Use this tag when the artwork is an original creation and does not contain characters from established anime or game. This tag exists mainly to tell others that it's NOT a character from an anime or game, so you should use it only when you are certain the character is original.
If the artwork uses a different artist's original character, include the borrowed character tag as well.
Note: This tag is categorized 'copyright' intentionally. See forum #20870
Most original artworks on Pixiv are tagged with:
- オリジナル ("Original")
- 創作 ("Creation")
- 原創 (Original via Taiwan artist)
- 原创 (Original via China artist)
- 看板娘 ("Poster Girl" of Artist's Webpage)
- 自キャラ (Own Character)
- オリキャラ (OriChara)
Note: Some works on Pixiv are occasionally tagged original by accident, and other works will be tagged original by the character designer or such when it would get a different copyright tag on Danbooru.
- http://www.animecharactersdatabase.com/ - You can use this site to check if a character is from an anime or game.