Antarctica's Kiss-Shot

Rikesh Kunverji


In the light novel series Monogatari, the legendary vampire Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade once travelled to Antarctica, wishing to see the aurora australis. However, her method of leaving the continent was to jump from the South Pole to her next destination. The recoil from this jump ‘threatened to destroy’ the Antarctic landmass. This paper will discuss the implications of this jump using comparisons to crater forming impact events. After considering the composition of Antarctica, the energy generated by said jump would have been greater than the explosive yield of the global nuclear arsenal.  


Light Novel; Anime; Physics; Impact Event; Monogatari; Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade

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