Since it's not likely anyone but me reads this (at least at this point, ha ha), I can use this space for notes. Apparently Neil Gaiman does this, so I'm in good company.
Watching anime previews and kind of not paying attention, had an idea. Magical Girl anime plotline: somewhere in the world are five 9-year-old girls that are about to awaken and realize they are princesses with magical powers. Good and bad agencies are working to find the girls and either guide or control them, depending on how you look at it.
Probably been done already -- I don't really know magical girl style that well.
More notes to myself -- based on previews (often a bad idea, but hey), I should pick up Neo Tokyo and consider Chrono Cross. The latter will sell well, as it appeals to the baser instincts of the anime fan. It looks pretty formulaic, but well done formulaic.
Oh, and Dead Leaves is anything but formulaic, but it's f***ing fantastic. I want more.