another doujinshi overview
- Here's a scattered overview of some of the new and used doujinshi I
acquired during the recent trip to Tokyo that was not mentioned by
Erica in an earlier email. I selected items by the logically-sound
method of "Oooh, purty cover!" and/or "Look, it's Shimako on the
cover, better grab it!" It's a not a particularly wise way to pick
doujin, but unless you're knowledgeable about doujin circles or have
heard of some of the titles, it's better than sweeping entire armloads
of them into the shopping basket, tempting as it occasionally was in
the stores. Remember, paper is heavy, but bleeding paper yen left and
right is not a good way to balance things out. *g*
Warning: one measly semester's worth of Japanese means I'm still
mostly Japanese-illiterate, so I'm guessing on some of the plots and
titles in these doujinshi. Where there's no clue on how to read the
titles, I'll stick an [unknown] there.
Marimicho 8 by Skirthike, 28 pg http://www6.plala.or.jp/skirthike/
Story one: Noriko visits Shimako at her home/temple. Comedic ecchiness
ensues. Story two: Sei, Shimako, and Noriko as catgirls. Err... yeah.
Marimicho 9 by Skirthike, 28 pg http://www6.plala.or.jp/skirthike/
Valentine's Day-themed. Noriko fangirls Shimako constantly (who can
blame her?). Valentine's Day is approaching and Noriko discusses
something with Drill-chan (exchanging V-Day tips?). She gets chocolate
for Shimako but accidentally loses it somewhere. Panic ensues. Also
includes mini gag comics about Noriko imagining Shimako in all sorts
of ecchi situations; Drill-chan gives Yumi what is presumably choco;
and Kanako gives Yumi a very long bar of choco she hid behind her
[Unknown] by Skirthike, 22pg http://www6.plala.or.jp/skirthike/
Three very cute and adorable Shimako and Noriko 4-koma bookend this
rather sparse volume. First half: Noriko sees Shimako in a swimsuit
and goes "BANZAI!" but then realizes Shimako's more well-endowed than
herself and gets envious. A magic "time travel" blanket flutters by,
affecting the body or body parts it covers by aging them forwards or
backwards in time. Shimako's the victim. Hilarity ensues. Second half:
various fanart of Shimako.
If I should run across Skirthike doujin again, I'd buy them in a
heartbeat. Those three doujin are very enjoyable.
[Unknown]Overdrive by Milk Candy, 20pg http://www.milk-candy.net
Focuses on the Rosa Gigantea family. Despite the presence of Shiori on
the cover, there seems to be nothing about her in the story.
Once Upon a Time in Lilian by Type Punishment, 30pg
18 and over.
Story one: The students are flying somewhere. Sei sexually assaults
Shimako in the airplane lavatory. Story two: A battle-worn and weary
Tsutako recounts how the Yamayurikai slaughtered each other. I didn't
like this doujin.
White Happiness by Savasthya-Haseko, 16pg
Dramatic story about the Rosa Gigantea family.
Reberu 99 Ninaruhon by Kaishaku, 74pg. Includes shitajiki of the cover
18 and over.
What caught my attention about this doujin was KAISHAKU DOES MARIMITE!
Kaishaku's the team responsible for Steel Angel Kurumi and Kannazuki
no Miko. Published in 1999, this doujin predates KnM. Most of the
stories in this volume I can do without (sexually violent and/or
lolicon >_< ). The only Marimite story is about Sachiko and Yumi's
first meeting in front of Maria-sama's statue. Later on, Sachiko has a
sexually-violent dream(?) about Yumi. Err.. yeah. You can see how
their vision of Marimite influenced the later development of KnM, as
this psychologically-questionable Sachiko is a spitting image of
Chikane Himemiya, and Yumi has the same Himeko Kurusugawa
innocent+clueless air about her. No shelf-sweeping method of shopping
for Kaishaku doujin for me!
Mariage by Kaito Aoume, 18pg.
