The Anime That Didn’t Make Us #1 – Captain Tsubasa, Fushigi Yugi, Bonobono

A podcast about anime we could have been nostalgic for but for the curse of geography.

Each episode Anthony, Brian and possibly a Guest pick an anime TV show that aired in Japan during their youth, but they never got to see at the time. We then all watch the first episodes of those shows and discuss them.

This episode we’re joined by Niall Flanagan from Secret of the Sailor Madness and Let’s Go! to talk Captain Tsubasa from 1983, and a double bill of 1995 – Fushigi Yugi and Bonobono.

Episode 259 – Your Name

Dynamite In The Brain has had a strained relationship with Makoto Shinkai’s work in the past, but has he turned it around with the BIGGEST ANIME OF ALL TIME, Your Name? Grace Chan and Niall Flanagan join us to get our thoughts in order about this hit anime film.

Also: Heybot is mentioned and we play a dumb quiz. So a typical DITB episode.

Episode 258 – We All Went To Kitacon

Anthony and Brian are joined by Niall Flanagan and Ebbie (BizarreJelly5) to run down the highlights and the lowlights of a weekend spent at Warwick Arts Centre in the company of roughly 1500 attendees of Kitacon. We’re not even joking!

You can hear the parody songs that we discuss on this podcast here.

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.

Episode 245 – Japan Animator Expo Part 2

Japan Animator Expo 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
  • Sex&VIOLENCE with MACHSPEED
  • 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