How To Use Niji Mode in Midjourney

Are you trying to make Midjourney generate anime theme images? Learn to use the niji parameter to your advantage and match your anime image requirements.
Use Niji Mode in Midjourney

Midjourney focuses on generating images that are close to reality. In the case of generating animated images, one should specify the theme as animation/anime in the prompt.

While this works for specific scenarios, if you’re persistent about the result, it is ideal to use the --niji 5 parameter to create lively anime-style images at all times. In this guide, we will explain how to use the --niji 5 parameter and its capabilities to offer you more room to experiment.

Use Niji Mode in Midjourney

  1. To begin with, navigate to the Midjourney’s Bot, channel, or the Custom private server you use to access Midjourney. Once you have opened the desired medium to use Midjourney, click on the message box.
Midjourney Private Server
  1. After the cursor is displayed on the message box, generate an image using Midjourney through the /imagine command.
Generate an image
  1. If you notice the above image, Midjourney tried to generate realistic images. Now, let us try to generate an anime image for the same prompt to see Midjourney’s capability.
Generate an anime theme image using Midjourney
  1. While Midjourney does a great job, those who are aware of how anime would appear might not find it the best. To address this, we have demonstrated the same prompt while adding --niji 5 parameter [Refer to the syntax provided below and the prompt used in the image to learn how to use --niji 5 parameter]:
/imagine enter your prompt --niji 5
Generate an anime theme image using Niji
  1. If you compare the generated images in Steps 3 and 4, you will find those generated with Niji are significantly better as they are close to the anime theme. Also, you can go creative further using the below –niji parameter -–style add-ons:
  • --style original reverts to Niji Model Version 5’s original style, not much different from the current, may produce non-anime images.
  • --style scenic emphasizes cinematic backdrops.
  • --style cute exaggerates features on people and animals.
  • --style expressive offers a sophisticated illustrated feel, suitable for storybooks.
  1. Once you’re happy with the results, proceed with the selection by clicking on the respective U button of the image that meets your requirements. Next, make changes if needed and download the image.
Upscaled image

Wrapping Up

Congratulations on learning how to use Niji mode in Midjourney!

While Niji is arguably the best way to generate anime theme images on Midjourney, if you aren’t happy with the results, try experimenting more with the prompt and parameters.

If you can’t get it right, irrespective of all your efforts, try uploading an image as a reference for Midjourney and Niji to generate the best results.

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