What’s good anime fam! Hopefully you all are doing well and staying safe, and if you’re able to, be sure to get your COVID-19 vaccination; cuz’ D&A’s already got theirs! While we’re still getting the gear that we need for our projects (which includes our Nerdz of the Decade podcast), we’ve got some upcoming content coming up next week!
Nintendo vs. SEGA: The Battle For Our Childhood!
When it comes to video games and video game companies, each of them tries to outdo the other from big hits to cult classics. Every gaming company has a rival company that they want to be better than, but no rivalry was greater than the Nintendo-SEGA rivalry. Join us as we take a look back at this historic rivalry of two gaming companies who fought to rule over our childhood.
A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis
It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these, so we’ve got a fresh new one for you happening next week! What will the topic be about? You’ll have to wait and find out!
D&A Anime Report: Spring/Summer 2021 Watchlist!
Wanna know what new shows are coming so you can check em’ out? We got cha covered in our special D&A Anime Report on some of the latest anime titles for the Spring/Summer 2021 season!
That what’s happening next week, so until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉
Anime is filled with many things; fanservice, giant guns, slapstick comedy, and compelling stories. What was once a niche medium (and still is to some degree) is now on the same level as mainstream entertainment; don’t believe us? Super Saiyan Blue Goku was in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade – Twice! With all of the things anime has to offer its nerdy consumers, the hair color is one of the few things that catches our eye. Scarlet or red-haired characters usually have attitudes while blue or teal-haired characters are level-headed, but when it comes to silver hair, its usually associated with a “wise beyond your years” type of trait. Sometimes that’s true, and other times not so much. In our Top 10 post we list ten female anime characters who have silver hair!
10. Inner Moka
Ah, yes! Many fans remember this silver-haired S-Class beauty who kicks ass and takes names! Inner Moka Akashia is an S-Class vampire who is only released whenever Tsukune takes off Outer Moka’s rosary. Although her tongue is a sharp as her fangs, she’ll protect her friends and Tsukune at any cost!
9. Nia Teppelin
Who doesn’t remember this silver-haired cutie from Gurren Lagann! She is the disowned daughter of Lordgenome as well as the secondary female protagonist of the series. She is also the love interest of Simon, and despite the fact that she’s revealed to be a messenger for Anti-Sprial, he’ll do any and everything he can to save her.
8. Shizuku Kurogane
The younger sister of Ikki Kurogane who loves and excepts him even when his father didn’t. She’s a Blazer with ice and water powers, and shows her own brother a little more affection than she should (due to her being the ‘little sister’ type). She’s not a big fan of Stella only for the reason of her getting too close to Ikki, but her skills in battle make her a force to be reckoned with.
7. Gisen Yagyu
A Master Samurai who’s general is Amakusa, and is the series main villainess for Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls! She has an evil eye that allows her to control her enemies as well as her allies, and has had Muneakira is a few situations that are totally NSFW. (She takes the whole master-servant relationship way too seriously.) Her master samurai attacks are ice-based and if she doesn’t like you, you’ll know.
The Wretched Egg from Deadman Wonderland! After Ginta was sent to prison for killing his classmates, Shiro was the first person he met. In the manga she’s the most powerful deadman in the whole series along with the fact that she has affections towards Ginta. She may have the mind of a child, but deep inside…she’s something else.
5. Anna Nishikinomiya
In a world where the concept of dirty jokes doesn’t exist, there is Anna Nishikinomiya. Due to her mother’s ban on anything R or X-rated, Anna never really had the chance to experience the things most young women her age could; like dating, having her first kiss, or even sex. But all that changed the moment Okuma stumbled and landed on top of her; giving Anna her first kiss. Now with NO control over her sexual urges, Anna finds herself hunting down Okuma in exchange for some NSFW love-nectar action.
She is known as the Witch of Greed in Re: Zero! She and Subaru have a conversation over a cup of tea, but like Anna that tea is made up of her own bodily fluids (I’m not even gonna ask what ‘kind’ of fluids, it could be love nectar for all we know). Due to her not being able to understand the feeling of others, by normal standards she can be perceived as a sociopath despite her curiosity.
