Episode 35 – The Cat Returns

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)

 

Episode 34 – Chekhov’s Hand Grenade

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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.

Episode 33 – Happy New Website

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It’s here, DYNAMITEINTHEBRAIN.COM

So tell all the boys and girls. Your brother and your sister and your mamma too.

And then get mad that Google autocompletes “word up lyrics” as “word up lyrics korn” before it does “word up lyrics cameo”. I ask you, what’s the world coming to?

Well it’s come to this – Anthony and myself running down our top five anime shows of 2011. What will win? What will have been forgotten? Will we mention Madoka Magica at all?

SPOILER ALERT: NO

Then, not satisfied with that, we pick what shows look good to us in 2012. HINT: Spherical cats and swordsmen feature.

All this and the revelation of what anime character Anthony most identifies with!

Episode 32 – The Dynamite In The Brain Xmas Special!

Ho! Ho! Ho! or should that be Moe! Moe! Moe!?

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.

Leon’s plug: XMoonLilyX’s Hetalia Video Blog

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Episode 31 – Ant & Dec Invented Cosplay

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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.

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Episode 30 – Tiger & Bunny

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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.

Lewis’ plug: Zen Creations Canvas Painting

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Episode 29 – Puni Puni Poemy

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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.

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Episode 28 – He’s Got A Big Nose! (Distant Worlds & Metropolis)

Leon Everett is back again, this time to tell us all about the Distant Worlds concert at the Albert Hall. Then we discuss the 2001 Rintaro adaptation of the Osamu Tezuka manga, Metropolis.

TezukaOsamu.net’s page on the Metropolis manga

00:00 Distant Worlds
10:15 Metropolis

Episode 27 – The Castle of Cagliostro

Leon Everett joins us to discuss the Lupin III film, The Castle of Cagliostro.

00:00 Zelda 25th anniversary symphony concert, Dragon Gate UK & MCM Expo
14:41 The Castle of Cagliostro

Dynamite In The Brain – Episode 26 – Hipira and other Vampires

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A special Halloween episode of DITB. We talk 2009 CG vampire anime Hipira. Originally a story book by Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and Shinji Kimura, it got a series of shorts made by Kimura and CG master Kodai Sato.

Then we discuss IMDB’s highest rated animated vampires themed shows/movies. Which briefly turns into an episode of Cash In The Attic.

00:00 Hipira
25:20 IMDB Vampire list

And finally, Anthony appears a guest on episode 127 of Fight Bait’s Whiskey Thursday, so check that out.

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