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pixiv Reviews

pixiv is an illustration community service where you can post and enjoy creative work. A large variety of work is uploaded, and user-organized contests are frequently held as well.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about pixiv and what they use it for.
  • Why does cloudflare suck?
    The developers of blocked the country you're from. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • If you'd like to see the fandom when it was most popular...
    Also most of the fanart is on , just type となりの怪物くん on the search bar, there's like 3000 results. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • messed with page source material on chrome and now I can't make it back to normal
    This is embarrassing, but I have no idea what I even did, I am not tech savvy, and I need help fixing it. I was looking online about how to block the premium "popular" search on Someone said to just click "inspect" and delete the piece of code that contained the pop up. Sure, why not, I thought, and I clicked inspect, and hit "delete" on the portion I thought might be it. Now my page is permanently... - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Is it me or is Pixiv down again?
    I keep on getting an error code 520 and apparently, the host (which is is not working? Anyone experiencing this too? - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Thinking of branching to VA
    Thanks and you're welcome ^^ As far as I know most VA's get the artwork either from, (it's basically a website where you can find some presets for characters and play with the options a bit in order to get the look you want), maybe some other platforms or they even commission the artwork. Though most of the bigger VA's have their artwork commissioned because it's the safest and easiest way for... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Best websites for Anime Images?
    Pixiv is where most Japanese artists put their art. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Is there any bookworm fan fiction?
    Try I don't know if there's something that specifically is that, I tend to prefer fics with canon chars, but that's where it is most likely to be, if you want it in english. If you can read japanese, would be better. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Where do you start reading the WN after volume 15 of the LN?
    If you want to read the WN the author publishes it on - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • I think this was a good discussion, no?
    You mean on Pixiv? Just go on, type "pedo" in the search, and you'll get a drop down of all the related tags. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Mozilla is going to track Facebook tracking you
    I only use Chrome because a single plugin isn't available for FF and my FF can't take voice input for google translate when I want to practice pronunciation. Literally its only use for me. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Images aren't working with Waterfox.
    Images aren't loading on and but so far other sites are fine. I tried the same sites in a private window and they still didn't work. I don't have any extension enable in private mode and I tried both of the sites with Edge and Waterfox classic and they worked just fine. I have also tried disabling the shield in the top left on both site but it didn't have any effect. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Slow loading image
    I've install a pi hole on my raspberry pi zero 2w , I have notice that on website with a lot of picture (like picture take a long time to load compare to before I install pi hole . I search online and I often refer to ipv6 need to be active , but even activate it still take long time to load . Do you know a fix or something to make the loading time better . - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Failed to download picture from
    I can save pictures from google or some other sites but not - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Walking Together After School [Artist's Original]
    For easy search without knowing Japanese, most of these are from - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • I don't play this game, but I got a character from it in this random card thing. Can someone tell me more about the character and who they are? And can someone find the artist as well?
    That's not one game. Characters in it are from lots of animations and games, such as genshin, azur lane, eva, gundam, konosuba and so on. There cards are produced by a little-known company called small frog, so I don't think it could get permission from all those game and animation companies. And those pictures seem to be copied from several websites such as - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • ❤️
    You should check out; there are so many city fanarts there. Most of the Pinterest ones are from there. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Updated Rule 4 don't work and is more strict than actual law
    Like u/KerosenyKlopoty31 mentioned under main thread, this rule basically killed sharing fanart from large galleries, for example from - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Images/Elements stop loading after content injection
    I'm writing a chrome extension that injects a button on top of every image in an image list. On most sites, it works fine, but on this one site (, as soon as I inject the button, images that aren't already loaded never load. I tried playing around with where I'm injecting the button, and I found that in some places, it stops other elements from loading, so it's not just images. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Kurumi is so Kawaii!
    PS:I'm not link to cause you probably hate to see 25% at center. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • What are the "thumbs/fingers in corners of mouth" artworks called and what's the reasoning behind them?
    I don't know why, but there's quite a few of these sort of artworks on . Here's a simple drawing of what I am talking about: - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Instagram no longer an image sharing app
    If what instagram is doing is making you feel nervous and you don't want to or can't add video to your content plan, it might be time to look at deviantart, artfol, artstation, pixiv, or newgrounds. Test the waters, see what you can make happen, and make your final choice after instagram makes their changes and you see how it changes your experience. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of pixiv

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Top 10 Killer Deviantart Alternatives for Art Communities
Pixiv is an online community of artists and illustrators created in Shibuya, Tokyo, in 2007. It was relatively unknown to the western world until the beginning of 2010. So if you are familiar with the language, if you're interested in culture or what's happening in the Japanese art community, this is the place for you. Furthermore, Pixiv's goal is very similar to DeviantArt: share the artwork, get positive or...

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