A bit surprising discovery regarding the amount these three shippings’ fanarts in pixiv. I know GilxSaber is very popular but I didn’t know it’s more popular than LancerxSaber. The fanart gap of these two non-canon pairings with ShirouxSaber is so huge I’m laughing right now.
There are around 15 fanarts per page, and taking in account possible non-Fate stuff in the tag and the omitted NSFW, by estimation:
ShirouxSaber: around 210
LancerxSaber: around 780
GilgameshxSaber: around 1155
Weird I get 74 pages for GilxSaber with my porn filter on. 4 Pages if I search for SaberxGil. Total of 78-77 can be estimated.
Meanwhile, Kirei has more shippy fanart than all of them:
+ 17 pages if you count the EmiyaxKotomine tag (total of 101 pages).
Still doesn’t hold a candle to KireixGil:
+ 36 (and probably more they have like a thousand tags) of the GilxKirei tag: 128 pages.
WaverxRider: 70 pages or so. Hard to keep the track since they don’t always tag.
RinxArcher: 21 pages.
KariyaxSakura: 53 pages, goddamn.
KotominexKariya: 42 pages.
LancelotxKariya: 59 pages.
KotominexShirou: 10 pages.
RinxShirou: 4 pages.
SakuraxShirou: 2 pages.
IrisvielxKiritsugu: 22 or so pages.
GilxEnkidu: 23 pages (not bad for a never appearing character).
TokiomixGil: 30 pages.
KotominexTokiomi: 52 pages.
LancerxKayneth: 103 pages.
Caster and Uryuu are impossible to track the amount because it has a lot of untagged stuff. They are incredible popular, of course.
Kotomine is the fandom bicycle confirmed. He has the most amount of shipping art.
But wow you know your tags so well. You should publish your own stats as your own with new tags and if you want to, add my little discovery as well so we can have giant pixiv shipping post. I know yaoi shipping is almost the dominant one but I didn’t bother. I never knew that LancerxKayneth is that popular in Japan that’s a BIG surprise. At least, the het GilxSaber shipping is not that far off.