have happened in the recent year. Following this, we hit up some community questions and round things off with some comical talk of Cross Ange. Our spoiler involved discussion of Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon is our final topic of the podcast and begins at the 2h16m50s mark. If yo...more

  • The Wind Rises and The Tales of the Princess Kaguya

    Feb 25 2015

    The Studio Ghibli marathon continues as the hosts of the Animecast continue on to review two more recently released films.  After reviewing and discussing The Wind Rises, they then move on to The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.  Listen in to get our take! The spoiler segment for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya begins at the 48:30 marker.  So avoid listening beyond that point.

  • Please Teacher, No More Big Boxes

    Feb 22 2015

    While this week wasn’t entirely news heavy, that doesn’t stop the OtakuSpirit Animecast from managing to get into some good discussion thanks to the great community. After spilling some news about distribution rights and premium box sets, we dive into some listener questions and comments that may spark some debate. Special thanks to Neko, GamerColyn, Loli-Knight, Mys145, Tori, Lenzark, Homebound11, and Star-K for the great comments featured in this episode!

  • Love, Waifu and Other Delusions

    Feb 19 2015

    Love is in the air, and so is the news. In this episode we hit up a load of news before diving into some listener questions. Rounding out the episode, we pay tribute to Valentine’s Day by attempting to spotlight romance in anime. Special thanks to Star-K, Lenzark, RedJohn, Homebound11, and JustAGuy for the great questions and comments featured on this episode!

  • Time of Eve

    Feb 15 2015

    The Time of Eve original net animation was a huge hit in 2008, spawning a movie that was equally impressive. Thanks to a Kickstarter effort, the Time of Eve movie reached western audiences and managed to impress even the biggest ONA fans; including ourselves! Join us as we review this movie and give our take on what makes it so special. The spoiler discussion segment begins at the 33:10 marker. If you have not watched Time of Eve, avoid listening beyond that point.

  • Kiki’s Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke

    Feb 12 2015

    Studio Ghibli is, by far, one of the greatest animation studios of all time. When paired with the genius creator Hayao Miyazaki, we got great films like Kiki’s Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke. Two timeless classics that we highlight as we review the blu-ray releases in this Animecast.

  • God Eater, Evangelion, Death Parade, and Yatterman Night

    Feb 08 2015

    After a brief break from the discussional podcasts, we return with a hefty episode filled to the brim with discussion and news! After news on Crunchyroll, Happiness, ufotable’s God Eater, and Neon Genesis Evangelion HD, we jump into community questions. Following that, we have some in-depth discussion on Death Parade and Yatterman Night. Note: We discuss both Death Parade and Yatterman Night in detail, including up to episode 5 spoilers. Discussion on Death Parade runs from 1h19m10s to 1h38m...more

  • Winter 2015 Anime First Impressions

    Feb 01 2015

    The Winter 2015 Anime Season has been given some time to let the dust settle, but now it’s time to stir up the dust once again with the Otaku Spirit Animecast First Impressions. Join us as we dive into the line-up and give our take on each show. Vetting the best and worst, so you don’t have to! Anime discussed in this episode: Maria the Virgin Witch, Yatterman Night, World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman, Absolute Duo, Yurikuma Arashi, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, KanColle, The...more

  • Stuck In An Unfinished Trope Filled Gundam Manga

    Jan 29 2015

    A completely fabricated and insane title can mean only one thing: another Discussional Animecast is upon us! After discussing a new project by the Anohana team and some recent anime distribution announcements, we jump into a load of great new questions from the community to discuss in detail. Special thanks to Xeron21, TheLastShadow96, Loli-Knight, Mys145, GamerColyn117, shikakage, Zudotakikato, JustAGuy, and Shiloh for the great questions and comments we featured on this episode!

  • Music of Winter 2015 Anime

    Jan 27 2015

    We’re knee-deep into the Winter 2015 season and have managed to get an earful of new musical tracks! What better time than to run through a list of the Otaku Spirit favorites! Hit the download, hit the volume, and listen in! We got a host of great tracks from different genres. Amazing traditional Japanese style from Akiko Shikata, some more great work from Sawano Hiroyuki, some sexy Bonjour Suzuki, and even some sugary Maaya Sakamoto!

