D&A Anime Blog: January 2020 Anime Cons!

The first two weeks of the new year is already in the books, and although we’re not even close to the middle of the Winter season, anime convention season is well underway! With that comes the grand launch of many different anime cons both big and small, so from us to you, we’ve got some awesome cons for you to check out – as well as help you kick off your 2020 nerd season. Just click on the links below! 😉

January 2020 Anime Conventions

 

D&A Anime Blog: Animore 2020 Post-Con Recap!

Hey guys! We’ve now just returned from our first anime convention of 2020; right in our own backyard. This is Animore’s 5th year this year, so from the bottom of our hearts we want to congratulate them on their 5-year anniversary! Speaking of which this weekend was our 4-year anniversary, so it’s hard to believe that this whole journey started out during the grand snow storm of 2016. From that point on we’ve transformed from a cosplay photo website to what you see and read before you today. With all that out of the way, here’s our 2020 recap of this year’s Animore anime convention!

Sadly this year we didn’t get a whole lot of cosplay pictures as we’d like, but nevertheless we had an awesome time! We returned as guests once again, and the attendance numbers this year were a little bit higher than last year’s – which is awesome because we’ve made some new friends. Other than us as guests there were some awesome cosplay presenters and voice actors; including returning voice actress Felecia Angelle, who you might have heard in titles like Danganronpa, High School DxD, Dr. Stone, and so much more! We’ve also had a few card and video game tournaments as well; including Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Mario Kart.

Since it’s the 100th anniversary of the Roaring 20’s, we also had a “Great Gatsby” style formal dance with Electro Swing music, followed by the non-rave dance with DJ favorites Powerline, GrooveCube, and Confetti The First. This year also marks the last year that Animore will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, and in 2021 it will make its move to the Baltimore Renaissance right across the street from the Hyatt. So as an overall grade, we give our backyard anime convention an 8 / 10 (only because our other favorite voice actor Anthony Bowling couldn’t make it T.T), and of course for our 5th anniversary in January 2021, we will be returning to our home base con in full nerdy glory! 🙂

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

D&A Anime Blog: Isekai Quartet: Season 1 Review!

Sorry this one got delayed, but here we are with another anime review for Isekai Week from the crossover series Isekai Quartet! About a decade ago we were wondering if we were ever going to get an anime crossover series (and not the one with DBZ and One Piece or that other one that you guys might remember), and in 2019, the anime gods have blessed us with this four-way (soon to be five) school-life series simply known as Isekai Quartet. All of the dub VA’s from the original shows reprise their roles in this awesome project; which includes Re:Zero – Starting Life In Another World, Overlord, Saga Of Tanya, and Konosuba. As of right now there’s a second season in the works coming out this year, and it features newcomers from Shield Hero! (Hopefully Cautious Hero and Slime get added in the third season. Fingers crossed!)

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These three would never be in the same show…until now!

We stumbled upon this series just two months ago today, so if you haven’t gotten the chance to see just what this show is all about, we’ll give you a brief rundown:

Everything was peaceful (or something to that effect) in the worlds or lands of Re:Zero, Konosuba, Overlord, and finally Saga Of Tanya, until a magical button appears and all of the main characters press said button. They soon are transported to a parallel world where the magic of school life begins. That’s pretty much it!

Basically the whole first season takes all of those “what-if” moments that most of us have written fan fiction stories about, and packed them into a 12-episode isekai comedy about school life – with characters that you would never even imagine seen interacting with one another. Out of the four main series’ Tanya is the most serious and is a natural leader with an iron fist, but now out of her element in this new type of life she’s not accustomed to, she gels quite well with a couple of the Overlord cast; especially with Ainz Ooal Gown and Demiurge. There are all types of funny moments that happen in the series – some of which include Aqua, but not in the way that you’d think.

Overall as a whole, this series is a mix of school life, isekai (of course), and comedy. I’m looking forward to what season two will have in store; considering the main cast of Rising of the Shield Hero will be making their debut. Sorry this review couldn’t be a little bit longer, but the plot of the show is more along the lines of entertainment than it is complexity. That being said, you can now check this show out on Crunchyroll or FunimationNow.

That will do it for this post and review, and until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Cautious Hero: Overview & Impression Review!

Here we are in a brand new year as well as a brand new decade! For 2020 we’ve decided to do a few things differently in terms of posting content, so for this week (as we mentioned in our last post) we’re doing the ‘A-B’ method; with Week A being Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and Week B being Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This week is Isekai Week and we’re kicking it off with an overview and impression review on the anime series Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious!

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They’re both at LVL. 1, but ‘his’ stats aren’t! XP

The Overview:

Check it! So the story revolves around Ristarte, a goddess who has been placed in charge of saving the world of Gaeabrande from a Demon Lord. To do this she has to summon a human hero, but not just any hero – one that will become strong enough to take on the Demon Lord, as well as survive the S-Class world of Gaeabrande. Ristarte (or Rista) finds the hero that she’s looking for; a man by the name of Seiya Ryuguin. Everything appears to be going well, but there’s just one small detail that Rista discovered about Seiya – he’s way too cautious about everything (especially her) to a somewhat unorthodox degree. Although this drives the goddess crazy, once Seiya reaches a level that he’s comfortable with and sets foot on the grounds of Gaeabrande, Rista sees that his methods and reasoning for being so cautious are well justified.

