Episode 167 – Pluto

Pluto (episode 167)

On today’s episode of Dynamite In Brain, we tuck into a bumper sized helping of Astro Boy. Our main topic is the manga Pluto, Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki’s adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s Tetsuwan Atom/Astro Boy story, “The Greatest Robot In The World”.

Before we get to that, we introduce the replacement for our now defunct Weekly Retro Recap segment. Most weeks we are now going to look at an episode or two from a classic anime that will, in some way or other, tie into the main topic of the show.

So this week we watched the very first episode of Fred Ladd’s 1963 localisation of Osamu Tezuka’s Tetsuwan Atom, “Astro Boy”. Then we watched the animated adaptations of “The Greatest Robot In The World” from the 1980 and 2003 Astro Boy series.

On top of all that, we also read the Dark Horse release of original manga story. So join as we discuss all things Pluto in The Greatest Podcast in the World!

Watch Astro Boy (1963) on Hulu

Watch Astro Boy (1980) on Youtube

Watch Astro Boy (2003) on Netflix

Buy Astro Boy Volume 3 at Dark Horse

Episode 108 – Cowboy Bebop



And we’re back to our regular schedule.

Dwayne Maloney and Leon Everett join us to talk about the first half of the 1998 anime TV series, Cowboy Bebop. We also discuss Weekly Shonen Jump coming to the UK, interactive theatre, and drunken actors in WATCHUWATCH. Astro Boy makes its fourth appearance in Weekly Retro Recap. And we play a game of “Name That Bounty Hunter”.

All this and more on a bumper edition of Dynamite In The Brain.

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!