Author Archives: Doujin Market

Doujima Survival Guide: Don’t Lose Your Way!

2 May , 2016,
Doujin Market

With Doujin Market just days away, we’ve decided to put together some handy guides to help you better your convention experience.

This year, Doujin Market takes place at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Center, which makes this our biggest show to date. The event will be held at the Crescent (Level 2), which is accessible both through the mall, and from the convention center. 

Simply follow the picture references and instructions below.

Route 1: From Taxi Stand/Convention Center






Route 2: From MRT/Mall Access




Be sure to bookmark this page if you think you’ll need to refer to these instructions again!

Also, look out for Part 2 and Part 3 of our Doujima Survival Guide for more tips and tricks to make the most of your Doujima weekend!

5 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at Doujin Market

18 Apr , 2016,
Doujin Market

With Doujima being at Suntec this year, there’s a lot more space for even more content and we have a lot more to offer this year!

Check out this list of 5 things you definitely don’t want to miss at our event!

1. Doujin Booths

As always, Doujima is a great place to check out the latest wares that your favourite doujin circles are selling. From local artists to those from around the region, we’re sure that you’ll find something to spend on!

Whether you’re a hardcore anime, comic book, game or manga fan, there’s something for everyone  at Doujin Market! Check all the booths!

2. Cosplayer Rest Area

Fear not, cosplayers! Doujima will also play host to a cosplayer rest area to beat the heat!

We’ll have chilled Gabu Gabu on hand while stocks last, so remember to ‘Like’ their page here. :3

Be sure to grab a refreshing can of Gabu Gabu at the show!

Be sure to grab a refreshing can of Gabu Gabu at the show!

3. Seminars and Workshops

We have even more free seminars this year, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible! From crowdfunding to paneling and writing workshops, you’ll definitely find something you’re interested in.

Check here for the list of seminars and their timeslots!


4. Visual Novel Hub

You’ll definitely want to keep your eyes peeled for the Visual Novel Hub, brought to you by Afterthought Studios!

Try playing hands-on demos of visual novels from Afterthought Studios, Naïve Sprites, Star Maiden Games and Weeev; buy merchandise from your favorite game or get your hands on harmonicblend’s latest album!


Don’t forget to try out Forgotten, Not Lost while you’re there too!

5. Portfolio Reviews

Aspiring developer or artist? Why not bring your work to ask someone in the industry for tips and tricks to improve?

Afterthought Studios will be conducting portfolio reviews at the Visual Novel Hub, as will the Association of Comic Artists (Singapore) at their booth, so be sure to grab your portfolio and head on down!


Doujin Market’s definitely shaping up to be a fun and exciting one this year, so be sure to save the date alright?

We’ll see you 7-8 May at Suntec City!

Doujin Market joins IOEA!

23 Mar , 2016,
Doujin Market

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve joined the International Otaku Expo Association (I.O.E.A.), and are now part of a wider network of premier global otaku events.

We hope to reach out to more events around the world, and to bring the very best of international doujin and derivative fan art content to you!


100% of Artist Tables booked!

16 Mar , 2016,
Doujin Market

You read that right, folks! All 100% of our Artist Tables have been booked, which means Doujin Market will be Singapore’s biggest dedicated showcase of derivative fan art ever!

With 90 art groups and more than 100 exhibiting artists, we’re sure there will be something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of anime, comic books, games or manga.

Check out our list of exhibiting artists and our exhibitor map now!

Doujima 2016 map no patrons

Gabu Gabu! comes to Doujin Market!

10 Mar , 2016,
Doujin Market
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If you’ve got a craving for some awesome soda, then you’ll be happy to know that GABU GABU! is the Official Beverage for Doujin Market!

GABU GABU! is not your boring average soda. It’s a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind ice cream soda with a contemporary twist made with real milk and real fruit juice flavors for refreshingly real enjoyment.

Creamy yet light, rich yet refreshing. It’s bound to sweeten up your day! With GABU GABU! Life’s so perfect!

To redeem your free can of GABU GABU! at the event, simply come to the Neo Tokyo Project booth and show us that you ‘Like’ the official GABU GABU! Facebook page on your mobile device. Available while stocks last. 



Make some Noise at Doujin Market!

2 Mar , 2016,
Doujin Market
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We’re happy to announce that Doujin Market – Doujima 2016 is supported by Noise Movement, an initiative of the National Arts Council which provides seed funding to ground-up programmes which get young people involved in the arts.

We’re grateful for their patronage, and hope that this year’s show will empower, excite and inspire the doujin community to greater heights!

Check out Noise Singapore today!

Embrace Mystic Destinies at Doujin Market!

13 Feb , 2016,
Doujin Market
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[Star Maiden Games], the studio behind Mystic Destines: Serendipity of Aeons, will be exhibiting at Doujin Market following their Kickstarter success and [release on Steam], and fans in Singapore will get a chance to have some hands on time with the game!

This original English language visual novel tackles romance in an urban fantasy setting, with the aim of blending genres and deconstructing common tropes.

After a ritual forces immense magical powers onto you, you’re thrown into a new world with new threats and challenges that you’d never dreamed of. Play as twenty year-old university student Tsubasa Fujimoto as she learns to balance her daily life with her new supernatural one – all while falling in love. Will you survive the perilous journey and become a legendary sorceress?

Check out the game trailer below, and if you like what you see, how about [trying it out]?

Purrfectly Ever After paws its way into Doujin Market!

4 Feb , 2016,
Doujin Market
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Fans of otome games rejoice, because independent game developer [Weeev] will be previewing [Purrfectly Ever After] at our show.

Purrfectly Ever After is an original English language visual novel (OELVN) for girls. This dating sim is filled with side-splitting comedy, over-the-top drama, and of course, heart-melting romance. It aims to bridge the gap between Japanese-centric otome games told in a not-so-Japanese point of view and storyline, and will be available commercially for iOS, Android devices (mobiles and tablets) and PC.

Check out some screen caps and character art below.


Cover Art for Purrfectly Ever After.



In-game screenshot.


Afterthought Studios to launch Singapore’s first crowdfunded visual novel at Doujin Market

1 Feb , 2016,
Doujin Market
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Homegrown doujin developer [Afterthought Studios] will be presenting several projects, including Singapore’s first crowdfunded visual novel [A More Beautiful World] at Doujin Market this year!

A More Beautiful World successfully raised more than $8,000 on Kickstarter last December, and visitors to Doujin Market will be the first to have a taste of what this self-published title has to offer.

Visitors can also look forward to a talk on visual novel production by Darren Kwok, Director of Afterthought Studios, during the show.


Check out this amazing rendition of Violetta, the protagonist of A More Beautiful World by Aria.

More than 50% Artist Tables Booked!

31 Jan , 2016,
Doujin Market

More than 50% of tables at Doujin Market have been booked and we’re really looking forward to seeing these talented artists at our event.


Don’t forget that registrations close March 15, 2016. If you’d like to apply for a table at the show, be sure to check out our [Artist Registration] page today!