New default staff avatars

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by sothis, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Dec 31, 2019
    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. Default user avatars have already been released.

    Today, we launched the next default: staff avatars! The old on the left, the new on the right.


    And an example staff page that has the default.

    The old default image was a 90s clipart-esque profile that felt both dated and gendered. The new image is again themed for the new brand, with an artistic mascot that might be a director, an artist, a writer, or some other role.

    Coming soon is the next replacement, for manga default images! Followed shortly after by anime, and finally, characters.

    Thanks, as always, for your support of Anime-Planet. We hope you like these new default images, and that they brighten up pages that didn't have any before!
  2. Lustloli

    Lustloli New Member

    The hat is weird why not make it more Saturn
  3. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Jan 1, 2020
    Because it's an artist mascot and it's themed for anime/manga staff. Not all of the mascots look like planets, only one of them does. Check out the homepages for many other examples.
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  4. Zed

    Zed Database Moderator

    Posted by Zed on Jan 1, 2020
    Planet-kun looks like a depressed mime.
  5. Mayank

    Mayank Database Moderator

    Posted by Mayank on Jan 1, 2020
  6. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Jan 1, 2020
    Mimes are sexy:
    (I'm bringing up this gif every time)
    TheAzureComet, Tina98, Mayank and 7 others like this.
  7. Meron

    Meron Database Moderator

    Posted by Meron on Jan 1, 2020
    Planet kun has discovered themselves through art. What kind of art does Planet kun draw?
    Julia and Mayank like this.
  8. Starletka

    Starletka Well-Known Member

    Nice. I like it. :)
    Mayank likes this.
  9. D4RKS3NS3I

    D4RKS3NS3I Well-Known Member

    I actually love it. Only that I wish there was more color, because now it looks like a depressed mime trying to hide his pain. Not that I am complaining xd
    Mayank likes this.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2020
  10. Claptrap

    Claptrap Database Moderator

    seeing it on the staff pages, it makes them look much better. I noticed it before the announcement, looks great.
    Mayank likes this.
  11. hinatahonoka

    hinatahonoka Member

    I love it!! It's good to have something different. Good job and thank you for your hard work
    Mayank likes this.
  12. RedJack3t

    RedJack3t Database Moderator

    Wohoo! Goodbye "who's who" cards, hello... french artisté planet-kun. Looks so much nicer as a default.

    Judging by genre tag for manga, probably a lot of BL :baka:
    Mayank, Mayflowers and Nicknames like this.
  13. Feinraf

    Feinraf Forum Moderator Developer

    Much better!
  14. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    It's not until you see then side by side that you realize how bland the old one was. Looking around at some pages the new design has a lot more personality.
    Starletka, Mayank and Nicknames like this.
  15. GlennMagusHarvey

    GlennMagusHarvey Well-Known Member

    At first I thought this was for site staff.
    Then I clicked the link and figured out it was for anime staff.

    This makes sense and I think I like it.
  16. RedShadow

    RedShadow New Member


    My vote is for Blackhole-Kun! Looking foward to a possible GIF Default Img Replacements. Now With COLOR

    The People Have Spoken!

    :laugh: Youre Welcome:baka:
    Zed likes this.
  17. Celwind

    Celwind New Member



    I love the new avatar that is nice and unique. And that Gens gif is wow...:drinking:
  19. OkamiHime95

    OkamiHime95 Well-Known Member

    I like it! :) It's very cute, yet kinda cool at the same time.
  20. Ryanksd

    Ryanksd New Member

    gostei fico bem melhor continuar trabalho otimo q faz :smile:

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