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The Ultimate Otaku Collection - almost 400 Anime Paintings

by Kadath Posted 3rd Feb 2008 at 8:15 PM
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Yeah, if not ultimate, it's damn close : 391 (!!!!) paintings from a plethora of different series (~110) and a couple of selections from the artbooks by some of the best illustrators out there : Range Murata (chara designer in Last Exile, Blue Sumbarine N. 6, curator of the beautiful Robot magazine), Tony Taka (Type Moon illustrator, and therefore chara designer for series like Fate/Stay Night, Shingetsutan Tsukihime, etc) , Ugetsu Hakua (chara design in Bakuretsu Tenshi) and last but not least Yoshitoshi Abe (Serial Experiments Lain, Niea Under 7, Jigoku Shoujo).

In short, i was just recoloring for me some paintings, browsing my shamefully huge folder of manga pictures, artworks, scans et similia taken from various imageboards, and when i took my eyes off from Photoshop, i realized how much jpgs i did (and how seriously ill I must be... ). So, after being a perennial lurker, i told to myself that for once i could be of some use to the community.

The collection is indeed huge, so take note that it's not meant for a complete install (tough nothing precludes you from doing so, but then keep in mind you'll have really A LOT of recolors in the 5-6 base paintings used, and browsing through them can become a bit of an hassle). For that reason, in each pack (i will anyway list for each pack its content, so don't worry) there's a previews folder with the SMALL jpgs cropped and resized to make the relative .package. In each pack you'll find ~25 / ~50 paintings with their base jpgs, so that you'll be able to quickly sort through the various paintings and choose those that you like more.
The packages are called "KAD_AnimePaintings_series_number.package" (ex : KAD_AnimePaintings_Eva_01.package) while the jpgs will be just "Series_number.jpg" (so : Eva_01.jpg). That way you'll both have the chance to browse and select the packages before installing them, and a quick key to find them back for every need once they'll be in your probably huge and chaotic downloads folder.

Some explanations in beautiful FAQ format, 'cause I love logorrhea!

How were the series chosen?
Just by my fetish and personal tastes, and since i only used artworks i already had on disk, there will only be things that i don't dislike, for a reason or another. That means, for istance, that you'll not find a single painting of some series, altough well known ones, suchs as, to make an example, Naruto or Dragonball, i just hate those kind of shows.
Also, i'm not a huge fan of mecha shows, therefore, there are no mecha pics et similia, you'll find mostly subjects and groups. But don't worry, i may not be a mecha fan, but i was indeed a plug suit fan lol, so Eva is there, don't panic! :P

How were the specific pictures chosen?
My collection of pictures and walls sails at around 3.000, even if i'm quite picky when surfing imageboards. These 391 i used were painfully chosen from the best ones (in my opinion), the most representative of a series or artist, and those that looked the best for being used as paintings or other wall hangings.
Again, you'll notice something : there will be many more female subjects than male ones... not my fault. I think. I'm not a perv. I hope :P
BTW, no fear, i chosen the subjects avoiding every picture that could have been not totally "politically correct". That means the worst you'll find will be a bunch of subjects in bathing suits, or just a little bit of lingerie. And still very few of them.
Actually, there were quite a lot of subjects in lingerie in my folders that were, IMO, totally innocent (i daily see here lingerie packs that are no different in any way), but still i excluded them just in case. Also, 'cause you know how it works, more often than not manga characters looks young, and that's immediatly a minefield even if the "lingerie shot" is just a nice drawing without being actually "erotic" (it's a drawing, jeez! :P)
Maybe, if i'll have some clarifications on that matter, it's possible that i will add an "ecchi" pack later on. We'll see.

From where do all those pictures come from?
From just about anywhere. The list of credits (apart from the obvious credits to the series and panel authors) would be endless, since many of these paintings were "crafted" starting from fan made wallpapers, or again, fan arts (sometimes professional fan arts, it's common in japan for professional mangakas to draw each other characters just for fun).
Two wallpaperists (is that a real word? ) i however have to mention are
Ningen at Ningen's Anime Wallpapers and RedXIII at Mercurial Design
Many of the walls used in this collection were originally made by those 2 great photoshop artists.
The paintings made from the mentioned artists artworks were scanned from some of their artbooks, like Murata's Futurhytm, etc. I've been careful of taking from each artbook just a minor percentage of drawings (no more than 5-6), both for personal respect and legal reasons. They are well known artists here in the west, and you can find their works in dedicated stores : if you like 'em, buy 'em. They're worth it.

