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- Kyou Kara Maou - HIGHNET [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I've been at this all afternoon and I really have yet to find a lot of Kyou Kara Maou fanart that I like that much... however, this site I like. *sparkles* The art has very nice lines, the shading VERY good, and the colors soft and gentle. It helps that the art is Konrad/Yuuri, which is the pairing I've taken quite the shine to and the illustrations are just... SWEET. Konrad is gorgeous, Yuuri is adorable, Wolfram is adorable, and even Gunther is lovely. There are a couple of Konrad/Yuuri illustrations that just KILL ME with the gentleness and how effing pretty they are--the one of them back to back in modern clothes or the one of Yuuri sleeping while Konrad is brushing the hair out of his own eyes or the gorgeous close-up on Konrad on his own or the one where they're both shirtless and Konrad is hugging him or--well, you get the point, yes. I love this site, love the lines, love the colors that aren't quite pastels, but still so soft, love the intimate FEEL of so much of the art. *is happy fangirl now* (Konrad/Yuuri, some Wolfram/Yuuri.)

- Kyou Kara Maou - nijuumaru [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I dearly wish this site had more art because I'm quickly falling in love with the artist. She does a GORGEOUS... um... damn, I forget the mother's name. The blonde lady with the cleavage for miles. She's gorgeous on this site. Plus, Yuuri is absolutely DARLING and so very pretty. And the illustration of Wolfram just out of the bath is beautiful. The colors are sharp and almost jewel-toned, but without being pretentious or gaudy about it, the whole feeling of the art very light and beautiful. However, the real reason I'm rec'ing this site is twofold--one, this site has the BEST ANIMATED GIFS EVAR. The one to get into the site is HYSTERICAL (if you hover your mouse over the toilet, the lid flips up and that's the entrance--that is BEAUTIFUL, man XD) and the one where sprite!Yuuri's running over to Conrad and hugging him and a moment later a little heart floats up. The other is the absolute gorgeous Konrad/Yuuri b&w sketches that you get when you click on those sprites. (At least I think it's them...?) Just... wow. I'm IN LOVE. *___* (Some Konrad/Yuuri, a little other stuff hinted at.)

- Kyou Kara Maou [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Right from the current top illustration of a soft and beautiful looking Konrad, I knew I was probably going to like this site and *squee* I do! The artist does these lovely soft, gentle, almost breezey/airy Konrad/Yuuri illustrations that make me fangirl so very much over them. The art is very clean and smooth, but not overly simplistic, which works well for these characters, I think. Plus, she draws the characters in these sweet, gentle poses that makes my inner romantic fangirl sigh happily and just adore this site. Not to mention it's one of the few MaruMa sites out there with genuinely pretty art. My standards are a little low right now because there's not much too choose from, but I would have liked this site regardless, because the art is genuinely GOOD. It's just a bonus that it's my favorite pairing with MaruMa. XD (Konrad/Yuuri.)

- Kyou Kara Maou [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - See, this is why I wander through those yaoi search engine sites, because I've yet to see a link to this site anywhere else and it's already one of my new favorite MaruMa sites. The artist does fantastic single-character illustrations (The one of Wolfram in the black suit and hat? SO COOL. XD And the one of Konrad in his suit is HOT. *fans self* *___*) and adorable comics (with just a hint of Konrad/Yuuri lime that makes me haaaaaaappy~), both with really nice lines and her coloring is fantastic. I just... it's hard to explain why this site made me jump up and down with glee, even beyond that the site is very Konrad/Yuuri-friendly, it's more that... the artist's art is really solidly done, the kind that is all too rare with MaruMa art. ....well, and it's also the image of Konrad's face in the background with Yuuri in the foreground and the artist just nails that soft, gentle, protective look of Konrad's. I'm in loooooooooooove~ ♥ (Mostly Konrad/Yuuri, some Wolfram/Yuuri.)

