Doujin Market 2015 @ *SCAPE, Singapore

Over the weekend, *SCAPE was host to the first Doujin Market (Doujima for short) held in Singapore. Held over the course of two days, 25th and 26th of April 2015, Doujima is held in the fourth floor of *SCAPE. The event starts at 11 a.m. daily but, usual procrastination means I only got there at 1 p.m.

Even then, a crowd hasn't really formed yet. Even the usual stores set on the outside were only just beginning to open up.
  
The weather that afternoon looked rather gloomy. It did rain quite heavily soon after, glad the event was held indoors.

One of the first booths had a huge poster with Atago and Takao on it! It looked nice but, yet again, I much preferred the original art style.

What was on sale? For starters, there was your usual stock or badges and poster arts.

Besides that, there were no shortages of fan art books and comics. Hence, the title Doujin Market.

An ERP dakimakura? You best believe it, this is after all hosted in Singapore. Though, I'd find it hard to be fond of a toll gate because, you know, toll gates take your money.

What's that? I have no clue either. 

 All in all, there were about 34 booths. Sounds like a lot but, still rather small.

A pretty neat looking Wo-Class canvas bag.

Badges, badges everywhere. All shapes, sizes and genres.


 Some pretty good fan art posters wouldn't you agree?

These custom Kancolle-themed flash drives were really cool! If only they had Atago...

Some Haikyu stickers that looked really weird.

This particular artist stood out the most to me. Love Live art could be found at almost any booth but, this one with such intricate backgrounds really looked the best!

Rather than comic/manga, art books were more commonly featured.

This particular booth had the most people crowding around it. A quick look later and it is clear to see why. Just check out the number of badges on display and this was just a small part of what was on sale.

It didn't take me long to spot my first Mami badge which I just had to get! Sayaka was pretty cute too.

Whoever would be so cruel to dye a sheep's wool in rainbow colors? These guys.

Remember that large badge collection? All 9 members of Muse were there too in varying fancy outfits.

On my third round, after lunch, several new merchandise were brought out. The clear ERP charms were one of them though, they weren't selling particularly well.

Another cool thing that caught my eye was this light-up Miku tee. Not only did it light up, the light patterns altered based on the amount of surrounding sound.

Even more badges. They were really popular among the attendees.

ERP everywhere, there's just no escaping the toll. Also, doesn't it remind you of Kyubey the way it looks? Perhaps that's the reason why I didn't like it.

After spending a good 3 hours and making several rounds around, I finally decided to call it a day. This final shot was of Doujima's mascot which stood right at the entrance of the event hall. While the event this time around was rather small, the turnout was surprisingly good and I'd not be surprised to see it being held again next year.

Still ongoing for one more day, there's still time to attend it if you happen to be around. As for me, I'm plenty satisfied with my modest haul of Mami badges and would no doubt love to see this event come around again next year.

Until then, have a great weekend everyone!

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