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84 minutes | a day ago
Sweetness and Lightning
Get comfy, listeners! We're cooking up a discussion all about the cutest and sweetest father-daughter show, Sweetness and Lightning! Take off your squeaky shoes, lay out your ingredients for your Hamburg steak, and cozy up with your Mr. Galigali doll as you listen in to our take on this diabetes giving piece of anime goodness! I think this might be the most snug episode we've ever done. There's no arguing. There's no sadness. There's no waifus. All that's in this episode is wholesome family cooking fun times and chill. Maybe not so much chill. There's only a little chill. Happy Thanksgiving, folk! Go to our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
73 minutes | 8 days ago
It's time for more Monogatari! Or should I say more "Meownogatari"? I shouldn't say it. It's a stupid joke. We're back with another review and discussion of Monogatari and this time we're covering Nekomonogatari or Nekomonogatari Black if you're like that or Nekomonogatari Kuro if you're just a weeb who never wants to be absolved of his sin. The clocks rewind and we finally get to see that fateful Golden Week and what exactly made Tsubasa turn into the Tsubasa Black that we all know and love (well, mostly me, I guess? I love her a lot). This episode gets extra melancholic as we dive into the nature of relationships, what helps us to destress, and there's a bad Bane impression in here. It's a solid episode. I would definitely listen to it on the train or something. Maybe as you look out the window and think about the last time you were truly happy. I do that a lot. The memories fade as I look out upon the bleak landscape. What truly is happiness? I don't know but I know you can momentarily escape it for a few brief seconds by going to our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and joining the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
128 minutes | 14 days ago
Fall 2020 Season Preview - Part Two
Still new season! Even more shows! Another preview episode! We're talking more about the shows from the latest season and this is the second part of that chunky episode! This time we're covering Kamisama ni Natta Hi, Osomatsu-san Season Three, I'm Standing on a Million Lives, Taiso Samurai, Jujutsu Kaisen, Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, Talentless Nana, and Love Live Nijigasaki High School Idol Club! Amelia's still in this episode so yay! Big thanks to Craig for all the hard work he does! It's really late as I'm talking right now so I'm just gonna phone this one in and let you imagine the rest of the description. I know you can do it. I believe in you. Check out Amelia's podcast Otaku Host Club and go to https://www.youtube.com/moesoda to see all her weeb content! Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! Ganbatte! Time stamps: Kamisama ni Natta Hi - [1:15] Osomatsu-san [12:55] I'm Standing on a Million Lives [21:35] Taiso Samurai [33:06] Jujutsu Kaisen [41:47] Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle [1:03:46] Talentless Nana [1:13:09] Love Live Nijigasaki High School Idol Club [1:32:54]
127 minutes | 22 days ago
Fall 2020 Season Preview - Part One
New season! New shows! New preview episode! We're talking about the shows from the latest season of anime and what we think about them! This episode was once again split into two parts because it was HEFTY but you know what? That's okay. In this episode, we're giving our thoughts on the first episodes of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou, Ochikobore Fruit Tart, Noblesse, Iwa Kakeru Sport Climbing Girls, Tonikaku Kawaii: Over the Moon for You, Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, Adachi and Shinamura, Yashahime, and Akudama Drive! As always, we're joined with our residential seasonal senpai Amelia from Otaku Host Club so don't be alarmed when you hear a girl's voice on this podcast. In this episode, we talk about the best girls who can climb mountains, we crack open a cold one to talk about anime waifu on waifu action, and we complain about a certain anime streaming service which can't do anything right. Also I'm still giving you times for when we talk about shows so you can skip through the podcast even though it tears me up inside. That's how much I care about you listener. 〒▽〒 Check out Amelia's podcast Otaku Host Club and go to https://www.youtube.com/moesoda to see all her weeb content! Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! Ganbatte! Time stamps: 8:19 - Higurashi 31:22 - Ochikobore Fruit Tart 42:43 - Nobless 51:52 - Sport Climbing 1:05:35 - Tonikaku 1:24:20 - Witch's Journey 1:34:20 - Adachi 1:43:30 - Yashahime 1:50:55 - Akudama
123 minutes | a month ago
When They Cry – Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
It's spoopy month time and we're talking all about the blood soaked citizens of Hinamizawa from When They Cry in this spoopy celebration episode! I mean, what's spoopier than waifus and rural living!? Waifus who want to kill you AND rural living! Well, the thoughts I have before I go to bed are WAAAAY scarier than that but this episode isn't about the existential horror of being alive in a crumbling society! It's about the stabby stabby murder murder kind of horror! This episode we're diving deep into the thrill ride of Higurashi's first season and oh boy. Please be prepared to hear "in the visual novels though" a bit cause, of course, I can't shut up when I've actually read the source material, for real. Honestly, if you haven't seen this show and you're reading this description then please go watch it before we spoil it for you cause we have spoilers sectioned off but that's like 70% of the episode! Go treat yourself to anime! RIka's voice will soothe your soul! Anyways, listen to our discussion and review in this episode to find out if everyone in Hinamizawa is actually buff or if the gravity is just not working there, how awesome G4 was, and all about the FORBIDDEN nii-nii! No matter the timeline, we're always here to give you some anime podcast goodness so visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! Ni~pah!
