Anime of the Week

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What’s up guys! This is Anime of the Week (A.O.T.W.) that is now a part of D&A Friday’s! Every Friday Night between 8:30pm-12am we dish, talk, and review about our anime title that we’ve picked for the week. So weather you’re a big fan of the show we pick or this just so happens to be your first time ever seeing it, we encourage you to check it out! If you haven’t already done so that is…

Our Anime of the Week is…91 Days

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What do The Godfather and The Sapranos have in common? They’re both treasured gems within the crime-drama family. How does the anime title 91 Days fit into this equation? We’d like to think of it as the anime fan’s version of The Sapranos or The Godfather. 91 Days is about two mafia families that live in Lawless, Illinois during the Prohibition period. Angelo Lagusa is a young man whose family was murdered during a mafia dispute, and seeks revenge against the Vanetti Family for the killing of his relatives.

Seven years later he returns to Lawless to take care of business thanks to a letter from a friend of his father’s. Now as Avilio Bruno, Angelo quickly befriends the don’s son (Nero Vanetti) in order to get closer to his father, the one who had Angelo’s family murdered. The series spans over a 91-day time lapse filled with blood-shed vengeance, action, and even betrayal. If this is up your alley, then you might wanna check this series out for yourself! If you so choose…

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: October 20, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Blood+

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Looking for something scary to watch other than Friday the 13th? Then you’ll probably like this lil’ number that we have for you. If you’re familiar with the anime movie Blood: The Last Vampire, then Blood+ contains just a few of those allusions that are based on the film. Taking place in September of 2005 Saya Otonashi is an anemic amnesiac school girl, who discovers that she has the power to defeat bat-like creatures called Chiropteran through her own blood. Armed with a special katana, Saya travels to various places like Russia, Vietnam, Japan, France, and the U.S. with her family, friends, allies, and Haji (her chevalier) in order to rid the world of the Chiropteran. If you’ve never gotten the chance to see this series based on the 2000 movie title, then make yor way to Crunchyroll or FunimationNow and check it out! 🙂

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: October 13, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Terror in Resonance

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Fear, death, and despair. All three of these things play a part in our daily lives as human beings, especially in the middle of a terrorist attack. Terror in Resonance is a detective-mystery-thriller that focuses on a sudden terrorist attack that has crippled Tokyo in an alternate timeline of the present. While the FBI are trying to figure out who the culprit(s) might be behind the attack, the only evidence they find is a cryptic video that throws the entire city into a state of paranoia. Looks like someone took a page out of the Junko Enoshima playbook, didn’t they? XP

We would tell you who’s the masterminds behind this act of despair are, but we’re not ones to spoil other people’s surprises. If you’re interested, check it out on Crunchyroll and FunimationNow!

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: October 6, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Sound of the Sky

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The Army…a place that seperates the boys from the men, and can turn those boys into men – besides losing your virginity to a girl (or Panty if you’re lucky). This version of the the Army that we westerners are used to seeing is a little bit different, and you’re soon about to find out why! This anime title known as Sound of the Sky, is about a young girl named Kanata Sorami who was inspired to join the army after hearing a redition of the gospel song “Amazing Grace”.

She became a bugler for the 1121st platoon in the town of Seize, from there Kanata was the instructee to 2nd Lt. Filicia Heideman and Sgt. Rio Kazumiya of her new platoon. Although they find themselves in a post-apocalyptic world due to a great war, which crippled humanity’s technological capabilities back to the standards of the mid-20th century, Kanata and the members of her platoon will do whatever it takes to prevent another war from breaking out. If you haven’t seen this slice-of-life military comedy-drama yet, you can stream it on Crunchyroll or on FunimationNow!

Rating: 4.0 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: September 29, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Ouran High School Host Club

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Hey ladies, are you on the lookout for an awesome show that might peak your interest? No, we’re not talking about Magic Mike, we’re talking about a fan-favorite among female anime fans known as Ouran High School Host Club! Many of you know the plot as well as the characters, but for those that aren’t we’ll give you the brief premise…

Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at Ouran Academy, which is basically a school for rich kids. While looking for a place to study she accedently stumbles upon the Third Music Room, which is the home base for the Ouran Academy Host Club, who entertains female ‘clients’ with sweets and tea. Somewhere along the line Haruhi breaks an antique vase that costs $80,000 (or 8,000,000 Yen), and is chosen by the club to become their personal errand boy to pay off her debt to them. Due to her looking more like a young male student based on her attire and hair, the club realizes that she’s a “natural” at being a club host, and promote her to full-host status despite the fact that she’s really a girl. (Which each of the members finds out one by one.)

Each member of the Host Club has their own identity as well as swagger. Tamaki is the charmer of the club, and has been granted the role of “Shadow King” by the rest of its members. Kyoya is the actual ‘Shadow King’ who is the one behind the scenes of the entire host club, while carrying his own brand of charm. The Hitachiin Twins carry a mischievious side to them, while using their brotherly love to captivate their guests. Honey plays the innocent boy with a love for stuffed animals and tea, while Mori is the tall-yet-slient type.

If you haven’t gotten the chance to experience all that this anime title has to offer, then you’re gonna wanna stream this title on Crunchyroll and FunimationNow as soon as possible! 🙂

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: September 22, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Ghost Stories

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We’re just gonna come out and say it; this show is a MUST Watch if you’re an anime fan, hands down! There’s actually a little story behind this particular anime title, and you’re about to find out why…

After the series was created and dubbed in Japan back from 2000 to 2001, it didn’t make back any of the money that was put out in making the actual production. The series did so bad in Japan, that by the time it was licensed in North America by ADV Films, the original script was thrown out the window, and turned into a dark comedy while the lines were improvised by the voice actors. This of this as an abridged version of an anime series that has been dubbed by the very voice actors we fell in love with.

Now onto the (original) story; Satsuki Miyanoshita moves in with parents to the hometown of her dead mother, then on the first day of school she along with her brother and a couple of friends who are her classmates, make their way towards an abandoned school building adjacent to their own school complex. Needless-to-say, the building was haunted. Satsuki’s mother was the one who sealed the ghosts haunting the school as well as her town, but are now running loose again due to the urbanization of the condemned area. Now Satsuki must use a special book her mother left behind in order to excorsise the ghosts and demons that haunt her school, and her town.

That was the original story, if you want the LMAO dubbed version, then you can find it on FunimationNow as well as Crunchyroll.

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: September 15, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Night Raid 1931

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Have you ever found yourself intreiged by various types of conspiracies found in the government or military? Then you’re gonna love this anime title! Night Raid 1931 takes place during the year 1931 in Shanghai, China just ten years before World War II. A secret-intelligence agency known as Sakurai Kikan have a mission to stop the most dangerous and darkest plots formed by the ‘Hydra’s Teeth’, in hopes of standing up to the ultimate forces of destiny. This is a good series to check out if you’re a fan of the historical-military action genre, so if you haven’t seen it yet look for it on FunimationNow and Crunchyroll, and stream it! 😉

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: September 8, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Is This a Zombie?

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What if you died at the hands of a mass murderer only to be brought back as a near-invincible zombie by a necromancer? (Minus the green/blue rotting flesh, of course.) What if you ran into a magical girl and somehow take her powers only to be converted into one yourself? Well pray that you’re not in Ayumu’s position, cuz’ that’s what happened to him in this magical girl comedy called Is This a Zombie?

Ayumu Aikawa is now among the undead thanks to a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe. While trying to get accustomed to his new life he encounters a magical girl named Haruna, and somehow takes her powers thus transforming him into a magical girl in the process. As a zombie, Ayumu’s abilities far surpass than of a human’s (i.e. strength, rejuvenation, etc.), and he’s even able to absorb magic (hence why he transformed into a magical girl after absorbing Haruna’s powers).

While discovering the mystery of his own death, Ayumu battles demons known as the Megalos alongside Eucliwood, Haruna, and a vampire-ninja named Seraphim. If you’re looking for a good magical girl harem comedy (or if you’re looking for something to take your mind off of serious matters), then check out this title on Crunchyroll and FunimationNow! Must be 18+ to watch, k? 😉

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: September 1, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Charlotte

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Have you ever made a wish upon a shooting star, and suddenly gained super powers the very next day? Although that may not be the case for us in this day and age (even though that would be cool), we can only be envious of the characters from this anime title known as Charlotte. The story itself takes place in an alternate reality where a comet called Charlotte passes by the earth every 75 years. Throughout the passing it spreads it’s dust upon the earth as the pre-adolescent children who inhale it, suddenly gain superhuman abilities upon reaching puberty. The main protagonist Yuu Otosaka is one of those children, as his ability allows him to possess others for a short time.

