And what better way to kick it off than with Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s 1993 OAV, Ninja Scroll.
Well, a better way would have been for Anthony and Brian to have not been incredibly ill during the recording, but fear not friend listener, for we have a guest to carry us to the end of the episode. It’s Niall Flanagan of the fresh out of the internet oven podcast, Secret of The Sailor Madness.
As promised, we’re back with the second Genius Party project, Genius Party Beyond. Let’s see if there’s any stinkers like “Limit Cycle” this time round, as five top animators hand their homework in late for the 2008 sequel/extension of Studio 4°C’s anthology.
Plus, we chat about what we’ve thought of the 2012 winter season anime so far. So sit back, relax and listen to this week’s Dynamite In The Brain.
In case you hadn’t realised, it’s 2012. And that means our monthly look at anime from a decade ago has moved up to 2002. ARITHMETIC!
We kick things off with the Studio Ghibli movie, The Cat Returns, and to help us discuss it we are joined by Grace Chan. It’s a topsy turvy episode as we journey into Anthony’s youth with a tale of a trip to a pantomime, we recast the film as a Hollywood blockbuster, Brian sings the theme tune to a cartoon only he appears to remember, stop motion mice are impersonated and much, much more.
(there was an interview section with Grace I had to cut out due a temperamental phone line making the final recording sound more like a Derek Acorah seance than interview, next time she’s on we’ll talk more about her animation background and fun times at UK conventions)
It’s anthology time once again, and this time we look at one of the biggest of the last decade, GENIUS PARTY.
Seven films from seven directors, but do they all exhibit the promised “genius” of the anthology’s name? There’s only one way to find out*, and that is to listen to this new episode of Dynamite In The Brain.
But first a warning for those listeners afraid of spoilers, these are shorts, so we tend to talk about them fairly in depth in order to have something to talk about.
Oh and before I go, there’s also some Poyopoyo and Kitacon talk at the end.
* actually there’s loads of ways, you could buy it yourself, read reviews, ask your friends, but we recommend listening to this podcast.
No. Because that’s not a sad girl in the snow, it’s Leon Everett, here to join us and review anime related Xmas songs. And then test his mettle and anime knowledge against Anthony in Brian’s Awesome Anime Quiz.
Anthony is on holiday, so Gary Hedges joins me to talk Saban dubs that made it to the UK. We’ve even seen some of them. Plus: a brief history of Saturday Morning Kids TV in the UK, how breakfast TV was saved again and again, facts everyone thinks only they know, interrupting dogs and much, much more.
We are joined by Lewis Smith for a lengthy talk about Sunrise’s superhero buddy comedy, Tiger & Bunny. There were some recording problems during this, meaning we lost some material. I think I edited it to make sense, but apologies in advance if you hear call backs to things you didn’t hear earlier.
00:00 – 50:00 SPOILER FREE series overview
50:00 – 100:00 SPOILER-laden in depth discussion of the show. And there might be some Big O spoilers in there too. Though possibly not as I couldn’t recall exactly what I was trying to recall. You have been warned.
Once more we travel back in time a decade and visit an anime froma that time. This time we are joined by John-Paul from fightbait anime podcast who along with Anthony will tell me why I am so wrong about Shinichi Watanabe’s puerile masterpiece, Puni Puni Poemy.