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- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - And again, another site that I have to rec if just for one image. I *heart* this hit gift. Like, a lot. It's so freaking cute! There's some cute art scattered around the rest of the site as well, but I just had to rec that site for that one image. XD (Seiji/Nasuti and Seiji/Touma.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - Marine Blue [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - As evidenced by the name, this is primarely a Shin site, but all of the Troopers have illustrations of them up... and they're so cute! Not the best art in the world, but damned cute and every so often there was a truly lovely image in the gallery. Plus! Shin/Ryo section! *purrrs* Lots of pretty Shin/Ryo-ness that's just adorable. Uh... yeah. Not much else to say except the oekaki board was really neat, too! ^_^v (Shin/Ryo-friendly.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - Precious Gate [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Whoa, the Trooper images in the gallery (which can be a bit hard to find, it's the second row of links on this page) are beautiful! My favorite one is probably the one of Touma or the group one, but they're all ungodly gorgeous. *drools* (No pairings/warnings.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Okay, I wasn't originally going to rec this one because while some of the art was kinda cute (there was this adorable Touma one with wings!) a lot of it... really wasn't. Not bad or anything, just not fantastic. Then I wandered through the "treasure" section and saw this. *drools* That is a beautiful illustration of Kayura. And this is a stunning Sh'ten! But my favorite has to be this one of Rajura. *jaw drops* It's just... wow.

Anyway. There are a lot of other cute images in the "treasure" section, so I suggest combing through it as well as the main gallery. (Some yaoi-ish hints of Seiji/Touma and Shin/Ryo, if I remember correctly.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Oooohhh, pretty fan art! *_* I started working my way through the gallery, hit this one and I knew I was linking the site right away. The colors are soft and lovely and give me that happy feeling that comes with good YST stuff. That dippy, retarded WAFFy feeling. Hopefully you know the one I mean. ^_~ Just... nice fan art. (Seiji/Touma-centric.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - *hyuuu!* So much cute adorable neat-o-riffic art! The boys are just this side of chibi, but that's okay, because they're so cute I want to scoop them up and hug them and never let go! XD The colors are wonderfully soft and pretty and sparkly and shiney and I need a new thesaurus. -_- I think my favorite parts are the soft colors (the pastels really work for the style without being tacky) and the lovely eyes. So pretty. Be sure to poke all around the site, as the art is tucked away in several corners. (Seiji/Touma friendly.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - More adorably cute fanart that's just this side of chibi. This site focuses more on the MaShou and uses really soft and pretty colors and is just... cute! (Gallery is here, btw.) The artist can do absolutely gorgeous images of Naaza, as you can see by two of the gift illustrations on the previous site. Can't really think of more than that to say. Except, I want to marry this picture of Dorothy-sama. (From GundamW.) (No real pairings/warnings.)


- Trigun/Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - PFSA [ Japanese Fan Art Site } - Okay, the YST fan art-fan art didn't do much for me (not bad, just not particular striking to me), but the YST fan-comic was really pretty and Seiji looks absolutely gorgeous on this page of the comic. *drools* After finishing with the YST section, I headed over to the Trigun section and, holy crap, those Vash/Wolfwood images are lovely. The colors, the smoothness of the drawings, the utter adorability of them.... *happy sigh* So much prettiness. (Touma/Seiji, Wolfwood/Vash.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - Cosmic Space [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - I just... like the style of the art on this site. (The site can be a bit tough to navigate, but the main gallery index is here.) It's... cute and delicate (not something I usually like associated with the Trooper-tachi, but it worked here), like this image of Touma. (He really reminds me of the way Tsuzuki from Yami no Matsuei looked in the first couple of volumes.) The art can also be very CGI-y, like this illustration of Shuu, but I don't mind, because it's different from everything else I've been seeing and done quite well. There are some really cute concepts like this one of Seiji and Touma and a beautiful one of Nasuti. (Seiji/Touma-centric.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - T/H Communication [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Yet again, I knew I had to rec a site when I hit a certain image. Whoo. The site doesn't have the most gorgeous art ever, but it's got some really cool Seiji/Touma images and the other characters. (Like this one of Kayura is really quite pretty.) A lot of the art reminds me of the more common doujinshi styles, which is good thing, actually. Very nice and pretty. And there's a lot of art tucked onto various pages, so surf around a lot, and make sure you check out the comics. They're so cute! Now excuse me while I go drool over Touma. (SeijixTouma/ToumaxSeiji-centric.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - SUIRYOKUKAN [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - As the front page says, this is an uke-Seiji fansite, which doesn't really turn my crank, but, hey, as long as Touma and Seiji are together, I'm mostly happy. ^_^v And the art on this site is beautiful--where the hell were all these sites when I was surfing for YST fan art about a year ago? *hmph* Anyway, the colors are gorgeous, the style lovely, and just an all-around good fan art site for Seiji fans. The one of Seiji tied up in red ribbons is preeeeeetty. (Mostly ToumaxSeiji, with occasional ShinxSeiji and other _____xSeiji pairings.