Tuesday, 19 March 2019

SOTSM x DITB: Porco Rosso

Who are those magnificent men in their flying machines? Why it's Brian and Anthony from Dynamite In The Brain, forming up on the wing with our own Dwayne to jaw about Studio Ghibli's paean to the pig-headed pilot Porco Rosso. Well, it's more of a dogfight really as two of the hosts make a vain attempt to dissuade the other from his wayward thoughts. It might take a game of HOG OR MOG to separate the pigs from the cats and settle the issue for good! To find out you'll just have to listen up!

Let’s Go! #113 – Let’s Show You What We’ve Got

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure may have taken a break for a recap but we sure didn't, as this intermission edition of Let's Go picks up the slack with all the other currently streaming anime other podcasts are too chicken to talk about! Marital strife in Bonobono! A terrifying day in the office for Ekoda-chan! Whatever the hell is going on in Karakuri Circus! All rolled up alongside the comparatively more sensible offerings in Mob Psycho 100, Boogiepop And Others and Dororo. No rest for the totally wicked!

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Monday, 11 March 2019

Let’s Go JoJo! #21 – The Mystery of King Crimson

The moment Jojo fans have been alternatingly dreading/eagerly awaiting has arrived as we find out along with Bruno just how the boss's Stand King Crimson actually works. The answer: pretty straightforward when committed to a moving medium over a static manga image! Luckily Gold Experience is on hand to provide all the Stand related bafflement this arc is notorious for. If you aren't confused yet then Karakuri Circus hops back on the crazy train after weeks of relative stability, Boogiepop And Others invades our dreams and one mystery may finally be solved with the return of Raccoon's mother in Bonobono. We'll crack this case yet!

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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Let’s Go JoJo! #20 – The Final Mission From The Boss

Bruno's beautiful boys have finally reached the end of their journey but now the up and coming capo must proceed on the last step alone as he delivers Trish to the elusive boss. What are the mysterious mobster's true intentions? And can Bruno get any closer to realising his own secret goals? All the usual anime lurks in the corner also, overshadowed as it may be the mighty impact of five episodes of Boogiepop And Others dropping at once! The tension is killing us!

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Sunday, 3 March 2019

Show #176: Battle Angel Alita (1993)

Us? Jump on a bandwagon? Perish the thought! We're merely embracing our new cyberpunk present and getting into the spirit of things with the Battle Angel Alita OVA!

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James Cameron's long gestating adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's classic cyborg manga is tearing up cinemas around the world at last, so we thought we'd look back at the last time Battle Angel Alita, aka Gunnm, appeared on screens in this two part OVA that gives you the broad strokes of the story in fairly short order. Considering it served as a design influence for the live action how well does it capture the essence of the original manga? Comic comparisons, real world dystopias and fashionable director photos are taken apart!

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Let’s Go JoJo! #19 – White Album

Giorno and Mista better get their skates on before Ghiaccio puts them both on ice for good! Against a foe who can freeze solid the very air around them though do they have a snowball's chance in Hell? Big Sister Dai's new boyfriend gets a frosty reception in Bonobono and a childhood yokai chum gets the cold shoulder in Gegege No Kitaro, but Hyakkimaru's explosion of anger oughta keep us warm in Dororo. Chill out!

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Monday, 25 February 2019

SOTSM x DITB: The Anime That Didn’t Make Us #1 – Captain Tsubasa, Fushigi Yugi, Bonobono

Niall recently took a wander down a hypothetical memory lane with Brian and Anthony over on Dynamite In The Brain as they sampled some anime series that could have been formative experiences in their youth had they ever been released in their parts of the world. Captain Tsubasa cashed in on 80s World Cup fever, Fushigi Yugi whisked us to another world before it was cool and Bonobono innovated children's television with the addition of existential dread. Find out how this experiment in manufactured nostalgia unfolded when you listen up!

