And we’re back! Brian’s been gallivanting across the UK in search of his missing voice and Anthony’s found gainful employment, so DITB had left you in the lurch. Fear not listener, for we are back and in a big way!
Philip from Eeepers Choice Podcast joins us to give Hiroyuki Yamaga & Satoru Akahori’s 2002 TV series, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi a thorough going over. With it’s shifting styles and genres it’s hard to talk about this series without going over every episode, so that’s just what we did. For almost two hours. It’s another bumper Dynamite In the Brain, so enjoy!
A partial recording of our Anison Armageddon panel from Kitacon 4. Anthony and Brian are joined by Leon Everett, Niall Flanagan and Gary Hedges to review rap anime songs. The audience weigh in with their own opinions and a fun time is had by all.
Big thanks to Lewis Smith for lending his Blue microphone after Brian left his at home…
Anthony and what turned out to be a really quite ill, but gravelly voiced, Brian are joined this week by Leon Everett and Elliot Page to talk the Kitacon 4 weekend. The people, the panels, it’s all here in a bumper episode of Dynamite In The Brain.
In fact it can’t be contained in just one podcast. Check the website for a site-only bonus episode, a recording of (most of) our Anison Armageddon panel.
We recorded this once already, but they went and changed the schedule while we were recording! So a couple of weeks later we reconvened to talk about our picks of the upcoming Kitacon, with Leon Everett of Kitacon phoning in midway through to cast light on some of the more obtuse events of the convention.
It’s Mothering Sunday, so Brian and Anthony run down their TOP 5 ANIME MUMS!
There’s likely some spoilers in here, so consider yourselves warned. Also, Brian goes an a ridiculous, lengthy tangent that has nothing to do with mums whatsoever, but does, of course, involve Devilman and Violence Jack.
Let us know who your favourite anime mums are in the comments below, and we might read them out on a future episode.
Bradley C Meek from THEM Anime Reviews joins us to talk Urusei Yatsura and the film Beautiful Dreamer. It’s a long one and we will spoil the hell out of this 1984 film that is now out of print, and so it doesn’t really matter. As well as lots of UY talk, we digress into Brian’s WAR ON NARRATIVE, Lupin III and Mamoru Oshii’s fear of eating in.
Struggling to keep up with us on this episode, or just want to know more about Urusei Yatsura? Visit Tomobiki-cho, a UY fansite that’s been around since 1996!
The song that indirectly got me into Urusei Yatsura.
Former strong man and breeder of fancy birds, Geoff Capes:
As we are looking back to 2002 each month, there could be only one choice for our fourth ninja related show – Naruto.
Gary Hedges joins us to talk about the first five episodes of the show that kicked off a decade of orange jumpsuited ninja-ry. We talk about our history with the franchise, whether we think it still holds up in 2012 and Anthony uses a hugely inappropriate adjective to describe a combat scene.
Behold, the death rattle of a once popular fad. It’s the 1996/97 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles OAV series – Legend of the Supermutants. The turtles get EXTREME TO THE MAX with an Image Comics style redesign before travelling to Japan to rip off Saint Seiya.
Gary Hedges joins us in our discussion of this oddity of the Turtle boom and all things Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael in this latest exciting episode of Dynamite In The Brain.
Lupin III: The Last Job gets the Dynamite In The Brain once over.
It’s Lupin vs Zenigata vs Fujiko vs the last of the Fuma Clan vs Papal Euro Ninjas, in a fight to get their hands on an centuries old Italian doomsday device. Disguises are worn, kittens are saved, and Anthony doesn’t like blonde haired bearded villains.