The Many Worlds Interpretation: Can anime exist in real life?

Arbaaz Patel


This paper examines if the worlds depicted in anime series with their physics-defying events can exist in parallel worlds. Considering the Copenhagen Interpretation adopts the notion of wavefunction collapse, it is incompatible with the possibility of alternate universes existing. Thus, the Many Worlds Interpretation, which denies the possibility of this collapse and therefore allows other worlds to exist beyond ours, is adopted to argue that worlds parallel to ours with significantly different physical laws are highly unlikely to exist.


Physics; Many Worlds Interpretation; Copenhagen Interpretation; Wavefunction; Quantum mechanics; Anime

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