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- Code Geass/Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - HOCHOCO [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I see a lot of Code Geass fanart on various websites, but rarely is there very much or art that's very good and also appeals to me. It's not that I don't like the series, I do. I just don't really have a pairing preference (besides a vague fondess for Lelouch/Shirley and you can tell I totally screwed myself over there XD), so finding sites that really hit me hard doesn't happen often. But I saw the link for this site and had to wander over because it looked like the art could be really beautiful and I was absolutely not disappointed. The colors and lines and everything on this site are really beautiful, the characters are often adorable and the artwork often looks completely professional. But it's also that the art makes me happy, looking a little tiny kidlet Lelouch in his little tuxedo or the kids curled up together on the floor in an exhausted pile or Lelouch kneeling against Nunnally's chair or the utterly adorable Lelouch/C.C. chibis, it all makes me smile. Though, as much as I loved the Geass art, the real delight on this site for me was the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni art. I've seen a few sites here and there, but nothing with enough art where I could properly rec, especially with art as beautiful as this. And gorgeous the art is, looking at each illustration was a delight The colors are gorgeous, the poses are alternately sweet and horrifying, and it all does fantastic justice to the series. ♥ (No real warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - megmilk [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I'm still only on episode 5 of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, so it's really kind of retarded of me to go looking for fanart now, but the links are here and I don't want to lose them and they're so pretty already... I can't resist. This site has some gorgeous art on it, the colors are incredibly vibrant, the characters look fantastic and most of the time, they look so cute. And then you'll come across an image of Rena being all insane and violent and it just reminds you of the series so fantastically. The one of her standing on the roof in the middle of the night is just stunning and the Keiichi/Mion illustrations are making me kind of weak to the potential pairing. The Satoko+Rika art is just utterly adorable as well. Going through the site was so much fun, it's really good art for a series I'm growing to rather like. And it practically fell in my lap with hardly any effort on my part at all! Even better. :D (Maybe some Keiichi/Mion implied, but it's mostly a gen site.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I'm not sure what it is about this site that caught me, it's one of those where I just couldn't quite stop going through the gallery and looking at the well-done art. Every so often the artist would come up with a really cool little illustration, with Rena in her evil look or Keiichi vs Satoko adorable rollover art. There's not a ton of art here and a lot of it is very cutesy, but the artist has a lot of talent and I genuinely enjoyed the time I spent here. The colors are cute and fit the characters well and it keeps that balance between cute and creepy nicely, so... it was a nice stop on a fanart spree. I'm also still sort of marvelling at all the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni fanart out there, too. *__* (No real warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni/Fate/Stay Night - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This artist uses a very CG style to her art, it almost makes the characters look rather simple, but it's a style that fits with the series and she can still get across the cute/creepy thing the series has going on. Her colors are similar light pastels like the ones used in the series and I find myself especially charmed by her Rena illustrations. Rena is a character that I expected to annoy me, since her archetype rarely does anything for me, but I wound up actually liking her, so seeing an artist that does her well is fun. As for the Fate/Stay Night art, it's probably even prettier, I think. The colors are soft and almost glowing and the characters look fantastic. I'm especially delighted with the artist's Rin or Saber illustrations, they look utterly lovely. (No real warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Roadside [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I debated on this site for awhile, because the art does start out a little shakey in the beginning, but I was still finding all the illustrations cute enough that I wanted to save them. Somewhere along the line, the artist got a lot better and I was starting to be won over by the decent amount of art here, as I really do like the artist's use of soft, lighter pastel colors. Plus, her chibis are adorable and I really like her Shion/Mion images a lot. Not everything is perfect, but there's a lot of really cute art to be found here. (Shion/Mion, a little Keiichi/Mion, some other, some gen.