The Top 5 Anime Titles With 100 Episodes Or More!

When it comes to being an anime fan, there are hundreds of titles that span a multitude of genres that will make us laugh, cry, rage quit, binge watch, get emotional, and more! About 95% of all anime titles are based of their manga counterparts, but nowadays there are titles that are staying 100% true to their source. Various animation studios from Japan are cranking out anime titles more often than ever, but depending on their budget as well as popularity, some titles have more episodes than others. These days we get a lot of anime titles that span between 13-26 episodes in total, but there are titles out there that have crossed the 100-episode threshold. Many of us who are a hardcore fans watch the series to the very end (all 100+ episodes), while some try to hang in there, but drop it after 80 or 90. So from us to you, here are our Top 5 anime titles with 100 or more episodes.

5. Fairy Tail

Natsu and the gang have been going strong for quite awhile now. In fact their episode count is not only over the 100-episode threshold, but its over the 200-episode threshold! Dedicated fans have stuck to this series all the way to the end of the road, and who knows how it’ll all end in the final season.

4. Naruto / Boruto’s Dad

Since 2002 we’ve been riding the orange ninja train all the way to the day he became Hokage – like last year! The first half of this action-packed series is well over 100 episodes (about 220 to be precise), and the second half is even longer than that. Naruto is definitely a series that will span over not just the ’90’s-kid’ generation, but the generations of younger anime fans that will come soon after.

3. Bleach

Around the same time that Naruto was making a name for itself, Bleach kept its fans engaged throughout the first several years that it was in North America. If you add the filler arcs along with the main story, this anime title is well above the 100-episode threshold. (We’re pretty sure its close to the 300-episode mark by now.) If you hung in there for that long, then you are definitely a true fan of the series.

2. Dragon Ball Z

There isn’t a ’90’s kid’ out there who doesn’t know what this title has done, for all of the anime titles that have come after it. Dragon Ball Z is a historic title for any kid born after 1989, who remembers both the Ocean/Saban dub as well as the FUNimation dub. It may not be as long as Fairy Tail or Naruto, but with over 100 episodes and a ton of movies this series has stood the test of time – and its not over yet!

1. One Piece

Yes, this title is still going. It’s been going for over 15 years with not just 100 episodes to its name, but we’re pretty sure that this title’s episode count has beaten Case Closed by at least 20 or 30 episodes by now. One Piece is loved by not just its fanbase, but a few famous names from outside of the anime medium entirely. (We’re not one to drop but we trust you know who they are.) You can still see the newest episodes of One Piece on FunimationNow.

These five titles are only just a handful of others that have crossed over the 100-episode threshold. Even though all of the current titles that are out now are less than 30 episodes, they’re still fun and exciting to watch no matter what genre you’re in to. When it comes to anime and how many episodes it has, the choice is yours at the end of the day if you want to watch it all the way through, or not. Different titles touch us in different ways.

That will do it for this filler post that we’ve got for you, but there’s plenty more where that came from. Stick around for more posts as well as updates for the remainder of this week as well as the next. Until then, stay golden! 😉

The 5 Anime Titles To Watch On Halloween!

Every year America dresses up for the one night where kids consume the most candy, and adults scare the pants off of those kids who consume the most candy. Halloween is seen by the majority of the U.S. as that one night of the year where various TV specials and attractions are alive, and kicking. The only difference between America and the anime community when it comes to Halloween, is the fact that everyone else dresses up once a year, whereas anime/cosplay fans dress up EVERY weekend! (*wink, wink*)

During Halloween you’ll find a lot of kids (and parents) out Trick-or-Treating and bouncing from door to door, asking for candy. If you’re an anime fan, then how you spend Halloween might be a little bit different. If you’re not one to go out and get a mouth full of cavities the next day, then we’ve got the next best thing; watching some Horror/Thriller anime titles! Nothing gets your blood pumping than seeing someone being decapitated who really deserved it, or watching a hilarious way to die in an anime title. Here’s five anime titles that you can check out and watch during Halloween.