107 minutes | a month ago
ANIMISERY: In Another World With My Smartphone
What do you think would happen if you were suddenly hit by a truck? Well, you'd die of course but death seems to be just the beginning in anime as more and more teenaged youths find themselves following the disturbing trend of being transported to another world (or isekai'd if you like that term) the moment that truck-kun decides to give them just a little kiss. Such is the case again with Touya Mochizuki after Kami-sama accidentally smites him by dropping some lightning on him. Touya is then sent to another world but instead of taking something really cool he decides to take his smartphone so he can keep all his 5 star characters on FGO or Azur Lane or something. Kami-sama then gives Touya OP powers anyways and Touya goes off to collect his obligatory fantasy harem and dick around for 12 episodes and you know the drill. It's Animisery time again and we're here to cover the worst, wildest, and weirdest in anime and this show is no exception except it is the exception because it's so mild that it's bad and that's probably even worse. Or at least I think so. Are isekai actually bad though? Is there such a thing as too much anime? What is the proper temperature to melt an egg in the oven? We talk about that and more! I have a bad hangover so this description probably sucks! Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! Ganbatte!
120 minutes | a month ago
Summer 2020 Seasonal Review - Part Two
It's time for the second half of our seasonal review and oh geez is it powerful. I even gave you more time stamps because I care about you. Our producer Craig demanded we cut this thing in half and I'm not going to argue with him because I don't know how to work Audition and also he gives really nice gift baskets or so I've heard. I wouldn't know. I HAVEN'T GOTTEN ONE. In this episode, we're talking about ReZero Season Two, Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax, and Rent-a-Girlfriend. The waifu wars are real and they get real heavy, folk. You gotta fight for the right to your best girl in these trying times. Bring some popcorn and be wary of the secondhand embarrassment you might get from listening to it. As always, Amelia is still here and she's still as cool as she was before. Check out her podcast Otaku Host Club and go to https://www.youtube.com/moesoda to see all her weeb content cause it's good! She, at least, has good taste in waifus! Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! 1:05 -ReZero Season Two 15:07 - Peter Grill and the Philospher's Time 30:50 - My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax 51:48 - Rent-a-Girlfriend 1:21:30 - Waifu Wars
133 minutes | 2 months ago
Summer 2020 Seasonal Review - Part One
Hey look! I added in time stamps so you could see when we talk about a show now! Isn't that cool? Summer anime was a blazing firework that shone bright when it flared up to the reach the heavens but soon fizzled out when it exploded. Or was it? I guess you'll have to listen to these reviews to find out, huh? Or you could've watched them yourself or gone to some other review site or show and figured that out but I'm assuming that I'm your only source of anime information. Anyways listen to this episode and find out all about what was hot like the summer sands and what just wasn't. This is part one because the episode (by itself) ended up being like FOUR hours long so we're making two episodes so Craig doesn't actually end our lives. Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! 11:45 - Misfit of Demon King 31:08 - Fire Force Season Two 36:00 - Uzaki-Chan 1:00:00 - Appare Ranman 1:13:40 - Hentai HxEros 1:37:28 - God of High School
94 minutes | 2 months ago
WARNING: Awful metal screaming occurs several times in this episode and once within the first minute. It's bad and I've warned you and I'm sorry. Also spoilers for all of Aggretsuko too, you know? Aggretsuko details the life of one hella cute red panda known as Retsuko as she battles the turmoil of just being alive in the actual world with jerk bosses, horny hyenas, and the sheer dread of just going to work on Monday. She also has a set of wicked pipes which she uses to voice all that tension when she goes to karaoke! Yeah, you probably know what Aggretsuko is. You've seen something about it in Target or wherever you shop which is kinda weird, right? I just need to make buffer so it looks like there's a description here that's worth reading. Anyways! Start the episode and hear the bells. There are anthros in this show and you know some of them do be lookin' kinda hot. That's just a fact. You're not a furry for thinking that. You're just a human being with two good eyes and ain't no human being with two good eyes sayin' no to the polar bear. He's why we're trying to save the polar ice caps, right? It gets somewhat real in this episode too including issues on abandoning your ideals and putting yourself in the hole over a RightStuf order you forgot about so here's your warning on that. I placed it at the bottom so you wouldn't see. I pulled a sneaky on ya! Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
