D&A Anime Blog: We Now Have Our Own Discord: Anime Snap!

After reviewing our poll numbers for what name we should call our Discord channel, the fans have voted on the name Anime Snap as our official Discord channel name. On there you can talk anime, manga, cosplay, conventions, or anything (as long as it’s PG). If you want to help us run it or if you wanna join the party, click on the link on our homepage. By the way, we’ve changed around our posting “A-B” schedule; with our Week-A being Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and our Week-B being Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. As always until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: January 2020 Anime Cons!

The first two weeks of the new year is already in the books, and although we’re not even close to the middle of the Winter season, anime convention season is well underway! With that comes the grand launch of many different anime cons both big and small, so from us to you, we’ve got some awesome cons for you to check out – as well as help you kick off your 2020 nerd season. Just click on the links below! 😉

January 2020 Anime Conventions

 

D&A Anime Blog: Animore 2020 Post-Con Recap!

Hey guys! We’ve now just returned from our first anime convention of 2020; right in our own backyard. This is Animore’s 5th year this year, so from the bottom of our hearts we want to congratulate them on their 5-year anniversary! Speaking of which this weekend was our 4-year anniversary, so it’s hard to believe that this whole journey started out during the grand snow storm of 2016. From that point on we’ve transformed from a cosplay photo website to what you see and read before you today. With all that out of the way, here’s our 2020 recap of this year’s Animore anime convention!

Sadly this year we didn’t get a whole lot of cosplay pictures as we’d like, but nevertheless we had an awesome time! We returned as guests once again, and the attendance numbers this year were a little bit higher than last year’s – which is awesome because we’ve made some new friends. Other than us as guests there were some awesome cosplay presenters and voice actors; including returning voice actress Felecia Angelle, who you might have heard in titles like Danganronpa, High School DxD, Dr. Stone, and so much more! We’ve also had a few card and video game tournaments as well; including Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Mario Kart.

Since it’s the 100th anniversary of the Roaring 20’s, we also had a “Great Gatsby” style formal dance with Electro Swing music, followed by the non-rave dance with DJ favorites Powerline, GrooveCube, and Confetti The First. This year also marks the last year that Animore will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, and in 2021 it will make its move to the Baltimore Renaissance right across the street from the Hyatt. So as an overall grade, we give our backyard anime convention an 8 / 10 (only because our other favorite voice actor Anthony Bowling couldn’t make it T.T), and of course for our 5th anniversary in January 2021, we will be returning to our home base con in full nerdy glory! 🙂

That will do it for our recap, so until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Isekai Quartet: Season 1 Review!

Sorry this one got delayed, but here we are with another anime review for Isekai Week from the crossover series Isekai Quartet! About a decade ago we were wondering if we were ever going to get an anime crossover series (and not the one with DBZ and One Piece or that other one that you guys might remember), and in 2019, the anime gods have blessed us with this four-way (soon to be five) school-life series simply known as Isekai Quartet. All of the dub VA’s from the original shows reprise their roles in this awesome project; which includes Re:Zero – Starting Life In Another World, Overlord, Saga Of Tanya, and Konosuba. As of right now there’s a second season in the works coming out this year, and it features newcomers from Shield Hero! (Hopefully Cautious Hero and Slime get added in the third season. Fingers crossed!)

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These three would never be in the same show…until now!

We stumbled upon this series just two months ago today, so if you haven’t gotten the chance to see just what this show is all about, we’ll give you a brief rundown:

Everything was peaceful (or something to that effect) in the worlds or lands of Re:Zero, Konosuba, Overlord, and finally Saga Of Tanya, until a magical button appears and all of the main characters press said button. They soon are transported to a parallel world where the magic of school life begins. That’s pretty much it!

