February has been a turbulent month, as I’ve been paying close attention to the impeachment and its aftermath. But in times like these, I think the ability to find in the stories we love a joy that is both comforting and invigorating is important. Having this blog helps me in many ways, and I try to keep it positive yet critical.
In that respect, I’d like to thank my patrons, who help Ogiue Maniax keep going.
Sue Hopkins fans:
Hato Kenjirou fans:
Yajima Mirei fans:
In other news, I’ve started writing again for Apartment 507. It’s been about two years since my last article on there. I’ll include anything I write there in these monthly updates.
Highlights from January:
“Genshiken Nidaime” Ogiue Chika Voice, “Yamamoto Nozomi,” Gets Married
Call me biased, but any bit of Ogiue news is worth noting.
Our Rap Battle Goes On! “Change” Final Review
One of my recent favorite manga, about Japanese rap battles, comes to an abrupt close.
Byleth and the “Fire Emblem” Tactical Spirit in “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”
It’s a tiny bit outdated at this point, but I still think Byleth’s style embraces and adapts Fire Emblem gameplay into Smash.
Chapter 24 brings an interesting twist to Jin’s character.
Nijisanji, Hololive, and the Virtual Youtuber Kayfabe
I was asked to write about these virtual youtubers, and so I did!
I know this isn’t anime-related, but please listen to Adam Schiff make his closing remarks at the impeachment trial. I think these words will stick in the public memory for a long, long time.