@ReplicaRex: @ShadowKnight508: @MisterX: @Bigheart711: @Sophronimos:
We have a Christmas 2011 thread now, Merry Christmas you guys!
Hey guys, Merry Christmas! Well, technically it isn't Christmas until tomorrow, but I'm sure you guys don't mind, right?
Got anything Christmassy to share, anime or otherwise? Spread some cheer and post here!
For Christmas images check out the Fan Art, Cosplay and Official Art image threads. If you have any of your own to share, post them there. Have any random Christmas images that don't fit into those categories? Feel free to share those here!
Merry Christmas everyone.
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.
What qualifies as "Official Art" you ask? A bunch of things: Artwork from magazines, posters, CD covers, BR/DVD 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.
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 cap/shots, and fan art don't count, so don't post them in this thread.
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:
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.
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!
Just thought I'd share this recent YouTube gem with you all in case you hadn't seen it yet. Strong language.
Gold I tell you.
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@ReplicaRex: As far as I know the best way to search for cosplay is by going to a character page and checking the cosplay gallery. Cosplay images used to appear on the main page, but that was years ago, the Whiskey Media sites have changed a lot since then.
By the way guys, don't be afraid to just chat about cosplay in this thread in general. If there's a specific character you'd like to see, let me know and I'll see if I can come up with anything.
I've rounded up a ton of Christmas cosplay, Merry nearly-Christmas:
I'll be starting a fresh Official Art thread later today to make it match the other image threads, thanks for all the images you guys have posted so far. I'll start it off with some festive Christmas images.