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Most grounded ani/m/e?
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Most grounded ani/m/e?

I don't mean "realistic", I mean grounded.

Giant robots are not and will not ever be useful or cost effective enough for a military.
But a show can have fantastical elements and still be grounded in reality...

so imagine a world where instead of treaded tanks being invented to maneuver over trenches in the great war, gas powered turret platforms with legs were invented. The logical progression would lead to mechs instead of tanks, because the usefulness of the tread had yet to be discovered. As time went on, more complex machinery would appear, and the bipedal mech would make sense to everyone. That's something that is grounded.

So what im asking is:
what ani/m/e has the least of the following

>space magic
>minovsky physics
>technobable
>new types/Wiseman
>robos over 7 meters tall (if there is a decent in universe explanation, or if everything else is grounded, the robo size can be over looked)
>rookies taking out aces
>demons/ghosts/mythology (looking at gasaraki, what the fuck was that shit?)

Most importantly this ani/m/e has to have

>MODEL KITS/ACTION FIGURES

So does this exist? Or is it a pipe dream?
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>>13762367
Go watch WW2 tank reels. There is nothing for you in this genre with such restrictions.
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>>13762367
>demons/ghosts/mythology (looking at Gasaraki, what the fuck was that shit?)
Elements of classic science fiction, that's what, along with sever other things on your list. To answer your question, Flag I guess.
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>>13762367
The closest you'll get is Dougram.

But the highly realistic and practical robots are too big so you get nothing.
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>>13762367
not anime but front mission. the strongest prototype one of a kind unit in the series was a hovertank with a laser beam
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>>13762367
Girls und Panzer
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ARGE-
>>13762367
>MODEL KITS/ACTION FIGURES
FUCK
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>>13762414
>implying harem anime is good
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>>13762416
>GuP
>harem
Wait what?
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>>13762415
Finish that sentence you slut
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>>13762422
I think that anon either
>got his terms mixed up
>has not watched gup
>is autistic
>has autism
>or suffers from autistic tendencies
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>>13762367
Aldonah Zero :^)
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>>13762422
It has multiple cute characters as waifu bait, which I guess equals harem to that anon
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>>13762367
Vifam might be up your alley. Not sure how tall the Round Verniers are, but the leads have a really hard time dealing with the antagonist that shows up later in the show.
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You are all autistic

CODE GEASS WAS MADE FOR THIS faggot ass anon!
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>>13762424
-vollen
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>>13762436
Good luck finding vifam models
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>>13762446
They're almost blocky enough to be Wanzers
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Dragonar
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>>13762462
Na, it has BURNING HEART, BURNING HEART, YUME NAKE WAAAAAAAAAA.

It also has rookies taking out aces and robots over 7 meters tall (hell, I think even the Gandoras and the Dragos are over that size.)
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>>13762500
Don't forget about a skull-shaped, Sinistar-esque superweapon powered by human minds. Also, midbosses that got casted in the wrong show, if that counts for anything.
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It's funny, didn't someone literally just make a thread about "Why does /m/ hate mysticism" recently?
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>>13762457
Step up your model-finding game, senpai.
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>>13762430
>>13762422
>>13762434
Welcome to /m/, where harem is a Japanese word that means "cute" and cour is a Japanese word that means "season".
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>>13762507
>Sinistar-esque

That is the most obvious observation in the world, how in the name of god have I never noticed it until now?

Also on that note: Giant evil samurai robots that turn their pilots insane. I think that breaks OP's rules.

>>13762515
They totally did.
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>>13762515
That was just a post I made in what was originally a Gasaraki thread. Don't tell me someone ran with it and made an entirely separate thread about it?
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>>13762367

Evangelion. The mecha are huge and bipedal because they are literally monsters wearing armor, not mechanical robots at all. It takes the budget of several nations to support just a couple of them, their power supplies are fucking pathetic, and launching one it is like driving a tank and more like NASA launching the space shuttle.

