D&A Anime Blog: WE’RE ALIVE!!!!!

WHOOO!!!!! We’ve missed you guys!! After dealing with several technical difficulties, D&A is BACK baby! So starting next we’re be returning back to our regularly scheduled program – which is already in progress! Also, we’ve topped over 1,000+ monthly views for four consecutive months, so we can’t thank you guys enough for all of the love and support that you’ve given us! Now that we’re back, we promise more exciting content to get you through this pandemic! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Keep Calm & Wait For It!

If you guys have been on our instagram page as of late, then you might have noticed that we’ve got some BIG news coming your way this weekend! Though we can’t reveal too much due to an NDA that we’ve been given, we can tell you that it has something to do with something that you already know. Until then, feel free to check out many of the pasts posts and reviews that we’ve written about anime titles from last month and even further back. As always, stay safe and sane in this insane world. 🙂

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D&A in July: Anime REvisited gets Chivalrous, Paper Mario Updates, & More!

So we’re closing in on the final couple of days of the month of June; meaning that the third quarter of what has been a crazy year, has finally arrived. Hopefully everyone is doing well, staying safe as well as sane, in these trying times of which we live in. With July around the corner, here’s a quick blog briefing of what we’ve got going on!

Anime REvisited Gets Chivalrous!

That’s right! Anime REvisited returns with our newest pick; Chivalry of a Failed Knight! Honestly, this series needs more love, so why not do an episode by episode review on the series as a whole – in hopes that somewhere down the line we get a second season! It’s an underrated gem that got swept under the radar, so we will be reviewing it.

Paper Mario: Origami King is Coming!!

With 21 days left until the new game drops, we’ll be filling you in on what we know so far about it. We promise we won’t spoil too much info, but you’ll be happy to know once this game comes out, we’ll be buying a Switch and playing it! We might even stream some gameplay too!

The Return of Throwback Thursday!!

You guys might remember a little segment that we did called D&A’s Throwback Thursday, where we did overviews on anime titles from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s. We’ve decided to bring this segment back as a special request, so if you haven’t gotten the chance to see the titles that we announce, you’ll definitely wanna see em’ after this!

Cons Near U: Online Edition 2020!

With COVID-19 shooting down the entire Summer convention season, many of us are having con withdraw (us included). Now digital conventions are popping up all over the place in hopes of curbing our con appetite. In July we’ll be searching all over for digital anime conventions that you can go to (many of which are free), and nerd out with hundreds of your online otaku friends. Yeah, 2020 sucks, but once conventions come back (and they will), we’ll be back in full force doin’ what we do! 😉

Alright, that’s it for our briefing. As always, until next post, stay safe and united! 🙂

New Music From Avidd Minddset! Primetime Album Drops July 24th!!

Three months ago D&A’s own Donte’ J. Lewis (aka Avidd Minddset) dropped his first EP entitled Minddgames on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Now he’s releasing his very first home studio album Primetime, on July 24, 2020! He’s picked up a few new mixing and mastering techniques since March, so be ready to hear his new electronic sound on this 10-track album featuring genres such as Deep House, 80’s Style Electro Hip-Hop, Trapstep (Trap & Dubstep combined), and of course EDM. Although July 24th is about three-and-a-half weeks away, it’ll be worth the wait once you hear the sound coming out of this album! 😉

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This new 10-track album drops July 24th!!

D&A Anime Blog: Third Consecutive Month of Record-Shattering Views!!

Yeah, we can’t believe it either! For the third month in a row, we’ve topped over 1,000 monthly views as well as over 800 monthly visitors! Honestly, we can’t thank our fans enough for all of the love and support that you’ve given us throughout this pandemic. We know that it’s not been easy with conventions being shut down left and right, but we just wanna say that we appreciate our fans and the anime community so much – especially in our fight for equality for black lives and other people of color! As always we will continue to bring you some nerdy and positive content to the site as well as on all of our social media pages. Until next post, stay safe and stay unified! 🙂

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D&A Update: New Fanfiction, Digital Cons, and Our Five-Year Anniversary!

