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Doujima Survival Guide: For Cosplayers!

3 May , 2016,
Doujin Market

While Doujin Market isn’t a cosplay event, it IS cosplayer friendly. That’s because we’re cosplayers too, and we appreciate the passion and artistry behind the craft.

If you intend to come to Doujin Market this weekend in costume, here are some tips to make your time with us fuss-free!

1. A Potion A Day


Need a mana potion? Look no further! :3

Keeping hydrated is one of the most important parts of being in costume, and we’re glad to say that the great folks at Pokka have you covered!

Be sure to grab your free can of Gabu Gabu at the show and also PLENISH, a tasty isotonic drink that’s perfect for (re)PLENISH-ing those lost electrolytes!

2. Heroes never die (unless they’re killed)


Simple craft supplies and the ever trusty duct tape will go a long way towards keeping your costume together in case of a malfunction.

If you’re going to cosplay at Doujima, you definitely want to bring a repair kit just in case!

Costume malfunctions happen to the best of us, having a sewing kit or glue on hand may make all the difference between suiting down early or having more time in costume.

3. You know the rules and so do I


Cosplayers are always welcome at our show. Just make sure you familiarize yourselves with the house rules!

Doujima’s a cosplay-friendly convention, so our usual house rules apply. Remember to keep them in mind while you’re having fun (and we’re sure you will)!

– Visitors are allowed to cosplay characters from any genre. There is no stipulation or limitation on the characters you can cosplay. However, cosplayers are reminded to practice positive convention etiquette.

– As this is a family friendly event, cosplayers are reminded to be mindful and to dress appropriately for the venue. Exceptionally revealing costumes and costumes that expose the underboob, pubic area and/or buttocks are strictly NOT allowed.

– Exposed metal props and/or props with sharp blades and/or sharp edges are strictly NOT allowed at the convention. Should you have a metal prop, the prop must be ‘peace-bonded’ (i.e. secured) in a bag or in it’s scabbard at all times. The organizer reserves the right to routinely inspect props with impunity for safety reasons.

– Props constructed out of wood, foam and other light materials are allowed as per normal.

– All gun props MUST have orange safety tips and/or clearly defined toy brands/labels and/or must be readily identifiable as a toy. Props capable of firing projectiles e.g. crossbow toys and NERF guns, must NOT be loaded at ALL times.

– You are NOT allowed to swing and/or brandish cosplay weapons, or act in a threatening and/or unruly manner with cosplay weapons while at the convention.

– Make use of the Chill Out Zone, which has been allocated for fans, visitors and cosplayers to hang out, but remember to take care of your belongings and your personal safety at all times!

And that’s all folks, thanks for reading our survival guides.

If you have any questions, be sure to ask on our event page or PM us on Facebook!

Doujima Survival Guide: It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This!

May , 2016,
Doujin Market

Doujin Market 2016 at Suntec City is a grand adventure and like all grand adventures, it’s dangerous to go alone and unprepared! 😮

Here are some tips that will help you beat the crowds and get through the weekend.

1. War, War Never Changes

… but how we fight it certainly has. If you’re preparing your plan of attack for the convention, you can start by reading Part 1 of our Doujima Survival Guide so that you know how to get to the convention.


Our map’s your handy convention cheat sheet. Use it! :3

Also, don’t forget to download our event map!

Aside from having a ton of booths with us this year, we also have plenty of seminars and portfolio reviews, as well as Singapore’s first Visual Novel Hub!

Check out what seminars we have lined up here and learn more about the Visual Novel Hub here.

We also recommend checking out some of your favorite artists before the show to get a sneak peek at what they’ll be selling, just to get a better idea of how much your wallet is going to cry. ^^;;

2. We require more minerals


Bring small denominations when you’re purchasing doujin products and trinkets!

We know it’s a no-brainer, but you definitely want to bring plenty of $2 and $10 notes when heading down to the con.

If you need to break up your bigger notes at nearby stores before buying from the artists, do it!

We’re sure that they’ll appreciate not having to run around trying to break your change.

(And if you’re an artist, be sure to bring change for your loyal supplicants… errr… fans, and do bring a float to help with your first few sales!)

3. I have the power (bank)

You don't want to go flat at Doujima. :(

You don’t want to go flat at Doujima. 🙁

Charge your batteries! There will be no power outlets provided for visitor use, so to keep from getting flat at the event, you’ll want to make sure you have a power bank equipped.

Better make sure it’s fully-charged too – you don’t want to make that mistake. We’ve been there, trust us.

4. Stay awhile and listen


Learn new tricks and techniques at our seminars.

If you’re attending our seminars, be prepared to take notes (since photography and recording is not allowed)!

Bring whatever your note-taking tool of choice is, and remember to turn up early since seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Also, remember to bring a sample of your work so it’s easier to get feedback if you’re attending Portfolio Review sessions.

P.S. Don’t forget to bring your namecards!

5. Transform and roll out!

Now that you’ve read our list, remember to finish packing the day before the con so you won’t forget anything essential!

All done reading our guide? Great, because we can’t wait to see you at Doujima this weekend!


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. 

Website: www.gabugabu.com.sg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GABUGABU.sg

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.