Filler Post: D&A’s Top 5 Most Memorable Lines From Anime!

There comes a time in an anime fan’s life where they look back on the days when they were just starting to get into the medium. For many of us our first title was either Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, or Gundam (plus Yu-Yu Hakasho). Although we’re living in an age of newer, younger anime fans a percentage of us remember some of the most memorable lines in anime – in fact hardcore fans recite those said lines in their sleep. One of the coolest things about being an anime fan today, is the fact that you’ve been blessed with the ability to reminisce one some of your favorite lines from when you were a young lad, or lady. On that note, here are our Top 5 most memorable lines from anime…

Number 5: “It’s Over 9000!!!!!” (Dragon Ball Z)

Now you know we had to pull this one up! One of the most legendary lines in the Dragon Ball Z franchise, was actually a mistake that was made during the dub, that is now on every T-shirt, and said at every convention! In the manga and original sub, Vegeta states to Nappa that Goku’s power level is over 8000. Although we know that now, we can’t help but to reminisce about the mistake that made this show legendary!

Number 4: “Who The Hell Do You Think I Am?!” Gurren Lagann

This line will make any Tengen Toppa fan go nuts! If you saw the series then you already know the man (and the VA) behind this infamous line. You’ll know if your a hardcore fan of the show if you ever said this line right before a fight, before doing a cannonball, or (if your over 18) before making love. (The last part is optional…don’t look at us like that, you know you were thinking about saying it!)

Number 3: “Simply One Hell Of A Butler” (Black Butler)

If you’re a fan of anime and J. Michael Tatum, then we’re pretty sure you’ve heard this line quite a few times in the Black Butler series. Sebastian Michaelis to our recollection, is a fan favorite among a lot of female anime fans. If you don’t believe us ask J. Michael himself! After all, he’s ‘One Hell of an Actor’ to play ‘One Hell of a Butler’! 😉

Number 2: “One Thousand Years of Death!!” (Naruto)

Not only was this a memorable line from part one of the Naruto series, it was also one of the most funniest scenes from the show. The last thing you’d want is to suffer the wrath of the Hidden Leaf’s Secret Finger Jutsu, from everyone’s favorite Team 7 sensei (and Sixth Hokage), Kakashi. (Guess ol’ Naruto had to learn the hard way! XP)

And Number 1: “Team Rocket’s Motto/Intro” (Pokemon)

For the last 20 years this line has gone through many different changes, but the meaning behind it is still the same. Team Rocket’s Jessie, James, and Meowth will always be the original trio behind their blunders in capturing Pikachu, as they have quoted their famous motto in every. Single. Episode! Sure, times may be different now, and their looks may have changed over the last two decades, but one things for sure, old school Pokemon fans remember this motto almost as much as they’ve memorized the entire first opening theme song! (For the love of God don’t make us sing it! Please!)

That will do it on our end. Do you have any memorable moments from way back when you first started watching anime? Don’t be afraid to let us know in the comments below! Until next post, stay golden my friends! 🙂

Filler Post: D&A’s Top 5 Most Overpowered Anime Characters!

Whether it’s speed, physical strength, intellect, or supernatural powers, any anime fan knows that when it comes to this awesome medium, there’s bound to be a “Mary Sue” or “Marty Stu” somewhere in the making. We as humans try to perfect ourselves in some aspect of our everyday lives, but unless you’re the man who can walk on water (and no, we’re not talking about Naruto or any ninja from the series), you’re far from perfection. (Apparently Cell didn’t get the memo.)

As for the world of anime, the rules and restrictions behind perfection don’t apply here. And with that we take you on another Top 5 journey with us to discover the five most overpowered anime characters that many of you know, and love.

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Number 5: Orochimaru (Naruto)

Number five takes us to this slippery snake of the Hidden Sound Village. As one of the legendary Sannin as well as a former Akatsuki member, Orochimaru has a ton of jutsu up his sleeve; even the one that brings people back from the dead. He was defeated in the Shippuden era by Sasuke, only to come back 20+ volumes (or 200+ Shippuden episodes) later in rare form. We’re not saying that he’s a god, we’re just saying that up to everything that’s happened so far (leading up to Boruto), he’s “seemingly” impossible to kill.