Nao Tomori finds him thanks to her ability to make herself invisible to any target, and forces Yuu to transfer to Hoshinoumi Academy, where she is the president of its student council. The mission of those on the student council, is to protect the adolescents who have supernatural abilities (like Yuu and Noa) from organizations that plan to exploit them for their own personal gain. This mission of course doesn’t come without a few heartaches and sacrifices along the way, but if you want to know the outcome of the series’ plot (or you just happen to be a little curious about the series overall), then you can stream it on FunimationNow or Crunchyroll!

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: August 25, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

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Have you ever found yourself to be living somewhat of a double life? Like during the day you act kind and courteous to the ones who love and care about you, and then at night your ‘other’ persona comes out when you have to deal with people who are on the “wrong side of the tracks”. If the answer is “yes” then you’re probably not the only one, especially if you happen to be part-yokai and part-human. Rikuo Nura of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is 75% human and 25% yokai, and lives with other yokai in his grandfather’s house. (His grandfather is also a yokai.)

He doesn’t want to be like the other yokai because he’s the kind that helps humans, in spite of the fact that his grandfather wants him to be the third head of his clan. Upon eventually taking up the position of becoming the third head of the Yokai Clan, outside factions are now coming after Rikuo in hopes of dethroning him from that spot, and claiming it for themselves. Now the battle begins as Rikuo gathers up some allies to help him fight off the other factions, in order to protect his family name!

If you haven’t gotten the chance to check out this action-packed supernatural story, you can stream it on FuimationNow, Crunchyroll, or look for it on Youtube! 🙂

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: August 11, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace

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Long time no see anime fans! After an unexpected two week hiatus on this segment, we’re back to bring you what you’ve been waiting for! Have you ever gone to a school club meeting one day, and suddenly you’ve been granted supernatural powers? Well that’s pretty much the case for the characters of this anime title known as When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace!

Jurai Ando who is one of the Literature Club’s members, is excited about the fact that he and his fellow club mates have been blessed with supernatural powers. (Even though he’s outclassed by the fact that his powers are only just for show.) Tomoyo can manipulate time, Hatoko can control the five elements, Sayumi can repair both living and non-living things, and Chifuyu can create objects out of nowhere. If you want to see what school life is like for these Literature Club members, then check out and stream this awesome title on Crunchyroll or FUNimation! (Youtube’s okay too!)

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: July 28, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Ultimate Otaku Teacher

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There is not a single fan out there who doesn’t fit the exact description of the main character of this title. If you’re a hardcore anime otaku like Jun’ichiro Kagami (and the majority of the anime community, if not all of the anime community), then you’re going to love this awesome anime title about the life of a hardcore otaku! Ultimate Otaku Teacher peeks into the anime-loving, video game-playing, manga-reading lifestyle of 24-year-old Jun’ichiro Kagami. He literally hates the real world and would rather become a NEET if his life depended on it.

His sister on the other hand hates his otaku lifestyle and forces him to get a job as a substitute teacher at his former high school. If you happen to be in the same boat with your own parents or other siblings, then un-clench you teeth and un-tighten your booty. We’re not making fun of you…we promise. Eventually Kagami does really well at being a substitute teacher, in spite of the fact that he uses unorthodox methods to teach his students that’s to his vast knowledge of being an otaku. There are parts in the series that Jun’ichiro’s otaku knowledge saved a few of his students from a life of crime.

This show has an awesome dub cast featuring favorites like Anthony Bowling, Jamie Marchi, and more. If you’re an anime fan to the core, then we highly recommend watching and streaming this series on FUNimation and Crunchyroll!

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: July 14, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…My Hero Academia

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There’s a large percentage of us that knows every superhero from the Marvel and DC Universe, but what happens when Japan tries their hand in the superhero game? If you love One-Punch Man then you’re gonna love this series. My Hero Academia tells the story of a boy named Izuku Midoriya, who is of middle school age and doesn’t have superpowers like everyone else (who are known as “Quirks”). Because of this he was bullied a lot due to the fact of being a normal person without superpowers, until one day he saved his childhood bully from a villain. All Might, the world’s greatest superhero, saw this and decided to bestow upon Izuku his quirk and enrolls him into a school for superheroes in training. From there Izuku’s dreams of becoming a great Hero are starting to come true. This is a terrific series to check out if you haven’t already done so. Seasons One and Two are already on Crunchyroll, so if is the series for you, then by-all-means stream it! 😉

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: July 7, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…ReLIFE

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What if you could go back in time and change the outcome of a situation in high school, that currently plagues you in the present day? Would you do it if given the opportunity of a lifetime? In this anime title known as ReLIFE, Arata Kaizaki is a 27-year-old male who quit his job due to the fact that it didn’t help him unleash his full potential. He now has a part time job at a mini market until one day he meets Ryo Yoake, a mysterious man who has a job opportunity for him, but needs him to become a test subject for a scientific experiment known as the ReLIFE.

It’s a special kind of experiment that will rejuvenate him by 10 years and send him back to high school as a student. The experiment itself is supposed to provide the user the chance to experience youth again, but it might end up being just a little more than what it was intended to be. If you’ve never seen this anime title yet, don’t fret! You can stream it on Crunchyroll or look for it on Youtube! 🙂

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: June 23, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Chivalry of a Failed Knight

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Next to DanMachi, this is another anime title where the one who’s labeled as the misfit, goes through the transformation of becoming a powerful hero. Chivalry of a Failed Knight takes place on an alternate earth where humans known as “Blazers” possess supernatural abilities that allow them to materialize weapons called a “Device”.

Ikki Kurogane is an F-Ranked Blazer and has been given the title “The Worst One” due to his low-ranked magical skills, while Stella Vermillion is an A-Ranked Blazer who is at the top of her game as an apprentice knight. When Stella has to share a room with Ikki, he accidentally walks in on her undressing. The two end up having a duel where the loser has to do whatever the winner says. Now you’re probably thinking that Stella has this in the bag because of her swordsmanship skills as an  A-Ranked Blazer, right? Well…

Both A. Goldman and Yours Truly have had the pleasure of watching this series all the way through, but don’t take our word for it, check out this series for yourself! 🙂

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: June 16, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Accel World

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If you’re familiar with the SAO series and Log Horizon, then you’re gonna love this anime title that we’ve picked out for you tonight! Haruyuki Arita (aka Haru) is a short and fluffy-sized boy who gets picked on by the other students and delinquents at Umesato Jr. High School. To escape the pain of going through his torment on a daily basis he uses his Neuro Linker to log onto the school’s network and play a game known as “Virtual Smash” alone. This attracts the attention of the school’s most popular girl named Kuroyukihime (Black Snow Princess), as she aids him against his bullies and shows him a program known as Brain Burst.

In this Augmented Reality Massive Multiplayer Online (ARMMO) game, the players fight against each other in order to gain Burst Points, which will then give the player accelerated abilities in the real world; like the ability to slow down or stop time. Kuro’s mission is to help Haru (now known as “Silver Crow” and “Black Lotus” in the game) get to Level 10 of the Brain Buster game and eventually meet its creator, who will then reveal the true purpose of why the game was created. In the newest SAO movie it’s said that there is a slight crossover meeting between them, and the characters of Accel World.

If you’re looking for a title that’s similar to SAO or Log Horizon, then you’re gonna wanna check this series out! 🙂

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: June 2, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Spice & Wolf

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I know that this title has a few years of age on it, but at the same time many of you fans know the characters as well as the plot by heart. Spice and Wolf is a romance and adventure type story that circles around Kraft Lawrence; a 25-year old merchant who travels from town to town while peddling various goods to the people who live there. One day he happens to run into a 600-year old wolf goddess named “Holo the Wise Wolf”, as she is disguised as a 15-year-old girl, only with wolf ears and tail. Holo introduced herself as the Town of Pasole’s goddess of harvest, however in spite of her duties in protecting the town and its harvest, she wants to return home to a place in the north called Yoitsu.

As Holo travels with Kraft; thanks to a bargining deal she made with him, she begins to give him some wisdom on how to make an even bigger profit at what he does as a traveling merchant. Of course at the same time while this is happening, the relationship Kraft and Holo have with one another begins to draw unwanted attention to the Church.