Where the hell do i find the recolors, you damned logorrhoic?
I choose, for order's sake, to stick with few base paintings. Most of them are "Lady on Red", "Fantasy Scape", "Suspense" and, to a less extent, "Bella Squared" recolors. There are however a bunch of exceptions, some paintings where made to look as "prints" (the FSN calendar from the Premium Fanbook, for example), and are listed under the "Pineapple" painting. Also, some artworks that i considered especially worth, for a reason or another, will be found as "Arghist Soldier" and "Poisonus Forest" recolors. Finally, there are 5-6 "Fourth Element" recolors for pictures that looked really nice as that kind of wall hanging (movie-poster like pictures), and a single recolor of one of the unsorted pictures under the "skyscape" painting, it came out really nice with that translucent effect.

Could you add a **** pack?
I'm still a lurker at heart, and who knows how much more will my will to play the sims in free will live on? :P
I just tell "maybe". Definitely, i have no intention of surfing on imageboards for specific requests, but if you ask about something that more or less i already know and have material of, and it's not Naruto-like crap ( ), maybe just maybe it will happen. If you even send me the drawings you would like to see added to the collection, then it would be even more likely to happen, but in that case... well, a painting recolor is something almost everyone here knows how to do these days, right?

Could I reuse some of this things in another mod?
Of course you can; actually, i usually laugh very hard when i see authors of custom content for games declaring copyright policies that even Bill Gates would be ashamed of. And anyway i just inserted in game works made by other people, people who have rights to arrogate to themselves copyrights :P
To tell the truth, i doubt anyone would need to use anime paintings in another kind of bigger mod, such as a lot or a themed room, but just in case, don't worry. I just ask (politely, i do not "pretend" :P) for a simple credit, but mainly for a link back on this topic, just to be useful to those downloaders that have an interest in anime/manga content for the sims.
Ah, just one thing : do not upload anything from me on paysites. I cannot prevent you from doing so, but a close friend of mine is a witch (at least she says so... :P). That said, if you don't want to have huge colitis attacks, don't make me (her) angry :P


Well then, basic info done, let's see what you'll find in each pack. Between () there will be the number of paintings done for that series/artist. (Please note that while for bigger series such as FSN, i categorized the painting there, if a series is drawn by one of the featured artists, small ones can appear in their pack, such as blue submarine n. 6, with 3-4 drawings that you'll find in Murata's collection).


Pack 1
Yoshitoshi Abe (2)
Air (2)
Akira (2)
Ar Tonelico (1)
Argento Soma (1)
Azumanga Daioh (1)
Bakumatsu (1)
Bakuretsu Tenshi (AKA Burst Angels) (7)
Basilisk (3)
Berserk (2)
Black Lagoon (1)
Blood + (6)
Boogiepop Phantom (1)
Bottle Fairy (1)

Pack 2
Card Captor Sakura (1)
Chrno Crusade (3)
Chobits (10)
Claymore (1)
Cossette no Shouzou (Le Portrait de Petit Cossette) (7)
Cowboy Bebop (4)
Da Capo (1)
Dears (1)
Demonbane (2)
Makai Senki Disgaea (4)
Death Note (5)
DNAngel (1)

Pack 3
El Cazador de la Bruja (1)
Elfen Lied (3)
Erementar Gerad (1)
Ergo Proxy (2)
Eureka 7 (4)
Evangelion (7)
Excel Saga (3)
Last Exile (4)

Pack 4
FLCL (1)
Fullmetal Alchemist (5)
Full Metal Panic (2)
Fate/Stay Night (23)
Furuba (Fruits Basket) (1)

Pack 5
Gankutsuou (The Count of Monte Cristo) (5)
Genshiken (1)
Girls Bravo (1)
Ghost in the Shell (3)
Great Teacher Onizuka (1)
Gungrave (1)
Gunslinger Girl (3)
Gun X Sword (1)
.Hack (1)
Haibane Renmei (10)
Ugetsu Hakua (6)
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora (1)
Hellsing (2)
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (4)
Hikaru no go (1)

Pack 6
Ichigo 100% (1)
Ichigo Mashimaro (4)
Irya no Sora, Ufo no Natsu (2)
Jigoku Shoujo (8)
Kamichu! (1)
Rurouni Kenshin (1)
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (3)
Kiddy Grade (4)
Kino no Tabi (2)
Nurse Witch Komugi-Chan (1)

Pack 7
Serial Experiments Lain (7)
Record of Lodoss War (2)
Love Hina (1)
Mabinogi (2)
Maburaho (2)
Madlax (2)
Mahoromatic (1)
Mai Hime (2)
Makai Tenshi (1)
Midori no Hibi (1)
Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away) (2) (Hadn't a good poster of Mononoke, gomen )
Range Murata (20)

