A Centaur’s Life- Mermaids

A Centaur’s Life- Mermaids   The Mermaids, or Merfolk, of A Centaur’s Life, had me laughing as soon as I saw them because that’s not how it works, that is not how any of this works.  If you didn’t realize it from the picture, let me spell it out for you, the Mermaids have a Read More …

A Centaur’s Life- Manami Mitama

A Centaur’s Life– Angelfolk and Imps   As promised, here is the first in my series on the monster girls of A Centuar’s Life, and we are going to start off with the winged humans, the Angelfolk (Manami Mitama) and Imps (Kyoko).  I realize that I said that Angelfolk and Imps were different species in Read More …

Fairy Tail and the Flame Test

Teaching with anime- Fairy Tail and the flame test   There is a popular chemistry lab called the flame test.  The flame test is rather simple: 1- place a small metal loop into a solution containing metal ions 2- take the solution-soaked loop and place it into a Bunsen burner flame 3- observe how the Read More …

Fairy Tail- Natsu Dragneel

Fairy Tail- Natsu Dragneel I know this might actually come as a surprise to some of you, but, yes, there is actually some chemistry in Fairy Tail.  It involves Fairy Tail’s most destructive mage, Natsu Dragneel, and the fire magic he loves to wield.  If anything, Hiro Mashima has underestimated just how strong Natsu Dragneel Read More …

Species in A Centaur’s Life

The Taxonomy of A Centaur’s Life   Before I dive into all of the different monster girl variations in A Centaur’s Life there is one last topic I wanted to address, and that is what is a species and how they are classified, taxonomy.  A species is a group of organisms that can mate and Read More …

Starting an Anime Club

Creating an Anime Club   After school activities, extracurricular activities, student activities, or whatever else your school calls them, are either the bane or joy of teachers everywhere.  If you end up with an activity you like, it’s great, and if you end up with one you don’t like, then that is a little less Read More …

Evolution in A Centaur’s Life

Evolution in A Centaur’s Life As I have said before, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is a major underpinning of modern biology and A Centaur’s Life is unique in the fact that it makes evolution a major plot point.  Other anime might mention evolution as causing something, Newtypes in Gundam, or the human-like Invid in Robotech, Read More …

Artificial limbs in Violet Evergarden

Prosthetic Limbs in Violet Evergarden   First off, I want to say that Violet Evergarden does live up to the hype and is an excellent show.  I saw the English dub on Netflix and loved it.  The animation is some of the best I have seen in a long time and it is a joy Read More …