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 …

Gundams are not nuclear bombs

Gundams are not Nuclear Bombs   As a long time mecha fan I have seen many Gundam series over the years including 08th MS Team, which is a classic for showing how giant walking war machines would actually work in real world combat.  Another series that I happened to have enjoyed and that helped to Read More …

Full Metal Alchemist- Alchemy and the Gate

Full Metal Alchemist- The Gate Alchemy is the mystical science that actually gave rise to modern chemistry as we know it, but that is a story for another time.  Today I will be diving into scientific basics of the scientific magic known as alchemy in the hit anime/manga Full Metal Alchemist.  I will also be 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 …

My Hero Academia- My Hero Academia episode 35- Shoto and Momo vs. Aizawa

My Hero Academia episode 35- Yaoyorozu and Nitinol   In My Hero Academia episode 35 Todoroki and Yaoyorozu must battle against Aizawa during their final exams.  Now the teacher in me can’t really see how having students fight against their teacher in any way counts as a final exam, but this is anime so I’ll Read More …