Hello from J-List. We have a big, big update for you, which we’ve been working on all day. New items include magazines, shashinshus, adult manga, dojinshi, and more. Some of the items are extremely rare — fans of Tohno Natsuko, Hosokawa Fumie, and Iijima Ai should take note. Since the new items include many “one-shot” items, the competition will be fierce
Dojinshi fans should prepare themselves for the big rush of dojinshi that will flood J-List’s pages on Monday. This weekend is the summer Comic Market, the Holy Shrine of Japanese amateur comics. Held at Tokyo Big Sight, this is a three-day orgasmic flurry of dojinshi artists and fans, buying comics left and right as fast as they can. I’ll have a full report on Monday, including digital pics, for anyone interested in this wacky underground sub-culture.
The email mill will be slowing down around here over the weekend. This is due to me going off to the Comic Market on Saturday and Sunday, but also because Kaori has been out of the office because it’s “O-bon, a sort of Buddhist holy week (when, my wife informs, the ghosts of your ancestors return home for a vacation, or something like that). All of Japan grinds to a half, more or less,during O-bon. I’ve been doing her work, but I’ve gotten behind in mine.
Anyway, please enjoy the new items we worked so hard to add to the page. I’ll have an update on Monday.