[Blogging] Monthly Obsessions: March

After my Latest Obsessions article I wrote a while ago, I decided to make a little ‘monthly recap’ article of things I played, read, watched or fell in love with every month. I know that March has been over for a while now already, I’ll try to write this faster next time. :green:


Anime: I already talked about Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in one of my previous articles, but I finished the anime last month and words cannot describe how much I loved it. It now deserves a place in my top 3 favorite animes of all time (Digimon will always be my number one though :rolleyes:). I said that I would read the manga and watch the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime as well, but I needed a little break from it first. I could seriously not watch anything else for a few weeks because everything felt like a disappointment compared to Brotherhood. If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend it!


Manga/Comic Books: The two mangas I discovered last month are Silver Spoon and King’s Game. Silver Spoon is made by Hiromu Arakawa, same person who is also behind Fullmetal Alchemist (and I thought I could get a break from it :green: ), so I knew that I would enjoy it as soon as I was holding the manga in my hands. Wasn’t sure about the setting in Silver Spoon at first, but after a few chapters, I loved the characters and the story. King’s Game on the other hand hasn’t the best plot and characters, but it entertained me enough and made me curious for more. Bought both of them in French and really looking forward to get the next volumes. As for Kingdom Hearts, I decided to read the first four volumes of the manga again, because I was in a huge Kingdom Hearts mood for some reason.


As for comic books, I read Devil May Cry: The Chronicles of Vergil, which was more or less ok. Only worth reading if you really like Vergil or the new DmC game. Then, I also read the first volume of Catwoman and I enjoyed this one much more. I’m still behind with some of the new 52 and since I read them in German, it takes a lot longer for me to get them compared to the US releases. Sometimes, I also prefer waiting until more volumes are released and read everything at the same time.


Video Games: Where should I start? So many releases last month, it was crazy. Tomb Raider was the first game I finished and enjoyed a lot! Even went back to it after the credits rolled, to get the missing collectibles. I will totally play it again when I get the chance!! Then, I got the newest Naruto games, but I have to admit that I only played both for an hour maybe… Mainly because I wanted to finish another one first: BioShock Infinite. Best game I’ve played this year so far, enough said. On handheld consoles, I played some Luigi’s Mansion 2 which is really fun and HarmoKnight which I was addicted to for days. In case you want to read more about the newest games in March, feel free to go read it here.


Miscellaneous: Some of my favorite things of the last month are definitely my collector’s editions and my new figurines.


And last but not least, these three wonderful artbooks. I got the first Fullmetal Alchemist artbook from my best friend a while ago, which makes me really happy. The second one is an artbook related to the first anime. Finally, I was really lucky to find the newest Tomb Raider artbook ‘The Art of Survival’  in a store and didn’t expect it there at all. It’s a huge book filled with wonderful artworks. I think I already mentioned this earlier, but I still need to write the Tomb Raider unboxing so I will also include pictures of this artbook as well.

Any last words? Since I try to make this blog a little more personal, I wanted to write something about my life at the moment. After thinking about it, I decided to continue my studies in France in September. It’s something I really have to do now and it really scares me on many points but I know that it might be the best thing to do. So anyway, what really made me proud and happy last month, is the fact that I started to look for small apartments close to university, where I will be able to stay during the week. I was scared to start looking for something at first, but ended up having lots of fun and finding a few really nice places, I might go and visit soon.

All in all, March was a perfect month for new games, but on the other hand, I haven’t watched any movies or TV shows, except for The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time and Revolution, I’m following every week anyway. I’m still not 100% sure how to structure these ‘monthly obsessions’ articles, I might try some different things each month until I’m really satisfied with the result. 😉


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