5. Ghost Stories

This title has a funny story behind it. Originally Ghost Stories was supposed to be something of a classic case of kids seeing evil spirits and having to use exorcist methods to purify them, but the series did so bad in Japan that in order to break even sales-wise, FUNimation abridged the hell out of it. The dub for the series sounds like it was written by half of the staff behind the Scary Movie franchise – which is hilarious! If you’re looking for a title that will make you laugh your @#! off, then check out this anime title!

4. Shiki

Now onto a more serious title. Shiki deals with a particular monster that we all know far too well; the vampire. For those who are looking for some scary/psychotic moments as well as some blood and gore, Shiki just might be up your avenue. Even though this title didn’t really get the spotlight that it deserved, it’ll definitely keep you awake at night – and not in the way you’d hope.

3. Parasyte

Bugs already creep a number of us out, but having parasites in your body that actually talk to you, is something straight out of a sci-fi ‘B-movie’ horror flick. This title is actually recommended for those who like the type of anime where parasitic creatures come out of people’s bodies for whatever reason. so if this is more your thing, then bay all means check it out!

2. Tokyo Ghoul

Your Halloween is about to get a lot more scarier should you proceed in watching this anime title. A few years ago Tokyo Ghoul was a big hit in North America, and the fact that there’s a new season as well as a live-action film further backs up this claim. If you really want to turn up your ‘haunt’ this Halloween, then munch on the flesh of this ghoulishly horrific anime title that will make the blood of the faint curdle.

1. Hellsing Ultimate

The vampire is the most legendary of old school monsters, but for those who are familiar with the history of the first generation of vampire, the real OG who started it all was the godfather of nocturnal bloodsuckers. Alucard is the most powerful vampire in all of history (by far), and is the source of every child’s worst nightmares. Fighting an OG vampire is no easy task, and anyone who has tried doing so has either died horribly, or was turned into a vampire themselves. Nevertheless this title is for the vampire loves who want their vampires to be the cold-blooded killers they were meant to be.

And there you have it. Five titles that will get you into the spirit of Halloween, without having to leave the house. For a real Halloween challenge we dare you to watch these titles with the lights out, and by that we mean Shiki, Tokyo Ghoul, and Hellsing Ultimate. That will do it for this filler post, but there’s more to come later this week!

Stay tuned! 😉

The Top 5 Final Boss Battle OST’s!

For a large number of us who love anime, there’s also a large number of us who love video games. There have been moments where the anime and gaming community have merged into one, and that can be found in just about every anime convention you go to. While we’re on the subject of video games, for those of us who have played enough action/adventure platformers and RPGs, there’s always going to be a boss that you’ll have to fight upon reaching the end of a section of the game.

Some bosses can range in difficulty from minor to major, but the true test is going to be the very LAST boss in the game. When it comes to video game OST’s, the soundtrack of the final boss is supposed to be as epic as the battle itself! Here are our Top 5 Final Boss Battle OST’s…

5. Miracle Matter – Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

When you reach the final boss of this N64 game, you (as the hungry pink hero we all know and love) will come face to face with a powerful entity known as the Miracle Matter. Not only is the battle going to be epic, but its got an OST to match its own intensity! If that’s not exciting, then we don’t know what is.

4. Vs. Vegeta – Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans

This is the first ‘real’ RPG in the DBZ franchise, and by real we mean turn-based. After leveling up your Z-Warriors to a certain point, you’ll face the ruthless saiyan prince himself on an all-familiar battlefield. The Goku-Vegeta rivalry is one of the most legendary rivalries in the history of anime, and its got a nice OST to boot – even though its on the DS.

3. Bowletta – Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (3DS)

If you thought the final boss battle OST was epic back when this title was on the Game Boy Advance, then the reboot will bring back that nostalgia in the most epic way possible! With upgraded graphics and brand new features, everything about this title that was old, has become new again!

2. Boss/Final Boss Theme – Plok (SNES)

Even though this game didn’t exactly get the credit it deserved, the OST was on point during the time that it was being produced. Tim Follin of the Follin Brothers is the creative producer behind the entire OST of this game, and despite the fact that its underrated, the sound was ahead of its time.

1. Metal Madness – Sonic Heroes

You haven’t seen true despair (sit down, Monokuma) until you’ve heard it from the OST of this title in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Even though Metal Sonic is the last person we’d expect to be the game’s final boss, the music brought about how truly ruthless he could become – if he wasn’t trolling Sonic all the time due to Eggman’s influence. Nevertheless it did put players on the edge of their seats after collecting all seven chaos emeralds and staring that cold blue metallic body right in its face!

