The image boorus are one of the longstanding web databases that host the largest numbers of images. These images can be labeled or tagged with an arbitrary number of textual and picturesque descriptions. These are more developed for entertainment and are one of the most popular among fans of anime, providing detailed annotations. We live in a world where everything nowadays is being expressed through digitization- feelings, emotions, lust, desires, hopes, beauty, appreciation- every form of an abstract noun that had no other visual choice other than words are now expressed perfectly through anime. Two of the best popular anime sites are Danbooru and Gelbooru.
These are sites that provide also erotic pleasures as well. These two websites are which seem to be identical. But there are some differences between Danbooru and Gelbooru. But one thing to remember is that as these are adult sites, you need to be an adult (above 18) to both have an account and even searching for something here. A reminder again, these are anime porn sites that are bringing pleasure to people for these feelings.
1) Searching Limitations
Danbooru and Gelbooru both are adult anime porn sites that provide you with various sex-toons and sex-images. But there is a very common difference between these two. In both you can have an account; if you do not have, you can still search for anime on both the websites. But, there are restrictions in searching. In Danbooru, if you are not a member; you can search the maximum of two tags to search for an image. It is one of the reasons why Danbooru is hated by users. While in Gelbooru even you have an account or not, you can search for more than two tags altogether. So, that makes Gelbooru more accessible to people having no account than Danbooru. For example, if you want to search for a blonde girl with black glasses and pony-tails, you can search all in Gelbooru together, but not in Danbooru. At Danbooru, you are supposed to search either a blonde girl with black glasses or a blonde girl with ponytails.
2) Organic Traffic
Organic traffic is associated with the concept of advertisement. Here also you see that the Gelbooru site is more popular than the Danbooru site. At the Gelbooru site, you have options to buy a sticker. And as you buy stickers, they act as an alternative to advertisements. So, when you are searching, it would not degenerate your search speed. But, in Danbooru, there is no option like that. So, every time you search for something in Danbooru, you will have unnecessary ads and it will slow down your speed of search. Even in Gelbooru, you can use ad-blocker. But there are no such options for this in the Danbooru site.
3) Account Types
In both the websites, there are different types of accounts that you can register to. Like Normal account, Privileged account, Member account, and many more. If you are not having a ‘Privileged’ account on Danbooru, you can only search for two tags as mentioned before. More importantly, you will not be able to search for anime like ‘Loli’ and ‘Shota’. But in Gelbooru, even without having an account or with a simple account you can search for ‘Loli’ or ‘Shota’ as much as you want.
4) Image Quality
In Danbooru, a normal member gets his/her images pre-moderated and must be accepted by a janitor or mod. However, there is no such story in Gelbooru. Here is no option of image moderation and hence, one can say that the image quality in Gelbooru is lower than that of Danbooru, which is partially true. Also, at the Danbooru websites, there are no duplicate images while in Gelbooru, there is a lot. So, Danbooru does not have its ToS violated while Gelbooru has a 100% chance of it.
5) Tagging Quality
Tagging quality, however, is better in Danbooru than that of Gelbooru. Danbooru uses decent tags while Gelbooru uses sexist and objectifying tags like ‘cute’, ‘sexy’ etc. This is a problem that has been complained about by many about Gelbooru. So they are trying hard to get over it. It looks and sounds very much materializing.
All the images that are uploaded in Danbooru are the images that the Gelbooru website uses. So, the Danbooru is the originator site while Gelbooru is a copy site. Almost 90% of the images here you will find similar in both the sites, even sequentially. But, the original tags are only seen in origin sites, not in the copy site. So, it is very easy for you to differentiate the same image to find out which site has its original and which one has copied from it.
These are very small differences. But these are negligible as long as you are having access to both the sites and watch cartoon online.