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May 15, 9:23 AM
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When I say Thumbnails I mean Picture art thing or someone in the comments tell me the technical term!

Here is an example:

I am a COMPLETIONIST. Aiming to finish AS MANY ANIME as possible before DEATH, Despite them being SATISFACTORY or if they are BORING.

I WATCH THE LOWEST SCORED/RATED/RANKED ANIMES ON MAL (OR you can CALL THEM The WORST animes in the WORLD - No Joke Like Seriously)

No anime has actually satisfied my anime taste, That I can call a MasterPiece (10/10), still searching... hopefully one day I will find that show and obsess over it till I die.
RULE NO.4 I MUST WATCH ALL CONTENT FOR THE SERIES I HAVE FINISHED, NOW THIS ONE IS QUITE EXHILARATING.
May 15, 9:35 AM
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You mean the key visual art promotional poster.

May 15, 9:43 AM
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you mean poster?

I actually wanted to at some point talk about this in a video or something, but these are what I consider to be some of the best ones.

Ps, I think the promised neverland s1 in particular has the best anime poster of all time, the more you look at it, the better it gets with the sheer amount of thought and detail that has been put into it.








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May 15, 9:54 AM
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Oshi no Ko (first visual)
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Bakemonogatari
Nekomonogatari Kuro
Choujigen Game Neptune The Animation OVA
D-Frag
Fate/Zero
JoJo part 4 and 5
Net-juu no susume
Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu
May 15, 9:58 AM
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Muse Asia has the best anime THUMBNAILS


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you mean poster?

I actually wanted to at some point talk about this in a video or something, but these are what I consider to be some of the best ones.

Ps, I think the promised neverland s1 in particular has the best anime poster of all time, the more you look at it, the better it gets with the sheer amount of thought and detail that has been put into it.








@APolygons2

nah u lost me at Death Parade, that poster is awful
May 15, 10:02 AM
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a few of my personal favorites are

Wonder Egg Priority



Blue Period



Clannad After Story




Bocchi the Rock



Sonny Boy



Frieren

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Patema Inverted always comes to mind.

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May 15, 10:14 AM

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eli_shmeli said:
nah u lost me at Death Parade, that poster is awful



Bro what do you mean, the colour contrast is design 101 done to perfection, as the blood is dripping from the elevator on Decim's hand, as he looks at it, showcasing the fact that he has to question his judgement through out the series. And the fact that he is the centre of every other character around him, along with the devil and angle masks, and set pieces really builds on him being left to reach a realization influenced by, but also in a way separate from everything around him. Decim's resolution or change, is one of, if not the main thing the entire series was building up two. And the poster conveys that perfectly.

A part of that is arguably speculation, but you wouldn't be able to speculate like this on a poster that was generic or awful.

It's also extremely memorable and unique with the way the cuts are put next to each other and the specific colour pallet, there isn't any other poster quite like it.
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May 15, 10:17 AM

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These are some of the ones I find the best-looking.
MOKUSHI KUSHIMO SHIMOKU KUMOSHI MOSHIKU SHIKUMO.
May 15, 10:22 AM

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There is one I tried to add to the database, but mods ignore it.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/9531/Tezuka_Osamu_Monogatari__Boku_wa_Son_Gokuu

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May 15, 10:29 AM

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eli_shmeli said:
nah u lost me at Death Parade, that poster is awful



Bro what do you mean, the colour contrast is design 101 done to perfection, as the blood is dripping from the elevator on Decim's hand, as he looks at it, showcasing the fact that he has to question his judgement through out the series. And the fact that he is the centre of every other character around him, along with the devil and angle masks, and set pieces really builds on him being left to reach a realization influenced by, but also in a way separate from everything around him. Decim's resolution or change, is one of, if not the main thing the entire series was building up two. And the poster conveys that perfectly.

A part of that is arguably speculation, but you wouldn't be able to speculate like this on a poster that was generic or awful.

It's also extremely memorable and unique with the way the cuts are put next to each other and the specific colour pallet, there isn't any other poster quite like it.
@APolygons2

it just looks like a jumbled floating heads poster where they got rid of all the original colors to attempt to make it look cohesive in some way, extremely jarring and hard to get a grasp on what the show will be about or what's even going on in the picture from any sort of distance or if the visual doesn't take up the full screen of whatever it's being viewed on.

I will give it the fact that it kind of looks like stained glass tho, which i think was intentional

I think one of the alts for death parade is much better





also, u said "no other poster like it"


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@APolygons2

it just looks like a jumbled floating heads poster where they got rid of all the original colors to attempt to make it look cohesive in some way, extremely jarring and hard to get a grasp on what the show will be about or what's even going on in the picture from any sort of distance or if the visual doesn't take up the full screen of whatever it's being viewed on.

I will give it the fact that it kind of looks like stained glass tho, which i think was intentional

I think one of the alts for death parade is much better





also, u said "no other poster like it"


eli_shmeli said:
it just looks like a jumbled floating heads poster where they got rid of all the original colors to attempt to make it look cohesive in some way


They aren't floating, they are separated into parts of a

eli_shmeli said:
stained glass


Which you mentioned here.

I mean yes, the colours are specifically put together like that to create a cohesive look.... and it works. it looks cohesive. you can't say "they did it to do this" when the "this" that you're talking about is a good thing.

eli_shmeli said:
extremely jarring and hard to get a grasp on what the show will be about or what's even going on in the picture from any sort of distance or if the visual doesn't take up the full screen of whatever it's being viewed on.


You don't need to know what the show is about.

