Episode 254 – Little Witch Academia Season 1

Come along and hang with the Let’s Go Gang, as SOTSM and DITB team up to tackle Netflix Original anime, Little Witch Academia Season 1. At last! It’s an episode by episode run down of Akko’s antics at Luna Nova Witch Academy.

The Big O Season 2

Episode 251 – 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.

Japan Animator Expo 2

Episode 245 – Japan Animator Expo Part 2

Niall Flanagan is back for the second of three podcasts covering the Japan Animator Expo shorts. As an added bonus you get to hear Brian start to lose his mind from back pain! But mainly we talk about the following shorts:

  • Kanón
  • Obake-chan
  • Tokio of the Moon’s Shadow
  • Three Fallen Witnesses
  • The Diary of Ochibi
  • I can Friday by day!
  • ME!ME!ME! CHRONIC feat.daoko/Teddyloid
  • (Making of)evangelion: Another Impact
  • Iconic Field
  • On a Gloomy Night
  • Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen
  • Rapid Rouge

Episode 207 – Mononoke

Guest co-host Niall Flanagan and guest guest Bradley Meek join Brian to talk Kenji Nakamura’s 2007 occult detective series, Mononoke. A sound card-thwarted Anthony sends the occasional comment via Skype instant messaging.

And we play a spooky Yo-kai quiz~!

Watch Mononoke on Crunchyroll

Brian’s post on Mononoke from 2007

anime cat

Episode 190 – Anime Cat Poker

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 160 – Judge

my name is judge

It’s Halloween and for a change we aren’t talking about a vampire anime. Instead we take a look at the 1991 supernatural law OAV, Judge with guests Niall Flanagan and Leon Everertt. Maybe we should have stuck to the vampires.

On a less spooky note, Ninja Nonsense episode 2 is our Weekly Retro Recap and we play a game of MEGA CITY ONE or MEGA CITY NONE?


Episode 159 – Space Dandy Season 2


We are joined by Ebbie from OKKO Anime Club and Niall from SOTSM to talk the best anime of all time, Space Dandy Season 2. All thirteen episodes, episode by episode.

Plus, Brian has the flu and wouldn’t realise until five days after recording this that it wasn’t his turn to do the Weekly Retro Recap on Ninja Nonsense. So who knows what other fever inspired delusions he might spout this episode. He doesn’t know, because he didn’t listen back to it. So find out for yourself and let him know in the comments.

And as it was a week or so into the new season of anime when we recorded this, we do a WATCHUWATCH as well.


Episode 156 – Lensman


Leon and Niall join us today to talk the 1984 film adaptation of E.E. “Doc” Smith’s Lensman. More Sci-Fi channel nostalgia, space discos and slugs on drugs. Plus Weekly Retro Recap and a game of Wichita Lensman.

Episode 139 – Anime Fatty Poker


Anthony and Brian are joined this week by Ebbie and Niall for a game of ANIME FATTY POKER. Each has selected a team of fat anime characters to represent them in a duel of the corpulent cartoons. Who will win? Find out on a big boned episode of DITB!

Oh, and Genshiken is still our Weekly Retro Recap.


Episode 138 – Gunsmith Cats


Niall Flanagan stops by the DITB shop to talk 1994’s Gunsmith Cats, the OAV adaptation of Kenichi Sonoda’s bounty hunter manga. And the general discomfort surrounding the character Minnie May and how most of it is absent from the anime version. We also delve into episode 3 of Genshiken, our Weekly Retro Recap and play a cat-themed game.