Stable Diffusion Prompt for Anime

Generating anime images with AI has become increasingly popular and accessible in recent years. Services like Stable Diffusion, DALL-E 2, and NovelAI allow users to create original anime art by providing text prompts. However, crafting effective prompts requires an understanding of how these AI models work and what anime elements to specify.

This article provides anime artists and enthusiasts prompt examples and guidelines for generating quality anime images with AI.

Specifying Anime Style and Aesthetics

The first step in prompt engineering is indicating the desired art style. Many AI models have been exclusively trained on anime/manga data and will automatically render anime visuals. For general-purpose models, include keywords like “anime”, “manga”, “shoujo”, or reference well-known anime works.

in the style of Demon Slayer anime

Describe the anime genre or subculture using terms like “chibi”, “magical girl”, “mecha”, “isekai”, “cyberpunk”, etc. Mention any niche aesthetics too:

80's retro anime aesthetic

Describing Characters and Scenes

AI models struggle with inferring original compositions and character interactions. Provide explicit details on the:

  • Number of characters
  • Character appearances, costumes, expressions
  • Relationship between characters
  • Background setting/scene

Example Character Prompt

Two anime girls, a tall girl with long pink hair in twintails wearing a blue and white school uniform smiling happily, standing next to a shorter blonde girl with green eyes wearing a pink dress and holding a teddy bear shyly, {masterpiece} {intricately detailed characters} {depth of field} {cinematic lighting} {vibrant colors}

Using Anime Metadata

Many models are trained on datasets that rely on tags and metadata to label images. Use relevant terms like:

  • 1girl, 2girls
  • twintails, blue_eyes
  • blush, looking_at_viewer
  • school_uniform, dress

Consult sites like Danbooru for tag ideas.

Advanced Prompt Elements

Take prompts to the next level with these additional techniques:

Quality and Detail Modifiers

Enhance quality by appending:

{masterpiece}, {intricately detailed}, {depth of field}, {cinematic lighting}, {vibrant colors}

Aspect Ratio

Match common anime aspect ratios:

ar 2:3 

Preventing Unwanted Content

Use negative prompts to filter out undesirable elements:

lowres, bad anatomy, text, error, missing fingers, extra digit, fewer digits

Controlling Randomness

Fix the seed number to generate consistent results:

seed: 48592722

Image Count and Size

Customize as needed:

n=3, 1024x768

By combining these techniques, you can reliably produce anime images that match your creative vision!

Useful Anime Prompt Resources

Here are some sites with more anime prompt examples and ideas:

With practice, you’ll be able to generate stunning AI anime art to bring your creative ideas to life!