And that ends our Top 5 Final Boss Battle OST’s for this post! If we haven’t shared the news with you just yet, we FINALLY have our own Instagram page, as you can check out all of the cosplay pics that we’ve taken from Anime USA and other cons. Until next post, stay gold! 😉

The 5 Things You’ll (Almost) Always See At an Anime Convention!

Every year hundreds of thousands of anime fans flock to their local anime conventions either in their hometown, or a con that may be a few states away. From massive conventions like Anime Expo to smaller ones like Anime USA, there’s something for every fan of every age. The coolest things about going to anime conventions is that fact that you never know what might happen. Our experiences tell a story of various times that we’ve expected the unexpected, but that’s another post for another time. Here are 5 things that fans will almost always see at an anime convention, and of course…we’ve seen a portion of these things too!

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5. The Inflatable T-Rex Cosplayer

Stomping in at #5 on our list is the world-famous T-Rex cosplay! Since 2017 this dino has been roaming around various anime and video game conventions all over North America. (Heck, it even showed up at a college football game!) We don’t know what this means or why this is a thing, but one thing’s for sure, you can find this guy at a con near you! 😉

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4. Deadpool…lots, and lots of Deadpool!

Bring out the Chimichangas cuz’ where there’s a con, there’s your deadly neighborhood Deadpool! This motor-mouthed mercenary can be found at 95% of all super hero conventions and some anime cons. There are all kinds of variations of Deadpool; such as Miku Deadpool, Luffy Deadpool, Rapper Deadpool, and so many others.

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3. Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers

Just like Deadpool, you’ll find the emperor of the Dark Side roaming the halls of the convention (or hotel) with his faithful soldiers. Since the 70’s Star Wars has been one of the greatest sci-fi franchises of all time, and now younger generations get the chance to experience the hype as well. There’s never been a geek/nerd convention in North America, where Darth Vader and his minions just happen to drop in.

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2. A Giant Pikachu

Pokemon has been around for 20 years, so there’s no doubt that you might run into a giant Pikachu somewhere at the con. Depending where you live you might find yourself at the sight of a small army of giant Pikachus marching in a single file line. Nevertheless this yellow electro mouse has been somewhat of a mascot to an otherwise famous franchise, that has spanned nearly two-and-a-half generations of Pokemon fans.

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If that’s not Goku, then we don’t know what is!

1. Cosplay That’s Dead On!

Cosplay during anime and video game conventions is pretty much a given if you’re a fan of one or both. Fans go all-out when it comes to cons, as they pull out all the stops (both accurately and financially) to make their cosplay awesome. We’ve seen a lot of great cosplay from all of the cons that we’ve gone to, of course there’s also some that are dead on 100% (even down to the character’s mannerisms). To us cosplay fans are awesome, so if you ever wanted to cosplay for an anime convention but felt reluctant about it, go for it! 😉

Anime conventions have all kinds of excitement happening at every turn, which is one of the reason why they have become a cornerstone in the anime community. You get the chance to make all kinds of friends from all walks of life, and if that’s not something to get excited about, then we don’t know what is. On that note, that will do if for our filler post this evening, but stick around for more awesome posts coming up later this week!

Stay gold, my friends! 😉

Filler Post: D&A’s Top 5 Female Tsundere Anime Girls!

Anime titles accompany a large assortment of story plots, characters, and personalities. Fans of their favorite titles have characters that they like in particular for reasons that are hilarious, obvious, or both. When it comes to personalities in anime, there is one word that is thrown around like a Frisbee on a hot Summer day; Tsundere. In the anime world it is the most common personality trait found mostly in female characters than male ones.