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - 371c [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Another one that I wasn't going to originally rec, but decided what the hell, and tossed it into the pile. There's something that doesn't quite do it for me with this art. It's not that the style is bad (reminds me of a certain style of yaoi manga, actually), it's just that it's so far removed from the YST art, that it's not really all that recognizable anymore. And I admit that I'm not as willing to overlook it, since it's only half a Seiji/Touma site, along with a Shin/Seiji site. (And some occasional Ryo/Seiji mixed in as well.) *sweatdrops* That said, there's a lot of art here and it's quite well-done. The colors are lovely and the concepts of the fan art are interesting--like, I rather liked this illustration of Seiji. He's so pretty. ^_^ (Shin/Seiji, Touma/Seiji, and a little bit of Ryo/Seiji.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - Hioutei [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - I didn't mean to stumble across a YST fan art site, but I was randomly surfing around and happened to come across this one. And I had to rec if only just for this illustration of Shin. Wow. His eyes are gorgeous. (There's a cute Touma/Kayura image in the gifts section, and a really cute Sakura-chan (CCS) illustration.) The thing I love about the art on this site is the combination of smooth lines and gorgeous, solid coloring. It looks very professional and shiiiiiiney. *_* (No pairings/warnings.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - Dear, Dear [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Well, hell. As long as I was going through YST fan art sites, I wandered into the various links sections and came across a few more sites. This one has really cute art--the style really reminds me of some of the cuter YST doujinshi styles I've seen out there. At least the b&w ones, the color ones look more like typical fan art--but still cute! ^_^ Like this gift illustration, heh, poor Shin's expression amuses the heck out of me. As for the webmaster's art itself... very cute. Like this one of Ryo and Shin or this one of Touma and Shin (where you can really see the doujin-esque quality... every single time I see it, I'm reminded of V-Kids' style. It looks a lot like their fantasy stories.) This one of Ryo also highly reminds me of the Hashiba Lab. style. Very cool. ^_^v One more before I shut up--this one is lovely and the comics are wonderful. (Lotsa random pairings--Shin/Ryo, Shin/Touma, Seiji/Touma, and hints of Ryo/Touma.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - This is one of my favorite YST sites just for the adorable art stashed everywhere on the site. It's so cute and so well-done and there's so much of it! I mean, really, it's almost good enough to mistake it for official art, and literally just about anywhere you go on the site, there are more cute graphics. *is impressed as hell* No characters are overlooked, either. The Trooper-tachi are the main focus, of course, but you can find art of the more minor characters like Naria, Mukara, Arago, the youja soldiers, etc. I think this one of Arago has to be my absolute favorite, though. It just kills me every time I see it. (No pairings/warnings.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers/Original - Himuro no Sakura [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Eeeeeeeeee! Tachibana Kaimu-sensei's page!!! (I think, I don't think it was a fan page...?) No matter how many other artists I see, I will always have a special place in my heart for her drawings, becasue they're just... gorgeous. The colors, the hair, the eyes, the delicate look (without being all skinny-stick-spider-freaky).... *happy sigh* Most YST fans know her from her work in those Laim Company anthologies, which is where I first noticed her work as well, but her work is beautiful enough that I really, really, really want to get into her original manga more. From what I understand, not only is she incredibly talented, she also has a wicked sense of humor, which makes me wish more people would translate her work. *hearts*

Here's how much I love her work... I headed directly for the original work first before delving into the fanart/doujinshi work she does. Even though there's YST illustrations here. +_+ *browsing through* ..... *GASP!* PRETTY SEIJI/TOUMA ILLUSTRATION!!! ....okay, I'm a dork, but I'm a dork who's happily staring at a beautiful illustration of one of her absolute favorite pairings by one of her absolute favorite mangaka/doujinshika. Like I care. ^_~ (No warnings.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - sakuyahime [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - It's been awhile since I've gone hunting for YST fanart, but I was so glad to come across this site because it's just... beautiful. *_* The details of the drawings are amazing (especially with the MESSAGE armor *_*), the lines and characters are gorgeous, the colors are wonderful, and the feeling the pictures evoke from me... is just absolutely perfect. The comics this artist does are just wonderful, I would be surprised if she was not a doujinshika--and, oh, there's this incredible illustration of Touma and Ryo with wings on this gorgeous blue background.... Just... this site brings back all those feelings of giddiness when I was just so in love with this series and it makes me so happy! Plus! Dude. Ryo/Touma. I. Love. That. Pairing. It doesn't happen nearly enough for my tastes, at least not done gorgeously like this site. I fawn with love. (Ryo/Touma.)


