Hello and Happy New Year. This is our 2012 in review episode with guest Bradley C Meek. We recorded this early in December, so it is entirely possible that some things we say now look foolish. I guarantee that some things we said looked foolish then. There’s also probably some things I meant to edit out at the time, but I can’t remember what they are, so they are definitely still in there.
All I know for sure is that my backing the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime in this podcast was totally proved right by episode 10 containing the greatest scene in television history.
Plus we play another game of “When Did People Give A Damn About…” that we forgot to play in episode 72, making this probably the biggest episode of DITB ever~!
Enjoy, and we’ll see you next week for the first episode of DITB 2013 proper and our all new feature THE WEEKLY RETRO REVIEW…
Bradley C. Meek joins us to look forward to next years new anime shows. Warning: there might occasionally be references to events in next week’s episode. This is because we are power ESPers and definitely not because we recorded our December episodes out of synch.
Here is the Idolmaster video I mention on the show.
We get back in the DITB time tunnel and set the co-ordinates for 2002. Only this time Anthony has left Brian on his own as he’s too busy playing videogames to talk about this adaptation of Kiyohiko Azuma’s manga. Or a least that’s his excuse, possibly he thought AZUMANGA DAIOH was too “girly” for his tastes.
Never fear, for we have the inimitable GRACE CHAN as our co-pilot on this week’s exciting trip back to the anime of the recent past. Plus: Boy bands! Mountains! Twitter suggested topics! All this and more on Episode 70 of Dynamite In The Brain.
Here’s the comparison image we discuss on the episode:
It’s here, the day we went to Leed International Film Festival’s Anime Day 2012. And then recorded the podcast a week later due to Brian leaving his laptop in a completely different town. And then put it online yet another week later because we always have one podcast in the hole.
But enough of the saga’d history of this episode, lets get into it. Greg Driver joins us to talk about the cannibalistic little tyke ASURA, Mamoru Hosoda’s tale of single parenting in the countryside, WOLF CHILDREN, Tiger & Bunny’s cinematic debut, TIGER & BUNNY: THE BEGINNING, and finally a double helping of bloody medieval melodrama, BERSERK THE GOLDEN AGE I & II!
Lewis Smith joins us to talk the final Mamoru Hosoda film in our countdown to Wolf Children, 2009’s SUMMER WARS. And a whole bunch of other stuff in between! Bleach! Clouds! Dinosaurs! It’s all here in another fun edition of your ever lovin’ DITB.
Bradley C Meek joins us to talk about all the old anime he’s been watching and the next Mamoru Hosoda film in our countdown to Wolf Children – THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME.
Then Brian tries out his new mixer for a game of NAME THAT TIME TRAVEL TOON TUNE. It sort of works, but will work better once the rest of the leads we need arrive from Hong Kong. Hopefully in time for our Xmas episode and the terrible plans we have for it.
Today we continue our look at Mamoru Hosoda’s cinematic output, with special guests Niall Flanagan and Aaron Long. Following Digimon, the next movie should have been Howl’s Moving Castle, but instead we got the sixth One Piece movie, Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island. Which may or may not be sort of about the process of failing to make Howl’s Moving Castle. Whatever it is, it’s still a great film!
All this and a rousing game of Play Your Long Running Shonen Franchises Right!
Happy Halloween! We’re back with a spooky edition of Dynamite In The Brain, as we talk Vampire Hunter D and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. Well not that spooky as they are really just Westerns dressed up with vampires and super powered mutants. But look, they have Vampire in the titles, so they qualify as default Halloween fodder. Next year: NYANPIRE.
Oh, and Brian went to MCM Expo and complains about that self inflicted dumb decision.