This is quite an amazing series that has spawned two seasons, a couple games, and some OVAs. If you haven’t gotten the chance to catch this series at all, you can stream both seasons on FUNimation, Crunchyroll, and watch them on youtube! Don’t miss out! 😉

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: May 19, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

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If you guys are familiar with a little series known as And You Thought there was never a girl Online, then this is one anime title that we definitely recommend seeing! (Especially if you’re anime fan like Yours Truly.) How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend aka Saekano is about a boy named Tomoya Aki, who is your typical high school teenager who works at a part-time job in order to fund his full-time otaku lifestyle. (Sound familiar? *wink, wink*) During summer vacation he encounters a girl who later on turns out to be his classmate Megumi, who based on the views of her other classmates is deemed unnoticeable.

Aki’s dream is to create an original visual novel game, and wants to use Megumi as the game’s model character in order to star as its heroine (or the love interest of the main character). To do so he seeks the help of two other females that are in his class; Eriri Spencer Sawamura who will design the art for the game, and Utaha Kasumigaoka who will be in charge of writing the game’s scenario. The three of them form a game development trio known as “Team Blessed Software”; where their goal is to create the plot line for the game, the storyboard, the layout, the dialogue, and everything else that has to go into making a dating sim video game, and sell it an an upcoming anime/video game convention known as Comiket Con.

As with all romantic-comedy harems there’s bound to be some love entanglement going on between Tomoya and the girls, but as for who’s crushing on who, you’ll have to find that out for yourself! 😉

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: May 5, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Hand Shakers

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This is one of the newer 2017 titles that we’ll be taking a shot at reviewing this time around, plus it’s a hands-down favorite of our co-founder A. Goldman! If you’re familiar with titles such as Absolute Duo and Date-A-Live, then perhaps this anime title may be another to add to your lineup of shows. Hand Shakers takes place in a city called Osaka in the year AD20XX where the series’ main character, Tazuna Takatsuki, finds himself in a situation where he now is partnered up with a girl named Koyori Akutagawa, and has become the duo known as Hand Shakers (hence the title).

Tazuna; who  is a high school student known for his skill with mechanics, gets a call from a university research facility, and makes his way there after accepting a special repair request from them. He then crosses paths with Koyori, and after touching her fingertips he finds himself and her in a new world called Ziggurat, where many duo fight to earn the chance to confront God and receive a wish. Using the power of “Nimrods” (powers born through the psyche after holding another person’s hand) Tazuna and Koyori boldly go where no duo in Ziggurat has gone before! Check this anime title out on FUNimation and of course you can also stream it on Crunchyroll!

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: April 14, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Eureka Seven

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Let’s throw this back to 2005, shall we? We’re pretty sure many of us remember this little anime title from back in the day, or at least a good 10-12 years ago. If you ever wondered what life would be like 10,000 years into the future, it would probably look something like this. (You and I will probably be dead by then, unless you gather the seven dragon balls right now and wish for immortality.) Yes my friends, this title is known as Eureka Seven.

The story plot focuses on a boy by the name of Renton Thurston, who is the fourteen year old son of Adrock Thurston (his father) who unfortunately died trying to save the world. He now lives with his grandfather in what he considers to be a boring town and living a life with little to no excitement whatsoever. He does however love a sport known as Lifting (or surfing in the sky using trapar), and wants to one day meet his idol Holland Novak.

Things go from boring to exciting when a mechanical robot called ZERO (or Nirvash type ZERO) and it’s pilot named Eureka, come face to face with Renton. Later in the series he joins the Gekkostate (which is the same group that his idol is in) but finds out that the lifestyle of its members, is not all that it was cracked up to be. To fix that they set out on a journey that will redefine them as a group, and change the world of which they live in. Check this title out on youtube, FUNimation, or Crunchyroll if you haven’t gotten the chance to yet! 🙂

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: April 7, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…The Asterisk War

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If you’ve gotten the chance to see Absolute Duo or Date-A-Live, then we’re sure that you’re gonna love this anime title! Asterisk War is about an impact event that takes place in the 20th century known as the “Invertia”. During this event the world’s leadership is now in the hands of the Integrated Enterprise Foundation (or I.E.F.) Tournaments are held in the city of Rikka (also known as Asterisk) between humans with powers who are referred to as Genestella, as this city has six different academies with Seidoukan Academy being the fifth strongest. The main character known as Ayato Amagiri is on a mission to find his missing sister, and on the first day of school, he encounters Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld whom he’s forced to duel. It was then on that day that he would be transferred to the fifth ranked Seidoukan Academy, where his true test would begin!

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: March 31, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…DanMachi

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Also known as Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? This anime title is now a favorite of our D&A co-founder (A. Goldman), and we’re hoping yours too after this review! If you’re familiar with Dungeons & Dragons, then think of this as the anime version of that, only with a goddess with boobs. Now before you call this title out as another-ecchi-anime-title-that-has-to-with-boobs-and-booty, pump the breaks and hear us out! There’s no dirty moments to worry about here (much to an ecchi fan’s dismay), but there are some D&D elements mixed with a splash of comedy, fantasy, and some romance.

Here’s the story; the main character known as Bell Cranel is a 14-year-old adventurer who is a part of the Hestia Familia with his goddess Hestia. He does everything he can in the dungeon to make ends meet while at the same time, making himself into a better person. He fell in love with a powerful swordswoman known as Aiz Wallenstein who once had saved his life, unaware that he’s now gained the affection of other deities and humans who find him quite attractive; including Hestia herself. Now if the question ever comes up, “Is it wrong to try and pick up girls in a dungeon?” you can tell them to watch this anime title and find out! 😉

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: March 24, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…One-Punch Man

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What started out as a web comic has now punched its way into our hearts! Now as a member of the Toonami Saturday night lineup, One-Punch Man has become a massive hit and has even gained a second season. (Although at this point we’re pretty sure it already has a second season dub by now, and if that’s the case, then bring on season three baby!)

Saitama is a hero who possesses S-Class strength due to the fact that he can defeat any enemy with just one punch, but gains D-Class respect from his peers; which belong to the Hero Association, because of his ‘Plain-Jane’ character. Because he has the ability to deliver a knockout blow to anyone that dares to stand against him, Saitama has now grown bored at the fact that there is no enemy that can give him even half of a decent challenge.

Unlike the heroes of the Hero Association, Saitama is the most humble, and doesn’t even take any credit for defeating a hero or even brag about it. To most of its members he resembles a teenage kid with a bath towel wrapped around his neck wearing yellow PJ’s, but if there’s one thing you should know about Saitama, he’ll knock you out with one punch! If you haven’t seen this title yet, stay up until 3am Saturday night (Sunday morning) and watch it! 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5 Punches

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: March 17, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Princess Tutu

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Imagination is one of the most powerful tools in the world of creative writing, and it is found in just about every fictional story that’s out there today. So just imagine that you (yourself) had the power to bring the characters of your story to life. What would life be like for them in the real world? What effect would it have on the rest of the world that sees your characters? The answer to that can be found in this little anime title known as Princess Tutu.

Some of you guys might be familiar with this title, but for those that haven’t seen it yet here’s what you’re in for! A writer named Drosselmeyer has the power to make his stories come to life, but death struck him in the wake of his final tale known as “The Prince and the Raven“. The aforementioned pair manage to escape into the real world but the Prince (known as Mytho) used his own sword to shatter his heart at the cost of losing his emotions and memories, but sealing away the Raven. Drosselmeyer returns from beyond the grave to finish his masterpiece, as he finds the source of the finale to his story in the form of a yellow duck.

From there he gives the duck a pendant that transforms the web-footed creature into a human girl, and from that into a magical girl known as Princess Tutu. While in this form she must located the bits and fragments of Mytho’s shattered heart and return them to him, however the journey will not be as easy as it seems. If you’re on the lookout for an anime title about imagination and magical girls, then check out this 2000’s classic! It’s one not to be bypassed! 😉

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: March 10, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Seven Deadly Sins

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Lust, Gluttony, Envy, Pride, Sloth, Wrath, and Greed. These are the seven deadly sins that each and every one of us pretty much knows about, and about half of us has committed somewhere down the line in our lifetime. (Don’t worry though, we won’t judge you.)

These seven deadly sins are known as the strongest and cruelest order of holy Knights in the Liones Kingdom. They’re original purpose for their formation was to defeat the Demon Clan’s ‘Ten Commandments’, but because of their criminal backgrounds throughout the kingdom, the sins were branded traitors and villains among the villagers and throughout the kingdom.

