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Super Robot Wars T: and the unexpected series keep coming

The trailer for the next Super Robot Wars game is here. The next two, actually. Here’s Super Robot Wars T,  for PS4 and Switch, which already has an English release for Southeast Asia confirmed like the last three:

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Science of Anime: Size Changing

This is a topic that was already well-covered in The Physics of Superheroes. But while The Atom and Ant-Man/Giant-Man/Too-Many-Names-Man have size changing as their explicit super power, a lot of anime (and near-anime) characters do it incidentally, as a part of other transformations. Of course, so does the Hulk.

For example, Devilman is considerably taller as the demon Amon than as the human Akira. (Or in Mazinger Z vs. Devilman, much taller.) Well, at least he’s supernatural.

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Search Engine Terms

“sailor moon 8 bit music” – here

“bird transformations cartoon pictures” – uh…

“violence jack and devil man crossover” – I think the basic idea is that the main character of Violence Jack is a reincarnation of the main character of Devilman, after the universe gets reset or something.

“coleco gemini donkey kong” – My first video game!

“best super robot transformation” – How about this one:

“mecha that changed anime” – That might be worth a whole post, but for now, a partial list: the four most influential mecha series, in chronological order, are probably Mazinger Z, Gundam, Macross, and Evangelion.

“if the law of equivalent exchange in fullmetal alchemist is a scientific law how can it be ignored” – That’s really specific. My answer would be because it’s not a truly absolute law, it’s just close enough to be treated as one in everyday situations. Similar to Newton’s law of gravity in real life; it’s not 100% absolute, but outside of extreme situations the differences between it and general relativity are small enough to ignore for practical purposes.

“super cartoon smash ball z great ape” – I have no idea what this person was looking for.

“facebook spellcheck doesn’t recognize scientific names” – I’m not surprised.

 

Crossover Chaos: Multiverses

I’ve been writing a series of posts about crossovers, and I’m almost ready to bring it all together, but first, one more point about multiverses.

It makes sense to me that if a franchise has a multiverse, then any crossover with any part of it establishes being able to crossover with any part in a multiverse sense. Here’s a (certainly incomplete) list of franchises whose multiple continuities are established to be a connected multiverse and/or split timeline. (Notably, most “new universe” crossovers actually include at least one of these, making them effectively count the same as multiverse crossovers.)

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