Episode 268 – Anime Quiz of 2017

It’s the end of the year and so that means another podcast looking back at the anime of 2017 within the arbitrary constraints of the viewing experiences of the host. Joining Brian & Anthony for this quiz are Lewis, Elliot, Dwayne, and a mystery fourth guest!

Episode 267 – The £100 Anime Advent Calendar

£100 anime collection

Dwayne, Elliot and Lewis join us to spend £100 each on 24 pieces of anime tat. Or at least that’s the plan. Judge for yourself who spent that money best on this DITB Xmas special!

Episode 251 – The Big O Season 2

The Big O Season 2

Cast in name of Pod. Ye guilty. Guilty of keeping our promises, that is! As we discussed way back in Episode 145, we are back 3 years later to review Season 2 of Big O! Dwayne and Niall are back and we’ve got an Elliot Page here too. What’s changed in Paradigm City over those 3 years? Can we make sense of the ending? Will Brian somehow end up discussing Heybot? All these questions and more are answered on this week’s Dynamite In The Brain.

Famous Anime Podcast – Shonen Jump: The Dragon Ball Years

After a few tweaks to the format following our pilot episode, here’s the first episode of the Famous Anime Podcast, the podcast all about Famous Anime. Elliot Page of UK Anime Network and Lewis Smith of Car and Mechanical are here to help us decide which of the anime based on Shonen Jump properties launched between the start of Dragon Ball and the start of Slam Dunk can enter the Famous Anime Podcast’s Hall of Anime Fame.

Other podcasts might tell you about unknown shows that you need to check out, but the Famous Anime Podcast is here to confirm that other people have heard about the anime you already know about!

Episode 241 – Broly, The Legendary Super Saiyan

Broly

Elliot and Lewis are here to discuss the most popular non-canon Dragon Ball character of them all, BROLY~! We review his first appearance in the film Broly, The Legendary Super Saiyan AKA Dragon Ball Z: Burn Up!! A Close, Intense, Super-Fierce Battle. And then we find out just how popular the man is as we delve into the world of Broly-based AMVs.

Episode 190 – Anime Cat Poker

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It’s been a while, but we are back at the poker table as Elliot Page from UK Anime Network Podcast and Niall Flanagan from Secret of the Sailor Madness join us to match anime cat against anime cat in a feline flurry of fury. Robot cats, dead cats, live cats and men dressed as cats all feature in this game-packed episode of Dynamite In The Brain.

Episode 168 – Giant Robo

Giant Robo

Giant Robo! Giant Audio! Joining us today to talk two things Mitsuteru Yokoyama are Elliot Page from the UK Anime Network podcast  and Phillip from Eastern Kicks and Ani-Gamers. What are those two things that we speak of for almost two hours? They are Gigantor and Giant Robo.

Specifically, we watched the first two episodes of the 1964 Fred Ladd produced dub of Tetsujin No. 28, better known as Gigantor, as part of our ongoing attempt to have at least seen an episode or two of all the “important” anime we can lay our hands on. Not all of it of course, because who has that sort of time. But just enough to bluff.

And then we finally discussed Yasuhiro Imagawa’s masterpiece, the 1992-1998 OAV series, Giant Robo The Animation – The Day The Earth Stood Still. It’s only taken us a year and a half, after our first abortive attempt to record a Giant Robo podcast. The question is, will Anthony like it this time around?

Plus, we play a game of “HOW LONG WOULD YOU WAIT”, the quiz that tests your OAV staying power. And it’s also a quiz that Brian can’t quite explain the rules of properly. CLOSEST WITHOUT GOING UNDER. Really Brian, it’s not that difficult.

Watch Gigantor Episode 1 – “Struggle At The South Pole” on Hulu

Watch Gigantor Episode 2 – “Battle at the Bottom of the World” on Hulu

Fred Ladd’s Official Gigantor Website

Giant Robo UK release details at Animejin

G Robo Glossary

Episode 128 – Anime Villain Poker

Anime Villain Poker

List podcasts! We’ve all heard them, and some of us have even recorded them. But taking our cue from the cruelly shuttered Treehouse, we are now adding the spice of competition to our list shows, beginning with Villains. Brian, Anthony and guests Bradley C Meek and Elliot Page have each created a list of anime villains and will battle it out to see whose list is the most diabolical.

Plus, WATCHUWATCH is introduced with an especially strained pun and our Weekly Retro Recap is episode 1 of Beck Mongolian Chop Squad.

 

Episode 122 – Tokyo Godfathers

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More Xmas, as this week Elliot Page joins us to talk Satoshi Kon’s film Tokyo Godfathers and to play a game where you have to guess anime babies. I couldn’t think of a name for it, but that’s what it involves. Plus Human Crossing is our Retro Weekly Recap.

Episode 103 – DieBuster

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Elliot Page from UK Anime Network and Philip from Eeeper’s Choice join Brian to discuss a show that is both an actual sequel to Gunbuster and a sort of sequel to FLCL. That show is the 2004-2006 OAV series from Gainax, Aim For The Top 2 aka Diebuster aka Gunbuster 2.

Anthony forgot when we were going to be recording this episode, and so is not on it.

That means no Weekly Retro Recap this week, but Elliot and Philip do play a game of SAME UNIVERSE, DIFFERENT STORY.