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

Episode 190 – Anime Cat Poker

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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 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.

Episode 130 – Hunter × Hunter Phantom Rouge


Anthony takes control, and invites Niall Flanagan of Secret of the Sailor Madness to talk the 2013 Hunter × Hunter movie, Phantom Rouge. Was it worth the wait? How does it compare to the series and other recent Shonen Jump movies? Find out on a new episode of DITB.

Plus: Anthony turns quizmaster and tests Brian and Niall’s knowledge of pop culture hunters.


Episode 126 – Cowboy Bebop Part 2


Beaming in from the Secret of the Sailor Madness, Niall Flanagan joins us to talk about the back 13 episodes of Cowboy Bebop. Mushrooms, Cowboys, Exploding Birds and a surprising amount of episodes Brian couldn’t remember all feature in this bumper episode of DITB.

Plus: the Weekly Retro Recap is the opening episode of the baseball epic Major. and we debut the new recurring quiz format “KIDS OR CREEPS?”