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- Naruto - World's Weekend [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I came here for the Yondaime fanart and I'm really, really glad I did because it's got some of the most adorable stuff with the character, as well as Jiraiya and Kakashi. God knows I'm a sucker for a site that has even one fanart of the three of them together, but then toss in a site that puts Yondaime in, like, a zillion different situations? Even more love! ♥ Especially since the art is good and really manages to somehow capture the character's personality, the sometimes-serious, sometimes-grinning like an idiot, while not making him a carbon copy of an adult-looking Naruto. Meaning, I could somehow actually tell the difference, that this was Yondaime, the kind of art that just... makes me want to scream at Kishimoto to give us more information about the character. And, god, do I love the way this artist draws his hair, there's just... so much of it! Plus, she's really good with the mid-action pose stuff as well, which always works nicely with Naruto. Just... definitely one of the best Yondaime sites I've seen in awhile. :DDDDDD (Several occasional pairings with Yondaime or the others, both het and yaoi, but no major themes, it's more gen than anything.)


- Naruto - oekaki-club [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is another site I came to for the Jiraiya and Yondaime fanart (mostly the Jiraiya fanart, as he's on the banner) and became pleasantly surprised by the amount of variety on the site. In particular, I was pleased to see a couple of KakaIru illustrations that I really liked, especially the one of them on a bridge surrounded by all these brilliantly red leaves. *__* But, yes, the real treat here is the Jiraiaya fanart, where he's all broad shoulders and tons of hair and strong muscles and just... well, yes. Okay. I have a thing for Jiraiya. But the CG-ish style of the art here is actually really pretty good when it comes to him and you've got stuff like Jiraiya, Yondaime, and kiddie!Kakashi which always just OWN ME when they're done well. The artist uses these bright, solid colors so it really gives it an anime-like feel, but still softens (?) the lines up a little bit so that it keeps her own style and it just... if you like Jiraiya (or Yondaime or Kakashi or a decent mix of all Naruto characters), I think this site is definitely worth a visit. (Hints of pairings here and there, but the only one I could really pin down is KakaIru. But there is also a lot of gen.)


- Naruto - ANIITI WEB [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I stuck around this site for a couple of reasons--one, I'm on a Jiraiya - Yondaime - Kakashi high and this site fed right into that, they're the three most represented characters on this site. And, two, there were a handful of illustrations that actually struck me as innovative and not the same endlessly repetitive stuff I get a sense of from the fandom. Like! Team Yondaime all grown up and looking fantastic! Or chibi versions of the parents and the art is just fantastic CG work! Or Jiraiya yelling at Team Yondaime and Kakashi has the best expression on his face and Obito and Rin and Yondaime are so cute! Or grumpy!Jiraiya thumping student!Yondaime on the head! Or chibi Kakashi and Yondaime being freaking ADORABLE! ♥ I do tend to be a sucker for anything dealing with Kakashi and Yondaime and Jiraiya, but this site actually does have those occasional images that are just knocked right out of the park and it really fed my love for the characters and interaction between them. So, I happily recommend this site. Just... eeeee! ♥ (Maybe a little yaoi with Jiraiya, Yondaime, and Kakashi mixtures, but it's barely there most of the time, a fair amount of KakaIru in the comics section.)


- Naruto - Echigoya [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I originally came to this site for the Itachi and/or Sasuke fanart, but wound up staying because it's actually a good, solid all-around site that covers a lot of different characters. And then I knew I was sunk when I started getting into the comics because there's a little KakaIru and there's this absolutely adorable five-page comic with Yondaime and Kakashi that's cute as hell, but also actually really pretty! Which about sums up my feelings really--kickass Itachi fanart (the kind that's almost professional-level quality, really *__*), a good selection of other characters (as always, I have much fondness for the Neji art) and a lot of art, and just enough Kakashi fanart to keep me entertained and sparkling like crazy. (Make sure you comb through all of the galleries, by the way, there's more art there than you might think at first.) ....btw, despite my rather generic rec for this site, I do think it's worth visiting for the main galleries because the Itachi art is really good. Plus! Plus! Jiraiya and kiddie!Yondaime! The kind that plays directly into my fondness for the characters and makes me want mooooooore! XD (No real warnings/pairing themes. Hints of some, but it's mostly a gen site.)


- Naruto - H+E+Y [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - So, it only took one illustration on this site to win me over and that was of ANBU!Yondaime, which is something I'm surprised I don't see more often. The overall impression I get from the site is that the art is solid, there were a lot of illustrations that I really liked, but it was that one of Yondaime that really stood out for me (well, okay, and the one of Yondaime and kid!Kakashi, Obito, and Rin) and got me to rec the site. (There's also another one in the oekaki log sections that's NICE. *__*) The rest of the gallery is worth going through, too, I think and I had fun with the oekaki board/oekaki log sections. Plus! There was that one really nice oekaki of Gintama's Hijikata. And the FUNNIEST Gash Bell! fusion ever. Orochimaru as Gash and Kimimaro as Kiomaru. BRILLIANT. <3 (No real warnings/pairings?)


