New York, New York! D&A’s Going To AnimeNYC 2020!

With 2020 around the corner, we thought about stepping a little bit out of our comfort zone in terms of expanding the physical presence of our brand. So we’re proud to announce that thanks to our fans (and you guys), D&A is officially going to NYC! We’ve had a lot of fans ask us if we were going to New York for AnimeNYC, and since we’ve never been to the Big Apple (yet), we thought – why not, right? So for our #YearFour journey, our first new convention will be AnimeNYC! Hope you’re ready for us Big Apple! 😉

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We’ll See You in 2020! 😉

It’s Been A Long Day (Year)…

Actually, it’s been a long year. It’s hard to believe that this is the final month of 2019, and in less than 30 days we’ll be looking at this year through the rear-view mirror. Has it been easy for us to get posts and content up on our blog on a consistent basis? Not at all. However, we’re holding our heads up high for the new year, as we’ll be stepping just a little bit out of our comfort zone. This includes new anime reviews on 2020 Winter/Spring titles, a new Discord channel, new music (which will actually be on its own blog/site but you can listen on our Sidebar Music Player), and new anime cons!

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Avidd Mindset Mindgames EP, coming early 2020!!

Looking back we feel that we’ve sort have come a long way since starting the blog back in the cold Winter of 2016. What was meant to be a page filled with convention cosplay photos has now turned into an interactive site where you can read anime, manga, and video game reviews, watch con videos, and (in early 2020) listen to music. In spite of the fact that our reach on the physical end is financially limited, we plan on pushing forward to deliver our best nerdy content that we two guys can possibly bring! With that in mind here are some candidates for our upcoming anime (and movie) reviews (so far):

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Welcome to the (Goddess) club, Rista!

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious

There’s been a lot of Isekai anime titles that have come out this year, so to kick off the new year we’ll be reviewing a new favorite (next to Konosuba) known as Cautious Hero! Ever wonder what its like to have freakishly high stats (HP, MP, ATK, DEF, SPD, etc.) but a special trait that causes you to be, well…overly cautious about everything? Seiya does!

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Gotta go fast! (And get tickets!)

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie (2020)

After the backlash Paramount suffered at the hands of the NOT-dead Sonic fanbase, they finally got the design that we all know and love from our childhood right where it should be! Once the movie officially comes out, you better believe there will be a review! 😉

We’re not sure what will be in store in terms of anime for the 2020 year, but based on what we’re seeing already (and what may be over the horizon), we’re in for quite a treat! Well, that’s all we’ve got on this post for now, but in the meantime we’ll do our best to have some filler post content up. (Of course if you wanna see what we’ve been doing behind the scenes, head to our Instagram page!)

Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

A Quick Animore 2020 Update!

Hey guys! Sorry we haven’t been able to post a whole lot, as we’ve been busy preparing our panels for our next convention; our home base con, Animore! We do however have some awesome news to share with you. We now have our own official Animore Promo Code, so when you purchase your ticket online and use our code “DnA“, you’ll get a $1 off discount! There’s still a whole lot of tickets left so if you’re looking for a con to kick off the 2020 year, check out Baltimore, Maryland’s Animore! Tell em’ D&A sent you! 😉

The register link is right below!

https://animorecon.com/register

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Sonic The Hedgehog Movie: They FINALLY Fixed It!!!

Awhile back we made a post about the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie and how TERRIBLE they made Sonic look, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned about the fanbase of this franchise, it’s NOT dead! In fact (and we’ll admit that we’re on the side of the fanbase on this), we hope Hollywood and Paramount learned their lesson on this, and now that they’ve actually listened (yeah, we couldn’t believe it either), we should do our part and go see the movie – if you’re a Sonic fan, that is! Although it’s kinda weird that the movie is coming out on Valentine’s Day, we can tell by the NEW and GREATLY IMPROVED trailer, that it’ll be a fun and wild ride.

D&A Anime Blog: #YearFour Journey and 2020 Plans!

