Many contemporary art styles have come and gone, but very few survived, and even fewer thrived with age…
Anime is an anomaly.
It’s been a huge part of Japan’s culture for the last century and has since become one of its largest industries. Today, AI image generators like Midjourney are trying to capture that magic [and may already have].
Niji is an AI art generation model made by Midjourney in collaboration with Spellbrush, an AI generative studio that specializes in anime art.
This newest model borrows heavily from Midjourney V6’s latest features, allowing it to understand prompts better and create understandable (but imperfect) text.
If you’ve used Midjourney in the past, then using Niji will be a walk in the park. You just need to attach the “–niji 6” parameter at the end of each prompt or adjust your “/settings” to auto select “Niji Model V6 [ALPHA]”.
A Few Examples From Niji V6
Satoru Gojo casting a cursed technique with energy swirls of red, blue, and purple swirling around him.
three women dressed in different colors carrying weapons with a neon color palette that are raw and edgy.
Hero of the emperor’s court with detailed facial features and light azure and indigo colors.
A close up of the legend of the phantom manhunter.jpg with blue glasses in the style of sou fujimoto.
This feature directly challenges paid options like OpenAI’s GPT Store [and probably pisses them off], but Hugging Chat Assistant goes beyond just being free.
It offers users more choice in choosing underlying models, ranging from Mistral’s Mixtral to Meta’s Llama 2.
Their goal is to provide a diverse array of models and frameworks for users to select, fostering a community-driven and collaborative approach to AI development. In short, they’re for the people.
However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows – custom GPTs currently outshine Hugging Chat Assistant in certain areas like web search support, retrieval augmented generation (RAG), and the inability to generate logos.
The trend is clear: open-source AI is on the rise, offering more inclusive and affordable solutions for everyone.