- Kyou Kara Maou - WEB-GABRIEL [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Ahhh, G-SEED fanart, sometimes you lead me to the strangest things, but I love you for that~ I was looking for more Gundam SEED fanart and happened to stumble across this site and, good lord, the Gwendal/Wolfram fanart is stunning. Especially so with a fandom that doesn't really have a ton of pretty fanart to find, this is a real treasure! *___* Both characters just... so much detail and such gorgeous colors and such great lines, the artist has her own style, but they're still so utterly recognizable. Each and every illustration is the kind that makes me just coo over how adorable Wolfram is or how gorgeous Gwendal is or how much I love the three Mazoku brothers. I think those ones usually turn out to be my favorites, the ones of Konrad, Gwendal, and Wolfram, just... eeeee, there needs to be more family fanart! This site was fantastic. ♥ (Gwendal/Wolfram, but it's vague and the site is so worth going to.)

- Kyou Kara Maou - Vivid Green [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Now, I'd been to this site before, but it only had a couple of illustrations on it and it was early on into my travels, so I didn't mark it down previously. But I re-came across the link again and decided to check it out and the current illustration of Konrad, the one of him in the white uniform with the cape draped over his left side was so incredibly hot that I had, had, had to rec the site, despite there only still being a handful of illustrations here. The art is a bit rough, but the artist shows remarkable progress and could get really good if her more recent stuff is any indication. The art has a certain... well, at least that one of Konrad has a certain intensity to it that appeals to me and I'm definitely looking forward to more from this artist. ♥ And in the meantime... OEKAKI! WHEE~! XD (Konrad/Yuuri.)

- Kyou Kara Maou/Houshin Engi - Ya Ma Ne Ya [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I admit, I boggle a little at that this artist produced such a pretty Konrad/Wolfram illustration, but I'm hardly going to complain because I liked it a lot! ♥ I like when the artist does colored illustrations, her CG work is decent, but I think her oekaki possibly shines the most--seeing Wolfram, Yuuri, and Konrad in those cute hats? Adorable. Plus, I think there was one really nice Konrad/Yuuri oekaki in there and that always makes me happy. :D But I also really liked this site for the Houshin Engi fanart, which is such a rare thing to find these days. Some of the illustrations are really pretty with some fantastically highlighted colors, but the others are just so damned adorable that it makes me want to pick them up and squish them. Both Youzen and Taikoubou look really good, the CG style used with them complimenting the designs, especially their eyes and... all around, a very nice site. <3 (Some MaruMa shounen ai, some Youzen/Taikoubou.)

- Kyou Kara Maou - [s*p] [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - *fangirls* I love the... it's not quite a simple style, it's too detailed and nicely colored for that, but it evokes a certain sort of... happy, WAFFy feeling with me when I look at the artist's work. Well, that and the squee'ing over the Konrad/Yuuri bathtub illustration. BATHTUB EEEEEEEE. >D But there are also a couple of cute hug-type illustrations, a really nice colored Wolfram sketch and OEKAKI BOARD REALLY GOOD. I loved the more recent oekaki stuff, especially Wolfram and Yuuri in those cute hats. Oh, oh! And the clappy thinger! The one with the five illustrations of the main characters in glasses! The site was totally worth checking out for those. Adored this site so much, loved the soft, warm colors, and the feeling of warmth of them. ♥ (Mostly Konrad/Yuuri, a little other.)

- Kyou Kara Maou - 1-3 [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I had a very strong suspicion, right from the current top illustration (which is Konrad and Yuuri in fantasy-style military outfits), that I would like this site a lot and I was happily right about that~ The art can be a little sketchy at times, but I found that that often times worked well for the artist, added a certain sense of style to the images, but it was really the very nice use of colors and strong details that are the artist's strong points, I think. She does a fantastic Wolfram (The one of him in the cute bear-hat with the big stuffed bear behind him is probably the best Wolfram one on the site and I loved it. XD) and can do a gorgeous Konrad (The one of him in the baseball-ish clothes and mitt? NICE.). But it was also the oekaki boards that further helped to win me over, because there were just some really cute illustrations tucked away in there, if you like oekaki stuff. (The more I go along with J-fanart, the more I become fond of oekaki art, sort of like candy.) Well, and of course I went all fluttery over the pairing stuff--I thought it was really kinda neat that they had two oekaki boards, one for Konrad/Yuuri and one for Yuuri/Wolfram, so whichever one you liked, you got a fix of it. ♥ (Konrad/Yuuri and Yuuri/Wolfram, but a lot of gen, too.)

