9 Mar 2007
What are Dojinshi?
Dojinshi (doujinshi, doujin) are self-published Japanese works, usually manga or novels, often the work of amateurs.
Avid fans of dōjinshi attend regular dōjinshi conventions, the largest of which is called Comiket (short for "Comic Market") held in the summer and winter in Tokyo's Big Sight. Here, over 20 acres of dōjinshi are bought, sold, and traded by attendees.
A major part of dōjinshi content contains sexually explicit material, due to both the large demand for such publications and absence of restrictions official publishing houses have to follow. Indeed, often the main point of a given dōjinshi is to present an explicit version of a popular show's characters.
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sample cover from doujin moe
tags dojinshi doujinshi doujin manga Japanese