Meliodas is one of the them; as he is the owner of the Boar Hat bar and is the first sin that the third queen of Liones (known as Elizabeth), comes across. Throughout the series he and the queen look for the remaining sins to help combat against the ‘so-called’ Holy Knights after their behavior has become corrupted. This anime title is up for a second season (future-wise), so if you haven’t gotten the chance to see the first season episodes yet, stream it on Crunchyroll or check it out on youtube! 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: March 3, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…And you Thought there is Never a Girl Online?

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This is definitely one title to look out for if you’re a fan of JRPGs or MMORPGs. Right off the bat this series deals with what its like to be a computer game otaku, and what happens when you have to maintain your sanity and balance between fantasy and reality. High school-er Hideki Nishimura is obsessed with playing the MMORPG known as Legendary Age or LA for short.

During an online proposal to a girl he meet online, Hideki is shocked to find out that the girl that he proposed to is actually a guy, thus causing him to swear off online marriages for good. That is…until two years go by and he accepts an in-game marriage from his guild partner, Ako. Now you’re probably going to ask, “What’s the likelihood of you meeting your online character in real life?” turns out anything can happen in the world of anime!

Not only did Hideki meet his online waifu in real life, but he also found out that the other members in his online guild were all female. Now the mission begins to try and help Ako understand the difference between Hideki’s fantasy persona, and his from reality. If you’re looking for a good rom-com anime title about MMORPGs then this one’s the one you’ve been looking for! Watch it! 😉

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: February 24, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

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This may be a new title for us but to many of you, it might just ring a bell. (But we’ll review it for you anyway! ^.^) Have you ever blamed yourself for the death of a friend and found it hard to move on from it? Well this anime title deals with just that.

Jinta Yadomi along with his six middle school friends who are in 6th grade, drifted apart from one another after one of their friends died in an accident. Now as a high schooler, Jinta refuses to face the outside world because he feels guilty that his friend is no longer among the living. Suddenly the ghost of his dead friend shows up and asks Jinta to fulfill a wish for him, but due to the fact that he doesn’t know what the wish is, he looks for and gathers his estranged friends to help his ghostly friend move on into the afterlife. It’s quite a touching story about moving on from the death of a loved one, as that is not an easy pill to swallow, but as long as we’ve got family and friends to help us through those rough and tough times, we become better people because of it.

If you never got the chance to see this series yet, stream it on Crunchyroll or check it out on youtube! 🙂

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: January 27, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Yuri on Ice

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We had a feeling that it was only going to be a matter of time before we were going to review this awesome anime sports title, so let’s get into it! Yuri Katsuki suffers a crushing defeat during the Grand Prix of Figure Skating and wonders if he should continue this sport as a career. After finishing up college in Detroit Yuri returns to his hometown as he meets up with his old childhood friend, Yuko, at the Ice Castle Hasetsu.

During that time he mimics a routine that he saw his idol (Russian figure skater Victor Nikiforov) do during one of his performances, unaware that recorded footage of Yuri doing the routine has managed to find its way onto the internet. It was then that yuri would come face-to-face with his idol, and has agreed to train him in order to enter the ISU Grand Prix of figure skating, and take on his greatest rival (Yuri Plisetsky) for a shot at the championship title.

This title’s quite a hit on FUNimation and Crunchyroll as well as fans across North America. It’s noted that many of the places and locations found in the series are based on actual places in Japan; such as Hasetsu (Yuri’s hometown), which is based off of Karatsu, Saga. You don’t wanna miss this massive hit, so if you haven’t gotten the chance to check this series out yet, stream it on Crunchyroll or check it out on Youtube!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: January 20, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Madoka Magica

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Ever since Sailor Moon made its way to North America a while back in the 90’s, the Magical Girl genre is still one of the most popular genres in anime titles that are out here today; this being one of them. There is not a single anime convention out there that doesn’t have these girls involved in some way, and many of us have cosplayed as them.

Madoka Magica is about a student named Madoka Kaname, who with her friend Sayaka Miki, encounter a cat-like creature named Kyubey that will grant them any wish in the world in exchange for obtaining magical powers. If we’ve learned anything about wishes they always come with a catch; this one being the fact that magical girls give up their souls in order to form Soul Gems, which is the source for their magical powers. Throughout the series Madoka and her magical girl friends are tasked with fighting against Witches; magical girls whose Soul Gems have become tainted with despair.

If you’re looking for a series about magical girls, but doesn’t carry with it the usual cliche’s that you would find in these types of titles, then Madoka Magica is definitely a series that you should check out! (If you haven’t already done so that is.)

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: January 6, 2017

Our Anime of the Week is…Danganronpa: The Animation

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Trying to kill your high school teacher is bad enough, but what happens when you drop a class full of students in a school that they can never leave from? To top that off; in order for any of them to even leave in one piece, they must kill someone in their class and try to get away with it without getting caught by the rest. This anime title known as Danganronpa: The Animation, is what happens when you take the Murder Mystery dial and jack it up to 12! If you’re already familiar with the video game, then you know that the anime adaptation is based on the game’s plot.

Every year Hope’s Peak Academy chooses ‘ultimate’ students who are at the top of their talent game, and choose one student through the lottery. Those same students (fifteen total if you count the one from the lottery) are then trapped inside the school by a sadistic remote-controlled teddy bear named Monokuma. To graduate and be released from the school the students have to murder another student and get away with it; and that’s when the murder mystery begins. After the class trial has been held; if the remaining students guess the killer’s identity correctly, then everyone but the murder will be set free. (While the killer is executed.) Guess wrong however, and the opposite happens instead. (Yikes!) >.<

If you love a good murder mystery that’s been taken to a whole new level, then this anime title is just what you’re looking for! 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: December 23, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Baccano

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Looking for an anime title filled with dark humor, crime-drama, and some fantasy? Then might we suggest checking this one out! Baccano takes place in New York City during the 1930’s, and tells the story of a being (or demon) named of Szilard Quates, who recreates an elixir of immortality that was once created back in 1711. (Where the alchemists that arrived on the ship ‘Advenna Avis’ during that time had all scattered across the globe due to an incident involving them with the original elixir.)

During the series the elixir ends up in the hands of Dallas Genoard; which causes it to move around the city to various places and parties because of him. The overall plot is actually much deeper than we can even tell you, so if you haven’t gotten the chance to check this awesome anime title out yet, stream it on Crunchyroll or find it on youtube! (Heck, even buy it from any place that you can find it!)

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: December 17, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Tales of the Abyss

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Based on the Tales video game franchise, Tales of the Abyss is about a man named Luke von Fabre who is locked inside his manor after being kidnapped and losing his memories. After becoming aware that the world of Auldrant is bound by a series of prophecies that will determine its future known as the Score, Luke and a girl named Tear embark on a quest to free the world of the Score’s chains. (Due to the fact that Tear tried to assassinate Luke’s master, thus teleporting them to a distant land.)

However there are two possible outcomes of this journey: Luke and Tear’s actions will either free the world from the Score’s influence on the future, or destroy it. If you happen to be a fan of the video game series, then you’ll love the anime adaptation! 🙂

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: December 10, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…D-Frag!

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We all know high school can be crazy, but sometimes it’s not the school itself…it’s the people that you’re always running into that drive you bananas! That’s the case with high school delinquent Kenji Kazama, who’s forced into joining his high school’s Game Creation Club by the club’s members. (Who drive him up the wall every chance they get!) No matter how many times he tries to distance himself from them, the club’s girls always find him, and drive him up the wall some more with their own eccentricities. Flat-out comedy is the name of the game with this anime series, so if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out on youtube or buy it online! (P.S. Try not to drive yourself crazy in this crazy thing we call “Life”.) 😉

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: December 2, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…El Cazador de la Bruja

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Another high school title that’s a favorite of both A. Goldman and Yours Truly. Well guys, this Modern Western anime title is about a female fugitive named Ellis, who happens to have amnesia and a rather troubled past. She crosses paths with a feisty bounty hunter named Nadie, who teams up with Ellis in order to unlock the secrets of her past. With only limited information to go on; such as a mysterious stone that was given to Ellis by a fortune teller, and her notion to go South, both her and Nadie head South to find the answers. This title has a cool cast of voice actors, great action scenes, and some pretty neat dialogue, so if you haven’t had the chance to check out El Cazador de la Bruja as of yet, head over to youtube or your nearest online anime store and check it out! 🙂

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: November 25, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…School Rumble

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This is (hands down) the high school title favorite of A. Goldman, and Yours Truly! If you were ever in high school between 2004 and 2008, somewhere along the line you found yourself in front of the television watching the FUNimation Channel, and got excited when this title came on. School Rumble takes you on a fun and comedic slice-of-life journey in the lives of two main characters known as Tenma Tsukamoto, and Kenji Harima. Teenage love and confessions plus comedy is what makes up the plot in this lil’ story we’ve got here, as both Tenma and Kenji find themselves in various crazy/funny situations with their friends, and their family. If you’ve never gotten the chance to check out this great high school title as of now, then head on over to youtube or find the nearest FYE or online anime store and get it! 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: November 18, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess)

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Corpses, Buddhist Monks, and an undead corpse-killing machine are just a few of the things that you’ll be in for on this smashing good horror/fantasy title. Shikabane Hime (aka Corpse Princess) is about an undead girl named Makina Hoshimura who has to kill 108 dead corpses in order to gain entry into heaven. (Unlike a certain duo we know too well, she actually takes this job seriously.)

