Are you an amateur artist? Do you love fan art? Then perhaps you’ve created a doujinshi drawing! Doujinshi are self-published Manga comics and fanzines launched outside the mainstream market. While some are original creations, many are based on existing stories and characters.
Doesn’t this infringe Japanese copyright law? Absolutely. But violations are generally overlooked, as doujinshi often improves commercial Manga sales and is an ideal way for publishers to find new talent.