With just six weeks left of the 2019 year, we’re setting up our New Year’s Resolutions to be better than the year before. With all of the twists and turns we’ve had throughout the year, as well as what’s been going down in the anime community, it’s been rather hectic maintaining consistency both here, and on our social media pages. However with a new year comes a brand new beginning, and that beginning will start the first phase of our brand new journey. January 11, 2020 will mark the four year anniversary of when we first launched our brand, and for D&A’s 4th birthday, we’ll be working on some new and exciting projects!

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Avidd Mindset DJ/Producer Logo

One of our new projects will be original music produced by D&A founding member Donte’ J. Lewis, under the moniker Avidd Mindset. Next year we’ll be working on creating a special playlist where fans can hear some of his upcoming Chiptune, Hip-Hop and Electronic music beats. If things go well, you may also get the chance to hear his music on Soundcloud, CD Baby, Spotify, and other music streaming services.

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New Danganronpa Fanfiction “Junko”

Next up will be some long-awaited fanfiction! Earlier this year we said that we would hold off on bringing any fanfiction to the site, but after thinking about it, we’ve decided to bring it in slowly but surely. Our first fanfiction will be from the anime series Danganronpa entitled Junko. We’ll be posting this fanfic on Fanfiction.net between March and April 2020.

And finally, we’ll be going to Anime NYC 2020 for the very first time. If you live in the area or if you’re following us on social media from New York, you’ll be able to see us live and in person! Also we’ll be working on launching our own Discord channel, where fans can meet up and even chat with us about anime, what we can do differently, and what new features you want to see from us. We’ll keep you updated on what new plans we have going on our fourth year as an active anime blog, so until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Long-Awaited Update: Anime USA Recap & Hollywood, California!

Hey guys, sorry we’ve been gone for a couple of weeks, but things have just been astronomically crazy with the last 16 days! After coming back from Anime USA, we found ourselves on another weekend trip to the City of Angels, Los Angeles, California! We got the chance to drive through Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, and Hollywood Blvd. (Plus even took a few pics form our favorite actors on and off screen at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.) We’ll be working on adding the newest pics to our Anime USA Cosplay Mosiac as soon as possible, but in the meantime here’s our recap of this year’s event.

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D&A Founder A. Goldman with an awesome cosplayer!

At this year’s AUSA, we noticed one slight difference compared to last year; the attendance numbers. In 2018 there was a total of 5,000+ cosplayers, anime fans, and gamers alike; plus we had the chance of meeting superstar VA’s like Kira Buckland, Monica Rial, Lisa Ortiz, Crispin Freeman, and more! This time around we got the chance to see Bryce Papenbrook, Faye Mata, Cherami Leigh, and many others. Our second consecutive trip to AUSA was awesome! We met many of our fans and followers, made new friends and fans, and celebrated the 30th birthday of D&A founding member, D.J. Lewis. The slightly low turnout was caused by the date of the con happening on the same date as larger cons like Anime Weekend Atlanta and several others. In spite of that a lot of con-goers came and we all turn’d up!

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I finally got to meet the Voice Queen herself, Monica Rial! 🙂
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D&A with Crispin Freeman

One thing that we did a little differently this time around, was check out the Host Club Cafe. It was around 10pm Saturday night and the rave party didn’t start for at least another hour, so we headed up to the Host Club where we had a couple drinks and listened to some tracks (most of which were hip-hop and some electronica). Next year AUSA 2020 will take place in September at the Marriott in Wardman Park, so if you weren’t able to come out this year, we’re making our third return to this con next Fall.

On our next post we’ll be updating you guys on what our near future plans will be for our #YearFour journey, which may include a brand new con appearance in another state! (New York or Los Angeles, perhaps?) Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

 

Get This! Cruchyroll and Webtoon Are Joining Forces!!

While doing our usual check-up of our social media for updates and other things, we’ve stumbled upon some rather exciting news! Crunchyroll, one of our favorite anime streaming services, is joining forces with Webtoon, the digital comics website dedicated to webtoons. What does this mean? It means that Crunchyroll and Webtoon will be co-producing animated content from the webtoons that have been created. This is very exciting news because this means that Crunchyroll will have brand new original anime content and series coming out, and if you’re a webtoon creator, this is an opportunity to showcase your creation to the masses! That’s our 411, and until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

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Crunchyroll and Webtoon, UNITE!!