Ever since the inception of D&A back in late 2015, it’s been on our minds of what we wanted our blog/site to represent. At first it wasn’t really going to be an actual blog, but in fact a cosplay album where the cosplayers that we’ve taken pictures of while at anime conventions, could see their photos on our site. It has since grown from that point to where it is now; where we do reviews on anime and manga titles, have anime and manga trivia on our Twitter page, post anime convention mocumentaries about our adventures, and show you where you can find various other anime cons in your region.
To be honest we had no idea that the blog would turn out the way it did; with all the love and support that we’ve gotten from the anime community, as well as from North American Anime Distributors like FUNimation, Crunchyroll, Aniplex, Sentai Filmworks, and many more. We’re so excited to see what the rest of the year holds for us regarding our mini anime convention tour, as well as some new pages that are soon going to make their appearance on the blog.
As for what the road lies ahead for us, we’ve got some long-term and short-term goals established regarding the future of D&A Anime Blog. Next January at Baltimore’s AniMore anime convention, we’ll be doing our first official D&A Anime Blog panel, making this our first ever fan panel at an anime convention! (We won’t be doing just one panel, but we’ll actually give you guys two panels to enjoy, because that’s how much we love our fans!) We’ll also be working on trying to get some sponsors for us to help us with traveling costs, as well as get our own domain name and establish our own newsletter so that our fans will know what new developments are coming for the blog, and what’s new with the world of anime.
We’re hoping that for our tenth anniversary, we will be able to have our own anime convention known as D&A Anime Con! It’ll be an awesome three day anime convention filled with everything that makes anime conventions exciting; such as Voice Actor Q&A panels, awesome cosplay, special events, DJs and rave parties, and just flat out fun overall! To make this dream a reality we’re going to need your help. To make this future anime convention fun, we’re going to need the help of the many anime fans that are passionate about it as much as we are.
D&A for us is awesome, and its awesome because of you (the fans). Keep making D&A a part of you, and we’ll do our job to continue making you a part of us! 🙂
Last weekend we did have an unfortunate moment where we’ve experienced our first ever brain fart, but now things are really looking up for us as we come back strong for a Toonami-filled Slash Saturday! As always we bring you some action-filled samurai anime titles that many of you may (or may not) have seen, plus our male and female picks for our Samurai Hall of Fame!
Looking for a samurai anime movie filled with the action and drama that these Edo Period warriors had faced during that time? Then check out this title known as Ryo; where the son of a samurai who’s parents died during the invasion of English ships, is now the bodyguard of an individual who has a plan to fight for his country. Wanna know who we’ve elected to be in our Samurai Hall of Fame in both our male and female categories? Then check em’ out for yourselves to see if your favorites have been elected.
Next weekend we travel to Lancaster, PA for our first ever out of state anime convention, and the third stop on our 2017 mini anime convention tour; Zenkaikon! After the con is over we’ll fill you in on the details as well as update you on some new things we’ve got planned for the summer. With all that said, thank you to all of our fans who are following us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, and also thank you to our Youtube subscribers! Keep on making D&A a part of you, and we’ll keep on making you a part of us! 🙂