Blerdy Otome Monthly Recap -May 2021

Hey there Blerdy Tribe! It’s the end of yet another month, so it’s time for the Blerdy Otome Monthly Recap. May has been an okay month here on the home front—a lot of folks are getting the vaccine, so things here in the DMV have been opening up and we’re slowly getting back to how things were in the before times. I’m still going to keep wearing my mask, because I still don’t trust “people”, but I did go out to see A Quiet Place Pt 2 in theaters the other day and y’all it was so surreal seeing a movie in theaters for the first time in over a year. 

I also took the plunge and started streaming on Twitch, I’ll try to jump on there a when I have spare time but for now there’ll be no set schedules. But, I am playing Fujiwara Bittersweet on stream, it’s a chill game and I’m in no rush to finish it—so it’s perfect. 

Haikyuu Celebration

This was a slow month for game reviews, I just didn’t feel motivated to play much of anything, but I still managed to squeeze out some fun content! So, before we dive into the June, let’s take a look back at the Month of May here on Blerdy Otome!


Favorite May Post

Indie Games to Get You Through MerMay

Hey Blerdy Tribe, it’s Mer-May and I don’t know about you all, but my social media feeds have been flooded with wave after wave  of amazing mermaid themed content! From cosplays to artwork to short stories, folks have us all covered with mermaid goodness~ So, I wanted to join in the fun by sharing some of my fave games featuring merfolk—that includes Sirens, mermaids, and everything in between—so get ready to dive in to these amazing indie titles that are sure to keep you busy through Mer-May and beyond!

Indie Games to Get You Through MerMay


Blog Posts from May

Thrifty Gaming 

Game Reviews

Manga Reviews

Lists/Recommendations 

Fangirl Friday


Instagram Fave Post

Of all my social media accounts, Instagram is where I’m most active. So, here is my favorite Instagram post from May!


Reviews To Expect in June

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…

  • 2021 Nanoreno Games – Gonna keep plugging along with these Nanoreno 2021 game reviews. I’ve only scratched the surface of all the great submissions and I’ll just keep banging those out between other reviews and content! 
  • Hadaka Shitsuji – Naked Butlers – Clearly I’m a masochist, because no matter what horrors this game throws my way I just keep coming back for more… Maybe I just need to see how bad this game can get and trust me it crosses a lot of lines… but I’m two and a half routes in and at this point I might as well finish what I started. 

From Around the Reader

I’ve been taking time out to read posts from my fellow bloggers here on WordPress and these are some of the posts that I most enjoyed this month!! I highly recommend giving each of these posts a read and maybe check out some of their other posts as well!

LIST: 5 COOL SAILOR MOON YOUMA DESIGNSRamblings and Scribbles (EmikotheWriter)

Everyone loves Sailor Moon, and while most folks talk about the Sailor Senshi, Emiko is taking a look at the often overlooked Youma! And their post comes just in time for the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal the Movie coming to Netflix on June 3rd! 

Too wholesome to handleKS Blogs (EGGSANDWICH04)

Who doesn’t love a bit of wholesome sweetness in their lives? Well Eggsandwich has us covered with this list of super sweet wholesome manga series they’ve read so far. There are a lot of series on this list that I’ve never heard of, so definitely check the post out if you have the chance! 

Top 12 Anime Characters Born in May9 Tailed Kitsune Anime Blog (Louis Toms)

Have you ever been curious about the birthdays of your favorite anime and manga characters? Well, over at 9 Tailed Kitsune Anime Blog, Louis is dishing out a list of 12 anime characters with birthdays in May! So whether your B-day is in May or you’re just looking to find characters with a very specific birth month, definitely check this list out! 

Hitorijime My Hero: why y’all need to put those damn ice skates down, and pick up a math textbookFujoshitings BL Reviews (FujoshiTings)

While the title is a bit of a mouthful I can totally get behing Riza’s love of Hitorijime My Hero and in this post she lays down exactly why you should give this series a look! 


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!

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Blerdy Otome Monthly Recap – April 2021

Hey there Blerdy Tribe! April has been really good to me—I got a promotion at work, which comes with a bit of a raise and at long last I finally have my gaming PC!! I have wanted this for so long and now that I have it I’ve been setting things up and moving stuff from my old tape covered laptop (the old girl put in some good work, but it’s time to retire her). Now that I have a proper setup, I’m going to start testing some recording see if I can start prepping for streaming and video content, finally make good on those new years goals! 

Haikyuu Celebration

Also, I hit some very big milestones recently and during the month of May I’ll be celebrating in a VERY BIG way! So, be sure to keep your eyes out on May 3rd for the official announcement! Trust me, it’s gonna be huge!! But, before that, lets take a look back at the month of April here on Blerdy Otome! 


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Blerdy Otome Monthly Recap – March 2021

Hey there Blerdy Tribe! Three months down, nine more to go! March has been an interesting month–I got my very first vaccine dose and I’m due for the second this weekend which puts me one step closer to a bit more normalacy (though it’s a ways off before I’ll start working from the office again). 

