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Posted: 08 September 2012 10:05 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello everyone,

I know that “anime-esque” figures are a dime a dozen, but I was hoping that there was a 3rd party anime character out there that I haven’t heard of. Below is a list of characters that I know of and have tried. These are on the list because they aren’t quite good enough for a passable true-anime character.

The Hiro/Aiko series
Certainly the most widely known and feature rich of the anime-style figures. Because of this, it’s also the most homogeneous and because it derives from the M/V figure, not quite “anime” enough.

futepen’s Nearme, Neoki and Sera
These guys are my favorites so far. They are the most anime, and this is the kind of thing I would like to see on a more feature rich figure. Nearme is by far the most supported of the three (Neoki is just a male morph for nearme, essentially) and you DO still see a few Nearme items pop up every now and then. The downside? While they are great, it limits you to mostly children. Sera is an adult woman, but has almost no support. There is a complete lack of adult males. Another issue is that while Nearme does have a “morphs++” equivalent (a la M4/V4), it’s rare to see clothing supported.

Chocolate007’s Haru and Natu
I just found these two recently. They are a surprisinglyu nice balance between the Hiro/Aiko and futepen’s stuff, but they definitely have the worst support. I haven’t bought much of their stuff because I’m not too interested in perusing their usage too much. A very nice upside is that they do handle M4/V4/Genesis poses well, so that gives them some strong versatility. They aren’t too great with the hand morphs though : /


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Is there a well-morphed and often-designed for GOOD anime character out there that I haven’t heard of?

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Posted: 08 September 2012 10:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Anime Doll ($)
http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/anime-doll-kit/23796

Still some products out there. XDresser support.

Maya Doll (Free)
http://www.3digitalcrafts.net/studiomaya/1download/mdb/index.html

Still some products out there. XDresser support (basically the same figure with different head. UV may be different, can’t remember)

EDIT> And yes they are old but I like’em!

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Posted: 08 September 2012 10:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hitomi   http://www.daz3d.com/shop/hitomi-3d-anime-girl-for-genesis
Asobi   http://www.daz3d.com/shop/asobi
Kamiko   http://www.daz3d.com/shop/kamiko-for-genesis
Pai Mei   http://www.daz3d.com/shop/pai-mei-character-and-clothing-for-hitomi

Depending on your definitions

Nata, Jazlyn

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Posted: 08 September 2012 10:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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For Aiko3 and Hiro3 there is a morph pack for each that really expands their ability to be more Anime.

Kioki for A3:
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/kioki

Hitoro for H3:
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/hitoro

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Posted: 08 September 2012 10:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Mattymanx - 08 September 2012 10:40 PM

For Aiko3 and Hiro3 there is a morph pack for each that really expands their ability to be more Anime.

Kioki for A3:
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/kioki

Hitoro for H3:
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/hitoro

Totally agree, they may come from M/V but to me they are dead on.

Course, TY2 is awesome as well.

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Posted: 08 September 2012 10:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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BelBel

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/belbel

ChibiBel & School set

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/chibibel-school-set

You can get a good amount of free outfits for them on some Japanese sites.

Also, anime is a French word that can be used to refer to just any animation not just Japanese style animation.

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Posted: 08 September 2012 10:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Deco, Decoco, Maybe (male)...and a penguin. Yeah, a penguin.
http://members3.jcom.home.ne.jp/mowais/freestuff/freestuff.html

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Posted: 08 September 2012 10:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Damn Jmper took my suggestions.

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Posted: 08 September 2012 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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MJ007 - 08 September 2012 10:58 PM

Damn Jmper took my suggestions.

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Posted: 08 September 2012 11:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I would also like to suggest:

Ball Joint Doll:  http://market.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/index.php?ViewProduct=51396
Ball Joint Boy (Requires Ball Joint Doll): http://www.faeriedreams.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=33&products_id=367


-MJ

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Posted: 08 September 2012 11:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Kendall Sears - 08 September 2012 10:35 PM

Hitomi   http://www.daz3d.com/shop/hitomi-3d-anime-girl-for-genesis
Asobi   http://www.daz3d.com/shop/asobi
Kamiko   http://www.daz3d.com/shop/kamiko-for-genesis
Pai Mei   http://www.daz3d.com/shop/pai-mei-character-and-clothing-for-hitomi

Depending on your definitions

Nata, Jazlyn

Kendall

Thanks for the links! Unfortunately I really cannot stand DAZ’s anime attempts, I don’t know what it is. I think it has to be because it’s based off a non-anime model and they can only go so far with it.

Jay_NOLA - 08 September 2012 10:48 PM

Also, anime is a French word that can be used to refer to just any animation not just Japanese style animation.

If anyone thinks that I’m talking about the French word, they either didn’t read the full post or have the deduction skills of a 4 year old. I don’t mean to sound harsh.

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Posted: 08 September 2012 11:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Paradigm67 - 08 September 2012 11:57 PM
Kendall Sears - 08 September 2012 10:35 PM

Hitomi   http://www.daz3d.com/shop/hitomi-3d-anime-girl-for-genesis
Asobi   http://www.daz3d.com/shop/asobi
Kamiko   http://www.daz3d.com/shop/kamiko-for-genesis
Pai Mei   http://www.daz3d.com/shop/pai-mei-character-and-clothing-for-hitomi

Depending on your definitions

Nata, Jazlyn

Kendall

Thanks for the links! Unfortunately I really cannot stand DAZ’s anime attempts, I don’t know what it is. I think it has to be because it’s based off a non-anime model and they can only go so far with it.

Jay_NOLA - 08 September 2012 10:48 PM

Also, anime is a French word that can be used to refer to just any animation not just Japanese style animation.

If anyone thinks that I’m talking about the French word, they either didn’t read the full post or have the deduction skills of a 4 year old. I don’t mean to sound harsh.

All those I listed are 3rd party characters, not DAZ.  They do use Genesis as a base though.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 10:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Kendall Sears - 08 September 2012 11:59 PM

All those I listed are 3rd party characters, not DAZ.  They do use Genesis as a base though.

Kendall

Touche. Regardless of who made it, I think the Genesis base is what ruins it for me. It’s too halfway-there if you know what I mean. In no way am I saying that they aren’t very nice figures, I’m saying that they fall short of anime (not the French one).

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Posted: 09 September 2012 01:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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jmper - 08 September 2012 10:56 PM

Deco, Decoco, Maybe (male)...and a penguin. Yeah, a penguin.
http://members3.jcom.home.ne.jp/mowais/freestuff/freestuff.html

This Deco figure sure looks cool! Thanks for the link!

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Posted: 09 September 2012 01:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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As much as I like the A3 and H3 figures, Genesis and its addon characters is your best choice due to its vast flexability to be anyone.  There is addons for it that can turn it into A3/H3 and A4/H4.  THat doesn’t mean you have to use those shapes at 100% but you can mix them together as you please to get a more anime appearence.  And mic them together with any other Genesis character/shape.  At the same time Genesis can use the Gen4 and Gen3 clothing plus has its own.

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Posted: 10 September 2012 05:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Terai Yuki 2 : http://www.contentparadise.com/productdetails.aspx?id=9886

(Although I think her joints need a bit of tweaking.)

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