D&A Anime Blog: End of June Updates & Announcements!

What? It’s already the end of June?! It’s true; there are only six months left in 2018, and as much as some of you guys n’ gals hate it, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be coming around the corner as well. Although you’ve heard it from us many times over the last 2.5 years, we appreciate all of the love and support that you’ve given us and the blog. We have over 13,000 views in our view count and have over 120 followers on our blog page, so to celebrate that accomplishment we’re announcing that we’ll be having our own Reddit page coming this Fall! It will have some links to our best filler posts from the blog, as well as a new topics that will contain a series of posts, that will be exclusive to our Reddit page. It will also be the new home for the “A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis” filler post series.

Also on our update announcement list; we’ve decided to discontinue our fanfiction Sonic Beatdown: Danganronpa Silver, to make room for our new three-installment fanfiction crossover series known as the Sonic Beatdown Crossover Series! It will be a new two-year project that we’ll be working on between now, and Summer 2020. The titles of these installments goes as follows; Sonic Beatdown: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Sonic Beatdown: Danganronpa Forces, and Sonic Beatdown: Daten City.EXE. We’ll also be doing some live streaming segments in the near future, so we’ll keep you guys up to date on when and what time they’ll take place.

That’s all we’ve got for updates and announcements for now. We’ll see you guys next week with more awesome filler posts and cool new things to share with you!

Until then! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Quick Fanfiction Updates!

Hey guys n’ gals! The Summer heat is already upon us over on our neck of the woods, but we’re doing our best to stay cool in this situation. Before we kick off our ‘First Day of Summer’ week, we’ve got some updates regarding our fan fiction titles.

First Update: We’ll be revamping our current fan fiction title known as Sonic Beatdown: Danganronpa Silver, to its new name Sonic Beatdown: Danganronpa Forces! The plot for the new story will be revealed in a later post either this week or the next. Also, we’ll be taking it slow during the creative process, as we’ll only focus on this new and revamped title. Our other title Panty & Stocking with Sonic & Knuckles will be pushed back to mid-December, as we prepare ourselves for our upcoming con outings.

That’s all we’ve got for updates for now. There’s more posts coming soon! 🙂

D&A Anime Blog: “Sonic Beatdown” Fanfiction Title Will Be Posted in Two Weeks!!

The wait is almost over guys n’ gals! Our crossover fan fiction title Sonic Beatdown: Danganronpa Silver will have its first two chapters posted two weeks from tonight! We’re also happy to announce that we’ve gotten all of the professional equipment we need in order to make some ‘Grade-A’ style original, and video game remixes from our Chiptune/Trap/Electronic Music Producer; Marko Technocolor! We’ll keep you guys posted on these two developments as they begin to unfold within the coming weeks and months. Until next post, stay golden! 🙂

Sonic Beatdown (Danganronpa Silver) Fanfiction Title

D&A Anime Blog: Fanfiction Update!!

Hey guys n’ gals, just a quick little update announcement about our two new crossover fanfiction titles. We’ve changed up the illustration as well as the plotlines for each title, and even added a few original characters to the cast. The new names of our titles is Sonic Beatdown: Danganronpa Silver, and Panty & Stocking with Sonic & Knuckles!

Sonic Beatdown (Danganronpa Silver) Fanfiction Title

Sonic Beatdown: Danganronpa Silver, is a crossover fanfiction title between the Sonic the Hedgehog and Danganronpa franchises. It is also the first of four multi-crossover titles under the Sonic Beatdown fanfiction series. The setting takes place in an MMOARPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Action Role Playing Game) reality, after a cosmic event called “The Great Shift” happened over 1,000 years ago. Chapters in each of the four titles are told in first-person POV by several members of the main cast.

Setting/Overview:

Over 1,000 years ago, a cosmic event known as “The Great Shift” caused all of time and space, and even reality, to play out like an MMOARPG game. 70% of Earth’s population became normal NPCs (Non-Playable Characters) with normal lives, while the other 30% of the population became fighters and battlers against monsters, leveling up their stats, collecting loot and items, and more.

Plot/Synopsis:

In 2190, more than 80% of Earth’s population has been robotized by Eggman Nega in order to create his android army. Silver has been chasing down his arch-nemesis for many years, and has finally located his base. The psychic hedgehog infiltrates the Giga Maze Fortress; Eggman Nega’s HQ, and battles against a small army of robotized humans that were once citizens. He finds the evil scientist in the control room as Silver was prepared to put a stop to all of Nega’s madness once and for all. After a semi-lengthy battle Silver comes out on top, however Eggman Nega had one more trick up his sleeve. What Silver didn’t realize was that the battlefield they were fighting on, was the platform for Eggman Nega’s newest invention; The A.R.T. Machine (aka, The Alternate Reality Transporter Machine).