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Number 4: Alucard (Hellsing Ultimate)

No one is more overpowered than the king of the vampires himself! Many of us know the story behind Vlad the Impaler, and what happened afterwards that turned him into the most powerful OG vampire to ever walk this earth. His body count is over a million, which backs up the fact that he can’t die by silver bullets, or decapitation, or any human form of torture. This is one hell of a vampire you don’t wanna mess with!

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Number 3: Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

As an ace manipulator and tactician, it’s easy for Lelouch to gain the upper hand on his opponents with ease. He’s overpowered on an intellectual level; combine that with his mind-control abilities and he’s pretty much unbeatable…to a certain degree.

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Number 2: Goku (Dragon Ball – Dragon Ball Super)

The saiyan from earth is pretty much the most powerful character in the series. Why? Well, he’s the main character! From Vegeta to Beerus Goku has gone toe-to-toe with them all, and no matter how many times he dies he always finds a way to come back. We can see why Vegeta wants to keep up with Kakarot all the time, because every time he thinks he has him, Goku just ascends to a whole new level of power.

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Number 1: Saitama (One Punch Man)

You can’t get more overpowered than this. Saitama doesn’t look like the kind of hero you’d want saving your town, but he can knock the hell out of a three-story gorilla-ant monster with (you guessed it) one punch. He may be bald and slender, but when it comes to knocking people out, he’s an ace professional!

That’s it on our end of the posting bargain. We’re pretty sure you’ve got some top picks for your most overpowered anime characters list. We’ve got more posts and more fun coming right at cha; as we continue with Part 2 of our March anime convention list and a few other things! As always we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your support, and continue to make us a part of you! 🙂

Filler Post: D&A’s Top 5 Anime Characters with Fire Powers!

If you’ve seen enough anime titles within the last 20 years (depending on what age you are), then you may have noticed that a large fraction of them have special powers. For the Z Fighters of Dragon Ball Z it’s the concept of Ki energy, for Blue Exorcist it may be strong magical powers and abilities. Many of us wish we could have access to those powers in our everyday lives, but with great power comes great responsibility. (And some of us aren’t 100% aware of the kind of responsibility comes with great power.)

Out of all the special abilities we as fans wish we could have or use, Fire seems to be one of the most common of said abilities. There are many characters out there in the anime universe that use fire, but these five in particular are favorites among the anime community (as well as on this post). So here is our Top 5 anime characters who know how to turn up the heat!

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Number 5: Sailor Mars

To celebrate International Women’s Day we kick off this filler post with our fifth pick, Sailor Mars. If you remember watching Sailor Moon back in the 90’s, then you already know that Sailor Mars is one of the original Sailor Scouts. Mars uses talismans that conjure up fire blasts in order to damage her enemies, just as long as her enemy isn’t water-based. Although she has a lot of fire power, we just hope she has a cool temper.

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Number 4: Shana

A powerful Flame Haze from the Crimson Realm. She carries a katana that allows her to use her fire powers as a Flame Haze. She has the power to wield flames, is an ace swordswoman, and is well known throughout the realm as “The Great One”. She may be cute and moe, but don’t let that fool you. After all she is a Flame Haze.

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Number 3: Roy Mustang

Ah, yes. The legendary flame alchemist of FMA as well as Brotherhood. With just a snap of his finger (like a lighter) he’ll set anything and anyone ablaze that he doesn’t like. This handsome devil does have some charm to him, and by the way ladies, he’s also a dog lover too! 🙂

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Number 2: Hiei

Any Yu Yu Hakasho fans in the house? Guess what, your favorite just made it as number two on our Top 5 list! Hiei is one of the four main characters in the series, and is a fire-apparition as well as an S-Class Demon. He has incredible fire and ice resistance thanks to his nature of being a fire demon, which also means that weaker fire-based attacks won’t do any damage to him whatsoever. Aside from his fire abilities Hiei is quite durable in battle, and is also a master swordsman.

