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Bleach Byakuya Kuchiki Desktop Shimeji

By keelerleah
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I only just discovered Shimejis a few days ago and after looking at a few tutorials on how to make them (the images not the program coding) I decided to make my own. And what better one to make then one of Byakuya. ^^

Well after I painted some 40 images in photoshop this is what I got. It was so much work that I actually decided to share it with you all. I'm still very new to animating things so some of the images are a bit awkward (the walking poses especially) but even so I'm rather pleased at the outcome - and currently I have one crawling along the top of my monitor ^^

What is a Shimeji? Well it's basically a little character that walks, jumps, falls, and climbs over your desktop. It really doesn't have a purpose, but many (myself included) find it amusing to watch.


:bulletblack:Download the .zip file.
:bulletblack:Unzip and double click the Shimeji-ee program file (it's the little computer icon).
:bulletblack:Make sure 'Byakuya' is checked then click 'Use selected'
:bulletblack:A little Byakuya should appear on your screen.
:bulletblack:Right clicking on him brings up the menu.
:bulletblack:To end the program click the 'Bye Everyone'
:bulletblack:Also a note. They have a habit of randomly stealing your internet browsers window. Just click 'Restore IE' to bring it back.

Also from what I've read these don't work on MAC computers.
Shimeji can run on Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7
To run shimeji, your computer needs Java 6

Time: 2 days
Wallpaper image is my own painting: Bleach Winter Byakuya and Rukia: [link]
Face referenced from some official Byakuya chibi art.
Images all painted in photoshop by me.
Original Shimeji program file: [link]
Poses based upon a Link Shimeji drawn by ~Alasurth that can be found here: [link]
Tutorial used: [link]

Art © copyright =keelerleah (me)
Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach) © copyright Tite Kubo
Please do not post on other sites or take credit for any of the images. Thank you.
© 2012 - 2020 keelerleah
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LadySesshyHobbyist Writer
The little Byakuya never appeared on my screen. I guess when you said, 'Shimeji can run on Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7' that means no Windows 10. Bummer.
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IsraeltheHedgehogStudent Traditional Artist
I manage not find the download link D':
kadajfreak's avatar
hello my friend i finally learned how to use these lil guys! so im hijacking byakuya from yea ;)
SectumsemprAntaresia's avatar
OMG thank you so much !!!! :happybounce: 
Musiclight's avatar
Oh, god, my god, I'm going to become addicted to this.
bzaps's avatar
Um... i'm going to sound like an idiot after reading all the previous comments here, but i am still unable to find the link to download these lovable Byakuyas. Can you point out the path to where i can find the zip file please?
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keelerleahProfessional Digital Artist
The download button should be on the right side of the page (right above the "more from this artist" thumbs).

Hope that helped. :)
bzaps's avatar
lol yeah it did. i saw it the morning after i posted. Thanks! you're awesome.
bzaps's avatar
nvm! i found it! xD
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Julia-donoStudent Digital Artist
thank you so much c:
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Katreno101Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A Band Hisana one???? :3,,,,,,,
MaisyDuck87's avatar
I cannot download it.
All the link does is send me to a help page on Shimeji's.
Where can I download the, Byakuya Shimeji?
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keelerleahProfessional Digital Artist
The download button should be on the right side of the page (and not in the artist comments).

Hope that helped.
MaisyDuck87's avatar
I pressed that, and all I get when I go to open the Shijemi are pictures and not the Shijemi
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BoondoxTheScarecowHobbyist Traditional Artist
good job i love it thank you
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Kiyo-KeijuHobbyist General Artist
it always says it can't open some .log or .log.lck file ;__;
can you help me?
Flurffy's avatar
You know, I wish more shimeji's looked like this. They're cute, but they're best when in character ya know?
Lifiea's avatar
Hey Keerleah,
I'm having quite a trouble to get this to work. It pops up with the message:
"Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine.
Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit"
^I know that this mean, that it doesn't work, the question is, how do I get it to work ?
Thank you :)
- Lifiea
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keelerleahProfessional Digital Artist

I'm afraid I won't be much of a help when it comes to the program itself. I just made the images not the program. ^^;

Perhaps you could try looking on DA's Shimeji group: :iconshimejis: you might find some answers there.
Lifiea's avatar
Thanks anyway :)
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NhoxWenStudent General Artist
Can Shimeji can run onl Windows 8? I very like it, so cute xD
Lifiea's avatar
Heya :)
Yeah, I have Windows 8, and they are working xD
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NhoxWenStudent General Artist
oh, ok thank you ^^
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