(Updated) Anime Valentine’s Illustrations: 2024 Edition

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Valentine’s Day has arrived in Japan, which means it’s time for another compilation of appropriately themed illustrations and visuals from various anime. Below is a mix of illustrations that caught our attention and posts from popular/major titles.

This list may be updated as new illustrations are released throughout the day.

Added post-publication

Princess Principal Pyjamas Party Illustration

My Happy Marriage Chibi Illustration

OSHI NO KO Memcho illustration and voice message

“It’s Memcho! Yay! Being surrounded by sweets is bliss! I want more chocolate. Nn? You want some too? I’ll share some with you and only you. Happy Valentine.”

Original list

Date A Live Natsumi Illustration

Part of the Date A Live anime Twitter’s “Calendar Illustration Plan,” February’s Valentine-themed illustration has a maid outfit Natsumi with a flirty expression and a plate of chocolate cake in her hand. 

Date A Live Valentine’s Visual

A bespoke Valentine’s visual featuring other characters.

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Shinohara Miyu and Fukaziroh Visual

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online has a Valentine’s visual (drawn by Yukie Akiya, character designer of Healer Girl and Princess Principal, co-chief animation director on some Gun Gale Online episodes) featuring Miyu Shinohara with her GGO avatar. Is this selfcest? 

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Chibi Art

Jellyfish Can’t Swim In The Night Special Illustration

The upcoming Doga Kobo-produced original anime gets a Valentine’s visual illustrated by illustrator popman3580, the original character designer for the show. The chocolate-making character is Mahiru Kozuki, a former illustrator who prefers normalcy due to a past incident. Meanwhile, the blue jacket girl with the playful expression is Kano Yamanouchi, a former idol who changes the trajectory of Mahiru’s life after they meet. 

Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian Valentine’s Visual

The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess Illustration

Mashle: Magic and Muscles The Divine Visionary Candidate Exam Arc Illustration

The Quintessential Quintuplets Illustration

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