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- Tales of the Abyss - AONOGI [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, I was enjoying this site, especially the artist's take on Ion + Anise (which I thought could have been/was cute in the game), but I think what I really fell for was the image of a younger Van and Tear in the foreground of an image, with their older, gloomier selves in the background. It's images like that that really delight me on sites, especially when the artist has a really solid style as well, the artist draws well and does some nice cel-style coloring and tends to do a lot of poster-like images. The artist also does an absolutely adorable Arietta and a really fantastic Synch and one of the better Anises I've seen. If nothing else, I think the site is worth checking out for the image of Tear doing Anise's hair that's one of the most adorable things I've ever seen. AND AND AND. The image of Luke sleeping against Tear's shoulder as she carries him that's so pretty, then the little extra doodle that shows him dreaming of Van while she goes ~_~ at him. alsdfkjasdlkfjsd HILARIOUS. ♥ And, really, there are a handful of illustrations (like kid!Tear that's beautifully done) that are just must-see images on this site and worth it right there. (....maybe a little Ion/Anise or Ion/Arietta, maybe a smidge of Luke/Tear, but mostly gen, I would say.)


- Tales of the Abyss - J-BACK [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I'm not sure if it's the nice sketch-like style of the artist that looks nice or the sheer amount of art here that made me like this site, but I found myself really enjoying a lot of the pieces on it. I think some of my favorite images are the Ion/Anise ones, a pairing that the fanart is quietly making me genuinely like, especially when they're so cute like they are here. The one of Ion kissing Anise's forehead, done in these soft pinks and greens, not quite sketchy, but still full of a lot of detail... that is the kind of thing I love. There's also this really awesome series of illustrations set post-game, when Ion and Anise are older (I think?) and they look so hot and, yeah, okay, I think this site officially made me ship them. That's how much I really liked the art. <3 (Ion/Anise, a little Luke/Tear, a little bit of other het maybe, a lot of gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - Asa/Gohan [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There are probably less than twenty total images on this site, but I really like the ones that are here. Her Ion is so adorable and she uses this light, soft pastel colors and makes him look really nice. Plus! Adorable Ion/Anise illustrations! Even a really pretty Natalia one and a couple of cute little Asch/Natalia-friendly oekaki images buried in the log pages. And, if you poke around enough, you can find the sprites! I love sprites, I love them so much. The little Asch/Natalia hand-holding sprites make me happy in my very soul. ♥ (A smidge of Ion/Anise and Asch/Natalia, but a lot of gen, too.)


- Tales of the Abyss - Rt [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I was a little hesitant about this site at first, but the further I got into the site, the more I liked it a lot. The variety of characters drawn helps a lot, but I think... what really caught me was the Sync/Arietta art, which was so darling and cute and had this almost color pencil-like style that worked for this pairing. The more art I see of them, the more art that's really cute like this site, the more I really start to like the idea of the pairing. Even the comics are lovely and show off the pretty lineart that the artist has going for her, plus a lot of details that makes them look really nice, the Sync/Arietta comic is especially just lovely. (Sync/Arietta, some Ion/Anise.)


- Tales of the Abyss - Yumecyoko [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, goddammit, I was trying to avoid recommending this site, because there was the occasional super-cute chibi image that I really liked, but most of the art didn't catch me that much. Until I started going through all of the gallery pages and the artist started drawing Ion/Anise and Sync/Arietta and a little Ion/Arietta and it's all these pastel pinks and greens that work so well together for these couples and then I was kind of quietly a goner. The site may not appeal to everyone, but if you like these pairings, I think you'll enjoy seeing the handful of art that the artist has here--I really do like how much detail the artist puts into the background in many of them, it makes the art that much more solid. :D (Some Ion/Anise, Sync/Arietta, maybe a little other het.)


- Tales of the Abyss - Kranz [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The early art on this site is a little unsteady and it takes awhile for the artist to get going, but because she was drawing Ion/Anise and Sync/Arietta, I was willing to give the site awhile longer to even out. I'm glad I did, it's a very sweet little site and the artist draws some really pretty fan comics. Fan comics are something that are often hit-and-miss with me, sometimes I just love them to pieces, other times I won't even bother to click on more than a couple of random links in the galleries. I don't know what it is about any given artist that will make me sit up and take notice, but this one managed to catch my attention with her comics, they improved with every page and were actually really lovely to look at. It wound up being a really cute, sweet site with two pairings I love a lot. ♥ (Ion/Anise, Sync/Arietta.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I couldn't help being charmed by this site, right from the beginning it's these cute little chibi-esque illustrations with the soft, pretty, light, airy colors that I really like so much. And everything is just so damned adorable that I either grin at the art or just want to scoop them all up and take them home with me. And, yes, many of them are just cute, but some of them are actually really pretty and very well-done. It helps that the artist seems to be at least friendly towards pairings like Ion/Anise or Sync/Arietta (the j-fans are really starting to spoil me on these pairings, I suspect) but it's also that the artist gets really good the further into the gallery I got. Again, not perfect, but worth a look. (A tiny smidge of Ion/Anise and Sync/Arietta, but it's mostly a gen site.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is another site that I sort of waffled on for a bit, but eventually decided that, yeah, I was in a ToA mood this morning and I was especially ready for some Ion/Anise art, since that pairing gets all too little attention. The art isn't going to be for everyone and I don't know if I'd have hung around if it weren't a favored pairing of mine, but. I think it's really cute! The artist puts in a surprising amount of detail and has some super-cute poses/concepts and the chibi-style look really grew on me. It's a really fun site to spend some time on, especially if you like these characters. <3 (Ion/Anise, Sync/Anise, some Ion/Arietta, maybe a little Sync/Arietta, some gen.)


























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