D&A’s Checkpoint Check-In! (June 2022)

Wow, we’re down to the last day of June 2022; which means that the first six months of the year have come and gone. A lot has happened within these last six months; some of it was great, while the minority of it is something we wish we could forget. Things in the atmosphere have been a little tense lately, as it’ll take more than a basket of puppies and kittens or however many cat videos you can post to get us through it all. If it’s any consolation, we at D&A Anime Blog / D&A Studios Entertainment feel the same way about the world’s problems as you do, and we’ve got hugs if you need em’! 🙂

So while we’re here, we’ve got a couple announcements to share for Act 2 of 2022:

New Format for Nerdz of the Decade Podcast

So if you haven’t seen the most recent podcast episode, we’re experimenting with a new format which includes text and visual aids (like pictures and MAYBE video clips). We thought it would be a good idea to step our quality game up just a little bit while still giving you the ‘Nerdz’ touch. The new format’s time frame is five minutes shorter at 25-30 minutes than our original time frame of 30-35 minutes. The reason for the change is the fact that we wanna boost audience retention; thus cutting out or limiting a lot of filler material in order to bring forward the actual material of the topic that we’re talking about. (We’re also hoping that text and visual aids will help us with that as well.) After our 30th podcast episode we’ll be using this format accordingly.

Anime Convention Appearances Are On an “As Booked” Basis

We know you’ve been asking if D&A will return to conventions, and the answer is yes. However, things have changed since we first launched in 2016, and those things come in the form of operational business expenses. Just like our favorite voice actors, we can’t show up at a convention without an invite or a booking. (We’re also looking into getting us a booking agent.) This puts us in a ‘selective’ situation in terms of what conventions we want to make appearances at, but it also limits the amount of conventions we go to in the process. We want to see you as bad as you wanna see us, and we’re gonna do everything we can to make that happen!

D&A Merch…?

Okay, so this one is gonna depend on how much money we can raise through donations, affiliates, and sponsors, so we can give back to our fans what they’ve given to us. Its a long shot but if we can raise $2000 (or even $3000), it will put us in a better position where we can set up a D&A Merch Store with everything from T-Shirts to backpacks. (Maybe even iPhone covers.) We hope to one day do this, but only time (and money) will tell.

One more thing. Make sure to give someone a hug or contact your friends and family and tell them you love them. Its a mad MAD world out there, and sometimes all it takes is a kind gesture to keep them going. That’s all for this “Checkpoint Check-In”, and until the next one (on December 31st), stay nerdy! 😉

Nerdz of the Decade Recap (6.20.22)

Hey gang! So although we don’t have an official recap of what we’ve uploaded to our youtube channel last week, we can give you a recap of the last two Nerdz of the Decade podcast episodes that are uploaded! We’ve just shot our 29th episode this past weekend, and it’ll be up on our channel this Wednesday at 5pm. That’s all for now, but stay tuned; cuz we’ve got another One-2-One coming tomorrow! 😉

Next time on Nerdz of the Decade!

D&A Studios Entertainment Recap (6.13.22)

It’s another week! Another week of getting up at 5am, starting the car, and sitting in the parking lot at your job with a bagel and lukewarm coffee just so your boss can’t say you we’re late. For us it means another week of what you might’ve missed on our youtube channel; D&A Studios Entertainment! Just an FYI; for our 30th Nerdz of the Decade podcast episode and onward, we’ll be trying out a new opening and possibly more to enhance the quality of our videos. In the meantime though check out what you missed while you were gone. 😉

Tips on dating an Otaku
Bloopers we did! XP
Some more bloopers we did! XP

D&A Studios Entertainment Recap (06.06.22)

Yep, its Monday again. The weekend’s over, the post-con blues has set in, and now its time to clock in and get back to work. We know just how you feel, so to help you out we’re bringing in another recap of what we’ve been working on ‘content-wise’ with our youtube channel; D&A Studios Entertainment! Number 28 of our Nerdz of the Decade podcast is out, as well as other content that we’ve produced this past weekend. Don’t forget; tomorrow kicks off our newest character analysis series One-2-One, and we’re bringing back Cons Near U on Wednesdays (starting this Wednesday)! That’s all we’ve got for this post, so until next time, stay nerdy! 😉

You know these three (and Goku), right?
Who doesn’t love Nezuko?