They are terribly ineffective at conventional warfare, but the only weapon that is going to work for the very specific problem for which they were made to solve.
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>>13762581
Did you even read his autistic list?
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>>13762367

Infinite Ryvius. The first thing that happens when they see the ship's mech is laugh at it for having legs in space.
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SDF Macross?
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>>13762598
I want to agree with you because aside from flag and yukikaze ryvius fits the bill, however it had alien elements to it with Neya. She doesn't reall appear too often, but that depends on OP's taste
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Op is a faggot
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>>13762367
The ASEs in Neo Ranga are relatively grounded, bipedal tanks... if you can ignore the gigantic Indonesian Gods running amok on the streets.

They don't have kits though.
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>>13762367
would a mech like this be practical in real life?
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>>13762524
>cour is a Japanese word that means "season"
Are you really still salty about that ? Hot damn
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FRAG
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>>13770830
You know this is an anonymous image board, right? You don't have to keep waving a giant banner that says "I'm a huge dumbass, please fuck my face!"
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There is close to no tactical advantage for using bipedal machines under gravity given the mechanical difficulty to achieve it, so OP your quest of finding a realistic premise of such robots in a literally "grounded" setting is a dilemma. Shows with just treads and wheels exist, but they likely have other extravagant unrealistic elements just to keep being entertaining.

Though I find the AMBAC explanation for having extended vector thrusters in space a plausible vision in our future real life, but the need to make the machine humanoid in shape is very questionable.
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>>13771008
what about this one?
>>13770814
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>>13762598
It's loaded to the brim in technobabble and wacky physics thanks to the Geduld Sea and the craziness within it.

It achieves the aim of getting submarines in space to not be as stupid an idea as one might initially think, but there's some crazy going on because it builds itself around a really out there premise.
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Pic is OP
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>>13762367
You're looking for Galient.
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fafner s1 could have been a good answer if sein didnt exist
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>>13774679
With all the Norse nonsense?
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>>13774679
>demons/ghosts/mythology
Aliums count too in the "unrealistic enemies my robots shouldn't be fighting" category. Stupid fafnerfag can't even read
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>>13762367
>Code Geass
It's got strategy and shit, plus all the diplomatics
>Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Possibly the only Gundam that isn't a sequel that stars an adult. Domon and his competition are all physically fit and their training methods are shown explicitly.
>Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Super grungy and down to earth. Main character is just a kid trying to find his dreams or some shit
>Getter Robo Saga
Hard Sci-Fi on the levels of Arthur C Clarke
>GaoGaiGar
Hard Sci-Fi that makes Getter look whimsical, super heavy metal and srs bsns.
>Metal Gear Solid
Based on actual science and real life happenings
>Macross
They got fighter jets and shit
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Everyone keeps forgetting Gasaraki.
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>>13762367
>grounded in reality
No. Fuck you. This is exactly what happens when you don't take any STEM courses in college.

Minovsky physics works if He-3 + H-2 produced He-4 using a fictional Minovsky particle instead of a muon (as occurs in real life).

Wacky teleportation? Absolutely grounded in reality. Particle pairs that are entangled will always have correlated spin, momentum, position, and polarization, even if the particles are placed so far apart that light (the ultimate arbitrator of speed in the universe) cannot reach the two before one particle has switched a characteristic causing the other to swap as well. Because information cannot travel faster than the speed of light, the only way this can happen is via a "teleportation", as it were, of the information.

What ISN'T grounded is the bullshit logic you produced. Treaded tanks weren't developed vis-a-vis walking or rolling tanks because they were easier or harder to envision, it's because the it was easier to accomplish within the constraints of their time (money, cultural restrictions, technology). It's far less "grounded in reality" to assume that people will develop an idea that is much more obviously difficult to accomplish at exorbitantly greater cost for less effectiveness than to a story where you have teleportation. One is a fiction, the other is reality.
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>>13774923
>>13762367
>demons/ghosts/mythology (looking at gasaraki, what the fuck was that shit?)
Little wonder why
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>>13762523
>GM Command Space

Bueno.
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>>13762367
You might as well kill yourself
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Sora no Woto is exactly what you wa-
>MODEL KITS/ACTION FIGURES
Never mind.
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>>13762367
does this count?
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>>13762367
Flag
Votoms
Area 88
Yukikaze
Patlabor
The Sky Crawlers
Moonlight Mile

are a few grounded ani/m/e that i could recommend OP
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