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09-12-2008, 07:10 PM
Another one of those curious questions that I enjoy reading all the responses to. :)
What anime would you like to see that doesn't exist... yet?
Try to be original and dig deep into your psyche.
If you had the power, influence, and money... what anime would you have created?
What would the characters be like?
What's the story/plot?
What would be your catch to the story?
Be as detailed or as vague as you'd like.
Let your imagination loose and have fun :)
09-12-2008, 07:51 PM
I would make a sequel to Kite that did not suck. I hated Kite Liberator. I even bought it before seeing it because I assumed it would be awesome. It sucked. Anyone agree?
An idea I've had for an Anime for a long time, and it's a completely stupid and idioctic idea, but I've never let go of the thought...
A documentary-style Anime that chronicles the history of Nascar... each episode can be a year of the sport, starting at 1949... since '49 was a short season, the first half of the first episode could deal with the birth and formation of the sport and the sanctioning body...
Mainly because I'm fascinated with the history of Nascar, and I'd love to see the old-style stock cars done in Initial-D style cel-shaded 3D :P
09-12-2008, 08:46 PM
They made it already.
The Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series is my ideal anime.
09-12-2008, 10:21 PM
Mine's not original, but rather a sequel. If I had the ability to get something produced, I'd make a final El Hazard OAV series.
It would start with everything seeming normal. Some time has passed. Maybe three or four years of peace. Makoto's continuing to research the Eye of God. He keeps Ifurita's key up there with him just in case he ever has a breakthrough, but so far it has been of little use. Still, he thinks he's close and he's confidant that any day now...
Meanwhile, show a bit of what everyone else is up to. Things are quiet on the Bugrum front, but Jinnai and Diva are certianly making plans, rebuilding their empire with hopes to make another go at world conquest once they are strong enough. But before they can put any plans for conquest into action... someone attacks them! It could only be Roshtaria! Couldn't it?
That's the question, as Roshtaria is also coming under an unknown attack. Rune Venus's advisors are quick to blame the Bugrum. After all, they are the most likely agressors. Rune isn't convinced, though. So while she does her best to stall things in her court as long as she can, she quietly dispatched Makoto and Company to find the truth of the matter.
Of course, they encounter Jinnai on his way to counteratack Roshtaria for attacking the Bugrum. Makoto is surprised at Jinnai's accusations and protests that it is not the truth. At first, Jinnai disbeleives Makoto's insistance that Roshtaria is not the agressor, and is in fact being attacked as well. And, of course, a fight breaks out. But somehow in the end even Jinnai comes to terms with the fact that a third party seems to be trying to play the two nations off of each other. And if there is one thing Jinnai hates even more then Makoto, it is the thought of being used as someone else's pawn. This, Jinnai and Makoto end up as reluctant allies to uncover the truth.
This actually leads to a peace treaty being signed between Roshtaria and the Bugrum. There's some resistance to the idea, especially from Jinnai, but on this Diva overrules him. (Not that she can't be crazy for conquest, too, but if push came to shove, I always thought she'd be more willing to listen to reason if the survival of her people were an issue.) The peace almost doesn't happen, though, when at the conference an assassin is on the prowl. It is Nanami of all people who discoveres the assassin and thus the identity of who the mysterious new enemy is. Seems this enemy isn't so new after all! It is a member of the phantom tribe.
Seems the Bugrum haven't been the only ones doing some rebuilding. Now under the leadership of Nahoto, they remanants of the Phantom Tribe have been quetly biding their time since their defeat and rebuilding their strength, until now. Yet they'll never again be strong enough to do the job themselves, so they hoped to let their enemies destroy each other and leave the waisted world of El Hazard to them.
Yet now that they're found out... Well, in for a penny in for a pound, as it were. The Phanotm Tribe starts an all out suicide campaign that while they have no hope of winning, will likely lead all of El Hazard to ruin and any survivors rather poorly off. The Roshtarian and Bugrum armies join forces to hold them off for as long as possible while Makoto races to the Eye of God with a bold plan... The years of research he had been doing had left him close to a breakthrough, and with just a little more time, he thinks he could have it!
