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Doujinshi and Libraries

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Doujinshi and Libraries
Elizabeth Pearson
George Pearson
What are doujinshi?
"...amateur publications, written, illustrated, designed, published, and marketed by fans, usually employing manga style art and semiotics."
Fan Yi Lam
Center of Doujinshi Culture is Comiket
550,000 attendees
35,000 circles
12,000,000 copies
9,000,000 sold
Other events
12. Comiket East Hall
Many Formats of Doujinshi
1. Touhou
2. Captain Tsubasa
3. Phoenix Wright
4. Kikaider
PC Games
5. MUGEN fighting game
6. Liminality by FELT
Figures and Goods
7. Patchouli Knowledge
Touhou Librarian
8. Keith Goodman
Tiger and Bunny
9. Touhou Cosplayers at Comiket
Doujinshi in Comics Form
11. Puella Magi Madoka Magika
10. Kuroko's Basketball
Small group
Similar interests
Do it all
Rarely profit

15. Comiket 80
Kinds of Doujinshi
Incredibly varied
Most derivative of other
forms of popular culture

Science Fiction
The Arts
Everyday life
Yaoi and Yuri
Many,many more

PC & video games
Movies and TV

17. Otaku bedroom
Doujinshi a Form of Media
Just like film or books,
Not a genre, but contains many genres

Recommended admission
1,400 pages
35,000 circles
What About Copyright?
Largely ignored by rights holders
Publishers gain from violations
Recruit from doujinshi creators
Creative outlet for professionals
Exposure of commercial product
Generates interest & enthusiasm
Crackdown would be PR disaster
Six Reasons Libraries Should Collect Doujinshi
Top 10 Popular Subjects at Comiket 85 (2013)
Subject Circles

Touhou Project 2272
Kuroko's Basketball 1462
Kan Colle 1136
IdolM@ster 930
Attack on Titan 698
Tiger & Bunny 688
Hetalia 461
Vocaloid 449
Sengoku Basara 422
Uta no Prince-sama 372
Japanese popular culture
Influence anime and manga
Artistry & influence on the arts
Gender studies
Popularity with users
Zines as a model

22. Genshiken
The Study of Japanese Popular Culture
Japanese popular culture has global impact
Doujinshi important part of Japanese popular culture
Direct creative expression of otaku
23. Prime Minister Abe considers the global implications of the "Cool Japan" campaign
Influence on Anime & Manga
Doujinshi 10% of manga sales
Publishers monitor to detect trends
Creative symbiosis

24. Yoshitoshi Abe
Artistry & Influence on the Arts
Widespread influence on society, communication, fashion, fine and poular arts
27. JDF recruiting poster
26. Takaya Miou
29. Seattle Art Museum's showing of Japanese Neo-Pop artist Mr.
31. Novelist Banana Yoshimoto
30. Kyoto subway
28. Ivory Coast artist Paul Sika
LGBT/Queer studies
Women's studies
Yaoi and yuri
Gender Studies
32. Madoka 13, an unlikely Golgo 13 crossover
35. Yuri art by
36. Yayoi Basara Sengoku
34. Usuki, a moe character from Oita Prefecture
33. Seven Roses, Attack on Titan
Popular With Users
High circulation of manga
Doujinshi publishing in the U.S.
Fascination with Japanese
popular culture

37. Gen Manga's Robert McGuire
38. Kalamazoo College anime club
Zines in Libraries
Similar to doujinshi
Similar justification and challenges
Use as model for collecting doujinshi

39. Zines in the Orange County, CA Library
Thank you!
40. Genshiken
George Pearson
(305) 919-5272

13. Comiket catalog
14. Inside of catalog
16. Demographics
18. Phoenix Wright
19. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
21. Sengoku Basra
1. Touhou doujinshi unknown doujisni cover
2. Captain Tsubasa: http://www.doujinshi.org/book/355501/NEO-Daisanteikoku-1992/
3. Phoenix Wright unknown doujinshi cover
4. Kikaider doujinshi, circle Tereman Porojekuto: http://www.doujinshi.org/book/28570/Tereman-Ou-BLOOD-Dainana-gou/
5. Mugen fighting game: http://www.how-to-diy.org/QYes_FiX0DxHyL/Colonel-Sanders-(KFC)-VS-Ronald-McDonald-(McDonalds)-Mugen:-Fight-to-the-end-.html
6. Liminmality doujinshi music by FELT:
7. Patchouli knowledge figure by Ichijinsha: http://www.doujinshi.org/book/691577/
8. Keith Goodman figure, from manga and anime Tiger and Bunny: http://www.kawaiiotaku.com/wonder-festival-report/
9. Touhou Comiket cosplay, summer 2010: http://tokyofashion.com/comiket-cosplay-pictures-summer-2010/comiket-cosplay-summer-2010-071-g0159/
10. Kuruko’s Basketball by circle REDSparkling: http://www.doujinshi.org/book/783517/SPARKLE!/

