>>11110754 Aside from the general nonsense of bipedal, humanoid giant robots, "a strong will being able to choose the correct set of events to form the optimal dimension" and, of course, the unlikelyhood that an alternate reality 2001 would have that many DD's in a single cast, the physics in Muv-Luv is actually pretty spot on (well, that is, if you subscribe, as is modern scientific consensus, to the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics), particularly Yuuko's explanations in episodes 5 and 6.
>>11110754 Probably Patlabor. Mecha are kept small enough that they're not going to run into any square-cube law problems with structural strength or heat dissipation, and the focus on them in civilian uses means we don't have to handwave away their large profile making them an obvious target on the battlefield.
The mechs themselves have a bit of a coating of hard science to them, but once you peel back the tacticool on it, the setting is pretty damn soft in a lot of ways. Especially when Quent enters the picture and Clarke's Third Law kicks in.
I thought that they were just using the block hole bomb to fake the effects of a solar flare? And the monopoles were just being used to cause the weird electromagnetic effects to lend credability to the unusual solar storm cover story they had been building up.
The rest of the stuff, like the use of augmented reality and the fact that making even a really basic humanoid robot that doesn't collapse under its own weight is super difficult, made it seem pretty grounded.
>>11110832 Could you please stop spouting this nonsense in every science-related thread on /m/? The whole point of the story was that the main character was stuck in a time-loop because his girlfriend missed him. I couldn't care less what Yuuko was saying for a few lines out of hours upon hours of total bullshit.
It's like, if Dr. Saotome was explaining how lightbulbs work in Getter Robo, you'd argue that it too was hard science. He would then talk about how a Getter Ray collector would use plasma to interfere with dinosaur ultrasonic radio frequencies, but nope, it's HARD SCI-FI because his lightbulb explanation made sense.
>>11114471 Not only did they introduce Tanabe significantly earlier to the point that she's the protagonist for the first half of the series, they entirely overhauled and retooled the romantic subplot between her and Hachi on top of an anime original ending that was actually significantly better than what the manga ended up going for. One of the few times that an adaptation has pulled so far ahead of the source material, not to speak ill of the manga.
Honorable mentions, for a space opera the Seikai /Banner of the Star series. Fuel's a concern, deceleration is done by thrusting, not turning the engines off, the genetic engineering is very feasible, different colonies from different STL seed ships are widely different 'amounts' in the future due to relativity, etc. etc.. The only soft is in the FTL and having some anti-grav/inertial compensators in larger ships. It can't compete with a mono-system nearer future SF of course, but 'for a space opera.'
>>11117999 I think that the reworking of the romance between the two was possibly the most important change, it put Hachi's personal arc in a radically different light and the decision to introduce Tanabe as a protagonist first played into it brilliantly, since even when the focus shifted to Hachi we were still viewing their relationship from the perspective of Tanabe, since it was how we were introduced to it. Doesn't hurt that 'loving, caring girlfriend has to stand by and watch while her husbando repeatedly hurts her emotionally and enters into a self-destructive cycle of anger and angst before her eyes' is a lot fresher than 'protagonist is constantly a dick to one of the few good things in his life for no real reason'
>>11118487 >Some Anon bringing up Square-Cube Law. Oh this'll be goo-
Wow. This is a new level of stupid. >>11118165 You sir have literally no idea how physics works. Congratulations. >DEM WEBS WOULD PEEL PAINT THO! One would think that if you made a stringshot projectile that allows you to do the shit it does, you would account for that being a factor in the rare circumstances where it is.
>>11118493 He's right, depending on the definition of "giant". We've built some fucking ridiculous vehicles that are bigger than some mecha. What's imopssible or at least astronomically unlikely is the military viability of a mech.
The most "hard" mecha sci fi I've seen is a toss-up between FLAG and VOTOMS. FLAG features mechs with built-in weapons standing still to aim and fire, but VOTOMS has even smaller mechs and doesn't feature that one brief cut where the HAVWCS jumps sideways to either dodge a cannon shot or at least to evade fire. The latter makes sense but is unlikely to work.
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