  • Akame ga Kill, Mushishi II, Sword Art Online II Reviews

    Jan 25 2015

    Fall 2014 seen the conclusion of several key series that we can’t ignore. Akame ga Kill, Mushishi The Second Passage, and Sword Art Online II. In this Animecast, we review these shows and give our in-depth analysis on why you should or shouldn’t watch them. Due to Sword Art Online’s nature, we put it as our final show to review for those who are very sensitive to spoilers regarding the conclusion of Sword Art Online Season 1. Though there really isn’t much to spoil, characters’ fates could be s...more

  • Top Anime of 2014

    Jan 22 2015

    The votes are in and it's time to announce the best anime of 2014! Join us as the two hosts list their favorite anime of each season, as well as their best overall shows, music, characters, and disappointments. Joining in the awards are picks from the OtakuSpirit community as well! A special thanks to our great community for chiming in on their favorites of 2014! If you didn't get your selections in, be sure to leave us a comment and let us know which shows you enjoyed!

  • Fall 2014 Anime Review Part 3

    Jan 18 2015

    Cute pillows, meltdown moe, cute drama, and chess battlefields! The Animecast is here to wrap up the final of the Fall 2014 Anime Reviews! They may be the “rest” of the reviews, but there’s still some good to be had. Anime Reviewed in this Episode: A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd, When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace, Celestial Method, Lord Marksman and Vanadis, and Orenchi no Furo Jijo.

  • Rulers of Anime

    Jan 15 2015

    It’s time for another jam-packed discussional Animecast! Kicking things off, we talk about some news regarding Funimation and Pony Canyon. Following the news, we answer tons of great community questions about pronounciations, importing, second chances, visual novels, and being the king of anime! After everything, we discuss a bit about the Winter 2015 season before moving on into a spoiler discussion about episode 1 of Aldnoah Zero Season 2. A special thanks to Lolita, TBomTom, GamerColyn, Loga...more

  • Fall 2014 Anime Review Part 2

    Jan 11 2015

    The Fall 2014 Reviews continue as the Animecast takes on five more shows to discuss. Join us as we talk about zombie girls, magic harems, assassin maids, twin-tail fetishes, and alien husbands! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: The Fruit of Grisaia, Trinity Seven, Gonna be the Twin-Tail!, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, and I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying.

  • DDoS, Dubs, and Fansubs

    Jan 08 2015

    It’s that time again, another fun filled discussional podcast! In this episode, we discuss quite a bit of news hitting the presses this last week before jumping into a huge list of great community questions. CLANNAD, Fate/kaleid, Dubs, unforgettable moments, and fansubs are all on the agenda! Special thanks to justaguy1253, 1HalfRanma, JackTWD4th, Loli-Knight, and Zudotakikato13 for the great questions answered in this episode!

  • Fall 2014 Anime Review Part 1

    Jan 04 2015

    The Fall 2014 Season is officially over for the Anime fandom, and with it comes a slew of reviews from the OtakuSpirit Animecast. Join us as we run through five shows and give our goods and bads for each one. Magical Girls, Abusive Boyfriends, Roaches, and more! Anime Reviewed in this Episode: Gugure! Kokkuri-san, TERRAFORMARS, Wolf Girl and Black Prince, Hi-sCool! Seha Girls, and Yuki Yuna is a Hero.

  • Figure Collecting

    Jan 01 2015

    OtakuSpirit.com has reached its 1 year anniversary and to celebrate we are here with a new episode of the Animecast! We discuss Evangelion 3.33's release, Stiens;Gate cancellation, anime stopping short, and figures! Big thanks to all of our listeners, community members, and visitors for the great year. Also a special thanks to Haremnotamashi, Logan, and GamerColyn for the questions!

