It’s Been Quiet, But We’re Still Here…

Lately it seems like life just wants to grab hold of you and never let go; like that aunt who gives you semi-wet kisses that you hated when you were a kid. We’ll guys, we know you’ve been asking if there’s any new updates coming to the blog, and if you know us by now the answer is yes! Even though we’re in the process of crafting together what type of content we want to provide you through D&A Studios, we haven’t forgotten about the content posts for the blog. We did stumble upon some old footage of our first Otakon back in 2011; waaaay before we formed D&A Anime Blog, so we might be presenting that real soon on our Youtube page.

Aside for that we were floored by how much it was going to cost for us to get the podcast equipment that we’ll need, so we’ll be working on putting together a special “gofundme” page exclusively for our D&A Studios Podcast. We’ll also be updating our Cons Near U information, as many of the conventions listed have since been outdated. We’ll do our best to keep up with any virtual conventions that pop up for the remainder of the year, and post the links so that you’ll be able to get to them.

Tomorrow we’ll be continuing our Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga DX review with Part 4, as well as other content. Our final promo for D&A Studios will be posted on our Youtube page as well as Instagram in a couple of weeks, and we want to give a BIG shout-out to Kyle Hebert for providing his voice for our promo! As always we can’t thank our fans and fellow anibloggers enough for the support, even though it’s been kinda tough to deliver content on time due to our hectic schedules. (We’re not the only ones.)

As our title says; ‘it’s been quiet, but we’re still here!’

And we will continue to be here for you guys! 🙂

D&A Anime Blog: Fanfiction Returns in 2021!

So awhile back we were going back and forth about if we should bring fanfiction to the blog or not. Although he’s since retired from fanfiction all together, our very own D.J. Lewis who went by several fanfic names; such as djlsnegima and DJ Returns known for writing Brief & Soulfire and Sonic plus Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, is coming out of retirement with a brand new crossover fanfiction entitled Sonic Battle PSG. It is a crossover fanfiction between the Sonic the Hedgehog spin-off fighting game Sonic Battle, and of course Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. More details about the story as well as the number of chapters will come in a later post. As always anime fam, continue to stay safe in this crazy time, and look out for one another. 😉

D&A Studios Update!

Hey guys! We know it’s been nearly two weeks since our last post, but we’re here to fill you in on what we’ve been doing since then. If you haven’t see it yet we’ve released a teaser trailer for D&A Studios on our Twitter. On our Instagram page we elaborate more on what D&A Studios is and what it isn’t; and it is NOT a voice acting agency. We know it sounds like it should be, but in actuality D&A Studios is an extension of D&A Anime Blog; where fans can expect brand new original media content, podcasts, and so much more.

As of right now we’re in the beginning stages of setting up our podcast, however we need a little help of coming up with a catchy name for it regarding what we’re going to talk about. (Anime, video games, otaku culture, cosplay fashion, etc.) If you guys have any suggestions on what we should call our podcast, feel free to drop them in the comment section or submit them through our Contact Us page. More updates on our latest transition coming soon, as well as more posts on the blog.

Until then, stay safe and love one another! 🙂

D&A Anime Blog: Something New In The Works For Our Youtube Page…

Hey guys n’ gals! We’ve got a quick little announcement to share with you. Although we can’t fully disclose it yet, we can say that it does have something to do with our Youtube page. Four months from now will mark our five-year bloggerversary starting January 11th, and since that day we’ve received a LOT of love from our fans and other anibloggers right here on WordPress. We know how much you guys miss conventions (cuz’ we do too), so maybe…just maybe we might have something in the works that just might help with that.

As always we hope that you guys are staying safe, masking up, and keeping a safe distance for the upcoming Fall season. We want you guys to know that we love you, and thank you for continuing to support us on our nerdy little journey. We’ll keep you updated on what new changes may be coming to our Youtube page, so until then, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Shifting Gears But Still Goin’ Strong!

Where do I begin with this update? Well, this week has been something else. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one feeling it but the majority of us are working hard as hell to remain positive. 2020 has been knocking us around like a pinball for the last five months and it seems every time we turn around, something else happens. None of us were prepared for this, but throughout these last five months many of us have grown to adapt to this ‘new normal’ as everyone is calling it. With that in mind we’ve decided to change gears a little bit in terms of content, so here we go!

 

Bell and Hestia…who is the bestia! XP

D&A Breakdown: Is Danmachi Considered an Isekai?

Danmachi has always been one of our favorite anime titles, but lately there’s been a lot of debate on whether or not it can be considered an isekai. So we’ll be doing some digging, comparing, and contrasting on the type of elements that you’d find in your run-of-the-mill isekai, and see if they match up with the story found in Danmachi.

