Time Travel Shoujo: Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi. Teaching Kids Science with Time Travel

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“Edutainment” series, ones that both exist to teach and to entertain, are something not everyone enjoys.  I think Time Travel Shoujo is the strongest Edutainment series I’ve seen to date, and could still be something those that generally don’t care for them would enjoy. This is Bill Nye of anime.It tells the story of Mari, a middle schooler, and her friend Waka as they travel to different times in our history and meet some of the most influential inventors in human history while trying to find Mari’s dad, who was missing at the start of the series. There are holes in the story of this series like the science behind time travel,  or the villain motive to go after the time traveling technology. These details are annoying, but they will forced you connect the dots yourself to either accept them and watch the show or drop it.

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