Hey guys. Well, we’re half way through this trial-filled year, as our state is in a transition of racial proportions that are hopefully for the betterment of humanity. When we first started this blog back in 2016, our number one motto was UNITY! Unity as fans no matter your race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender. No matter what others may say or what you might have heard, black and brown lives COUNT for all lives! This also includes nerd lives, trans lives, and LGBTQ+ lives! Yeah, things may be a little rocky and it can be a little uncomfortable to talk about racism in America, but having these conversations and understanding this 400-year-old demon, will help us defeat it and bring us into a world were we are ALL united!

With all that in mind, let’s bring this thing back to a more positive level, shall we? With Summer officially here, this is usually the time where there would be a lot of anime conventions happening, but sadly with COVID-19 still lurking about many of our nerdy party plans have been shut down. However, there have been a lot of digital alternatives that have been coming about; the newest one comes from the leading anime distributor in the U.S. that we all know and love. That’s right, FUNimation has their own digital anime convention happening July 3-4, 2020. It’s a who’s-who of anime VA’s that you all know and love from many of your favorite shows. There are other digital cons happening as well, so we’ll keep you up to date if we find any more.

Now for our second thing; awhile back we kinda retired from fan fiction, but THIS time we’ll be making a special acceptation. After wrapping up our Anime REvisited pick this past Monday which featured Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be working on a PSG original story entitled Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: Godmode’s Game. More info about this latest development will be coming in the later months!

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A PSG original fanfic!

Finally, next year on January 11th will mark our five-year anniversary! We don’t know what we’ve got planned, but we can tell you that it’ll be awesome! It’s hard to believe that two guys who love anime wondered what it would be like if they had a blog of their own, now it kinda feels like we’re the unofficial ambassadors of the anime community; and for that we thank you! That’s the 411 we’ve got for now, but there’s more content coming so stay tuned! As always stay safe, stay united, and stay nerdy! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: We’ve Got 300+ WordPress Followers!!

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!! Just last night we’ve picked up our 300th follower on our blog! We can’t thank you guys enough for all of the love and support that you’ve given us since we launched this site back in January 2016. There are new things in store for the blog on the horizon, and though we can’t spoil the surprise just yet, we can say that you guys will be in for quite a treat! We’ll continue to bring you guys some of the best nerdy content that you can find, and if you guys have any new suggestions that you think we should try out, let us know through our Contact Us page. Until next post guys, stay safe and stay nerdy my friends! 😉

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Status Update: 1000+ Views In Two Consecutive Months!!

Between April and May we’ve noticed a trend; that our monthly views and visitors on our blog has spiked consistently on a week-to-week basis. To this we say; we can’t thank you guys enough for all of the love and support that you’ve been giving us during these crazy times we’re living in. We’ve already crossed the 25000 viewer threshold back near the end of April, and we’ve also noticed that one of our posts that we published back in 2017 is gaining a lot of fire – in a good way! Again, from the bottom of our hearts we can’t thank you guys enough for making D&A Anime Blog what it is today, and we will continue to bring you awesome content, anime/manga reviews, and a whole lot of other fun things that we have planned for the future! 🙂

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Thank You Guys For Making Our Blog Awesome!!!

D&A 411: Inuyasha Spin-Off, New Paper Mario Game, and Anime REvisited!

Happy Monday guys n’ gals! Hopefully you all are staying healthy during these interesting times of which we live in, as we will continue to bring you some awesome content while at home. One of the coolest things about the internet in terms of content, especially anime and gaming content, is that it never stops – even in a pandemic! A lot of awesome things have happened within the last few weeks or so, so we’ll be breaking down what’s going down right here on a little special filler post that we call D&A 411!

Inuyasha’s Coming Back – And Getting A Sequel!!

