This is not an article busting on Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, for those of
who think it is. In fact, I am a
big fan of KKJ, and own a few volumes of the manga. My real problem is
many sites are making layouts with
the same pictures, same themes...all KKJ! I am writing this out of the
annoyance of seeing fifty billion Kamikaze
Kaitou Jeanne layouts all over the internet, and the lack of creativity
people use! They can't come up with a
different way to use the same image! Read on to understand why I am so
hostile to KKJ right now!
It's almost sickening to see how many people are obsessed with it...
even if they haven't even read about it! They claim to know about it,
end up getting the information, names,
and other stuff like that all wrong! I first found out about Kamikaze
Kaitou Jeanne a little over a year ago. I had
watched the anime, thought it was darling, and went on the net to see
the manga was like, because every
smart anime fan knows that there is a manga behind every anime series.
found very few sites, and finding images
over the internet was almost impossible! I was quite disappointed, and
after a while, some sites starting
popping up. And as it is ever so common, a few domains starting using
images. But still, it was a rare occurrence
to run across a KKJ layout. Then, Cherrycoma.net, a respected and dang
domain used a few pictures of KKJ,
and had the domain Access-Time.com. Cherrycoma.net is a beautiful
and I am not trash talking about it in
any way...so don't think that I am. It seems though that almost
on the internet, or the "anime
community" how some people put it, wants to be just like
of course...what manga takes over
the layout of too many sites to count...that's right! Kamikaze Kaitou
Jeanne! Each time I get on the net, I am
still finding sites using KKJ! The funny thing is that they all link
Cherrycoma.net. Let's think for a moment...am I
the only one that sees the connection?!
This brings me to the point of this article...creativity. I used KKJ
example..mostly because it really
proves that the internet is lacking creativity from its web designers.
understand many people do not have the
same programs that many good web designers do, but some do, they just
want to put the effort into doing
some "different" with an image. Have they ever tried to blend
images. A great site that does this belongs
to my friend, Vee, of Yumemugendai.net. Her designs are wonderful and
original...why? Because, she puts forth the
effort of doing something original. Vee does work hard on her layouts,
they are always awesome. Vee gathers
many pictures together and works with the different tools her graphic
editors have to offer! Many sites think that
working with just three of the tools will make the difference. Have
every tried fiddling around with layers in
Paint Shop Pro? Have they looked up how to do different things in the
section? No! They don't, and this in my
point of view shows lack of creativity! I'm sure many people are sick
seeing the same thing over and over again!
I know it's difficult to be original, because I own a website and I
exactly what a web designer goes through.
In conclusion, I want to say this to the potential web designers, and
people who own sites with lack
of creativity. Instead of trying to be exactly like a site, trying
something new, different, and will attract
people to your site in a good way! Being different is not bad! Your
doesn't need to be as beautiful as the sites
I mentioned above! They need to be your own creation, something
Because many people who surf the
net, are looking for that! Plus...if your site looks a lot like
can't get criticized for copying someone! Be
one of a kind!
Comments on this article can be sent to: Christie.