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What makes a good storyline?
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1. Original...good ones are like the one that has some kind of twist in the end
ok most animes are like main girl ends up with the main guy
but good ones, for me anyway, are the one that has something like...a guy likes a girl
but girl like someone else...and that someone else (the main guy) like her back...
the twist is that the non-main guy ends up with girl(hope this happens in ouran...hikaru x haruhi..lol)
i just got that out of the blue, so yeah watever...anyway back to topic
2. The creator put more of his style in the plot
3. it also has to be something that makes the reader or watcher to want more
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DarthVantos wrote:

For me it has to be pretty relasitic and twist turns hidden love hidden haterd and a love connection....And 1 thing they all need is like able characters.... you never wanna find yourself watching an anime and you cant stand the main character


yeah but you also don't want an anime were the characters are always doing the same thing or an anime where the characters just flat out betray there own emotions (that just makes you want to give up on them because they have already given up)
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hard question for me
becuz i like alot of weird animes that have nothing in common >.<"

well a good storyline would probably be one that interests me (useless sentence)
and it makes me want to keep watching, suspenseful, something that makes me feel like i could be in the story. touching, twisted, special, but it's not only the storyline. The characters have to be be fairly good-looking, deep, i want to be able to feel their pain or w/e. Music and voices are also essential to give the anime it's full potential.

and the other anime i like are just the ones that r funny.
...lol enuff of my rambling

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hunterz919 wrote:

1. Original...good ones are like the one that has some kind of twist in the end
ok most animes are like main girl ends up with the main guy
but good ones, for me anyway, are the one that has something like...a guy likes a girl
but girl like someone else...and that someone else (the main guy) like her back...
the twist is that the non-main guy ends up with girl(hope this happens in ouran...hikaru x haruhi..lol)
i just got that out of the blue, so yeah watever...anyway back to topic
2. The creator put more of his style in the plot
3. it also has to be something that makes the reader or watcher to want more


yeah originality does play a key factor

P.S. your example of original also seems like D.N.Angel (if you don't know or just never watched it do it has a lot of action and romance but it somehow pulls it off unlike some animes that fail miserably)
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holrin29 wrote:

more then 5 girls with D cups and who lik bikinis


YEAH now we are getting somewhere!!!
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joseph4616 wrote:


hunterz919 wrote:

1. Original...good ones are like the one that has some kind of twist in the end
ok most animes are like main girl ends up with the main guy
but good ones, for me anyway, are the one that has something like...a guy likes a girl
but girl like someone else...and that someone else (the main guy) like her back...
the twist is that the non-main guy ends up with girl(hope this happens in ouran...hikaru x haruhi..lol)
i just got that out of the blue, so yeah watever...anyway back to topic
2. The creator put more of his style in the plot
3. it also has to be something that makes the reader or watcher to want more


yeah originality does play a key factor

P.S. your example of original also seems like D.N.Angel (if you don't know or just never watched it do it has a lot of action and romance but it somehow pulls it off unlike some animes that fail miserably)


yup...lol...i kinda copied ouran then change the ending, even though it doesn't have an ending in manga yet..

anyway..no i haven't seen D.N.Angel...but thanks i have a new anime to watch...lol
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somewhat deep characters, dramatic plot though not overly so, enjoyable pace,
nice add ons that aren't required
philosophical musings
allusions to art, philosophy, religion, other anime etc.
good use of suspense

best example of a great storyline is Monster
It's only major setback was that it could get slow at times. However the characters were deep, the suspense was almost suffocating, there were so many twists and turns that made one sit at the edge of the seat craving more, it was intelligent and took a deep look at the psychology of being a psychopathic criminal as well as the psyche's of the more damaged characters, powerful themes of good and evil, takes a detailed look at the personal struggles of all characters
, wonderful study of real German and Czech settings as well as the current and post-communist politics that influence the characters, the action was grounded and realistic, the sophisticated toned down artwork was appropiate for the grounded, realistic, adult nature of the anime, and the ending was one of the best I've ever seen.

Deathnote is alright as far as storyline goes, but is still too shallow compared to Monster to be considered the best
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timestranger wrote:

I have seen many ppl put down no plot holes, but it would be ok if the story was base of suspense or mystery rite!? since its what the viewers trying to find out in a way.


yes, you make a very good point "ppl put down no plot holes" which means they like "dramatic irony" (when you know something the characters don't) which doesn't work well with a mystery
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zzzz Death Note with the girl as a slave whose obsessed with the main guy that kills every fucking bastard who messes with him but heres the twist, there are more than 1 season so more characters come in, the plot thickens til the end, and the girl and the main character become real lovers and he rules the world!!!! NAAAAAAAAH! the real ending is that the poor bastard gets backstabbed by the girl who he considers his slave and she commits suicide from insanity and the world comes crashing down!
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For me it would be something with love/romance and an action flick. something that emotionally captivates the watcher and gets them exited for the next scene.

I like storylines about a guy that hides his past.

Like hes a prince/princess or emperor/empress and he leaves and everyone presumes he/she is dead.
No one knows who he/she really is, until an enemy shows up and reveals his/her past. He/she is lovers with someone who was hurt by his/her actions and then they gotta work it out.

something along the lines of this i would watch any day =]

(im still open to any storyline though lol =] - unless its very long and has a whole lot of fillers e.g. Naruto..)
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joseph4616 wrote:


holrin29 wrote:

more then 5 girls with D cups and who lik bikinis


YEAH now we are getting somewhere!!!


LOL
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Basically... good comedy and good romance.. and it'll be a great hit!! at least with me
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Posted 7/14/08
Originality
Interesting characters that the audience gets emotional for
A good first impression and a good lasting ending that people remember
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Posted 7/14/08
Probably the same elements as Full Metal Alchemist.
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good characters, good storyline, good ending, and a mix of elements.
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