This is the cover image for the entry. A cover is required.
Only official artwork or assets should be used, and the piece should be from the native release. This means no use of covers with translations unless there REALLY is not anything else.
Examples of good covers can be seen at the bottom of this section.
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<aside> ⚠️ WARNING Pornographic works should have appropriate censoring of the genitals and visible breasts. Censoring can be done with anything that covers the necessary areas (stars, hearts, plain color, etc.).
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For anime, the cover can be a key visual, announcement piece for a new anime, a textless VHS/DVD/BD cover, official illustration, and, in cases where nothing decent is available, a screenshot or cropped piece from the work itself.
For series that are web-only or have yet to receive a printed volume or eBook, the cover can be announcement pieces or official illustrations.
For manga and light novels, where possible, the cover image must be the Volume 1 release of the original print run for the series.
If nothing else is available, the first page of the series itself will do (many one-shots will have this).
<aside> ⚠️ WARNING Please don't crop volume covers for written media unless removing spines or borders. It is fine to upload them directly.