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Aug 9, 2016 9:55 AM

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Queenxaa said:

Nah... there's a difference between reading WWII and reading a narrative on WWII. If Tokyo 8.0 Magnitude had focused on the facts and only the facts about the earthquake with no coherent story or characters whatsoever, then it wouldn't have been as great as it is.

And there is also differences between media censorship and shit... Just watch some WWII documentaries, or at least, some book dedicated to it, I've one novel that is abou his experiences about the harshness of WWII...

Since, as far as I know, there's no anime dedicated to WWI or WWII... You have to really watch documentaries or learn the history....

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Aug 9, 2016 10:03 AM

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Space/future/sci-fi setting that doesn't have mechas shoehorned in it. I don't hate mecha anime, but when I look at the shows under the space genre tag, the majority of them seem to be mechas.
 
Aug 9, 2016 10:42 AM

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Something other than highschool. Can someone explain to me why highschool is so popular in Japan to the point that there is a highschool for every damn thing in anime?
 
 
Aug 9, 2016 10:48 AM

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Cute girls doing cute things in any kind of futuristic setting. Whether they're traversing post-apocalyptic Japan in a tank, searching for other survivors; exploring the depths of Europa in a submarine, mining asteroids or teaching a robot girl to be human.

Fantasy Russia. Preferably a harem, where the MC gets to be a knyaz, and he gets to fight (and get into his harem) girls patterned after russian mythological creatures. But something like Inuyasha would be good too.

Beach anime. I live in a seaside town, and one beach episode a season is just sooo unrealistic!
Also, @EcchiLordMamster will like it, but for different reasons.

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Fantasy settings that aren't way too accommodating and convenient to the protagonist.

Fantasy settings that are actually accommodating and convenient for the protagonist. Our NEET otaku protagonist goes to a parallel world... and gets to watch anime all the time in the company of cute catgirls! Which will somehow save the world and get him even more girls.

zombie_pegasus said:
The abnormal school setting like in Girls und Panzer, Aikatsu, Non Non Biyori, Lady Jewelpet, Gakkou no Kaidan, Gakkougurashi, Railgun, and Grisaia would be nice to see more of.

Indeed. At least a school of magic that isn't about fighting, please! Little Witch Academia is a good example.

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GOOD FANTASY WITH DEEP SEEDED LORE AND NOT ESCAPIST PANDERING WAIFU SELF INSERT BULLSHIT.

It's anime. No matter how deep the setting, it will have cute girls. That's what I like about anime.
Also, any fantasy that isn't escapist is not good. It's "dark".
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space operas or cyberpunk


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Something other than highschool. Can someone explain to me why highschool is so popular in Japan to the point that there is a highschool for every damn thing in anime?


the audience are high school boys and girls


 
Aug 9, 2016 10:50 AM

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lapotatoe said:
Something other than highschool. Can someone explain to me why highschool is so popular in Japan to the point that there is a highschool for every damn thing in anime?

1) Because everybody in Japan went to school. It's one of the few things they have in common.
2) Because it's the default setting. Unless there is a reason to set an anime somewhere else, that's where it's going to be.
 
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It would be cool to see more historical anime that take place in Germany during the years 1939-1945 ^^

There's some kind of ban that prevents anime about WWII to be made. I guess it'd be nice seeing an anime about a family living during those years, though it couldn't be military or politically focused.


Oh really? Well that's a shame, still like you said it would be interesting to see a historical/drama anime in that setting.
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Aug 9, 2016 10:59 AM

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flannan said:
Cute girls doing cute things in any kind of futuristic setting. Whether they're traversing post-apocalyptic Japan in a tank, searching for other survivors; exploring the depths of Europa in a submarine, mining asteroids or teaching a robot girl to be human.

Fantasy Russia. Preferably a harem, where the MC gets to be a knyaz, and he gets to fight (and get into his harem) girls patterned after russian mythological creatures. But something like Inuyasha would be good too.

Beach anime. I live in a seaside town, and one beach episode a season is just sooo unrealistic!
Also, @EcchiLordMamster will like it, but for different reasons.

Kami-Koto said:
Fantasy settings that aren't way too accommodating and convenient to the protagonist.

