A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis: Something New For November!

Whats good, anime fam! This one’s pretty much a check-in post to let you know what I’ll be doing mostly on the blog; among other things. If you’re just jumping on for the very first time, I wanna say welcome to D&A Anime Blog and hopefully you’ll have an awesome time! For those who’ve been with us since day one, I wanna say thanks for being awesome. The last 21 months have been a roller-coaster for pretty much all of us; as we make the best out of whatever you call ‘normal’ around these parts. (There’s still a lot of work to do, but I’ve got faith we’ll get there!)

In the meantime, for the month of November (aside from it being my birthday month) I wanted to try something a little different for a change – something new! I’m not quite sure how it’ll turn out but I’m gonna give it a shot, and if it turns out great, then I’ll make it a regular thing. If not, then it’ll be a one-time thing. This thing I’m gonna try is “Poetic Rants Through Comedic Circumstance”. Basically I poke fun at comedic circumstances that happen in anime (mostly Ecchi and Harem, but other genres too) with poetry and ranting. Rants are kinda 50-50 depending on what the subject matter is, but instead of me ripping on a show or genre of anime I’m not a big fan of, I take the comedic approach and turn that negative rant into a melting pot of laughter.

I feel like these days America might have lost its sense of humor in some way or form (but if I’m wrong feel free to let me know). Sure, there have been a lot of things that we’ve tolerated (especially in the media) a few decades ago, but now we gotta think twice about what we say or run the risk of getting ‘cancelled’. I hear the word ‘Cancel Culture’ being thrown around like rice at a wedding, but because its such a ‘hot button’ word considering the social climate that we live in, I usually stay away from it. I’ll say this; when you cancel something, you leave it alone. You don’t talk about it, you don’t think about it, you don’t even tweet about it. It’s dead to you. It no longer exists to you. You don’t watch it on TV or hear it on the radio. To me, that’s what cancelling something is.

Accountability and Responsibility Culture is what we really should be doing more of. There’s a lot of people out there who need to ‘Man Up’ or ‘Woman Up’ to what they’ve done to the people or person that they’ve done it to; directly or indirectly. It’s virtually IMPOSSIBLE to please everybody; cuz’ not matter what you do, there’s always gonna be one or two knuckleheads who are gonna talk crap about you. Don’t give em’ a second thought, just keep it movin’! I would go into this a little bit more, but I’ll save it for one of my ‘vent posts’.

Anyway, that’ll do it for me and my semi-rant about where we are socially. Catch ya’ll next post!

D&A Studios Recap Post! (10/12/21)

What’s good, anime fam! It’s time for another recap post of all of the Nerdz of the Decade and D&A Studios videos that we’ve done this past week. As always we’re dropping new podcast episodes and product/anime reviews every single week, so be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel so you can stay up-to-date on the latest n’ greatest of all things otaku! That’s it for now, but there’s more content comin’ later! 😉

D&A Special Announcement: Guest Posts!

Hey guys! So a few days ago we mentioned that we would be doing a special announcement this weekend, which may have something to do with a feature of our blog that we’ve been having trouble implementing. Well we’re happy to tell you that we’ve found a way to do that feature that fans have been asking for, and that feature happens to be Guest Posts! So here’s the deal on what you’ll have to do:

First; in order to submit a guest post to the blog, just head to our Contact Us page and give us the title of your post or article. We are a ‘nerd-centric’ blog so any title that you submit must have something to do with the anime industry, video games, conventions or Japanese culture (i.e. J-Pop). Top Five and Top Ten submissions are fine too, as long as they’re about the aforementioned categories above.

After you’ve submitted your title, give us a brief summary of what your topic is about. If it catches our interest here’s what to do next!

Second; submit your post or article to us via email. Your post or article must be submitted in one of these formats; .doc, .docx, or .txt in order for us to post it on our blog. The file name that we receive your post from must be tagged as “Author Name – Article Title”. If you want us to add pictures, be sure to attach them to your email along with your submission. We’ll do an overview of your article to make sure there are no grammatical errors and that it meets our usual standards, then afterwards we’ll let you know if and when your article gets selected and posted on our blog and give you credit as well.

Third and finally; make sure you have through knowledge of the topic that you are writing about. As far as your writing style, do what makes you happy n’ free! When we write our articles and posts we write as if we’re having a real conversation with the reader, so if you wanna take a page out of our playbook, be our guest!

There is a limit on how many guest posts that we’ll be selecting to put on our blog every month; that monthly limit is 16. Once we’ve selected the 16 guest posts that will go up on our blog, we will not accept any new submissions until the very next month. We’ll accept submissions up until the last day of the month.

That will do it for this announcement, so if you’ve got an article that you want us to submit just head to our Contact Us page and pitch us the title of your article. We can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Special Announcement Happening This Weekend!

Hey guys! We know that its been awhile since our last post, but we just wanted to give you guys a heads up on a new announcement we’ll be making this weekend. Throughout the last few months or so some of our fans have been asking if we accept guest posts on our blog. It hasn’t been easy for us to try and figure out how to implement that feature on our blog, but we were able to find a work-around way to do it. We’ll give you guys the details on how we’ll be executing this and what the specs will be on what you’ll have to do this weekend. In the meantime we’ll be posting more Anime REvisited reviews on our pick, as well as crank out new podcast episodes of Nerdz of the Decade and D&A Studios on our youtube channel. So if you haven’t gotten the chance to check it out yet, you might want to so you don’t miss out on all the latest topics and even some new ones we might be covering!

