You who think that all anime are based on manga, light novel, works of literature among others, are wrong. There are also the original anime, which were not based on anything. His scripts and stories were made exclusively from scratch straight for the anime. Even though they are not the majority, the original works are great, which even later become manga or games.
Making a list of the best original anime is a matter of taste, even if I am reviewing the article, I would put the last 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. Here's 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) appeared in Tokyo. From there, 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 to kill. The other group are called the Dolls, who have neither personality nor emotions. Treated as mere puppets, they are used by both the government and other organizations for surveillance.
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 worldwide environmental apocalypse. Humans and Androids live peacefully, in complete harmony. Until a series of murders committed by robots infected with a virus, destabilizes the city's social order. It is then that the main character Re-l Maye, takes action. She is in charge of investigating these brutal murders committed by infected robots.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – 2006
Code Geass is an original anime series that tells the story of a young man named Lelouch who lives in a future world where much of it has been conquered by an empire known as the Holy British Empire. Lelouch is a British prince exiled to Japan after his mother was killed in a terrorist attack. In Japan, Lelouch befriends a girl named CC, who gives him the power of Geass, which allows him to control other people's minds. Lelouch uses his power to lead a rebellion against the British Empire, and eventually becomes the Emperor himself.
The history of Code Geass is complex and filled with political intrigue, action and romance. It's an excellent example of an anime series that manages to mix these elements together in a fun and stimulating way. If you are looking for an anime series with psychological thriller, suspense and intelligence, Code Geass is a must-have option.
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 heart is pierced. And most weapons used by soldiers are ineffective against them. On one island, people live on walls, and have built railway stations to get around. And it is on this island that a boy named Ikoma appeared, 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 takes place in a future where people are judged innocent or dangerous instantly. This judgment is made by the system called Sybil, which analyzes people's mental state, determining criminals or not. If someone is tried as a threat, their sentence can be imprisonment or death, even if they have not committed a crime. In addition, the system decides which type of job suits you best.
The police enlist the help of a group of special prisoners known as Enforcers. These use a weapon that immediately executes the judgment. 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 irretrievable 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, led by Satsuki Kiryuin. In this school there is a hierarchy provided by this council, where a special uniform or clothing given by President Satsuki can give special powers. But it all depends on the personalities and characteristics of the user.
The transfer student possesses a scissor-shaped sword, which can cut through such uniforms, defying 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.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – 2007
In the post-apocalyptic future, humanity is forced to live in subterranean villages, in fear of the surface world ruled by the Spiral King. One day, a young boy named Simon discovers a small mecha named Lagann. With the help of his friends, he forms Team Gurren and leads a rebellion against the Spiral King.
Gurren Lagann is known for his over-the-top action, mecha battles, and unique characters. If you're looking for an anime full of excitement and adventure, Gurren Lagann is the perfect choice!
Aldnoah.Zero - 2014
It was produced by A-1 Pictures, TROYCA and directed by Ei Aoki for 2 seasons. It has one of the best anime soundtracks composed by Hiroyuki Sawano.
Synopsis: In 1972, a hypervia was discovered on the surface of the moon, and humanity began using it to colonize Mars. Years later, a war breaks out between Earth and Mars colonists.
I don't know how to explain the synopsis without giving spoilers, just go in faith and watch! Guilty Crown also has the same composer with its epic score, and it has an epic story, let's say. Both are 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;
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