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:
Call me biased, but any bit of Ogiue news is worth noting.
One of my recent favorite manga, about Japanese rap battles, comes to an abrupt close.
It’s a tiny bit outdated at this point, but I still think Byleth’s style embraces and adapts Fire Emblem gameplay into Smash.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.
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.