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- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - Sea Farm [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - ....I just kinda liked this artist's style, it's a little bit different, just enough to make it seem kinda cool. It was a bit difficult for me to get into at first, but by the time I was looking at the artist's illustrations of Tomomasa, I was sold, because she does him really, really well. *_* I'm also developing a sort of crush on Akuram and I liked the illustration of him on the site, too. ^_^ Plus, there's this section of the site where the artist does a series of illustrations of the characters as doctors that I just thought was neat! XD (No real warnings, a little het, Hachiyou/Akane.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - Astro Boys [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - This artist has this quality to her work that... mm, I'm not sure how to describe... but it reminds me of a manga artist. I think it's because it really, really looks like she draws them on actual paper (I'd be very surprised if that weren't the case) and scans them in, rather than doing digital artwork and... I dunno. You don't see that very often these days and I find myself kinda liking the 'old school' feeling of it. Plus, it helps that the artist draws a beautiful Tomomasa with that gorgeous, wavy hair and piercing eyes of his. *fangirls* ...yeah, I think it's the hair and eyes that I like so much with this artist, and the sense of shading to the images. Anyway, I'll move along now. ^_~ (No real warnings.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade/Fruits Basket - Cotton House [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - ....wow. *_* This site has one of the most breathtaking TomomasaxTakimichi illustrations I've seen. Well, not that I've seen a lot, but I've seen a lot of fanart and it's gorgeous. *_* There are also adorable chibis, cutecuteCUTE sprites, and lovely, lovely art in the rest of the gallery, with a nice selection of the various characters. Just... wow, I'm so happy to find this site. *sparkles* Plus! Plus! I have to put this in the Furuba section, too, because there's a beautiful one of Hatsuharu and two of the most flat-out gorgeous Shigure illustrations I've ever seen. *_* ..............and the chibi-Tezuka and chibi-Fuji illustrations... oh, my GOD, those are both gorgeous and adorable. Just... wow (No real warnings/pairing themes.)


- Prince of Tennis/Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Ohhhh, this is the kind of site that keeps me so addicted to J-fanart, because it's just beautiful, beautiful work. The colors are these sort of dusky colors mixed with a CG style that just works so well for the site, creating the artist's own style, but still synching with the original series. Other than that... I just don't know how to properly gush over this site, the details on the illustrations are wonderful, the feeling I get of classical Japanese atmosphere is wonderful, the poses and styles of the illustrations are wonderful, just... gorgeous work here. And I will also admit to shrieking quite obnoxiously when I saw the Tezuka (from Prince of Tennis) illustration, being the fangirl that I am and it being such a beautiful picture. This... is the kind of site that I just adore so much that it makes me incoherent. No shit, eh? ^_^;; (No real pairing themes.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - ....oh, my god are these illustrations gorgeous! *_* They're those stunningly beautiful, soft, pastel colors that just make me drool, they're so beautiful. I admit, Tomomasa/Yorihisa isn't a pairing that's ever occurred to me, but it's not like I'm running away, screaming, either. It doesn't really show up on my radar. This site's illustrations, though... I'm just... wow, those are pretty. There's this one of them in their usual outfits, but the clothes have these amazing details and there's this incredible dragon behind them... just... guh. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I can't say that enough. *_* (Some very, very mild Tomomasa/Yorihisa if you want to see it that way.)


- Yami no Matsuei/Inuyasha/Harukanaru Juku no Nakade - Vitamin X [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - I tend to see a lot of Vitamin X's work whenever I run across doujinshi scans and a lot of times they stick out in my mind because they're so lovely--and I was especially impressed by the Harukanaru illustrations, they're really professional looking! The CG work is really used well here and the colors are outstanding! I also really especially adored the Inuyasha illustrations, the artist does such a wonderful job with them, getting a lot of those wonderful little details into them. Plus! Plus! Tomomasa/Takamichi illustration that made me SO HAPPY. *sparkles madly* Anyway, beautiful, beautiful art here, it's no wonder the artist is a doujinshika, you can tell there's a tremendous level of skill here. (No single pairing theme.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - Love la Doll [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - .....oh, my god, these are just... beautiful. Stunning, really. *_* The colors and lines and shading and just... everything is gorgeous. Takamichi is beautiful and Tomomasa is gorgeous and Yasuaki is stunning and Akuram... I was just floored at how beautiful Akuram was. *_* The sketches are wonderful as well, and the Tomomasa/Takamichi illustration just made me so... happy. Gehhh, no words for how wonderful this site was, one of the best out there, really~~ *sparkles* (One possible Tomomasa/Takamichi, if even that.)


