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tojikomori
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:54 am Reply with quote
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The female-centric merchandise store Surugaya…


Surugaya is female-centric in its current form? I think of it as a sort of collectors' quality eBay for otaku that specializes in doujin goods. I've never gotten into doujinshi, and maybe that's why I've never noticed a specialization in female creator works, but I've ordered a few doujin ongaku CDs from them in the past and they're known in that community as a best bet for finding older and event-only releases that you missed.
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SilverTalon01



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:31 am Reply with quote
Nice to see they found a way to not disappear entirely. Some changes were obviously necessary or they wouldn't have been going out of business in the first place, but hopefully it keeps the same feel.
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R. Kasahara
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:07 pm Reply with quote
tojikomori wrote:
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The female-centric merchandise store Surugaya…


Surugaya is female-centric in its current form? I think of it as a sort of collectors' quality eBay for otaku that specializes in doujin goods. I've never gotten into doujinshi, and maybe that's why I've never noticed a specialization in female creator works, but I've ordered a few doujin ongaku CDs from them in the past and they're known in that community as a best bet for finding older and event-only releases that you missed.

Yeah, they aren't female-centric but rather a great place to find everything. That bit from the article seems like either a bad typo or poorly-researched description.

I do buy a bit of doujinshi every so often and, much like with figures and goods, Suru carries a wide variety of the stuff; there's no focus on one audience over another.

Anyway, glad to hear Meikido will live on, and partnered with Suruga-ya, no less!
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:14 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, calling Suruga-ya female-centric is a major mislabel. It offers goods for everyone, and there's 200,000+ doujins both for the male side and female side, so they're catering to both audiences.
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manapear



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:02 am Reply with quote
Also confused by the Suruguya labeling here, lol. Maybe they mean the female-centric side will be receiving some assistance from Meikido? Still a difference, but as close as I can think they maybe meant?
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