For you there who think that all anime are based on mangas, light novels, works of literature among others, you are mistaken. There are also original anime, which were based on nothing. Their scripts and stories were made exclusively for the anime. Although not the majority, the original works are great, which even later become manga or games.
Making a list of the best original anime will be a pleasure, even if I'm reviewing the article I would put the last ones mentioned first (Kevin). So don't think that this list of best original anime is in any order or ranking. It is worth remembering that most of these works became famous and quickly received manga. Now see a list of some of these original anime:
Darker than Black (黒の契約者) - 2007
Created by Tensai Okamura and produced by Bones studio.
Synopsis: One day an impenetrable region known as Hell's Gate (Hell's Gate) I appeared in Tokyo. From this, people with special powers begin to emerge. These people are divided into two groups, the contractors, who are people who have no feelings, and become weapons of killing. The other group is called Dolls, who have neither personality nor emotions. Treated like mere puppets, they are used by both the government and other organizations to watch.
Ergo Proxy (エルゴプラクシ) - 2006
Produced and created by the animation studio Manglobe.
Synopsis: It all starts in Romdo, a futuristic city, built after a global environmental apocalypse. Humans and Androids live peacefully, in total harmony. Until a series of murders committed by robots infected with a virus, destabilizes the social order of the city. It is then that the main character Re-l Maye, comes into action. She is in charge of investigating these brutal murders committed by infected robots.
Editor's note: I would put this article first Code Geass, which was not even mentioned ... One of the most epic original anime of all time, bumping into Death Note.
Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (甲鉄城のカバネリ) - 2016
The anime was written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, directed by Tetsurō Araki and produced by Wit Studio.
Synopsis: In the midst of the industrial revolution, a mysterious virus appears, infecting people very quickly. The virus turns people into hostile creatures that cannot be defeated unless their hearts are pierced. And most of the weapons used by soldiers are ineffective against them. On a certain island, people live on walls, and have built railway stations to get around. And it is on this island that a boy named Ikoma emerged, who creates his own equipment to defeat the creatures.
Psycho-Pass (サイコパス) - 2012
It is an anime produced by Production IG
Synopsis: The story unfolds in a future where people are instantly innocent or dangerous. This judgment is made by the system called Sybil, which analyzes people's mental state, determining whether criminals or not. If someone is tried as a threat, their sentence can be imprisonment or death, even if they have not committed any crime. In addition, the system decides which type of job suits you best.
The police have the help of a group of special prisoners, known as Executors. These use a weapon that immediately executes the judgment. Thus, it can even kill people deemed no longer necessary or dangerous by the system. But Akane Tsunemori, a newly transferred police officer, thinks that people can change, and believes that there are no sunk people.
Kill la Kill (キルラキル) - 2013
This anime was produced by Trigger studio, directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima.
Synopsis: Ryouko Matoi is a student who has just transferred to Honnou school. This school is totally dominated by a strict and frightening student council, which is led by Satsuki Kiryuin. In that school there is a hierarchy provided by that council, where a uniform or special clothing and given by President Satsuki, can give special powers. But it all depends on the user's personalities and characteristics.
The transferred student has a scissor-shaped sword, which can cut such uniforms, challenging everyone. Ryouko has a uniform called Senketsu, which was not given by the council. And all she wants is to look for her father's killer.
Editor's note: I prefer Gurren Lagann. xD This is mandatory! It has similar art, from the same studio and is also an original work. Just watching this anime to know how exciting it is! It is in the TOP 10 of most of those who watched.
Aldnoah.Zero - 2014
It was produced by A-1 Pictures, TROYCA and directed by Ei Aoki with 2 seasons. It has one of the best soundtracks of anime composed by Hiroyuki Sawano.
Synopsis: In 1972, a hyperlink was discovered on the surface of the moon, and mankind started using it to colonize Mars. Years later, there is a war between colonizers of Earth and Mars.
I don't know how to explain the synopsis without giving spoilers, just go on faith and watch! Guilty Crown also has the same composer with his epic score, and has an epic story, here's the tip. Both full of action, romance, drama, suspense that provide great emotion.
List of original anime
To complement we will leave a more complete list without synopsis for you to take a look:
- Code Geass;
- Cowboy Bebop;
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica;
- Samurai Champloo;
- Gurren Lagann;
- Angel Beats;
- Guilty Crown;
- Yuri!!! On Ice;
- K- Project;
- Zankyō no Terror;
- Wolf's Rain;
- Neon Genesis Evangelion;
- Death Parade;
- Eureka Seven;
- Michiko To Hatchin;
Have you seen any of these? Did you know that they were original works for the anime? Comment on any others not mentioned, what you found and share the article.