They hate you then they love you, then they hit you before they hit on you. The most common place that you’ll find Tsundere girls are in rom-com or ecchi/harem titles with rom-com elements, but there are also a few action titles that you might also spot them in. With that in mind here are our Top 5 female tsundere anime girls that you love to hate to love! (We know, it’s confusing. >.<)

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Number 5: Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Magical Index)

Kicking off our Number 5 spot in Index’s Mikoto Misaka! She is the third-strongest in her class of psychic users (out of seven other people) and possesses Level 5 psychic skills. In spite of this she has a bit of a short temper and can be very prideful with insecurities to match that of a tomboy. On the flip side however she likes cute and childish things; like flower pajamas and various other cute things. If she’s ever mad, just give her anything that looks super cute to her and she’ll come down…for awhile.

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Number 4: Yui Kotegawa (To Love Ru)

Yui Kotegawa has the classic Tsundere trait tacked on with the responsibilities of being the hard-ass enforcer of her school’s Disciplinary Committee. She rules her school with an iron fist and doesn’t loosen up as easily as other girls who might share 1/10th of her personality, however after awhile Yui does tone down her demeanor for awhile – but remains on her guard a lot more than other girls in the series.

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Number 3: Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)

Old school anime fans are already familiar with this girl and the type of persona she carries. Aside from having somewhat powerful Whispered abilities, she does get annoyed with her partner Sousuke’s antics when they’re not on missions that involve saving the world from Terrorist Organizations. (Even to the point of hitting or chewing him out when she gets enraged.) Despite this the two eventually start to have feelings for one another, which will probably lead to more moments of Kaname hitting Sousuke whenever he gets on her nerves.

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Number 2: Asuka Sohryu (Evangalion)

This is another classic female character that old school anime fans all know. Many fans that know her know of her Tsundere nature, in which she lashes out on everyone around her except her only crush, Kaji – Misato’s Ex-boyfriend. There are some days where she seems so happy, and other days where she uses a coping mechanism that causes her to have an overly-aggressive persona, and keeps herself shelled up in a ‘box’ pushing others away; which is being called a “hedgehog’s dilemma”. (And we don’t mean the World’s Fastest!)

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Number 1: Taiga Aisaka (Toradora!)

Certain Tsundere girls aren’t too scared to let you know how they feel about you or other people; with the exception of getting to their soft side later on. With that in mind Taiga Aisaka happens to snap at others and cannot stomach the thought of having company around her, mainly due to her under-developed body and nickname ‘Palmtop Tiger’. She’s not afraid to be brutally honest if something or someone is bothering her, but as with every Tsundere girl in an anime series, there is someone in her life that manages to reach her soft side. That person being Ryuuji’s best friend, Yuusaku.

Eventually it is found out that both Taiga and Ryuuji are in love with each other’s best friend, so they team up with one another to help accomplish each other’s goals. So in spite of her short stature and short-tempered attitude (heh, short jokes) Taiga relies on Ryuuji for companionship as well as being taken care of by him.

When it comes to Tsundere characters, most of them have stories that can make us a bit sad due to what they’ve gone through; such as seeing their parents divorced or they had a traumatic experience from their childhood that still effects them in their adult life. You can probably say they’re just like bubblegum pieces; hard on the outside and soft on the inside. Nevertheless we love them as well as all the other ‘dere’ characters out there, and on that note, we’ll see you guys n’ gals on our next filler post!

Keep calm and blog on! 😉

Filler Post: D&A’s Top 5 Female Anime Girls Who Are Nerds!

Since the 80’s Nerds have been stereotyped as individuals who are at the bottom of the social ladder (with only the foreign exchange student as their best friend). They were bulled by jocks and various other knuckleheads, laughed at by girls, and were voted most likely to be nerdy for the rest of their lives. There was a time where it was hard to identify ourselves as anime fans, and contrary to popular belief, it was hard to find girls who were anime fans back in the days of old.

One of the coolest things about this medium is the fact that it’s becoming more diverse everyday. Many of us are big fans of a lot of male anime characters who are nerds, but what about the ones who are of the opposite sex? They said that we would never find girls who like anime and other nerdy stuff like the guys do, but go to any anime/gaming convention in the world, and you’ll squash that myth hands-down! Here are the Top 5 female anime characters who are just as nerdy as the guys.

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Number 5: Matsu (Sekirei)

Matsu is a Sekirei that Minato helped wing, and just so happens to be an expert hacker and a genius. One of the misconceptions about female geniuses is the fact that we think they can’t be sexy, or even be deemed attractive. We’re pretty sure girls like Matsu has put that myth to bed with her awesome technical skills as well as her nerdy beauty.

