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 …

Teaching with Anime- A Silent Voice

Teaching with Anime- A Silent Voice and Sound! Euphonium The most obvious use of A Silent Voice in a classroom setting would be as part of a unit on bullying and the consequences of bullying.  However, I’ll be leaving that to educators with far more experience in teaching that area.  This is not to say Read More …

Deafness in A Silent Voice

Deafness in A Silent Voice   A Silent Voice premiered in the fall of 2017, and made a big splash in the anime community, and will be released on Netflix soon.  The reason I am talking about A Silent Voice is not for its portrayal of bullying and suicide which are very important issues especially Read More …

Misaka Mikoto- The Walking Stun Gun

A Certain Scientific Railgun- Misaka Mikoto the walking stun gun   Misaka Mikoto level 5 electromaster, and the resident bug zapper of Academy City is the lead heroine of her own story in A Certain Scientific Railgun, a spinoff of A Certain Magical Index.  As a master of electromagnetism, Misaka Mikoto has a wide range Read More …

Cells At Work

Cells at Work Cells at Work is an ongoing manga series by Akane Shimizu, and it follows in the Japanese tradition of turning anything into cute girls.  In this case it is the cells of the human body that are being turned into cute girls, and a few good-looking guys.  What makes this series truly Read More …

History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi- Apachai’s Punch

History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi- Apachai’s Punch Now I already know what some of you might be thinking, “Ugh, not another head injury post,” and don’t worry, this might be about a martial arts anime, but it has nothing to do with head injuries.  In fact, we are going to be talking about the heart, specifically Read More …

Head Injuries in Anime Part 4- CTE- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Head Injuries in Anime Part 4- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy   Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, has been in the news a lot recently with the concussion crisis that the NFL and American football in general has been dealing with.  Now you are probably expecting me to be looking at Eyeshield 21, an American football anime.  Read More …

Head Injuries in Anime Part 3- Concussions

Head Injuries in Anime Part 3- Concussion As promised, here is the third in my series on head injuries in anime, specifically concussion.  Now we can finally talk about what happens to Ash when Misty cracks him on the head for doing something stupid again, or when Erza has to reign in Natsu.   Concussions Read More …