Reason: Ryoko's sig is really nothing special, an eye pleaser, but nothing worth getting excited over. Then you take a gander at Kuwabara's sig... pure brilliance. Take a look kids, this is a sig that belongs in the Hall of Fame. The BG is captivating, mixing gold and brown with a professional intensity. The stock is great (Samurai Champloo > j00) and he absolutely owned the font department.
Man that brush work is amazing. THe lightting and the character placement couldn't have been any better. The reason I didn't pick Ryoko's was because you couldn't see all the good details in it. But indeed I do like the font
His sig follows my personall rules for a sig, an image, text, bg and effects, ryoko slipped past a stock image and has caused a serious blow the the overall visuals of the sig to me.
Kuwa's sig once again has lubblah effects placed all over sig, and personally i think the image suits the sig, although a samurai style pic wouldnt of hurt.
Ryoko's sig is good because it is finally a sig with no anime lass in it. problem is, there is no pic anywhere, leaving all the space unoccupied and wallpaperish. If you slapped on a graphic that suited the scheme, it would look so much better.