A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis: Something New For November!

Whats good, anime fam! This one’s pretty much a check-in post to let you know what I’ll be doing mostly on the blog; among other things. If you’re just jumping on for the very first time, I wanna say welcome to D&A Anime Blog and hopefully you’ll have an awesome time! For those who’ve been with us since day one, I wanna say thanks for being awesome. The last 21 months have been a roller-coaster for pretty much all of us; as we make the best out of whatever you call ‘normal’ around these parts. (There’s still a lot of work to do, but I’ve got faith we’ll get there!)

In the meantime, for the month of November (aside from it being my birthday month) I wanted to try something a little different for a change – something new! I’m not quite sure how it’ll turn out but I’m gonna give it a shot, and if it turns out great, then I’ll make it a regular thing. If not, then it’ll be a one-time thing. This thing I’m gonna try is “Poetic Rants Through Comedic Circumstance”. Basically I poke fun at comedic circumstances that happen in anime (mostly Ecchi and Harem, but other genres too) with poetry and ranting. Rants are kinda 50-50 depending on what the subject matter is, but instead of me ripping on a show or genre of anime I’m not a big fan of, I take the comedic approach and turn that negative rant into a melting pot of laughter.

I feel like these days America might have lost its sense of humor in some way or form (but if I’m wrong feel free to let me know). Sure, there have been a lot of things that we’ve tolerated (especially in the media) a few decades ago, but now we gotta think twice about what we say or run the risk of getting ‘cancelled’. I hear the word ‘Cancel Culture’ being thrown around like rice at a wedding, but because its such a ‘hot button’ word considering the social climate that we live in, I usually stay away from it. I’ll say this; when you cancel something, you leave it alone. You don’t talk about it, you don’t think about it, you don’t even tweet about it. It’s dead to you. It no longer exists to you. You don’t watch it on TV or hear it on the radio. To me, that’s what cancelling something is.

Accountability and Responsibility Culture is what we really should be doing more of. There’s a lot of people out there who need to ‘Man Up’ or ‘Woman Up’ to what they’ve done to the people or person that they’ve done it to; directly or indirectly. It’s virtually IMPOSSIBLE to please everybody; cuz’ not matter what you do, there’s always gonna be one or two knuckleheads who are gonna talk crap about you. Don’t give em’ a second thought, just keep it movin’! I would go into this a little bit more, but I’ll save it for one of my ‘vent posts’.

Anyway, that’ll do it for me and my semi-rant about where we are socially. Catch ya’ll next post!

Next Week!! A Founder’s Review with D.J. Lewis: Fena: Pirate Princess!

Remember when you were a kid and your teacher asked you what you wanted to be when you grow up. Well, when I was a kid I wanted to be either a samurai, or a pirate. Sadly those dreams didn’t come true, but I do get the chance to experience what it would look like if there was a such thing as Samurai Pirates! Every once in a while an anime title comes around that is a ‘breath of fresh air’ to the eyes and ears of those looking for something new, and mixes things up in terms of what’s been released as of late. Although we’ve reviewed various anime titles from the past under the name Anime REvisited, I thought it was time to shake things up and put a new spin on this segment! So starting next week, Yours Truly; Donte’ “D.J.” Lewis of D&A Anime Blog presents my first new anime series review segment known as “A Founder’s Review with D.J. Lewis”! It all kicks off with Fena: Pirate Princess as I give you an episode-by-episode review of the original series by Adult Swim and Crunchyroll. Until next week, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Fena: Pirate Princess

D&A Studios Recap Post! (10/12/21)

What’s good, anime fam! It’s time for another recap post of all of the Nerdz of the Decade and D&A Studios videos that we’ve done this past week. As always we’re dropping new podcast episodes and product/anime reviews every single week, so be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel so you can stay up-to-date on the latest n’ greatest of all things otaku! That’s it for now, but there’s more content comin’ later! 😉

A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis (10/05/21)!

Hey guys! The last 20 months have been in may ways stressful, hopeful, mentally exhausting, and optimistic all at the same time. Despite all of that I’m actually grateful for all of the awesome people that I’ve meet in the five years that I’ve been a part of D&A Anime Blog. Now that we’re in the fourth quarter of 2021 and my 32nd birthday is next month, I have the strangest combination of anxiety and optimism. Anxiety; due to the fact that while I may have achieved some of my short-term goals, there are still a few long-term ones that I haven’t gotten around to doing just yet. If there’s one thing the pandemic has done, its help me to acknowledge the fact that there have been moments when I feel like my mental health has ebbed a lil’ bit – even though I don’t show it.

Not only that but about 10 years after graduating from college, I’ve been dealing with mild swings of depression; thankfully not to the point where I need meds. In a way having the blog as well as being a music producer and a DJ has helped me cope with those bouts of depression; in fact if I can take it one step further, being an anime fan and going to anime conventions has also helped me cope with it. I wasn’t intending for this to be a semi-serious post, but I felt like this was just something I wanted to get off my chest. Rest assured that even though I’m coping, I’m super grateful for all of the awesome people that have crossed my path over the years; including my friend of 19 years as well as you guys, the fans!

I know it kinda sounds like I’m leaving the blog or something due to how this post sounds, but don’t fret, it’s not the case. It just means that instead of posting something nearly everyday (which in recent months has given me writer’s block combined with anxiety of trying to think of what to write), I’ll be posting awesome content for you guys to read every other day; three days a week tops. Some weeks it’ll be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; other weeks it’s Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. With the way the last year and nine months has been, I know I’m not the only one feeling this way; nor am I alone.

Sure, there have been some days where I’m on top of the world, and others where I’ve asked myself “What am I even doing with my life?”. All n’ all, talking and blogging about your feelings does help, plus you get to share it with other people who are in the same boat as you.

Until next post, look out for one another! 😉

D&A Studios Recap Time!!

Sup’ nerds n’ nerdettes! It’s high time for another D&A Studios recap featuring some of our most recent Nerdz of the Decade podcast episodes, and D&A Studios reviews/discussions. Just last Wednesday we had our first ever guest on our podcast, and he’s someone you guys know quite well. On our podcast we had the one and only josh Martin; aka Majin Buu himself! We got the full episode down below if you wanna check it out, plus some other content that we did last week.

D&A Spotlight: My Neck – An Indie Anime-Inspired Live-Action TV Series!

Hey guys, long time no post! When it comes to our fans we appreciate the love and support that you’ve shown us over the years, and now we get the chance to return the favor. There’s a brand new series by the indie film company known as Real Life Glitch Entertainment, and we’re honored and proud to promote and present their newest series that’s out now on Amazon Prime! My Neck is a brand new live-action anime-inspired series that pulls from every anime troupe that you can imagine; with an original plot, comedy, and heart-felt moments. It’s set in a world where the martial art of ‘Necking’ is now common place, and  ‘Neckists’ battle one another to slap the backs of their opponent’s necks for pride and honor. Check out the trailer and intro below!

Independent projects are awesome, and we’re sure you guys will think so too! So if you like the trailer and the intro, be sure to check these guys out and spread the word. You can find My Neck on Amazon Prime as it is currently out now.

That will do it for us for this post, but there’s more content to come! 😉

Anime REvisited: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride – Samurai Girls S2 Episode 8!

Hey, it’s time for another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick that you already know as, Samurai Bride! With less than a week before the battle against the Dark Samurai happens, Muneakira and the others come up against a new threat…

Sometime during the night Sanada and Matabei we’re returning from the secret area where the beach episode from season one took place, where they got some books on how to become a Samurai Bride. It seemed like a nice quite walk home until a dark spirit appeared out of nowhere and grabbed Sanada asking for something called the Chingo Stone (whatever that is). Its Ki was very different from the Dark Samurai’s, and speaking of which Inshun appeared and took away the power of the shadowy beast; telling it that she just wants to be normal.

Once they got back to the dojo Sanada gave the others the rundown of what happened, as Muneakira and Sen heard reports about people not being able to move upon coming into contact with this creature. Around that same token Jubei decided to do a little training of her own in order to prepare herself for the arrival of the Dark Samurai. She along with Sasuke (again, not the one you’re thinking of) went to the waterfall to do some more Ki training, until Sasuke noticed that several crows have been following her; causing her to dash off in hopes of eluding them. Jubei went after her only to run into Inshun, who can’t seem to remember her name but remembers her face.

Midway throughout the episode Jubei takes Inshun on a bit of a fun adventure where they do various activities along with Sasuke. By sunset Inshun tells Jubei that they will be fighting one another soon, but Jubei assures that even though she’s aware of it, she hopes that afterwards the two of them can become friends. Jubei bids Inshun farewell as she looks at the little fortune tag that says “Good Relationship”. Back at the dojo Muneakira and the others break off into groups of two in order to defeat the dark shadow spirit that’s still lurking around the academy. Sen was the first to spot it as she tried to take the creature on by herself, but Hanzo rushed to her aid after discovering that Sen couldn’t do it alone. Suddenly just like last time Inshun appeared and took the creature’s Ki away, but from the way things looked…it appeared that the true culprit behind the mysterious shadow creature was actually her. This is pretty much a “To Be Continued” moment as this won’t be the last time we see Inshun before the final battle.

That will do it for number eight, but there is more content to come! 😉

Anime REvisited: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride – Samurai Girls S2 Episode 7!

So we have arrived at another episode review of our Anime REvisited pick; Samurai Bride! The real Jubei Yagyu is back, but there’s a problem. To make matters worse, Musashi’s getting a lil’ antsy about waiting until the one-month deadline. Wanna know what happens? We’re gonna tell ya!

Kaeji throws a party to try and get Jubei to relax her Ki (at least that was her intent) but that method only annoys her as she makes her way out to the courtyard to be alone. Afterwards she tells Muneakira, Sanada, and Sen to check out the video feed from her video camera; which explains that subconsciously they were using their Ki the whole time – just in smaller increments. With this slice of info Kaeji thought it was time for some more Ki training in order to help Jubei change back, but Kanetsugu (not wanting to be left out of the series) decided to seek attention in the most comedic way possible.

After Kanetsugu’s shenanigans Kaeji thinks that it might be time for Jubei to transform back into her previous form. Though she tries to at first…it backfires horribly. Muneakira and the others are then told that Jubei’s Ki is still running on high, and that he’ll need to pour some of his Ki into her as a stop gap; seeing as though he’s her General. While this is taking place Kaeji senses the Dark Samurai approaching after discovering that the ‘real’ Jubei has returned. Yep, their timing couldn’t have been more terrible. At this moment she notices Muneakira struggling a bit and decides to jump in, although at the cost of all of her Ki causing her hair to turn white.

On top of that; Kaeji stalls the Dark Samurai in order to buy Muneakira and the others some time, and took one hell of an ass-kicking from them in the process. With the last of his life force Muneakira was able to help Jubei transform back into who she once was; her bubbly and slightly dumb self. Realizing that the ‘real’ Jubei disappeared Musashi high-tailed it to the dojo and demanded that she come out, however Muneakira and the others told her and the other Dark Samurai that though she’s back, she’s not nearly as strong as she was when she faced Amakusa. Tapping into her honorable side Musashi decided to wait until the deadline, but warned the others not to have any more setbacks the next time they come back. By the end of the episode Kaeji decides that her time at the dojo is done…for now.

So, that of course will do it for this review. This past week has been quite a crazy one, but there’s more content to come. Until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉 

D&A Special Announcement: Guest Posts!

Hey guys! So a few days ago we mentioned that we would be doing a special announcement this weekend, which may have something to do with a feature of our blog that we’ve been having trouble implementing. Well we’re happy to tell you that we’ve found a way to do that feature that fans have been asking for, and that feature happens to be Guest Posts! So here’s the deal on what you’ll have to do:

First; in order to submit a guest post to the blog, just head to our Contact Us page and give us the title of your post or article. We are a ‘nerd-centric’ blog so any title that you submit must have something to do with the anime industry, video games, conventions or Japanese culture (i.e. J-Pop). Top Five and Top Ten submissions are fine too, as long as they’re about the aforementioned categories above.

After you’ve submitted your title, give us a brief summary of what your topic is about. If it catches our interest here’s what to do next!

Second; submit your post or article to us via email. Your post or article must be submitted in one of these formats; .doc, .docx, or .txt in order for us to post it on our blog. The file name that we receive your post from must be tagged as “Author Name – Article Title”. If you want us to add pictures, be sure to attach them to your email along with your submission. We’ll do an overview of your article to make sure there are no grammatical errors and that it meets our usual standards, then afterwards we’ll let you know if and when your article gets selected and posted on our blog and give you credit as well.