After flipping the switch Silver was blinded by a white light as he felt his body being transported to another world; molecule by molecule. Upon coming to the hedgehog found himself in a new city called Towa City, however the state of the city was in more peril than his own future. In the wake of the events of The Tragedy 50% of the population has been infected with ‘Despair Disease’, by the video that Junko Enoshima created. She and her sister Mukuro are the main trigger behind the uprising at Hope’s Peak Academy, as well as all of the tragic events that followed suit. Silver wanted to return to his time and defeat Eggman Nega and foil his plans once and for all, but after seeing the horrors of what the remaining people of Towa City are going through, he vows to help end their despair at the hands of the Despair Sisters. He won’t be going at it alone however; as Blaze and Shadow (who works for the G.U.N. Subdivision of Towa City) join up with him to battle against diseased victims, level up their stats, and defeat Junko Enoshima and her twin sister Mukuro. Will hope be on their side? Or will despair cripple their hopeful efforts…?

Main Cast:

  • Silver the Hedgehog
  • Blaze the Cat
  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Eggman Nega
  • Junko Enoshima
  • Muruko Ikusaba

Secondary Cast:

  • Komaru Naegi
  • Toko Fukawa/Genocide Sho
  • Monokuma
  • Monaca Towa
  • The Servant

Panty & Stocking (with Sonic & Knuckles) Fanfiction Title

Panty & Stocking with Sonic & Knuckles, is a crossover fanfiction title between Sonic the Hedgehog and PSG. It is the second of four multi-crossover titles in the Sonic Beatdown fanfiction series. This title bears no connection to its predecessor fanfic; Sonic Beatdown: Danganronpa Silver, but it does take place in the same MMOARPG reality that was caused by “The Great Shift”. The chapters of course are told in first-person POV by members of the main cast.

Plot/Synopsis:

This story is divided into two acts (two story arcs). Act One is a retelling of the first season of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, only with a few small changes. Act Two is an original story centered around Stocking Anarchy and Sonic the Hedgehog entitled Lovers of Despair. In both acts Sonic and Knuckles team up with the Anarchy Sisters to battle ghosts and demons, level up, and prove that they’re the baddest Mofo’s on the planet!

Main Cast:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Knuckles the Echidna
  • Panty Anarchy
  • Stocking Anarchy
  • Garterbelt
  • Brief
  • Scanty
  • Kneesocks
  • Corset

Secondary Cast:

  • Miles “Tails” Prower
  • Dr. Eggman
  • Scourge the Hedgehog
  • Ribbons (OC)
  • Danny Otega (OC)
  • Mother Maggie/Martha the Witch (OC)

New Fanfic Post: Danganronpa Enoshima! (aka Danganshima!)

It was only just last year that the FUNimation dub for Danganronpa: The Animation and Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak (Future and Despair) came out. Of course if you’re a fan of visual novel video games then you’re already aware that the new Danganronpa V3 game is on it’s way! For us here at D&A Anime Blog, we’re big fans of Danganronpa, especially Yours Truly. That’s why we’ve decided to make this announcement about an upcoming Danganronpa fan fiction centered around the Ultimate Despair, Junko Enoshima, as she continues her quest for world despair in our first Danganronpa fan fiction entitled “Danganronpa Enoshima” or “Danganshima“!

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Basically the plot goes a lil’ somethin’ like this…

The story takes place after the events of the Despair Arc of Danganronpa 3, less than 24 hours after Junko succeeded in her plans to bring total despair to Hope’s Peak Academy. A city just an hour away from Hope’s Peak called Yazuka City heard the news of all the chaos that was happening at the academy. Most of the remaining survivors managed to make their way to the city in hopes of escape from Junko’s newly-founded Remnants of Despair. Three days later Junko and her sister Muruko disguised themselves as they entered into Yazuka City, hoping to cause the same level of despair as they did at Hope’s Peak. While on this journey of despair they run into a series of events that are both despairingly funny, and comically dysfunctional.

Elsewhere Monokuma, who is “alive” of his own free will, decides to cause his own brand of despair at Yazuka City High School; where fifteen freshmen students are now forced to participate in the High School Freshmen Killing Game. This fan fiction is a dark comedy/parody that takes all the elements you love about Danganronpa, and mashing them up with parodies of Sharknado, Terminator, and The Walking Dead. Even though it’s only going to be 10 chapters long, we promise you that it’s going to be the most despairingly funny 10-chapter fan fiction you’ll ever read!

Danganshima will launch November 3, 2017! 😉

A New Fanfic Title and some Changes for the Fall!