That’s all we’ve got for now, so until our next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Hyakka Ryoran Returns On August 9th On The Next Anime REvisited!

Yeah, you’re reading this right! A while back we did an Anime REvisited review on the first season of Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls. Well, it has a second season, and it features a new group of Master Samurai called The Dark Samurai. Everyone from the first season returns as things get more hectic than usual; including the return of a familiar face. Yeah, this post is a short one, but on August 9th we return to Great Japan for the second season of Hyakka Ryoran! That’s all for now, but there’s more content to come! 😉

Jubei returns August 9th!

D&A Anime Blog: D&A Studios & N.O.T.D. Recap!

Yo, what’s good anime fam! Hopefully you’re all doing fine and well. If you haven’t heard the news already (or perhaps you might’ve been at the four walls in your bedroom for far too long) we got a podcast as well as a series of product and anime reviews on our youtube page! We’re happy to say that thanks to our schedule, we’ve been on quite a roll with creating and releasing new content every week (at least 1-2 videos a week). So if you’ve been rolling with us since day one, or you’re just checking us out for the very first time, here’s what we’ve been doing with our D&A Studios: Main Reviews series and our podcast; Nerdz of the Decade!

Our most recent (and fun) episode
Our first product review episode
Our D&A Studios series pilot

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! The fourth episode of Nerdz of the Decade is in development and we’ll be shooting the podcast episode this weekend. As for D&A Studios, we have more products and anime figures on back order, so there will be more product reviews coming soon! If you love the content we make or if you have any suggestions for podcast episodes, hit us up on our Contact Us page!

That’s it for now, but there’s more content coming your way! Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Avidd Music Friday Returns Next Week!!

Awhile back we did a segment that highlighted upcoming artists and producers in music, however as life got in the way we weren’t able to maintain its consistency. Thankfully that is now about to change, as we plan on taking another shot at this new segment! Starting May 21st (next Friday) Avidd Music Friday is back on the blog! So if you’re an up and coming music artist (be it Nerdcore, Electronic, Hip-Hop, etc.), DJ, or a producer who wants us to highlight your music artistry for our Friday night segment, head to our Contact Us page and send us a submission. If you also happen to have a Spotify account, we can also add your music to our music listening page “The Lounge”. That’s the update, but as always we’ve got more content coming your way! Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Avidd Music Friday Returns Next Week!!

D&A Anime Blog Update: Content-nental Shift & Anime REvisited!

Hey anime fam! This is a quick ‘Heads-Up’ post to let you guys know that the content that we originally had scheduled for this week, will be shifted to next week while coinciding with our Anime REvisited pick; And You Never Thought That There Was A Girl Online. We also want to take this time to acknowledge that we have over 400 followers on our domain page! From the bottom of our hearts we can’t thank you guys enough for all of the love and support for this blog, and once conventions make a grand comeback we’ll be sure to give you guys more con coverage and content! sorry that this post was kinda short, but this is pretty much our update for the time being. As always continue to stay safe, and get vaccinated wherever the nearest vaccination site is in your area. Stay nerdy! 😉

Here’s What’s Happening Next Week!

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!

The battle for our childhood!

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

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!

Don’t know what to watch? We got cha covered!

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! 😉

Things Are Kinda Slow, But We’re Picking Up Speed Next Week!

As the headline says; things on our end have been kinda slow lately. However if you know us well, we’re not ones to give up so easily when things get a little stagnant. We do have some rather good news to report as far as our plans for D&A Studios is concerned; after what was to be a lengthy battle, we’ve finally gotten our studio desktop and systems running at 100% again! We know we’ve been promoting and telling you guys that our “Nerdz of the Decade” podcast is coming, and that is a promise we fully intend to keep (even though it’s taking a little bit longer that we’d had hoped it would). So if this happens to be our only post for this week, here’s what we’ll be bring you guys for next week!

This show would be one of them

D&A’s Top 5 Underrated Anime Titles That NEED A Second Season!

It seems like the 2020 anime season hasn’t really brought us a lot of titles that could potentially be the next hit franchise (just yet), but one we’ve noticed is that there are some titles that are getting more seasons and climbing up the ranks of popularity! As awesome as that is, there are a few anime titles that flew under the radar and have become underrated gems in need of a second season. In this post we highlight and pick our Top 5 underrated anime titles that NEED a second season, and also throw in some honorable mentions as well!

This is How We (Used To) Do It

Nerd Homecoming: What Will Conventions Look Like When We Return?

Let’s face it; we all miss conventions. In fact the last one we’ve been to was our home convention known as Animore back in January of last year, and since then we’ve seen posts, tweets, and articles about COVID-19 putting the kibosh on anime and other nerdy conventions for what feels like an eternity. Lately there have been a lot of digital alternatives to conventions to help take our mind off of the pandemic, and perhaps they might even open the door to some new and innovative ideas once it’s safe to go back to cons once again. In this post we ask the question; what will cons even look like once we come back to them?

D&A Anime Blog Presents: Avidd Music Fridays!

Provided by Avidd Minddset (D&A’s D.J. Lewis), we highlight new up-and-coming indie music artists and showcase their awesome work on a new segment we call Avidd Music Fridays! If you’re an indie music artist, DJ, or a producer who wants to showcase their work and even have us highlight it on our page “The Lounge”, let us know through our Contact Us page. We’ll be making our first post this coming Friday!

That’s all we got for now, but as always there’s more content to come! 🙂