The Big O Season 2

Episode 251 – The Big O Season 2

Cast in name of Pod. Ye guilty. Guilty of keeping our promises, that is! As we discussed way back in Episode 145, we are back 3 years later to review Season 2 of Big O! Dwayne and Niall are back and we’ve got an Elliot Page here too. What’s changed in Paradigm City over those 3 years? Can we make sense of the ending? Will Brian somehow end up discussing Heybot? All these questions and more are answered on this week’s Dynamite In The Brain.

Episode 250 – Episodes 250s

This week we celebrate an arbitrary landmark in our podcasting history by watching all the other episodes 250s that we could find on Crunchyroll. We check in on One Piece, Bleach, Naruto Shippuden, Gintama and Folktales from Japan. And go on a bunch of tangents too. Enjoy!

Episode 249 – Anime Twin Peaks

26 years since it left our TV screens, Twin Peaks is back. Which gave Anthony and Brian the opportunity to ponder, what could be the anime Twin Peaks? That’s right it’s our most opportunistic, flimsiest idea for a podcast yet. If not downright deceptive.

Episode 248 – Professor Layton & The Eternal Diva

A true gentleman leaves no podcast un-listened! Anthony and Brian talk about Level 5/OLM’s 2009 anime outing for video game puzzler, Professor Layton.

Episode 247 – Mob Psycho 100

Lewis and Holly join us today to discuss 2016’s adaptation of ONE’s web manga Mob Psycho 100. A tale of a teenage ESPer’s attempt to find his purpose in life and the conman & the ghost who try to guide him. Plus a new game called Counting to 100. If you want to hear 3 people guess numbers for far longer than seems necessary, this is the episode for you!

Episode 246 – Japan Animator Expo Part 3

In a move that will surprise no one, we are joined today by Niall Flanagan to discuss the last batch of Japan Animator Expo shorts, plus the bonus short that appeared a year later. And then we try and figure out which were our favourites, and which worlds we’d like to return to.

  • Hammerhead
  • COMEDY SKIT 1989
  • Bubu & Bubulina
  • ENDLESS NIGHT
  • BUREAU OF PROTO SOCIETY
  • The Ultraman
  • GIRL
  • Neon Genesis IMPACTS
  • Ragnarok – Hello from the Countries of the World
  • Robot on the Road
  • Cassette Girl
  • Mobile Police Patlabor Reboot

Let’s Go! Episode 38 – Let’s Get Drunk On Trains!

This week, The Laughing Salesman Moguro gives a bullied salaryman a chance to relive his youth riding the rails, Raccoon’s Dad and Bonobono have a heart to heart about the secrets adults keep from kids, Tiger Mask continues his walk along the path of evil, Nina arm wrestles a hottie and Dragon Ball Super continues it’s Android 17 fanfiction.

Japan Animator Expo 2

Episode 245 – Japan Animator Expo Part 2

Niall Flanagan is back for the second of three podcasts covering the Japan Animator Expo shorts. As an added bonus you get to hear Brian start to lose his mind from back pain! But mainly we talk about the following shorts:

  • Kanón
  • Sex&VIOLENCE with MACHSPEED
  • Obake-chan
  • Tokio of the Moon’s Shadow
  • Three Fallen Witnesses
  • The Diary of Ochibi
  • I can Friday by day!
  • ME!ME!ME! CHRONIC feat.daoko/Teddyloid
  • (Making of)evangelion: Another Impact
  • Iconic Field
  • On a Gloomy Night
  • Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen
  • Rapid Rouge

Episode 244 – Japan Animator Expo Part 1

Niall Flanagan from Secret of the Sailor Madness joins us to watch the first 12 shorts from the Japan Animator Expo. In this episode we cover the following shorts:

  • The Dragon Dentist
  • HILL CLIMB GIRL
  • ME!ME!ME!
  • Carnage
  • Yoshikazu Yasuhiko & Ichiro Itano: Collection of Key Animation Films from Mobile Suit Gundam
  • 20min Walk From Nishi-Ogikubo Station, 2 Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, 2mos Deposit, No Pets Allowed.
  • until You come to me.
  • Tomorrow From There.
  • Electronic Superhuman Gridman: boys invent great hero
  • Yamadeloid
  • POWER PLANT No.33
  • Evangelion:Another Impact

Episode 243 – Ghost In The Shell

We take another detour into the world of live action adaptations of anime & manga with 2017’s Ghost In The Shell. Jon Anning and Grace Chan join us to discuss the ins and outs of this Scarlett Johansson vehicle. Were the 9 years spent on development and production worth it?

Plus returning game “If Paul Rudd Was Anime” in a new, revamped format!