This is fantastic! The color usage was quite interesting, and the colors used give me a first impression of this being quite an exotic monster. Honestly, I don't like anime much, but the cel-shaded, anime-ish look compliments the monster's design quite well. This style I rarely see with sprites, and I'd love to see it more. I don't like most of the bland monochromatic colors in other pixel arts, but I love this pixel's bright, varied palette. I can see myself spriting like this in the future, so I think I'll start trying out a bit more of your style in the future. Top notch job man!