Amateur manga artists. Large conventions are held in Tokyo every year to show off their works. Works may be either original stories or parodies of popular works.
( doe-jeen-shee) Manga created by fans or amateur artists.
refers to a class of manga, books, and artwork that are produced by people or groups other than the series creators
Amateur drawn anime, hentai or manga.
fan-produced comic books. They're often sold at conventions. They're usually ripoffs of existing series. Quite often they're grossly pornographic. Usually they're pretty badly done, but some doujinshi artists have turned pro.
fan produced manga. While doujinshi artists are not professionals, the quality of doujinshi can be extremely high. It can be original stories, or stories based on existing manga or anime. It is commonly found for sale at conventions.
"Shi" means "magazine" in Japanese. So, "doujinshi" is a weak circulation magazine made specially for "doujin," though it may be sold to the public. There exist doujinshis for any activities but the manga doujinshis are by far the most widespred and active ones because of their commercial interest.
do-jin'-she): Fan-made comics which usually use characters from pre-existing series. Doujinshi often portray romantic or sexual relationships of either heterosexual or homosexual nature. See yaoi and yuri.
Fan comics. Can be based upon an existing series, or a completely original work. A doujinshika is the author of such material.
manga produced by fans, frequently a parody or pornographic version of a commercial title
(åŒäººèªŒ) - manga magazine produced by a "circle" or group of fans. These publications often contain original stories featuring popular manga characters, sort of like visual fanfiction. Doujinshi are very popular in Japan, and many publications appear quite professional. A kojinshi is a magazine produced by a single fan rather than a group.
fan comics using characters from established anime or manga.
fan manga, the Japanese equivalent of fanfiction. Often (but by no means always) of a sexual nature. Many well-known mangaka (manga artists) started out drawing doujinshi before they turned professional.
a comic strip (or comic book) drawn by fans
a fan-comic in Japanese
a fan made comic containing characters from an anime or manga in a storyline that is your own
a fan manga - a manga drawn by a fan using the characters from a pre-existing manga
a Japanese fan produced comic book or a text story
a manga that uses characters created by other manga artists in new, unauthorised stories
a self-published amateur comic, often with a fanart subject
Fan made written or illustrated stories from Japan. Some professional mangaka (manga artists) also do doujinshi, sometimes of their own work
This is a term to describe manga or comics that are created by amateur artists and fans.
A manga, based on an existing series, made/sold by fans.
amateur manga publications
"amateur Japanese comics", underground indie comics in Japan, often based on popular TV shows and video games. Rather than falling under the stigma of copyright infringement, doujinshi is welcomed as a compliment, an homage to another work. In fact, many artists' careers are springboarded from this work, once their own talent and skill has been discovered.
A self produced manga created and released by fans and jobbing manga-ka. Often these are based on an existing series and often they are pornographic. The quality of the art and the perversity of the content vary greatly, but it is worth noting that some well known Manga-ka and artists draw and release doujinshi between their main series - Yoshitoshi ABe's Haibane Renmei started life as a doujinshi and Excel Saga creator Koshi Rikdo has done several pornographic Love Hina ones. Pronounced ‘doo-jin-she'.
Doujinshi can mean several things. Most generally, it is an unofficial comic book (or other art, possibly digital), usually by an amature, that is based on characters not "owned" by the writer/artist. Somewhat like fanfiction. Depending on who publishes these, they can range from legitimate to completely illegal. The second definition follows; the thing is, most Doujinshi are that way because they are about subjects that wouldn't be covered in the actual series--that is to say, adult topics. Again, these range from somewhat more mature versions to outright pornography, and from legit to illegal (usually the latter). The third version is collections of (mostly erotic) amature art distributed in "underground" channels via disk (floppy, that is, and now the internet/usenet). Once in a while one of these artists will gain some noteriety and their works may make it to a CD ROM collection or something of the sort.
Doujinshi are generally unofficial, fan produced items (manga), usually by an amateur, based on characters of the official manga. The greater the fanship of the real material the more doujinshi material there will be. 'Doujinshi' literally means something like 'same stuff, different people'. Depending on who publishes these, they can range from legitimate to completely illegal, usually the latter. Despite being illegal, these are generally tolerated in Japan.
Doujinshi roughly translates into same stuff, different people. These are unofficial, amateur produced manga based upon successful, well established manga or anime series. Doujin range in quality from crude black & white pamphlets numbering a few pages, to beautifully produced volumes that dazzle the eye. You'll find incredibly talented artists creating doujin, and many successful mangaka got their start in doujin circles. Most doujinshi are parodies, or alternative takes on established titles, with some doujin venturing into explicit adult themes. Large Japanese publishing houses generally look the other way and ignore the small print runs of doujinshi publishers... which never amount to more that a few thousand copies.
Meaning 'same-person magazine,' this term describes the vast number of fan comics usually produced by amateurs and mostly not authorized by the original artist or publisher. Many doujinshi involve characters from a popular series in pornographic situations.
A fan produced manga, often based on a professional work and sometimes containing erotic content.