Moyashimon (もやしもん) is the Japanese educational comedy anime TV series based on the Japanese manga series by Ishikawa Masayuki with the same title. An 11-episode anime television series adaptation, animated by Shirogumi and Telecom Animation Film, aired between October and December 2007 on Fuji TV‘s noitamina programming block.
Synonyms: Moyasimon, Tales of Agriculture
Premiered: October 12, 2007
Season: Fall 2007
Producers: Dentsu, Kodansha, Fuji TV, Sony Music Entertainment, Fuji Pacific Music Publishing
Directed by: Yano Yuuichirou
Written by: Takahashi Natsuko
Studios: Shirogumi, Telecom Animation Film
Network: Fuji TV (noitamina)
Genres: Comedy, School, Supernatural
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Sequel: Moyashimon Returns
Others: Moyashimon: Kin Gekijou Deluxe, Moyashimon CGI Anime
Opening Theme: “Curriculum (カリキュラム)” by Sarasa Ifu
Ending Theme: “Rocket” by POLYSICS
Sawaki Souemon Tadayasu is the second son of yeast factory owner, and his just enrolled in a university this spring. He has special ability which allows him to see microbes with the naked eye. By using his special ability, he helps professor and friends in his college conducting a research of microbes.
Moyashimon Characters List
Moyashimon Deep Information
The official website of Moyashimon is kamosuzo.tv/top.html.
Kiviak is a Canadian Inuit fermented meal. You just fill corpse of seal’s insides with about 70 to 80 seagulls, people drink its intestinal fluids by sucking it out through their bowels. Originally, the northern natives at raw meats to compensate for their lack of vegetable consumption. Once the practice of cooking meat had arrived, they were not able to obtain enough vitamins from simply eating cooked meat. That is why they used this Kiviak as a spread, putting it on top of their cooked meat to help meet their daily nutritional needs. In other words, the northern natives obtained vitamins from abundant nutrients created by the fermented bacteria.
Fructivorans belong to a lactobacillus family of microbes, and consume mevalonic acid which yeast produce (Mevalonic acid is a key organic compound in biochemistry). They cause trouble for those who brew sake. Ash was once used to restore alcoholic beverages that went bad due to fructivorans. By using ash, which has the properties of a base, on sake that’s become acidic, the sake is neutralized, and thus the fructivorans are eliminated. The preservative and antibacterial effect of ash were known of since long ago. In Japan you could even say that the use of ash was a forerunner in bio-science in Japan. Today, with the help of science, you are able to prevent fructivorans a little, but they will forever be an enemy to sake brewing.
Earthworms are very important, just like land microbes. They restore the land and make it rich. Their excrements become food for plants and they also even out the land, such a great bug. The pioneer of worm studies is the famous Darwin who created the theory of evolution. Worms are wonderful creatures that support the very foundation of the earth’s nature.