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Sep 8, 2014 1:07 AM

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"Hard science fiction is a category of science fiction characterized by an emphasis on scientific or technical detail, or on scientific accuracy, or on both."

Steins;Gate, the book Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke (and more stuff by him), most anything by Michael Crichton, and Star Trek (kinda) would be some good examples.
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Sep 8, 2014 1:21 AM

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code geass (1 of them ost awesome ones)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ7zQbMxm28 (1st opening)

Suisei no Gargantia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwZ2kgaVwgs (also very enjoyable)

eureka seven (but has also fantasy in it)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwZ2kgaVwgs
My favorite quotes from animes:

Those who seek miracles will never experience one. The hand of salvation only extends to people
who try to make miracles happen. - Ef a tale of melodies.
I destroy worlds. I create worlds. - Code geass
We are humans. - Shinsekai yori
100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a 10km run EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! - One punch man
 
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Sep 8, 2014 1:29 AM

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Planetes
Votoms
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
 
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Sep 8, 2014 1:31 AM

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Eve no Jikan... probably.
Well, if Steins;Gate's World Lines fits your criteria, why the hell not?

Also, if you haven't watched yet, you might wanna check LAIN out.
It approaches all the 2000 fears of conspiracy theories and the computer/internet uprising in a cyberpunk style. Basically it deals with identity and communication, with some canon references to complex systems and tech-general but in a philosophical tone. It's a sci-fi must.

EratiK said:
Legend of the Galactic Heroes

>emphasis on scientific or technical detail
>scientific accuracy
Hah.
 
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Sep 8, 2014 1:46 AM

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xbobx said:
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Thanks, Lain and Eve no Jikan look really cool.

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Planetes seems pretty cool, I think I actually watched the first episode of that awhile back. Votoms is a bit too old for me.



Hard sci-fi doesn't have to be scientifically accurate per se, just a focus on the science-y details. That's why Steins;Gate worked, they explained a lot about why time travel worked and such.
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Armored Trooper VOTOMS
Universal Century Gundam series
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Most Japanese science-fiction I've watched borders more on fantasy than hard science. With that qualification, I'll suggest

Noein - very loosely based on the "many-worlds" interpretation of quantum theory

Dennou Coil - kids inhabit a virtual world visible only with special glasses

Real Drive - another meditation by Shirow Masamune on a world where people have "cyber-brains"

Another vote for Planetes.

And while Uchuu Kyoudai focuses more on the experience of training to be an astronaut, it has some plausible science in it as well.

You might also take a look at Rocket Girls.
 
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Yamato 2199 remake. Epic show.
 
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Sep 8, 2014 5:35 AM

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Ghost in the Shell
 
Sep 8, 2014 5:45 AM

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Starship Operators
 
Sep 8, 2014 6:15 AM

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robotics notes since its from the same writer as steins gate (but its a bit worse)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r0rviRBBT0 (1st opening to it)
My favorite quotes from animes:

Those who seek miracles will never experience one. The hand of salvation only extends to people
who try to make miracles happen. - Ef a tale of melodies.
I destroy worlds. I create worlds. - Code geass
We are humans. - Shinsekai yori
100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a 10km run EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! - One punch man
 
Sep 8, 2014 7:50 AM
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The only hard scifi anime I've seen is Planetes
and the manga is better fyi
 
Sep 11, 2014 8:53 PM

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Thanks for the recs, guys! I guess I'm going to have to watch Planetes, although I'm starting with Eve no Jikan since it's so short. Yamato 2199 looks really cool.

Smooki said:
robotics notes
Is this a sequel or in the same universe as Steins;Gate?
 
Sep 11, 2014 9:07 PM
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Top wo Nerae Gunbuster. Lots of space travel due to warping which causes a time lapse between those in space and those on Earth. It's a big theme in the anime.
 
Sep 11, 2014 9:22 PM
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+1 to Lain and Ghost in the Shell, and Noein

Also: (to an extent)
- Psycho-Pass
- Himitsu: The Revelation
 
Sep 11, 2014 9:41 PM

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+1 Ghost in the Shell
+1 Planetes
Memories
Cowboy Bebop
 
Sep 11, 2014 9:44 PM
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Hihi7 said:

Smooki said:
robotics notes
Is this a sequel or in the same universe as Steins;Gate?


same universe as steins;gate
 
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Smooki said:
code geass
lol
 
Sep 11, 2014 11:19 PM

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Yamato 2199
Lotgh
Planetes

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Smooki said:
code geass
lol


pretty much.
 
Sep 11, 2014 11:38 PM

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Another vote for Planetes...though it hardly matters since you said you were gonna watch it already XD
 
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