What would be the perfect anime for you?
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From time to time when watching anime. Perhaps sometimes you wonder to yourself, What if they included that in the anime to make it better or maybe you thought i wish that character wasn't so damn annoying and so on....

So if you were able to create you're own anime what would you put into an anime existing or completely made up anime to make it the best anime for you and others that would watch it.



E.G -Genre
-Type of main character (Good background story etc.)
-What would the story be predictable, cliche? completely different to keep the viewers guessing.
-Maybe you even think all it needs is a badass opening theme and ending XD
-Will the anime be watched over and over because it's that great will it be a one hit wonder.
- Get rid off all the boring fillers such as the ones you find in naruto that bare no correlation to the storyline what so ever.




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Posted 11/12/12
Definitely, Tonari no kaibutsu kun(my little monster).
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Posted 11/12/12
i havnt seen alot of anime but so far i agree with that guy^
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Posted 11/12/12
if Tales of Vesperia were an anime, I think that would be the perfect one for me.
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Posted 11/12/12

aidenraine wrote:

if Tales of Vesperia were an anime, I think that would be the perfect one for me.


Yeah I loved the game. There is that one movie, but they need to make this into an anime! I think ToV would be perfect

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I think my perfect anime would have to have a badass opening and ending to draw me in.

And the actual story would have to be something that's really relatable and has some really tragic moments in it that aren't totally uncalled for (like guilty crown's random tragedy).

The animation would have to be really fluid, and have an excellent color scheme.

And the characters would look less cutesy and more cool.
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What components would go into my ideal anime? Well, let's see....

1. Excellent background art - I am a scenery porn addict, I admit that freely. The vast majority of the anime that I really, really love have great background art, like Spice and Wolf, Gosick, Ano Natsu de Matteru, Tari Tari, Hyouka, Hanasaku Iroha, and Sora no Woto.

2. Great music - The OP and ED would need to be really memorable, but also musically impressive. Not just a catchy tune, but actually good music. The original OP and ED for Gosick are good examples, as well as the OP from Ano Natsu de Matteru, all of the music from Tari Tari, and anything from any one of the Nodame Cantabile series.

3. Romance - I am a sucker for romance! For an anime to really be my ideal, it would have to feature romance as a primary part of the story. I don't care if it is a pentagonal romance like Ano Natsu de Matteru, a harem romance, a love triangle, or just a sweet romantic story about two people who fall in love. All I know is that romance needs to be there for the show to qualify as my ideal anime.

4. Good characters - Some people concentrate more on the story or the style of storytelling in terms of what they prefer in anime, like action stories, supernatural stories, science fiction, or historical fiction. I like all sorts of stories, but what I require for a show to be ideal is that it have good characters. I love to watch a show and feel that I have come to know the characters, like them, hate them, and feel as if they belong in my world when I visit theirs. It is hard to pinpoint what makes a character "good", but I generally know one when I see it. Likability helps, but is not entirely necessary. The main thing that is needed is that feeling when you reach the end of the show that you are going to miss having the characters as part of your life, or better yet, that you will no longer be able to be part of their lives. That feeling that you were a visitor in their world and that it is not them leaving but you not coming to visit any more is the best testament to excellent character creation!

5. A well crafted story - Sure, characters are of primary import, but to really be ideal, the story has to hold together as well. It doesn't have to be astoundingly original, avoid common tropes and cliches, or use particular tropes to build the narrative. It does have to hold together as a story and make logical sense. One great example of this from recent seasons is Tari Tari. There was nothing particularly new or different about Tari Tari, in fact, most of the plot elements were well worn tropes. However, the writing was exemplary. The story made sense from beginning to end, and the storytelling style was understated and subtle, preferring to demonstrate the feelings and thoughts of the characters via body language, facial expressions, and character interaction as opposed to exposition. For instance,


6. A great ending - In my opinion, the most difficult thing to do, in practically any art form, is to create a satisfying ending. This goes for music, stories, TV shows and movies, and even visual art like paintings and photography. (What this means for narrative or sequential art forms like stories and music is far more understandable than for purely visual media, and I probably could not explain to you, as a photographer, what it means for a photo to have a good ending, but I know it when I see it. I am also not particularly there yet, when it comes to my own art...) When it comes to narrative forms of art, like anime, the ending becomes especially important. So many series are incomplete, either because the show is an adaptation of a still unfinished manga or light novel series, because there is already a new season in planning, or because the series compositor and screen writers are not sufficiently talented to create a story that has a truly satisfying ending. Some examples of endings of recent anime that I found good are:

Good:
Tari Tari: The story takes us right to the end of the kid's high school lives. From that point on, they will go their separate ways and follow their individual dreams, armed with the courage and self confidence they have gained through the support of this wonderful, loving group of friends.


Ano Natsu de Matteru: Some people felt the ending was rushed or that it didn't tell us what happened, but, similar to Tari Tari, the show made good use of the visual nature of anime to show us how the characters lives continued after the main story concluded,


In both of these cases, the story is told to completion, with a satisfying stopping point, yet leaving the possibility of more story to be told later. The opening for future work does not have to be a death knell to good storytelling, as long as the stopping point that the story reaches is a good ending to the story the author is currently telling.

For an example of an adaptation with a quality ending, look no further than the light novels, and the associated anime arcs, in the Spice and Wolf series. Each story comes to a good conclusion, while the story continues. While I would absolutely love for the anime to continue after the end of season two, that in now way detracts from my enjoyment and appreciation for the artistic merit and wonderful sense of "completeness" that each section of the story has on its own merit.
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Posted 11/12/12
^^ thx for the essay

tragedy, in which the protagonist is branded the bad guy all in the while saves that "anime universe"

I should add omnipotent in someways with a time skip in the story, we all love time skips.

and we'll sprinkle in some cliche romance for that added touch that the protagonist is human that has felt betrayal.
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