- Final Fantasy 7/Naruto/Inuyasha - 22 [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Despite that there's not a ton of fanart here, I had to recommend it, because what is here is just so very lovely--the one of Yondaime with a white nine-tailed spirit fox hovering over his shoulder? Just beautiful. Or there's ANBU!Yondaime, which is a weakness of mine when done as beautifully as this site does it, the lines and colors are just... pretty! There are only about four FFVII illustrations or so, but the Tifa one (and the Aerith one of her in the Lifestream) was just so beautiful that I had to rec it for that alone. It's that kind of CG that takes a lot of skill to do well, the kind that looks very professional, especially to make it recognizable as the characters. And then there was the utterly stunning illustration of Kikyou that sent me over the edge with this site--there are actually a lot more in the oekaki section, but I'm most fond of the main gallery art. *__* (Maybe a few hints of pairings, but no real themes.)


- Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - So, you know what I said about pretty Yondaime art mixed with Jiraiya + Yondaime + Kakashi art? Well, when you add a little bit of KakaIru into the mix, I get even more spastically happy about a site. Though, honestly, the fun part about the site is the Yondaime-centric stuff--the artist uses these soft, pretty colors that somehow work for the characters/series, especially with all the bushy, messy hair these characters have. Plus, it's totally worth it for the image of younger hot!Jiraiya picking up kiddie!Yondaime to cart him off with a grumpy expression. XD Or, omg, Yondaime with kiddie!Iruka on his lap and kiddie!Kakashi off to the side. Or Yondaime surrounded by sakura petals with baby Naruto in his arms. Or omghot!Jiraiya and Jiraiya being all teacher-ish with student!Yondaime and I just... yeah, much squeeing and flapping of hands in happiness here. ♥ (A lot of gen, a little Kakashi/Iruka.)


- Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I could swear I've been to this site before, that I've rec'd it before, but I can't find it in my files, so if I re-rec it... well, enh. Wouldn't be the first time. ^_~ The thing that I like so much about this site is that it's got some great Yondaime fanart, there're all these little details and lines with his hair that always send me into sparkling bouts of delight because he looks so cool. But I also like that the artist seems to use several different styles of coloring, so there's actually some variety here--like the one of Yondaime with the Rasengan-implied spiral in the middle of his palm has these lovely heavy colors, whereas other ones are almost light and airy. ....but, yeah, okay, I was won over by the occasional group image more than anything. Any site with a fanart of Jiraiya, Yondaime, and Kakashi that looks pretty? Will almost assuredly win me over. ♥ Especially when the artist also has the most adorable Team Yondaime-era comic and, omg, his little brats are so cute, eeee! XD (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Naruto/One Piece - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Yondaime, Jiraiya, and kid!Kakashi comics? Okay, I'm listening. Comics that are actually really well drawn, with really clean, solid lines, good proportions, and adorable concepts? Sold! I tend to skip over comic sections on sites most of the time, it's just not the kind of art that usually gets me going, but there's something about this site (and my love for Yondaime and Jiraiya, who don't get nearly enough art for them) that drew me in here. I love that the artist... it's not that the style is exactly like the original manga, but that I somehow get the same sense from it, something about the arrangement of panels or the crisp shading/lines that are very solid that appeal to me like with Kishimoto's art. But, yeah, it's also totally about Yondaime, Jiraiya, and Kakashi who are some of my favorite characters and I have a weakness for any art with them. It's much the same with the OP art--and that's how I know I actually think it's good, solid art, because the artist is more of a Zoro/Luffy fan, but I still think the art is really shiny and neat. (Maybe some Jiraiya/Yondaime, but I'm determinedly going to think it's gen. Some Zoro/Luffy.)


- Naruto - Aniitiweb [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Okay, I'm weak to the Yondaime and Kakashi fanart, so I'm going to wander through sites even that pair them up. I mean... it's sort of hard to argue when the artist is a bit subtle about it, it's more a vibe I get off them than actual kissing or what have you, and the art is just so cool. She draws the characters really well and, god, she hits so many of my kinks--pretty Kakashi, pretty Yondaime, ANBU!Kakashi, teenage!Kakashi, cute colors, cute style, Jiraiya showing up often enough (though, again, ignoring the potential pairing vibe between Jiraiya and Yondaime, too) and, god, there's this one of kiddie!Yondaime with a down expression and someone's hand scrubbing his hair affectionately and it is the CUTEST THING IN THE WORLD. It helps that the site focuses on my favorite characters, but it's more than that, the art is actually really good, the lines are solid, the colors are solid, the poses are great, everything a good Naruto fanart site needs. But the whole Jiraiya - Yondaime - Kakashi thing? Totally sends it over the top for me, yes. ♥ ♥ ♥ (Some Yondaime/Kakashi, Jiraiya/Yondaime implied, but I'm resolutely here for the gen.)


- Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is another site I just absolutely fell in love with because of the beautiful Yondaime fanart. The artist has this way of doing these illustrations that are... full of these incredibly vivid colors and so many details and beautiful lines. There are several like Yondaime battling against Kyuubi and the blacks and oranges and reds and golds practically glow. Or there's the one of him in a leaf-print-trimmed coat in an autumn setting where the reds and golds of the hundred leaves surrounding him and the green, green grass in the background contrasted against the black background is just beautiful. Or the almost sepia tones with Jiraiya and the way everything seems so gold or the way there's actually Kakashi fanart that looks so bright and cool. And that's what this site is for me--pretty lines put together with these beautiful color contrasts and one of my favorite trios of interaction (Jiraiya - Yondaime - Kakashi), the kind of site that reminds me why I'm so addicted to Naruto fanart in the first place. (No real warnings/pairings, Yondaime-friendly.)











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