Episode 198 – Angel’s Egg

Philip O’Connor (and assorted kitchen noises) is back on the podcast, to talk Mamoru Oshii’s 1985 enigmatic OVA, Angel’s Egg (ova? egg? geddit?). Plus, the last Just Enough To Bluff for the foreseeable future is another Oshii project – Patlabor on TV. And Brian is really, really tired.

Philip’s blog post on Angel’s Egg.

Episode 181 – Lupin III : The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

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Between work pressure and sickness, we’ve got a backlog of podcasts to get out from the last month! Here is the first of them, originally recorded 13th May, as Phillip O’Connor joins us to talk all about 2012’s Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.

Directed by Sayo Yamamoto (Michiko & Hatchin, Space Dandy), with character designs and animation direction by Takeshi Koike (Redline), surely this will be right up our collective alleys? Find out on the podcast and then join in with a game all about hypothetical anime spin-offs~!

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 168 – Giant Robo

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Giant Robo! Giant Audio! Joining us today to talk two things Mitsuteru Yokoyama are Elliot Page from the UK Anime Network podcast  and Phillip from Eastern Kicks and Ani-Gamers. What are those two things that we speak of for almost two hours? They are Gigantor and Giant Robo.

Specifically, we watched the first two episodes of the 1964 Fred Ladd produced dub of Tetsujin No. 28, better known as Gigantor, as part of our ongoing attempt to have at least seen an episode or two of all the “important” anime we can lay our hands on. Not all of it of course, because who has that sort of time. But just enough to bluff.

And then we finally discussed Yasuhiro Imagawa’s masterpiece, the 1992-1998 OAV series, Giant Robo The Animation – The Day The Earth Stood Still. It’s only taken us a year and a half, after our first abortive attempt to record a Giant Robo podcast. The question is, will Anthony like it this time around?

Plus, we play a game of “HOW LONG WOULD YOU WAIT”, the quiz that tests your OAV staying power. And it’s also a quiz that Brian can’t quite explain the rules of properly. CLOSEST WITHOUT GOING UNDER. Really Brian, it’s not that difficult.

Watch Gigantor Episode 1 – “Struggle At The South Pole” on Hulu

Watch Gigantor Episode 2 – “Battle at the Bottom of the World” on Hulu

Fred Ladd’s Official Gigantor Website

Giant Robo UK release details at Animejin

G Robo Glossary

Episode 144 – City Hunter


Phillip, aka the erstwhile Eeeper, joins us today to talk about the 1993 live action adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo’s manga City Hunter, starring Jackie Chan. Our first non-anime episode has taken almost a year of non-planning, and here it is, a completely different film than the one we were planning to do. Never mind, as we get into a film that is certainly memorable for all sorts of reasons, some good, some bad, some Gary Daniels in his pants.

Plus, this week’s Weekly Retro Recap is all Brian’s fault. That’s right, it’s Elfen Lied episode 1. What a mistake to make!

Episode 103 – DieBuster


Elliot Page from UK Anime Network and Philip from Eeeper’s Choice join Brian to discuss a show that is both an actual sequel to Gunbuster and a sort of sequel to FLCL. That show is the 2004-2006 OAV series from Gainax, Aim For The Top 2 aka Diebuster aka Gunbuster 2.

Anthony forgot when we were going to be recording this episode, and so is not on it.

That means no Weekly Retro Recap this week, but Elliot and Philip do play a game of SAME UNIVERSE, DIFFERENT STORY.

Episode 46 – Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

And we’re back! Brian’s been gallivanting across the UK in search of his missing voice and Anthony’s found gainful employment, so DITB had left you in the lurch. Fear not listener, for we are back and in a big way!

Philip from Eeepers Choice Podcast joins us to give Hiroyuki Yamaga & Satoru Akahori’s 2002 TV series, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi a thorough going over. With it’s shifting styles and genres it’s hard to talk about this series without going over every episode, so that’s just what we did.  For almost two hours. It’s another bumper Dynamite In the Brain, so enjoy!

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