head Injuries in Anime Part 1- Skull fracture

Head injuries in Anime Shounen anime and the overlapping category of martial arts anime are often defined by the powers the main characters possess and the battles they go through during the course of the story.  This is the same whether we are talking about classics like Dragon Ball Z and Hajime no Ippo, or 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 …

Flame Alchemy

Flame Alchemy Full Metal Alchemist brotherhood draws inspiration from the real world practice of alchemy, so what is alchemy and how true to science is flame alchemy.  Alchemy is a combination of philosophy and early scientific knowledge and practices.  This particular pseudoscience had many aims, including creating an elixir of immortality and turning lead into Read More …