I think what is far more important is getting the feel of the show across, and the character looking at dripping blood on his hands, with a stained glass backdrop, is the exact feel of death parade.

It tells you it's an emotional story, it gives you a church like visual along with the title being death parade, instantly gives it that melancholy feel.

I mean you should also look at posters along with the titles. For a show that is basically called "a celebration for death" this poster instantly should give an idea on the tone, style, and feel of the show.

I can see why you may not consider it as great as I do. but It is DEFINITELY not awful, awful-generic posters don't have style or thought put into them. Awful-generic posters look like this:

Awful:

https://myanimelist.net/anime/13161/Hagure_Yuusha_no_Aesthetica

https://myanimelist.net/anime/44203/Seirei_Gensouki

Generic:

https://myanimelist.net/anime/40748/Jujutsu_Kaisen

https://myanimelist.net/anime/40911/Yuukoku_no_Moriarty




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May 15, 10:49 AM

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@APolygons2

it just looks like a jumbled floating heads poster where they got rid of all the original colors to attempt to make it look cohesive in some way, extremely jarring and hard to get a grasp on what the show will be about or what's even going on in the picture from any sort of distance or if the visual doesn't take up the full screen of whatever it's being viewed on.

I will give it the fact that it kind of looks like stained glass tho, which i think was intentional

I think one of the alts for death parade is much better





also, u said "no other poster like it"


eli_shmeli said:
also, u said "no other poster like it"



That does not look like it at all though

And this is actually a good example of how good the death parade poster is in terms of colour contrast.

Look at all might and decu, they had to highlight them in white because it would have been hard to see them with a backdrop that colourful, and they STILL pop out FAR less than decim in that poster.

The alternative poster isn't bad, in fact it's pretty solid, but it's nothing special. It doesn't tell you much, and makes death parade like look like horror anime, which it definitely isn't, at least it's definitely not the focus.
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eli_shmeli said:
also, u said "no other poster like it"



That does not look like it at all though

And this is actually a good example of how good the death parade poster is in terms of colour contrast.

Look at all might and decu, they had to highlight them in white because it would have been hard to see them with a backdrop that colourful, and they STILL pop out FAR less than decim in that poster.

The alternative poster isn't bad, in fact it's pretty solid, but it's nothing special. It doesn't tell you much, and makes death parade like look like horror anime, which it definitely isn't, at least it's definitely not the focus.
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he pops out more cause they were cowards with the death parade poster and took away all the color from all of the characters
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This Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood poster just screams awesome.


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@APolygons2

he pops out more cause they were cowards with the death parade poster and took away all the color from all of the characters
@eli_shmeli

They weren't cowards, you literally mentioned the stained glass, so you know why they did it !!!!

how is creating a cohesive poster that is stylish bad?

like if the characters had colours, it would take away the stained glass visual, AND make it look like a mess. why would they do that?

This poster is actually built up on the poster for the short film that was kind of the pilot for death parade, that one also goes for the stained glass look in a more literal way:




But while that makes it unique, it's hard to tell what is going on in one glance, and sacrifices the characters popping out, at the sacrifice of the stained glass style.

This new one, not only fixes that issue, it also gives it a certain visual that doesn't even fully like normal stained glass, it just feels like it does. it fixes the issue, makes it more colourful, and creates a new visual identity that is even more unique looking than it just being stained glass.
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@eli_shmeli

They weren't cowards, you literally mentioned the stained glass, so you know why they did it !!!!

how is creating a cohesive poster that is stylish bad?

like if the characters had colours, it would take away the stained glass visual, AND make it look like a mess. why would they do that?

This poster is actually built up on the poster for the short film that was kind of the pilot for death parade, that one also goes for the stained glass look in a more literal way:




But while that makes it unique, it's hard to tell what is going on in one glance, and sacrifices the characters popping out, at the sacrifice of the stained glass style.

This new one, not only fixes that issue, it also gives it a certain visual that doesn't even fully like normal stained glass, it just feels like it does. it fixes the issue, makes it more colourful, and creates a new visual identity that is even more unique looking than it just being stained glass.
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the old one looks far prettier
May 15, 11:15 AM

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The first one that came to mind is Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet.

May 15, 11:20 AM
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Personally, I really like No Game No Life's key visual. It's one of my favorites.
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eli_shmeli said:
the old one looks far prettier


Agree to disagree, I don't have anything else to add
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The first one that came to mind is Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet.

@Jonas-K Oh I had forgotten about this one, this one is also really really good.

From what I remember the 2 movies didn't finish the story right? are we ever going to see the whole thing I wonder.
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Probably Rozen Maiden imo. I think many people also think so...
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It has to be good without the titles and assorted text with it. The Shinkai movie posters are very aesthetically pleasing.





But when it comes to strictly thumbnails...

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Have you guys ever seen the Senran Kagura anime btw??
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I don't keep track, but recently found this one to be great.

https://myanimelist.net/anime/12815/Shirokuma_Cafe

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idk if i'd call them the best, but these are definitely some of my favorites.
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Some of my favs (unranked)










I'll add more as i go.
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Donghua always have the best promo posters but when it comes to the actual series, it's always catfish
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I have noticed that as well.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/39675/Ling_Long__Incarnation
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I think we can all agree that this:



Is the best anime thumbnail.
May 15, 10:55 PM

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Let's add some more I liked. Yes there are many here
MOKUSHI KUSHIMO SHIMOKU KUMOSHI MOSHIKU SHIKUMO.
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some classics










there are more, am lazy

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Inuyashiki ig. ID invaders is another cool example.
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Rozen Maiden aka the anime in my avatar pic is the anime with the best thumbnail imo...

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