Hey! We’ve got some good news everyone! We’ll be introducing a new series of character analysis posts next week called One-2-One; where we analyze anime and video game characters that you know and love, and try to figure out what’s their story, what skills do they have, why people like (or hate) them, and so on. The series will start on the first Tuesday in June, and end on the last Thursday in September. Some of the characters we’ll analyze will be from series favorites like Dragon Ball Z, SAO, and Fairy Tail; others will be from underrated titles like Chivalry of a Failed Knight, Fena: Pirate Princess, Steins:Gate, and more! We’ll also be doing video game characters too; including the usual suspects Mario, and Sonic. If this series goes well, we just might do a podcast version of it in the Fall.
That’s it for this little announcement of ours, so until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉
You heard it from Farnsworth himself! Now our fans can support us directly through our brand new donations page entitled “D&A Donations“! We’ve started this nerdy adventure back in 2016, and now its grown into a full-grown brand with a mustache. With our new page fans can choose donation options that fit their budget; as they help cover operation costs to the website, allow us to produce better content, and more! We thank our fans for all of the support, and for making D&A what it is today. Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉
Hey guys. We’ve been away for awhile as one of the founding members of D&A Anime Blog; Donte’ J. Lewis, had a family emergency via the passing of a family member. On top of that we’ve had technical issues regarding our production studio in recent weeks, which has been resolved as of yesterday. Our current release schedule for our primary content (being our podcast) on our Youtube page is Wednesdays at 5pm (Eastern) / 2pm (Pacific); with our shooting days on Fridays. Next month we’ll start releasing our D&A Studios Extras episodes on the first Saturday of each month at 1pm (Eastern) / 10am (Pacific). Since the timing of our unboxing videos are unpredictable; they’ll more-than-likely go up on Saturdays, but we’ll make an announcement on our social media pages before they go up.
That’s all for now, so until our next post, stay nerdy! 😉
Hey guys! Normally this would be the day where we would recap last week’s episode of our Nerdz of the Decade podcast, however we’ve ran into some technical issues regarding our post-production equipment. We hope to have them resolved by the middle of the week so we can drop our 25th episode of the podcast, but if we don’t we’ve got the next best thing; another new episode of our ‘extra thicc’ side content (or ‘sidecast’) series D&A Studios Extras. To our fans who happened to be at Zenkaikon this past weekend, we weren’t able to make it due to unforeseen circumstances. Despite that, we encourage if you happen to have taken any cosplay pictures while there, feel free to head to our Contact Us page and email them to us so that we can post them up on our Cosplay Fan Slideshow.
We know that some of our fans have been asking if we will return to anime conventions, and the answer is yes. Lately between keeping track of any new Covid variants and raising money to cover travel and lodging expenses (plus studio equipment upgrades), we haven’t been able to go to as many conventions as we wanted to in a couple years – mainly due to the pandemic. If we don’t get the opportunity to do any this year, we will come out ‘gun’s blazing’ for 2023!
The next Nerdz podcast should be up this Wednesday, but if our issue persists, then we’ll drop a new ‘extra thicc’ content episode.
That will do it for our 411 post, and as always…stay nerdy! 😉
Hey, how’ve ya been? It’s hard to believe that six years ago A. Goldman and I had an idea about what it would be like to have an anime blog; where we would post pictures from all of the conventions we went to, and all of the cosplayers we’ve met along the way. Now we’re taking pictures with our childhood heroes, we have an awesome podcast where we get to invite said childhood heroes, and we’re on the road to becoming (hopefully) a recognizable brand. Honestly, I never really thought I’d see myself as a content creator, but if you look at any of your favorite content creators out there, you know they all had to start somewhere.
For me it was December of 2015; I was a member of an online anime club from the UK (I forgot the name) that posted their favorite anime titles, moments from said titles, and even shared AMVs. The club was pretty fun, and I got to meet a lot of people online that I hope I would get the chance to see at an anime convention one day. Things were going great…until they weren’t. The area soon became toxic when accusations were made, death threats were being sent, and international lawsuits were being filed. I didn’t want any part of that so I got the hell outta there when I did, and found myself at home wondering if I should join a new online club – or start my own.
A. Goldman and I were tossing ideas back and forth about what to call our anime blog if we had one, and the name ‘DNA’ came up; instead we named it ‘D&A’ to represent the first letter of our names. It also was a medical term where DNA was the genetic makeup and identity of a living organism; in this case, humans. The tagline “It’s a part of you…” ties into the definition of DNA itself; since anime feels like its within the fabric of otaku culture – like its a part of it. Its safe to say that I had no idea that this passion was going to turn into something big; that it would turn me into a content creator, and that I liked it!
I’ve always been a creative person; even at a young age I like drawing some of my favorite things like sharks, snakes, and trains. As I got older I wanted to create my own music; now I’m a DJ and produce my own music. I guess if you have something special, why not share it with the world? In this case its our Youtube podcast “Nerdz of the Decade”. I’ve seen people make full-time careers out of being content creators, but I also know that its gonna take awhile to get there; cuz’ you need some kinda funding to keep it going – especially when it comes to equipment upgrades.
Who knows where this journey of content creation is going to take me, but all I can say about it, is that it all started with an idea…that turned into what you see before you today. If you have a story to tell and love being creative, why not share it with the world? You never know who you might be helping in the process of creating your content. It could brighten someone’s day, or even help them get through a difficult time in their life, or even help them to escape the troubles of reality; as you can see what the last two years have been like.
If you have a content creator that’s inspired you to make your own content, give them a shout-out and support their channel. At the end of the day, most of the best content comes from the people who are just like me, and you.