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - panda's vision [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site has a very warm, soft, sweet style to it, the kind that's very light and airy, the style that focuses more on the gentle, laid-back countryside lifestyle of Higurashi, rather than the creepier parts of it. I'm not sure I saw more than a handful of anybody being chopped up or beaten to death on the site, actually. *thoughtful* (At least not in the first half of the site, the second one focused a bit more on it.) There was some crying, but mostly it's just cuteness and I don't really mind that, because the artist is really good at that kind of style. There's a lot of soft, light pastel colors here and I'm easily won over by that kind of thing, okay? (No real warnings/pairings worth mentioning, aside from the usual Higurashi ones.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - PPS* [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I wasn't sure about this site at first, the art was a little shakey early on, but it quickly strengthened up and the artist does some really lovely things with colors. It is a bit loli-ish in style, there are a lot of flaring skirts or certain positions that kind of imply things. But it's not bad at all and the artist draws the girls pretty enough that I don't really mind (especially not since it's not much more than in the show itself), the smoothness of the illustrations is worth a lot. There's also a really solid amount of art here and it wound up being one of the better Higurashi art sites I've visited. :D (No warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni/Rozen Maiden - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I wasn't sure if I wanted to recommend this site at first, the first few illustrations were okay and kinda interesting, but I wasn't sure it was my style. There was a gorgeous Rena illustration, though, and so I kept poking through the gallery. Some cute Rika and Satoko illustrations after that. Then there was this really beautiful piece of Rena, Keiichi, and Mion in fancy clothes against the dark backdrop of various scenes, the colors pretty and lush, and I was pretty much officially sold at that point. There's not a ton of art here (for either series), but once the artist finds her niche, it gets good and even the sketches look fantastic. ♥ The Rozen Maiden art is much the same, it has the same rich and beautiful colors, the sketches look fantastic. A really beautiful site to have made my way through. (No real warnings/pairings, aside from the usual ones that come with Higurashi. Gen for Rozen Maiden.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The art on this site starts out a little shakey (I started with the earlier stuff and worked my way backwards) but I liked the author's Rena a lot, it showed a lot of potential, and I'd seen the current top illustration of Rika, so I was hopeful for this site. A lot of the art is really on the cutesy side of things, there are a lot of very round cheeks and short little characters, but there are just enough illustrations that impressed me that I had to recommend this site. It's a solid, fun little site to visit. (Some potential pairings, but no real themes.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Lunatic traumerei [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I was kind of surprised to see a Satoshi/Shion site and... I'm not sure I would have had quite the same reaction to the site without the novelty of this pairing, but I did genuinely like it. The artist is definitely at her best when she's drawing these two and you can really tell how much she likes the pairing, they look so much cuter and prettier together than in her stand-alone art. It was a fun little site to go through. (Satoshi/Shion, maybe a smidge of some other stuff and gen.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - affabile [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I tried to avoid this site, mostly because it was hard to tell what was what since little was labelled easily and because there's not a ton of art here, but... I eventually caved because the art is very pretty (there were a handful of utterly gorgeous Evangelion illustrations, too ♥) and because I don't think I've seen any Akasaka art before, much less on a site that was so very pretty. It can be a little tough to find the art/navigate the site, but if you like the character, I think it's worth the time. Also, her other fanart is really pretty to look at even if I'm not sure I recognize any of the series. Also, if you go into the log art pages, there's a bit of art of the other characters and that is lovely as well. (No warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni/Tales of the Abyss - Replay [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I feel like I haven't seen this style in ages, this particular kind of CG style and I didn't realize that I kind of missed it. It works especially well with a series like Higurashi and a character like Shion, she looks so pretty in all of the illustrations. The colors are the lovely darker pastels (shut up, that totally makes sense) or those brighter, cheerier pastels that the series uses so much of. The illustrations are just cute and if there were more Satoshi/Shion like this artist, I might actually fall for the pairing. (Not that I have any shipping preferences in Higurashi.) The one of all the girls glomping onto each other is probably one of my new favorites in fandom. ♥ As for the Tales of the Abyss section, I was originally going to skip recommending it only because I wasn't sure there was actually going to be enough to recommend. But then I kept going through the site and... there's still not a ton of art, but it's that CG style I like so much and the colors are so pretty and I love the artist's Dist a whole lot. ♥ (A little bit Satoshi/Shion, but mostly gen. Some Peony/Jade/Dist in varying combinations and some gen.