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List of doujinshi stores

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  • SuzuGhost
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    This is a topic to list all shops that sell doujinshi. Feel free to add more stores and/or discuss your experience(s) with these stores.

    Be aware that you'll most likely need a proxy to purchase from those stores, if you're not familiar with them please take a look at the thread Favorite/Preferred proxy services.

    Also note that most stores (if not all) are NSFW, if you don't want to display adult content, some will ask you "あなたは18歳以上ですか?" or a similar phrase with 2 options :
    はい = yes (view all content)
    い い え = no (hide 18+ content)

    Listed by alphabetical order :


    AkibaHobby
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    Akibaoo
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    AliceBooks
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    Animate
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    D-stage
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    K-Books
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    Mandarake
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    MelonBooks
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    Otaku Republic
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    Rakuten
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    Rdream
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    Surfer's Paradise
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    Suruga-ya
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    Toranoana
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    White Canvas
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    YouClub
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  • overflowGhost
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    I like Alice-books: alice-books.com...

    They do ship internationally but there's some restrictions.
    I've only used them for the occasional small order though (batches of 2 books via Int'l Mail) but it still ends up cheaper than going through a proxy.
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  • hamsterfactorRegular Boarder
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    K-Books: www.c-queen.net...
    YouClub: youclub.jp/

    I've used both through my proxy and never had any trouble.
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  • SpizzyRegular Boarder
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    Ignore my post lol
  • R_Kasahara( =₃=)*Very Important Boarder
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    How about Animate?

    Also found this listing of shops, which includes LiveJournal communities dedicated to doujinshi selling and trading.

    Been collecting long enough to remember Happy Otaku Site and JPQueen (though I've only ever ordered from the former); sadly, neither is around anymore.
  • hamsterfactorRegular Boarder
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    R_Kasahara (5 years ago)Been collecting long enough to remember Happy Otaku Site and JPQueen (though I've only ever ordered from the former); sadly, neither is around anymore.
    I used to buy from both :( JPQueen wasn't the cheapest, but it helped me getting introduced to some circles I still love...
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  • aeonblueSHSL ProcrastinatorSuper High School Level
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    Is Alice Books the only one that ships internationally? I purchased a couple of books with them and they took 9 days to ship it. They have a nice and rather niche range.
  • SuzuGhost
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    aeonblue (5 years ago)Is Alice Books the only one that ships internationally? I purchased a couple of books with them and they took 9 days to ship it. They have a nice and rather niche range.
    White Canvas www.w-canvas.co... does, but beware of the 1000 yen fee on top of EMS shipping method...
    AkibaHobby akbh.jp/ has a "worldwide shipping entrance" but doesn't really says if there are fees and what you can choose for shipping...
    I did a test with this little figure ITEM #101034 , Shipping seems a bit expensive, especially SAL...
    View spoilerHide spoilerhttp://i45.tinypic.com/3461dtl.jpg
    edit, picture is too large, EMS says 25.74 USD and SAL 50.05 USD

    (well they don't have too many doujin goods anyway...)
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  • aeonblueSHSL ProcrastinatorSuper High School Level
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    I'm curious as to how AikaHobby calculate their totally reasonable shipping prices...
    White Canvas doesn't have too much of what I want and the 1000 yen fee is hard to swallow. No mercy for the foreign doujinshi lover. Thanks for your help Suzu :)
  • TheFlyingDragonRegular Boarder
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    Gonna hijack this thread for a question. Does anyone know where I can sell my doujinshins?
  • iheartcurryRegular Boarder
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    ^I've been selling mine on livejournal but other than that, I was thinking ebay? If someone has a better answer please let me know too!


    And to add to discussion Suruga-ya is a great place to find used doujinshi. You still need a proxy for it though. But I think over 2000 yen you get free shipping. Some stuff are really cheap though, found some anthologies for 200 yen.
    Currently selling all my figures. PM for more info.

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  • aeonblueSHSL ProcrastinatorSuper High School Level
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    In terms of used doujinshis, Rakuten's store Surugaya-a-too has a bunch of really cheap preowned doujinshis for generally under ¥500. Downside is the only shipping method seems to be EMS.
  • RazeRegular Boarder
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    I discovered many a circle through JPQueen. I still have some titles I got from them years ago.

    Does anyone remember a shop called Doki Doki Station? Thanks to the Wayback Machine I can relive that site all over again. All I recall about the site were a lot of tables and the yellow background. I didn't get doujinshi there yet, but I did pick up character goods. I still have them which is cool. First place I heard of "character badges".