However that’s only half of her true goal; the real reason is so that she can avenge her family that was killed by a group of special Shikabane, known as the Seven Stars. Seeing as though both A. Goldman and myself have seen this entire series, it kind of has that zombie-killing action that you’d find in High School of the Dead; but with the main character seeking a vendetta against his/her enemies, and not so many ecchi moments. (Not that it’s a bad thing.)

So if you’re a fan of epic female protagonists looking for revenge (all Summer 16′), then Corpse Princess Shikabane Hime might be the go-to anime title of your choice! 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: November 11, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Angel Beats

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This anime title is a fan favorite among many that have seen it, but if you’re a member of the few who haven’t seen it, be sure to check it out after this awesome review! Angel Beats is a series that takes place in a high school acting as limbo to the ones who have died; kind of like a subeaven (sub-heaven), or a pre-heavenly place that souls go to before going into the actual pearly gates.

The series main character is a boy named Otonashi who lost his memories after his death. He then meets a girl named Yuri who wants him to join the Afterlife Battlefront; whose mission is to fight God for the bad experiences the members of the SSS faced without will. Throughout the series Otonashi faces various challenges; from an enemy known as Angel, who uses her supernatural powers through a computer program called the Angel Player, to helping other members (or soon-to-be members) of the SSS move on from their regrets after facing death on Earth. This is a fantastic series to watch and if you haven’t already done so, check it out! 🙂

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: November 4, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…C3

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Ever wonder what would happen if your father sent you a Cube overseas? What would happen if you found out that that cube is Cursed? Now we bet you’re Curious as to why we’re asking you these questions, right? Well look no further, this is our next anime title review! C3 (CubexCursedxCurious) is an action/harem/supernatural comedy about a high school boy named Haruaki Yachi, whose father sent him a mysterious black cube from overseas. That “cube” turns out to be a girl named Fear as she’s eating rice crackers inside Haruaki’s kitchen.

Though she is a cursed tool Fear’s curse cannot effect Haruaki, and he even assures her that he can’t be effected sometime in the series. Now this high school lad finds himself protecting Fear from other organizations that see her as a threat, and want to destroy her. So far this series is currently subbed, but if you haven’t gotten the chance to check it out yet, surf around FUNimation and Crunchyroll’s website. We’re pretty sure you’ll find it! 🙂

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: October 28, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Blood-C

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The “Art of the Sword” is seen in so many samurai, kenjutsu, and shinmeiryu anime, and this title bares no exception. Blood-C is an action/horror title about a girl named Saya Kisaragi who is a clumsy student by day, and a sword-swinging monster slayer by night! She’s on a mission to destroy the ‘Ancient Ones’ (Furukimino) that have become a menace to her town, at least…that’s what she thinks her mission is. Throughout the series she nearly loses herself in her own identity; as well as her own memory of her mother who went missing.

This revelation came to her after learning more about her origins, a coffee shop owner named Fumito Narahara, and her classmates from school. This is a good title to watch for Halloween night if you plan on staying home, and binge watching some anime horror titles instead of Trick-or-Treating with the rest of the 6-12 year olds. (Half of us are probably going to do just that, so to that we say…Happy Halloween, kiddies!)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: October 21, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Shiki

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In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve decided to bring you an anime title about a small town in Japan known as Sotoba, where mysterious deaths have been happening all around the area. The story takes place during a hot summer in the 1990’s where the resident’s doctor (Toshio Ozaki) is trying to figure out why these deaths keep occurring, and if they could be connected to a strange family that has moved into the old Kanemasa Mansion. It is suddenly known that these deaths were caused by the Shiki; a breed of pseudo vampire creatures who are now terrorizing the area. Both A. Goldman and I (Yours Truly) have seen this horror anime title ourselves, and it is definitely a good title to watch for Halloween. If you have yet to see Shiki and all the horror and action that comes with it, then do pick it up and set your Halloween ablaze with fear…if you dare…

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: October 14, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Psycho Pass

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Being one of the major hit titles in North America in 2014, Psycho-Pass can be seen as one hell of a ride for both the characters and the viewers! Here’s a few things about this series; it’s set in the year 2112, the plot focuses on the main character known as Akane Tsunemori, and he along with a group of so-called criminals called the “Enforcers”, hunt down criminals and other enforcers who possess a higher-than-average Crime Coefficient. Needless to say, this cyberpunk-crime fiction anime title is not one to pass up nor turn away from. (Of course as with every anime title that we review, we’ll let you be the judge.) Check it out! 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: October 7, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Tactics

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Being a detective is one thing, but being an occult detective is a whole other thing. Tactics is a show about Kantarou Ichinomiya; a young man who has the ability to see youkai and other mythical beasts that others cannot see. That same man grew up to become a part-time exorcist and a folklorist, as Kantarou travels to a mountain to find an oni-eating tengu, alongside his youkai friend named Yoko.

As the series goes on Kantarou becomes the master of a tengu named Haruka as he becomes best friends with Kantarou and Yoko. That friendship however becomes endangered; as Haruka’s memories slowly begin to return to him, causing him to find out more about his past. I remember watching this show back when the Sci-Fi channel did their Ani-Monday special from 11-1am, and I gotta say, this show is awesome! So if you’re a fan of occult detective anime, then Tactics is a great place to start!

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: September 30, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Now and Then, Here and There

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A Military/Drama title filled with Dystopia and Science Fiction, this anime title is one of many titles that fans might recognize during the start of the new millennium. The story is about a young boy named Shu (Shuzo Matsunami) who is somehow teleported to another world due to the fact that he was trying to save a young girls life (Lala-Ru).

The new world happened to be Earth but in the distant future; say maybe 5-10 years. During his time Shu faces the harsh reality this “Earth” has to offer; war, child slavery, and exploitation. In spite of the odds Shu remains positive that good will come out of this situation, as he manages to convince Lala-Ru that not all humans are bad, but really care for one another. (I would tell you how this ends but this is a spoiler-free zone.) If you haven’t seen this title in awhile or this just happens to be your first time, don’t take our word for it. Give this anime title a shot and tell us about it after you’ve seen it! 🙂

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: September 16, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Absolute Duo

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This is absolutely one of our Co-Founder’s favorite titles to watch/stream! After seeing the first 2-3 episodes I just HAD to post this title up for review. The plot deals with Tor Kokonoe; a student that enrolls in a high school where other students fight and battle one another using special weapons known as ‘Blaze’.

These same students use these weapons to help them pass a qualification ceremony in order to be enrolled into the academy known as Koryo Academy, and should any of them fail, well…you’ll have to watch to find out! Tor’s Blaze ability causes him to create a shield as his weapon for battle, which makes him an irregular Blaze summoner at the school. After being paired up with his partner known as Julie Sigtuna, the two of them form an absolute duo, as they use the power of their Blaze’s abilities to protect one another, as well as find closure within their tragic past’s that deals with the loss of a loved one. If you haven’t seen this anime title yet we absolutely recommend checking it out! 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: September 9, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Problem Children

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Also known as “Problem Children are Coming From Another World”, this anime title is a favorite of many anime fans as well as our D&A Co-Founder! The story’s about three children whom possess unmatched psychic powers and abilities, but live very dull and rather boring lives because of it. After receiving a special envelope they get sent to a place called Little Garden; where their psychic powers are known as “Gifts” by the residents that live there.

