One Piece, Waves, Surfing, and the Green Room

One Piece, Waves, Surfing, and the Green Room Spoiler Alert During chapter 881 the Straw Hat Pirates manage to escape from being destroyed by Big Mom due to the quick actions of Jinbie, who steered the ship into the Green Room.  Now this led me to the question just what the heck is the green 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 …

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 …

Turning Jupiter into a Star

Turning Jupiter into a Star Heroic Age   Heroic age was an anime first production by studio XEBEC that aired in 2007.  Airing alongside the likes of Gurren Lagan and Gundam 00, during a period of waning popularity of giant robot shows, it didn’t get the biggest reception at the time.  It was also an Read More …

Cosmology and Sailor Moon

Cosmology references in Sailor Moon   Welcome class, today we are going to be talking about Sailor Moon.  Sailor Moon was the brain child of Naoko Takeuchi, and first hit the shelves back in 1992.  It can be seen as the successor to the less well known Code Name Sailor V.  Over the years it Read More …

Black Holes in Gurren Lagan

Black holes and the Spiral Nemesis             Welcome class, today we will be examining the 2007 Gainax classic Gurren Lagan.  Yes, I know it is a super robot show, running on the power of guts and awesomeness, but there is a small sliver of cosmology that can be examined.  Cosmology is the study of the Read More …