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 149 – 20th Century Boys


We finally do an episode about the 20th Century Boys trilogy of live action films. And inevitably this means we discuss the manga too. So if you are afraid of ~SPOILERS~ be aware that we eventually spoil the hell out of both. We do let you know in the episode when we are about to, so switch off at that point, as we aren’t kidding around.

If you’re not bothered, then listen to the whole episode and enjoy the brief return of WATCHUWATCH at the end of the episode.