Lewis Smith joins us today to talk about Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s 1988 adaptation of Demon City Shinjuku by Hideyuki Kikuchi. Better known to people of a certain age as the Manga Video release Monster City.
What are our memories of the OVA? Does re-watching it in 2017 destroy said memories? And what did Anthony think, coming to this fresh? Find out, on this barely themed Halloween episode of DITB!
Anthony and Brian go to the cinema 275 miles apart to see the first of Masaaki Yuasa’s new films – The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl. The creative team from Tatami Galaxy return with another tale of the hunt for that rose-coloured campus life.
Dynamite In The Brain has had a strained relationship with Makoto Shinkai’s work in the past, but has he turned it around with the BIGGEST ANIME OF ALL TIME, Your Name? Grace Chan and Niall Flanagan join us to get our thoughts in order about this hit anime film.
Also: Heybot is mentioned and we play a dumb quiz. So a typical DITB episode.
Anthony and Brian are joined by Niall Flanagan and Ebbie (BizarreJelly5) to run down the highlights and the lowlights of a weekend spent at Warwick Arts Centre in the company of roughly 1500 attendees of Kitacon. We’re not even joking!
You can hear the parody songs that we discuss on this podcast here.
Use this MP3 to guide you through your anime convention. From buying a ticket to coming home, Anthony and Brian cover everything you can expect to encounter at an anime convention. And few things you won’t. And it works for any anime convention. 100% generic and definitely not mainly about the upcoming Kitacon.
Talking of which, join Brian on Friday 18th August 2017 in Woods-Scawen for “Anime Space Disco”, on Saturday 19th August in the Theatre for “MADstravaganza” and join the whole DITB gang for a live episode on Sunday 20th in The Studio!
We failed to get to the Genocidal Organ screenings last month, so we needed an equivalent replacement. What better replacement than 1988’s My Neighbour Totoro? What’s more, our guest Grace Chan did see Genocidal Organ so we can find out how they compare.
Plus a game of “Neighbours” and Anthony’s Neighbour The Lambton Worm…
Come along and hang with the Let’s Go Gang, as SOTSM and DITB team up to tackle Netflix Original anime, Little Witch Academia Season 1. At last! It’s an episode by episode run down of Akko’s antics at Luna Nova Witch Academy.
Will it be third time lucky for a Gantz adaptation? We find out as we watch 2016’s GANTZ:O. Adapting the “Nurarihyon Alien Mission” arc into a one-off (?) CG movie, can they stay true to the heart of the comic, while making it accessible? Or will this miss the nihilistic magic of manga once again?