- Full Metal Alchemist/Samurai Troopers - HIOUTEI [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Wow, the art on this site is just... gorgeous, some of the illustrations of Ed are just amazing in the detail, the colors (which are incredible), and the lines/proportions. Some of them really verge on breath-taking, especially the detail in Ed's hair or the cool effect of falling leaves in one of the illustrations or Roy looking gorgeous or the one that's sunlight falling over Ed's shoulders while he looks down with a serious expression. Just... wow. And then I explored the site some more to find some incredible YST illustrations (the one of Seiji was just drop-dead gorgeous) and illustrations for just about every other series. This is one of those sites that I loved so much not only because the art was amazing, but because it had so many of the series I liked. Though, there weren't enough of most of them to rec besides FMA and YST, but there were Prince of Tennis, Saiyuki, One Piece, and Harukanaru Toki no Nakade illustrations there. (No real pairing themes.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - SKY [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There are only six YST illustrations on this site, but I don't think you understand just how much I love this site because it has genuinely well-done fanart for the series and it's Ryo and Touma! I almost never find any Ryo/Touma fanart! The style is very anime-esque, some of them get really, really close to the canon style and I love the solid coloring that makes it work even more. There are a couple more in the crossover/mix section and it's just. It's a cute little site with my favorite anime. ♥ (Possible Ryo/Touma, possibly totally gen?)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - Ludlow Garage [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I wasn't sure what to expect when I clicked onto this site, but the banner looked like it could be some intriguing art. So I started going through the gallery. And the very first illustration I saw was a really pretty golden/sepia-colored Seiji/Touma illustration and HELLO MY OLD FRIEND. ♥ The majority of the site is of various characters, there aren't really a lot of themes or a consistent focus here, but that illustration set me in just the right frame of mind. Actually, I like that the site does a lot of different stuff with different characters--the series of the MaShou look really cool, the traditional style for the Kayura illustration looked really fantastic, and some of the Touma illustrations have some amazing detail going on. I loved this site. ♥ (A little Seiji/Touma? But a lot of gen, too.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - In a really bizarre coincidence, I actually stumbled over this site with YST art completely separately from the YST week of oekaki on my favorite board. It's like. It's like the universe is maybe finally rewarding me for my patience with this series? And I fell in love with this site kind of immediately because it had some really adorable GROUP ART. As much as I love the pairings in the series, I love these guys as a group of friends who fight together and somehow managed to become friends. ...not that I'm complaining about the stand-alone character art, either. *__* Shin got some really pretty ones and asl;dkfjasljk that one of Touma flying in space! And there's even some very nice MaShou fanart! I wish there had been more here, but. It was a great start. *__* (Maybe occasional pairing implications, but it's mostly a gen site, I think.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I kind of went back and forth on this site a lot, largely because... the artist puts her own style on the characters almost a little too much for my taste and it just didn't work as well as it could have. However, two things kept me going back. Well, three. One, the artist has been going since 2003, which is not as long as I've been a fan, but a dedicated fan nonetheless, and she's been drawing steadily the whole time. Second, there are a handful of illustrations that look really pretty, a particularly nice one of Seiji or an amusing one of Touma or whatever. And, third, it's Seiji and Touma. I'm weak. It's not going to be for everyone and probably only people like me will get a charge out of the site and even I only went back to about 2006 and mostly I'm pretty much recommending the site for her pretty Seiji, but there was enough here that I enjoyed and YST is a small enough fandom that I had to rec it. :D (Seiji/Touma.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - Sakura Vert [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I almost went right on past this site and didn't bother to look at more than a link or two, which I'm glad I didn't do. Most of the art isn't really my thing, I did kind of skim a lot with this site, but... well, Seiji and Touma, I'm weak, obv. But what really kinda won me over is that the art does some cute as hell chibis! I like her bright, CG-style colors in all of the art, but it's the chibis that softens her art up and hides a lot of the weak points so that it's just... I mean, that SeiTou Halloween one? a;sdlfkjal;skj SO FREAKING CUTE. And the chibi monkeys! SO ADORABLE. The site isn't going to be for everyone, but the chibis are cute and the comics are cute and that was enough for me. ♥ The oekaki bbs has some more art as well, several of them are actually really nice. (Seiji/Touma.