- Prince of Tennis/Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - Jumping Back [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Okay, I knew I had to rec this site when I came across the adorable illustration of "I'm so not a morning person, leave me alone" Eiji brushing his teeth because I squeal at the cuteness of it. XD I like the entire site, though, the shading on the illustrations is gorgeous, making them look fantastic and everything is so cute, without being cutesy. The artist especially does a fantastic Eiji, but I adore her Fuji as well, and the handful of times she's drawn Tezuka, I swoon at his gorgeousness. Plus! Effing adorable icons! XD And then the Harukanaru illustrations are gorgeous as well--like the PoT illustrations, the artist does these amazing things with the colors, making them seem so vibrant and beautiful. Just wonderful. =^_^= (No real pairing themes/warnings, possibly a little FujiEiji.)


- Get Backers/Harukanaru Toki no Nakade/Houshin Engi - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - (Also pointed out to me by Noel.) This... is one of those sites where I am just completely and utterly in awe of the artist's talent. This is the kind of artist that I crave finding again, even though they're so rare, this is the kind of artist that keeps me coming back to J-fanart again and again and just fawning with how amazing their work is. And, truly, this artist is just flat-out amazing, her illustrations are just gorgeous, the drawings beautiful and the colors make me swoon. I... just... I am incoherent with trying to decide how to get across how gorgeous this artist's work is and, in a lot of ways, she's spoiled me for other Get Backers fanart, because I doubt anyone could match her art. Plus, she draws a lot and... really, she's one of those artists that isn't just good, she's fantastic. (No real pairing themes.)