Third and finally; make sure you have through knowledge of the topic that you are writing about. As far as your writing style, do what makes you happy n’ free! When we write our articles and posts we write as if we’re having a real conversation with the reader, so if you wanna take a page out of our playbook, be our guest!

There is a limit on how many guest posts that we’ll be selecting to put on our blog every month; that monthly limit is 16. Once we’ve selected the 16 guest posts that will go up on our blog, we will not accept any new submissions until the very next month. We’ll accept submissions up until the last day of the month.

That will do it for this announcement, so if you’ve got an article that you want us to submit just head to our Contact Us page and pitch us the title of your article. We can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Special Announcement Happening This Weekend!

Hey guys! We know that its been awhile since our last post, but we just wanted to give you guys a heads up on a new announcement we’ll be making this weekend. Throughout the last few months or so some of our fans have been asking if we accept guest posts on our blog. It hasn’t been easy for us to try and figure out how to implement that feature on our blog, but we were able to find a work-around way to do it. We’ll give you guys the details on how we’ll be executing this and what the specs will be on what you’ll have to do this weekend. In the meantime we’ll be posting more Anime REvisited reviews on our pick, as well as crank out new podcast episodes of Nerdz of the Decade and D&A Studios on our youtube channel. So if you haven’t gotten the chance to check it out yet, you might want to so you don’t miss out on all the latest topics and even some new ones we might be covering!

That’s all we’ve got for now, so until our next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Anime REvisited: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride – Samurai Girls S2 Episode 6!

We have returned with another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick; Samurai Bride! Guess what? Another new character joins that party, so let’s get it started!

Right now the Dark Samurai are fighting someone who appears to possess the same type of Ki that Jubei did, but there’s something about her that kinda rubbed them the wrong way. Once the mysterious person’s antics got under their skin, especially Musashi’s, it was time for the mysterious pink haired woman to hightail it outta there before things got any worse.

Meanwhile back at the dojo Muneakira put up a sign saying that the True Shadow is closing for good, but for some reason Kanetsugu didn’t get the message…or did she? During a couple of the flashbacks (with Kanetsugu) the others took a look at the video from the Grand Prix, as well as the Ki that came from the Dark Samurai. They knew that time was of the essence so they thought it was time to train. During their training sessions the girls and Muneakira were interrupted by Kanetsugu’s antics which caused them to be distracted, but it appeared as though Jubei was the only one not bothered by it. They then left the dojo in hopes of getting some peaceful meditation underneath the waterfall. Welp, that didn’t last long, as Kanetsugu caused a ruckus and threw giant logs from atop the falls while (again) Jubei wasn’t bothered by it.

Afterwards they return to the dojo where Muneakira apologized about not letting Kanetsugu know about the closing of the maid café. Jubei thought it would be a good idea to enter into the dojo with Muneakira, so the two went inside to look for Kanetsugu. They found her as she stated that she wasn’t having fun anymore, and that Jubei was the only one who understood the Ki training. The others confronted Kanetsugu, but…something was off about her; as if she wasn’t herself. Matabei noticed it too, which didn’t take the others long to put two-and-two together, and discover that Kanetsugu was in fact the mysterious woman known as the Ki Master; Kaeji Maeda.

By the end of the episode (and after Jubei got her Master Samurai powers back), Kaeji stuck around to help the girls master their Ki in order to be ready for their meeting with the Dark Samurai. Although, Jubei can’t turn back to her original form…which we hope can be solved in the next episode.

That’s it for this review, so until next time stay nerdy! 😉

Anime REvisited: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride – Samurai Girls S2 Episode 5!

It’s time! Well…for another episode review of our Anime REvisited pick known as Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride. We’ve hit another swimsuit beach episode, but this time we get to see the Dark Samurai in their swimsuits; not that we’re “those” kind of guys. Anyhoo, let’s get it!

So during this episode there a special event called the M-1 Grand Prix, and upon hearing it we immediately thought this was a drag racing episode. That wasn’t true; but we did get another swimsuit episode where the final two teams consisting of the True Shadow maidens, and the Dark Samurai (who secretly formed their own maid café and people have no idea where the hell they’re located). There’s not too much going on in this episode so this review will be pretty brief.

After a few scenes of what both teams were doing prior to the event, Hanzo introduces the final four events of the competition; complete with Kanetsugu making an ass outta herself on an intrusively comedic scale several times through the competition. After all of the shenanigans played out (including Gisen trying to give Muneakira a ‘Happy Ending’) it was time for the final event; Fair and Square Sword Fighting featuring Jubei and Musashi. The two were set to battle each other but (again) Kanetsugu got in the way and triggered several booby traps placed on the battlefield. Fed up with all of the foolishness only found in ecchi harem anime, Musashi’s power level jumped to OVER 9000!!! (I don’t care how much you’re tired of THAT reference, I’m gonna throw it in my reviews every chance I get!)

Muneakira saw what was about to happen and darted straight for Musashi. Welp, that wasn’t a smart move, cuz’ homegirl launched him about 50 feet in the air and told him that she’d take him out first. Jubei wasn’t having it and charged forward towards Musashi with her Kaioken-looking Ki (I told you I wasn’t done) and proved to her that she was the real deal. Now understanding where she’d coming from, Musashi exited the competition with the other three girls and told Jubei she’d better be at full power once the one-month deadline was up. Long-story-short; Jubei and her team won the Grand Prix with no audience (not cuz’ of Covid, but probably all of their shenanigans drove them away), and Musashi got what she wanted. The end!

That’s it! That’s the review. Until next time guys, stay nerdy! 😉 

Anime REvisited: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride – Samurai Girls S2 Episode 4!

Hey-hey! We have reappeared with another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick known as Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride! Someone from the past has returned, but who is it? Let’s find out!

The episode opens up with Musashi leaving the dojo (True Shadow) while Sasaki looks on in pure jealousy; although the results of that will be revealed near the end of the episode. While inside Sanada reveals that the maid café is making a killing in the profits department, but believes that they might need another maid to help eliminate their debt completely. Suddenly a silver-haired female shows up with a bag over her face who looks mysteriously like…Gisen?! (She’s baaaaaaack!)

As if Muneakira and the girls didn’t have enough to deal with regarding the Dark Samurai, now the main antagonist from the first season has been resurrected as well; which isn’t surprising to Sanada, because Jubei was resurrected after the first season’s end. While tied up Gisen talks about the power of the samurai bride and how the general ultimately makes that decision when the time comes, as for Muneakira; upon remembering everything Gisen did last season, he doesn’t trust her as far as he can throw her. Realizing she’s not wanted Gisen up and leaves the dojo but not before she’s glomped by the rest of the cast. She then ends up locked in a special house outside the dojo to make sure she doesn’t cause any more trouble, but if Gisen can’t do it physically, she’ll do it mentally.

What happens within the next 5-7 minutes of the episode is pure ecchi hilarity; Sanada downs carton after carton of milk in hopes Muneakira will see her as a woman, Sen gets help from her hyper masochistic right hand woman; Hanzo, to help her be more of a lady and less of a spoiled princess. Kanaetsugu think about what will happen if she does more than kiss Muneakira; which is pretty much sex, and thus she freaks out! The results of Gisen’s lil’ charade plays out near the end of the episode; which may signal that she’s back to her old ways at least in the viewer’s eyes since she’s ‘killing time’ until Amakusa’s resurrection. Meanwhile Jubei’s in the forest training until she’s approached by Sasaki, who then uses her power to compel Jubei to kill herself by falling down the stairs.

Gisen sees this from a distance as she rushes in to save her, and then glares at Sasaki realizing that she tried to murder her big sister. Not having it Gisen prepares to use her ‘evil eye’ against Sasaki, but Muneakira and the others showed up so there was no reason for her to fight since she was clearly outnumbered. Sasaki disappeared but not before letting Gisen know that she’d love to go one-on-one with her one day. By the end of the episode Gisen apologizes for her shenanigans and says it’s not a good idea for her to stay in the dojo, but Jubei begs to differ, and tells her that she’ll find some maid café clothes for her to try on. Gisen’s back, so let the real party begin!

That’ll do it for this review, but there’s more content on the way! Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Anime REvisited: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride – Samurai Girls S2 Episode 3!

Hey! Welcome back! It’s time for another review from our pick that is the continuation of our previous pick; Samurai Girls! This one’s all about one character in particular; Kanetsugu! Let’s jump into this thing and see what’s up, shall we?

As the main cast continues to operate the dojo under its maid café name ‘True Shadow’; Kanetsugu thought it would be a good idea for some healthy competition between her and the other girls. (And so she can get rid of Sasuke.) Seems great in theory but when it was time to execute the plan it backfired hard! Should one of the maids come in last place that maid would be kicked out of the dojo, and it looks like Kanetsugu’s gonna be the one voted off the island. To prevent that she would have to step up her maid game, and one way she thought she could do it is to become a master samurai – in her mind.

That evening Muneakira, Sen, and Sanada were talking about the deficit that they were making from today; and that Kanetsugu’s mess-ups were a part of it. Muneakira tried defending Kanetsugu’s actions but he was also aware of her screw-ups, so he left the decision in the hands of Sen and Sanada. The two caught on to what Kanetsugu was trying to do, and told her that not only will she not become a master samurai, but she’s also the reason for the café’s deficit. Heartbroken she packs up her stuff and leaves the dojo unknown the others. When they finally realize that she’s gone, Kanetsugu finds herself in an eerie part of town reminiscent to where Muneakira first met Jubei. Sasuke follows her much to her dismay, as the two of them run into one of the dark samurai; who happens to be possessed by an evil spirit.

Sasuke transforms into her master samurai form and fights against the possessed Araki, but as Kanetsugu watches she realizes that Sasuke is trying to protect her; and that she should do the same. As Kanetsugu enters the fray she’s out powered and outclassed by Araki, as Sasuke runs off to find help; which would come in the form of Muneakira and Jubei. After Araki defeated Kanetsugu she threw her into the water, and Muneakira went after her. The situation looked really bleak as it looked like Kanetsugu wasn’t gonna make it, until Muneakira kissed her and she became a master samurai. After powering up Kanetsugu went after Araki and managed to knock her back into her normal state of mind; to which she replied that she wouldn’t, like, kill her today.

With things looking like they’re back to normal, Muneakira told Kanetsugu that she can stay and help them with the profits of the ‘True Shadow’; now as a full-fledged master samurai!

This episode had a good bit of action to it, and even showed that although she may be the most annoying, Kanetsugu somewhat of as asset to the dojo…in more ways than one! XP

That will do it for this episode review, so until next time, stay nerdy! 😉

Anime REvisited: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride – Samurai Girls S2 Episode 2!

Welcome back guys! It’s time for another anime episode review from our Anime REvisited pick; which is the second season of Samurai Girls! This one’s more of a filler episode, so let’s get to it!

Once the episode kicks off Hanzo chases after something that stole something…valuable, while the other girls are taking a bath inside the dojo; trying to figure out who the Dark Samurai were. While Sanada and Sen had their suspicions and their theories, they are unaware that some type of ‘being’ has been stealing panties from one of the girls in particular. (Yeah, this is one of those episodes.)

Eventually its discovered that Sanada’s panties have gone missing, and believes that Muneakira is the culprit. Sen thinks she’s out of her mind and even states that if she’s wrong, she’ll strip naked and dance in front of everyone – even Muneakira. Said MC walks around with a bowl of fruit wondering what to do with it and hears a noise coming from outside. It turns out to be a small monkey with a tiny bag on its back. While Sanada, Hanzo, Metabei, and Sen try to discover if Muneakira’s the culprit for her missing panties, he’s in the kitchen with the monkey feeding it fruit until he discovers that it was the one who stole Sanada’s panties. Like every male anime protagonist trying to prove their innocence, the girls bust in on him with Sanada’s lady draws in hand; even though he KNOWS he’s innocent.

After a comedic case of mistaken identity, they find the monkey that tried to sneak away unscathed; who’s name happens to be Sasuke – NOT the one you’re thinking of! With everyone gathered Sasuke tells them that she found the dojo/café from one of the Dark Samurai (Ishun to be exact), while at the same time Musashi decides to make another trip to the café much to the others’ dismay; especially Sasaki’s.

Back at the dojo its resident annoyance Kanetsugu hated the idea that Sasuke was going to be living with Sanada and the others. With Kanetsugu wanting to prove to the little monkey that he’s the top maid (for some reason) she greets Musashi with…a lovely fanservice view of her ass! (It’s more funny if you actually watch it, but you better be ova 18 though!)

