Saturday, 27 May 2017

Let’s Go! Episode 41 – Let’s Beat Up Our Dads


Dwayne and Brian recount their experiences of stuff Niall barely had the time to watch. They make small talk in Bono Bono, take a pop quiz in 100% Teacher Pascal, deal with a yeti infestation in Shonen Ashibe Go Go Goma-chan, strut their stuff at the fair in Rage of Bahamut and witness a father/son fight to the finish in Dragon Ball Super. These things just fly by!

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Let’s Go! Episode 40 – Let’s Go Outside!


... Or let's stay inside and watch some cartoons. Don't you know it's dangerous out there? Invading aliens in the shops, rogue wrestlers bent on exacting retribution, strange plants and flesh eating giants hidden among us are waiting to pounce! But if you stay indoors your house could be burnt down or, even worse, decluttered! Huddle somewhere safe and follow our life-saving tips.

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Show #146: Mission Hill


We just about found the time to prise ourselves off the couch and reappraise our misspent youth on a little trip to Mission Hill!

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Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein were some of the hottest TV comedy writers going in the 90s. Fresh off what are widely viewed as the best seasons of The Simpsons, surely their own original show about folks their age with all the material they weren't allowed to use on their other gigs would be a huge success right? I'm gonna bet you are unlikely to have heard of Mission Hill until this very podcast so naturally there's a bit of a story behind why that is, not to mention how similarly styled programmes met a similar fate and just what ARE the 18 to 25 age bracket watching these days?

THE SHORT VERSION

Bright lights, big city

Cutting wit

Great representations

Monday, 8 May 2017

SOTSM x DITB: Japan Animator Expo Part 3


Again?! Yes again! Once more Niall and the DITB boys dive in to take on the final fusillade of shorts from Japan Animator Expo. This one has it all; savage superheroes, robots both giant and perverted, the prototype Yuri On ice and a hefty dose of nostalgia for older franchises and video formats. And when all's said and done we may get around to deciding which are the best of the whole bunch!

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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Let’s Go! Episode 39 – Let’s Unleash Our Full Potential


Don't let the episode title mislead you as Dwayne and a sleep-deprived Niall attempt to get out from under the crushing weight of the massive amount of new anime they watched in the last week! The cavalry battle concludes in My Hero Academia, Gohan gets back in shape in Dragon Ball Super, indecent proposals are made in Rage of Bahamut and the flight is now boarding in Shonen Ashibe Go Go Goma-chan, and that's just for starters!

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Show #145: Bounty Hunter THE HARD



It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it as we get a bit tough on Bounty Hunter THE HARD!


Courtesy of Tetsuya Saruwatari, purveyor of such hilariously brutal comics as Violence Hero Riki-Oh, comes this obscure anime adaptation of one of his lesser known works, which thus makes it something of a niche within a niche! That being said all the ingredients are here for a Hollywood-style shoot 'em up spectacular but does this OAV do justice to even a fraction of the insanity of its manga forbear? Drugs are discussed, dramatic readings are delivered and the boundaries of good taste are explored!


THE SHORT VERSION

Hapless hunters

-This- effect

Spittin' on guns

Monday, 1 May 2017

Let’s Go! Episode 38 – Let’s Get Drunk On Trains!


A mysterious man approaches you with the power to fulfil you heart's desire. What would you spend that wish on? On something you could probably do anyway with a six-pack and a railway timetable of course! More questionable decisions occur as Tiger Mask spirals further downward into villainy, Goku hands the reins to Android 17, Raccoon's dad gets real with the kids and people jump out of buildings. How reckless!

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