Lewis Smith is back to help us work our way from MANV 1028 and MANV 1048 as we continue our countdown of Manga Video’s VHS releases. This week we start with the proto-Inuyasha of Fire Tripper and end with the CLAMP psychic detectives of Tokyo Babylon. Plus: the arrival of the man who brought the sort of premium swearing forever associated with this era.
This episode should have come out between Monster City and The Boy and the Beast podcasts, so that’s why some of the references to other episodes seem wonky.
Greg Driver joins us today to talk the 1987 & 1990 Devilman OAVs. Underground discos, spurned bird women and Stonehenge sending a message to the stars. We try to make sense of a great OAV series that unfortunately fizzled out before it really had a chance to get going. And throughout the episode Brian fails to keep a handle on what Miki Makimura’s name actually is (Maki? Miki? Maku?)
Plus, the UK anime releases, WATCHUWATCH, Dear Boys enters it’s first week in the Weekly Retro Recap and we round off with a game of THE CUTS ARE RIGHT!
And now for one of those episodes where I make Anthony watch something against his will. In this case it’s the first episodes of a whole load of early 70s Dynamic Productions TV shows. We’re talking Devilman, Mazinger Z, Dororon Enma-kun, Cutie Honey and much, much more. Haunted houses, de-uglification, crushed mice, seedy faces, keyrings, indomitable stupidity, acoustic guitars, banana skins and a dead dog hanging from a tree, it’s all here in another exciting episode of Dynamite In The Brain.