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Banalheart (aka Shoji; born 1981) is an American anthropomorphic fan and artist who lives in Mobile, Alabama. He is the founder of the Nazi Furs community on LiveJournal.

Banalheart's involvement with the fandom began as early as 1998 when he stumbled upon artwork of an anthropomorphic nature on the internet, while researching material for the game Werewolf: the Apocalypse as an Assistant StoryTeller on White Wolf, Inc's Java based chat, New Bremen, where he was in charge of moderating the Black Spiral Dancers.


Shoji, as illustrated by HMO

Banalheart's fursona, Shoji, is a male anthropomorphic folf, 5'11" tall, with a slight muscular build. A man of science among the fortune tellers and gypsy freaks of Hitler's Thule, Shoji contends that while Hitler's schemes were insane, there was actual history in the places his small band of archeologists were sent.

Despite his distaste for the National Socialist Party, and in particular the SS, he finds that his military uniform gets him into places his academic credentials never could. His markings are similar to that of an arctic fox with the exception of eartips, tail tip, gloves and socks which are a light blue in color. He wears the black M36 uniform of a Sturmbannführer in the Allgemeine SS.


Banalheart attended the inaugural sessions of both Rocket City FurMeet (in May, 2003) and Furry Weekend Atlanta (in February, 2004) and has been an active part of both conventions since. He has hosted panels at FWA and Mephit Furmeet, and is currently a member of Staff at RCFM.

Nazi Furs[edit]

Banalheart created the Nazi Furs LiveJournal community in March of 2005. The community became the first unified group of furs specifically interested in the history of Nazi Germany and the Third Reich.

According to Banalheart the intended purpose of the community was to be an umbrella community encompassing the varied interests of individual furs within a specific topic. This was intended to include, but not be limited to, reenacting, uniform fetish, military history and tactics, and anthropomorphic art set during WWII. Banalheart himself creates visual media of his characters within a WWII setting, depicting his fursona as an archeologist in the Ahnenerbe attached to the Rasse-und Siedlungshauptamt, a group that acted as the "official" archaeologists of the Party, dedicated to unearthing (and, some said, fabricating) evidence of German historical greatness.

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