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Number 1: Natsu Dragneel

No one is more on fire than this guy! Natsu Dragneel is a member of the Fairy Tail Guild who possesses Fire Dragon Slayer Magic, and has powerful abilities that allow him to use the full extent of his magic. His signature move Fire Dragon’s Roar is his go to move when it battle, followed by various other fire magic attacks each more powerful than the last. Natsu also has a rather athletic build (much like his VO), which may be the reason why the majority of his fanbase is female. Other then that, Natsu is one hot dude! (No pun intended! XP)

Who’s your favorite flame-throwing anime characters in your Top 5? Feel free to comment in our comment section below, or you can let us know on our Twitter page! Until then, stay golden anime fans! 🙂

Filler Post: D&A’s Top 5 Underrated (Overshadowed) Anime Characters!

You’ve studied for weeks. You trained for months. You’ve be working hard on perfecting your skills in what you can do. Where are we going with this you ask? Well, we’re chipping at the fact that there are some great anime characters out there, who for some reason, get overshadowed or downplayed by their more popular co-stars or counterparts. If you’re an anime fan, then you’ve probably seen or noticed that one character who’s done something awesome, but is either “never heard from” again, or has their screen time cut short. In this filler post that we’ve got for you, we’re highlighting five underrated (or overshadowed) anime characters that we wish got more love.

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5. Rock Lee (Naruto)

Hey look, it’s Bushy Brow! Yep, this ninja in a green jumpsuit doesn’t use Ninjutsu or Genjutsu, instead he sticks to the old school way; kung-fu fighting Taijutsu! The original martial artist has tussled with villains stronger than him using nothing but Taijutsu, making him one of the original kung-fu bad boys of Naruto – next to the late Bruce Lee.

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4. Kami (Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z)

Now this guy is the reason why the dragon balls even exist! Contrary to popular belief this Namekian is the true reason behind Goku’s adventures. Kami is the overseer of the Earth who once lost his faith in humanity due to their evil deeds and greediness. Then he met and earthling named Goku (back when he was a kid, of course) and his faith in humanity was restored. Let’s remember that without Kami, the dragon balls do NOT exist!

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3. Shizuku Kurogane (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)

The younger sister of Ikki Kurogane who loved him more than his own father, in fact it was a incest love that most of us would find rather creepy and disturbing. Despite this she is actually quite a skilled knight with the power of water and ice by her side. Her device is called Yoishigure, a short sword that she wields in a reverse grip style during battle. We’re not saying she 100% overshadowed in the series, but should there be a second season, her underrated status may become null and void…hopefully.

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2. Alphonse Elric (FMA, FMA: Brotherhood)

The younger Elric brother who plays ‘sidekick’ to his older sibling. When it comes to alchemy, Alphonse is just as skilled and powerful as his brother Edward Elric. Even though he lost his entire body trying to help Ed bring their mother back to life, Al is able to hold his own in battle against his and his brother’s villains.

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1. Yajirobe (Dragon Ball Z)

He may not be nowhere near as powerful as the rest of the Z squad, but if it wasn’t for this fluffy ronin, Goku would’ve been dead – again! Yajirobe was the one who cut off Vegeta’s tail during the time he was a Great Ape, which caused him to return back to his normal state. Believe it or not, had Yajirobe not come in when he did during the Saiyan Invasion Arc, the Z warriors wouldn’t have stood a chance against Frieza. There wouldn’t be a Super Saiyan Goku, and the rest of the story arcs afterwards would’ve been completely rearranged, and not in the way we would’ve hoped. So for that, we thank you! 🙂

That’ll do it for our filler post for today, but stick around for more coming up right here on the blog!

Filler Post: D&A’s Top 5 Anime Rivalries!

When you were growing up going to school was like a 9-5 job; except you don’t get paid and your fellow employees are no older or younger than you. To many of us going through Pre-K and Kindergarten was a walk in the park, but as you made that trek through the public school grade system (1st-12th Grade), things got pretty interesting. You made friends, you unintentionally made enemies, and then somewhere along the line (probably in P.E. or anything that resembled a competitive sport), you made rivals.