11. Puella Magi Madoka Magica parody: http://www.doujinshi.org/book/732296/
12. East Hall of Comiket: http://www.comiket.co.jp/info-a/WhatIsEng080528.pdf
13. Catalog of Cimiket 76: http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2009/09/sound_current_comic_market_76.php
14. Rin’s Easy Guide to Japan: http://www.figure.fm/en/post/8706/Rin+s+Easy+Guide+To+Japan+Comiket+Part+1.html
15. Figure FM, “Boy Love Circles Manned by Women”: http://www.figure.fm/en/post/30528/Comiket+80.html
16. Demographics: http://www.comiket.co.jp/info-a/WhatIsEng080528.pdf
17. Otaku bedroom: http://www.wolfheinrich.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/dsc00307.jpg
18. Phoenix Wright Objection!: http://marvelvscapcom.wikia.com/wiki/File:Phoenix-wright-objection.jpg
19. Puella Magi Madoka Magica parody, circle Herring Hell: http://www.doujinshi.org/book/732296/
20. Kaito unkown doujinshi cover

21. Okra Soup doujinshi cover, circle HP0.01 http://www.doujinshi.org/book/31936/ Statistics from: http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/11/01-1/top-doujinshi-events-most-popular-by-the-numbers
22. Genshiken anime: http://becuo.com/genshiken-nidaime-wallpaper
23. Cool Japan: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/06/02/cool-japan-has-a-plan/
24. Yoshitoshi Abe, Color/Monochrome doujinshi, Comiket 78: http://www.doujinshi.org/book/460361/color47;monochrom-2010summer/
25. Circle CLAMP at Anime Expo 2006" by John (Phoenix) Brown - John (Phoenix) Brown at http://phoenixanime.com/. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clamp_at_Anime_Expo_2006.jpg#/media/File:Clamp_at_Anime_Expo_2006.jpg
26. Takaya Miou, Gothic Lolita fashion influence: http://miou.in/
27. JDF recruiting poster: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/04/09/more-jsdf-recruitment-posters-get-a-moe-makeover-in-ibaraki/
28. Ivory Coast artist Paul Sika: http://paulsika.com/collection-1-at-the-heart-of-me/
29. Seattle Art Museum's showing of Japanese Neo-Pop artist Mr.: http://seattleartmuseum.org/exhibitions/liveon
30. Mascots of Kyoto subway marketing campaign: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/02/25/staggered-by-historical-preservation-survey-costs-kyoto-turns-to-anime-girls-to-save-its-subway/

31. Novelist Banana Yoshimoto: http://www.amazon.com/Kitchen-A-Black-cat-book/dp/0802142443
32. Madoka 13, an unlikely Golgo 13 crossover: http://www.doujinshi.org/book/389215/
33. Seven Roses, Attack on Titan: http://www.doujinshi.org/book/783878/seven-roses/
34. Usuki, a moe character from Oita Prefecture marketing campaign: http://moemore.jp/characters/usuki.html
35. Yuri art by Lorelei-LillyPrincess: http://lorelei-lilyprincess.tumblr.com/
36. Yayoi Basara Sengoku doujinshi by circles Garyuu Ninjatai and Wolf Gung: http://www.doujinshi.org/book/593729/
37. Gen Manga's Robert McGuire brings doujinshi to an American audience: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/booknews/comics/article/56693-manga-2013-a-smaller-more-sustainable-market.html
38. Kalamazoo College anime club: https://reason.kzoo.edu/anime/
39. Zines in the Orange County, CA Library: http://blogs.ocweekly.com/heardmentality/2014/07/do_zines_deserve_to_be_on_the_shelves_of_ocs_public_libraries.php
40. Genshiken: http://lintel.typepad.com/plentyofnothing/genshiken/page/4/

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