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Doujin (同人) is a Japanese term describing fan-made or "indie" creations. It is sometimes used synonymously with doujinshi, but doujin goods (同人グッズ) come in many other forms, such as fangames, buttons, charms, fan music, tote bags, t-shirts, jewelry, and other types of merch.

Traditionally, the term doujin (同人) referred to a small group of amateurs with shared artistic vision and/or shared aspiration to be professional artists and writers, and it still does in Japanese.[1] However, the old usage is now dwarfed by the new usage explained above among fans and other internet users.


  1. ^ 精選版 日本国語大辞典, デジタル大辞泉 (2021-11-08). "同人とは". コトバンク (in 日本語). Archived from the original on 2022-02-14. Retrieved 2022-05-18.