By the end of the episode (and after discovering that Sasuke now has the power of a Master Samurai via Muneakira’s kiss) the maid café was back up and running again as it made bank to stay afloat. Of course Kanetsugu realized that her time at the dojo may be running out so she states that she’ll fight harder to stay; of course Sanada had something to say about that! Yeah, so that’s the episode.

That’ll wrap this review up but don’t worry cuz’ we’ve got more coming your way! Until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Anime REvisited: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride – Samurai Girls S2 Episode 1!

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Sup! Anime REvisited has returned to its original format and we’re reviewing titles that have already been released in the past 5, 10, or even 20 years. For our return we return to a title that we’ve done awhile back that you may know as Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls. Well, we’re doing its second season known as Samurai Bride. Everybody from the first season is back, as well as a new threat and some new faces. So without further delay, let’s get to it!

Six months have passed since the events of the final episode of season one; where Jubei defeated Gisen and thus disappeared shortly after – at least that’s what we thought. Muneakira returns from his training to his family’s dojo and finds Metabei sweeping the steps while taking about the various maid cafes he’s seen while on his travels; and is glad that he doesn’t have to worry about one of those being next to the academy. Well that’s wishful thinking on his part, because thanks to some bad financial decisions (on Sanada’s end) the dojo had to be turned into a maid café in order to make rent; cuz’ being a samurai hero ain’t cuttin’ it no more! As much as Muneakira hated it, he knew that if he and the girls couldn’t make rent, in just three months the dojo would be owned by the government.

If you’re looking for Kanetsugu, she’s out advertising the maid café created from the Yagyu dojo. She finds herself in some type of dark area not far from the dojo, as she is frustrated that the other girls treat her like a commoner and a nuisance (which she has been in the past) Suddenly she hears a voice as a girl in a black kimono appears, followed by other voices belonging to three other women; who happen to be master samurai. Apparently these four women appear as shadows early in the episode as Nia confronts them, but she discovers that they’ve been resurrected through unknown means by their general. The four of them named Musashi, Ishun, Araki, and Sasaki call themselves The Dark Samurai.

After making their way to the dojo they discover that it’s really a maid café. They of course go along with it and act as customers while Muneakira and the other girls give them five star customer service. It wasn’t until Musashi asked for the ‘real’ Jubei’s whereabouts that things got a little serious; which led to a challenge out in the courtyard where the Dark Samurai demonstrated their powers, and pretty much kicked the asses of that active master samurai being Sen, Sanada, and Hanzo. They even took away Muneakira’s ability to hold a sword and possibly the powers of the general; at least until the ‘real’ Jubei shows up. Muneakira tells the girls that right now, they’re not a match for them for the time being.

By the end of the episode Musashi returns (even after we just saw her mop the floor with the samurai girls along with her friends in tow) after Sen points out that she didn’t pay for her meal earlier; which is why she came back. The current Jubei does a food chant about the maid café; to which Musashi joins in the fun, and thus ends the episode.

Yep, it appears things are going to get a little weird this time around; but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be any less action, comedy, harem, or a big bad to face at the end of the season. There’s not a lot that we know about the Dark Samurai, but as the series goes on we’ll find out more. That’ll do it for this episode review, but there’s more awesome content coming your way real soon! 😉

A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis (08/04/21)!

Hey guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts, as if you’re unaware by now; there are hundreds of various thoughts that go on in my mind on a constant basis. I guess you can say the being on the outside looking in does have its perks; it allows you to see what life is like from another person’s prospective other than your own, and you get to analyze the quality of your own life and count the various blessings that have been given to you. Sure, everyone has problems and demons that they face on a weekly basis most of the time, but lately I’ve been getting the eerie feeling that we as humans take way too much for granted.

Many of us realize that we’re not perfect by any measure, as some try to strive for the perfection that inhumanly cannot be achieved. They say ‘practice makes perfect’ but in reality practice makes better. If there’s one thing I’ve gotten from the pandemic experience (which I’m hoping we can fully get out of sooner than later), is that we need to practice a bit harder on patience, humility, empathy, and serenity. Yeah, I know the pandemic has changed EVERYTHING; from how we socialize, to how we party, to how we work, and everything in between. Has life been any easier for us in the past 19 months? Not a bit! But we’re taking it one day at a time in hopes that we can one day end this pandemic once and for all.

There’s a lot of things in life that life is too short for; online and offline fights about who said this and who said that, being mad at someone for what they said or did 20-30 years ago, and the stress of dealing with the fact that a percentage of America will never get vaccinated for reasons that are debatable – and some that are just plain stupid. You might as well through in the fact that the once peaceful airlines have now become mile-high fight clubs for extra credit! I’m not telling anyone how to live their life but dude, maybe try making another person’s life suck a little less if you can help it.

I watch a lot of anime with characters that deal with various challenges and stressors that we as humans deal with on a daily, and even they overcome their obstacles. In a perfect world we probably wouldn’t even have to deal with half of the things that stress us out; like war, racism, sexism, homophobia, death, taxes, and turkey bacon, but this isn’t an Isekai – it’s the real world. (And it sucks half the time.)

No matter how rough life gets; when you come to a point in your life where you don’t need the world’s approval to feel like you matter, that is when you can truly start living! Friends and family are the best support system that you can have in times like these. Sure, there’s problems and haters everywhere (even online), but life is too short and you’ve got way too many brain cells to give them the time of day.

We should all practice a little more appreciation for the life that we’ve been given, and the people that are in it. Who cares about likes and social status, cuz’ when you live long enough to know your worth as a human being, you realize that you matter more than you think you do.

That’s my take.

Anime REvisited Special: The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Episode 11 & 12!

Well guys, we finally did it! This dual review and final thoughts post on our Anime REvisited Special; The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter, will close out the segment of this pick. We’ll give you guys our final thoughts on the series at the end of this review, but for now, let’s get to it!

The Cast!

With Noir’s family’s shop finally built he stocked up on the rare items he intended to sell and thanks to his family and friends handing out flyers, the business was a hit success! There was no way it could’ve been possible without the help of Olivia Servant; Noir’s master. It was then at that moment that he wanted to see her smile for the first time, so he headed back to the dungeon to figure out just how. But he needed some help from the Great Sage so Noir used his skill, and before receiving another migraine the sage told him that his answer lies on the 15th floor. Noir tried to go on his own but, yeah…he needed some help. Enter Emma Brightness who came down to the dungeon with him, as both she and Noir entered into a room that had tiny goblins in it.

After besting the rather rude and ungrateful goblins Noir and Emma went to the 15th floor to find…Olivia Servant?! Well it wasn’t really her, it just so happened that the death chains that the real Olivia mentioned back in the first episode, made a copy of her; from her personality down to her mannerisms. At Lv. 420, it’s safe to say that this “Olivia” is the final boss!

After Emma cut her from the golden chains, the fake Olivia attacked Noir with a flame dragon spell as he dodged out the way. Noir knew there was no way he was gonna beat the fake Olivia like this, so he grabbed Emma and got the hell back to the 2nd floor. After telling the real Olivia what happened she wanted Noir to forget about rescuing her even though she appreciated his determination. Noir’s answer to that was shown in his actions; as he was now more determined than ever to rescue Olivia from her fake copy. Later on in the evening noir discovered some books on who Olivia was and also learned the ‘Sacrifice’ skill in order to help him defeat the fake Olivia.

The final episode picks up right where the other one left off; with Noir coming face to face with the fake Olivia and squaring off against her. At the moment the fake seemed to overpower Noir in every way; from his skills even down to his close-combat techniques. Thankfully Emma and the other three girls arrived to back him up as the fake Olivia continued her assault. During the fight the real Olivia flashed back to what happened 200 years before the start of the series; where a persistent adventurer wanted her to train him even though she declined a thousand times. After his death she regretted not truly teaching him, which eventually lead her being captured by the death chains later on in a fierce battle – and meeting Noir who looked just like the adventurer from 200 years ago.

With Emma and the others sidelined with effects from the fake Olivia, Noir used his ‘Sacrifice’ skill and took the fight to her. With one final blow Noir defeated the fake Olivia; who swore she would curse him, but his response was that he has a friend who can lift curses. With the fake one dead, the real Olivia was free, and was found by Noir who embraced her and saw her smiling face. The shop was doing great, Olivia was free, Noir made many new friends who just happened to be girls (making her over-affectionate sister jealous), and for the moment this is where our story ends.

This anime title is pretty much underrated in our opinion. Is it the best title we’ve ever seen so far? Well, it’s not the worst. Could it have been more? Absolutely! Should anime fans give it a shot? Why not, we did! The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter mixed elements from RPG video games and had a decent balance of everything; fanservice, touching moments, funny moments, you name it!

This title is like a breath of fresh air compared to all of the mainstream titles out there; and there’s a LOT of them out there. I’d say if you’re looking for something different that’s out of the realm of over-saturated genres; predicable anime tropes, and plots that don’t add up (cuz’ again, there’s a LOT of them out there), I would go with this title and take it for a test drive!

That will end this Anime REvisited Special segment, as we return to our original version of this segment with the second season of Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride on August 9th! Until next post my dudes n’ dudettes, stay nerdy! 😉

Anime REvisited Special: The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Episode 10!

Howdy, guys! It’s high time for another episode review from our Anime REvisited Special; The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter! This one’s gonna be a fun one so let’s go!

The Cast!

This episode kicks off with Noir at the Hero Academy along with his classmates as Ms. Elna lets the class know that it’s time for their special training. However, this particular training has a reward of going to the super awesome hotsprings; and we’ve seen enough anime to know just how good (or bad) the outcome can be! Noir along with the rest of the class start their training in a mountainous area, but are reminded by Ms. Elna that powerful monsters are also within their surroundings. While Noir thought it would be a good idea to relax in the hotsprings, every guy in his class had a different reason for going; to see all the girls naked.

Noir had a feeling that all the guys would have perverted intentions while on the trip, but the girls trust Noir that should any of the guys get any bright ideas, that he would handle it. Noir and the rest of the class did run into a few monsters but were able to defeat them, then at long last they finally reached the hotsprings. The guys knew that this was the moment that they had been waiting for; a chance to see all of the girls in their class naked. One of the men known as Hiyorth led the charge and asked Noir to be a part of his ‘Great Pervolution’, but when our ‘goodie-two-shoes’ MC said that he wants no part in it, Hiyorth and the other guys chased him out the building on the way towards the bath.

Ms. Elna intercepted the group as Noir pleaded that he’s not with them, and that he tried to stop them. Hiyorth appeared again as he was determined to sneak a peek into the girls bath, but Noir and Ms. Elna stood in his way. A battle between passion and promise began as Noir understood why Hiyorth was passionate about lewdness, but that didn’t mean that he had to be lewd too! Noir managed to overpower and defeat Hiyorth but noticed that one of his subordinates dashed off towards the bath. It looked like Noir had failed to keep his promise but Ms. Elna was one step ahead and told the girls not to get undressed just yet.

By the end of the episode Noir was bathing alongside all of the girls in the hotsprings; with his eyes and his waist covered in towels for obvious reasons. With the boys locked away in solitary confinement, the girls were happy that Noir kept his promise as they gave him a little ‘reward’ that pretty much pushed his LP past 10000. I guess the moral of the story is; nice guys are not perverts, and perverts are not nice guys! Don’t be a pervert!

On that note that will do it for our episode review, so until next time stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Anime REvisited Special: The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Episode 9!

Welcome back! We’re here with another episode review from our Anime REvisited Special; The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter! Noir’s gone up against some powerful foes, but who will be the final boss of this series? We’ll find out soon, but for now let’s jump into the review!

The Cast!

Noir gave Emma a rare item that would increase her wind attributes and skills, and though she was happy about it, she had an uneasy feeling that if she were kidnapped Noir wouldn’t even notice. (Which eventually led up to Noir attending a special dance event that only high-ranked nobles go to.) Despite the thought of that circling around in his head Noir went back home to his family as they planned out how they were going to open up their rare item shop; which was gonna be difficult due to their rank as a Baronet.

Nightfall hits and Noir finds himself at the party that Emma’s attending, and me quickly meets her while looking on at the crowd of guests. Before the party got started the host of the even stated that there was a phantom thief that warned that he/she would strike and take the one thing that was precious; the Mermaid’s Tear (as well as Emma – as Noir soon would find out). The host assured that everything would be okay since the Lahmu Guild was around to make sure nothing went down, but when the lights went down, that’s when the trouble went down. The phantom thieves arrive and take the two things that mattered most to their respective owners; leaving Noir on a chase with the thieves along with the Lahmu guild’s martial artist; Leila Overlock.

