Pixiv is a virtual community mainly composed of Japanese artists. The main body is a social network service website operated by pixiv Co., Ltd. for illustration art specialization. Emerging Japanese painting, illustration works sharing site. Each participant has its own home page and can rate the work.
Pixiv 是一个主要由日本艺术家所组成的虚拟社群，主体为由 pixiv 股份制有限公司所运营的为插画艺术特化的社交网络服务网站。新兴的日本同人画、插画作品分享站点。采用了 web2.0 的方式，每个参与者都有自己的主页并可以对作品评价打分。
Pixiv is a virtual community mainly composed of Japanese artists. The main body is a social network service website operated by pixiv Co., Ltd. for illustration art specialization. Emerging Japanese painting, illustration works sharing site. In the way of Web2.0, each participant has its own homepage and can rate the works.
pixiv 于 2007 年 9 月 10 日由上谷隆宏等人首次推出第一个测试版，当前 Pixiv 公司总部位于日本涩谷区的千駄谷。
On September 10, 2007, pixiv launched its first test version by Takashi Shanggu and others. At present, pixiv is headquartered in Shibuya, Japan.
截至 2010 年 5 月，pixiv 已拥有超过 200 万会员、1100 万份作品，并每天会收到超过 2 万份原创作品。而在 2010 年 1 月时，该网站平均每天约被访问约 34 万次；2010 年 5 月统计时，则每个月平均约有 15 亿次浏览数。至 2011 年 7 月，pixiv 约有 400 万会员，2000 万份作品，每日投稿数 2.5 万份，一个月 25 亿次浏览。
As of May 2010, pixiv has more than 2 million members and 11 million works, and receives more than 20000 original works every day. In January 2010, the website was visited about 340000 times a day on average; in May 2010, the website was visited about 1.5 billion times a month on average. By July 2011, pixiv had about 4 million members, 20 million works, 25000 contributions per day and 2.5 billion views per month.
在 2012 年 9 月 5 日里（运营期间数 1,822 天之后），pixiv 的总用户数已经达到 500 万人了，总投稿数 2990 万份作品，并月间 PV 也到达了 33 亿！
On September 5, 2012 (after 1822 days of operation), the total number of pixiv users has reached 5 million, the total number of contributions is 29.9 million works, and the monthly PV has reached 3.3 billion!
Pixiv aims to provide a place where artists can publish their illustrations and reflect other users’ opinions through the rating system. The website centers on the original images submitted by users, and forms a social network with its own characteristics with the functions of labels, bookmarks, work responses, ranking lists, etc.