Please, anon, the same tropes have been used over and over again at least since people started writing down stories. Probably much longer before that too. New tropes are rare, and come from elements added to stories which contain the same tropes. That's not really a bad thing, just look at fucking House of Leaves if you think "originality" is an accurate measure of quality.
That really depends on how you define "hero". Oedipus was an early example of a protagonist who is basically morally impeccable based on the standards of his society, if that's what you're aiming at.
I'm not saying originality isn't possible, it's just almost exclusively utter shit, and the exceptions themselves are copied. Or are you one of those faggots who think Finnegan's Wake was the best novel ever?
Okay, so you're completely ignoring any sort of argument whatsoever in favor of what is essentially ad hominem? You're not even making a counter-claim of "originality is linked to quality".
>was gonna say FLCL
>mfw its already been 15 years
All you have to do is catch /a/ off guard and tired from a trolling spree. Not hard. The board has an ebb and flow to it. You can see the opportunities within as long as you lurk. (or get lucky)
Original? as in original concepts?
Fuck that's hard, I think there have been no truly or kinda original concepts in a long time.
Same with music, we don't have any new genre at the moment, but more like revisits of old genres or renaming old genres as something new.
>Boku no Pico is definitely the boldest thing a studio has dared animate yet.
>They handled a very touchy subject very maturely and professionally.
You've got to wonder what some of the staff told people they were working on. "Yeah mom, another robot anime; definitely not a story about homosexual pederasty."
Death Grips anime fucking when?
>space invaders that live from their hosts
Nothing new bruh, as I've said... it's a funny interpretation and feels fresh due to the artstyle but the story and concepts presented aren't anything new.
Not that much.
Like, let's say you had robots first from ancient sci-fi. That's super original.
An original take on robots would be then manned robots.
Then manned robots fighting aliens.
Then manned robots fighting against each other.
Then eva, other deconstruction etc.
And now what? no new robot subgenre has popped up, only revisions of old ideas.
With mahou shoujo it's the same, we had our deconstructions, but that's it.
Kill la kill on the other hand didn't have a new take on an old idea, it just present the old idea in a funny context.
It's body snatchers + alien invaders + authoritarian dystopia solved by the power of friendship, which is nothing new.
Also originality doesn't equal quality, so while we're certainly lacking original ideas in recent years they are alright.
>An original take on robots would be then manned robots.
>Then manned robots fighting against each other.
>It's body snatchers + alien invaders + authoritarian dystopia solved by the power of friendship, which is nothing new.
Nothing new, yet nothing else has ever done it before.
You can only boil it down to its pieces, which is basically saying Kill la Kill used the color red, red has been used before, so Kill la Kill is not original.
Hence why it was ignored. It did too many 'out there' concepts that even Ghost in the Shell fans couldn't follow. As well as having an optimistic/bright near future setting which no one seems to like.
>wah I don't like the character design!
You probably skipped out on many good shows then. Good job being so shallow.
Glasslip because it didn't follow any cohesive form of story telling.
>Name a single good show with fat ugly characters.
Only one character in the show is fat. And she has nothing to do with the main plot of the show. So yes, you are pretty shallow if you think one joke character makes the show bad.
>I liked Ping Pong
Well since we're throwing subjective opinions around as fact, Ping Pong sucks and so does your taste.
Pretty Cure Series.
Ask /pc/ if you don't believe me.
You're going to have to substantiate that one.
Everything is based on something anon. What you could call original would be something like: Not be based on the same traditional idias of it's own medium. or something like that.
>Still no robot harem anime
We almost had it with Accel world, but the fuckers had to like 2 years of glopping and a character that wants to be shadow the hedgehog without having knowledge of a single sonic game.
That one with the fairies, and they just narrated the fall of mankind.
TTGL was the first to actually explicitly state that the rule of cool made you more powerful, and the premise of spiral and anti spiral is pretty unique.
I'd say Death Note, but there's been edgy stuff for years, which is pretty much just what it is after the first episode. He could have thrown away the book, and everything would have been fine but noooooo.
Katanagatari is a dark horse in this. Sure, it's a find all the objects story, but the similarities end there. The main character has no real desire to finish, he just does what he's told. Weapons vs what you later find out is some kind of ubermensch experiment is an interesting premise, and the foretelling of WW2 certainly gives it a unique spin, among pretty much everything else. That being said, it slipped everyone's minds, so yeah.
It's more original, more entertaining, with better waifus, and better characters.
I get the point, but the pool of anime original stuff is tiny and filled with stuff like Cross Ange. I don't think it's unreasonable to include adaptions, even though they're not 'original anime' in the strictest sense.
Pretty much most original ones in the last 10 years here. Doesn't mean all those titles were good, but they all have original concepts.
Chaika and Akame ga Kill may also work, but they're not really 100% original.