Doujinshi vs. Manga

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A fan-produced work, especially a manga, anime, or video game.


A comic originating in Japan.


Doujinshi (同人誌), also romanized as dōjinshi, is the Japanese term for self-published print works, such as magazines, manga, and novels. Part of a wider category of doujin (self-published) works, doujinshi are often derivative of existing works and created by amateurs, though some professional artists participate in order to publish material outside the regular industry.


(uncountable) An artistic style heavily used in, and associated with, Japanese comics, and that has also been adopted by a comparatively low number of comics from other countries.


A comic in manga style, regardless of the country of origin.

‘Lately I've been reading a Brazilian manga.’;


(Christianity) A covering for a crucifix.


a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children

‘Takahashi is an artist who truly represents the very best from the world of manga’;


Manga (Japanese: 漫画 [maŋga]) are comics or graphic novels originating from Japan. Most manga conform to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century, and the form has a long prehistory in earlier Japanese art.

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