The "Official Art" thread ~ share your images!

Topic started by Daniel_Newton on Nov. 2, 2011. Last post by Daniel_Newton 2 years, 11 months ago.
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,244 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Welcome to the "Official Art" thread!

What is this I don't even

Allow me to explain. Anime Vice catalogues a lot of images with users adding more every day. These images are useful for wiki articles and filling in the galleries, as well as bringing in new visitors from places like Google image search. However, these images aren't really showcased in any way, so this is a place to share cool new official artwork you've added to the site.

"Official Art"?

What qualifies as "Official Art" you ask? A bunch of things: Artwork from magazines, posters, CD covers, DVD/BR covers, Visual Novel covers, Manga covers, etc. As long as it's officially affiliated with a franchise, it counts. Just make sure you know it's official and not just really good fan art or a vector trace (a digital trace of official art), sometimes it can be hard to tell.

What ISN'T Official Art?

I pretty much covered the major types of Official Art, so basically anything outside of what I listed above. But if you still need it spelling out; figures, cosplay, anime screen captures, and fan art don't count, so don't post them in this thread.

Where should I add these in the wiki?

Personally I find the default galleries too broad, making it easy to lose images in the depth of the ever-growing galleries on this site. I recommend adding these galleries to pages:

  • Franchise page: Anime Art, Manga Art, Visual Novel Art, CD Covers, DVD/BR Covers, Other Merch
  • Character page: Anime Art, Mange Art, Visual Novel Art

Where do manga/novel covers go? Upload those to the book/volume page they belong to. Why shouldn't you add merchandise to the character pages? I think that's better on the franchise page, same reason why I don't advise adding fan art to the franchise or series pages, that belongs on character pages. After all, if we added everything everywhere the galleries would be ridiculous wouldn't they? These aren't official rules or anything, but I highly recommend the galleries I've suggested.

LAST THING! (important please read)

Please post images using the small (single) or side-by-side (multiple) settings.

This is partly to keep the thread tidy, but also because most official artwork comes from anime magazines aimed at guys. So don't be surprised to see anime girls wearing little to no clothing in some images. If you don't want to see such images, either scroll past them or leave the thread. Of course, full nudity (completely bare breasts or visible genitals) is not allowed.

Now share those images!

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,244 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Right I'll start the thread off then, here's the official art I've uploaded today.

New Louise artwork for the upcoming fourth season of Zero no Tsukaima. Judging by the way she looks I'm half-convinced there's some sort of time skip between season 3 and 4. Guess I won't know until it starts.

Here's some Mayo Chiki! art.

Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@Newten: Yeah...I'm gonna image audit your Giant Bomb account.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,244 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@ZombiePie: Ha, you can try. Pretty sure my image page is busted on Giant Bomb. Seriously. Doesn't load.

Also, I'll go out on a limb here and assume you've never seen this thread before?

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,244 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@ZombiePie: By the way, in an attempt to keep this thread kind-sorta on-topic, I think I remember you saying you watched Zero no Tsukaima. Interested in season 4 at all?

Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@Newten: It's just your account that is broken. Weird I know.

Also I added sexual partial nudity to the no porn images rule on Giant Bomb.

Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@Newten said:

@ZombiePie: By the way, in an attempt to keep this thread kind-sorta on-topic, I think I remember you saying you watched Zero no Tsukaima. Interested in season 4 at all?

The season 2 closer was one of the worst things I ever have watched and the series really went down hill halfway into season 2, and that third season...man fuck that shit. The way they convey heart-warming or touching moments and immediately whiplash it with a fan service gag just got old and often ruined genuinely good scenes. In the end I think they wasted a perfectly good plot to make something that played to the cheap crowd.

That said I'm going to watch it. I've already invested this much of my time into the series. Why not see how things finally come together at the end?

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,244 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@ZombiePie said:

@Newten: It's just your account that is broken. Weird I know.

