D&A Update Time: Minddgames EP & Upcoming Reviews!

March is only a couple weeks away, and with that comes a few updates from the good ol’ nerds of D&A Anime Blog – one of which we’re very excited about! Although it took approximately three-and-a-half months to perfect it; song by song, track by track, and element by element, we’re proud to announce that the six-track EP known as Minddgames is complete! The release date will be March 13th, and you’ll be able to listen to the album on all of the most popular music streaming services. It contains a blended mix of Hip-Hop and Trap beats (808’s and all), and electronic elements like Techno, Trance, and Chiptune. The overall sound is nice, crisp, clear, and pleasing to the ear – and it’ll probably make you wanna dance once you hear a few tracks. Again, you’ll have to wait until March 13th.

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Avidd Minddset – Minddgames EP

In other updates and news; we’ll also be doing some detailed reviews on past anime titles that some of you guys may not have seen, as well as overview-reviews on some upcoming titles for the 2020 season. We’ll keep you posted once those shows make themselves known through Crunchyroll and FunimationNow. If you guys want us to do a review on an anime title, you can let us know in the comments below – or even hit us up on our Discord channel Anime Snap and tell us what show you want us to do.

Sorry to blog n’ run, but that’s all we’ve got for now!

Until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: New Music EP and Other Updates!

Hey guys n’ gals! We’re back with another post filled with some quick updates about what we’ll be doing, and what new projects we have in the works. One project that we’ve been teasing for quite awhile is an upcoming six-track EP entitled Minddgames produced by D&A’s own Donte’ J. Lewis under the name Avidd Minddset. So far the music genres on the album include the 100 BPM booty-shaking genre known as ‘Twerk’ (which is at 106 BPM on the album), with Trap, Techno, and other electronic music elements (and Chiptune). There is also a collaboration single that he’s working on with rapper/singer KING SHABAZZ called “Checkmate”, which will be dropping in digital streaming sites and online stores near you – real soon!

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“Checkmate” [Single] Album Cover
Also if you haven’t heard, we now have an official Discord channel called Anime Snap, which we manage, but we’re also looking for others who would like to volunteer to assist us in running it. If you’re interested let us know in our Contact Us page, or you call tell us in the comments below. This year aside from the conventions that we’ve listed already, there may be two more that we might be going to (if the price is right). One of them is a two-day convention called Otakufest in Miami, Florida happening 4th of July weekend, the other is a one-day college/university-style convention held by the university’s anime club in Baltimore, Maryland (UMBC) known as Retrievercon. Both of these cons are ‘maybes’ in our book, but you never know. If there are any cons that you want us to make a near-future appearance at, let us know in the comments below.

That’s all of the updates we’ve got for now, but there will be more to come down the road. Until next post guys n’ gals, stay nerdy! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: We Now Have Our Own Discord: Anime Snap!

After reviewing our poll numbers for what name we should call our Discord channel, the fans have voted on the name Anime Snap as our official Discord channel name. On there you can talk anime, manga, cosplay, conventions, or anything (as long as it’s PG). If you want to help us run it or if you wanna join the party, click on the link on our homepage. By the way, we’ve changed around our posting “A-B” schedule; with our Week-A being Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and our Week-B being Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. As always until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Guess Who’s Performing At Coachella 2020? (And Not Just The ‘Regulars’!)

2020 is FINALLY here!! With that comes our first post of the new year, and what juicy info do we stumble upon while surfing the interweebs? Our favorite Vocaloid is officially booked for the one…the only…Coachella. We’re not making this up! We found this out less than two hours ago on our social media page. It’s safe to say that any fan of Hatsune Miku is probably doing this at their computer or laptop:

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Whoohoo!!

Miku has come such a long way since her debut, and we’re so proud of where her newest adventures are taking her! As for us and what our new adventures will be for the new year, we’ll be starting a new weekly “A-B” posting format; with “Week A” being Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and “Week B” being Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Our first Week A posts will kick off Monday, January 6th with the theme being Isekai Week!

Also, next week we kick off our convention adventures with our backyard con known as Animore. While there we’ll be going live on Instagram throughout the con, so if you want to know what we’re up to or how the con is, check out our Instagram for all the behind-the-scenes action! Happy New Year to all of our fans, followers, and voice actors, and we hope to see you guys at all of the cons that we’ll be going to!

Until next post, stay gold! 😉

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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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! 😉