Episode 169 – Shin-Chan: Bungle In The Jungle

This week on Dynamite In The Brain, we take a trip into the jungle. First we travel back to 1965 to check out the classic leonine Tezuka anime Kimba The White Lion, aka Jungle Emperor Leo, in our feature Just Enough To Bluff. Then we get a little more modern as we watch the eighth Crayon Shin-Chan film, Bungle In The Jungle.

Plus, we round things off with a little bit of the old feature, WATCHUWATCH as Anthony & Brian discuss some of the new season’s TV shows, both anime and otherwise.

Watch Kimba The White Lion on Youtube

Watch The New Adventures of Kimba The White Lion on Youtube

Watch The Man In The High Castle on Amazon

Watch Parks & Recreation on Hulu

Watch Cute High Earth Defence Club LOVE on Crunchyroll

Watch Durarara on Crunchyroll

Let’s Go JoJo! Episode 27 – Khnum’s Zenyatta and Thoth’s Mondatta

Dynamite In the Brain and Secret of the Sailor Madness give you the latest episode of their Oingo Boingo Brothers podcast. An episode that took far too much editing, but not as much as editing the words Oingo & Boingo off  the covers of manga.

This week the gang are targeted by a pair of hapless sibling assassins in what is the best episode so far!

Plus, in the news, we discuss conspiracy theories and lady boats!


Episode 168 – Giant Robo

Giant Robo! Giant Audio! Joining us today to talk two things Mitsuteru Yokoyama are Elliot Page from the UK Anime Network podcast  and Phillip from Eastern Kicks and Ani-Gamers. What are those two things that we speak of for almost two hours? They are Gigantor and Giant Robo.

Specifically, we watched the first two episodes of the 1964 Fred Ladd produced dub of Tetsujin No. 28, better known as Gigantor, as part of our ongoing attempt to have at least seen an episode or two of all the “important” anime we can lay our hands on. Not all of it of course, because who has that sort of time. But just enough to bluff.

And then we finally discussed Yasuhiro Imagawa’s masterpiece, the 1992-1998 OAV series, Giant Robo The Animation – The Day The Earth Stood Still. It’s only taken us a year and a half, after our first abortive attempt to record a Giant Robo podcast. The question is, will Anthony like it this time around?

Plus, we play a game of “HOW LONG WOULD YOU WAIT”, the quiz that tests your OAV staying power. And it’s also a quiz that Brian can’t quite explain the rules of properly. CLOSEST WITHOUT GOING UNDER. Really Brian, it’s not that difficult.

Watch Gigantor Episode 1 – “Struggle At The South Pole” on Hulu

Watch Gigantor Episode 2 – “Battle at the Bottom of the World” on Hulu

Fred Ladd’s Official Gigantor Website

Giant Robo UK release details at Animejin

G Robo Glossary

Let’s Go JoJo! Episode 26 – Iggy the Fool and Geb’s N’doul (Part 2)

Jotaro is the passenger, and he rides and he rides. On a dog-powered, sand built hang-glider! Yes, we are back to discuss the introduction of the surly Stand using Boston Terrier that is Iggy. It’s another fun packed episode of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Podcast from Dynamite In The Brain and Secret of the Sailor Madness.

Plus the week in JoJo’s news, featuring…

Stone Mask Face Masks!

Action Figures!

Sure fire hit records!

Video Games!

And an advert for a comic!

Episode 167 – Pluto

On today’s episode of Dynamite In Brain, we tuck into a bumper sized helping of Astro Boy. Our main topic is the manga Pluto, Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki’s adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s Tetsuwan Atom/Astro Boy story, “The Greatest Robot In The World”.

Before we get to that, we introduce the replacement for our now defunct Weekly Retro Recap segment. Most weeks we are now going to look at an episode or two from a classic anime that will, in some way or other, tie into the main topic of the show.

So this week we watched the very first episode of Fred Ladd’s 1963 localisation of Osamu Tezuka’s Tetsuwan Atom, “Astro Boy”. Then we watched the animated adaptations of “The Greatest Robot In The World” from the 1980 and 2003 Astro Boy series.

On top of all that, we also read the Dark Horse release of original manga story. So join as we discuss all things Pluto in The Greatest Podcast in the World!

Watch Astro Boy (1963) on Hulu

Watch Astro Boy (1980) on Youtube

Watch Astro Boy (2003) on Netflix

Buy Astro Boy Volume 3 at Dark Horse

Let’s Go JoJo! Episode 25 – Iggy the Fool and Geb’s N’doul (Part 1)

You’ve waited three long months, but it’s finally here. That’s right, the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure podcast from Dynamite In the Brain and Secret Of The Sailor Madness is back with its weekly analysis of the animated adaptation of the Stardust Crusaders arc.

In this week’s episode Anthony finally learns who Iggy is, we find out what JoJo’s related book will help business men get out of tight scrapes and Niall sings!

So, complete your weekly JoJo’s ritual by listening to Let’s Go JoJo!

Watch JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Episode 25 on Crunchyroll

Episode 166 – Winter Preview


Bradley joins us once again to review the Autumnal Anime output and prognosticate on the contents of the Winter 2015 anime schedule. What awaits us as we head into the new year? Apart from more episodes of Let’s Go JoJo? That’s a given.

Well, there’s magical boys, death darts, bears and more. How much more? Well, why not listen and find out, as we finish off another triumphant year of Dynamite In The Brain!

Episode 165 – The Year In Review


It’s the DITB Year in Review. Or more accurately The Year in Ten Broad Topics.

Joining us to summarise 12 months worth of cartoons in less than two hours are Niall Flanagan and Bradley Meek. What is the best robot of 2014? The greatest animal? Or even the best bottom? (R.I.P. Elliot Page).

Find out the inconclusive answers to these questions and seven more, on a bumper blow out episode of Dynamite In The Brain.

Episode 164 – Xmas Specials Special


This week we take a look at six different anime shows’ Christmas episodes. And joining us to this are Bradley C. Meek, Elliot Page and Niall Flanagan. Featuring the seasonal romantic pitfalls of URUSEI YATSURA, a vengeful mad Santa in THE BIG O, barely anything seasonal in DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02, Christmas invasion plots in SGT. FROG, a rampaging snow man in HEARTCATCH PRETTY CURE and a banned episode of POKEMON.

PLUS: we play the traditional Xmas game of HOHOHO or NONONO?

Episode 163 – 1994


It’s a FINAL RETRO RECAP BLOWOUT as we finish up with the feature with one last look at NINJA NONSENSE, before we go back to 1994 and look at the opening episodes of six anime shows from that year.

There are killer plants in BLUE SEED. Rock and roll vs. space vampires in MACROSS 7. Schoolgirls get teleported to a magical kingdom in MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH. A hero rises to save the world in MAHOUJIN GURU GURU. Wife swapping parents in MARMALADE BOY. And finally it’s Japan vs Italy in the first round of MOBILE FIGHTER G GUNDAM.