I know that this is not really an anime/manga yet (might be in future maybe) but just hear me out alright this might be a bit long but here goes gimme some suggestions and some ideas that I could use please:
The story starts out in the future where the new way through fighting is through armor battles. In armor battles anything can happen but one of the safest bets is that there is no deaths. That was until terrorists found a way to get through that and started to attack everything. The terrorists are looking for the legendary armor in which if you collect all the armors you can either rule or destroy the world. The unique thing about these armors is that each one is unique and different no 2 armors are directly the same, each armor is created by the owners own imagination. The even more unique thing about this is that you can never tell if anyone has the armor or not because the armor is customized to look like everyday clothing/accessories. Also all the armor have a different element; earth, water, fire, air, ice, lighting, light, and darkness (but light and darkness come later). To initiate a battle you would first have to challenge the person(s) to the battle and then yell activate (the armors name) then you would be teleported and people could watch the match through special connections through the armor. When a battle takes place all of the participants are sent to a battle ground in either space or on a distant planet.
Alright onto the main character, the main character just moved into the city where this fighting is a way of life and a gigantic craze. So he becomes apart of this new craze and gets his own armor. The main character is about 16-17 years old. Later on he meets some new friends and starts to become stronger and meets the villain and battling against him and other rivals and such but thats kind of jumping ahead now.
We were thinking of having about a character for each element and other characters that have their own special abilities and such. Thinking that there would be a swordsman, gunman(woman)/sniper, spears man(woman), healer, mage, and some other sort of fighter. We were also thinking that to not make it seem that we are gay (no offense to other gay people) that we would have at least 3 girl characters. This manga is more directed at older teens/adults (maybe) cuz there is definitely going to be blood and killing. But the whole manga is not all serious there will probably still be a good amount of humorous parts and maybe some implied romance here or there but would still considered to be an action/adventure manga.
Some things that you guys could tell us would be helpful is:
* suggestions for names of characters (first and last please)
* what characters should look like (but to be honest both of us cannot really draw)
* different powers/abilities
- so far we have a villain that has the power to control time for a little while and another that can control dimensions
- we were also considering that some of the armors would have a mind of their own and would sometime go berserk and destroy things
* and any other suggestion that might help us make a popular manga
So how is this new manga that both my cousin and I thought up of in about a couple of days. Also another note is that we are trying to make this as realistic as possible, except the fighting, but more of the world as realistic as possible. I am perfectly fine with constructive criticism but just don't be too harsh, cuz this is the first time that I have done this.