What would I look like as an anime character? This is one of those questions we must have wondered at least once in our lives but shrugged it under the carpet for being too ridiculous or random.
But just like every other ridiculous and random thing that we are indulging in the lockdown thanks to coronavirus, getting our anime avatar or celebrity ‘waifu’ (anime crush) seems to be the latest internet fad.
Here are some of the anime selfies doing the rounds on Twitter:
Selfie to Waifu:
And while we are at it, why just limit it to our own selfies? Selfe to Waifu is the new social media trend that has Asia hooked, with many looking up their favorite actor, actress or idol’s anime avatar.
How to get your anime selfie?
Simply upload your selfie on Selfie2Anime your anime version shall be mailed your anime avatar whenever it gets done. How it works is they analyze your photo that is uploaded, and matches it with a similar anime mugshot from their database.
If you want a more quick result, you can simply look up Selfie 2 Waifu, ad upload any photo to get its cartoonised version delivered right then and there.
Trying it out:
Fad or not, as an anime fan I had to give it a shot, to review the sites behind this trend and of course, personal curiosity. So here’s how it went.
This is the first picture I had uploaded as a test both the sites with.
These are the results:
If you ask me, I didn’t see any significant difference between the two, and compared to the original photo, the anime selfie or my anime avatar wasn’t anything awe-worthy.
So I tried out a few more pictures, of my own, and other celebrity photos. These are the result.
‘Your Name’ director Makoto Shinkai as an anime character:
In conclusion, ‘Selfie to Anime’ or ‘Selfie to Waifu’ is a one time try at best, but does it create your anime alter ego you wanted for so long? Not quite.