Where to Find Doujinshi
Happy Otaku Site (formerly Happy Hentai Home)
One of my favorite doujinshi pages, Happy Otaku Site seems to have both the largest selection and broadest range of titles online. To give you some idea, Toshi has 110 different Sailor Moon books, 270 from Final Fantasy VII, and 740 from Gundam Wing, along with lots of Ruroni Kenshin, Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Trigun, Saiyuki, and more. And if you're looking for odd or unusual pairings, you've come to the right place. My favorite (from the description) is Vincent (from Final Fantasy VII) X Pikachu doujinshi. Yeah. Vincent X Pikachu. And there are TWO of them, if you can believe that. Anyway, great prices, prompt replies, and the owner is a pleasure to do business with. Thoroughly recommended.
I've never ordered from either or these sites, but they both have pretty impressive stock, and seem to be pretty well regarded.
Probably one of the best places to get doujinshi. Granted, you may pay an inflated price because you're bidding against other people, but at the same time, you're likely to find a seller in the US, so you'll save on shipping. Typically, entering the name of the series and "doujinshi" should yield the desired results. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
You can also find doujinshi at anime conventions. The selection at Otakon 2000 was a little sparse and mostly hentai, but you're bound to find something you'll like. Check out Anipike's convention list to find one near you.
- Popular series usually have a large number of doujinshi up for grabs, so you may want to narrow the results by entering the name of a specific genre (shounen ai, hentai, etc.) in the search box as well.
- If you're more interested in genre than title, just enter it in the search box and browse the results. This is a great way to find original story doujinshi.
- Remember, spelling can vary, so you may want to try "dojinshi" if "doujinshi" doesn't give you anything.
- If you still don't get anything under "doujinshi," try "anthology."
- If you still don't get anything, just browse through the results for the series. You never know what people will call things in their titles.
- Sex is expensive. Be prepared to pay through the nose for hentai, yuri, and yaoi.
- Having trouble finding yuri? Look under hentai, where it's often listed.
- If you don't know what a term means, ASK! If you have any question, ask, but definitely when it comes to the genre.
- Cover and interior art can be lightyears apart in quality, so look for auctions where scans of both are provided. If they aren't, ask the bidder if they'll provide scans.
- And of course, always check out your seller's feedback rating before you bid.
Finally, Butterfly Blue has a great listing of where to buy doujinshi, and is a great reference.