Midjourney Niji Mode โ€“ Create Anime with --NIJI Journey

Tokenized AI by Christian Heidorn
29 Dec 202212:30

TLDRNiji Mode is a feature within the mid-journey bot designed by MIT mathematicians and anime fans to enhance anime and manga image generation. It integrates seamlessly, allowing users to switch modes or add 'niji' to prompts for anime-style outputs. The mode excels with common anime concepts but struggles with unfamiliar scenes, often requiring 'anime style' in prompts for better results. A secret tip is given for 'nijifying' version 4 images with remix mode, offering a new way to create anime-inspired art.


  • ๐ŸŒˆ Niji Mode is an extension of the Midjourney bot, designed to create anime and manga-style images.
  • ๐Ÿ”ง You can activate Niji Mode by adding the 'niji' parameter to your prompt or by setting it as the default algorithm in the settings panel.
  • ๐Ÿฑ Niji Mode excels at generating images of common anime and manga concepts, such as a cute cat, with distinct anime/manga characteristics.
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ It effectively produces typical anime facial features and head shapes, including exaggerated eyes for known concepts like a close-up of a police officer.
  • ๐Ÿ  However, Niji Mode struggles with creating anime-style images of objects or scenes it's not familiar with, like a giant sequoia tree, which tend to look too realistic.
  • ๐ŸŽจ To fix the issue with unfamiliar subjects, adding 'anime style' to the prompt can help Niji Mode generate more anime-like images.
  • ๐Ÿšฆ An example of this is the Shibuya Crossing; adding 'anime style' to the prompt results in a more vibrant and anime-like depiction.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ Niji Mode can also be used to remix and transform existing images from Midjourney version 4 into anime style, creating a new look.
  • ๐Ÿ’ƒโ€โ™€๏ธ It's particularly good at creating dynamic poses, as seen in the example of schoolgirls with rifles and Shaolin monk warriors.
  • ๐Ÿšซ One limitation is that Niji Mode doesn't always produce perfect images, especially with complex subjects where limbs might get distorted.
  • ๐Ÿ“น The creator plans to make another video showing how to create better anime images using Midjourney version 4 instead of relying solely on Niji Mode.

Q & A

  • What is Niji Mode in the context of the video?

    -Niji Mode is a feature of the mid-journey bot that integrates with the Mid Journey system to create images in the style of anime and manga. It was developed by mathematicians from MIT who are also anime fans.

  • How can Niji Mode be activated or used in Mid Journey?

    -Niji Mode can be activated by adding the 'niji' parameter at the end of every prompt or by switching to Niji Mode as the default algorithm through the settings panel.

  • What kind of images does Niji Mode excel at creating?

    -Niji Mode excels at creating images of known concepts and objects that are common within the world of anime and manga, such as cute cats, close-ups of characters with typical anime facial features, and scenes with a specific anime color scheme.

  • What are some limitations of Niji Mode when generating images?

    -Niji Mode struggles with objects, scenes, or large scenery that it is not familiar with, often producing images that look too realistic and not in the anime style.

  • How can the limitations of Niji Mode be overcome when generating images?

    -The limitations can be overcome by adding 'anime style' or 'manga style' to the end of the prompt to guide the bot towards generating images in the desired anime or manga style.

  • What is the secret method mentioned in the video for enhancing images?

    -The secret method involves using remix mode to 'nijify' images from Mid Journey version 4, giving them an anime look by replacing the algorithm modifier with 'niji'.

  • Can Niji Mode be used to create dynamic poses in anime style?

    -Yes, Niji Mode is particularly good at creating dynamic poses, such as combative poses that one might see in anime series like Street Fighter.

  • What is the purpose of using a 'seed' in the prompts?

    -The 'seed' is used to ensure reproducibility of the generated images, allowing for consistent results when the same prompt is used multiple times.

  • What happens when you try to 'nijify' an image that doesn't typically fit the anime style?

    -When 'nijifying' an image that doesn't fit the anime style, the result may not be as expected, and additional elements like 'anime style' need to be added to the prompt to achieve the desired outcome.

  • What are some examples of prompts where Niji Mode works well?

    -Examples of prompts where Niji Mode works well include 'imagine a cute cat', 'imagine a close-up of a police officer', and 'imagine a blue country house'.

  • What are some examples of prompts where Niji Mode does not perform as expected?

    -Examples of prompts where Niji Mode does not perform as expected include 'imagine a giant sequoia tree' and 'imagine Shaolin monk Warrior' without specifying 'anime style'.



๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Introduction to Niji Mode

The script introduces 'Niji Mode,' a feature developed by mathematicians from MIT who are also anime fans. It explains that Niji Mode is an enhancement to the 'mid-journey' system, designed to create better images for anime and manga. The narrator demonstrates how to activate Niji Mode, either by adding a 'niji' parameter to prompts or by setting it as the default algorithm. Examples are given to illustrate Niji Mode's effectiveness in generating anime-style images for common concepts and objects, such as a cute cat and a close-up of a police officer, highlighting its ability to produce typical anime features like exaggerated eyes. However, the script also points out that Niji Mode struggles with less familiar objects or scenes, tending to produce overly realistic images instead of the desired anime style.


