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SciFi Animes and what is considered such.
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SciFi covers a lot of territory.
- It deals with space or technology. Mecha counts.
- It is set in the future.
- It involves aliens.
- It involves science or the application of science.

Any of those will qualify it as SciFi in my book. Of course, there's a big difference between hard SciFi and space opera. Valvrave is the latter, imo.

Edit: I'll also consider alternate history as SciFi in my book though others may disagree.


Would this include Full Metal Alchemist then since alchemy is their form of science? Mind you, I personally don't consider FMA scifi.


It's a form of Magical Realism. In this show, Alchemy is used as a direct analogue to Physics. There are clear rules and principles that dictate how this "magic" works. Compared to our world--which is relevant given the Shambala movie--the FMA world is one where Alchemy won out over Physics. Plus, the FMA world is still a technology-oriented world. Physics is still practiced. Automail is clearly not constructed based on Alchemy. There are also steam engines, guns, cars, etc.

These are the main reasons why I would classify it as SciFi. I know it's a gray area especially since Magical Realism can be used for Fantasy as well.
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I am not talented enough to draw manga! I probally could write a good story though! LOL

That being said at least we are getting a couple of truer SCI-FI animes a year!You need adventure,action fantasy to make it durable but I waish for more cutting edge sci-fi. Big Sigh!
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Would FMA go under the sub genre steam-punk though?
I'm just asking.
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Aikra being the lowest and Pyscho-Pass being the highest in my standards of Si-Fi. (Man Pyscho-Pass was great). But would one consider Code Geass to be Si-Fi? Maybe not fully? I don't know...
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Would FMA go under the sub genre steam-punk though?
I'm just asking.

No it would go under sci-fi
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guess a story that has technology that doesn't exist whether plot or setting that isn't magic or spiritual in nature... i would consider sci-fi.
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For myself, sci fi typically fals into two categories, techa or bio or a combination of the two. It always has to exist in some form as a key point outside the protagonist as well. The mecha sci fi like gundams are good techa sci fi since it is the universe as a whole. On a contrary mecha might be gasaraki where outside of the mecha and spiritual components, the world is normalish.

The only bio style I can think of is an oldie called Tekkaman Blade where the world is being transformed by some strange biomass.
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Wouldn't both sci-fi and steam-punk work best together...or no?
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Wouldn't both sci-fi and steam-punk work best together...or no?

Yeah it would but in FMA case it wouldn't because the genre doesn't feature steam powered machinery if you count the tanks in the the show yes,but it is not centered on tanks, it is centered on Alchemy and steam punk genre mainly focuses on steam powered machinery. I'll give you an example of sci fi and steam punk the Last Exile series would be capable of this genre because it is sci fi and it uses steam powered machinery. Hope this helps you
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qualeshia3 wrote:




Wouldn't both sci-fi and steam-punk work best together...or no?

Yeah it would but in FMA case it wouldn't because the genre doesn't feature steam powered machinery if you count the tanks in the the show yes,but it is not centered on tanks, it is centered on Alchemy and steam punk genre mainly focuses on steam powered machinery. I'll give you an example of sci fi and steam punk the Last Exile series would be capable of this genre because it is sci fi and it uses steam powered machinery. Hope this helps you


I always considered FMA to be fantasy since is a pure fiction sort of past world but not steampunk either.

Last exile is a great example for steam/scifi for sure! Futuristic but vintage at same time.

Best pure steampunk anime has to be "Steamboy". The main premise of steampunk is a world more base on mechanical than electrical operation typically in a victorian style. Steam power being the best non electrical form of kinetics is the natural replacement for literature.
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Ang3lOfLight wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:




Wouldn't both sci-fi and steam-punk work best together...or no?

Yeah it would but in FMA case it wouldn't because the genre doesn't feature steam powered machinery if you count the tanks in the the show yes,but it is not centered on tanks, it is centered on Alchemy and steam punk genre mainly focuses on steam powered machinery. I'll give you an example of sci fi and steam punk the Last Exile series would be capable of this genre because it is sci fi and it uses steam powered machinery. Hope this helps you


I always considered FMA to be fantasy since is a pure fiction sort of past world but not steampunk either.

Last exile is a great example for steam/scifi for sure! Futuristic but vintage at same time.

Best pure steampunk anime has to be "Steamboy". The main premise of steampunk is a world more base on mechanical than electrical operation typically in a victorian style. Steam power being the best non electrical form of kinetics is the natural replacement for literature.

STEAMBOY WAS AWSOME!!! another example would of that genre would be Jinki Extend
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Ajcool33 wrote:

Aikra being the lowest and Pyscho-Pass being the highest in my standards of Si-Fi. (Man Pyscho-Pass was great). But would one consider Code Geass to be Si-Fi? Maybe not fully? I don't know...


Yes, Code Geass is most definitely Sci-Fi. It falls under the alternative history and military science fiction sub-genres of Sci-Fi. Psychic powers has been a staple of Sci-Fi stories for pretty the much the whole history of the genre, but it can also be used in fantasy stories. Basically, it comes down to how it's used in the story. (If it's used in a Sci-Fi context, it's Sci-Fi. If it's used in a fantasy context, it's fantasy.)
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Rito2Ru wrote:


deadpanditto wrote:

SciFi covers a lot of territory.
- It deals with space or technology. Mecha counts.
- It is set in the future.
- It involves aliens.
- It involves science or the application of science.

Any of those will qualify it as SciFi in my book. Of course, there's a big difference between hard SciFi and space opera. Valvrave is the latter, imo.

Edit: I'll also consider alternate history as SciFi in my book though others may disagree.


Would this include Full Metal Alchemist then since alchemy is their form of science? Mind you, I personally don't consider FMA scifi.


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I count only 37 IN the CR SCI-FI genre! We need more even if crossovers! I guess they go to Funimation or VIZ!
http://www.crunchyroll.com/videos/anime/genres#/videos/anime/genres/science_fiction

Wouldnt Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet be considered Sci-Fi?



no that's actually mecha lol didn't really fell the sci fi in that one I am sad to say


Wouldn't Gargantia be scifi since they talk about DNA manipulation and the Hideauze



Mecha is a sub-genre of science fiction. Robots, AIs, wormholes, far future and deep space settings (as well as everything under that spoiler tag) is Sci-Fi.




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I see now. Thanks.
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Currently watching Planetes.The story revolves around a team of space debris collectors based in the debris craft Toy Box in the year 2075. A very good Sci-Fi space anime.The attention to detail is amazing . A lot of space power issues great episodes all I can say!Action,comedy, it has a lot!


BTW won two Seiun Award .Annual awards for the best science fiction published in Japan during the preceding year,

Best Media of the Year 2005

Best Comic of the Year 2002








Some Other Seiun Award Winners The lists are impressive

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seiun_Award

Mediia

1990 Gunbuster
2000 Cowboy Bebop
2003 Voices of a Distant Star
2008 Dennō Coil
2010 Summer Wars
2012 Maho Shojo Madoka Magika
2013 Bodacious Space Pirates
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