QUOTE (JaronLoch @ Dec 21 2010, 11:23 AM)
isn't all doujinshi 18+?
No, doujinshi ain't necessarily "adult" oriented books, you know? Doujinshi
just means that the piece is released personally (by individual or by group) and not through the established publishing channel. It could be 18+, or it could be with very kiddish
material, or anything in between, or beyond. Just because many of doujinshi you know are with "adult" material, that does not mean ALL doujinshi are with adult material.
(Like, not all Indian cuisine is curry, not all Mexican foods is Chili, not all Italian food is Pizza or pasta.... xp)
...And, for that matter, in Japan, the word doujinshi
is not limited to describing personally published manga books. The word doujinshi
actually started out in literature circles. Those circles are called douiin
(meaning, "group of people with the same hobby," usually in the literature field, but could be other field such as art, science, etc.) and the circle circulations for those groups with the members' literature and other pieces such as poems, novels, haiku, or other art pieces etc. are called dounjinshi
(meaning, "circulations/magazines for doujin group"), and in Japan the word doujinshi
is still used regularly to describe those literature/art/science group publications. (Oh, and by the way, if anyone is looking for any 18+ material on our board, our board is actually very PG13, and we're rather strict with posting such materials, or links for such materials, and hence you'll probably have hard time finding much of those on our board. )