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- Prince of Tennis/Bleach/Full Metal Alchemist/Death Note/Naruto - [ English Fanart Site ] - Oh, I knew I'd be rec'ing this artist when I saw the KakaIru chibis with the cake, because HOLY SHIT THAT IS SO FUCKING CUTE EEEEEEEEE OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE SQUEEEEEEEEE is pretty much the response I had. But there is also this utterly fantastic five-page FMA comic with Ed and a little chibi Roy that just... *sporfles* oh, it's pretty and utterly hysterical. There's also this utterly gorgeous Roy illustration, a heart-breaking Hughes one, a couple of beautifully colored Death Note illustrations, a couple of beautiful Bleach illustrations, and even a couple of adorable Tenipuri ones. I just... I really like the artist's coloring, it's that kind of richly textured look that makes everything look so pretty, in addition to REALLY nice lines. Just... very fun artist here, especially the FMA and Naruto stuff. (Some KakaIru, some other shounen ai pairings, but no real themes.)


- Bleach/Cardcaptor Sakura/Harry Potter - Edamane Sircus [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Ohhh, I love the three top illustrations on this site (they're random, so you have to keep refreshing/re-clicking onto the main page), they're just... beautifully colored and nicely detailed and I knew I would love this site after seeing them. The CCS/CLAMP art is really pretty, the colors are just excellent and, c'mon, you know you want to see Yukito with bunny ears and holding chibi-bunny!Yue, Sakura, and Syaoran in his arms while talking to cat!Eriol. XD But there's also a nice one of Eriol with Ruby Moon and the best comic with Clow and Syaoran. The Bleach art is even better, just beautifully colored and there are a couple that utterly steal my breath away. And, finally, the Harry Potter art is just as adorable, it uses the same sense of lovely colors and nice details to create a really... warm feeling, I guess. And that's what I like about these illustrations, they're all that pretty, warm sort of style, even if they're not particularily nice illustrations? Plus. You know. ADORABLE Remus. ♥ Good, good site. (Errr... maybe some vague shounen-ai? But seems more gag/silly than anything.)


- Bleach - Black Rain [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The earlier art on this site didn't knock me over immediately, but towards the more recent stuff, there's a dramatic shift in skill, the artist really has tightened up her work and the newest stuff is flat-out amazing. There's this blue and white one of Ishida that is just... quite possibly the most gorgeous fanart of him, like, ever. There's also a Byakuya floating around somewhere on the site that's just beautifully painted/colored and there's a lot of really nice fanart of Gin (and his creepy smile .__.) and Byakuya (who looks just... cool) scattered across the site. Or the one of Ichigo and Renji snarling right in each other's faces that was SO COOL. XD And I like this site mostly for her recent stuff, for the stuff I hope she'll continue to do, but it was also really fun to go through the oekaki and sketches, to see the cute Ishida/Ichigo fanart (which is a pairing that I know isn't implied in the series at all, but that I can't help being fond of, either <3), because the artist really keeps that sense of... how aggrivated they each are by the other. ♥ Well, okay, and a few lighter, softer moments, but I'm a dippy fangirl, so I don't mind those, either. Just... a really NICE site, I liked it a lot. ♥ (Some Ishida/Ichigo, some Gin/Byakuya, a lot of gen.)


