Episode 205 – Crayon Shin-chan: Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back

Aaron Long (Sublo & Tangy Mustard) joins us today to discuss the 2014 Crayon Shin-chan movie, Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back. Featuring an unexpected Masaaki Yuasa sequence, an extended homage to a musical comedy routine and many, many downtrodden Japanese dads who need an evil robot dad to rouse them up.

Plus: another game of the sensation of the age that is Earlier, Later of Spot On!

Episode 188 – Rumiko Takahashi On TV

Rumiko Takahashi

Aaron Long joins us to watch an episode from each and every one of the TV adaptations of Rumiko Takahashi’s work. From visa problems to penguins to pandas to yokai, it’s all here on this episode recorded 12th July. Not quite 2 months late! Hopefully I managed to catch every reference to Kitacon and get them edited out.

And when you’ve finished listening to this, go watch Aaron’s new cartoon Sublo & Tangy Mustard!

Episode 180 – Classic Leiji Matsumoto Anime

leiji matsumoto

Aaron Long joins us today for our first all Just Enough To Bluff episode. We dip our toes into classic Leiji Matsumoto anime as we watch the first episodes of Star Blazers, Danguard Ace, Captain Harlock, Starzinger, Galaxy Express 999, Queen Millennia and Arcadia of My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX. Plus we play a game of RAIL OR SAIL, drift down a train themed tangent and briefly discuss the never-released CHAT-PLAY COS-SHOW podcast.

The train themed tangent that is Yaemon.

Episode 173 – Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo

Lots of Lupin for your listening pleasure this week as Aaron Long and Phillip O’Connor join us to discuss Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo AKA The Mystery of Mamo AAKA Lupin III vs. The Clones. And in addition to that, in the Just Enough To Bluff feature, we take a look at an episode of each of the three seasons of Lupin III.

And finally, we wrap the show up with a game of A CLONE AGAIN, NATURALLY.

Episode 117 – Dirty Pair: Affair on Nolandia


Gary Hedges and Aaron Long join us to discuss the Dirty Pair OAV/Movie Affair on Nolandia. It all gets a bit out of control on the looking up Dirty Pair statues/figures front so please check out the images on the website.

Plus we discuss the greatest anime henchman ever in our Weekly Retro Recap.


Dirty Pair, Chris Claremont-style


The figures Gary has.


The nicest figures.


The dolls.


Are those orange tails?


Early Adam Warren-style


The modern day Dirty Pair


Mr Bean.

Episode 105 – Panel Game 2



A couple of days late due to power cut and an anime convention, but it is now here, another all game episode of DITB.

Anthony and Greg take on the transatlantic titans of Bradley C Meek and Aaron Long.

Featuring the following games:

  • Lost In Translation
  • Vic or Trick?
  • I Packed My Con Bag
  • Once Upon A Time In Fictional History
  • If Paul Rudd Was Anime
  • When Did People Give A Hoot About?

Episode 102 – Crusher Joe


Aaron Long joins us to talk Crusher Joe, Kick Heart and to play a game.

This week’s Weekly Retro Recap is Astro Boy episode 2, and someone forgot to watch it.

All this and the all the regular features on another fun packed episode of Dynamite In The Brain.

NB: I believe we tease how much the AnimEigo DVD costs nowadays second hand, but never get around to mentioning the price. At the time of recording the cheapest you could find it on Amazon UK was £200!