Spy Season, Chainsaw Season: Ogiue Maniax Status Update for October 2022

This is looking to be one of the most competitive anime seasons in recent memory. I don’t think you need me to tell you all of the highly anticipated shows hitting this month, but the ones I’m really going to be watching out for are Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, Golden Kamuy Season 4, Chainsaw Man, Spy x Family Season 2, and Pop Team Epic 2. There’s a good chance I simply won’t be able to watch everything I want.

On top of that, New York is hitting its big con season with New York Comic Con this month and Anime NYC the next! I have some concerns that NYCC is becoming too expensive and unwelcome for many, but we’ll see how it turns out.

Speaking of events, I’ve gotten my Omicron booster, which has prompted me to start watching anime in theaters again—masked and as safely distanced as possible, of course. You can check out one of my reviews in the highlights this month, with the next on the way in the coming weeks.

Thank you to my Patreon subscribers for October 2022!


Ko Ransom

Diogo Prado



Naledi Ramphele

Sue Hopkins fans:


Hato Kenjirou fans:


Yajima Mirei fans:


Blog highlights from September:

A Long Time Coming: Speed Racer (2008)

I finally, finally, FINALLY watched the Wachowskis’ Speed Racer.

Lessons in Boy Adolescence: Goodbye, Don Glees!

My thoughts on the recent film from the director of A Place Further than the Universe.

Dear Media Companies, Stop Trying to Flood My Brain

My criticism of entertainment that ties to monopolize your attention in the worst ways possible.

Kio Shimoku

On Twitter, Kio Shimoku has some issues with his arm lately.


I’m entertaining ideas to better replace the $15 Patreon reward, which basically has only ever been used once. If anyone has suggestions for things they’d like to see out of the Patreon, I’m all ears. I’m not sure what concrete bonuses I can offer at this point, but I’d like to at least have something that might interest supporters.

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