January 10, 2003

More on Manga

Lawrence Lessig has an article in Red Herring about dojinshi. It's pretty interesting from the legal standpoint. One question I have since I don't know everything about the subject. Is all dojinshi based on other things? I'm thinking of things like Haibane Renmei. Is that an exception to the rule?

Posted by snooze at January 10, 2003 10:09 PM


I'm not a fanatical doujinshi collector (just have a couple, 'cause my money usually goes to cels ^_~), but here's what I know:

Most doujinshi is based off something, be it anime/games/movies/etc. Everything from the usual stuff like One Piece (which is quite popular at the moment with 1,524 doujinshi listings on Yahoo Japan) to Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. There's some original stuff out there, too.

And some professional artists put out doujinshi as well. Like Maki Murakami (creator of the Gravitation) and all her Remix Gravitation doujinshi.

Posted by: Pasiphae at January 11, 2003 12:15 AM

Watch Comic Party! It will teach you about different kinds of Doujinshi and other fandom!

Posted by: izumi at January 13, 2003 08:19 PM

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