The people there play high-stakes games called Gift Games in order for them to gain wealth through the community that they live in, of course in Izayoi, Asuka, and Yo’s case, they join the “No Name” community to try and help win back it’s prosperity all while deciding to overthrow the demon lords in charge of Little Garden. Right away when I heard the word “high-stakes” I immediately thought in terms of say…games of chance (i.e. Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Slots, all that good casino stuff). So if you love a good story about kids with psychic powers playing high-stakes games while trying to overthrow demon lords, then Problem Children is your title! 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: September 2, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Guilty Crown

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A rather popular anime title produced by Production I.G. Studios! The setting takes place before the actual story; where a biological accident has brought about a powerful virus known as the Apocalypse Virus to Japan, thus throwing the entire continent into chaos. A high school student named Shu Ouma finds a wounded girl by the name of  Inori Yuzuriha, who is currently taking refuge at his film club’s workshop. Not long after the GHQ Anti Bodies storm the place and arrest Inori for being in league with the terrorist group ‘Funeral Parlor’.

As the story progresses along with a series of events Shu is granted the “Power of the King”; which allows him to use Voids, which are weapons from a person’s psyche now turned into physical form. Now with this new power in his hands Shu along with Inori and a few allies will stand against the Apocalypse Virus as well as GHQ, in an effort to restore peace to Japan. If you like a good story about biological warfare, science, and a little bit of fantasy, then Guilty Crown is your guilty pleasure! 🙂

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: August 27, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…K-On!

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This comedic slice-of-life anime title is about four high school girls from Japan, who are trying to save their school’s light music club from being disbanded. The club’s members; Yui Hirasawa, Mio Akiyama, Ritsu Tainaka, and Tsumugi Kotobuki are its only members, as their music teacher Sawako Yamanaka oversees the club. Later on the four girls graduate and attend a university; where they join its light music club along with other students, as they continue to keep the spirit of light music alive while having fun at the same time. This show has a pretty cool and happy storyline, and if you’re into light music then this is one title we urge you to check out! 🙂

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: August 5, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Steins; Gate

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Based on the video game of the same name Steins; Gate is a major hit among fans as a sci-fi/mystery anime title with a touch of romance. The plot of the story takes place one year after the events of Chaos; Head, which means that there might be a slight yet linked connection between the two series. The main star of the show Hooin Kyoma (aka Rintaro Okabe) is a self-proclaimed mad scientist that is discovering the secrets  and theories of Steins Gate, as well as prove to everyone that time travel is real. (Now where have we all heard “that” before…?) This is a must watch series if you’re a hardcore time travel fan, a sci-fi fan, and of course a fan of J. Micheal Tatum! 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: July 29, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…A Certain Magical Index

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Who doesn’t love a great anime title about magicians, espers, nuns, and a boy with the ability to use magic at his disposal? “A Certain Magical Index” is a story that takes place in a world where the abilities of the Supernatural exist. Toma Kamijo is a boy from Academy city school with magical powers who comes across a nun named Index; whose relationship with him proves rather threatening to other magicians, wizards, and espers out there who want to learn secrets about him, and Index. With two seasons; an animated film, and even a sequel behind it, this anime title is a smash hit for any anime fan who loves a great story about magic and science. So if you and your friends love an anime title about magic and science, then check out this lil’ title we found and tell us about it! 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: July 22, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Dagashi Kashi

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Do you love candy? Candy Shops? Japanese sweets, candy, chips, and soda? Well have we got a series for you to check out! We’ve just recently (like last night) started watching this new series about candy, sweets, and Japanese soda, and we gotta say…it’s pretty funny! This show’s about a manga drawing artist named Kokonotsu Shikada who’s father runs a candy/sweets shop and wants him to take over the family business. He meets a girl named Hotaru Shidare who is rather passionate about sweets and candy, as she has an identical agenda in regards to Kokonotsu’s father wanting him to take over the candy shop. This show is a great comedy about candy, romance, and Hawaiian shirts and sunglasses, so if this is a show for you, then by all means check it out!! 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: July 16, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…C

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Also known as; The Money of Soul and possibly Control. This title’s about the Japanese Government being able to save themselves from a financial disaster, however many of the daily woes still occur; such as crime, sickness, death, and everything else. A student by the name of Kimimaro wants to be able to live a normal everyday life where everything is stable; a dream he’ll do anything to achieve. However the thought of meeting a man who gave him a large sum of money in exchange for his “future”, wasn’t really what Kimimaro had in mind. Now with his fate radically changed the lad finds himself in a realm known as the Financial District, where he competes in weekly battles known as “deals” in order to keep his future…from going bankrupt. This is what happens when you play “Deal or No Deal” and “Russian Roulette” at the same time, and what better way to explain that, than to watch C Control!

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: July 8, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…No Game No Life

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Welcome back to D&A Fridays with yet another pick (and Co-Founder’s favorite) from our Anime of the Month. This time around we have No Game No Life; a series about Sora and Shiro (who are Hikikomori step-siblings) who belong to a special undefeated group of gamers known as “Blank”. They were one day challenged by the God of Games and they won, transferring them to a place filled with games called Disboard (this board?). Now they both plan on conquering this gaming world by dethroning the sixteen ruling species and ultimately defeat Tet; a god from another reality and the one who transferred Sora and Shiro to Disboard. I think we’ve all been that guy/girl who finds the toughest video game player at a tournament or freestyle event, and made him/her feel like crap while you stood victorious upon their defeat. But hey, at the end of the day…it’s just a game.

If you like it, check it out! 🙂

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: July 1, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Baka and Test

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A great Slice-of-Life anime title for the fans who like a little bit of comedy, and a little bit of that “slice-of-life”. (Plus this is another favorite title of our co-founder, A. Goldman.) The story’s about a baka named Akihisa Yoshii who attends Fumizuki Academy in Japan, where the staff divides the students from ‘First Class’ to ‘Last Class’ based on their academic test scores (hence the name ‘baka and test’). Akihisa along with a couple classmates; Mizuki Himeji, Minami Shimada, and a few others eventually plan on ditching their ‘Last Class’ situation by having a Summoning War; where the students are able to summon Avatars to use in battle in order to capture (or reclaim) a spot in the upper level classroom(s). This is a great title for those looking for a good laugh and filled with all the elements that you’d find in an anime that takes place at a school. (i.e. class reps, class perverts, loners, all that jazz.)

So if you’re looking for a good slice-of-life comedy, then Baka and Test is your bread and butter. De-lish! 🙂

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: June 24, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Unbreakable Machine Doll

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Another favorite of our Co-Founder/Anime Enthusiast, A. Goldman. If you like a great story about alternate dimensions and puppets (not the kind that we’re all used to, the kind that can shoot ki beams from their shoulders and lazers out of their mouths), then Unbreakable Machine Doll may be right up your alley! This story takes place in an alternate version of the UK in the 20th Century, where science, technology, and sorcery have combined to create Automations which are controlled by Puppet Masters (or Puppeteers).

One puppet master named Raishin Akabane along with his automation, Yaya (who talks in 3rd person for some reason…*sigh*) comes from Japan to study at the Walpurgis Royal Academy of Marchinart, and every four years they have a “night party” competition; where puppeteers and automations fight one another for the title of “Wiseman”. However Raishin is only in the competition for one reason; to get revenge on his older brother for what he did to his family…

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: June 18, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Clannad

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Based on the PC game of the same name, Clannad is a rather heart-warming title about a boy known as Tomoya Okazaki, who is a high school delinquent who finds life rather dull and believes that it’ll never amount to jack squat! That is until he meets a girl (Nagisa Fuyukawa) murmuring to herself before yelling “Anpan!” across the hall. After crossing paths with Tomoya Nagisa believes that the two are now friends, but instead passes it off as nothing.

Several events later he discovers that Nagisa’s been held back in school due to an illness and since he was already bored with his life anyway, decides to help her with her dream of reviving the school’s drama club. (With four other girls of course.) Life doesn’t become as dull as he thought as Tomoya spends more time with Nagisa and the girls, as their friendship with one another continues to grow. If that’s not heart-warming then we dunno what is! Another title favorite of A. Goldman (Co-Founder/Anime Enthusiast), so be sure to check this series out when you get the chance if you love a good heart-warmer with Greg Ayres in it! 🙂

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: June 10, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Date A Live

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This title is another hot and popular show that’s taking North American anime fans by storm, which is why we’ve made it our pick for this week! The plot goes a little like this; Eurasia has been suffering a strange type of ‘quake’ known as a spatial quake which was the cause of at least 150 million casualties. Three decades later smaller ones cause trouble over Eurasia on a not-so-regular basis as an ordinary high schooler named Shido Itsuka, comes across a mysterious girl whom he happens to find at the epicenter of a spatial quake.