- Bleach - 4AD*SOAP [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Hey, neat! Chad/Ichigo fanart that's actually really kinda cool-looking! The artist does a really good Chad fanart, you can tell that she really likes the character in the way it comes through with her illustrations of the character (like the one of him sitting on the steps and smoking <3), but it's also that her Chad/Ichigo has that Bleach feel often times, that I'm at a loss to describe. You can tell she likes Chad a lot, though, because he REALLY looks like he does in the manga, especially with the bird on his shoulder or when he and Ichigo are leaning back against the wall together. Oh, and the site was totally worth it for the Chad/Ichigo/Ishida illustration the artist did recently. XD (Chad/Ichigo, with a little Ishida mixed in.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Granted, a lot of these pairings aren't my usual ones, but I'm always a lot more lax with fanart and I'm a sucker for anything that's really pretty. I was sort of leaning towards rec'ing the site just for the pretty Izuru fanart and because I'm not opposed to the idea of Gin/Izuru, but then there was this absolutely, utterly ADORABLE Hitsugaya/Hinamori illustration that was just... it used the CG style and coloring really well, it was just soft enough, just detailed enough, just fine-lined enough that even I was all *__* over it. And then I got into some of the other stuff--kiddie!Byakuya sitting on the chair that was way too big for him? The chibi-esque illustration of most of the major Shinigami drawing on the walls and such? (Gin painting an obscene Izuru on the wall was effing PRICELESS.) The absolutely gorgeous one of Zaraki and Yachiru? The holy-shit-that-is-so-incredibly-hot Renji with his hair down and lying on the floor? Each of these on their own would have made the site worth going to, but together? FABULOUS site. *__* (Gin/Izuru, some Shunsui/Aizen, Hitsugaya/Hinamori, maybe a little other?)


- Bleach - kine in AQUA [ Korean Fanart Site ] - I've been to this site before for Prince of Tennis and her original stuff (which I had to go back through her gallery yet again because I adore the art so much) and was all *__*!!! over the potential that she might be doing some Weekly JUMP-based art and yay! She is! Her Bleach stuff is already absolutely gorgeous, there's just so much detail and these incredible colors and, god, that set of bookmarks she did is just beautiful. I just... I absolutely love the way her art looks and the only complaint I really have is that she doesn't have more D.Gray-man fanart yet (or Gintama, because that current top illustration is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen), because her style would be fabulous with the series. ♥ Much love. (Maybe a little shounen ai-friendly, but it's mostly still gen for now.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It took me a little bit to warm up to this site, but eventually I did because there's just so much art on the site and the further and further I got into the galleries, the more the artist's work tightened up and became really good. The best work on the site, I think, are the b&w comics, which really show off how much discipline the artist has, how well she can lay out a page and it looks good. Plus, the site is chock-full of Shinigami antics, especially focusing on Mayuri or Renji and the artist draws them both really well and, ooh, there was just a hint of Urahara/Yoruichi spread out through the pages (presumably set during their time after they left Soul Society) and that was bound to win me over. Even if you're not impressed by the art at first, keep poking around, I think the comics are definitely worth visiting this site for. :D :D :D (I got some shounen-ai friendly vibes, but no actual visible shounen ai content?)


- Bleach - invivi [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - *squee*squee*squee* Oh, I love this site. The early art is a little shakey, but about five illustrations in, the artist really tightens up her work and she has these amazing colors, they're bright and highlighted beautifully and shaded really well and yet the style is very distinctive and, oh, I know it's partially because the artist seems to like the Ichigo/Orihime pairing at least somewhat, but I'm just over the moon for this site. She draws the Bleach females fantastically, there are a couple of girls-only illustrations that just are so pretty and so kick-ass and I'm flailing with the inocherent love right now. (Obviously.) The most recent one of Ichigo and Orihime from the whole bank robbery thing? Such, such love. And the little Christmas chibis and, god, the artist does a beautiful Ukitake (the one of him and Shunsui back to back on the spring/summer day is so lovely) and I just... yes. Okay. I'll be over here flailing some more. (Enough Ichigo/Orihime that I'm counting it, but some potential Ukitake pairings, too?)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, for a site that initially seemed to be like it was just going to be EVERYONE/Hanatarou, there was actually quite a lot of art of the various other characters and a lot of it was actually really well-drawn. The artist has some solid basic lineart and does CG coloring, a lot of variety, she's really good at drawing Hanatarou (which makes sense) and there's just... there's this one of Ichigo, Rukia, and Renji dressed up as... magical girls... I guess... that's great and I don't know how anyone could not want to see that. (EVERYONE/Hanatarou, maybe a few other pairings.)