One of the most powerful mages in Fairy Tail. As a child she and her sister and brother were chased out of town due to her demon powers, but eventually they found the Fairy Tail guild and decided to make a new life there. Though she was a gothic brat as a teen, she changed her ways after her sister Lisanna ‘died’, and now has a ‘Mom Complex’ towards the members of Fairy Tail. We’re pretty sure she’s on the waifu tier list of various male fans! 😉
2. Julie Sigtuna
She is the female protagonist in the Absolute Duo series. This silver-haired loli enters the academy in order to find Tor, so that he can teach her his ‘Final Move’ in order to avenge the death of her own father. Throughout the series she grows close to Tor and will do whatever it takes to protect him – no matter the cost!
1. Koneko Tojo
One of the members of the Occult Club as well as a demon like Rias and Issei. Throughout the first couple of seasons she was a bit of a wisecrack (especially when it came to Issei’s perverted nature), but afterwards she began to believe in herself as well as in her abilities as Rias’ Rook. If you’re ever in a fight where the numbers are against you, you’re gonna wanna have this demon loli by your side!
That will do it for our Top 10 this time around, but as always there’s more to come! Until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉
Hey guys! So you probably already know that this week (even though it’s only Wednesday) has been one of the wierdest-yet-stressful weeks that we have ever encountered. Despite that we’re keeping ourselves upbeat and optimistic because we’ve got some awesome content coming your way for the week ahead! Between the blog and our Instagram page there’s always something going on, so here’s our take on what’s happening here next week!
D&A’s Top 10 Video Game Trailers of the 90’s!
Any 90’s kid on this planet has played video games throughout their entire childhood, and the drive behind it was the commercials! This was the era when the war between Nintendo and SEGA was brewing, as two of the most iconic mascots of their brands clashed against each other through video game sales, TV series, and movies (but that’s another post for another day). As 90’s kids ourselves we remember the days logging countless hours on gaming consoles, and if you’re currently in your 30’s, you will too! 😉
Otaku Future: What Will Cons Be Like Once We Return?
It will soon be a year and a half since any fan of anime has gone to an anime convention; in fact ever since the vaccine rollout (which is still going on), fans have been wondering when it is safe to return the the nerdy sanctuaries that they call ‘home’. Will conventions make a return later this year as planned? Or will he have to wait until the beginning of 2022? We share our thoughts on what cons may be like once they do return – to their former glory hopefully!
D&A’s Top 10 Anime Ladies with Silver Hair!
We already know Fairy Tail’s Mirajane is on the list! Every male fan has a type of anime girl/waifu that they like; and is even on their top tier list. Well, we don’t have a top tier list, but we do have a Top 10 list of the most popular Silver-haired anime girls from various anime titles out there! Hopefully your favorite makes it on our list! 😉
Whew! That’s what’s coming next week! Until next post, stay healthy and stay nerdy!
Alright guys! It’s been one heck of a ride reviewing this series for Anime REvisited that you already know as Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls. The final two episodes are pretty much parts 1 and 2 for the final showdown against Gisen; as part one flashes back to the day when Yoshihiko met Nia for the first time back in Paris, and the events that led up to her being the ‘Patient Zero’ of his artificial master samurai army. Midway through the 11th episode Gisen makes her move as she plans on resurrecting her general Amakusa, and pretty much wrecking Great Japan’s shit-zu. Also in the 11th episode Inner Jubei mentions to her other self that if she kisses Muneakira one more time, her ‘incomplete’ self will cease to exist. Although hesitant about the situation at hand, Great Japan as well as the dojo and the academy are in grave danger.
In the final episode Muneakira along with Inner Jubei, Princess Sen, and Sanada are on a rooftop as they see the destruction happening at the hands of Gisen before their very eyes. They devise a plan of attack as they take on the gigantic sickly-looking greenish tentacles popping up from the ground, while trying to break through Gisen’s force field. Inner Jubei does so, as she and Gisen go at it. We’re not sure why Gisen wanted to pull a ‘Majin Buu’ and try to absorb Jubei in order to make herself more powerful, but it might have to do with the fact that she wants to destroy what Jubei is trying to protect; which is not just Great Japan, but her friends as well. Jubei and Gisen battle it out and much like the final boss of an RPG who’s down to its last bar of health; Gisen went into ‘rage mode’ and increased her power even more.
