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.

 

 

Episode 64 – Digimon The Movie

Part 1 of our run down of Mamoru Hosoda’s motion picture work as we approach Leeds Film’s screening of WOLF CHILDREN begins with Saban’s cut and paste Digimon Movie. 2 parts Hosoda to 1 part Yamauchi, does this strange hodgepodge of THREE different Digimon movies work? Lewis Smith joins us to find out.

All this plus the week’s new releases, a WATCHUWATCH where Brian is free of the shackles from watching GITS, and everyone’s favourite quiz – HEY NOW YOU’RE AN ALL STAR OR NOT.

It all adds up to another great edition of DYNAMITE IN THE BRAIN*.

 

*if you can excuse Lewis’ slight mic buzz.

Episode 63 – Haibane Renmei

It’s 2002 time again, and Bradley C Meek from Those Damn Cartoons joins us to talk about Haibane Renmei,  Yoshitoshi ABe’s tale of winged beings in a mysterious walled city.

Plus: a bumper WATCHUWATCH, a game of ANGEL OR NO ANGEL and ALTERNATE REALITY PLUGS!

Episode 62 – Top Hard Men & Women of Anime

Niall Flanagan from The Secret of the Sailor Madness podcast joins us again to run down our top 5 Hard Men and Women of Anime! Who are the meanest, toughest nuts we can name from the history of anime? Find out in the latest episode of Dynamite In The Brain!

Plus: Niall’s seen Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning, so we talk all about that again. We hope you aren’t sick of it, because there will yet another episode in about a month where we will bring it up again, as it’s showing at Leeds International Film Festival’s Anime Day.

Episode 61 – Ghost In The Shell SAC (PLUS: Tiger & Bunny – The Beginning)

Greg Driver and Lewis Smith from Structured Randomness join us to talk about 2002’s Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex. It’s cyborg procedural drama in the way only Masamune Shirow and Production IG can deliver. In earlier episodes Brian and Anthony both admitted to having found it boring back in the day – how will they find it in 2012?

PLUS: Lewis and Brian both saw the first Tiger & Bunny movie in London. Find out what they thought about it in this week’s WATCHUWATCH.

Links to things mentioned on the show:

Greg’s “crappy” Ghost In The Shell AMV

A picture of Steve Buscemi

An AMV Anthony collaborated on.

 

Episode 60 – Autumn Preview

It’s that time again. The time to tell you what we failed to watch from the Summer anime season and what we will fail to watch in the Autumn anime season. Because we are too busy watching things for the podcast.

The difference this time is we are joined by Bradley C. Meek of THOSE DAMN CARTOONS. He’s got a fist full of WATCHUWATCH he wants to talk about and joins in with the fantastic new game “DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE GAVE A TOSS ABOUT…”

And Brian says terrible things about the presenters of Top Gear.

Episode 59 – Interstella 5555

Debbie Collins joins us “One More time” for a “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” episode of Dynamite In The Brain. You’ll “Digital Love” it.

“Aerodynamic”!

That’s right we are talking the Daft Punk / Leiji Matsumoto film from 2003, Interstella 5555. Plus, a superhero filled WATCHUWATCH and a silly game involving Yahoo Answers.