Mou mantai is Cantonese for “no problem.” It’s also a signature phrase of Hong Kong native Zhong Lanzhu from Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, whose second season started today. The new anime season is upon us (again!), and I’m feeling positive about new shows, including seeing Lanzhu and the other Monster Girls in Love Live!
Of course, to say that there aren’t any issues is not entirely truthful. April Fool’s, I guess?
Life is good, but not perfect by any means. There are things we can’t control, like the unexpected twists and turns of international affairs. But there are things I can affect, and because life is personally busier at the moment, a part of me wonders if I should reduce my output for Ogiue Maniax. Right now, I typically do 2–3 posts a week (which I’ve kept up for the past 11 years or so), and the new result would be 1–2 posts a week. This would obviously make things easier for me, but then I feel like my Patreon might not be worthwhile anymore for those who still follow me.
A part of me also wonders if the reason I’m feeling this way is because Super Robot Wars 30 is so danged long. Enjoyable, but I think only now (months later) am I reaching the final third of the game.
Speaking of Patreon, my patrons continue to support me. To them, especially those below, I say: Thank you.
Sue Hopkins fans:
Hato Kenjirou fans:
Yajima Mirei fans:
Blog highlights from March:
A philosophical look at how we engage with Virtual Youtubers.
My review of the amazing 2001 retro-style retelling of the classic manga
Thoughts on the third G-Reco movie, and a realization about the best way to follow the story.
Kio Shimoku’s Twitter has a nice countdown for the final volume of Hashikko Ensemble.
March 28 was Ogiue’s birthday! I’m glad people are still holding the torch, even a little bit.