A Student Essay On Doujinshi

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https://d3la0uqcqx40x5.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/naruto_doujin.png I didn’t want to end today’s manga updates on a negative note. Nor did I particularly want to put myself through two entire episodes of Kaichou wa Maid-sama for impressions (that counts as negative, right?). So instead, here’s something fun and light-hearted for a change.

 

Over at the Schulz Library blog, student Betsey Swardlick has chronicled her experiences with Japanese doujinshi during her stay in Japan in an immensely entertaining blog post-cum-essay, complete with crazy doodles Japanese hobos and fangirls. It’s cute, funny and informative, and I guarantee at least one surprise (or facepalm, depending on your gender). And best of all, I didn’t have to do any of the work myself!

 

Recommended reading; it’ll only take about five minutes of your time. Next week: we (probably) tackle Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

 

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.