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Anime is an aesthetic revolving around the visual culture of Japanese anime and manga. Often glorifying Japanese animation styles prevalent in the 1990s through early 2000s as well as Hatsune Miku, who is not part of Anime and more part of a software called "VOCALOID". Anime tends to overlap with other aesthetic genres, like Cartooncore, Vaporwave, Webcore, Cyberpunk or Scene, due to Anime's rise in reaction to "cringe culture" that is increasingly prevalent on the internet.

Frequent motifs are "Magical Girl Anime", such as Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tokyo Mew Mew and other anime, like Lucky Star, VOCALOID song PVs, anime-related YouTube videos from 2007-2012, pastel manga edits, Touhou, gaudy Blingee-esque edits and frequently stolen and edited art from the early 2000s that was often parallel to scene and emo culture. Ball-jointed dolls and anime figures are also popular. Sometimes, distortion methods are used to lower image quality to replicate the look of many old web artifacts.


Anime fashion is normally centered around either a particular anime or around the anime aesthetic in general. In theory, one could work anime cosplay into Anime fashion, but no soul has been brave enough to attempt this, though the thought of somebody dressing up like Sailor Moon just to go down to their local McDonald's IS quite amusing.

Here are some examples of Anime fashion, non-cosplay:

  • Anime graphic T’s
  • Pastel skirts
  • Comfortable jeans
  • Bright shorts
  • Mismatched socks in different heights
  • Sneakers with untied laces
  • Flowy dresses/Skirts
  • Striped tights
  • Sometimes tea party shoes
  • Simple ponytail
  • Messy bun
  • A long braid
  • Hair down with an accessory
  • Hair clipped back
  • Hair down with cute clips
  • Cute headbands with characters or designs
  • Purses or book bags with anime characters
  • Cute bows
  • Colored pearl bracelets/anklets
  • Pastel chokers
  • Themed earrings
  • Cute pastel eyeshadow
  • Shiny lip gloss
  • Cute blush
  • Eyeliner
  • Sometimes e-girl hearts on cheeks
  • A bit of mascara
  • Anything as kawaii/cute-themed to be an anime character




Itasha is a subculture of car culture, where people will decorate their cars that are themed after different anime, manga and video game characters. Itasha can also extend to motorcycles (which is referred to as itansha), bicycles (which is referred to as itachari), aircraft, computer cases, bags (which is referred to as ita-bag) and consumable automotive products. The Itasha aesthetic has even extended to the world of motorsports (see below in the gallery).


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Yandere is an Anime offshoot of Lovecore, based on the anime character trope "Yandere." Yandere characters in anime are characterized as violent and unhealthily obsessive towards love interests. They are frequently described as lovesick or mentally ill. For more information, please see Yandere.