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site looks to be a collection of a handful of different artists, which I always have fun with. Some are definitely better than others and I did kind of skim a lot after awhile, but a couple of the artists did some really lovely work and there's just enough really pretty stuff here that I totally wanted to recommend it. Maybe not for everyone, but if you like the Seiji/Touma pairing, you should at least a little to work with here. Also, we have established well that I'm weak for this pairing, shut up. XD (Seiji/Touma.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - Three and Two [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, it's kind of amazing what time will do for a person and their fussiness over fanart. A few years ago, I probably would have left this site simply because I don't ship Shuu/Touma and might have twitched at it. But now... eh. Not my pairing, but, hey, Troopers art! Pretty Troopers art! It's a shame the artist doesn't use colors more often, because her basic lineart is very cute but her soft, almost pastel colors are probably my favorite thing about her work and make them look even better, imo. Not that it's all pairing art, either, and, hell, even then it could really be pretty gen for the most part. But there are also some pretty stand-alone character stuff, so I still think it was worth a trip through, it's one of the better sites I've seen. <3 Plus, the one of Ryo and Shuu was just. as;ldkfjalskj;j oh, the Troopers, I have missed them. (Some Touma/Shuu, but I'd still mostly call it a gen site more than anything.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Holy crap, it's a Nasuti fansite, I-- I didn't think I would ever come across such a thing! And the art is really pretty cute! I wish there had been more color art, but there's a lot (for a YST site) of b&w sketches of her and, well. I knew I was going to be sold on the site simply because it's a Nasuti fansite, but there was also an illustration of her with little chibi Seiji and Touma and I-- you guys shut up, I can like the idea of Touma and Nasuti being in the same area together if I want to! Not that the image was meant as such, but I'm taking it that way anyway. The majority of the site is either Nasuti stand-alone stuff or Seiji/Nasuti, which is not my pairing at, but... eh, cute art, whatever. And I swear I've seen this artist's work as doujinshi before... or at least a style that's eeriely similar to hers. At any rate, even if you're not a fan of the pairing, I thought it was a neat little site to go through. (Mostly gen, but a lot of Seiji/Nasuti floating around.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - over drive [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I'm not sure if this site is going to be for everyone, I suspect that I mostly came here because I'm so hyped on these guys and loved the group art that I was easy to win over. But... but... there was an illustration with all five of them with ducks all over them! And a One Piece fusion illustration! ....and, okay, I'm a sucker for Ryo/Shin, the doujinshi I've seen in my time has won me over to that, even if I wasn't feeling it in the original series. It was just a fun little site, some nice illustrations and some adorable oekaki! <3 (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Okay, I know that for just about any other pairing I might not have recommended this site, but... well, Seiji/Touma is my baby. I love it dearly and want to find everything I can for it. So, even if this site doesn't have a whole lot of art, it is decently good stuff and, oh, man, I was totally gone once I got to the illustration of Touma just sprawled all over Seiji's lap on the sofa. The colors are bright and very solid, but I don't mind that for these characters, plus there are occasional chibis and it was just. Fun. <3 (Seiji/Touma.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - So, I was working my way back through the oekaki board posts and stumbled across the link for this site and... it's not my usual style of fanart, but it's very interesting art, I definitely have to say. And as;ldfkjasl;kj that one of Naaza with the snake that's the current top image! So totally awesome! The one right after that of Shin was kind of really awesome as well and this trend pretty much continued with all the Troopers and the MaShou. There were a lot of illustrations of the characters with their weapons/elements, but out of the armor and I kind of really loved that about this site, plus, you know, MaShou fanart, which I've not seen a lot of. And, you know, I wouldn't have expected it, especially since the artist does a lot of work on all the characters, but I think the Naaza illustrations actually were my favorites here. <3 (No real warnings/pairing themes.)


- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers - Pico [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site may not be for everyone, it's not the usual kind of site that I go for, the art is rather kind of rough, but... it's my pairing (Seiji/Touma) and I'm weak to them and I actually do kinda like this artist, I genuinely had fun with the site. Just that I know I'm going in with biases. When the artist goes for the lighter, airier colors--especially with Seiji--her style looks really kinda cool, but it's also the SUPER ADORABLE birthday omake and that she occasionally does MaShou art and occassionally does art of all the Troopers and the comics are kind of really fabulous and the oekakis are ADORABLE and just. It was a happy, fun site to visit, even beyond my pairing. ♥ (Seiji/Touma, some gen.)









































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