Filler Post: The 5 Life Lessons you’ll learn from watching Anime!

Education is the most important thing to us as humans, and should not be forsaken or taken for granted. Many of us have noticed that nowadays Generation X and Baby Boomers are going back to school; not because they want to, but because with this ever changing world a lot of the things that they learned back when they were teenagers and young adults, have now evolved into something that we Millennial (Gen-Y) kids are more accustomed to.

However there are may lessons in life that are passed down from generation to generation, and a lot of anime titles that we know of focus on those exact lessons. There’s a lot of things you can learn from the generation before you (and the generation before your parents), and we’re here to give you the rundown of what life lessons you’ll learn from watching anime!


Lesson #1: Never Give Up!

Life is hard and can be rather stressful and taxing. It can kick you right in the face without any regard of where you are and what you’re doing. Sometimes it can be good and other times it can be bad, but know this; nobody likes a quitter! Now you may not be a Saiyan born from planet earth who fought against foe after foe and came out on top (except Beerus, but you know what we mean), but what you are is an individual with a heart of gold. Mama didn’t raise no fool, and daddy didn’t raise a quitter, but just know that you’ve got friends in both high and low places that you can talk to. Let their encouraging words be the fuel that light’s your fire, so that you can get back out there into the fight that is called ‘life’!


Lesson #2: You can be and do Anything!

Don’t let others tell you what you can and can’t be, or do. Remember, no one else has the final say over the decisions that you make in life except you. Sure, your family and friends may have a hand in influencing some of the choices you make in this life, but that’s only because they love you and don’t want to see you get hurt. If you’re passionate about something that you’ve been dreaming about since you were a kid, then go out and take all of the necessary measures needed to make that dream, a reality! Don’t see your failures as bad omens but use them as stepping stones to something greater down the line. There’s light at the end of every tunnel, so go forward and march your way to victory! 🙂


Lesson #3: Friendships are Essential and Important!

Acting alone is fine for awhile, but nothing’s better then having some friends by your side! They are the kind of people that are like a second family to you, and always build you up during the times when you feel down. Beware however; as some people that may call you their friend, are actually plotting your downfall and plan to take away any and everything that gives you joy. (Trust us, we’ve been there.) If that’s the case, then seek out a better circle of friends who value your friendship as much as you value theirs. A true friend will be there for you no matter what!


Lesson #4: You learn new things and gain a sense of Creativity!

The world is far too small to be stuck in a box, so go out and be just a little more adventurous! Now we’re not saying head up to the 100th floor of the Empire State Building and jump off of it, but rather do some research on various other cultures (such as Japan) and explore how their modern life is like. People such as outfit designers, artists, and some music producers travel outside of their usual “box” in order to create something unique and different. (Many of times their creative inspiration comes from other cultures outside of North America.) Life is far too short to be hermit, so don’t be afraid to go out and explore all of the new possibilities that life has for you.


Lesson #5: BE YOURSELF!!

The best person you can be is just your lil’ old self! You don’t have to pretend to be something you’re not just to impress a group of individuals who will probably “dump” you later on. Instead be the person that you are and people will accept you. (Your friends, family, and the anime community if you love anime and manga as much as we do.) We’re all different in one way, form, or fashion, but at the end of the day we all bleed the same color; Red! (Except if you’re a Danganronpa character, in this case it’d be florescent pink.)

That will about wrap up this filler post for now. If you remember these five lessons in life, we highly guarantee that you will not be disappointed! 😉

Monday Night Updates and Lesser-Known Anime Titles!!

Before we bring you some well anticipated updates we wanna start by apologizing that we weren’t able to deliver you guys, the fans, our usual dose of samurai action titles and Hall of Fame inductees. We’re hoping that this coming weekend you’ll dig in to what we’ve got cookin’ for ya in the D&A kitchen!

Now that that’s settled let’s get down to what’s coming up next! As we mentioned before in our previous filler post, we’ll be debuting some fan panels of our own at some upcoming cons in 2018; starting with AniMore! AniMore is the birthplace of D&A Anime Blog, and was the first anime convention where we (A. Goldman and I) made our first ever public appearance. To celebrate our upcoming two-year anniversary, we’re going to bring you some awesome fans panels that we have officially created!

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Panel #1: The D&A Anime Panel! (Q&A with D&A)

It doesn’t get more simpler than that, right? It’s our official fan panel where you guys get to ask us questions about anything; from how we got started as D&A Anime Blog, to what anime titles we have seen. This panel is dedicated to all of our fans who have supported us throughout the launch of D&A Anime Blog, as well as shown us some love during our 2017 anime convention tour! 🙂

Panel #2: How to make Electronic Music using MAGIX Live!

This is our second fan panel that we hope to bring to you guys during our 2018 anime convention tour. It’ll be about how to make Electronic Dance Music using the music making software (DAW) known as MAGIX Music Maker Live! If you’re familiar with other programs like FL Studio, Reason, Cubase, Ableton, Logic, Pro Tools, or Garage Band, then MAGIX is similar in nature just like FL Studio and Ableton is. MAGIX is great for anyone at any skill level; whether you’re a novice beatmaker who’s just starting out, or a pro music producer who’s been around the block. Either way you’ll be able to do it all with the new MAGIX Music Maker Live.

Yours Truly will take on the DJ/Producer moniker Groundzkontrol, as I show you guys some tricks and tips on how to mix and master your own tracks! We’ll even put together a live demo track with the help of you guys, the fans! 🙂

Panel #3: D&A’s Live Anime Trivia Panel!

In this panel, we’ll test your knowledge of anime through a series of multiple choice questions embedded in multiple choice categories. (Using a new type of “UNO” game known as Blackjack UNO.) We pick two teams as they try to see which team has the most knowledge about their favorite anime titles and characters. There will be two phases; the Draw Phase and the Question Phase. (That’s where the UNO cards come in to play.)

The Draw Phase is where one of us will draw two cards at random, and place them in the proper hand where they belong (i.e. if a Red-3 is drawn, it will go in the Red Hand). The first team to get ’21’ in all four hands (meaning all four UNO colors) will win the game, as well as some free D&A T-shirts (and possibly a gift card.)

Also, don’t forget to check out our lesser-known anime title of the day known as Paranoia Agent! If you’ve never seen it yet be sure to check it out on FUNimation, Crunchyroll, or you can find it on YouTube! Ciao my friends! 😉