Also remember how I mentioned I wanted to start streaming on Twitch? Well I realized that my poor laptop wasn’t going to be able to handle running a game and streaming, so I made the decision to build a gaming PC, and by build, I mean get my much more tech savvy brother to build it for me. And some failed attempts at getting parts I now have everything I need–thanks to a super nice person. So, my bro will be here next weekend to help me put everything together! I’m super excited to finally have a designated gaming computer, it is such a pain having to delete games after I finish them and now I won’t have too! 

OH!! I almost forgot! 

I finally hit 1000 followers!! Yay!! And since I also hit 2K followers on Twitter, I’m going to make good on my promise for a big otome giveaway! So definitely keep an eye out for that in the coming weeks! 

April is certainly looking up, but before we dive into a new month, let’s look back at the month of March here on Blerdy Otome! 


Favorite March Posts

Root Film is a murder mystery visual novel developed by Kadokawa games, the folks behind Root Letter  and localized by PQube. As the second game in the Kadokawa Mystery Games series following, Root Letter, this game takes us back to Shimane prefecture with a  new set of characters who find themselves embroiled in new thrilling murder mystery adventure. Rintaro “Max” Yagumo is hired to work as one of the director for the revival of the TV series, “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”—a project that was cancelled under suspicious circumstances 10 years prior. 

Root Film Nintendo Switch Game Review


Hey Hey, since I’m stuck in a three day conference and I needed a way to lift my spirits and what better way to do that than with a list of hot 2D boys? Red haired otome boys always seem to be the most energetic and bombastic love interests and while they might not be my faves, they are a lot of fun! So, here’s a quick and dirty list of the fiery otome redheads to brighten your feed~

Red Haired Otome Boys Appreciation Post


Blog Posts from March

Thrifty Gaming 

Game Reviews

Lists/Recommendations 


Instagram Fave Post

Of all my social media accounts, Instagram is where I’m most active. So, here is my favorite Instagram post from March!


Reviews To Expect in April

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…

  • 2021 Nanoreno Games – Nanoreno 2021 just ended and most of the submissions are in, so I’m going to start making my way through some of the games! There are over 50 entries, so get ready to see a lot of reviews in the coming month(s). 
  • Ayakashi Romance Reborn (Switch) – I tried to play ARR on mobile, but I have zero patience for gacha games and the like, so it was quickly dropped. Now that it’s available on the Nintendo Switch and all the card pulling and side quest things are gone I am totally okay with playing it. 
  • Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome – I said I’d finish it in March, but eh, life happens. So, I’m bumping it to April instead. I’m maybe 10 minutes or so in and so far it’s a riot! 
  • Hadaka Shitsuji – Naked Butlers – So, I started this game awhile ago and three “You were far too kind” ending later I needed a break. So I played other non traumatizing games and after fortifying my heart, I think I’m ready to finally get back to this game… I saw one CG that I just can’t unsee…

From Around the Reader

I’ve been taking time out to read posts from my fellow bloggers here on WordPress and these are some of the posts that I most enjoyed this month!! I highly recommend giving each of these posts a read and maybe check out some of their other posts as well!

The Bell Chimes for Gold Otome ReviewTwo Happy Cats (Steph)

Games on my Wish List – Feminine Frenzy (Amanda)

Caturday Reads: Fluffy Romance Manga & Sci-Fi Horror – BiblioNyan (Grand Immortal Tofu King (BiblioNyan))

Spill the tea: Is there ideal gameplay in Otome games? – Evening Tea Musings (Annie) 


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!


Thank you for reading and supporting Blerdy Otome!

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Blerdy Otome Monthly Recap – February 2021

Hey there Blerdy Tribe! Is it just me or did February feel like the longest and the shortest month all at once? We’re coming up on March, which marks exactly 1 year since I started working from home thanks to Rona. It’s kind of strange to think that this is the new normal and while I don’t miss the crowded trains and buses of my daily commute, I do miss being able to have big group events with friends.

Despite that, I’ve been keeping myself busy writing and slowly putting a dent in my gaming backlog, which has done wonders for this blog. Yay! Also, this month WordPress and Anchor set up a partnership that allows bloggers to turn their blog posts into podcast episodes! I gave it a try and my first episode is up on Anchor! It’s for the BL game, My Dangerous Life, which if you’ve already read the written review, you know I have very strong feelings about. So, if you have the time, definitely give it a listen and let me know what you think! 

Blerdy Otome Podcast Episode 1 – My Dangerous Life BL Review


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Blerdy Otome Monthly Recap – January 2021

Hey there Blerdy Tribe, we’ve successfully completed the first chapter of 2021! The new year brings with it the promise of brand new opportunities and I hope everyone is having a great go of it so far! I have some amazing things planned for you all in the coming year and I want to thank you all for continuing to read and support me and this site! You guys are the real MVPs. So before we dive into February, lets look back at the month of January here at Blerdy Otome!

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Blerdy Otome Monthly Recap – December 2020

Hey there Blerdy Tribe, we’re already a few days into the new year and I realized that I didn’t do my monthly recap for December… so I’m doing it now! Better late than never, right? Even though we’re well into January, I want to take a moment to look back at the month of December here at Blerdy Otome! So in case you missed it, here were the posts that went live in December of 2020!!

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