Happy 2-Year Anniversary D&A!!!!

Can you believe it?! It has actually been two whole years since this anime blog’s been launched! Back then D&A wasn’t even a blog, it was just a place where cosplayers could see their pictures that we took of them at conventions. Now we do more than just that, we do reviews, have trivia, produce original media content, and so much more! We just want to thank you guys for riding with us for two whole years, and for giving us so much love and support through it all!

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To help us celebrate this awesome anniversary, we’ve brought back an old favorite of ours known as D&A Throwback Thursday! Our Title tonight is called Brain Powerd, a post-apocalyptic/military title where the main character Hime, discovers a disk plate belonging to a huge alien spacecraft named the “Orphan”. If you want to read the full review that we’ve posted, click here.

We’re getting close in figuring out the problem for our RSS Feed for FUNimation, so that you get the chance to see what they’re up to, as well as what new titles and releases they have in store for the 2018 year. On our end we’ll be re-modifying the album artwork and official logo of our DJ and Music Producer, Orlando Bassline (aka Donte’ Lewis of D&A). There’s more awesome things coming over the horizon for us, so we’re hoping that you can stick around for our five-year anniversary, and even our ten-year one! 🙂

D&A Anime Blog: 2018 Announcements!!

BREAKING NEWS ON THE D&A FRONT! Don’t worry, it’s good news. On this cold third day of 2018, a lot of things are already starting to take off. As a matter of fact, if you haven’t heard the news from Crunchyroll yet, Dagashi Kashi Season 2 will be making its way to Crunhyroll’s streaming site January 11, 2018 – on the same day as our TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY-Y-Y-Y!!! Now that that little moment is over, here’s what’s goin’ down for the new year on D&A Anime Blog!

New Music! Original Mixes From Orlando Bassline!

That’s right! A new year brings new features, and this feature is an original one at best. We’ve got two self-produced EPs being produced by D&A’s own Donte’ Lewis under the alias of Orlando Bassline. Genres of both EPs consist of Chiptune-infused House, Techno House, Trapstep, Drum n’ Bass and more. The first EP “Game & House” will have six total tracks, while the “Redefined Otaku” EP will have five. Both will come out between Spring and Summer of this year!

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For all of our old school anime fans who’ve enjoyed this segment, our Throwback Thursday segment will be making its triumphant return after a 10-month hiatus. The titles will be posted on a bi-weekly schedule starting January 11, 2018 – on our TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY-Y-Y-Y!!!

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Although this segment was short-lived, we’ve decided to give it one more try. Our Ani-Sunday segment will be returning to the blog on February 11, 2018 on a bi-weekly schedule.

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This is our most favorite segment on the blog ever! With that in mind it will be returning next Friday on a bi-weekly schedule, with all of the fixin’s! 😉

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A lot of stuff happened in December, so we didn’t get the chance to post any new anime conventions. Not to worry fans, Cons Near U is BACK! And will kick off the new year in February 2018!

That’s all of our 2018 plans and announcements, and we’re in the process of updating our anime convention appearances, so that our fans can get the chance to see us in action! Until next time, stay true and Happy New Year! 🙂

D&A Anime Blog: New Music & Fanfiction For 2018!

Ugh, 2017 has been an okay year, but we’re pretty much ready to walk into 2018. It’s been almost a week since our last post but on the bright side of things, we’ve decided to reboot an old 2013 Sonic/PSG crossover fanfiction entitled “Crusaders of Anarchy”. (Formally known as “Sonic plus Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt”.) We’ve also revamped our music segment to include two self-produced albums exclusively for the blog; one being an EP called New Game, the other is a collection of retro video game remixes entitled Flashback Friday.

Sorry that our post is way shorter than our usual ones, but to help us gather our ideas for filler posts, anime reviews, and music sneak peeks, we’re going to be taking a two-week break and returning with a posting-vengeance on January 1, 2018! We’ll be having some panels at the conventions that we’ll be attending next year, so if you want the full D&A experience, then be sure to check us out in action at one of our upcoming panels.

To all of our fans and friends, thank you for making 2017 awesome! And we’ll be seeing each and every one of you guys next year! 🙂

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D&A Anime Blog: 75 WordPress.com Followers and New Year’s Updates!

It’s been pretty dry on our end of town regarding our posts as well as our consistency with them, but in the craziness of it all, we’re proud to announce that we’ve gotten 75 WordPress.com followers! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your love and support that you’ve given us, and you all deserve hugs because of it!

With the year less than three weeks away from ending, it’s time for some quick updates! Miscellany Monday, Throwback Thursday, D&A Friday’s, and Ani-Sunday will ALL be returning New Year’s Day; with Throwback Thursday, Miscellany Monday, and Ani-Sunday on a bi-weekly schedule. Also happening on the first Saturday of 2018, we’ll be rolling out the red carpet on our newest music multi-playlist page. Although we haven’t done it this month we’ll also be posting new monthly anime conventions that are close to your area (or state) that you can get to.

As of our fan fiction stories we’ve got two new ones coming in 2018! One is a reboot of a previous Sonic/PSG crossover story created over five years ago entitled “Sonic plus Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt” known as “Crusaders of Anarchy”. The other is going to be the replacement of “Danganshima” known as “Danganronpa: Master Of Games”. We’ll update you on more details in the coming months of the New Year.

