doujin

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Borrowed from Japanese  (どう) (じん) (dōjin, colleague, people with similar interests (lit. same people)).

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doujin (uncountable)

  1. (Japan) A product produced and sold independently of corporations; an indie work.
    • 2012, Hiroaki Tamagawa, Comic Market as Space for Self-Expression in Otaku Culture
      Thus, roughly a third of all circles in Comic Market participate for the purpose of creating doujin without the goal of transitioning to commercial publications.
    • 2014, Sanuki Sobataro, Dear people who upload my doujin,
      There are creators who really make money and earn living from doujin, but those who can do so, are minority.

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