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site took me a bit to figure out how to navigate (and still probably wound up being a lot of blind luck that I clicked on the right links), but I was kind of charmed from very early on. The basic art itself is very cute and I like the use of the colors from the artist, but it was the sparkly effect that was put onto all the illustrations that really got me. I wouldn't want it all the time, but on this one site it made everything look so shimmery and shiny and super-cute when combined with the soft, light pastels the artist uses. I especially liked the take on Mion here and the gothic loli Rika was actually really kinda cool to look at. And the Halloween illustrations were adorable! I just. I wound up being so enamored with this site. ♥ (No real warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I'm not as fond of the art on this site when the artist does the CG-style of coloring, but when there's something more like watercolor style coloring? I really sort of like the art. It's not perfect, it's not going to be for everyone, but there's a certain something about a handful of illustrations here that made me cave on recommending it. The artist can often draw them looking very cute and I appreciated a lot of the stuff here. <3 (No real warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Part of what I really liked about this site is that the colors are so bright and almost shining, that kind of jewel-tone-esque CG that I'm so weak to. But the basic art itself is very cute and nicely done, the characters look adorable and happy and bright, which sometimes I really want from fandom after watching a few episodes of death and violence and insanity in the show itself. The characters here are very cute, there's a roundness to them that makes them look a little younger (or perhaps a little more chibi), but I think the pretty coloring carries it off. I especially love any time the artist does Shion or Mion's hair and the smoothness of the more recent art is lovely! <3<3<3 (No real warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site was kind of all over the place for me a little, there were times when I was about ready to wander away from the site, but then other times I saw a ton of potential and really wanted to keep going through the galleries. Overall, there was a fair amount of art I skimmed over, but there was just enough that looked really kinda cool and interesting that I wanted to recommend it. The artist's chibi stuff especially is kind of adorable and the b&w stuff looks really smooth and clean! (No real warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I was greatly intrigued by the banner that led to this site, since I'd been seeing a lot of cute/adorable art and was ready for something a little more crazy in the head, like the original series. The style is a bit different from what I'm used to for the characters--at least with some of the illustrations--but not so different that I don't like it. It's really interesting and there's a definite current of crazy and horror tinging all the illustrations, if not outright evilness in them. The one of Satoko and Keiichi sharing a scarf while she blushes like mad is kind of really pretty, the colors are vivid and the lines are cute and clean. And the comics were pretty cute, too! There's not a lot of art here, but it's a nice little site in a larger Higurashi fanart spree. (No real warnings/pairing themes.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - MilkCandy [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The pretty, almost glowing colors of this site attracted me right from the beginning, it looked like it held a whole lot of potential and maybe some really pretty art. But when I actually started going through the gallery, I found some really beautiful art here, the colors are these really vibrant, glowing shades of blues and purples that I love dearly. But it's the combination of that and the really fantastic lineart that make this site a real keeper. It's very CG in style, but the lines are thin and delicate, which gives it a rather professional looking style when the artist really concentrates on her art. One of the things I found most awesome about the site is that a couple of times the artist would draw this really cute illustration of Rena (or Rena and Keiichi), smiling and happy. Then on the same log page, I'd scroll down and see her in the same pose with the same expression, except covered in a spray of blood. So awesome for a series like Higurashi! <3 (No real warnings/pairings that I'm going to mention.