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!

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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!

anime mums

Episode 42 – Top Anime Mums

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.

Episode 41 – Urusei Yatsura Beautiful Dreamer

Bradley C Meek from THEM Anime Reviews joins us to talk Urusei Yatsura and the film Beautiful Dreamer. It’s a long one and we will spoil the hell out of this 1984 film that is now out of print, and so it doesn’t really matter. As well as lots of UY talk, we digress into Brian’s WAR ON NARRATIVE, Lupin III and Mamoru Oshii’s fear of eating in.

Struggling to keep up with us on this episode, or just want to know more about Urusei Yatsura? Visit Tomobiki-cho, a UY fansite that’s been around since 1996!

The song that indirectly got me into Urusei Yatsura.

Former strong man and breeder of fancy birds, Geoff Capes:

Brian winds up LOGH fans by telling them it’s a not a very good cartoon