Fantasy settings that are actually accommodating and convenient for the protagonist. Our NEET otaku protagonist goes to a parallel world... and gets to watch anime all the time in the company of cute catgirls! Which will somehow save the world and get him even more girls.

zombie_pegasus said:
The abnormal school setting like in Girls und Panzer, Aikatsu, Non Non Biyori, Lady Jewelpet, Gakkou no Kaidan, Gakkougurashi, Railgun, and Grisaia would be nice to see more of.

Indeed. At least a school of magic that isn't about fighting, please! Little Witch Academia is a good example.

JkayW said:
GOOD FANTASY WITH DEEP SEEDED LORE AND NOT ESCAPIST PANDERING WAIFU SELF INSERT BULLSHIT.

It's anime. No matter how deep the setting, it will have cute girls. That's what I like about anime.
Also, any fantasy that isn't escapist is not good. It's "dark".


Wow ur so much smarter than me because you know the specific names of sub genres!

No. My point still stands because I described it and I said it was good. All you did was be that guy in the room with glasses saying "UHMM ACTUALLY ITS CALLED..."

And not all anime is cute girls because that's what you "like about it". Understand that we're describing what we want.
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Aug 9, 2016 11:02 AM

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Less ecchi, and harem trarsh. More pirates, more cool racist guys, less tolerance shit.
 
Aug 9, 2016 11:16 AM

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JkayW said:
flannan said:

It's anime. No matter how deep the setting, it will have cute girls. That's what I like about anime.
Also, any fantasy that isn't escapist is not good. It's "dark".


Wow ur so much smarter than me because you know the specific names of sub genres!

No. My point still stands because I described it and I said it was good. All you did was be that guy in the room with glasses saying "UHMM ACTUALLY ITS CALLED..."

It was partly a veiled insult too. I consider the whole subgenre of dark fantasy to be a bad idea.

JkayW said:
And not all anime is cute girls because that's what you "like about it". Understand that we're describing what we want.

Indeed, we're describing what we want. But anime as a whole still has a whole lot of cute girls - it's hard to find an anime without cute girls unless it's yaoi, kid story about talking animals, or some failure like Vampire Holmes.

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Less ecchi, and harem trarsh. More pirates, more cool racist guys, less tolerance shit.

More ecchi, harem and tolerance! Pirates are fine too, but racist guys are only good as sword fodder.
 
 
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flannan said:

More ecchi, harem and tolerance! racist guys are only good as sword fodder.


Yes, that's exatly what all anime about in this genre... How unic...

At least we had a Solf J. Kimblee.
 
Aug 10, 2016 10:41 AM

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College or some adult setting that isn't their workplace which happens to almost always be a manga publishing company....
 
Aug 10, 2016 12:44 PM
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All-girl Catholic school, including shoujo ai of course.

Maria holic is what you're looking for
 
Aug 10, 2016 12:53 PM

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KumaGinko said:
All-girl Catholic school, including shoujo ai of course.

Maria holic is what you're looking for


Hate that anime. It's not even actual yuri. It's a dude.
 
Aug 10, 2016 2:13 PM
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I would love to see more rural settings in anime; like for example an anime about rock climbing/ free climbing set in a mountainous area.
 
Aug 10, 2016 3:46 PM

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Like Usagi Drop but more romance included. Full circle if you will.
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Aug 10, 2016 4:30 PM

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- Harem anime set in Egypt or near Egypt would be cool as long as it has a good story and not some lame bullshit like most harem anime.
- Horror anime set in a massive hospital (or something similar) with a good story sounds great and hopefully not just gore everywhere but with actual plot.
- Also need more Futuristic mystery anime focusing solely on the mystery.
- More supernatural anime similar to ghost hunt set in historical times would be good.
- More Fantasy anime set in historical times would be cool too.
- More Apocalyptic settings would be welcome too.
 
Aug 11, 2016 12:23 AM

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I wish I could see a good setting.
Never going to happen again though.
 
Aug 11, 2016 6:02 AM

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Basically, I want an anime version of Friends (the American TV show). A group of mature Japanese characters that just go through life and support each other when one of them is down. I know that in Japan adulthood is 90% just work so there's not really much to work with but I'd be interesting to see Japanese adult life be interpreted in anime.

Or really just a series with an adult protagonist. Shows from the past decade hardly even have any adult characters, even phasing out the idea of parents in a story. They're either out of town or dead.

