"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.
Doujinshi are usually distributed mainly through regular conventions, such as Comiket; however, there are some magazines that specialize in doujinshi. It's also worth mentioning that doujinshi works are most popular among Japanese fans, but are not as popular (or even known) among Western fans.
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