About user registration
To browse illustrations
Evaluation of illustration
About favorite users
pixiv is a community where illustrators or people who have an interest in illustration can easily talk about their artwork or post their own illustrations or illustrations they are authorized to post.
Please read "About pixiv" for details.
Registration and all basic features available on this site are free. However you can choose upgrade your account with a small fee to unlock the all features available in this site.
What does "pixiv" stand for?
It doesn't have any meaning.
I can't register or log in.
All login information (Email, pixiv ID, and password) are case sensitive. Please ensure all your information are entered correctly before logging in.
I'd like to close my pixiv account.
To close your account, make sure you're sign in, and click here
to continue. Follow the instructions when prompted.
NOTE: After closing your account, all your user data will be deleted. Please be careful before consider closing your account.
I can still view adult content even though I disabled the viewing option.
Age restricted works aren't determined by the tagging, but requires the work to be flagged as "sexual" or "grotesque" during the submission process.
If a work isn't properly flagged, you can still view it, even if it's tagged.
How do you rank illustrations?
We gather statistics on views, evaluations and bookmarks from 0:00 to 23:59:59 everyday, and rank using our ranking algorithm "pixiv rank β".
The result reflects at 6:00 every morning. We can't answer questions about evaluating elements or methods of the algorithm.
How do I use the search function?
Here are some useful, interesting tips when searching for stuff:
・ When searching for "AAA"
Fill in your keyword, and press enter.
・ The "And" search; Combinng two keywords when searching, e.g."AAA" and "BBB"
Fill in both keywords with spaces in between, and press enter.
・The "Minus" search; Searching for "AAA" while omitting "CCC"
Enter：AAA - CCC
Fill in "-" before the eliminated keyword and press enter.
・The "Or" Search; Searching for AAA or BBB
Enter：AAA OR BBB
Fill in OR in between two keywords and press enter.
・Keywords + "OR" Search; when searching for BBB or CCC of AAA
Enter：AAA (BBB OR CCC)
Do note that all searches are case insensitive.
Which means typing "aaa" or "AAA" yields the same result. However, we recommend all keywords to be written in their Japanese counterpart in order to get accurate results.
How do you evaluate a work is entirely based on how you perceive the work to be. If the user deserves full marks then you're free to give him full marks by clicking on the star.
What happens when I rate a work?
Depending on how your work is rated. Your work may enter our Daily or Weekly ranking board which is updated on daily basis. We believe this system will bring comprehensive results
and allow users to compete in a fair environment. However, as different people perceive your works differently, we hope all users will take each rating with an open mind.
If I add a bookmark, can the contributor notice?
You can display bookmarks in public or hide it.
If you choose to show a bookmark in public, it will be shown who bookmarked on the bookmark detail page. This information won't appear if you choose to hide the bookmark.
What is a user favourite and how do I favorite a user?
If you happen to found someone you like on pixiv, you can add them to your favorite user list by clicking "Add to favorites" button, located at their profile page. Once you add them,
all their illustrations will appear in "New Submissions from your Favorite Users". You can also choose to not pubilcly display your favourite users, which in this case all their recently submitted illustrations will not be displayed.
Premium members can however choose to display recently submitted illustrations even if the privacy is set to hidden.
If I add a user to my favorite list, will the user be informed?
If you choose to set your privacy to public, Users will be informed that they are added into your list, however if you choose to set it to private, they won't be notified.
※ Do note that only setting them to display publicly will show their recently submitted works. However, premium users will be able to display them regardless of their privacy settings.
My pixiv is a feature where you can add any user as a friend on pixiv.
How do I add a user to My pixiv?
To add someone as your My pixiv, click on "Request my pixiv" located in their profile page, then send a message stating that you want to add him as a friend. If the person accepts your request, both of you will be added into My pixiv list.
About magazine and other media publications
Althought you don't need permission to publish anything about pixiv on websites or magazines, but we are interested in knowing how you introduced pixiv! Send us an email about your written article to us, so that we can feature your site in return.
Please contact us our support page if you have any questions or suggestions.