- Bleach/One Piece/D.Gray-man - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh! Oh! This site! I was going to have been so pissed if I couldn't find it again (when Word crashed and took all my recs with it) because it had a couple of the coolest One Piece illustrations I'd seen in awhile--there's this absolutely awesome one of Smoker in action that I love to tiny, tiny pieces. There's also a fantastic one of Ace that's one of the best I've ever seen for him. The artist also does an absolutely fabulous job with the Bleach characters, she really has this sort of rough-edged style that meshes so well with Kubotite's style, it feels like Bleach, especially when she draws Renji (she likes his hair down a lot or having him practically shirtless... I agree whole-heartedly ♥). And I have mad, mad love for her Ukitake or that one oekaki of Byakuya and there were a couple of Shunsui/Ukitake illustrations that totally made me happy. Plus, I had to include it in the D.Gray-man section 'cause, despite there not being a lot of art for the series, there was that one of Komui that was fantastic. <3 (Lots of Other/Renji shounen ai, maybe a little Shunsui/Ukitake.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I had no idea how I was going to feel about this site when I first clicked onto it, but I was intrigued by the illustrations of Ichigo that were very... they were almost like watercolor paintings, in a sense, in that they were very stylized, but in a cool way, almost with sharp lines and jagged edges that fit so well with the series. Then, the further I got into the gallery, the more I saw the artist's style with these really kick-ass poses or concepts, with, say, an utterly gorgeous Byakuya (worth the site alone right there *__*) or Ichigo surrounded by the dark lines of some sort of bird of prey or a beautifully done illustration of Rukia on a dark night with a glowing light held in her hands or a really hot Yoruichi oekaki or Ichigo resting in Byakuya's lap. It's just... really sharp and interesting and I think it was really worth the visit. ♥ (A little shounen-ai, mostly of the Byakuya/Ichigo type.)


- Naruto/Bleach/Prince of Tennis - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, man. This is totally my new favorite NejiHina site, because it's just gorgeous. I mean, the very first image I saw was of an older Neji and Hinata, where her hair had grown out and he was holding her close and she was blushing and it was just so soft and pretty and the colors practically shone in that way I love and I totally squeaked in happiness. The artist's lines are fantastic, probably my favorite type, the kind that are just the right width, look so clean, but then are just tremendously beautiful. The coloring helps even further, because the artist just has this style that... shines is the only way I can think to describe it. And, man, her NejiHina totally does it for me, because there are so many different poses and a certain sort of delicate intimacy that just works for the pairing. I get all wobbly every time I see them in kimono and Neji's pulling her close or the underwater kiss or-- ....not that NejiHina is the only pairing on this site, some of the Gaara/Naruto illustrations are fantastic, I love, love, love the one of them both as Hokage. And there's a ton of gen stuff that's totally worth visiting for. Then there's the Bleach section that started out with a beautiful Ikkaku/Yumichika, provided me with a gorgeous Renji in the oekaki section, and totally made me spaz for the pretty one of Yachiru doing Zaraki's hair. Also, I swear this site has one of Hitsugaya's face in Matsumoto's boobs again. You really cannot go wrong with either of those. The Prince of Tennis section is much the same, spending time between TakaFuji and InuKai for the most part and while I don't seek those pairings out often, when I stumble across them, it's nice. There's not a ton of art here for Tenipuri, but the handful of OishiEiji and couple of TezuRyo images also make it worth the visit? (Neji/Hinata, some Shikamaru/Temari, some Naruto/Hinata, a lot of gen. Bleach pairings are all over the place, a lot of gen. Taka/Fuji, Inui/Kaidoh, a hint of Oishi/Eiji, a hint of Tezuka/Ryoma.)


- Bleach/Naruto - Bee & Honey [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It was the comics that made me cave, okay? I mean, the color art was really good and the very first one was just great, but it was the skill and detail and obvious discipline in the comics (in the sense that they could have been doujinshi) that made me cave. Well, that and Byakuya's pretty. I tend to be pretty easy when Byakuya is pretty. I mean, hell, even the oekaki of him have all these gorgeous lines that do the character justice. But it's also the hysterical Aizen/Gin comic where Gin tries to strangle him or Hitsugaya with the best flat expressions or Renji looking quite hot in the comics. I also have to recommend the site for the Naruto content simply because it has shiny Kakashi fanart. One of him with Sasuke, one of him with Yondaime, one of him chasing after Iruka as a chibi, cute little kiddie!Kakashi and it was just all really kinda pretty. (Some Aizen/Gin, maybe a little Gin/Hitsugaya, some random yaoi stuff, but there's also a lot of gen.)