That’s all we got for now. There’s more posts to come throughout the rest of the week! Until then, keep making D&A a part of you, and we’ll make you a part of us. 🙂

D&A Update: Confirmed 2018 Cons, Thy Geekdom Con, and More!

Sorry for cutting our usual program short, but we wanted to bring you guys up to date as to what’s going on at D&A Headquarters! Despite the fact that we had to cut a few of our tour stops short, we have confirmed all of the anime conventions that we will be attending for next year’s tour. Wanna see where we’re gonna be? Check out the list below! 😉

Our Confirmed Conventions for 2018

  • Animore – Baltimore, MD (January 19-21, 2018)
  • Nipponcon – Westminster, MD (Spring 2018)
  • Universal Fan Con – Baltimore, MD (Spring 2018)
  • Zenkaikon – Lancaster, PA (May 4-6, 2018)
  • Thy Geekdom Con – Claymont, DE (2018)
  • Anime USA – Washington, DC (2018)

We may be adding more cons to this list (God willing) if we find ourselves in a much healthier state of finances, of course if you want to see us at more anime conventions, check out our Patreon page (patreon.com/daanimeblog2016) and hit that donate button!

If you haven’t heard the news yet, one of our founder’s is celebrating his 28th birthday at this year’s Thy Geekdom Con at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Claymont, DE! That birthday boy is Donte’ Lewis. If you get the chance you can send him some pre-birthday tweets to any of our social media pages. We’re not sure what to expect at this anime convention, but we’re sure to have a blast!

Next year some of our old segments return to the blog; such as Ani-Sunday (Anime Sunday), Throwback Thursday, and of course the official launch of our newest segment Bassandramada: Kontrol Room. If you have any suggestions/recommendations for anime titles that you want us to review, just send them to us through our Contact Us page. That’s all for now, but stick around for some more filler posts coming up this weekend! Stay safe this Halloween, and have fun out there guys! 🙂

D&A Friday’s: When It Comes to Anime Crime Dramas, It’s Kill or Be Killed!

Normally this would be the part where we’d say something right before we give you our overview of our pick, but we’re gonna skip that and get right to the good stuff. Cool? Alright, let’s begin.

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Are you looking for an anime title that’s akin to The Sapranos or even The Godfather? Then you’re gonna love this anime title known as 91-Days! The story takes place in a town called Lawless, Illinois where Angelo Lagusta is a young man whose family was killed during a mafia dispute caused by the Vanetti Family. Now he wants to wadge war and revenge against that family, including its don, for what happened seven years after that fateful day. Thanks to a letter sent to him by a friend of his father’s, Angelo now goes under the name ‘Avilio Bruno’ in order to befriend the don’s son, Nero Vanetti, just so he can get closer to the don himself. (And extract his revenge.) The series spans over a 91-day time lapse filled with revenge, blood-shed, and betrayal. If this show has peaked your interest, then you can check it out on Crunchyroll and FunimationNow.

In just two weeks it will be time for us to head off to our final anime convention for 2017, Thy Geekdom Con! Join us as we celebrate the 28th birthday of one of D&A’s Founders, Donte’ J. Lewis, on November 4th and 5th at the Crown Plaza hotel in Claymont, DE. Also on the quick update chart; starting January 1st of 2018, we’ll be rolling out new times for our most-loved segments in order to keep up our commitment in bringing you the best reviews in anime and manga. (We’re even reviving some segments that have gone on hiatus since this past Summer.)

Also coming on January 1st is the launch of our music playlist page that is now shifting over to the name Bassandramada: Kontrol Room! As always we appreciate all the love and support that you’ve given us thus far, and we hope to continue doing what we do best while giving it our all! Stay gold, my friends! 😉

D&A Friday the 13th: Superstitions, Anime Titles & Updates!

So it’s Friday the 13th, eh? That’s cool, although we’re not that superstitious about it. (Michael Myers, Jason, or Junko Enoshima hasn’t slashed our throats in yet so that’s a good sign.) Now that we’ve gotten our scare tactics out of the way, we’ve got some great anime titles and updates for you all to check out!

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If you’re looking for something haunting and scary to watch on this (supposed) unlucky day, then gaze your eyes on this anime title known as Blood+! This series was inspired by the 2000 anime film Blood: The Last Vampire, however this title only borrows a few of the allusions seen from the movie. Saya Otonashi is an ordinary anemic amnesiac school girl who’s blood possesses the power to kill an evil bat-like creature called Chiropteran. Armed with a special katana to help her fight against the threat, Saya travels the world to not only rid it of these creatures, but to gain the secrets of her past and to help recover her identity. This series is filled with action and horror fiction, so only fans who are 18 and up can check this series out. (On Crunchyroll or FunimationNow, that is!)

Now it’s update time! Although we said that the Kontrol Room will open October 23rd, we’ve decided to push it to January 1, 2018 in order to give ourselves (and our DJ/Producer) more time to create some top-notch tracks for you guys to listen to. Also if you haven’t heard the news regarding our 2018 tour, we unfortunately had to cancel three of our appearances due to LOF (Lack Of Finances). We do however have a brand new 18+ panel that we’re hoping to debut on one of our con stops known as D&A Against Humanity! It will have all the uncensored fun that you love about Cards Against Humanity (CAH), only with us behind the wheel! (And two lucky fans or ours!)

We’ve got more filler posts and more anime cons coming around the corner, so keep your eyes peeled for what’s comin’ up next on D&A Anime Blog! It’s a part of you! 😉