The third instalment of Doujima was held at The Treetop at *SCAPE from 25 to 26 April 2015, and it was definitely a lively and vibrant event which captured the hearts of its visitors.
Doujin Market, more commonly known as Doujima, is held twice a year and has been running since April 2014. Doujima is an event specially dedicated to showcasing artist’s works, be it fan-art or original pieces. The event has certainly grown much bigger than before, with over 30 circles exhibiting their art this time round.
If you have not heard of the term “Doujin” before, it simply refers to self-published works, often by artists passionate about their craft. At Doujima, merchandise commonly exhibited included can badges, acrylic keychains, prints, posters and more.
The crowd was strong even right after doors opened at 11am on the first day, and visitors could still be seen going on a last-minute shopping spree for goods close to the official ending time at 6pm.
Here is a list of circles that participated this time round:
- Alchemic Alice and Autumnal Waterfall
- TOHO Hijack!! & 2/5
- Karakuri Ink
- Rolling Bunnies
- Band of Busy People
- To Be Continued
- Twin Rabbits
- Boocurry x Art Mage x Muusha
- Aeriim x Chuinny x Siezelle
- The Rainbow Sheep Club
- Unheard & Unsound
- Revolutionary Happy System
- Lim Sera
- FPS x Squash
- CGlas Artworks
- Salty Tiramisu
- Cirque de Blanc
- Crisis Circle
- Chikoku Toast
- SO BEAT!
There were also several workshops conducted throughout the weekend. Held by renowned artists from circles like Collateral Damage Studios and Daiyaku, they covered a wide range of topics like graphic design and content marketing.
One series that stood out in particular was Touken Ranbu, a popular online game featuring bishounen personifications of historical Japanese swords. Touken Ranbu merchandise could be seen at almost every circle, and some cosplayers could even be seen showing off their Toudan, or “Sword Boy” cosplay at the event.
There was definitely something for everyone at Doujima. Be it the exhibitors who were displaying their works and greeting fans with great enthusiasm, or visitors who were busy fan-girling/fan-boying over their merchandise, I am sure that everyone did indeed have an enjoyable time at Doujima.
Doujima Official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/doujima.sg