What Is Hitomi.la?
Hitomi.la is a site offering free hentai doujinshi, manga, and artist CG. According to SimilarWeb, the website Hitomi.la gets an estimated 63.5 million monthly views. The Wayback Machine estimates Hitomi.la was founded on December 27, 2014.
Is Hitomi.la Safe?
I conducted a series of malware tests to find out if Hitomi.la is safe and legitimate. Here are the results:
I installed the Malwarebytes Browser Guard on my Chrome browser to see if the website Hitomi.la is compromised but the browser guard allowed me to browse the site without restriction which means it didn’t think it was compromised. Additionally, Microsoft Defender Web protection did not detect any threats during our visit.
I then ran several malware scans on my computer after having browsed the Hitomi.la domain. I ran a scan with Malwarebytes and then Spybot Search and Destroy and both scans did not find any malware. I ran a third scan with Microsoft Defender and the full scan did not find any malware on my hard drive or browser.
To confirm the site is clean, I checked the site Hitomi.la on an online malware scanner and it returned with no issues. No malware was found and the site has not been blacklisted by any security vendor. You can see the same here: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/Hitomi.la
Some improvements could be made on the site Hitomi.la such as solving the missing security headers and adding a website firewall to protect against website hacks and DDoS attacks; however, those issues and minor and not enough to raise the overall grade of being a low security risk.
Lastly, I ran a malware scan with VirusTotal on the domain Hitomi.la. The scan detected at least four files communicating with the domain and no security vendor flagged the site as malicious. You can see the same here: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/domain/hitomi.la
In conclusion, the site Hitomi.la does not have malware, is not blacklisted, and overall poses a low security risk. You can browse this site safely.