112 minutes | 2 months ago
Nisemonogatari || I'm Fake But Also Real But Also Fake But Also Aroused
Oh yeah, it's big fake time. We're covering Nisemonogatari the second part of the Monogatari series and what is arguably one of the most interesting shifts in anime that we've ever seen. Where as Bakemonogatari was kinda pervy in way, Nisemonogatari just takes control of the wheel of the car and proudly declares that IT IS HORNY ON MAIN AND ALT AND EVERY ACCOUNT IN BETWEEN and drives us off the pier and into the cold depths of Lake Wannaseeaboobie. Araragi continues his encounters with the apparitions that affect the people around him and deals with the nature of being fake, being young, and being absolutely horny. So why should you watch Nisemonogatari? Because it's more Monogatari. You like Monogatari! Or at least you probably do if you're reading the description for this, yeah? You should go watch Bakemonogatari if you haven't though. Otherwise this description (and possibly episode) is kind of useless to you. These descriptions are kinda honestly useless though, right? I mean, you're probably just going to watch it based of the title and if it's about an anime that you want to listen to us talk about, you know? Makes me think... This is my kingdom of nothingness in these descriptions. I rule the world where no man treads and where no person will ever lay claim to my castle for no soul would ever dare to go where despair fears to take refuge. My empire is one cast in a metal of perpetual destitution and agony. Death would be a welcome reprise from us who dwell in the land of podcast descriptions. Anyways, listen to the episode and find out our thoughts and opinions and how much we liked this show after coming out of the masterful Bakemonogatari! And also people do be having nice lower backs though. Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
90 minutes | 2 months ago
Have you ever wished that you just didn't have to look in two places for a waifu and a delicious refreshing beverage? Maybe you wanted to satisfy your thirst for anime girls while you were actual sating your thirst? While you watch 2009's Akikan, you don't have to! It's just too bad you'll have to look for some actual quality while you enjoy your senpai soda or whatever. Haha, I'm kidding though, right!? Yeah, it's Akikan! It's all about soda can magical girls fighting other soda can magical girls to determine if steel or aluminum is the superior metal for soft drinks cause that's something so important that the Japanese government couldn't just let be solved by an actual vote or something! It's got the mediocrity that will fix what ginger ails ya! It's got everything you could want in anime! We're looking at all kinds of waifus here: the main girl, the not main girl, the childhood friend, the lesbian, the woman who is actually legal, and the obligatory loli! You could not pick a better line-up! You got... fights? Yeah! Plenty of 'em! With lots of "quality" animation so reused that you can see the duct tape holding it together! You want humor? It's probably there! If you like terrible stereotypes and cats then you'll be rolling in the floor! You got... Please Mountain Dew not watch this show. It' s really actually sincerely bad. I would not Coca-Colie to you. I voted ramunay to watching this but here we are. I had to watch this show and now it feels like my actual interest in anime is fizzling out. The cold, refreshing, bubbly sensation of my weeaboo energy is gone. Soda puns! Please send actual help. This show has seriously broken me. I can't do these shows. Please. No more Animisery of actual bad shows. I don't even look for animation errors in anime but here we are. I found 'em. Thank you, Akikan. Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! Melo-melo-melon!
82 minutes | 3 months ago
Season Two When!? The Shows We Want More Of (That We Probably Aren't Going to Get)
Some anime fans just have it better. They get season after season and they never have to worry about more content cause it's coming (looking at your My Hero fans). Some are less lucky and get another season and maybe a movie after but then everything is just quietly swept under the rug and forgotten. Some fans are even MEGA unlucky and get one season and that's it: too bad, so sad, be mad. We've been the last kind of fans too much and we're gonna talk about the anime we actually want more of! Listen in and find out what shows you and your part-timer devil need to watch the next time you visit your favorite high school host club and don't forget to leave us a 5 star (interspecies) review on Apple Podcasts! I was gonna put a lot more show based puns but Craig said you guys might not listen to the episode if I just gave away the entire list. Craig actually reads these too. It's kind of scary actually. Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! Ganbatte!