- Bleach - rab-la [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I can't shake the feeling that I've seen and/or rec'd this site before, but I can't find it in my recs anywhere and it's... I mean, I'm not really a huge fan of the pairing, but, holy shit, does this site have some gorgeous art. Both Renji and Byakuya are stunningly gorgeous in the artist's hands, I loved her style right from the first one of Renji leaning back against Byakuya sitting in a chair, but the solo one of Byakuya is one of the prettiest things, like, ever. Also, Byakuya pushing Renji down to kiss him or up against a wall to kiss him really is kind of hot. XD The artist's colors are gorgeous, her lines are insanely good and some of the art is really pretty much professional level quality. I love that it's sort of somewhere in between anime and manga style, it has the manga's prettiness with the anime's sharp, cleaner colors and just... yeah, okay, I totally fawn over the hot Renji fanart. ♥ I've probably rec'd this site already, but, enh, like I care. XD (Some Byakuya/Renji, a little Ichigo/Renji, a little Other/Renji.)


- Bleach - RA-llby [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is another site that I went to for the Renji art and wound up staying because it was really sort of hot and I really quite liked the author's Byakuya as well. Because she does amazingly well with the sharp black and white lines of Byakuya's character, especially his face and hair and the beautiful good looks that could almost be pretty if he weren't so incredibly strong. I adore her Renji as well, especially when he's all messy red hair and eyes and black tattoos across his face and arms--the artist really has a talent for getting at my hair kink with the Bleach characters. I think the site is definitely worth a whirl around with if you're a Renji fan or you like the Byakuya/Renji pairing, she's got some really neat art up, every so often one of them really impresses the hell out of me. (Byakuya/Renji, a little Other/Renji.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is one of those rare Ikkaku/Yumichika sites where I actually really like the pairing. (It's not that I don't like the pairing otherwise, it's just that... I have fandom issues.) The artist really has fun with the pairing and I really love the colors she uses for Yumichika's hair and eyebrows and, c'mon, any site with Yachiru in cow-print pjs dragging a Zaraki doll around has to be given some points. ^_~ Or Yumichika and Ikkaku and Yachiru all flopped over to take a nap together and it shouldn't be cute, but it is, I have to be imrpessed by that as well. The artist draws a surprisingly hot Ikkaku at times, a beautiful Yumichika at times, and just general 11th Division retardation and that's all I need some days. :D (Some Ikkaku/Yumichika, some gen.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I think the previous site softened me up on Bleach fanart and the Ikkaku/Yumichika pairing (since I've always been fond of the 11th Division in general), so while this site isn't necessarily traditionally pretty, I found that I really liked a lot of the style the artist put into her work. Or maybe it's just that I find her Yumichika to be kind of pretty, that's entirely possible, too. XD Her color work tends to be best and while some are better than others, the site is completely worth it for the New Year's one of Zaraki, Yachiru, Ikkaku, and Yumichika in traditional clothing and being just... well... themselves and yet so pretty. The omake sketches for that one just totally sold me on this site. ♥ (Some Ikkaku/Yumichika.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Same deal as the previous site, I'm not sure that the art is going to be for everyone and I sort of suspect that I'm won over by my fondness for the 11th Division and Yumichika being pretty. The artist does especially well with him by himself... though, I have to admit much fondness for whenever Yachiru shows up. The pairing illustrations tend to be a little messier, while the single-character ones look cleaner (there are a couple of really pretty Renji illustrations in the gallery proper and one lovely and hot Matsumoto and a beautiful one of Yumichika with a sword of peacock feathers and and and--), but I think they're both probably worth a quick tour of. There's also some really awesome fanart of the various background Shinigami--and, okay, the Shuuhei/Akon fanart was really kinda hot. >_>a Actually, just about any time Akon shows up, the artist really steps her art up a notch and draws some really beautiful stuff. I don't know that I would have visited the site just for it, but it was definitely worth browsing through the gallery once I was there. It's a site that I'm really glad I went through the three or four different galleries that are lurking around. :DDD (Some Ikkaku/Yumichika, some Shuuhei/Akon, some gen.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, my god, heLLO hot!Aizen fanart. Post-Soul Society Aizen with the hot new look (shut up, I totally fangirl Aizen, okay?) and this gorgeous almost sepia-toned style for her recent art and then there was Aizen/Gin and I was only three links into the gallery and HI FANGIRL BLISS RIGHT NOW, SCREW COHERENCY. And, no, not everything is perfect, you can tell the artist has improved over time, but those most recent images? The one of Aizen, Tousen, and Gin in military uniforms? Gorgeous. So gorgeous. There's an intensity to the art, whenever the artist draws Aizen, there's a powerful sort of sexiness to the character. Whenever she draws Aizen/Gin, there's this intense, almost raw quality to the sexual charge between them, it's not necessarily nice, but it's certainly drawing my attention in. Also, the artist's Grimmjow? Hot. Her Tousen? Also hot. Her other Arrancar? Smokin' hot. ♥ (Aizen/Gin, some Gin/Grimmjow, some occasional other yaoi pairings.)