- Kyou Kara Maou - chiki pop [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There's something about this site that I really fell in love with, a lot of which is that many of the illustrations aren't just cute or adorable or nice, they're good. The first one of Wolfram is very well drawn, from the lines and proportions to the details and the colors, but it also doesn't hurt my feelings that the artist seems to be fond of Konrad/Yuuri as well. The one of Yuuri's arms around Konrad, while Konrad supports him as he leans back? Swoon. It's beautiful and absolutely the reason I keep searching through MaruMa fanart sites. I also liked wind-blown!protective!Konrad/Yuuri and even I have to admit that the one of Wolfram kissing Yuuri's neck in bed was very nicely drawn. One of the better sites out there, I think, with a handful of art that's honestly impressive. (Konrad/Yuuri, Wolfram/Yuuri, maybe a little other shounen ai.)

- Kyou Kara Maou - Nonsense Kingdom [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is one of those sites that sort of sits on the border for me, but... by the time I'm done with the site, I've gotten my fix and have cooed happily over at least a couple of the illustrations on the site. The artist seems to be getting better with time and she's got at least one really hot Konrad illustration and several sweet KonYuu ones, and a really nice Cherie one and, ooh, I totally ♥'d some of the oekaki! I found myself kinda liking the almost muted colors (that's not the word I want, but I can't think of the one I do) and there was just a... sense that I liked about the whole site. Cute art here. <3 (Konrad/Yuuri, maybe a little other/Wolfram/Yuuri.)

- Kyou Kara Maou - DZR [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Okay, really, it was the comics that won me over with this site--the individual illustrations were cute (I kinda liked the two KonYuu ones in the gallery), but it was the surprisingly skilled comics that won me over in the end. Well. The semi-long KonYuu one, to be honest, though, the Yozak/MuraKen one was also really kind of pretty. I mostly liked the art for the clean lines, the way the artist's Yuuri looks absolutely adorable, the way she lays out her comic pages, the way she shades them wonderfully, the way she really gets across the emotion of them. Not going to be my favorite MaruMa site ever, but it was certainly pleasant to go through for a few minutes. :D (Konrad/Yuuri, some Yozak/MuraKen.)

- Kyou Kara Maou/D.Gray-man - Fermion [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I came here originally for the SEED fanart of all things, but ended up liking the MaruMa fanart more than anything--I did sit on the fence about the site for awhile, but there are four or five MuraKen/Yuuri illustrations that are really well-done enough that I was won over. (Well, and the sketch of Gwendal, Konrad, and Wolfram didn't hurt, either.) In that handful of illustrations, the CG style and coloring really works well for the artist and the characters look good and I really liked the backgrounds she gave the characters. Now, I think the D.Gray-man art is probably a little stronger, but that might just be because I really like the way Allen came out in the two illustrations of him she's done, the jewel-toned eyes and CG coloring working far better than I would have thought. Also, because I'm weak towards Komui fanart and she has one of the best of the character I've seen. <3 (MuraKen/Yuuri, no DGM pairings/warnings.)

- Kyou Kara Maou! - Halo [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I'm not sure exactly what got me started on looking for Kyou Kara Maou! fanart again the other day, but I'm so glad I did, because the art here is absolutely lovely, the way the artist uses these light, almost airy lines and colors, almost like they're soft brush strokes with some of the illustrations works so very well. But it's also that her basic lines are solid, in proportion, and recognizably the characters, her colors just the right tones, and the details really, really nice--I love that so often I'm drawn right to her characters' eyes because they're done so prettily. But it's also illustrations of Konrad and Yuuri tangled up in blankets in bed together or that one illustration of a beautifully intense kiss or wet!Konrad about to kiss Yuuri or Yuuri leaning in to kiss Konrad, while they're in those buckled outfits I love so much (no, not that one, the other one) or--well, yes, you get the idea. Plus! OMG, THE OEKAKI SO PRETTY! I love anything with Konrad or Yuuri or MuraKen in it, but that one colored one of intense!Konrad? One of the prettiest MaruMa illustrations ever. Oh, and Konrad with the longer hair? Hot. I swoon now. (Mostly Konrad/Yuuri, with occasional hints of other.)