You know what, I just thought of a setup:
A group of friends who are now in their late 20's receives news that their "secret trove" they had back in high school was discovered. They don't know who took it and worst of all, they don't remember what's inside it. All they know is: it's full of cringey stuff. And the only available time they have on their schedule is the school festival. So, they have to find out who took it and where he or she is in just one day. Think Anohana but with older characters and with a more lighthearted and comedic tone.
 
 
Aug 11, 2016 6:22 AM

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Survival game setting, there are a lot of manga with this setting, but I don't see much anime with it.
Rural setting, be it in Japan or outside Japan, the more or less peaceful life in a small town or village far away from big cities.
Not really sure if it is a setting, but anime that is based on or inspired by literature(like the Aoi Bungaku Series), fairy tales, myths, legends or urban legends.
 
Aug 11, 2016 6:39 AM
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Personally would like to see some hardcore cyberpunk/futuristic anime set in the future. But please, no mechs.
 
Aug 11, 2016 9:18 PM
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Rukoudiora said:
- Harem anime set in Egypt or near Egypt would be cool as long as it has a good story and not some lame bullshit like most harem anime.
- Horror anime set in a massive hospital (or something similar) with a good story sounds great and hopefully not just gore everywhere but with actual plot.
- Also need more Futuristic mystery anime focusing solely on the mystery.
- More supernatural anime similar to ghost hunt set in historical times would be good.
- More Fantasy anime set in historical times would be cool too.
- More Apocalyptic settings would be welcome too.


I really enjoy these ideas. I think I would like to see some overlapping genres/settings, like the futuristic mystery you mentioned. It's a nice way to mix things up.
 
Aug 11, 2016 9:21 PM

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Places like the work environment. There's several but they tend to be comedy shows mostly shorts.
 
 
Aug 13, 2016 8:55 PM
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I would also like to add, though I don't have a specific setting exactly, that I'd love to see a show that focused heavily on one of the Native American cultures.
 
Aug 13, 2016 9:30 PM

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Realistic hair colors and eyes. Japanese looking like actual Japanese's and maybe to see more people of different nationalities.
 
Aug 13, 2016 9:38 PM

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Well.. I might choose a historical one between 1800-1900s
Or if it possible.. Megalitikum era lol
It is better to see stoneage ppl than yuri or yaio :))
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Aug 14, 2016 3:13 PM

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Anything French. Like in Zero no Tsukaima, or Ikoku Meiro no Croisee
 
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I'd love to see more stuff in the American Gangster setting, like Baccano! for example, Spy settings like Joker Game are also welcome.

Seeing another anime like RAINBOW(Dark, gritty, prison setting) is also something I wouldn't mind.

Anything surrounding wars from historical times(Anything from medieval wars to WWII) could have great potential. (Although I'm not sure if it would be in good taste)

And although I can't say about the setting, another crime thriller set in the real world that can hold a candle to Monster would be glorious.
There's an anime game set in ww2, I think it's strategy, but I think it has a story too. I don't remember the name though.
 
 
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More fantasy with serious/dark material. Like Re Zero

Would love another horror anime that is genuinely creepy . Like Higurashi

More College Romance Like Golden Time
 
Aug 14, 2016 3:28 PM

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Something set during Ancient Rome would be cool, there's enough set in the Medieval period.
 
Aug 14, 2016 3:33 PM

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Not shit fantasy. Like mainly aesthetically I'm talking here, more subdued colour pallet would be great. Also I suppose having less gamey fantasy settings would be really cool. Get closer to LOTR not JRPGs.

Anime is good, fucking deal with it.
 
Aug 14, 2016 3:35 PM

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Victorian setting tbh
I love the whole Victorian era and there should be more anime with it
 
 
Aug 14, 2016 3:39 PM

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llamacustard said:
It seems to me that there are many common settings throughout anime; space, a high fantasy world, modern Japan, and Feudal Japan to name a few. Not that there's anything wrong with this, but every once and a while, I dream of more anime being set in a wider variety of locations/time periods.

For example, I'd love to see more set in Africa, South America, or even the old American West would be interesting.

Do any of you have locations or times that you would like to see as the backdrop for a few more anime?
I would love to see more of an older such setting, anything other then for gods sake, high school setting.

That is the only thing I don't like about anime, everything else is swell. Lots of shows seem to imply that live doesn't exist outside of high school and or/its always depressive/protagonist will have a sad ending because apparently he can't use the internet lol

I don't know what I just ranted about but, less high school setting, please.

