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.

 

 

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!