- Bleach - imaginary metropolis [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is one of those sites that's a little bit about the sum of the site rather than the parts of it, but also a little bit that some of them really made me squee over the individual images. Admittedly, the Byakuya/Rukia and Renji/Rukia fanart images that were just so... they fit the feeling of each pairing. The Byakuya/Rukia ones were elegant and a little bit melacholy or bittersweet, often using darker blacks and blues. The Renji/Rukia ones were usually tinged with just a little bit of desperation or Renji being cranky, the poses/expressions reflecting that. There was even a cute Ichigo/Orihime one! So the site had a lot of really solid art that gave me a fix for several pairings I was looking for. And... well, I'm explaining it badly. Just that I really got the feeling of the artist liking each of the pairings represented here for their own reasons, liking the characters themeslves (the Rukia ones are adorable, the Orihime ones are lovely, the Hollow!Ichigo one is kinda creepy, the Byakuya ones are elegant and/or stuffy, etc.) and to top it all off? There are sprites, omg. ♥ ♥ ♥ (Some Byakuya/Hisana, some Byakuya/Rukia, some Renji/Rukia, some Byakuya/Renji, some other pairings, both het and yaoi.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - ....and looking at a Gin/Kira site apparently leads me to a Zaraki site? Again, not that I'm complaining since I really like this artist, she has that slightly rough but still detailed almost sketch-like style that I associate with the character a lot, her style is very canon for him. And... I don't think I've ever seen this much Zaraki yaoi in one place! Zaraki/Renji and Zaraki/Gin (and one sort of awesome Gin/Zaraki illustration and one Komamura/Zaraki) are two pairings I would have never thought of. I think it helps to be a fan of Zaraki or just really, really like all kinds of Bleach fanart to really get into this site, but the artist does some really fantastic work. (Lots of Zaraki yaoi, but no real themes.)


- Bleach/Togainu no Chi - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, I was looking for more Aizen/Hinamori fanart sites... and somehow wound up on a Gin/Kira site. Not that I'm really complaining, I don't mind that pairing, and the artist does a really nice Kira and a really cool Gin. She's got all these sharp lines and toned down colors that give it a cool look and... while I enjoy pairing fanart a lot, I think I wound up liking the single character illustrations even more. I love how... almost kind of creepy (or horrified) they so often look with this artist, it definitely fits with the tone of the pairing and I love how often she draws Gin with a fox mask tilted over his face, that's great. There's also some art of a lot of the other characters, there's some cute Aizen/Hinamori art, there's some adorable academy days trio (with Renji + Kira + Momo) art, there's even some really adorable Shinji/Hiyori art. Even the comics are really cute and fun to go through, this was a nice little site. As for the Togainu no Chi section, it took me a bit to find and there's not a super-ton of art or anything, but it's all really solidly done stuff and it's nice to have a TnC site to visit after so long. ♥ (Gin/Kira, some other het potential, some gen. Most canon pairings from Togainu no Chi, but no real theme.)


