Throwback Thursday Returns To The 80’s with Mobile Police Patlabor!

After an 18-month hiatus one of our main segments is back by popular demand! Tonight we go back in time to the 80’s of the anime world; where the mecha genre (especially Gundam and Transformers) was all the rage. While America had MTV, arcade shops, and a movie where nerds finally got revenge on their bullies, a select few of us old school otaku were engaged in Japanimation – or at least knew about it. For the first time since its hiatus we welcome back Throwback Thursday to the blog, with its first 80’s anime title being Mobile Police Patlabor!

Japanimation in the 80’s!

Mobile Police Patlabor is a classic late 80’s shonen anime title created by the group known as Headgear; with members Masami Yuki, Mamoru Oshii, Kazukori Ito, Yutaka Izubuchi, and Akemi Takada. The franchise itself has its own anime and manga, as well as three movies and a few OVAs. Although its a shonen title this series is known for using mecha in its policing works and military, as well as industrial jobs such as construction.

Here’s the Non-Spoiler’s Overview: The story takes place between 1998-2002, where robots called Labors are employed in construction work. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police also have their own Labors that they use in order to combat crime, as well as rescue any Labors that happen to find themselves in any dire need of rescue. Noa Izumi is the main character of the series as he works in the second division of the Tokyo Police Special Vehicle Section, however the story arcs focus on the entire second division as a whole. The TV series has a different plot however; as division two combats a Schaft Enterprises Labor called the Type J9 Griffon.

The OVA has only seven episodes while the series has 47 in total. It’s even noted that this series was the inspiration behind the Hollywood blockbuster Pacific Rim, which is something that even we did know. (How about that? XP)

On that note that will do it for our first Throwback Thursday title of 2019, and it won’t be our last! Until next post guys and girls, stay nerdy! 😉

Happy 2-Year Anniversary D&A!!!!

Can you believe it?! It has actually been two whole years since this anime blog’s been launched! Back then D&A wasn’t even a blog, it was just a place where cosplayers could see their pictures that we took of them at conventions. Now we do more than just that, we do reviews, have trivia, produce original media content, and so much more! We just want to thank you guys for riding with us for two whole years, and for giving us so much love and support through it all!


To help us celebrate this awesome anniversary, we’ve brought back an old favorite of ours known as D&A Throwback Thursday! Our Title tonight is called Brain Powerd, a post-apocalyptic/military title where the main character Hime, discovers a disk plate belonging to a huge alien spacecraft named the “Orphan”. If you want to read the full review that we’ve posted, click here.

We’re getting close in figuring out the problem for our RSS Feed for FUNimation, so that you get the chance to see what they’re up to, as well as what new titles and releases they have in store for the 2018 year. On our end we’ll be re-modifying the album artwork and official logo of our DJ and Music Producer, Orlando Bassline (aka Donte’ Lewis of D&A). There’s more awesome things coming over the horizon for us, so we’re hoping that you can stick around for our five-year anniversary, and even our ten-year one! 🙂

Throwback Thursday: Life in the Fast Lane!

I guess it’s safe to say that many of us like to go fast like a certain blue hedgehog. Like just throwing all caution into the wind and just take off without even looking back. It may not seem like it to some people but life can pass you by before you even get the chance to blink, which is why we do everything we can to live it up to the fullest! Whenever WE think of the word ‘fast’ – we think race car drivers! Tonight is no exception for what we’ve got going on for you guys, so if you’re a fan of auto racing and sci-fi dramas, then you’re gonna love the classic 90’s anime title we’ve got right here! 😉


Tonight’s throwback title is a 90’s anime classic known as Future GPX Cyber Formula. The series tells the story of 14-year-old Hayato Kazami who somehow became a race car driver for the Sugo Team, due to the fact that the Asurada (a super intelligent AI machine) inside a race car known as the GSX, has locked in his data after trying to escape from a man named Smith. During his races in the Cyber GPX Hayato meets a lot of friends and rivals, all while doing everything he can to avoid Smith and his henchmen from trying to get the Asurada back. This is a great series for the hi-octane otaku who likes fast cars and super computers, so if you fit this description, then by all means check this classic anime series out on Youtube or any legal streaming site!