Basically the whole first season takes all of those “what-if” moments that most of us have written fan fiction stories about, and packed them into a 12-episode isekai comedy about school life – with characters that you would never even imagine seen interacting with one another. Out of the four main series’ Tanya is the most serious and is a natural leader with an iron fist, but now out of her element in this new type of life she’s not accustomed to, she gels quite well with a couple of the Overlord cast; especially with Ainz Ooal Gown and Demiurge. There are all types of funny moments that happen in the series – some of which include Aqua, but not in the way that you’d think.

Overall as a whole, this series is a mix of school life, isekai (of course), and comedy. I’m looking forward to what season two will have in store; considering the main cast of Rising of the Shield Hero will be making their debut. Sorry this review couldn’t be a little bit longer, but the plot of the show is more along the lines of entertainment than it is complexity. That being said, you can now check this show out on Crunchyroll or FunimationNow.

That will do it for this post and review, and until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Cautious Hero: Overview & Impression Review!

Here we are in a brand new year as well as a brand new decade! For 2020 we’ve decided to do a few things differently in terms of posting content, so for this week (as we mentioned in our last post) we’re doing the ‘A-B’ method; with Week A being Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and Week B being Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This week is Isekai Week and we’re kicking it off with an overview and impression review on the anime series Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious!

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They’re both at LVL. 1, but ‘his’ stats aren’t! XP

The Overview:

Check it! So the story revolves around Ristarte, a goddess who has been placed in charge of saving the world of Gaeabrande from a Demon Lord. To do this she has to summon a human hero, but not just any hero – one that will become strong enough to take on the Demon Lord, as well as survive the S-Class world of Gaeabrande. Ristarte (or Rista) finds the hero that she’s looking for; a man by the name of Seiya Ryuguin. Everything appears to be going well, but there’s just one small detail that Rista discovered about Seiya – he’s way too cautious about everything (especially her) to a somewhat unorthodox degree. Although this drives the goddess crazy, once Seiya reaches a level that he’s comfortable with and sets foot on the grounds of Gaeabrande, Rista sees that his methods and reasoning for being so cautious are well justified.

First Impression & (Brief) Review:

So we’ve gotten the chance to watch several episodes of this series, and as far as first impressions go, it’s a pretty entertaining series. Sometimes as I watch an episode or two, and Rista has one of her funny moments with Seiya, it slightly reminds me of the relationship that Aqua has with Kazuma in Konosuba. The Action RPG (or MMORPG) elements that are thrown into the mix with this series does add the feeling of you playing a video game. (Danmachi kind of has the same flow in terms of these elements as well.) With Seiya’s over cautious persona and Rista’s well…aloof yet inner infatuation with him, the two of them are a rather interesting and entertaining duo to watch. I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up in the third season of Isekai Quartet (trust me, it’s gonna happen), but as far as this series goes, it’s one to definitely check out.

Well guys, that will do it for the first anime overview/review for 2020, and as always until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Guess Who’s Performing At Coachella 2020? (And Not Just The ‘Regulars’!)

2020 is FINALLY here!! With that comes our first post of the new year, and what juicy info do we stumble upon while surfing the interweebs? Our favorite Vocaloid is officially booked for the one…the only…Coachella. We’re not making this up! We found this out less than two hours ago on our social media page. It’s safe to say that any fan of Hatsune Miku is probably doing this at their computer or laptop:

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Whoohoo!!

Miku has come such a long way since her debut, and we’re so proud of where her newest adventures are taking her! As for us and what our new adventures will be for the new year, we’ll be starting a new weekly “A-B” posting format; with “Week A” being Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and “Week B” being Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Our first Week A posts will kick off Monday, January 6th with the theme being Isekai Week!

Also, next week we kick off our convention adventures with our backyard con known as Animore. While there we’ll be going live on Instagram throughout the con, so if you want to know what we’re up to or how the con is, check out our Instagram for all the behind-the-scenes action! Happy New Year to all of our fans, followers, and voice actors, and we hope to see you guys at all of the cons that we’ll be going to!

Until next post, stay gold! 😉