Kaoani is a Japanese smiley face, usually animated and bouncing up and down. They may be gif images or text art images. I think they began as text art, using Japanese fonts, and become graphic images using animation.
Screen capture from SmilChat.
I want to make my own Godzilla (Gojira) in ASCII art. I’ve found a few other ASCII Godzillas and I have some Godzilla images for reference and inspiration. Of course, I’m already thinking small. There is probably some deep psychological reason for always planning a small image. But, does anyone really want to spend time on that? Not I.
Here is the ASCII art I have found so far. (I may have already posted them. I have had the idea for awhile). The first ASCII is my favourite and pretty much how I want my own to turn out. But, it’s using the Japanese font so I’m still going to have the problem of those plates/ ridges on the back. With ASCII art dragons I’ve just made a few triangle shapes – skipping the issue of anything elaborate. Not so with Godzilla.
Here are the images. Most of them are chibi (I may not be remembering the spelling right). Continue reading Gojira in ASCII Art
Source for inspiration: Maneki Neko: The Secrets of Japan’s Lucky Cat | Japanista
The Japanese ASCII art site has some really great images. This night sky could be done in standard North American style but would not be as pretty. (Maybe).