Episode 268 – Anime Quiz of 2017

It’s the end of the year and so that means another podcast looking back at the anime of 2017 within the arbitrary constraints of the viewing experiences of the host. Joining Brian & Anthony for this quiz are Lewis, Elliot, Dwayne, and a mystery fourth guest!

Episode 267 – The £100 Anime Advent Calendar

£100 anime collection

Dwayne, Elliot and Lewis join us to spend £100 each on 24 pieces of anime tat. Or at least that’s the plan. Judge for yourself who spent that money best on this DITB Xmas special!

Episode 266 – Lu Over The Wall

An emergency Dynamite In The Brain podcast! We went to see Lu Over The Wall at the cinema last Wednesday to varying degrees of success. This is a brief podcast covering our feelings about the film and the 15 minutes of toy commercials that preceded it.

Episode 265 – Angel’s Egg (Once More)

It’s that time of year when we like to get eggy! No, not Easter, it’s DITB’s annual Angel’s Egg podcast. Joining us this time around we have Aaron Long and Grace Chan. Will they find it a good egg, a bad egg or a curate’s egg? What new things will Brian and Anthony glean from this year’s viewing? Listen and learn.

Episode 264 – Steamboy

Anthony and Brian take a look back to 2004’s Steamboy following its recent UK BD release and appearance on Netflix.

AV Club interview circa initial Steamboy release

Episode 263 – The Boy and The Beast

Lewis Smith joins us to discuss the 2015 Mamoru Hosoda film. It took so long to get a UK release we’re months away from his next film!

Episode 262 – Monster City

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!

Episode 261 – The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

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.

Episode 260 – Autumn Anime Preview

Anthony and Brian run through all they anime they think are starting in October, and at least one they discover isn’t. If you like sequels and shows about boy bands, then this season is for you!

This marks week 3 of Brian’s cough, probably only another 3 weeks to go!

Episode 259 – Your Name

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.