Jubei knew that this would be the last time that she would see her friends and even Muneakira, so after absorbing the feelings of Muneakira, Sen, and Sanada, she went after Gisen full force and sent both her and herself towards the sky – and possibly even towards the edge of space. The speed that they were traveling was similar to the velocity of a space capsule plummeting towards Earth. Gisen was defeated at the cost of Jubei’s life, as the damage left behind was hefty to say the least. At the end of the episode Muneakira thought it was time to leave the dojo…but something happened. A bright light appeared in the form of a girl, and that girl was Jubei Yagyu. Somehow she was revived after the battle with Gisen, but if that’s the case, then there’s a possibility that Gisen may still be alive…
This was a pretty interesting series to review. Sure, there was a bit more fanservice than there needed to be, and some of the plot points might have been slightly questionable. Nevertheless this series also has a second season which I’ll be reviewing on another month sometime this year. (It could be May or June, who knows.) Well guys, this will do it for Anime REvisited for now, but we’ll keep you updated on all of the other awesome content we’ve got cooked up! Until next post, thanks for the love and stay nerdy! 😉
We have returned…with another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick; Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls. The road to the finale continues, so let us continue on to the review!
So…Muneakira is still under the spell of Gisen, but his actual body was captured and held captive in Yoshihiko’s underground lab along with Jubei’s. During this time Sanada, Matabei, Hanzo, and of course Kanaetsugu, are still held captive inside the dojo. Nia was ordered to execute the four of them, but Sanada wanted to know if Muneakira was alright as did Hanzo with Princess Sen; who was held captive in her own cell guarded by troops. As cheesy as it sounds Nia felt some kind of compassion towards Sanada and the others (thanks to Kanaetsugu) and left the dojo. Midway through the episode Sanada and the others manage to escape the dojo and hid in what was Sanada’s former hideout. She then spoke about a special technique where she was able to enter the mind of Muneakira along with Princess Sen, as they battled against Gisen in his mind.
However even though it was two against one, Gisen was stronger than they realized. Sen and Sanada had to retreat for the moment but Sanada knew where Muneakira’s body was. So Sanada and the others went on a hero’s crusade to track down Muneakira and kick the asses of the disciplinary committee along the way. Eventually the party was cut to just Sen and Sanada as they managed to find where Muneakira and Jubei were held, however they were intercepted by Nia as she was prepared to kill them. The only problem with that was Sanada’s words; as the resonated within her and caused her not to obey Yoshihiko’s command, so he decided to use some high voltage punishment on Sen and Sanada in order to kill them himself.
All that did was knock the two of them out of their master samurai forms, as Nia destroyed the weapons that were shocking the two girls. Sanada told Yoshihiko the real reason why master samurai were on the decline, was because of the lack of men qualified to hold the title of general. Somehow that woke something inside of Muneakira, as he was able to break out of Gisen’s spell and return to his former self. By the end of the episode Muneakira kisses Jubei as Inner Jubei is about to make another appearance…though this could be her last.
It looks like the stage is pretty much set with there being only one more episode before the grand finale, so that will do it for this review. Until next post guys n’ gals, stay nerdy! 😉
We have returned! We have returned with another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick known as Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls. Things get a lil’ serious in this one so let’s not waste any time and get right to it!
The pieces of the plot start to unfold in this episode, as Sen’s brother Yoshihiko returns from France. Meanwhile back at the dojo Kanaetsugu is trying to put her own little team together consisting of Hanzo and Matabei; which fails miserably because she’s…kinda annoying. Muneakira is outside sweeping the dojo’s steps when he’s met by Gisen, who springs him away to what looks to be a part of the dojo, but away from the main area. She tells him that the general should forcibly make the pact in order for the relationship between the master samurai and the general to grow, but Muneakira responds in saying that he wouldn’t do that to Hanzo and Matabei if they don’t feel the same way about him.
That didn’t sit too well with Gisen; as we now see her true colors come to light by using her demonic eye to take away the ‘free will’ of Muneakira, just as Sen and the others confront her. Sen of course transforms into a master samurai with Gisen doing the very same, as the two of them fight each other – though Gisen appears to have the upper hand. The battle didn’t last too long, as Sen’s brother appeared (a week early due to his cunning intellect in deceiving his only sister) with an artificial master samurai known Nia. Yoshihiko flat out told Gisen that he doesn’t like her and needs to be punished; which basically translates into ‘go kick that hussy’s ass for me!’
Nia does just that, as Gisen didn’t really stand much of a chance which caused her to get the hell outta dodge. Afterwards the dojo was raided by Yoshihiko’s forces while he explained to her sister what really happened with the spirited Away incidents. Turns out the missing students were actually inside special pods that were being used to create artificial master samurai just like Nia, because the number of master samurai was on the decline.