- Prince of Tennis/Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - UN [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is another site I know I've visited before, but I can't find it on my page of links, so if I wind up rec'ing it twice.... >__> Originally, there was only the one Prince of Tennis illustration (which I can't find now and it was one of my favorites, it was a gorgeous one of Tezuka mid-game) and a fair amount of HaruToki ones (I know I've seen the HaruToki ones because I KNOW I've seen that illustration of Yukitaka with the spirit coming out of his scroll), but when I went back this morning there was an utterly gorgeous one of Yagyuu that I'd never seen before, so I knew I was going to have to babble about the site. The artist has that style that looks... almost more like they're paintings (even if they're still CG) because the colors are just so incredible and smooth. The details are really nice and everything is just... it's all so elegant and beautiful. The HaruToki ones especially just... they're all so lush looking, so rich looking, that I'm in love with the site. (A little Hachiyou/Akane/Karin, but probably more gen than anything.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - O..OMG... beautiful fanart here, just... stunning. I half think I may have seen this site before, but I can't find it on my list either, so up it goes because even if I HAVE rec'd it before, it deserves another turn. Just... DAMN, this is pretty art. The kind I would shove at people to get them interested in the series, that's how utterly gorgeous it is. I just... I could stare at the perfect lines and perfect colors of this art damn near all day. The artist does... well, hell, I don't even know if I could pick out her favorite, because they're all done with this tremendous skill and... they sort of remind me of the kind of CG art you find in computer games only a bit more fine, a bit more detailed and the colors softend... so it looks somewhere like a cross between that, cel art, and shoujo art, and it's... there are two Yasuaki illustrations on this site that are some of the most gorgeous things ever, especially the one of him in front of the dark tree at night with his hair swirling around him that just... god, I can't even think of how to describe it. There's also a beautiful, beautiful one of Hisui in a field and what is quite possibly the most stunning Akuram illustration I've ever seen. The details of the folds of his clothes and red leaves on his outfit are tremendous. Beautiful, beautiful art. ♥ (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - Sand NET [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Yet another site I know I've been to before, but it's not on my links page and I couldn't figure out what rec might have gone with it. So. Onto the page it goes again. I like this site because there's a lot of art on it and because there's the occasional really nice Akuram or Yasuaki illustration on it. Akuram's outfits are very nicely detailed and the backgrounds look fantastic and they're really impressive looking. The Yasuaki illustrations... well, the character seems to be the artist's favorite, which reflects in how often he's drawn and how good he looks. The older illustrations can be kinda off, but the newer ones have tightened up a lot and make me wish the artist would do more like that because they're really, really nice. Oh, and how could I resist a site that has a couple of nice illustrations of Akuram sans mask? *__* (Mostly gen, with a handful of Hachiyou/Akane.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - Sing soul [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - ....it really is rather easy to win me over with Yasuaki/Eisen art on a site. :D :D :D And this artist does some rather nice Eisen fanart, with some really nice lines and colors his hair wonderfully and I SPAZ with happiness over the Yasuaki/Eisen stuff. The one of them sitting together in the tree is probably one of my favorites as well as the 'dual' one of Eisen and Motomi. There's also an adorable illustration of Akane and Fuji-hime and a nice one of Tomomasa and a couple of nicely drawn Yasuaki illustrations and just... I get this warm sort of glow over the art when I look at her Yasuaki and Eisen. <3<3<3 (Yasuaki/Eisen, a little gen.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - Revolutionary Even [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The chibi-esque top illustration of Tenma that was on the site at the time I visited just totally won me over right from the beginning. The more I went through the site, the more I found that the art wasn't bad at all, though, the artist is best at those chibi-esque style illustrations, I think. Her top illustrations are also some of her best work (the Suzaku stationary one has some really nice lines) and she does best with Tenma (which doesn't hurt my feelings at all >D) and was just... an all-around nice little site to visit, I think. (No warnings/pairings.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - The Promise Land [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The thing that really sticks out about this artist for me is this sense of... her lines and coloring are very, very cel-like in a lot of ways, her lines very clean so that the images end up looking something like professional. There's one of the Hachiyou in modern clothes, standing against a blue sky and sunflowers being tossed in the air around them that's just... sharp and really nicely detailed. There's also one of Yasuaki in racecar gear or this really nice one of Yorihisa leaning against his sword or a lot of others that are just... clean and sharp, I guess. Plus, there's a lot of art on the site, which always makes me happy. :D Her favorite seems to be Yasuaki (so his fans would probably get the most out of the site), but there's usually at least one really nice illustration for each of the Hachiyou. (Mostly gen, maybe a little Hachiyou/Akane.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I initially came to this site for the Bleach fanart, but wound up sticking around for the HaruToki3 fanart instead because, holy crap, the artist's style is just made for this game. Not only does her coloring and style of lines fit the characters, it seems like she must have put tons of effort into each illustration because the details are amazing--and these are not exactly simply designed characters most of the time. But, man, all the incredible detail on their hair and clothes, it all winds up looking amazingly professional. It really could have been professional manga for all that it's each illustration is perfectly done. Just... something about this artist's work really came together for those handful of images. *___* (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Urgh, I'm still having a terrible time with the names (I've made myself a little cheat sheet, but I'm still not quite entirely sure), but I've been finding some of the loveliest HaruToki3 fanart this morning and this site was no exception. The artist focuses on... ahm... Atsumori, I think, is his name? At any rate, she draws him beautifully, really vibrant colors, the purple of his hair just the right pretty shade, the lines she uses are just delicate enough to be pretty, but not too shoujo-esque, and his clothes are gorgeous in several illustrations. This site is certainly worth the run-through for the prettypretty art of the character and, hell, even a few of the other characters tucked in corners here and there. :D (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - Alice [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, at first, the art almost looked a bit simple on this site, like the lines and colors were a little too clean, until I started browsing the gallery a bit more and, oh my god, there are some absolutely beautiful illustrations on this site! Not all of them, but her newer stuff is absolutely divine and by the time I was getting to the super-hot illustration of Yoshitsune or Atsumori, I was in love. Because the details are fabulous and there's this gorgeous feel to the illustrations, like they were painted on cloth, like a fine silk, yet not losing the detail. I adored this site. ♥ (No warnings/pairings.)


- Death Note/Gintama/Final Fantasy VII/Harukanaru Toki no Nakade/Howl's Moving Castle - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I think half of the reason I had to rec this site is the sheer size and variety of the place. There are several different series here and while I'm not that wild about everything here, there's just enough really solidly done art to get me to fall off the fence onto the side of recommending it. I'm not as crazy about the sketches, a lot of them are loose and easy and just not to my taste, but when the artist actually focuses her talent, she can create something really cool, some of her art looks really fantastic. Plus, hey, one of the better HMC sites I've seen! :D And when the artist does that painting-like style with her colors? The art is actually really pretty strong--there's a beautiful close-up of Howl. And I adore the artist's Katsura (from Gintama) and the HaruToki3 art is actually probably the strongest of the bunch, I don't have any reservations about it. The detail is nicely strong (especially with the outfits and the characters' hair) and I really do have a strong fondness for the artist's color work. So, I'll give it a thumbs up. <3 (Possibly some HaruToki3 yaoi pairings, some Howl/Sophie, but it's mostly a gen site, I'd say.)


