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What are the best doujinshi?

Are you a fan of manga who is currently searching for something that is not so mainstream? Then we've got you covered! On this page, we will be highlighting some of the best doujinshi you can discover right now. In case you didn't know yet, dojinshi (often transliterated doujinshi) is the Japanese term for self-published works. This type of work has been often criticized as derivatives or work akin to fan fiction with no originality. But if you've read some of these mangas of this type, you'll see for yourself that they're more than just self-published works. In fact, some of the best anime series today were once considered as doujinshi. If you've never read this type of work before and you're curious about what doujinshi has to offer, then feel free to check out the list below. We've listed down some of the best doujins that you can start reading today.

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  1. 1Totally Captivated

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    One of the best doujinshi you can read right now is Totally Captivated, first volume. This Boys Love manga series by Hajin Yoo follows the story of Ewon who is forced by his ex to do a dangerous job without any pay. This features a lot of shounen ai action.

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  1. 2Star Strings yori

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    If you're into another feel-good doujinshi, you may also want to give Star Strings yori a try. This manga centers on Kororu's life as she attempts to find other people. Since she's living on a planet alone, she decides to climb a hanging string from the sky in order to check if she could be able to find what she's looking for.

  2. 3Nekopara

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    Do you love cat paradise? If so, you can also check out one of the best doujins which is Nekopara. This comedy manga centers on two catgirls, Chocola and Vanilla, as they attempt to impress their beloved master while they work at a shop called La Soleil. This is based on a bestselling visual novel.

  1. 4Sonomama de

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    Are you into doujinshi yaoi manga? Then you may want to check out Sonomama de by Kai Asou. This romance manga centers on the love that has been developed between Tsuji and Aizawa after becoming just friends for years. Will they remain just friends or will they take their relationship to the next level? Find out by reading this best doujins!

  2. 5Aru Yoru.

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    Also known as NightS -Another Night in English, Aru Yoru. is a yaoi doujinshi manga written by Kou Yoneda. This is one of Yoneda's best works and if you're a fan, this is definitely a must-read! This centers on the love war between Karashima and Hozumi.

  3. 6Love Hina

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    If you've heard about Ken Akamatsu, he's also actually one of the best doujins contributors. He's written the Love Hina manga which centers on the life of Keitaro Urashima as he gets to be the caretaker of a girls' dorm after his parents kick him out of the house.

  4. 7Maid Sama!

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    In case you didn't know yet, this best doujinshi is so popular that it has already been adapted to an anime series. This first volume of Maid Sama! by Hiro Fujiwara tells the story of a young brilliant woman who becomes a student council president at a former boys school. When the most attractive guy in school finds out that she also works part-time in a maid cafe, things start to turn differently between her life as a student and as a part-timer. Find out more about what happens next by reading this manga!

  5. 8Ane Naru Mono

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    Ane Naru Mono, also known as The Demon Who Became My Sister in English is a supernatural doujinshi manga written by Iida Pochi. This recounts the story of a stunningly beautiful demon named Chiyo as she becomes an orphan's older sister.

  6. 9Yotsuba&! (Vol. 1)

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    Yotsuba&! (Vol.1) is a humorous fiction manga created by Kiyohiko Azuma. This young adult sequential art manga is about Yotsuba and her neighbors. It is first published in 2003. 

  7. 10Lemonade

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    Lemonade is a yaoi doujinshi wirtten by Yuu Moegi and Nanaroku Takaoka. It has one volume and two chapters and was first published on August 12, 2012. It features protagonists Kaede and Rintarou.

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    11Tiny Evil

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    Tiny Evil is a hentai, supernatural doujinshi written by author MUK. It is an ongoing manga that is first published on July 20, 2015. The story is about a little boy who is going to be killed by his desire.

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    12Michiru Heya

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    Michiru Heya is a yaoi doujinshi written by Yonezou Nekota. It has 13 volumes and was first published on August 12, 2006. This story is about Reno and Roje and the rumors circulating about the two of them.

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The origins of Japanese comics or manga goes all the way back to the 11th century? Toba Sojo was an 11th-century priest and painter known for his whimsical sense of humor. He made chobu giga or animal scroll paintings depicting Buddhist priesthood. He would draw priests as mischievous animals doing silly activities. The way that people read manga from right to left stems from the way you unrolled scrolls in the same way. From then on, various forms of art and sketch appeared that influenced manga. Western culture made its way into the country and mixed with Japanese ideology. Manga artists began creating works drawing inspiration from both. There was not anything that art did not cover or emphasized on. Some of today's best manga has a little bit of everything in them. These have also spawned anime adaptations and proved to be as popular as the source material.

A lesser-known but no less important part of Japanese manga culture is Doujinshi. These are self-published works by amateur artists. There has been controversy about the nature of these doujinshis and their inspiration. Doujinshi artists would get inspiration from existing manga works. They would then incorporate in their own creations. They would sell these doujinshis at Comiket (or known as Comic Market) events. They would sell in small quantities to avoid attention and possible litigation. 

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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2019
    "I just to get it out there that Nekota Yonezou is really one of my favorites so this one is definitely one of the top doujinshi for me. Storyline is nothing special but it blooms nicely into something really unique, the characters will also grow to you which i also love."
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    Michiru Heya
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2019
    "Best doujinshi that ive read to date. The story was written very smoothly even though there are some gaps, the scene transitions are all really good. The art is also extremely well drawn. Everything about this manga is what i really like."
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    Totally Captivated
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2019
    "This doujinshi is one of those you don't want to read outside becuase of its lewd art, but its story is definitely worht reading. The characters tooa re really good and the development is really there."
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    Ane Naru Mono
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2019
    "The story was so-so in the start and gets unneccesarily complicated too. The art is clean and characters too but the background was drawn poorly, i was pretty bored in the middle too,."
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    Lemonade
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2019
    "I love everything about this manga except for the fact that it is open-ended. The story is beautful, artstyle and character design is too! You will never regret reading this. ❤"
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    Star Strings yori
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2019
    "I got totally addicted to this doujinshi. I think it's one of the more creative manga plus the artwork is also worth watching. I think this is one of the best out there"
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    Love Hina
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2019
    "This manga is really an underrated one, but this doujinshi is really fun to read, the plot is pretty good, characters are likable and the art is simple but interesting."
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    Sonomama de
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2019
    "The story alone of this got it for me. Not your typical doujinshi but very enticing.. Hiro Fujiwara was really awesome and I'm glad people noticed it"
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    Maid Sama!
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2019
    "Definitely the best doujinshi that i've read, didnt expect to make my cry but boy it did. I am defintiely recommending this one."
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    Tiny Evil
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2019
    "Very funny and nice to read. The artwork here is quite unexpected for a doujinshi manga but I actually dig it"
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    Yotsuba&! (Vol. 1)
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2019
    "Love the animation!!!! The color palette used is also really pretty, i defintiely enjoyed reading this one."
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    Nekopara
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2019
    "One of those mangas that you will enjoy but you wont consider the best, it was in the middle not the best,"
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    Aru Yoru.
This list is about What are the best doujinshi
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Totally CaptivatedBooks 18 Paid
2Star Strings yoriBooks 14 Free
3NekoparaBooks 11 Paid
4Sonomama deBooks 7 Free
5Aru Yoru.Books 6 Paid
6Love HinaBooks 5 Paid
7Maid Sama!Books 5 Paid
8Ane Naru MonoBooks 5 Paid
9Yotsuba&! (Vol. 1)Books 3 Paid
10LemonadeBooks 3 Free
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