Ogiue Maniax is Going on a Journey

A never-ending journey. A journey to the stars.

Well, almost.

Big news in the land of Ogiue Maniax. As anyone who’s read this blog for any length of time knows, I love to write about anime and manga to analyze and explore various facets of them, from genres to the industry to the fans to the art. It is a passion that has been with me for a long time, but which only really began to manifest itself once I started writing Ogiue Maniax back in November of 2007. Now I’m entering another stage.

I have been accepted to a PhD program in Europe to study manga for four years. Being a PhD program, it is a paid position.

One of the things I look forward to is opening my mind to another part of the world. As much as I try to view situations from as many angles as I can, I am constantly aware of how America-centric my thoughts and writings can be, and if I can just challenge that part of my psyche a little bit over the next few years then I will come out of the situation a little better. And once I’m back, who knows? Maybe I’ll go on a road trip.

I don’t have to leave for a while, but given the rigor of a doctoral program, I may not have the time to update as much as I have in the past once I get there. I have no intentions of abandoning the blog though; it means too much to me.

I want to thank everyone who’s read Ogiue Maniax over these past few years. Your interest, support, and feedback helped me to shape my online voice, and to get me in a position to be confident enough in my own writing and passion to even apply for a PhD program, let alone get accepted by one in another continent.

These next four years are dedicated to you.

28 thoughts on “Ogiue Maniax is Going on a Journey

  1. Wow! Congratulations!
    I really hope that you get the most out of this PhD! It’ll certainly be good to your life so enjoy it as much as you can! I hope Ogiue Maniax gets even better now!


  2. Congrats~! That’s awesome that you got accepted into a PhD program, and a manga one no less =D Lots of luck and I hope you’ll continue to write posts when you have the time.


  3. That’s incredible! Infinite congratulations. If anyone deserves it, it’s you. Can’t wait to hear about your experiences there and see how it shapes your thinking!


  4. Congrats on getting accepted and good luck as you embark on this new part of your everlasting journey. I’m also hoping to see more fun input for you in the AMRC group if you have the time as well. :P


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