A rival is an individual who competes with another individual to try and outdue, outsmart, and even outlast each other in a competitive sport or activity. (This is OUR definition of what a rival to us is.) A rival can be someone who possesses similar skills or can perform any task, mission, or assignment at a much better pace than another individual who can do exactly the same. We’ve all had that one kid in our class who thought he was better than the whole class, but in actuality, he/she wanted to be better than you or I. So while we’re on this particular topic, let’s look at our Top 5 rivalries in the world of anime. Which one will be number one?

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Anime Rivalry No. 5: Ash vs. Gary (Pokemon)

If you’re a 90’s kid, then this is one of the classic rivalries that you have ever come to know! The Ketchum-Oak rivalry will go down as one of the first great rivalries in the Pokemon franchise. From Red & Blue to Sun & Moon, this is one rivalry that will stand the test of time. (The two of them are probably best frienemies by now.)

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Anime Rivalry No. 4: Panty & Stocking vs. Scanty & Kneesocks (PSG)

There were many rivalries between the late 90’s and early 2000’s, but around 2010 we were introduced to one of the most craziest, raunchiest, and most hilarious anime titles ever created! (And yet we still wait on a second season…ugh!) The rivalry between the Anarchy Sisters and Demon Sisters is more like the battle between freedom and dictatorship, or in simpler terms; doing what you wanna do, and doing what needs to be done. Even though they’re fallen angels, Panty and Stocking always seem to have Scanty and Kneesocks’ number whenever they both battle it out!

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Anime Rivalry No. 3: Izuku Midoriya vs. Katsuki Bakugo (My Hero Academia)

MHA fans are quite familiar with this one. After discovering that Izuku got his Quirk from All Might, Katsuki challenges him to a battle at Ground Beta, the place they once battled at before. Both Izuku and Katsuki looked up to and admired All Might, but the real reason behind why Katsuki hated Izuku, was because of his growth. The intensity of this rivalry is one of the reasons why it is number three on our Top 5 list!

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Anime Rivalry No. 2: Naruto vs. Sasuke (Naruto & Naruto Shippuden)

Whether you’re an old school Naruto fan, or if you’re just seeing it for the very first time, this rivalry (like another one we all know) is one of the legendary ones of this series. Much like the Izuku-Katsuki rivalry, the Naruto-Sasuke one goes back as far as when they were kids. Sasuke was the cool guy who excelled at every test that was thrown at him, while Naruto struggled to pass even just one test. However, Naruto’s growth throughout the series pitted him against enemies and foes that Sasuke had a hard time fighting against, and if that don’t stick a kunai in your back, what will?

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Anime Rivalry No. 1: Goku vs. Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)

Ah, yes. The Greatest Rivalry Of All Time (GROAT)! Goku and Vegeta are both Saiyans, Super Saiyans, and Super Saiyan Blue (SSGSS), but their rivalry can be traced back to the first season of the Z series. Vegeta is the Prince of all Saiyans, so you’d think that he would be the one to achieve the level of a Super Saiyan, right? Well we all know the ending to that story; Goku ended up going Super Saiyan after Krillin’s death at the hands of Frieza, and Vegeta died as a result of calling Frieza’s bluff as him becoming a Super Saiyan. Even during Dragon Ball Super, Vegeta still wanted to make sure that no matter how high Goku’s power level would become, that he would be right there with him.

Well, that will do it for our Top 5 rivalries found in anime! There’s more filler posts and excitement to come next time on D&A Anime Blog! Where anime is a part of you! 😉

Filler Posts: D&A’s Top 5 AniMales of 2017!!

Although we’re only 43 hours into 2018, we can’t help but do a little recap of what 2017 was like in the world of anime. There are some great titles and awesome characters that have graced our streaming presence through our FUNimationNow and Crunchyroll apps, of course for our female anime fans and fangirls, we’ve got a Top 5 list for you that is highlighting some of the most popular male characters found in anime (old, current, and renewed). These Animales range from ones striving towards a goal, to others who are rebelling against a corrupt force (like the government or an empire). did your favorite Animale make it into our Top 5 list?

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AniMale Number 5: Eren Jeager (Attack On Titan)

If you’re not aware of this yet, Attack On Titan has now been confirmed for a third season! Throughout the AOT franchise Eren Jeager has been doing whatever it takes to destroy the titans that killed his mom, while at the same time proving to his superiors what he’s able to accomplish while on this deadly war path.

