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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

Kappa n' Cuke by JenrenG
Autumn Army - A Small Kappa by Xatchett
the kappa by droopbomb
Kappa by blackBanshee80
Bakeneko - Nekomata - Manekineko
The Bakeneko. by BelugaLu
Neko-warrior by Sceith-A
Yokai badge by graystorm1234
Thief of souls by ChrisMoonArt
Jorogumo - Tsuchigumo
023 - J is for Jorogumo by Narthyxa
Tsuchigumo by Loihtuja
Chapter IV: Jorougumo by Hallowie29
Jorogumo by Rauliten
Mandala Kappas and Cucumbers by natalianinomiya
Kappa by blackBanshee80
Japan spirits: KAPPA by blackBanshee80
031/100 by dawnstail
Shintai by LeoHatsuki
NIPPON by TPCallie
Will-o'-the-wisp by Kate-FoX
Stairs to the fox temple by Kate-FoX
Mujina no Uta by Mavuriku
Mujina by faxtar
Wicked Badger by JillHoffman
Okami - Inugami - Hainu
Okami no tatakai by TPCallie
Okami Aori blender model lighting test by TPCallie
Inugami by Meliiix3-Paprika
INUGAMIgirl by blackBanshee80
Oni figure ink by OcioProduction
Chapter XVI - Shuten-Douji by Hallowie29
ONI  bookmark def by OcioProduction
Rock Under A Tree by TIGER1245
Tanuki.. by BelugaLu
TANUKI by blackBanshee80
Tanuki by SeanDonnanArt
Nabesoko by ShotaKotake
Chapter XVII - Emperor Sutoku by Hallowie29
Tengu by Ink-Yami
Tengu by PagodaComics
Tengu Shiro by coldnessInside
Ittan-momen by Sceith-A
Chapter XIV: Botan Dourou by Hallowie29
Fan Art
nakama-tachi by Sceith-A
Multiple Youkai
project Y chara study 4 by OcioProduction
Other Youkai
Chapter XXII - Futakuchi-onna by Hallowie29

Random from Featured

Nine Tailed fox and Pup by sakimichan Nine Tailed fox and Pup :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 26,627 899 Tengu by HypoThermus Tengu :iconhypothermus:HypoThermus 9 0 Kitsune by mayuchan Kitsune :iconmayuchan:mayuchan 1,138 82 Bakeneko by ghost Bakeneko :iconghost:ghost 174 21 Chibi Yokai by Cattype Chibi Yokai :iconcattype:Cattype 191 20 bakeneko by Sou-tyan bakeneko :iconsou-tyan:Sou-tyan 67 3 YOUKAI - 6 by HitoshiAriga YOUKAI - 6 :iconhitoshiariga:HitoshiAriga 119 5 Yuki Onna by rennerei Yuki Onna :iconrennerei:rennerei 7,471 312 YOUKAI - 4 by HitoshiAriga YOUKAI - 4 :iconhitoshiariga:HitoshiAriga 142 8 YOUKAI - 8 by HitoshiAriga YOUKAI - 8 :iconhitoshiariga:HitoshiAriga 151 12 Yuki Onna by Belindi Yuki Onna :iconbelindi:Belindi 114 10 tengu by usagininjin tengu :iconusagininjin:usagininjin 89 8 Tengu by Beaston Tengu :iconbeaston:Beaston 213 32 nibi no nekomata by carlorozykomiks nibi no nekomata :iconcarlorozykomiks:carlorozykomiks 88 25










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Sanuye-Mingan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
I have a question: Does someone can recommend/knows books about yokais? (sorry for bad english):D (Big Grin) 
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional General Artist
Sorry I don't fully understand. Do you want to read books about youkai? I have a few I know about but I haven't read all.

* This one is a funny one. I didn't read, only got a glimpse into it through Amazaon:…

* This is the same, just with ghosts:…

* I own this one:…
It's a very detailed book about the Japanese ghosts and how they work in folklore, also gives a glimpse of Japanese beliefs and attitude.

* Do you know Matthew Meyer, the owner of the ?
He has two books released and the 3rd on the way:


I hope it helps. :)
Sanuye-Mingan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
thank you so much it was helpful:D (Big Grin) 
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Professional General Artist
You are welcome! =)
OcioProduction Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind request :)
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional General Artist
You are welcome! =)
OcioProduction Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:TipOfTheHat: :TipOfTheHat: :TipOfTheHat: 
AlitaLaFaith Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for submitting my draw to your gallery!

I really appreciate the support!

See you!
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Sure thing, I'm always eager to feature pretty art in the group! ^_^
SandraBandini Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :happybounce: 
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