Pack 8
Mahou Sensei Negima (1)
Niea Under 7 (4)
Noein (1)
Noir (1)
Paranoia Agent (3)
Peacemaker Kurogane (1)
PlanetES (1)
Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica (4)
Popotan (1)
Pumpkin Scissors (1)
Rahxephon (1)
Witch Hunter Robin (1)
Read or Die (3)
Rozen Maiden (18)

Pack 9
Saikano (1)
Samurai 7 (2)
Samurai Champloo (4)
School Rumble (4)
Scrapped Princess (1)
Shakugan no Shana (11)
Shinigami no Ballad (2)
Shuffle (2)
Sister Princess (1)
Sumomo mo Momo (1)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (6)

Pack 10
Tony Taka (6)
Shining Tears (13)
Tenjou Tenge (4)
Texhnolyze (1)
To Heart (1)
Tokko (1)
Trinity Blood (2)
Tsubasa Chronicle (1)
Shingetsutan Tsukihime (4)
Tsukuyomi Moon Phase (2)
Utawarerumono (2)

Pack 11
Various (unsorted) (30)
Wolf's Rain (2)
xxxHolic (1)
Zero no Tsukaima (5)


Finally (holy cra... O_o) the last thing : screenshots galore. Since MTS2 allows only 8 screens, and i have taken ~30, some direct links on a space of mine with screens for a bigger selection of in game examples.

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Screen 9
Screen 10
Screen 11
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Screen 13
Screen 14
Screen 15
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Screen 17
Screen 18
Screen 19
Screen 20
Screen 21
Screen 22
Screen 23
Screen 24
Screen 25
Screen 26
Screen 27
Screen 28
Screen 29

That's it. Enjoy. There's plenty to play with, i doubt you can build a neighborhood big enough to use all these paintings XD

Ja ne

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Test Subject
#2 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 2:12 AM
Holy cow that's a lot of pictures! I'm rather stunned. This must have taken forever to make. Fantastic work Kadath.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 3:36 PM
Haibane Renmei! And TEN of them! Thank you so much. *shares the Yoshitoshi Abe love*

coming to you directly from the mothership/make my funk the p.funk
Test Subject
#4 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 5:34 PM
Can somebody tell me from which Anime the first, third and fourth picture from "Screen27" are? I like the pictures alot!

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Field Researcher
#5 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 8:02 PM
aw.....every time i try to get the number 4 rar, it comes up damaged >.<
i get the prieveiw jpg's but nothing else....

*waaaah*
(wants to hug ehr FullMetal Alchemist pics, but can only hug the JPEG's *sniffle*)
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 8:57 PM Last edited by Kadath : 6th Feb 2008 at 5:55 PM.
@Chironthya : The four paintings in that screen are in the unsorted pack. They shouldn't be related to any specific anime or manga, but they should rather be independent subjects by unknown artists (or better said, i don't know who did them, there was no info about that on the imageboards where i found 'em, and while most of 'em shouldn't actually be related to a series, some may be and nobody just recognized or tagged them).
I only know that the second from the left is by Takehito Harada (illustrator for the Disgaea videogame among other things).

Edit : Shame on me, i recognized the first on the left : it's by Goto-P, a well known doujin circle/artist. His site, as well as his (her? their?) books are more than worth a look.

@Rayea : Sometimes the downloads from MTS2 come down corrupted, this happens especially when the site is bogged down by a lot of traffic and the service is unstable. Downloads have the tendency to get interrupted halfways, so you get an incomplete, thus corrupted, .rar. Of course, this issue is especially felt when the file to download is a bigger one.
Usually, apart from waiting for a better moment with less traffic, the only solution is following the download process, and reinit it as soon as it gets suddendly completed before really ending the transfer. That way you'll still have in your browser cache the partial downloaded data and the download will restart from the interruption point.
It's a pain in the back, but it works : right now i checked the issue, and it took me 5 tries to completely download the pack, but in the end it came through and i can confirm that it's not corrupted, you just have to be patient with our poor, tired MTS2 server :P
Or, you can try using a download manager, dunno however which ones would work well with MTS2.

@silo pixel & bean / vermillionclouds : Thanks, i'm happy that you found something that meets your tastes and... yeah, i would say "only" 10 pics from Haibane. I couldn't plunder the entire artbook, but god knows how hard it was for me to exclude some of the beautiful artworks that were there :P
BTW, the artbook which most of the haibane paintings come from is called "Guri No Machi, Haibane No Niwa De"; money really well spent

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 1:03 AM Last edited by lillith_666 : 4th Mar 2008 at 1:27 AM.
Thanks so much for takeing the time to do this set, you got some great images even for those who are not anime fans. I forgot to thank you for organizing this so well.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 12th Mar 2008 at 12:48 AM
This is so awesome I seriously squeed when I saw all of these cool anime pictures!