- Kyou Kara Maou! - prayer [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Kyou Kara Maou! cute fanart does not come along often enough, certainly not the kind that can alternately make me wibble or make me go starry-eyed from the pretty. The KonYuu tend to be the ones that make me coo in cuteness and, oddly enough, the Wolfram illustrations tend to be the ones that are just beautiful to look at. The artist manages to have a light, airy feeling with a lot of her artwork, which always makes me happy... but what also makes me happy is fanart of the three brothers! ♥ There's just the one, but it's very nice. And there's comics on the site and oekaki and the artist really does have a lot of talent when she sits down and really works on them--the comics actually look really good and it's all doubly fun because MaruMa fanart can be so hard to come by. Very nice. (Konrad/Yuuri, a lot of gen.)

- Mushishi/Kyou Kara Maou! - Papillon mania [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is only the second site I've found that I've liked the Mushishi fanart on... and, of course, it only has a very few illustrations to be found. But, it's also got some really interesting MaruMa fanart and I want to keep track of the site for checking back on later, so I'm going to rec it now. The MaruMa fanart starts out as something that's not really to my taste, but somewhere along the line, the artist starts to refine her style a little and while it's still a little strange, I found I really, really liked the ones of Gunter or Yuuri, there's a watercolor-esque quality to the coloring that's just neat. And, man, is her Mushishi fanart gorgeous, the one of Ginko in so much blue, smoking admist a bunch of little fireflies/Mushi (?) is stunning. The one of him lying in the green, green grass is also incredibly vivid and stunning. She has this use of color in her fanart that amazes me. ♥ (Maybe a little Yuuri/Wolfram, a lot of gen. No Mushishi warnings.)

- Kyou Kara Maou! - WIZARD [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, I was just browsing around, mostly looking at REBORN! art, when I happened to stumble over a link that looked pretty and I was curious. I wasn't even expecting to find MaruMa art, but I was intrigued by the MuraKen/Wolfram art on the site. I was intrigued by that, but it was really the Konrad/Yuuri art that finally won me over. The artist does some really pretty colors and there's a solid amount of detail and I just... feel very nostalgic right now. ♥ The KonYuu sunset one, where they're holding hands, especially makes me all, "Awww <3<3<3", but the MuraKen/Wolfram art did grow on me as well. If nothing else, it was an interesting site to look at! :D (MuraKen/Wolfram, Konrad/Yuuri, some other, a smidge of gen.)

- Kyou Kara Maou! - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, it really did not take me long to fall in love with this site. It might not be for everyone, I suspect the art will be more "!!!!!" inspiring for those who already ship Conrad/Yuuri or who are big Conrad fans, but I do think it's a genuinely lovely site with a handful of images that would delight anyone. The artist draws really kind of hotass characters--recognizable, but in her own style, which I really kind of loved--and with all sorts of different uniforms and outfits. *__* I love it when artist's do that! The style is a bit rough, but that's deliberate and asl;dfkjaslkj god her Yuuri and Conrad are hot. *__* Plus, there's a ton of doodles/oekaki of ConYuu and Conrad in uniforms that kind of steadily wore me down because he just looks so good in them and just. Mmm, yes, plz, fandom. (Conrad/Yuuri.)