D&A Studios Entertainment Memorial Day Recap!

It’s Memorial Day; the unofficial kick off to Summer 2022! Most of us are off while some of us have to work, but for us at D&A, it means we’ve got some awesome content for you to check out on our Youtube channel! In case you guys are asking about it, we’re working on the 28th episode of our podcast that we hope to have up by next week. Also, we’ll be kicking off a brand new anime and video game character analysis series called One-2-One starting in June. Not only that, but we’ll be bringing back an old favorite from the past next Wednesday that you all know as Cons Near U; where we pick three different conventions you guys might wanna check out if you haven’t already. That’ll do it for us for this post, so until the next one, stay nerdy! 😉

If you don’t know, now you know!
This was ACTUALLY the first episode
How to break up with your waifu 101

D&A Studios Entertainment Recap (5.23.22)

What’s good anime fam! Its just another crazy Monday, but if you happened to have gone to a con this past weekend, then today is your day off (we hope)! For us it means another recap of last week’s past videos from our D&A Studios Entertainment Youtube channel. By the way, if you haven’t heard the good news, we now have a page where fans can donate to help us expand our services in order to give back to  those who have supported us since day one. If you’d like to donate, visit our D&A Donations page and give what you can. Every little bit helps. 🙂

That will do it for this recap post, so until next we post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Our Top 10 Silver-haired waifus
Snacks, anyone?

D&A Studios Entertainment Recap (5.16.22)

It’s Monday again, so we guess we don’t have to tell you what that means; work, bills, and people that you hate most of the time (unless you have a cool job where you work with cool people). For us it means another recap from our D&A Studios Entertainment Youtube channel! We’ve been busy this past week dropping new content and a podcast episode for all of the Pokemon fandom out there, so if you’re a fan of our videos be sure to hit that like and subscribe button so you don’t miss any of our videos. That will do it for this post, but as always stay safe and stay nerdy! 😉

Gotta Catch Em’ All!
Aftermath of the podcast episode
A lost unboxing video we did 6 months ago

D&A Studios Entertainment Recap (5.9.22)

Hiyo! Its us again with another recap post from our Youtube channel, and this time we’re recapping the last two podcast episodes and the unboxing video that we did. We’re also in the process of working on a new schedule of when we upload our content; as Wednesdays are our primary upload days for Nerdz of the Decade podcast episodes, and both Fridays and Saturdays are our shoot days. (Nerdz episode 27 drops next Wednesday.) There’s also more to come via updates so we’ll keep you guys posted on any and everything we’re planning to do, and as always, stay safe and stay nerdy! 😉

New unboxing video of a ‘Top tier’ waifu

D&A Studios Entertainment Recap (5.2.22)

What’s good anime fans! It’s Monday again (and yes we know how you feel about them, cuz’ we do too) and to some; it means another ‘terrific’ start to the work week, but for us…it means another recap from our D&A Studios Entertainment Youtube channel! In case you’ve missed it; we’ve shot another Nerdz of the Decade podcast episode dealing with how much anime costs to produce, and the price of piracy which effects how much engineers and voice actors get paid. We’ve also got our review on Sonic the Hedgehog 2, so if you’ve missed them last week, we got you covered! On that note that will do it for this recap, and as always stay safe and stay nerdy! 😉

Anime costs MONEY! Remember that.
Sonic 2 was GOOD!!
One of our Behind-the-Scenes episodes

D&A Studios Entertainment Recap (4.25.22)

Hey guys! We have returned with yet another recap post from our official Youtube channel (and subsidiary umbrella’d under D&A Anime Blog) D&A Studios Entertainment! We’re also working on some new things and advancements on our site that may include some incentives for exclusive content, and will keep you posted on when those advancements take place. In the mean time enjoy these videos we’ve got for you, and stay tuned for our 26th Nerdz of the Decade podcast; dropping Wednesday at 5pm! Until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Our review of Sonic Movie 2
A behind-the-scenes video after our 23rd podcast episode
Next time on Nerdz of the Decade!