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MoroMoro7 лет назад
A lot of figure collectors often seem to collect other things as well. I've seen collections of western action figures, china dolls, stuffed animals and silver jewelry, as well as more related goods like dakimakura, character mugs and trading cards (in particular I know the Evangelion trading card sets are widely collected at least by many Japanese fans.)
I don't have a lot of things I collect in earnest apart from figures; I'm rather grateful for this as figure collecting is quite an expensive hobby all on its own.

However, as a proud dirty pervert I have a great love of doujinshi and maintain a large digital collection and a relatively small hard-copy collection.
The folder is 15GB in size, and that's with almost every doujin compressed into a .rar file (I use a software that allows me to look at .rar files without extracting them.) I'm generally adding to this constantly as new doujinshi are released and uploaded and I'll download basically anything for series I like or anything that looks good in general.

DOUJINSHI, for those not in the know, is a blanket term for published fanmade manga (and sometimes short stories as well.) Doujinshi is produced by doujin circles, groups of people usually quite small who draw, write and self-publish their work.
Doujin are sold in Japan at Comiket, the largest convention in the world, and at doujin stores like K-books, melonbooks and numerous others. They are usually a very limited run as it's very expensive to print them, so very rare doujinshi are highly sought after.
Doujinshi have a variety of subject matter. They can be broadly divided into adult and non-adult subjects. The adult category can further be subdivided into hentai (sexual, I use it only for male/female pairings and refer to other types by their specific kink or subgenre, but it's often used as a general term for all adult doujinshi regardless of specific subject); yaoi, sexual featuring two male characters; and yuri, sexual with two females. There are also smaller subgenres like futanari (a girl with both a penis and a vagina) or the ever-popular tentacles.
Non-adult doujinshi can be separated into serious or comedic, although you might make a further distinction within "serious" of whether it includes a pairing or romance or not. I don't buy these as the effort required to translate them isn't usually worth it for me, but some of them can be hilarious.

For hard-copies I have to restrict myself or it'd get very expensive very quickly. I generally only buy Evangelion doujin, either Kaworu/Shinji or sometimes rare pairings (one of the doujins in the picture is actually Kensuke/Shinji!)
I've also picked up a couple for Gundam 00, and one for Fate/Zero.
The small Kaworu/Shinji one is actually a short story without pictures. I haven't translated it yet though.
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I've gotten about half of these at conventions, which if you find a good large one are probably the best places to buy doujinshi at reasonable prices (although I've seen prices go up by $5-$10 in the past couple of years, sadly.) The rest were acquired through a friend in Japan who was awesome enough to go around to doujinshi stores and pick them up for me!
Make friends with someone who lives in Japan. Seriously. It's bad for your wallet but I can't emphasize how useful it is.

Collecting doujin can actually be a bit dangerous, unfortunately. I have to be careful about the content of what I import (if I buy it at a convention it's actually much safer, as it doesn't have to pass through the mail system and thus be inspected.)
Another thing I really want to emphasize: DO NOT IMPORT VERY SHOTA OR LOLI DOUJIN. (Loli is porn with young girl characters, and shota porn with young boys.)
Unfortunately it can be very easy to get yourself in a lot of trouble because stupid and vague United States (and other countries) laws are ambiguous on what exactly constitutes child porn, and you might be the unlucky one they decide to prosecute if you import this stuff. So it's best to steer clear of it; if you like loli and shota stuff, buy it from a dealer but don't have it sent through the mail.

Do any of my lovely readers collect doujinshi? Tell me about your collections!
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I used to download many doujinshi I could find online (mainly for Naruto and some other anime series I liked here and there) but I actually own only about 5 or 6. I had lost interest in them for quite a while, but if I find something really beautiful I may still download it :P
6 лет назад
I only have one Doujinshi, and that's the Golden Sun one :'D seeing as it appears to be very rare, I am happy to have it.
At first I wasn't happy about the idea of collecting Doujins seeing as they're unofficial, but my mind has definitely changed after seeing some really beautiful ones ; - ; I really want to buy a couple of Tales of the Abyss doujinshi...I'm going to a con later this month, so we'll see hurrhurr.
7 лет назад
itsame007 лет назад#1160338@Moro 15 GB?! If that's all porn... You have more porn than me :o
Yeah that's all adult. Mix of hentai, yaoi, yuri and other stuff :3 And it was only the up to date number when I wrote this; as of writing this comment the number's gone up to 17 GB as I downloaded a large pack the other day.
7 лет назад
@Moro 15 GB?! If that's all porn... You have more porn than me :o
And nope, I don't collect at all. Unless this ITEM #111505 is a Doujinshi. I've read some online but that's about it.

And....
kemando7 лет назад#1159766ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yaoi.
7 лет назад
Yeah, I collect a little bit.

i4.photobucket....

Keep in mind, that was two years ago. It's grown a bit since then. I keep telling myself I'll make entries for at least some of them on this site BUT SUDDENLY LAZINESS STRIKES
7 лет назад
DeathRabbit7 лет назад#1160159I'm starting to collect yaoi doujinshi of Bleach and Naruto X3 I only have three so far but I have two Itachi ones on the way! I also like funny gag doujinshi. I have a buttload of yaoi on my laptop, but I'd rather have the real thing in my hands.
Naruto yaoi is awesome because the art is better than the original manga AND better than most overly pointy yaoi art!
I read that $15 is overpriced for a doujinshi @_@ I once paid $160 NZD for a large doujin anthology because I am nuts. (That includes postage and conversion rate)


I totally agree with you on the Naruto ones. I used to keep up with the manga but the yaoi always looks better.
$15 is actually a good deal. When you factor in shipping costs it's not bad. I see a lot of doujin for sale at conventions in the $25-$30 range now, which is a bit much.
7 лет назад
I'm starting to collect yaoi doujinshi of Bleach and Naruto X3 I only have three so far but I have two Itachi ones on the way! I also like funny gag doujinshi. I have a buttload of yaoi on my laptop, but I'd rather have the real thing in my hands.

Naruto yaoi is awesome because the art is better than the original manga AND better than most overly pointy yaoi art!

I read that $15 is overpriced for a doujinshi @_@ I once paid $160 NZD for a large doujin anthology because I am nuts. (That includes postage and conversion rate)
7 лет назад
Don't feed the troll, guys.
7 лет назад
kemando7 лет назад#1159766ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yaoi. Wow, way to expose your immaturity.
7 лет назад
kemando7 лет назад#1159766ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yaoi.

Troll again....

However, I don't own any Yaoi doujinshi but some Gintama's one are really interesting in Mandarake (Hijikata *////*)
7 лет назад