  • Colorful: The Motion Picture

    Dec 28 2014

    Life after death, bullying, broken ties, prostitution, and suicide are tough topics that are never easy to cover in a movie. Topics that are equally difficult to talk about when discussing Colorful: The Motion Picture. The Animecast is here with a review of this movie as well as an in-depth discussion on the important questions it raises. Following the closing music, we dive into some spoiler discussion for the movie. If you have not watched Colorful: The Motion Picture, avoid listening beyond...more

  • Crying Over Anime

    Dec 24 2014

    Merry Christmas to all of our listeners who celebrate this season! As a gift, we’ve pushed out another Animecast to keep you busy during your family gatherings. So hide in a corner, plug in your earphones, and enjoy! In this episode, we hit up some great community questions regarding art style, additional hosts, crying over anime, and more! Special thanks to Logan, Mys145, JackTWD4th, AlphaxIkaros, and Neko for the great questions we answered in this episode!

  • Winter 2015 Anime Preview

    Dec 21 2014

    The Fall Season of Anime is wrapping up and Winter is just around the corner! Virgin Witches, Deadly Darts, D Girls, Moe Head Tilts, and a host of returning epics are upon us! Join us as we run down the current listings for the Winter 2015 Season. Anime Discussed In This Preview: Absolute Duo, Aldnoah Zero 2, Assassination Classroom, Handsome High School Earth Defense Club Love, Death Parade, Dog Days Season 3, Durarara Season 2, Isuca, Maria the Virgin Witch, Unlimited Fafnir School Battle, ...more

  • The Boy and the Beast, Reboots, and Cross Ange

    Dec 18 2014

    We’re back with another discussional podcast thanks to some great news, community questions, and a “special” series. With our community questions, we get into some talk about reboots and anime firsts. Following the community questions, we get into some spoiler discussion about Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon. The spoiler segment begins at the 32:52 point. If you have not watched up to episode 11 of Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon, please avoid listening beyond that marker.

  • Ratings, Booms, and Sword Art Online

    Dec 13 2014

    The Animecast is back with another great discussional podcast fueled by some fantastic questions provided by our community. Dropping shows based on animation, rating systems, and the possibility of a new anime boom. Listen in and get our perspective on each of these topics. Stay tuned to the second segment for some in-depth spoiler discussion on Sword Art Online Mother’s Rosario arc as well! The spoiler segment begins at the 56:53 point. If you have not watched up to episode 22 of Sword Art Onl...more

  • The Garden of Words

    Dec 07 2014

    Andrew and Chris review The Garden of Words (Kotonoha no Niwa). Following the review, they dabble a little into spoilers. If you have not watched the movie, avoid listening beyond the 35:35 marker.

  • Yuki Yuna Is Beyond A Ghoul

    Dec 02 2014

    Andrew and Chris kick off this discussional podcast by answering questions from the community before moving on to news. Both Tokyo Ghoul Season 2 and Beyond the Boundary have new Key Arts to talk about! Following this, around the 55 minute mark, they jump into some spoiler discussion about Yuki Yuna is a Hero. Where it’s been, where it’s going, and predictions!

  • Fall 2014 Anime Mid-Season Review 3

    Nov 30 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their final mid-season reviews of the remaining shows in the Fall 2014 line-up. Shows covered in this episode: In Search of the Lost Future, Trinity Seven, Laughing Under the Clouds, The Fruit of Grisaia, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis.

  • Thankful For Our Community

    Nov 27 2014

    Andrew and Chris celebrate Thanksgivings Day by being thankful for their listeners and community. Answering tons of questions submitted and getting into some fun discussion.

  • Fall 2014 Anime Mid-Season Review 2

    Nov 23 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their mid-season reviews of 5 more shows from the Fall 2014 anime line-up. Shows discussed this podcast: TERRAFORMARS, When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace, Denki-gai, Wolf Girl and Black Prince, and Lord Marksman and Vanadis.

