Perfection does not exist. But what would be the perfect anime?
There is always something I can name in an anime that wasn’t good. But instead of complaining, I’ll try to shape the perfect anime that I would give an absolute 10. Or perhaps it will be the anime that makes all other series obsolete and I don’t have to search for new anime.
The anime I’ve enjoyed most had a realistic take on tragic events. Instead of molding or making a character with only saying he or she had a tragic event, they created a build up and showed the changing of a character into the person he or she has become.
A sense of realistic tragedy also pulls me into a story more than comedy does. Comedy or humor is very different from person to person, but a sense of tragedy is relatable for everybody. Clannad and AnoHana did a very great job in creating a credible setting.
The most befitting genre for tragedy would be slice of life as the slow pacing gives room to build up events and back stories
Slice of life can also work as a mirror to one’s life. I find it easier to relate to a story that has more common ground to my own personal life. I’m not a super hero that battles in space, I’m a mere mortal. I must give a critical note that in games I like to have a sense that I’m in control and it’s easier to relate to an epic adventure as I’m controlling the character myself.
I can be really picky about visuals, therefore I want the graphics to be nice. Sloppy animation can ruin the experience, even if the story is good. If you’re committing yourself to creating a visual story, the graphics should be top notch. They should be used to create an unique experience live action visuals cannot do.
There are many different aspects that influence the experience of a series. Social environment, life stages, age and many other factors such as the studio and cast. If I had to pick a studio it would be Kyoto Animation or P.A. Works, of course there are other capable studios that give stories their personal touch. Part of the enjoyment is looking forward to the next good anime. You are free to share your thoughts in the comment section.