I have to admit, I've been lagging on my anime viewership for the last, oh, 5-6 years. Largely because I feel I've seen these concepts and themes before. Like, back in the late 1980s and early 1990s when I first got exposed to anime. Hell, I've even seen SAO and Log Horizon back when it was still called Dot Hack (not that Dot Hack is at all a good example of the stuck-in-an-MMO subgenre). Then I ran into this video by Gigguk: And I have to admit, I'd watch the hell out of an anime based around eSports and especially a shounen shared universe team up, Avengers-style. Holy FUCK, would I watch the shit out of an Avengers team up of Goku (DBZ), Ichigo (Bleach), Luffy (One Piece), Naruto (Naruto), and pretty much any combination of shounen heroes. If only for the novelty. Personally? My shared anime universe team up would've included Himura Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin), Zero!Berserker (Fate/Zero), Riza Hawkeye (Full Metal Alchemist), and Roger Smith (The Big O). And eSports as an anime concept? Holy crap, that'd be the only sports anime I'd ever watch! What novel anime concepts can you think up?