Doujinshi is amateur manga publications, featuring either a cast of original characters and plot or characters from another manga or an anime (a 'fan manga'). There's all sorts of doujinshi, though it isn't as widely circulated as more popular mangas, such as CLAMP works. Doujinshi is often cheap but is just as good as regular manga (well, some of the time...), and is sold on eBay, jpqueen.com, and other sites. Even if it isn't your bag, it's nice to take a peek and see a fan's perspective on Naruto... kinky pairings, too.
by Oh the insanity... November 06, 2003
A Japanese word meaning a work published by a specific interest group for other members of that interest group. Doujinshi usually refers to fan made manga or soft. Because of the copyright laws in Japan fans can get away with making and selling doujinshi featuring their favorite characters from anime and video games although doujinshi also often times feature original characters and stories. A common misunderstanding is that all doujinshi are x-rated fan works but this is not always the case.
by SailorH May 24, 2003
a fan-made comic of a popular show (usally anime), or in some cases a parody of a series. and usally is produced in doujinshi clubs known as "circles". In japan, there are conventions especialy for doujinshi.
by Kelly August 26, 2004
A doujinshi is a version of a manga, but made by amateur artists. They are usually cheap, though are really good quality. Doujinshis aren't exactly famous unlike the other mangas out there.
by Paradoxmi_st December 31, 2016
A comic or artbook that is based upon either original or existing storylines and plots. hentai doujinshi is popular among japanese audiences for the fact it contains nudity and sex of their favourite video games/cartoon characters often drawn by amateurs.
by Mechacrazie2k July 19, 2005
Usually a unofficial fan-made comic dedicated to certain genre. They can range from anime to LOTR to X-Men. Some webcomics are also referred to as doujinshi
by Sita Snape May 02, 2003