Anime Love & Hip-Hop: The Remix

One of our favorite posts that we’ve done was talk about the role that Hip-Hop played in the world of anime, as well as its influence on Japanese Culture. They may seem different from the outside looking in, but both of these cultures have a lot more in common than you might think.

Then & Now: How Toonami Changed Our Lives

Growing up in the 90’s, fan’s remember when the first advertisement for this legendary block came about. Now in a time where we’re facing civil unrest and racial injustice against African-Americans, we recap how Toonami shaped the world of anime and action cartoons, as well as bring fans together from all walks of life.

So starting next week! We’ll be trying out a new format where we’ll be doing posts on three major topics of discussion; which will also include our upcoming Manga of the Week pick, and Throwback Thursday pick. (No, we haven’t forgotten about that.)

That’s all for now, so until next week, have a safe and Happy Labor Day! 🙂

D&A Anime Blog: WE’RE ALIVE!!!!!

WHOOO!!!!! We’ve missed you guys!! After dealing with several technical difficulties, D&A is BACK baby! So starting next we’re be returning back to our regularly scheduled program – which is already in progress! Also, we’ve topped over 1,000+ monthly views for four consecutive months, so we can’t thank you guys enough for all of the love and support that you’ve given us! Now that we’re back, we promise more exciting content to get you through this pandemic! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Keep Calm & Wait For It!

If you guys have been on our instagram page as of late, then you might have noticed that we’ve got some BIG news coming your way this weekend! Though we can’t reveal too much due to an NDA that we’ve been given, we can tell you that it has something to do with something that you already know. Until then, feel free to check out many of the pasts posts and reviews that we’ve written about anime titles from last month and even further back. As always, stay safe and sane in this insane world. 🙂

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D&A in July: Anime REvisited gets Chivalrous, Paper Mario Updates, & More!

So we’re closing in on the final couple of days of the month of June; meaning that the third quarter of what has been a crazy year, has finally arrived. Hopefully everyone is doing well, staying safe as well as sane, in these trying times of which we live in. With July around the corner, here’s a quick blog briefing of what we’ve got going on!

Anime REvisited Gets Chivalrous!

That’s right! Anime REvisited returns with our newest pick; Chivalry of a Failed Knight! Honestly, this series needs more love, so why not do an episode by episode review on the series as a whole – in hopes that somewhere down the line we get a second season! It’s an underrated gem that got swept under the radar, so we will be reviewing it.

Paper Mario: Origami King is Coming!!

With 21 days left until the new game drops, we’ll be filling you in on what we know so far about it. We promise we won’t spoil too much info, but you’ll be happy to know once this game comes out, we’ll be buying a Switch and playing it! We might even stream some gameplay too!

The Return of Throwback Thursday!!

You guys might remember a little segment that we did called D&A’s Throwback Thursday, where we did overviews on anime titles from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s. We’ve decided to bring this segment back as a special request, so if you haven’t gotten the chance to see the titles that we announce, you’ll definitely wanna see em’ after this!

Cons Near U: Online Edition 2020!

With COVID-19 shooting down the entire Summer convention season, many of us are having con withdraw (us included). Now digital conventions are popping up all over the place in hopes of curbing our con appetite. In July we’ll be searching all over for digital anime conventions that you can go to (many of which are free), and nerd out with hundreds of your online otaku friends. Yeah, 2020 sucks, but once conventions come back (and they will), we’ll be back in full force doin’ what we do! 😉

Alright, that’s it for our briefing. As always, until next post, stay safe and united! 🙂

New Music From Avidd Minddset! Primetime Album Drops July 24th!!

Three months ago D&A’s own Donte’ J. Lewis (aka Avidd Minddset) dropped his first EP entitled Minddgames on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Now he’s releasing his very first home studio album Primetime, on July 24, 2020! He’s picked up a few new mixing and mastering techniques since March, so be ready to hear his new electronic sound on this 10-track album featuring genres such as Deep House, 80’s Style Electro Hip-Hop, Trapstep (Trap & Dubstep combined), and of course EDM. Although July 24th is about three-and-a-half weeks away, it’ll be worth the wait once you hear the sound coming out of this album! 😉

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This new 10-track album drops July 24th!!

D&A Anime Blog: Third Consecutive Month of Record-Shattering Views!!

Yeah, we can’t believe it either! For the third month in a row, we’ve topped over 1,000 monthly views as well as over 800 monthly visitors! Honestly, we can’t thank our fans enough for all of the love and support that you’ve given us throughout this pandemic. We know that it’s not been easy with conventions being shut down left and right, but we just wanna say that we appreciate our fans and the anime community so much – especially in our fight for equality for black lives and other people of color! As always we will continue to bring you some nerdy and positive content to the site as well as on all of our social media pages. Until next post, stay safe and stay unified! 🙂

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