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Doujinshi - A System for Creative Freedom In Addition To a towards the Professional Manga Industry

Doujinshi are amateur manga produced by art groups in small amounts and offered at certain events. Several of those conferences are little in size while some are large. The largest doujinshi convention - Comic Market (or Comiket for quick) attracted over 590 thousand attendants in December 2011. Doujinshi may function people having a new piece or perhaps a diverse environment from popular manga, but may also provide sides, people and unique tales. Since doujinshi are self made and do not have to stick to the rigid censorship guidelines added from the professional publishing organizations the designers in it appreciate an almost free-hand as it pertains to both their doujinshis' tales and their representation. The conferences by which doujinshi offered and are purchased are usually lax within their attitude towards nudity but do impose, to some particular level, the representation of abuse or political views. Difficult doujinshi will need to be redrawn before being qualified for publication or censored.

The relative independence present in doujinshi allows designers to completely express themselves without corporal or appropriate constraints. It has resulted in fresh, avant garde and creative doujinshi. It made it feasible for doujinshi centered on common current manga series to be printed with no need for complex legal permissions. Professional manga artists have not overlooked the liberty that doujinshi guides permit. Many renowned designers, for example Akamatsu Ken and Yoshitoshi ABe, attract doujinshi like a rest between their professional works. Making doujinshi allows them the liberty to produce the things they need (in the place of following a instructions set before them by their administrators and publishers within their respective companies) as well as enables them to connect to their followers on the more personal basis.

Although doujinshi are a none-industrial item they are able to attract many followers if drawn well. Groups with talented manga artists possess the trend to become popular and sell out almost all their copies than others. As skilled designers often stick out the doujinshi conventions have drawn talent scouts from large publishing companies searching for encouraging and new designers to increase their companies' arsenal. Publishing businesses started as doujinshi artists and scouted some popular manga artists and created the proceed to professional manga drawing. Such experts include Akamatsu Ken (Love Hina), Takahashi Rumiko (Ranma 1/2), Hold (Card Captor Sakura) and Tony. As several of those artists continue to write their own unique doujinshi alongside their professional manga there has been instances where a doujinshi from the well known professional performer eventually ends up being used by their publishing business and becomes an expert product. Such situations include:

- The Haibane Renmei doujinshi by Yoshitoshi ABe that was modified into an anime series.
- Tony's pictures of the Hatsune Miku, that have been later recommended by the state organization and printed as the official commercial art book of Crypton.
- The Aqua doujinshi by Amano Kozue which was modified in to the industrial manga Aria (and later created an anime series).

Several of those artists, that started their jobs as amateurs drawing doujinshi for small functions, have contributed greatly towards the development of the pictures demonstration of both industrial and amateur manga through the years.