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!!

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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

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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! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Welcome To The Lounge!

In the past couple days an old thought seemingly found its way back into our heads; what about creating a page where our fans can listen to some of their favorite tunes while surfing through blog? Then it hit us! Since we have some music already on Spotify, why not link it up with the blog? Thus, our newest music page The Lounge was born! So if you’re a fan of music and have any particular genres you’d like for us to add to our new page, be sure to let us know in the comments below, or even on our Contact Us page. As always, stay nerdy, and stay healthy! 😉

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Our newest music section! 🙂

D&A Anime Blog: Plans For April…

Hey guys. It seems like every second of every hour, we’re receiving more and more cases of COVID-19 through the U.S. as well as other countries. Yeah, as much as we don’t want to accept it, this is kinda the ‘new normal’ for the time being. I will say this; even though many of us are cooped up in our houses, it has given birth to a slew of a whole bunch of exciting creative content. Sooo…we thought about jumping into the creative content pool with some content of our own. For starters, we’re going to roll out our little detailed review series called Anime REvisited; where we revisit anime titles and movies from the last 20 years. We’ll be kicking that off on April 2nd!

Around this time we would be making a list of what anime conventions you should check out for the month of April, but thanks to COVID-19 that is now moot. Instead we’ll be working on some new material for content during the month, so we’ll keep you updated on what we come up with. That’s all we’ve got for now, but if you wanna chat with us more, check out or discord channel #AnimeSnap and our Instagram for more content. Until next post, stay safe and #FlattenTheCurve! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Blame It On Corona!

With Coronavirus giving 90% of our social lives a ‘Thanos’ snap, it’s pretty evident that we won’t be seeing you guys – physically at conventions – for awhile. Funny thing about this whole pandemic is the fact that if you’re a content creator, blogger, or even a live-streamer, you get real creative in the middle of a crisis. That’s why for any of you guys who’s conventions got cancelled thanks to COVID-19, we’re putting together…scratch that! We’re rallying the nerd troops together for a super special digital alternative anime convention, right on our Discord channel Anime Snap! It will kick off next week during the dates of our cancelled convention, Zenkaikon.

We’re gonna need you guys’ help as well (including all of the anibloggers who follow us)! We’ve reached out to a few voice actors to see if they were interested in this little test project of ours during COVID-19’s 2-Week House-Arrest Program. We know by the numbers it looks bad, but if you think about it – it’s not as bad as it COULD be. At least the very air we breathe is NOT contaminated by Coronavirus, cuz’ that would be VERY bad!

We do have some good news; more than half of the people infected (about 145,000) are fully recovering. Remember, there is a line between cautious and crazy, you just have to remember what side of the line you’re on. Until next post, stay safe and WASH YOUR HANDS! [Also, stay nerdy! ;)]

D&A Anime Blog: Anime REvisited & Meteor Herd Remix!

March is finally here, so that means the warm temps that we’ve been waiting several weeks for, are surely on the horizon – if they haven’t already arrived. With two-and-a-half weeks remaining until our next convention outing, we’ve been think about having another segment where we do full episodic reviews on anime titles that are well-known, and lesser-known called Anime REvisited. We don’t have an exact date of when we’ll be doing this segment, but if you guys have any suggestions on what titles you want us to revisit, just let us know in the comment section below, or hit us up on our discord channel. Also, with the upcoming release of Avidd Minddset’s Minddgames EP, we have a special remix of Sonic Adventure 2’s Meteor Herd level produced by Avidd Minddset. Be sure to like and subscribe to our youtube channel if you like the track, and Minddgames will be released on all major (and minor) music streaming services on March 13th. That’s all we have for now, but until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: What’s Happening In March!

We’re finally into the third month of the new year, and just three weeks away from the first day of Spring. This month is going to be quite an exciting month because we’ve got some things planned as well as some releases (in terms of music) coming into the forefront. With all that being said here are just a few things that will be happening in March for the good ol’ boys of D&A Anime Blog:

Blogging Award Nominations

This month we’ll be nominating a few of our fellow blogging friends with some blogger awards; one of which is a special blogging award that we’ve created called the D&A Superstar Blogger Award! This award is for those bloggers who have liked and supported us since our 2016 inception, and have some of the most captivating posts that we’ve ever read. With our five-year anniversary (January 11, 2021) on the horizon, this blogger award is a special ‘Thank You’ to all of you awesome bloggers out there who are following your blogging passion. We’ll keep you posted throughout the month on when we’ll be nominating blogs for the award.

New Music

This month also marks the first time our own Donte’ J. Lewis of D&A Anime Blog releases music under his artist/producer name; Avidd Minddset. His first EP “Minddgames” will be available on music streaming platforms such as iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, Pandora, and more on March 13th. There’s also a collaboration track with music artist KING SHABAZZ called “Checkmate” coming soon to music streaming platforms everywhere, so we’ll keep you updated when it drops. Also, Lewis will be creating social media pages and eventually a website (as Avidd Minddset) exclusively for his music in the near-future.

New York! New York!

So it’s official; we’ll be going to our first New York anime convention known as Anime NYC! D&A heads to The Big Apple this November, and if you live in New York or in one of the five Burroughs and you want to see us live and in person, head on over to Anime NYC in the NYC this year.

That’s all we’ve got going on in terms of updates and what we’ll be doing in March, but we’re not done yet! There’s more posts to come during the week, but as always until our next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