That's what "writing committees" usually do, except with ideas instead of tropes?
Also, it's fine to write based on what tropes would be the most fun to use if you're writing something intentionally campy, over-the-top, and troperiffic, but you still need to decide on a plot and mood, then stick to it and build the story around that.
And having 20 people yelling ideas at you, then taking all their suggestions and sticking them arbitrarily onto your story like Lego pieces will really make a mess of things.
Somebody mentioned that The Bishoujo should get punished some how, Like a Humiliation Conga. How about she actually be punished as she's doing bad stuff? Particularly if her actions put other people in danger. That way instead of just a plain old Heel Realization, she can evolve into a better person throughout the entire series.
Well I wasn't quite serious about the After the End idea, but I thought it was a cool idea at the time. Also, I don't know why, put the idea of making this partly a fighting series really puts me off. Can't we just put it in a regular (if Alternate History ) school setting?
I agree. I really prefer my romance stories to be Slice of Life.
However, I think a generic Japanese high school setting is even more cliched than a fighting-based story, although it might be an improvement.
I don't see why "people have magical powers and fight for honor" necessarily translates into "fighting anime." Look at Gankutsuou. Duels for honor and such, but I wouldn't really call it a "fighting anime." The thing one would need to remember is to have the fights be short and decisive, like real duels, and to not create a plot tumor out of training or individual fights.
I do like the idea though, and maybe with the magical powers, most of them could be Mundane Utility
Well, think of what makes up a harem anime:
1) First, we need a —>setting<—
2) Then, we need a —>protagonist<—
3) Then, we need the —>people in the harem<—
Easy enough. Then you can add whatever you want. Plot, gimmicks, hijinks, your call.
Then, we write.
Well, Tokyo Is The Centre Of The Universe, but if you wanna be original, how about setting it in a different country? Maybe Greece, or Portugal, or Sweden, or France, or Russia, or Germany, or Scotland, or Australia, or...well, you get the idea.
Yeah, that's a good idea. After all, apart from Ai Kora, there IS no Harem Series set in a college.
Although, we'd have to justify the heroes and harem members living together in a college enviroment. Hmmm...does college offer co-ed dormatories?