The Biology of Dragons

The Biology of Dragons   Sorry, Tohru, that is not how it works.  That is not how any of this works.  Dragons are actually very interesting mythological creatures which are shared between a number of different ancient cultures across Eurasia.  There are two basic types of dragons, the classic European dragon Western cultures are more 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 …

Giant Alien Space Babes and Monsters in Macross Frontier

Giant Alien Space Babes and Monsters in Macross Frontier Macross Frontier is the third installment of the Macross franchise and it debuted in 2008.  The Macross franchise is known for its militarized use of pop music, as it is the most powerful weapon in the universe.  The franchise is also known for the giant humanoid Read More …

Why are old people in anime so short?

Miniature senior citizens in Anime It’s a rather common occurrence in anime that if a character is human and very old, they will also be extremely small.  This lack of size will be a result of their advanced age and not because they were small all their life. Young Cologne   Old Cologne   Now Read More …

Anime Body Types

Anime Body Types Anime is not known for drawing realistic body types, but some art styles stand out much more than most including Noodle People and the impossible hourglass figure.   Noodle People Noodle people is a basic character model made popular by CLAMP and Naoko Takeuchi.  The visual style involves drawing characters with thin Read More …

Anime and the Real World

Anime and the Real World   Yes, I know that this pops up from time to time, and this really isn’t anything new, but I’m going to mention a few series that us older fans remember.  Oh, and these are all locations that I have actually been to.  So, let’s take a break from the Read More …