Apparently classes don’t end until Friday. -___- But before I pull an all study day for my final exam tomorrow, I wanted to make a quick post on the doujinshi I own. As I’m sure most of you know, doujinshi is something I’ve particularly enjoyed this year and the number I own has accumulated quite a bit so I wanted to share what I have with you all.
To start things off, this is the 薄い本/usui hon or porn doujinshi I have. In other words, this is stuff I wouldn’t share with my niece, or my mom, or my dad, or anyone really. Now you’re probably judging me based on my questionable taste and material, but besides reading I don’t do anything with them. I swear! One of them is covered because they’re nude on the cover and you don’t need to see that.
These were pretty cool. These doujinshi are by someone who goes by the screename ながれぼし, which translates into “shooting star”. Besides having a nice name, the anime series this is based off of (Love Live and its spin-off Sunshine) take place in the same universe. I’m not really sure what Maki and Riko have in common besides being pianists (that’s always a fun word to say) and the main composer of their respective idol groups. In this doujinshi series, Maki is in her third (and final) year and during this time she meets and gets a “kohai” in the form of Riko. µ’s (the school idol group Maki was a part of) disbanded by this time. It seems as though she has went to the way she was beforehand, playing the piano as a refuge from the tough times of living the life her parents planned out for her. Maki and Riko form a friendly bond and as you can tell by the covers, it turns into something more as they get to know each other. I don’t think I can spoil you though ’cause it’s not likely you’ll be buying these if you don’t read Japanese, right?
If you didn’t know by now, I’m a shipper. I enjoy this ship, despite their limited social interactions. You have the energetic and positive You with her contagious catchphrase (ヨーソロー！) and the socially awkward, but bright Yo
shiko Yohane. These ようよし doujinshi are done by different people. The top four are all done by the same person though. It’s harder to get doujinshi revolving around these two, but then again it’s not like they interacted with each other a lot compared to other characters in the anime so that’s probably why. I still like what the writers/illustrators did though, so I hope to see more in the future.
My OTP and I think I have all of them now. These doujishi are done by a talented woman by the name of 上林眞/Kanbayashi Makoto. She’s as good at writing as she is at drawing, in other words, she’s really, really good! The characterizations are amazing and the art looks just like Nozomi and Nico. If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought this was a spin-off series or something. It started with a handshake and a willingness to help and moved to friendship to maybe something more. But how does one handle their feelings when it gradually grows stronger? How do you let them know? Should you let them know? Or perhaps your actions already said more than enough? …Anyway, I love this artist’s work. It makes my 心/kokoro all happy y’know.
And random illustration books ’cause why not? As the name implies, they’re doujnishi that simply have illustrations. These tend to be the thinnest/shortest for some reason. The art is wonderful to look at though so it’s great to see illustrators from Pixiv release something tangible.
And that’s my doujinshi stash so far! I’ll probably have more as time goes on and my Japanese reading skills get better. Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a wonderful day ahead. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go cry whilst studying for my final exam.