Get anime recolors and more - here
Sorry I can no longer make recolors for Sims 2.

You can make a pretty picnic but you can't predict the weather - "Ms. Jackson", Outkast
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 28th Apr 2008 at 12:49 AM
Nice. I approve whole heartily. If only I had so many posters and wallscrolls in real life... But then I'd run out of walls. (Which, you know, would mean I'd HAVE to buy a bigger house. x3) Whee, and there was even a picture of Bikko in there. I don't know why, but I find her awesome.

O pitiful shadow bound in darkness, looking down upon people and causing them pain... A soul drowned in sinful karma... Want to try dying this once?
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Test Subject
#10 Old 7th May 2008 at 11:55 AM
This is, like, the most awesome download I've every seen *_* I have no other words for it. I adore anime, thus I adore these paintings, so yeah, I kind of adore you x3
Test Subject
#11 Old 11th May 2008 at 3:48 AM
Does anyone know what anime they guy in the red shirt is from (Screen 26 third from left)? Deeply appreciate the help I'd love to be able to find more of him =p

!<< Im a Nutmegger fear me>>!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 17th May 2008 at 9:34 PM
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Originally Posted by simelorian
Does anyone know what anime they guy in the red shirt is from (Screen 26 third from left)? Deeply appreciate the help I'd love to be able to find more of him =p


That's Onizuka-sensei from Great Teacher Onizuka, ne.

O pitiful shadow bound in darkness, looking down upon people and causing them pain... A soul drowned in sinful karma... Want to try dying this once?
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Test Subject
#13 Old 8th Jul 2008 at 9:30 PM
Noir~~~

LOVE!! Gotta find those Mireille and Kirika sims I used to have....
Test Subject
#14 Old 16th Aug 2008 at 8:04 PM
umm i cant get any of the lady in red ones or any others y?
Test Subject
#15 Old 13th Jan 2009 at 7:47 AM
omg omg omg this is like, meant for me!! millions of thanks to you!!
Test Subject
#16 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 4:55 PM
You rock!!!

btw. would u consider doing one of Roy Mustang?
Test Subject
#17 Old 23rd Feb 2009 at 5:23 AM
thank god! last exile content! thanks!!!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#18 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 3:15 PM
Thanks for all the kind words and thanks given for this little mod while I was lightyears away from playing, let alone modding, The Sims 2.
I came back just recently after I got my hands on The Sims 3 (and after my japanese classes ended for summer break), which means that... well, if it wasn't obvious already, there will be no "expansions" for this collection. Sorry DANTESNAKEFAN, this means no Roy Mustang... I hated him anyway :P

BUT... this also means that in the next few hours, if everything goes well, the very first set of custom paintings for The Sims 3 will be... an anime set, ghghghgh.
Right now it's in the moderation queue, and of course as of now we can only do default replacement so there will be only 24 paintings, but it's a start nevertheless. So, should anyone pass by here in the meantime... stay tuned ^^

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
Test Subject
#19 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 5:13 PM
Are these made with the same method as in Sims 2?
Test Subject
#20 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 7:02 PM
ops this is Sims 2, thanks for reply on previous post
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Test Subject
#21 Old 14th Jul 2009 at 8:54 AM
Default Another fan
woops, sorry about the accidental 'delete' lol. (clutsy meh)

I use these often in my rooms and uploads of presentation pics for my patterns and they're GREAT! So I wanted to add a 'thank you' as well. I hope you'll be coming up with more variations of portraits as I don't know how to do that lol. I've set a link to many inquiring about these paintings they noticed in my presentations, to your site page. Many thanks...Myst~

Wisdom is like respect...It's something you earn, not freely obtained without sacrifices.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 8th Nov 2009 at 11:22 PM
Great assortment of pictures, id like to see more !
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 10th Nov 2009 at 8:20 PM
DEAR LORD! Can't resist, even if it might kill my machine, lol.
Test Subject
#24 Old 16th May 2012 at 4:41 AM
why can't i get them to show up in the buy menu in the game? :'(
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 7th Jun 2012 at 7:48 AM
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Originally Posted by AnimeFreak1321543
why can't i get them to show up in the buy menu in the game? :'(

sorry to tell you dude but they aren't buy menu stuff. these beauties go in the paintings folder, and are made by custom painting them into the game.

my thoughts on this pack? excellent, but you forgot one very beloved anime mini series: Gravitation ^_^
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