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More experimental anime like Kaiba or black comedy.
 
Aug 14, 2016 5:09 PM

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More cyberpunk or steampunk settings. I also want more space-oriented science fiction of the non-mecha variety. (Not that I don't love mecha too though)
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We need more Historical anime. Something like Shana oh Yoshitsune would be great :)

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Urban setting, involving gangs and fights.
So basically, more animes like Durarara
 
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I would say either fantasy or high tech environments where there is ton of action, a legit romance (either let the man pick all the girls or let there only be one) and adventure. (NO SAO ISN'T GOOD, STOP RECOMMENDING IT)
I would say something along the lines of Overlord, The New Gate (if they animated this it would be awesome), Tsukyote New Saga (Same as before), Shiro No Kokokou Monogatari (Same as Before).
 
 
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More experimental anime like Kaiba or black comedy.


I would love to see more anime like Kaiba!

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llamacustard said:
It seems to me that there are many common settings throughout anime; space, a high fantasy world, modern Japan, and Feudal Japan to name a few. Not that there's anything wrong with this, but every once and a while, I dream of more anime being set in a wider variety of locations/time periods.

For example, I'd love to see more set in Africa, South America, or even the old American West would be interesting.

Do any of you have locations or times that you would like to see as the backdrop for a few more anime?
I would love to see more of an older such setting, anything other then for gods sake, high school setting.

That is the only thing I don't like about anime, everything else is swell. Lots of shows seem to imply that live doesn't exist outside of high school and or/its always depressive/protagonist will have a sad ending because apparently he can't use the internet lol

I don't know what I just ranted about but, less high school setting, please.


Personally, I agree with you. I understand why there's so much anime set in high school (because I think it's some combination of it being something most people relate to, that it's targeted at a high school demographic, and that it's a kind of wish fulfillment thing) but it's just not something that interests me. If a good show has some element of a high school in the background, it won't stop me from watching it. But at the same time, I think that there are a bunch of story possibilities that could be explored without sticking to that formula, especially if the writers are trying to achieve the whole 'escapist fiction' thing.
 
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Fantasy/adventure, middle age style, no steampunk and guns.
 
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Winter forests are wonderful!! I would love to watch an anime set in a beautiful forest.
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Aug 15, 2016 11:25 AM

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More high school obviously.


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Can't get enough of Samurai anime set in small feudal villages.

But you know what I'd really love to see?A proper prehistoric anime set in like a rainforest or something.
With a protag named Neander-kun...
 
Aug 15, 2016 11:32 AM

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College instead of high school, should work as well since it's not a reach for high school students (probably main target audience).
 
 
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Main character with a double identity
 
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One of the settings I want:

a) Settings like The Evil Within (a Japanese game) and Re:Zero. I want more shows that resemble these two in terms of atmosphere where the protagonist is really powerless and only rely on his instinct and his wits to survive in an unforgiving world. More gore and deaths would give the thrill. If the character can somehow reset (like Subaru from Re:Zero), it would be a must-watch for me.

b) Settings like The Wolf Among Us (telltale games). Hm, are there any shows that involve abundant fable characters? Or..any show that has an infamous sheriff/detective that can explode at any time? Either one, I'll watch it.

This is just a simple list. I can go on and on about the settings I want to see in anime.
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Medieval Europe (Vinland Saga adaptation WHEN?)
 
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Tropical or ocean setting

Eternal Winter setting

Dreamworld setting

Island in the sky setting

University setting
 
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llamacustard said:
RaeHoon said:
More experimental anime like Kaiba or black comedy.


I would love to see more anime like Kaiba!

Jambles said:
I would love to see more of an older such setting, anything other then for gods sake, high school setting.

That is the only thing I don't like about anime, everything else is swell. Lots of shows seem to imply that live doesn't exist outside of high school and or/its always depressive/protagonist will have a sad ending because apparently he can't use the internet lol

I don't know what I just ranted about but, less high school setting, please.


Personally, I agree with you. I understand why there's so much anime set in high school (because I think it's some combination of it being something most people relate to, that it's targeted at a high school demographic, and that it's a kind of wish fulfillment thing) but it's just not something that interests me. If a good show has some element of a high school in the background, it won't stop me from watching it. But at the same time, I think that there are a bunch of story possibilities that could be explored without sticking to that formula, especially if the writers are trying to achieve the whole 'escapist fiction' thing.
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