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What are your favorite original animations?
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(I was originally asking a question until the edits. Ignore all this)
By OVA I don't mean bonus original episodes that branch from a normal series, but anime made without being based off of a manga, light novels, or visual novels (thanks 14383421) . Movies don't count (however 5cm Per Second and Ghost in the Shell are amazing.) *cough*Hentai*cough* doesn't count either...

EDIT: I just realized that I am an idiot and before the 00's original animations were the norm. My favorites, personally, are Astro Boy (both versions) and Cowboy Bebop. Until a mod changes the thread name, what are your favorite originals?

EDIT 2 : Iorreen changed the thread name for me, so I'm going to ask this question once more: What are your favorite anime not based off of a game, manga, or light novel?
Posted 4/19/14
Theres plenty. I suppose you forgot to say, "nothing based on visual novels," as well.

The name escapes me now, but the one that was exclusive to PSN and later CR picked it up is pretty good. Reminded me of Eureka 7. Xam'd! http://www.crunchyroll.com/xamd-lost-memories

By your definition - Madoka, also here. If you mean OVA in the strictest sense that it wasn't aired on TV, then forget it. I won't list a few other dozen original shows in that case, but there are plenty.

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The web series Appleseed XIII; it's not connected to the other Appleseed OVAs (because it has a different director who got approval from Shiro).
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FLCL if i remember correctly was made as an anime first and then adapted into manga and novels by the people that made the Anime.
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Cowboy Bebop
Psycho-Pass
Darker than Black

There are a lot if you really look around.
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OVA series used to be the norm in the late '80s and '90s. Too many to mention.
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Evangelion?
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14383421 wrote:

Theres plenty. I suppose you forgot to say, "nothing based on visual novels," as well.

The name escapes me now, but the one that was exclusive to PSN and later CR picked it up is pretty good. Reminded me of Eureka 7. Xam'd! http://www.crunchyroll.com/xamd-lost-memories

By your definition - Madoka, also here. If you mean OVA in the strictest sense that it wasn't aired on TV, then forget it. I won't list a few other dozen original shows in that case, but there are plenty.


Ah, thanks.



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Cowboy Bebop
Psycho-Pass
Darker than Black

There are a lot if you really look around.

Now that I think about I KNEW Cowboy Bebop was an original. Thanks.
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Posted 4/19/14
Wikipedia has a list of 305 examples here.
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Space Dandy in space
World Conquest Zvezda Plot (A manga series was made after)
Day Break Illusion - il sole penetra le illusioni
Angel Beats (though it was planned to have the different media branch out which kinda sucks for us outside Japan)
Also the Precures

These are the anime originals i can think off the top of my head .

(Also hentai usually has a source material like a manga or more oft than not, the visual novels.)
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Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Martian Successor Nadesico
I wonder if you could consider Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha as "original" since it was a spin-off, but the only thing that wasn't original was the Takamachi family.
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Gurren Lagann and Evangelion are up there for me.
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I struggle to come up with anything. Anything alien to me.
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Anohana
Kill La Kill
Paranoia Agent
Gurren Lagann
FLCL
Ergo Proxy etc.

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Kill la Kill (my avatar)
Does Code Geass count? I'm not sure...
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