- Saiunkoku Monogatari/Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - First things first, thank you to Tammaiya for helping me out with the Saiunkoku search engine so I could better search through the sites. Second, OMG YAY JAPAN LOVES ME AGAIN. See, I really love Shuuei/Kouyuu but I also really love Reishin/Kouyuu and kind of wanted it desperately. So when this site came along, with its gorgeous standalone character art and then a handful of really pretty Reishin/Kouyuu art, I was sent into fits of fangirl happiness. FITS OF FANGIRL HAPPINESS. Seriously, the art is so pretty and the art hits all the right tones with Kouyuu being such a hissing wet cat or surpisingly vulnerable in that way he has. There's also a surprising amount on the site, you can find a lot tucked away in the junk section. The site has one of the prettiest Ryuuren images I've seen, some fabulous Ran brothers art, and some very nice group art. Overall, the site probably would have been one of my favorites just for the skill of the artist, but the Reishin/Kouyuu put it over the top, definitely. ♥ As for the HaruToki3 fanart, it was very solid and often very pretty; the artist has a way with these bright, almost airy colors that I really like. I admit, I was more bowled over by the Saiunkoku art, but the HaruToki3 art is really nice and definitely worth a whirl through the site for. (Some Reishin/Kouyuu, some other het, some other yaoi, a lot of gen. HaruToki is a mix of various yaoi/het pairings and gen.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade/Slayers/Final Fantasy XII - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I was just idly poking around and somehow stumbled over this site, whereupon I pretty much instantly fell in love. The art here is gorgeous, there's such a strength to the lines and colors that makes Lina-tachi look just so, so pretty. Her Gourry/Lina art is so damn cute that even though it's not my favorite pairing (however, I do ship it, mind!) I was just over the moon for it here. It totally helps that there's a ton of art here as well and it's all just as adorable as the last. The HaruToki fanart is much the same, there's such a prettiness to the artist's colors and her style of drawing that I love so much--and, man, HaruToki3 really does attract some of the most amazing artists. As for the FFXII art, there's not a whole lot here, but it's some of the better stuff you'll find in the fandom so far. Her Vaan/Penelo art is just darling, her bright, cheerful style really suits them well. <3 (Gourry/Lina, a little other het for Slayers. Nothing I'll count for HaruToki. Maybe a little Vaan/Penelo for FFXII, but a lot of gen, too.)


- Saiunkoku Monogatari/Haruknaru Toki no Nakade - Egotistic Syndrome [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This artist's Harutoki fanart starts out kind of shakey, but picks up a lot by the time you get to her current art. She does very CG-style stuff, but that makes her colors look really nice and since her Saiunkoku stuff seems to be newer (while this does mean there's less of it, but still a decent amount!) it shows in the progress she's made. Not everything knocks my socks off, but the site is worth it for the one gorgeous Ryuuren illustration alone, it came together fabulously for her. Also, there's a preeeeeeetty one of Hisui in the kiriban gallery that is also worth going to the site for. So. Overall, a good, solid site that gave me a fix for two series I love. <3 (No real warnings/pairing themes.)


