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
>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?
Go watch WW2 tank reels. There is nothing for you in this genre with such restrictions.
>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.
The closest you'll get is Dougram.
But the highly realistic and practical robots are too big so you get nothing.
You are all autistic
CODE GEASS WAS MADE FOR THIS
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.)
Step up your model-finding game, senpai.
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.
They totally did.
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.
Infinite Ryvius. The first thing that happens when they see the ship's mech is laugh at it for having legs in space.
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
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.
would a mech like this be practical in real life?
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.
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.
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
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
They got fighter jets and shit
>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.