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Does anyone know of any science fiction anime that incorporate special relativity into the anime?
For example, length contraction and time dilation at high speeds, or relativity of simultaneity?
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None that use the ideas in an at all sensible way, a few that go like "wawawiwa time travel, it's relative and shit"
But that aside anime is pretty lax on its physics
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steins gate?

macross frontier?

actually edit: noein

I can't think of anything that actually uses relativity unless they botched it to the stories convenience.
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Didn't they have that in Divergence Eve?
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one piece. some character moves so fast time stops
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jtjumper wrote:

Does anyone know of any science fiction anime that incorporate special relativity into the anime?
For example, length contraction and time dilation at high speeds, or relativity of simultaneity?

Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry, which you can view at Funimation.com or Hulu.



I can't believe no one mentioned Gunbuster right off the bat.

While there is no legal streaming for it, AFAIK, for the series, I did find this on Hulu. ANN describes it as follows:

This double feature comprises of Gunbuster and Die Buster (aka Gunbuster 2) condensed them into a single theatrical release told in two parts with a musical intermission in between. The first part, Gunbuster the Movie, condenses the six episodes of the original OVA into a 95-minute moviefeaturing a new 5.1 audio remix and a redub by the original Japanese cast. The second part, Die Buster the Movie, mixes large chunks of the second OVA series with a few altered or newly-animated scenes to create a truncated take on Nono's story.

It is subtitled, BTW.

Spoiler regarding time dilation and the ending of both series:


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.... I dunno what we are talking about XD
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You can look at Cowboy Bebop or the Tenchi Muyo series I'm not positive.
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AnimeKami wrote:

steins gate?

macross frontier?

actually edit: noein

I can't think of anything that actually uses relativity unless they botched it to the stories convenience.


I think I will have to check those out, thanks!


pakslonglegs wrote:

Didn't they have that in Divergence Eve?


I think that may have a little too much fanservice for my taste.


moestheman wrote:

one piece. some character moves so fast time stops


LOL, I already watch one piece, but I never really felt science was to serious in it.


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jtjumper wrote:

Does anyone know of any science fiction anime that incorporate special relativity into the anime?
For example, length contraction and time dilation at high speeds, or relativity of simultaneity?

Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry, which you can view at Funimation.com or Hulu.



I can't believe no one mentioned Gunbuster right off the bat.

While there is no legal streaming for it, AFAIK, for the series, I did find this on Hulu. ANN describes it as follows:

This double feature comprises of Gunbuster and Die Buster (aka Gunbuster 2) condensed them into a single theatrical release told in two parts with a musical intermission in between. The first part, Gunbuster the Movie, condenses the six episodes of the original OVA into a 95-minute moviefeaturing a new 5.1 audio remix and a redub by the original Japanese cast. The second part, Die Buster the Movie, mixes large chunks of the second OVA series with a few altered or newly-animated scenes to create a truncated take on Nono's story.

It is subtitled, BTW.

Spoiler regarding time dilation and the ending of both series:



I may just need to check that out! Thanks!
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anime? physics? i dont think the two would ever mix well together
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