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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Yu-Gi-Oh Serenity Wheeler’s Blindness

Serenity Wheeler and Blindness   Serenity Wheeler is a side character from Yu-Gi-Oh, and an after school and Saturday morning anime from the early 2000’s.  Serenity Wheeler is the sister of Joey Wheeler and his motivation to enter the Duelist Kingdom tournament, in order to earn enough money to pay for a surgery to cure Read More …