Episode 50 – Fiftieth Episode Bonanza

Can you believe it? We made it to fifty episodes! And what better way to celebrate this milestone of podcasting that reading out a list? How about reading out a list of the TOP 50 ANIME YOU MUST SEE BEFORE WE SNEAK INTO YOUR HOUSE AND MURDER YOU & YOUR LOVED ONES IN YOUR SLEEP? (That is how you linkbait this sort of nonsense, right?)

Not enough friend listener, then how about if we told you this list was made by the guests from the previous forty nine episodes? Still not interested? Howzabout a LEON EVERETT? Whattabout a NIALL FLANAGAN from SECRET OF THE SAILOR MADNESS?

Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? But that’s not all, there’s also a shout out from a TOTALLY REAL ANIME CHARACTER and a WHOLLY ORIGINAL game show.

If you don’t want to be spoilt on the list before listening stop reading here:

Here’s the list.

  1. Cowboy Bebop
  2. Ghost in the Shell
  3. Evangelion
  4. FLCL
  5. Akira
  6. Cyber City Oedo 808
  7. Samurai Champloo
  8. Lain
  9. FMA
  10. The Big O
  11. Dragonball Z
  12. Kino’s Journey
  13. Naruto
  14. Gurren Lagann
  15. Urusei Yatsura
  16. Mind Game
  17. Patlabor
  18. Slayers
  19. Boogiepop Phantom
  20. Higurashi
  21. Macross
  22. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  23. 3×3 Eyes
  24. Devilman
  25. Fist of the North Star
  26. Redline
  27. Rose of Versailles
  28. Scryred
  29. Bubblegum Crisis 2032
  30. Eden of The East
  31. Full Metal Panic
  32. Golgo 13
  33. Hidamari Sketch
  34. Monster
  35. Tiger and Bunny
  36. .hack//SIGN
  37. Escaflowne
  38. One Piece
  39. Perfect Blue
  40. Star Driver
  41. Aria
  42. BECK
  43. Dangaioh
  44. Diebuster
  45. Dirty Pair
  46. Haibane Renmei
  47. Lupin III
  48. Shin Mazinger Z Shōgeki! Z-Hen
  49. Clannad
  50. Guyver

Episode 49 – Baccano!

Lewis Smith of the Structured Randomness podcast returns to Dynamite In The Brain to talk the 2007 TV anime, Baccano! Gangsters, thieves, alchemists, demons and immortals collide in this homage to American crime and pulp stories of the Roarin’ Thirties.

Plus: Brian went to the BFI Anime Is For Everyone weekend and find out how we’d improve Game of Thrones.

Episode 48 – Top Anime Royalty

This just in: shamelessly topical podcast shamefully comes out a day late and loses topicality!

You’ve had four days of incessant blather about a real royal family, now here’s an hour more blather about fictional cartoon royal families. We run down our top ten royals, ranging from alien princesses to reincarnated demons with their faces removed.

Plus: Anthony impersonates some classic Hanna Barbera characters!

Episode 47 – Pokemon Heroes

We travel back to 2002 once again, this time to visit Poke-Venice and the fifth Pokemon movie, Pokemon Heroes. Joining us is Ebbie from the BizarreJelly5 video blog and The Aniverse Podcast. Pokemon blood types, creepy human/pokemon relationships, breakthroughs in Pokemon taxonomy and more are discussed in the latest episode of Dynamite In The Brain!

Episode 46 – Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

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!

Follow Philip on twitter @EeepersChoice

Bonus Episode – Anison Armageddon

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…

Episode 45 – Kitacon Round Table

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.

Episode 44 – Kitacon 4 Preview

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.

NB: This is the really scary game Brian suggests.

Episode 43 – Winter Catch Up & Spring Preview

To begin the episode Anthony & Brian look back to episode 33 and the winter anime they said they were looking forward to. Did they watch them? What did they think of them?

Then, having undermined their anime quality soothsaying abilities, they go ahead and pick what spring season anime they are looking forward to.

BTW we recorded this before Ozma episode 1 aired, admittedly hours before it aired, but it still counted as a preview then!

Episode 42 – Top Anime Mums

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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.

And remember, as the Hairy Bikers told us, MUMS KNOW BEST.