After cornering one of the thieves on the rooftop, the battle pretty much began. Though Noir and Leila were having a hard time, they both were able to defeat their foes. Everything seemed like it was back to normal, until the other half of the phantom thieves showed up. This time Noir and Leila were in a little bit of trouble; as the other phantom thief used gravity manipulation to prevent them from moving. Noir of course isn’t the kind of guy to give up, so he powered through and was prepared to punch the guy, but Emma woke up from her spell-fueled sleep and attacked the guy with her wind attribute. This allowed Noir to deck the guy for kidnapping Emma and thus both her and the Mermaid’s Tear was saved. By the end of the episode Noir and his family were able to get a place for their shop thanks to a few strings pulled by Emma’s family (as well as the host of the party), and he was even able to make a new friend from the Lahmu Guild (Leila); which was discovered to be Noir’s rival guild (Odin), but still friends nonetheless.

That’s it for this episode review, but there’s more content coming down the pipe! Until next time guys n’ gals, stay safe and stay nerdy! 😉 

Hyakka Ryoran Returns On August 9th On The Next Anime REvisited!

Yeah, you’re reading this right! A while back we did an Anime REvisited review on the first season of Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls. Well, it has a second season, and it features a new group of Master Samurai called The Dark Samurai. Everyone from the first season returns as things get more hectic than usual; including the return of a familiar face. Yeah, this post is a short one, but on August 9th we return to Great Japan for the second season of Hyakka Ryoran! That’s all for now, but there’s more content to come! 😉

Jubei returns August 9th!

Anime REvisited Special: The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Episode 7 & 8!

Here we go again! We’re back with another episode review from our Anime REvisited Special; The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter! Since we’ll be doing a dual episode review for episodes 7 and 8, we’ll give you a rundown of what happened while keeping the full details to a minimum to reduce spoilers. So, here we go!

The Cast!

After Tigerson came to live with Noir, both he and Emma found themselves at the receptionist building where Lola was being held back by her friend Luna from slugging another receptionist named Sara. (Who definitely has a masochistic side.) The reason you ask? Well, Lola believes that Sara has been taking her adventurers away after the results of the annual Receptionist Battle; and Noir is now caught in the crossfire of this situation. Should Lola lose this time, then Sara will be Noir’s receptionist – which he didn’t “seem” too concerned about at first. To help her win the challenge Noir dashed off to look for some rare items while taking on Lola’s quests (and even getting a lil’ “help” with his LP if you know what I mean). With Emma and Luna’s help (since they wanted to tag along) Noir took down an earth dragon, then brought it back to help boost Lola’s receptionist score.

After discovering that it didn’t seem enough to win, Noir went back to the dungeon and asked for Olivia’s help. She told him to head to the seventh floor in order to find more rare items, and upon arrival he met Dori; a Driad who created a forest on that floor. She told him that she’s dying due to her mana being sucked away by a Golden Bee (at Lv. 256). At first Noir didn’t think he could defeat it due to his level being 3.5x lower than the bee’s, but if you know anime protagonists like you think you do, Noir was going to find a way to win.

He did just that by using his ‘Get Creative’ and ‘Editor’ skills to have the silver wolves attack the bee while buying him some time to try a new attack. Noir shot a blast of water infused with lightning to not only drench the bee; but shock it to death because water conducts electricity. (Ask any 5th Grade science kid!) Once the battle was over, Dori took Noir to where she hid two treasure chests for anyone that could help her with her problem; and Noir just happened to be the lucky one. After getting two rare items and discovering where the eighth floor is, Noir headed back to the receptionist building where the results of the receptionist battle were taking place. The points gained were turned into coins, and just when it seemed that Lola would lose again, Noir pulled an upset and won the battle for her! It’s safe to say that everything was pretty much back to normal in Noir’s eyes, though the same cannot be said for Sara with Lola chasing her with a spiked bat in comedic fashion.

There you have it; two anime reviews combined into one! There’s more content on the way, but until then, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Anime REvisited Special: The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Episode 6!

Sup nerds! We have returned with another episode review from our Anime Revisited Special; The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter! This episode is gonna be a bit heartwarming to say the least, so here we go!

The Cast

After the events of the previous episode, Noir and the other girls received a hefty reward in the form of 100 million rels (coins). Somewhere in the conversation Emma told Noir that it would be a good idea to open up a rare material shop where she would assist in helping him run it. Of course Lola and Luna jumped in and said that they would be better fit to run the shop, which caused some rom-com tension to which Noir made an exit – stage left.

Later on Noir went back to the dungeon after gaining more skills using ‘Get Creative’ to get to the fifth floor. From there he encountered what looked to be a giant black Lion named…Tigerson. (I know, right?) The giant lion told Noir that he has been waiting for his friend to return for over 300 years, and that he gave him his word that he would wait on the fifth floor until he does. (Sound familiar Futurama fans?) Anyhoo, Noir told Tigerson that he would head to the sixth floor to search for his friend who happens to be an elf named Vashelle; and they have a rather long lifespan. Upon reaching the sixth floor Noir was faced with sextuple zombies; zombies who break up into six parts and chase you. Noir managed to find another way out but was met with a sextuple zombie that looked different than the others. That zombie…was Vashelle.

After using his ‘Get Creative’ skill to remove zombification from Vashelle, Noir told him that he was waiting for him to return for over 300 years. Even though he felt bad for leaving him on the fifth floor for that period of time, Vashelle returned to the fifth floor to reunite with the giant lion alongside Noir. Due to creatures being prohibited where Vashelle is from, Tigerson is not allowed to go with him; meaning that the two of them must part ways for now. After bidding his friend farewell Tigerson went back to the fifth floor and started crying, but since Noir went back as well he asked the giant lion for a special request; to be his friend. Tigerson took Noir’s request as the two of them went back to Noir’s home – their home!

Ain’t nothing like true friendship and dedication, but there are some moments where the friends you gain in life are around for a reason; and a season. Cherish the people in your life who cross your path, and even though there are friends you may only see every now and then, just know that they play a role in your life too. On that note, that will do it for our episode review, but there’s more nerdy content coming your way!

Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Anime REvisited Special: The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Episode 5!

Sup ya’ll! It’s high time for another episode review from our Anime REvisited Special; The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter! This one will be a good one, so let’s go!

The Main Cast

Noir and his trio of girls are at the “Harem Pride” (or in this case the Anti-Girl Bashfest) event as they look at how the rules work and whatnot. Their mission was to win the hearts of the crowd as well as the host in order to receive the grand prize of one million rels; which is easier said than done, cuz’ the crowd…yikes! The sad thing about this episode is the fact that in the world of ‘Nerdia’ (Narnia for Nerds), there are “Special Interest Groups” that act just like this online and on social media. We all go through rejection at some point in our lives, but damn!

In spite of how scary and harsh the crowd was towards the harems that came out, Noir kept a clear head while the girls looked on; some nervous while others were stoic. Then it was finally Noir’s harem’s turn, as Emma was the first to come out and show off her stuff. The crowd of Shy Guys looked on as they…loved her?! It’s true; the crowd actually loved her personality. Next up was Luna; as she introduced who she was all while giving out a flashy presentation. Finally Lola did the very same as one guy was sold, and said that he would sign up to be a part of an adventurer guild. Although everything looked like it was going all Noir’s way, the real fun was just getting started! Noir and the girls had to prove to the noble and the crowd that they were the best harem ever – and they did just that by exceeding the expectations of every scenario given to them.

After winning the rels and LP he needed, Noir and the girls made their way to the Duke’s mansion to help lift Maria’s curse. Thanks to Noir’s skill; Luna can now lift the 16th Year Death Curse from Maria without it affecting her lifespan, which is why she turned down the request to do so previously. Noir told Maria that he was happy that she acknowledged him when the others didn’t, and that he’d never forget that about her. After the semimetal moments was over, Luna used her power and lifted the curse; saving Maria’s life in the process. By the end of the episode Lola and Emma realized that yet another girl was after Noir’s heart; pretty much like Luna is upon revealing that she’s fallen for him too. So to reiterate; Noir and his harem of girls survived the “Harem Pride” event, then went to the Duke’s mansion to lift the curse from Maria’s body, and finally discovered that another girl has fallen for him. Yep, that’s this episode in a nutshell.

With episode four of our special title pick in the books, it’s time to wrap up this post. Until next time, stay safe and stay nerdy! 😉

Anime REvisited Special: The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Episode 4!

What’s up my dudes n’ dudettes! Welcome back to another episode review of our Anime REvisited Special; The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter! In this one a new character is introduced so let’s get to it, shall we?

The Main Cast

In the previous episode Lola told Noir and Emma that in order to lift the 16th Year Death Curse from Maria; the Duke’s daughter, they would need the help of a Cleric. It just so happens that Lola’s friend is one; as she goes to the area where she is performing her healing duties to ask for her help on behalf of Noir and Emma. While this is taking place Noir heads back to the hidden dungeon where Olivia is and asks if there is a skill that will let him gain LP more quickly. Although she was a little upset that he didn’t come to see her sooner, she grants him the skill “Lucky Ledger” to help boost is LP fast.

One problem though; that skill triggers every time he’s around the opposite sex, so Noir had to get a little creative and make sure it only happens rarely. Midway through the episode Noir and Emma meet Lola’s Cleric friend Luna, who happens to be part Elf. During their meeting Luna tells the others that even though she can lift curses, this curse in particular she won’t be able to lift. (After taking a look at her skills and abilities Noir finds out why, but she never told Lola about it.) Noir told Emma and Lola that he would like to talk to Luna for a moment about what the next option would be, but something happened downtown where a boy got injured; leaving Luna to jump into action and heal him. After doing so however, her persona reverted back to when she was a child herself – which is both embarrassing and funny.

While the girls were still hung up on the fact that Luna could die if she lifts the curse, Noir revealed that he can use a skill to where only Luna’s finances will get drained – not her life. But he’s 2000 LP short of his goal, and doesn’t know where he can get his hands on a million rels (basically coins in this series). Lola had an idea based on how Noir is able to gain LP currently, but it’s not gonna be pretty. The four of them attended an event known as the “Harem Pride Event” held by a noble who was socially-rejected by women; so much so, that he doesn’t even wanna be in the same room with or breathe the same air as them. (The same is said about the crowd as well, which is why they all where “Shy Guy” masks to cover up their loathsome faces.) Yep, the next episode is gonna be ‘fun’…

That’s all we’ve got for now, but as always there’s more content coming your way! Until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Anime REvisited Special: The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Episode 3!

Greetings nerds and nerdettes! We’re back with another episode review from our Anime REvisited Special title; The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter! Noir finally has the money he needs to get into the Hero Academy, but what happens after that? We’ll tell you!

The Main Cast

Picking up right where the previous episode left off, Noir and Emma paid their entrance fee for the Hero Academy and are now full-fledged students. After noticing the Duke’s daughter walk by him and Emma, Noir noticed that there was something dark – a curse known as the 16th Death Curse was placed on her; meaning that on her 16th birthday the curse would kill her. With that thought etched in his mind Noir and Emma entered into their classroom with their ranking pinned on the right side of their chest. When it comes to cliques and social groups (especially when it comes to social class), Baronets are at the bottom of the barrel. In Noir’s case; he was treated like crap the moment he set foot in class.

After all of the greetings were in order, the class along with Emma and Noir were outside in what looked to be the school’s courtyard where their teacher; Ms. Elna, was waiting. At first glance you can already tell she’s got a bit of Yandere/Sadistic side with a touch of cockiness only an anime teacher can give you. Ms. Elna called Noir out first as part of the class’ first lesson; the back-step technique. At Lv. 236 Noir already knew she was a powerhouse, but with his ‘Get Creative’ skill anything was possible. Noir was knocked around at first but then Elna told him that if he used the back-step technique, she’ll give him a prize. We’re not telling you what the ‘prize’ is, so you’ll have to watch that part of the episode to find out.

After class was over Noir and Emma meet up with Lola; who disappeared on-sight as soon as she spotted Noir because she didn’t have a lot of makeup on, even though he thinks she looks pretty without it. He talks to her about the situation going on with the Duke’s daughter and her 16th year curse, and offers up a way that might work. Noir would need the help of a Cleric who specializes in removing curse-based spells, and even though Lola told him that this decision would come with its own set of challenges, Noir was determined to meet her Cleric friend and rid the daughter’s evil curse.