As the battle wages on, Makoto finally discovers what he needed to and he activates the Eye. Not as a weapon of mass distruction, this time. But purely as a conduit to another dimension. He is able to key into one spicific dimension, and while it is difficult he does all he can to hold it stable as the Eye starts sucking the Phantom Tribe members out of El Hazard... and returns them to their original home. The job done, he tries to turn off the Eye, but at the last minute he looses control and the dimension the Eye is connected to starts to randomly fluctuate... and Makoto starts to get pulled in! He tries to grab onto anything he can, but the only thing he can grab in time is Ifurita's key, which he had left in the control room. It is no use, though, and he gets sucked in!
But what is this? The place he arrives at seems oddly familiar, almost like something out of a dream of another life time. And there is someone waiting there for him, someone he knows. Someone he loves. Reprise the ending of the first OAV series.
If I could make any anime, it would be that. Not that The Alternitive World was bad, but it should have been this!
09-13-2008, 07:47 AM
I've actually thought about something similar for a couple of years now... If I had the money to finance an anime series, I'd adapt a fantasy or sci-fi novel series. Dragonlance, Belgariad or Wheel of Time. Perhaps even Anne McCaffrey's Pern or Tower and Hive series. Using CG to put fantasy creatures next to real actors can be good if done correctly (see LoTR) but more often than not the final product is not worth the huge budget. Anime would be a better medium IMO. Maybe Howl's Moving Castle and Earthsea will be the start of a new trend?
09-13-2008, 02:25 PM
I wrote something up about this a few years ago, but I would love to make an anime about the early post-war hotrodding scene in Southern California. The dry lakes racing put on by the SCTA and Russetta Timing Association is full of great stories. I would set it in 1947 and center it around a young woman who wants to race, despite the fact that women weren't allowed (they weren't even allowed in the pits), and her romantic relationships.
I have a long list of characters:
The girl who wants to race.
The bitter Japanese-American ex-relocation camp internee who ends up romantically involved with her.
The girl who is a former Douglas aircraft employee who works as the main girl's mechanic.
The guy who is a racer and supportive of the main girl.
The guy who is a racer and is not supportive of the main girl.
The girl who is the middle of a love triangle with the two guys.
The woman who runs a diner near the dry lake where everyone races.
The shy but busty and beautiful girl who works at the diner and becomes the object of friendship (and perhaps a bit more) of the girl who is a mechanic.
The president of the timing association who is opposed to letting the main character race.
The old mechanic who taught the young mechanic girl how to build a lakes racer.
I would work hard to make the physics of the cars and racing as accurate as possible, one of my pet peeves in anime. I would make sure the cars act like cars. I even have the girl's car worked out in my head. It is a '27 Model T Ford roadster on a '32 frame with a flathead V-8 and a track nose. I'd love a show like this.
09-13-2008, 03:54 PM
I like creating ideas... So much that only a few of them are given more focus than others.
I have an idea for a fantasy anime, shonen-styled anime, mech anime (more of a homage to mecha in general), a futuristic wartime anime (which has so many references to anime, manga, and video games that it's also my giant thank you to those mediums that I love), etc., etc., etc.
I wouldn't even know where to start... Hell, you're making me actually think of using that blog I rarely use again just to share the ideas with everyone...
09-13-2008, 04:25 PM
I guess I've daydreamed about this sort of thing for a long time, although my ideas always turn out derivative when not just vague... but I will admit that, for me, it would be interesting to imagine a "generational science fiction mecha saga" like Robotech, but without the "stigma" of having been "assembled after the fact." (i.e., the thematic and visual connections wouldn't be "accidental"... or, I suppose, products of two series having been created to follow the trend of a first.)
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