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Pendola [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is another site that has a very cutesy CG sort of style and is a little shakey early on, but after a few links in the gallery, the artist started to get really smooth and clean looking, the colors getting even better than when they started. (Though, the colors were one of the things I liked from the from the start, I'm a sucker for those light, air, glowy colors. ♥) The art will always be cute on this site, but I really like the illustrations of Satoshi with Satoko or Rika and Satoki curling up together or Keiichi looking super cute. With a little time, I think this artist could be even more amazing, but for now I still enjoyed what was here, it's a really pretty site. (No warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - tenten [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I was a little unsure about this site at first and, even now, after thinking about it for a bit, I'm still not quite sure what attracts me to this site. The art is well-done, if messy and very sketch-like, but the colors are pretty and there's a sense of real potential here. The artist definitely gets better as they go along, there's more and more detail added into the illustrations with each one and it's still not always perfect, but... I think maybe I just really like the combination of the sketches and the pretty pretty colors. Either that or because the artist does a damn fine crazy!Rena and I love any artist that can do that. ♥ (No warnings/pairings that I'm going to mention.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - m 2 f [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is not a style I would necessarily want to see a lot of, I even had to go back and forth on the site for a bit before finally settling on liking it a lot, but... well, the more I looked at it, the more I was really kind of impressed by all the details the artist put into her work. It's definitely her own style and not really so much like canon, but it's not a bad style and you can still recognize the characters pretty easily. Or maybe I'm just being fond of the site because there's a cute one of Rena at her desk staring out at the sunset beyond her, but I really did like the site, the details on the art are very nice. (No real warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - HACHI POCHI [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There's not a lot of art on this site, there's only a handful of pages, but each of them have several images on them, mostly sketches instead of fully finished pieces, but I found that... while I like the artist's "finished" work even more, the sketches showed off the strong lineart. The light use of color works well here, I thought, and there's a surprising amount of detail put into each one. I especially like the artist's Rena, she looks really cute here. I think she may be developing into my favorite character. (No warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The art on this site is a bit more loli-ish than I would have usually gone for, but the first handful of links I clicked onto were Rena illustrations that were really quite well done, so I was bound to be biased towards this site. It's not really focused on her, the artist does a good job of getting a lot of variety in, but seeing those first put me in the right frame of mine. And when the artist really puts a lot of effort into the art, the illustrations can look really beautiful, they've got all that hair floating around the characters' faces, the soft and gentle coloring that's not quite pastel, and the artist's lines are actually really pretty good. The characters are often sexualized, but if you don't mind that, there's some nice art here. There's one of Shion with a tazer that looks fantastic especially and the artist's Rika art is really nice and I do love the Rena art-- w-well. It's a solid site, yes! (No warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Blossomy Ghost [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I... don't even remember how I got to this site anymore. I was looking around, probably for some Soul Eater or Final Fantasy III and somehow wound up on a Higurashi site, the kind where I could swear I've either been to this site or recommended it before, except it's not anywhere on my list that I can find. So, eh, if it's a double rec, that happens sometimes. Anyway, there's a ton of art here (and I found myself going through just about every gallery I could click on to see every series this artist had done--totally worth that for the really pretty Princess Tutu illustration, too *__*) and it's all really light, airy, and glowy, yet still keeping with the Higurashi feel. It's beautifully drawn stuff, there's one of Rena in the forest with her cleaver and I love the glowing effect, but even more than that I love the soft pastel colors and soft lines of it. It's not mimicing canon, but it certainly feels like it's kept the spirit of it. Man, this site seriously reminds me of why I love Rena so much. *__* (Maybe a little bit of pairings, maybe a little Keiichi/Rena, but it's largely a gen site.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni/Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - So, apparently I'd been to this site for the Tales of the Abyss art before, but not the Higurashi art. Maybe I just wasn't into the series at the time? Who knows, but there's not a super ton of art here, but what there is is pretty interesting to look at. Half of the art is cute little doodles (usually with a lot of blood spray, characters crying, and etc!) and the other half are some really kickass Rena illustrations. The coloring is that soft sunet, jewel-tone stuff that I really like with this series. *__* Similarly, there's not a ton of FE:PoR art on the site, mostly a lot of little doodles and whatnot, but the art is cute and the lines are smooth enough that I was charmed by the site. The artist