There’s a quick post-credits scene where Ms. Elna appears to be working on some papers when Noir walks in and notices her shoulder is bothering her. He offers to give her a message but only if he can ‘satisfy’ her. What follows afterwards would cause Emma’s face to turn beet red with embarrassment, and for others to assume that some ‘risky business’ is happening behind closed doors.

Welp, that wraps up this episode review! We’ve got more content coming later this week so stay tuned! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: D&A Studios & N.O.T.D. Recap!

Yo, what’s good anime fam! Hopefully you’re all doing fine and well. If you haven’t heard the news already (or perhaps you might’ve been at the four walls in your bedroom for far too long) we got a podcast as well as a series of product and anime reviews on our youtube page! We’re happy to say that thanks to our schedule, we’ve been on quite a roll with creating and releasing new content every week (at least 1-2 videos a week). So if you’ve been rolling with us since day one, or you’re just checking us out for the very first time, here’s what we’ve been doing with our D&A Studios: Main Reviews series and our podcast; Nerdz of the Decade!

Our most recent (and fun) episode
Our first product review episode
Our D&A Studios series pilot

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! The fourth episode of Nerdz of the Decade is in development and we’ll be shooting the podcast episode this weekend. As for D&A Studios, we have more products and anime figures on back order, so there will be more product reviews coming soon! If you love the content we make or if you have any suggestions for podcast episodes, hit us up on our Contact Us page!

That’s it for now, but there’s more content coming your way! Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Anime REvisited Special: The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Episode 2!

Yo! We’re back with our second episode review from our Anime REvisited Special title; The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter! Normally we review titles that have been around for 5 years or more, but this special series review is a ‘thank you’ to all of our fans who have supported us through the five years we’ve been around. So without further delay, let’s get on with the show!

The Main Cast

Welp, last time we met Noir Stardia he passed the entrance exam for the Hero Academy, but has to find a way to pay off the entrance fee. He asked his father for the money at first, but that didn’t bode well for ‘certain’ reasons. So Noir had to earn the money himself, but to do so he enlisted the help of his ‘master’ Olivia (back at the hidden dungeon of course) who told him to look for some rainbow grasshoppers; as they’re very rare. In order to do that Olivia told Noir he’d have to join an adventurer’s guild; or at least go on a few quests and complete them in order to get some coins.

This led him to the receptionist known as Lola; who was responsible for handling all of the quests of the adventurers as well as their payment. After asking Noir to write down his skills so she can figure out what quest to send him on, Lola took a look at the skills he wrote down and asked him to “take this seriously!” and write down his exact skills. Because Noir was confident in what he wrote Lola took out a book with the crest of the guild that Olivia (Noir’s master) was once a part of; then told Noir to place his hand on it to reveal the truth. Of course when it was revealed to be true, Lola had to do something embarrassing which boosted Noir’s LP by 300 points.

Eventually Emma came along for the ride when she found out Noir went off adventuring without her and helped him on his quest to gather the grasshoppers. Later on (after a little static friction between Emma and Lola due to them both liking, and possibly loving, Noir) the two went on another quest which led to a boss fight with a Lv. 24 giant rabbit. Emma held her own against the beast but couldn’t really land any killing blows against it do to her being at a lower level. Noir grasped her and led her to a safe place away from the rabbit, but now he had to figure out a way to make Emma stronger. How he did it you ask? You’ll have to watch to find out!

Long-story-short, Noir managed to gain the money he needed for the Hero Academy and even gained accolades from other guild members and adventurers for his heroic deed. It felt like a dream to him; he was receiving praises for completing his quests as well as defeating the giant rabbit, when not long ago he was looked-down upon because he was a Baronet. Even though it still haunts him, he realizes just how strong he’ll soon become as an adventurer.

In this episode we get to see Emma in action, so perhaps she’s inspired by Noir for his bravery as well as other things besides being his childhood friend. By the end of the episode it looks like Noir might be on the fast track to having a harem, but he never really sees them as romantic partners – but as his friends. Could that change later on in the series? Maybe…

That will do it for our episode review for now, but there’s more content on the way! 😉

Anime REvisited Special: The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Episode 1!

Hey! Did cha miss us? Well not to worry, cuz’ we’re back with something special this time around. Normally for our Anime REvisited segment we would review anime titles that have been around for five or more years, but we’ve decided to do a special edition where we review a title that’s been released just recently – like this past Winter (2020-2021). If you’re familiar with Danmachi, then this anime title might give you a little taste of that. For our Anime REvisited special, we’ll be reviewing The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter.

The Main Cast

Well, the introduction starts off with the narrator telling the story of various hidden dungeons all across the land. Many of which contain labyrinths, monsters, the usual when it comes to dungeon crawlers. It is then that we’re introduced to Noir Stardia; the son of a Baronet which happens to be on the bottom of the social hierarchy. In other words, Noir and his family are peasants in the eyes of nobles and other higher ranking individuals. It’s also the reason why he wasn’t able to secure a job at the library because of his status – talk about brutal. Later on he runs into his childhood friend Emma Brightness (which is actually a cool name for an anime girl) and tells her what happened; causing her to be shocked that he was turned down as she wanted to work with him at the library.

It was then Noir had another idea; become an adventurer (hero) in hopes of boosting his social ranking and becoming set for life. To do so he would require the help of the Great Sage; a skill that he gained that will tell him any and everything about life he wants to know, but gives him severe headaches as a result of said skill. In order to null this Noir was told by Emma that he would have to kiss her, and after finding a better spot away from onlookers, they did…passionately. Afterwards Noir went to the hidden dungeon and made it to the second floor where he found a door. On the other side of the door was a tall blue-haired woman bound by glowing black chains named Olivia. Noir explained the situation to Olivia and why he was in the dungeon to begin with, before she told him that he needed skills in order to pursue the quest that he was on.

After receiving her skills Olivia told Noir that his skills would cost him LP (Life Points) to use, so he checked to see how many he had; and that number was 550. Once he got the hang of his new skills Noir went to the Hero Academy to take the entrance exam, but due to his status as a Baronet, no one wanted to work with him – except Emma (and Lenore, but even she didn’t want to work with him due to his status so she suggested they split up in order to pass the exam). Noir went back to the dungeon and encountered a (Lv. 99) Death Reaper and found himself fighting it. He thought he could use his ‘Edit’ skill to remove its ‘Insta-Kill’ attack, but it would cost 4000 LP to use – which Noir doesn’t have.

Eventually he got a little creative and used his ‘Stone Bullet’ skill and managed to defeat the reaper and boost his level at the same time. By the end of the episode Noir and his team passed with flying colors thanks to a lie that Olivia told him about the power of the reaper. Despite the financial cost of entry, Noir was on his way to becoming an adventurer (Hero).

Much like Danmachi, the main character of this series (Noir) finds himself working to becoming an adventurer and finds himself going through a dungeon to do so. The concept of LP does give the series an action-RPG feel in real-time; much like Cautious Hero and Log Horizon. Even though it’s only the first episode Noir feels like an underdog in the eyes of others above him, but everyone knows that underdogs turn into top dogs after some hard work and dedication. As the series goes on we may see more of that coming from Noir.

That will do it for our first episode review on this special edition segment of Anime REvisited. Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Anime REvisited Special Review: The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter!

What’s goin’ on guys! We know its been awhile since our last post (as we’ve been working on our upcoming episode for Nerdz of the Decade), but we’re back with a special anime review from our Anime REvisited segment! While working on new and nerdy content we watch a LOT of anime, and this title in particular stuck out at us almost the same way Danmachi did – in fact you might even get some ‘Danmachi‘ feels from this anime title. So starting next week we’ll be doing an Anime REvisited Special Review on the series The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter.

Right off the bat you already know it has something to do with a dungeon, as well as that RPG video game-like element that you might have seen in the first season of SAO and Log Horizon. Since this title still has that ‘New Car Smell’ we won’t spoil the details too much, but we will of course tell you what you’ll be in for in each episode; as well as its overall tone, plot, and character development. That’s all we’ve got for now, but stay tuned for our next Nerdz of the Decade podcast dropping this weekend; along with other awesome content! Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter!

A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis! (06/16/21)

What’s good anime fam! It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts, so for this one it’ll pretty much be an update on what’s I’ve been doing as of late. As for what’s happening in my neck of the woods; it looks like we’re inching closer to that magical goal of 70% full vaccination not just in my home state of Maryland, but in a couple other states as well. For 15 months the thought of going to an anime convention was frowned upon due to the size of the crowd, but with the positivity rate dropping in certain states with high vaccination rates, some conventions (smaller ones) are starting to come back around. I myself have been contemplating if A. Goldman and I should take a shot at one of the returning conventions later this year; one of them just happens to be in New York. As for myself and what I’ve been up to as of late, well it’s pretty much the usual.

Due to my mixes being taken down off my Youtube and Facebook pages, I’ve decided to upload all of my DJ mixes to my official Mixcloud page. You can find me as Avidd Minddset on Mixcloud and check out a couple of my ‘Minddset Sessions’ DJ mixes! I’m also working on episode ideas for our Nerdz of the Decade podcast, and I promise that we’ll have some new episodes for you guys to check out! It’s hard to believe it’s been 17 months since my last convention, and with a few of them returning (with safety measures in place) I guess you can say that our first convention back since March of 2020 will be Anime NYC. I’ve never been to New York or Manhattan for that matter, but after being stuck in my house for a year and a half, I’m itchin’ to leave the state!

Even though I’m fully vaccinated (and shaking off the side effects) I’m probably still going to keep my mask on; or get one of those LED light-up masks that look like the one Scorpion from Mortal Kombat has on. I know it sounds like I’m rambling on, but guys, these are just the thoughts that occur in my head everyday – and I write em’ all down on this blog to share with you! The last year and a half hasn’t been easy (and I can probably say the same for you if you live in the U.S. or any other country), but D&A has kinda been my little online home away from ‘home’. I can share my thoughts, how I feel about certain things and trends, and what’s the best anime title to start with if you’re just getting into it. (Go with the classics like Pokemon, Dragon Ball, Yu-Gi-Oh, Cowboy Bebop, or Sailor Moon and work your way up to the new school titles.)

Honestly, there’s moments where I’m glad A. Goldman and I had that vision back in 2015 about creating a blog; thought it was going to be an anime convention photo album at the time. We’re five-going-on-six years in on this thing, and it’s been a fun ride! So I’m gonna end this post with more years to come for me and A. Goldman doin’ our nerdy thing on this blog, as well as getting the chance to break out my first live DJ set at an anime/gaming after party (or anywhere that wants to jam out to some music).

Until next post guys! 😉

Anime REvisited: And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online Episode 12!

What’s good, guys n’ gals! Although this one is bittersweet we have reached our final review for our Anime REvisited pick; And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online. When we started this series we kept our expectations to a minimum. This isn’t to say that we assumed that the series would be terrible in any way, but with the amount of anime that we watch that deal with the concept of MMO’s and net game culture, we wanted to reserve our judgment until after the last episode of the series.

For the final episode of this title; Rusian and the rest of Guild Alleycats joined forces with Nekohime’s guild to form the ultimate guild, as they stormed Fort Cantor in order to take it back from the previous guild that had it. Eventually they won but soon they had to defend it against Bats’ guild – who had returned to finish what they started before. Nekohime’s Elite Guard managed to take out most of Bats’ guild, until only the leader of the guild himself was left alive. Sadly 90% of Nekohime’s guild (including Nekohime herself) was defeated by Bats as he approached the throne room where Kyo stood tall. To her this was all about payback as Bats went to work and thought he had defeated her in one shot. Instead she used premium items to keep herself alive long enough for her fused guild to hold Fort Cantor for a week; thus causing Bats to lose.

With their mission accomplished (at least for now) Rusian and the rest of Guild Alleycats celebrated with Nekohime’s guild as they gather together and took a screen cap of their victory. Back in the real world it was time for the school festival as Ako and a few other girls completed their assignment as they were working on a maid café. Ako relapsed for a moment saying that she couldn’t handle the social stress that came with being a maid for the maid café, until Hideki reminded her not to run away from her problems like she usually does. This of course shows that she’s growing and socially maturing, and by the end of the episode (after the end credits) Hideki told Ako that she can have anything she wanted – in the game of course.

Normally she’d be head-over-heels upon hearing that, but what she really wanted to do is kiss him; in real life. Just as their lips were about to touch the other members of Guild Alleycats showed up. Hideki told everyone that Ako can have anything she wanted in the game; insisting that the game and real life were separate, but Ako was the one who wanted a REAL relationship with Hideki, and NOT the one in the game!