Yoshihiko then goes on to say that the reason Great Japan has a shadow casts upon it was due to the malevolent spirit of Amakusa; who just so happens to be Gisen’s true general, and the true antagonist behind the main antagonist. With Muneakira and Jubei captured by Yoshihiko and Gisen revealed as the true villain of the series, things are about to get real interesting quite quickly.
After four episodes of fun n’ games it’s time for the serious portion of the series to begin. There are only three episodes remaining until the finale, so this will do it for this episode’s review.
Greetings nerds n’ nerdettes! We have returned with yet another review from our Anime REvisited pick that is called Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls, but you already knew that. It’s episode number eight which means there’s only four more remaining, so without further delay, let’s get to it!
Right off the bat Sanada and Princess Sen give the other three women in the dojo an ultimatum; either kiss Muneakira and become a Master Samurai in order to prepare for war against Sen’s brother, or leave the dojo never to return again. Sen told the girls that her brother Yoshihiko would be returning from Paris and whatever plan he’s got going on, could potentially put Great Japan in danger as well as cause casualties in the process. After Sen and Sanada leave Kanaetsugu purposes that the three of them protest the idea of kissing Muneakira, and demand that Sen and Sanada apologize to them for (in her mind) the ‘way they acted’. She was met with an ignoring-ly obvious response as Matabei and Hanzo shut the door on her.
After a couple of comic relief moments from Kanaetsugu, Muneakira and the others were talking about the ceremony between the general and the samurai. Although Sen and Sanada want Muneakira to kiss Matabei and Hanzo in order to make the pact, Jubei was against the idea of it only because it didn’t seem like the two actually loved Muneakira. Before she was able to stake her claim Jubei’s master samurai aura suddenly appeared as a bright light came from the sky. Not only that but the light itself was coming from a girl; who appeared in the same way that Jubei first did. Judging by the exchange of looks it appears that the two of them might be facing each other…real soon.
Her name is Gisen Yagyu (even though she has the same last name as Jubei and Muneakira, she’s not really a blood relative) and it appears that she’s already a master samurai. Throughout most of the episode Gisen takes the relationship between master samurai and general a little more in the ‘physical’ sense than it needs to be. We’re not even gonna describe what she does or tires to do to Muneakira, so you’ll have to watch the episode n’ find out!
A battle does happen between Gisen and Princess Sen due to their difference in beliefs in terms of what the relationship between a master samurai and a general is. At the very last second right before Sen was about to get done in by Gisen at the hands of her blade, Jubei stops the fight and explains what the contract actually means. Gisen apologizes for her actions and calls Jubei her ‘Big Sister’, while Kanaetsugu gets pummeled to death by Sanada and Matabei for being…herself.
Alright, that wraps up this review. If you know us by now (and we’re pretty sure you do), then you already know that we’ve got more reviews and content coming your way on the blog! Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉
Welcome back to yet another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick that we’re pretty sure you already know as Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls! We are onto our seventh episode of this series so let’s get a move on with the review!
Kicking off the seventh episode the gang is back at the dojo, but discovered that Kanaetsugu is hiding out in the doghouse that she named as her base of operations. She states that the only reason she’s there is to keep watch of Muneakira due to her being the Warrior of Love, but that title is moot in the eyes of Princess Sen; who gives the girl a shake down while interrogating her about her alliance with Sen’s brother Yoshihiko. After several scenes of comic relief at Kanaetsugu’s expense, Hanzo has a moment while it begins to rain outside where she first met Princess Sen; and was asked to protect her by the academy’s principal as well as be her friend. Before that however the info from Sen’s brother’s file that Sanada and the others go through, indicates that something big and frightening is about to happen. Of course with every action anime that’s 12 episodes or less, you don’t get the full entrée of the plot until later on in the series.
Just like with the last boss battle that happened in the previous episode, another boss shows up in the form of some invisible enemy that knocks you unconscious if touched. Sadly Jubei learned that first hand as Hanzo used her specialized glasses to see what type of enemy it was. Muneakira along with Hanzo and Sen went after it while Kanaetsugu did the same, as they managed to corner it outside in the courtyard. Sen then suggested that if Hanzo became a Master Samurai then it would give her a boost in her abilities, but although it was great in theory, Hanzo just couldn’t go through with the plan.
Instead she wanted Sen to destroy the invisible boss along with her, but the princess actually had another idea; she would acquire Kanaetsugu’s help in order to destroy the boss while saving Hanzo in the process. In the first few episodes the relationship between Princess Sen and Hanzo was that of Master and Servant, but eventually it matures into the two of them becoming friends.