All color pages of beautiful Marimite artwork.
Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito [unknown] by Carnelian, 16pg.
From the person who did the original character design for the YamiBou
game, this is just B&W artwork and comments about said game.
Everything in here is in the hardcover YamiBou Fan Book and that has
them all in full color. For the price I paid for this, I was highly
disappointed at the (lack) of content, though I suppose it's good for
completionist's sake. The other 3 Carnelian artwork collection doujin
(helpfully titled Volume 1, Volume2 and Volume 3 *g* ) I picked up are
much nicer and worth acquiring if you like Carnelian's art. All are 18
Higashinga-Taisen 3 by Laputa Empire, 18pg http://www2.pos.to/~henyo/
Azumanga Daioh characters plunked into the Sakura Taisen 3 world.
Comics are all 4-koma, drawn in manga Azumanga style. Very funny and
cool if you happen to be a fan of both series.
True Colors No. 3 by Reine Hibiki/Russian Blue, 26pg, http://hibiki.cside3.com
The all-black cover drew my attention to this mysterious volume and by
tilting the cover, I could read the the name REINE HIBIKI. *skweee!*
For those who don't know, Hibiki-san is the one who does the
illustrations for the Marimite novels and the covers of Yuri Shimai. A
slightly larger scale collection of very beautiful pencil sketches for
Marimite, Koi Shimai, and Final Fantasy XI, plus original drawings.
One of the drawings is of Sachiko looking very sauve in an
swashbuckler FFXI outfit, with an adoration-overdosed Yumi in the
background. One of the best doujin I purchased on this trip.
- On 30 Apr 2005 at 20:05, Shimako Toudou wrote:
> Once Upon a Time in Lilian by Type Punishment, 30pgThere were 2 things that made this otherwise average porn dojin stand out for me:
> 18 and over.
> Story one: The students are flying somewhere. Sei sexually assaults
> Shimako in the airplane lavatory. Story two: A battle-worn and weary
> Tsutako recounts how the Yamayurikai slaughtered each other. I didn't
> like this doujin.
1) The use of a model Tower of Pisa as a dildo;
2) Kei standing watch outside, looking very weary and disgruntled. :D
- --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, Shimako Toudou <shimako@g...> wrote:
That one sample made my whole day. ^_^
> http://www6.plala.or.jp/skirthike/img/comic/yokokumanga/marihime02.gifDoh, if only I knew why.
> That one sample made my whole day. ^_^
- --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, Jeyl <theo@v...> wrote:
> >Shizuru (from Mai Hime) and Sei (from Marimite) start off eyeing each
> > That one sample made my whole day. ^_^
> Doh, if only I knew why.
other as if they are rival alpha wolves, then come to realize that
they are the same kind of person and agree to be friends.
If you've seen both series, its amusing.
>From: Shimako Toudou <shimako@...>Also
>Subject: [Yuricon] another doujinshi overview
>Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 20:05:38 -0700
>includes mini gag comics about Noriko imagining Shimako in all sortsI have a doujinshi, which I was too lazy to look up for this post, in which
>of ecchi situations; Drill-chan gives Yumi what is presumably choco;
>and Kanako gives Yumi a very long bar of choco she hid behind her
Noriko awakens from a dream where she and Shimako were kissing. She goes to
school, only to find that Shimako acts exactly the same as in the dream.
Just before they kiss, Yoshino and Yumi come into the council room,
interrupting them, but Shimako promises that they'll continue later.
Very normal cute. The funny bit comes later as a short gag comic, when Touko
has *exactly* the same dream as Noriko did, about herself and Yumi, kissing
in the Rose mansion.
At school Yumi, completely unaware of any of this, of course, asks Touko if
she's planning on going to the Rose Mansion and Touko screams and backs up,
shouting, "No, no! Get away! I won't!"
Now, everytime I see Noriko and Shimako kissing, I think of poor Touko. lol