The Quintessential Quintuplets

            I was surfing around the internet the other day and came across the Quintessential Quintuplets manga, which has an anime currently airing.  Its harem comedy humor isn’t really my thing, but I might watch it if it gets an English dub at some point.  What did interest me was that we learn that the Read More …

Just how much power does it take to form a Reality Marble?

            While at the Colorado Anime Fest, I was asked to look into the science behind some of the powers in the Fate Series.  At first, I wasn’t really sure what I could do with it, because it is a magical series with crazy powers and not very many good reference scenes to measure what Read More …

Colorado Anime Fest 2019

           Two weeks ago I flew out to Denver for the Colorado Anime Fest at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.  Thus, I had a chance to attend and present at a convention and see Denver at the same time.  The convention itself is not a large convention although they are growing with over 3,100 people Read More …

The Promised Neverland- Demon Evolution

The Promised Neverland– Demon Evolution   SPOILER WARNING for the latest chapters of the Manga In chapter 120 of TPN we are finally given some insight into the origins of the demons and their need to eat humans to survive.  There were a couple of different ways that the manga could have gone with this Read More …

Adventures in Japan

Adventures in Japan Adeventures in Japan is going to be different from what you usually see from me as there will be no science involved, and I will be primarily talking about travel, specifically traveling in Japan, which is the mecca for anime fans around the world.  As I’ve mentioned on the course syllabus page, Read More …

Footwear in Video Games- Helix Waltz

Helix Waltz   As you know from my post about poisonous mushrooms and their use in Recettear, I have been trying to expand and look at some of the science topics portrayed in video games.  Helix Waltz is a dress-up drama mobile game made by Crossing Star Studio.  In the game you play as Magda, Read More …

So I’m a Spider, So What?- Spider size vs venom toxicity

Spider Size vs Venom Toxicity   I am firmly convinced that Okina Baba is a big fan of spiders, or at least has more than a passing knowledge about them.  This is due to the number of spider references in “So I’m a spider, So what?”.  Many of Kumoko’s spider attacks are based on the Read More …

So I’m a Spider, So What?- Kumoko and spider silk

So I’m a Spider, So What?- Spider Silk   So I’m a Spider, So What? is an isekai light novel series by Okina Baba that will be getting an anime in 2019.  Now I haven’t read the light novel, but I have read the manga adaptation and to be honest, it really doesn’t do anything Read More …