Everything old becomes new again…

Earlier this month anime fans were greeted to a surprise no one expected. Next to Bleach returning with a brand new story arc, another old classic that played a part in every 90’s kid’s love of anime, is returning in a brand new way! Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is the title of the new series that focuses on the daughter of Inuyasha as well as the daughters of Sesshomaru, so it’s safe to assume the story takes place maybe 10 years after the final arc of Inuyasha. So may of us grew up watching the original series on Adult Swim/Toonami back in the day, so to see what happens next in the world of Inuyasha will be pretty exciting!

Paper Mario Is Coming To The Switch!

Nintendo pulled a fast one on us and dropped this trailer in the midst of the pandemic 64 days before its initial release. What does this mean for (Paper) Mario fans? Well, we finally get a Switch game to add to the Paper Mario franchise. So far the story centers around a new villain named King Olly, as he plans to ‘re-fold’ the world and turn all of its inhabitants into origami. Mario gets invited to a special festival held at Peach’s castle, only to find her brainwashed by Olly, as the castle gets transported to a mountain by five different colored streamers. Mario of course goes on a new adventure while taking out Olly’s flunkies through a new ring-based battle system that’s a remix of Thousand-Year Door (the audience). There’s still a lot to cover on this announcement, so let’s see what happens as we get closer to July 17th – when it comes out!

Anime REvisited Returns With Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt

Anarchy at its finest! 😉

Ten years ago we were blessed with this ‘hot mess’ of a series that had us in stitches! Though many are clinging onto hope for a second season, we will be reviewing the whole first season of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Jamie Marchi and Monica Rial are the dynamic voice duo behind these two slutty angels, so get ready, cuz’ the b%#@%&s are back! (Woot-Woot!)

So there you have it! That’s our 411 for this post for now, but we’ll keep you updated on what’s happening with these developments later on. Until next post guys, stay safe out there, and stay nerdy! 😉

D&A Update: New Videos, New Ideas, and Anime REvisited!

Hey guys! So, this week has been a mixture of happy moments, ‘off’ moments, and moments where we wonder if common sense has become a lost art. Instead of dwelling on that we’ve got a little bit of good news to share with you regarding more new content. Last month we’ve gotten a spike in views due to our first Anime REvisited review title; Dagashi Kashi season one. The series itself is indeed great with moments of comedy, segments of romance, and brief facts about candy. If you’re looking for an anime series that is weird yet funny, we endorse Dagashi Kashi. (We haven’t done the second season yet, but maybe we will in the future.)

With that out of the way, here’s what’s new:

A Brand New Cosplay Music Video!

Back in 2016 we shot video footage for a cosplay music video that we were doing while we were at Otakon – back when it was at Baltimore. We know it’s four years late, but we’ve just finished working on the video, and it’ll be up on our youtube channel this weekend. If you’re a cosplayer and you see yourself in the video, let us know in the comments and we’ll give you a shout-out.

A Virtual Cosplay Fashion Show!

I’m not sure if this idea has ever been done, but with conventions cancelled all around the U.S. throughout the Summer, we wanted to figure out a way for cosplayers to show off their fashions while staying at home. Thanks to a tip, we’re thinking about hosting a cosplay Fashion Show; where cosplayers would submit a video of them displaying their favorite cosplay to us, and then make a video out of it. With the 25 MB limit that Gmail can take, we would ask that all video submissions be 60 seconds or less. We don’t have a date set up yet, but we thought this would be a cool idea.

Anime REvisted Takes A Trip To Daten City!

With the overwhelming likes and views that we’ve gotten for this month-long segment, we’ve decided to bring it back with our next anime title that has a South Park/Rick & Morty level of comedy – nor is it safe for kiddos! That’s right, our next Anime REvisited title is none other than Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. With it being ten years since the show came out in Japan (and eight since it was dubbed), why not revisit this one-season series that really deserves a second. Our next Anime REvisited will happen from May 19th – June 16th.

That will do it for our updates for the blog, and we’ll make sure that we keep you posted when everything kicks off! Until next post, stay healthy and stay nerdy! 😉