It’s been kinda quiet on the D&A front for a bit and we’ll admit that this is something we’re not usually used to. In spite of that we’re working on some new filler posts to bring to you for the month of March as a part of our own ‘March Madness’. As always we thank our fans for their continued support for our blog as well as the love we’ve been getting from our social media pages. Next Monday we’ll be back with new posts and new updates, all right here on D&A Anime Blog! It’s a part of you! 🙂
Length-wise this post may be just a bit shorter than our usual ones, but don’t worry, it’s packed with some good stuff! Before we start we’ve just got a quick update to announce; and that is the fact that D&A’s Don’t Lewis will now be changing his DJ/Producer name (once again) to Technocolour. (Maybe because with a moniker like that you can ride that all the way to 60-ish years old, or longer.) As for what we’ve got going on for our Miscellany Monday segment, we’ve got ghosts, detectives, and psychics in this lesser known title known as Ghost Hunt! For the review of the series, click here!
There’s more fun and more action coming your way, next time on D&A Anime Blog! Remember, if you make D&A a part of you, then we’ll make you a part of us! 🙂
In the anime world there are as many villains as there are heroes, or protagonists. If there is any trope that we otaku are familiar with when it comes to the battle between good and evil, it is the “tragic backstory” trope that is common in some anime titles (as well as many comic books and North American cartoons). Depending on the series or character sometimes this trope is good, and sometimes it could use a little improvement in the execution department. However there comes a time in a fan’s life when they come across that one villain who’s a little more ‘exotic’ in terms of personality, physicality, and the reason why they took the road of darkness in the first place.
For this filler post we’re going over the five things you didn’t know about Danganronpa’s ultimate mastermind, Junko Enoshima. FYI, if you’re familiar with the Danganronpa franchise (games and anime series), then you’re probably well aware of the story behind the Ultimate Despair. If not, then get ready for this!
5. She’s The Most Unique Villain
When it comes to villains or supervillains we usually look for a tragic or sad backstory that made the individual (be it guy or gal) turn heel in the first place. That’s not the case for Junko; in fact the developers of the franchise thought that Junko shouldn’t have a tragic backstory as to why she became so despairingly villainous, she just was! We eventually found out the real reason for her ‘heelism’ (I know, that’s not a word but it should be) was because of her analytical talent – which bored the hell out of her. This caused her to create multiple personalities (including her Monokuma one) and switch between them just to keep her entertained.
She truly believed despair was the one things that would save her from boredom, and that the rest of the world should experience that with her. The scary part of all this is the fact that she has no real reason to commit the actions that she committed, which is why out of all the anime villains, she’s the most dangerous and unable to reason with.
4. Her S-Ranked Analytical Skill
When it comes to planning schemes and diabolical plots, she’s a hundred steps ahead of the game! Junko’s skill is the fact that she can analyze any situation and come up with a solution to it faster than you can say “Damn, that was fast!”
3. She’s in the Guinness Book of World Records (Cosplay Division)
We couldn’t believe it either, but let it be known that Junko Enoshima is the most popular character cosplayers have ever cosplayed as, for any anime or video game convention in the world! Quiet as kept she even beat out D.Va in this cosplay popularity division, but don’t tell Overwatch fans that – unless then know already. >.<
2. She Mentioned She Used to be Homeless (Game-Only)
Even though we don’t possess a copy of the Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc video game, during the free-time event(s) with Junko Enoshima, she’ll mention that she used to be homeless at one point and time in her life. We assume that this happened before her modeling career took off but we’re unsure – because we don’t have the game, just youtube videos.
1. She’s Good at being Bad
Okay, we kinda already knew this because of the anime series and video game installments. As we said before, Junko really doesn’t have a true reason for being this way, that’s just who she is. In fact during her youth she was at the beach with her parents and sister, and the sand castle she built was destroyed; causing her to cry in the process. It was later revealed (by her) that Junko destroyed her own sand castle by herself, which may indicate that her thirst and obsession for despair started at such a young age. When the Apocalypse happens, just know that Junko did it. XP
That’s all we’ve got for this post, stick around for more coming up soon! 🙂
Fanfiction Sneak Peek: Sonic Crusaders of Anarchy!
Knuckles laid on his back while atop the altar in front of the Master Emerald, looking lazily at the clouds that were passing by. Suddenly there was loud rumble as the sound of shattered glass was heard. Knuckles quickly jumped to his feet and readied his fists as he looked around for any immediate threats in the area.
All of the sudden he spotted a figure wearing a brown hooded cloak before getting into his battle stance. “Who are you, and what are you doing on my island?!” Knuckles growled.
The hooded figure just stood there for a moment before revealing his right arm with a glowing black apparatus attached to it. He snapped his fingers as a sudden shockwave of wind and energy blew Knuckles backwards into the Master Emerald. The echidna quickly got up but was now a little pissed.
