It’s here, the day we went to Leed International Film Festival’s Anime Day 2012. And then recorded the podcast a week later due to Brian leaving his laptop in a completely different town. And then put it online yet another week later because we always have one podcast in the hole.
But enough of the saga’d history of this episode, lets get into it. Greg Driver joins us to talk about the cannibalistic little tyke ASURA, Mamoru Hosoda’s tale of single parenting in the countryside, WOLF CHILDREN, Tiger & Bunny’s cinematic debut, TIGER & BUNNY: THE BEGINNING, and finally a double helping of bloody medieval melodrama, BERSERK THE GOLDEN AGE I & II!
Niall Flanagan from The Secret of the Sailor Madness podcast joins us again to run down our top 5 Hard Men and Women of Anime! Who are the meanest, toughest nuts we can name from the history of anime? Find out in the latest episode of Dynamite In The Brain!
Plus: Niall’s seen Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning, so we talk all about that again. We hope you aren’t sick of it, because there will yet another episode in about a month where we will bring it up again, as it’s showing at Leeds International Film Festival’s Anime Day.
Greg Driver and Lewis Smith from Structured Randomness join us to talk about 2002’s Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex. It’s cyborg procedural drama in the way only Masamune Shirow and Production IG can deliver. In earlier episodes Brian and Anthony both admitted to having found it boring back in the day – how will they find it in 2012?
PLUS: Lewis and Brian both saw the first Tiger & Bunny movie in London. Find out what they thought about it in this week’s WATCHUWATCH.
We are joined by Lewis Smith for a lengthy talk about Sunrise’s superhero buddy comedy, Tiger & Bunny. There were some recording problems during this, meaning we lost some material. I think I edited it to make sense, but apologies in advance if you hear call backs to things you didn’t hear earlier.
00:00 – 50:00 SPOILER FREE series overview
50:00 – 100:00 SPOILER-laden in depth discussion of the show. And there might be some Big O spoilers in there too. Though possibly not as I couldn’t recall exactly what I was trying to recall. You have been warned.
Today we talk about the Spring anime shows we’ve been watching over the last three months. They involved a lot of demons, some bawdy humour, superheroes and eating exotic foods. All this plus minds going blank and the promise of someone wearing make-up!