The Promised Neverland- Demon Evolution

The Promised Neverland– Demon Evolution   SPOILER WARNING for the latest chapters of the Manga In chapter 120 of TPN we are finally given some insight into the origins of the demons and their need to eat humans to survive.  There were a couple of different ways that the manga could have gone with this Read More …

Footwear in Video Games- Helix Waltz

Helix Waltz   As you know from my post about poisonous mushrooms and their use in Recettear, I have been trying to expand and look at some of the science topics portrayed in video games.  Helix Waltz is a dress-up drama mobile game made by Crossing Star Studio.  In the game you play as Magda, Read More …

So I’m a Spider, So What?- Kumoko and spider silk

So I’m a Spider, So What?- Spider Silk   So I’m a Spider, So What? is an isekai light novel series by Okina Baba that will be getting an anime in 2019.  Now I haven’t read the light novel, but I have read the manga adaptation and to be honest, it really doesn’t do anything Read More …

Mercury Poisoning in The Legend of Korra

The Legend of Korra- Mercury Poisoning   Avatar the Legend of Korra is the sequel to the acclaimed Avatar the Last Air Bender.  While neither of these shows held much interest for me, they are well known in the anime community as both were heavily influenced by anime and Asian culture.  It is also sometimes Read More …

The Physics of RWBY- Yang Xaio Long and Ember Celica

The Physics of RWBY- Ember Celica   I am continuing to march through the physics of the various weapons found in RWBY.  This time I am looking at Yang and her weapon Ember Celica, which are a pair of wrist mounted shotgun gauntlets seen above.  The physics I will be using is very similar to Read More …

The Quirks of My Hero Academia- Kinoko Komori- Mushroom Quirk

My Hero Academia- Kinoko Komori   We have known about Class 1B for a while now, but it isn’t until recently that we really have gotten a chance to see more than just a few of the students in action, as well as get a better look at their quirks.  While Class 1B is the Read More …

Goat Folk in A Centaur’s Life

The Other Species of A Centaur’s Life   If you thought I was done with the monster girls of A Centaur’s Life, well then you would be wrong.  There are still a few species worth mentioning like the Goat Folk, Antarcticians, and Amphibian Folk.   Goat Folk The Goat Folk of A Centaur’s Life can Read More …

Feeling no pain

Feeling No Pain   While it is not the most common trope in anime, there are more than a few characters who have the unique ability to not feel any pain.  This can be because the character has been hurt so much that they no longer react to pain, trained to work through the pain, Read More …

Teaching Ecology- Was Thanos Right

Was Thanos Right?     I know it’s not anime, but I wanted to share something that I tried in the classroom recently.  While I like to end with an ecology/environmental science unit, as I find it is a unit that is very adaptable to the hectic end of the year schedule, the new curriculum Read More …

Gravity Training

Gravity Training Previously I discussed the positives and negatives of training with wearable weights, as seen in martial arts anime.  However, there is another type of training found in shounen anime and that is the gravity training popularized by Dragon Ball Z.  Instead of training with body weights the characters train in heavier than earth Read More …