  • Patema Inverted

    Nov 19 2014

    Andrew and Chris review the Yasuhiro Yoshiura movie titled Patema Inverted (Sakasama no Patema). Following the review and closing music, they dive into a spoiler discussion of the movie.

  • Fall 2014 Anime Mid-Season Review Part 1

    Nov 16 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their mid-season reviews on 5 anime titles from the Fall 2014 anime season. Shows discussed: Celestial Method, Gugure! Kokkuri-san, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Gonna be the Twin-Tail, and Girl Friend Beta.

  • Hanasaku Iroha HOME SWEET HOME

    Nov 13 2014

    Andrew and Chris review Hanasaku Iroha The Movie HOME SWEET HOME that was released by NISA in October 2014.

  • Mini Miyazaki and Aldnoah Posters

    Nov 09 2014

    Andrew and Chris kick off the show by answering questions from the community about the “moetification” in anime, least favorite anime, favorite antagonists, and favorite foods. Following the community questions, they discuss a few Japanese games and then jump into news about Hayao Miyazaki’s new venture. To conclude the episode, they jump into some spoiler discussion about the recent Aldnoah Zero advertisement posters.

  • Claymore

    Nov 03 2014

    Andrew and Chris give a full review of the anime series Claymore. Following the outro music there is an in depth spoiler discussion about the series.

  • Saving Neon Genesis Art Online

    Oct 30 2014

    Andrew and Chris take on a few discussion topics. Kicking off the episode, they take on a few community questions from the forums. Following those questions, they jump into talking about Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.33 delays, OtakuSpirit’s future, and then jump into some spoiler discussion about Sword Art Online’s current state and flaws.

  • Fall 2014 First Impressions

    Oct 26 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their first impressions on the Fall 2014 Season. First Impressions given on: Cross Ange, Celestial Method, Wolf Girl and Black Prince, The Fruit of Grisaia, Gugure! Kokkuri-san, Tribe Cool Crew, Rage of Bahamut, When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace, Yona of the Dawn, Hi-sCool! Seha Girls, Parasyte -the maxim-, A good librarian like a good Shepherd, Shirobako, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Gonna be the Twin-Tail, Your Lie In April, TERRAFORMARS, Lord Marksman and Vanadis, an...more

  • Music of Fall 2014 Anime

    Oct 19 2014

    Andrew and Chris highlight their favorite music from the Fall 2014 anime. Including music from: Fate Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works, Fate Zero, Log Horizon, Parasyte, Hunter X Hunter, Wolf Girl and Black Prince, Rage of Bahamut, Trinity Seven, High School DxD, Gugure Kokkuri san, Your Lie in April, Silver Spoon, Akatsuki no Yona, The Twelve Kingdoms, Lord Marksman and Vanadis, and No Game No Life.

  • Summer 2014 Review Part 4

    Oct 14 2014

    Andrew and Chris review four shows that have finished their 2nd cour in Summer 2014. Following the reviews we discuss Fall 2014 thoughts and Japanese games we play. Following the closing music we do a quick comical spoiler discussion of Irregular at Magic High School. Shows reviewed in this episode: Baby Steps, Haikyuu, Irregular at Magic High School, and Magica Wars.

  • Fundamentals of Harems

    Oct 09 2014

    Andrew and Chris dive into the secrets of what makes harem. The fundamental features of a harem and also compare the best of them.

  • Summer 2014 Review Part 3

    Oct 06 2014

    Andrew and Chris start off by listing some of their most enjoyable shows from Fall 2014 so far and then jump into reviewing 7 more shows from the Summer 2014 anime line-up. Then round up the show with some great community questions and a fun Ask Jun segment. The shows reviewed in this episode: Tokyo ESP, Majimoji Rurumo, Invaders of the Rokujyoma, Hanayamata, Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance, Barakamon, and Nobunaga Concerto.

  • Summer 2014 Review Part 2

    Sep 28 2014

    Andrew and Chris continue their reviews on the Summer 2014 Anime Season with 7 more shows including: Space Dandy Season 2, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei, Blue Spring Ride, Glasslip, Terror in Resonance, Momo Kyun Sword, and Sabagebu! Following the reviews we have another fun “Ask Jun” segment featuring our friend from Japan!