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Number 4: Chiaki Nanami (Danganronpa 3)

One of the biggest gaming nerds in Hope’s Peak Academy’s Class 77-B, just happens to be a girl. Chiaki Nanami is known as the Ultimate Gamer who brought her classmates together the only way she knew how; by playing video games. Who doesn’t want to be her best friend, right?

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Number 3: Renge Houshakuji (Ouran Host Club)

Being an otaku is one thing, but being an otaku who has a LOT of money is pure bliss. Although she may not look like it Renge is actually a bit of an otaku nerd; so much so that she flew from France to Japan to find a guy that looked like a character from one of her favorite games. If that’s not something a hardcore otaku would do, then we don’t know what is.

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Number 2: Hoturu Shidare (Dagashi Kashi)

Although she may not play a lot of video games, is super savvy with a computer, or even watches tons of anime, Hoturu is an otaku nerd of the food variety. (By food, we mean snacks or “dagashi” as they’re called.) She knows the name and birthplace of every snack from the east to west side of Tokyo; all the way down to its ingredients. That says a lot about a girl who knows snacks like otaku know anime…

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Number 1: Bulma Briefs (The Dragon Ball Franchise)

Our #1 pick is our very own blue haired scientist from West City, Bulma Briefs! Not only did she help create the dragon radar to help Goku and the others find the dragon balls, but her and her father are brilliant scientists who create awesome inventions. Aside from being an inventor, Bulma is an awesome wife to a certain saiyan prince we all know. Between being a mom and a scientist Bulma has her hands full, but one thing’s for sure, she’s always there to support Goku and his friends when they need it most.

So that will do it for our Top 5 filler post about female anime characters who are nerds. When it comes to the language of geekdom, there’s a geek boy for every otaku girl. Until next post guys n’ gals, keep being awesome and keep being nerdy! 🙂

Filler Post: D&A’s Top 5 “Easter Eggs” Found in Anime Titles!

Whether it’s the production studio’s intention or its just an inside joke to get a reaction from the fans, ‘Easter Eggs’ bring a little magic to the title that they make a cameo appearance in – especially in anime! No matter what title you’ve seen or when you’ve seen it, somewhere along the line you’ve spotted either an item, person, or accessory from another show in the show you’re currently watching. These easter eggs (or references) pay homage to the respective shows that they’re parodying, and some are more noticeable than others. With that here are our Top 5 easter eggs found in anime.

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Number 5: Assassination Classroom – Hidden Leaf Headband from Naruto

Have you ever watched so many Naruto episodes that something sentimental from it pops up in another show that you’ve started watching? Well if you’ve seen a particular episode of Assassination’s Classroom, you’ll find the item we’re talking about.

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Number 4: Baka & Test – A Certain Vocaloid We All Know Appears

Hatsune Miku is huge right now! So huge that she’s now popping up in other shows on the way to debut in her own. Check out this little scene from Baka & Test and you’ll see what we mean.

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Number 3: Cat Planet Cuties – Character Cameos From The Sacred Blacksmith

Both The Sacred Blacksmith and Cat Planet Cuties are made by the same studio (and possibly the same creator…possibly), so it’s no surprise that Luke and Cecily happen to be casually walking by during this episode.

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Number 2: Major Lazer – Is That Who We Think It Is?!

A long time ago (roughly about five years or so) There was a Saturday night animation block on FOX called FOX ADHD. It had shows like High School USA and The Lucas Bros. to name a few, but there’s one show on that block called Major Lazer (not the DJ/Producer trio). Who is that we spot with our keen otaku eyes? It’s some cast members from Kill La Kill!

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Number 1: Gintama – The Classic Dragon Ball Z Opening

This anime title has so many seasons, movies, specials, you name it! Of course you’ll also find a ton of references from other anime titles – especially DBZ! Here we see several cast members cosplaying as the Z Fighters that we all know and love. (This parody actually extends farther than we anticipated.)

So this post will do it for us as far as filler posts go, but there’s more to come next week on the blog! Until then; be nice to other fans, and continue making us a part of you! (In turn, we’ll do the very same!)