We’ve got more awesome filler posts and D&A segment action comin’ your way, as yet another fun and exciting weekend approaches us on this humid and juicy July. We’ll continue to keep you guys posted on what’s new and what’s coming up next right here on D&A Anime Blog! It’s a part of you!

Throwback Thursday: Slices of Life in the 70’s!

After working a long, hard, and hectic week, it’s nice to sit back and chill every once in awhile while watching/streaming some great anime titles on your PC or laptop. As for us at D&A Anime Blog, we’re glad to be back in some kind of order after the crazy work-related weekend we’ve had. Tonight we head back in time to the decade of the 70’s on this cloudy and dreary Thursday night, as we bring to you classic anime titles the way only we can! So pop open a bottle of Ramune and crack open that box of Pocky, as we take you back in time to the anime decade of the 1970’s…


If you’re looking for a classic slice-of-life anime title filled with drama and adventure, then Anne of Green Gables will be the title for you! The plot deals with a young and talkative orphan girl named Anne Shirley who is accidentally sent to Mr. and Miss Cuthbert. Although shocked at the fact that they originally wanted an orphan boy, Anne’s adopted parents took her in and gradually became a full-fledged member of the family after hearing her sad backstory. The series follows the adventures of Anne and her newfound family as she discovers what its like to have one. You can watch/stream this title on Youtube, FUNimation, Crunchyroll, or any place that has legal permission to stream this classic title.

We have some exciting upcoming news regarding our two fanfiction titles! The first two chapters of the fanfic “Danganronpa Roulette” will be posted on August 21, 2017. From there we will post a brand new chapter every Monday and Thursday night after that date. The first two chapters of our other fanfic “Junko: The Ultimate Mastermind” will be posted December 10, 2017. New chapters will be posted every Friday night each week afterwards. There are only two more stops remaining on our 2017 D&A Anime Tour, so be sure to check out the events block of our Facebook page to see which cons we’ll be heading to.

That’ll do for now. Tomorrow is Friday which brings us the return of D&A Friday’s after somewhat of a short hiatus. Slash Saturday may not bring any samurai anime titles to the forefront for awhile, but that doesn’t mean our samurai warriors won’t get inducted into the Samurai Hall of Fame! All this and Ani-Sunday too next time on D&A Anime Blog! It’s a part of you! 😉

Sailor Moon: A Game-Changer in the Magical Girl Movement!

Here we are on this lovely Throwback Thursday night as we bring you some classics from some of the most pioneering decades of anime history. If you’re a 90’s kid, be it male or female, then you’re probably fully aware that there has been a movement made in the magical girl scene. Every single magical girl anime title that came after the 90’s decade was inspired by this title in particular. It’s been over 20 years since many of us have seen this well-known and well-famous magical girl title, and we’re pretty sure you know exactly what we’re talking about!

Sailor Moon is the pioneering anime title that has changed the magical girl game since 1992. It has five original seasons, 200 episodes, a few movies (including a live-action), and a re-dub known as Sailor Moon Crystal. The english-dubbed theme song has been sung and heard over hundreds of times, and has even been heard during anime convention rave parties through DJ sets. The story of course is about Usagi, a middle-school girl who is given a magical brooch from a cat named Luna, who then uses it to transform into the earth-saving warrior we know as Sailor Moon.


She and Luna then round up some Sailor Soldiers (who we know as the Sailor Scouts) to help her track down the whereabouts of their princess, as well as the Silver Crystal. As we’ve said before, Sailor Moon is a game-changing anime series that has redefined what it meant to be a magical girl. Present day shows like Madoka Magica and Panty and Stocking have used the magical girl elements as if they were paying homage to Sailor Moon. (Does the art-shift transformation sequence of PSG that we all know and love ring a bell?) If you wanna know who the original magical girl troop is, then this classic title is the answer that you’ve been looking for!

The weekend returns with D&A Friday’s, Slash Saturday, and our newest addition to D&A, Ani-Sunday! We’ll keep you abreast of what’s new for the blog as well as what stops we’ll be making on our 2018 tour. All that and then some coming up on D&A Anime Blog! It’s a part of you! 😉