Interviews with Monster Girls- Machi the Dullahan

Interviews with Monster Girls- Machi the Dullahan   Machi is the second monster girl we are introduced to in Interviews with Monster Girls, and she is a Dullahan, a creature which hails from Irish/Celtic mythology.  The Dullahan is an unseelie, or dark fairy, and as a group they are almost always evil, and humans don’t Read More …

Interviews with Monster Girls- Hikari the Vampire

Interviews with Monster Girls- Hikari The second monster girl I will be taking a closer look at is the ever-energetic vampire, Hikari, and the first monster girl Tetsuo is introduced to.  The vampire myth dates back centuries, with the first recorded use of the word occurring in 1743.  While the word vampire is two hundred Read More …

Interviews with Monster Girls- Sakie the succubus

Interviews with Monster Girls- Sakie the succubus   Interviews with Monster Girls is at its core a rather mundane slice of life show and really isn’t anything all that special.  What makes the show so interesting is that it tries to explain some of the biology behind the monster girls and their abilities.  It also Read More …

Robots in Anime- They are for more than just fighting and sex

Robots in Anime- They are for more than just fighting and sex Robots have been a common sight in anime since its beginnings, with Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy (1952) being the most famous robot from these early years of modern anime and manga.  Over the years robots have been used in a variety of ways Read More …

Does Shin Uchia really understand biology?

Does Shin Uchia really understand biology?   Shin Uchia is a short-lived antagonist in the ongoing “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Continuation” of the long-lived Naruto franchise.  Not much is given about his background beyond his being a former test subject of Orochimaru.  What makes him so special is that he has a rare gift: his Read More …

The Drake Equation- Was Beerus Right

The Drake Equation Does alien life exist?  Are there other intelligent beings somewhere in the universe?  Are we truly alone in the universe?  These seemingly existential questions and thought experiments have been mathematically quantified in the Drake equation which was created in 1961 by Dr. Frank Drake.  The original intent was to try and stimulate Read More …

The Biology of Dragons

The Biology of Dragons   Sorry, Tohru, that is not how it works.  That is not how any of this works.  Dragons are actually very interesting mythological creatures which are shared between a number of different ancient cultures across Eurasia.  There are two basic types of dragons, the classic European dragon Western cultures are more Read More …

Total Solar Eclipses in Anime

Solar Eclipse Solar eclipses are interesting events that have occurred throughout history and were seen as harbingers of doom and/or had religious connotations.  It comes as no surprise then that solar eclipses will appear in modern media including anime.  Digimon Adventure and The Familiar of Zero use the eclipse as a gateway to another world, Read More …