Midjourney, the popular text-to-image generative AI model, has the capability to generate realistic anime characters, places, and anime clothing within just a few seconds.
Anyone who knows how to prompt can seamlessly generate animes with Midjourney. A prompt is an input for generative AI models and it can be a text description or an image accompanied by a text description.
It is essential to write good Midjourney prompts to get killer anime. Apart from this, knowing certain keywords related to anime, such as “Chibi-style”, “Pixar-style”, “comic book art”, etc., and Midjourney supported anime artist names are also necessary to create anime with Midjourney.
When it comes to anime, Midjourney has a separate version called “Niji Mode”. To turn on the Niji mode in Midjourney Discord, you need to execute the command “/settings”. Then, click “Niji Mode”.
In this article, I have used both the current version of Midjourney (v 4) and Niji mode to create animes. You can sense the transition from Midjourney v 4 to Niji mode, if you are keen enough to watch all images listed here.
Comment where the transition happened if you find it.
By going through this article, you will learn to create animes using Midjourney effortlessly.
Best Midjourney Anime Prompts
Creating a Character in Anime Style
Anime Characters X Artist Names
One of the best and easiest ways to get wonderful anime using Midjourney is to include anime artists/ manga artists/ mangaka’s names in your prompt.
Impressive results, isn’t it? Mentioning the anime artists’ names in your prompt will include a lot of elements, such as color contrast, style, theme, and so on.
It is one of the easiest methods to create anime in Midjourney as it requires no anime, color, or style jargon.
Anime Characters X Clothing
Anime Character Design
Anime character design prompts are going to be very helpful for artists who are designing anime characters and manga.
With anime character design prompts, artists can get a glimpse of the appearance of anime characters from different viewing angles. Also, these prompts help artist capture the each elements of the anime/ manga character that they are trying to create.
Turn Real Life into Anime
In Midjourney Discord, you can upload your image and use that URL and prompt to create animes of yourself.
Turn Real Life into Manga
<image URL> manga –niji <input image 2>
<image URL> panel from manga::2 protagonist in manga::1 –niji <input image 1>
Anime Place Prompts
Anime Character in Splash Page
Anime on a splash page helps to highlight a single character, which can be the protagonist.
Manga Screentones Prompts
Stylish Anime Illustrations Prompts
debonair male anime character, in the style of Jasmine Becket-Griffith, blue eyes, a chiseled physique, black tuxedo, silver cane, cast spells, standing in an alley, buildings, Neo-Tokyo style –ar 2:3 –q 2 –niji
Anime Portraits Prompts
You can replace the first phrase of the below prompts with your favorite character’s name to get your favorite anime portrait.
Retro Anime Characters/ Retro Style Prompts
Pop Culture Anime Prompts
Anime Die-cut Stickers Prompts
Hyperrealistic Anime Waifu Prompts
Closeup face portrait of a Waiffu character, smooth soft skin, big dreamy eyes, beautiful intricate colored hair, symmetrical, anime wide eyes, soft lighting, detailed face, by makoto shinkai, stanley artgerm lau, wlop, rossdraws, concept art, digital painting, facing the camera –niji
medium shot portrait of the Waiffu character Tohru, waist shot, smooth soft skin, big dreamy eyes, beautiful intricate colored hair, symmetrical, soft lighting, detailed face, jewels, by Tillie Walden, concept art, digital painting, facing the camera –q 2 –niji
Studio Ghibli Anime Prompts
Since Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation studio, using it in Midjourney prompts will take the outcome to the next level with less effort.
medium shot portrait of the Waiffu character Tohru, waist shot, smooth soft skin, big dreamy eyes, beautiful intricate colored hair, symmetrical, soft lighting, detailed face, jewels, Studio Ghibli, concept art, digital painting –q 2 –niji (See how it is differs from prompt 49)
Visual Novel Portrait Prompts
This prompt can generate anime-style portraits that may assist in kickstarting your work on a visual novel. Just replace the first phrase of the below prompts with your character requirement and experiment with Midjourney. You will be surprised!
Pixar Style, fluffy cute and adorable corgi female deathknight dressed in various colors reaper uniforms, personalized accessories, monge , anthropomorphic, dramatic lighting, 8k, portrait
unreal engine game character, cute, fuzzy, humanoid
cute fluffy fantasy baby griffin, extremely detailed, 3D animation, symmetrical, centered, lots of light, colourful, octane render, orange
fluffy little bird plush toy, cute, side view, colorful plastic, octane render, studio lighting, 8k
fluffy little bird plush toy, cute, colorful plastic, octane render, 8k
I hope you have enjoyed and learned a lot about anime prompting.
If you like these anime prompts of mine, you must check out how to use Midjourney in God Mode guide. Since I have spent countless hours on it, I guarantee that the guide will be of great value to you.