Basically you’re looking at another filler episode before the ‘real’ plot kicks in, and it’ll be kicking in sooner than we think. That will do it for our episode review, but as always there is more content and reviews to come! Until next post, stay healthy and stay nerdy! 😉
Welcome back guys! We’re halfway through our Anime REvisited pick that you already know as Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls! This time we’re taking a dive into the all-too-familiar ‘Swimsuit Episode’, because why not! Since you’re all waiting for it, let’s go!
Before the opening credits Princess Sen and Muneakira are looking over some files of the students that were missing because of the ‘Spirited Away’ incidents. (Miazaki shout out, baby!) The students were all from families that have turned out Master Samurai, so perhaps this may become a big plot point later on in the series. After the credits Sen and Muneakira make an attempt to sneak out of the dojo for a little ‘trip to the beach’ which has a special house by the Tokogawa Shogunate with a computer room inside. (Again, future plot point.)
Before they could even step out the gate they tripped a wire which set off that alarm that caused Jubei, Sanada, Matabei, and Hanzo to appear; asking them where they were going. They tried to hold their tongues about it but failed miserably, as Sen had no choice but to tell the crew that she and Muneakira were going on a trip to the beach. Cutting away to the beach trip we already know what to expect from these kinds of episodes; which type of swimsuit do boys prefer (one piece or two piece), two girls fighting over the male MC asking him who’s swimsuit looks hotter, y’know, ‘Beach Episode’ stuff.
Even though it was all beach and swimsuits for most of the episode, there was a boss battle that happened near the end of it involving Kanaetsugu; where Sen and Sanada had to put their differences aside in order to save Kanaetsugu’s life. Eventually Inner Jubei stepped into the fray and landed the killing blow against the boss that held Kanaetsugu captive inside of it; bonding to her body, but not killing her in the process. Long story short; this was pretty much a beach episode combined with a boss battle ending.
That’s it for episode six, but with half of the first season of this title behind us, we can only assume that the story will pick up after all of the silly stuff is done. That’s usually the case with 12-episode titles like this, but somehow they manage to pick up the pace later on. As always continue to look out for one another and stay nerdy my friends! 😉
Whew! And welcome back to our Anime REvisited segment featuring our anime title pick; Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls! Four episodes down, and only eight more to go! It appears in this episode we meet a new character, so let’s get to it!
Following up from the events of the previous episode, Sanada has now learned how to transform into a Master Samurai at will; meaning that the samurai’s general maintains his freedom of movement without being restricted. Jubei of course wants to know how she can transform into her Master Samurai form, but since it requires one to know the words to live by as a samurai, her answer to that is…food. While the shenanigans of the morning began at the dojo, a new challenger approaches – in the form of a girl with a giant hammer who happens to be the childhood friend of Sanada. (Little do the others know; that the girl with the hammer now known as Kanaetsugu was actually sent as a spy by Sen Tokugawa’s brother.) Why did Kanaetsugu show up at the dojo you ask? To get back at Sanada for what she did to her while they were kids. (No, we’re not gonna spoil what it is, you’ll have to watch to find out.)
Once nightfall hit Sanada was pretty upset and flustered about what Kanaetsugu said about her small breasts earlier during the day; that she transformed into her master samurai form and blew her away with her power (which she hasn’t learned how to control yet). Elsewhere in the bath house Princess Sen was contemplating if she should kiss Muneakira and become a master samurai, but she got squirt in the face with some water from a water gun by Jubei. (Where did the water gun come from?! XP)
By the episode’s end Kanaetsugu pretty much lays the beatdown on Muneakira due to how insensitive he was towards Sanada’s feelings. This was done only because he wanted to feel the same pain she felt, but by doing this she begged Kanaetsugu to stop as she apologized for what she said about him earlier; that he did perceive her feelings about herself and how she felt about him. It was also at this moment that Princess Sen condemned the actions of Kanaetsugu and asked if she truly knew what it meant to be a ‘Warrior of Love’ – or even if she knew what true love really was. Sen then kissed Muneakira transforming her into a Master Samurai and pretty much defeated Kanaetsugu; or at least sliced her hammer off its handle thus causing the girl to dash off and go home, but Hanzo hauled ass after her.
All in all, this was pretty much another character introduction episode where the level of seriousness is pretty much toned down. So that will do it for this episode review. Until the next one, look out for each other and stay nerdy! 😉