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Information & Rules


Youkai-Animals is a group dedicated to artwork depicting supernatural animals from Japanese folklore, along with other select monsters.

:: What We Accept
- Submitted work must pertain to Japanese youkai and have a Japanese theme of some sort, whether it is style, scenery, or clothing.
- Human, feral, anthropomorphic, kemonomimi, etc.
- Original characters (as long as they follow the guidelines.)
- Fan art is accepted. All fan art must be submitted to the "Fan Art" folder.
- All traditional, digital, and 3-D work.

:: What We Will Decline
- Overt sexual themes.
- Poorly photographed / scanned, un-cropped or unrefined artwork, including rough sketches and doodles.
- Stolen work.
- Adoptables, character auctions and reference sheets.
- Artwork made with pre-made line art and bases.
- Original characters based on youkai, but have no Japanese theme present.
- Cosplay.

:: Submitting
- You may currently submit 3 deviations per day.
- Each folder is titled after a youkai. If you are unfamiliar with the name, please check the folder description.
- Work will be selectively placed in the "Featured" folder by the admin.
- Only submit to the "Other" folder if your submission depicts a youkai that is not represented in our current folders.
- Please submit your best work.

If you have any questions, please just ask! Thank you~

Gallery Folders

Maid of the Frozen by akifune
Moro to Kodama by lastdove
The Nine-tailed Fox at the Changing Tree, Oji by SeanDonnanArt
Ao Andon by Jouichirou
Bakeneko - Nekomata - Manekineko
MANEKI NEKO MATTA by DarrylmPorter
Mandala Manekineko by natalianinomiya
Chapter V: Bakeneko and Nekomata by Hallowie29
Bakeneko by Sceith-A
Jorogumo - Tsuchigumo
Tsuchigumo by Loihtuja
Chapter IV: Jorougumo by Hallowie29
Jorogumo by Rauliten
Tsuchigumo by ehime
Mandala Kappas and Cucumbers by natalianinomiya
Kappa by blackBanshee80
Japan spirits: KAPPA by blackBanshee80
031/100 by dawnstail
Demon Clash by Loihtuja
Mandala Fushimi Inari by natalianinomiya
Lantern(Fuji no yoru) by LeoHatsuki
Chapter III: Tamamo no Mae by Hallowie29
Mujina no Uta by Mavuriku
Mujina by faxtar
Wicked Badger by JillHoffman
Okami - Inugami - Hainu
Mischievous Hainu by Enderkichi
The beast by heikala
Inari Okami by xbeni
So where you goin', pup by PagodaComics
Oni by Sceith-A
Ready by PagodaComics
fujin and raijin by Omuk
an oni girl by ALF874
TANUKI by blackBanshee80
Tanuki by SeanDonnanArt
Nabesoko by ShotaKotake
Tanuki Bayashi by ShotaKotake
The year of the Sheep. by MizaelTengu
Chapter II: Karasu-tengu (Tengu) by Hallowie29
Tengu by Sceith-A
BackTober #25 by MizaelTengu
Ittan-momen by Sceith-A
Chapter VII: Okiku of the Plate Mansion by Hallowie29
Fan Art
nakama-tachi by Sceith-A
Multiple Youkai
Ghoulish party by Loihtuja
Other Youkai
Chapter VIII: the Crane by Hallowie29

Random from Featured

FMM - The Showdown by tohdraws FMM - The Showdown :icontohdraws:tohdraws 1,075 35 FMM_Encounter by tohdraws FMM_Encounter :icontohdraws:tohdraws 3,361 156 Nine Tailed fox and Pup by sakimichan Nine Tailed fox and Pup :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 26,513 895 Tengu by HypoThermus Tengu :iconhypothermus:HypoThermus 9 0 Kitsune by mayuchan Kitsune :iconmayuchan:mayuchan 1,144 82 Bakeneko by ghost Bakeneko :iconghost:ghost 176 21 Chibi Yokai by Cattype Chibi Yokai :iconcattype:Cattype 162 20 bakeneko by Sou-tyan bakeneko :iconsou-tyan:Sou-tyan 66 3 YOUKAI - 6 by HitoshiAriga YOUKAI - 6 :iconhitoshiariga:HitoshiAriga 103 5 Yokaiden WIP: Crooked Temple by spacecoyote Yokaiden WIP: Crooked Temple :iconspacecoyote:spacecoyote 413 0 yuki-onna by spacecoyote yuki-onna :iconspacecoyote:spacecoyote 302 0 Yuki Onna by rennerei Yuki Onna :iconrennerei:rennerei 7,507 312 YOUKAI - 4 by HitoshiAriga YOUKAI - 4 :iconhitoshiariga:HitoshiAriga 129 8 YOUKAI - 8 by HitoshiAriga YOUKAI - 8 :iconhitoshiariga:HitoshiAriga 140 12 Yuki Onna by Belindi Yuki Onna :iconbelindi:Belindi 101 9 Yuki-Onna by bewildered Yuki-Onna :iconbewildered:bewildered 139 25










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SandraBandini Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :happybounce: 
blackBanshee80 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for appreciating my art! =^3^=
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for coming back, bringing my attention to your other arts, your gallery is AMAZING! And lucky for me, full of goodies for this group too. :love:
blackBanshee80 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you found my work interesting! :huggle:
Can you invite me, please?
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Invite to where? You wish to join the group? You can join by clicking on the joing group button on the top right (I hope it's the top right). :D
If you have trouble still, please let me kno. =)
Not to sound rude but actually I am using dA on my phone so there wasn't a button there, so can you invite me, please?
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Well I have no idea how it works on phone. There, invitation sent. ^^
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ErgotthVonHohenheim Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Just wondering if its OK to submit the separated pics of my Yuurei characters, I'm also making some new ones lately ^^

(I understand the limit of 3 submissions a day, so I'll submit 3 charactes a day)
VeronicaProctor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for accept to this group:D (Big Grin) 
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