Hey Blerdy Tribe! It’s the end of yet another month, so it’s time for the Blerdy Otome Monthly Recap! For the shortest month of the year, February has been a bit of a whirlwind for me. I had a lot of great opportunities come my way this month. I had the chance to participate in the Farming February charity event over on Twitch, where I helped raise funds for No Kid Hungry. The same week I participated in the Aksys Games Variable Barricade release day stream with some awesome otome fans (big shoutout to everyone who came out, I was nervous as heck and seeing friendly folks in the chat made everything so much more relaxed). And, I was invited to participate in a big project for later on in the year! On top of that I hit some pretty big milestones: 700+ followers on Twitch and 4K followers on Twitter! There’s still 10 more months left in the year, so I’m excited to see what else is in store for Blerdy Otome in the future!
As always there’s a lot more on the horizon in March, but before we dive into the new month, let’s take a look back at the month of February here at Blerdy Otome!
Favorite February Post
The Nintendo Switch has become the definitive otome hub after the “death” of the PS Vita. Many of the bigger otome publishers like Aksys Games and Idea Factory are releasing their otome localizations exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. But, despite it’s popularity, there are still a lot of gamers who have yet to invest in the console–but does that mean they should miss out on the most recent otome boom in the West? Heck no!
While the majority of games are inevitably going to make their way to the Nintendo Switch, there are still a lot of great otome releases that also have PC releases! Blerdy Otome has you covered, with this list of otome games you can play on your PC!
Blog Posts from February
- Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #103
- Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #104
- Variable Barricade (Spoiler Free Review) – First Impressions
- Pokemon Legends: Arceus Review – The Isekai Adventure I Didn’t Know I Needed
- Somnium Eleven First Impressions Review
- Variable Barricade Common Route Walkthrough
- Variable Barricade Nayuta Yagami Walkthrough
- Variable Barricade Taiga Isurugi Walkthrough
- Variable Barricade Shion Mayuzumi Walkthrough
- Variable Barricade Ichiya Mitsumori Walkthrough
- Variable Barricade True End Walkthrough
Instagram Fave Post
Of all my social media accounts, Instagram is where I’m most active. So, here is my favorite Instagram post from February!
Reviews To Expect in February
I usually just go with the flow when it comes to content here on Blerdy Otome, so it’s kind of hard to pin down what to expect each month. I want to get better at sticking to a “schedule” so I thought it would be good practice to include a section with some of the reviews I plan to write during the upcoming month. Not only will this hold me accountable, but it will also give you all an idea of what to expect to see in the month ahead. Full disclosure, this is not a complete list and there’s a good chance things will change—this is more of a rough draft…
- Tokyo Onmyoji Review
- Deliver Us From Evil Review
- Manga Reviews
From Around the Reader
Adult BL Gacha Game Review – NU: carnival – Otome Haven (Vocaotome)
Voca of Otome Haven is a fellow lover of boys love media and in their most recent post they give a detailed overview of the mobile BL gacha game, NU: carnival. It’s a steamy boyfriend collection game that definitely delivers on the adult content, while also featuring some light RPG styled battles.
Yesterday, Feb 27th was Pokémon Day during which Game Freak announced some pretty fun announcements for the the franchise in the coming weeks and months. To celebrate, Tessa has this fun post that includes facts about the iconic series. So whether you’re a newbie to the franchise or an old head like me, you’ll love this list!
Manifest Your Magical Girl Powers to Better Mental Health – Figuratively Speaking (Elly)
In their return to blogging, Elly starts things off with a bang by reviewing Jacque Aye’s wonderful debut book, The Magical Girl’s Guide to Life–a self help book that teaches you tips and tricks to living your best life by drawing inspiration from iconic magical girls series.
Romantic Titles for Valentine’s Day – So Rae GEEKS! (Rae)
Valentines day has come and gone, but it is never too late to lose yourself in a great romance! Rae has you covered with this fun list of romantic reads hat are bound to get your heart racing–from manga to webtoons to novels, you don’t wanna miss out on this post!
Thank You for Your Support!!
A lot of what I do here on Blerdy Otome is because of the support of all of you amazing readers–whether it’s your encouraging words on Twitter, liking a post or just sharing my posts with others, you guys are the real MVPs ! It’s no secret that buying games and manga for reviews puts a strain on my wallet and while I love what I do, a little extra help goes a long way! Here are the awesome people who gave their support this month!