Inquiring Minds Want To Know #6

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Question: What kind of anime would you like to see made that, so far as you know, has not yet been made? From Curiously Dead Cat

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Well, given they’ve made almost everything, this one is a fairly hard question to answer but I’m going to go with what I’d love to watch and haven’t really found a perfect match for. I’d really love a serious, adult fantasy story that didn’t just add in gore and sex to appeal to adults but actually went for some complex characters and a more lofty goal than good vs evil or hero smashes bad guy.

While we’re on that though, can we make it not isekai. So no one from our world arriving randomly in fantasy land so we don’t have to go through the exposition dumps as character learns how the world works. It would be lovely for a show to feel confident enough in its world building that it didn’t feel the need to ‘tell’ the audience about things but rather let us learn through seeing the world as the background for the story that was unfolding.

And if we’re going to make a wish list, I’d also like some decent dragons in the story. Not just a random dragon that attacks the heroes at some point but have dragons as actual characters who serve a purpose and look amazing. Leading at some point to a dragon against dragon fight because that could be awesome.

Lastly, whoever the antagonist is, can they not be lame? Please. Neither over-confident sit in the tower and gloat, nor insane giggling laughter. Could they be like a real person with their own goals and more ambition than just sitting around thinking up evil they can do?

Oh wait, one more thing. Some decent female characters in the cast would be great. If a few them could actually have lead roles that don’t involve being kidnapped, seducing someone, or generally wearing armour that serves no practical purpose, that would be even better.

So, there’s probably already something out there like this, but I’d love to see a wider range of fantasy stories being told. I love a good fantasy but they have a tendency to go through patterns and trends and then they all start blending together so something a little different in the genre would be amazing.

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This is such a great question and I’d love to know what the reader’s think. What kind of anime would you like to see made?


Thanks for reading.

Karandi James

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17 thoughts on “Inquiring Minds Want To Know #6

  1. Well, first off, I like your choice already. It really sounds cool..and I don’t really think there is anything like that out there at the moment. That said, I seriously have to go and watch myself more fantasy anime…it’s the one genre that I have hardly seen as you know. But I like your wish here..and I agree: it would definitely be nice to see a strong female lead for a change. And Dragons are always very cool! 😀
    As for me: I would love to see an 80’s style action type of anime. With some cool retro music, gun fights, carchases, stuff like that. Being a huge 80’s fan I would love to see a series like that get made 😊

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    1. There’s a mahwa called” the breaker” which would make an amazing animated series!
      All of Naoki Urasawas work should be animated. I’m glad they’re animating Pluto next year.
      They should also animate 20th century boys, Billy Bat

      Vagabond would be interesting as an animated series , but I don’t think the art would translate well over anime vagabond would make a great live action TV series if it was done right!

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  2. Interesting question! For me I would love to see a broader range of main character types for example:

    an old person trying to solve a crime against their other elderly friends, having to deal with the frailties of old age and the fact that a lot of people treat the elderly as incapable and that their time is short so they don’t care what happens to them as much.

    A pregnant woman who is also a warrior/bodyguard, how does she continue her duty while wrestling with the upcoming physical, emotional and priority change? While there is a war or some other conflict going on.

    I struggle to think of any anime where the main character isn’t either a teen or at their oldest in their 30s. Also they are nearly always attractive and physically capable. It means we miss out on some amazing stories and struggles that I find beautiful. I think it is also why we are in this strange era of fan service, though it has always existed, now it seems like nearly every anime is deliberately created to have multiple characters fans can attach themselves to as ‘waifus’ and ‘husbandos’. Nothing wrong with the premise per say just that it is now stifling creativity in my opinion.

    Sorry for the essay, but I really loved the question!

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    1. Interesting response. A broader range of character types could lead to some very interesting stories.
      Inuyashiki kind of played with this with their main character and that worked quite well. It would be interesting to see more anime playing with this element.
      Thanks for the response.

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  3. I was almost going to suggest Vinland Saga, but it does not have dragons and strong female characters. On a certain level, it falls more in the historical fiction than fantasy genre, but Viking Age England and Scandinavia certainly strike us as a fantastic setting. Vinland Saga is the manga I most want to see them make into an anime, but it might be hard to replicate that style of art.

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    1. I’m not the biggest fan of historical settings (except when they are alternate historical settings) because if done well there’s a lot of attention given to accuracy. Pure fantasy allows that pseudo medieval feeling without being bound to actual reality or the era.

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