Although it’s considered to be an underrated title based on popularity alone, we actually had fun reviewing this series. The overall plot may not be a ‘mind-blower’ right away (considering that it’s focused on the affairs of net-game life and school life), but the concept of the plot was pretty much exactly what we thought it was going to be. Again; whenever we review a series for this segment, we never go into it with high expectations. Instead we review each episode and do a thorough analysis before coming to a final conclusion. One thing that we did like about this series was the growth factor. In the very first episode we see Ako having difficulty distinguishing reality and fantasy from one another, and by the end it’s like she finally figures it out and even gains real friends along the way.

School life can be cruel at times as well as awkward for the socially challenged, but at one point and time many of us were Ako; a social reject who loved nothing more than playing net-games and making online friends, while keeping an invisible wall around her to protect herself from ‘normies’. If you’re gonna jump into an anime title that deals with social anxiety and growth, net games, and real friends, then this title just might be right up your alley! After the first episode it seems like an intervention and a therapy session due to the fact that Ako is addicted to online gaming; which is a real thing in the United States and several other countries. The main character wants to help Ako tell the difference between the game and reality, while the other friends she meets help her with her academic issues to keep her from falling behind in school. The balance between school life and the game is pretty much even, and the fanservice is not overblown nor in your face. (But it’s there.)

Should the series get a second season we’d probably see the relationship between Ako and Hideki mature and one day lead to a real-life marriage down the road. So to wrap it up; this anime title is pretty much what you’d expect to be. There’s school life, dealing with social anxiety, net games, and social maturity. If you’re looking for a title that can give you the elements of what otaku deal with in real life, then you’re gonna wanna check this series out!

That will do it for Anime REvisited, but like we said before, there is more content to come! Until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Anime REvisited: And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online Episode 11!

Welcome back guys! It’s time for another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick that you know as; And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online! One episode remains after this review as it’s down to the wire in L.A.

Rusian and the rest of Guild Alleycats meet up with the other guild known as Guild Vallenstein; the top-tier guild who happens to be the most powerful guild in the whole game! Between their maxed out stats and high-grade siege weapons, they pretty much treat Rusian and the rest of their guild like…noobs. While allied with them for the time being, the group makes their way to Fort Cantor in hopes of taking it over. The leader of the other guild known as Bats tells Ako and Seti to chase off the other guards in order for them to go in and take care of business. They do so much to the others dismay (most of which being Akane and Kyo), but despite their plan of attack not going the way they’d hoped, Bats told the guild to capture Fort Cantor. They did, but afterwards Bats and his guild dissolved their alliance as he returned to Fort Cantor and pretty much wasted Rusian and his guild. Talk about a dick move!

With that revelation Kyo and the others left Fort Cantor to strategize on how they were going to get back at Bats for what he did. Back in the real world Ako starts to show real growth in asking for help on her assignment for the school festival; via Maid Café thanks to Hideki. With one more week remaining until the start of the festival Rusian and the others ask Nekohime’s guild for help in taking down Bats and his guild. He of course also asks an old friend for help on this very thing as well. Near the end of the episode both guilds train for the upcoming siege in hopes of recapturing Fort Cantor while taking a picture to remember their adventure (Guild Alleycats of course).

Sorry this one’s a little short, but that will do it for our review for now. The final episode is next as well as our overall review on the whole series! Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Anime REvisited: and You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online Episode 10!

It’s coming down to the wire as we bring you another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick; And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online! Summer vacation may be over, but the real fun is just beginning! With that in mind let’s kick off the review!

With Summer vacation finally over Hideki and the others return to school just in time for the school festival. As far as school life goes; everything appears to be right where everyone left it, except Ako tried to skip school again in order to play Legendary Age…ugh! Once classes were over Hideki met up with Ako and the others to come up with a concept of what they’ll be presenting at the school festival. It was also at this time that a new update for L.A. had just dropped known as Siege Warfare; a weekly guild-vs-guild brawl where the winning guild takes over one of the forts held by the previous guild, should they defeat them. Kyo thought that the winner should be able to present that as their concept for the school festival, except with Guild Alleycats having only four members, the odds of them winning are kinda slim to none.

So to compensate for that Hideki and the others decided to do some ‘PvP’ training in order to get good at this type of combat. The results of their training were subpar, as Rusian stated that the guild was pretty much a rag-tag group with no chance of even coming close to winning a siege event. Despite that the guild decided to try their hand at an occupied fort held by a guild called the Cleaning Crew, but the results of that bout ended up with multiple party wipes. This would be the case until Nekohime’s guild came in and took out the other guild; allowing them to occupy the fort – for a short time. Near the end of the episode Kyo got two additional computers because if Hideki and the rest of the guild want to win, they would need more hands on deck. Lord and behold they got it in the form of another guild who happened to be top tier; and who Rusian is quite familiar with…

As far as we can tell you, the overall plot to this series pretty much deals with a mixed bag of things; nerdy romance, net gaming, and distinguishing the game world from reality. That’s all we’ve got for now, but there’s more to come on the blog! Until next time, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Anime REvisited: And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online Episode 9!

Well guys, we’re back with another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick that you already know as; And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online! This particular episode is pretty much a girl’s trip episode, so this review won’t be too long.

As the episode opens up Kyo, Ako, Akane, and Nanako are at Kyo’s mansion as Summer break finishes up with them having to work on their homework while at the mansion. One of Kyo’s maids gives the other girls a tour of her home before Nanako discovers a hidden room – which happens to be Kyo’s room (with multiple computer monitors). While the other girls continue their studies Ako tells them that she has to use the lil’ girl’s room, even though Ako and Akane don’t trust her any farther than they can throw her. Nanako (Seti) accompanies Ako to make sure she doesn’t take off as the two of them end up in the hallway. Ako being Ako (of course) wanders into a hidden room and discovers a treasure chest; however what was inside of it wasn’t treasure, but in fact a photo album of Kyo’s childhood – which caught the attention of Kyo’s maids.

After Ako’s shenanigans followed be a couple more from her at the dinner table, the girls head off to a private bath for the evening. From there the usual conversations take place; such as what type of girl Hideki likes and so on. This of course causes Ako to take it one step further and call Hideki (Rusian) via Face Time; which was NOT a good idea according to Kyo and Akane. After a game of phone tag Ako threw the phone to Seti as the ended the call – which never really happened cuz’ Hideki didn’t pick up.

Later that night Kyo and the others were in a bed made for four people as she was happy that the other three girls were the first guests to be over for a sleep over. Nanako asked Ako what her relationship is like with Rusian (Hideki) but after a little ‘explaining’ the other three were (for lack of a better word)…shocked…?! To Ako; if Rusian cheated on her in the game, it would be like cheating on her in real life. (How the hell does that make any sense?!)

By the end of the episode; all four girls end up rushing over to Rusian in order to ask for his advice on how to deal with the bomb Ako just dropped on them, about her and Rusian’s in-game marriage. That is how the episode ends…

So that will do it for this episode review, but as always there is much more to come! Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Anime REvisited: And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online Episode 8!

Long time no see guys! Welcome back to another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick that we’re pretty sure you know as; And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online! If you’ve ever played an MMO, then you’re aware that this happens from time to time when it comes to browser-based games. For more info on that, let’s jump into the episode!

Picking up where the last episode left off, Hideki and the gang were at an L.A. special cross-promotional event at a hotel. Things seemed to be going well…that is until it was discovered that Hideki’s account got hacked, and the guy playing Rusian is not him – which Ako eventually discovers. Heartbroken that the hacked “took” Rusian away from her, Hideki jumped into Ako’s laptop to see what went down; it wasn’t pretty. Hookup trolls and other nasty excuses for human beings lurk all through online games and certain chat sites, and if you’re a part of the anime/gaming community, then you already know.

After inspection of the damage Hideki and the others devise a plan to help get Hideki’s character (and Ako’s Rusian) back; first Ms. Sato informed the staff and the admins about the situation, then Hideki consulted with an old friend while the others did the very same. This episode is pretty much a ‘payback’ thing; as Hideki and the others went through a whole lot just to get one guy – who he wanted to get hardcore nerd vengeance on for making Ako cry. For the first time throughout the series, Hideki genuinely cares for Ako and doesn’t want anything to happen to her on or offline.

Even though she’s still having trouble telling the difference between the game and reality, there is some growth coming from her end. By the end of the episode Hideki finally got vengeance on the hacker as he was banished from L.A. and charged for his crimes; thus making an example out of him should anyone else try the same thing. Rusian was restored by the Game Master Nyack, and remarried Ako after finding the original in-game wedding ring. So that’s pretty much the episode in a nutshell.

In-game hacks happen in MMOs and other browser-based games more often than you think which is why you gotta be extra careful and make sure you log off when using public computers. Having a private VPN can also help in these situations cuz’ getting your account hacked is NO fun! So that will complete our anime review for now, but there’s more reviews and content to come on the blog! Until next post, stay nerdy and safe online! 😉

Avidd Music Friday Presents: Saitei!

Yo! We have returned with another installment of our music artist segment known as Avidd Music Friday! In case you’re wondering what this segment is about; this is where we highlight up-and-coming artists, DJs, and producers from around the world, as well as promote their music on our blog. If your interested in being a part of this segment and you want us to highlight your music, head to our Contact Us page and be sure to give us links to your music (via Spotify, Youtube, Apple Music, etc.) This time around we’ve got an awesome artist based our of South London! For our Avidd Music Friday segment our selection is Saitei!

You can check him out on Spotify, TikTok, and Instagram
Saitei

Saitei (who is currently based on South London) broke into the music scene post-quarantine. He’s known for his quirky demeanor, dark and witty comical lyrical style when it comes to his music. His style combines UK Hip-Hop with Heavy Metal as he’s creating a new genre called “Drill Metal”. Although compared to other artists like the late XXXTentacion, Scarlxrd, and Childish Gambino, Saitei is bringing something different, unorthodox, and strangely pleasant to the music scene.

Here’s a little snippet of his London Ghoul press release:

Originating as a 30 second rap posted to Tik-Tok, the single now named London Ghoul quickly rose in popularity, gaining over 250k views and received many requests from fans for a full version. The track was conceived by popular demand, by UK Drill style rapper, Saitei who explains that he realized the lyrics related to him and the changes he’s endured that helped him grow stronger as life evolves.

Saitei, the 23-year-old rapper and law student from London is making a big name for himself in Western and Japanese niche markets globally. With over 280k followers on tik-tok and tens of thousands of fans on Instagram and YouTube, he’s quickly securing worldwide recognition for his popular videos, and music which he writes,
produces, and sings himself.

One thing that sets the UK based London Ghoul Producer apart, is Saitei’s ability to bring Hip-Hop and Drill-Rap to the Japanese music scene and combining them effortlessly, incorporating dark and energetic styles to his music. With popular single hits like,”Tokyo Lockdown” and “Whoopty” released earlier this year, Saitei mentions that London Ghoul might be his last solo drill track in a while, as he sets out to discover himself and explore different genres, giving us an insight on many different vibes and new, fresh sounds to come from the young rapper.

You can find Saitei on Spotify, Instagram, and other social media!

Well guys, that will do it for this segment! As we mentioned before, if you want us to highlight you as an artist, DJ, or a producer, hit us up on our Contact Us page. Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

 

Anime REvisited: And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online Episode 7!

We have returned with yet another anime episode review from our Anime REvisited pick; And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online! When it comes to rom-com anime there’s always the infamous “Beach Episode”, so let’s suit up and Jump in!

Main Cast

Now that school is over, Hideki and the others are on their way to the net game’s version of summer camp; however for 24 hours none of the club members are allowed anywhere near a laptop or a computer as part of a special curbing exercise from net gaming. This was all a part of Kyo’s plan to help Ako realize that real life can be just as fun as net game life, and that she needs to have a chance to enjoy real-life experiences like a regular teenage girl – a normie girl. With this episode being a beach episode, be prepared to expect the following if you watch it; swimsuits (one-piece and two-piece) with a sprinkle of fanservice, the legendary Konami Cheat Code as a reference, and another chance of Hideki asking Ako to be his girlfriend…which backfires again.

