Important note

This plugin has should have been discontinued and replaced by the more generic "Danbooru" plugin available here:

After the release of the new Danbooru Plugin (Scheduled to ship with Kodi 14), this plugin will be removed from the official XBMC repositories. The new plugin will support all features of this one and much more. There are no downsides to migrating once it's available.

Moebooru-Client for XBMC Version 0.95 Beta

Copyright (C) 2016 Markus Koch

This project allows you to access Moebooru-based image boards from within your Kodi-Installation.


  • Browse the latest images
  • Search for images using tags (with search history)
  • Search for tags
  • Slideshows and favorites using the built-in functions of Kodi
  • Browse pools

How to install

To get the latest stable release, simply install the add-on from the official repository. To do this, open the Pictures-tab in XBMC, navigate to Add-ons -> Get More.... Now select Moebooru and choose Install. You can now use the add-on from the Picture Add-Ons page. Alternatively, you can download the latest stable release from the downloads-tab as a zip-package and install the add-on that way.

In case you want to use the cutting edge development version of this program, you have to clone this git-repository. If you don't have git installed, you can download a zip-version here. After the download finished, copy the plugin.image.moebooru-folder into XBMC's add-ons directory.


Server settings

  • Server-address: Specifies the image board to use. (default:
  • Entries per page: Specifies how many images to load in one go. (default: 25; max: 100)

Search settings

  • Default order: Specifies how to sort the search results. (default: Server default)
  • Rating: Allows you to select a specific category for the search results. (default: Questionable and Safe)
  • Sort tags by: Specifies how to sort the tag search results. (default: Server default)


  • Load preview for pools: Specifies whether preview images shall be displayed in the list of pools. (default: Off)
  • Load preview for tags: Specifies whether preview images shall be displayed in the list of tags. (default: On)
  • Size of the search history: Defines how many entries to keep in the search history. (default: 10, max: 100)


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 as published by the Free Software Foundation. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

Version history

0.95 Beta

2016-12-27  Quickfix to adapt to konachan API changes

0.9 Beta

2013-07-30  Bugfixes
2013-10-29  Changed language IDs to fulfill the official requirements

0.8 Beta

2013-06-20  Added sorting options for tags
            Various bugfixes

0.7 Beta

2013-06-15  Added related tags for tags
2013-06-16  Added the search for tags
            Search will be automatically invoked if no images were retrieved

0.6 Beta

2013-06-04  Fixed random
            Added installation instructions
2013-06-14  Added a function to show the tags of the image to the context menu
2013-06-15  Added preview images for related tags

0.5 Beta

2013-05-29  Fixed an error requiring the user to reenter the search query when using the slideshow button

0.4 Beta

2013-05-20  Updated translation system
            Various bugfixes
            Added the German translation

0.3 Beta

2013-05-19  Various bugfixes and optimizations
2013-05-20  Added proper icons
            Added a fanart

0.2 Beta

2013-04-01  Added default search parameters (rating and order)
2013-04-03  Finished the pools
            Now using XBMC's built-in caching function
            Spring cleaning
2013-04-18  Added random
2013-04-26  Added preview images for pools and the search history

0.1 Beta

2013-03-29  Started development
2013-03-31  Finished latest and basic search
2013-04-01  Started with the pools