So wait, we have approved 3d and scenic stuff whose only nod to being "anime" is that their artists are from Japan, or they have some references to Japanese landmarks/buildings(if any at all), but esorano can't make the cut when they have precedence? I mean, the only things that are anime-ish about anime art are the ridiculous clothings and humongous eyeballs. The other bits you can cut out and fit just about in any style anywhere whatsoever.

They got animal ears, Japanese clothing, huge eyeballs, and whatever you care to name. How are they not anime-ish?

I mean, sure, no one's flashing their boobs or panties, but that isn't the standard requirement, is it?
@freenight, no mod approved those images in 3 days. I only gave one reason why I did not approve them, since they was a significant group from the same artist; why I ended my deletion comment with <imo>. Other mods may have other reasons for not approving them.

I have never seen an anime drawn with the texturing and coloring style used in these images, have you? These look much like what I remember in older US visual novels such as Cerebus (the comic), although of higher quality.

scenic images are drawn in the same style as you would see in any anime image, but may or may not have characters present, the scenic tag only implies that the characters (if present) are not the primary focus of the image.

I generally don't approve 3d images as I don't like computer generated 3d shading, such as post #201188 which looks almost but not quite realistic. These images to me look more "fake" than 2d anime because they are clearly fake, but too close to realistic to permit the mind to suspend belief.

Going through a number of the 3d posts, I would question the 3d tag on many of them such as post #235907 or post #225289 as examples - imo anyway.

The existing esorano posts are over 2 years old and approved before the last purge of <not anime enough>> posts. (I do not want to go there again!)

I would not argue if another mod were to undelete your images. However none of those posts garnered over 30 votes in 3 days and several were below 20 suggesting that the membership does not appreciate those images.
The reason I didn't approve them was because I didn't think they looked good. Now, they're wonderfully drawn and very detailed, but I personally don't like that heavy texturing/crayon shading look.

I think the style is fine though. It's not NOT anime.
I have been inactive and didn't notice the initial uploads of these. I consider all the deleted images to be in anime style (possibly with the exception of post #240123 ) and I don't have any personal aesthetic issues with their style either. I'm not thinking straight actively though @_@, so I'll run them through technical evaluations and consider undeleting some at a later date.
post #240123 is the only one of the series, I hesitated to delete because it had a significant discussion thread. However, the vote count was only 20, indicating that overall there was not really much member interest in the post as a wallpaper.