Anime Mythbusters

This talk explores the use, or perhaps more accurately, the misuse of science in various series from the popular Japanese style of animation known as anime. This includes well known series such as Pokemon, Naruto, Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, Ruroni Kenshin, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Dragon Ball Z, Samurai 7 and Gurren Lagann.

In each segment, a scenario from the series is presented and then we explore the science behind why, not only could that scenario not work as shown, but to make it work, it may well destroy the world!

The talk is suitable for all audiences although some explanations may be lost on viewers lacking the appropriate math background to follow along. Not that this matters since what it all means is always explained in plain language and put in a context that just about anyone can understand!

Videos of past presentations of this lecture can be found on my youtube channel. This talk is composed of numerous short segments making this talk up to two hours in length.