does really well at spreading the art across multiple characters, so it's got a good variety going for it as well! (No real warnings/pairings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Sky Pizz [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Of all things, I was originally looking at REBORN! art and wandering through links to other sites and... somehow wound up on a Higurashi site that I hadn't seen before. Which I was vaguely in the mood for again lately (despite that I've only just started the second season) and this site does start out a little shakey, but you get a few clicks into the gallery and you can see the artist's work tightening up with each image. By the time you get to the mid-way point through what's currently available, you're getting some really fantastic group pictures, some really beautiful (and creepy) stand alone character illustrations, and some really great use of color. *__* The oekaki/sketch art is similar--it starts out a little rough, but steadily improves to something really kinda kickass. *__* (EVERYONE/Keiichi, pretty much. Both het and gay. Usual Higurashi warnings.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - midgard [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Whenever I start to think that maybe I've seen all the really good Higurashi fanart sites, somehow I stumble on a new crop of sites like this one, which have some really solid, cute art and then occasionally have some really beautiful art. When the artist really focuses with the art, she'll come up with something like that image of Rika-chan falling that's just lovely. Or Keiichi sitting in the rain or Rika standing in the wind with flowers floating away, some of the art is really worth the time to go through the site. Everything is at least solid and even the oekaki/sketches are interesting to look at. A really good site all the way around. *__* (Not much beyond the usual Higurashi warnings. A smidge of Satoshi/Keiichi.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Generally, I've been not seeking out the Satoshi/Keiichi art simply because I find the girls more interesting in the show, but... some sites I'm just not going to be able to resist, not when they have some really beautiful lineart and beautiful coloring like this artist does. A lot of the illustrations are sketches or a bit stylized or fan-comics, so you don't really see the full effect all of the time, but then you'll stumble over something like the Halloween art or the one where Satoshi is hugging Keiichi from behind and it's just gorgeous stuff. ALSO. OMG. GENDERSWAPPED CHARACTER ART. HOTASS GENDERSWAPPED CHARACTER ART. The one of Mion is just. asd;lfkjaslkj DO WANT. Seriously, even if the pairing isn't my thing, I enjoyed the hell out of this site. (Satoshi/Keiichi.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Record9 [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - And I go from one pairing to another, but I don't really mind any particular pairing in Higurashi, I'm pretty fine with just about anything, especially if it's pretty like this site is. I definitely wish there'd been a little more art here, but at least there are a good solid handful of them and it's not just Keiichi/Rika-chan, there's occasionally art of Rena or Mion or super-cute group stuff. I think one of my favorites from the site was a slightly older Keiichi and Rika-chan (if only to see her get to grow up), but the Halloween one is really nice, too. You can totally see the progress of the artist as time goes along and as;dlkfjasl;jk man do I already want more from her. *__* (Some Keiichi/Rika-chan, some gen.)

- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Another site that I'm not sure will be for everyone, it's very much that CG style with the big eyes and solid coloring, but... I dunno, I kinda found myself enjoying the site a lot, I especially had fondness for the artist's Rena. When the artist softened up their colors to almost look snow-covered or light and airy, that's when I think the art worked best, but I also loved it when Rena had this really vivid red-orange hair that reminded me so strongly of fall colors. It also helped that there was a surprising amount of art on the site, you just had to keep poking around and make sure to click on the multiple pages links in the sub-galleries, if you keep at it, there's a lot of art on the site. I always appreciate that. XD So, a solid little site overall that will kill a bunch of time while trying to find everything. XD (Maybe some Keiichi/Rena or Keiichi/Rika-chan, maybe some other het pairings, but mostly gen, I'd say.)

- Higurashi no Nako Koro ni - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It took me a bit to figure out how to navigate this site but eventually I found the Higurashi art! o/ I'm glad I kept at it because the artist has this style that's... it's sort of sparkly and glittery almost? Very vividly colored CG. And I wouldn't have thought a style like that would work with a series like Higurashi (despite that I'm fond of it, which is why I was probably willing to give it more of a chance), it was the amount of detail that the artist put into each one and the surprisingly solid basic lines of the pieces that made it work for me. Admittedly, I'm probably biased in favor of this site, but I really thought it was kinda awesome art. *__* (No warnings/pairings.)

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