  • Summer 2014 Review Part 1

    Sep 25 2014

    Andrew and Chris start the show by answering a listener question, then jump into reviewing 5 shows from the Summer 2014 season. Shows reviewed: Rail Wars, Locodol, Tokyo Ghoul, Bakumatsu Rock, and Monthly Girls Nozaki kun.

  • Sword Art Online II and Alnoah Zero

    Sep 21 2014

    Andrew and Chris kick off the show by reviewing both Sword Art Online II and Aldnoah Zero’s first 12 episodes before giving a proper warning to follow up the podcast with a spoiler discussion on Aldnoah Zero. Spoilers begin after the closing song follow the Aldnoah review at the 39 minute mark.

  • Hanasaku Iroha

    Sep 17 2014

    Andrew and Chris discuss what makes Hanasaku Iroha a very special slice-of-life show.

  • Haganai

    Sep 14 2014

    Andrew and Chris answer several requests to review the comedic harem Haganai (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai) or “I Don’t Have Many Friends.”

  • Fall 2014 Anime Preview

    Sep 07 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their impressions on the Fall 2014 Anime Line-Up that is coming soon! Anime talked about is.. Akatsuki no Yona, Amagi Brilliant Park, Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo, Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai, Denki-Gai no Honya-san, Donten ni Warau, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Garo: Honoo no Kokuin, Girlfriend (Kari), Grisaia no Kajitsu, Gugure! Kokkuri-san, Gundam: G no Reconguista, Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de, Kaitou Joker, Kiseijuu, Madan no Ou to Vanadis, ...more

  • Music of Summer 2014 Anime

    Sep 04 2014

    Andrew and Chris talk about their favorite opening and closings of the Summer 2014 Anime Line-Up. Including.. "The Glory Days" by Tia from Captain Earth, "Heart Realize" by Tia from Noragami, "Kimi Janakya Dame Mitai" by Masayoshi Oishi from Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, "Unravel" by tk of Ling Tosite Sigure from Tokyo Ghoul, Unravel Female Version, Unravel Miku Version by dj-jo, "abnormalize" by Link Tosite Sigure from Psycho Pass, "Rashisa" by Super Beaver from Barakamon, "Shinkokyu by Super ...more

  • Summer 2014 Anime Mid-Season Review Part 3

    Aug 31 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their mid-season reviews of six more shows in the Summer 2014 anime season. Following shows were reviewed: Hanayamata, Tokyo ESP, Terror in Resonance, Bladedance of Elementalers, Nobunaga Concerto, and Himegoto.

  • Summer 2014 Anime Mid-Season Review Part 2

    Aug 24 2014

    Andrew and Chris jump right into their second set of mid-season reviews from the Summer 2014 line-up. Following shows were reviewed: Bakumatsu Rock, Tokyo Ghoul, Blue Spring Ride, Barakamon, Glasslip, and Strange+ 2.

  • Summer 2014 Anime Mid-Season Review Part 1

    Aug 17 2014

    Andrew and Chris first answer a question submitted by MissMurder in the community, then follow it up with giving their mid-season reviews of 6 shows in the Summer 2014 line-up. Following shows were reviewed: Majimoji Rurumo, Rail Wars, Monthly Girls Nozaki kun, Invaders of the Rokujyoma, Futsuu no Joshikousei ga Locodol Yatte Mita, and Ai Mai Mi Mousou Catastrophe.

  • Studio Ghibli Restructure and Sub Vs Dub

    Aug 10 2014

    Andrew and Chris discuss the recent news on Studio Ghibli’s restructuring and then dive into our opinions on Japanese with subtitles versus English dub.

  • Anti-Piracy and Bad Press

    Aug 07 2014

    Andrew and Chris discuss Japan’s new campaign to take down several hundred websites that stream and supply anime and manga content illegally as well as breakdown and refute a recent news broadcast by CNN that paints a false picture of manga in Japan.