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Let’s Go JoJo! #18 – Head to Venice

While Niall makes a desperate last stand against sudden technical difficulties Brian and Dwayne bear the brunt of a relentless onslaught, where one enemy Stand user has barely been dispatched before another is in cold pursuit of Giorno and Mista on the road to Venice. Boss Bear laments his wasted life in Bonobono, children are pawns in a cruel inscrutable game in Boogiepop & Others and Gegege No Kitaro considers the ethics of assisted suicide in this fun-filled podcast instalment. What a frosty reception!

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Monday, 11 February 2019

Let’s Go JoJo! #17 – Babyface

They're starting these hardened criminals younger every year! Melone plays midwife to an unsettling assailant as Babyface is dispatched to take down Bruno's outfit. Will they be able to keep it all together against this disturbing foe? Madness prevails as a lunatic takes over the asylum (and an innocent girl's body) in Mob Psycho 100, Raccoon becomes an unstoppable pranking machine in Bonobono, Karakuri Circus flies in the face of common sense with a coherent episode and Kitaro doesn't even think to plead insanity when he's put on trial. It's crazy man!

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Thursday, 7 February 2019

Let’s Go JoJo! #16 – The Grateful Dead Part 2

Bruno steps in to pick up the slack as he contends with the double trouble provided by Prosciutto and Pesci. With nothing but a spare bullet from the Sex Pistols as backup will he be able to defeat this deadly duo? It's not looking too good in other anime as a cute flashback episode takes a poignant turn in Bonobono, an old man's possessions are cruelly discarded in GeGeGe No Kitaro and an unrequited love is trampled by a mysterious corporate conspiracy in Boogiepop And Others. What a bummer!

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Let’s Go JoJo! #15 – The Grateful Dead Part 1

The gang watch their lives flash before their eyes as Prosciutto's Stand ability envelops the train and rapidly starts aging the passengers into decrepit husks! With Pesci and Beach Boy lying in wait also can Mista and Sex Pistols shoot down their plans? It's all kicking off in the rest of the anime world too: Chipmunk VS Bono! Boogiepop VS Imaginator! Mob VS a very fast granny! It's here and it's live between your own two ears!

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Sunday, 27 January 2019

Show #175: Ballmastrz 9009

It's high time to resume our workout plan so we're up and atom with the most popular pastime of the post-apocalypse in Ballmastrz 9009!

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Christy Karacas of Superjail fame let his passions run amok on Adult Swim last year with this grungy love letter to the anime, comics and sci-fi movies of his youth delivered in speedy ten minute chunks. It plays fast and loose with the rules but can this ragtag bunch of misfits put in the hard yards where it counts? Cinematic bloodsports, adorable aliens and our own anime leanings are fit to play in your earholes!

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Let’s Go JoJo! #14 – Express Train To Florence

The lads have booked themselves on an extra special transport to get Trish to safety, but they're serving surf 'n turf on board as Prosciutto and Peace are the latest members of the hitman team to pick up their trail. Is everything about to go off the rails for the gang? Some other new Winter anime have also pulled into the station, ready for a thorough vetting by the Let's Go customs officers. It's a first class experience!

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Let’s Go JoJo! #13 – Man in the Mirror and Purple Haze

Giorno, Abbacchio and Fugo are under attack from Illuso and Man In The Mirror, and there's no point asking this hardened killer to change his ways! Can they escape through the looking glass? Much like this website did from a recent hosting outage? The answers to these mysteries, piled high with the help of Detective Conan and Boogiepop & Others, may await on this very recording!

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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Let’s Go JoJo! #12 – The Second Order from the Boss

It's a new year! An optimal time for some meaningful self-reflection, but don't look too close or you might fall prey to a dastardly Stand using mafioso lurking behind the glass as the boys soon discover. Will they meet their end this early in their gangster career? A whole host of other anime are ready to call it a day though with SSSS Gridman, Gurazeni, Zombieland Saga and Double Decker reaching the finish line. Make Let's Go your new habit for 2019!

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