Quick Start

This small tutorial will only provide you with minimal knowledge of the API, if you wish to learn more just continue reading the docs step by step
Alternatively you can also use one of the packages mentioned in Packages

Get a random image

The easiest and most common way to use the API is to get a random waifu images.
Here is an example to get a random image with the maid tag with an height superior or equal to 2000 pixels:
curl -X GET \
'https://api.waifu.im/search?included_tags=maid&height=>=2000' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json'
import requests
url = 'https://api.waifu.im/search'
params = {
'included_tags': ['maid'],
'height': '>=2000'
response = requests.get(url, params=params)
if response.status_code == 200:
data = response.json()
# Process the response data as needed
print('Request failed with status code:', response.status_code)
const apiUrl = 'https://api.waifu.im/search'; // Replace with the actual API endpoint URL
const params = {
included_tags: 'maid',
height: '>=2000'
const queryParams = new URLSearchParams(params);
const requestUrl = `${apiUrl}?${queryParams}`;
.then(response => {
if (response.ok) {
return response.json();
} else {
throw new Error('Request failed with status code: ' + response.status);
.then(data => {
// Process the response data as needed
.catch(error => {
console.error('An error occurred:', error.message);
It is recommended to checkout the API Reference.
You can find a more detailed guide for this route here : Search images.