Okay, so I've never been good enough at art to put anything here worth keeping, but I decided that I really wanted to expand on my favorites lists!!! :D
So here goes my first try. Hooray for default formatted text!!!
Anime/Manga with the my favorite Sci-fi ideas/Technologies: (Yes, this significantly affects how much I like a series, and yes, I know I am a nerd! XD)
Toaru Majutsu no Index / Kagaku no Railgun
I know there is mostly supernatural and magic in this, but the scientific spin to the esper powers being created by injecting a personal reality for the real one using the ideas behind certain psychological ideas made by Schrodinger really got me going!
I would have loved this series soooo much more if they actually took the time to draw multiple scenes rather than reusing the same ones over and over again. But the more realistic than usual descriptions on the uses that technologies presented could be used and the extremely extensive setting created by those technologies really made this series earn this spot.
So there really isn't too much about them in the manga because it was so short-lived, but the novels really go into detail. The way the author spends the time on making the entire story into a strategy scenario based on incredibly awesome technology made it sooo worth the read even if the characters and storyline never really makes too much progress...Can't wait for more!!
The mecha and energy waves that could be used for flight were soo awesome!!! Of course there wasn't enough information on how it worked, but having parents who built airplanes and understanding the Bernoulli principle before starting 1st grade seeing another hypothesized way to achieve flight was awesome!!!
Sword Art Online
Sorry, I had to put it here and it is going to be the only Virtual reality one up here for a while because Accel World and .hack// never really got me going...But either way, the way that the author was able to hypothesize the head pieces and their ability to interfere with signals sent from the cerebral cortex and send them to the game system and even allowing for pseudo-muscles to be used seemed so well thought out and the pattern followed throughout up until the letdown of "hacking" being showed as usual as a typing race...But still great!!
So I never got around to finishing this one, but I started it really early on in my watching of anime and I think I lost patience with the story, but I don't really remember. But the coolest part of this one was the carbon credits. In an overly polluted world, credits allowing for pollution sounds like such an amazing concept.
IS: Infinite Stratos
Yes, I know. This is the third mecha mention in this list, but I really liked how it worked. While not as amazing as Eureka Seven, the tech in this one was surely worth mentioning. If only the series had focused more on it rather than the harems that kept popping up around the main character, but I am currently reading the novels and hoping for some more data!!!
Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon
This one really surprised me. I started watching trying to figure out where the Sci-Fi genre tag on this one was coming from seeming so much just a magical/supernatural superpower show. But the thing that really got me was the flying cities and the reworking of the world. Hoping to get more data on this I have the light novels on my plan to read!
Pokemon: Celebi Toki wo Koeta Deai
Surprised, right? But there is a reason for this specific movie of the series. In fact this is the reason for my profile name! I always was intrigued by the pokeballs and pokemon transfer systems and everything else about the series. But those would only be worth an honorable mention without this movie. In the opening I had one of my favorite tech moments of all. The crank-top pokeball that Professor Oak (Sam Oak *hint hint) uses made be get the most childish smile and rewatch the scene over and over again trying to wrap my head around a newly proposed idea to explain how the system could work.
Okay, so this one was showed to me as I was starting to watch anime by my friend in the Math Team, I know its beyond nerdy, but all the math stuff in this one and the code breaking topped off by the incredibly extensive internet world made this such an interesting watch. And trust me, me and my friend looked up the birthday trick immediately when watching this movie. Feel free to ask me, I can tell you the day of the week of any day since 1900 till 2100 with nothing other than my mental calculating ability ;)
And that is all for now! I may add some honorable mentions in the near future, but thanks for reading and feel free to give any recommendations on series you think I would love!
P.S. Or a way to make this list more appealing on the eyes XD
1st anime completed: Digimon Adventures
1st anime I knew was anime (or subbed) completed: Toaru Majutsu no Index
25th anime completed: Shakugan no Shana II
50th anime completed: Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
1st manga: Pokemon Special
5th manga: AR∀GO
25th manga: Dragon Head
50th manga: Cesare
100th manga: Sidonia no Kishi
150th manga: O/A
200th manga: Shokugeki no Souma
300th manga finished all 103 60+ page chapters in one night it was so good: Beck
1st light novel: Heavy Object
5th light novel: Toaru Majutsu no Index
So I reupdated the scores on my manga list and really thought about what they actually qualitatively assign each score so most everything got lower. Also I decided arbitrarily that nothing can be a masterpiece if it isn't finished because the ending adds up to at least 10% if not more of a series, so it doesn't make sense to me to give anything that I haven't finished reading a 10.