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    Sunday November 1, 2015
  • Ichijinsha Partners with Pixiv for Semimonthly "comic POOL" Online Magazine

    1st electronic issue will be available beginning November 06, 2015

    Ichijinsha, a Japanese publisher, and Pixiv, an online platform for artists, are joining forces to produce a new electronic magazine entitled comic POOL, which will debut on November 06, 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday August 14, 2015
  • Sharp Corporation and Tanita Corporation Transform Into Handsome Men on Twitter

    Corporations borrow the appearance of their characters from Ai Nimoda's 4-panel gag manga

    The official Twitter accounts of Sharp Corporation, a Japanese electronics manufacturer, and Tanita Corporation, a maker of digital scales, have adopted the appearances of the anthropomorphic characters that they inspired in Ai Nimoda's online 4-panel gag manga, Sharp-san to Tanita-kun @. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday February 27, 2014
  • Japan's Most Popular Fan Art: Bonus Round!

    Japan's most popular art site temporarily gives all users ability to sort by popularity

    Japan's top online art community Pixiv recently reached the landmark of 10 million registered users. As part of the celebration, they're giving the premium, paying user functionality of sorting illustrations by popularity to all users through the end of the month. Today, we polish things off with a survey of some of the best of the rest. Check it out after the jump.

  • Wednesday February 26, 2014
  • Surveying Japan's Most Popular Fan Art

    Japan's most popular art site temporarily gives all users ability to sort by popularity

    Japan's top online art community Pixiv recently reached the landmark of 10,000,000 registered users. They're doing a couple of things to celebrate. There's a draw an ema (Shinto plaque) contest with a chance to win merchandise and autographed illustrations. And, they're giving the premium, paying user functionality of sorting illustrations by popularity to all users through the end of the month. See what this reveals after the jump.

  • Sunday January 19, 2014
  • Fanart Meme Traps Anime Characters Behind Smartphone Glass

    Suitable for some awesome wallpapers, the hot trend of the moment in fanart is to draw characters trapped behind the glass of a smartphone

    The last week has given rise to bit of obvious genius on Japanese art portal Pixiv. Suitable for some awesome wallpapers, the hot trend of the moment in fanart is to draw characters trapped behind the glass of a smartphone. Check out the results after the jump.

  • Thursday October 31, 2013
  • Pixiv Halloween Highlights

    Fan art celebrates the holiday

    Plenty of people will point out that Halloween isn't as big a deal in Japan as it is in places like North America. That said, it's still great inspiration for fan art, as the thousands of pics on Japanese art portal Pixiv can attest. Here, we've rounded up a selection of representative highlights. Get a look after the jump.

  • Wednesday September 18, 2013
  • "Cookie Clicker" Takes Japanese Fan Artists By Storm

    Browser game inspires everything from a Gumi music video to a doujinshi event

    Browser game KanColle has had a looming presence on otaku landscape for about the last six months, but recently it's picked up some company from unexpected quarters. Cookie Clicker is a Javascript game in which you bake cookies by clicking on a giant cookie until you have enough cookies to buy upgrades, released by French developer Orteil in August 10. And, now Cookie Clicker is the bizarre object of Japanese fan artists' fascination. More after the jump.

  • Wednesday June 26, 2013
  • UPDATE: "Gargantia" Original Character Illustration Contest Winners Announced

    12 winning characters will make a cameo in the last episode

    Pixiv and Production I.G. recently hosted an illustration contest for original characters for Gargantia on the verdurous planet and 12 winners were announced on the official site. The 12 characters selected will make a cameo appearance in the last episode. See all 12 characters after the jump!

  • Wednesday April 10, 2013
  • A Doujinshi Author's Guide to Sending DMCA Complaints to Google

    Nounanka lets Pixiv artists know how to battle online piracy

    Say you've been slaving away drawing steamy scenes between Madoka Magica's Mami and Pokemon's Ash, take a break and discover that Google searches are returning links to pirated versions of your doujinshi. How do you address that injustice? Nounanka has the solution, and, in manga-ish form, has instructed the artists on Japanese online community Pixiv how to send a Digital Millennium Copyright Act complaint. Get a look after the jump.