The new season is well under way, but I’m still trying to catch up on giving my thoughts about the last season! There’s always a price to pay in terms of trying to keep up with the season, but I prefer the slow and steady approach. Many thanks to my supporters on Patreon and ko-fi for letting me take my time as I have.
Sue Hopkins fans:
Hato Kenjirou fans:
Yajima Mirei fans:
I mentioned last month that I was traveling to Asia, and now that I’ve come back, it’s lit a fire under me to improve my fluency in Chinese. Ogiue Maniax will still ultimately be about anime and manga, but my continued learning and renewed exposure to Chinese culture (including comics and music) might bleed into my posts every so often. I might also write a thing or two that more directly addresses some elements of intersection between Japanese and Chinese pop culture, but I have no concrete plans as of yet.
Now then, my favorite posts from April:
A visual comparison between two different hip hop-themed titles
One of the best Shonen Jump manga currently running features one of the best protagonists.
As the saying goes, “Your tears are delicious.”
Chapter 15 steps outside the confines of Hashimoto Technical High School. it’s a fun chapter rich with characterization and surprises.
Idols in Spaaaaace…!
May 5 is not only Cinco de Mayo, it’s also the “birthday” of May, the best character in Guilty Gear. All hail our anchor-wielding overlord!