- Tales of the Abyss/Harukanaru Toki no Nakade 3 - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There's not a ton of art here, but what there is of it is just so... bright and cute and cheerful that I love it! There's one particularly good one of Ion that I really loved and one of Ion + Anise that's really well done and then some super-cute chibi images and it's all just... a good, fun little site. Actually, I think, the Harutoki3 art might be more my style, there are cute chibis and then really pretty, bright, almost-pastel-coloring images and that's one of the kinds that really does it for me. Again, it's just a... a fun, solid little site that's worth a whirl through if you like to look at game fanart. (....nothing I'm going to warn for.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - Chica [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I feel like maybe I've recommended this site before. But I don't see it on my recs list, so if it's a re-rec... well, that happens sometimes! And I really do like this site, I took to it almost immediately, with the very lovely watercolor-esque illustrations of Kurou and Nozomi. They're very warm, sweet images, very adorable and make me just want to coo at how warm-hearted everything is in her color images. Her b&w images aren't as common, but looking at them was a treat because you could see how talented the artist really was--there's one of Kurou/Nozomi where they're lying back together, their hair spilling out around them and all this gorgeous detail on their clothes, it's one of my very favorites from the site. ♥ (Mostly Kurou/Nozomi, a smidge of gen, and a little other/Nozomi het.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Wow, it did not take me long at all to fall in love with ths site. The artist uses these really beautiful light pastel colors that work so well in the game, but still has her own style so it's just... this really pretty blend of the two. Her characters are so soft and lovely to look at, her illustrations are so often... I'm not sure I can put my finger on it, because it's not like they're super-detailed (though, they have a lot of very nice details, especially the way she draws their clothes and hair omg *__*) but they feel very... satisfying, very finished. I really loved this site a lot. ♥ (A lot of everyone/Nozomi het, some everyone/Akane het, but worth it for the gen, too.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - CMYK [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There's not a lot of art on this site, but the illustrations that are on the site were so pretty, so beautifully colored and so full of lovely details, just so pretty to look at, that I couldn't help recommending it. It's a site that gave me a little fix and a few pretty images to look at when I went on my fanart hunting spree and I would really love to see more from this artist. (Maybe some het, but nothing I'm going to warn for.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - milca [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There's some really pretty art here, very light and airy pastel colors a lot of times which works for the Harutoki series really well. Plus, the artist draws a really cute Nozomi The further I got into the gallery, the more detail there was on the characters' clothes and in their hair, there's a page of Kurou/Nozomi where their clothes especially just look gorgeous. It was a nice little site to stumble over almost by accident. ♥ (Some Kurou/Nozomi, some Isato/Karin, some other het, some gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss/Tales of Destiny/Harukanaru Toki no Naka de/Katekyou Hitman REBORN! - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I think this might be the first Tales of Destiny site I'm properly recommending, which I normally avoid because I only know of the game through second-hand knowledge and having read a few volumes of the manga, which give me enough info to recognize characters, but not a deep appreciation of the game. However, there is Leon + Rutee fanart on this site! And it's very cute! The Abyss and Destiny art are mixed into the same catagory together, which is part of the reason why I'm recommending for both series, but it's also really cute stuff. It's often chibi or pairings I don't see nearly enough of (like Guy/Luke) and not really a ton here, but... enough to make it a worthwhile distraction for a bit. As for the Harutoki art, it's more of the same cute, almost water-color-style painting, using bright colors and cute designs to make me really quite like the artist's work. And, finally, the reason I stumbled over the site in the first place--the REBORN! fanart, which is sometimes a little shakey, but overall is quite solid. The artist does a really good Tsuna especially, but a damn good Gokudera as well. Her Gokudera/Tsuna is super-cute, which isn't a pairing I was expecting to find here, but am delighted at nonetheless. In the more recent art, the artist has gotten really good at drawing these characters, her lines smoothed out and tightened up and there's one of kidlet Gokudera and kidlet Tsuna playing on a swing that's just fantastic. I love. ♥ (Gen for Abyss and Destiny and Harutoki, some Gokudera/Tsuna for REBORN!.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - ENB [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, about half of the time that I stumble over Harutoki fanart that I like, I'm not even looking for it. I'll catch site of an Okami fanart link or maybe a Final Fantasy fanart site, start following the links from site to site and, before I know it, I end up on a site like this with some really stunningly beautiful Harutoki art. The colors are amazingly vibrant and the details are fantastic, the way the artist draws their hair and eyes really stands out. It was a real treat to go through (despite that I feel like I may have seen it before) this afternoon. (Nothing I'm really going to warn for/no real themes.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - Akenoyuki [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - After the previous Harutoki site I'd visited, I hadn't really planned on going much further, but I always at least take a quick look around in case there's a new site or one I hadn't previously seen that would catch my eye. Of course, this meant that I wound up on a few more sites, including this one, which first got my attention with some really pretty sketches (the Kurou illustrations especially jumped out at me ♥ but there are also some super-cute Nozomi sketches!) and then with the more fully done regular illustrations, which had some really amazing detail and some really pretty colors. It's not always perfect art, but it's very very pretty and I really adored stumbling over this site. It gave attention to various characters/pairings and it's one of those sites that reminds me of why I keep coming back to Harutoki art. (Several het pairings, a lot of gen, no real single theme.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - milky milky milky!! [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This artist is very clearly a fan of Benkei, almost every single illustration is of him, but... I find that I don't really mind that, even if my personal favorites lie elsewhere. The artist clearly had fun with the illustrations and some of them look just beautiful, especially with the lovely soft pastel colors that fit so well with the game's coloring itself. There's all that pretty hair and flowing clothes and it's hard not to be won over by that sort of thing. XD (Some Benkei/Nozomi, but mostly it's a gen site.)











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