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Lots. Off the top of my head (and in no particular order)...
Ghost in the Shell
Any "real" science fiction actually
Clannad: After Story
Your Lie In April
Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Spice and Wolf
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Kerbal Space Program. Anything that you can craft or build in actually... Minecraft, Valheim, Cities: Skyline, Stardew Valley, Terraria, etc.....
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GLaDOS, Duke Nukem, Jebediah Kerman
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Looks like of the two cubes that I liked, OMOTENASHI and NEAS, neither one is looking too good.
OMOT was a JAXA-sponsored lunar lander that was supposed to have landed on the moon this morning via (intentional) “lithobraking”. It may or may not have done so. Unfortunately it hasn’t been heard from since it was deployed last week so nobody knows for sure. The other JAXA mission, EQUULEUS, seems to be functioning as expected however.
The other one I liked was the Near Earth Asteroid Scout. Or as I liked to call it the rainbow sail mission due to its propulsion & maneuvering system. It was supposed to use a new type of solar sail to visit a couple near-earth asteroids but it too has not been heard from since deployment.
So far 4 of the 8 cubesats have had problems post-deployment. (Artemis itself seems to be doing well.)
@Animedragon The cubes' were always "stretch goals", and most of them were done on a shoestring budget and supported on a best-effort basis. A few of them were just in the right place at the right time when the Artemis folks said, "hey, we're headed for the moon.. anyone need a ride?" There were originally (I think) 13 that said "yes" to that offer but couldn't make various integration or test dates. The rest have been tucked away incommunicado in their interstage bays while Artemis went through the last year and a half of launch slips. I think at least two of them hadn't even had so much as their batteries recharged in all that time. Not surprising that a few aren't behaving as planned.