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 …

Gundam Seed Coordinators

Coordinator First, I have to confess that this is one that I have wanted to do for a long time, and it is one of the topics that created the idea of Anime Science 101.  Gundam Seed also happens to be one of my favorite mecha anime.  Gundam Seed premiered in October 2002 and ran Read More …

Human evolution in Gundam- What is a newtype

Human Evolution in Gundam- aka the newtype   It goes without saying that any anime fan worth his salt knows about the Gundam multimedia franchise.  It first began in 1979 with the original Mobile Suit Gundam, and continues to this day with Iron Blooded Orphans.  The series has several key elements that combine to give Read More …

Gundam Seed- Phase Shift Armor

Phase Shift Armor We all know that mecha series are rife with various amounts of technobabble, and Gundam Seed is no exception, so in today’s class we will be focusing on Phase Shift Armor.  Whether it’s gundarium, gundanium, or something else entirely, the gundams always have something that makes them the nearly indestructible monstrosities we Read More …

Mecha Aerodynamics

Mecha Aerodynamics Welcome, today’s class will be on one of the class off anime laws, specifically the one on mecha aerodynamics.   Law of Topological Aerodynamics, First Law of Anime Aero-Dynamics– *ANY* shape, no matter how convoluted or odd-looking, is automatically aerodynamic. (Darrin Bright and Ryan Shellito)   Aerodynamics for anyone who doesn’t already know, Read More …

Gundarium

Gundarium Today’s topic of discussion is Gundarium, otherwise known as lunar titanium.  It is the rare futuristic metal that all real Gundams and many other mobile suits in the Universal Century are made of.  Now I know that Gundarium is mentioned in some of the other Gundam universes, or called Gundanium in Gundam Wing, but Read More …