100 minutes | 3 months ago
A Very Sincere Actual Legitimate Review of Bakemonogatari
What do I say about Bakemonogatari that hasn't been said already? What kind of description can I possibly give that would compel you to legitimately listen to this episode if you weren't already going to watch it to begin with because we were talking Monogatari? I don't know how to get you in the door but here's the thing: this is an actual legitimate review and (kinda) not all about how much we love this show. I mean, do we love this show? I guess that's why you would need to listen, right? I'm asking a lot of questions here. I guess I could kind of say this: Bakemonogatari is kinda sorta like anime Danny Phantom. I think that's a fairly original statement. There's a lot of big wrinkly brain talk in this one where we discuss all about the nature of good anime and god-tier waifus, we get a little too real about our home lives, and YOU THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE ONE LAST STATEMENT ON ABOUT BIG BRAIN TALK IN THIS ANIME PODCAST BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY ME, LEO DIO! That's a reference from the episode. I'm not going insane or using old memes. Well, I'm definitely not insane but I'm certainly not mentally well but this is the end of the podcast description so it's not like you're reading my cry for help and understanding anyways! I can say whatever I want to! I HAVE UNLIMITED POWER DOWN HERE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TEXT! And Obi-Wan Kenobi thought that those who had the higher ground were more powerful? The fool! NO ONE CAN STOP ME NOW! Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! Ganbatte!
93 minutes | 3 months ago
ANIMISERY: Yurikuma Arashi
You ever just read an anime's description and realize you're going to be watching one of those "I can't talk about with anyone unless they've seen it and understand that it's anime" anime? You know what gave it away for us? Alien lesbian bears. That's a big danger in Yurikuma Arashi (or Yuri Kumaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Arashi if you wanna be technical) and it's also a hazard for us who had to experience it. YKA is here to teach you never to give up on love but did we give up on it? You're gonna have to listen in and experience the LIFE SEXY, the LIFE COOL, and the LIFE BEAUTY romp that is Tsubaki Kureha and her adventures with the bears Ginko and Lulu as they realize what friendship really is or what it means to be ursine and gay or something. Honestly, I don't know. Like pick the themes you want! They're all right probably? I mean, I have some hair but I'm not a bear so maybe I'm just missing the point? Not that I'd tell you if I was a bear, growl growl! Or would I? Join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! Shabba-da-do!
157 minutes | 3 months ago
Memories of Hama-con: An Interview with Hama's Director of Awesome, Basil of OSMcast
On July 19th 2019, congoers met for the last time at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL to enjoy their time at the tenth and final year at North Alabama premiere anime and gaming con, Hama-con. It had been an adventure to get to this point and many a tear were no doubt shed as friends and family parted knowing that they would never meet again in celebration of this convention. Hama-con touched many otaku and non-otaku alike and was a yearly ritual for so many including myself. It is in the spirit of Hama-con and the solidarity of anime fan alike who cannot meet in the hallowed halls of conventions due to the coronavirus that we present to you this interview with Hama-con's director of awesome, Basil, who so generously gave us his time and worked with the convention since its inception. If you're expecting the sort of antics of a traditional OtaMel episode then I'm super sorry but this is an actual interview and one that has a sincere meaning to me. I hope that you'll enjoy it regardless and truly appreciate the times you've had at conventions and look forward to the times that we will have in the future. I'll still be out here keeping the Hama-con spirit alive. We will all carry that weight.
183 minutes | 3 months ago
Summer 2020 Season Impressions | You ever Deca-denced with the Demon King in the pale moon Lapis Re:Lights?
Better late than never, right? We're watched the first few episodes of a lot of shows of Summer 2020 and then we talked about them! Is Summer 2020 the kind of season that you should write home about? Maybe if your parents and you keep up correspondence about anime, I suppose. We're looking at a whole lot of the new hotness but we're also skimming over some of the more interesting and "unique" shows about horny tokusatsu teenagers and horny ogresses. I guess a lot of the shows this season are kind of about just being really really in the mood, huh? Or maybe that's just the entirety of anime in general? In this episode, we're talking about Deca-Dence, Super Hentai HxEROS, Rent-A-Girlfriend, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax, Gibiate, Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time, The God of High School, Monster Girl Doctor, Fire Force Season Two, Uzaki-Chan Wants to Hang Out, Lapis Re:LIGHTS, Re:Zero Season Two, and The Misfit of Demon King Academy. Remember to always bring a snack if you're gonna do a three hour long podcast, boy and girls! Go to www.otakumelancholy.com for all our links including the ones to all our other socials and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! Check out Amelia's podcast at www.otakuhostclub.com and go watch her on the YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/MOESODA/! Ganbatte!