Shido then learns that she and a few other mysterious females known as “Spirits” are the real cause of the spatial quakes that keep happening after manifesting themselves in the real world. In order to seal their powers he has to make the spirits fall in love with him and kiss him, as if they were on a date (hence the name). So in order to save the world from the power that these spirit girls possess as they manifest, Shido has to date them and kiss them to seal their deadly abilities. Good luck Casanova, you’re gonna need it! (*chuckles*)

If you like a good female competition as well as some action and adventure, check this title out as well as its second season! 🙂

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: May 29, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Dimension W

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This is one of the hottest anime titles on Adult Swim right now, and for that we’re going to do our best to give you a great review about it! (Like always.)

This Action/Sci-Fi title takes place in the year 2036 (20 years from now) where a fourth dimensional axis known as “Dimension W” is proven to actually exist. Around 2072 a new foundation (or company) known as New Tesla Energy, has created a new ‘system’ by building towers around the world shaped like a “Truncated Icosahedron”. (Whatever that is. >.<) A bounty hunter named Kyouma Mabuchi is a ‘Collector’ of illegal coils that have gone unregistered beneath the new “world system” that New Tesla Energy created along with other governments.

That same bounty hunter encounters a girl named Mira Yurizaki; the gynoid ‘daughter’ of the founder of New Tesla Energy. These two team up in an effort to hunt down more unregistered coils that could cause a threat to not just civilians living on earth, but to discover some shady business that New Tesla might be involved with. Our own D&A Co-Founder, A. Goldman, had some great stuff to say about this anime title, but like always we’ll let you be the judge of that. So if you’re looking for a brand new action-packed Sci-Fi anime title, then Dimension W is the show for you! 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: May 14, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…The Sacred Blacksmith

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Who doesn’t like a good Camelot story, especially when the title character is a total badass when he wants to be? After watching the series myself I gotta say, it’s pretty good! If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the lowdown. About 44 years ago (in the story) a great war known as the Valbanill War begun; where individuals used demon contracts to transform people into power demons, and cause mass destruction throughout the cities of Houseman.

Cecily Cambell is a 3rd Generation knight who wants to protect the independent trade cities from all evil, though she’s inexperienced as a knight. She comes across Luke Ainsworth, a rather skilled knight and blacksmith, as he defeats a veteran of the Valbinill war that is terrorizing the city, and causing Cecily harm. Since then he takes her on an adventure she never thought she’d never expect.

There’s some good laughs and heart-warming moments in this series, plus a wardrobe malfunction that’s actually more hilarious then they make it in the series. You’d think the way Cecily and Luke interact with one another in the first half of the series (the first 3 to 6 episodes), they ought to be married. (We can always dream, right?) So if you like a good knight story filled with demons, magical swords, and all the good stuff from Camelot, then be sure to check this show out! 🙂

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: May 09, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Deadman Wonderland

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Death Row has a new address in this deliciously horrific anime that we happened to stumble upon, but has actually been out awhile now. This is what happens when you take a sick and twisted carnival, and mix it with everything you know about “Skid” or Death Row. Thus, Deadman Wonderland is born.

The story is about a boy named Ganta Igarashi; a seemingly ordinary student at Nagano Perfecture’s Middle School, who gets thrown in jail because of a massive onslaught of his entire middle school class. Funny thing is, he did do it. A man in red whom he saw after the heinous crime he (didn’t) commit was the one who did it, but decided to frame Ganta instead.

He is sent to one of the most horrific carnival/prisons a person could ever get sent to; Deadman Wonderland, where he awaits his execution. Trust me, there’s more to this than we’re telling you, but after watching a handful of episodes it kinda got me thinking; what would happen if Deadman Wonderland was an ACTUAL place? Can you imagine what it would be like to spend even one night in a prison like that? I’d say dropping the soap would be the least of your worries. If we had a prison like this in the world, it would be the best ‘scare tactics’ or ‘scared straight’ program in the world…though we’d all need months of therapy afterwards.

So if you like a good story where blood is used as a weapon, Monica Rial plays another crazy chick character for all of us to worry about, and the title of this anime would make a killer rock or heavy metal band, then Deadman Wonderland is the show for you!

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: April 23, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Assassination Classroom

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When you cross the high octane energy of James Bond, with the skills and abilities of Jason Borne, and the plot elements of Mission Impossible, and an anime set inside a school where the student’s job is to kill the one person that gets on their nerves, you get…Assassination Classroom!

This series is about an octopus-like creature who destroyed 70% of the moon before landing on earth. He’s known as Koro Sensei, as he becomes the teacher of a class filled with skilled assassins trying to kill him before he blows up the earth. There’s just two problems; he’s fast as hell (mach 20 speed), and no man-made weapon is able to kill him. Can you imagine if the teacher you hated in middle (or high) school, happened to be an unkillable assassin with the power to destroy the earth?! Shh, do you hear that? …That’s the sound of 6th graders peeing in their pants. (Or hysterical screams from high school freshmen.)

Bottom line here; if you haven’t seen this show, check it out! If you like assassins, check it out! If you like the VA cast that’s in it, check it OUT! 🙂

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: April 16, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Negima: Magister Negi Magi

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For those who have seen and heard of Love Hina, Negima: Magister Negi Magi brings that same kind of energy to the work of Ken Akamatsu. The story is about a ten year old wizard boy that has been given an assignment to teach a class full of junior high school students. However, that’s not the crazy part. The school he’s teaching at is an all girls school, and every girl in the class he’s teaching for (Class 2A), wants a piece of him.

Just imagine if you were given a job to teach at an all girl school, and you happen to be a rather famous former celeb or major DJ. I’m pretty sure Negi Springfield’s got the Best Job In The World right now, especially since he’s a genius! Although he has to deal with a classroom full of ditzy, crazy teen and preteen dames, they become something like family to him. Sure there was that one time where he had to deal with his vampire student, Evangeline, but still the rest are like family. So if you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy that takes a page or two from the Harry Potter playbook, check out this awesome title! If you haven’t already that is…

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: April 03, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Hellsing Ultimate

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This vampire title deserves a standing ovation. In my eyes (and next to his role as Itachi Uchiha) Crispin Freeman has not only killed this role, but scared the hell out of me with that voice. We all know the classic story of Alucard, but based on seeing this series first hand, I’ve never seen it told quite like this before. Hellsing is about a special organization that hunts down vampires, ghouls, werewolves, and other supernatural threats in the world. Plus Alucard is one badass vampire ally in this series…at least to my knowledge of the story, he is.

Beware, when watching this series, just know that there’s gonna be a lot of blood and people getting eaten/cut into halves/shot up. By the way if you’re daring to watch this with the lights off, be my guest. (And hope Alucard doesn’t come for you while you’re asleep like another nightmare on elm street we all know.) This series gets a major 5 out of 5 in my review book, so I encourage you all to check out this vampire series if you haven’t already seen it yet!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: March 26, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Blood Lad

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This fairly new (about three years old) anime title deals with more than just vampires, its got demons, werewolves, and the Abominable Snowman?! We’re not assuming the fact that he IS in this show, but we’re going to let you be the judge of that.

The show’s about a vampire named Staz Charlie Blood who lives in the surreal “Demon World”, that comes across a human girl (Fuyumi Yanagi) who just happened to stumble into the Demon World through a portal. Now, where have we heard that before? (Hmmmm?) Not long after their meeting she gets killed by a man-eating plant and turned into a ghost. Now it’s up to Staz to keep her from disappearing which causes him to pledge that he will bring her back to life. Here’s where it gets interesting; he’s a vampire, yes, but he’s also…a powerful vampiric otaku. Basically he’s an undead anime-loving-somewhat-lazy dude who possesses a latent power he inherited from a vampire we all know too well. (Normally I’d spoil the story here, but what’s the fun in that? *hee-hee*)

So if you’re a guy or girl who loves anime, vampires, or both (I know it’s obvious but just go with it), check this series out!

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: March 22, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Chibi Vampire (aka Karin)

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Although it’s an older anime title, we’ve just come across it less than 48 hours ago. Since we all know what vampires are all about nowadays (nothing against any ‘Twilight’ fans out there), how about a lil’ story where a vampire girl has to inject blood into her victims instead of drinking theirs? That’s what Chibi Vampire (aka Karin) is all about!

The story centers around a vampire family who immigrated to Japan two centuries before the series began, with their middle sibling bearing an unusual vampiric trait; she can inject victims with her blood. Karin Maaka (main character) is basically the vampire equivalent of a blood bank; she doesn’t suck it, she produces it. Her problems only get worse when she encounters a transfer student known as Kenta Usui; who constantly makes her have nose-bleeds but not for the reasons that you may be thinking of, but the fact that she can produce blood. There is a bright side to her problems however, she can keep the rest of us alive by donating her own blood. (And we’ll never have to worry about the blood supply getting low, too! *Chuckle*)

So whether you’ve seen this title before or not I’d say give it a shot and see for yourself. I can’t speak for the Maaka family but if it pleases your taste buds, then drink to your heart’s content.