  • Summer 2014 First Impressions

    Aug 03 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their first impressions of the Summer 2014 anime line-up. Shows discussed in this episode include: Sword Art Online II, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal, Monthly Girls Nozaki kun, Barakamon, Aldnoah Zero, Sabagebu, Blue Spring Ride, Glasslip, Magimoji Rurumo, Tokyo Ghoul, Terror in Resonance, Tokyo ESP, Locodol, Akame ga Kill, Fate Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei, Himegoto, Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance, Hanayamata, Momo Kyun Sword, Bakumatsu Rock, Argevollen, Encourageme...more

  • Anime 201

    Jul 31 2014

    Andrew and Chris give a lesson on anime and Japanese jargon that surrounds anime.

  • Gunslinger Girl

    Jul 27 2014

    Andrew and Chris discuss and review Gunslinger Girl Season 1, 2 and OVA.

  • Spring 2014 Review Part 4

    Jul 13 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their final six reviews of the Spring 2014 anime line-up then follow it up with some spotlights from our community.

  • Goods and Bads of Fanservice

    Jul 13 2014

    Andrew and Chris answer some listener questions including Fanservice, pets, DVD and Blu-ray purchasing, and also spotlight some community related discussions.

  • Anime Art and Production

    Jul 08 2014

    Andrew and Chris answer some listener questions about series, anime art, and the anime production process.

  • Spring 2014 Review Part 3

    Jul 06 2014

    Andrew and Chris are joined by Mitsugi from AAAPodcast.com for some great insight into the world of Japan before moving on into more reviews for the Spring 2014 anime line-up.

  • Spring 2014 Review Part 2

    Jun 29 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their review of 5 titles from the Spring 2014 anime season.

  • Spring 2014 Review Part 1

    Jun 22 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their review of 6 titles from the Spring 2014 anime season.

  • Games For Otaku

    Jun 15 2014

    Andrew and Chris give a rundown of some great video games that fans of anime can enjoy.

  • Summer 2014 Preview

    Jun 08 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their preview impressions of the 2014 Summer Anime Line-Up.

  • Serial Experiments Lain

    Jun 04 2014

    Andrew and Chris reviews Serial Experiments Lain before hoping into a spoiler section after proper warning. Does this classic still hold up?

  • Summer Wars

    Jun 01 2014

    Andrew and Chris reviews Summer Wars before hoping into a spoiler section after proper warning.

  • Steins;Gate

    May 25 2014

    Andrew and Chris kick off the show with a review free of spoilers before transitioning to a spoiler cast segment after a proper warning.

  • Top Anime Openings

    May 19 2014

    Andrew and Chris talk about their favorite openings and closing in anime history. Songs we cherish, the emotion they evoke, or the beautiful synchronizing.

  • Anime 101

    May 13 2014

    New to anime? Introducing someone to anime? Chris and Andrew explain everything you need to know on how to get started in explaining or diving into anime. Good shows to get started, lingo, subtitles versus dub, where to get it, how to save money, and so much more.

  • Meet The Hosts

    May 05 2014

    Andrew and Chris finally sit down to tell their stories about how they got into anime, why they love it, and why they made OtakuSpirit.com

  • Spring 2014 First Impressions

    Apr 27 2014

    Andrew and Chris answer some listener questions before diving into the best Spring 2014 Anime Season has to offer, then the not so great.

  • Winter 2014 Review Part 4

    Apr 20 2014

    Andrew and Chris review StrangePlus, Kill la Kill, Strike The Blood, World Conquest Zvezda Plot, D-Frag, Wake Up Girls!, and Space Dandy

  • Winter 2014 Review Part 3

    Apr 13 2014

    Andrew and Chris review Wizard Barristers, Pupa, Log Horizon, Noragami, Nobunagun, Magical Warfare, and Hozuki no Reitetsu.

