Teaching Ecology- Was Thanos Right

Was Thanos Right?     I know it’s not anime, but I wanted to share something that I tried in the classroom recently.  While I like to end with an ecology/environmental science unit, as I find it is a unit that is very adaptable to the hectic end of the year schedule, the new curriculum Read More …

Gravity Training

Gravity Training Previously I discussed the positives and negatives of training with wearable weights, as seen in martial arts anime.  However, there is another type of training found in shounen anime and that is the gravity training popularized by Dragon Ball Z.  Instead of training with body weights the characters train in heavier than earth Read More …

Weighted Clothing

Weighted Clothing From shouen action series like Dragon Ball and Naruto to sports anime like Hajime no Ippo, weighted clothing have been a classic anime trope to help characters gain speed, strength, and agility.  Now by training weights I do not mean pumping iron in the gym, but wearable weights that you could use all Read More …

Recettear- Reginald Drisby

Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale   This is going to be a different post from what you normally see from me in that today we are going to be looking into the science behind video games.  And by science, I mean the portrayal of scientific topics in the game itself, and not the game’s programming.  Read More …

The Quirks of My Hero Academia Part 3

The Quirks of My Hero Academia Part 3 Both the My Hero Academia Manga and Anime are going strong with no end in sight, and Kōhei Horikoshi continues to add characters with interesting quirks. Good Ear- Sirius   Sirius is an anime original character that first appears in Episode 27.  She is a pro hero Read More …

Centaur Biology

Centaur Biology Now it’s finally time for the Centaurs, of A Centaur’s Life.  Just in case you don’t know, a centaur is a half human, half horse creature from Greek mythology.  In the original myth centaurs are all male, with the female centaurs appearing in the late classical period.  There are male and female centaurs Read More …

How to do a panel at a convention

How to do a Panel at a Con   I’ve been going to conventions for ten years now.  I’ve seen many good panels, some bad ones, and I’ve given more than a few of my own over the years.  So I thought perhaps it’s time I give some advice on how to have a successful Read More …

Macross Frontier- Vajra and the second brain

Macross Frontier- The Vajra and the Second Brain   Ok, first off, the second brain is not the brain you are thinking of, and this is a topic that I didn’t think I would ever get to approach, but science is always discovering new things.  What I am talking about is how the Vajra, humans, Read More …

Boruto- Sarada vs. Buntan

Boruto- Sarada Uchiha vs. Buntan Kurosuki   First off, no, I do not watch Boruto, but I do occasionally catch a few scenes that have been uploaded to YouTube from time to time.  Also, spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t seen episodes 25-32 of Boruto.  During the School Trip arc of Boruto, Sarada Uchiha ends Read More …