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: March 05, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Dance in the Vampire Bund

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Moonphase was dark in a cute sort of way, but this show is just a little bit darker. I’m sad to say that this is the only vampire anime series I haven’t seen yet, but I will say this; Mina Tepes is one of the few proud vampires I know (besides Kokoa) that wants her race to co-exist with everyone else (including us…I think).

The show is about her as a princess/ruler of all vampires and her companion; Akira Kaburagi (who’s a werewolf), trying to make her race and the human race co-exist in a district known as “The Bund” off the coast of Tokyo. It’s a supernatural romance filled with action, horror, and questionable scenes. Yes, questionable scenes. Physically, Mina’s only nine, but mentally, she’s probably around five or six centuries old. My advice to you…watch this show at your own risk. (Cuz’ there are certain outfits that girls her physical body age shouldn’t be wearing, even if she is a vampire. But we live in a free country so as long as you’re 18+ you’re cool.)

Monica’s always a delight as these characters, so if you’re a fan of her’s be sure to check her out as Mina Tepes in this show! 🙂

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: March 05, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Chobits!

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This is what happens when a PC mates with a human; you get a Persocom. Well…more like a walking-talking personal computer, GPS, and internet browser all bundled into one. That pretty much sums up what this show’s about; a man by the name of Hideki Motosuwa who finds an abandoned persocom named “Chi” and brings her in, not knowing that due to her ‘not-being-like-other-persocoms’, she is in fact rumored to be one of the legendary Chobits; persocoms with free will and emotions. Now…if your PC came in the shape of a beautiful woman…wait, no, scratch that. (There’s a better way for me to say this without going beyond PG.)

Cortana and Siri are about as close to a persocom as we’re gonna get…at least in North America. I wouldn’t put it past Japan to reach the level where their own personal computer took on human form and allowed them to check their email, snap chat, facebook and tweet their friends and family, and watch anime on the go. In fact I wouldn’t mind having one myself so she could just stand on stage with me and pump my tracks, while i stick a couple XLR cables in her back and DJ right there on the spot! Bet Mac can’t do that! (Just kidding! We love those guys.)

Bottom line, this show has a bit of a heart-warming feel to it. So if you’re a fan of this series or you’ve never got the chance to see it, I say go for it! Your PC will thank you.

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: February 26, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…SAO (aka Sword Art Online)!

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There’s only one word that can describe how awesome this anime is: AWESOME! After seeing the trailer for it at Otakon awhile back, I knew this show has some serious kick. The story takes place in 2022 where the Virtual Reality game has been created. Players can log on with NerveGear through their helmet that allows them to control their five senses, however after 10,000 players log on at the same time, they realize that they cannot log out. (Scaaarrryyy…)

Can you imagine if your video game console came with a helmet that could transport you to a Virtual Reality MMORPG, but once you got in you can’t get out? That would be terrifying…at first, but then you wouldn’t have to worry about you mother yelling at you to clean your room or do any chores. (We don’t encourage this kind behavior, but then again it is Virtual Reality.)

The plot is awesome, the story is awesome, and the cast is great too! The only drawback I have about this series is that it takes place six years from now, and the only thing we got that’s even close to a Jetsons-like future, is Hoverboards. (And not like the ones on Back to the Future either!) This title is a Must See is my book and I would recommend this to all who are crazy about Virtual Reality, MMORPGs, Bosses, and Swords!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: February 15, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Moon Phase

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Who doesn’t like a good vampire story? Especially ones where they’re wearing nekomimi cat ears? This title has a good mixture of humor, drama, love, and vampires! The story is about a teen vampire girl named Hazuki (aka Luna) who is imprisoned inside Schwartz Castle, until he’s rescued by a photographer named Kouhei; who happens to see her flashing a cute pose just outside the castle. I gotta say; this anime is not just funny, but its also heartwarming as well. (Even though I still gotta finish the rest of the series cuz’ I only saw up to episode 5.)

We all know how vampires like to pry on the living and give us the whole “I’m going to suck your blood” bit right before they do it (we’re not in Transylvania anymore people, it’s 2016!), but this title’s got ‘New-School’ vamps that walk in daylight…well Hazuki can anyway (the only way the others can is if they feed on her). So if cat-ear-wearing vampires is your style and taste, then Moon Phase is good til’ the last drop…

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: February 8, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Akame ga Kill!

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Who doesn’t love a good assassins story? I must say; if you haven’t gotten the chance to see this show, you’re in for quite a treat! Though I haven’t gotten the chance to see the whole series, the plot is quite an interesting one. The story is about a boy named Tatsumi who’s trying to enlist in the army, but get’s swindled out of his money and separated from his friends by a sudden bandit attack.

Fast-Forward to his encounter with a group of assassins known as Night Raid; with their swordswoman Akame with a bounty on their head. (Someone’s ‘bounty’ obsessed lately…) After joining up with them they set off on a mission to overthrow a Prime Minister by the name of Honest; who (in my mind after seeing a good chunk of episodes) is anything but. (Lincoln is MORE honest than this guy.)

For all the Assassin Anime lovers out there, I would encourage you to check out this series! It’s got assassins, a girl with elephant-sized ears, and Akame; who happens to have an obsession with meat. (We’re talking about food, k?)

So if you like a great story about bounties, assassins, and rebel alliances trying to overthrow a crooked government (why does this sound familiar…?), Akame ga Kill’s the show to watch! 🙂

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: February 1, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Space Dandy!

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Not only is this A. Goldman’s favorite show, but this is another weird anime title that I’ve come across recently. Sure it reminds me a little bit of Cowboy Bebop, but with a little bit of a comedic twist to it. The story is about an outer space bounty hunter (see? starting to sound familiar?) who’s out cruising the galaxy looking for new planets, creatures, and adventures with his two comrades; a robot with an ‘AutoTune’ voice that brings back my 2006-2008 T-Pain memories form high school, and a cat (at least that’s what I think it is) in boots. Basically Dandy is a dandy guy in space who loves drinking Gogamosh Tequila (at least that’s what I think its called), and chillin’ at Boobies. (That’s Hooters in America, folks.)

Although I’m not too familiar with the villains in this show, the one that stands out for me is Gel the Doctor; who basically looks like a monkey pimp. (I didn’t even know they had those…) Its a wacky show with a guy who tries to be sexy but can’t stick it very well, runnin’ through the galaxy with his friends trying to catch aliens but for some reason…they almost never do. (Camelionian episode anyone?) So if you’re a fan of space adventures as well as Ian Sinclair (aka Dandy), check out this show! Remember, everyone knows that the real show…is down below…

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Blog)

Date: January 25, 2016

Our Anime of the Week is…Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt!

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This show is (by far) one of the craziest titles that I ever had the chance to watch. When I was first introduced to PSG I had one question; “Where did ya’ll find THIS show?!” Just when I’ve thought I’ve seen enough Ecchi-driven, Fan-serviced anime, they now come up with a show that’s got ANGELS ON A STRIPPER POLE! I kinda knew what I was getting myself into when I heard the title, but the crazy part you ask? I knew who they were going to cast in the show. (This had Jamie and Monica ALL OVER it…)

For those who are wondering what this show is about, here it is:

Two angels (Panty and Stocking) get kicked out of heaven due to being (how can I put this)…slutty and gluttonous. Now on earth in Daten City they have to fight ghosts to receive heaven coins to gain entry back into the pearly gates, but their desires for sex n’ chocolate really get in the way. Throw in an Afro-American Catholic priest with a secret that you can find out for yourself, a green dog that looks like Gir’s younger brother from Invader Zim, a stereotypical geek trying to sleep with the head cheerleader, and two dictating demons who’s boss has issues on top of issues, and you’ve got one hot mess of a show that’s begging for a second season!

It’s a giant parody party with everything we love about late 90’s cartoons, mixed with adult dialogue that makes South Park look like Family Guy. Panty may be the “star” of the show, but a large percentage of fans say that Stocking’s waaay better. So if you like fallen angels swinging on brass poles and more sex jokes than celebrity roast on a Saturday night, check out Panty and Stocking. Be prepared though…you’re in for one hell of a ride.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

~D.J. Lewis (Owner/Founder/Moderator of D&A Anime Blog)

Date: January 18, 2016

 

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