Tag » doujinshi

    Thursday October 1, 2015
  • Tolerance For American Comic Convention Fan Art Sales Reportedly Growing Thin

    While the idea of official "crackdown" has been refuted

    While the Japanese doujinshi scene isn't quite as freewheeling as remote, international observers might see it, it has a relative lack of restriction that  even notable industry insiders see as important. On the other hand, fan art and American IP has had a more tenuous relationship. With a major event coming up, that tension seems to be coming to a head at least as far as sales of fan art at conventions goes.

  • Monday August 17, 2015
  • "KanColle" Tops Comiket 88 Doujinshi

    Move over, Touhou Project!

    Move over, Touhou Project! While the doujin bishoujo bullet hell shooter with a ton of cute girl characters from various varieties of supernatural distinction is still very well represented at Japan's largest doujinshi event, the ship girls of KanColle held their position as Comiket champions at last weekend's 88th fan-manga mega-event. More after the jump.

  • Sunday August 2, 2015
  • "Serial Experiments Lain" Character Designer Yoshitoshi ABe Returns to Comiket With New "KanColle" Doujinshi

    ABe turns 44 years old August 3rd

    Happy 44th birthday to Yoshitoshi ABe, the graffiti artist turned Serial Experiments Lain character designer and author of Square Enix's nine volume ongoing everyday life of an imaginative young girl manga Ryushika Ryushika. Last week he previewed the doujinshi that he will be bringing to August 14-16's Comiket 88, which includes his latest seasonal look at the everyday life of KanColle's Kitakami. 

  • Friday July 31, 2015
  • Second "Splatoon" Doujinshi Event Planned

    Second will be held for fall equinox at Ota City Industrial Plaza PiO in Tokyo on September 23rd

    Not only was there an event dedicated to showcasing fan-manga, inspired by Nintendo's adorable Splatoon, there's already a second scheduled! Following a moderate sized Splaket (Splatoon Market) with a half dozen circles held at Sunshine City July 12th, a second will be held for fall equinox at Ota City Industrial Plaza in Tokyo on September 23rd. Get a look after the jump.

  • Monday July 27, 2015
  • Manga Author Ken Akamatsu Renews Concerns About Trade Deal's Effect on Doujinshi and Cosplay

    "Stronger regulations could deprive the entire comic world of its engine," said creator of "Negima" and "Love Hina"

    TPP is a free trade deal between the U.S., Canada, and 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific to eliminate tariffs and synchronize regulations. Potent consequences for lower environmental regulations and higher medicine costs have been very controversial. Its copyright agreements' potential effect on creative fan endeavors like doujinshi and cosplay has also been a concern, with manga author Ken Akamatsu being among the prominent voices raising the issue.

  • Thursday July 2, 2015
  • Doujinshi and Visual Novel Artists Suspended on Twitter

    Several move accounts or appeal following mini-crackdown

    Oyari Ashito, an artist on doujinshi as well as ecchi tactical RPG Eiyuu Senki, has moved to a new Twitter account and called attention to that fact that the social media service has suspended the accounts of a number of noted illustrators including Fatal Pulse, whose safe-for-work fan art tributes to works like Shirobako were broadly popular, but whose doujnshi you probably don't want to get caught reading.

  • Sunday June 14, 2015
  • Doujinshi Discusses Shopping at Costco

    24-page publication introduces the American established wholesale retailer

    Not just limited to ero-parodies, doujinshi publications can cover just about any subject. Illustrating the point, circle Mochi Heavy Industries took a break from their usual object matter (tools) to release "Let's Go to Costco Wholesale," a consignment of which hit Comic Zin last week. The 24-page publication introduces the American established wholesale retailer. Along with describing the store's membership system, pricing information and food product reviews are accompanied by cute illustrations. 

  • Monday March 9, 2015
  • '90s Nostalgia Doujinshi Event Planned

    Slam Dunk, Hoshin Engi, YuYu Hakusho and Hunter x Hunter, Kenshin Saiyuki, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gundam W, and Bakusō Kyōdai Let's & Go! fan art welcome

    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.

  • Tuesday February 17, 2015
  • Champion Red April Issue Comes with Yun Kouga's "Saint Seiya" Doujinshi Works

    Featuring coupling between Phoenix Ikki and Black Swan

    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.

  • Wednesday June 25, 2014
  • Harry Potter and Sherlock Meet at Doujinshi Event

    Comic City Tokyo 134 guide book features specials UK crossover

    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.

  • Wednesday April 16, 2014
  • "The Seven Deadly Sins" Has No Problem with Doujinshi, Cosplay

    Very rare official statement from a Japanese copyright holder

    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.

  • Saturday March 29, 2014
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement Worries Doujinshi Makers

    Synchronized regulations could affect when copyrights are enforced

    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.

  • Wednesday February 27, 2013
  • Moe Guide to Corpse Forensics May Be the Worst Manga for Lunch Time Reading

    A glance inside some educational, if very morbid manga

    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.