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! 🙂

Whatz Happening This Week: Super Bowl LV Edition!

While most of the world will have their eyes glued to the battle between The Kansas City Chiefs and The Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, we’ll be working on bringing you guys some awesome content for the week. Although things have been a little slow on our end, we’ll never stop fighting to give you guys some of the best nerdy content you can find! So as the title says; here’s whatz happening this week on D&A…

Anime Love & Hip-Hop Returns!

Anime Love & Hip-Hop: The Past, The Present, and The Future (with D.J. Lewis)

This is one of our most favorite posts that highlights the relationship between the anime world and Hip-Hop culture. Although we’ve done several posts on this topic, we’ve decided to retell it in three different posts from three different timelines; the past, the present, and the future. Join D&A’s D.J. Lewis as we journey down the road to how the anime and Hip-Hop worlds collide, and what was the result of the relationship.

We already know she’s someone’s Best Girl

D&A Breakdown: The (Brief) History Behind “Best Girl”!

No matter what title you’ve watched up to this point, every anime seems to have a female character who does something in the series that earn her the title; Best Girl. With us being the curious little nerds that we are, we’ll be breaking down the history of where the term came from, and what qualifies certain female anime characters as ‘Best Girl’.

That’s whatz happening this week, so until next post stay safe guys! 😉

A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis: Groundhog Day 2021 Edition!

What’s up anime fam! We’ve made it through the first month of 2021, and now we’re on the second day of February known as Groundhog Day. Sadly Phil saw his shadow today, so we’re looking at another six weeks of temps under 40 degrees and windchills under 20 (and possibly more snow depending where you live). Some of us are used to the frosty weather that is Winter, while others can’t wait for Spring to come fast enough! For this particular post of “A Founder’s Thoughts” I’ve got a couple of announcements to share with you guys on what we’ll be doing this month and this year; besides on what we’ve already elaborated on…

Anime Love & Hip-Hop: The Past, The Present, and The Future!

A couple of years ago I’ve done several posts about the connection between Hip-Hop and anime, and how much of a role that they’ve played in each other’s lives. So I’ll be doing a three part series of posts on the relationship between these cultures through how it all started (The Past), what’s happening now (The Present), and what will the future hold (The Future). More than likely I’ll be regurgitating some excerpts from the previous posts that I’ve made regarding this wonderful topic, but there also might be some things about the relationship that you might not be aware of. Out of all of the posts that I’ve written, this is one of my most favorite topics to talk about.

Avidd Minddset Presents: Avidd Music Fridays

Aside from posting on the blog, I’m also a music producer as well as a DJ. Every Friday of this month starting this week; I’ll be reviewing and highlighting music from various upcoming indie artists, DJs, and producers. If you want us to showcase your music, just let us know in our Contact Us page and if you’re able to, you can also drop a link to your music page as well.

Avidd Minddset’s Weekly DJ Sets

These sets will be coming soon to my official YouTube page! They’ll be pre-recorded videos of Yours Truly mixin’ it up on my DJ controller, and will be posted on my YouTube page. The sets can range from 30 minutes (mini DJ set) to an hour (full-length DJ set), and include genres such as; Deep House, Drum n’ Bass, EDM Trap, Video Game Remixes, Original Music, and more!

So that’s pretty much it for the announcements on my end, but we’ve got more posts coming your way for the remainder of the week! Until then, stay safe and continue to love on another guys! 🙂

Nerdz of the Decade: Whatz This All About?

So about several weeks ago we were wondering what new thing we should try to do to spice up the blog a bit. At the moment we’ve done a LOT of things from anime reviews to highlighting conventions, but there was one thing we’ve never tried yet; having our own podcast! Although we were fully aware that there were already tons of podcasts about nerdy stuff out there, we wanted ours to stand out from the rest just like the blog. During this time of immense brainstorming; we were not only able to create a name for the title of our podcast, but also what topics and news around the industry that we two nerds wanted to cover. Thus “Nerdz of the Decade” is a podcast about two ’90’s kids’ (hence the word ‘decade’) who talk about their favorite nerd interests from anime to classic video games. (Even Marvel and DC too!)

Having this podcast allows us to expand on topics and posts that we’ve done on the blog over the five years that we’ve been on the interweebz. Plus we wanna cover news regarding the industry, convention recaps, and what new shows are coming out (and even have VA’s call in and have short interviews with them). We wish we could run our podcast a lot sooner, but with D&A being self-financed for the moment it takes us a little longer to get things going. Despite that, we can’t thank our fans enough for all of the love and support that you’ve given (and continue to give) us through it all. We know lots of you guys miss conventions as much as we do, but just like you, we can’t wait to see each other once again!

That’s all we’ve got regarding what “Nerdz of the Decade” is about, and once we get the ball rollin’ on the podcast, we may even start something new where fans can submit topics they want us to cover in a future episode. We hope that you guys are continuing to stay safe as the country is getting vaccinated, and as always we’ve got more awesome content coming your way! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Avidd Music Fridays is Coming Next Month!

Attention independent musical artists, DJs and producers! We at D&A Anime Blog will be bringing a brand new special series of weekly posts that will allow you to promote yourselves as well as highlight your upcoming albums, EPs, singles, and mixtapes! This is a special cross-promotional thing (presented by Avidd Minddset) that we’ll be trying out in the month of February, so if you’re an artist, DJ or producer that wants us to shine the spotlight on your musical talents and brand, let us know through our Contact Us page!

Anime Error 404: What’s Happening Next Week

Guys, writer’s block is REAL! If you’re a blogger, then we’re pretty sure that you’ve come up against this lil’ demon from time to time. So now that it has chosen us as its target for this week, we’ll be rolling over or posts and content for next week. Here’s what’s on the books for the blog next week:

“Got you!!”

D&A’s Top 5 Anime Villains of 2020

Many of us never want to see or hear the word “2020” again; but in spite of it being one of the craziest years humanity has ever faced, it still brought us some arguably good anime titles to watch. Not only that; it also gave us some anime villains who are now newly favored by fans, while many still rave about their cult classics as well. Next week we’ll be counting down our Top 5 favorite anime villains of 2020!

A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis

A Founder’s Thought’s with D.J. Lewis: America’s Influence on Anime

We got another “A Founder’s Thought’s” post on America’s Influence on Anime. D&A’s D.J. Lewis talks about America’s influence on many titles to come out of Japan. From Baccano to Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, many titles have drawn their inspiration from America in some form or fashion, but how much of America’s influence is in the anime titles that we watch? D.J. Lewis digs deep to find out!

D&A’s Official Upcoming Podcast

Nerdz of the Decade Podcast Update!

After selecting our name for our official podcast, we’ll be filling you guys in on what we plan to do next regarding when we’ll launch our first episode and so on. We know you’ve been waiting quite a while, but the wait is almost over!

See you guys next week for some awesome new posts and content! 🙂