This is a quick update announcement to all of our fans right here on D&A Anime Blog! With the rush of ‘Back-to-School’ about to reach its peak as well as the upcoming unofficial end to Summer (Labor Day), we’ll be changing our posting schedule to help better suit the needs of all of our super supportive anime fans! For our Miscellany Monday segment, the new posting time will be between 7pm-12am starting on September 4, 2017. Our Throwback Thursday segment will temporarily come out of hiatus for the birthday month of D.J. Lewis, one of D&A’s founding members, and will start at its original time! For D&A Friday’s the new posting time will be between 6pm-12am starting on September 1, 2017. Although A. Goldman and Yours Truly are the founders of this awesome anime blog/website, both of us have some rather busy lives to the point where we aren’t able to get on our laptops as frequently often as we used to. (But we push ourselves the best we can! >.<)

On that note, we’ve got ourselves a brand new fanfiction story on the horizon! Due to a scheduling conflict on our part that we apologize for, we’ve decided to postpone our two previous fanfiction stories and release them on a later date in 2018. The title of this new fanfiction will be an original Danganronpa story featuring the Queen of Despair herself, Junko Enoshima, in this dark comedy fanfic known as Danganronpa Enoshima. The story takes place in a parallel timeline just before the events of Trigger Happy Havoc; where Junko and her sister are on a mission to throw the whole world into despair, but soon find out that it’s not as ‘easy’ as they thought it was going to be, while hilarity ensues in the process. We’ll keep you guys updated on when that fanfiction will be posted as well as share some info on a few anime conventions coming next month. All that, and a toilet, next time on D&A Anime Blog! It’s a part of you! 😉

Filler Post: D&A’s Tips on How To Write Better Fanfiction!

With so many different fandoms out there in the world, there’s bound to be some fan fiction stories centered around them. When it comes to anime and manga however, there’s practically TONS of stories to be found on the web, especially on sites like Fanfiction.net! For those of you who don’t know what it is, Fan Fiction is a fictional story written by a fan that features characters from his/her favorite anime, manga, superhero, or TV series.

If you trying to figure out how to write your first fan fiction story, or you might want some tips and pointers on how to improve your fan fiction writing skills, then check out these awesome tips from the good people of D&A Anime Blog! 🙂

Junko (The Ultimate Mastermind) Fanfiction Cover

Tip No. 1 – Research: Find a series that you really like, then watch it!

This is the first step to take if you’re unfamiliar with writing fan fiction. Find a series that you happen to really like or enjoy, then make sure that you study the characters, the dialogue, the plot of the story, and the setting(s) of where the series takes place. Writing great fan fiction requires research, because if you want to feature your favorite character(s) in your story, then you’re going to want to make them as in-character as you possibly can!

Tip No. 2 – Be Creative: Brainstorm original ideas for your story!

Sometimes when writing and creating fan fiction, fans tend to write stories within the confines of the original plot produced by the series’ creator(s). That’s great if you’re not used to writing fanfiction a lot, but if you’re a bit more intermediate and possibly advanced in the ways of fan fiction writing, then you might wanna step your game up and make your own story arc! Original fan story arcs are awesome because they’re originally created by the fans of the series that they love. Doing this will not only net you some awesome reviews on your story, but if you’re really good, you could get the series creators to produce a new season of your favorite series based on your story. (Trust us, we’ve seen it happen!)

Tip No. 3 – Avoid “Mary Sue’s” and “Marty Stu’s” when creating OC’s!

Everyone’s got their own set of strengths and weaknesses, so the same can be said for the characters of the series that you enjoy. If you’re thinking about introducing an original character (OC) in your story, then make sure that you list all of their strengths and weaknesses. Character development is one of the most crucial elements in creative story writing, and although “Mary Sue’s” and “Marty Stu’s” are cool in some cases, poor character development can cause some not-so-good results from other fans of the fandom.

Tip No. 4 – Fix any grammatical errors before publishing your story!

We’ve had the pleasure of reading fan fiction from time to time, and noticed that while the stories themselves are good, there are a few mistakes in grammar that even the most skilled fan fiction writers can miss. After uploading your chapter onto your fan fiction website account, use some of the story editing features they have available in order to clean up any grammar mistakes you might’ve made while writing your draft. This will make your stories look more professional and less childish when being viewed by other fans.

Tip No. 5 – Get other people to read your stories!

The best way to see how well you did on your story or what you can improve on, is to get other fans to read your fan fiction. Don’t be upset or embarrassed if you receive constructive criticism for your work, that just means that the feedback your getting is helping you become a better fan fiction writer. Post links to your stories on some social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, and if you have a deviantART account, be sure to post the links to your story there.

Hopefully these tips that we gave you will help you become a better fan fiction writer, or at least give you an idea of where to start if you’re unfamiliar with writing fan fiction in general. The best way to learn is through practice and taking some writing composition classes in college. We hope to see some great stories from you guys in the future, so happy fan fiction writing!! 🙂