After the 24-hour net game ban was lifted, Hideki and the rest of the club members made their way to a hotel that’s doing a cross-promotional event. Hotel guests can log in at the computer room in the lobby and get special bonuses in the game, by making purchases on real-life items. Hideki logged in at first but it looks like his password didn’t take, so he tried it again and it worked. Near the end of the episode while everyone else went to their rooms (in the game we assume) Rusian and Ako stood out in the hallway; as she asked him if he wanted to come into her room for…couples’ things. As they both sat on the bed something strange happened; Rusian disappeared for a moment, then reappeared after that. Any gamer or net gamer out there has had this happen to them at least once in their life, and Hideki is about to find out the hard way…

Yeah, this review is kinda short, but other than it being mostly a beach episode followed by another rejection of real-life love, there’s not a whole lot that happens here. On that note that will do it for this episode review, and as always until our next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Anime REvisited: And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online Episode 6!

Greetings nerds n’ nerdettes! We have returned once again to bring you another episode review of our Anime REvisited pick that you already know by now; as And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online! So without further delay, let’s go get it!

The Main Cast

Before the episode starts we find Rusian (Hideki) telling the story of what happened after he was rejected by Nekohime via marriage proposal. While talking with one of his other friends in the game, Rusian discovered that his friend had his proposal rejected by the love of his life as well. Somehow it led up to him telling Rusian why Nekohime rejected him in the first place – as if you rewind back to the first episode the answer is pretty obvious.

Once the school day was over, Hideki and the others met up at the net game club to do some more grinding in L.A. along with Seti (a.k.a. Hanako in real-life). After helping her to complete the side quest Seti gained the Summoner skill; and summoned a small little dog that looked like hers at home. While at the tavern where they usually meet up Kyo mentions that final exams are coming up and that now would be a good time to study for them. Sooo…with that being the case, the class prez decided to put the net gaming club on hiatus until exam week is over. While walking home alongside Ako and talking about studying for the exams, Ako suddenly has the look of a teenager who totaled his/her parents’ car. We’re not ones to judge (cuz’ we’ve been in this situation ourselves), but when 90% of your priorities revolve around MMOs and video games, it’s time to get some help.

In Ako’s case; Rusian and the others helped her study for the finals while inside the game. Once the finals were over, Kyo announced that the net game club will be having a special camp where they’ll be focusing on their physical health while moderating their net gameplay. By the end of the episode (and after talking with Kyo and Akane) Hideki decided that it was time for him to declare his love for Ako; and ask her to be his girlfriend. Well…it backfired hard. During a post credits scene, Ako talked to Akane about why she told Hideki that she said “no” on being his girlfriend; that since she was already his “wife” she thought being a girlfriend in her mind was a demotion, or even that they might get divorced. It’s safe to say that Ako is in love with and married to Hideki’s character in the game and not him in real life; and THAT’S what he’s heartbroken about! Ouch!

Well guys, that will do it for this anime episode review. No worries though; cuz’ there’s more content on the way! Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Anime REvisited: And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online Episode 5!

Hiyo! Guess what? We’re back with another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick; And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online! I guess what happens now is the review itself, so let’s get to it!

The Cast

Back in L.A. Ako is unsure just how faithful Rusian is to her, or how much he truly cares for her. This led to her wanting to play a different game at the gaming club at school due to Seti being close with Rusian. That game ended up being a first-person shooter crawling with ‘normies’; the very thing Ako hates. Upon playing the game she was actually really good at it, as she took down a lot of other players who were probably veterans. Sometime later Akane’s friend asked Hideki why she wasn’t able to find him in the game, as it was suddenly revealed that she was Seti in the game; tarnishing Akane’s reputation of being popular, and causing Ako to dash off in shock.

A little bit later after school Hideki and the others met at the gaming club, but Ako was nowhere to be seen. In fact no one in the club was able to get in touch with her because she wouldn’t answer her own phone. If no one can reach her in the real world, there was only one other option – jump into L.A. and try and talk to Ako there. The one to do so was Rusian, but Ako stated that she’s “quitting” real life and would rather play Legendary Age for the rest of her life; doing away with school and anything else that reminds her of the real world. Ako also states that she’ll max out her level so that she’ll be reincarnated and stay in L.A. for good, but Rusian doesn’t want that for her. She disappears before Rusian can stop her; leaving Hideki frustrated, and thinking that the net game club that was supposed to help Ako separate between fantasy and reality backfired.

The situation looked bleak but in fact Ms. Saito stated that Ako only cut herself off from the world, and not her friends. Hideki knew that the only person who could get through to Ako was him, so he made a trip to her house. After chatting with her mom about Ako quitting school and gaming for the rest of her life, she gave Hideki the keys to her daughter’s room. (If her dad was around this wouldn’t be happening, but it’s anime after all.) Hideki heads to Ako’s room and tells her that he wants to talk to her, but he ends up walking in on her changing (or at the very least getting naked). He slams the door shut and asks her to “PUT SOME CLOTHES ON!!” and after she says it’s safe to come in…she’s still naked. It’s more funny if you watch the scene then us tell it to you.

Inside Ako’s room Hideki tells her that he’s going to drop out of school and play L.A. with her since that’s what she wants to do. Ako didn’t like the idea because if Hideki dropped out, then the others would miss him. Hideki then stated that Ako would be doing the very same; to which she agreed. To Ako; real life is rather tough, and it was hard for her to make friends because all she wanted to do was play net games. Rusian (Hideki) was the same way, but he told Ako and if she tried just a little bit to accept the real world into her life, he would be right there by her side like a real husband to his wife. By the end of the episode it looks like Ako has some newfound confidence for the real world, thanks to Akane’s friend (Seti) telling the other girls how awesome her ‘boyfriend’ is.

Now that we’re close to the halfway mark of the series it looks like Ako is experiencing what it’s like to have real friends that love and care about her. This one’s kind of a touching episode to an extent, as Ako appears to be having a real breakthrough – in her own way. On that note that will do it for this episode review, but if you know us by now (and we’re pretty sure you do), we’ll be back with more awesome content for the blog!

Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Avidd Music Friday: RC The Artist

What’s good, anime fam! Welcome to the first Avidd Music Friday segment since March; where we highlight up and coming music artists, DJ’s, and producers! We’ve received several comment submissions of many musical artists that are interested in being a part of this fairly-new segment. Tonight, we introduce a young artist that you definitely should keep and eye on! If you’re a fan of anime and hip-hop, then you’re gonna love this artist! For our first Avidd Music Friday, check out RC The Artist! 😉

RC the Artist – Blow (Bakugo Rap) [My Hero Academia]
RC the Artist – Yin Yang Rap (Prod. by Gravy Beats)

If you love the music of our artist pick, you can check them out on their Youtube page by clicking on one of the videos. That will do it for our music segment, but next Friday we’ll be showcasing music from another artist, DJ, or producer. If you want us to showcase your music on this segment, feel free to go to our Contact Us page and drop us a comment submission! Until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Anime REvisited: And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online Episode 4!

Hey, welcome back! So here we go again with another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick; And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online! It’s time for episode number four so here we go!

Main Cast

Sometime after Rusian (Hideki) declared his love for Nekohime (Ms. Sato), he decided to go off on his own and find another guild to be a part of. Through his travels he did find one, however the guild master upon interviewing Rusian told him that in real life; they are hardcore, never-seen-the-sun-in-months, gamers. If he’s not prepared to forfeit his own career or drop out of high school, then without a doubt the guild master told Rusian that this guild was not for him. (In fact they game so hard that they’re able to max out all of their stats and reincarnate; taking all of their character’s former skills and traits with them to their new character.) This of course is the story he told Ako, who along with Akane and Kyo is still trying to get her to see the difference between the game, and reality.

Back at the gaming club the usual nerdy shenanigans continue; with Kyo telling the others that a new patch update contains a mystery box that players can get, for a small fee. Akane of course is doing her best to keep her school rep in-check; that is until her best friend finds out which pretty much causes her to enter an “anime depression” state. While that’s happening in the real world, Rusian and Ako spend some time having fun and going different places – almost as if they’re a real-life couple. They eventually run into Nekohime; who happened to be with her old guild mates (one of which is a reference to a certain sword wielder from Final Fantasy VII), but Rusian wanted nothing to do with Neko’s crazy fanbase so he and Ako fled the scene.

Somewhere in the mix they encountered a new player named Seti; who Rusian helped so that she can learn about her skills and play the game a little better. Although it’s not fully translated in the real world, Ako is now unsure that with these girls chatting with Rusian (first Nekohime and now Seti) in the game, that she’s afraid he would be faithful to her. Mind you; this is only in the game, but could it be that IRL Ako might be having feelings for IRL Hideki?

If you haven’t gotten the chance to see this series yet, I’d say don’t go into it with super-high expectations. It’s a rom-com about net gamer issues, romance, and school life. It’s one of those anime titles that while the plot doesn’t grab you right away, some of the characters like Ako are relatable to a certain degree. Most of the people in the anime community are net gamers as well; and some are even hardcore grinders like the guild master that Rusian met earlier in the episode. Nevertheless it’s a decent comedy that doesn’t go crazy with fanservice, so if you think it’s right up your alley, give this title a shot!

That’s it for this review, so until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Avidd Music Friday Returns Next Week!!

Awhile back we did a segment that highlighted upcoming artists and producers in music, however as life got in the way we weren’t able to maintain its consistency. Thankfully that is now about to change, as we plan on taking another shot at this new segment! Starting May 21st (next Friday) Avidd Music Friday is back on the blog! So if you’re an up and coming music artist (be it Nerdcore, Electronic, Hip-Hop, etc.), DJ, or a producer who wants us to highlight your music artistry for our Friday night segment, head to our Contact Us page and send us a submission. If you also happen to have a Spotify account, we can also add your music to our music listening page “The Lounge”. That’s the update, but as always we’ve got more content coming your way! Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Avidd Music Friday Returns Next Week!!

Anime REvisited: And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online Episode 3!

Welcome back guys! Its high time for another anime review from our Anime REvisited pick; And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online. With it being the third episode of the series we’re pretty much out of the introductory phase, so now comes the sustained challenge of the members of the main cast helping Ako (Tamaki) distinguish between the game, and reality. Let’s see how that’s going, shall we?

The main cast!

Kicking off the third episode Rusian meet up with Nekohime; the magical catgirl who says that she’s actually a guy in his 40’s in real life. It appears that Rusian (Hideki) is pretty much ok with the fact that despite Nekohime’s real-life identity as a dude in his 40’s, he still thinks she’s cute – though that might change later. Back at school Hideki and the others are having their usual L.A. gaming sessions as they head to a mountain full of fire and fire golems; battling against them and collecting EXP, loot, and whatnot.

Midway through the episode Hideki chats with Ako in hopes that she’s starting to understand that the game and reality are two different things. He just wants to be friends in real life and tries to remind her to call him by his real name, and not his game name. Although it’s still a challenge it seemingly looks like slight progress has been made, however a sudden dilemma occurs as the class president Kyo tells the net gaming club members (Hideki, Ako, and Akane) that without an advisor for the club, its legitimacy is in jeopardy. With that in mind Hideki asked Ako to meet with him at the gaming club in one big last attempt to help her differentiate between L.A. and reality. (Prior to this he asked Nekohime for advice on how to help Ako with this issue as well.)

It backfired terribly; as Ako accused Rusian (NOT Hideki) of cheating on her with another woman, due to him confronting her about her gaming addiction. This is usually the time after the intervention, where you hope to God that the other party (with the addiction) doesn’t do anything irrational; or anything that’ll put them in prison! In this case; Ako states that she has some ‘important business’ to attend to after meeting up with Rusian and the others in-game, which raises some red flags for the crew IRL.

Near the end of the episode Hideki still can’t seem to grasp why Ako doesn’t understand the difference between the game and reality, but after some assurance from Akane and Kyo about him stepping up and going after Ako because he genuinely cares for her (and concerned for her safety), Hideki races to the place where he initially met Ako. He tells her that as his in-game husband he doesn’t approve of her offline meeting, but it turns out the person that Ako is meeting wasn’t a man, but it was actually his homeroom teacher – who was a woman. Not just any woman, but Hideki’s homeroom teacher Ms. Sato (aka Nekohime).

After realization hit Hideki in the face that he, in fact, purposed to his homeroom teacher, Ako confronts her and appears to take out some kind of weapon and lunges at her; not realizing that due to the line between fantasy and reality being blurred in her mind, that she could be criminally charged with assault and battery. (That is if Ms. Sato hadn’t close-lined her.) Needless to say, Ako is a work in progress…we hope.

