Questions tagged [doujinshi]

"Doujinshi" is a Japanese term for self-published works, mostly used to refer to works by amateurs. Use this tag for questions about "doujinshi" as a concept. Use a more specific tag for questions about particular doujinshi.

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What is the reading order for Kawaraya A-ta's Asuka and Rei (and sometimes Mari) H-Doujinshi?

There is an artist called Kawaraya A-ta who's done a bunch of H-Doujinshi featuring Asuka and Rei from Neon Genesis Evangelion as Futanari. the ones I have read (as in fan translated) are: Lovey ...
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Can doujinshi get anime adaptations? Also can they become "real" Manga if good enough

Was wondering if doujinshi can get an anime adaptations and become real manga that are officially sold by companies.
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What is COMITIA? Is it different than Comiket?

In Pixiv, sometimes I saw that as title. Here is the example: [ COMITIA119 ] 星の花束. Seems like it's a doujin. This is the first image (cover) - if anyone interested. I found from Google that Comitia ...
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What is the production process like for a doujinshi to be sold at Comiket?

Are there steps for a doujinka to take when making fan-made manga that would be sold at Comiket? For example, the Comiket would be held in April. When will they start making the doujin? Is the ...
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Cost for doujinshi in Comiket?

There is a con in Japan called Comiket. This con is held twice a year. There are like a hundred of circles/booths that sell their merchandise. I wonder how much cost for the production of their fan-...
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Doujin, doujinshi, doujinshika and doujinka. What's the difference?

In a world of self-published manga/anime/other related stuff, there are doujin, doujinshi, doujinshika and doujinka. What's the difference between those four? Also, are these term used exclusively ...
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What kind of drawing format is this? Pictures with litle box on top left

Sometimes I find art like these on Pixiv Sources: https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=29538975 https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=...
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Law regarding doujinshi

Doujinshi, as defined on Wikipedia, are self-published works. While not all doujinshi are derived from other manga, they mostly are, like the many Touhou and Naruto doujins. The works that they are ...
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Is doujinshi always sexual?

Sorry if this has an obvious answer, I'm pretty new to the anime community. I've seen covers of doujinshi for certain pairings/fandoms I like, but from what I've seen of the contents, most of them ...
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How do I figure out the contents of doujinshi?

I have been to Japan and saw all these doujinshi manga which all look really interesting just by their cover. But how do Japanese people actually figure out the content of these books? There is no ...
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In terms of Comiket-related metrics, what are the most popular franchises of all time? (Touhou and...?)

I would like to know what the most popular franchises of all time are, when viewed through the lens of Comiket. By "Comiket-related metrics", I mean things like: number of circles participating; ...
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What order are couplings like 'CharAxCharB' in?

In doujins coupling characters from a show off, the characters are usually referred to in the title as "Character A x Character B" (I feel this snippet from hanagai! explains it better) Is there any ...
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What are the laws or policies against using anime characters for application development? [closed]

What I mean is, if I am trying to make a mobile game (say Pokemon), am I allowed to use the same characters as the anime? If not, then what are the rules and regulations regarding this kind of ...
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What is the difference between doujinshi and manga?

Doujinshi seem to represent usually works of amateurs, but that is a subjective measure. What is the objective difference between both works?
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