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pixiv is a community where illustrators and people who have an interest in illustration can easily talk about artwork or post their own illustrations.
Please read "About pixiv" for more details.
Registration and all basic features available on this site are free. However, you can choose to upgrade your account with a small fee to unlock additional features.
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I can still view adult content even though I disabled the viewing option.
Age restricted works aren't determined by tagging, and instead require 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 as adult content.
How do you rank illustrations?
We gather statistics on views, evaluations and bookmarks from 0:00 to 23:59:59 every day, and perform ranking using our ranking algorithm "pixiv rank β".
The results should be available at 6:00 every morning. We can't answer questions about the specifics 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; Combining two keywords when searching, e.g."AAA" and "BBB"
Write both keywords with spaces in between, and press enter.
・The "Minus" search; Searching for "AAA" while omitting "CCC"
Enter：AAA - CCC
Insert "-" before the eliminated keyword and press enter.
・The "Or" Search; Searching for AAA or BBB
Enter：AAA OR BBB
Insert OR between two keywords and press enter.
・Keywords + "Or" Search; when searching for BBB or CCC of AAA
Enter：AAA (BBB OR CCC)
Note that all searches are case insensitive.
This means typing "aaa" or "AAA" yields the exact same result. However, we recommend all keywords to be written in their Japanese equivalent to get more accurate results.
How you evaluate a work is entirely up to you! If you think the user deserves full marks then you're free to give him full marks by clicking on the stars.
What happens when I rate a work?
Rated works may enter our daily or weekly rankings, both of which are updated daily. We believe this system will bring comprehensive results
and allow users to compete in a fair environment. However, as people perceive works differently, we hope all users will take each rating with an open mind.
Can others see when I bookmark a work?
You can set bookmarks to be either public or private.
If you choose to make a bookmark public, it will show in your bookmarks and on the artist's page. This information won't appear if you set the bookmark to private.
How do I follow a user?
If you like a user's submissions you can follow them by clicking the follow button on their profile page. After adding a user, their latest artworks will appear in your feed.
You can also choose to follow users privately so that they do not appear in your following list, but only premium members can see the latest artworks of artists they are following privately.
Will a user know if I followed them?
If you followed them privately they won't be notified.
My pixiv is a feature where you can add users as friends.
How do I add a user to My pixiv?
To send someone a My pixiv request, click on "Request my pixiv" located in their profile page, then send a message stating that you want to add them as a friend. If the person accepts your request, you will be added to each other's My pixiv lists.
About magazine and other media publications
Although you don't need permission to publish anything about pixiv on websites or magazines, we are interested in knowing how you came to know about 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.
When I cancel pixiv Premium, what happens on the month I canceled on?
If you want to cancel your Premium account, visit the pixiv Premium Confirmation Page
. After you've canceled your premium account, you will receive a confirmation email.
If you're paying by credit card, Premium membership is based on units from the first day to the last day of the month. Please note if you're getting or canceling Premium in the same month, you will be charged for the month you began or ended in.
If you paid by e-money or through the convenience store, once your funds for Premium run out it will automatically cancel. Please note that if you were to cancel before your Premium period runs out, you will not be refunded for the time left.