Other than another member of the cast being introduced (somewhat) and Ako still having issues, there’s not a whole lot that happens in this episode. The content is relatable, as some of us may have been in Ako’s shoes at some point in time. MMO’s and video games are awesome, but we gotta remember that even though we hate it, adulting is something that we eventually got to do. We’re not saying you gotta be an adult 24/7, but if you’re able to find that balance while still enjoying life, then you’re doing it right…we hope.

That will do it for our episode review, but as always there is still more content to come from us at D&A! Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

Anime REvisited: And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online Episode 2!

Guess what? We’re back with another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online! So far you’ve met the main cast of Hideki, Ako, Akane, and Kyo; the guild from Legendary Age known as Guild Alley Cats. So what happens now that the guild members have met in real life? We’ll tell you!

The main cast!

Now that the cast has met up and introduced themselves in the previous episode, Hideki discusses with Ako that who he is in the game and who he is in real life are two different people. Sadly like many instances in our real world, Ako is unable to distinguish the difference between the game and reality; which became a real problem for Hideki and Akane when she addressed them by their L.A. character names. So they had an intervention with Ako to help her understand that as long as they’re in school, she must address them by their real names.

Ako seemed to understand, but the real icing on the cake was when class president Kyo decided to create an after school net gaming club; so that Ako can see Hideki as his real-life form, and not his in-game character Rusian.

The pacing of the series doesn’t appear that it’s going too fast because there’s not a whole lot going on in the story for the moment. With MMO storylines this is usually the case if the balance is geared more towards the real world and the online world, although there are a few exceptions regarding this (Log Horizon and SAO come to mind). Hideki wants to make sure that Ako realizes that who he is in the game and who he is in real life are separate, but when dealing with someone as persistent as Ako, this task is easier said than done.

Will the high school otaku prove to his real-life waifu that he’s not the man she thought he was in real-life, as he is in the game? Guess you’ll have to wait until our next episode review to find out! Until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

Anime REvisited: And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online Episode 1!

Sup nerds n’ nerdettes! We have arrived with the return of our world famous Anime REvisited segment! This time we got a pick that many of you probably haven’t seen, or maybe you have seen it but for some reason it flew under the radar. In any case if you like shows like Confessions of an MMO Junkie or Gamers, then this title just might be up your alley! This time around; we’re reviewing And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online.

The Cast!

Anyone who is a gamer nerd (preferably an MMO junkie) is pretty familiar with the mechanics and how these types of games work. You join a party or go solo, beat baddies and bosses to level up, collect rare items and armor, rinse and repeat. There are no teenage girls with freakishly large guns or overpowered MC’s with underpowered support characters; just some good ol’ fashioned slice-of-life comedy about gaming, and walking that fine line between fantasy and reality. In the first episode you me Rusian (his real name Hideki Nishimura), and he’s a part of a guild that he joined a year before the start of the series. In real life he’s a high school student who loves anime and video games (which is about 99.9% of the anime and gaming community, if you don’t count the creepers).

The MMO that he plays is called Legendary Age (or L.A. for short, and NOT the city in California) and just like any MMO, you can pretty much do what is aforementioned above. Cutting to the chase; Rusian and Ako (Ako Tamaki, a female player in the game) are married in the game, even though he rejected her prior to the marriage due to the fact that the girl he first purposed to actually was a guy in his 40’s in real life. Go figure.

Eventually after the events of school were over for the day, Hideki jumps back online as he and his guild members (Ako, Akane Segawa who goes by ‘Schwein’, and Kyo Goshoin who goes by Apricot) battle more monsters before meeting at an in-game pub. Kyo (Apricot) suggests that the four of them have their first offline get together so they could get to know each other in real life. To that the others including Hideki agree as he of course waits by a huge tree not far from the school. The first to show up is Ako, who looks just like her in-game character but in real-life (and even calls Hideki by his username instead of his real name). Next up was Akane (who despises otakus but secretly is one herself) who found out that Rusian was actually Hideki; the very otaku she didn’t like. Finally there was Kyo, who is the schools class president and probably one of the best players in the game.

By the end of the episode they formally greet one another and hope to have more adventures in L.A., as for Ako…we can only hope she has the capability to distinguish between fantasy and reality in future episodes. This series is actually based off the light novel of the same name, and is a romantic comedy about a girl who’s waaay too addicted to video games that her sense of reality is warpped almost beyond repair. In real life there have been many cases of this happening, which is why anime is like alcohol; you gotta take it in moderation. On that note that’ll do it for our first episode review from our Anime REvisited pick, but there’s more content to come so stay tuned! 😉

D&A Anime Blog Update: Content-nental Shift & Anime REvisited!

Hey anime fam! This is a quick ‘Heads-Up’ post to let you guys know that the content that we originally had scheduled for this week, will be shifted to next week while coinciding with our Anime REvisited pick; And You Never Thought That There Was A Girl Online. We also want to take this time to acknowledge that we have over 400 followers on our domain page! From the bottom of our hearts we can’t thank you guys enough for all of the love and support for this blog, and once conventions make a grand comeback we’ll be sure to give you guys more con coverage and content! sorry that this post was kinda short, but this is pretty much our update for the time being. As always continue to stay safe, and get vaccinated wherever the nearest vaccination site is in your area. Stay nerdy! 😉

A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis: Cinco De Mayo Edition!

Hey guys n’ gals! Yours Truly is back with another post about my thoughts regarding everything that’s been going on so far this year. Today of course we celebrate Cinco De Mayo; so hopefully you’re celebrating safely and responsibly since yes, we’re still in a pandemic (but we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel). Honestly the past several weeks have been kinda hard to come up with fun and creative nerdy content for the blog, but slowly and surely  I’m starting to get a little of my mojo back. Since March of last year I made the decision to jump back into the music production scene and dropped my debut EP (Minddgames), and two albums (Primetime, and Mental Vacation) under my stage name; Avidd Minddset. (I even had my first collab single with King Shabazz.) Even though the pandemic has been awful to us mentally and emotionally, it also made most of us really take a look at ourselves as well as our priorities in life. Many of us will come out of it better people than we were going into it, while others will double down on their own ignorance and toxicity towards others.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this experience (with this being my first pandemic along with thousands of others who are in the same boat), is that you never wanna take anything in life for granted! So many of us have lost loved ones through this pandemic, which has made a lot of us keep the loved ones who are still with us close to us. Sure, we got our own difference of opinion when it comes to things like ideals and politics, but when the human race is threatened on a global scale, whatever beef you got has to take a back seat and focus on what’s really important. You also gotta be mindful of who you listen to, and where you get your information from in times of great crisis; cuz’ misinformation is a dangerous thing. (As we’ve seen the repercussions.) Our return to normal is closer than we think, so if we wanna return to what we love (mine being anime conventions and DJing at clubs), we gotta get vaccinated.

Well, that’s pretty much my thoughts in a nutshell at the moment. Hopefully you guys are celebrating Cinco De Mayo safely and away from large crowds at least for now; come May 5th of 2022 we’ll be celebrating at the clubs once again! Until the next post, stay nerdy guys! 😉

Here’s What’s Happening Next Week!

What’s good anime fam! Hopefully you all are doing well and staying safe, and if you’re able to, be sure to get your COVID-19 vaccination; cuz’ D&A’s already got theirs! While we’re still getting the gear that we need for our projects (which includes our Nerdz of the Decade podcast), we’ve got some upcoming content coming up next week!

The battle for our childhood!

Nintendo vs. SEGA: The Battle For Our Childhood!

When it comes to video games and video game companies, each of them tries to outdo the other from big hits to cult classics. Every gaming company has a rival company that they want to be better than, but no rivalry was greater than the Nintendo-SEGA rivalry. Join us as we take a look back at this historic rivalry of two gaming companies who fought to rule over our childhood.

A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis

A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis

It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these, so we’ve got a fresh new one for you happening next week! What will the topic be about? You’ll have to wait and find out!

Don’t know what to watch? We got cha covered!

D&A Anime Report: Spring/Summer 2021 Watchlist!

Wanna know what new shows are coming so you can check em’ out? We got cha covered in our special D&A Anime Report on some of the latest anime titles for the Spring/Summer 2021 season!

That what’s happening next week, so until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉

D&A’s Top 10 Female Anime Characters With Silver Hair!

Anime is filled with many things; fanservice, giant guns, slapstick comedy, and compelling stories. What was once a niche medium (and still is to some degree) is now on the same level as mainstream entertainment; don’t believe us? Super Saiyan Blue Goku was in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade – Twice! With all of the things anime has to offer its nerdy consumers, the hair color is one of the few things that catches our eye. Scarlet or red-haired characters usually have attitudes while blue or teal-haired characters are level-headed, but when it comes to silver hair, its usually associated with a “wise beyond your years” type of trait. Sometimes that’s true, and other times not so much. In our Top 10 post we list ten female anime characters who have silver hair! 

Inner & Outer Moka

10. Inner Moka

Ah, yes! Many fans remember this silver-haired S-Class beauty who kicks ass and takes names! Inner Moka Akashia is an S-Class vampire who is only released whenever Tsukune takes off Outer Moka’s rosary. Although her tongue is a sharp as her fangs, she’ll protect her friends and Tsukune at any cost!

Gurren Lagann’s Beach Episode

9. Nia Teppelin

Who doesn’t remember this silver-haired cutie from Gurren Lagann! She is the disowned daughter of Lordgenome as well as the secondary female protagonist of the series. She is also the love interest of Simon, and despite the fact that she’s revealed to be a messenger for Anti-Sprial, he’ll do any and everything he can to save her. 

Shizuku Kurogane

8. Shizuku Kurogane

The younger sister of Ikki Kurogane who loves and excepts him even when his father didn’t. She’s a Blazer with ice and water powers, and shows her own brother a little more affection than she should (due to her being the ‘little sister’ type). She’s not a big fan of Stella only for the reason of her getting too close to Ikki, but her skills in battle make her a force to be reckoned with.

Gisen Yagyu

7. Gisen Yagyu

A Master Samurai who’s general is Amakusa, and is the series main villainess for Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls! She has an evil eye that allows her to control her enemies as well as her allies, and has had Muneakira is a few situations that are totally NSFW. (She takes the whole master-servant relationship way too seriously.) Her master samurai attacks are ice-based and if she doesn’t like you, you’ll know.

Shiro

6. Shiro

The Wretched Egg from Deadman Wonderland! After Ginta was sent to prison for killing his classmates, Shiro was the first person he met. In the manga she’s the most powerful deadman in the whole series along with the fact that she has affections towards Ginta. She may have the mind of a child, but deep inside…she’s something else.

Guys…run!

5. Anna Nishikinomiya

In a world where the concept of dirty jokes doesn’t exist, there is Anna Nishikinomiya. Due to her mother’s ban on anything R or X-rated, Anna never really had the chance to experience the things most young women her age could; like dating, having her first kiss, or even sex. But all that changed the moment Okuma stumbled and landed on top of her; giving Anna her first kiss. Now with NO control over her sexual urges, Anna finds herself hunting down Okuma in exchange for some NSFW love-nectar action.

Echidna…not Knuckles

4. Echidna

She is known as the Witch of Greed in Re: Zero! She and Subaru have a conversation over a cup of tea, but like Anna that tea is made up of her own bodily fluids (I’m not even gonna ask what ‘kind’ of fluids, it could be love nectar for all we know). Due to her not being able to understand the feeling of others, by normal standards she can be perceived as a sociopath despite her curiosity.  

Mirajane

3. Mirajane

One of the most powerful mages in Fairy Tail. As a child she and her sister and brother were chased out of town due to her demon powers, but eventually they found the Fairy Tail guild and decided to make a new life there. Though she was a gothic brat as a teen, she changed her ways after her sister Lisanna ‘died’, and now has a ‘Mom Complex’ towards the members of Fairy Tail. We’re pretty sure she’s on the waifu tier list of various male fans! 😉

Julie Sigtuna

2. Julie Sigtuna

She is the female protagonist in the Absolute Duo series. This silver-haired loli enters the academy in order to find Tor, so that he can teach her his ‘Final Move’ in order to avenge the death of her own father. Throughout the series she grows close to Tor and will do whatever it takes to protect him – no matter the cost!

Koneko Tojo

1. Koneko Tojo

One of the members of the Occult Club as well as a demon like Rias and Issei. Throughout the first couple of seasons she was a bit of a wisecrack (especially when it came to Issei’s perverted nature), but afterwards she began to believe in herself as well as in her abilities as Rias’ Rook. If you’re ever in a fight where the numbers are against you, you’re gonna wanna have this demon loli by your side!

That will do it for our Top 10 this time around, but as always there’s more to come! Until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