That’s the reason anime is so entertaining, and why there’s an
But not all ideas have been explored yet. The abuse of clichés is slowing that potential down.
Here’s some themes the
Anime shows about selling weed
I’ve watched 100’s of
It could be a universe built loosely around the topic, or it could be a “Spice And Wolf” version of it. From a business or underworld perspective.
Anime about drug addicts
The theme is simple: the lives (or life) of a drug addict who’s trying to recover and overcome his addiction.
Maybe he (or she) even overcomes their addiction in the end, and it could serve as a LESSON to educate the audience. Similar to A Silent Voice.
This is an idea I’d love to bring to fruition.
Anime about the lives of inmates
Prison is a place many don’t even think about, or have to think about. And yet it’s such a common thing.
Prison life isn’t always fair. Many go to jail for crimes they themselves never committed (wrongly convicted). There’s a lot of nuance to it.
It could be the “inmates” version of Black Lagoon or the equivalent.
Anime about building an online business
Online business is considered “cool” now, especially after the coronavirus pandemic hit. Beforehand it wasn’t that fawned over.
That aside, an
I can see an
Anime about human trafficking
I know I’m getting deep but that’s just who I am. I can’t help it.
Human trafficking is a thing most don’t even think about day to day, either because they don’t want to or they have the privilege of ignoring it.
But it’s real.
Either way, it would work pretty well.
Anime about life after prison
This type of
When your out of jail, getting a job and other “normal” things become a nightmare. Society rejects you and is unwilling to give you a chance in a lot of cases.
These are some of the themes and facts that could be pushed and moulded into a realistic
Anime from the perspective of Africans
None have explored the continent of Africa, or from the perspective of Africans living there.
Africa is absolutely humongous, and there’s really no reason a few
Anime about Cancer or Aid patients
It doesn’t have to be an
Anime from the perspectives of grandparents
If you’re like 13, this will sound boring as f*ck and I get it. But there’s a bigger picture to all of this.
Alice To Zouroku is an
It’ll definitely be a Seinen style of show, and depending on who writes the script and what not, this could be an insightful series.
Anime about traveling around planet Earth
And I don’t mean in the way Kino’s Travels or similar
Wit over 190+ countries, an
Depending on how they spin it, write it, and connect the dots, it could make for an interesting adventure series.
Anime about prostitution
There’s a lot of angles for this one. Prostitution is a real thing and it affects real people everyday.
How it feels to live this way, and the reasons for living this way, on top of other elements gives this theme a lot of depth.
If it was done in a slice of life format, that would give the most insight and the most value as far as I see it.
Anime about celebrities who “lose it all”
This theme is basically the opposite of Shonen (which is about succeeding from nothing). But if done right, it could still be made into something positive.
It has the potential for anime life lessons, inspiration, perspective, and food for thought.
It all comes down to how they spin it.
anime themes: Animeabout gambling addicts. Animeabout managing a zoo (slice of life style). Animeabout Virtual AnimeYouTubers. Animefrom the perspective of deep-sea creatures.
Can you think of anymore?