Episode 74 – A Look Back At 2012

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Hello and Happy New Year. This is our 2012 in review episode with guest Bradley C Meek. We recorded this early in December, so it is entirely possible that some things we say now look foolish. I guarantee that some things we said looked foolish then. There’s also probably some things I meant to edit out at the time, but I can’t remember what they are, so they are definitely still in there.

All I know for sure is that my backing the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime in this podcast was totally proved right by episode 10 containing the greatest scene in television history.

Plus we play another game of “When Did People Give A Damn About…” that we forgot to play in episode 72, making this probably the biggest episode of DITB ever~!

Enjoy, and we’ll see you next week for the first episode of DITB 2013 proper and our all new feature THE WEEKLY RETRO REVIEW…

Episode 73 – DITB Xmas Spectacular ’12

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Here it is, our second XMAS SPECTACULAR~!

Debbie Crisp and Gary Hedges join us to once again review Xmas musical fare from the world of anime (and tokusatsu). And then we all assemble around the old Joanna for a festive sing song.

All this plus the usual stations of UK anime releases and WATCHUWATCH.

00:17:00 – Xmas Anison Armageddon

00:59:00 – Xmas Karaoke

Check our facebook  page for full versions of the songs.

No episode next week, but will be back in the New Year with our run down of all that was good in 2012, so see you there.

Marill Christmas Everyone!

Episode 72 – Winter Preview

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Bradley C. Meek joins us to look forward to next years new anime shows. Warning: there might occasionally be references to events in next week’s episode. This is because we are power ESPers and definitely not because we recorded our December episodes out of synch.

Here is the Idolmaster video I mention on the show.

Episode 71 – Lupin III Episode 0 – First Contact

For our final 2002 themed episode, Aaron Long joins us to talk the Lupin III special from that year, Episode 0 -First Contact and a play quick game of “Lupin? Or No Man!?”

I’d write more, but I am in the middle of editing the Xmas episode that drops in two weeks. You’ll hear then why it needed editing…

Episode 70 – Azumanga Daioh

We get back in the DITB time tunnel and set the co-ordinates for 2002. Only this time Anthony has left Brian on his own as he’s too busy playing videogames to talk about this adaptation of Kiyohiko Azuma’s manga. Or a least that’s his excuse, possibly he thought AZUMANGA DAIOH was too “girly” for his tastes.

Never fear, for we have the inimitable GRACE CHAN as our co-pilot on this week’s exciting trip back to the anime of the recent past. Plus: Boy bands! Mountains! Twitter suggested topics! All this and more on Episode 70 of Dynamite In The Brain.

NOTES:

Here’s the comparison image we discuss on the episode:

And here’s the “In The Midnight Hour She Cried Moe, Moe, Moe” post that is mentioned.

Episode 69 – Leeds Film Anime Day

It’s here, the day we went to Leed International Film Festival’s Anime Day 2012. And then recorded the podcast a week later due to Brian leaving his laptop in a completely different town. And then put it online yet another week later because we  always have one podcast in the hole.

But enough of the saga’d history of this episode, lets get into it. Greg Driver joins us to talk about the cannibalistic little tyke ASURA, Mamoru Hosoda’s tale of single parenting in the countryside, WOLF CHILDREN, Tiger & Bunny’s cinematic debut, TIGER & BUNNY: THE BEGINNING, and finally a double helping of bloody medieval melodrama, BERSERK THE GOLDEN AGE I & II!

It’s a bumper serving of DITB, so check it out!

 

Episode 68 – Summer Wars

Lewis Smith joins us to talk the final Mamoru Hosoda film in our countdown to Wolf Children, 2009’s SUMMER WARS. And a whole bunch of other stuff in between! Bleach! Clouds! Dinosaurs! It’s all here in another fun edition of your ever lovin’ DITB.

Episode 67 – The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Bradley C Meek joins us to talk about all the old anime he’s been watching and the next Mamoru Hosoda film in our countdown to Wolf Children – THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME.

Then Brian tries out his new mixer for a game of NAME THAT TIME TRAVEL TOON TUNE. It sort of works, but will work better once the rest of the leads we need arrive from Hong Kong. Hopefully in time for our Xmas episode and the terrible plans we have for it.

Episode 66 – One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island

Today we continue our look at Mamoru Hosoda’s cinematic output, with special guests Niall Flanagan and Aaron Long. Following Digimon, the next movie should have been Howl’s Moving Castle, but instead we got the sixth One Piece movie, Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island. Which may or may not be sort of about the process of failing to make Howl’s Moving Castle. Whatever it is, it’s still a great film!

All this and a rousing game of Play Your Long Running Shonen Franchises Right!

The Mamoru Hosoda interview Brian mentions on the podcast.

Brian’s guest appearance on Secret of the Sailor Madness

Aaron’s Youtube Channel

Episode 65 – Vampire Hunter D

Happy Halloween! We’re back with a spooky edition of Dynamite In The Brain, as we talk Vampire Hunter D and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. Well not that spooky as they are really just Westerns dressed up with vampires and super powered mutants. But look, they have Vampire in the titles, so they qualify as default Halloween fodder. Next year: NYANPIRE.

Oh, and Brian went to MCM Expo and complains about that self inflicted dumb decision.