First Impression & (Brief) Review:

So we’ve gotten the chance to watch several episodes of this series, and as far as first impressions go, it’s a pretty entertaining series. Sometimes as I watch an episode or two, and Rista has one of her funny moments with Seiya, it slightly reminds me of the relationship that Aqua has with Kazuma in Konosuba. The Action RPG (or MMORPG) elements that are thrown into the mix with this series does add the feeling of you playing a video game. (Danmachi kind of has the same flow in terms of these elements as well.) With Seiya’s over cautious persona and Rista’s well…aloof yet inner infatuation with him, the two of them are a rather interesting and entertaining duo to watch. I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up in the third season of Isekai Quartet (trust me, it’s gonna happen), but as far as this series goes, it’s one to definitely check out.

Well guys, that will do it for the first anime overview/review for 2020, and as always until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Guess Who’s Performing At Coachella 2020? (And Not Just The ‘Regulars’!)

2020 is FINALLY here!! With that comes our first post of the new year, and what juicy info do we stumble upon while surfing the interweebs? Our favorite Vocaloid is officially booked for the one…the only…Coachella. We’re not making this up! We found this out less than two hours ago on our social media page. It’s safe to say that any fan of Hatsune Miku is probably doing this at their computer or laptop:

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Whoohoo!!

Miku has come such a long way since her debut, and we’re so proud of where her newest adventures are taking her! As for us and what our new adventures will be for the new year, we’ll be starting a new weekly “A-B” posting format; with “Week A” being Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and “Week B” being Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Our first Week A posts will kick off Monday, January 6th with the theme being Isekai Week!

Also, next week we kick off our convention adventures with our backyard con known as Animore. While there we’ll be going live on Instagram throughout the con, so if you want to know what we’re up to or how the con is, check out our Instagram for all the behind-the-scenes action! Happy New Year to all of our fans, followers, and voice actors, and we hope to see you guys at all of the cons that we’ll be going to!

Until next post, stay gold! 😉

New York, New York! D&A’s Going To AnimeNYC 2020!

With 2020 around the corner, we thought about stepping a little bit out of our comfort zone in terms of expanding the physical presence of our brand. So we’re proud to announce that thanks to our fans (and you guys), D&A is officially going to NYC! We’ve had a lot of fans ask us if we were going to New York for AnimeNYC, and since we’ve never been to the Big Apple (yet), we thought – why not, right? So for our #YearFour journey, our first new convention will be AnimeNYC! Hope you’re ready for us Big Apple! 😉

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We’ll See You in 2020! 😉

It’s Been A Long Day (Year)…

Actually, it’s been a long year. It’s hard to believe that this is the final month of 2019, and in less than 30 days we’ll be looking at this year through the rear-view mirror. Has it been easy for us to get posts and content up on our blog on a consistent basis? Not at all. However, we’re holding our heads up high for the new year, as we’ll be stepping just a little bit out of our comfort zone. This includes new anime reviews on 2020 Winter/Spring titles, a new Discord channel, new music (which will actually be on its own blog/site but you can listen on our Sidebar Music Player), and new anime cons!

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Avidd Mindset Mindgames EP, coming early 2020!!

Looking back we feel that we’ve sort have come a long way since starting the blog back in the cold Winter of 2016. What was meant to be a page filled with convention cosplay photos has now turned into an interactive site where you can read anime, manga, and video game reviews, watch con videos, and (in early 2020) listen to music. In spite of the fact that our reach on the physical end is financially limited, we plan on pushing forward to deliver our best nerdy content that we two guys can possibly bring! With that in mind here are some candidates for our upcoming anime (and movie) reviews (so far):

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Welcome to the (Goddess) club, Rista!

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious

There’s been a lot of Isekai anime titles that have come out this year, so to kick off the new year we’ll be reviewing a new favorite (next to Konosuba) known as Cautious Hero! Ever wonder what its like to have freakishly high stats (HP, MP, ATK, DEF, SPD, etc.) but a special trait that causes you to be, well…overly cautious about everything? Seiya does!

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Gotta go fast! (And get tickets!)

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie (2020)

After the backlash Paramount suffered at the hands of the NOT-dead Sonic fanbase, they finally got the design that we all know and love from our childhood right where it should be! Once the movie officially comes out, you better believe there will be a review! 😉

We’re not sure what will be in store in terms of anime for the 2020 year, but based on what we’re seeing already (and what may be over the horizon), we’re in for quite a treat! Well, that’s all we’ve got on this post for now, but in the meantime we’ll do our best to have some filler post content up. (Of course if you wanna see what we’ve been doing behind the scenes, head to our Instagram page!)

Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