This month is the tenth anniversary of Ogiue Maniax. I’ll have a special post for that occasion. In the meantime, I’d like to thank my Patreon sponsors, especially the following:
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My favorite posts from last month:
A review of the unique P.A. Works anime
A follow-up post of sorts to the Sakura Quest review, this one looks at the relationship between anime and influencing the movement of populations
The latest Gattai Girls is actually one of my favorite anime ever. (It was also a somewhat subtle hint towards me getting married.)
I was asked to write about my favorite Halloween anime, only to realize that most of them are Precure episodes. Go figure.
I’d like to end this month on a more serious note.
This past Halloween, there was a terrorist attack in lower Manhattan. While I did not know any of the people who were hurt or injured, my condolences go out to their friends and families. I went to school in the same area back in 2001, when 9/11 occurred, and hearing about the attack brought me back to what I felt then: the confusion, the need to evacuate, the unsettling feeling that the world will never be the same. Circumstances were different this time around, but I know the fear and unease that can linger over New York City in the face of such a crime. At the same time, just as then, I’m always surprised by the resilience of New Yorkers to just get back up and go about their day. On some level, it’s a product of being accustomed to the hustle and bustle of such a crazy metropolis, but I also think that it’s a semi-conscious effort to not let fear cower us into submission, or make us doubt each other as human beings.
Hate does not defeat hate. Trust, education, and openness to new ideas are the key ingredients to a better tomorrow.