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Anime New Moon is an aesthetic based on a particular type of anime graphic design that was very prevalent during the mid-2000s to early 2010s and was often featured in the videos of Nightcore remixes of that time involving Trance music. Visually, it could be described as elegant, ethereal and slightly mysterious. Artworks relating to this aesthetic typically involve the night and other elements relating to it, like the moon, stars, moonlight, galaxies, etc., as well as mythological creatures relating to angels or vampires. It is a sister aesthetic of Technoneko2000, as both have influenced Nightcore as a whole.


The visuals found in the Anime New Moon aesthetic are all about nighttime and ethereal elements. The color palette of the aesthetic often uses multiple shades of blue (from pastel to navy), white, purple and pink. For instance, PicsArt, a popular image editing app, has an image filter called "Nightcore"[1], which also uses this specific color palette associated with the Anime New Moon aesthetic. The aesthetic focuses on beautiful aspects of the night, like the moon, moonlight and stars, as well as other elements like galaxies or waterfalls. The characters featured in the images and edits are typically fantastic characters, like angels, vampires or magical girls. Other elements found in the aesthetic are white birds and butterflies. This aesthetic could ironically be described as taking the term 'nightcore' too literally.


Some elements commonly used in the Anime New Moon aesthetic include:

  • Nighttime and starry nights
  • The moon
  • Moonlight
  • Stars
  • Galaxies
  • Waterfalls
  • Butterflies
  • White birds
  • Character Tropes



  • Angel Beats!
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Fate Stay/Night
  • Sailor Moon
  • Sola
  • Tsukihime - A Piece of Blue Glass Moon
  • Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase


  • Crush Crush (Moonlight Stroll)
  • MOON.
  • To The Moon
  • Tsukihime Series
  • Under the Moon ~Tsukiiro Ehon~
  • Witch of the Holy Night



Some examples of Nightcore videos using this aesthetic include:


External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.