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AniMale Number 4: Edward Elric (FMA/FMA: Brotherhood)

FMA will continue to be a all-time classic to this very day; in fact if your heading to any anime conventions this weekend, don’t be surprised if you run into the well-known older brother of Alphonse Elric. He’s pretty popular among anime fangirls, but whatever you do, don’t call him the S-word. >.<

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AniMale Number 3: Yuuri Katsuki (Yuri On ICE!!!)

Ah, yes one of the popular anime hits of the Summer before last. The anime title’s theme song is one of the most recognizably popular songs ever heard; even the title’s opening sequence is awesome! Good ol’ Yuuri here has become a female fan favorite among tweens, teens, and millennials alike, so if you haven’t seen the show yet, watch it!

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AniMale Number 2: Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

Alright ladies, we’re pretty sure that this face is both familiar and pleasing to many of you. That’s right, it is indeed the face of Lelouch Lamperouge of the Rebellion. Be careful if you happen to look into his eyes – or rather eye, as you may find yourself under his spell and control quite easily. (If you’re cool with that, that is.)

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AniMales Tied For Number 1: Sebastian Michaelis & Alucard (Hellsing Ultimate & Black Butler)

These two are tied for the #1 spot for one reason only; they’re both badass! Sebastian is a demon butler who is a master at being a butler, while also being a killer at the same time. The same can be said about Alucard; who is the ultimate vampire. Believe us when we say that it was hard trying to pick our Number 1, so we tied them for the top spot in our Top 5.

Well, that should do it for us on this bone-chilling Tuesday night. We’ve got more fun and excitement coming your way for the new year, next time on D&A Anime Blog! 🙂

D&A’s Top 5 Most Popular Anime Openings!!

If you’re an avid anime fan, then we’re pretty sure that you’ve got a few favorite songs or tracks from your favorite titles. One of the best elements that makes an anime series a sure fire hit, is it’s music. We find ourselves singing the theme songs to our favorite titles in Japanese more often than people might think, and if you’re a hardcore anime fan, then you know the Japanese lyrics to your favorite titles by heart. Since the 2000’s anime has been spreading like wildfire, and it’s music has touched the hearts of any and everyone who is a fan (old school and new school). On behalf of us here at D&A Anime Blog, here’s our Top 5 most popular anime openings!

Number 5 – Again (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

We all loved the original FMA series as well as its opening title song, but Brotherhood took everything that was awesome about the original (while making it true to the manga), and made it epic! There will never be an anime convention where you won’t see an Edward or Alphonse Elric cosplay, and not start singing this song in your head.

Number 4 – History Maker (Yuri!!! on Ice)

This year’s hit series has made the sport of ice skating into quite a beautiful art form – not that it already isn’t by any standards. If you love the series then you also love the opening title, in fact if you were to head to youtube right now, there’s now doubt that you’ll find a playlist somewhere filled with videos of fans singing this song.

Number 3 – The Hero!! (One Punch Man)

Max as Saitama? Yasss, queen! The most powerful anime superhero deserves an epic title song as an anime opening, right? Well consider that job, done!

Number 2 – Resonance (Soul Eater)

Whenever T.M. Revolution comes into town, this is the most requested song out of all of his tracks. Why, because it’s used for an awesome anime title! (At least to us it is, and to many of you guys too.) You know an anime opening title song is popular when there are (approximately) hundreds of videos filled with remixes, fan versions, and acoustic guitar edits.

And Number 1 – Rock the Dragon (Dragon Ball Z)

You already know what this is! This is the most epic title song that has ever been produced in the history of anime openings! If you’re an old school fan, then you already know. If you’re new to the game, then you’re in for a treat! It’s only fitting that one of the most popular pioneering anime titles has the most nostalgic song that has ever been created.

So that wraps up our Top 5 for tonight. We’re pretty sure that there are some more anime opening songs that you guys go head over heels for (Ouran anyone?), so never stop listening and loving your favorite tunes from your favorite shows! 🙂