  • Winter 2014 Review Part 2

    Apr 09 2014

    Andrew and Chris review Samurai Flamenco, Maken-ki! Season 2, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Inari Konkon Koi Iroha, No-Rin, Golden Time, and Recently My Sister Is Unusual.

  • Winter 2014 Review Part 1

    Apr 02 2014

    Andrew and Chris review Engaged to the Unidentified, Silver Spoon, Super Sonico, The Pilot’s Love Song, Witch Craft Works, Onee-chan ga Kita, Hamatora, and Tokyo Ravens.

  • Why We Have Tropes

    Mar 23 2014

    Andrew and Chris have an open discussion about cliches, tropes, and stereotypes and why they exist.

  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica

    Mar 16 2014

    Andrew and Chris finally sit down together to do a joint review of Puella Magi Madoka Magica as well as get into a spoiler discussion after a fair warning.

  • Spring 2014 Preview

    Mar 09 2014

    Andrew and Chris talk about the upcoming anime series for Spring 2014.

  • Winter 2014 First Impressions Part 4

    Feb 16 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their impressions on 5 Winter 2014 anime titles.

  • Winter 2014 First Impressions Part 3

    Feb 09 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their impressions on 5 Winter 2014 anime titles.

  • Winter 2014 First Impressions Part 2

    Feb 02 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their impressions on 5 Winter 2014 anime titles.

  • Winter 2014 First Impressions Part 1

    Jan 26 2014

    Andrew and Chris give their impressions on 5 Winter 2014 anime titles.

  • Fall 2013 Review Part 2

    Jan 12 2014

    Andrew and Chris review some of the anime in the 2013 Fall season.

  • Fall 2013 Review Part 1

    Jan 05 2014

    Andrew and Chris review some of the anime in the 2013 Fall season.

  • Anime Epics and Sagas

    Dec 24 2013

    Andrew and Chris discuss anime that go on for hundreds of episodes.

  • Best Anime 2013 Edition

    Dec 09 2013

    Andrew and Chris give their top 10 anime of all time.

  • Wolf Children Review

    Dec 08 2013

    Andrew and Chris review Wolf Children. All music is from the Wolf Children Soundtrack by Takagi Masakatsu and is available from iTunes.

  • Character Art Discussion

    Dec 03 2013

    Andrew and Chris discuss character design in anime.

  • Madoka Magica, Steins Gate, and Future Diary

    Nov 30 2013

    Andrew and Chris review Madoka Magica, Steins Gate, and Future Diary.

  • Fall 2013 Anime Mid-Season Review

    Nov 11 2013

    Andrew and Chris give their review mid-season of the Fall 2013 Anime line-up

  • The Future Diary Review

    Nov 03 2013

    Andrew and Chris review the anime series The Future Diary.

  • Fall 2013 Anime Line-Up First Impressions

    Oct 27 2013

    Andrew and Chris discuss impressions on the anime line-up for Fall 2013.

  • Summer 2013 Anime Line-Up Review

    Oct 14 2013

    Andrew and Chris give their review of most all of Summer 2013's Anime Line-Up.

  • Summer 2013 Anime Season First Impressions

    Jul 21 2013

    Summer 2013 Anime Season is here, we've given our first few episodes a watch, and now it's time for the verdict.

  • 2013 Anime Spring Season Review

    Jun 30 2013

    Andrew and Chris give their review of the Spring 2013 season of Anime.

  • Spring 2013 Anime Mid-Season Review

    May 12 2013

    Andrew and Chris Review their favorite Anime of Spring 2013

  • Winter 2013 Anime Review

    May 02 2013

    Andrew and Chris Review the Winter 2013 Anime lineup

  • Spring 2013 Anime Thoughts

    Apr 15 2013

    Andrew and Chris discuss their first impressions on the 2013 Spring Anime line-up.

  • Sword Art Online

    Apr 12 2013

    Andrew and Chris discuss and review Sword Art Online. Warning: Spoiler discussion at 15:20.

  • Anime Pix

    Dec 11 2011

    Join Andrew and Chris as they talk about what their top ten favorite anime of all time and why they love them.