“If you’re not gonna answer my question, I’ll just beat it out of you!” Knuckles charged at the hooded figure while launching a flurry of punches his way. However the figure activated a red shield a second before Knuckles attacked, and with each punch a white number 0 appeared over the head of the figure. Knuckles threw one final punch as the number 0 appeared over the head of the hooded figure again…
“Who the hell are you?!” growled the echidna while panting slightly. The figure disabled the red shield that was protecting him before looking at Knuckles with his piercing red eyes.
“So…this is the power of the Crescent Moon Tribe? Pretty laughable if you ask me!” mocked the hooded figure as he chuckled a bit. This angered Knuckles as he launched another set of punches at the figure, but a white number 0 appeared over the head of the figure as the echidna kept striking the red shield with all his might. “No use trying echidna,” said the figure. “Your efforts are pretty much ‘moot’ at this point.”
Knuckles jumped high into the air before coming down with an overhead double fisted smash, but all that did was cause another white number 0 to appear over the head of the hooded figure that was mocking him. “Enough of these damn games! Tell me who you are right NOW!” sneered the echidna.
“Hm, such a temper you have,” chuckled the figure. “If you’re really that interested, my name is Dials. As for the reason why I’m on your island, well…isn’t it obvious?”
“That STILL doesn’t answer MY QUESTION!” growled Knuckles as he threw another punch at Dials, but alas another white 0 appeared over his head. “Sadly you don’t see the flaw in your attempt here. Listen Knux, the Emerald of Reality has been shattered into pieces, so that explains the shattered glass noise that you heard earlier. Secondly, it’s said in the ancient text that if the Emerald of Reality is ever shattered, the collector of the pieces has seven days to restore it or else reality itself will become permanently altered.”
Sonic Crusaders of Anarchy!!
Wow, it’s been five years since the once great video rental store giant went belly up. I’m talking about Blockbuster, one of the best video rental stores in North America (as well as across the world). Back when I was growing up in southeast Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD) my mother would take my brother and I there every Friday night. Any movie that I saw in theaters during the 90’s and early 2000’s I rented from Blockbuster the moment it became available to VHS, and eventually DVD. The same can be said about every game I bought for every system I had; NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, GBA, and Nintendo DS – which I still have by the way.
Blockbuster was a key part of my childhood growing up, and if you’re a 90’s kid like A. Goldman and I, then I’m pretty sure it was a part of your life too. I would go there religiously every Friday night to see what new video releases were available. I think the last time I’ve been in Blockbuster was about ten years ago, right around the time I graduated high school back in 2008 – which was 10 years ago (*laughs*). By the early 2010’s Dish Network brought out Blockbuster in order to try and keep up with digital age (as we all are) and remain relevant, but with rise of RedBox, Netflix, Hulu, and others, the once great video rental giant couldn’t keep up.
By 2013 they filed for bankruptcy and closed down the last 300 stores in the U.S. however thanks to Dish Network and their franchise agreements with Blockbuster, there are only a small handful stores that are left. I’ll admit; talking about my 90’s childhood does make me feel a little old, much like seniors talk about how they used to be and what they did during their youth. (Of course our timeline and theirs is totally different.) Blockbuster is and will forever be a part of my childhood, and will go down in history as everyone’s favorite video rental store!
For the last several months we’ve been trying to figure out how we we’re going to implement this new feature on our blog. Suddenly it came to us in an idea; why not create a seasonal segment where fans of anime, video games, and EDM came listen to some original DJ-inspired tracks. Thus it led to the birth of the upcoming music segment for the blog known as #Music4TheSummer!
In this segment, fans can listen to original tracks produced by D&A’s Donte’ Lewis under the DJ/Producer alias Technocolour. #Music4TheSummer will debut in late June and will run until Labor Day, as the segment itself is a seasonal one. Every Friday night there will be a new track released on the blog. Genres range all across the EDM spectrum; from Deep House to Future Bass and everything in between – all infused with Chiptune. We’ll kick off this amazing segment with our 2018 edition of the #Music4TheSummer playlist, then in Summer 2019 we’ll release the previous year’s playlist on our YouTube channel, and so on and so forth.
We’re so excited to share this special announcement with you guys, and if you want to want more info on this new segment of ours, follow us on all of our social media pages as well as on the blog. More posts coming soon! 🙂
So here we are on the second month of 2018, and already a lot has happened within that period of time. As for us we’ve taken the time to find some new anime and manga conventions for you guys to check out this month. Our regional locations we’ve got for you are the Westbound, Northwest, Southwest, and Southbound areas of North America. If you get the chance (and finances) to give these conventions a try, by all means go and have yourself a geeky good time! 🙂