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 …

Teaching with Anime- English Class- Romeo and Juliet

Teaching with Anime- Romeo and Juliet So far all of my teaching with anime posts have focused on science related topics, but this time I am going to try my hand at English.  Romeo and Juliet, the classic play by Shakespeare and a feature of many English classes around the USA, has been remade many 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 …

Anime Blog Recommendations

Anime Blog Recommendations   Animescience101 has been part of the anime blogosphere since 2014.  FYI– the anime blogosphere refers to the collection of blogs and personal websites discussing anime.  I haven’t really talked much about the other anime blogs out there.  Well, I think it’s about time I changed that.  There are a lot of 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 …