102 minutes | 4 months ago
Japan Sinks 2020 | Get Sunk On, Netflix Subscribers
Okay okay okay. This time, we're actually talking about Netflix's Japan Sinks 2020. Also this is all spoilers so I can't help you there and I'm sorry. Misaaki Yuasa is here to ruin and destroy his fictional version of Japan just like any good anime director feels compelled to. I mean, you have to at least take out Tokyo Tower or just a couple of districts in Tokyo or you're just not even trying if you're in the anime business. I don't even know what to say as far as a brief description of the show cause it's just about Japan sinking in the year 2020. That's just the title with more words. I'm useless to you as a description provider. We're here to talk about and give general banter and please don't think too harshly of us after this cause honestly I just don't know what we even talk about sometimes and it's just a little rude. It's like 3 in the morning and I'm trying to post this before I go to bed but I want to just get it out of the way before I forget and Craig gets mad at me. Be sure to watch Japan Sinks 2020 before EA Sports release Japan Sinks 2021 releases next year! Or Japan Sinks 2K21 if you're more into the 2K brand. It's a video game joke! Please applaud. Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
66 minutes | 4 months ago
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Released in 1995 to critical acclaim, Ghost in the Shell remains a standout example of the cyberpunk genre and has stretched its influence out across not only the anime industry but the Hollywood film one as well. Such beloved example of cinema such as The Matrix and even Avatar have massive amounts of themes and storytelling that have been borrowed from director Mamoru Oshii amazing dive into cyberpunk. With like a hundred (somebody will have to fact check me on this) extra entries and spin offs after the original, Ghost in the Shell is still going strong 25 years later. Anyways, that's enough hype. I mean, I'm not trying to sell you on Ghost in the Shell cause you've probably already watched it if you're gonna listen in, right? This movie's like 25 years old. It can legally rent a car or get a mortgage. It could even run for a position on the city council if it wanted. I'd vote for Ghost in the Shell for my district instead of that piece of garbage who tied his campaign flyer to my door with an ACTUAL rubber band. It popped me in the hand when I tried to take if off and I'm still pretty pissed about it. Screw that guy! Anyways, Brad's running his own solocast so get actual hype on that and maybe get hyped on local politics too! Mostly just get hyped on this episode though. Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
112 minutes | 4 months ago
Because you (well, one of you) requested it, we're here to talk about the newest and hottest show by Science SARU! Directed by Misaaki Yuasa, we're talking about the Netflix original series Japan Sin- wait. What? We're not doing that? We're doing the other Yuasa Netflix anime? The one from two years ago??? How are we supposed to stay relevant when you request this kind of content??? Thank you TwiggyTheDragon for asking that we review this "hot" show, he said sarcastically (nah but seriously thank you so much for asking we love you big heart emoji). We're talking Devilman Crybaby in this episode and things get MASSIVE HUGE MEGA BRAIN and WE TALK ABOUT THEMES AND MOTIFS AND SMART STUFF. Yeah, you might just need to grab a big thesaurus for this one and also a deep cup of herbal tea because we get all kinds of philosophical on this episode. We also talk about how our taste is garbage so you know maybe just get a medium cup of herbal tea. Actually could you get me a cup too? I'm kind of thirsty. Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
84 minutes | 4 months ago
ANIMISERY: Manyuu Hikenchou
You know, maybe there is such a concept as too much of a good thing. Scratch that. There are definitely times when you can have way too much of a good thing and Manyuu Hikenchou is definitely out to prove it by giving us as Brad calls it "double Q sized anime tiddies". Enter the wild world of alternate time line Japan during the Edo period where EVERYONE is a boob guy and they all want their girls to have actual metal rods placed in their backs just to support themselves and having a breast reduction surgery is apparently the greatest dishonor a person can have. It's kind of like if someone watched a Kurasawa film and was just kind of super duper horny the entire time, you know? Well, hornier than normal when you see samurai fighting cause I mean I don't know about you but there's nothing sexier than a good top knot! Join us as we journey through this ANIMISERABLE show and attempt to be the "breast" in the land! Don't be a "boob" and miss out! Additional anime tiddy pun! Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
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