    Surugaya is great for cheap doujinshi but you need to know what you're looking for. There's no info about the doujinshi. Has anyone bought doujinshi there and had wrong books sent? This happened to me with a book which had the same title, but different series.
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  • jena☆ mahou shoujo ☆Regular Boarder
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    I purchased some vocaloid doujinshi from Otaku Republic otakurepublic.c...
    I had no problems with their service, shipping was really speedy. Though shipping was $15 for only two doujins so that's kinda pricey. Then again, I am in Australia.
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  • Black_DragonRegular Boarder
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    I have bought some doujins from Nagomi www.nagomi-web..... They ship internationally, but only by EMS. Their prices for some items are also crazy high.
  • SpizzyRegular Boarder
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    aeonblue (5 years ago)In terms of used doujinshis, Rakuten's store Surugaya-a-too has a bunch of really cheap preowned doujinshis for generally under ¥500. Downside is the only shipping method seems to be EMS.

    I've been considering ordering things from here because I've found a bunch of touhou doujinshi (CDs and books alike) that I've missed or would like to have for cheaper, but is there any way to tell what the condition of an item is before you buy it? I'd hate to buy one of the 200 yen books and it's beat to hell--would rather just buy it new if that's the case
  • HexintsuntsunRegular Boarder
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    What about digital only doujinshi stores? Sure saves on shipping.
    I've only bought from DLsite but I recommend it. Their Japanese site seems to have different (more?) things, but you can buy from both.
  • InokiRegular Boarder
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    Mandarake ekizo.mandarake... and OtakuRepublic otakurepublic.c... are the international/global stores I frequent the most. Seeing as I'm a yaoi fan above all else, they simply serve my purposes better than other webshops such as MelonBooks and/or White Canvas (however avid a Touhou fan I might be).

    As for stores requiring a proxy/forwarding service, I'm really excited to try K-BOOKS www.c-queen.net... and Toranoana "Princess Side" www.toranoana.j... . As these are two stores that boast some delectable exclusives as well as unusual pairings... seriously, how can I resist? Thank heavens there's ample wiggle room in my August budget for doujinshi, since it really appears Big in Japan's fees can be nothing short of insult to fiscal injury. x_x


    I was recently referred to a shop called Meikido www.meikido.com... by another doujinshi enthusiast elsewhere. Although you wouldn't know it from the member registration form, they do ship orders internationally (paid via credit card). All books are marked at super low prices--just like Suruga-ya--but much of their inventory resembles K-BOOKS's in that they carry a lot of BL but little else.

    From what I've gathered, data entry and member registration there is a lot like Toranoana's. Additionally, the cart (which resets after 30 minutes of inactivity) has a limit of 30 books.

    (A word of warning: Meikido's site is not a bit of a pain to browse! At first it gives you an false error page when you attempt to enter through the English-language interface; this can be bypassed easily by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. Even then they really seem out to get you because they make you run in circles before they'll redirect you to the search engine. (Just keep clicking on the pink-haired girl and the large font; you'll reach those check boxes eventually.))
  • WindsorSevenSHSL VegoneVery Important Boarder
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    Inoki (4 years ago) #1690821View spoilerHide spoilerMandarake ekizo.mandarake... and OtakuRepublic otakurepublic.c... are the international/global stores I frequent the most. Seeing as I'm a yaoi fan above all else, they simply serve my purposes better than other webshops such as MelonBooks and/or White Canvas (however avid a Touhou fan I might be).

    As for stores requiring a proxy/forwarding service, I'm really excited to try K-BOOKS www.c-queen.net... and Toranoana "Princess Side" www.toranoana.j... . As these are two stores that boast some delectable exclusives as well as unusual pairings... seriously, how can I resist? Thank heavens there's ample wiggle room in my August budget for doujinshi, since it really appears Big in Japan's fees can be nothing short of insult to fiscal injury. x_x


    I was recently referred to a shop called Meikido www.meikido.com... by another doujinshi enthusiast elsewhere. Although you wouldn't know it from the member registration form, they do ship orders internationally (paid via credit card). All books are marked at super low prices--just like Suruga-ya--but much of their inventory resembles K-BOOKS's in that they carry a lot of BL but little else.

    From what I've gathered, data entry and member registration there is a lot like Toranoana's. Additionally, the cart (which resets after 30 minutes of inactivity) has a limit of 30 books.

    (A word of warning: Meikido's site is not a bit of a pain to browse! At first it gives you an false error page when you attempt to enter through the English-language interface; this can be bypassed easily by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. Even then they really seem out to get you because they make you run in circles before they'll redirect you to the search engine. (Just keep clicking on the pink-haired girl and the large font; you'll reach those check boxes eventually.))


    I've always thought OtakuRepublic was a bit expensive, unless you're only ordering one book. However, they are very helpful.
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  • theyasminshowCarnal CymbidiumVery Important Boarder
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    I think JPQueen was my first doujinshi shop. I *still* miss them. A lot of doujin shops, eBay shops, and just doujin repositories online have gone under. Anyone remember Doujin Toshokan? I love to try before I buy and... sigh.

    I recommend akibadaisuki.jp - bought new doujinshi from them a few times and it's all good.
    Mandarake is my current go-to for secondhand.
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