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Posted 1/30/18 , edited 1/30/18

RedExodus wrote:

I'm aware of exceptions but the vast majority of horned species seem to follow this male only rule .


I would say the majority of species with horns, both sexes have horns. Antlers on the other had, usually only males grow. With most deer species only males grow antlers, caribou being an exception

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RedExodus wrote:

You know those anime girls with horns? When I see horns, I think of male animals. When a girl has horns, especially big ones, somewhere, my mind goes (?)


I just wanted to say that I totally understand what you're saying and not knocking you, but Horns are great

this thread is already very fun
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As for obvious anthropomorphized characters: What's the point of making an animal person if you don't play up some of the traits? If you make that sheep person without horns ... she just has floppy ears that sort of looks like hair? Who's to say a male of the same ... whatever the character is supposed to be would have the same proportions?

If the dryad sort of character had tiny antlers ... how do you know she's not just wearing a a beret or something?

Anime style is exaggerated on most points.


Well my point is not to say that I am right and that they should change or anything along those lines. My feelings are just an unintended consequence of seeing something that I cannot unsee. Kinda like after seeing this pic, I keep thinking back to it every time I see the man himself.
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Posted 1/30/18

RedExodus wrote:

You know those anime girls with horns? When I see horns, I think of male animals. When a girl has horns, especially big ones, somewhere, my mind goes (?)


How do you know they're not a trap?
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RedExodus wrote:

You know those anime girls with horns? When I see horns, I think of male animals. When a girl has horns, especially big ones, somewhere, my mind goes (?)


Well that's your mistake you're not supposed to think of animals, you're supposed to think oni/demon/devil.

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Well....among animals with horns they generally use them to fight each other over mates correct?

Considering the laws of Harem shows, it makes a certain amount of sense that Mon-girls would have horns to fight each other over poor little protag-kun.
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I fell in love with the design of Miriam from Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (upcoming game). Her horns are actually hair ornaments, not part of her. I'd like to see more like that.



I'd also like to see more spider-girls, though.
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Posted 1/30/18
Horns appreciation thread?

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Horns appreciation thread?





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Eh, it's anime. Worrying about stuff like that is a headache I can do without.
The moment I start pondering any significance behind unusual cranial attachments I'll also have to worry about things like haircolors.
All of them are perfectly normal no matter how outlandish. Until they're not because the plot says so.
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I like my anime girls horny.
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Horny Girls ♥
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RedExodusWell my point is not to say that I am right and that they should change or anything along those lines. My feelings are just an unintended consequence of seeing something that I cannot unsee. Kinda like after seeing this pic, I keep thinking back to it every time I see the man himself.


To be honest, I can totally imagine my younger self having the same back-of-the-mind doubts about this.

But the answer to almost any "why" question about art boils down to the visuals.

Some of the basic tenets of anime/manga character design:

Must be recognizable when drawn in a variety of angles and "zoom" levels, and when subject to effects like blurring and shadows
Must stand out against backgrounds
Shape should be clear enough you can tell them apart just from their silhouette
If a manga or anime, normal appearance should be simple enough to draw/redraw hundreds or thousands of times (limited details and color palette) (Edit: Preemptive note: There are lots of very complex character designs in anime today. Many of them originate from light novel sources though, that had limited artwork: When there's art in a light novel, it has to be compelling.)

Not all of them are always followed of course.

I strongly recommend watching the series Bakuman. Very edutaining study of (mostly shonen) manga creation, character design, storyboarding, publishing and adaptations to anime. The initial premise seemed a bit weak to me, but it serves to tell the story and the show's a very compelling watch.
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Posted 1/31/18 , edited 1/31/18

Swaggercandy wrote:

Horns appreciation thread?



Can we like actually start that? That would be cool.
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Horns? Love them!
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