- Bleach/Gintama/Katekyou Hitman REBORN! - zizz [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, I was all set to glide right on past this site since the current top illustration wasn't my thing, but I figured, what the hell. And the artist had Bleach art, I'd just click through to see what characters she liked. And then I stumbled over some seriously hot Tousen fanart. There's not a lot of it, but I don't think I've seen a site with Shuuhei/Tousen before and the Zaraki/Tousen illustration is amazingly canon-like. As for Gintama, there's even less art, only four illustrations, but the Joui art is some damn fine art and thus I am easy. And, finally, the REBORN! art is also in similar veings, there's a lot of b&w and it's kind of harsh in style, and in content with the Mukuro/Hibari art, which is... well, a handful of pieces are pretty non-con. But the site is really interesting and I found myself impressed by a lot of the illustrations. (Some Shuuhei/Tousen and some other yaoi for Bleach. No warnings for Gintama. Mukuro/Hibari and Mukuro/Lanchia and some other for REBORN!.)


- Bleach - Blue-SYSTEMa [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The Arrancar are not my usual favorites or ones I seek out fanart for, my focus simply lies elsewhere. But sometimes I come across sites so gorgeous that I'll drop pretty much everything else I'm doing to just tear through the gallery and goddamn this art is pretty as hell. Szayel is especially gorgeous, but they all look fantastic and there's a lot of it here and I just. as;dlkjasl pretty! A lot of the illustrations are almost sketches, but there's a good amount of nicely detailed art as well. Mostly it's focused on the Arrancar, of course, but Ichigo and Ishida get a fair amount as well. There are some really pretty Ishida ones and while I generally don't favor him being too girly, I'm totally willing to look past that when the author plays with the bow&arrow theme or draws him with musical instruments or in religious clothing, because her details can be amazing. It was a nice site to come across this morning, I had fun! (Some Ichigo/Ishida, some yaoi with the Arrancar.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Okay, the image of Urahara and Yoruichi flinging themselves onto a long-suffering Kaien that was the first image I saw? I knew I would have to put this site on my list. Not to mention that there's juuuust enough Urahara/Yoruichi to make me happy, even if they're not really the focus of the site. Not that there is a focus, it's a collection of various Shinigami characters (though, Shuuhei is a recurring character and a fair amount of Shuuhei/Renji art that even I had to admit was really pretty) and not a huge site, but decent sized. I had a lot of fun, there's some interesting stuff here. (Some Shuuhei/Renji, some Urahara/Yoruichi, some other Shinigami pairngs, both het and yaoi. Also some gen.)


- Bleach - *KAZAHANA* [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I wish there had been more art on this site, especially since a lot of it is comics, but... well, the art is just so damn gorgeous that I couldn't resist. It's mostly Gin/Kira, which is a pairing I'm kind of on the fence about, but if you're more of a fan, I think you'd be over the moon for this site. Plus, there's that one beautiful image of Byakuya and, really. Sometimes that's all it takes with me. :D (Lots of Gin/Kira, a little gen if you step carefully.)


  - Bleach - [ Pixiv Account ] - Well, as long as I was in the Bleach corner on Pixiv, I could hardly resist poking around a little, now could I? One of the things I've always liked about the J-fandom of Bleach is that they can get me interested in a lot of things that I'll scroll right on by with in the English fandom, for whatever reason. And this artist has two of those things--Espada art (focusing on Szayel-Aporro and maybe Nnoitra), some of which are really amazing, and also Ulquiorra/Orihime, which I want to like, but... *waves hands vaguely* But this artist does a really great job of making me want to look at all of their art, to go back over it even when I know I've seen all their art before. Because the lineart is really sharp and the details can be really amazing and it's just. Beautiful artwork. (Espada/Szayel-Aporro, some Ulquiorra/Orihime, maybe some gen if you step carefully.)














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