Also I added sexual partial nudity to the no porn images rule on Giant Bomb.

Yeah, my image page seems to be the only page that won't load for me on Giant Bomb. I can upload images and everything just fine though so it's not a massive deal. I mention it to staff every now and then.

Eh. Anime images (official or otherwise) are generally more provocative then game images. A game is promoted with a trailer and a few screen shots, Zero season 4 is promoted with a static image trailer and posters of Louise molesting a strawberry. It's kind of just how it goes at this point. As for the image rules as long as nipples and genitals aren't visible and there's no actual sex act of any kind going on in the image, then it's fine.

@ZombiePie said:

@Newten said:

@ZombiePie: By the way, in an attempt to keep this thread kind-sorta on-topic, I think I remember you saying you watched Zero no Tsukaima. Interested in season 4 at all?

The season 2 closer was one of the worst things I ever have watched and the series really went down hill halfway into season 2, and that third season...man fuck that shit. The way they convey heart-warming or touching moments and immediately whiplash it with a fan service gag just got old and often ruined genuinely good scenes. In the end I think they wasted a perfectly good plot to make something that played to the cheap crowd.

That said I'm going to watch it. I've already invested this much of my time into the series. Why not see how things finally come together at the end?

I definitely remember enjoying the first season more than the second and third, but I don't remember it getting that bad. Maybe I'm just so used to fan service and gags at this point that I barely notice it any more, I dunno, maybe I'll rewatch some of it before season 4 starts.

I think I read something about the directors for the seasons being different, one guy directed season 1 and another directed 2 and 3, and the guy who directed 1 is coming back for 4. May have to look it up to make sure.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,182 posts) See mini bio Level 21

The official art I used in the past...

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,244 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Bigheart711: Not bad, try to hunt down the highest resolution images you can, those look a little small. Might be because they're old though.

For some reason we didn't have any Squid Girl artwork, fixed that problem.

Post by takashichea (13,806 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail sound track covers that I have added to the franchise:

Annabanana uploaded these cute yet seductive images two days ago. Thank Anna for these images. :)

Edit: 11-7-11 - Annabanana uploaded two more images!

Sket Dance

There are some covers, but I couldn't find a cover for the SketchBook.

Edit: Added the blue, yellow, and red balloon image. 11-4-2011

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea:

Here's another Sketchbook cover

EDIT: This is the Sket Dance Sketchbook official art that I cam across

The Sketchbook - Rock Fest Concert
The Sketchbook - Rock Fest Concert
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@takashichea: @KuroNekoXIII: That's the way it's done, great uploads guys, thanks for sharing.

Post by takashichea (13,806 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@KuroNekoXIII:

Guilty Crown

Let's put down your favorite franchise's official art.

Beelzebub

Oga and Aoi are unstoppable
Oga and Aoi are unstoppable
Tomato n Pine CD Cover
Tomato n Pine CD Cover

Beelzebub was a bit tough to find. Some of the fan art look pretty good.

Sket Dance

Newten, I'll will link this thread to my team's weekly reports for Sket Dance and Beelzebub. I will do Fairy Tail, too.

Come on everyone! Put down official art for your favorite franchise.

Post by MohsinMan99 (1,777 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Digimon

Original art by GodTail, the guy who does the art for the official Digimon Jintrix cards:

Digimon by GodTail
Digimon by GodTail
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: Sweet Guilty Crown pics!

Guilty Crown

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,244 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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We, Without Wings anime art:

Haven't checked this anime out, judging by the artwork it looks like a heavy fan service show.

Post by takashichea (13,806 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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To make this thread appeal to women and get them to post.

Alice in the Country of Hearts

Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi

*I enjoy shoujo more than yaoi.

Post by Levance (1,846 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

When this thread appeared in the first page in front of me, it was obvious that I would upload Umineko's official art

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,244 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Here's some more Squid Girl artwork. Anime reminding us that Christmas is on it's way.

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