New default anime, manga, and character images

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by sothis, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Feb 18, 2021
    Anime-Planet has many default images that are used when we're missing content. For example, user avatars, default anime and manga covers, and more. As a follow-up to our new brand launch, we've been slowly designing new replacements for these default images that fit our style and theme.

    Recently, we've also been experimenting with new mascots that have a youkai theme, which we feel fits with our branding goals (whimsical, elegant, Japanese themes and patterns, papercraft). These cuties will join our current mascots and will be much easier to use across the site and our social media channels. So we decided to combine these two elements and launch default images that include the new mascots.


    Below, you can see the before and after images for each entry type.


    Our new default anime image uses a Tanuki mascot.



    Anime default images are unique in that we designed 4, one for each season. The images will change automatically every 3 months according to the seasons. So, right now, the image is the winter one.



    Our new default manga image uses our lucky cat mascot, but with normal eyes.




    Our new default character image uses a new Oni mascot.



    For all of our default images, we've kept them to a shade of gray, because these are meant to be defaults, not showstopper cover images. Of course, the goal is that we can replace any of these default images with real images for all anime, manga, and characters eventually!

    We hope you love these mascots and images as much as we do. There are more mascots that we've completed, and will be rolling them out in the future.

    Thanks, as always, for your support of Anime-Planet. <3
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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2021
  2. Saeryen

    Saeryen Well-Known Member


    They’re so cute! Do they have official names?
  3. ZafineCrow

    ZafineCrow Member

    Those have got to be some of the cutest little mascots I have ever seen. Nice job.
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  4. OkamiHime95

    OkamiHime95 Well-Known Member

    Super adorable!! :love:

    I absolutely love the cute Youkai mascots, and the overall Japanese theme. <3

    Seeing this post has really brightened up my evening.

    Thank you Sothis, and Anime Planet team! :balloon:

  5. KYUSK

    KYUSK New Member

    Posted by KYUSK on Feb 18, 2021
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  6. So cute!
    I love youkai! (Especially the Tanuki!)
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  7. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Feb 18, 2021
    They don't! Probably eventually :)
  8. Rastamepas

    Rastamepas Database Moderator

    Oni :3
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  9. Mentallysighing

    Mentallysighing Well-Known Member

    These are very cute
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  10. Claptrap

    Claptrap Database Moderator

    I think these images look GREAT

    and my fav is the tanuki. beautiful creature
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  11. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    ...This one is mine. I shall call him Oni-Chan.
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  12. Civan3931

    Civan3931 Member

    Kind of weird, but it’s fine I guess.
  13. Mizulyn

    Mizulyn New Member

    Aww cute! Definitely gives a more unified vibe instead of something generic :) Yay branding!
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  14. Akishima

    Akishima Well-Known Member

    Absolutely adorable! And such a creative idea how the default anime mascot backgrounds change with the seasons. Thank you A-P team for all your hard work!
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  15. osaka

    osaka New Member

    Posted by osaka on Feb 18, 2021
    I love them so much!
    This will definitely brighten up the anime planet web site!
    Thank you so much for your entire work Sothis and Anime Planet team! <3
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  16. D4RKS3NS3I

    D4RKS3NS3I Well-Known Member

    Tbh the fact that they change every season convinced me hahah. Great job at making these cute mascots!
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  17. RoyalTown

    RoyalTown New Member

    This is adorable!! Love it
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  18. a0dbxza

    a0dbxza Silver Supporter

    there are so cute <3
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  19. Nicoisnotdead

    Nicoisnotdead New Member

    These look awesome!!!!! Your designers are amazing! :D
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  20. Riverimex

    Riverimex New Member

    Awwww...So cute!

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