@Reverse_Vampire No, no, I understand you want it to be anime-influenced. It's just that in this case, you would want someone with more experience beyond the anime style because the stylization is going to be really difficult.
That's why I recommend professional artists because they have more experience; And yes, there are professionals who do anime art so you can just look for those. But of course, they might not be interested in making friends so don't get your hopes up with that. Still though, if you have some money to spare, you might want to spend it on a pro first and see what he comes up with just for comparison's sake.
Either way, spend money on pros. I've seen petty deviantartists that can't even draw to save their lives charging $70 for a picture. Might as well get someone who was hired by a game company if you ask me.