๐ŸŽจ Enhancing Niji Mode with Style Prompts

This paragraph explores the limitations of Niji Mode when dealing with unfamiliar objects or scenery and provides a workaround. By adding 'anime style' to the prompt, the system can produce more anime-like images, even for concepts not typically associated with anime, such as a giant sequoia tree. The narrator shares examples, including the transformation of a realistic Shibuya Crossing into a more anime-style scene by adding 'anime style' to the prompt. The paragraph emphasizes the importance of including 'anime style' in prompts to guide Niji Mode in creating the desired anime aesthetic, especially for subjects that are not inherently anime-related.


๐Ÿ”„ Remixing with Niji Mode for Unique Anime Art

The final paragraph discusses a secret method to 'nijify' images created with the previous version of mid-journey by using remix mode in Niji Mode. The narrator demonstrates how to take a preferred image from version 4 and transform it into an anime-style image by replacing the version 4 algorithm modifier with 'niji' during the remix process. While not all results are perfect, and some images may have issues with limbs or proportions, the method allows for the creation of unique anime-style compositions from existing images. The narrator shares mixed results from attempts to remix a police officer and a witch named Black Widow, highlighting the potential for both successful transformations and unexpected outcomes.



๐Ÿ’กNiji Mode

Niji Mode is a feature integrated into the mid-journey system, developed by mathematicians from MIT who are also anime fans. It is designed to enhance the creation of images in the style of anime and manga. In the video, it is demonstrated how Niji Mode can transform prompts into anime-style visuals, making it a central theme for generating artistic outputs that resonate with the aesthetics of Japanese animation and comics.


Anime refers to a style of animation that originated in Japan and has since gained global popularity. It is characterized by vibrant characters, colorful art styles, and fantastical themes. In the context of the video, the term is used to describe the visual style that Niji Mode aims to replicate, showcasing its effectiveness in creating images that are reminiscent of popular Japanese animated series.


Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics and graphic novels, typically known for its dramatic artwork and dynamic storytelling. The script mentions manga to highlight the cultural significance of the style that Niji Mode is designed to emulate, emphasizing the feature's ability to generate images that are representative of this art form.


Mid-Journey is the system within which Niji Mode operates. It is a platform that allows users to generate images based on textual prompts. The video discusses the integration of Niji Mode into this system, illustrating how it enhances the user experience by providing a more specialized tool for creating anime and manga-style images.


In the context of the video, a parameter refers to an additional input that can be added to a prompt to influence the style or characteristics of the generated image. The script explains how to use the 'niji' parameter to activate Niji Mode and tailor the image generation process to produce anime-style outputs.

๐Ÿ’กSettings Panel

The settings panel is a user interface element within the mid-journey system that allows users to adjust various options, including switching to Niji Mode as the default algorithm for image generation. The video demonstrates how accessing this panel enables users to customize their experience and control the visual style of the images they create.


Reproducibility in the video refers to the ability to generate the same image multiple times using the same prompt and seed combination. This concept is important for consistency in image generation, and the script mentions the use of a 'seed' to ensure that the results are replicable.


A seed is a value used in the image generation process to produce a specific outcome. By using a seed, the video's narrator ensures that the results of the Niji Mode's image generation can be reproduced, allowing viewers to verify the consistency of the feature's performance.

๐Ÿ’กAnatomical Features

Anatomical features in the context of the video pertain to the physical characteristics of the characters in anime and manga, such as big eyes, which are a common stylistic choice. The script uses this term to describe how Niji Mode effectively captures these distinctive features in the generated images.

๐Ÿ’กColor Scheme

The color scheme refers to the specific palette and hues used in the images. The video discusses how Niji Mode applies a typical anime color scheme, including fluorescent colors and glow features, to enhance the visual appeal and align with the anime aesthetic.


Realism in the video is contrasted with the anime style, highlighting instances where Niji Mode may struggle to generate images that are consistent with the anime aesthetic, particularly with objects or scenes that are less common in anime. The script uses this term to illustrate the limitations of Niji Mode when faced with unfamiliar concepts.

๐Ÿ’กRemix Mode

Remix Mode is a feature that allows users to take an existing image and modify it with a different style or algorithm. The video demonstrates using Remix Mode to 'nijify' images created with mid-Journey version 4, showing how users can combine elements from different versions to achieve a desired look.


Niji mode is a feature created by mathematicians from MIT who are also anime fans.

It is integrated into the Mid-Journey system and is designed to enhance anime and manga imagery.

To use Niji mode, add the 'niji' parameter to prompts or switch to it as the default algorithm in settings.

Niji mode excels at generating images of known concepts and objects common in anime and manga.

Examples include creating anime-style images of a cute cat, a police officer, and schoolgirls with rifles.

Niji mode struggles with unfamiliar objects or large scenery, often producing too realistic images.

Adding 'anime style' to prompts can help Niji mode generate more anime-like images for unfamiliar subjects.

A secret method is shared to 'nijify' favorite version 4 images by using remix mode with the 'niji' parameter.

The video demonstrates how to use Niji mode effectively and troubleshoot common issues.

Niji mode is particularly good at creating dynamic poses and typical anime facial features.

The video provides a step-by-step guide on how to switch to Niji mode and use it in various scenarios.

It's important to note that Niji mode may not always produce perfect results, especially with remixing.

The video shows how to improve the anime style of images by adjusting the prompts and using Niji mode creatively.

The presenter plans to create another video on enhancing anime images using regular version 4 of Mid-Journey.

Niji mode can be used to give a unique anime look to various subjects, even those not typically associated with anime.

The video concludes with a demonstration of how to apply Niji mode to create anime-style images from existing ones.

The presenter emphasizes the potential of Niji mode for creating new and unique anime-inspired images.