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efaardvark last won the day on April 7

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  • Favourite Anime
    Lots. Off the top of my head (and in no particular order)...

    Ghost in the Shell
    プラネテス (ΠΛΑΝΗΤΕΣ)
    Any "real" science fiction actually
    Angel Beats!
    Clannad: After Story
    Your Lie In April
    Pet Girl of Sakurasou
    Spice and Wolf
    FLCL (original)
    Any Miyazaki/Ghibli
  • Favourite Genres
    Slice of Life
    Space Opera
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    Someplace between Santa Monica and Sedna.
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    Data systems engineer
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    reading (SF), electronics, science, engineering, space, computer programming.. and of course anime.
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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
  • Favorite Game Consoles
    PC Master Race - May our frame rates be high and our temperatures low.

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  1. Ohhhh, you like Planetes! It’s one of my favourite (maybe even my number one). Recommend any similar hard sci-fi shows??

    1. efaardvark


      That's really difficult.  "Hard" SF is pretty uncommon.  Softer stuff is so much easier to make, and usually pays as much or more than SF that tries to do the science well.  Most of the audience can't tell the difference anyway, so why bother?

      That said, my favorite is probably Ghost in the Shell.  Another cyber-themed one was Dennou Coil.  It played the tech kind of loose, but it never quite veered into "fantasy" territory.  I'd consider the first "Aincrad" arc of Sword Art Online as "hard" as well, though the science part was mostly just a plot device to bridge into the fantasy story. 

      If you're looking for space-themed stuff there's Space Brothers, though that's more a slice-of-life type that just happens to feature contemporary NASA astronauts instead of school kids.  If you can find it I thought Moonlight Mile was decently "hard", as was Rocket Girls. 

      MM is probably closest in theme and style to Planetes.  It is a bit more "adult" and serious than Planetes, but if you liked Planetes then it might be worth a look.

      That's all I can come up with at the moment.  Like I said, there's not much out there.

    2. Kohloo


      I appreciate the response! Other than Ghost in The Shell, because I already know and like it, I’ll have to give a look into the others you’ve mentioned :)

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