April 7th marks the 20th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing's launch. An OVA ran into 1996, but YuYu Hakusho was pretty much done by '95. Slam Dunk was also wrapping up in '96. After the series started in '94, Rurouni Kenshin launched its "Kyoto Arc" in '95. If you fondly remember these, you're probably old, and there's a special doujinshi event for you this spring. More after the jump.
49-year-old manga artist Yun Kouga, who is well known for her Earthian and Loveless series, announced on her official Twitter account yesterday that the upcoming April issue of Champion Red comes with a bonus book of her yaoi doujinshi works based on Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya series. Hit the jump for more details.
Harry Potter has a fair number of fans amoung Japanese doujinshi makers. The recent Sherlock has a LOT of doujinshi art fans, generally of the yaoi variety. The Comic City Tokyo 134 doujinshi event took place earlier this week, and for its guide book it featured a special UK crossover of the wizards and consulting detective planning out how to hit the exhibiting on circles. Get a look after the jump.
As reported, Kodansha officially announced a TV anime project based on Nakaba Suzuki's fantasy manga Nanatsu no Taizai/The Seven Deadly Sins yesterday. Expecting the upcoming increase of its popularity among the fan community, the publisher has released a comment regarding derivative works such as doujinshi. Hit the jump for more details.
Basically, Trans-Pacific Partnership is free trade deal between the U.S., Canada, and 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific to eliminate tariffs, remove other non-tariff barriers, and synchronize regulations. Affects such as lower environment regulations and higher medicine costs have been very controversial. And, Tokyo based businessman and amateur manga artist Tatsuya Usami has asked, "what about doujinshi?"More after the jump.
This was an interesting find from Akihabara's Comic Zin. From an anonymous doctor who has gone on to write professionally published essay manga about hospital life, here's a self-published moe guide to forensic examination of human corpses. Get a look at the morbid manga after the jump.
Kurone Mishima is a Japanese moe manga artist/illustrator who has been famous for his works for Ascii Media Works' Dengeki Maou magazine and Hobby Japan's light novel label HJ Bunko. His private doujinshi circle "SHIROPRO" posted an anime promotional video for Comic Market 83 yesterday. Check the video after the jump.
On November 11th, the CMPC (Comic Market Preparations Committee) announced on its official site that they also received a threat letter on October 29th and have already reported to the police station under jurisdiction. Comic Market is the largest doujinshi event in Japan. Hit the jump for more story.
How much do fans of light music club bands and pirates overlap? We're guessing enough to thoroughly enjoy this fan cross-over manga featuring the K-On! girls in a decidedly One Piece-esque situation and drawing style. Hit the jump to read it!
Kangyosai 2011 was one of the biggest joint doujinshi event held at Miyako Messe in Kyoto City on November 20. The event featured a variety of genres; Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Strike Witches, Touhou Project, My-HiME, PreCure, light novels, Meganekko, indie music, and Yuri. As usual, we were able to find a ton of flyes for the other recent/up-coming doujinshi events in Japan. Check the samples after the jump.
Following Part 1 (TIGER&BUNNY), Part 2 introduce the flyers of the upcoming doujinshi events which feature the SHONEN JUMP manga series. The weekly SHONEN JUMP is still one of the best-selling manga magazine in Japan and printing 3.000.000 copies every week. Thus, tremendous amount of their popular manga's doujinshi have been drawn since the early days of the fandom in 1980's. Check their recent trend after the jump.
An all-genre doujinshi event called "Odekake Live in Kochi 57" was held at Culture Plaza CUL-PORT in Kochi-city today. It was a very small local event (only 250 circles and 700-800 attendees), but still I could find a ton of flyers of the upcoming doujinshi events in Japan. This Part 1 section introduces the flyers of the TIGER & BUNNY events. Check them out after the jump.
The 80th Comic Market, Comiket 80, has started at Tokyo Big Sight convention center today August 12. As most of you probably know, Comiket is the largest doujinshi (self-published comic book) event in the world, which held twice a year. This summer's Comiket has been held on August 12, 13 and 14. Check some photos from the industry booths after the jump.
"Gokicha/Cockroach Girls" is a doujinshi manga about anthropomorphized cockroaches created by Rui Tamachi. Aoshima Bunka Kyozai, a Japanese plastic model company, has announced they will release a model kit featuring the Gokicha characters on late-July. More details in the article.