- Kyou Kara Maou! - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I was on the fence with this site for awhile, but eventually had to come down on the side of recommending it because... okay, the Conrad/Yuuri art is delightful and there's A LOT OF ART on this site, which makes me happy, even if a lot of it is oekaki art, which grows on me after a time. The first page of ConYuu art has some lovely pieces, especially the one of Conrad holding Yuuri as the water dragon swirls around them and the adorable comic on the bottom of the page. I'd recommend this site just for those images alone. But what also got me was... on the etc. pages, the sheer amount of variety and hilarious little situations that the artist comes up with! So much Conrad love! I... I'm weak, okay. (Mostly Conrad/Yuuri, some Conrad/other, some gen.)

- Kyou Kara Maou! - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I admit that this site was difficult for me to figure out how to navigate at first and, hell, I'm still not sure I managed to get through it all the way, but! What I did manage to find was kind of ridiculously awesome art with these really epic moments. The ones of Conrad/Yuuri were my favorites, of course, especially when the artist would put them in gorgeous uniforms or have one of them leaning heavily into the other, but! There's also this beautiful one of Gunter with baby Conrad as he holds a sword as Gunter holds him and it's just. Oh, my heart. And the black & white one of Yuuri, Conrad, and Greta? a;sdlkfjaslkj omg my heart once again--! Totally worth the effort of trying to work around in the site. ♥ (Conrad/Yuuri, some gen.)

- Kyou Kara Maou! - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is another site where I suspect that it'll help to already be a fan of ConYuu, but... the further I got into the gallery, the more I felt it could appeal to those on the fence as well. Her color art has these slick, glossy lines and colors that look really nice--it's her own style, but it works well enough with the characters. With the sketches, you can really start to see how solid the lineart actually is, and I love how... how much happiness and adorableness the artist gets in just by having characters smile at each other or lean on each other or gently touch hands. And, hell, I also love that, despite it being a ConYuu site, there's art of loads of other characters and adorable gen stuff as well--I really loved getting to see sketches of Yozak or Greta or Gunter or Wolfram, too! Not to mention that there is A LOT OF ART on this site, making it one of the most fun to go through, in this fandom. It just... it put me back in my happy place with MaruMa. ♥ (Some Conrad/Yuuri, some gen.)

- Kyou Kara Maou! - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I really didn't know what to make of this site at first, it's such a different style from what I'm used to! But the artist is tremendously talented and she has this great inking style that makes everything look so very polished. The character don't necessarily always look like themselves, but it often just makes them more interesting because everything's touched with that same style of the artist. There are a few images where the artist sort of just nails the MaruMa style--there's one of Ulrike especially that was just fantastic--but mostly it's one of those sites where... either you have to be really interested in different art styles or interested in really detailed, polished artwork or interested in the pairing on the site. Since I kind of fall into all three categories, I loved the hell out of this site. <3 Plus, all the soft kisses and lazily curled up in bed together and bundled up in winter clothes and AU fantasy outfits and some occasionally genuinely gorgeous art? Yeah, I spent a ton of time here. *___* (Conrad/Yuuri, a smidge of gen.)

- Kyou Kara Maou! - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I was kind of on the fence about this site for awhile, but I wanted to keep going because I was still in the mood for ConYuu art and... somewhere along the line, there were enough illustrations that I thought were really quite lovely that... the site just won me over. The artist's style is a bit rough in the beginning, but you can see her improving and there's moments of really pretty artwork and she captures the feelings of the characters so well and there are other pairings! Like, there's a couple of pretty Yozak/Yuuri images! And a Yozak/Murata image! But the main reason to go to this site is still the sweet and warmly colored ConYuu art and I wouldn't have it any other way. <3 (Conrad/Yuuri, some other/gen.)

- Kyou Kara Maou! - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Not that I'm very far into the second season yet, so I should probably be staying away from stuff that I'm not directly inspired to find yet, but... oh, man, is this site kind of ever really super gorgeous! Both Shinou and Daikenja are beautiful on this site, several of the images are just kind of stunningly pretty, and I could only want for more full detailed backgrounds on the characters. The bright colors, the clean and sharp lines, the adorable clothes and poses... all of it is stuff that totally reminds me that I love this fanart stuff A LOT. *___* (Shinou/Daikenja.)

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