We love music, and we’re pretty sure you do too. Awhile back we did this segment where we reviewed and highlighted up-and-coming music artists (be it singers, songwriters, DJs and music producers) to help promote themselves and build their following. Although this segment is not something we do very often, this is kind of our way of giving back to those who are fans of music; be it anime-inspired music, kawaii bass, hip-hop, EDM, and more! For this month we’ll be highlighting and reviewing music artists every Thursday from March 10th – April 14th as this will be a Quarterly segment; meaning the third month of every Quarter. If you’re a music artist who wants to be a part of this segment, be sure to hit us up on our Contact Us page and drop us your music/social media links and bio. Until next post, stay safe and stay nerdy! 😉
As the title says; it’s been one of ‘those’ weeks. If you guys haven’t gotten the chance to check out our Instagram post last Friday, we’ve been taking a bit of a break in uploading new podcast episodes due to content creator overload (a.k.a. Burnout). If there’s one thing we’ve learned, its that the Youtube algorithm of today is NOT the same as it was ten years ago. Anybody that’s a Youtuber can attest to this; as we rookies of the game found out first hand. Despite this we’re not ones to throw in the towel so hastily, it just means we’ll be changing up our strategy in how we create our content while making sure we don’t burn ourselves out in the process.
There will still be content uploaded every Wednesday and Friday, but we’ll be splitting our workload between the two days so that will give us more time to create high quality content. (Although it’s not like we haven’t been doing that already.) So if you haven’t heard from us in about a week, its just that; we’ve been taking a break from posting new content on our Youtube channel to clear our thoughts so we’ll have fresh new ideas when we return. We can tell you that we’ve got a few new guests that will be on the podcast as well as brand new D&A Studios Extras content coming in the beginning of March.
We thank all of our friends and fans that have stuck by us even before we became an official blog, as well as all of the awesome voice actors we’ve met along the way. There will be a Studios Recap post coming later tomorrow featuring some Studios Extras content that we shot several months ago.
Until next post, stay safe and take care of yourself. 🙂
Hey guys! I know we’re just two-and-a-half weeks into 2022, and a lot of announcements have been made in the anime world. Various series that we’ve come to know are being rebooted or renewed for a new season, and more new anime movies are coming out as well. Whenever new developments drop we try to stay on top of it as best we can so we can bring that news to you. Therefore, coming this February we’re bringing you a special segment highlighting all of the new stuff that VIZ Media is bringing out, and their announcements. This segment is our VIZ Media Spotlight. It drops every Tuesday starting on the first Tuesday in February, so be sure to check out what we’ll be highlighting, and spotlighting, on VIZ Media.
That’s the only update we’ve got today, but there’s more nerdy content to come. Until next post, look out for one another and stay nerdy my friends! 😉
So it’s now the final week of 2021, and in a post-pandemic world (which we’re still dealing with) many of us have been counting our blessings and taking any ‘wins’ where we can get them. Most of us have found a new hobby or picked up a new skill, while others have decided to become a better version of themselves by updating their ‘Operational System’ and becoming more self-aware of their surroundings. There’s a whole lot of lessons to be learned from this year, and here’s hoping that we don’t walk into the new year with old baggage! As for us at D&A, we plan on doing what we’ve been doing all year for next year; bringing you the best nerdy content we can create!
When it comes to New Year’s many people have resolutions that they want to make happen for that year; such as dropping 30 pounds, being more social, getting a girlfriend/boyfriend, or buying a house. Resolutions are cool, but if you put them on your vision board you’ll be much more motivated and committed to them – at least in our case. Speaking of which we have some New Year’s resolutions of our own, and unlike the ones that most people drop after six weeks, these are the ones we’re committed to sticking with for a long time!
More Nerdz of the Decade and D&A Studios Podcast Episodes
Well of course we’re gonna give you more of this. For 2022 we’ve got some new episodes of our podcast coming to our D&A Studios Youtube page that feature any and everything geeky and nerdy. Plus we’ll be working harder than ever to bring you some awesome special guests as well.
Anime Convention Content
Ok, so it’s been two years since our last convention due to the on-going event that is COVID-19. Although drastic safety measures have been put into place for many of the anime conventions that were lucky enough to re-open their doors, we’ve been both hesitant and conflicted about when is it safe enough for us to return. Yes, we’re triple vaxxed and double masked whenever we travel outside of our homes, but for 2022 we’ll keep you posted if we make the decision to go to a convention.
More Blog Posts
Yep, there will be more blog posts for 2022! This includes new posts from our newest segment Poetic Rants From Comedic Circumstance. Also Anime REvisited might be making a comeback as well.
I’m not sure if there’s anything else we might have forgotten, but you can bet that these resolutions are ones we plan on keeping regardless if its a new year or not! That will do it for this post so until the next one, stay nerdy my friends! 😉
Winter is coming! Oh wait, it’s already here. Well guys, the last several weeks have been quite troublesome on our end – in terms of getting content up on both our youtube page as well as the blog. Not to worry though; as we’ve been able to smooth out the bumps on the road and are slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things! Speaking of which we’ve just dropped a brand new Nerdz of the Decade podcast episode this past weekend; which you can check out down below if you haven’t seen it yet.
In other D&A news we’ll be working on bringing you guys some new filler posts featuring all of the nerdy stuff you love! Heck, we might even decide to do some retro video game reviews again. In terms of us going back to anime conventions in 2022, that decision is still up in the air for a couple reasons; one of which has to do with the new COVID variant – even though we’re both boosted. Anyway, that’s our update post for today, but before we go we wanna share with you guys a new trailer of a sequel from a certain blue hedgehog. 😉